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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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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.

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Review: Gmail Notifier Pro offers notifications and a whole lot more

Gmail Notifier Pro offers desktop alerts when you have new emails, social network updates, calendar items, and more. It also works as an email client, but lacks refinements in that department.

Review: Fakers App sniffs out fake Twitter accounts

The Fakers App is an easy way to find out which of your Twitter followers might be fake. It also allows you to see which fake accounts are following your friends and rivals...but it can get expensive.

Review: FB Checker finds fake Facebook friends

FB Checker is a free application that helps you identify fake Facebook profiles. Its tools are a bit limited, though, as it only scans photos.

Review: Mailstrom puts you in control of your email

Mailstrom analyzes your inbox to show you what you need to clean up, and offers some useful tools to help you do so. It's Web-based and works on any IMAP account.

Review: Instagram Explorer puts Instagram on display in Windows 8

Instagram Explorer for Windows 8 is a dedicated app for the Modern UI. It doesn't allow you to take or edit photos, but you can browse them to your heart's content.

Review: Smideo HD 2013 makes smart-looking video slideshows

Smideo HD 2013 makes it (mostly) easy to create slick slideshows. You can add video and photos to the project, but Smideo doesn't always offer a lot of hand holding to users.