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Virtual Office Pro Combines Phone and Meeting Services

The 8x8 Virtual Office Pro, a browser-based software tool, handles fundamental office communication, but it lacks innovative extras.

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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.

Book review - Learn OpenOffice.org Spreadsheet Macros

If you love using macros in spreadsheets, OpenOffice macros might suit all your needs

Mindjet MindManager 9: Great for Project Managers, Others Have Little Need to Upgrade

The latest version of this mind-mapping software creates Gantt charts from your maps. But there's little else compelling in this update.

Dropbox

This app provides enough functionality to justify installing it if you are already a Dropbox user, but it leaves a lot to be desired for new users.

SlideIT Keyboard

This fantastic app is extremely fast for one-handed text entry, though its accuracy could be improved, and it could offer easier access to symbols.

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Google Goggles

This ambitious Augmented Reality search app can be very useful when used within its limitations.

Evernote

Evernote mostly succeeds as a note-taking app, but performs best when used in conjunction with the desktop app and Web browser plug-in.

Wapedia: Mobile Wikis

If you have an Android phone and need a Wikipedia browsing app, then Wapedia by Taptu may be the right choice.

reQall

ReQall advertises itself as a voice-enabled, location-aware To-do app on steroids; however it disappoints with an awkward, complex user interface that lacks key functionality.

15 Free Online Collaboration Tools for Business

Whether your business is looking to start small or go big, many free tools can help jump-start your collaboration efforts. Here's a look at 15 of the best--some old, some new, some basic and some robust.

Amazon Kindle for Android

Kindle for Android provides another way to access and read your purchased Amazon Kindle e-books, but it lacks key features and is awkward to set up.

Review: Free Remote-Access Tools for Windows and Mac

The best free tools combine firewall friendliness with easy remote access and an amazing array of handy features.

Can You Really Replace Microsoft Exchange with Google Apps Premier?

Google promises 99.9 percent uptime at only $50 per year per user. An IT admin makes the switch from Microsoft to see how it really works -- with mixed results.

ZumoDrive

ZumoDrive for Android provides a decent set of features to extend the functionality of this online backup and file-sharing service, but it lacks features found in the desktop client and Web interface.