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Phoenix Technologies Beinsync

BeInSync does four particular tasks--synchronizing, sharing, providing remote data access, and backing up--and it does them very well. There's no confusing of these tasks, each of which appears as a giant button in the cleanly designed interface. If ...

Syncplicity

As its name implies, Syncplicity is a file-synching service that requires very little maintenance, or even any interaction, once you've set the program to do what you want.

BeInSync

BeInSync does four particular tasks -- synchronising, sharing, providing remote data access, and backing up -- and it does them very well.

Dropbox beta

Dropbox is a new file-synching service, still in beta testing, that has some welcome features despite its simplicity.

Microsoft Live Mesh beta

Microsoft has sacrificed usability to provide a pretty interface in Microsoft Live Mesh -- a powerful but unnecessarily clumsy file-sync service.

26 tricks to help you tame Google calendar

Desktop calendar applications are great if you're always at your desk or if you're diligent about syncing with your PDA or phone. But if you like to travel light, it may be time for you to switch to a calendar that you can access from any Internet te...

Carry a PC in Your Pocket

With a USB keychain drive and a little forethought, you can carry a personalized computer everywhere and leave your laptop at home.

Give Home Premium Vista Ultimate features

The numerous and confusing differences among Vista versions have led many people to opt for Home Premium rather than the full-featured Ultimate. But you can give Home Premium many Ultimate features, often for free.

Fast Windows Fixes

From bullet-fast startups and shutdowns to automatic data protection, here are 31 tweaks to make Vista and XP smarter, more reliable, and more efficient.

Sync a PC's tunes with Windows Mobile devices

You don't need an MP3 player to listen to your favorite tunes and podcasts. If your PDA, smart phone, or other Windows Mobile device has enough memory, you can sync playlists to the mobile edition of Windows Media Player using versions 10 and 11 of i...

Don't let a Windows update bring you down

Windows Update sounds like an excellent idea: Anytime Microsoft has a patch or other improvement for its ever-imperfect operating system, your computer lets you know, and even installs the fix for you. Privacy concerns raised by allowing Windows to m...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

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The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

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