Simple ways to painlessly handle common PC problems

When the phone rings in my house, there's a 50/50 chance it's a call for help -- tech help. Maybe it's my sister trying to figure out why her wireless mouse no longer

Published on: April 12th, 2010 Rick Broida

Simple ways to supercharge your PC and other digital gear

Has your PC lost its pep? How about your network connection, your printer, or even your phone? Here's our guide to giving your gear new life. Follow our tips, and you can fire

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Distracted driving the problem, not just technology

Ontario's new law prohibiting driving while phoning has come into effect. Meanwhile, a poll shows 90 per cent support for the ban on hand-held communication and entertainment devices while driving. I'm not against

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Mark Goldberg

Eyes on the road

The province of Ontario's new handsfree law kicked in today. This means no more grasping your cell phone or any other electronic gadget while you drive. Global positioning systems are allowed, so long

Published on: October 26th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

Goodbye and good riddance – 5 reasons we won’t miss Vista

Farewell, Vista. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

iLane promises a productive drive, delivers frustration

The iLane is one of those new gadgets that make you feel as though you've entered the future – promising to read your e-mail to you out loud while you drive, and a

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

Smartphone application helps drivers avoid speeding tickets

A smartphone application coming this fall could help drivers use GPS to detect speed traps, cameras at red lights and more than 200,000 related alerts based on a database of locations compiled with

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Use this free tool to check if your PC is ready for Windows 7

Microsoft has released the beta version of its Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a free utility that tells you if your PC is ready to run Windows 7. It scans your computer, checking internal

Published on: May 12th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

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

Saskatchewan cancels RFID licences while Ontario looks for off-switch

While Ontario's Privacy Commissioner is seeking to include an off-switch on the enhanced driver's licence (EDL) being rolled out in June, Saskatchewan has opted to scrap their project completely.The EDL is being deployed

Published on: March 26th, 2009 Brian Jackson