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

Kindle Cloud Reader doesn’t quite beat native app performance

Amazon's new Kindle Cloud Reader, announced Wednesday and available now at read.amazon.com, is a Web-based interface to Amazon's Kindle ebook store, complete with the ability to read books within a web browser. Using

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 12th, 2011 Jason Snell

The basics of Web security

Danger lurks behind every corner on the Web: phishing, fake Web sites, stolen digital identities-it's all right there on the Internet, waiting for unwary users to lower their guard and be taken for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2011 Marco Tabini

Mozilla Firefox 4 makes quantum leap in browsing speeds

Mozilla Firefox's flashy features often bogged down its performance--until now. Though it's still not quite as fast overall as rivals Safari 5 ( Macworld rated 4.5 out of 5 mice ) and Chrome,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 7th, 2011 Nathan Alderman

Micro-job sites target SMBs with cheap services

Have you been searching for someone to read your pet's Tarot cards for only $5? Or perhaps a stranger to read you a bedtime story over your phone for the same low price?

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 29th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Websense offers ‘middle-of-the-road’ security

Security firm Websense has recently rebranded its year-old Triton product to include software-as-a-service features and says the tool now focuses on content security. Websense says it combines on-premise email and Web security on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Yahoo, AOL Canada battle for Web advertisers

Small businesses advertising on the Web are starting to get more reasons to look beyond Google as Yahoo Canada and AOL Canada ramp up efforts north of the 49th parallel.Both big names that

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Google Calendar Client app is a bargain

Google Calendar is my primary program for keeping track of my schedule and tasks. If you can say the same, Readdle’s Calendars — Google Calendar Client is an easy, intuitive, and dependable iPhone

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2011 Jeff Merron

Awards honour innovation in resurgent online tech space

After the dot-com bust, Michael Hyatt recalls, the conventional wisdom was that nobody would invest in the Internet any more.  He wasn't convinced. “I didn't think people would give up their e-mail addresses,”

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Grant Buckler

Making Web advertisements smarter, better targeted

Compared to Google Ads, most Web site banner advertisments are just plain dumb. While search engines like Google can place ads based on what a user is actively looking for, many Web site

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 16th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Salesforce.com launches cloud-based Database.com service

Salesforce.com has opened up its backend infrastructure as a cloud-based database service that has a level of entry that will be appealing to many small businesses - free.The San Francisco-based firm launched Database.com

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 8th, 2010 Brian Jackson

RockMelt browser a mash-up of Google’s Chrome and Facebook

Does the world need yet another browser? It depends. If you're like me, and spend a lot of time on the Web, but not too much time with social networking sites, you don't.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 16th, 2010 Bill Snyder

Web creator uses potato chips to explain benefits of ‘open linked data’

Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee resorted to using a bag of potato chips to explain the ease and benefits of using linked open data. During his presentation at the O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Expo,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 28th, 2010 Joab Jackson

Web accessibility a pressing issue in Ontario

For most people accessibility brings to mind images of convenient parking spaces, ramp entrances and elevators. Awareness about the disabled and their ability or inability to access buildings has grown considerably over the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 18th, 2010 Brian Jackson