Articles By Howard Wen

Android: 5 mobile office suites compared

If you're stuck in a long line, in a waiting room or on the train with time to kill, you can do something more productive on your smartphone besides going through your social-networking

Published on: November 4th, 2011 Howard Wen

Eight best confirmed features for Windows 8

Microsoft recently allowed select OEM partners to download updated preview builds of Windows 8. Since then, there have been several leaked images of supposedly new features that you might see in the next

Published on: June 7th, 2011 Howard Wen

Access your PC from anywhere: 4 remote desktop services compared

Remote-desktop software -- which lets you control a computer online through another machine -- can be handy, either when you want to access your own computer or when you need to fix somebody

Published on: April 26th, 2011 Howard Wen

6 reasons why HTML 5 won’t kill Flash

Apple's well-publicized refusal to allow Adobe's Flash technology to be installed on its iOS mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad, has led to speculation that Flash's days may be numbered as the

Published on: August 19th, 2010 Howard Wen

Five best free ways to sync your data with the Web

"Syncing to the cloud" may sound like marketing-speak, but it's actually a convenient thing to do: Upload your important files to an online server and access them from any of your other computers

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Howard Wen

Four free and feature-rich Web voice mail services

Over the past few years, Web-based voice mail services have been adding features that go beyond just storing your messages online. Most can automatically transcribe recorded messages. And some have evolved into virtual

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Howard Wen

Four free tools make video editing a snap

Shooting footage with a video camera is easy. Assembling the random footage into something watchable can be a whole other matter. Working with professional-level video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro can

Published on: February 17th, 2010 Howard Wen

Create winning videos with 4 free and fabulous apps

Shooting footage with a video camera is easy. Assembling the random footage into something watchable can be a whole other matter. Working with professional-level video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro can

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Howard Wen

Essential facts about augmented reality for mobile devices

Augmented reality technology is getting a lot of attention these days -- particularly the use of AR with smartphones. The idea is that by using certain software, you can turn your iPhone, Droid

Published on: January 27th, 2010 Howard Wen

Replace your netbook OS with three free Linux options

If you're buying a new netbook for this holiday season, odds are that it will be loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition. While many users will be happy with Microsoft's new OS, others

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Howard Wen

Five free apps that make project management a breeze

Putting together a project plan can sometimes seem more daunting than completing the project itself. When you need to track each step of a project, along with your costs, staff, and other factors,

Published on: July 2nd, 2009 Howard Wen

Improve online chat with these 8 free downloads

The world of instant messaging is crowded and becoming even more so. It began with ICQ (does anybody use it today?), which was closely followed by AIM, MSN Messenger and Yahoo Messenger. More

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 Howard Wen