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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 media buff

Here are the 13 best free tools for the media buff.

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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.

Amazon launches iOS photo app for Cloud Drive

Got photos? You'll be happy to know you can use your iPhone to safely store them on Amazon Cloud Drive thanks to the company's new—and free—iOS app.

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Hands on with Remote Desktop for Google+ Hangouts

Google has integrated a remote desktop support feature to Google+ Hangouts, making it easier to troubleshoot someone else's computer. Here's how the new feature works.

The most reliable Windows laptop is a Mac, says Soluto

The data compiled about laptops running the popular Soluto software resulted in some surprising hardware ratings. Soluto's crowdsourced troubleshooting software and service now comes in a business edition with remote control options.

Novell president plots company's return

Two decades ago, Novell's network operating system software was almost ubiquitous in the enterprise. Now, its current president wants to restore Novell to a similar level of prominence.

Google Translate for Android takes language skills offline

A new version of Google Translate for Android for devices running version 2.1 and later includes offline translation functionality. Just make sure your device has enough storage to hold your expanded vocabulary.

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28 fantastically helpful online tools and utilities

The Internet isn't just about tech news and grumpy cats. When it's time to actually get stuff done, one of these website could prove to be a life-changer.

Dropbox spruces up its desktop interface for Windows and Mac

Dropbox has upped its game on the desktop with new features for Windows and Mac that show your latest Dropbox activity at a glance.

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ModernMix runs Modern apps on the Windows 8 desktop

A Michigan developer last week started selling a $5 utility that lets Windows 8 customers shun the new Modern UI by running apps on the classic desktop.

Speed test! Five PC clean-up utilities: Do they really work?

Vendors say their system clean-up utilities can speed up everything from creaky Windows XP installations to brand new Windows 8 machines. We test five to verify the lofty claims.