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James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes frequently about mobile technology and is the author of The Apple Watch Watch blog. Martin is also an SEO and content marketing consultant.

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12 extreme, obscenely expensive laptop bags

All laptop bags are not created equally … and some cost a lot more than others. These 12 lavish notebook satchels may not be in your price range (unless you're a Saudi prince) but they're sure to inspire envy, confusion, disdain, or some odd combination of these emotions.

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Wacom's Bamboo Spark elegantly digitizes handwritten notes, drawings

If you still like sketching and writing by hand, but also want quick digital backups of your notes, you'll find a friend in Wacom's new Bamboo Spark.

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7 things Microsoft OneNote does that Evernote can't

Microsoft OneNote and Evernote are top-notch options for all of your digital notebook needs, and both have unique strengths and weaknesses.

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6 things Evernote does that Microsoft OneNote can't

Evernote and Microsoft's OneNote are top-notch options for your digital notebook needs, but both have unique strengths and weaknesses.

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8 ways to get the job done using Google Glass

Google Glass "Explorers" are finding many ways to use the device to work smarter and faster, integrating it into the workflow.


10 tips for fitness gadgets to fight holiday indulgences

It's easy to gain weight during the holidays but tough to lose it. We asked fitness experts to suggest apps, wristbands, monitors, and other technology to help control holiday cravings.

10 Online Reputation Management Tips for Businesses

When people search for your business, they should ideally find your company website, your social media accounts and positive posts on review sites.

10 Online Reputation Management Tips for Job Seekers

Don't let questionable Facebook photos or Tweets, a bare-bones LinkedIn profile or negative posts beyond your control derail an otherwise smooth job interview process. Use these 10 tips to improve your personal Google search results and help land the job you want.

25 Link-Building Tips to Drive Traffic to Your Website

A well-thought-out link-building strategy will help drive customers, prospects or partners to your website. To help you devise a plan, three experts offer proven link-building techniques. Here's a teaser: focus on quality, keep it in house and, above all, put someone in charge.

Can Google Apps Unseat Microsoft Office and Exchange?

In an IT environment of MacBook laptops, Windows PCs, iPhones, iPads and Droid devices, why would any enterprise stick with Microsoft Outlook for email and collaboration?

TiVo on the iPad: How to Transfer Recordings

Can you move HD programs from your TiVo DVR to an iPad? Yes. Is it easy, fast, and worth the effort? Not really.

How to Evaluate Enterprise Search Options

Google and other Internet search engine virtually never fail to deliver relevant results nearly instantly. That creates a problem for IT in terms of setting employee expectations around the search capabilities they use at work.

Top 10 Things to Look for in an SEO Expert

Whether your business is small or large--or somewhere in between--if you rely on Web traffic for sales or marketing, you need to either master search engine optimization (SEO) or you need to hire an SEO specialist.