Articles By Christopher Null

How to work outside with your tech

Laptops, tablets, and smartphones are supposed to make us mobile: Freed of cumbersome desktop technology, we can work anywhere we want. Why, then, don't you see legions of people at parks, beaches, or

Published on: July 13th, 2011 Christopher Null

Supersize your tablet productivity with apps and accessories

A tablet is no longer a toy. More and more, users are ditching their laptops in favor of carrying nothing more than a tablet--not just for a trip to grandma's house, but for

Published on: July 7th, 2011 Christopher Null

How to cut your operating budget with a smart tech strategy

Most people expect that running a small business means heading to the bank, hat in hand, asking for a five- or six-figure loan just so they can get through the month. Thanks to

Published on: April 29th, 2011 Christopher Null

How to launch a tech start-up for free

Two and a half years ago I wrote about the economic difficulties facing the modern small-business owner, and, well, it looks like nothing has changed since then. Times are still tough, money is

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Christopher Null

14 ways to boost your PC’s speed

If upgrading your pc is out of the question, you still have plenty of options for increasing its pep. Here are some suggestions that are worth a try. Depending on your system, changing

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 Christopher Null

15 amazing apps for planes, trains and automobiles

You're going on a big road trip, and you've loaded your smartphone with a GPS app, Google Maps, a weather app, and perhaps a currency converter tool. Now what? Smartphones have opened a

Published on: October 8th, 2010 Christopher Null

Who really runs Facebook anyway?

Quick: Who's the CEO of Facebook? Any geek worth his or her salt knows the answer: Mark Zuckerberg, the 26-year-old Harvard dropout whose net worth is said to be north of $3 billion.

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Christopher Null

How to keep focus when surrounded by technology distractions

Concentration is defined as giving all of your attention to a subject or--hey wait, I just got a text message.Okay, I'm back. What was I saying?Oh right...something about concentration--a subject that any modern-day

Published on: May 7th, 2010 Christopher Null

Most – and least – reliable vendors of tech products

Every year, consumers purchase millions of computers and peripherals. And every year, millions of those devices break down.For anyone who plans to buy a piece of hardware, the overall reliability of a vendor's

Published on: January 29th, 2010 Christopher Null

Digital Manners: Voicemail Etiquette: Sending the Right Message

Yes, people do still make telephone calls. They probably shouldn't, but they do. Here are five rules--some new and some of long standing--for dealing with the perils of voicemail. Brevity is key. The

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Digital Manners: Text Messaging Etiquette: To Text or Not to Text

Too many texts? There is no agreed-upon maximum number of text messages you can send to someone in a certain period without becoming an pest or a source of dread. How often you

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Digital Manners: Instant Messaging Etiquette: Five Simple Rules

The popularity of instant messaging has grown exponentially in the past decade, but the communication platform's immediacy presents users with endless opportunities to come off the wrong way. These tips will help you

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Digital Manners: E-Mail Etiquette: Tips for Home and Work

E-Mail Etiquette: Tips for Home and Work Mind the spam. Distribution lists are a godsend for getting the word out about something en masse, but take care not to spam your recipients. A

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Digital Manners – Twitter Etiquette: How to Tweet Politely

Because it's just a messaging platform, Twitter is far less complex than Facebook. Nevertheless, misuse and abuse seem at least as common on the former as on the latter. Some of our favorite

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null

Digital Manners: New Etiquette for Web-Speed Life

Facebook etiquette What's okay on Facebook? On sites like MySpace, anything goes (or seems to), but the rules of etiquette on Facebook seem to be a little more refined--not a lot, mind you,

Published on: August 19th, 2009 Christopher Null