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In Pictures: 14 must-have iPhone, iPad travel apps

These 14 iOS travel apps will make your iPhone, iPad touch or iPad a more valuable travel companion. They'll help you book your trip, plan your itinerary, navigate unfamiliar streets, convert foreign currencies and much more.

Written by James A. Martin25 July 14 08:28

Why Yahoo 'Aviate' Could Take Over Your Android Home Screen

Yahoo wants to replace your current Android homescreen with Aviate, an "intelligent homescreen that simplifies your phone." The recently released app, which an invite-only beta release for months, is attractively designed, streamlined and easy to use, like many of Yahoo's latest mobile apps. Unfortunately, in its current incarnation, it's missing a few key features.

Written by James A. Martin23 July 14 00:19

Busting the Top 15 SEO Myths of 2014

All the recent Google algorithm updates -- Panda, Penguin, Hummingbird -- have turned what were once widely practiced SEO beliefs into myths. For instance, guest blog posting used to be a popular way to get quality links, but Google recently "stuck a fork" in the practice and proclaimed it "done."

Written by James A. Martin16 July 14 22:59

In Pictures: 11 of Today's (and Tomorrow's) Hottest Smartwatches

Smartwatches are the 'it' gadgets this summer, and they'll only get hotter as notable new devices become available. Here's a look at the best smartwatches on the market, plus a few that are rumored to be on the way.

Written by James A. Martin02 June 14 11:13

Top 10 Technical SEO Issues (and How to Fix Them)

In the age of "Penguin," "Panda," "Hummingbird" and other big Google algorithm updates, winning the search engine optimization (SEO) game means publishing high-quality content that earns links. But all the quality content in the world won't help your search rankings if your site has structural or other technical issues.

Written by James A. Martin20 May 14 23:47

In Pictures: 12 tablet accessories that let you ditch your laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.

Written by James A. Martin23 April 14 08:20

Link Building Strategies and Tips for 2014

SEO experts share tips on effective link building strategies in 2014, along with a handful of common link building misconceptions.

Written by James A. Martin03 April 14 23:58

In Pictures: Best iPhone, iPad business apps for 2014

Looking for iPhone and iPad business apps that can boost your productivity? These 12 lesser-known iOS downloads will help extend your mobile display to a desktop, schedule social-media updates, scan documents and much more.

Written by James A. Martin06 March 14 09:19

In Pictures: Google Chromebook Buyer's Guide

Chromebooks are Web-centric alternatives to laptops that, while not for everyone, are coming into their own. To help you decide if one is right for you, CIO.com answers common Chromebooks questions and takes a look at the current lineup.

Written by James A. Martin16 Dec. 13 08:33

Does Google Glass Pose Safety, Health and Security Risks?

Google Glass ranks among the most anticipated of wearable technologies. But a pair of glasses with a small computer screen above one eye is bound to raise concerns about security, privacy, and even the health and safety of the person wearing it.

Written by James A. Martin02 Dec. 13 16:03

Six Google analytics tips for online marketers and SMBs

Google Analytics lets organisations of all shapes and sizes measure the performance of their websites. There's a lot of data in there--and even more that you can do with that data once you've extracted it. These tips will help you get started with Google Analytics.

Written by James A. Martin25 July 13 12:42

10 online reputation management tips for job seekers

Don't let questionable Facebook photos or Tweets, a bare-bones LinkedIn profile or negative posts beyond your control derail an otherwise smooth job interview process. Use these 10 tips to improve your personal Google search results and help land the job you want.

Written by James A. Martin17 July 12 15:23