Apple's new Pencil is the first stylus from a company whose former CEO, the infamous Steve Jobs, boldly stated that styli were a sign of poor product design. Was Jobs right? Or is the stylus just what professionals need to get the most from today's tablets and smartphones?
Stories by James A. Martin
Automatic's connected dongle and mobile apps give your 'dumb' car some digital smarts. The device is easy to install and the mobile app is intuitive, but there are a number of reasons to hit the brakes before you buy.
Need to stay current on the latest digital marketing news? CIO.com reviewer James A. Martin recommends three apps, two of them just released this week.
'Smart luggage' equipped with GPS and other technologies are on the horizon, but you don't have to wait to track your bags, thanks to LugLoc, a $70 gadget that slips into a suitcase and shows its location on map in an iOS or Android app.
CIO.com mobile tech reviewer James A. Martin explains his choice is to wear both an Apple Watch and a Fitbit. Hint: It has a lot to do with the Watch's addictive three-circle Activity monitor and Fitbit's competitive leaderboard.
The new Tile app and Bluetooth tracker offers several improvements over the first-generation product, including the ability to locate a missing smartphone and higher location-notification volume.
"Fitbit, I just ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch."
I'm about to take a 12-day vacation. So now is, of course, the perfect time to start thinking about my next vacation.
Microsoft's Sway, which was just released for Windows 10, lets enterprises, businesspeople, schools, and everyone else create unique presentations.
When it was time for my annual TripIt Pro renewal, I wondered if it was worth the $49 a year. After all, at least some of its travel organizing tools are available at no cost, either with a free TripIt plan or from other sources.
SanDisk's Connect Wireless Stick ($100 for 128GB) and accompanying mobile app solve at least three problems you might have -- especially during vacation.
The freemium iOS app Talkler bills itself as "email for your ears." By reading messages aloud, the app enables you to catch up on email while exercising, driving, cooking, or otherwise busy. The app works as promised, though I ran into issues with setup and voice commands.
Jet.com blasted off last week with much fanfare and bold ambitions to take on Amazon. Judging from my initial experience with the ecommerce contender's iOS app and website, Jeff Bezos shouldn't be too worried -- at least for now.
Seattle-based Chef provides a DevOps automation model that turns infrastructure into code. Chef’s goal is to enable businesses of all types to stay competitive and agile by transitioning them into software-driven companies.
Microsoft Garage is a division of the software maker that lets its interns, employees and groups of staffers experiment with ideas and tinker with apps -- some of which don't even run on Windows devices. Send (iOS only) and InstaNote (Windows Phone only) are two recent, and free, Garage apps that are worth a look.