Smartphone Smorgasbord: a holiday guide

Smartphone Smorgasbord: a holiday guideThe launch of a new HSPA network -- shared by Bell Canada and Telus Mobility -- has shaken up Canada's wireless landscape. The faster network is on par with

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Samsung Omnia II disappoints with slow performance

On the surface, the Samsung Omnia II seems to be the Windows Mobile phone that fans have been waiting for. With its gorgeous 3.7-inch AMOLED touch display, attractive design, and impressive specs, this

Published on: December 3rd, 2009 Ginny Mies

5 reasons BlackBerry Storm 2 is better than the first Storm

Weekend at Bernie's 2; Basic Instinct 2; Caddyshack 2; Grease 2; all terrible movies that prove a principle that sequels are generally terrible.But the BlackBerry Storm 2 (Storm 9550) thankfully doesn't fall into

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Simple ways to supercharge your PC and other digital gear

Has your PC lost its pep? How about your network connection, your printer, or even your phone? Here's our guide to giving your gear new life. Follow our tips, and you can fire

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Google’s Latitude service improved but still provokes paranoia

Google has added new features to its Latitude location mapping and tracking service, allowing users to see where they have been and automatically be alerted (warned?) when friends are nearby."One of the most

Published on: November 17th, 2009 David Coursey

HTC offers Canadians a ‘quietly brilliant’ Hero

Smartphone maker HTC Corp. unveiled an exclusive device with Telus Mobility backed by a major ad campaign in a bid to raise its brand awareness levels to rival those of Apple Inc. and

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Smartphone users should unite to fight for these 10 rights

Many smartphone owners are frustrated with the high prices they pay to wireless service providers, as well as the treatment they get from providers once they're locked into a two-year service contract. North

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Mark Sullivan

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

Inside the iPhone – secrets behind how it works

You put it up to your ear and the screen goes blank. Turn it on its side, and the screen rotates. Walk outside and it can find your location, point a compass in

Published on: October 12th, 2009 John Brandon

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

Portable prototype plans offer glimpse of the future

From new materials to new shapes to new ways of keeping things powered up, portable gadgetry has a bright future. Individual designers, design firms and computer manufacturers continually come up with inventive ideas

Published on: October 3rd, 2009 Jackson West

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

Data usage will drive mobile phone penetration in Canada, experts say

Industry experts bemoaned the relatively tepid mobile phone market in Canada but expressed optimism about the future at the Mobile Media World '09 conference in Toronto.Compared with many other post-industrial nations, Canada just

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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