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TextUs.Biz Receptionist

Receptionist review: App replaces your human receptionist with an iPad

There's a trend in business towards no longer using a full-time receptionist to meet visitors to an office. TextUS.biz's Receptionist allows you to use an iPad, instead.

Save time with OS X's sidebar

OS X Mavericks' sidebar is intended to give you one-click access to the items you use the most. Here's how to make sure it does.

Ember review: Software for serious scrapbookers

Why would anyone would develop (or buy) a scrapbook app? The folks at Realmac show that there is more to it than just cutting and pasting images.

FileMaker 13

Filemaker 13: The database is in your browser

FileMaker, Inc. previews its new FileMaker 13 platform, which puts the emphasis on browser access and improved design tools.

Liquid review: Utility simplifies many text-related tasks

If you ever search for, copy, share, or otherwise fiddle with bits of text (and who doesn't), Liquid will make your life a lot easier.

Prijector promises to cut the cable in the conference room

The presentation device offers its own Wi-Fi connection, giving people a way to share their presentation with the rest of the room.

Dialogue 1.2 review: Make phone calls on your iPhone through your Mac

Dialogue lets you set up your Mac as a Bluetooth "headset" so you can make phone calls through your iPhone and use the Mac's microphone and speakers.

Personal database roundup: Bento is dead, long live Bento

FileMaker discontinued the consumer-level Bento personal database, so what are Bento users to do? Here's a look at four alternatives.

Calca review: A text editor that's also a math wiz

When you need to work in text and perform calculations, Calca is a powerful tool.

16 secrets of Google Drive

Google Drive is a souped-up productivity machine with lots of features you may not have even noticed. Here are 16 you shouldn't miss.