Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

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.

Micro Express AL5100

Micro Express AL5100 review: All-purpose powerhouse

Beneath the Micro Express AL5100's average-looking exterior beats the heart of a high-performance system.

Drive-by Wi-Fi: Staying connected on the road

Free Wi-Fi is easier than ever to find on the nation's highways and byways. You just have to know where to look.

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