Laura Blackwelllblackwell@idgcsmb.com, PCWorld

Laura Blackwell's title is PCWorld Downloads Editor, but she can't keep her hands off cloud software, either.

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Meet Slack, a chat tool with collaboration talent to spare

Save your team from the chaotic mishmash of email, chat, and other discrete communication tools. Slack's file sharing and its ability to integrate cloud services make sharing information much easier.

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Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time will not arrive on time

PopCap Games will delay the release of iOS of the sequel to the beloved flower defense game Plants vs. Zombies. We look at videos, images, and existing games while we nurture the seeds of longing.

Panasonic PV-GS500 MiniDV camcorder

The Panasonic PV-GS500 MiniDV is a great pick for shooters who want the benefit of automatic control and the flexibility of manual control. And it takes great-looking video and stills.

Canon PowerShot SD430 camera

The Canon SD430 is attractively styled, and has good image quality and zoom range. But considering its poor battery life and noisy operation, its price isn’t entirely justified.

Konica Minolta Dimage Z6

While its 12X zoom lens is impressive and the camera is easy to handle, the Konica-Minolta Dimage Z6’s unimpressive image quality and missing features make it a poor choice for photo enthusiasts.

LCD specs: Not so swift

Faster LCD pixel response time is supposed to make scrolling, video, and games move more smoothly. Unfortunately, the response time figures that vendors quote aren't particularly useful for comparison shoppers.