Pearls of Canadian Wisdom

Canadians have plenty of wit and wisdom to spread around. Here are 20 of the most inspirational quotes from Canadians past and present: Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do you will be certain to find something you have never seen before. Alexander Graham Bell, inventor  If…

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Jailbreaking your Phone: the Pros and Cons

The Evasi0n 7 iOS 7 jailbreak has been released, so now you can jailbreak your phone…but should you? What’s jailbreaking? All the software available through the iTunes store is reviewed and approved before it can be downloaded. Apple protects it’s iOS devices by disallowing unauthorized app downloads. This is called sandboxing (presumably because of the…

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Diallog in Plain English: SIP Trunking

Modern telephony offers a lot of options, making it hard to decide what’s best for your business. Here’s what you need to know about Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking. What is it? SIP trunking is a direct connection from your business to your telephone and internet service provider. With a SIP trunk, you can use…

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5 Cheap (or free!) Video Conferencing Tools

Face-to-face meetings aren’t always as practical as they used to be. Whether you’re contacting team members, employees, investors, or clients, it’s cheaper and less time consuming to video chat, and it works as well across the country as across the building. Here are 5 free or cheap video conference tools that allow people to join…

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How to Prevent Telecom Hacking

You probably found this article by a search engine because you were trying to find out how and why you just received a huge long distance bill from your phone company. Unfortunately, you have become a victim of telecom hacking – most likely through your office’s phone system being compromised by a third party. Why?…

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Is Bell Spying on Us?

Deputy chair on the Senate Committee on Transport and Communications, Senator Leo Housakis thinks Bell knows too much. He’s ready to launch an investigation into the information Bell tracks, which includes online browsing, TV viewing, mobile and phone habits. The reason: to deliver more target ads, much like Facebook and Google already do. Bell announced…

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Diallog in Plain English: ISDN PRI

An Introduction Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Primary Rate Interface (PRI) is an integrated system that takes communications from old-school analog to high speed digital. For internet use, ISDN PRI compares to a T1 line, without the huge tangle of lines necessary for each individual connection. ISDN PRI lines handles different kinds of transmission simultaneously…

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Social, Digital & Mobile Canadians

Boy, are we online. This week, We Are Social Singapore, a social media company with offices in major cities around the world, released a report of global digital statistics. While the numbers are in line with projections, it’s still worth contemplating…and perhaps worth a re-examination of your business marketing methods. Are you still on top…

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Hot Tech Trends in 2014

Happy New Year! Post-holiday deals will be offered on the net and in every store over the next few weeks, but do you want them? Or will you be happier to wait for the next generation of coolness? The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada next week and we’ll get…

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