Ginny MiesContributor, Macworld

Ginny covers smartphones, apps and the occasional pet gadget. She's a sucker for pretty product design and usually has at least three smartphones on her.

TechHive: Fitbit Ultra fitness training tool for iOS

The slick little Fitbit Ultra is more than just a pedometer: It can track your mileage, calories burned, altitude, sleep patterns and has a full suite of fitness tools behind it.

TechHive: Maker Faire 2012 in pictures

Robots, steampunks, and Tesla coils galore! Maker Faire is one of the coolest festivals out there for geeks, inventors, crafters, and anyone with the DIY spirit.

Google Music Store: Strengths and Weaknesses in Catalog

Google Music might be smaller than other stores and missing Warner Brothers artists, but features like the artist hubs and the social integration with Google+ make it compelling.

Google Music: What to Expect From Today’s Event

Google is poised to unveil the final version of its music service with, perhaps, a few other surprises.

LG Optimus 3D: Fun, powerful, and a little gimmicky

Although the jury's still out on 3D technology for mobile devices, the LG Optimus 3D is a fun yet powerful phone--3D or not.

HP Veer 4G: A supercompact WebOS phone

Running WebOS 2.0, the HP Veer 4G has some incredibly useful multitasking and social networking features, but the supercompact design and tiny keyboard aren’t for everybody.

LG Revolution: Solid 4G phone

The LG Revolution has beautiful hardware and fast 4G data speeds on Verizon, but the user interface is a bit clunky.

HTC Sensation 4G: Beautiful and powerful, but antenna may be weak

The Sensation has a gorgeous display, a beautiful design, and dual-core power, but holding the phone in certain ways seems to degrade reception significantly.

iTunes in the Cloud Versus Other Music Services

Apple’s iTunes integration with iCloud is a completely different beast from the music services offered by Amazon and Google.