Robert StrohmeyerPCWorld

Robert Strohmeyer is a veteran business technology journalist and the founder of Startzilla, a social toolset for entrepreneurs.

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10 tools for stealthily slacking off at work

We don't mind if you take a little downtime on the job, but your boss might. Use these tools–at your own risk–to hide your extracurricular activities.

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Play your way to productivity with these 5 gamified apps

Taking cues from fantasy RPGs and hard brain science, these apps make it fun to get things done.

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10 IFTTT recipes to make you more productive at work

IFTTT (If This, Then That) lets you build automated processes to help manage your digital life. These ready-to-use recipes will save you time instantly.

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How to digitize holiday photos and videos

Move precious memories online (and create digital backups) with help from a scanner, a video converter, and better-than-basic editing software.


How to use a cloud camera to secure your home during holiday travel

While you're away, the thieves might play. Here's how to catch them.


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Why your Internet service provider wants to nix all-you-can-eat data buffets

As the industry moves toward 'metered' broadband plans, hard-core users will feel the hurt.


The crowdfunding caveat: Most campaigns fail

For the minority of crowdfunded ventures that get financed, raising money is only the beginning.

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How to outsource your app development

Working with outside contractors can be challenging. Here’s how to get great results from freelance developers and hired agencies.

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How to make an app for your small business

With attention to process and preparation, you can take your dev projects into your own hands.

Gamification: Using play to motivate employees and engage customers

Turning business goals into games, with points and prizes, can boost results—if you do it right.

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DIY dev: should you build your own app?

For businesses with the right talent and resources, developing your own apps can offer huge advantages. But it’s not for everybody.

Hackers put a bull's-eye on small business

After years of warnings from every level of the IT sector, small companies still are not getting the message: Get serious about security before you lose everything.