Articles By Jeff Bertolucci

10 tech rumours we hope will (and won’t) fly

The tech world loves rumours and spreads them incessantly, thanks to a seemingly endless outpouring of Internet blather about impending tech gadgets and gear.Each time a new rumour sweeps through the blogosphere, we

Published on: July 19th, 2011 Jeff Bertolucci

Why your Wi-Fi sucks and what to do about it

Does your wireless network seem slow? A recent study by Epitiro, a UK-based broadband-analysis firm, shows that consumers lose an average of 30 percent of the data speed their broadband connection supplies when

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Jeff Bertolucci

Best and worst tech brands for customer service

Device manufacturers spend billions each year on designing, marketing, and advertising their products. That's what they need to do to get you to the counter to buy. But how many of them are

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Google Image Search ads a great advertising opportunity

Google, in addition to announcing a redesign of its Image Search on Tuesday, also launched a new ad format called Image Search Ads. The ads, which appear only on Google Images, allow advertisers

Published on: July 27th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Businesses still fail to grasp social media

Companies are doing a poor job of using social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage their customers and employees. In fact, 70 per cent of consumers want to interact with businesses

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Incredible things your browser will do in 5 years

What will your Web browser look like in 2015? Five years doesn't always bring dramatic change to some technologies--today's desktop PC, for instance, isn't that different from its 2005 predecessor--but browsers are undergoing

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Here’s why Google Chrome will pulverize Internet Explorer

Google's Chrome browser is shining brightly, and it's not hard to see why. First, the stats: According to the latest NetApplications figures, Chrome now has 6.7 per cent of the browser market--a stunning

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Google, Viacom slug it out over YouTube video clips

If you love an old-fashioned courtroom battle with a new media twist, the Google vs. Viacom copyright-infringement case makes for great entertainment. This lengthy (and particularly pissy) quarrel, which dates back to 2007,

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Google provides a sneak peek into its upcoming Search tools

Google today announced improvements to two of its up-and-coming search technologies, Google Squared and Rich Snippets. The changes, while relatively minor, provide a peek at search tools that will likely become common in

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

How to fix the 10 most common printer problems

Printers: Can't live with them, can't nuke them. You could always toss a misbehaving inkjet or laser out the window, but where would that leave you? Truth be told, we need our printers,

Published on: December 28th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

10 free or cheap downloads for a great Windows 7 experience

Windows 7 may be brand spanking new, but that doesn't mean you can't find free or cheap tools to tweak its settings, add features, or smooth an upgrade from XP or Vista. We've

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

12 gadgets that give you power with no strings – and wires – attached

Our tech lives are entangled in wires. Nearly every electronic gadget and gizmo we buy comes with its own charger, and don't forget the additional cables for transferring data, listening to audio, and

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Goodbye and good riddance – 5 reasons we won’t miss Vista

Farewell, Vista. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

What’s so great about Google Voice?

Chances are you've heard or read about Google's phone management system Google Voice, but you're not really sure what it does. There's a good reason for this aura of mystery. Google Voice got

Published on: June 30th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Use this free tool to check if your PC is ready for Windows 7

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a free utility that tells you if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your computer, checking internal

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci