Barbara Krasnoff

Technology editor and writer

Skilled reviewer and feature writer with experience in appealing to a wide range of readers, from consumer to enterprise. Expert editor who can take highly technical and/or awkwardly written content and translate it into readable, interesting copy.

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Reviews and Features

10 Trello tips and tricks
Having problems tracking team projects? Never learned how to use a formal project management application? You might want to try Trello. Atlassian's Trello can be described as a...
A new category of tech users: Creatives
Once relegated to the back-of-the-building art department, creatives are now front and center, in roles such as graphic artist, website designer, video artist, and virtual world...
The Best Lead Management Software of 2017
If you're a salesperson, then you know you can't just sell to people you know, you have to start with a large number of unknowns and try to turn as many as you can into...
Four ways companies avoid hiring women IT workers | HPE
There are still organizations that don't feel they need diversity in their IT staff. Here's tongue-in-cheek advice for companies that don't want to attract women, and practical,...
How to make your company more attractive to women in IT
What do women want at work? Women IT workers who like their jobs explain what their employers do differently. The problem of toxic work cultures, especially in the tech...
Stay private and productive with 2 new Bluetooth headphones
Headphones, once a product mainly for music fans or audio engineers, are now a daily sight in the office and on the street. Not just for listening anymore, they not only let you...
First look: The new LG G6 brings with it a new aspect (ratio)
As the owner, for over a year, of a Nexus 6P, I have to say that while I enjoy having a nice big screen, it does present a problem when I'm trying to shove the smartphone in a...
Review: Samsung Chromebook Pro brings touch computing up a notch
For the most part, Chromebooks -- laptops that use Google's Chrome OS -- have been marketed as either lightweight and inexpensive student systems or low-end secondary machines...
Review: The Logitech Spotlight -- a new kind of presentation remote
First, let me admit that I don't have a lot of experience with presentation pointers. The few presentations that I've done over the course of my career did not involve...
Review: The CoWatch -- a smartwatch with the voice of Alexa
Even taking into consideration the latest smartwatch models introduced recently by Apple and Samsung, it has to be admitted that these gadgets haven't been doing as well as...
First look: The LG V20 keeps the good stuff and improves the rest
In an era when various features are being subtracted from high-end phones in order to make them sleeker and sexier -- like removable batteries, SD cards or even headphone jacks...
Hands on: The Moto Z Play -- Moto Mods plus a headphone jack
The recent introduction of the Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Force Droid smartphones, which replaced Motorola's previous line of Moto X smartphones, are perhaps the first real example...
Review: Acer Chromebook R 13 -- a Chromebook with class
There's been a lot of doom and gloom talk lately about how badly PCs -- both desktops and laptops -- are selling. According to a recent report from IDC, "Worldwide PC shipments...
Review: 7 Android apps that track your expenses
Traveling these days is a hassle, no matter why you're going, or where -- and the necessity to track your expenses along the way just adds to the irritation. A good app, though,...
Review: The Huawei Fit joins the crowd of fitness watches
I'm not an especially fit person, by most standards -- I try to walk each morning and walk (rather than drive) to do my errands, and I get up from my desk chair at regular...
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Analysis and opinion

Android smartphones: Which one is right for you?
The latest flagship phones from Samsung are meant to erase the memory of the flammable Galaxy Note7 -- and they are in a fair way to do so. According to Dan Rosenbaum, the two...
Is enterprise tech now driving consumer products?
For years now, there has been a popular storyline whose main thread was that consumer technology is invading the corporate office.
Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest
It wasn't that long ago that the concept of a 3D printer -- a desktop device that could print out figurines, machine parts and working toys -- was something out of a futuristic...
Will the DeX dock work for business? Maybe tomorrow.
Samsung's new DeX dock is really nifty, especially if you're a bleeding edge enthusiast. The small, puck-shaped docking station enables you to pop in a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+...
Coming up: Cool new phones being shown at MWC
At the Mobile World Congress 2017 show taking place this week in Barcelona, the major (and minor) smartphone manufacturers are all competing to show the visiting press and...
6 startups from CES to watch in 2017 (with video)
The CES trade show, which takes place every January in Las Vegas, is where companies large and small come to meet with potential clients, see what their rivals are up to, and...
CES 2017: A few tech vendors jump the gun
CES, the former Consumer Electronics Show (although reporters have been told firmly that the name of the Las Vegas trade show is now CES and just CES) seems to be starting...
CES 2017: Up-and-coming devices from the ShowStoppers event
CES is the annual Las Vegas event where tech companies do their best to impress with elaborate booths, presentations by movie stars, parties at high-class night spots and --...
CES 2017: The future of home robotics is getting closer
In Clifford Simak's 1944 science fiction story " The Huddling," a man whose every need is fulfilled by his robotic house finds himself suffering from an increasing case of...
CES 2017: Samsung adds Android-capable Chromebooks to its mix
As I sit on a carpeted floor in a Las Vegas conference center, queuing up for yet another CES press event, I'm writing this article on an Asus Flip, a low-cost small Chromebook...
Evernote changes its privacy policy -- and once again alarms its users
Let me start by saying that I've been a happy and consistent user of Evernote for as long as it's been around. In fact, the first entry that I made in Evernote dates from late...

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