Cisco pushes IPv6 for SMB switches

Cisco Systems is updating parts of its product line for small businesses, a world where IT needs have grown up over the past few years. In a broad product rollout set for Wednesday,

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Stephen Lawson

Mozilla comes up with dazzling concept smartphone

The hottest concept mobile phone right now doesn't come from Apple, Google, Motorola or HTC. It was developed by a designer in his spare time as part of a Mozilla Labs project.Seabird is

Published on: September 27th, 2010 Nancy Gorhing

Low-cost alternatives to landlines

Though it is as much a fixture in Canadian and American households as the television and the microwave oven, the home telephone has become superfluous. Blame (or thank) cell phones, which are now

Published on: September 22nd, 2010 Rick Broida

How to use your phone to launch powerful portable applications

Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones --including the new Motorola Droid X --are rapidly becoming

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Brent W. Hopkins

Open mobile platforms vulnerable to attacks

The opening up of the mobile industry is great news for application developers but not so good for IT security professionals who want to sleep at night, executives from the security industry said

Published on: September 15th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

Is iPhone Apple’s Trojan Horse?

Apple's new iPhone 3G arrived a few weeks ago. Did you miss the news ? Not likely. It was everywhere. There were rave reviews about the new hardware and features, all delivered at

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Michael Gartenberg

How small business users can experience huge mobile computing benefits from the iPhone

Apple's iPhone drew criticism when first released because of tepid enterprise business support. Small businesses felt the pain of iPhone envy more sharply than their enterprise counterparts because of the high up front

Published on: July 29th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Mobile phones that change shapes and clean themselves

Look around at people talking on their cell phones and, almost without exception, they are chatting on familiar-looking small rectangular boxes with glowing screens. However, this cookie-cutter approach to mobile phones will change

Published on: July 2nd, 2008 Brian Nadel

The very best Blackberry tricks – including two from ‘Mr. Blackberry’ himself

For such a tiny little device, that BlackBerry smartphone of yours has an amazing amount of functionality packed in behind the scenes. But, unfortunately, realizing the true potential of a Research In Motion

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Al Sacco

Six memory management tips to boost your Blackberry’s performance

Getting the most from you Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone means downloading and installing third-party applications, whether they're for business productivity, work/life balance, play, or a little of each. But go overboard

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Al Sacco

Secrets behind the iPhone’s sizzle

What a difference a year makes. This month, the hip iPhone celebrates its first anniversary, following its riotous launch last June 29. Its birth followed six months of prerelease hype that was ignited

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Matt Hamblen

Don’t do twice what needs to be done once – Dow Chemical’s formula for lowering IT costs

With the unstable U.S. economy, American companies are planning cost-cutting measures to compensate for other rising costs and decreasing sales that are impacting their earnings. Those reactionary companies could learn a lesson from

Published on: May 30th, 2008 Meridith Levinson

Seven tweaks to keep your BlackBerry smartphone fast and responsive

Just like any other computer, your BlackBerry has a set amount of internal memory to perform tasks and run applications. Some devices have more memory than others, and some can be outfitted with

Published on: April 23rd, 2008 Al Sacco

Will iPhone multimedia traffic overwhelm WiFi networks?

Be careful what you wish for. The iPhone has realized the old promise of the mobile Web. But it's not clear whether the wireless networks can handle the load.With news that Apple's little

Published on: April 22nd, 2008 Ephraim Schwartz