High Tech Countdown: Facebook’s Canadian face, Dell’s Streak and Oracle vs. Google

In episode six of the High Tech Countdown, CDN editor Paolo Del Nibletto and IT World Canada editor-in-chief Shane Schick tackle the hottest IT stories of the week.This week they comment on the

Published on: August 18th, 2010 CDN Staff

Google Android overtakes iPhone in US

More handsets running Google Android than Apple iPhones were sold in the first quarter of 2010, says Nielsen.According to the research firm, Google Android handsets accounted for 27 per cent of all smartphones

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Carrie Ann Skinner

Google drops Google Wave

A little more than a year after the service was launched, Google is pulling the plug on its Google Wave social-networking service, the company said Wednesday."Wave has not seen the user adoption we

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Geek 101: Multitasking and your smartphone

Multitasking is generally understood as the ability of an operating system to run several applications at once. While the definition is fairly simple, as we've seen with releases of Android OS and Apple

Published on: June 28th, 2010 Chris Head

The PC: August 12, 1981 — May 26, 2010. RIP

On May 26, Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) market capitalization stood at US$223 billion . That took it, for the first time, higher than Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) , which had a market cap

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Mobile business apps shake up

In the thriving and highly-competitive consumer mobile applications (apps) marketplace, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) are well out in front. In the enterprise space, the landscape is a little

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Jeff Jedras

Windows phone? There’s no app for that

Looking for the niftiest new mobile app? You might find it on an iPhone or an Android device, but not on a Windows phone. Developers' apathy and a fast-falling market share mean that

Published on: April 19th, 2010 Preston Gralla

Are we risking an Internet arms race?

As speculation mounts that executives from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) are talking about leaving China over hacking allegations and censorship, some Canadian experts are concerned Internet freedom may be taking a back seat

Published on: March 17th, 2010 Greg Meckbach

How Google Buzz for mobile will change your life

Everybody's talking about Google Buzz. Most of that chatter is centered on how to use it, and whether it's better or worse than Twitter or Facebook. Almost all the talk is about using

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Mike Elgan

Google over-promises and under-delivers with Buzz

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) prides itself on releasing products early and improving on them quickly, but this philosophy sometimes does a disservice to the company and to its users, as illustrated by this week's

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Juan Carlos Perez

Google Buzz criticized for disclosing Gmail contacts

One day after its launch, privacy concerns have been raised about Google's new Gmail-based social-networking tool, Buzz.At issue is a feature that compiles a list of the Gmail contacts who users most frequently

Published on: February 11th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Google says Microsoft-Yahoo deal will be bad for consumers

The head of Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) search organization said the search deal announced Wednesdaybetween Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) looked likely to be negative for competition and for consumers.If Yahoo adopts

Published on: July 30th, 2009 Stephen Lawson

Google OS means actual netbooks, not Apple trouble

In the week or so since Google (NSDAQ: GOOG) announced it's going to release its own operating system, the Web has been littered with commentary and analysis about "what this means" for one

Published on: July 17th, 2009 Dan Frakes

Watch out, Windows! Google is launching an OS

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is developing an open-source operating system targeted at Internet-centric computers such as netbooks and will release it later this year, the company said Wednesday.The OS, which will carry the same

Published on: July 8th, 2009 Martyn Williams