Wed Nov 07, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Grappling with a spiraling list of things to do? Try something radical: get rid of the list.
Tue Nov 06, 2012 | By Cam Lincoln
Television networks have a long-standing Election Day policy: no winners until 11 p.m. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. The days are long past when we wait for Tom Brokaw to deliver the results. Homes have computers, and the growth of Twitter and Facebook means you can get information in real-time. For example, millions followed the presidential debates with Twitter, turning catchphrases like Mitt Romney's "binders full of women" or President Barack Obama's "bayonets and horses" into household slang. But the immediacy of social networks means confusion over who really won, and it creates difficulties for networks that don't want to sacrifice accuracy for speed.
Tue Nov 06, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
He's hasn't worn parachute pants in decades -- he's a different kind of Hammer.
Mon Nov 05, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Are you arguing with someone who has their political facts all wrong? Don't punch them out -- use an app to settle the fight once and for all.
Thu Nov 01, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
How is a pop star made, in an age where Internet savvy is just as necessary as music talent to catch the public's eye?
Wed Oct 31, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
How many times have you heard it: "Mom, can I get a game or an app?" quickly followed by the plea, "C'mon, it's free!"
Wed Oct 31, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
The streets will be thick with tiny ghouls, superheroes and monsters tonight, but the "Trick or Tracker" app helps parents keep track of children as they prowl the night for candy.
Tue Oct 30, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
From his gruff, I'm-much-cooler-than-you exterior, you wouldn't think celebrity chef, author and travel guru Anthony Bourdain has much patience with social media. But Bourdain, who calls social media "a big bathroom wall where anyone can write anything," has become as adept with Twitter and Facebook as he is in a restaurant or touring obscure kitchens in Croatia.
Mon Oct 29, 2012 | By Allen Tsai
The gloves are off.
Mon Oct 29, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Workout apps are becoming a dime a dozen, but Skimble's "Workout Trainer" still heads the class with the sheer variety of workouts, exercises and features.
Fri Oct 26, 2012 | By Kate Knibbs
Fashionistas can make the most of their wardrobes with an app that plans outfits and helps you shop more smartly.
Thu Oct 25, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
In these last few weeks leading up to the election, the nastiest debates aren't between the candidates, but instead between people who call themselves "friends" on Facebook and Twitter.
Thu Oct 25, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Fasten your seatbelts: Netflix and other streaming video players are headed for a bumpy ride.
Wed Oct 24, 2012 | By Joe Arico
The Mini is more than just a smaller iPad; it's Apple's declaration to its competitors: "The tablet market is ours, and you can't have it. Game on."
Wed Oct 24, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Ever bring your kids to the park, unbundle them from strollers and let them frolic on the slide or monkey bars while you settle on a bench and check Facebook on your smartphone?
Wed Oct 24, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
The holidays are coming up faster than you can say "Ho, ho, ho," ushering in a busy season of present-buying, party-planning, tree-decorating, cookie-making and card-sending.
Tue Oct 23, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
There's a sea change happening -- classroom are using mobile devices and apps to bring schools into the digital age -- but the transition isn't as easy as buying a bunch of iPads.
Tue Oct 23, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
The next major attack on the U.S. may not involve bombs and guns, but instead be a "Cyber-Pearl Harbor."
Mon Oct 22, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
Where do you go when you've conquered the world? Since Justin Bieber's debut album just three years ago, this 18-year-old has sold 15 million albums, earned $150 million on 157 tour dates and pulled in another $30 million on the opening weekend alone with his biopic, "Never Say Never." Not enough? He's also got a fragrance, "Someday," with more than $60 million in retail sales.
Mon Oct 22, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
You can do a lot of things on an iPad, but there's one thing that's surprisingly difficult: working with Google, whether it's docs, music or maps.
Fri Oct 19, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Political memes like "binders full of women" are funny, but it's important to remember we're electing the one of the most important political figures in the world.
Thu Oct 18, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
You got the e-mail from Amazon, Barnes & Nobles or Apple: if you bought e-books from us at some point in the past, you're getting a refund, gift certificate or credit for your past purchases.
Thu Oct 18, 2012 | By Allen Tsai
Back in 1977, Dan Hesse didn't want to work for Sprint; he wanted a job at AT&T. But AT&T only recruited from Harvard and Wharton. So Hesse, at the time at Cornell, called his sister who lived in Boston, and asked a favor: Go to Harvard and write down all of AT&T's job posts from the bulletin board. She also grabbed him a copy of the application.
Wed Oct 17, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Want to be a trendy parent or the coolest kid this Halloween? Look no further than your smartphone to point you in the right direction.
Wed Oct 17, 2012 | By Joe Arico
Apple's Passbook app may not be the mobile payment answer that many were hoping for, but the service has plenty of room for growth.
Wed Oct 17, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Your brain: the final frontier.
Tue Oct 16, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
Concerns over data insecurity are continually evolving as the battle rages on between those looking to improve security and those looking to circumvent it.
Tue Oct 16, 2012 | By Sandy Fitzgerald
Facebook is still trying to prove it can make money following last spring's disastrous public offering, but the solution is more complex than just advertising.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 | By Margaret Rock
An amazing array of gadgets connects us to the Internet -- from smartphones and tablets to laptops and computers.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 | By Kat Ascharya
Professional networking has truly stepped into the mobile age with the CanWeNetwork app, which uses geolocation data to find people to connect with in your vicinity.