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

Essential Gear for the Business Traveller

As I mentioned previously, I recently tried limiting myself to just one carry-on bag when flying. I couldn't do it--and frankly, I don't recommend the practice. However, the exercise prompted me to re-evaluate

Published on: September 1st, 2009 James A. Martin

Researchers find way to break WiFi encryption in a minute

Computer scientists in Japan say they've developed a way to break the WPA encryption system used in wireless routers in about one minute.The attack gives hackers a way to read encrypted traffic sent

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Robert McMillan

10 pesky iPhone problems and how to fix them

Even the greatest gadgets have flaws, and the iPhone is certainly no exception. Praise it all you want, but the "Jesus phone" has plenty of little annoyances or nuisances that get under a

Published on: July 31st, 2009 Jared Newman

The city of tomorrow is nearly here … and this is what it looks like

Science fiction writers call it Utopia, the glorious City of the Future. But short of downtown atriums being guarded by invisible walls and flying cars, City 2.0 is not as far off as

Published on: May 19th, 2009 John Brandon

Google Latitude – a free and fabulous tracking service if you aren’t paranoid about privacy

When I tried to invite my friends to join me on Google Latitude so I could give it a proper test run, most were too creeped out to click on the link.Many of

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Dirty dozen – 12 Web tricks that put you in control

So it's Friday afternoon, the weekend is just around the corner, and you're up to no good. Rather than waste your time turning monitors upside down around the office, why not update your

Published on: August 29th, 2008 Adam Pash

Five ways to breathe new life into your old laptop

Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: Upgrading a laptop may not be

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Christopher Null

Theories abound about data breach at Canadian airport

Various theories are being advanced to account for WestJet airline's "extraordinary" action of removing credit card check-ins from self-service kiosks at airports across Canada. The Calgary-based airline has done this in at kiosks

Published on: July 25th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Why should thou not steal thy neighbour’s Wi-Fi?

TIME Magazine printed this week a piece called, "Confessions of a Wi-Fi Thief," in which author Lev Grossman admits to using his neighbours' open Wi-Fi connections from inside his apartment. Grossman writes that

Published on: June 24th, 2008 Mike Elgan

How to avoid Wi-Fi hackers

Let me say thanks to the Women's Business Council of the Southwest for inviting me to teach them about laptop safety. The business backgrounds of the members ranged from huge company manager to

Published on: June 13th, 2008 James E. Gaskin

Eight handy gadgets and services for road warriors

When you're on the road, you can feel more like a juggler than a traveler: You've got your notebook, your smart phone, your camera, your GPS device, your MP3 player -- and all

Published on: June 5th, 2008 David DeJean

No cell phones on flights please, say airline passengers

Nearly three-fourths of U.S. cell phone users recently surveyed don't want to ride in airplanes with passengers talking on phones. The results dovetail with what several airlines have apparently decided already as they

Published on: May 23rd, 2008 Matt Hamblen

iPod tax Japan’s answer to piracy

Download our latest podcast here.See all of our Podcasts or subscribe here

Published on: May 12th, 2008 IDG News Service