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Startups Offer Tools to Ease IT's Pain

If you want to know what IT tools and technologies you'll be using in a few years, it pays to keep an eye on startups that are focused on business tech.

Five Microsoft Word Nightmares--and How You Can Fix Them

When Microsoft Word treats your prose the way Freddy Krueger treats teenagers, one of these five solutions might get you out of the nightmare.

Four Essential Productivity Apps For Android Tablets

Tablet-friendly apps are finally arriving on the Android Market. Here are three free gems you must download now.

5 Google Apps Features Guaranteed to Boost Productivity

You're probably familiar with the basics of Gmail, Docs, Calendar and Spreadsheets. But built into these are a number of features designed to boost productivity.

Share a Common Inbox With Shared Inbox for Gmail

Simplify group e-mail with this smart add-on for Google Apps.

11 Free Microsoft Tools You're Overlooking

Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer are virtually synonymous with personal computing, but there are also many free tools from Microsoft that you may not be aware of.

Google Date Range Filter Simplifies Search Results

Restricting your search to a specific date range can weed out unwanted results and save you a little unnecessary eye strain.

Bump, Throw, and Catch Files Between Mobile Devices

File sharing services Bump and Hoccer use gestures to transfer data.

How to Make Your Small Business Paperless: A Success Story

How to Set Your Business Free from Paper: One Journey

How to Keep Local Access to Your Data During Cloud Outages

When the cloud goes down, where is your data? Here's how to balance the benefits of the cloud with the security of knowing your data is still at home on your machine.

Save Time in Gmail With Smart Queries

Google's mail service packs tons of search functions to help you find messages faster. Here's how to put them to work.

Six Tricks For Google Tasks

Gmail's built-in to-do list applet is a more powerful productivity booster than most people realize.

How to Cut Small-Business Operating Costs

Running a business doesn’t have to mean giving the world free access to your wallet. Here are seven ways you can start saving money for your small business today.