In Pictures: 10 great work tools we can't live without

The promise of consumerisation is workers choosing their own tools to get the job done. Here are our favorites.

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Windows 8 Settings Sync

When you travel a lot but don't always use the same machine, the settings sync in Windows 8 is a huge timesaver. Windows 8 syncs the credentials for Wi-Fi hotspots and the passwords for websites from my trusty old HP EliteBook, I can walk into the usual office, hotel or airline lounge with a brand new Samsung Series 7 slate or Surface and be online without having to ask for the Wi-Fi password all over again. Same desktop background on all my PCs? Cute. My credentials everywhere? Hugely convenient.

--Mary Branscombe

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