Mobile

Huawei to get only partial access to UK’s 5G networks

Huawei and other “high risk” telecom providers will be excluded from the core of the U.K.’s 5G and gigabit-capable networks, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government has decided. It’s a move that could influence Canada’s decision on whether to allow carriers here to buy 5G equipment f ...

Canadian mobile services top G7 affordability ranking

Contradicting the popular narrative, a recent set of reports from PwC Canada puts Canadian unlimited mobile wireless plans atop affordability rankings among the G7 countries. In December, PwC released “Understanding wireless affordability in Canada” [pdf, 4MB] and last week, it released an adde ...

Hashtag Trending – Jeff Bezos phone hack; Microsoft exposes customer data; New budget iPhone

Today’s top story further proves that data theft can happen to anyone. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had his data lifted from his phone. Furthermore, Microsoft exposed 250 million customer service records to the internet. But hey, a budget iPhone is coming soon, so that’s nice, right? Thank you for tuni ...

Samsung appoints Roh Tae-moon as head of mobile division

Roh Tae-moon, previously head of Samsung’s mobile development division, has been promoted to the head of Samsung’s entire mobile division. ...

Paying for spectrum policy

In an article in the Financial Post this past Friday, an economist calculates that Canadians’ mobile bills include a hidden tax of 12-16% to cover the fees paid by carriers to the government for spectrum. Robert Crandall calculates the spectrum fees paid by Canadian carriers to be 4 times what E ...

Say hello to Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser

Microsoft officially launched its new Edge Chromium browser across both Windows and macOS operating systems this week and is available for download now. One of the biggest issues facing IT professionals is high costs and the complexity in managing enterprise companies that support two or more brows ...

Cyber Security Today – Privacy of mobile apps questioned, medical images poorly protected and more

Today's podcast reports on the privacy of mobile apps, models at risk on adult sites, medical images poorly protected and an interesting libel ruling by a Canadian court ...

Cyber Security Today – Baby data breach, stolen business contact database for sale and cyber attack at the United Nations

Today's podcast reports on a data breach of child images from a mobile app, a stolen business contact database for sale and an email cyber attack at the United Nations ...

Tax it, regulate it, subsidize it

In his remarks to the National White House Conference on Small Business in 1986, Ronald Reagan said “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” “Tax it, regulate it, ...

Windows 10 Mobile no longer supports mobile devices – now what?

It’s what enterprise IT aims for in mobility management, with the ultimate goal of limiting the frequency new systems have to be applied and reducing the learning and adoption curve of a new system. ...