Mobility Archives - Page 259

Reasons to register

I usually experience a sudden surge in popularity as Comdex Canada draws near. Friends of mine who have a passing interest in computers ask me if I can get them passes for the

Published on: July 5th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Rogers quietly slows down speeds (July 4)Please, please get them to explain how taking twice as long to download a file frees up bandwidth. The numbers just don't add up.Roger Craik Re:

Published on: July 5th, 2002 Readers

Opera tunes up

With all the noise AOL has been making this year in its battle against Microsoft's Internet Explorer, you'd never have known there was an Opera going on in the background.Opera Software this week

Published on: July 4th, 2002 Shane Schick

Legendary insecurity

In his epic poems about ancient Greece, the poet Homer vividly captured the spirit of war -- the endless battles, the manipulative leaders, the constantly changing strategies. If he were alive now, he'd

Published on: July 3rd, 2002 Shane Schick

Did you know its name was Simon?

Someone's got to speak up for Simon, and it's going to be me. Intel broke out the party hats Tuesday with news that the industry had sold the one billionth personal computer. According

Published on: July 2nd, 2002 Shane Schick

Source Guide 2.0

When you're launching a Web site, you've got to have priorities. Breaking news was my first priority. Now we've moving on to the second.Computer Dealer News began publishing a printed directory of key

Published on: June 28th, 2002 Shane Schick

Security standard gains a new ally

It used to be called ""co-opetition,"" but it's really just smart planning.This week, Sun Microsystems decided to go along with IBM, Microsoft and VeriSign by supporting the Web Services Security (WS-Security) standard. Sun

Published on: June 28th, 2002 John Saunders

Letters to the editor

Re: No more teachers, no more books (June 25)I would like to add to your point of secondary sources. True, primary is better. For me whenever I take in information, I size up

Published on: June 28th, 2002 Readers

What does it all mean?

So Fruitman comes in yesterday, wearing a tie I'd never seen before. Fruitman is Paul Fruitman, an ITBusiness.ca staff writer. ""Is that new?"" I asked. The tie was a mix of black and

Published on: June 27th, 2002 Shane Schick

As WorldCom turns

Et tu, WorldCom?News that the telecommunications giant filed phony earnings for the last five quarters to the tune of US$3.8 billion late Wednesday did not trigger the usual industry reactions. None of the

Published on: June 26th, 2002 Shane Schick

No more teachers, no more books

Before you can write your first essay in school, you learn about primary versus secondary sources.This is probably introduced at different levels depending on the school, but I got an early start from

Published on: June 25th, 2002 Shane Schick

My mother the phone banker

My parents and I seldom discuss technology, but not long ago my mother couldn't wait to tell me about an access service that allowed her to update her accounts and conduct transactions from

Published on: June 24th, 2002 Shane Schick

Letters to the editor

Re: Schools' Net speed to increase 8,000 times (June 19)Looks like another case of bad math at the school boards.If the board had gone to DSL in all properties today, their 20 year

Published on: June 21st, 2002 Readers

Next generation wireless looks to get rolling

Ericsson is doing its best to keep 3G front-of-mind for me. First, there was the invite to tour the ""Drive to 3G"" trailer – 18 wheels of high-tech wireless gimmickry and gadgetry –

Published on: June 21st, 2002 Dave Webb

The multiplication of division

We spent a lot of time in the latter part of 1999 talking about the Y2K problem, but by the time the New Year's ball dropped in Times Square we'd stopped calling it

Published on: June 21st, 2002 Shane Schick