Cure desktop clutter with a unified chat client

You're organizing a weekend road trip and chatting with your friend using MSN Messenger when you decide to check with your other friends about their availability.But you know that some of them don't

Published on: April 7th, 2010 Brian Jackson

PCs, office gadgets can drain productivity, experts say

That mini-tower by your desk, that tablet by your bedside, the netbook you use on the commuter train, the 3G smartphone that's always within reach -- they're powerful, essential tools of the office,

Published on: March 31st, 2010 Lamont Wood

Bccthis Outlook plug-in and BlackBerry app makes e-mail better

Social media apps may be the cat's meow, but e-mail is still the reliable Internet communications medium that has stood the test of time.In fact, it was invented at the Massachusetts Institute of

Published on: March 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Conservatives oppose making exceptions to anti-spam bill

Canadian business groups calling for exemptions to an anti-spam bill are risking a continued deluge of spam and loss of productivity, says a Conservative MP. Bill C-27 or the Electronic Commerce Protection Act

Published on: October 13th, 2009 Brian Jackson

How Canadian businesses can use email to build their client bases

The Internet has opened a new world of marketing possibilities for large and small business owners alike. Small businesses, in particular, can rise to the top of their game and demonstrate real business

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Gina Lijoi

Don’t let e-mail wreck your vacation

Will your BlackBerry be as essential as your swimsuit? Do you fear your "staycation" will turn into writing e-mails each day? It's hard to cut the e-mail dependency when we take a vacation.

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Luis Suarez

Email On the Road Even When Blocked By the Locals

But my vacation didn't start until I "de-planed;" I finished some work in the air to email after landing. The only problem was that that my family's xenophobic ISP blocks access to other

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Zack Stern

Banning Gen Y’s favourite tools could backfire

College graduates who have spent the last several years with consumer-based email such as Gmail, instant messaging, Facebook and smart phones to keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues might be in

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Ashley Laurel Wilson

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

Sybase iAnywhere Mobile Office makes road warriors more effective

Mobile professionals don't want to fiddle with fancy-looking application interfaces and brag about how many unique productivity tools they've got loaded on their handheld device – they want to get work done. Now.And

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Eight e-mail scams that have suckered millions

Congratulations, you won the lottery in a country whose name you can't even pronounce! A wealthy oil executive in a far-off land wants to give you millions of dollars, right now! Sexy girls

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Nick Mediati and Anne B. McDonald

Flower shop employee fired for death threat delivered through her e-mail account

An employee of 1-800-Flowers.com has been fired after an e-mailed death threat was linked to her account.The crudely worded e-mail was sent Sunday to Paul "PZ" Myers, an associate professor of biology at

Published on: July 17th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Expert tips to guard against e-mail overload

E-mails may clog your Inbox, but it doesn't follow that they must also saturate your workday.You can fight e-mail overload with a few commonsense practices, experts say.Given the pervasiveness of e-mail, these are

Published on: April 1st, 2008 Brian Jackson

The best free software and services on the Web

It's the F-word that always gets people's attention. And whether it's to enhance your office systems or just keep you busy during down time, the Web, it would seem, has the answer to

Published on: March 12th, 2008 Diya Koshy, John Maringmei and Kailas Shastry