First hands-on impressions of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is only just becoming available to the public, but we've had the opportunity to use it for a few days on a Samsung slate nearly identical to the

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Jason Cross and Nate Ralph

Microsoft aims for painless Windows 8 installation

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to Windows 8 from older Windows versions easier and faster through online delivery, no product key entry for at least one installation method and a process that involves

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Ian Paul

Canadian firms buying laptops and Macs instead of desktop PCs

Thanks to a roaring tablet market the PC has been having a rather tough time lately. But a recent report from analyst firm IDC Canada indicates that the market for business laptops is

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Thin client PCs help Children’s Aid Society of Algoma cut IT repair cost

With small organizations increasingly looking for ways to save time and money on IT repairs and tasks, some organizations are moving toward using cloud computing and thin client PCs in their offices. The

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Answers to the top 21 most frustrating PC questions

Modern PCs are certainly marvels of technology--and yet for all their advances, computers still do crazy, inexplicable things. With the average machine, there's enough mystery to keep Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple hopping

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Rick Broida

Top 10 tech stories of 2010

A global leak that's turning government officials' faces red as Rudolph's nose, the BlackBerry ban, Facebook's privacy faux pas and the tablet wars sparked by iPad. These are some of the top technology

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

How to protect yourself against Firesheep hijacking

A couple of weeks ago, a tricky new Firefox plug-in called Firesheep made hijacking someone's Web browsing session point-and-click simple. You should take extra precautions to ensure that nobody hacks into your online

Published on: November 11th, 2010

5 not so pleasant surprises about Macs at work

More and more employees wish their companies would give them Macs. After all, Macs are powerful, sleek-looking machines that also run iTunes and Guitar Hero. Yet Macs at work have their own quirks.

Published on: March 30th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Avatar’s success doesn’t mean big screen 3D is here to stay

James Cameron's hotly anticipated 3D movie, "Avatar," enjoyed a healthy opening weekend in North America, pulling in over $70 million. Besides stunning computer generated imagery and a predictable-but-appealing storyline, the movie will become

Published on: December 28th, 2009 Mike Elgan

Why Macs Can’t Beat PCs with Windows 7

I regularly use both Windows and Mac PCs, so any comments that I've never used a Mac are bunk. I've been using Windows 7 since before its public beta release at the first

Published on: September 8th, 2009 Mitchell Ashley

PC makers don’t seem crazy about Chrome

Most PC vendors Google listed on its blog as partners for its new Chrome operating system say they're evaluating the software but have not committed to creating devices around it.And that's a far

Published on: July 14th, 2009 Dan Nystedt

Why some businesses are switching from PCs to Macs

The Mac OS has long been known as an operating system for graphic artists, creative folks and those who prefer to treat their personal computers as, well, personal. Widespread business use is almost

Published on: December 29th, 2008 Ashley Laurel Wilson

Wanted: small business tech support, good and cheap

Technology is a great enabler but for most small businesses dealing with a single customer's concern generally takes priority over setting up a server or learning the in an outs of a new

Published on: October 18th, 2007 Nestor Arellano