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Robert Strohmeyer is a veteran business technology journalist and the founder of Startzilla, a social toolset for entrepreneurs.

5 PC Upgrades Almost Everyone Does Wrong (and How to Do Them Right)

Upgrading your PC's hardware can be easy, but there's a right way and a wrong way to do each task. Here are five upgrades that most users do a half-baked job on, and tips to help your upgrade go flawlessly.

Check Transit Schedules With Google Maps

A new addition to Google Maps gives you up-to-date departure times for buses and trains.

5 Productivity Boosters in OS X Lion

Apple's next Mac OS upgrade is all about productivity. Here are five ways it'll make Mac users more efficient.

10 Ways to Boost Your Smartphone's Battery Life

Tired of seeing your smartphone die halfway through the day? These simple tips, tricks, and apps will help keep your mobile juiced up and ready for action.

How to Deal With Yelp Disasters

Good Yelp reviews can boost your business. Too many bad reviews can sink it, even if they're wrong. Here's how to manage your Yelp reputation to turn those thumbs-downs around.

Two Great Distraction-Free Writing Apps For iPad

OmmWriter and Clean Writer bring focus-boosting text tools to the iPad.

Write Space Turns Word 2007 Into a Distraction-Free Editor

Want the focus enhancement of a distraction-free writing app without giving up on Word? Write Space may be the plug-in you're looking for.

Cloud Storage Services Keep Your Data Safe and Accessible

Through free and affordable cloud services, you can easily back up your data, sync your files across multiple computers and devices, and access your essential files anywhere.

The Best Web Apps and Online Services: Get the Most Out of the Cloud

By using Web-based applications and storing your files online, you can work from anywhere, on any device, for next to nothing.

Cloud Security Apps Promise Up-to-Date Protection

By using online databases of malware signatures and performing scans remotely, Trend Micro and Panda antivirus packages attempt to eliminate annoying updates and reduce the impact on PC performance.

Cloud Office Suites and Finance Services Offer a Wealth of Features

Need to work on a document, a spreadsheet, or a presentation? Want to keep track of your money? You don't have to stay chained to the desktop to do so. These online services provide all the tools you need.

Cloud Music Services Let You Enjoy Tunes Everywhere

Listen to top songs and discover new artists through personalized online radio stations, or upload your own songs to a digital music locker for playback on any device.

Cloud Phone Services Offer Flexible Calling Options

Skype and Google Voice let you make and receive calls at low rates (even for free), and they provide an array of useful extra features.

Acer Iconia A500 Tablet Pairs Nicely with Any USB PC Keyboard

I'm writing today's post on my Acer Iconia A500 tablet, which pairs with pretty much any keyboard you can scrounge up.

Boost Your Productivity By Blocking Distracting Sites

Add-ons designed as parental controls can also stop the kid in you from wasting time online.