Why Quebec’s $7.2-billion telecom bailout is a good deal for Ontario and Canada

Posted September 19, 2019 06:25:04Quebec’s $1.3-billion government bailout of Quebecor will help bolster Quebec’s telecom industry and boost revenues for Ontario, the province’s government said Thursday.Quebecor shares rose 5.8% in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq after Quebecor said it will receive an additional $1 billion from the bailout.Queensland will also get a $1-billion loan from […]

How to stop Apple’s App Store from ruining your life

Apple’s iTunes Store is the one place to purchase digital goods and services online, but it’s not exactly a place for people to get stuff they need.The iTunes Store’s popularity and ease of use make it one of the biggest sources of revenue for tech companies, but Apple is struggling to make the store sustainable.So […]

When the Australian Government decides what you can and can’t buy, you should be able to buy it: Qatalys

The Australian government has ruled out a tax on smartphones and tablets, saying it does not need to.Key points:The new law would impose a tax of 1.5% on purchases of phones and tabletsSource: AAPIt would also impose a 0.5%-per-cent tax on any device that contains a camera, audio recorder, microphone or other equipment that can […]

GOP lawmaker to propose bill that could ‘fix’ DACA

Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said he is introducing a bill that would fix the country’s immigration laws by repealing President Donald Trump’s DACA executive order.The Labrador amendment would create a path to citizenship for children who have lived in the U.S. for five years and come to the U: those who came to the country […]

What you need to know about the JBB: JBB-2, the second generation of mobile operating systems

We have seen what mobile devices can do, and now we need to see what they can’t.JBB2, as it is known, is the second-generation of mobile software that the makers of Android and iOS have been working on for some time.But it has been largely shrouded in secrecy until now.This is largely due to the […]

Microsoft software technologies to be included in new Windows 10 software releases

Microsoft is expanding the capabilities of its Windows 10 operating system to include the ability for developers to build software applications using the new APIs for building applications that run across Windows 10.Microsoft said Tuesday that developers will be able to build apps that run on a Windows 10 device and can communicate with a […]

What you need to know about Knova’s new cloud storage platform for mobile devices

By Tom McClellanThis article was originally published on March 16, 2018.Last year, when we reported on the launch of Knova, it was pretty exciting news.Knova was the first company to offer cloud-based storage on smartphones, and it offered a cloud service that let users download files on their phones without having to wait for the […]

What if the NHL had a better, cheaper system?

The NHL will soon get an upgrade to its game software.That could mean something that will make the game more accessible, even if it’s not a lot of it.The league’s latest, a software upgrade for all its video game devices, is slated to go into effect on Friday.It will also add a new suite of […]

How to avoid data breach notification, get new security software and avoid data breaches

What if your employer sends you a notification of a data breach?If it says your employer is sending you a new security notification, you can’t ignore it.This is a simple rule of thumb, but the notification could potentially affect your privacy.Here’s what to look out for when you receive a new update to your security […]