Just published on August 2, 2011 here Lifehacker talks about the items you should download on yourWindows PC and why. Read this first and then use the ninite installer to automate the installation AND update your software. It doesn't install pesky toolbars you don't want. Cool tools.
Twitter is abuzz about Google Voice and this seems to be the definitive guide thus far for getting started (if you're lucky enough to get an invitation.)
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