| 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....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Pin this, post that. Click here, like there. Tweet, tumble, text. Facebook, Foursquare, Skype, Facetime and iChat. My social life is being managed by something I can't hug. Wow.
The evolution of human interaction has made communication a full-time job....
| 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 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.
| Oct 14, 2013
News briefs from Lake Forest, Libertyville and Vernon Hills.
Social media launched
Lake Forest has launched The Social Media Guide for Businesses, which lists social media sites for local businesses to help them engage with customers...
| 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 10, 2013
| 9:15 AM
Google Maps is making it easier to use the app to bypass traffic jams on the fly and to find highly rated places.
An update Wednesday for the Android version of Google Maps app adds a new discovery feature and the ability to reroute navigation...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:47 AM
Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend....
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:18 PM
Fighting back against the growing popularity of smartphone-based ride-sharing services, one traditional taxi company in Los Angeles has rolled out an app that makes it easy to summon and pay for a ride.
The app, developed by Flywheel Software Inc., a...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 4:08 AM
Did you miss back to school tax free weekend?
Not to worry. There are still great deals to be had before school starts. Check out these top deals:
You can find back-to-school essentials for $10 or less at Old Navy, including denim, dresses,...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Restaurants, mom-and-pop shops and other small businesses often face an abundance of frustrating complications during start-up — construction delays and supply shortages being among the top obstacles.
Now, managing online presence is joining the...
| 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...