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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: CopyTrans TuneSwift automates iTunes chores

CopyTrans TuneSwift offers an easy (if time-consuming) way)to back up, transfer, or restore your iTunes library. At $15, though, this program isn't exactly cheap.

Review: Mobiledit offers easy phone management

Mobiledit is a comprehensive set of tools for managing your phone from your computer. It works with a variety of handsets and is easy to use, but it's also on the expensive side.

Review: iCloner offers reliable, but pricey, iPod backups

iCloner offers a neat and easy way to backup your iPod and restores its contents when necessary. But this application is pricey, and its restorations are all or nothing. So is your chance to get it; it'll be gone soon.

Review: Roozz rents software in the cloud

Roozz is a cloud-based service that allows you to rent select software titles as you need them. It's slick and easy to use, but the selection of titles is somewhat limited.

Review: DivX Plus 9 is a handy player and all-in-one video tool

DivX Plus Software works well as a desktop media player, but does much more than that. It handles video conversion and file transfers with ease, and works as a DLNA server, too.

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Review: Unroll.me condenses emailed subscriptions into digests

Unroll.me shows promise in bringing order to your email, but this beta is still a bit rough around the edges. It works on Gmail, Google Apps, and Yahoo mail.

Review: ProtectMyID from Experian helps guard against identity theft

Experian, best known for issuing credit reports, fights identify theft with this service. It requires investment of both time and money ($16 per month).

High-tech 2012: The year's biggest wins, comebacks and valiant efforts

We name the people, companies and products that took positive steps forward in 2012.

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Say Cheese: Four Slideshow Tools, From Simple to Sophisticated

Whether you're trying to create a fun, casual compilation of your favorite photos, or a slick, sophisticated slideshow, we have the tools for you. Each one offers a free option, but you definitely get more when you pay.

Review: PhotoPeach makes online slideshows a breeze for Picasa users

This easy-to-use, Web-based slideshow tool lets you share your photos and helps you discover those shared by others. Unfortunately, its lack of functional support for any photo service but Picasa limits its usefulness.

Review: PhotoSnack lets you build photo slideshows on the Web

Web-based app PhotoSnack lets you create and share slick slideshows, but brands them all with a watermark unless you pay.

Review: Greenshot offers full-feature screen grabs for free

Greenshot is so easy to use, it will have you wondering why you'd ever pay for a screen capture utility.

Review: Smilebox is an easy, fun way to build slideshows

Smilebox is as fun and friendly as the name suggests. The free version of this slideshow creator is very limited, though; if you want to do much with it, you'll need to spring for the $40/year subscription.

Review: Add life to Facebook fan and business pages with Heyo Social

Heyo Social offers an inexpensive and (mostly) easy way to add tabs to your Facebook fan pages. The tools are a little finicky, but the results look professional.

Review: Sparkbooth Turns a PC Into a Photo booth

Sparkbooth turns your laptop and Webcam into your own personal photo booth, but it's expensive.