Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon a pricey but solid ultrabook option

What do you value more in an ultrabook: mobility, power or price tag?If your answer tilts further towards the first two aspects rather thanthe latter, then Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbonmight be for

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Hands on review: Acer Iconia A700 tablet

Acer's second-generation tablet is out, and the Iconia Tab A700 shows this hardware vendore is getting more sophisticated in its mobility game.The form factor isn't the slickest around, packing a bit more heft

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Adobe After Effects CS6 delivers much-needed performance improvements

The release of After Effects CS6 is proof that Adobe actually listens to customer requests and stays current with the needs of today's filmmakers, editors, and motion graphics artists. Beyond this release's impressive

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Jeff Foster

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


If you want potential customers to get a 360-degree, panoramic view of your brick-and-mortar business when they click on any of your listings in Google, its new Business Photos campaign makes its listings

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Angela West

MagicJack Plus now links directly to router

The YMax MagicJack Plus fixes the biggest issues we found in the original MagicJack. That telephony gadget offered solid, reliable phone service for a price that was hard to beat, but required you

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Rick Broida

Galaxy Nexus a more sophisticated Android

The scoop: Galaxy Nexus smartphone, by Samsung (service through Rogers, Bell, Telus, SaskTel, Fido and Virgin Mobile).What is it? The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest Android smartphone from Samsung,utilizing the new Ice

Published on: January 20th, 2012 Keith Shaw

Brother MFC-J430w delivers fast printing under $100

For a printer that retails for only $100 (as of January 3, 2012) and is heavily discounted online, the Brother MFC-J430w color inkjet multifunction (copy/fax/print/scan) gets things done in a hurry: Text pages

Published on: January 5th, 2012 Jon L. Jacobi

Microsoft’s 2011 year in review

Microsoft Corp. spent 2011 developing its mobile strengths with Windows Phone 7 releases and a hint at the tablet-friendly Windows 8 with a developer's preview release.It also enjoyed continued success with its Xbox

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Kerry Davis

Motorola Razr revival a slim, speedy phone too short on battery life

It's baaaack: Motorola has resurrected the Razr brand with the Droid Razr (priced at $149.99 wtih a three-year activation contract exclusively at Rogers Wireless).With its 4.3-inch display, LTE connectivity, and dual-coreprocessor, the Droid

Published on: November 9th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Dell Inspiron 14z: good performance, awkward design

I wanted to like the Dell Inspiron 14z when I first opened thelaptop's lid. Alas, love at first sight faded to “let's just befriends” in short order. The Inspiron 14z--Dell sent us a

Published on: October 12th, 2011 Loyd Case

Why you’ll love the BlackBerry Bold 9930

Earlier this month, Research In Motion (RIM) began shipping a newgeneration of BlackBerry smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 7mobile OS. The most anticipated of these new BlackBerry smartphones,the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, is

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Al Sacco

Acer Liquid Metal is classy low-cost Android option

The iPhone may have the cache on cool factor and the BlackBerry still holds sway on the business set, but Android smart phones sales are quickly overrunning both handsets. As app developers flock

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Brother HL-4570CDW Laser Printer suits mainstream SMB use

In most respects the Brother HL-4570CDW color laser printer is a good value. Its $500 price tag (as of December 16, 2010) is budget-friendly for small and medium-size workgroups, as are its reasonable

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Jon L. Jacobi and Melissa Riofrio