Category: Toronto Technology Posts

Category: Toronto Technology Posts Toronto downtown is benefiting from ‘Hyper-concentration’ of knowledge jobs in an economic shift

  A fundamental economic shift is Toronto downtown is benefiting from ‘Hyper-concentration’ of knowledge jobs in an economic shift as traditional manufacturing employment evaporates across much of southern Ontario, a new report warns, and the trend has major ramifications for public transit and land-use planning.   The study, released days after General Motors announced the shutdown of its assembly plant in Oshawa, Ont., says the lopsided job growth is a permanent change, not a cyclical pattern. It warns Toronto’s transit system will be placed under further strain. The report also argues smaller communities outside the city should seek to attract the

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts How to Secure Your Facebook Timeline That You Prefer

  There’s a lot of buzz about the new Facebook Timeline feature. The new Facebook timeline makes your profile look a lot more newspaper-like and lets you take a look down memory lane in an instant. Before the addition of the Facebook Timeline, you could only visit your Facebook past by clicking the “older entries” link or by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and waiting for the auto-refresh feature to pull older content. The Facebook Timeline now has a convenient list of years on the right side of the screen. It allows you to easily jump to

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts 5 Ways You Could Share Your Location NOT Knowing It

  Just about every smart phone out there, except for a few dinosaurs used by a grandparent or two, has GPS-based location services built into them. Our cell phones can pinpoint our locations, record and track our location history, and relay location data to apps for many different purposes. Some of the ways our location information is shared is obvious to us, but sometimes we may not even realize that we are providing this information. Let’s Look at 5 Ways That You Might be Sharing Your Location Information Without Even Realizing It.   1. Geotagged Pictures When you first set

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Apple vs. FBI Is Not About Privacy vs. Security — It’s About How to Achieve Both

  In the aftermath of the tragic attacks in San Bernardino, an iPhone belonging to Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the assailants, propelled the previously cloistered debate on encryption into the mainstream. The current legal clash between Silicon Valley and American law enforcement over encryption is hardly a new one. Apple and other American technology companies have been arguing these cases in the courts for several years. In most cases, Silicon Valley willingly complies with law enforcement’s requests. But from Apple’s perspective, this case is not like most cases. Apple tallied a precedent-setting victory on Feb. 29 when a federal

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 die on January 12 – Web developers rejoice

  Internet Explorer has long been the bane of many Web developers’ existence, but here’s some news to brighten your day: Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 are reaching ‘end of life’ on Tuesday, meaning they’re no longer supported by Microsoft. A patch, which goes live on January 12, will nag Internet Explorer users on launch to upgrade to a modern browser. KB3123303 adds the nag box, which will appear for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users still using the old browsers after installing the update. It’s great news for developers who still need to target older browsers — not needing

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Rogers Media agrees to pay $200,000 fine under CRTC’s anti-spam law

  Rogers Media has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to the CRTC for allegedly sending unsolicited email advertisements. The fine was levied under anti-spam legislation which took effect last year. Porter Airlines agrees to pay $150K for emails violating anti-spam rules Compu-Finder fined $1.1M under anti-spam law Plenty of Fish dating site fined under anti-spam law   The CRTC says the apparent violations stretched from July 2014 to July 2015 when consumers found emails came with an “unsubscribe” option that wouldn’t function properly. Allegations by the regulator also say Rogers Media, a division of Rogers Communications, failed to honour

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Category: Toronto Technology Posts Using Google Analytics to understand marketing failures and successes

  Got marketing questions? Have you ever wondered how well your marketing efforts have been performing? Have you ever wondered if the Twitter posts are producing new business? Or if the content you are writing is getting people to submit forms on your website? Or how people who read your posts interact with the rest of your website?   Data can answer them! Barack Obama, current president of the United States, used analytics during the elections to make decisions. His team even predicted the outcome. In the end, he won…TWICE! A big part of the victory was using the data

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