Hard to believe, but 2013 is drawing to a close—and that means it’s time to say thanks to our readers with our annual gadget giveaway! (Update: the deadline to enter the contest has expired. Thanks for playing!) This year, the prize is especially enticing: a... Update [7/8/13]: Unfortunately, due to a family medical issue, I need to extend my break. Hopefully, we’ll be back soon. Update [8/21/13]: Back at work, at last. Here’s a few more details on what happened. Hello all! Just wanted to let you know that... Well, another year has come and gone (wow, that was fast!), and I wanted to take a quick time out from tech tips to look back on 2012 and say thanks—particularly to you, our loyal readers. Last year brought lots of changes to here’s the thing. We gave the site a... Don’t want to miss a single article on here’s the thing? Good news: it’s easy to keep tabs on our latest tips, how-tos, podcasts and reviews. 1. Follow us on Facebook Yep, here’s the thing is on Facebook—and indeed, we just converted our... Greetings, everyone! Today is a big day for here’s the thing. We’re launching a major redesign—one that’s more polished, easier to read, and easier to browse. Just to be clear, our articles—that is, our tips, how-tos, reviews and practical, friendly... Wait, 2011 is almost already over? Time flies when you’re having fun, and this year was clearly no exception. Happy New Year to all of you, and here’s to a great 2012. Also, just a quick note: I’ll be taking a brief break for the holiday, but... Dear Friends, Family, Colleagues, Readers, Listeners, Fans, and Supporters… I wanted to take time out and wish you and your families all the best in this holiday season. I’m looking forward to an amazing 2012! I also wanted to take a moment and thank everyone... Want to see all our gift picks on a single page? Now you can thanks to Pinterest, an online “pinboard” that lets you organize and share products, restaurants, and anything else that tickles your fancy. I’ve pinned every product in our (growing)... Looking for more hidden features on your iPhone? I’ve collected five of them in a guest post for Mom Central, which you can check out right here. Enjoy! Rest in peace, Steve. Read Apple’s statement here, and my own thoughts about Steve Jobs here.