Yardena ArarPCWorld

Contributing Editor Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

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Acer Aspire AU5-620-U12 All-in-One PC review: Pretty, but ultimately underwhelming

Acer changed the look of its all-in-one line, but this machine's performance leaves much to be desired.

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Procorem organizes your work and play

Procorem's combination of project management and collaboration tools can help busy people track everything from work projects to family outings on PCs and mobile devices.

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Thrive Solo: business management for freelancers

Thrive Solo's slickly designed tools for busy freelancers help with everything from project management and time tracking to business analytics and invoicing.

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Deductr tracks expenses, activity with a strong tax focus

New web service helps self-employed people prepare for April 15

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Haiku Deck: a painless PowerPoint alternative that's fun to use

Even novices can create slick presentations in minutes with this free, browser-based service.

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Word’s secret design sizzle: Learn the built-in tools for better-looking documents

Word offers a trove of templates, color schemes and other handy tools to make your documents look surprisingly professional.

Need Wi-Fi access? Just reach out and touch your router

The Wi-Fi Alliance adds near-field communication to WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup), so that NFC-enabled devices can gain network access by simply tapping an access point.

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Tax guide 2014: The best online services for tackling your 1040

More than a dozen tax prep services promise to minimize hassles and maximize refunds. Here are our picks for every type of filer.

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ReVu.Me collects team input on the fly

A new free cloud offering empowers group members to annotate all sorts of documents while chatting or teleconferencing, with no software or registration required.

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Next-gen mobile bill pay: No data entry required

Mitek, a pioneer in the use of smartphone cameras for financial transactions, introduces technology that lets you pay paper bills by photographing the bill and a check or credit card.

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FileThis: A better file cabinet for the digital age

FileThis emerges from beta with a sleek redesign and powerful automated tools for retrieving, filing, and searching all manner of electronic documents.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 review: A consumer-oriented convertible laptop

This thin-and-light comes with a feature few of its ilk offer: A removable battery.

Ultrabook Buying Guide 2013: How to find the right Ultrabook

Don't know what specs a laptop has to sport to bear Intel's Ultrabook seal of approval? Don't worry: We'll tell you everything you need to know about this ultra-portable line of laptops.

Laptop buying guide 2013: How to find the right notebook for you

It’s been a good year for laptops. We can help you find the best one for your needs.

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Glip: IM-centric cloud collaboration

A new online collaboration service combines group chat, content sharing, and calendaring