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Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.

Review: PowerDVD 13 Ultra media player is loaded with under-the-hood improvements

While unchanged outwardly, PowerDVD 13 significantly enhances 1080 video, delivers better performance, and remains the premiere DVD/BD/3D playback solution.

Five essential Pokki apps bring the best of mobile and the Web to your desktop

Desktop apps can be lumbering beasts, but bloated browsers can make Web apps just as problematic. The Pokki platform runs sprightly Web and mobile apps on your desktop, no browser required.

SugarSync 2.0 goes public, we go hands-on

SugarSync recently rolled out a new-look interface with fancy new features. Is it enough to push the power-user's preferred cloud storage service over the top?

Three new features coming in Linux Mint 15

The Cinnamon 1.8 desktop, for instance, will feature fresh applets and desktop widgets.

Review: WebStorm 5 IDE provides powerful editing features and instant feedback for Web developers

WebStorm is a sophisticated IDE for JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, and other Web development languages.

Quicken 2013 vs. Mint: Is Intuit's free service better than its flagship software?

Both products deliver useful tools for tracking and planning your finances. One is free, but some would argue the other is less costly.

Upload masses of images lightning-fast with Hyperdesktop

The dream tool for bloggers and tech support staff everywhere, Hyperdesktop gives you the ability to upload images and take screenshots with just a few clicks. It's smooth, it's fast, and it works like a dream.

Review: Auslogics Duplicate File Finder frees up hard drive space quickly

Auslogics Duplicate File Finder provides a simple and easy way to get rid of duplicate files. It's not the most full-featured program of its type, but works just fine...and it's free.

Review: Easy Duplicate Finder helps rid PCs of file duplicates

Easy Duplicate Finder is a feature-rich duplicate file detector that can keep your file chaos under control. Though powerful, it's expensive and sometimes buggy.

Windows 8: The official review

The new operating system improves substantially on Windows 7, but Microsoft’s efforts to woo mobile-device users may leave traditional desktop PC owners feeling abandoned.

Review: GOM Media Player plays just about anything

GOM Media Player can play back almost any audio or video file, and looks good doing so. This free player is well worth a look.

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Skype turns the Internet into your own personal telephone line

This familiar software app offers a cheap way to make telephone calls.