James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets

5 ways to keep virtual assistants from sharing your company's secrets

Consumers love talking to Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Now. But what should CIOs be doing to prepare for the growing use of virtual assistants among their employees?

12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success

12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success

Creating great customer experiences separates market leaders from the rest of the pack. Here are 12 ideas, best practices, strategies and words of advice for advancing your digital marketing efforts in the year ahead.

New Garmin vivosmart 3 adds stress tracking and fitness age

New Garmin vivosmart 3 adds stress tracking and fitness age

Garmin's newest wearable offers a few promising new features, such as all-day stress tracking, fitness age based on VO2 max score, and a Strength Training activity.

Why you still need a dedicated GPS navigation device

Why you still need a dedicated GPS navigation device

In an effort to keep the portable GPS device category alive, Garmin packs a lot of features into its new DriveAssist 51. But only one is likely to resonate with most drivers.

Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Alexa helps you shop on iOS but won't play Spotify

Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa, in its quest for world domination, is now available on iOS devices. But Alexa on iPhones has its limits.

4 new gadgets that track heart rate

Heart-rate tracking is everywhere these days — in headbands, chest straps, bras, shirts, you name it. Here are four recent activity trackers worth checking out.

3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

3 favorite wearables of 2017 (so far)

The year is still young, but these three wearable tech devices have already earned a sweet spot in our hearts (and they'll track our heart rates, too).

These desks are made for walking

These desks are made for walking

Treadmill desks offer a big advantage: Improving your health. But are they worth the cost and other potential cons?

11 treadmill desks to step up your fitness game

11 treadmill desks to step up your fitness game

Health experts say sitting is the new smoking. But is a treadmill desk the cure? Check out 11 treadmill desks that combine work with (moderately) working out.

10 things you need to know about the security risks of wearables

10 things you need to know about the security risks of wearables

Fitness trackers may not present a huge security risk, but any connected device can be hacked. Here’s what you need to know to minimize those security and privacy threats.

4 reasons why Alta HR is the second-best Fitbit

4 reasons why Alta HR is the second-best Fitbit

Fitbit's latest tracker adds heart rate monitoring to the thin, light and stylish Alta wristband. But there is still one better option.

New Fitbit Alta HR sleep tracking could be eye-opening

New Fitbit Alta HR sleep tracking could be eye-opening

Curious about your sleep patterns and how they compare to others in your age and gender group? You'll appreciate Fitbit's new Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights, currently available in the new Alta HR tracker.

LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

LiquidText update a must-have for iPad Pro

Annotating PDFs just got a lot cooler, thanks to the latest version of LiquidText. The cleverly designed iPad-only app now allows freehand drawing.

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

10 offbeat trackers and wacky wearables

This year promises a variety of activity trackers and wearables that aren’t your usual Fitbit gadget, including a device that detects radiation from nuclear power plants to a smartwatch that runs on body heat -- there's even a device...

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Carry-on bag promises to hold garments, gadgets and charger

Want one bag to carry hanging garments and recharge your smartphone? Genius Pack's carry-on duffle might fit your needs — but expect a few wrinkles..

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Are truly wireless earbuds (like AirPods) safe?

Truly wireless earbuds are having a moment. But does wearing tiny transmitters in your ears pose health risks? Experts are divided.

Fitbit's Alta HR adds heart-rate monitoring

Fitbit's Alta HR adds heart-rate monitoring

Fitbit's new Alta HR tracker adds heart-rate tracking to its slim, stylish Alta wristband. The company also announced new sleep-tracking features for Alta HR and a few other wearables.

Updated TripIt app tells you when to leave for the airport

Updated TripIt app tells you when to leave for the airport

TripIt's new Go Now feature shows a countdown clock with the remaining time before you need to leave for the airport, based on current traffic and other data. It's a welcome addition to an essential app for business travelers.

3 reasons fitness buffs may want a Mio SLICE

3 reasons fitness buffs may want a Mio SLICE

If reaching 10,000 steps every day isn't helping your meet your health goals, consider Mio's new wristband tracker SLICE. By focusing on only one metric — a score tied to your heart rate — it could be the game-changer you need.

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Hopper travel app helps you decipher — or avoid — basic economy airfares

Most business travelers want to avoid basic economy fares at all costs (literally). The Hopper travel search app offers a new feature designed to help you identify the hidden costs of basic economy, or avoid that airfare class...

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