Liane CassavoyPCWorld

Liane Cassavoy is a veteran technology and business journalist. She contributes regularly to PCWorld and has written about business issues and products for Entrepreneur Magazine and other publications. She is the author of two business start-up guides published by Entrepreneur Press.

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11 great IFTTT Recipes for tracking NASA news, photos and space exploration

IFTTT isn't just for fetching and carrying data. It can also alert you to things--like what NASA's up to today. Here are 11 recipes to tell you when an astronaut enters or exits space, where the International Space Station is, and other NASA-buff essentials.

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Six excellent IFTTT Recipes to make iOS even better

IFTTT and iOS are both handy on their own. But put them together, and they're better than ever.

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5 handy IFTTT recipes for Gmail users

IFTTT and Gmail are two excellent Web services that get a whole lot better when they're used together.

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3 mobile games that help you get things done

Yes, it's true. You can be a better, more productive worker simply by playing a few games.

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Mileage trackers made easy

Tracking mileage can be tedious, but it’s also necessary, whether you need to report it to the IRS or file for reimbursement from your employer. Here are three apps that make it quick and painless.

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What to wear: These clothes manager apps help you dress better for work or play

All the apps help you organize and match pieces better. The most comprehensive one even tracks frequency of use and trips to the cleaners.

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3 alternative photo managers that are better than the one on your smartphone

Give your Android or iOS stock photo management app the boot, and install one of these instead.

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Take care of your clients and close the deal with one of these CRM apps

Three apps offer different takes on keeping existing customers happy and engaging new ones: Zoho CRM, Insightly, and Nimble.

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3 alternative mobile browsers you'll like better than the one on your smartphone

You're default browser's adequate, but these up-and-comers can help you surf faster or even play Flash movies on iOS.

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Brain games: These 3 free apps make you even smarter than you already are

These apps promise to increase your concentration and communication skills, and reduce stress and anxiety.

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Three contact manager apps better than the one that came with your phone

These third-party apps add syncing, organizational and other features you won't find on the stock contact app that came with your phone.

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Email, voicemail and texting get better with help from Evernote

Plenty of third-party apps integrate with Evernote. We tested three to see how they help with all of the messages you get everyday.

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Two good apps for desktop publishing and one to avoid

Yes, you can create professional-looking brochures, flyers, and more using a mobile app on a tablet (or a phone, if you're masochistic and patient). But choose carefully--we found a couple of good ones to try.

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These 3 video editing apps give you pro results straight from your phone

Want to create a slick-looking movie? You don't need a PC with lots of processing power. Today's best apps let you do it on the go.

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Stop using your birthday, start using one of these password manager apps

It’s no secret that creating – and remembering! – secure password is a must these days. These apps can help.