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For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

How to sell your old tech while protecting your data

Did you get a shiny new gadget this holiday season? If so, here's how to wipe your old tech clean of personal data, sell your old gear, and keep your new gadgets in shape for future reselling.

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How to reset the Wi-Fi password at your parents’ house on your holiday travels

Nothing spoils holiday travel quite like getting locked out of the house Wi-Fi. Here's how to help your folks set their networks aright.

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Three handy (but often-overlooked) Google Chrome features

The browser has a couple cool options that are easy to miss, not the least of which is its app store.

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How non-Dropbox users can send files to your Dropbox account

Handy service Dbinbox makes it easy for friends, family, and co-workers to deposit files in your Dropbox, even if they don't have accounts of their own.

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Anything but PowerPoint: Five fresh presentation alternatives

Knock their socks off and seal the deal with presentation tools that give you new takes on the same old slides—from eye-catching imagery to data visualization that goes way, way beyond the pie chart.

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Why Mailbox for iOS is a better email app for business

The beta wait is over: Now everyone can get this excellent Gmail companion app. Here's why you should.

Dropbox for Business launches, offering single sign-on

This new feature promises to make life easier (and more secure) for users and admins alike.

How to fast-charge your iPhone or iPad using a standard USB port

Free utility Asus Ai Charger works a little black magic to make your iDevices charge faster.

App Spotlight: KiteDesk aggregates your cloud accounts and social media

This app/Web service is great for managing multiple Google, Twitter, and other accounts, but it needs a few small tweaks.

Build beautiful slide decks on your iPad with Haiku Deck

Who needs PowerPoint when you can generate slick presentations with this free app?

App Spotlight: Scan business cards straight to your Salesforce account

Newly updated Business Card Reader for iOS can export scanned cards to your Salesforce CRM database.

App Spotlight: Ringya turns printed contact lists into smartphone contact lists

This freebie for Android and iOS helps you organize contact groups send batch emails or texts to those groups.

Four productivity-boosting replacements for stock iOS apps

Awesome alternatives to Calendar, Mail, Notes, and Reminders.

App Spotlight: TigerText promises to keep text messages private and secure

If you're trading in sensitive information, you'll want to install this app on all your workers' devices.

App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

This free iOS app lets you communicate effortlessly with people all over the world. Language barrier? What language barrier?