9 nifty ways to get awesome laptop audio

Whether your laptop is a state-of-the-art screamer that cost you thousands of dollars or a budget model that cost just a few hundred, chances are its speakers make it sound about as good

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Five fabulous tricks to boost your PC’s powers

This story centers on five tricks that will enhance your use of your desktop or laptop, with two networking tips thrown in for good measure.Use Old Internal Hard Drives for Free StorageHave an

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Zack Stern

Ontario’s handheld device ban for drivers expected to boost Bluetooth sales

Cell phone manufacturers expect to cash in on Bluetooth device sales as Ontarians scramble to comply with a new law banning the use of handheld gadgets while driving.Bill 118 was given its third

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Bluetooth bonanza – 10 great gadgets to add to your arsenal

These days, almost every conceivable gadget comes with Bluetooth - from your laptop to your mobile phone. Named after 10th-century King Harald Bluetooth, who was temporarily able to unite several warring Scandinavian tribes,

Published on: April 17th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Cutting the cord

As the Universal Serial Bus (USB) approaches its 13th birthday, like other adolescents it's eager to start thinking and acting independently. For the USB, this means chucking the cable and connecting to a

Published on: April 8th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Don’t wait until summer – how to try out iPhone 3.0 features right now

Apple's announcement of its official 3.0 firmware release for the iPhone and iTouch line of products was met with a mixed dose of excitement and unhappiness: Some welcomed long-awaited features like copy-and-paste functionality

Published on: March 20th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Parrot Minikit gives drivers a great hands-free link to their cell phone

I have to admit it, I use my cell phone while I drive.Yes, I know I shouldn't -- there's plenty of highway road signs telling me I shouldn't and I've heard all the

Published on: March 19th, 2009 Brian Jackson

RIM previews Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry accessory for your car

I just returned from a tour of Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry booth at CES 2009, and though there were lots of noteworthy devices, applications and services on display-stay tuned to the Mobile

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Al Sacco

Kaspersky Lab’s Woodpeckers are Russia’s weapon against malware

Every couple of minutes around the clock, in an anonymous office block in Russia's capital, some sort of computer malware is analysed, a defense determined and a database updated to help protect users

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Lynn Greiner

A buyer’s guide to Bluetooth headsets

SAN FRANCISCO - A Bluetooth headset can set you free. When paired with a compatible cell phone, a Bluetooth headset allows you to make calls without having to hold the phone in your

Published on: December 11th, 2008 Aoife M. McEvoy

Ontario drivers must master hands-free use of mobile devices

A bill proposing to ban use of handheld devices in cars could still allow drivers to view their gadgets so long as they are mounted to the dash, according to those familiar with

Published on: October 31st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Five ways to breathe new life into your old laptop

Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: Upgrading a laptop may not be

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Christopher Null

Cell phone use in car “worse than” drinking and driving

For Linda Mulkey of Salt Lake City, the sight of drivers using cell phones used to be unremarkable. No more. "I want to pull them over and tell then what I've been through

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Lamont Wood