Social Media Explorer: 20 of the best social media monitoring tools (the ultimate list)

Social Media Explorer: 20 of the best social media monitoring tools (the ultimate list). “There’s enough social media monitoring tools on the market to get you absolutely confused. This list is here to help. Every tool on the list does what it claims to do (which is not universal among software and products in general) – it either focuses on social media monitoring exclusively or does social media monitoring as a part of a broader toolkit. When in the right hands, it will definitely help improve customer service, raise brand awareness, and prevent a social media crisis. And some of the tools do even more than that.” Extensive, decently-annotated list though I’m not sure I agree with all of it (I love TweetDeck but I don’t consider it a monitoring tool.)

Best VPN services of 2019: Reviews and buying advice (PC World)

PC World: Best VPN services of 2019: Reviews and buying advice. “Choosing the right virtual private network (VPN) service is no simple task. A VPN should keep your internet usage private and secure, but not every service handles your data in the same way. Just look at the critiques of notable computer security experts and online pundits to understand the challenge.”

PC Magazine: The Best Mind Mapping Software

PC Magazine: The Best Mind Mapping Software. “If your teams and key creative workers are getting bogged down by an increasing workload of rote tasks or maybe simply swamped by too much information in this new world of interconnected Big Data then mind mapping software might be able to help. These solutions focus on helping workers ideate, innovate, and even, eventually, execute.”

Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated (PC World)

PC World: Best PDF editors: Reviewed and rated. Recently updated. “Though it’s nearly 25 years old, the PDF may be more useful than ever in our increasingly multi-device, cross-platform world. Much of the time you can get by with a free PDF reader to review and comment on these files. But inevitably, particularly in a business setting, you’ll need to edit a PDF file and that usually requires upgrading to a premium PDF editor.”

Make Tech Easier: Which Is the Best Voice Assistant? Here’s What We Found

Make Tech Easier: Which Is the Best Voice Assistant? Here’s What We Found. “It’s still far too early to declare a winner in the ever-evolving AI assistant market, but we can at least take a look at the top contenders. Google Assistant, Siri, and Alexa are currently dominating the market, but Microsoft’s Cortana and Samsung’s Bixby are making progress, as is Baidu’s Duer in China.”

Browser Wars 2018: Microsoft Edge versus Google Chrome (Make Tech Easier)

Make Tech Easier: Browser Wars 2018: Microsoft Edge versus Google Chrome. “According to October 2018 figures, Google Chrome’s top position among browsers remains unchallenged. Another browser, Microsoft Edge, is winning rave reviews with its redesigned features and smoother navigation. But is Edge really the future of browsers as Microsoft would have us all believe? To find out, we pitted Edge against Chrome in a toe-to-toe contest to see which is the better browser.”

Business Insider Australia: We compared Google Search with Bing and DuckDuckGo to find the best search engine out there — and the race was closer than we expected

Business Insider Australia: We compared Google Search with Bing and DuckDuckGo to find the best search engine out there — and the race was closer than we expected. “Switching your search engine is not something to be taken lightly – it’s our internet lifeblood. We rely daily on algorithms we don’t understand to surface the exact article we’re looking for. And if for some reason it’s not at the top of our results – even if the search we entered was a half-baked string of words – we get frustrated.”