The great smartphone email fail.

If you’re a fan of high-powered mobile devices then you’ve probably heard about the proposed bans on BlackBerry services in Asia and the Middle East. I myself am of the opinion that the concerns of these governments are justified, as they are only seeking access to the same levels of surveillance that already exist here in North America.

Permit me to illustrate with three popular smartphone makers and their hosted email solutions…

A quick visual tour of Jolicloud 1.0

Today’s post comes hot on the heels of the announcement made yesterday by liliputing.com’s Brad Linder — that Jolicloud v1.0 is now officially available for your downloading pleasure.

I actually did the upgrade path through the pre-release version a few days ago, but since either will get you to the same destination, let’s have a look…

My first week with Teksavvy.

As a public service to anyone considering the switch to Canada’s upstart ISP Teksavvy I’m going to write about my first week or so using their service.

It’s true that Teksavvy piggybacks on at least part of the incumbent networks for their Cable and DSL Internet products, but if you think that supporting a company other than the incumbent ISPs is important like I do then you’ll want to keep reading…