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Best free stuff, 2013 edition

Free is fine, but free and good is awesome. Check out the best apps, services and software online, for work and play.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The connected commuter

Here are the six best free tools for the connected commuter.

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Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The productive businessperson

Here are the 12 best free tools for the productive businessperson.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The busy geek

Here are the nine best free tools for the busy geek.

Best free stuff, 2013 edition: The techno traveler

Here are the six best free tools for the techno traveler.

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Box buys iOS app to improve its own

Box has acquired an unreleased application called Folders, designed to give iPhone and iPad users a mobile front-end interface for the cloud storage and file management and sharing service as well as for competitors Google Drive and Dropbox.

Open source, cross-platform office suite Joeffice was created in just 30 days

A freelance Java developer claims it took him only 30 days to build and launch a basic open source office suite that runs on multiple OSes.

Google Now's new Reminders are easy and powerful, but not quite perfect

Google Now's new Reminder functionality is another killer feature for an already killer app, but it's not quite fully baked.

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Google Now nuzzles up to other Google services with new cards and a reminder function

Google Now didn't get much attention at Google I/O today, but it's clear the service is bleeding into every aspect of Google's myriad services.

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Adobe releases critical security updates for Reader, Flash Player and ColdFusion

Adobe has released scheduled security updates for its Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player and ColdFusion products on Tuesday in order to fix many critical vulnerabilities, including one that is already actively exploited by attackers.

Microsoft says its boxed software probably will be gone within a decade

The software giant is betting that, over the next 10 years, most people will voluntarily pay for subscriptions instead of purchasing boxed software.

Evernote originally wanted to make 'egg-like' hardware

Note-taking software provider Evernote originally wanted to delve into the hardware business as far back as 2007, with an egg-like device capable of recording conversations, the company's CEO said on Tuesday.

Hands on with Dropbox competitor SpiderOak Hive; first look at new Android app

A new Dropbox-style sync service from SpiderOak called Hive is part of the SpiderOak 5.0 desktop client for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Hive creates a folder on your desktop that you can quickly drag and drop files into and sync them across all your SpiderOak-connected computers.