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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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Xero launches QuickBooks conversion service

Web-based small business accounting service promises easy migration from Intuit’s market-leading desktop software.

gDoc Creator Review: Word to PDF conversions made easy and inexpensive

Global Graphics’ $10 GDoc Creator lets you turn a wide range of documents and images into PDF files, either by dragging and dropping them onto its postage-stamp-sized interface or by using its printer driver.

PayPal launches small-business loan program

PayPal Working Capital—initially available to merchants who already use PayPal to collect payments--lets borrowers pay out of their PayPal sales revenue.

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New services tackle small business finance challenges

Whether you’re looking for a loan, streamlined payments, or help with the books, new Web and mobile services are here to help.

Acer Aspire M5 review: A big display, terrific battery life, and a moderate price tag

We dig the 15.6-inch display and 7-plus hours of battery life, but the 1366 by 768 resolution is a letdown.

HP Envy Rove: A movable (if underpowered) all-in-one PC

This portable all-in-one isn't a benchmark champion, but it will let you take your computing fun to any room in the house.

Review: Logitech Harmony Hub brings universal remote control to the future

If you're looking to control your home entertainment system with your smartphone, you could do a lot worse than the Harmony Hub line.

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Review: Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an affordable workhorse desktop

Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an old-school midtower desktop that delivers good productivity performance and copious storage for a very reasonable price.

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review: A versatile but expensive Ultrabook/tablet hybrid

The pleasingly versatile ThinkPad Helix can instantly switch from a full-blown Ultrabook to a Windows 8 tablet. But you'll have to pay to play.

It's a WiDi shootout! Actiontec's ScreenBeam Pro vs. Netgear's Push2TV

These tiny devices let you stream high-def video from a notebook, tablet, or smartphone—when they work.

Small businesses are moving to cloud storage despite having significant reservations

Security concerns are on the rise as more businesses entrust sensitive data to the cloud. A cloud-security expert offers suggestions for small businesses seeking to minimize their exposure.

Will nVoy become the one home networking standard to rule them all?

The IEEE 1905 standard for hybrid home networks now has a name—nVoy—and a certification program. But what will it do for you, and how does it stack up against G.hn?

Dell Latitude 3330 review: The embodiment of a no-frills notebook

This budget offering is no bargain if you expect more than basic productivity.

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Get text messages, voice calls, and chat on your company's landline

TextGen’s cloud-based service turns any phone number into a powerful and versatile customer communication platform.

Review: Appealing GDoc Binder is like a loose-leaf notebook for the digital age

Remember when project documents arrived in neatly organized tabbed notebooks? GDoc Binder lets you create, distribute and edit the digital equivalent of a loose-leaf notebook for a very modest fee.