Stories 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

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
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