Stories by James A. Martin

8 Android security tips for IT, corporate users

The security pros interviewed for our article, "Experts bust Android security myths," offered up the following eight Android security tips for IT administrators and users

Written by James A. Martin20 May 15 23:25

How to read The New York Times for free online

The New York Times Web paywall lets you read up to 10 free articles a month online. If you want more, you have to pay for a digital subscription.

Written by James A. Martin14 May 15 01:45

Are robotics startups gaining traction? Affirmative

VC Funding For Robotics Grew 36 per cent in 2014. Like everyone else today, robots are following the VC dollars. And while many funding rounds are aimed at the usual industrial automation, money is also flowing to startups developing more human-friendly robots.

Written by James A. Martin19 March 15 05:01

In Pictures: 11 early Apple Watch apps for business

Apple's first smartwatch is set for release in April. These 11 business apps for productivity, ERP, CRM and more, should be available shortly after the Apple Watch, and all are valuable tools for professionals.

Written by James A. Martin13 March 15 08:11

SEO and SEM predictions and tips for 2015

Ask any digital marketing expert about the major trends they expect to see in 2015, and he or she will likely answer with one word: mobile.

Written by James A. Martin29 Jan. 15 06:54

Microsoft's Latest Buy, Acompli, is a Great Email App

Microsoft this week announced it had acquired Acompli, an email and calendar integration app for Android and iOS. Re/code reports that Microsoft paid "north of $200 million," a far cry from Facebook's nearly $19 billion buyout of messaging app WhatsApp.

Written by James A. Martin05 Dec. 14 01:03

5 Ways to Keep Your Devices Charged During Holiday Travel

I'm at my local Starbucks, drinking a seasonal concoction. (A no-whip caramel brûlée.) I'm listening to tinkly piano music on Pandora while I work. And I'm charging my iPhone using one of Starbucks' new Duracell Powermat wireless charging "spots."

Written by James A. Martin21 Nov. 14 01:27

Mastering the Business Basics of Online Reputation Management

Consumers and business people "search for everything" today before they do anything, according to Paul Shapiro, SEO director of GroupM. "What will people find when they Google your businesses name? Will it be a bad Yelp review cautioning them to not buy from you? Or will it be something positive that will cause them to buy from you? This is your online reputation, and it's important."

Written by James A. Martin14 Nov. 14 03:25

Top Tips and Tools for Online Reputation Management

A handful of companies offer free and paid online reputation management services for consumers and businesses, including and Brand Yourself. In addition to using these services, or in lieu of them, both small and midsize businesses and enterprise digital marketers can take strategic steps to ensure their companies' online reputations are solid.

Written by James A. Martin14 Nov. 14 03:24

In Pictures: 12 shocking social media horror stories

There are right ways for companies to use social media, and there are wrong ways. These 12 horror stories, spotlighted by a set of digital marketing professionals, are perfect examples of what organizations should never (ever) do on social sites.

Written by James A. Martin31 Oct. 14 09:24

5 Apps That Spotlight Valuable New iOS 8 Features

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.

Written by James A. Martin20 Sept. 14 04:33

iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch may make these 5 things irrelevant

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.

Written by James A. Martin10 Sept. 14 23:18

Top 25 DIY Tips for Better SEO

Is do-it-yourself (DIY) search engine optimization (SEO) possible if you lack SEO experience?

Written by James A. Martin06 Aug. 14 01:30