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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.

QuickBooks 2012 Offers Small Improvements

Intuit's popular accounting software for small businesses beefs up reports, adds a sales-lead tool, and introduces batch invoicing and timesheets.

Intuit Announces QuickBooks 2012, Salesforce Add-on

The latest version of QuickBooks offers new CRM, reports, inventory, and invoicing features.

Roku 2 XS: Popular Web Streamer Adds Ability to Play Games

The updated media streamer comes with a Bluetooth motion sensor remote for gaming, plus a free downloadable copy of Angry Birds; but it still doesn't support streaming personal content via your home network.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Z370: Multimedia-Friendly Budget Portable

The IdeaPad Z370's strong audio and modest price tag should appeal to consumers looking for a budget portable for watching DVDs and Web video, as long as heavy-duty computing and serious gaming aren't major concerns.

Lenovo IdeaPad S205: A More Stylish Netbook

Graced with Lenovo's first-rate ergonomics and a roomy hard drive, the IdeaPad S205 is a stylish traveling companion for routine computing.

Mobile Advertising: The Next Generation

With more people using cell phones and tablets, marketers are experimenting with new and more interactive ways to deliver advertising. Will their efforts make mobile products more fun, or more annoying?

Netgear Pushes 10GB Network Gear for Midsize Businesses

Equipped with four 10GB uplinks, the new Smart Switch is designed to support virtualization, video on demand, and other high-bandwidth tasks, with a Web interface that shouldn't intimidate IT managers who aren't network experts.

Aluratek Libre Air: Tiny, Cool, Affordable Ebook Reader

Exceptionally small and lightweight, the Libre Air offers Wi-Fi integration with Kobo books and a proprietary nonbacklit LCD that's as readable as E Ink and even more responsive.

Aluratek Libre Touch Color E-Reader Has Usability Flaws

Aluratek's budget Android-based ebook reader bundles some useful extras, but falls flat in usability.

Bookeen Cybook Orizon: Touchscreen Ebook Reader Needs Better Web Access

The Bookeen Cybook Orizon boasts a first-rate touchscreen e-paper display, but its Wi-Fi connectivity, browser, and integrated bookstore need a makeover for it to succeed.

Bookeen Cybook Opus Still Sleek, but Lacks Integrated Store

This e-reader retains the pleasing design and generous font options of its predecessor, but it remains pricey for a reader that lacks now-standard features.