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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.

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Free utility SlimDrivers not only identifies outdated drivers, it also updates them, too.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

Track Tasks With Co-Workers--Without Installing Anything--With IssueBurner

IssueBurner offers an easy way to track tasks and issues, without requiring you to step outside of your own email app.

For, Fast, Free File-Sharing at Work: Get Ge.tt

Ge.tt offers an easy and super-fast way to share files, no matter how big they may be.

Freebie BringFocus Might Help You Concentrate

BringFocus helps you stay on task, by monitoring how much time you spend on certain activities.

Super Mario Bros. Crossover

Super Mario Bros Crossover lets you play the game the way you remember it, but with the option to add characters you might not expect to see.

Free Online Casual Game Entanglement Will Ensnare You

Entanglement's premise--create the longest line possible--sure sounds simple, but this addictive game turns it into quite a challenge.

SafetyWeb Monitors Minors' Online and Mobile Goings-On

SafetyWeb.com offers a comprehensive way to monitor your child's online and mobile activity.

17 Technologies That Will Die Soon

From USB drives to Yahoo, these 17 products, technologies, and brands will likely be put out to pasture in 2012 or shortly thereafter.

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Web-Based Rdio Streaming Music Service Helps You Find Music Everywhere

Rdio is a streaming music service that emphasizes its social networking features.

Three Free Email Reminders Reviewed: Followupthen.com, Followup:cc, Boomerang for Gmail

Everyone agrees that email makes an awkward to-do list...but which of these subtly different software and services suits your needs for reminders?