‘Dark day’ for musicians as proposed microSD levy blocked

A decision by the Minister of Industry to exempt microSD memory cards from copyright levies is a major blow to musicians, says the Canadian Private Copying Collective (CPCC). Industry Canada issued a notice

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

How to overclock your CPU, GPU and RAM

You want the best performance possible from your computer, but you can't afford any hardware upgrades. No problem--we'll show you how to safely overclock your existing desktop computer’s CPU, GPU, and RAM and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 25th, 2011 Alex Wawro

How to build a PC workstation for under $500

Building your own desktop PC is a fun and easy project that will allow you to customize a system to fit your needs. Earlier this year we showed you how to build a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Nick Barber

How to swap your laptop’s hard drive for a fast solid state drive

Solid-state drives are all the rage. Since SSDs have no moving parts, they're more rugged and shock-resistant than standard hard drives--which makes them perfect for laptops that get bumped around a bit. They

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 5th, 2010 Loyd Case

Low-power, low-heat 2TB drives save on power costs

Capitalizing on the buzz around green IT, Seagate and Western Digital have released new "green" hard drives designed to use less power (in part by spinning more slowly than the latest generation of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Rich Ericson

How Apple can get me to buy a new iPhone

Sooner or later, a new iPhone will come along, and the signs and portents are accumulating: Apple Inc. has already released developer betas of the iPhone 3.0 software, there have been rumours of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 27th, 2009 Dan Turner

10 wackiest data disasters of 2008

Almost everyone has had their own data disaster – whether it's running that USB key through the laundry or that heart-stopping drop of your laptop onto the sidewalk – but not many people

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

ClickFree enables hassle-free auto data backups

While you know the importance of backing up data, if you're like the majority of PC users, you probably find backup procedures time consuming and complicated.A product that could simplify and speed up

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

A “solid” way to turbo-charge your PC for around $200

A lot of solid-state disk (SSD) drive reviews and features have been circulating around the Internet lately, and I've noticed that the speeds of those products are increasing remarkably, even as manufacturers use

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Lucas Mearian

Chip makers’ memory glut woes worse than expected

A memory chip glut this year has already caused companies to curtail orders of new production line machinery, but the lack of any sign of a rebound has caused at least one industry

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2008 Dan Nystedt

How to use old parts to build a new PC for free

Ah, the joy of summer storms. A recent one involving a flooded basement (a torrential downpour traveled down a chipmunk burrow that led to an otherwise enclosed basement window with a broken windowpane)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 1st, 2008 Jeff Radecki

Five ways to breathe new life into your old laptop

Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: Upgrading a laptop may not be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2008 Christopher Null

Tips on effectively using MicroSD cards in your Blackberry

If only expanding your own mental storage capacity was as simple as increasing a Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry's memory. The majority of modern smartphones have media players and image viewers so you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2008 Al Sacco

Seven simple ways to keep your BlackBerry fast and responsive

Just like any other computer, your BlackBerry has a set amount of internal memory to perform tasks and run applications. Some devices have more memory than others, and some can be outfitted with

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2008 Al Sacco