| Nov 24, 2013
It's the thrill of the hunt for great bargains that gets people to leave home on Thanksgiving or in the middle of the night on Black Friday.
If you're one of them, I have tips to help you score and save the most, no matter what day you venture out to...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:25 AM
Get a free $10 purchase from American Express to celebrate Small Business Saturday.
If you have an American Express card, sign up for a $10 statement credit when you spend at least $10 at a participating business on Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:57 AM
The bullet, of course, is the disastrous rollout of the government's sign-up website for federal health insurance exchanges, which has prevented countless Americans from signing up for health coverage. The dodge was graciously provided by the House...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Google kicked off November by killing off one of its little-used features.
The Mountain View, Calif., company got rid of iGoogle, a tool that let users set up personalized home page on their Web browser. The service was essentially Google's version of...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:37 PM
There's nothing like a loooong traffic light to take a commuter from annoyance to fury.
Drivers have to wait so long at some intersections that there's plenty of time to log their aggravation on the popular smartphone app Foursquare.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Sunday is National Coffee Day, which means purveyors of joe around the country are offering scads of deals and discounts on what is arguably America’s favorite drink.
But first, some background on the beverage. Nearly 85% of American adults...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I dialed the number with my free hand. Unfortunately, the call didn't kick to voicemail.
"Hello, boss. It's Greg Schwem. I can't come in to work today."
"What's the problem this time, Schwem?"
"I have SNOT."
"We have Kleenex in the office....
| Aug 1, 2013
Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away.
The Go-Gos were referring to a relationship in their famous '80s song, but maybe they were onto something applicable for social media. If you feel like you spend a huge chunk of your time tweeting,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 11:05 AM
In a move rarely seen in the tech industry, T-Mobile is criticizing rival AT&T for coming up with a new phone upgrade plan that is similar to what it introduced earlier this month.
AT&T on Tuesday introduced "AT&T Next," a plan that lets customers...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Attempting an innovative shot, the Tribune photographer asked Ashton Kutcher to hold up an iPad in camera mode, but the actor said no because he can't appear to endorse an Apple product.
This made a certain amount of sense, given that Kutcher long has...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for portraying a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields," but his own life story offers an equally riveting and dramatic tale.
That's the audience hook for a new stage play...