Stories by Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

In Pictures: 10 rugged gadgets for surviving dirty, dangerous jobs

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 08 March, 2013 08:49

Extreme gear for extreme business

In Pictures: 15 tablet apps for ditching dead trees

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 18 February, 2013 09:25

These tablet-optimized apps bring your business one step closer to going tree-free and totally mobile.

In Pictures: The 15 best Android widgets

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 31 July, 2012 09:50

These useful widgets should be on your Android home screen.

In Pictures: Tech's biggest flops of 2012 (so far)

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 06 June, 2012 09:32

The tech world moves so fast that you've probably forgotten about at least some of the big flops that have already happened this year. Here's a quick rundown to keep you in the loop.

Samsung Series 5 Ultra: Slim and stylish, but not an Ultrabook

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 01 April, 2012 06:03

The Samsung Series 5 Ultra is the company's first foray into the Ultrabook market (if you don’t count the Series 9, which predates the Ultrabook brand). There's just one problem: It weighs nearly 4 pounds, and measures 0.82 inch thick. In other words, this 14-inch laptop is closer to a regular ol' ultraportable than it is to an Ultrabook.

Microsoft officially kills Zune

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 05 October, 2011 00:33

It's finally official: Microsoft will no longer be producing Zune HD music and video players.

Zynga reportedly buys Astro Ape

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 18 August, 2011 03:44

Zynga has acquired mobile games start-up Astro Ape, according to Business Insider, which notes that Astro Ape employees are changing their place of employment on LinkedIn.

Gizmodo not charged in Apple iPhone 4 prototype purchase

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 12 August, 2011 00:23

A California district attorney's office has decided not to press charges against either Gizmodo or former Gizmodo editor Jason Chen for purchasing an iPhone 4 prototype in March 2010 and exposing it to the world.

IM+: Support for many IM clients, not without glitches

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 10 August, 2011 06:34

With the IM+ multi-messenger app for Android, you can talk with all of your contacts in one place. Currently IM+ supports AIM, Facebook chat, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, VKontakte, Yahoo, and Yandex IM.

200,000 BitTorrent users sued since 2010

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 10 August, 2011 00:00

Since the beginning of 2010, a whopping 200,000 BitTorrent users have been sued in mass file-sharing lawsuits by copyright trolls, according to TorrentFreak.

Video chatting for newbies

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 07 August, 2011 10:45

Video chat is all the rage these days, thanks to new services such as Google+ Hangouts and Skype/Facebook integrated video chat. Video chatting is a great way to stay in touch with family and friends--seeing loved ones' faces on a computer screen is almost like actually being there.

So, You're Being Sued for Piracy

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 17 June, 2011 11:10

Hollywood may have stopped its massive litigation campaigns against illegal file swappers in 2008, but the piracy lawsuits are still flying. Now teams of lawyers working for certain small businesses are going after illegal file swappers. These businesses, often referred to as "copyright trolls," are attempting to turn the threat of suing pirates into a profitable cottage industry.

Ballmer needs to step down, says hedge fund manager

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 27 May, 2011 01:18

What's the biggest "overhang on Microsoft's stock," according to hedge fund manager David Einhorn? The continued presence of Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer.

Twitter and TweetDeck: What it means for businesses

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 26 May, 2011 03:14

Twitter is finally acquiring the third-party Tweet organizer TweetDeck, for the neat (rumored) sum of $40 million. But what does this mean for small businesses that use Twitter?

'Hurt Locker' lawsuit targets 24,583 BitTorrent users

By Sarah Jacobsson Purewal | 25 May, 2011 01:26

Voltage Pictures, producers of the Oscar-winning 2009 film "The Hurt Locker," is suing 24,583 BitTorrent users for downloading the film.