Time to bid goodbye to 2011, as exciting a year in technology as any I can remember. Last week I told you about my favorite products of the year; now let's talk about the technology trends that helped make it so memorable.
Has another year gone by already? If there's one thing I wish I could save more of, it's time, not money.
But until scientists figure out how to do that, money it is!
Of course, there is one way to turn back the clock, in a manner of speaking. Today I'm pausing to reflect on 2011 and pick my favorite gadgets of the year. What's on the list? You may be surprised by some of my choices. (Hint: There's not a single Apple product.)
Black Friday will soon be upon us--but are those doorbuster deals really worth the hype? Keep in mind that for every deeply discounted LCD TV, there are hundreds of other items NOT on sale. Whether you're braving the crowds in-store on Black Friday or shopping from the comfort of your desk on Cyber Monday--or playing a game of chicken with prices right up until Christmas Eve, forewarned is forearmed.
Read on for a cheat sheet of how to make sure you score the very best deals when shopping for holiday gifts.
Anyone who has ever dealt with a major cell phone carrier knows that the
present state of competition isn't exactly producing a renaissance of
terrific customer service. The norm is two-year contracts, high
early termination fees, and steep charges when you go over your allotted
voice, data or SMS limit.
But there are alternatives. Read on to find a few tricks to owning and
using a decent smartphone without having to deal with the drawbacks of a
contract with a major carrier.