John Brandon

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John Brandon is a technologist, product tester, car enthusiast and professional writer. Before becoming a writer, he worked in the corporate sector for 10 years. He has published over 8,500 articles, many of them for Computerworld, TechHive, Macworld and other IDG entities.

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10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

These business-friendly travel apps for iOS and Android can help you leave the stress at home.

8 ways businesses can take advantage of the iPhone X

8 ways businesses can take advantage of the iPhone X

Apple's iPhone X is a powerful business tool. Be sure you’re getting the most out of it in your organization.

Anatomy of a spambot

Anatomy of a spambot

Your computer could be busy right now making money for someone else. But that’s not the worst thing that spambots do.

What Apple’s new push into AR means for your business

What Apple’s new push into AR means for your business

Apple's new iPhone 8 and its ARKit could usher in a new AR age.

What business leaders need to know about the Apple iPhone X

What business leaders need to know about the Apple iPhone X

The iPhone X is expected to be a hot item in the office. The question is if the new features are worth the high price.

What’s so special about Microsoft Surface Studio? 3 important features to know

What’s so special about Microsoft Surface Studio? 3 important features to know

Microsoft Surface Studio is a powerful computer with exceptional features, including high resolution, multitouch and app integrations.

3 important things to know about the Equifax data breach

3 important things to know about the Equifax data breach

Learn how the Equifax breach is different from others, what it means for your business, and why so much risk is involved when it comes to warding off hackers.

Email to Essential smartphone users causes alarm

Email to Essential smartphone users causes alarm

Essential made a rookie mistake with a support email it recently sent to its smartphone users, causing people to think it was from a hacker.

Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa agree to talk to each other, but no one cares

Microsoft Cortana and Amazon Alexa agree to talk to each other, but no one cares

Cortana and Alexa can talk to each other, but it isn't really a conversation or integration — simply a way for one bot to open the other.

Why the iPhone 8 probably won’t be worth the $999 price tag

Why the iPhone 8 probably won’t be worth the $999 price tag

Apple's upcoming iPhone 8, expected to debut Sept. 12, might have people thinking twice about buying it.

The Essential Phone that’s not that essential

The Essential Phone that’s not that essential

The new Essential Phone is not so essential. Heck, it's not even that interesting.

The most annoying iPhone change ever (plus a simple workaround)

The most annoying iPhone change ever (plus a simple workaround)

An iPhone change a while back altered the ability to easily decline an incoming call when your phone is locked. This simple workaround addresses it.

What that weird bump on the iPhone 8 means for enterprise users

What that weird bump on the iPhone 8 means for enterprise users

AR is coming to the iPhone ... let's hope it is in September.

My ode to Microsoft Paint

My ode to Microsoft Paint

The best app available in Windows 1.0 is going away. Forever.

Why Microsoft is adding an AI co-processor to HoloLens 2

Why Microsoft is adding an AI co-processor to HoloLens 2

With more processing power for AI, the HoloLens 2 could help us better interpret data and make better business decisions.

Google Glass is back. There’s only one problem now, but it’s not what you think

Google Glass is back. There’s only one problem now, but it’s not what you think

Google Glass Enterprise Edition uses an outdated strategy for adoption.

Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

Why Elon Musk says 50% of all cars will be electric by 2027

IT has the best handle on what it will take to do a massive electric vehicle (EV) rollout.

AI and mobile apps: What really matters

AI and mobile apps: What really matters

More apps use AI to do things for us, such block and remove offensive posts on Instagram. Soon AI will take the limelight, and the apps will move the background.

A full 10 years later, the iPhone still dominates ... for now

A full 10 years later, the iPhone still dominates ... for now

Steve Jobs would be proud. Ten years after the iPhone debuted, the smartphone is still going strong.

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