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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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Disk Investigator review: Find deleted files and more with this free utility

Free program Disk Investigator tells you what's on your hard disk. It takes its time, but it's worth the wait.

I was a webcam zombie! How to look alive and professional in Web meetings

Your Web conferencing look could be scarier than you realize. These simple tips will help you look your best.

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FreeUndelete review: Confusing utility not worth the time investment

FreeUndelete sounds like a great tool, but its results are hard to understand. There are better free options.

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Buffer review: Time your social media posts to a tee

Writing the perfect social media post is hard enough. Figuring out the right time to post it is another thing altogether: specifically, Buffer's thing.

GoodSync 9.5 review: Get your computers on the same page

GoodSync offers an easy way to synchronize information across multiple computers with its peer-to-peer file syncing solution. It also includes links to some cloud storage solutions, which will please users who rely on those, too.

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Review: AwayFind lets eagerly anticipated emails find you

AwayFind notifies you via voice, text, or push notification when you receive important email messages. It's easy to use and works well, but it can't anticipate email's surprises.

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Review: Helium Music Manager 9 jazzes up music management

Helium Music Manager looks good, and it offers plenty of useful tools for managing extensive music collections. Unfortunately, though, many of its best features are only in the Premium version.

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Review: IDriveSync secures cloud storage

IDriveSync is an easy-to-use cloud storage and syncing solution that offers added security missing from some of its rivals. It offers both AES 256-bit and private key encryption, which will appeal to anyone who's weary of weak cloud-based security.

Five free Dropbox tools you're not using (but should be)

Easier sharing. Simpler sending. Secure encryption. Make Dropbox even better with any of these handy utilities.

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Review: iPod Copy Master can't master music management

iPod Copy Master is a $20 application that promises to help you transfer music and playlists from your iOS device to your PC. Unfortunately, it's harder to use than it should be, and its free trial version is too limited to be useful.

Review: DropTunes plays music directly from your Dropbox folder

If you use Dropbox to store your tunes, DropTunes allows you to play them from the cloud sharing service. It's light on features, but it's more than Dropbox can do on its own.

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Review: DropItToMe offers simple Dropbox sharing without software

The online service DropItToMe offers a way for people to send you files through Dropbox without them having to install the software

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Review: TimeRabbit tracks hours lost down the Facebook rabbit-hole

TimeRabbit is a nifty PC utility that makes it easy to see how much time you spend on Facebook. It's easy to use and it works well, as long as you aren't using the latest version of Internet Explorer.

Review: Upload files to Dropbox via email with Send to Dropbox

SendToDropbox offers a simple way for people to send files to your Dropbox service over email.

Review: Cloze prioritizes email by strength of relationship

Cloze takes aim at email overload by organizing your correspondence by your relationships. This app for browsers and iOS offers some interesting insights into the people you interact with, but it's far from perfect.