Lisa SchmeiserContributor, Macworld

Lisa Schmeiser is a San Francisco-based reporter, editor and blogger. She also publishes a thrice-weekly news digest, So What, Who Cares? , and podcasts regularly at The Incomparable.

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How to be awesome on Twitter in 5 steps

Twitter's new features are making the network more welcoming to newbies, but there are some pitfalls to watch out for.

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5 little-known Facebook tips and tricks to make your News Feed less frustrating

With these quick fixes, using Facebook will be far less infuriating.

Podcast 475: Kids and technology go together like PB&J

Glenn and Susie are joined by Macworld columnist Lisa Schmeiser for a discussion about parenting young kids in the age of social media and omnipresent screens.


Teach your children: Screens are good

Here's how to flout the usual screen time recommendations with a minimum of guilt.

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When it comes to personal tech, speak soft skills and carry a big stick

Covering the intersection between human nature and technology is the easy part. We're raising the game by offering how-tos on cleaning up the collisions between human nature and personal technology.

Recycle your old tech gear

What to do with your old tech gear when it no longer works? Recycle it. We show you how and where to be responsible with outdated stuff.

Avoid gift card gotchas this holiday season

If your holiday shopping list includes gift cards for electronic retailers and other stores, here are some simple tips to make sure you're giving -- and receiving -- the most value.


Steve Jobs's unintentional legacy: The consumerization of IT

It may not have been intentional, but Steve Jobs entirely changed the nature of enterprise computing by bringing a consumer approach into the workplace.

Calorific Lite for iPhone

If your goal is simply to become more aware of what you choose to eat, and to nudge yourself toward defaulting to healthier eating, this iPhone app is a great, low-fuss tool.

Total Baby for iPhone

This app for tracking diaper changes, feedings, and other details about newborns is simple enough to be operated by sleep-deprived new parents. But it's thoughtful design touches that makes Total Baby a truly useful addition to your iPhone or iPod touch.