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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.

TwitScoop Shows Tag Cloud of "Hot" Twitter Topics

Want to stay on top of Twitter's hot topics? TwitScoop promises to help you do exactly that...buts its ideas of important topics may not match yours.

Egg Timer Plus Keeps You on Schedule

Whether you're timing activities on or off your computer, Egg Timer Plus will keep you on schedule.

Manage All Your Social Media from HootSuite

HootSuite is a Web-based service that offers a powerful set of tools for managing multiple Facebook, Google+, and Twitter accounts--plus more on other networks.

Free Twitter/Facebook Manager SocialOomph Includes Useful Features

SocialOomph is a cloud-based application that offers tools for using Twitter and Facebook more productively.

Home & Landscape Design NexGen 3: Powerful, But Nearly as Complicated as Its Name

Home & Landscape Design NexGen 3 has a steep learning curve, but offers powerful home design tools.

Design or Remodel With HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite

HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite lets you pretend to be one of the network's home design experts.

Design a Kitchen Easily With IKEA Home Planner

Ikea Home Planner lets you design the kitchen of your dreams--as long as it's filled with Ikea products, of course.

Simple Cross-Platform Backups With SafeSync

TrendMicro's SafeSync offers a simple and secure way to back up files and access them across multiple devices.

Energy Saving Software Might Help You Save Power

Energy Saving is designed to help you monitor and improve the energy and resources you use in your home.

DriverMax Updates Drivers for Free...But It's Not the Best Solution

DriverMax offers free driver updates, but the process is clunky and time-consuming.

SlimDrivers an Excellent Free Choice for Updating Drivers

Free utility SlimDrivers not only identifies outdated drivers, it also updates them, too.

DriverUpdate Handles More Than Just Drivers

DriverUpdate not only updates your drivers, but also helps keep your Windows OS and some key applications up to date, too.

Astrid Tasks Tracks Your To-Dos in Chrome and Other Browsers

Astrid Tasks is a social to-do list app that makes it fun to get things done.

How to Defend Your Android Phone From Annoying Mobile Ads

Sick of those flashing, beeping, and blinking ads that crowd your smartphone's screen? Here are a few ways to get rid of them.

Play Angry Birds Chrome in Your PC's Web Browser

Why waste your phone's batteries when you can play Angry Birds on your browser?