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WaterField Designs's latest offering, the CitySlicker MacBook case, is a hybrid of a laptop sleeve and lightweight shoulder bag. While the bag's snap-closure mechanisms aren't ideal, it's otherwise a near-perfect choice for MacBook users who want something slim and professional-looking with just the hint of a rugged side.
Three compelling features put the Wacom Intuos5 at the top of any artist's shopping list: design, software, and touch.
Get your business card collection under control with these card-scanning apps for iOS.
The Caro offers a multitude of compartments, but it gets bulky before it's half full. Add an awkward handle length and questionable construction, and while the Caro seems appealing on first glance, it needs a tune-up before we can recommend it.
Uncaged Ergonomics' WorkEZ series offers portable, adjustable laptop stands that provide a solid range of flexibility, including turning a standard desk into a standing desk.
Most iOS users will find Type on PDF and Type on PDF Pro to be missing easy-to-use features available in other apps. But both versions of the PDF creation app offer capabilities that could serve businesses well.
If you're a business traveler whose road show hinges heavily on PowerPoint presentations, this app -- which translates PowerPoint files into an iPad-friendly format -- is a must-have.
It's not hard to see why TurboTax is the most popular tax preparation software on the market. It's easy on the eyes, very simple to use, and makes your annual trip to the taxman almost seem like fun.
The Fujiya laptop bag is aimed at vegans and the eco-conscious, thanks to its leather-free construction, but it's an excellent bag--both stylish and practical--that's easy to recommend to anyone.
These are some of the productivity tools that caught our eye on the show floor at last week's Macworld | iWorld.
Chronicle is one of the slickest finance apps available for the Mac. It’s easy to use and easy on the eyes, and it’s worthy of a spot on anyone’s Dock.
OmniPlan is designed to help you take in the broad view of a project while still keeping you focused on the details necessary to make sure all your resources are in place and the project is completed on time.
Parallels 7 is a fast, stable, and highly customizable way to virtually run Windows on a Mac.
The ninth major release of Apple’s server operating system is as big a change as the change from OS X Server 1.0 to OS X Server 10.0. In many ways, Mac OS X Lion Server (version 10.7) succeeds, but it is hampered by UI annoyances and inconsistencies that will probably be fixed in future updates. But right now, using Lion Server is a tad more maddening than it should be.
If you didn’t know how things could and should be, QuickBooks 2012 for Mac would seem like a pretty good product. Unfortunately, the knowledge that QuickBooks could be better (and isn’t) makes QuickBooks 2012 for Mac something less than the ideal accounting and business finance application.