The gift-giving season has reached a head, and there's a strong possibility that you now find yourself with a new Windows 8 tablet, laptop or hybrid. Does the new OS confuse you? Allow us to assist.
If you find yourself doing a lot of repetitive computer work, you're doing it wrong. Working with software should be a joy, not an effort, and these tools can help you make it so.
Newly updated PhraseExpress supports cloud synchronization, meaning your shortcuts can be shared across all your PCs. And it's still free!
Free disk-space analyzer WizTree quickly tells you which files and folders are consuming the most storage.
iTunes no longer offers the option of finding duplicate songs. Fortunately, there are plenty of other ways to do so.
The Archify web service, opening to all after a private beta, records your Web navigation to your specifications and allows you to retrieve and search the records later.
AOL Computer Checkup is one of the most complete diagnostic, optimization, and cleanup tools for Windows—if you really need such a thing. At least it's not expensive ($5 a month).
Though a very good registry cleaner, PC Fix Cleaner is pricey for the actual good it will do your system.
System tweaker and optimizer Powersuite 2013 performs many optimizing tasks, and it works, but it's pricey.