Cut-throat competition to push smartphone specs further next year

Competition in the smartphone sector will remain cutthroat in 2012, as vendors will improve performance using LTE, high-resolution screens and quad-core processors and GPUs. Put together, vendors will be able to build smartphones

Published on: December 13th, 2011

Tablets of 2012: faster, thinner, higher-resolution

What will tablets look like in the coming year? Tablets are out of their infancy and moving into adolescence--which means that we can expect big changes ahead as tablets' design and components improve.Tablet

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Kobo Vox a more open alternative to Kindle Fire

The Kobo Vox is a value-priced tablet with a twist. Like its E Ink sibling, the Kobo Touch e-reader, the Vox has a social focus, and places an emphasis on sharing reading experiences.

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Unleash the power of Tab: five secrets of this awesome key

Pity the unassuming workhorse of the keyboard: the Tab key. Even the Shift key gets more respect.But just because it’s unpretentious, you shouldn’t assume it does nothing more than adjust indents in a

Published on: November 22nd, 2011 Sharon Zardetto

How to recover your PC from a malware attack

Is your computer running slower than usual? Are you getting lots of pop-ups? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your PC might be infected with a virus, spyware, or

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Eric Geier

Who needs a Quad-Core mobile device for work?

by Joseph Fieber Nvidia's Tegra 2 dual-core processor powers many of the phones and tablets on the market, and it's similar to the one found in Apple's iPad 2. That could change soon,

Published on: November 10th, 2011 IDG News Service

Canadian firms won’t part with current technology

One was the darling of consumer electronics a couple of years ago, the other is a 141-year-old communications technology that is tenaciously hanging onto relevance despite the onslaught on more flexible and sexier

Published on: November 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Sorting out which equipment to keep and which ones to dump

by Clare Kumar Pretend you are visiting your office for the first time. Take a look around with fresh eyes. What do you see? Does every piece of furniture serve the purpose it

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Clare Kumar

Western Digital pushes laptop storage to 1 TB

Whether you have a Windows- or OS X-based laptop, one glaring flaw in either genre (and in laptops in general) is the capacity of the hard drive. A year ago, it became possible

Published on: October 17th, 2011

A gamer remembers Steve Jobs: My favourite Apple machine

by Jason Wilson   By 1987, I was a dedicated gamer. Several consoles littered the Wilson home, along with some old computers (a Tandy, an Apple II, and some nameless IBM compatible). I

Published on: October 5th, 2011 IDG News Service

Symantec DLP for tablets: Security or strong arm tactic?

It's a late night, and you've fired up Facebook on your ACME.com company-owned iPad to post some bad news. "A reduction in workforce is going to happen this week," you type into your

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

Apple finally unveils iPhone 4S

Apple's latest iPhone doesn't look all that different on the surface from the iPhone 4 it replace. But the iPhone 4S unveiled by Apple at a press event Tuesday promises an improved processor,

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Six iPhone 5 features we expect to see

 by Kye Husbands After months of speculation, and I mean major speculation, Apple sent out invitations today for its October 4 “Let’s talk iPhone” event, so Kudos to my partner, who hit the

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Kye Husbands

What will iPhone 5 specs be?

For months, rumors and speculation have been obsessed with the next iPhone's hardware including the screen size, a processor upgrade, more memory, the shape of the case and even the material used for

Published on: October 4th, 2011 John Cox