Leaving Windows for Mac, but taking its best features with me

After recently witnessing my work laptop die after less than 15 minutes of being unplugged, I sent that e-mail to my IT administrator that many an office worker is tempted to write when

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The meaning of Ballmer [an insider’s take]

Change at the top of the world’s largest tech companies is always a seismic event. We all remember where we were when we first heard Bill Gates was going to step down as

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Carmi Levy

Multitouch multimedia laptops highlight Toshiba’s new lineup

Toshiba of Canada refreshed its consumer lineup of laptops and tablets this week, highlighted by a new laptop series that promises sleek style that doesn’t compromise multimedia performance. The premium offering in Toshiba’s

Published on: June 26th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Android becomes malware magnet as popularity surges

Android has reached the same volume of malware threats in less than three years that the PC took 14 years to see, according to a report by Trend Micro. The security vendor released

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Seven resources for your Windows 8 migration

With the release of Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) new Windows 8 operating system earlier this fall, many small businesses will be considering making the transition to the new OS. If so, there are

Published on: December 10th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Route1 offers secure remote access in a USB key

A Toronto-based identity management firm released a new product to securely access sensitive data from a Mac OS X or Windows-based computer, the company announced today.Route1 Inc. is releasing version 2.0 of its

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Microsoft’s new logo: community gives mixed reaction

Microsoft Corp. has updated its company logo for the first time since 1987.Computer users who've grown familiar with the bold-face, italicized black font will see a marked difference in the new logo featuring

Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Disable Windows Gadgets or risk attack, Microsoft advises

Rather than fix vulnerabilities with Gadgets and the Sidebar in Windows Vista and Windows 7, Microsoft is advising users to disable the features altogether.Gadgets and Sidebar allow users to add visual information and

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Jared Newman

Why Windows 8 offers better security for startups

When Windows 8 comes out later this year, the new Start screen and Metro-style apps will likely be the first changes you'll notice, but those aren't the only things that are new. Microsoft

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Eric Geier

One in five Macs harbour PC malware

A recent security scan of 100,000 Apple Macs found that almost three per cent were infected with Mac-capable malware including the recent Flashback Trojan, security company Sophos has reported. All told, 2,700 machines

Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to squeeze extra juice from your laptop battery

Longer battery life: Every laptop user wants it, but few know how to get it without buying a new machine. Though laptop manufacturers have made great strides over the past few years in

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 Marco Chiappetta

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

New Microsoft Outlook features include Peek, People, and Profiles

The next version of Outlook, part of Office 15, is all about touch and unification with other Microsoft products including native Hotmail and social networking integration, a new feature called Peek, a Windows Phone-style

Published on: March 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

A fresh update for LibreOffice

Just a month after the release of LibreOffice 3.5, the Document Foundation on Thursday announced an update to the software that's designed to increase the stability and security of the free office productivity

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Katherine Noyes