Sam Costello

Sam Costello

Sam Costello has been writing about technology since 2000. Prior to Lifewire, he published articles with, PC World, InfoWorld, and Computerworld, among others. For those magazines and websites, he covered digital copyright, the rise and fall of Napster and other early digital music services, and computer and network security. More recently, he has focused on mobile devices (with an emphasis on iPhone and iPad), smart assistants like the Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod, and related technologies.  

He has written about apps, streaming media, and eBooks for the Que Publishing website, as well as other topics—including film and graphic novels—for a number of websites and magazines.

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  • U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service
  • Published articles with, PC World, InfoWorld, Computerworld, NetworkWorld, and their affiliates on five continents
  • Writer for Samsung's MyGuide website (now defunct), a consumer guide to technology
  • Guest on CNNfn and BBC TV


BA in Media Studies from Ithaca College

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