Rick Broida

For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

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App the vote: 8 mobile tools for tracking the election

App the vote: 8 mobile tools for tracking the election

It's an exciting election season. We've nominated eight Android and iOS apps that can help you follow the races.

Call on line 2! Six ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Call on line 2! Six ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Whether you're running a small business or just looking to improve your BYOD situation, there's an app that can help.

App the vote: 9 mobile tools for election junkies

App the vote: 9 mobile tools for election junkies

It's going to be an exciting election season. We've nominated nine Android and iOS apps that can help you follow the races.

Chat happens: Your guide to 8 group-chat services

Chat happens: Your guide to 8 group-chat services

If you're still relying on conference calls or one-to-one instant messaging, it's time your team explored group chat. Here's what Slack, HipChat and six other providers have to offer.

How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers

How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers

The old two-year-contract business model for mobile phone plans is all but abandoned. And there are more choices than ever: We look at 16 alternate mobile service carriers.

9 security gadgets for mobile devices

9 security gadgets for mobile devices

These high-tech tools work with your gadgets and smartphones to keep your data secure.

6 Browser Plug-ins That Protect Your Privacy

6 Browser Plug-ins That Protect Your Privacy

Privacy is a real concern for users these days. We review six browser plug-ins that offer privacy protection -- and a way to avoid ads.

OnePlus One Deep-Dive Review: Unbeatable Value for Android Geeks

With a starting price of just $299, this unlocked, Cyanogen-powered phone beats the bigger brands at their own game.

Save Money on Mobile Plans With These 16 No-Contract Carriers

The mobile-phone industry is in a state of flux. Where once you had little choice but to buy a subsidized phone from a major carrier and pay two years' worth of whatever monthly fees it chose to levy, now you have options aplenty.

Should You Get a Hybrid Laptop? A User Report Card

Hybrids -- laptops whose displays detach to become tablets -- were designed to allow users to have one device with many uses. But do they work as advertised? We talked to some users to find out.

Let Go of That Laptop: The Ultimate Guide to Making a Tablet Your Main Computer

Done with heavy hardware? With these apps, peripherals, and cloud services, you can leave that notebook behind for good.

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