Michael AnsaldoPCWorld

Michael Ansaldo is veteran consumer and small-business technology journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive and writes the Max Productivity column for PCWorld.

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5 Chrome extensions that fill Gmail's gaps

Encrypt messages, learn keyboard shortcuts as you go, and more, with these Chrome add-ons.

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4 password managers that make online security effortless

From complex-password generation and storage to auto-login and syncing across desktop and mobile devices, these programs make it so easy to keep your sensitive info safe.

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5 Gmail hacks that help you master your messages

Make Gmail better by turning emails into to-dos, tuning out distracting conversations, and more.

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The cord-cutter's guide to watching the NBA playoffs

How to watch all the hardwood heroics without paying for a cable subscription.

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Best second-screen apps for watching Major League Baseball

Geek up the grand old game with data feeds, social media, and other interactive enhancements.

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5 of the best Google apps for iOS, and how to use them

Not all Google geeks use Android. Bring popular productivity tools to your iPhone or iPad with these native versions of your favorite apps.

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5 useful Gmail and Google Apps add-ons for Firefox

Access your favorite Google Apps, manage email, and translate text all from your Firefox toolbar.

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Immedia Blink security camera review: The low price tag comes at the cost of features

An attractive price tag and free cloud storage aren't enough to make this stripped-down security camera stand out.

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3 note-taking app alternatives to Evernote and OneNote

Simplenote, Google Keep, and Apple Notes are simple apps that offer more productivity power than you'd think.

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Best home security camera:We test 10 new models

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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How to catch March Madness without paying for cable TV

Our cord-cutter's guide will show you how you can watch every game in the tournament for free.

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5 Chrome extensions that reduce distraction while you work

These Chrome add-ons help eliminate distractions and boost your productivity.

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Dittach streamlines access to your email attachments

New mobile app gives you a searchable feed of all the files concealed in your inbox.

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4 ways to take better notes with Microsoft OneNote 2016

Add audio and video, share meeting notes with others, and more with these tips.

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Netgear Arlo Q home security camera review: A safe bet

Netgear's indoor security camera follows the Nest Cam blueprint, perhaps a little too closely.