Stories by David Daw

  • Podcasting: All you need to know

    The first podcasts broadcast over the Internet more than a decade ago, and since that time much has changed. Podcasting has gone from a niche hobby for amateurs to a recording industry that's helping many entertainers make a living.

  • Hands-on with the Sony PlayStation Vita

    The PlayStation Vita, Sony's newest entry into the portable gaming world, launches soon and we've gone hands-on with the device to tell you what you need to know.

  • The next big thing(s) in tech

    All of the technology products we use today--from touchscreens to tablets to social networks--were once the "next big thing in tech." Experts predicted that each of these things would become a part of everyone's tech life, before most of us had even heard of them.

  • Facebook adds Timeline to iPhone app

    Facebook now lets iPhone owners view its new Timeline layout and has added several extra handy features in an app update pushed out to iPhone users on Sunday. iPad users still can't view Facebook Timeline layouts.

  • Hands-on with Google's Currents newsreader app

    Google Thursday launched its new Currents App, a newsreader that's meant to compete with other virtual magazine style newsreaders, most notably Flipboard, a gorgeous iOS app that's received widespread acclaim for its interface.

  • Guide: How to use Twitter for customer support

    You can use Twitter for more than just gaining a huge mass of followers. It's also a great way to engage with customers--even dissatisfied ones--and turn them into happy advocates of your brand in less time than traditional customer service often takes. All it takes is being active on Twitter and following a few simple steps.

  • What makes Siri special?

    If you ask Siri, the virtual personal assistant on the iPhone 4S, why it's so great, it answers with disarming humility: 'I am what I am.'

  • 10 Twitter Bot Services to Simplify Your Life

    You may think that Twitter is just good for following celebrities and swapping tweets with friends. But the social network is capable of a lot more. Specialized services have tweaked it to turn ordinary Twitter accounts into robots that can carry out helpful tasks.

  • Guide: How to put your company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter

    It’s telling that when the Google+ social network launched in June, businesses <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/235272/why_google_business_profiles_will_trump_facebook_pages.html">clamored to get on the service</a> as quickly as possible. For most businesses, <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/221798/claim_your_brand_on_the_social_web.html">being active on social media is now a requirement</a>. Although Google+ is still dragging its feet on creating pages for businesses, getting your company page started on Facebook, Linked In, and Twitter takes just minutes.

  • Amazon's Silk browser may not be smooth with privacy

    The most interesting feature on Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire tablet may be its Silk web browser. The browser promises to improve webpage loading performance by using Amazon’s servers to help render pages.

  • Amazon inks deal with Fox for 2,000+ streaming movies

    Amazon announced Monday that it would add more than 2,000 TV shows and movies to its streaming video services this fall in a new partnership with Fox. The new content, which includes classic movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and TV shows like the X-Files and the cult hit Arrested Development, will bring the total number of instant streaming titles on Amazon to more than 11,000.