Runmeter and Cyclemeter for iPhone

Thanks to their ease of use, excellent post-workout reporting features, innovative sharing functions, and pleasing interface, Runmeter and Cyclemeter are among the best fitness apps you'll find for the iPhone.

Review: Fring for iPhone

Fring integrates your buddy lists from various chat and communication platforms into one interface; it also brings Voice over IP to the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s a good app, with a few notable drawbacks that are barriers to greatness.

Review: Ziibii for iPhone

Ziibii presents news headlines, Facebook and Twitter status messages, and Flickr and YouTube links in a floating list. It’s a great concept, but the execution is less than impressive.

Review: Loopt for iPhone

Despite a flawed way of inviting friends to join the social network, this location-aware way of showing where your friends are and what they’re up to can be quite useful.

Inside Net Neutrality: Find an honest ISP

If your Internet provider engages in any of the practices outlined in our multi-part series on net neutrality, there’s no reason to keep doing business with that service. The best way to support net neutrality is to take your business to ISPs that don’t practice data discrimination. In this final part of our series, Mathew Honan tells you how to find them.

Inside Net Neutrality: Protect your privacy when using BitTorrent

After tackling the issue of Internet service providers filtering certain kinds of traffic, the second part in our three-part series on network neutrality looks at how you can make full use of the bandwidth your paying for while also protecting your privacy.

Inside Net Neutrality: Is your ISP filtering content?

In part one of our three-part series on network neutrality, Mathew Honan looks at ways Internet service providers may be filtering traffic.

The Smart Blogger’s Guide

No matter what your reasons for blogging, there are plenty of tools that can help you get started and keep readers tuned in. But not all blogging services are the same. Our Smart Blogger’s Guide gives you the inside scoop on five great online services that appeal to different types of bloggers, as well as 13 add-ons that let you customize your blog with music, games, headlines, and more

Tips for getting started

So how do you create an interesting blog and get the word out? We talked to Anil Dash, the vice president of evangelism for Six Apart, to glean some of his best blogging tips.

Widget wonderland

Anyone can slap pictures and text on a Web page and call it a blog. It's much harder to make a blog that stands out from the pack. One way to do so is by dressing up your site with widgets. Widgets are essentially tiny programs that add functionality, transforming your blog into something unique.

A blog for everyone

Different blogging services have different strengths. So it makes sense to choose the one that works best for the type of content you’re creating. While some services offer pure ease of use, others are geared toward business blogs or social networks. Here’s a taste of what’s out there.

Listen up: Tips for iPod and hearing safety

When it comes to listening to music, the most important pieces of equipment are your own ears. iPods and other portable music devices -- as well as the noisy environments in your life -- can damage your hearing, but only if you let them. Here's how to preserve and protect the most abused of the senses.

Review: iLuv i199

The i199 presents an impressive package—it’s a solid tabletop stereo with a great alarm clock, to boot—that’s a good value at its price point. For those who have amassed a growing collection of gadgets, it also presents several more opportunities to get the most from them.

Create perfect playlists

Creating a playlist in Apple’s iTunes is easy. Building a good one, however, is considerably more difficult. By following a few simple strategies, you can make sure that your mix will be the hit of the party.

Customize your playlists with more than music

Including extras—favorite movie lines, or bits from a podcast or comedy routine—can take a playlist to the next level.