I love, love, love the idea of Acorns, a new Android app that promises to make it easy and affordable to invest your spare change. It's a shame getting started with the app is so frustrating. The process is so tedious, I bailed.
Stories by James A. Martin
Thanks to iOS 8, Apple mobile app developers now have access to the Touch ID biometric fingerprint scanner so users can log in to their apps without entering tiresome passwords.
Most movie fans know Rotten Tomatoes, the film-review aggregator that assigns a score to movies based on an average of critics' ratings. In that site's spirit, Rotten WiFi, a free Android and iOS app, scores Wi-Fi networks based on user speed tests and ratings.
If you're tempted to buy Amazon's latest version of its Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet ($379 and up) when it's released on Oct. 21, here's one more potential selling point: Free Washington Post content via a new WaPo app that comes preloaded on the new Fire tablet.
I'd love to read beaucoup business books that are available today. For example, I've been meaning to give Malcom Gladwell's Outliers a go. It's been a best seller for years and, well, you know how the story goes; too many business books, too many other things to read -- like mystery thrillers.
LinkedIn's SlideShare, the "YouTube of presentations," now has its own, free iOS app, called SlideShare Presentations. The software is gorgeous, easy to use, and it's sure to appease slideshow fanatics. (They exist, right?)
Countless websites' search engine rankings were affected by the many major Google algorithm updates of the past few years. Search engine optimization (SEO) priorities have also shifted in this post Panda-Penguin-Hummingbird-Pigeon world. An SEO site audit is an essential way to take stock of how your website performs, especially in regards to its search engine rankings.
Apple's iOS 8 Health app is finally off and running following an anemic start. It's easy to see the app's potential, but as of this writing, it's not quite on par with other, slicker Apple apps.
Circa News, an excellent news app, was just updated with new features for both iOS and Android. Now seems like a good time to compare Circa with another leading news app, Yahoo News Digest.
I've been around long enough to remember handwriting recognition's checkered past.
Today's cloud storage/file-sync space is constantly evolving.
For Android folks, the idea of third-party keyboards is ancient news. If you're an iOS loyalist, especially one who's tired of Apple's not-so-helpful autocorrect feature, the arrival of keyboard choices in iOS 8 feels worthy of a ticker tape parade.
A lot of people right now are selling their old iPhones and iPad minis to trade up to the supersized iPhone 6 models. Unfortunately, I suspect some of them are being scammed out of their devices -- I nearly was.
When researching a new place for dinner, I typically focus on price, cuisine, location, reviews, noise level and availability. It would be cool, and valuable, to be able to discover new restaurants based on the popularity of their dishes.
As I watched Apple's big unveiling of its new iPhones, Apple Pay, and Watch on Tuesday, I just had to start writing up an "endangered" list. My relationship with the following apps, devices and other stuff could come to an end once I get my hands on an iPhone 6 Plus and Watch. However, there is one gadget that no iOS device will likely topple in terms of my affections.