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Like the new #newyorktimes   #iPhone  #app but it has some downsides. 
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Favorite apps so far this year include Yahoo News Digest and Findery. 
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Patrick McGovern, or 'Uncle Pat' as many IDG employees called him affectionately, has passed away. I'm truly saddened by the news. He was a benevolent man who made a point of shaking every employee's hand and thanking them for the job they did right before handing them their Christmas bonus. He will be missed. 
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Good app (with a few caveats) for spring-cleaning your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. 
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Love the new payments feature in OpenTable for iPhone, though it's currently limited in availability and its' not yet on Android. 
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One big reason why Microsoft Office for iPad was worth the wait--and a couple of reasons why it might not be right for you. 
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Pop quiz: In addition to #NCAA tournament, does #MarchMadness  refer to European hare breeding season or annual Canadian government spending spree?
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3 great apps for taking selfies--if you must. 
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Blogger, SEO, marketing and PR, social media, playwright, author
Writing, editing, content marketing, blogging, SEO, social media, playwriting
  • Writer & Marketer
    1994 - present
    I develop content for businesses and optimize it for search engines and social media. I'm also a blogger (Martin on Mobile Apps, A Southerner in San Francisco), and a playwright. I've written for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, PC World, Macworld, many others and co-authored the book "Getting Organized in the Google Era" (Broadway Books, 2010).
  • Macworld magazine
    1992 - 1994
  • Publish magazine
    1988 - 1992
  • Computerworld
    1985 - 1988
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San Francisco, CA
Greensboro, NC - Atlanta - Charleston, SC - Roanoke Rapids, NC - Charlotte, NC
I'm a blogger, SEO specialist, corporate blogging and social media consultant and marketing/PR writer based in San Francisco. I blog about mobile technology and write for online publications such as CIO and Small Business Computing. I coauthored the book Getting Organized in the Google Era, published by a Random House imprint in 2010.

My personal blog, A Southerner in San Francisco, was recently showcased on Blogs of Note. 

I'm also a playwright, with five productions of four short plays produced in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2011. 

You can learn more about me on my website, James A. Martin.
Bragging rights
My short play, "The Buck Naked Church of Truth," was mentioned in a front-page article in The Wall Street Journal.
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Grimsley High School
  • Kiser Junior High School
  • Sternberger Elementary
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Free New York Times iOS App Isn’t Entirely Free

This week, The New York Times released a free iOS news summary app. But there's a catch (or two), says blogger James A. Martin.

Another (Great) Reason to Use OpenTable iOS App

OpenTable recently launched a pilot program that enables restaurant patrons in San Francisco to pay their tabs via the OpenTable iPhone app.

Best iOS Apps of Spring 2014 blogger James A. Martin picks his personal favorite apps from among those he's reviewed this year, including one that creates its ow

Why Microsoft Office for iPad was Worth the Wait

After much speculation, Microsoft released official Word, Excel and PowerPoint Office apps for Apple iPad tablets. blogger James A.

3 Must-Have Android/iOS Apps for Following March Madness

March Madness is upon us. Each of these three free Android and iPhone/iPad apps will keep you updated on news and scores — and a couple of t

'PhoneClean' Makes it Easy to Free Your iPhone/iPad Storage

Apple's iOS 7.1 software requires 2.5GB of free storage space for a wireless install, so now is a good time for some iPhone or iPad spring c

The Best Apps for Taking iPhone Selfies

If you're a "selfie" fanatic, blogger James A. Martin wants you to consider getting someone else to take your picture. Failing that,

SEO Is About Content (Again)

There's been a lot written in the past year or two about Google's big algorithm changes— Panda and Penguin (and their various updates) and H

3 Surprises in the Cool New 'Ken Burns' iPad App

Master documentary filmmaker Ken Burns released a new iPad app, and it can teach you some fascinating things about America. But — surprise —

12 Things to Love and Hate About Google Glass contributor James A. Martin wore Google's mobile computing device off and on for six weeks. Here's what he loved and hated about the

3 Ways to Combat 'Flappy Bird' Withdrawal

The developer of the popular Flappy Bird iOS and Android game yanked the software from both Apple and Google stores, but blogger Jam

Top New Fitness and Wellness Gadgets for 2014

Among the many gadgets unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014, these 12 headbands, wristbands, earbuds and watches should help you t

12 Top Fitness and Wellness Apps for 2014

Still holding onto your New Year's resolution to get fit? These mobile apps will help you stay on track.

Kindle Tablet ‘Immersion Reading’ is a Book Lover's Dream

Amazon/Audible’s combination of listening to professional narration while reading ebooks is unique and valuable, according to blogge

'Trove' iOS News App Makes You a Curator

The new "Trove" iOS app for iPhones and iPads encourages users to become active news curators by picking articles to share with others. If n

8 Ways to Use Google Glass on the Job

Google Glass isn't without its limitations -- not to mention privacy concerns -- but Google Glass 'Explorers' are finding many ways to use t

New Android App Lets You Copy iTunes Radio Music — But is it Legal?

The doubleTwist AirPlay Recorder app lets you use your Android device to make perfect digital copies of songs streaming on iTunes Radio. It

'Command-C' Makes It Simple to Copy and Paste Between iOS and Mac

Command-C, a new $4 app, lets you copy and paste text and images between your iDevices and Macs using Wi-Fi. The software can be extremely u