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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.

Device Doctor Finds Some Outdated Drivers...But Does It Do Enough?

Device Doctor is free, but so are the demo versions of driver updaters that located more out-of-date drivers.

PerfectUpdater Locates Old Drivers and Updates Them

Excellent utility PerfectUpdater makes finding and fixing outdated drivers a snap.

Earth Alerts Tells You About All the World's Severe Weather

Track earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, wildfires, and more with free application Earth Alerts.

Store and Share Your Media--And View It in Your Browser--With Free 4Shared

Store and share your files, photos, videos and more with free service 4Shared.


Store and share your files, photos, videos and more with this free service.

Xilisoft iPhone Magic

Xilisoft iPhone Magic is the ideal iPhone manager to transfer iPhone music, videos and pictures to your computer and copy your iPhone contents to iTunes library. On top of this, this iPhone transfer can also convert and copy nearly any video and music format to iPhone, as well as rip DVD movies and transfer them to iPhone. You can even treat your iPhone as a portable hard disk with this amazing iPhone Magic software. Key features: 1.Backup iPhone contents to computer. 2.Synchronize iPhone with iTunes library. 3.Convert and copy any video/music file to iPhone. 4.Rip DVD movies and transfer them to iPhone. 5.Manage iPhone as a portable hard disk. 6.Supports iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch. 7.View your device's properties and information on the main interface: type, generation, serial number, format, version and others. 8.Synchronize files between iPhone and computer at fast transferring speed. 9.Edit the ID3 info of several files at one time: name, artist, year, album and others. 10.Play iPhone videos/music and DVD movies in the built-in resizable player. 11.Create playlists for your iPhone and edit them as you wish to manage your iPhone files by categories. 12.View your iPhone files in thumbnails like album artwork or list view for easier organizing. 13.Filter your files by genre, artist's name, album name, album year and others; search the files you want by your keyword. 14.Support multiple iOS devices simultaneously 15.Read and export pictures and videos recorded by the device 16.Resume playing of the transferred videos on the device 17.Directly preview the devices videos, music and other files less than 8MB on the computer


Watch Online Videos When Offline, Thanks to RealDownloader

RealDownloader saves Web videos to your desktop with one click of the mouse.

Yesterday's Car Tech Today

From the flying car to the in-dash record player, we look at yesterday's predictions of today's high-tech cars, and see just how right -- or wrong -- they were.

Phone Data Caps: Five Things You Shouldn't Do (Too Often)

Worried about exceeding your cell phone or smartphone's monthly data allotment? Here are a few ways you can reduce your byte consumption.


15 Shopping Apps That Can Save You Big Bucks

Whether you're in the market for a carton of eggs or a big-screen TV, these apps will make sure you find your way to the best deal.

LastPass Is the Last Word in Free Password Management

Can't keep track of all of your passwords? Don't worry: Password manager LastPass does it for you.

Power Scheme Toggler Makes It a Breeze to Flip Between Power Settings

Easily switch between two power schemes with this lightweight utility.

LastPass (64-bit version)

Auto-fill forms and Web logins on all your usual PCs with this excellent freebie.

Best Voice Recognition Apps for Your Smartphone

Give your thumbs a rest: These eight apps let you search the Web, make a restaurant reservation, update your Facebook status, or send a text--all by voice.

MobileGo Manages Your Android Phone from Your PC

Share content between your Android phone and Windows PC with handy application MobileGo.