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CES 2012: Windows 8 Gaze and Lenovo’s Android ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ TV

Even before CES opens its doors on Tuesday, the show is already evidencing novel uses of new operating systems, such as Tobii's Gaze "look and tap" UI for Windows 8,[...]

OpenOffice 3.1 Review

OpenOffice is the name-brand freeware alternative to Microsoft Office. Is this no-cost productivity suite really a viable replacement for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, or is that just more open[...]

WinCleaner OneClick Professional Clean 11 Review

WinCleaner claims to improve system performance, free up hard drive space and improve overall PC performance for $29.95. We investigate in this review.

Free Alternatives to Microsoft Office — The (Don’t Have To) Buyers Guide

From open-source software to Web-based applications, there are so many free alternatives to Microsoft Office it's a wonder anyone pays hundreds of dollars for a word processor, spreadsheet, or presentation[...]

LogMeIn Free Review

LogMeIn Free's remote access software promises access to your computer's data from any Internet-connected PC. Is this the frequently traveler's dream application, or just another kludgy third-party replacement for Windows[...]

Google Docs Review

Google Docs is the search giant's Web-based answer to Microsoft Office, stripped down to bare essentials but with some intriguing sharing features built in. Is less really more, or are[...]

Microsoft Office 365 Review

Microsoft is previewing the first home edition of its Office 365 online suite. Is Home Premium for you, or should you buy Office 13 instead? Read the full review.

Microsoft Security Essentials Review

Microsoft's Security Essentials antivirus suite recently came out of beta and is free for anyone running a genuine copy of Windows. How does it stack up to other antivirus suites?[...]

Tips: Using the New Tiles in Windows 8

Windows 8's missing start button is only one change in a long list. Here are tips on how to cope with the tile-based user interface (UI) in Microsoft's latest OS.

Microsoft Office 2013 Full Review

Check out the full review of Microsoft Office 2013 over at our sister site, TabletPCReview.com!

25 Top Gadget Add-Ons for PCs, iPhones, iPads, and Android Devices

The Christmas countdown is on, but there's still time ahead for finding gadgets that will add more power, connectivity, storage, and/or fun new features to PCs and/ or mobile devices.[...]

Samsung Unveils Windows 8 ATIV Smart PC Tablet Convertibles

As part of the rollout of eight Windows 8 PC models, Samsung took the wraps off the first two entries in its new ATIV Smart PC line-up of touch tablet[...]

Google Apps Standard Edition Review

Google has made no secret of wanting to oust Microsoft as the premier enterprise software provider on the planet, but can Google Apps really displace Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Exchange[...]

Windows PC Optimization Guide

This three-part series is designed to help everyday computer users improve their productivity by optimizing their computer's performance, making use of handy shortcuts in the Windows operating system, and creating[...]

AceMoney Personal Finance Manager Review

AceMoney is to Quicken as indie music labels are to Sony Music: The little guy trying to outdo the industry behemoth with more pluck and less money. So, can a[...]

RSA: Five Top Internet Security Threats in 2012

Attackers in 2012 will range from criminals to "hacktivists," governments, and employees. Here are five top security threats that emerged from the RSA Conference.

Corel PDF Fusion Review

While Corel's PDF Fusion can also fare well at multi-format document conversion, the Windows-based tool truly excels for low-cost creation of personalized documents in PDF, a format easily readable across[...]

Mint.com Online Finance Review

Mint online finance promises all the essential household-budgeting functions of Quicken -- but for free. In fact, Mint's success and appeal has been cited as one of the reasons Microsoft[...]

Top Five PC Software Applications for School or Office

Here are five of the hottest software packages for PCs and Mac for August 2012. Categories include office suites, graphics, storage, videoconferencing and cool tools.

Outlook.com Review: Microsoft Vs. Google

Microsoft's new Outlook.com email service is an upper crust cousin to the old Hotmail.com. But can it outperform Gmail?