jmartin

jmartin

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.

Articles by jmartin

Living the tech life

3 top travel apps worth revisiting

TripAdvisor, Kayak, and TripIt have been around for years. But they keep getting more powerful and more useful with new features.
May 9, 2017
8 things CMOs need to know right now
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8 things CMOs need to know right now

At the recent Marketing Nation Summit, industry leaders offered CMOs tips and strategies for success — including why less is more when marketing to customers.
May 8, 2017
Living the tech life

Who’s smartest — Alexa, Siri, Cortana, or Google Assistant?

You won't be shocked to learn that Apple's Siri virtual assistant has the best sense of humor. But you might be surprised to learn which virtual assistant is the smartest—and which one is no. 2 with a bullet.
April 27, 2017
Living the tech life

Does the world need a Windows smartwatch?

The answer is, 'yes,' if you like the idea of a commercial-grade wearable for retail, hospitality, healthcare and manufacturing. But the track record of squeezing Windows into a small device isn't good.
April 26, 2017
12 digital marketing and customer experience tips for success
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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.
April 17, 2017
Living the tech life

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.
April 12, 2017
Living the tech life

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.
April 5, 2017
Living the tech life

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).
April 3, 2017
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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?
April 1, 2017
Living the tech life

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.
March 17, 2017
Updated TripIt app tells you when to leave for the airport
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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.
March 3, 2017
Living the tech life

3 ways to transform a carry-on bag into smart luggage

Smart luggage is cool, but it often costs $300 and up—and why buy it if you love your current bag? Instead, add some tracking smarts to your bag with one of these three products.
February 28, 2017