Top features you need on your next laptop

If you're looking to replace a laptop or desktop that's several years old, you're in for a treat. The intervening years have seen great advances in laptop features. Here's what you should look

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

Portable printers satisfy growing mobile workforce

People do a lot of strange things in their cars, especially when working on the road-and now you can add printing documents to the list. Although it might not be such as strange

Published on: April 21st, 2011 Harmeet Singh

MP250 Soundbar pumps up the volume on your laptop

"Hey I wanna have that," were the first words that came out of Tyson, our videographer, when he first saw the Edifier MP250 Soundbar multimedia speaker. His next words were: "What is that

Published on: December 24th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Five reasons the iPad doesn’t cut it for business

Only a few weeks left until the Apple iPad --the Wi-Fi version at least--will actually ship and be available in stores. Reports suggest that Apple sold more than 120,000 iPads when pre-orders began

Published on: March 23rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

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

Canadian organizations see huge spike in data breaches

There's been a huge spike in the number of data breaches and their cost to companies across Canada.Breaches cost an average of $834,149 per organization, according to recent country-wide poll.The joint survey, released

Published on: October 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Five steps to making your work space completely portable

In the past few months, the dream of the digital nomad lifestyle has really taken flight. You know when major newspapers pick up on a trend, it's reaching the mainstream -- something that

Published on: September 28th, 2009 Matt Lake

Five rules of the road for mobile workers

Seven years ago, this blog you're reading now was an online column offering advice on such things as traveling with a PDA in lieu of a laptop.On that particular topic, I wrote that

Published on: September 24th, 2009 James A. Martin

Terminal velocity – Airline slashes passenger wait times with PDAs

Frustration stemming from standing in lines is one of the main reasons airlines get a bad rap, according to Chandrashekhar Nene.People hate queues, observes Nene, who is vice-president of IT at Kingfisher Airlines

Published on: September 4th, 2009 Gunjan Trivedi

Stage set for ‘suspicionless’ searches of laptops, PDAs at U.S. borders

The Department of Homeland Security's Privacy Office has approved the controversial searches, copying and retention of laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices without cause at U.S. borders. Travelers could soon start seeing notices

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Microsoft Streets and Trips 2009 — a solid GPS tool for mobile workers

For information workers who are frequently on the road, using Microsoft Streets & Trips 2009 as a GPS tool of choice has definite advantages. For one, a laptop – typically, the cornerstone of

Published on: August 12th, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Information workers would “love to bring” Yahoo Messenger 9.0 beta into the office

The latest beta of Yahoo's instant messaging application – Yahoo Messenger 9.0 – is squarely targeted at consumers, but at least one Canadian analyst believes many of its capabilities would interest small businesses

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Nestor Arellano