James A. Martin

James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.

10 best sites and services to sell used tech

10 best sites and services to sell used tech

Get a new laptop as a gift and want to turn your old computer into some crisp Benjamins? These 10 online services and apps are all viable options, though each has its strengths, depending on what you hope to sell.

How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

How to watch offline Netflix on a plane (or anywhere else)

The free PlayOn Cloud iOS app is a 'streaming digital video recorder' that lets you watch offline video from Netflix, Hulu and other services. However, it costs 99 cents to capture recordings, and they only last for 30 days.

32 IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays

32 IFTTT applets to help you handle the holidays

Whether you're an ‘If This, Then That’ pro or a first-timer, these 32 must-use 'recipes' or 'applets' can ease the burden of holiday shopping, backup all your celebratory photos, auto-send tidings of good joy, help you stay healthy...

15 hot hybrid smartwatches for the holidays

15 hot hybrid smartwatches for the holidays

Hybrid smartwatches look like traditional watches, but they track various activities, such as steps and sleep, and perform other advanced functions. They're also suddenly everywhere, thanks to fancy options from brands like Fossil,...

20 things you need to know about video SEO

20 things you need to know about video SEO

For maximum video search engine optimization, it pays to know the key tenets of modern video SEO. Search pros and digital marketing experts share top tips to boost your video search efforts.

13 travel bags for the discerning techie

13 travel bags for the discerning techie

Today's tech-savvy traveler has more gadget friendly luggage options than ever before, including Kate Spade purses that recharge iPhones, suitcases with built-in laptop trays and 'smart' bags that track their own locations.

7 things marketing pros need to know about chatbots

7 things marketing pros need to know about chatbots

Digital marketing experts share insight and advice on how CMOs and other marketing pros can get started with — and make the most of — chatbots.

Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

Virtual assistant faceoff: Alexa, Cortana, Google Assistant and Siri

A lot can change in a year. Just ask Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, Google Assistant and Microsoft's Cortana virtual assistants. We posed the same questions to all four in the summer of 2015 and again in fall 2016, with notable...

The 10 nastiest social media marketing mishaps of 2016

The 10 nastiest social media marketing mishaps of 2016

There is not necessarily a right way to use social media for corporate marketing or branding, but there sure are many wrong ways. These 10 organizations provide real-world examples of how NOT to use social.

12 companies that do ecommerce content marketing right

12 companies that do ecommerce content marketing right

Great content marketing can impact online sales, but it's not easy to create. These dozen companies understand ecommerce content marketing, and their successes offer valuable lessons.

Apple Pencil makes these 15 iPad Pro apps pop

Apple Pencil makes these 15 iPad Pro apps pop

When paired with an Apple Pencil stylus, these 15 iPad Pro apps help unlock the full potential of your tablet, whether it's saving web pages as PDFs for annotation, creating color masterpieces in seconds or sending custom greeting...

12 powerful SEO tools you've probably never heard of

12 powerful SEO tools you've probably never heard of

Search and marketing pros know all about the usual suspects of SEO tools, but the web is packed with under-the-radar services that can take your search game to the next level. Here are a dozen lesser-known SEO utilities you need to...

Top 6 SEO ranking factors of 2016

Top 6 SEO ranking factors of 2016

Google regularly makes major updates to it algorithms, and its SEO ranking factors have changed dramatically during the past years. A group of SEO experts and search pros share insights on how SEO rank has evolved and offer advice on...

5 easy ways to keep employees engaged in wellness

5 easy ways to keep employees engaged in wellness

Employee wellness programs are no longer a novelty, and in many organizations the initial excitement has died down. Corporate wellness experts and HR reps share real-world examples of how to keep staff engaged with simple enhancements...

8 things you need to know about Google AMP

8 things you need to know about Google AMP

The next big thing in SEO is AMP, or Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages. Search pros break down AMP and share insights on what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve.

10 common content marketing mistakes (and how to avoid them)

10 common content marketing mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Whether it's playing it too safe or forgoing video for simple words and pictures, content marketers often fall into the same traps. A group of seasoned marketing pros share tips on how to avoid 10 of the most common mistakes.

7 common pitfalls of corporate wellness programs

7 common pitfalls of corporate wellness programs

Wellness leaders from Fitbit, SAP, Bank of America and the state of South Carolina share insight and advice based on lessons learned from their organizations' early fitness-tracker based corporate wellness programs.

7 reasons mobile payments still aren't mainstream

7 reasons mobile payments still aren't mainstream

Though mobile payments and wallets are increasingly popular, they're still nowhere near mainstream. A set of experts and finance-industry watchers weigh in on what's holding mobile payments back, as well what will need to happen for...

12 new or soon-to-be-released fitness devices worth a look

12 new or soon-to-be-released fitness devices worth a look

If you still think Fitbit's wristbands are the coolest wearables around, you're behind the times. These lesser-known fitness gadgets are designed to help improve your health, and they're all worth a look.

6 Google Analytics tips to boost your online sales

6 Google Analytics tips to boost your online sales

Google Analytics can tell you virtually anything you want to know about your site visitors, organic SEO efforts and pay-per-click ad campaigns. A set of digital marketing and online metrics experts shares advice on how to use GA data...

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