BlackBerry PlayBook review: great size, poor software

To say that Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is a study in contrasts is an understatement. After extensively testing a PlayBook ($500 for 16GB of storage, $600 for a 32GB version, and $700

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

BlackBerry Playbook needs these 5 killer features

Many positive and negative things have been written about the BlackBerry PlayBook ahead of its launch April 19. But so far, I have not seen any evidence that the PlayBook will offer small

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Bruce Gain

Do-it-yourself tech accessories

Ingenuity: It's the stuff of legends in the geek world. After all, why should you waste your hard-earned cash or spend hours at the old electronics store to purchase items that you can

Published on: March 30th, 2011 David Murphy

Google working with LG on ‘Nexus’ tablet: report

Google is apparently preparing its own entry in the growing Android tablet competition. Reports say Google is working with LG on a Nexus-branded tablet running the Android Honeycomb 3.0 software.The tablet could ship

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Daniel Ionescu

Acer Liquid Metal is classy low-cost Android option

The iPhone may have the cache on cool factor and the BlackBerry still holds sway on the business set, but Android smart phones sales are quickly overrunning both handsets. As app developers flock

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

5 things you need to know about BlackBerry Playbook’s Android support

It's the day after the big news that Research in Motion will, albeit indirectly, support Android 2.3 apps on its BlackBerry PlayBook -- and questions swirl over what this means for users, for

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Do we really need 3D smartphones?

This Spring's CTIA delivered something totally new to the US mobile market: 3D phones. Sprint introduced the HTC EVO 3D while AT&T launched the LG Thrill, a US-branded version of the international LG

Published on: March 25th, 2011 Ginny Mies

iPad 2, PlayBook headed for Canadian tablet showdown

It's a one-two punch for Canadian tablet device shoppers as Apple releases its iPad 2 on Friday while stores have began taking pre-orders for Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook scheduled to launch on

Published on: March 23rd, 2011 Rosemary Hattersley, Ian Paul and Ben Camm-Jones

Wave Connections turns any BlackBerry into push-to-talk device

Wouldn't it be great if you could press a button on your smartphone and broadcast to all your friends, or to groups of fellow employees? This kind of push-to-talk communications is now possible

Published on: March 18th, 2011 John Cox

Must-have business apps for Android power users

Android smartphones are now the market leaders in terms of mobile sales, and more and more are finding their way into business, following the footsteps of the iPhone. Android fans have watched in

Published on: March 17th, 2011 JR Raphael

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

Data capable cell phones replacing the PC

By Yale Holder Very few of us can accurately predict the future, but with the rapid explosion of data capable cellphones known as smartphones I believe the time has come to put the

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Yale Holder

Google responds to Android attacks with mass remote kills

Google will build new safeguards into Android Market, its application store for the Android mobile OS, following an attack that infected thousands of phones and forced the company to wipe the malware remotely

Published on: March 8th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Apple iPad 2 unveiled: videoconferencing, video output among new features

At today's Apple event, Steve Jobs wasted no time jumping straight to the point: "We're here to talk about Apple's third post-PC blockbuster product."As expected, the new iPad 2 is slimmer and lighter.

Published on: March 3rd, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson and Jackie Dove