Howard Wen

Howard Wen reports for several technology publications. His website can be found at www.howardwen.com.

7 tools to supplement (or supplant) PowerPoint

7 tools to supplement (or supplant) PowerPoint

Looking for a PowerPoint alternative? When it comes to business presentations, it has become a lot easier to wander from the Microsoft Office suite.

10 Chrome extensions to juice up Gmail

10 Chrome extensions to juice up Gmail

From tracking emails to managing attachments to adding more features to its redesigned web interface, these Chrome extensions will help you be more productive in Gmail.

10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

10 travel apps to smooth your next business trip

These business-friendly travel apps for iOS and Android can help you leave the stress at home.

8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets and Slides can be powerful business tools. These extensions for the Chrome browser help you work smarter with Google Drive and its companion apps so you can get more done.

Can these tools help you write more good? Maybe even better.

Can these tools help you write more good? Maybe even better.

4 writing guides take different approaches to streamlining, improving and honing your style.

7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

7 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more – if you have the right apps. We’ll tell you how to make it work.

10 hidden features in the new Windows 10 Creators Update

10 hidden features in the new Windows 10 Creators Update

Microsoft is also adding several under-the-covers changes that may not be as showy, but are equally important. They affect the underlying way that the OS works, and how you may use it on a more technical level. Here are 10 that you...

How to remotely control your Windows 10 computer via Google Chrome

How to remotely control your Windows 10 computer via Google Chrome

Google provides a free and powerful tool, Chrome Remote Desktop, that lets you connect to and control your Windows 10 computer over the internet. It also works with Windows 7 and Windows 8.

10 new UI features coming to Windows 10

10 new UI features coming to Windows 10

The next major upgrade for Windows 10, dubbed the Creators Update, will be released in April and will include many additions addressing the ways you interact with the core OS itself. Here are the most noteworthy, based on what’s we’ve...

Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools

Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools

A handful of free tools can be used to repair most problems on Windows 10 PCs -- and they’re all provided by Microsoft. Here’s how to use them.

10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

10 biggest hacks of user data in 2016

The sites are ranked starting at the fewest number of user accounts with passwords that were taken.

10 most useful Slack bots
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10 most useful Slack bots

We experimented and tinkered with numerous bots that are available for Slack, the cloud messaging service meant mainly for business. (You can still use Slack for non-work reasons, particularly under the service’s free option.) Here...

8 most significant tech gadgets of 2016: Winners and losers

8 most significant tech gadgets of 2016: Winners and losers

Every year, tech companies come up with fantastic ideas for cutting-edge, futuristic products. Some of these products turn into huge hits. Others end up bombing. And still others become precursers or inpirations for the next...

Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome

Best bookmark managers for Google Chrome

Tiny Bookmarks and Popup My Bookmarks win test of seven popup bookmark managers.

Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Review: BIO-key’s plug-in fingerprint readers for Windows 10 computers

Biometric security means that users don't have to remember those pesky passwords.

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Since its release, a major point of controversy with Windows 10 has been the many ways that it can track your personal activity and gather other data about you.

Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

A new remote-access tool in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it easy to help another person with their Windows 10 computer.

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

5 free apps that add cool Windows 7 features to Windows 10

A new OS often retires features that were in its predecessor. If you’re still holding onto Windows 7 because a feature you’re fond of doesn’t appear in Windows 10, chances are there are alternative programs you can install to replace...

9 new features in Windows 10

9 new features in Windows 10

Here are the new features that have shown up thus far, plus ones that are expected to be included in Win 10 as Redstone is updated prior to the June or July release.

7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

7 cheap alternatives to the Microsoft Surface

If you’re willing to compromise a bit on form factor and specs, there are cheaper Windows 10 tablets by companies other than Microsoft that, like the Surface, are designed to work with a detachable keyboard. This article highlights...

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