Howard BaldwinTechnology Writer, PCWorld

Howard Baldwin has worked as a writer and editor since 1977. His work has appeared in Forbes, Computerworld, InfoWorld, MIT Technology Review, Stanford, PC World, PC Computing, and several inflight magazines and daily newspapers. He lives with his wife, a physician, and their four cats in Silicon Valley.

Time to Unplug Your Technology for One Day?

Spend more time with your peeps instead of beeps. Observe the National Day of Unplugging, which starts at sundown tonight.

Why Hackers Set Their Sights on Small Businesses

New security report reveals that 97 percent of all breaches were avoidable. Here are some tips to keep your business out of trouble.

How Soon Will Your Mobile Video Chat Be Fantastic?

Video chat's future is not clear, but several companies, including the maker of VoiceEverywhere, are making moves to be the best on the block at it.

Coming Soon: More Cross-Platform App Stores?

Recent changes in back-end software may work to provide users more personalized apps, study says.

We Saw Where You Went: App Traces Workers' Steps Abroad

An app to help companies keep workers on the right side of the law in foreign countries raises questions about mixing personal and professional data on smartphones.

Survey: Networked Homes Prepare for the Sound of Music

Tablet owners driving increased demand for wireless in-home music, but how easy will set-up be?



Admiration for Apple: What Goes Up Must Come Down?

Although voted the most admired company for the fifth year in a row, Apple has had plenty of downs in its history. Is it headed for another?

Wireless Bandwidth: Are We Running out of Room?

Wireless bandwidth is like land in Manhattan -- it's extremely valuable because they're not making more of it.