Articles By Barbara Krasnoff

Hands-on with new Kobo Touch e-reader

On Monday, Kobo announced its latest e-book reader at BookExpo America (BEA), the annual publishing event in New York City: the Kobo eReader Touch Edition . I had a chance to play with

Published on: May 27th, 2011 Barbara Krasnoff

BlackBerry Torch hot phone for RIM faithful

When you have a product that has been successful for several years, but has fallen somewhat behind the times, it can be difficult to figure out what to change and what to leave

Published on: August 6th, 2010 Barbara Krasnoff

8 free and fun Android apps

So you told your boss that you bought your Android smartphone so that you could track your business calls, be more effective when traveling for your company, have easy access to Gmail and

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Barbara Krasnoff

“Google killer” search engine can’t find Brooklyn, NY

A David has just arisen to take on the Goliath that is Google: Wolfram|Alpha, a search engine which serves up formatted answers to questions rather than provide just a list of links. As

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Ten breathtakingly bogus stories published on the Web

Did you hear? Britney Spears had a fatal run-in with a pretzel, a guy named Homosexual ran in the Olympic 100-meter dash, and President Obama attended a Muslim academy. What--You missed that news?

Published on: April 23rd, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Twendz taps Twitter trends and tracks tweets

Okay, I admit it - I'm new to Twitter, and so even the most basic Twitter applet is fascinating. But I've found that many of these services tend to overwhelm you with the

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Fabulous e-book sites for those who don’t have Kindle 2

Note: Amazon's Kindle reader is not available in Canada at this time. Amazon.com Inc.'s new Kindle 2, which shipped yesterday, has created a huge public splash -- and not undeservedly. The $359 device

Published on: February 26th, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff