Stories by Kristin Burnham

Five moves Microsoft must make to advance in mobile

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?

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.

How Facebook Hashtags Impact Your Privacy

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.

3 New LinkedIn Features You Need to Know About

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.

Facebook Rolls Out New Account Recovery Feature

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.

How to Recover From a Twitter Hack

Do you know what to do if your Twitter account is hacked? Here are four steps to take to regain control of your account and ensure it doesn't happen again.

5 Facebook Home privacy facts

Last week, Facebook released new software for Android phones called "Home." The software is a set of apps that you can download to put Facebook photos and messaging front and center on your mobile device.

4 Facebook Privacy Settings for the New Year

Facebook's privacy settings are a pain point for many users: From the chaos it's caused after a privacy breach to the confusing settings after the launch of Timeline in 2011, securing your data and understanding who can see which parts of your profile have never been easy.

What You Need to Know About Facebook's New Privacy Settings

Facebook announced that it's rolling out a handful of changes to the social network at the end of the year. Looking to help you better manage its privacy and security settings (which have been time-consuming and confusing to use), Facebook is adding privacy shortcuts, a tool for managing multiple photos in which you're tagged and new navigation in the activity log.

Twitter unveils top trends and tweets of 2012

President Barack Obama, pop singer Justin Bieber and Green Bay Packers football star T.J. Lang earned the top spots in Twitter's most retweeted posts of 2012, according to the site's newly released summary of the year.

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