Consumer Reports: skip commercial anti-malware software, freeware is good enough

In what could be regarded as a controversial test of anti-malware effectiveness, the influential Consumer Reports publication in its June issue gives its main recommendation to anti-malware freeware for protecting Windows and Mac

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

WriteMonkey helps users swing over writer’s block

Writer's block is no fun. It used to be that if you just forced yourself to sit there in front of your typewriter long enough, something would eventually come out. But today, most

Published on: December 2nd, 2011 Erez Zukerman

Store, share media with 4Shared

4Shared is more than just a virtual drive for storing your digital content. And it's more than just a service for sharing that content with friends and family. 4Shared (free) accomplishes both of

Published on: September 14th, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

5 free or cheap Google apps for SMB success

If you're a small or mid-sized business (SMB) operator seeking a low-cost yet effective way to optimize your Web site, publicize your products, and track your site's performance -- the answer may be

Published on: August 24th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Top 10 free apps to boost your productivity on the Mac

Microsoft's recent "Laptop Hunters" ad campaign is centered on the idea that Macs are more expensive than PCs and that the cost of core business and productivity tools for the Mac add to

Published on: August 21st, 2009 Ryan Faas

Fifty fabulous downloads to speed up your PC…most of them free — Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3We kicked off Part 1 of this blockbuster feature by focusing on a range of general PC tune up tools, and went on to talk about

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Preston Gralla

14 fabulous freeware tools to simplify your work and life

Sometimes I wonder why I ever pay for software. After all, clever people keep turning out great new programs and giving them away! Here's my latest collection of cool finds that will cost

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Scott Dunn