Absurdly small, cheap and feature-dense gadgets

Netbooks are tiny. That's the whole point. But can they be too small? The answer is: Yes. Too small   A Chinese company called uSmart Electronic Products Ltd. showed off at the Hong

Published on: November 18th, 2009 David Eisenstadt

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

BlackBerry vs. iPhone – 30-day test tells which is best for business

If the iPhone were meant for work, it wouldn't be so much fun to use - would it? Yes, it was Mac versus PC all over again: The iPhone was quickly pigeonholed as

Published on: May 27th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Palm Treo Pro packs a punch for a pretty penny

Having enjoyed success with its sporty Centro models, Palm Inc. is taking some of the lessons it learned there back to its Treo business line: The Palm Treo Pro integrates certain Centro design

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Yardena Arar

Five signs you’re an e-mail addict

Quick: When's the last time you checked your e-mail? If you're like most Americans, the answer is likely within the last 15 minutes -- even if you're not at work. And if you

Published on: September 12th, 2008 JR Raphael

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

Cell phone owners make same mistakes as disabled desktop users

Most mobile phone users have experienced the difficulty of using a device made small enough to fit in a pocket: their thumbs are just too fat to accurately type that text message, or

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Eight mobile services that keep you effective everywhere

Meeting with clients. Visiting suppliers. Presenting at trade shows. You have a lot of work to do outside the office. Fortunately, staying productive when you're mobile is getting easier, thanks to Web-based services.

Published on: February 28th, 2008 James A. Martin

Samsung BlackJack II – A good PDA phone just got better

Samsung took almost everything about the first BlackJack and turned it up a notch, making a good PDA phone a little better. Though the BlackJack II doesn't look drastically different from the original

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Grace Aquino

Device convergence has arrived, and the smart phone is the clear winner

At press time a deal had yet to transpire, but even if the company that pioneered the handheld gets shuffled off to a new owner, a shadow hangs over its future, and that

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Shane Schick

Palm Treo is a smart phone, but what about the Wi-Fi?

The Palm Treo 700p Smartphone is perfect. Almost.With a generous screen (4.4x2.3 inches) and a brilliant display (320x320 resolution), this device has pretty much everything you could ask for. It features, for example,

Published on: April 8th, 2007 Kathleen Sibley

Integrating handhelds

What's a workable strategy for integrating new handhelds and phones into our employees' daily business use?Smartphones, PDAs and other mobile devices are finding their way into small and mid-sized organizations with increasing momentum,

Published on: March 6th, 2007 Philippe Winthrop

Securing the network border by checking clients prior to admission

He reassured American businesses catering to Canadian tourists that new ID and documentation requirements would not be “too restrictive.”In short, the U.S. government is trying to make sure people who try to enter

Published on: June 13th, 2006 Greg Meckbach

BlackBerry users take stock as NTP threat is lifted

The Waterloo, Ont.-based provider of the push-e-mail service and announced its agreement with patent holder NTP to make a one-time payment of $US612.5 million in exchange for a licence agreement earlier this month.

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Shane Schick