Stories by Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Tablet makers take aim at professionals

NEW YORK - Tablets may never again be the consumer sensation they once were, but they are finding new life among professionals. Apple took aim at that market in announcing a second iPad Pro model ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, March 5, 2016

New programs monitor fitness of employees

Companies and insurers are starting to offer incentives to people who wear fitness trackers to prove they lead healthy lifestyles.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Samsung's new S7 phone looks even more like Apple

Apple and Samsung phones, which have been looking more and more alike over the past few years, are much closer to virtual twins with Samsung's latest Galaxy S7.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

Companies' designs will let consumer build own phone

NEW YORK — If you could build your dream smartphone, what would it look like? Now suppose you could put it together yourself.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016

How to catch up on Oscar-nominated movies online

NEW YORK - The good news for those trying to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks: A little more than half are available for streaming online. The bad news: Nearly half aren't.
By Anick Jesdanun

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

Keep your Facebook clean, secure, private

NEW YORK - Got hundreds of Facebook friends you hardly know? Now is a good time to do some digital cleanup
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016

With few hiccups, offline Google Maps feature satisfies

ORLANDO, Fla. - I knew I wouldn't get real-time traffic information and other features when I opted to rely solely on Google's offline mapping capabilities for a week in and around Disney World ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016

Under Armour's fitness gadgets need to shape up

BAY LAKE, Fla. - You might know Under Armour mostly for its heavily marketed line of athletic sportswear.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Homes are becoming very smart

NEW YORK — A fully automated home is still years away, but the building blocks are here: the phone that turns on the coffee maker from the bedroom, the thermostat that controls the lights when ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, Jan. 1, 2016

End to cellphone discounts means more flexibility

NEW YORK - AT&T will no longer offer discounted phones with two-year contracts starting Jan. 8. Before you rush to beat the deadline, consider that you might be better off paying full price.
By Anick Jesdanun

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Google Maps offers offline option

Google Maps offers offline navigation for those times Internet is spotty.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

3 Android phones that offer something different

NEW YORK — New Android phones appear with regularity, but far too few of them really seem ... new.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Amazon's Fire tablet does a lot for $50, but there are trade-offs

The thing to remember about Amazon's new $50 Fire tablet is that it's a $50 tablet. It's not as light or as thin as a tablet that costs five or six times more. 
By Anick Jesdanun

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Microsoft announces new Surface, phones

NEW YORK - The success of Microsoft's fall lineup of devices will ride on the company's ability to convince people who got free Windows 10 software upgrades this summer to spring for new devices - ...
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

There are times a stand-alone device such as an iPod works better than a jack-of-all-trades like a smartphone. A stand-alone device does one or two things, but does them really well.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

A look at Samsung Pay, other mobile payments

NEW YORK — Samsung is hoping its new mobile-payment service will let you leave your wallet at home.
By Anick Jesdanun

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Samsung unveils 2 jumbo phones

NEW YORK - Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year.
By Anick Jesdanun

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Five ways Windows 10 fixes annoyances in its predecessor

NEW YORK - It took me just a weekend to get comfortable with Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system, something I never did with its predecessor, Windows 8, even after nearly three years.
By Anick Jesdanun

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Verizon will drop phone contracts, end discounted phones

NEW YORK - Verizon, the nation's largest wireless provider, will stop offering phones at discounted prices when customers sign two-year service contracts.
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
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