About

Short-and-sweet bio:

I’m a technology reporter and blogger at the St. Paul Pioneer Press. I contribute to TidBITS and other tech-news sites, and I’ve written books about Twitter, the iPad and mobile productivity. I live in St. Paul, Minn., with my wife and son.

Slightly longer bio:

As a longtime technology writer, I’ve combined my lifelong fascination with technology and my love of journalism into a career that thrills me every day.

I’m a tech reporter and blogger at TwinCities.com and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree sibling.

I’m a regular contributor to TidBITS, an Apple-enthusiast site and the oldest online source of technology news. My writing has appeared in a range of print and online outlets, including The Magazine, Macworld.com, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine, MSP-C and the San Jose Mercury News.

also write books on occasion and have cranked out volumes on Twitter, the iPad and mobile productivity.

I’m a nerd and a proud boricua (or Puerto Rican). I live in St. Paul, Minn., with my wife and son.

The whole enchilada:

I’ve had a lifelong fascination with technology and I’ve been a journalist all my life — starting with my cute little articles for my grade-school newspaper, “La Flama,” in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

So, in a way, I am one of the luckiest humans alive: I have worked as a technology writer for the bulk of my quarter century or so as a professional journalist.

Today, I am the business-desk technology reporter for TwinCities.com, a Digital First Media property, and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree sibling.

I report on a wide range of tech topics, post often to my tech blog, and slap together tech videos from time to time (when I’m not in one).

I’m a regular contributor to TidBITS, an Apple-enthusiast site and the oldest online source of technology news. My writing has appeared in a range of print and online outlets, including The Magazine, Macworld.com, Mpls.St. Paul Magazine, MSP-C and the San Jose Mercury News.

also write books on occasion and have cranked out volumes on Twitter, the iPad and mobile productivity.

I’m active on Twitter, Google+ and Facebook, among other social networks.

I make frequent appearances on local and national TV-news broadcasts, radio programs and technology podcasts. I speak with some regularity about journalism, technology and social media (and how the three intersect).

I’m a nerd (in the sci-fi-fanatic and tech-enthusiast senses of the word). I love to merengue, make sushi and brew that perfect cup of café — Watch me rave about my favorite coffee maker:

A native of Quito, Ecuador, I spent most of my childhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico and wear the “boricua” badge with pride.

I live with my wife and son in St. Paul, Minn., where I sometimes grumble about the non-tropical climate but love to strap on a snowboard.

Portrait-photo credit: Ben Garvin of the St. Paul Pioneer Press

Snowboard-photo credit: Richard Marshall, formerly of the St. Paul Pioneer Press

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