Eight reasons why you should switch from a PC to a Mac

Contrary to Microsoft marketing honcho David Webster's snarky recent assertion, Macs aren't "washed with unicorn tears" -- at least as far as I know. However, lots of extremely rational reasons exist to choose

Published on: April 28th, 2009 Harry McCracken

MacBook Pro 17

It took Apple Inc. a while to finally get around to updating the 17-in. MacBook Pro, but the wait was more than worth it. Apple started rolling out its carved-from-solid-aluminum laptops a year

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Ken Mingis

Dell Studio XPS 16 offers luxury laptop on a budget

The Dell Studio XPS line emphasizes style without sacrificing functionality. These multimedia laptops have a bit of leather trim here, a backlit keyboard there--and a whole lot of plugs, ports, and features packed

Published on: January 13th, 2009 Darren Gladstone

Buy your business a netbook and boost productivity

As the economic downturn as pushes PC sales through the floor, one category stands tall: netbooks. This emergent class of mini computer boasts two obvious appeals in the form of portability and affordability.

Published on: December 19th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

10 wackiest data disasters of 2008

Almost everyone has had their own data disaster – whether it's running that USB key through the laundry or that heart-stopping drop of your laptop onto the sidewalk – but not many people

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Top five portable notebooks and netbooks under $1000

Say good-bye to costly computers. These five netbooks and laptops are quick, easy, and available on the cheap. HP Mini 1000 Netbook The HP Mini 1000 is HP's second-generation foray into the netbook

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Five mistakes to avoid for better mobile phone security

Mobile devices get smarter every day, and more of us than ever depend on them. But there is a drawback to our increasing dependence on smart mobile devices--they have the potential to be

Published on: November 21st, 2008 Matt Bancroft

A smart(phone) way of doing business

Over the next few years, many mobile workers currently toting laptops will trade the weighty device for a corporate-issue smartphone that slips into their trouser pocket.As new smartphones boast faster processor times, better

Published on: November 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

A day with the new Apple MacBook

So after almost three years with a first generation 2GHz MacBook Pro with 2GB of RAM, I decided to "downgrade" to a new MacBook with 4GB RAM, some notes from the first day...Rationale

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Seth Weintraub

How to know when it’s time to repair or replace your laptop

Remember the opening scene of Night of the Living Dead? A young woman and her brother are visiting their grandfather's plot in a graveyard. A creepy pale-faced dude approaches them, and the screaming

Published on: October 16th, 2008 James A. Martin

Laptop bags from the scrap heap

After hurting the environment by drinking coffee from plastic cups for many years, buying an eco-friendly laptop bag seems like a path to redemption. While searching, I came across bags made from coconuts,

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Agam Shah

The three privacy assumptions you’re wrong about when it comes to data

Business travelers will soon need to carry the name of their corporate lawyer in addition to their passport when returning home to the United States, and they may need to bring with them

Published on: October 14th, 2008 David Strom

Eight electronic gadgets that will boost your productivity

Pop quiz: Which would you rather have on a business trip, clean socks or your laptop? These days, clean socks are nice, but the laptop is indispensable, just as a desktop is at

Published on: October 6th, 2008 Melissa J. Perenson

Stretching security – the mobile device challenge faced by the enterprise

Trying to secure laptops, cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices today is "terrifying," says Christopher Paidhrin, IT security and HIPAA compliance officer at Southwest Washington Medical Center. "End-point security is scarily immature."

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Tom Kaneshige