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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

Discuss and organize team projects with Dispatch

Known internally as "Finder for the cloud," this team-collaboration service just rolled out of beta. But it's missing one key ingredient.

Get notified when a site's terms of service change

Docracy tracks TOS agreements for nearly a thousand popular services—and lists the latest updates.

Free Microsoft quick-start guides teach you the Office 2013 basics

These mini-manuals should get you up and running with the new suite.

Four reasons you don't need the new Microsoft Office

Sure, there are some positive aspects to the new suite/service, but many small businesses can steer clear for now. Here's why.

The one keyboard key you should be using in your browser—but aren't

Web forms are a fact of Internet life, but if you're not using this particular keyboard shortcut, you're wasting considerable time.

App Spotlight: FineReader Touch brings multi-lingual OCR scanning to iOS

Need to convert a paper document into editable text? This app does it—in your choice of 42 languages

How to get Google Voice Search on your PC

If you've fallen in love with the feature on your smartphone, you can have it on your PC as well—if you're willing to switch browsers.

Targus Touch Pen adds touch capabilities to any Windows 8 laptop

Proof positive that the pen is mightier than the mouse, this interesting gadget makes Windows 8 easier to live with.

How to improve mouse scrolling in Google Chrome

Tired of jerky mouse-wheel movements in your browser? Chromium Wheel Smooth Scroller can help.

How to record calls on your smartphone

When you need a record of your conversation, recording the call is better than taking notes.

Ceton Echo review: Extend Windows Media Center from your PC to your TV

The Ceton Echo works as advertised, bridging the gap between your PC and your TV; but its awkward remote, lack of Wi-Fi, and high price sour the deal.

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Get a free shared workspace for your small business

Bitrix24 offers a dash of BaseCamp, Dropbox, Zoho CRM, and more, and it's free for businesses with up to 12 users.

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How to activate Windows 8's File History feature

This handy tool will automatically back up older versions of your files, much like Apple's Time Machine does for Macs.

Control Windows Media Center from afar with Ceton's My Media Center app

Originally a mobile app called Ceton Companion, the newly rebranded My Media Center is now available for Windows 8 as well.

Create a business plan on the cheap with Enloop

Don't know the first thing about writing business plans? This service will help you craft a masterful one—free of charge.