James A. Martin

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 CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

Are robotics startups gaining traction? Yes

Are robotics startups gaining traction? Yes

Robots are following the VC dollars. And while many funding rounds are aimed at the usual industrial automation, money is also flowing to startups developing more human-friendly robots. In 2014, VCs invested $341.3 million in robotics...

The 3 Best iOS and Android Apps of Summer 2014

If you're an iPhone or iPad user, you probably know that iOS app icons dance around when you tap and hold a finger on them to move or remove one. They do a little jig, hoping to entertain you and thereby save themselves from deletion....

Top 25 DIY Tips for Better SEO

Is do-it-yourself (DIY) search engine optimization (SEO) possible if you lack SEO experience?

Two New Ways to Find Your Next Favorite Mobile App

Apple's iTunes App Store and Google Play are a bit like Moroccan city marketplaces: There's a lot going on, and it's all a bit chaotic and overwhelming. Browsing by categories or searching by keyword helps. But not much.

How to Make Sure Your Cat Photos (and Other Pics) Don't Disclose Location Data

You know those cat pictures you keep sharing on social media sites? They may reveal more about you than your love of felines.

6 Good Reasons ‘Tempo' Should be Your iOS Calendar App

TheA TempoA calendar app isn't new; it's been around for about 18 months and was on my Spring 2013 "Best iOS and Android Apps"A list. A new Tempo update brings some new features that make the app even better. I love Tempo for several...

Kwoller iOS Shopping App is the ‘Tinder of Fashion'

Kwoller is a new, free iPhone/iPod touch app designed to make it easy for women to speed-shop. The app accomplishes its mission, but you don't always get what you see.

LinkedIn 'Connected' iOS App is Perfect for Power Networkers

LinkedIn is an invaluable social network for business. Just last week, I landed a new gig by simply congratulating a former client on his new position via LinkedIn.

Two New Apps That Can Help Save You Money (Seriously)

Looking to spend less dough on stuff you want or need? I've got two new, free apps that can help.

OutSider App Tells You When the Weather is Right for Running

The folks at The Weather Channel have come up with another cool app,A OutSider, that's designed for weather geeks who are also runners, walkers, hikers and/or cyclists.

Enjoy the Free Songza Music App While You Still Can

By now, you may have heard that Google acquired Songza for a rumored $15 million. That's a bargain, when you consider Apple's recent $3-billion purchase of Beats, which sells headphones, speakers and a streaming music service.

Why It's Never Been More Important to Pick Your Mobile Platform Wisely

Will your choice of phablet determine the mobile ecosystem you get locked into for health and fitness tracking, automobile navigation and home entertainment?

12 tablet accessories that let you ditch your laptop

12 tablet accessories that let you ditch your laptop

Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.

7 Quick Tips to Make Your Site More Search Friendly

CIO.com recently queried nearly 30 SEO experts and rounded up their advice into a list of the "Top 10 Technical SEO Issues (and How to Fix Them)." The following seven quick-hit SEO tips offer additional best practices that are well...

Top 10 Technical SEO Issues (and How to Fix Them)

In the age of "Penguin," "Panda," "Hummingbird" and other big Google algorithm updates, winning the search engine optimization (SEO) game means publishing high-quality content that earns links. But all the quality content in the world...

Pros and Cons of Using Fitness Trackers for Employee Wellness

In February, during one of New England's harshest winters in memory, some employees at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, began deliberately parking further away from their offices.

Does Your Klout Score Matter?

Klout is now entering its fifth year. Is the social media scoring service an important indicator of online influence? Or is it just a meaningless number?

8 Ways to Use Google Glass on the Job

Google Glass isn't without its limitations -- not to mention privacy concerns -- but Google Glass 'Explorers' are finding many ways to use the device to work smarter and faster. The key to more widespread adoption, though, will be...

Does Google Glass Pose Safety, Health and Security Risks?

Google Glass ranks among the most anticipated of wearable technologies. But a pair of glasses with a small computer screen above one eye is bound to raise concerns about security, privacy, and even the health and safety of the person...

How Safe is Google Glass for Driving?

Google's futuristic Glass headgear is currently available only to developers and early adopters, the so-called Glass Explorers, with commercial release expected sometime next year. But Google Glass is already raising questions about...

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