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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.

App Spotlight: CrowdCall sets up free conference calls in seconds

This free app makes it insanely easy to create and host a conference call right from your smartphone.

Three surprising ways iOS 6 can boost your productivity

There's more to Apple's new operating system than just a fancy new maps app. Find out how it can help you sail through your workday.

Ooma Telo

The Ooma Telo is an affordable and versatile landline-replacement home-phone system, one that delivers unsurpassed call quality. It’s like Vonage without the monthly subscription charges, and like the MagicJack without the computer requirement.

Remove annoying messages from your Facebook page

Tired of seeing your Facebook page cluttered with the results of whatever quizzes your friends are taking? PCWorld's Rick Broida points out a browser add-on that will clear your pages of those annoyances.

Save printer ink by using an ink-saving font

Ecofont is a free typeface that promises to reduce ink use by up to 20 percent.

Free stuff for your phone

The only thing better than cool iPhone apps? Free iPhone apps. PC World's Rick Broida shows you how to find them.

Five reasons the iPhone trumps the Kindle

PC World’s Rick Broida thinks the iPhone is a much better bet than Amazon.com’s revamped Kindle e-book reader.

Use Gmail to fight spam

The best spam-fighting tool out there might be Google’s Gmail, according to PC World’s Rick Broida.