Express IT: Why BlackBerry should ditch the physical keyboard

The way some BlackBerry fans reacted to the possibility that Research in Motion would ditch its physical QWERTY keyboard last week, you'd think it was blasphemy.But with the most successful smartphones on the

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

7 ways Ultrabooks will make laptops hot again

At CES 2012, the ultrabook is the new tablet. Of course, there are plenty of new tablets being offered up as well, but 2012 is shaping up to be the year of the

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Intel Ultrabooks sets bar higher for laptops

Future ultrabook laptops will have touchscreens, voice recognition, longer battery life and lower prices, an Intel executive said Monday, as he also took a swipe at tablets during a press conference at the

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Agam Shah

Motorola Xoom great tablet with short-lived charger

I was a bit skeptical about the tablet form factor for awhile, but then I’m like a prematurely old man in my early aversion to new technologies. I’ve been coming around of late

Published on: May 25th, 2011 Jeff Jedras

McDonald’s automation a sign of declining service sector employment

News this week that McDonald’s restaurants in Europe will be replacing acne-faced teenagers with glass-plated touch screens for order-taking might make you wonder if the fast food chain is committed to its “service

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry Playbook launch targets consumers, businesses

Research In Motion launched the BlackBerry Playbook at retail locations across Canada today.While the BlackBerry faithful at businesses across the country are an obvious target market for the 7-inch touch screen tablet, RIM

Published on: April 19th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Next stop for tech ubiquity – your car

I was born in the last generation that will ever remember living in a world where computing was not ubiquitous. A computer didn’t enter my household until I was 11 years old, and

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

How to install a touchscreen on your netbook

Is your netbookenvious of touch-driven devices? You can't turn your netbook into an iPad, but you can retrofit it with a touchscreen and avoid the tiny touchpad.WARNING: Only skilled or daring hardware hackers

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Zack Stern

Apple’s iTablet — doomed before it sees the light of day

Tablet PCs suck. They're underpowered, only marginally portable, and awkward to use in anything but a traditional seated position, with a desk to support them. Microsoft and its cadre of hardware partners have

Published on: December 29th, 2009 Randall Kennedy

40 Android tips n’ tricks to turn you into a power user quickly

The first time you use an Android phone, one thing becomes immediately clear: You're not in Cupertino anymore. Android, as recent Verizon commercials remind us, is the antithesis of Apple's celebrated handset: It's

Published on: December 18th, 2009 JR Raphael

Motorola Droid no iPhone killer despite innovations

Editor's note: This is a review from our sister U.S. publication about the Motorola Droid, which will sell under the Motorola Milestone name in Canada.Here we go again: Another swaggering company claims to

Published on: November 16th, 2009 Galen Gruman

TouchSmart 600 gets a grip with major software improvements

With Windows 7, Microsoft has built support for multitouch gestures directly into the operating system. And though using your fingers to tap, flick, and pinch your way around probably won't replace the humble

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Harry McCracken

Windows Mobile 6.5 a “fine-tuning” rather than full-scale upgrade

Today's release of Windows Mobile 6.5 is not the complete overhaul that users have been demanding. For that the smartphone-using public will have to wait for Windows Mobile 7, scheduled to release in

Published on: October 8th, 2009

Touch of class – Sheraton guests try out Windows 7 touch screen PCs

Multi-touch technology - which lets you use more than one finger to tap a screen, drag items around, and do other tasks without a mouse - reigns supreme on smartphones like the iPhone

Published on: September 22nd, 2009