Opinion T-Mobile’s new international roaming plans go into effect today, and on the surface they sound like a great deal. Unfortunately, they're not all they're cracked up to be, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder. Here's why.
Opinion FixYa recently ranked mobile browsers based on usability ratings from its visitors. The findings suggest third-party browsers are good alternatives to default options, but the "official" browsers are still more popular.
Opinion You can take your iPhone nearly anyplace in the world without running up horrendous voice and data bills, but it takes some preparation. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder offers up iPhone travel tips he learned during a recent trip to Spain.
Opinion If you're in the market for an affordable iPad, new laptop or more storage, now is the time to act. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder found four money-saving deals that make next month's Black Friday an afterthought.
Opinion Buy a $100 HTC Android phone from FreedomPop, get free wireless data, text and voice. Data speeds over Sprint's network aren't exactly blazing, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder, but the price sure is right.
Opinion Apple’s brand shines brighter than any in the world, but the popular company is taking its customers for a ride with its exorbitant iPhone-memory markup, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder.
Opinion Hackers hit data brokers LexisNexis and Dun & Bradstreet, according to a recent report, putting the personal information of millions at risk. Should you be worried?
Opinion Need a quick car ride? There's an app for that. The state of California recently ruled that ride-sharing services, including Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, are good to go, with a few caveats.
Opinion An increasing number of online editorial organizations are running something called "native" or "sponsored" content, a.k.a., advertisements disguised as news. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder says the practice is often deceptive, and the FTC is currently investigating the issue.
Opinion The FTC is investigating Facebook yet again in relation to privacy polices that advocates say exploit users' personal data.
Opinion Apple's new iPhones are not even available yet, but Wal-Mart already cut the suggested retail prices for both the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C.
Opinion Do you value email privacy? If so, don't use Gmail. Facing a lawsuit from angry consumers, Google told a U.S. court that Gmailers should understand their email can and will be scanned.
Opinion The cost of some high-end smartphones from companies including Google, Nokia and Apple are dropping as new models become available, so now's the time to find great deals on devices, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder.
Opinion Twitter enabled a "Report Abuse" button for its Web interface and iOS and Android apps in an effort to block abusers. But CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder questions the effectiveness of the new safeguard. Here's why.
Opinion The pesky "YellowMoxie" malware is making the rounds. If you see suspicious yellow links on websites, you may be infected. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder shares step-by-step instructions on how to remove YellowMoxie from your PC.
Opinion Apple is expected to release a new version of the iPhone in September, and the value of used iPhones is dropping rapidly. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder spotlights two websites that let you lock in a selling price today and still hold on to your iPhone for another month.
Opinion NextAdvisor compared cloud-backup and cloud-storage services from eight companies. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder takes a look at each service and offers tips on how to determine which one is right for you.
Opinion Laptops and smartphones? Yes. Tablets? No. College isn’t getting any cheaper, so now is the time to think about getting the right and affordable consumer electronics as your kids head back to campus.
Opinion Sprint now offers an $80 unlimited voice, text and data plan, which is a great deal, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder. Here are some details on the new wireless-service option.
Opinion Storing files is just the beginning. Dropbox will soon allow you to sync and transfer files, data, to-do lists and more between any of the devices you own.
Opinion In light of recent news about NSA snooping and the PRISM program, CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder says because there is currently no clarity about the types of data the government can legally intercept, the Internet is facing a major crisis of confidence.
Opinion Talking or texting on handheld devices while driving is stupidly dangerous, but using voice-activated electronics in the car may actually be even worse, according to a recent study from University of Utah researchers.
Opinion The latest data breach victim is online ticket vendor, Vendini, hit by a hack that has compromised at least one million accounts. That's bad enough, but Vendini also stumbled badly in its damage control.
Opinion Google has simplified storage options. Users can store stuff for Gmail, Google+, and Google Drive in one 15 GB chunk, a move that puts it ahead of Microsoft, DropBox and Apple.
Opinion Wireless carriers still think we're idiots, but a politician does his job and forces to T-Mobile to let consumers bail out of its "No Contract" contract with no penalty.
Opinion Twitter and Sonic.net will stand up and fight for you when the feds come knocking, while Verizon, Apple, AT&T and Yahoo will probably roll over, according to a new EFF report.
Opinion Bored with Groupon? Microsoft jumps into the game with Bing Offers, a site that aggregates local deals on everything from food to cars to spas, and more.
Opinion Need to make yourself understood in a foreign language but can't get online? Google's offline translation for Android makes it easy. The search king has also beefed up mobile search features.
Opinion Apple stores your Siri requests in the cloud for as long as two years, but the company says the info is all anonymous. CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder suggests you still exercise caution when asking for Siri's help.
Opinion T-Mobile did away with long-term contracts last month. Now Verizon customers are demanding the same freedom. Sign their petition if you want to do away with two-year contracts.
Opinion Warrants! The IRS don't need no stinking warrants! Thanks to the ACLU we now know the IRS thinks it's just fine to read your emails and texts without a warrant.
Opinion Revenge can be sweet. It's your chance to let the bozos know what we think of them by voting in the Consumerist "Worst Company in America" contest.
Opinion If you like Windows 8 and have lots of room in your budget, you'll love the Lenovo Carbon. But most consumers will find the price and the limitations and complexity of Microsoft's new operating system a turn off.
Opinion Don't believe it when a salesperson tells you should buy an extended warranty on your new HDTV or pay an extra $100 for a faster processor. Here's the myth-busting truth.
Opinion AT&T’s U-verse Internet, TV and landline-phone service just got more expensive. Unfortunately, it didn’t get any better, according to CIO.com blogger Bill Snyder.
Opinion Think of all the information you turn over to Google and realize that the government can get its hands on it without even obtaining a warrant.
Opinion You can still get fired for sounding off about work on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. But if you're trying to improve working conditions, and not just venting, regulators may protect you.
Opinion Instead of worrying about the security threat posed by Java, simply get rid of it. Chances are you won’t miss it. Here are steps you can take to kill Java from your PC.
Opinion Sluggish multitasking performance, scratch-prone backs and too little storage. The iPad Mini, Kindle Fire HD and Google Nexus 7 have their good points, but here are the complaints voiced by users.
Opinion Buying holiday gifts like the iPad or an HDTV shouldn't mean you've maxed out your credit cards. Here are five way to get the most for your money when you're shopping for that gadget-obsessed somebody.
Opinion Security still worries users of Dropbox, while Apple’s iCloud doesn’t play well with Mountain Lion, and users of Google Drive sometimes can’t find their files. Here are the complaints of users like you.