IDC forecasts 1.5M plus tablets in Canada by end of year

They may still be considered as “cool to have” gadgets by some, but Apple's iPad, Research In Motion's (RIM) Playbook and other tablet devices are set to replace laptops as lug-around technology for

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

What SMB CIOs can learn from Google’s Ben Fried

When Ben Fried left his post as IT managing director at Morgan Stanley and took over as Google's CIO in May 2008, he knew what he was getting into: supporting a user base

Published on: January 17th, 2011 Juan Carlos Perez

Hot gadgets for your mobile computing pack

The traditional notebook and netbook PCs have been joined by tablets like the iPad, and increasingly powerful smartphones to make computing while tethered to a desk almost a foreign concept. But, there is

Published on: December 24th, 2010 Tony Bradley

A peek at Google’s Chrome laptop

Google gave the world a first look at its new Chrome OS laptop Tuesday and according to CEO Eric Schmidt it's very much like the Network Computer devices that he was pitching while

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Best and worst tech brands for customer service

Device manufacturers spend billions each year on designing, marketing, and advertising their products. That's what they need to do to get you to the counter to buy. But how many of them are

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Jeff Bertolucci

Will Canadians see HP Slate 500?

Hewlett-Packard on Friday said its highly anticipated Slate 500 tablet-- the company's first such device--is now available for purchase.Targeted at businesses, the tablet will come with an 8.9-inch screen and run Microsoft's Windows

Published on: October 25th, 2010 Agam Shah

Top 5 back to Mac announcements

Apple came roaring back to the Mac on Wednesday by announcing Lion (the next iteration of Mac OS X), two new MacBook Air laptops, FaceTime for Mac, new iLife software and a Mac

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Ian Paul

Building firm supports growth with HP micro server, thin client combo

Toronto's recent four-year construction boom has done well for a lot of local businesses. However, the frenetic activity which at its height saw no less than 15,657 condos sold in a year in

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

A dozen simple steps to secure your PC

The late-summer sales are great news if you're a PC vendor: it's one of the busiest trading periods outside of Christmas. Back-to-school purchasing is big business, and technology is one of its greatest

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Rosemary Hattersley

Five things iPad 2 needs to keep rivals at bay

If Apple had any doubt when it launched the iPad, it seems clear by this point that competition in the tablet arena will be fierce. Apple will not enjoy the same two year

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

How to boost your WiFi network

It used to be that you could just set up a wireless network in one corner of your office where collaborative meetings might take place every now and then. But now there's a

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Nightmare scenario: the smoking laptop and Dell’s slow response

Sure, I've read reports about overheating laptops --even ones that get so hot they set on fire--but I always thought that it was the kind of thing that happened only to other people.

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Liane Cassavoy

HP Envy 17, a sleek alternative to the desktop

HP's design philosophy when it comes to the Envy series of laptops is to borrow liberally from Apple's MacBookline, then add some of its own flavor. The Envy 17 is no exception. At

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Loyd Case

Will iPads soon edge out netbooks?

The term "disruptive," a common buzzword in tech journalism, is typically used to describe something that jars people out of existing ways of doing things, and provides them with both new ways to

Published on: September 9th, 2010 Serdar Yegulalp