‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

New app will let BlackBerry smartphone users access LinkedIn

BlackBerry smartphone users will soon be able to download and employ a LinkedIn mobile application that will allow them to access the business-oriented social networking service while on the go, via an innovative

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

First iPhone worm only affects jailbroken devices

The first worm written for Apple Inc.'s iPhone has been unleashed and is infecting phones in Australia.However, the worm, known as Ikee, is only a threat to users who have jaibroken their phones

Published on: November 10th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Digital marketing an untapped gold mine for Canadian firms

The fact that Canadians spend as much as 20 to 30 per cent of their media consumption time on digital channels presents great marketing opportunities.Unfortunately, it's not a phenomenon marketers here are really

Published on: November 6th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

iPhone satisfaction rating hits the roof … almost

Apple iPhone users are almost twice as likely to say they are "very satisfied" with their smartphone than second-place RIM and its BlackBerry, a recent survey shows. According to ChangeWave Research, which polled

Published on: October 29th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

How to use your BlackBerry to send video, audio and image messages

You've probably used your BlackBerry smartphone to send countless text, or short message service (SMS), messages. Perhaps you even employ your device's multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality to distribute image- and video-messages to

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

Windows Mobile use will triple in five years

Windows Mobile is not dead, and in fact, its use on smartphones will nearly triple by 2013, according to analyst firm iSuppli Corp. Windows Mobile now runs on 27.7 million smartphones and is

Published on: October 6th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Top 10 free Android apps that let you work smart, play hard

Google's Android operating system, native to T-Mobile's G1 and myTouch smartphones and due out soon in a number of new phones and even netbooks, is an impressively open and versatile platform. As with

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Logan Kugler

Collision warning systems help distracted drivers, prevent accidents

Technology and new laws may have a role in curbing dangerous vehicle accidents caused by distracted driving while texting or using a cell phone or a music player. But federal officials today also

Published on: October 2nd, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Smartphone apps gold rush could be a mirage

"All that glitters isn't gold."The old saw could well be applied to the smartphone apps market.For developing trendy mobile apps isn't exactly the highroad to fame and fortune, two Canadian mobile software experts

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

The scoop on Mac BlackBerry desktop software

At this point, not much is unknown about Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac--except, of course, when the BlackBerry-maker will put its official seal of approval on the program and

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Al Sacco

Tech start-ups showcase innovative products for work and play

At Demo Fall 09 in San Diego, more than 60 startups and a few veteran outfits strutted their stuff before a skeptical audience of venture capitalists, tech aficionados, and journalists. A lot of

Published on: September 25th, 2009 Bill Snyder

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

Business travelers ready to change reservations to get WiFi in the plane

Three quarters of frequent business travelers polled in a recent survey said they would choose an airline based on whether a flight offers Wi-Fi, with half of the respondents saying they would even

Published on: September 2nd, 2009 Matt Hamblen