Rick Broida

For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

Chat happens: Your guide to 10 group-chat services

Call on line 2! Eight ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Call on line 2! Eight ways to add a second line to your smartphone

Whether you're running a business or just looking to improve your BYOD situation, there's an app that can help.

How to save on mobile plans: Look beyond the Big Four mobile carriers

How to save on mobile plans: Look beyond the Big Four mobile carriers

If you’re fed up with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, there are plenty of smaller carriers to choose from. We look at some alternatives that can save money.

9 Alexa tips and tricks

9 Alexa tips and tricks

Amazon's Echo, Echo Dot and Tap devices can do more than just check the weather and sling playlists. We offer 9 great tips and tricks for Alexa users.

App the vote: 8 mobile tools for tracking the election

App the vote: 8 mobile tools for tracking the election

It's an exciting election season. We've nominated eight Android and iOS apps that can help you follow the races.

App the vote: 9 mobile tools for election junkies
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App the vote: 9 mobile tools for election junkies

It's going to be an exciting election season. We've nominated nine Android and iOS apps that can help you follow the races.

9 security gadgets for mobile devices

9 security gadgets for mobile devices

These high-tech tools work with your gadgets and smartphones to keep your data secure.

Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

Privacy is a real concern for users these days. We review six browser plug-ins that offer privacy protection -- and a way to avoid ads.

OnePlus One deep-dive review: Unbeatable value for Android geeks

OnePlus One deep-dive review: Unbeatable value for Android geeks

With a starting price of just $299, the unlocked, Cyanogen-powered OnePlus One Android phone beats the bigger brands at their own game.

Should you get a hybrid laptop? A user report card

Hybrids -- laptops whose displays detach to become tablets -- were designed to allow users to have one device with many uses. But do they work as advertised? We talked to some users to find out.

Computerworld's holiday gift guide 2013: Audio gear

Part 1 of our annual cornucopia of gift ideas features speakers, headphones and earbuds that will delight the ears of audiophiles and casual listeners alike.

There's no place like home page: 8 iGoogle alternatives

Use iGoogle? Upset that it's going away? Here are 8 alternative Web portals, some of which are just as good -- and one or two of which are better.

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