| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:29 AM
Parents rarely beam with pride at the thought of Junior's first text, but it's as inevitable as baby's first word in the age of smartphones.
When should the age of smartphone acquisition be? A survey commissioned by Zact, a no-contract smartphone...
| Nov 7, 2013
We've covered many basic tips here at So Social, such as the importance of adding a profile photo and the reasons to activate subscribers on Facebook. Those are easy and together take about 2 minutes to accomplish.
Now let's move to advanced tips on...
| Jan 30, 2014
When you use social media, you're putting yourself out there. Tweeting, liking, Instagramming -- you have to be willing to share when you decide to share.
But that doesn't mean you have to expose everything. With a few little adjustments, your social...
| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:03 PM
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine.
Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger has long been an early adopter and supporter of new technology and digital platforms. Now the Mouse House has launched a program to invest in startups through Disney Accelerator, a three-month mentorship and seed-stage...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The launch of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were the top headlines of the year in gaming, but 2013 was also a busy year in Chicago's local gaming scene. Here are a few highlights.
DOUBLED DOWN: The Windy City's relationship with drinking and gaming got...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
More and more tech companies are rolling out smartwatches, the latest in high-tech gear that, in terms of design, only gadget-lovers can appreciate.
But now there is another option for regular consumers looking for both style and function.
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt, whose remains were returned to his widow 63 years after he went missing during the Korean War, will be laid to rest Saturday in Inglewood.
An Army honor guard will escort Joseph’s widow, Clara Gantt, 94, into...