Articles By Tony Bradley

Four iPad apps great for business

Even 48 hours before the official launch of the Apple iPad, the App Store was already beginning to populate with apps for the new tablet device. The first iPad apps include the requisite

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Five reasons the iPad doesn’t cut it for business

Only a few weeks left until the Apple iPad --the Wi-Fi version at least--will actually ship and be available in stores. Reports suggest that Apple sold more than 120,000 iPads when pre-orders began

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

5 ways to monitor your employees legally and ethically

Employers have the right to monitor employee use of office equipment - especially computers - to ensure these tools are being responsibly used for work.In these tough times, this is a right resource-stretched

Published on: February 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Business users can benefit big time from Google Aardvark buy

Google has announced the acquisition of Aardvark for a reported $50 million, and with it a new way to leverage social networks to find fast, relevant answers to questions. My PCWorld peer Jeff

Published on: February 16th, 2010 Tony Bradley

How to unify your scattered social life on your smart phone

Though your mobile phone keeps you more connected, it can also make things more complicated. Using a cell phone to track e-mail, text messages, instant messages, voicemail, Facebook, and Twitter can be a

Published on: January 25th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Yikes! Has Google lost interest in Yelp?

The rumours that Google might purchase Yelp for over half a billion dollars have been replaced by new rumours that the alleged deal is dead. If that is true, it is very unfortunate

Published on: December 23rd, 2009 Tony Bradley

Facebook home page makeover sparks backlash among users

Facebook gave its homepage a makeover ...again. Last Friday the social networking site quietly rolled out some fairly significant changes to the way information is displayed on your homepage. The updates make the

Published on: October 27th, 2009 Tony Bradley

How to create a secure and effective Windows 7 home network

Networking isn't just for business anymore--these days, home networks are the norm. In response, Microsoft is offering the Windows 7 Family Pack, which includes three licenses for Windows 7 Home Premium at a

Published on: October 21st, 2009 Tony Bradley

WiFi Direct enables wireless connections without router or hotspot

The WiFi Alliance announced a new wireless networking specification which will enable devices to establish simple peer-to-peer wireless connections without the need for a wireless router or hotspot. WiFi Direct has a wide

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Top tips for safe networking on Facebook and Twitter

Web surfing is no longer a solo affair. Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks have quickly become an integral part of the online culture, and with them comes a whole new array of

Published on: October 4th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Preview of Microsoft Web Apps is promising

We've been waiting for years to see what Microsoft's answer to Google Docs would be, and now we're getting a look. The Technical Preview of Microsoft Office Web Apps is here. Microsoft had

Published on: September 27th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Are Microsoft and BestBuy teaming up to trash Linux?

The media and blogosphere are all in a tizzy over leaked screenshots allegedly showing that Microsoft is providing Best Buy with 'anti-Linux' training materials. You say 'anti-Linux', I say 'pro-Windows'. You say 'Linux

Published on: September 11th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Five reasons you shouldn’t miss out on Windows 7 free trial

Microsoft announced the availability of a 90-day free trial of the final RTM (release to manufacturing) version of Windows 7 Enterprise edition. Whether you are anxiously awaiting the new operating system, or skeptical

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Five Benefits of the Microsoft-Nokia Partnership

Some analysts see this as some sort of admission by Microsoft that Windows Mobile is a failure. I don't agree that Windows Mobile is on its death bed just yet. Regardless of how

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Tony Bradley

Three ways to protect yourself from a Heartland-style data breach

The United States Department of Justice announced today the arrest of Albert Gonzalez, a 28-year old Miami man, in the largest identity theft prosecution on record. Gonzalez is accused, along with two as-yet-unnamed

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Tony Bradley