Tech Review: HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus

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If you’re shopping for a multi-function office device that combines printing, scanning, fax, and copying in one unit, you can’t go wrong with the market leader, right? Maybe not, because our experiences with the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus were disappointingly lackluster. Initial setup was more awkward than for some devices in this class. HP’s [...]

Tech Review: Motorola Defy Smartphone

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There are lots of smartphones based on Google’s Android OS on the market today -- so many, in fact, that it can sometimes be hard to tell one phone from another. The Motorola Defy, available now on the T-Mobile network, is an example of a new generation of handsets that uses innovative ideas to differentiate [...]

Tech Review: Motorola CommandOne Bluetooth Headset

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With laws forbidding handheld mobile phone use while driving on the books in at least eight states and many more localities, a wireless headset is a must for anyone who needs to phone on the go. The CommandOne Bluetooth headset from Motorola is one example of the latest generation of wireless headsets that pack a [...]

Tech Review: Laplink PCmover Professional

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Upgrading to a new PC is always a treat -- that is, until you have to configure it. Re-installing all of your applications and moving over your documents and settings can be an all-day task, and even then there’s no guarantee you’ll catch everything. If you’re actually willing to try to copy Registry settings from [...]

Tech Review: FatCat ChargeCard


Mobility has transformed the way we live and work. But our phones, PDAs, MP3 players, GPS receivers, and other mobile devices all share the same Achilles’ heel: batteries. If you’ve ever run out of juice in the middle of an important call, you know how frustrating it can be. Enter the FatCat ChargeCard. It’s a [...]

Tech Review: AZiO Bluetooth Multimedia Keyboard

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If you divide your work between a laptop and a desktop PC, you probably spend half the time navigating with a mouse and the other half with a trackpad. Why not use the same pointing device with both computers? If you’re the kind of person who prefers the feel of a laptop, the AZiO Bluetooth [...]

Tech Review: Epson WorkForce 635 All-In-One Printer

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Small business offices are often as cramped for space as they are tight on cash, which makes multifunction printers particularly attractive. In this first edition of Tech Review, I’ll be looking at the Epson WorkForce 635 all-in-one, a new device that bundles fax, copying, and scanning capabilities with very high-speed ink jet printing, all in [...]