Thailand floods to drive up PC costs, Gartner says

Enterprise users and consumers who have held off buying new PCs recently may come to regret their decision as a hard-drive shortage following floods in Thailand is expected to result in higher prices,

Published on: November 15th, 2011

State of the Canadian SMB 2011

To mark small business month in October 2011, ITBusiness.ca conducted a survey of Canada's small to medium-sized businesses to ask them about technology: their challenges, their pain points, and their successes. Here's what

Published on: November 14th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

How to choose between a tablet and a netbook

Tablets, netbooks, smartphones--these days, you can't buy a microwave without being upsold on the 4G, touchscreen, app-store model. But when you're picking out your preferred mobile tech for work (or even for play),

Published on: June 24th, 2011 Patrick Miller

Are netbooks dead?

By Nestor E. Arellano Are netbooks dead? Does any one even care? Cramped design, underpowered and lacking the tablet’s appeal it’s easy to understand why many pundits would be quick to write off

Published on: June 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

AMD’s Fusion chip launched on slew of netbooks

The timing of AMD's release of its AMD Fusion APU (accelerated processing unit) chip couldn't have been better for the netbook market.Faced with lagging sales on one front and the growing consumer interest

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: Windows 7 holiday tech toys

Apple products get a lot of play on Christmas wish lists, and for good reason. Who wouldn't want to wake up to find a new iPod stuffed into their stocking toe, or unwrap

Published on: December 21st, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

MacBook Air better at running Windows 7 than most netbooks

We already know the 2010 MacBook Air models significantly improve on the previous generation in overall performance, but how do they stack up against Windows 7 laptops of similar size? Judged solely on

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Alex Wawro

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

10 reasons why the PC’s going nowhere — and Steve Jobs is dead wrong

The PC as you know it is obsolete. So sayeth Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who took the stage at the Wall Street Journal's D8 conference in June to talk about what he sees

Published on: July 7th, 2010 Neil McAllister

How to install a touchscreen on your netbook

Is your netbookenvious of touch-driven devices? You can't turn your netbook into an iPad, but you can retrofit it with a touchscreen and avoid the tiny touchpad.WARNING: Only skilled or daring hardware hackers

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Zack Stern

Mixed response marks iPad launch in Canada

Much of the initial gusto that greeted the Canadian launch of the iPad Friday subsided as the day wore on.There were early reports of fans camping out at mall entrances across the country

Published on: May 31st, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android now in HP-Palm’s sights

I guess it's innemitable. With recent announcement of Hewlett-Packards purchase of Palm Inc. the idea of a "iPhone killer" will eventually surface. Of course, why would HP bother to snap up the ailing

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Interactive tech makes learning come alive at Toronto school

With their tiny screens, cramped keyboards and relatively limited features, netbooks are sometimes dismissed as low-value devices, good only for reading e-mails and some Web surfing.A new project, however, is establishing a new

Published on: April 1st, 2010 Nestor Arellano