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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.

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Blu is a small but slick desktop client for managing your Twitter account.

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

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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.

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