10 free or cheap downloads for a great Windows 7 experience

Windows 7 may be brand spanking new, but that doesn't mean you can't find free or cheap tools to tweak its settings, add features, or smooth an upgrade from XP or Vista. We've

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

Free online game trains managers to unlock immigrant talent

Facebook may be blamed for lost productivity at many companies, but a game that imitates it promises to help train managers on how to work with immigrants. TalentNetis a free and educational game

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Brian Jackson

19 free online services – a treat for knowledge workers

Sifting through all of the free sites and services available on the Web, you've probably come up with some favorites, such as instant messaging tools or video streaming sites like Hulu. Those are

Published on: September 10th, 2009 Zack Stern

Microsoft releases free anti-virus software today

Microsoft Corp. today said it will release a public beta of its free antimalware software, now called Microsoft Security Essentials, formerly "Morro," on Tuesday for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.Although Microsoft was

Published on: June 23rd, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Requiem for Redmond – Free software will kill Microsoft, says former staffer

Bill Gates probably will not sing the praises of Keith Curtis, a programmer with Microsoft for 11 years who's now left the fold and written a book about why the Redmond way will

Published on: May 25th, 2009

Five more no-cost BlackBerry apps that will blow you away

Time for more free BlackBerry software downloads. For more than a year now, I've combed the Web for the best free BlackBerry apps and delivered them directly to you. I've reviewed more than

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Al Sacco

Five new BlackBerry Storm apps that offer a lot – but cost nothing

My favorite kind of BlackBerry application is a free BlackBerry application. The only problem: You often get what you pay for when it comes to BlackBerry software. Often, but not always. The following

Published on: February 4th, 2009 Al Sacco

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

Create fabulous business graphics with this free tool

Numbers may be the way that businesses keep score, but present a report laden with columns and rows of raw data, and your colleagues will soon exhibit what I call MEGO syndrome, as

Published on: January 9th, 2009 Richard Morochove

Seven free apps with a new face on BlackBerry Storm

FRAMINGHAM - The weeks following the release of the Research In Motion's first touch screen BlackBerry, the Storm, on November 21, were unfortunately filled with complaints from users, reviewers and critics alike regarding

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Al Sacco

Five free LinkedIn apps that improve productivity and interaction

FRAMINGHAM - In part one of our review of the LinkedIn applications platform, we looked at presentation, file sharing and travel applications that helped you collaborate with your fellow connections on the professional

Published on: December 3rd, 2008 C.G. Lynch

Six free downloads to fire up your Blackberry

One of the best things about Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smart phones is their ability to download and install external applications. Every download adds a new level of value and customization to

Published on: November 11th, 2008 Al Sacco

Your Personal PC Coach – Free Vista Support for Canadian Small Business

"Frankly, they pick up the phone!"It's one of the most basic aspects of customer support. Yet, according to some help desk users, it seems to be an almost forgotten skill.But when asked what

Published on: November 4th, 2008 Lee Rickwood

Fabulous – and cheap – Amazon services – Part 2

In Part 1 of this feature we discussed an array of low-cost Amazon services that businesses (even those with limited budgets) can take advantage of.In this second part we continue with the theme

Published on: August 15th, 2008 Rick Grehan