How to use your smartphone as a portable video production studio

A few decades ago, even a short, amateur film cost hundreds--or thousands--of dollars to make. And your friends couldn't see it unless you invited them over and set up the 16mm projector.Today, the

Published on: May 9th, 2011 Lincoln Spector

Last minute tax tips from tax software experts

When is the best time to claim a deductible on that new computer you purchased for your business? Will hiring a family member bring down your taxable income? How can paying out dividends

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: The hard drive crusher

What do you do with your old PCs? You can donate it to a charitable group, or sell it or you can turn it into a lampshade. Whatever you decide, security experts advise

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

The limits to so-called unlimited tech service

If you sign up for an unlimited Internet service, you expect it to be a service that comes, well, without limits, right? That's what Jim P. expected when he subscribed to Clearwire's high-speed

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

Try out these 7 free security tools for Linux

One of the big advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. That's due in large part to the way Linux

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

Everything you need to know about Windows Task Manager

Hold on. Don't just reboot your Windows 7 PC. I realize that rebooting is the go-to solution when a program won't shut down, or the system starts dragging or acting wonky, but there

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Do-it-yourself tech accessories

Ingenuity: It's the stuff of legends in the geek world. After all, why should you waste your hard-earned cash or spend hours at the old electronics store to purchase items that you can

Published on: March 30th, 2011 David Murphy

Great Canadian Appathon challenges developers to 48 hour contest

Keep it simple and fun. That’s the key advice of mobile game experts to up and coming coders who are taking part in a 48-hour scramble to develop the next great mobile game

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

How to buy a tablet device

As more tablets come to market, be prepared to be wowed by the power that some of these slates are capable of. But also be prepared to be disappointed: The tablets already on

Published on: March 7th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

14 ways to boost your PC’s speed

If upgrading your pc is out of the question, you still have plenty of options for increasing its pep. Here are some suggestions that are worth a try. Depending on your system, changing

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Christopher Null

Three savvy Windows shortcuts

I just keep running across more cool Windows tips. Rather than limit myself to last week's collection, I've decided to just keep going. So read on for more tips that'll make you a

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Rick Broida

How not to be a jerk, and still get promoted

Q&A with Al SwitzlerThe co-author of the books Crucial Conversations and Influencer Al Switzler discusses new research that debunks the myth that it's jerks who get promoted.Related stories7 essential CIO leadership skillsHow to

Published on: January 11th, 2011 Jamie Eckle

6 YouTube mistakes and how to fix them

YouTube is an excellent way of informing others about your products, but it's surprising how many video clips involve the same fundamental errors--everything from interjecting speech with "um," to allowing the camera to

Published on: November 29th, 2010 Keir Thomas

How to set up a remote desktop connection via your iPad – for free

The iPad is a lot of fun for playing games, watching videos and browsing the Web. But if you're going to justify that shiny tablet as a business expense, you'll need the ability

Published on: November 24th, 2010 Brian Jackson