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Find recommended software, mobile apps, and online apps that will help you work better at home, on the road, or anywhere else.
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How to Enable Offline Access for Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, and SkyDrive
Make sure you can access your files stored on Google Drive, Dropbox, SugarSync, Box, or SkyDrive--from your mobile device even when you don't have internet access. Here's how these services compare on mobile offline access and how to enable it on them.

What Is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing services deliver applications entirely online. Learn more about cloud computing and how it enables mobile work.

How to Sync Your Data Across Multiple Devices
Keep your information up-to-date across all of your computers and mobile devices with these email and file syncing tools.

Best Unlimited Online Backup Services
A look at some of the best online backup tools--Backblaze, Carbonite, and CrashPlan--how they compare in price and features.

Best File Sharing Solutions
Different types of file sharing solutions and which might be best for you.

Top 7+ Online Storage and File Syncing Services
Find out which is the best online storage service for your needs: an overview of Google Drive, Dropbox, SkyDrive, Box, SugarSync, and more cloud services in this guide.

5 Great Password Managers
Use a password manager to securely store all your many online and computer passwords. Find out which one is best for you with this roundup of password manager apps.

7 Excellent Free Productivity Apps for the iPad
Use your iPad to get more done on the go with these free productivity apps

Fancy Hands: Virtual Assistants Take Care of The Tasks You Keep Putting Off
Can this service finally get all those to-do items off your checklist and cure your productivity blues? Check my hands-on review.

How to Back Up All Your Google Data and Transfer Your Google Reader Feeds
Make sure all your Google data is safe by saving it to a file. You can use the Google Reader information to transfer your feeds to another RSS service.

What You Need To Know About Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft's Office 2010 offers some significant improvements to its flagship office suite and also introduces free web-based versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Here are the essential things you should know about Office 2010.

Microsoft Office 365
A look at Microsoft Office 365 - subscription service that includes Microsoft Office, Exchange, Sharepoint, and Lync for working online.

Office Web Apps Advantages
Though Office Web Apps is not as feature-rich as other online suites, there are several areas in which Office Web Apps outshines competitors....

Overview of Microsoft Office Web Apps
A look at the biggest and most anticipated feature of Microsoft Office 2010: online access.

What's New in Microsoft Office 2010 - Slideshow
Working with Microsoft Office 2010 is a lot easier and productive due to its interface improvements and new multimedia tools. Find out what's new in the Office 2010 suite in this slideshow.

Top 7 File Syncing Apps
Here are some of the best free and inexpensive ways to sync your data between multiple computers or mobile devices.

How to Backup Your Gmail Emails
Set up a backup system for your Gmail account to make sure you can always access (and will never lose) your important emails.

Social Networking Strategies for Personal and Professional Use
Learn about the privacy considerations for professionals who use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others, and options for using social media for both personal and business use.

Google Hangouts Review - Google+'s Video Chatting Application
Learn more about Google Hangouts, the new video chatting service available on Google+. Find out more about how you can start a video chat, invite other users in your circle, share YouTube videos and chat. See how it compares to Skype and other video chatting services.

Review of Evernote - Multi-platform Notetaking Application
Evernote is a free multi-platform application for capturing Web pages, taking notes, and organizing all types of other information you gather. How well does it work for professional use? And is the Premium (paid) version worth it?

Top Web Conferencing Tools for Mac
Discover the best web and video conferencing tools compatible with Mac OS X.

Best Apps for Web Conferencing on an iPad
Learn more about the best apps for the iPad and iPad 2 for web conferencing and video conferencing at any time, from anywhere.

Free Online Software for the Office
A nice list of Office 2.0 applications (spreadsheets, word processors, and presentations) from About's Guide to Webtrends.

Google Docs Review
About.com's Google Guide reviews the popular online office app collection, finding Google Docs "a great tool with lots of potential."

Free Online CRM Software
Salespeople may appreciate this list of free open source and online customer relationship management software, compiled by About's Guide to Sales.

Twitter for Business -- 9 Tips for Twitter for Business
Great tips from About's Guide to IM on using Twitter for business. Though geared towards companies, it's also useful information for professionals to build their individual "brands".

Stay Organized with Microsoft OneNote
See how Microsoft OneNote can help you organize your work and personal information.

Prey - Free Laptop Tracking Software
Review of the free, open-source laptop recovery software to help users track and get back their stolen laptops.

5 Free Online Time Tracking Applications
Free Web-based time tracking apps that can help you visualize your time usage by client, project, and task.

3 Free Desktop Time Tracking Applications
These free software applications can help you monitor and make the best use of your time; in some cases, they can even automatically record your work habits so you get the most accurate and fullest picture of how your time is spent.

Time Tracking Applications for Productivity
Discover the types of time tracking applications available and how to use one to be more productive.

Top Apps for Goal-Setting and Keeping Resolutions
Stay on track with these free goal tracking tools

Advantages of VoIP in a Web Conference
VoIP can help your business communications in a number of ways, including price, ease of communication and simple maintenance. Find out how VoIP can improve your web conferences.

Top 6 RSS Readers and News Aggregators
RSS readers and news aggregators keep us updated on our favorite sites. Google Reader was the most popular, but with that now shut down, here are six other great readers to try.

How to Set Up Your New Android Device in 4 Steps
Got a new Android phone or Android tablet? Here are the first steps you should take to set it up.

Evernote vs. SpringPad vs. OneNote
Evernote, OneNote, and SpringPad are three of the best productivity tools available today. Here's which might be best for you

How to Use OneNote as the Ultimate Task Manager, Notepad, and Journal
How to use OneNote for managing your tasks, schedule, notes, and more with this free template and system.

How to Back Up Your Android Phone or Tablet
Learn how to back up your Android smartphone or tablet in about five minutes.

Send and Receive Text Messages on Your Desktop with MightyText
MightyText: Possibly the Best Way to Keep Your Android Phone and Computer in Sync

Last-Minute Travel: Score Hotel, Plane, and Car Deals with These Apps
Satisfy your last-minute travel urge and save money on your next vacation with one of these apps.

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