All Hands on Tech: Canon Scan-tini

We're supposed to be working in the mobile era. That's fine for reading e-mails or working on spreadsheets. But what about when you need to scan something? Basically there's the Xerox machine that's straight

Published on: June 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

90 per cent of tablet owners taking device to bed

The quirky and sometimes questionable behaviour of Americans with tablet computers is being highlighted by an Ipsos MediaCT survey sponsored by Yahoo.The survey was conducted in the U.S., but it's likely many Canadian

Published on: May 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Toshiba Protege Z830 Ultrabook falls short of expectations

The best thing about Toshiba's first Ultrabook effort is the simple elegance of the notebook's design. A brushed aluminum exterior makes this lightweight laptop feel as classy as it is portable. The slim

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Complete guide to Intel’s new Ultrabooks

The Ultrabook, a new class of ultraportable laptops defined byIntel, has been making waves lately as the next major step in laptopdesign. These ultraslim and lightweight laptops promise to combine the conveniences of

Published on: September 20th, 2011 Melanie Pinola

How to work outside with your tech

Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are supposed to make us mobile: Freed of cumbersome desktop technology, we can work anywhere we want. Why, then, don't you see legions of people at parks, beaches, or

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Christopher Null

Cool tips n’ tricks to liven up your laptop

How do you change the look of a laptop? I mean really change its look--just shifting around the wallpaper, screensaver, or Windows color theme doesn't count. This is a bigger task than you

Published on: April 16th, 2010 David Murphy

Portable prototype plans offer glimpse of the future

From new materials to new shapes to new ways of keeping things powered up, portable gadgetry has a bright future. Individual designers, design firms and computer manufacturers continually come up with inventive ideas

Published on: October 3rd, 2009 Jackson West

9 nifty ways to get awesome laptop audio

Whether your laptop is a state-of-the-art screamer that cost you thousands of dollars or a budget model that cost just a few hundred, chances are its speakers make it sound about as good

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Brian Nadel

Top tips on buying a nifty Netbook … at the right price

The term netbook, coined by Intel, conveys little useful information about this category of machines. Sure, they all have wireless networking, but so does every other laptop. What the term originally helped to

Published on: May 21st, 2009 PC World staff

New netbooks blend “best features” of laptops, smartphones

Even by the rapid-fire standards of the technology industry, netbooks have evolved quickly. However, the most significant netbook changes of all will start becoming available in the next year. First popularized after Taiwanese

Published on: May 20th, 2009 David Haskin

Top five portable notebooks and netbooks under $1000

Say good-bye to costly computers. These five netbooks and laptops are quick, easy, and available on the cheap. HP Mini 1000 Netbook The HP Mini 1000 is HP's second-generation foray into the netbook

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 Darren Gladstone

Dell’s Mini 9 Inspiron – good for basic computing, and the price is right

At first glance, the Inspiron Mini 9, Dell's entry into the mini-notebook category, looks like what you might get if you left a notebook from Dell's full-size Studio line of laptops in the

Published on: December 2nd, 2008 PC World staff

How to use virtualization to achieve ultimate mobility

For the IT worker, the phrase "desktop mobility" has many meanings. It can mean having a laptop computer. It can mean keeping all your data in the cloud so that you can access

Published on: August 22nd, 2008 Randall Kennedy

HP’s portable data centre no gimmick

Hewlett-Packard became the latest vendor to announce a "mini-data center" housed in a shipping container, which can provide a way for companies to add compute capacity when power and cooling systems in their

Published on: July 17th, 2008 James Niccolai