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James A. Martin

14 Recent Stories

Reducing the Cost of a Laptop, Part 1

Last week I told you about laptops from Acer, Dell and Hewlett-Packard available for $500 to $600, depending upon configuration. But what if none of those notebooks floats your boat?
December 10, 2008 in Technology

Time-Management Tips for Mobile Professionals

The late Randy Pausch offered valuable lessons for managing our most precious commodity.
October 14, 2008 in Business Management

Living With an iPhone 3G, Part 2

Last week, I described the e-mail problems I've had with my Apple iPhone 3G. This week I'll give you my take on some other complaints that consumers have raised, including dropped calls, sluggish netw
September 17, 2008 in Mobile

Living With an iPhone 3G, Part 1

The Apple iPhone 3G has earned lots of praise--and complaints. What's it like to live with one?
September 10, 2008 in Mobile

Clever iPhone Tricks

Did you know you can dictate e-mail messages to your iPhone? That's just one of the tricks up our sleeves.
August 6, 2008 in Mobile

Essential Gear for the Business Traveler, Part 1

Traveling lightly is a must these days, but Jim Martin found two gadgets worthy of a spot in the carry-on.
July 23, 2008 in Business Travel

Packing Tips for Painless Trips

New airline baggage fees require new packing strategies for gear-toting travelers. Here are three ways to travel light.
July 11, 2008 in Business Travel

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 3

Here's how to find the best places to buy a laptop, plus how much to pay and how to finance the purchase.
July 2, 2008 in Technology

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 2

Last week I kicked off a three-part series of articles offering tips for buying a laptop.
June 25, 2008 in Technology

Laptop Buying Tips, Part 1

There are plenty of business decisions more difficult to make than choosing which laptop to buy. At the moment, I can't think of what they are, so I'll have to get back to you.
June 18, 2008 in Technology

Summer Travel Tips

How to find the best gas prices, airports, and hotels for your vacation getaway--with your gadgets.
May 21, 2008 in Lifestyle

Memos on the Go

How to capture ideas and reminders when you're in transit--using tools you may already have.
March 26, 2008 in Office Tech

Web Travel Resources, Part 2

Stuck in an unfamiliar town? These sites help you get the most out of your business trip.
November 7, 2007 in Business Travel

Travel Accessories for the iPod and iPhone

These add-ons for Apple gadgets, for the plane, car, and hotel room are cool--but are they worth the money?
October 3, 2007 in Mobile