‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

Absurdly small, cheap and feature-dense gadgets

Netbooks are tiny. That's the whole point. But can they be too small? The answer is: Yes. Too small   A Chinese company called uSmart Electronic Products Ltd. showed off at the Hong

Published on: November 18th, 2009 David Eisenstadt

New app will let BlackBerry smartphone users access LinkedIn

BlackBerry smartphone users will soon be able to download and employ a LinkedIn mobile application that will allow them to access the business-oriented social networking service while on the go, via an innovative

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

Air Canada iPhone app, Coors Light campaign nominated for Canadian New Media Awards

If there's one fact that clearly emerges from this year’s Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA), it is that mobile device marketing is now seriously vying with traditional media sources for advertising dollars. Phones

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry for guys, iPhone for gals?

The "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" stereotypes in Apple's famous ad campaign have nothing on the findings from a new study of BlackBerry and iPhone owners.The survey, done by consumer electronics shopping

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

iPhone satisfaction rating hits the roof … almost

Apple iPhone users are almost twice as likely to say they are "very satisfied" with their smartphone than second-place RIM and its BlackBerry, a recent survey shows. According to ChangeWave Research, which polled

Published on: October 29th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

RIM looks to enhance Web browsing on BlackBerry

RIM is expanding its effort to redefine the Web browsing experience for BlackBerry users. In a recent job posting on LinkedIn, RIM asked for an expert C++ programmer who is firmly grounded in

Published on: October 23rd, 2009 John Cox

How to use your BlackBerry to send video, audio and image messages

You've probably used your BlackBerry smartphone to send countless text, or short message service (SMS), messages. Perhaps you even employ your device's multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality to distribute image- and video-messages to

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

Windows Mobile 6.5 a “fine-tuning” rather than full-scale upgrade

Today's release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is not the complete overhaul that users have been demanding. For that the smartphone-using public will have to wait for Windows Mobile 7, scheduled to release in

Published on: October 8th, 2009

How your BlackBerry makes you a target for spies

IPhone lovers and other smartphone users should take heed: A security researcher showed ways to spy on a BlackBerry user during a presentation Wednesday, including listening to phone conversations, stealing contact lists, reading

Published on: October 8th, 2009 Dan Nystedt

Adobe’s new Flash Player offers smartphone users a ‘desktop experience’

"A little dot for us, a big step for Flash-kind," was how Adobe chief technology officer (CTO) Kevin Lynch described the launch of Flash Player (FP) 10.1 on Monday.Adobe's first multi-screen Flash player

Published on: October 6th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

New NTP lawsuit could land RIM in hot water again

If you're a long-time BlackBerry user or "CrackBerry addict," you very likely remember a time just a few years ago when the continued existence of your precious handheld--and its addictive "push" e-mail technology--were

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Al Sacco

Smartphone apps gold rush could be a mirage

"All that glitters isn't gold."The old saw could well be applied to the smartphone apps market.For developing trendy mobile apps isn't exactly the highroad to fame and fortune, two Canadian mobile software experts

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

The scoop on Mac BlackBerry desktop software

At this point, not much is unknown about Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac--except, of course, when the BlackBerry-maker will put its official seal of approval on the program and

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Al Sacco