The 10 most embarrassing tech flubs that could happen to you

Call it the "oh-no second." You know--the interval between clicking the Send button on a private e-mail and realizing you just cc'd the entire universe. But it's not just e-mail. Thanks to the

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Dan Tynan

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

Five mistakes to avoid for better mobile phone security

Mobile devices get smarter every day, and more of us than ever depend on them. But there is a drawback to our increasing dependence on smart mobile devices--they have the potential to be

Published on: November 21st, 2008 Matt Bancroft

Using text-messaging to battle obesity

Kids have already replaced pencil and paper with text-messaging to pass notes in class, and doing the same to track a weight-loss program could help them battle obesity, according to a new study.

Published on: November 13th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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

New Samsung handsets made from corn

Samsung Electronics on Monday unveiled two new mobile phones made with plastic made from corn as it expands initiatives aimed at being more nature-friendly. The W510 is the first mobile phone Samsung has

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Dan Nystedt. Martyn Williams and

Blackberry Pearl Flip is well designed but flimsy: review

Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Pearl smartphone isn't new, but the flip, or clamshell, design of its BlackBerry Pearl 8220 from T-Mobile certainly represents a big change for the leading business smartphone maker,

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Al Sacco

How to can spam on the go

It's a sad fact that most of us are exposed to an endless flood of unsolicited messages from purported international dignitaries, dubious pharmaceutical salespeople, and pornographers--a deluge that invades our PCs each day.

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Zack Stern

Eight electronic gadgets that will boost your productivity

Pop quiz: Which would you rather have on a business trip, clean socks or your laptop? These days, clean socks are nice, but the laptop is indispensable, just as a desktop is at

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Melissa J. Perenson

Three really smart tricks you can do with your iPhone

I'm now the owner of an Apple iPhone 3G, after waiting out the first-generation model. Overall, I'm thrilled with the smart phone. (My first week with the iPhone 3G wasn't trouble free, however).

Published on: August 19th, 2008 James A. Martin

Massive Bell Canada layoffs could be “tip of the iceberg”

Cutting 2,500 management positions is just what Bell Canada needs to shet its image of a lumbering behemoth in a market now teeming with lean and agile competitors, technology analysts say.The massive layoffs

Published on: July 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Spectrum auction outcome – a “bonanza” for Canadian business

The entry of new players into the Canadian wireless arena is the banner news from Ottawa's recently concluded spectrum auction.But the next big fallout, industry watchers say, could be a massive business boost

Published on: July 23rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Cell phone owners make same mistakes as disabled desktop users

Most mobile phone users have experienced the difficulty of using a device made small enough to fit in a pocket: their thumbs are just too fat to accurately type that text message, or

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Rogers’ unpopular iPhone price plans “may steer” Canadians to other devices

Rogers Communication Inc.'s unpopular voice-and-data price plans for the 3G iPhone in Canada could steer consumers to other devices this summer, experts say. Alterative devices could include RIM's BlackBerry Bold and Samsung's Instinct

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano