7 ways Ultrabooks will make laptops hot again

At CES 2012, the ultrabook is the new tablet. Of course, there are plenty of new tablets being offered up as well, but 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Tony Bradley

What the laptops of 2012 will look like

Tablets and smartphones are in, but don't count laptops out. Impressive new laptops planned for 2012 promise to be thinner, lighter, and faster, as well as to carry longer-lasting batteries.All the pieces are

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Jason Cross

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T delivers streamlined performance

Since 2009, the MacBook Air has been a safe bet for road warriors looking for an ultraportable form factor that could still churn out decent gigaflops. But PCs are fighting back with a

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Randolph Burlton

Motorola Razr revival a slim, speedy phone too short on battery life

It's baaaack: Motorola has resurrected the Razr brand with the Droid Razr (priced at $149.99 wtih a three-year activation contract exclusively at Rogers Wireless).With its 4.3-inch display, LTE connectivity, and dual-coreprocessor, the Droid

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Ginny Mies

BlackBerry PlayBook update decreases battery life

Earlier this month, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released a significant OS update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that enabled a new PlayBook video chat application, as well as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionality

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry zen 101: reduce errors and boost productivity

If you’re one of those people that owns a BlackBerry but never uses it for anything more than making phone calls, you need a session with ‘Berry guru Saravanan Vagesnaran.After years of deeply

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Ben Benedict

Mobile devices that last for a month between recharges

University of Illinois engineers have developed a form of ultra-low-power non-volatile memory could someday provide consumers with hand-held devices that go without recharging for weeks or even months.The results of the study by

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Lucas Mearian

A dozen Android apps to boost your productivity

Psst... Come close. There's something I need to tell you, and there's no easy way to say it: Your Android smartphone might not be living up to its full potential. I know, I

Published on: November 26th, 2010 JR Raphael

Amazon’s new Kindle deserves a close look by businesses

Amazon is aggressively defending its position in the e-reader market by unveiling a redesigned Kindle 2 for a mere $139. As Amazon and Barnes and Noble battle for e-reader supremacy, it's time for

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Apple iPad is a winner, say most early reviews

The iPad doesn't arrive in U.S. stores until Saturday, and most tech reviewers, like civilians, will need to wait until then to get their hands on one. As usual, though, Apple provided early

Published on: April 5th, 2010 Harry McCracken

10 pesky iPhone problems and how to fix them

Even the greatest gadgets have flaws, and the iPhone is certainly no exception. Praise it all you want, but the "Jesus phone" has plenty of little annoyances or nuisances that get under a

Published on: July 31st, 2009 Jared Newman

Apples refuses to suck back iPhone 3GS lemons

In the early days of automobile manufacturing, some cars coming off the factory line just weren't up to snuff-but were sold to consumers anyway. They simply didn't perform as well as others or

Published on: July 16th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

3 formidable iPhone 3GS flaws and Apple’s lacklustre response

The iPhone 3GS has been an undeniable marketplace hit since its release on June 19, and will likely continue to soar in sales despite three customer complaints that have surfaced recently. Related Slideshow:

Published on: July 10th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige

iDrain refrain – Users hound Apple over poor iPhone battery life

Reports that Apple's iPhones are draining their batteries so fast that some users can't make it through a workday without recharging likely point to a problem in the new iPhone OS 3.0 software,

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Gregg Keizer