Matt Kapko

Freelance Writer

Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.

3 expert tips for LinkedIn power users

3 expert tips for LinkedIn power users

LinkedIn-savvy networkers might feel like their profiles are already polished, but there’s always room for improvement. These three tips, from LinkedIn’s resident career expert, can help even the savviest users take their profiles to...

Messaging and niche social apps grow, market leaders plateau

Messaging and niche social apps grow, market leaders plateau

As smartphone users flock to simple messaging apps such as WhatsApp and iMessage, growth of the larger, established social networks such as Facebook and Twitter has slowed, or in some cases, stalled out completely, according to a new...

Most Apple devices lack proper security for the enterprise

Most Apple devices lack proper security for the enterprise

Apple's Macs, iPhones and iPads are common in the modern workplace, but relatively few of these devices comply with standard security requirements, according to a new survey.

Meet the 9 most influential tech leaders on LinkedIn

Meet the 9 most influential tech leaders on LinkedIn

With more than 380 million total LinkedIn members, it’s difficult to find the most relevant people in IT to follow. These nine individuals are among the most active and respected users in the technology industry, according to...

Survey: Cloud tools make IT more productive

Survey: Cloud tools make IT more productive

The more technology IT organizations run in the cloud, the less likely they are to waste time on menial tasks, according to a recent report.

Why you shouldn't accept every LinkedIn connection invite

Why you shouldn't accept every LinkedIn connection invite

Your LinkedIn network is only as strong as your connections, and it's the people you actually know who will help to advance your career.

Google's enterprise pitch is a confusing mess

Google's enterprise pitch is a confusing mess

Google has allowed a branding and marketing mess to fester around its enterprise business for far too long.

AppleCare for Enterprise is lacking, IT leaders say

AppleCare for Enterprise is lacking, IT leaders say

Apple is slowly wading into enterprise waters, but the company gives preferential treatment to organizations that have relationships with its partner, IBM. CIOs and other IT leaders also say the initial fruit of that partnership,...

 How Facebook uses IT automation to manage 16,000 MacBooks

How Facebook uses IT automation to manage 16,000 MacBooks

Facebook wasn't always a well-oiled machine when it came to IT automation, but the company's phenomenal growth led to some key changes in how its technology staff manages an ever-growing collection of Apple MacBooks.

Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Every iPhone Apple sells today ships with 32 native applications but few, if any, are considered best in class.

Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Some of Apple's native apps languished when the company prioritized user experience over app development. However, Apple enjoys a competitive advantage that has little to do with the apps it ships on its devices and everything to do...

7 things we hate about Twitter

7 things we hate about Twitter

After nearly a decade on the social scene, Twitter still needs to improve its user experience and fill in notable gaps in the service. These seven problems are long overdue for a fix.

An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online

An IT view of Google Docs vs. Microsoft Word Online

Google Docs and Microsoft Word Online are more similar than ever, so total cost of ownership, training and support may be more important considerations for CIOs and IT managers than feature sets.

How Apple's privacy stance could give Google an AI edge

How Apple's privacy stance could give Google an AI edge

Apple's strong privacy stance may drum up kudos from consumers but also give Google a technological advantage in AI apps such as Siri and Google Now.

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

Microsoft and Google offer low-cost cloud tools for small- and medium-size businesses, but each of their offerings has unique strengths and weaknesses. Here's a high-level comparison of Office 365 and Google for Work, specifically for...

Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

Office 365 and Google for Work adoption rates to grow rapidly

The number of smaller organizations that will run all of their IT services in the cloud is expected to more than double within the next two years, according to a new survey.

IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

IT pros say Google slowly infiltrating enterprise, education

Google for Work was a no-show at the company's I/O conference last week, but Google is still making its mark on the enterprise. Here's how three IT professionals measure Google's impact on the business world and what they expect to...

8 LinkedIn users we love to hate

8 LinkedIn users we love to hate

If you're a regular LinkedIn user, you've probably encountered the dreaded Spammer, the way-too-friendly Stranger and the starry-eyed Trivialist. Here's a look at eight annoying characters that are hard not to hate on LinkedIn.

8 LinkedIn users we love to hate

8 LinkedIn users we love to hate

If you're a regular LinkedIn user, you've probably encountered the dreaded Spammer, the way-too-friendly Stranger and the starry-eyed Trivialist. Here's a look at eight annoying characters that are hard not to hate on LinkedIn.

IT pros share tips for building strong peer networks

IT pros share tips for building strong peer networks

CIOs and IT leaders don't have one central gathering place online, and fostering a quality network of peers is both a challenge and an opportunity. Three established IT leaders share real-world tips to help you bolster your peer...

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