Amy Gahran

Amy Gahran

Amy Gahran is an independent writer and mobile technology enthusiast based in Boulder, Colo. Her work has appeared at CNN.com. Gahran blogs at Contentious.com.

30 Recent Stories

Mobile

Google Takes a Step Forward With Nexus 5 Release

Nexus 5 could lead to more relatively inexpensive unlocked phones and flexible plans to serve them in the U.S. market.
As Tablet Wars Heat Up, Apple's New iPads Get Serious Upgrades
Mobile

As Tablet Wars Heat Up, Apple's New iPads Get Serious Upgrades

Apple's new line of iPads are responding to some key challenges that have emerged as the tablet market has become more crowded.
3 Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help, and Grow, During a Natural Disaster
Office Tech

3 Ways Tech Entrepreneurs Can Help, and Grow, During a Natural Disaster

In a time of need, the efforts of tech 'treps who volunteer can go a long way toward charity, networking and pushing innovation.
Why I'm Ignoring the New iPhone Launch Hype -- And You Should, Too
Mobile

Why I'm Ignoring the New iPhone Launch Hype -- And You Should, Too

For all the media attention new smartphones get, innovation has, sadly, become stale.
Samsung Galaxy Gear: A Smartwatch With Cool Features But Limited Appeal
Mobile

Samsung Galaxy Gear: A Smartwatch With Cool Features But Limited Appeal

The tech giant is the first among its competitors to release a smartwatch device to consumers.
5 Reasons Why You Might Want an 'Unlocked' Smartphone
Mobile

5 Reasons Why You Might Want an 'Unlocked' Smartphone

When you're not under a contract with a service provider you can pick the service you want and hopefully save some money while you're at it.
Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time
Mobile

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.
Online Marketing

5 Ways to Promote Your Business With Online Slideshows

A look at how presentations made with tools such as SlideShare and SpeakerDeck can help explain and market your products and services.
Apple to Take on Google Docs With New iWork in the Cloud
Apps & Software

Apple to Take on Google Docs With New iWork in the Cloud

Updated tool offers slick document access, editing via your web browser.
Apple's iOS 7 Includes New Design, Improved Usability
Apps & Software

Apple's iOS 7 Includes New Design, Improved Usability

While Apple's CEO calls it the 'biggest change to iOS since the introduction of the iPhone,' many features can already be found on other devices.
Beyond Smartphones: Mobile Innovation That Could Change the Way You Do Business
Mobile

Beyond Smartphones: Mobile Innovation That Could Change the Way You Do Business

A look at four types of devices that are pushing the boundaries of mobile capabilities.
What to Consider When Creating Responsive Design-Friendly Content
Mobile

What to Consider When Creating Responsive Design-Friendly Content

You might want to present content differently for the different types of devices customers are using to access your site. Here are five things to keep in mind.
Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 May Be Better for Business Than Apple's iPhone 5
Mobile

Why the Samsung Galaxy S4 May Be Better for Business Than Apple's iPhone 5

A look at some of the most important features and how Samsung's new smartphone stacks up.
'Six Strikes' Anti-Piracy Plan Could Slow Public Wi-Fi for Businesses
Mobile

'Six Strikes' Anti-Piracy Plan Could Slow Public Wi-Fi for Businesses

What you need to know if your company offers complimentary Wi-Fi to customers.
How to Boost Productivity With 'Social Bookmarking' Tools
Social Media

How to Boost Productivity With 'Social Bookmarking' Tools

A look at the services to consider, plus tips for making the most of them for your business.
BlackBerry's New OS, Smartphones: What's in it for Business Users?
Mobile

BlackBerry's New OS, Smartphones: What's in it for Business Users?

A look at BlackBerry's long-delayed operating system and the devices that are expected to run on it.
Are Google Apps for Business Worth the Price?
Apps & Software

Are Google Apps for Business Worth the Price?

In a recent change, new users must now pay to use the popular apps suite.
How to Get Mobile 'Showrooming' Shoppers to Buy More In-Store
Closing the Sale

How to Get Mobile 'Showrooming' Shoppers to Buy More In-Store

What you can do to stop losing business to customers who browse your wares in-store but buy online from someone else.
How the Cloud Can Save You From a 'BYOD' Tech Nightmare
Mobile

How the Cloud Can Save You From a 'BYOD' Tech Nightmare

Bring-your-own-device polices can make employees happy but create technical headaches and security concerns.
Tracking Inventory Have You Stressed? Try These 5 Mobile Apps
Apps & Software

Tracking Inventory Have You Stressed? Try These 5 Mobile Apps

Keep track of your products from the palm of your hand.
5 Tools for Building a Holiday Shopping App
Apps & Software

5 Tools for Building a Holiday Shopping App

A look at easy-to-use services, plus tips for what to do once your app has been created.
Is Apple's New iPad Mini Worth It? The Pros and Cons for Business
Mobile

Is Apple's New iPad Mini Worth It? The Pros and Cons for Business

Apple just announced its latest tablet. Here, we break down what to consider before you buy.
8 Tablets for Business: the Pros and Cons
Mobile

8 Tablets for Business: the Pros and Cons

As more companies offer a wider variety of tablets, it might be time to go shopping for one for your small business.
5 Ways Android's 'Jellybean' Can Make You More Efficient
Apps & Software

5 Ways Android's 'Jellybean' Can Make You More Efficient

The new update makes some functions easier, improves security and allows multiple user accounts.
5 Tips for Getting Started With Mobile Advertising
Mobile

5 Tips for Getting Started With Mobile Advertising

As mobile device usage grows, your ads need to be where the action is. Here's what you need to know.
How to Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly With 'Responsive Design'
Websites

How to Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly With 'Responsive Design'

Consider these five tips for harnessing the power of this mobile technology.
What the Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit Means for the Future of Smartphone Design
Mobile

What the Apple vs. Samsung Lawsuit Means for the Future of Smartphone Design

Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1 billion for infringing on its patents. Will this change the way other mobile devices are made?
5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone or Tablet
Mobile

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Smartphone or Tablet

Answering these questions can help you decide which kind of device is best for you.
A Quick Guide to Using Tumblr for Business
Social Media

A Quick Guide to Using Tumblr for Business

The blogging and social networking site can help increase search visibility and provide a mobile-friendly platform.
5 Procrastination-Busting Smartphone Strategies
Mobile

5 Procrastination-Busting Smartphone Strategies

Follow these tips to limit distractions and focus on goal tracking.

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