You enjoy keeping up with the latest in technology, especially if it makes your life easier. You don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to reading all the tech blogs but you enjoy keeping up with the latest tech news. Today, we’ve rounded up six websites that are perfect for you, the busy professional. These websites are dedicated to giving you only the most useful tips and news so that you can spend your time doing the things you love.
The beauty of Lifehacker is that it doesn’t limit itself to covering just technology, it will also educate you on everything from how to cool your coffee to how to handle hot leftovers. Predominately, however, you’ll find that most of their articles touch on technology-related products. Here you’ll find an endless amount of tips, shortcuts and downloads that are aimed to make you work and live smarter and more efficiently. Want to learn how to sync your bookmarks from your computer to your smartphone? Interested in finding out what the best Ereader is for your iPhone? Find the answers to these questions and more at Lifehacker.
Tip: Recently, Lifehacker looked back on 2011 by rounding up their most popular stories which includes how-to guides, tips, and more. Find a full list of the stories here.
Similar to PC Mag, CNET is a site that publishes news on technology and consumer products. Calling itself a “collective of the tech-savvy and tech-obsessed,” this website is filled with the latest news, reviews, downloads and how-tos. In their How-To section, you’ll find great tips on how to optimize the usage of your phone, tablet and computer, or, if you’re Facebook-obsessed, you’ll learn how to manage your profile with articles that cover everything from learning Facebook’s keyboard shortcut to finding out how to update Facebook with Siri. This clean, easy to navigate website is the perfect place to learn some fast, useful tips.
Tip: Have a specific question you’d like answered? Ask it at the bottom of the How To section and, if you’re lucky, a CNET editor might choose your topic to cover next.
3. PC Mag
While PC Magazine is a computer magazine that started back in 1982, its print edition discontinued in 2009 and it’s now only an online destination. A trusted source to find reviews and previews of the latest tech products, PC Mag is written by leading experts who will guide you through operating system issues, as well as answer software and hardware questions. Articles cover everything from how to make the switch from a PC to Apple to discovering extra features in Firefox 3 you probably didn’t know of. If and when you’re ready to take the leap and buy a new laptop, destktop, tablet or other tech related product, you can search through their deep archive of articles to find their top picks and advice on how to choose the one that’s right for you.
Tip: Check out their Award Winners section to find lists of top products as chosen by their editors or readers.
Love being on top of all the latest news in gadgets and consumer electronics? Always looking to stay ahead of the curve? If the answer to these questions is “yes” then make sure you bookmark Engadget. This web magazine, that launched in March of 2004, is now one of the biggest, most visited blogs today. It was purchased by AOL in 2005 and has since gone through a major reshuffling of their corporate staff. Regardless, it still remains as one of the go-to sites to find the breaking news on the coolest products. It also has a neatly organized Reviews section where you can learn about tech products before you buy them.
Tip: Aside from their website, you can also access Engadget through their app on any number of different platforms including the iPad, iPhone, Android or BlackBerry.