Cool tips n’ tricks to liven up your laptop

How do you change the look of a laptop? I mean really change its look--just shifting around the wallpaper, screensaver, or Windows color theme doesn't count. This is a bigger task than you

Published on: April 16th, 2010 David Murphy

What to do when your tech gadgets go missing

You don't know what you've got until it's gone, they say--and they might very well have been talking about my cell phone. A couple of months ago, while walking through the departures terminal

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Robert Strohmeyer

Toshiba’s Satellite T110 — the ideal travel mate

Light, fast, and long lasting are adjectives that would appropriately describe Toshiba's Satellite T 110, the company's thinnest Satellite notebook so far.It's not perfect, but tipping the scales at less than four pounds

Published on: February 10th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Everything you need to know about buying the perfect laptop

Perhaps no common computer product has as many variations, with as wide a performance range, as the modern laptop PC. From tiny netbooks to big and powerful desktop-replacement systems, the differences in pricing,

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Jason Cross

Apple iPad — 5 setbacks and two show stoppers

Many Apple followers are proclaiming the iPad to be the gadget of the future. I agree, except for one thing...The iPad's design is elegant, the size seems about right for a device designed

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Rob Griffiths

Top 10 free downloads to get the most from your laptop

Have a laptop or netbook and want to get more out of it? You're not alone. We've experienced the frustration of trying to keep data or bookmarks on a portable synchronized with those

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Preston Gralla

Microsoft’s subtle strategy to make you buy a pricey laptop

A survey published this week by consumer shopping site Retrevo puts Windows 7 Starter on trial for disappointing netbook users who were expecting more features and fewer restrictions.With Windows 7 now available to

Published on: November 16th, 2009

Frank and simple IT advice for small businesses: back up, blog and borrow

Not long ago, someone asked what I would do if I were a government czar on small business, like the czar on the auto industry. I'm taking this further and proclaiming myself Small

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 James E. Gaskin

Six cheap and easy ways to fix a broken laptop

We live and work in a cold, cruel world where our laptops take a lot of abuse. Regardless of how gentle we try to be, it's inevitable that sooner or later our notebooks

Published on: September 14th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Seven super-tough devices that can weather the worst disasters

You know that you should guard your expensive electronic equipment. You don't use your cell phone in the shower, you dive to catch a falling hard drive before it hits the ground, and

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Sarah Jacobsson

Essential Gear for the Business Traveller

As I mentioned previously, I recently tried limiting myself to just one carry-on bag when flying. I couldn't do it--and frankly, I don't recommend the practice. However, the exercise prompted me to re-evaluate

Published on: September 1st, 2009 James A. Martin

Dell’s brawny new notebook

Bullet-proof is the word that comes to mind when you first glimpse Dell's rugged business notebook – the Latitude E6400 XFR.Forget about slim and sexy MacBooks or pretty bite-sized netbooks. If you're into

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Laptop Buying Guide

From petite netbooks to massive desktop replacements, laptops are made for different needs. Follow the tips in this buying guide, and you can meet the notebook of your dreams.Of course, to find your

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Darren Gladstone

Business notebook goes ballistic with Dell’s E6400 XFR

Bullet proof is the word that comes to mind when you first catch a glimpse of Dell's ruggedized business notebook the Latitude E6400 XFR.Forget about slim and sexy Mac Books or pretty bite-sized

Published on: August 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano