Panasonic smartphone talks to appliances

Panasonic will launch smartphones that sync with its household appliances, including its ovens and rice cookers, from this summer. The two new phones, which will be available under domestic operator NTT DoCoMo, are

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Jay Alabaster

Just how much cloud storage can you get for free?

The cloud isn't just getting personal. Luckily for consumers, it's also getting cheaper. Heck, a lot of it is now absolutely free.Cloud storage is becoming so ubiquitous and so cheap that Gartner Inc.researchers

Published on: April 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

In-car tech at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show

It used to be that auto shows were about showcasing the inner workings of a car. The engine that gives that satisfying hum, the steel-reinforced roll cage that made compact cars safe to

Published on: February 27th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ford 2013 models offer voice recognition and software keys

Ford Motor Co. got an early lead on its in-car IT system with its first implementation in the 2008 Ford Focus. Since then, Ford was been working with Microsoft to improve Sync, its

Published on: February 22nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft OneNote released for Android

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint may get all the attention, but OneNote has quickly become the gem of the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft is now extending the reach of OneNote with an app for

Published on: February 8th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Video Rewind: Use iTunes with non-iPod devices

As we reported today, the Canadian Private Copying Collective is seeking a new levy on microSD memory cards imported to Canada.The collective has a mandate to collect levies charged on media used to

Published on: December 22nd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

QNX: Software that’s literally under the hood

Many Canadians only heard of small, Ottawa-based QNX Software Systems for the first time when it was acquired by Research in Motion (RIM). It would be an important part of the struggling mobile

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Six tasty changes make Ice Cream Sandwich right for work

Android phones now make up over half of all smartphone sales.This year's update to Android 4.0, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), containsnumerous changes to make Android friendlier than ever, and that mayeven make

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Joseph Fieber

Video Rewind: Siri not the first smart voice-recognition system

Many Apple Inc. fans are intrigued by the iPhone 4S and its new voice-recognizing personal assistant, Siri. While previous iPhones accepted some voice commands, the new app makes speaking to the phone much

Published on: October 25th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

3 business benefits of iCloud

In anticipation of the fall release of iCloud, Apple this week set icloud.com live for developers. iCloud represents a revamped version of Apple's existing Mail, Contacts, and Calendar, and integrates the document sharing

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Ilie Mitaru

Video Rewind: Sync iTunes with devices not made by Apple

Yesterday, Steve Jobs took the stage to unveil Apple's glorified version of Dropbox. iCloud will sync your files among all your Apple devices seamlessly over the Internet, saving you the trouble of physically

Published on: June 7th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Apple unveils iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today took the stage at his company's annual developers conference to tout the new iOS 5, the upcoming Lion edition of Mac OS X and the firm's new cloud

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

BlackBerry zen 101: reduce errors and boost productivity

If you’re one of those people that owns a BlackBerry but never uses it for anything more than making phone calls, you need a session with ‘Berry guru Saravanan Vagesnaran.After years of deeply

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Ben Benedict