Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

Jon is a Julliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

Review: SyncUp syncs data whether you're logged on or not

SyncUp is easy to use, but has nearly all the sync features you need. Online backup, however, is limited to Google Drive.

Intel vs. AMD: Battle of the world's smallest PCs

These incredibly tiny, amazingly quiet computers can fit almost anywhere and perform most any task. But who has the best concept for an ultra-small-form-factor PC--Intel or AMD?

Review: Defishr removes fish-eye distortion from video

Defishr is an easy-to-use utility for removing the fish-eye distortion from your video. It can even create profiles to optimize the process for unknown devices.

Samsung Series 7 All-in-One review: Beautiful design, but average performance

Samsung delivers one of the nicer looking all-in-ones on the market with fairly good overall performance, but weak gaming capabilities.

Review: Dell XPS 10 Tablet (32GB, keyboard bundle)

Dell's clever Windows 8 RT convertible tablet delivers sensational run time from its dual batteries, but performance feels sluggish.

Review: Dell C1660w color printer

The Dell C1660w's low purchase price makes color-laser-class (LED) printing available to budget-minded small offices. Because the toner is expensive and there's no automatic duplexer, it’s best for light use only.

Review: Handy Backup is plain, powerful, and easy to use

Handy Backup will back up your data locally, across the network, and across the Web. It selects important data automatically (on your cue) and syncs as well as providing a plethora of options.

Review: Supercharged HP Officejet Pro X576dw skewers inkjet stereotypes

The Officejet Pro X576dw is big, fast, and capable. But can it convert corporate laser lovers?

Review: Intel delivers good performance and value with its 525 Series mSATA drives

Fast, affordable mSATA drives in a variety of capacities.

Review: Start Menu 8 is a free Windows 8 Start Menu par excellence

If you're a Windows 8 user missing your Start Menu, this free replacement could be just the ticket.

Review: Epson WorkForce WF-3540 All-in-One Printer

The Epson WorkForce WF-3540 offers a lot of paper capacity, speed, and ease of use for the price. Although ink costs are above-average, it's worth considering for being so well-equipped compared to the competition.

QNAP TS-269 Pro review: A fast and powerful NAS box with a steep learning curve

While pricey, excellent performance, copious software features, and state-of-the-art connectivity render this two-bay NAS box a good deal for small offices and work groups.

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Wanted: 40 trillion gigabytes of open storage, stat!

The world's storage needs are growing at an alarming rate, but are existing technologies ready to meet the challenge? Unfortunately, a sci-fi solution is not in the cards.

Dell OptiPlex 9010 business desktop PC review: small but powerful

This compact business PC packs a lot of features and performance into not much space and has top-notch warranty, security, and service options.

Crucial M4 (512GB) review: A fast-reading, slow-writing, high-capacity SSD

The M4 has a great price per gigabyte and is also a great reader. Write performance, however, is mediocre at best.