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Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 review: A competent burning suite, mildly upgraded

Though there aren't a lot of new features, the latest version of Ashampoo Burning Studio remains a top solution for your optical and multimedia creation needs.

Not Another PDF Scanner 2 review: Free NAPS2 makes documents scans easier

Scanning documents in Windows doesn't have to entail extra steps or extra cost. NAPS2 is an old-school tool that keeps things as simple, free, and open-source as can be.

Review: RescueTime helps you figure out where your week went

RescueTime's new interface is prettier and easier to use, but the service remains tricky to use right.

LICEcap review: Make animated screenshots, prove GIFs aren't just for memes

Delightfully tiny utility LICEcap lets you create GIFs showing on-screen action, to quickly communicate software features and issues.

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TAudioConverter review: Put a nice face on open-source audio transcoding

This front end for the latest audio codecs lets you convert and rip audio from video with ease.

Show, don't tell: 6 great tools for capturing, annotating, and sharing screenshots

Screenshots are invaluable in daily office life, whether they're for shiny product pages or just to better explain a technical issue you've stumbled on. Here are six excellent (and mostly free) screenshot tools.

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Wondershare MobileTrans Review: Windows utility makes phone upgrades a lot easier

Wondershare MobileTrans easily copies data from your old phone to a newer one--everything from contacts and call logs to texts, photos, videos, and music. It's not cheap, but it works well.

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Review: VirtualBox 4.3 goes touchy-feely for Windows 8 virtualization

VirtualBox 4.3 now supports touch in its virtual machines, bringing the venerable application up to date technology-wise. Mostly.

Review: f.lux makes your computer usable at night

Staring into a monitor late at night can make it hard to fall asleep later. There's a solution, and it's free.

Review: WinZip 18 stays light on its feet with new Express add-ons

WinZip 18 comes with optional add-ons that may mean most users never see the main application window.