Caitlin McGarry

Staff Writer

Caitlin covers Apple news, health and fitness tech, and social networks from IDG's New York bureau.

Apple Watch Series 2 review: A faster, brighter fitness machine

Fitbit Charge 2 review: A worthy upgrade elevates the fitness-tracking essentials
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Fitbit Charge 2 review: A worthy upgrade elevates the fitness-tracking essentials

Fitbit's latest activity tracker combines the best of its Charge HR and Alta fitness bands at an affordable price.

Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones

Court rules cops can demand fingerprints, not passcodes, to unlock smartphones

A Virginia judge says forcing people to incriminate themselves violates the 5th Amendment.

Facebook Messenger Adds Videos, Extra-Large Thumbs Up

Facebook has only made its Messenger app more robust since buying WhatsApp earlier this year. Once just a basic messaging app, Messenger has expanded beyond basic chats with stickers, group conversations, and now video messages.

Chaos at Twitter: Management Shakeup May Lead to a New, Better Network

To say something is amiss at Twitter would be the understatement of the week. In one day, the platform lost its chief operating officer and its head of North American media, who both resigned in the midst of major management...

Facebook Changes the Way it Tracks and Serves You Ads

The social network is giving you more control over ad preferences, but also plans to follow your activity around the Web.

New Social Network Fatdoor Uses Robots to Connect Neighbors (Yes, Really)

Fatdoor is the kind of neighborhood social network that would work perfectly in a small, tech-friendly town like Palo Alto, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founder Raj Abhyanker envisions a day when neighbors don't just send each...

Colorado Rolls Out the Welcome Mat for Ride-Sharing Apps, Virginia Says No

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft typically take a rogue approach to launching in new cities by rolling out service first and asking permission later, or not at all.

How to Get a Job at Zappos: Join Their Social Network

Applying for a job at online retailer Zappos is no longer as simple as submitting a resume. The Las Vegas-based company has scrapped traditional job postings and created a social network for people who really love Zappos and are dying...

Airbnb Agrees to Hand Over NYC Host Data to Attorney General

Airbnb fought valiantly, but the end was near: New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wanted host data, and he was going to get it. The home-rental site on Wednesday agreed to give Schneiderman some of what he asked for,...

Change Your Passwords, eBay Users: The Auction Site Was Hacked

Customer names, addresses, phone numbers, and birth dates were swiped in a cyberattack, but financial information is reportedly safe.

New York Court Sides with Airbnb Over Host Records Subpoena

Airbnb hosts in New York can breathe a sigh of relief--for now. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's subpoena for the company's host records was rejected Tuesday by New York Supreme Court Justice Gerald Connolly.

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