Michael AnsaldoFreelance contributor, PCWorld

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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Best webcam: Upgrade your video calls with higher resolutions and better features

With smartphones, tablets, and laptops all sporting built-in webcams these days, a dedicated one might seem unnecessary. But picking up our top choice will bring you unmatched clarity and low-light performance when chatting with your nearest and dearest—or a job interview panel.

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Creative Live! Cam Sync HD review: Crummy video tanks this HD webcam

This "hassle-free" budget camera probably isn't much of an upgrade over your computer's built-in webcam.

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Microsoft LifeCam HD-3000 review: An HD webcam for the cost-conscious

This budget model delivers 720p recording and video chat for under $50.

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Microsoft LifeCam Studio review: A hi-def webcam for business or pleasure

With stellar resolution and excellent design, this high-end LifeCam is suitable for a variety of settings.

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Logitech C615 HD review: This camera hits the sweet spot between features and price

The C615 delivers excellent video and audio, versatile camera angles, and a portable design with a modest price tag.

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How to collaborate on a document in Dropbox Paper

If you haven't tried Dropbox's writing tool, here's how to get started.

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Best home security camera: Our favorite tools for keeping an eye on the home front

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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Vimtag B1 Waterproof Cloud IP Camera review: Easy outdoor surveillance

This easy-to-use weather-resistant camera can help you tighten up your home security.

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Samsung SmartCam PT review: This pan-and-tilt camera lets you peer into blind spots

With its ability to track moving bodies, Samsung's latest security camera stands out.

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4 great apps for tackling your to-do lists

With scheduling, reminders, and other features, these apps make crossing tasks off a list even more satisfying.

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4 ways to get things done faster with Cortana

You can have Cortana compose and send emails, capture your notes, and more with these tips.

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Basketball without cable: A cord-cutter's guide to the NBA

Cord cutters can get their fill of big nationally televised games, but local broadcasts are still left on the bench.

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4 Windows 10 tools that will kickstart your productivity

Maximize screen real estate, segregate tasks, set reminders, and more with these tips.

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How to watch the MLB playoffs and World Series without cable

Don't miss a postseason pitch, read our cord-cutter's guide to the 2016 MLB playoffs and the World Series.

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D-Link DCS-5030L HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera review: This camera covers a lot of ground

This is a fantastic home security camera for monitoring large spaces and tracking kids or pets.