Ericka Chickowski

Ericka Chickowski

Self-described tech geek Ericka Chickowski also writes for Consumers Digest, the Los Angeles Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

A Guide to Business Mobility

Choosing a mobile service? Here's how to decipher the plans, available devices and jargon from the major carriers.
Keyboards to Type Home About
Technology

Keyboards to Type Home About

These Bluetooth-enabled keyboards will ease the pain of typing on your smartphone.
Is it Time to Dump Office?
Technology

Is it Time to Dump Office?

Five things to keep in mind when assessing free alternatives to Microsoft
To See or Not to See?
Technology

To See or Not to See?

Videoconferencing is more popular than ever, thanks to the ubiquity of broadband and increased acceptance of remote working.
How Secure Are You?

How Secure Are You?

The majority of small businesses are still plagued by cyber attacks, lost devices and poor backup and recovery processes.
Voice Off

Voice Off

Features like call routing, screening and voice-to-text functionality--and the lack of a price tag--give Google Voice strong appeal to more than 1 million users. Others can't get over the quirks. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
Three Business Professors and the Innovators They Inspired
Starting a Business

Three Business Professors and the Innovators They Inspired

How educators are influencing a new generation of entrepreneurs
Attacking Curiosity
Technology

Attacking Curiosity

Poisoning search terms with infected links is a new favorite hacker trick. Make sure your business doesn't fall prey.

Time to Upgrade

A new study finds a big lean toward new tech investment.
Beware the Bitter Twitter
Marketing

Beware the Bitter Twitter

Here are some dos and don'ts in using social networks for communicating.
Where Healthcare Meets Wireless
Starting a Business

Where Healthcare Meets Wireless

West Wireless Health Institute is kick-starting innovation in two realms that need each other's help.
Technology

The Hard Truth About Software Licensing

Don't be guilty of unknowingly pirating software.
6 Must-Have iPad Business Apps
Technology

6 Must-Have iPad Business Apps

Here are our votes for some of the latest and greatest productivity-enhancing apps.
Angels Stay Safe from the Law
Starting a Business

Angels Stay Safe from the Law

SMBs and startups can celebrate the failure of some proposed financial reforms.
Marketing

Customize Your App

Where to go to create a mobile strategy that will set you apart