Five extreme upgrades you could do in pursuit of PC glory

Just because you can do something, that doesn't mean you should. That old truism goes double for computers. But some PC geeks are so fanatical about performance, so doggedly determined to push their

Published on: August 27th, 2008 Paul Lilly, Mathew Miranda, and Christopher Null

How to use virtualization to achieve ultimate mobility

For the IT worker, the phrase "desktop mobility" has many meanings. It can mean having a laptop computer. It can mean keeping all your data in the cloud so that you can access

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Randall Kennedy

Mobility showdown: laptop vs. handheld device

As handheld devices become more like full-fledged computers in their own right, the question of whether business travelers might be better served by leaving their laptops at home is again being asked by

Published on: August 8th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Canadian privacy and security experts assail US laptop seizure policy

Crossing the U.S. border with your laptop, cell phone, iPod or video camera? Better think twice.U.S. customs agents were recently given new powers to seize notebook computers and other electronic devices of Americans

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Essential laptop gear for efficiency, comfort and peace of mind

If you've configured a laptop online, you've faced dozens of buying decisions. Which operating system? How much memory? What size hard drive, and at what rotational speed? What kind of video card and

Published on: July 31st, 2008 James A. Martin

Five ways to breathe new life into your old laptop

Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: Upgrading a laptop may not be

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Christopher Null

Three tough notebooks that can withstand daily abuse

Anybody who has spent any amount of time working on the road has probably witnessed their share of notebook disasters: dropped from a hotel desk, shaken beyond repair in the trunk of a

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Brian Nadel

What to expect when traveling with a MacBook Air

If you're single and looking for love, here's a tip: Buy an Apple MacBook Air and start hanging out at Internet cafés. Apple's 3-pound, ultra-thin portable is bound to draw people to your

Published on: June 25th, 2008 James A. Martin

A simple – and cheap – way to breathe new life into your old laptop

My ThinkPad R50 just hit its fifth birthday, and the years haven't been kind to it. When it was new, the notebook was reliable and fast, and it traveled with me to many

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Mobility options for SMBs

When it comes to mobility, SMBs now have more options than ever - notebooks, mini-notebooks, tablet PCs, handheld devices, smartphones, even thin mobile clients. Then there are consumer and commercial models, and different

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Traveling light is easy with Panasonic CF-Y7 Toughbook

The name Toughbook might call to mind images of a thick, heavy and rubber clad laptop. Ultra-light, on the other hand, suggests something as tiny as a pocketbook or as thin as an

Published on: June 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Eight handy gadgets and services for road warriors

When you're on the road, you can feel more like a juggler than a traveler: You've got your notebook, your smart phone, your camera, your GPS device, your MP3 player -- and all

Published on: June 5th, 2008 David DeJean

Five easy ways to burglar-proof your laptop

Theft of laptops and other mobile devices is spiraling, and the consequences – financial and other – are getting increasingly dire.These two disconcerting realities are attested to by survey findings from a range

Published on: June 4th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Google wants government’s unused wireless spectrum

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Published on: May 26th, 2008 IDG News Service