8 new uses for your old smartphone

If you're searching for a new GPS navigator or a touchscreen remote control, a good place to find one is at the bottom of your desk drawer. Old smartphones, long forgotten after being

Published on: May 3rd, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

Stratford: From Shakespeare to smart grids

Lush gardens and Victorian architecture, antique shops and artists' studios, Shakespeare and theatre – these are the familiar images that come to mind when Stratford is mentioned. But the southwestern Ontario municipality named

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Wi-Drive extends iPad, iPhone storage while on the go

With the new iPad's Retina display, developers will be able to create apps that have more of a visual impact. However, apps that support higher-detailed graphics may end up occupying more storage space.

Published on: March 27th, 2012 Roman Loyola

HTC scrambles to fix Android WiFi flaw

Some users of HTC Android phones will have to wait until next week to get a fix for a problem that could leak credentials used to gain access to Wi-Fi networks, including corporate

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Tim Greene and Jared Newman

Warning: WiFi signals may be dangerous to male fertility

Wi-Fi signals from laptops could be damaging to male fertility, Argentinean researchers have suggested after conducting a simple proximity test. The team reportedly tested sperm samples from 29 healthy donors after conducting two

Published on: December 2nd, 2011 John E. Dunn

How to use your smartphone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

Buried inside many of the latest smartphones is a capability that few people take advantage of. A feature called tethering lets a phone go beyond talk, email and Web surfing to act as

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Nadel

Apple finally unveils iPhone 4S

Apple's latest iPhone doesn't look all that different on the surface from the iPhone 4 it replace. But the iPhone 4S unveiled by Apple at a press event Tuesday promises an improved processor,

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Mobile Privacy: beware of unintended consequences

By Dr. Ann Cavoukian Okay, I admit it – I would be lost without my smart phone! Many of us are increasingly reliant on our mobile devices and the multitude of services they

Published on: August 1st, 2011 Ann Cavoukian

WiFi devices could lead to data breach, warns privacy commissioner

WiFi-enabled smartphones, laptops and other mobile devices could turn their users into walking data leaks just waiting to happen, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian said yesterday. The provincial privacy chief spoke

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Why your Wi-Fi sucks and what to do about it

Does your wireless network seem slow? A recent study by Epitiro, a UK-based broadband-analysis firm, shows that consumers lose an average of 30 percent of the data speed their broadband connection supplies when

Published on: May 18th, 2011 Jeff Bertolucci

What Apple didn’t tell you about iPhone location tracking

This past week, my Twitter stream was flooded with people discussing whether or not a giant malicious technological force was tracking their every move. But enough about Portal 2. I'm speaking, of course,

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Dan Moren

Video Rewind: First iPad launches in Canada

Apple is launching the iPad 2 in Canada and 24 other countries tomorrow. It will be available online starting at 1:00 AM Pacific Time, and sold at retails stores and Apple authorized resellers

Published on: March 24th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Ontario home to two ‘intelligent communities’ for 2011

Two Canadian cities have made the cut to be on the world's Top Seven Intelligent Communities list of 2011. Windsor-Essex, Ont. and Stratford, Ont. both made this year's list after also being included

Published on: March 16th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

How to keep your mobile devices secure while on the road

From coffee shops to planes, trains, and cruise ships, we've become accustomed to having ready access to the Internet just about anywhere. The problem is, it's easy to forget how vulnerable that makes

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Logan Kugler