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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.

Animated GIFs staging a comeback? Not so fast, survey says

W3Techs, a site that surveys the use of various web technologies, claims that GIF usage has dropped below the PNG image format for the first time.

10 superb free tools for all of your basic business needs

If your small business has a comparably small software budget, these 10 free software tools can get your company up and running for no cost whatsoever.

Fleksy's keyboard app means your eyes never have to wander (video)

Available for iOS and now in beta testing for Android, Fleksy's goal is to allow you to type without ever looking at your smartphone device's screen.

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Dropbox for Windows 8 arrives missing some key features

The official Dropbox app for Windows 8 is available, but some users may find the desktop application meets their needs better than the mobile app.

SwiftKey Flow beta debuts as worthy rival to Swype

SwiftKey Flow, a keyboard alternative for Android devices, is now available as a free beta.

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Hands on with iTunes 11

iTunes 11 marks a fairly major revamp of Apple's all-in-one media player/store/syncing software. Senior writer Lex Friedman and senior editor Dan Moren run down what's new and different.

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