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Christina is a contributor to media outlets such as Forbes.com, Inc.com, PCWorld.com, Auto Trader and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. She writes about a myriad of topics including technology, the automotive industry and health and fitness. Her talents outside of writing include photography, getting people to talk (although that certainly helps with writing) and gardening.

Lucidpress: drop-and-drag publishing app simplifies document design

Alternative to complex design and layout suites makes creating print and digital documents a breeze.

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DropTask: Visual task manager gives clearer picture of projects

Circular-themed dashboard offers drag-and-drop simplicity and a host of information at a glance.

Startup connects brands with influential Instagram users

Brandnew IO pays "publishers" when they promote ad content.

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Stik protects local businesses from fraudulent user reviews

Recommendations site authenticates reviewers through Facebook and LinkedIn

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Trashing bans not reducing office e-waste

Despite legislation in some states, study shows people still aren't recycling their old electronics.

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NFC device prompts shoppers to interact with your ads

TV mounted sensor detects passers-by and reels them in for marketing promotions

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FreshBooks launches Android app

It lets you create invoices, track time and log expenses on the fly.

Office gear you didn’t know you needed

These products can take your workday from tedious to terrific.

Bosses without borders: Essential tools for managing remote workers

From project management to payroll, staying connected to telecommuters has never been easier.

Three great alternatives to two-factor authentication via text-message

Asking customers or employees to pull out their phones and input a code every time they want to log onto your site is too much friction. Here's what else you can offer them while keeping your brand safe.

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Technology patent trolls snubbed in Congress

Microsoft, the Consumer Electronics Association, and the Software Alliance back new legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would do away with anonymous patents.

Groupon to launch POS app for iPad? Here are 5 alternatives

A new iPad app for taking credit cards on an iPad surfaced briefly in the iTunes store today. Here’s what it’s up against when it resurfaces.

'Google Play Games' leaks ahead of I/O signaling new social features

An APK teardown reveals matchmaking, in-game chat, achievements, leaderboards, invitations, and more

on techhive.com

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Microsoft douses comparisons of Windows 8 to 'New Coke'

As pundits draw parallels to Coca-Cola's disastrous introduction of a new soda formula 30 years ago, Microsoft says they're all wet.

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Why it's time to take LinkedIn seriously

You're missing out if you're not using this social network to benefit your business. Here's why and how.