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Many of us have more than one computer and despite how easy it is to multi-task in Windows, there are times when it is easier to use two computers at the same time – particularly if you have a desktop and a laptop.

But this means having to battle with a lot of peripherals – two keyboards and two mice for starters. Synergy is a great free tool that enables you to reduce desk clutter by using a single mouse and keyboard to control two computers.


Billing by the hour can be both a blessing and a curse for freelancers and contractors. Although not so common in publishing professions such as web development and consulting live and breath this method.

Long term contracts in particular where the freelancer is basically an employee prefer hour-by-hour billing. There’s many different programs to keep track of the time. The most basic offer little more than a jazzed up calendar while other go the whole hog with automatic tracking and analytics.

Time Cockpit offers individual users and teams a middle-of-the-road solution with their new combination of desktop app and web portal. Let’s check it out.


If there’s one thing we can certainly rely on with the upcoming release of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, it’s the spate of fresh-looking apps we’ll be seeing on the marketplace. You may remember the popular MetroTwit app from last year that has slowly been churning out updates to it’s fresh new look. Now that we’re closing in on the release of Windows 8, it’s time to shape up and get stuck in to the Windows Store, and soak up the delights of all the new apps that will be piling in.
The MetroTwit team is hard at work on their Windows 8 version of it’s snazzy Twitter app, but there’s always room for different approaches to the Twitter environment in the land of Windows 8’s new interface. That’s where the Lazy Worm Apps team comes in.