Stories by Anick Jesdanun

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless package

About a week after buying DirecTV, AT&T offers package that combines TV and wireless service.
By Anick Jesdanun

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Apple's iPod Touch gets update amid slowing demand

NEW YORK - Although the iPod's popularity has waned, Apple is updating its music player for the first time in nearly three years by giving the flagship Touch model a faster processor and better ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Enthusiasm drops for fitness trackers

NEW YORK - Deepak Jaya­simha's fitness tracker sits unused in India. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. Virginia Atkinson took hers off to charge the battery in February and hasn't ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Consider these gadgets for the beach and your ride there

NEW YORK - If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets. Of course, no technology is truly essential.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Apple, Google features will improve interactions

New features promised for smartphones, tablets and watches could improve how we interact with technology.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Phone-upgrade options shifting away from contracts

Upgrading your phone is no longer as simple as paying $100 or $200 and extending your service contract by two years.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Curves and 'self-healing' offered in super-premium phones

NEW YORK - For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship ...
By Anick Jesdanun

AT&T diversifies its offerings

NEW YORK - The company whose name has long been synonymous with telephones now wants to be on your TV, car and even trash can.
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
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