Yardena ArarPCWorld

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.

Pick a pico projector: We review four of the best and brightest models

These tiny projectors weigh less than a pound, but each is capable of delivering business presentations, slideshows, and video to audiences in boardrooms and living rooms.

Xerox Mobile Scanner: A versatile companion for business travelers

Outfitted with an Eye-Fi SD Card, this lightweight portable scanner can wirelessly transmit JPG images and PDFs to computers, the Web, or your Android or iOS mobile device.

Quicken 2013 Adds Support for Free Android, iOS Apps

Quicken 2013--the latest version of Intuit's personal finance desktop software--can sync with free Android and iOS apps, but it's more expensive than ever.

New web apps tackle business finance problems

Whether you're looking for a loan or help with everyday business chores, there's probably a web site that can help. Here are some of the newest products and services with a business spin.

Web conferencing showdown: What's the best software for online meetings?

Web conferencing can power anything from a quick, two-person pow-wow to an all-hands assembly. We test-drive four services to find a crowd-pleaser.

QuickBooks gets a major redesign

QuickBooks 2013's sleek new look draws inspiration from the web and the Microsoft ribbon, but longtime users might not appreciate having to relearn the user interface.

TiVo Stream sends TV to iPhone and iPad: Hands-on

TiVo Stream gadget lets you stream or download live or recorded content to your iPad or iPhone.

FreshBooks Launches iPhone App

Cloud-based accounting service FreshBooks today launches an iPhone app that recreates the invoicing and expense tracking features available on desktop browsers.

QuickBooks Online Gets Some Mint.com Data Entry Smarts

Intuit has updated its Web-based accounting software with improved features for online banking and income tracking.

Small business accounting software: three reviews

We review QuickBooks Pro 2012, Accounting Edge Pro 2012 for Windows, and Sage 50 Complete 2013--and find much to admire in all three.

Sage 50 Complete Accounting 2013: Advanced Accounting Tools for Small Business

This accounting software provides all of the controls that an experienced accounting person could wish for.

Acclivity AccountEdge Pro 2012 for Windows: A Friendly Accounting Program for Relatively Inexperienced Business Users

High-profile competitors make you choose between different versions, AccountEdge Pro keeps things simple.

Intuit QuickBooks Pro 2012 Review: The Perennial Leader Stays Strong

This package remains a solid choice of accounting software for small-business owners unfamiliar with accounting.

Dell XPS 14 Ultrabook Review: A Multimedia Marvel

The latest version of Dell's 14-inch XPS consumer Ultrabook excels at multimedia and boasts good battery life. But it's heavy, and the lack of a dedicated solid-state drive slows it down.

Acer Aspire S5 Review: A Serious MacBook Air Challenger

Superskinny, lightweight, and capable, the Aspire S5 is one of the most impressive entries in the current crop of Ultrabooks.