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 Firefox add-ons to make you more productive online

Customize your favorite browser with these tools for working more efficiently and squashing distractions.

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How to add a file to multiple folders in Google Drive

Use this trick when your document or spreadsheet needs to be in two (or more) places at once.

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5 ways to search Gmail that everyone should know about

Use Gmail's advanced search operators to find anything in your inbox.

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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.