Yardena ArarTechnologizer

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.

Tunebug Turns Tabletops Into Boom Boxes

Tunebug turns flat surfaces into speakers.

4G: Why Wireless Carriers Promote and Dread It

Wireless providers are aware that the faster and more efficient LTE technology that's coming will not be enough to address the onslaught of bandwidth demand.

Wi-Fi Alliance to Certify Hotspots

The Wi-Fi Alliance is working on a cure for hotspot overload.

Acer Aspire One 522: A Great Netbook for Lightweight Computing

Built on AMD's new Fusion platform for netbooks, the Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897 delivers great battery life and solid multimedia, but flops in computing power.

2nd Story Software TaxAct Deluxe: Affordable, Basic Tax Help

Catering to price-sensitive customers, TaxAct Deluxe provides all the forms and does all the math. If you need serious advice and guidance, however, TurboTax and H&R Block at Home are both worth the extra money--especially for small-business owners.

Intuit TurboTax Home & Business: Comprehensive Help for Sole-Proprietor Taxes

TurboTax Home & Business's attention to detail and excellent data-import features make it the package of choice for sole proprietors with complex tax situations, but it's expensive and it might be overkill for some sole Schedule C filers.

H&R Block at Home Premium: Good Choice for Self-Employment Tax Returns

H&R Block at Home Premium delivers great value for small-business owners whose tax situations are basically straightforward but who would appreciate access to a human being for a question or two--or audit support, if need be.

Taking Care of Business Taxes

We looked at packages from H&R Block, Intuit, and TaxAct to determine how well they help small businesses prepare tax returns.

Online Bargains: How to Use Groupon and Its Competitors

Group-deal and flash-sale sites such as Groupon, LivingSocial, and Rue La La promise restaurant meals, brand-name goods, and great services at deep discounts. Here's how to use these sites to your advantage.

Super Bowl HDTV Tweaking Tips

Your HDTV can make the big game come to life--if you've configured it properly. Here are a few tips for making your TV look its best for sports.

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Dell Vostro V130: Great Looks, Lackluster Performance

The latest addition to Dell's small-business lineup of laptops is fine for garden-variety multimedia, but its poor battery life and mediocre overall performance disappoint.

Monsoon Vulkano Deluxe: Place-Shifting Meets DVR

Unit lets you remotely access live and recorded TV on a wide array of devices at a reasonable price--but it requires some compromises.

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Bio-Health Aids for the Digital Age

Battle of the Budgeting Tools: Manage Money Online and on the Go

Creating and following a budget will always require resolve and discipline, but a growing number of Websites promise all sorts of help.

PC-Free MagicJack Coming Soon

The MagicJack Plus will plug into a wall outlet and provide voice-over-IP phone service by hooking up to a broadband or 4G mobile network.