G-mail’s much touted message sifting doesn’t seem to work

One of the most fascinating aspects of Google's recent announcement of offline capability for Gmail was this: The company says when it stores your messages foroffline viewing,it tries to choose the most interesting

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Edward Albro

Google’s long-awaited online storage offering coming soon

Google's long-awaited online storage tool, dubbed the Google Drive, may soon be a reality. A detailed description of the GDrive was found in a file used by Google Pack, a suite of Google

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Ian Paul

Five weaknesses of Web-based applications

For most of us, especially given these tough economic times, for the Web to have become the platform of choice for enterprise application development seems like a no-brainer. But to paraphrase The Return

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Neil McAllister

New Google tools show you if your ISP’s giving you value for money

Want to know if you're actually getting what you're paying your Internet service provider for?If you are, join the club. The problem is that it it has been far from easy to get

Published on: January 30th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Beta Gmail lets users check e-mail offline

If you live in Gmail, but don't always have a broadband connection available, today should be a happy day for you. Google is rolling out a new system for letting Gmail users access

Published on: January 29th, 2009 Edward Albro

Three timely career tips from ex-Google employees

For some former Google employees, the company's reputation as a high-tech Shangri La didn't live up to the reality of what it was like for them to work there. Those alumni's experiences joining

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Will Google and Microsoft Own the Web?

The deal gives Google top placement in Firefox's search engine bar. But now that Google is also shipping Chrome, its own branded browser, some critics are asking whether the search engine giant's deep

Published on: January 18th, 2009 Neil McAllister

New search engine offers visual preview, takes on top guns

A new search engine – recently released in beta format – will provide stiff competition to top dogs such as Google and Yahoo, its creators suggest. MelZoo.com transforms the look of the typical

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Five G-mail add-ons that boost your productivity

Last month, I reviewed my five favorite Gmail add-ons, which included helpful widgets that you could easily embed in the screen real-estate surrounding your inbox. You can access all of them from Gmail

Published on: January 13th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Sarah Palin and Britney Spears share most-searched honours for 2008

The year is coming to a close, but the endless year-in-review articles are just beginning. Yahoo and Google have released their most popular queries for 2008 giving us some perspective on what the

Published on: December 12th, 2008 Ian Paul

The “Scunthorpe Problem” – unfortunate names subject to Web censorship

The Internet is full of filth. From "barely legal babes" to barely avoidable male-enhancement spam, something risqué seems to be lurking around every corner online. Yet in an age where amateur action may

Published on: December 11th, 2008 JR Raphael

Toronto student creates new video identification system

A student at the University of Toronto has created a digital video identification system that may shine some light on the techniques used by YouTube and other Internet companies to protect copyright and

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to make sure search-engine users find your Web site

Whether your Web site is brand new or 10 years old, managing how it appears to search engines is crucial to its success. The typical Web site gets 61 per cent of its

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Christopher Null

Microsoft loses market share to rivals for OS, browser

Microsoft Corp.'s Windows OS last month took its biggest market share dive in the past two years, erasing gains made in two of the past three months and sending the operating system's share

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Gregg Keizer