• Fathers of Technology: 10 Unsung Heroes

    Posted August 3, 2009 - 8:38 pm

    We all know that Tim Berners-Lee is the father of the Web; Vint Cerf is the father of the Internet, and Bob Metcalfe is the father of Ethernet. But here are some industry "fathers" you may not have heard of.
  • BlackBerry vs. iPhone 3.0, side by side

    Posted July 30, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    The iPhone 3.0 OS takes on some of the BlackBerry's advantages for business users. See where the iPhone wins over the BlackBerry, and where the BlackBerry still prevails.
  • BlackBerry versus iPhone 3.0 - Deathmatch rematch

    Posted July 3, 2009 - 9:23 am

    The new iPhone 3.0 OS is now old news, but does its enhancements overcome any advantages that the BlackBerry has over the iPhone? In May, I pitted the BlackBerry Bold in a head-to-head competition against the iPhone 3G, which handily beat RIM's business standard in most areas. After all, the iPhone 3.0 OS enhances the e-mail, calendar, and search functions that many BlackBerry users focus on and that IT loves about the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
  • iPhone vs. BlackBerry: Readers strike back

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:43 am

    In comparing the RIM BlackBerry Bold to the Apple iPhone 3G, after a month-long test of each, I declared that it was time to bury the BlackBerry, as it was mediocre in its signature mail functions and pathetic in next-gen mobile capabilities such as Web browsing and applications. Not surprisingly, BlackBerry users took great exception to this assertion.
  • 'Obama's BlackBerry': Texts from Commander in Chief

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 10:02 am

    It's no secret that President Obama is a BlackBerry user; the man jumped through hoops just to be able to keep his BlackBerry after moving into the Oval Office. Now, you can now see just what the leader of the free world is messaging about--and with whom. But don't worry, there's been no breach of national security...
  • $660 BlackBerry Bold Case in Crocodile, Python and Ostrich

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 9:13 am

    Alexander Amosu's latest creations will blanket your BlackBerry Bold with lavish leather ... but they don't come cheap.
  • How much work can you do on a BlackBerry?

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 9:30 am

    Not one to steer clear of a challenge or the chance to be labeled "crazy" by colleagues, I decided to spend a month seeing how far I could go toward replacing my laptop with one of the two more popular smartphones on the market, the BlackBerry 9000 (Bold) and the iPhone 3G.
  • Deathmatch: BlackBerry versus iPhone

    Posted May 26, 2009 - 11:06 am

    It's time for us to bury the BlackBerry and move on to modern mobile -- even for e-mail.
  • Is mobile computing the Achilles' heel in your organization

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 9:32 am

    Mobile computing, from laptops to the myriad handheld devices such as smartphones, BlackBerries, iPhones, USB tokens and PDAs, can certainly be regarded as a weak spot in terms of security, says Jonathan Gossels, analyst at consultancy SystemExperts.
  • BlackBerry GPS Navigation Tips

    Posted April 13, 2009 - 10:43 am

    BlackBerry users seeking full-featured, GPS-based navigation applications with spoken turn-by-turn directions really don't have too many options. But if you seek the best of the best, TeleNav Navigator's the BlackBerry app for you.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0: Features For Users

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 2:56 pm

    Five upcoming BES 5.0 features that RIM thinks will significantly enhance the overall BlackBerry experience for corporate users.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0: Features For The CIO

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Though many of the details on BES 5.0 leaked months ago, some of the tweaks and feature enhancements outlined yesterday should be particularly interesting to CIOs and their BlackBerry administrators.
  • How Obama might get his way on BlackBerry

    Posted January 16, 2009 - 10:34 am

    Naysayers aside, President-elect Obama appears determined to take office Tuesday with his BlackBerry -- or at least some PDA -- firmly in hand. Here's how experts say he might pull it off -- and what pitfalls he may be underestimating.
  • 2009's 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    The year 1984 provided a boatload of technological achievement and geeky infamy. The media will revisit them one by one over the next 12 months, but here they are today, neatly alphabetized.
  • Quiz: He said what? (an oddly informative news quiz)

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 3:17 pm

    Who, at long last, has put the chicken-egg conundrum to rest? Who is fretting about how he'll stay in touch with everyday life? Who is quite open about sexual issues and other risky behaviors? Why are 'the most vulnerable Americans' at risk of living a TV-free life? Who admitted to liking Vista? Think you know? Take this week's quiz and prove it.
  • From iPod to Android: How 10 tech products got their names

    Posted November 17, 2008 - 11:27 am

    The makers of these 10 tech products -- the iPod, BlackBerry, Firefox, Twitter, Windows 7, ThinkPad, Android, Wikipedia, Mac OS X and the "Big Cats," and Red Hat Linux -- all have displayed certain amounts marketing savvy, common sense and fun-loving spirit in settling on their products' names. Here are the intriguing, surprising and sometimes predictable accounts of their creation.
  • Remote workers to IT: We do care about security

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 9:19 am

    Fear not IT and infosecurity personnel: Most of your remote workers, mobile users and road warriors toting around laptops and BlackBerrys have the business's best interests in mind when it comes to network security.
  • Smartphone showdown: BlackBerry Storm vs. iPhone

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 9:49 pm

    While Verizon (and Vodafone in Europe and elsewhere) is hoping that the BlackBerry Storm will be its own "iPhone killer," questions remain about whether the offering can match the popular Apple consumer device in several key areas. Here's a look at how the Storm stacks up against the iPhone in terms of call quality, data coverage, price and more.
  • Pros and cons: Before you buy a BlackBerry Bold

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 2:55 pm

    With interest in Apple’s iPhone 3G continuing to rise among enterprise users, RIM has tried to answer the call with its newly released BlackBerry Bold 9000 smartphone. And while the Bold may not be a game changer for RIM, analysts agree the BlackBerry maker has released another solid entry to its enterprise-focused 8800 series.
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