Larry Alton

Larry Alton

Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur
Larry Alton is an independent business consultant specializing in social media trends, business, and entrepreneurship. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.
5 Low-Tech Ways to Throttle Time-Sucking Mobile Devices So You Can Concentrate
Distractions

5 Low-Tech Ways to Throttle Time-Sucking Mobile Devices So You Can Concentrate

Sometimes, the killer productivity app is the off switch.
3 Secrets to Making Your Online Customer Support a Success
Customer Service

3 Secrets to Making Your Online Customer Support a Success

Online customer service should make processes easier, not harder. Here's how your company can streamline its online customer-service approach,
Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?
Online Advertising

Will Consumers Revolt Against Pervasive Online Advertising?

Privacy concerns and the availability of ad-blocking software may force online businesses to rethink how they reach their audiences.
5 Ways to Get the Most Out of OS X Yosemite
Macintosh

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of OS X Yosemite

The latest version of the Mac operating system is rich with features for making the device uniquely your own.
Take This Systematic Approach to Identify Your Ideal Customer
Marketing

Take This Systematic Approach to Identify Your Ideal Customer

The easiest way to make your marketing campaign brilliant is to first recognize the sort of person who needs your product.
Case Closed? New iOS 8 Encryption Is Impenetrable to Law Enforcement.
ios8

Case Closed? New iOS 8 Encryption Is Impenetrable to Law Enforcement.

Apple has put police on notice that security on its new phone is so tight, it couldn't extra data even it wanted to cooperate, which is doesn't.
Impulse Shopping Will Soon Be Even Easier Thanks to Twitter's 'Buy' Button
Twitter

Impulse Shopping Will Soon Be Even Easier Thanks to Twitter's 'Buy' Button

All marketing, all the time, looks to be the future of social media.
This Health App Does Everything But Go Jogging for You
Personal Health

This Health App Does Everything But Go Jogging for You

The newest iPhone can count your calories, track your workouts and tell emergency room doctors crucial medical history when you can't.
These 8 Mobile Apps Multiply How Much You Can Get Done Every Day
Mobile Apps

These 8 Mobile Apps Multiply How Much You Can Get Done Every Day

Running a company is often a slog but apps tailored for business executives allow you to work every time you look at your phone.
4 Questions to Answer Before Buying Apple's Latest Gadgets
Gadgets

4 Questions to Answer Before Buying Apple's Latest Gadgets

Really, you're paying full price for that iPhone because you can't wait?
3 Simple Precautions for Protecting Your Personal Data in the Cloud
Cyber Security

3 Simple Precautions for Protecting Your Personal Data in the Cloud

Not one of the celebrities embarrassed to see nude photos of themselves on the Internet had protected their data with basic, two-step authentication.
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Stop Hating Your Job Long Enough to Think Through a Solid Escape Plan
Career Change

Stop Hating Your Job Long Enough to Think Through a Solid Escape Plan

You aren't marooned in that miserable job but don't underestimate how much you will need to make the big change.
3 Ways Apple Automator Can Speed Up Your Workflow
Technology

3 Ways Apple Automator Can Speed Up Your Workflow

This handy software efficiently completes unbearably redundant tasks.
8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security
Technology

8 Mostly Free Best Practices for Tightening Internal Data Security

Cybersecurity is a constant worry, but a few commonsense steps protect the company without hurting the bottom line.
To Better Balance the Work-Life Scales, More Men Should 'Lean Out'
Work-Life Balance

To Better Balance the Work-Life Scales, More Men Should 'Lean Out'

Gender bias holds back women in their careers but also keeps men at work instead of with their families. Each person must decide, how much more is there to life than making a living?