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Surviving a Dead-Screen Smartphone

Millions of us have busted our smartphone displays, and then suffered through the unconnected days that followed until we could replace our screens or phones. But there aren't many who crash the screen on the eve of a critical week of back-to-back meetings. Which is what I just did - the night before the start of CES early this month. But guess what? I managed to stay connected. I was already wearing what I needed to get by, just like Dorothy. But my pair of ruby-red slippers was a smartwatch, which I used as a portal into the phone. You could do it too - and with a little planning, fare better than I did. Here's how.

Read my entire column in USA TODAY here


Let Me - and Only Me - in My Phone!


Authentication apps that restrict access to your phone must be just as secure as they are convenient, but that’s proven to be elusive. Until now.

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AllPlay Gains Steam in Home Audio


AllPlay has a dozen new hardware and software supporters, Qualcomm announced this week at CES. This is an important development for AllPlay in its bid to become the standard for connected audio components like the ones pictured above.

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Healthcare is the Future of Wearables

In 2014, fitness dominated the wearables scene. This year, however, the name of the game in wearables and Internet of Things is healthcare - and it will dwarf fitness.

Read my column in USA TODAY.


Satisfy Your Need for Feed

There's nothing worse than that sinking feeling when you realize that your NFL team will be fighting for its post-season life during a holiday party you've committed to attend. At least it feels that way. 

But with a little preparation and some creativity, you can keep tabs on The Most Important Game Ever. Find out how. Read my column in USA TODAY.