Sometimes the best gift for the tech-minded isn’t just another gizmo

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The Hullo is a perfectly simple gift for the tech-saturated.
The Hullo is a perfectly simple gift for the tech-saturated.
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Get your iPhone into (and out of) recovery mode with this free software

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ReiBoot is free software that makes it possible to rescue your phone's OS no matter what kind of trouble it runs into.
ReiBoot is free software that makes it possible to rescue your phone's OS no matter what kind of trouble it runs into.
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This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot and iPhone Care Pro.

Too many of us know the sense of powerlessness that comes with staring at a red Apple logo on an iPhone screen for minutes on end, or seeing the device stuck in an endless restart loop. When the time comes to restore a corrupted or compromised iPhone, the simplicity of an iOS device can turn into an imposing, tangled mess as you use iTunes to wake it up from its digital coma.

Forget Adobe, here’s an easy way make PDFs your BFF

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PDFelement makes wrangling PDFs simple.
PDFelement makes wrangling PDFs simple.
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This post is brought to you by Wondershare, maker of PDFelement.

If you work with a computer (which, since you’re here, is likely), you have to deal with PDFs. And while PDFs are a great and reliable way to send forms, presentations and contracts — basically anything that can be read or written on — they’re not exactly flexible. In order to edit, add to, remove from, or otherwise alter them, you might think your options are limited to pricey software from Adobe.

Tune up your iOS devices the easy way with iPhone Care Pro

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iPhone Care Pro does what iTunes does for our iOS devices, only better and easier.
iPhone Care Pro does what iTunes does for our iOS devices, only better and easier.
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This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of iPhone Care Pro.

Oh, iTunes. We gave it a good run, but I finally realized I’ve just been using you to take care of my iPhone. And that I can do better.

After finding my iPhone never quite properly synced, waiting through lengthy backups and updates, and putting up with your strange behavior because “that’s just the way you were designed,” it’s time to move on.

This budgeting platform thinks ahead for those of us stuck in the now

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This post is brought to you by You Need A Budget.

Given today’s economy, there’s a good chance you’re a freelancer. The self-employed, as much as and maybe more so than the salaried, can only benefit from being strategic and disciplined in handling money.

Of course many of us don’t have the bandwidth to plan beyond next week, let alone the next six months. But with shifting sources of income and hard deadlines for bills, improvising with your finances is a sure way to lose cash you could be keeping.