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Keep, Track, and Share Notes and Lists With Simplenote

Simplenote is a cloud-based repository for notes and lists, letting you capture your thoughts from anywhere.


Web-based application Nimble combines contact management with social networking, to enable building business relationships.

Make Your Own NAS Box

Choose your own hard drives to add to these network-attached storage boxes.

Patriot Javelin S4 Media Server Overshadowed by the Competition

Priced more aggressively, this decent four-bay NAS enclosure might compete--as stands, it's deep in the shadow of the competition.

QNAP TurboNAS TS-259 Pro+: A Speedy NAS Enclosure for Home and Office

This pricey 2-bay NAS enclosure packs in features for home and office use, and it's fast, too.

Synology DiskStation DS211+ 2-Bay NAS Packs in the Features

Synology's fast but pricey 2-bay NAS box is loaded with features and useful software.

D-Link ShareCenter DNS-325-110: Solid Two-Bay NAS Box, but Slow Performer

This NAS box has nice features and a clever case design, but it's pricey given its mediocre speed.

Synology DiskStation DS411slim: Compact, Speedy 4-Bay Network-Attached Storage

This good-performing NAS enclosure is parsimonious in its power usage and fits in tight spaces.

QuickBooks 2012 Offers Small Improvements

Intuit's popular accounting software for small businesses beefs up reports, adds a sales-lead tool, and introduces batch invoicing and timesheets.


WireframeSketcher's interface is not without its quirks, but it offers a rich array of UI widgets and excellent layout tools.

Six Big Windows 8 Features for Small Business

Here's a sneak peek at how Windows 8 is shaping up to serve users at work.

Google Apps vs. Office 365 vs. Zoho Docs: Cloud-Based Office Suites Showdown

The battle for supremacy in online productivity suites is raging. We look at the three leading choices--Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, and Zoho Docs--to determine which is the best.

Novacut: An Open-Source Cloud-Based Video Editor

Cloud-based video editor shows promise.


First Look at Windows Azure

There's "the cloud" and then there's Windows Azure.

Microsoft Lync 2010: Unified Communications Comes of Age

Every once in a very long while, I get to review a product that strikes me as a stepping stone toward the future. Microsoft Lync 2010 puts your PC at the center of communication.