All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry Q10 [Blue Jays edition]

Good news BlackBerry purists - the keyboard is back. Place it next to the 2011 BlackBerry Bold and it looks similar. It'ss about the same size. It has a very similar keyboard. But

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: iPad mini

They say good things come in small packages. The iPad mini is a perfect example.It fits all the power, aesthetic, and fun of an iPad into a size you can comfortably hold in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: BlackBerry 10 alpha

If there's one thing Canada's tech industry is looking forward to in 2013, it's BlackBerry 10. Research in Motion's new operating system has been long anticipated. It will signal whether RIM will be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Motorola Defy Pro survives drop and dunk tests

Smartphones are such useful tools that we like to carry them with us wherever we go. But that can sometimes result in doling out some serious punishment in the form of drops and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 27th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Hands on with Microsoft’s Surface tablet

My quick hands-on with the new 10.6-in. Surface tablets at Microsoft's launch on Monday gave me a little surprise: The edges on all four sides are sharp. I was expecting something a little

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

Express IT: Why BlackBerry should ditch the physical keyboard

The way some BlackBerry fans reacted to the possibility that Research in Motion would ditch its physical QWERTY keyboard last week, you'd think it was blasphemy.But with the most successful smartphones on the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

CEO Heins shows off BB10 at RIM developers conference

Research in Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins gave the world its first look at the new BlackBerry 10 software this morning, which gives the smartphones a touchscreen instead of a keyboard, an improved

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Motorola Milestone: now good for a rebate

Telus Mobility announced today that it would give you a store credit for your old cell phone, and then find a way to put it to use or dispose of it in an

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM unveils mini keyboard for PlayBook

An accessory keyboard is now available for the PlayBook.Research in Motion Inc. confirmedtoday that it's introducing aBluetooth-enabled mini keyboard for its BlackBerry tablet, news thatwas unwittingly leaked via information posted on the Web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Six tasty changes make Ice Cream Sandwich right for work

Android phones now make up over half of all smartphone sales.This year's update to Android 4.0, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), containsnumerous changes to make Android friendlier than ever, and that mayeven make

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 29th, 2011 Joseph Fieber

Five daring uses for your Control key

The Control key (often labeled CTRL) may be famous for letting you Control-click on almost any interface element to reveal a contextual menu. But that workaday use is falling by the wayside now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 24th, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

Windows 7 tips to stay secure and save time

For many years, I didn't bother protecting my home network.Call me crazy, but I didn't see the need.All my neighbors have their own networks--all of thempassword-protected, of course. So why would I deal

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 18th, 2011 Rick Broida

IBM 5150: Can this 30-year-old PC still get work done?

When IBM released its first personal computer, the 5150, 30 years ago, it was deliberately drab--black, gray, and low-key. That's because IBM intended the 5150 to be a serious machine for people doing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2011 Benj Edwards

Top 4 Office editing apps for Android tablets

If you fantasize about a life on the road unencumbered by laptops, their accompanying power bricks, and other heavy business gear, you're not alone. And now that a tsunami of tablets is flooding

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 26th, 2011 Robert Strohmeyer