Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

SportsSynch makes syncing radio and TV broadcasts easy

Synchronize local radio broadcasts with the picture on your TV using this handy audio delay utility.

Review: PCmover Professional eases migration

If you're upgrading to Windows 8 from XP or Vista, PCmover will let you move your applications and data to the new OS as you can from Windows 7. It's faster than manually reinstalling programs and selecting settings, but you sacrifice control.

Review: Multiplicity 2.0 handy in a multi-computer, multi-monitor setup

Control two PCs using one keyboard and mouse with the free version of Multiplicity 2.0 and up to nine PCs with the pay version.

Hybrid hard drives: How they work and why they matter

Meet the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of the storage world: Hybrid hard drives promise to deliver the speed of an SSD plus the capacity of a mechanical drive. We explain how they work, and evaluate their performance.

Review: Canon Pixma MG4220 a capable home-office MFP with pricey ink

For low volumes of printing, the Pixma MG4220 fits nicely into a home office. However, black ink is expensive--absurdly so with the standard-capacity cartridges.

Review: Start8 beta gives Windows 8 a Start Menu

Stardock's Start8 addresses one of the major user complaints about Windows 8: the lack of a Start Menu. It works like a charm.

Akitio Cloud Hybrid Review: Convenient NAS and USB Storage in One

Akitio's affordable box provides competent network-attached storage and direct-attached storage.

Ripbot264: Rip Blu-ray movies without filling your hard drive

Ripbot264 is a front end for free video tools. With it, you can transcode video without a lot of fuss (and without making massive files).

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MakeMKV: Rip DVDs and Blu-Ray Discs to your hard drive

Transcode movies, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs to the Matroska video container format with this deceptively powerful utility.

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Review: Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One is compact and surprisingly fast

The Epson Expression Home XP-400 is an entry-level inkjet that's compact, and performance is more than acceptable for student or home users. Unfortunately, ink is pricey.

Review: Brother HL-5470DW a solid printer with cheap toner

The Brother HL-5470DW monochrome laser printer offers good speed and features for a small workgroup. Economical toner is a real plus in this price range.

SlimCleaner 4.0: Slick system cleaning utilities with crowdsourced information

SlimCleaner is a comprehensive set of system cleaning utilities that also taps into an online database for information on programs.

Review: HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer is a fast home machine with great output quality

The HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One Printer is a well-rounded machine for a busy home or small office. It has speed and great output quality, and fun cloud-based apps for home as well as automatic duplexing and an automatic document feeder for serious work.

Review: Brother HL-6180DW offers good capacity, cheap toner, solid printing

The Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer boasts cheap toner, a 600-sheet standard input capacity, and sturdy construction, plus decent speed for a busy small office.

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Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn review: fast printer, pricey toner

The Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn monochrome laser printer has the speed and paper handling that small- or medium-sized workgroups need. Unfortunately, its toner is expensive.