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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.

Review: Asus Cube is a capable, but flawed, Google TV set-top box

Asus' Cube set-top box delivers streaming media, Google apps, and cloud storage at a reasonable price, but has some usability issues.

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Webcams that mean business: Brother's NW-1000 HD VideoCam vs. Logitech's BCC950 Conference Cam

Logitech's BCC950 ConferenceCam and Brother's NW-1000 Webcam deliver corporate-quality videoconferencing with SMB price tags.

Become a QuickBooks power user in 11 simple steps

Even if you've used QuickBooks for years, it's hiding surprises that can help make accounting less of a chore. Here's how to unearth them.

Collaboration in Microsoft Office: Painful but not impossible

New tools in Microsoft Office let you coedit documents in real time, but you must be prepared to jump through hoops.

Tax time! We name the best PC-based solutions for filing your returns

Web-based filing may tempt you, but more complex financial situations require full-fledged software.

Review: Roku 3 offers more power, new interface

The Roku 3 is a worthy successor to the 2 XS, with faster Wi-Fi, a headphone jack on the remote, and other hardware tweaks. Plus, it ushers in a much-improved user interface.

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Review: TiVo Mini is a cheaper way to share (most of) the TiVo love around the house

The TiVo Mini lets you access live, recorded, and (some) streaming content from your TiVo Premiere on other TVs around the house. And it works pretty well for the most part.

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Decoded: Microsoft's puzzling Office 365 rollout

Three new packages offer an appealing lineup for small business, but the pricing plans and some of the features are difficult to decipher.

HP Elitebook Folio review: Delivering the business goods

Pleasingly thin and light, the HP Elitebook Folio 9470m delivers several business-friendly extras, and its solid-state drive makes it speedy on many tasks—but it’s a bit short on storage and system memory, and it’s pricey for a 14-inch laptop.

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Intuit previews Mint Home & Business,TurboTax CPA Select

Calling itself a '30-year-old startup,' Intuit threw a party to show off new and upcoming apps—and the kitchen table where it all began.

Microsoft Office 2013 is here: Hands-on impressions and buying advice

Office 2013—as both software and a service—is going on sale, but some new features don’t work perfectly.

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New Plantronics headsets answer calls for you

Plantronics' latest headsets for business use can answer calls as soon as you put them on--but they don't come cheap.

Turn any display into a virtual PC with Dell's HDMI stick

Plug Dell's dongle into a monitor or HDTV with a mouse and keyboard, and you'll get secure access to Android apps, cloud services, or your own remote PC. Whether this will be a good deal remains to be seen.

EnGenius to unleash a storm of networking gear for home and small business alike

Taiwanese company announces a full line of Wi-Fi and powerline products.

Make way for faster, smarter, cloud-savvy networks

Networks are getting faster and smarter—and vendors are preparing a slew of new security cameras and media streamers. Meanwhile, squabbles continue about wireless standards.