Wi-Fi is the real deal

Network World (US)With all the hype surrounding 4G technologies such as LTE and WiMAX, it's easy to forget just how useful Wi-Fi is in our daily lives.And as many at this week's ITEXPO

Published on: February 7th, 2011 Brad Reed

Improve WiFi security with 3 VPN services

It's a truth universally acknowledged that public Wi-Fi hotspots aren't secure, but they're so convenient that most of us use them anyway. That's why there was something of a panic last year when

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Matt Lake

Road warrior’s guide to staying connected anywhere

Picture this: You're sitting down in between meetings on a business trip, and you need to send a few quick e-mail messages and an image or two. You pull out your handy-dandy USB

Published on: January 14th, 2011 Patrick Miller

LG shows off Wi-Fi Direct on Optimus smartphone

Wi-Fi Direct, a wireless LAN mode that doesn't require a hotspot, is starting to emerge in handsets and will be demonstrated on an LG Electronics smartphone this week at the International Consumer Electronics

Published on: January 7th, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Samsung HMX-S15

While there's no dearth of mainstream HD consumer camcorders on the market today, Samsung with its S-series models has sought to raise the bar in terms of quality and breadth of features.Since they

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Lax privacy rules get Google off the hook

Weaknesses in privacy legislation both in Canada and the U.S. helped Google escape with a mere slap on the wrist over the StreetView WiFi snooping snafu, according to tech and privacy experts.The U.S.

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Grant Ross

Samsung Galaxy Tab joins tablet race

Avid Canadian mobile device users got double Android whammy Wednesday night from Samsung Mobile Canada when the company finally released the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the electronics manufacturer's answer to Apple's iPad, and the

Published on: October 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to hack a Facebook account in one click

Want to hack someone else's Amazon, Facebook, Twitter or Windows Live account in just one click? A Firefox extension called Firesheep claims you can by hijacking a person's current user session over an

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Ian Paul

Using ‘smart antennas’ to boost Wi-Fi performance

We've all had the problem of going into a crowded Starbucks and suffering through a substandard Wi-Fi signal, most likely caused by too few access points and too many end users. But what

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Brad Reed

How to boost your WiFi network

It used to be that you could just set up a wireless network in one corner of your office where collaborative meetings might take place every now and then. But now there's a

Published on: September 24th, 2010 Tom Kaneshige

Turn your car into an office on wheels

Modern technology has given working professionals the ability to get work done any place, any time – well almost anywhere.Workers are connected at home thanks to accessible broadband Internet and secure VPN connections,

Published on: September 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Google, Apple tap crowdsourcing to map out WiFi locations

Four months ago, amidst a backlash from government regulators and privacy advocates, Google stopped collecting Wi-Fi data with its Street View cars. But that doesn't mean Google has stopped collecting wireless data altogether,

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Robert McMillan

6 useful wonderful Wi-Fi tools for Windows

We live in a mobile world; if you have a laptop (and who doesn't?), that means constantly connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi. You most likely use Wi-Fi not just when you're on

Published on: September 2nd, 2010 Preston Gralla

How to get the most out of your broadband connection

The FCC is now criticizing broadband providers for a situation well-known to most of us: Sometimes, speed stinks. But what can you do about it? Here are some tools, tips and tricks to

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Bill Snyder