Government librarians tap social media to keep clients up to date

Far from the stereotypical image of a stodgy old librarian shushing those who rustle book pages too loudly, librarians in Ontario's Public Service are embracing new media to keep clients up to date.Whether

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iLane promises a productive drive, delivers frustration

The iLane is one of those new gadgets that make you feel as though you've entered the future – promising to read your e-mail to you out loud while you drive, and a

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Smartphone application helps drivers avoid speeding tickets

A smartphone application coming this fall could help drivers use GPS to detect speed traps, cameras at red lights and more than 200,000 related alerts based on a database of locations compiled with

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

BlackBerrys help cardiologists care for heart attack victims

Modern medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. For years, we've come to associate a hospital not only with the patients it houses and medical professionals who work there, but also the machines and gadgets

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Al Sacco

Canadian sales execs make their own BlackBerry killer app

Sales executives are well known for their BlackBerry addiction, which is why a Canadian industry association has created a tool to help the wireless device guide them from the airport to the power

Published on: August 13th, 2009 Shane Schick

8 cool BlackBerry apps for medical professionals and their patients

Physicians may not have been the first professionals to embrace BlackBerry devices and smartphones, in general. But they sure aren't wasting any time nowadays. Heck, Dr. John Halamka, CIO of both Beth Israel

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Al Sacco

Using Microsoft Exchange on iPhone … a piece of cake

When iPhones first started trickling into my office, I was a little apprehensive. At the time they only supported IMAP and POP3 for e-mail, which can be tricky to support in an Exchange

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Michael Scalisi

Liberty: use your BlackBerry with a large display and keyboard

If you thought you couldn't possibly use your BlackBerry any more than you already do, you were wrong.Thanks to Waterloo, Ont.-based Bayalink Solutions Corp., that trusty device in your hip holster has become

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Brian Jackson

In Sync – How to keep your data updated both online and offline

Remember the early days of PDAs? They revolutionized the concept of a planner by combining calendars, contacts and notes into a compact, easy-to-carry device that could be connected to and synced with your

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Ryan Faas

Tame your e-mail overload with social media tools

Does your summer vacation checklist include sifting through hundreds of e-mails the day before you return to the office? Will your BlackBerry be as essential as your swimsuit? Do you fear your "staycation"

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Luis Suarez

BlackBerrys and the art of city streets maintenance

What do New York City civic workers and police officers in Waterloo, Ont. have in common? According to Nick Dawson, both these groups use the BlackBerry smart phone's unified voice and data capabilities

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

iPhone OS 3.0 still the most enjoyable phone operating system

Two and a half years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone and said that its software was five years ahead of the competition; since then, the rest of the industry has been

Published on: July 2nd, 2009 Harry McCracken

Down and dirty with Palm Pre – great looks, awesome software, disappointing hardware

Ever since Palm unveiled the Pre and its brand new mobile operating system, webOS, in January at the CES 2009 show, Palm's smartphone has been the talk of the Web, consuming the tech

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Al Sacco

Managing an iPhone like a BlackBerry – Can it be done?

Users love the iPhone, but IT does not. The biggest complaints: The iPhone can't be managed for security and access policies like a BlackBerry can. Businesses can buy a BlackBerry Enterprise Server or

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Doug Dineley