Matt Kapko

Freelance Writer

Matt Kapko has been writing about technology since before the dawn of the iPhone, and covering media well before it was social. Matt lives with his wife in a nearly century-old craftsman in Long Beach, Calif. He can be reached on Twitter: @mattkapko or by email: matt@kapko.co.

Apple updates App Store dev guidelines ahead of iOS 10

Apple updates App Store dev guidelines ahead of iOS 10

The days are numbered for iOS apps that crash instantly upon launch or that use lengthy names to game search results, according to Apple's newly revised set of App Store developer policies.

Google says it killed 780M 'bad ads' in 2015

Google says it killed 780M 'bad ads' in 2015

Google was busier than ever in 2015, claiming that it shut down relentless spammers and other bad guys who spread malware and 'trick-to-click' ads, which mislead users into clicking them.

New LinkedIn job listings help you find the right gig

New LinkedIn job listings help you find the right gig

To help you find better career opportunities, job postings on LinkedIn will soon receive a makeover that includes additional details on hiring companies and their current employees.

Apple touts the iPad Pro as built for business

Apple touts the iPad Pro as built for business

CIO.com senior writer Matt Kapko visited Apple headquarters yesterday to talk about the iPad Pro the company’s strategy for positioning it as a tool for business.

3 expert tips for LinkedIn power users

3 expert tips for LinkedIn power users

LinkedIn-savvy networkers might feel like their profiles are already polished, but there’s always room for improvement. These three tips, from LinkedIn’s resident career expert, can help even the savviest users take their profiles to...

Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Why Apple rules UX, its native iOS apps suck, and that's OK

Every iPhone Apple sells today ships with 32 native applications but few, if any, are considered best in class.

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

Office 365 vs. Google for Work: A cloud comparison for small businesses

Microsoft and Google offer low-cost cloud tools for small- and medium-size businesses, but each of their offerings has unique strengths and weaknesses. Here's a high-level comparison of Office 365 and Google for Work, specifically for...

8 LinkedIn users we love to hate

8 LinkedIn users we love to hate

If you're a regular LinkedIn user, you've probably encountered the dreaded Spammer, the way-too-friendly Stranger and the starry-eyed Trivialist. Here's a look at eight annoying characters that are hard not to hate on LinkedIn.

Now on CIO: Why IT should be skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'
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Now on CIO: Why IT should be skeptical of 'Facebook at Work'

Facebook wants to move into the busy enterprise social market, but its plans raise a number of important questions and concerns for IT.

How (and why) Facebook excels at data center efficiency

How (and why) Facebook excels at data center efficiency

Facebook's data centers are 'second to none' thanks to a homogenous and nimble design focused on efficiency and cost savings, according to the company's head of infrastructure, who spoke this week at the Credit Suisse Technology...

Social media giants fail in response to online abuse

Social media giants fail in response to online abuse

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are criticized in a scathing report from a campaign committed to eradicate technology-related violence against women.

How to Use Facebook’s New Privacy Checkup Tool

How to Use Facebook’s New Privacy Checkup Tool

Facebook’s privacy checkup tool aims to simplify how you control and manage your content. Here’s how to make the most of the new tool in just a few minutes.

How to Craft a Social Media Policy

Crafting a social media policy for the workplace is as much about protecting your employees as it is about limiting your business' exposure to unwanted criticism or legal issues.

How to Generate Leads From 4 Top Social Networks

Most users turn to social media sites for entertainment and information, but for digital marketers social engagements represent a dynamic way to generate leads. Fostering leads, or potential customers, in social media is not as...

Audience Is Dead, Long Live Active Content Consumers

Audience is dead, says Eric Solomon, head of brand strategy at Google and YouTube. The notion of an audience in today's hyperactive, hyperlinked world just doesn't fit anymore, he tells attendees at last week's [a]list Summit.

Twitter Scores by Moving the Goal Posts

Twitter is moving the goal posts and Wall Street likes the new numbers it sees up on the scoreboard. The company's monthly active user base grew 24 percent from the year-ago period to 271 million, but the actual reach of Twitter goes...

Are Messaging Apps the Future of Social Networking?

Messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat are at the perfect crossroads of mobile and social. These apps are simple and ubiquitous with some subscriber bases already in the hundreds of millions of users.

Tinder Mired in Sexual Harassment Scandal, but It Won't Matter

Add Tinder to the list of hot social media startups that booted one of its co-founders on the road to riches. However, this dismissal reeks of sexism, misogyny and racism, according to a lawsuit filed by Whitney Wolfe, the company's...

A Look Inside the YouTube Culture

VidCon was like a crash course in modern day pop culture. On the quad outside the main hall an army of screaming teenagers rushed from one YouTube star to the next. Some of the stars and their respective mobs were large enough to...

Are Social Media Giants Betraying Your Trust?

The leading social media companies are outraged over NSA surveillance, but would that spying even be possible if Facebook, Google and Twitter weren't collecting data and selling it to online marketers? Social media companies...

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