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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.

Quicken Gets a Web-Inspired Overhaul

The 2011 editions of Intuit's popular personal finance program sport many improvements inspired by Quicken's online sibling, Mint.com. But perhaps the biggest selling point is a huge increase in the number of financial institutions that let you download transaction data.

PayPal Alternatives That Let You Shop Around

These online payment services have their own pros and cons, but they give users frustrated with PayPal new options for making personal and business transactions.

QuickBooks 2011 Adds Mobile and Web Access

The latest version of Intuit's small-business accounting software includes a simplified setup process as well as useful but costly smartphone and online access.

Sony Dash: Beyond an Alarm Clock

The Sony Dash reinvents the tabletop gadget, delivering lots of Internet content as well as traditional radio alarm-clock features, but its price and its lack of a full browser might put off potential buyers.

New Roku XDS Media Streamer: Modest Upgrades

The latest Roku Internet media streamers--led by the Roku XDS--are small and slim, and some offer 1080p, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi and USB support. But the new features will matter only to some.

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Wilson Electronics Sleek Pumps Up Cell Phone Reception

The Wilson Electronics Sleek provides an affordable means of improving cell signal reception for people who make lots of calls while driving.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before Buying an HDTV

From the sneaky salespeople to the misleading movie demos, buying a new HDTV can be tough. Here's how to see through the in-store demo tricks and save money on the set that's right for you.

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Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex TV HD Media Player: Versatile, but Lacks Polish

Seagate delivers a full-featured media streamer at an affordable price, but it's not quite as polished as the WD TV Live Plus.

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Jetpacks, Androids, and the Future That Never Came

While these creative visions of future technology may have missed the mark, they've become an art form of their own.

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9 Ways to Spice Up Office 2010 Documents

Business doesn't have to be boring. These simple tricks can turn plain-vanilla content into alluring, evocative communication.

WD TV Live Plus: A Versatile HD Media Streamer with Netflix

External box bridges gap between network-connected devices and hard drives.

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Jabra Cruiser: Hands-Free Calls With Extras

The Jabra Cruiser delivers hands-free calls and music over your car's stereo with minimal hassle.

Web Tools for Health-Care Data Arrive

Several free Web services allow you to compile and manage your medical records, but it will be a while before they catch on in doctor’s offices.

Office 2010 Review: Inside Microsoft's Newest Suite

Web-based apps and robust collaboration tools in Microsoft's new Office suite give users good reasons to upgrade.