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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.

Gmail vs. Outlook.com

Gmail vs. Outlook.com: Which offers the best email in the cloud?

How does Microsoft’s new webmail service stand up against longtime favorite Gmail? The answer may surprise you.

How to move from Hotmail to Outlook.com

Hotmail is no more. But don't worry -- it's an easy matter to migrate your old account to spiffy new Outlook.com digs.

Get a free domain name and Web hosting for one year

Ready to carve out a piece of the Web for your business? Google is offering a deal for a price that's literally unbeatable.

Simplify your cashback searches with the Ebates Toolbar

What's this? A toolbar you might actually want to install? If you like saving money on nearly everything you buy online, this one is worth having.

App Spotlight: CrowdCall sets up free conference calls in seconds

This free app makes it insanely easy to create and host a conference call right from your smartphone.

Automatically save Gmail attachments to Dropbox or another cloud service

Free service Attachments.me makes short work of migrating your attachments to the cloud for safekeeping

A quick fix for problems with Windows Update

Can't get updates to install properly? Microsoft's fix-it utility might just do the trick.

Three surprising ways iOS 6 can boost your productivity

There's more to Apple's new operating system than just a fancy new maps app. Find out how it can help you sail through your workday.

Get a free domain name and Web hosting for one year

Ready to carve out a piece of the Web for your business? Google is offering a deal for a price that's literally unbeatable.

Make your Facebook news feed default to Most Recent

If Facebook is stubbornly switching your feed to Top Stories without your permission, this simple trick will force it to show Most Recent instead -- every time.

How to reveal Outlook's hidden BCC field

Want to send a "blind carbon copy" of a message to one or more contacts? In Outlook, it's not immediately obvious how to do so.

Control Windows Media Center from your Android, iOS, or Windows Phone device

New app lets WMC users manage and schedule recordings, search TV shows and movies, and even remote-control the PC.

Get unlimited free cloud storage, with a catch

Symform gives you a choice of what to pay for cloud acreage: bytes or bucks. If you choose bytes, your only cost is some unused drive space.

Get more work done by listening to Get Work Done Music

This free Web app streams high-energy background music designed to keep you focused and productive throughout your day.

Learn Gmail keyboard shortcuts with KeyRocket for Chrome

This ingenious browser plug-in teaches you what keys to press as you mouse-click around Gmail.