Bill SnyderColumnist, CIO

San Francisco journalist Bill Snyder writes frequently about business and technology. He writes the Tech's Bottom Line blog for InfoWorld, and his work appears regularly in and the publications of Stanford's Graduate School of Business and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley. He welcomes your comments and suggestions.

Google Flight Search: Not quite ready for prime time

After testing Google's new Flight Search feature, CIO's Bill Snyder thinks the fare-finding service isn't quite ready to compete with heavy hitters like

Mozilla's rapid Firefox releases are killing me

CIO's Bill Snyder doesn't care for the ramped-up pace of updates for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Smartphone data plans: Keeping bandwidth usage in check

With smartphone service providers phasing out unlimited data plans, users have to be vigilant about checking their bandwidth usage. CIO's Bill Snyder has a few tips.

Five ways to protect your smartphone

With malware popping up on the Android Market, CIO looks at smartphone security and comes up with some tips for keeping your phone safe from would-be threats.

Cyberspace gives iPhone, iPad users browsing alternative's Bill Snyder looks at Cyberspace, a mobile browser that combines some features of Chrome and mobile Safari, along with innovations of its own.

Experts: Smartphone security threats overdramatized

Experts at last week's RSA Conference agreed that mobile threats are potentially serious, but are still rarely seen in the real world.

SnapTax lets you file your taxes using your iPhone

It's almost March and that means tax day is marching relentlessly closer. As always, the major providers of tax prep software have tweaked their offerings and...

Five simple ways to speed up your home network

Squeezing the most out performance out of your network is called optimizing, and it isn't very hard, and it doesn't have to be all that expensive.

Apple quietly enters the enterprise

In what may be the top sleeper story in technology this past year, Apple has been making key inroads into the corporate computing market.

Mobile phone bill shock: FCC, carriers face off

Rather than take a simple, step to protect their customers,'s Bill Snyder writes, wireless carriers are claiming that implementing safeguards against wildly spiking bills would cost consumers money, promote expensive litigation and, in general, be too burdensome.

Verizon's billing snafu: Watch your wallets, gadget users's Bill Snyder weighs in on Verizon's overcharging of wireless customers, and warns gadget users to be vigilant about their service providers.

Fix iPhone Outlook calendar problems

Why is it so hard to make Outlook calendars and contacts sync with an iPhone?'s Bill Snyder finds a workaround using Google Calendar and shares his tips.