Stories by Kristin Burnham

Five moves Microsoft must make to advance in mobile

By Kristin Burnham | 24 March, 2015 06:48

At one time, people considered Microsoft a true contender in the mobile space. Just four years ago, some analysts predicted that Windows Phone would leapfrog BlackBerry and iOS to claim the number two spot behind Android. Some researchers expected Microsoft's market share to hit 20 percent, while others even predicted the company would edge past Android.

Microsoft's universal app platform is big play for mobile, but can it deliver?

By Kristin Burnham | 05 March, 2015 09:05

If Windows 10 is key to Microsoft's effort to succeed in mobile, then the universal app platform is the technology that could make that happen. It promises to bring developers the cross-device nirvana they have long sought from Microsoft, but there are still challenges before Windows 10 can make headway against Android and iOS.

5 secrets to corporate social media success

By Kristin Burnham | 01 July, 2013 17:40

You don't need a big budget to be successful with social media, according to Walmart's director of social strategy. Here are five steps your business can follow to reap the benefits.

How to Announce Your Job Departure on Social Media

By Kristin Burnham | 26 June, 2013 18:22

Don't leave your network in the dark when you leave a job. Here are the dos and don'ts for announcing a career change on LinkedIn and other social networking sites.

How Facebook Hashtags Impact Your Privacy

By Kristin Burnham | 13 June, 2013 17:48

Following in the footsteps of Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr and other social networks, Facebook finally gets hashtags. Here's what you need to know about the new feature and a look at how it does--and doesn't--impact your privacy settings.

How to Export Your Google Reader Account

By Kristin Burnham | 11 June, 2013 19:36

If you use Google Reader, you must say goodbye to the service on July 1. Here are step-by-step instructions for exporting your information to use with another RSS service.

3 New LinkedIn Features You Need to Know About

By Kristin Burnham | 07 June, 2013 15:50

LinkedIn launches two-step verification, a redesigned 'Who's Viewed Your Profile' and adds the capability to upload photos, video and documents to your status updates. Here's what you need to know about the changes.

3 Common Enterprise Social Network Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

By Kristin Burnham | 03 June, 2013 14:13

Many businesses fight an uphill battle in their enterprise social network deployment: In fact, Gartner predicts that 80 percent of such initiatives fail. Here are the three most common obstacles businesses face and tips for how you can avoid them.

Employee-Business Disconnect on Social Tools Hinders Productivity

By Kristin Burnham | 29 May, 2013 19:48

Security concerns and productivity loss are the top reasons businesses restrict access to social tools, according to a new study commissioned by Microsoft.

How to Import Your Tumblr Blog into WordPress

By Kristin Burnham | 20 May, 2013 18:14

While Yahoo's acquisition of blogging site Tumblr will make a handful of people very happy, others are not convinced. Here's how to import your posts from Tumblr to WordPress.

The 4 Best Things About the Google+ Redesign

By Kristin Burnham | 17 May, 2013 17:20

Google announced a complete overhaul of its social network, Google+, at this week's I/O conference in San Francisco. Here's an in-depth look at all the changes and why they make Google+ better.

How to Use Google Wallet With Gmail to Transfer Money

By Kristin Burnham | 16 May, 2013 15:15

Integrating Google Wallet with Gmail makes sending and receiving funds as easy as sending an email. Here's what you need to know about the new feature.

5 New Gmail Tips for Power Users

By Kristin Burnham | 15 May, 2013 18:45

Gmail's newest features include ways to search for old emails, quickly add meetings to your calendar, send large files and more. Here's a look at five of Google's latest email features to help you make the most of the popular Web-based service.

How to Add Video, Images to Your LinkedIn Profile

By Kristin Burnham | 06 May, 2013 17:54

LinkedIn's newest feature lets you showcase your professional achievements by uploading presentations, documents, images and video to your profile. Here are step-by-step instructions for improving your LinkedIn brand.

Facebook Rolls Out New Account Recovery Feature

By Kristin Burnham | 03 May, 2013 16:58

If you've lost access to your Facebook account, the social network has a new service called Trusted Contacts. This feature relies on close friends to help you safely restore your information and your account.