How to keep focus when surrounded by technology distractions

Concentration is defined as giving all of your attention to a subject or--hey wait, I just got a text message.Okay, I'm back. What was I saying?Oh right...something about concentration--a subject that any modern-day

Published on: May 7th, 2010 Christopher Null

RIM unveils new BlackBerry Pearl, Bold smartphones

The smallest BlackBerry Pearl smartphones yet, the 9100 and 9105, will go on sale in May on various carriers, Research in Motion Ltd. announced on Tuesday.Waterloo-based RIM introduced the new Pearls with a

Published on: April 28th, 2010 Matt Hamblen

iPad’s lack of security shouldn’t stop business adoption

There they go again, those Neanderthal IT folks who use security as a reason to resist change. A recent Computerworld story cites unnamed analysts as giving Apple's iPad an "F" for its security

Published on: April 21st, 2010 Galen Gruman

3M film soothes paranoid BlackBerry users

If you’re constantly worrying about whether someone is looking over your shoulder or not, 3M has the product for you. Paranoid cell phone users will appreciate the Mobile Privacy Films that apply to

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Public Mobile vs. Wind Mobile – new carrier showdown

Canada has two new wireless competitors on the scene. Both Wind Mobile and Public Mobile opened doors over the past four months. Aside from competing with the three incumbent carriers, each new carrier

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

Three ways to simplify smartphone management in your company

The surge of iPhones and other smartphones in the enterprise is a major headache for IT departments. Now, there are three new medicines that may help to ease that pain.Slideshow: Smartphone Smorgasbord: a

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Network World Staff

Palm may not last the year, industry pundits say

Smartphone industry pundits wonder whether Palm Inc. can survive another year, given the company's report today that its new smartphone sales failed to meet expectations. Palm said that its revenues for the year

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Matt Hamblen

Motorola Milestone cures Canada’s Nexus One envy

With all the fuss about the Google Nexus One lately, you’d almost forget that Google’s Android OS comes loaded on other mobile devices too. Then the Motorola Milestone comes along and you suddenly

Published on: February 24th, 2010 Brian Jackson

50 choice blogs for the latest on iPhone, Blackberry and Android devices

There's quite a collection of good and colorful blogs that track iPhones, Android devices, BlackBerries and other smartphones and no shortage of overlapping coverage among them (How many different "scoops" on the Android-powered

Published on: February 5th, 2010 Bob Brown

5 ways firms can ensure secure smartphone use in the office

If 2009 was the Year of the Smartphone, 2010 is destined to be the Year IT Grapples with Managing All Those Smartphones. Properly keeping track of and securing employees' personal devices, or "personal-liable"

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Al Sacco

Most – and least – reliable vendors of tech products

Every year, consumers purchase millions of computers and peripherals. And every year, millions of those devices break down.For anyone who plans to buy a piece of hardware, the overall reliability of a vendor's

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Christopher Null

Top 10 smartphone security risks and how to handle them

As vice president of IT at Windsor Foods in Houston, Stephan Henze has to stay one step ahead of the latest IT trends. That's why he's spending a lot of time thinking about

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Mary Brandel

Google’s Nexus One works in Canada on Wind 3G, Rogers 2G networks

It was no surprise when Canada was left out of Google’s Nexus One phone launch. This nation is getting used to playing second fiddle (or third, or 85th) when it comes to getting

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Blackberry vs. iPhone — the business smartphone faceoff

The BlackBerry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Chuck Goldman and Brian Reed