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Liane Cassavoy is a veteran technology and business journalist. She contributes regularly to PCWorld and has written about business issues and products for Entrepreneur Magazine and other publications. She is the author of two business start-up guides published by Entrepreneur Press.

Review: Springpad serves as your virtual personal assistant

Springpad makes it easy to save, share, and organize your digital information. This free service lets you "spring" information from the Web, photos, notes, and more, and organize it into notebooks that you can share if you'd like.

How to keep 'work from home' employees accountable—without spying

We all hear the jokes about employees not-really-working at home. If you're not sure what remote employees are up to, use these tech tools and management tips to get the most out of them and take the worry out of your work-at-home policy. (Surprise: Spying is not the best answer.)

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Review: Swizzle sweeps out your inbox

This free service cleans up your inbox by sweeping marketing messages into a daily digest-style email. It makes it easy to unsubscribe from unwanted mail, but it also pushes you toward even more marketing email.

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Review: IFTTT connects social media, photo and other Web services

IFTTT is a free service that lets you connect your social media, photo and other Web services to each other. Luckily, it's far easier to use than it is to explain. Or spell.

Review: PhotoPeach makes online slideshows a breeze for Picasa users

This easy-to-use, Web-based slideshow tool lets you share your photos and helps you discover those shared by others. Unfortunately, its lack of functional support for any photo service but Picasa limits its usefulness.

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Review: PhotoSnack lets you build photo slideshows on the Web

Web-based app PhotoSnack lets you create and share slick slideshows, but brands them all with a watermark unless you pay.

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TweetDeck: Now in classic and Twitter flavors

Twitter's influence on TweetDeck is becoming more apparent in this major new version, with the option of a new, lighter look. We review the new features, including a column navigator that makes it easy to customize the layout.

TomTom Go 740 Live

This GPS device from TomTom with a built-in cellular radio. This wireless data connection allows the unit to download information relevant to your journey, such as traffic, weather, and fuel prices.