Your iPhone is tracking you – researchers

A pair of researchers have found that Apple iPhones and iPads track users' locations and store the data in an unencrypted file on the devices and on owners' computers.The data, which appears to

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Carmakers differentiating through technology

by Gadjo Sevilla Let's face it, in-vehicle technology is one of the few areas that car manufacturers coming out of an economic recession can differentiate their models and get users excited about buying

Published on: April 18th, 2011 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

Next stop for tech ubiquity – your car

I was born in the last generation that will ever remember living in a world where computing was not ubiquitous. A computer didn’t enter my household until I was 11 years old, and

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Geo-location apps that go beyond the ‘check in’

The popularity of geo-location apps has been increasing steadily, with the ability to “check in” becoming ubiquitous. But the trend toward checking in and letting everyone know where you are may soon fade,

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Three fast and fun Microsoft Kinect hacks

We follow the latest emerging trends in tech here at PCWorld, so we've been hooked on the Microsoft Kinect hacking scene. We decided to try some projects for ourselves and show you how

Published on: January 31st, 2011 David Daw

Driving to work gets easier with personalized traffic reports

Toronto-area resident Matt Mann leaves on his daily commute to drop off the kids at daycare and then to work about 15 minutes after his wife departs along roughly the same route. He'd

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

How retailers are taking advantage of location-based services

Businesses are integrating location-based services such as Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt and Socialight into enterprise applications.For example, ice cream retailer Tasti D-Lite incorporated Foursquare into its loyalty program, providing extra reward points for customers

Published on: November 1st, 2010 John Brandon

Smartphones are dogs’ best friend in Taiwan

JINSHAN, TAIWAN - It takes about an hour to lure the stray dog into a steel cage with food. During that time, Sean McCormack, a co-founder of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Dan Nystedt

15 amazing apps for planes, trains and automobiles

You're going on a big road trip, and you've loaded your smartphone with a GPS app, Google Maps, a weather app, and perhaps a currency converter tool. Now what? Smartphones have opened a

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Christopher Null

How to find lost hardware with RFID

Vendors are increasingly trying to sell users on the idea that they need to stick RFID tags on IT equipment to keep track of it. Users are interested in this technology because they

Published on: October 7th, 2010 Patrick Thibodeau

Google, Apple tap crowdsourcing to map out WiFi locations

Four months ago, amidst a backlash from government regulators and privacy advocates, Google stopped collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars. But that doesn't mean Google has stopped collecting wireless data altogether,

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan

GIS rollout an electrifying experience at Guelph Hydro

How does a major utility company maintain high safety levels, while disseminating crucial information to stakeholders automatically, accurately, and in real time?To some these may seem mutually exclusive goals, but not to Guelph

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Feature-rich Nokia N97 Mini packs a mighty punch

The Nokia N97 Mini includes most of the features of the Nokia N97 in a smaller form factor.However, according to a Nokia Canada exec, the Mini shouldn't be just viewed as a pared-down

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Mingle, play, travel smarter … with location-based services

Though you might not like the idea of major companies keeping tabs on you in real time, applications that utilize location technology are steadily becoming more popular among smartphone users. Location-based services use

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Leah Yamshon