Stories by Anick Jesdanun

Monday, April 27, 2015

Getting your Apple Watch? Here's how to use it

How to set up and use your new Apple Watch; comfort will take time.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, April 10, 2015

Apple's new Photos app helps make editing easy

Apple's new Photos app for Mac makes it easy to fix, crop and organize your pictures.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, April 3, 2015

Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung's most-advanced models

NEW YORK — A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.
By Anick Jesdanun

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

T-Mobile targets smaller businesses with new plans, offers

NEW YORK — T-Mobile wants to change how businesses buy phones and wireless services — two years after it changed how consumers do so in abolishing long-term contracts.
By Anick Jesdanun

Smashed your HTC One? No problem, they'll replace

NEW YORK — Cracked your screen or dropped your phone in the toilet? No problem, if you buy HTC’s new One smartphone.
By Anick Jesdanun

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Samsung ditches plastic in new phones

NEW YORK - Samsung unveiled a stylish new flagship phone Sunday that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

People with new smartwatches can leave phones behind

SANTA MONICA, Calif. - Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.
By Anick Jesdanun

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Raise your home's IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

It's not the Jetsons just yet, but CES shows smart-home gadgets starting to work together.
By Anick Jesdanun

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014

Smartphones make separate camera unnecessary

Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Going wallet-free proves a challenge

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free mobile services work in the real world.
By Anick Jesdanun

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

CBS's new All Access streaming not worth cutting cord, yet

NEW YORK - I dropped my cable TV service more than a year ago and have been relying on Netflix, Hulu and other services to fill my television needs. But I get my shows at least a day late.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014

Avid Readers will love Kindle Voyage with updated features

GRAPEVINE, Texas - As stand-alone e-book readers go, I have yet to find anything as comfortable and easy to use as Amazon's Kindle.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Apple Pay application eases in-store, online shopping

NEW YORK - If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Apple unveils thinner iPad

CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled a thinner iPad on Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Map applications can ease the stress from daily travel

CHICAGO - Many people use smartphone apps to map their drive to dinner or find a less-congested route to work.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Mobile devices offer new ways to protect privacy

NEW YORK - Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police can't get to your password-protected data.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Samsung phones and gadgets impress, but will call for slew of apps

NEW YORK - After years of promoting its phones as "the next big thing," Samsung is realizing that bigger isn't necessarily better. Two new Galaxy Note smartphones from Samsung are about the same ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Sunday, Aug 24, 2014

There are options to consider when phone contracts end

MALVERN, Iowa - As my two-year contract with Verizon came to an end last month, I had to resist the company's various promotions and discounts.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Secure your phone without passcodes

NEW YORK - Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tilt … swivel … Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phone

NEW YORK - What I find fascinating about Amazon's Fire phone isn't the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner. Rather, I like that Amazon is thinking a lot about how phones ought to ...
By Anick Jesdanun
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