Fitbit app now offers guided Fitstar workouts

Fitbit app now offers guided Fitstar workouts

Fitbit's updated mobile app now provides recommendations for workouts via the companion Fitstar app, but some features are only available to subscribers.

01/11/17

How to easily transfer iPhone data to Android

How to easily transfer iPhone data to Android

For iOS users who want to escape Apple's walled garden, the path to Android is now smoother thanks to a new Google Drive feature, as well as some other trusty tools.

12/29/16

5 easy ways to fight mobile app fatigue

5 easy ways to fight mobile app fatigue

If the majority of mobile apps have lost their luster, have no fear, you're not alone. These five strategies can help you overcome app fatigue and declutter your devices just in time for the new year.

12/26/16

Fitbit's best activity tracker just got even better

Fitbit's best activity tracker just got even better

Fitbit's Charge 2 is the best all-around fitness wearable money can buy, and a substantial firmware update recently made the impressive tracker even more formidable.

12/23/16

Every Apple user should download the new Support app

Every Apple user should download the new Support app

If you're planning to give (or receive) a new Apple product during the holidays, the company's excellent new Apple Support app could come in handy.

12/22/16

6 good reasons not to buy Huawei's Fit wearable

6 good reasons not to buy Huawei's Fit wearable

The latest Huawei fitness tracker, Fit, has an always-on watch face, up to six days of battery life, and you can swim with it. But those are the only good things the device has going for it.

12/21/16

3 worthy wearables that could replace your Fitbit

3 worthy wearables that could replace your Fitbit

If you want to kick off 2017 with a new wearable fitness tracker or smartwatch but aren't sure if Fitbit is right for you, check out these three alternatives from Apple, Garmin and TomTom.

12/20/16

Apple's new TV app has some sad shortcomings

Apple's new TV app has some sad shortcomings

Apple replaced the Videos app in iOS with TV, new software that aims to enable single sign-on access to multiple video sources. The app helps unify the streaming video experience, but it also fails to deliver in some key areas.

12/16/16

Android apps on Chromebook aren't ready for prime time

Android apps on Chromebook aren't ready for prime time

Acer's new Chromebook R 13 is worth a look, but the Android app experience leaves much to be desired.

12/15/16

What you need to know about Alexa on Amazon Fire tablets

What you need to know about Alexa on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon Fire tablets recently received Alexa voice controls. The new features aren't essential, but they're a welcome addition to an already attractive tablet lineup.

12/12/16

Find lost items faster with Chipolo Plus Bluetooth tracker

Find lost items faster with Chipolo Plus Bluetooth tracker

Chipolo Plus is supposedly the loudest Bluetooth item tracker available today, and its chirpy tune can be heard from a greater distance than other similar trackers.

12/01/16

Qapital app saves money when you sleep or go to Starbucks

Qapital app saves money when you sleep or go to Starbucks

If you have a New Year's resolution to save more money, the Qapital app for Android and iOS can help. It's easy to set up and use, and it automatically socks money away towards financial goals.

11/30/16

How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services. However, it costs 99 cents to capture recordings, and they only last for 30 days.

11/29/16

4 grand gifts for techie travelers (video)

4 grand gifts for techie travelers (video)

Does the gadget fan in your life need a jacket that can fit an entire office worth of tech gear, or some 'truly wireless' earbuds? Probably not, but that doesn't mean he or she won't love them.

11/25/16

Amazfit's $50 Arc wearable tracks heart rate but lacks key features

Amazfit's $50 Arc wearable tracks heart rate but lacks key features

Amazfit says its new Arc activity tracker offers heart rate tracking and a 20-day battery for just $50. However, the wearable is missing some valuable features found in more expensive devices, and its price will increase by nearly 50...

11/16/16

Is Apple Watch Series 2 or Fitbit Flex 2 better for swim tracking?

Is Apple Watch Series 2 or Fitbit Flex 2 better for swim tracking?

Apple and Fitbit both recently released wearables that can track swim workouts. Apple's Watch Series 2 and Nike+ smartwatches capture more workout data, but they're also much more expensive than Fitbit Flex 2.

11/10/16

Why mobile workers should download the Workfrom app

Why mobile workers should download the Workfrom app

Workfrom is a community-sourced website and mobile app designed to help you find nearby coffee shops, bars and other spaces where you can get some work done. It's like Yelp for remote workers.

11/09/16

Why you might want to hold off buying Google Home

Why you might want to hold off buying Google Home

Google Home, a stereo speaker/virtual assistant competitor to Amazon Echo, shows promise in its capability to pick up on the context of questions and deliver helpful answers. But CIO.com blogger James A. Martin experienced too many...

11/07/16

4 things you didn't know your GPS apps could do

4 things you didn't know your GPS apps could do

With Halloween in the rearview, Thanksgiving and the year end holidays are coming on full throttle. Three of the most popular GPS navigation apps, Google Maps, Waze and Apple Maps, recently received new features that will come in...

11/04/16

Why you should buy Apple's Nike smartwatch instead of Watch Series 2

Why you should buy Apple's Nike smartwatch instead of Watch Series 2

The Apple Watch Nike+ has all of the same features as the standard Apple Watch Series 2, plus a few extras for runners. The Nike version of Apple's smartwatch is also both easy on the eyes and easy to use, but it may not be a good fit...

11/01/16

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