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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DocSync Tackles Document Scatter

If you want easy iPad access to documents on your computer, the web, and the iPad itself, DocSync can help.

Dymo LabelManager 500TS Review: A Touchscreen Labeler for Business

With a handsome color touchscreen, a slew of features, and great integration with popular productivity apps, Dymo's latest label printer is a versatile--but pricey--business tool.

Office 2013 on a Tablet vs. Touch-Friendly Competition

Microsoft’s new Office apps and services will make its tablets well-armed for business. Will the competition be able to keep up?

Fujitsu Lifebook UH572 Review: Good Looks, Significant Drawbacks

The consumer-oriented version of Fujitsu's 13.3-inch Ultrabook looks handsome, but performance is lacking.

Live Coverage: Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer will very likely announce a pivotal new version of his company's Office suite at an event in San Francisco Monday. Tune in right here for our live coverage at noon Pacific Time.

Google Play vs. Amazon vs. iTunes Store: How the Content Stores Stack Up

Amazon offers the greatest number of options for accessing content; iTunes has the largest amount content but lacks streaming options, and Google Play needs to catch up on its licensing deals.