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Spring Cleaning Your Tech

On the TODAY show, I showed off a different kind of spring cleaning today: how to keep your mobile phones, remote controls, monitors, laptops, and …

Get the Samsung Galaxy S5 at Staples, and check out their trade-in offer

Looking to get Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, but also looking for a great deal? Head on over to your closest Staples or start online …

Samsung

Motivate your kids to do their chores with free app Choremonster

The battle to get your kids to do their chores can be exhausting! Thankfully, I’ve found a great free app called “Choremonster” that will actually …

Windows Store

bSafe app can keep you safe and give some peace of mind—check it out!

Have you ever been walking to your car late at night and wondered what you would do if something happened to you right then and there? Now, an app …

Mind

Is Apple about to buy Beats in $3.2 billion deal?

We often hear about all the little purchases Apple makes. A mapping company here. An LED manufacturer there. A lot of little stuff but nothing …

Apple Music

Mario Armstrong's two quick tips to build your social media presence!

It sounds a bit cliché, but building a large social media following can literally transform your life! It means an expanded network with tons of …

Social Media

Separating Personal From Professional in a BYOD World

As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) adoption continues to accelerate, perhaps the biggest complication to instituting policies is separating the personal …

AT&T

Here are my 5 Hot Apps for Spring! (TODAY Show)

This morning I appeared on the TODAY show with 5 awesome new apps you should check out spring. Keep reading and check them all out!

For iOS, Android …

Apps to help you plan your wedding! (Katie Couric)

Katie Couric had me on her show yesterday to show off the 5 best apps to help your plan your wedding! From planning the seating arrangement, sending …

In 2 easy steps, make lists and identify your passion for business!

I won’t try to hide it: I love making lists. I find that getting out a sheet of paper and actually writing things down is a great way to think …

What's the appropriate age for children to join social media networks?

For decades, parents have attempted to make a point about peer pressure to their children with this tired old phrase: “If all of your friends jumped …

Why I'm excited about Dropbox's new Mailbox app for Mac

It goes without saying that time management is one of the biggest problems facing entrepreneurs, which is why I’m always excited about new apps that …

4 Ways Video Conferencing Can Deliver Value to Your Business

I believe that video can have a powerful effect on how we digest information and relate to one another. I got my start in media on radio, eventually …

What should parents do when kids photos are posted without permission?

This morning on TODAY, I talked to Kathie Lee and Hoda about asking permission before posting pictures to social media. We try to answer the …

Social Media

5 Things You Need to Know About Amazon Fire TV

In Seattle today, Amazon launched their streaming TV solution, called Fire TV. Going head-to-head with Apple, Google and Roku for control of your …

Google Now available for your computer via Google Chrome

Google’s intelligent personal assistant, called Google Now, has been available exclusively for Android and iOS users so far. On Android especially, …

Google

Dealing with Heartbleed: You need to change ALL of your passwords soon

For years we’ve assumed that the lock icon in your browser and the letters “HTTPS” mean your Internet traffic is safe from any potential spies or …

CNBC: Is "Glass" the answer to Google's bottom line?

It is undeniable that Google Glass is very innovative and that wearables are becoming a huge tech sector. But are they cool? Have people found $1500 …

Giving Away $1,000 With AT&T's My Business Cares #ItCanWait Campaign

A little while ago I had the pleasure of presenting a $1,000 donation to a local school thanks to AT&T’s My Business Cares #ItCanWait campaign. I …

Everlane: Quality Basic Clothes at Affordable Prices... All Online

Have you heard about new online retailer Everlane? Their pitch is that they take out the middle man on luxury goods to deliver better prices to …

The Pandora One Subscription Service To Cost $5 A Month

Pandora is getting a little more expensive. Starting in May, and for new subscribers, the Pandora One monthly subscription service will cost $5. Existing subscribers that remain active will keep paying $3.99 a month to listen to Pandora without any ads.

As Pandora notes in a blog post, the …

Amazon

Soundwave Adds Chrome Browser Extension To Let You Track Your Desktop Music Listening

Since its launch in late June last year, Soundwave, the Mark Cuban-backed music discovery app that tracks the listening habits of you, your friends and other users you follow, had at least one gaping omission. It was mobile-only — iOS and Android — meaning that there was no way for the service to …

Google Chrome

Amazon Plans To Launch A New TV Streaming Gadget In April

Amazon's rumored streaming device is shipping in April, reports The Wall Street Journal.

It'll be available on its website as well as Amazon's prominent retail partners like Best Buy and Staples.

Anonymous sources explained to WSJ that the device will be equipped with all of the same apps found on …

Amazon

13 Streaming Music Services Compared by Price, Quality, Catalog Size and More

Beats Music, Google Play, iTunes, Pandora, Rdio, Spotify and others: See which one's best for you.

Forget for a moment how profitable streaming music services are (not terribly), or how much they’re paying in royalties to rights holders (or in particular, how much is ultimately trickling down to the …

Last.fm

Beats Music Said to Sign 1,000 Subscribers a Day in Month

March 20 (Bloomberg) -- Beats Music, the subscription streaming service started by Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre, signed up about 1,000 paying subscribers …

AT&T

New Spotify App Pairs Popular Recipes with Playlists

A new Spotify app offer the ability sync curated playlists with recipes from restaurants from across the globe, creating a unique experience for home …

Recipes

15 Ways Skrillex Changed the World Pictures

Skrillex

How Arianna Huffington Sleeps Her Way to Success

Arianna Huffington wants to revolutionize how women create a successful life. First step? More z's.

Last year, Arianna Huffington gave her friends unorthodox Christmas presents: alarm clocks. Rather than passing comment on anyone's punctuality, the media entrepreneur sought to nudge them toward …

Sleep

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit prices confirmed as $295 and $197, Gear 2 Neo remains TBC

Samsung unveiled a bevvy of new gadgets at Mobile World Congress last month, but most came without a price tag. Slowly but surely the Korean firm is filling in the gaps, starting with the Gear 2 and Gear Fit, which will retail for $295 and $197 respectively — there’s no price for the cheaper Gear 2 …

Apple's Healthbook will reportedly go beyond fitness to analyze your blood

9to5Mac reports this morning that Apple's long-rumored fitness and health-tracking app Healthbook is well on its way to reality. Designed to resemble Passbook, the ambitious app will apparently be able to analyze everything from activity and heart rate to blood oxygen levels, though it's still …