Chuck La Tournous

Contributing Writer and Editor: Fast Company, Macworld, RandomMaccess, Tech Vs. Wild

United States of America

Chuck La Tournous is a writer, speaker, and tech journalist with over 30 years of experience in reporting on technology with a focus on Apple products and services and how they affect our lives.

Chuck has been a speaker, web developer, radio and TV producer, podcaster and musician. His most recent beat is what he calls "Tech vs. Wild"—the intersection of high technology and high adventure, and was featured in a front page section article in the San Jose Mercury News.

Chuck lives in western New Jersey with his wife and children, where he likes to watch the hot air balloons drift over his house. He is currently accepting inquiries for assignments, on-air punditry, and speaking engagements.

With Series 4, Apple finally knows what its watch is for-and it's pretty great

When Apple introduced the Apple Watch in 2015, it was something everyone expected-even though no one seemed to know exactly what to expect. Was it an iPhone on your wrist? Was it a Fitbit on steroids? Or was it the ultimate fashion accessory? No one knew for sure, including-I'm convinced-Apple itself.

How to make planning your Social Media buy a little less scary - cavooza

To a lot of people, just using Social Media can be an anxiety-inducing affair. Create a marketing plan with it? They'd rather endure a tweetstorm. But understand it or not, Social Media is too big to ignore. With over 1.4 billion active daily users to Facebook alone, Social is where your customers are and you ...

Tech vs. Wild
Is it time to take trekking poles seriously? - Tech vs. Wild

Maybe it's a function of age, but every time I contemplate a long hike along rough terrain or a lot of elevation, I reexamine my longstanding prejudice against trekking poles. I haven't been alone in my suspicion that trekking poles are at worst a gimmick and at best an unnecessary weight to bear.

Fast Company
You should be your own privacy hero, but Apple makes it easier

In a recent article, Bloomberg's Sara Frier asks the question "Is Apple Really Your Privacy Hero?" It's a click-baity enough headline on its own, but the article's premise seems bizarre: Apple should take responsibility for the information customers willingly give not to it, but to the developers of apps on its store.

How my Apple Watch helped me through another health crisis

In retrospect, it probably wasn't very smart of me to make my last article for Macworld about me almost dying. In the ensuing two years, that led some readers to think I did. (Spoiler: Nope.) In case you haven't read it, here's the short version: In May 2016, my body decided to suddenly surprise me with multiple blood clots.

How Apple's push to subscriptions could save the App Store and cost you money

You may think you own that application you just downloaded, but chances are good you merely license it. If Apple has anything to say about it, that fact may soon have a much bigger impact on your wallet. Recently, Business Insider reported on a "secret" meeting last year between Apple and some iOS app developers.

Fast Company
Apple's more service-oriented future brings new challenges

Among the standouts in Apple's stellar Q3 results on Tuesday was the company's Services category. Encompassing offerings such as iTunes, Apple Music, Apple Care, Apple Pay, the App Store, and the iCloud services, it set a record with $9.5 billion in revenue.

Fast Company
Why can't Apple keep a secret anymore?

When Apple holds its special event on Wednesday, we'll already know much of what will be introduced. In fact, these days the company rarely seems to be able to keep the lid on its new offerings until they're announced.