Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

HP Z230 Tower Workstation review: This business desktop delivers power and flexibility

This is a business-oriented workstation, not a consumer PC, and it’s priced accordingly.

Sonar X3's third fix is the charm

Cakewalk software's Sonar X3 is released and revised twice within 30 days.

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WD's Black2 SSD/HDD combo drive promises to solve the capacity-versus-speed storage conundrum

Laptop users can now have SSD speed and HDD capacity in a single 9mm package

The absurdly simple guide to backing up your PC

Wherein we conceptualize the need and walk you through the deed.

Bugs and Fixes: Apple's iOS 7.04 ships hot on the heels of 7.03

Apple updates iOS yet again, this time fixing a major security flaw with the Apple Store.

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TAudioConverter review: Put a nice face on open-source audio transcoding

This front end for the latest audio codecs lets you convert and rip audio from video with ease.

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How to live large on every battery charge

These handy tips will help you wring every watt-minute out of your laptop and other mobile devices.

Mozilla Thunderbird fixes cc: problems, plus memory and security issues

The 24.1 version release fixes the same spoofing of an address bar that affected Firefox, among other issues.

IE 11 for Windows 7 speeds up and adds WebGL support

Still on Windows 7? Then you'll want this much-improved IE11.

Toshiba Satellite P75-A7200 review: A fast, easy-to-upgrade desktop replacement

An extra hard drive bay and two free SODIMM slots mean that the already fast Satellite P75-A7200 can easily be made faster.

Bugs and Fixes: Firefox 25 fixes security holes and adds web audio

Among the usual tweaks to fend off hackers and malware, the newest version also brings much-needed gaming support.

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Review: VirtualBox 4.3 goes touchy-feely for Windows 8 virtualization

VirtualBox 4.3 now supports touch in its virtual machines, bringing the venerable application up to date technology-wise. Mostly.

Bugs and Fixes: updates to Windows iTunes, Java, and Internet Explorer

A fix stops Java from disabling itself, and iTunes for Windows and Internet Explorer get some security tweaks.

Canon Pixma MG7120 review: All this gorgeous printer needs is cheaper ink

Great design and print quality melted our ink-obsessed hearts. A little.

Samsung Printer Xpress C410W review: NFC makes low-end color laser a little special

Its toner costs are high, and the Samsung Xpress C410W is one of the slower color laser printers we've ever tested, but print quality, including color photos, is as good or better than anything in its price range. And, it prints via NFC.