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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: Springpad serves as your virtual personal assistant

Springpad makes it easy to save, share, and organize your digital information. This free service lets you "spring" information from the Web, photos, notes, and more, and organize it into notebooks that you can share if you'd like.

Review: Fantashow makes (almost) fantastic videos

Fantashow offers an easy way to combine your own video clips and still photos into one polished video. You can save your video for viewing on a PC or TV, or share it online.

Review: SafeWallet makes password storage pretty easy

SafeWallet is a free program for storing passwords, logins, and other personal details. It's easy to use, reliable, and free of charge.

Review: SynciOS takes over for iTunes

SynciOS is a free tool for managing your iOS device from your PC. It lets you transfer content to and from your mobile device with ease, though it stumbles a bit as a contact manager.

Review: Virtual Piggy makes e-commerce child's play

Virtual Piggy is a free service that allows children to shop online safely and securely. It's relatively easy to use, and allows for plenty of parent-child communication, but it's a bit buggy.

Unhand that phone! Texting tools for the big screen

Stop peering at that teeny screen and fumbling with Lilliputian keyboards. These five PC desktop texting apps and services let your fingers fly, your eyes relax, and your thoughts flow.

Review: Mysms works with Android or iPhone to let you text from your PC

Although mysms's compatibililty with both Android and iPhone is appealing, its PC component is awkward.

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.