Using ‘smart antennas’ to boost Wi-Fi performance

We've all had the problem of going into a crowded Starbucks and suffering through a substandard Wi-Fi signal, most likely caused by too few access points and too many end users. But what

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Brad Reed

How not to waste time on Twitter

With news that three in four tweets are fall unheard at the wayside, there's no doubt that people find there's just way too much unnecessary chatter going around in the microblogging site.But, used

Published on: October 14th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Video Interview: BitDefender speaks on Facebook perils for SMBs

Lose lips sink ship, an old war-time poster tagline which could be still applicable to businesses that are cultivating a social media presence.Posts and conversations we have over social networking sites could potentially

Published on: October 12th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

A review of Videotron’s new cell phone plans

Quebecor’s Videotron launched its Wireless network recently (Sept 9) and we took the opportunity to review its cell phone plans which they recently introduced. Unlike the new entrants, Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Public

Published on: October 11th, 2010 Yale Holder

5 things you need to know about the new Facebook Groups

Facebook unveiled yesterday a new feature on its site that lets you share, chat and e-mail with small groups of friends. Groups, which differs from another feature with the same name, is designed

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Kristin Burnham

How to set up an awesome video conferencing system

In business computing, some revolutions occur faster than others. After years of promise, video conferencing has finally become useful for small businesses, offering long-distance collabouration without the need to travel.Many people get their

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Curt Franklin

Android users win with Google BlindType buy

In what could be a considerable boon for Android users, Google on Friday acquired Blind Type, a San Francisco-based maker of touch-typing software for smartphones. Though Blind Type's app hasn't yet been released,

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Gmail Priority Inbox filters frivolous e-mail

E-mail is a double-edged sword when it comes to productivity. The benefits of e-mail as a communications tool can easily be lost in the sea of nonsense that floods most inboxes, though--and that

Published on: September 1st, 2010 Tony Bradley and Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry ban unravels handset's 'monopoply' on mobile security

   I feel more than a little sorry for Research In Motion these days. Not only is the BlackBerry maker being pressured as never before in the market by the ever-sexy iPhone and

Published on: August 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Google Wave failure proves social networking is tough

Lessons learned from the demise of Google Wave -- Google threw in the towel on its first social networking offering this week -- could provide the company's engineers with a chance to come

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Businesses still fail to grasp social media

Companies are doing a poor job of using social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, to engage their customers and employees. In fact, 70 per cent of consumers want to interact with businesses

Published on: July 22nd, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

‘Thriving in the Workplace’ offers great tips for success on the job

"7 books in 1" is the tag line for Thriving in the Workplace All-in One for Dummies (Wiley Publishing Inc.) -- a whopper of a book shipped to me recently for review.This tome

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

iPhone 4 users report signal problems, expert says antenna to blame

Reports of call and data signal strength problems in the new iPhone 4 have a basis in fact, a hardware expert said Thursday.Later in the day, Apple acknowledged that holding the iPhone 4

Published on: June 28th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Do a Control-Alt-Delete on past marketing methods, says Canadian expert

The new social media world demands new ways of marketing and there is no going back to traditional methods, says Mitch Joel, president of Montreal-based Twist Image. Joel harkens back to a memorable

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Brian Jackson