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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.

Review: BrowserTexting works fine for SMS in a browser, but so do free options

Two-part solution BrowserTexting lets Android phone owners text from a desktop browser. It works nicely, but it lacks anything to make this $10 product better than free competitors.

Review: DeskSMS doesn't rise above the other desktop texting apps

If you use an Android phone and want to text from your desktop, DeskSMS will do the job. However, others do it cheaper and more prettily.

Review: MobiTexter lets Android phone owners text from their PCs

MobiTexter helps you stay in touch with phone-bound contacts from the comfort of your PC. It works well if you have an Android phone, but doesn't support other phone OSs.

Review: DivX Stash stores Web videos for mobile viewing

DivX Stash lets you store links to Web videos so you can view them later on your PC or mobile device. It's a great way to get your videos organized, but it stumbles a bit with Hulu content.

RoboForm's Start Page feature adds ease of use to this password manager

Manage your digital life—including passwords, profiles, and more—with this handy utility.

How to keep 'work from home' employees accountable—without spying

We all hear the jokes about employees not-really-working at home. If you're not sure what remote employees are up to, use these tech tools and management tips to get the most out of them and take the worry out of your work-at-home policy. (Surprise: Spying is not the best answer.)

Review: MediaMonkey organizes your MP3s

MediaMonkey is a free media organization and playback application for Windows users. Its interface is a bit heavy on the text, but it offers many handy ways to clean up your digital media collection.

Review: CloudMagic lives inside Windows 8

CloudMagic's excellent search service is now available as a native app for Windows 8's still-often-called-Metro interface. It still delivers top-notch search results, but it's limited by Windows' own design.

Review: PC Booster 2013 may speed up slow PCs

PC Booster is not going to cure everything that ails your PC, but it can give you a good idea of its overall health.

Review: SocialBro analyzes your Twitter community

SocialBro is a handy tool for analyzing your Twitter community, and its free version boasts a slick interface. But the app works reliably only in Google Chrome, and it continually pushes you to upgrade to a paid version.

Review: PerfectRegistry aims to speed up your PC

PerfectRegistry is an inexpensive program that's designed to speed up your PC by optimizing your registry. It's not a perfect fix for all PCs, but it does offer some useful tools.

Review: Swizzle sweeps out your inbox

This free service cleans up your inbox by sweeping marketing messages into a daily digest-style email. It makes it easy to unsubscribe from unwanted mail, but it also pushes you toward even more marketing email.

Review: Tweriod tells you when to tweet

Tweriod analyzes your tweets and your followers to find out when your tweets will reach the most people. It integrates with Buffer so that you can schedule your tweets to appear during those times.

Review: MobileGo for iOS goes where iTunes won't

Wondershare's MobileGo for iOS is a full-featured media management tool for your iOS device. It offers a host of useful features, including a robust contact manager, but it's pricey, at $40.

Review: IFTTT connects social media, photo and other Web services

IFTTT is a free service that lets you connect your social media, photo and other Web services to each other. Luckily, it's far easier to use than it is to explain. Or spell.