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MindManager Business Edition – Software Review

MindManager Business Edition – Software Review – Evaluation Dave Johnson PEOPLE TEND TO THINK VISUALLY, HENCE THE cliche of grabbing a napkin to refine an inspiration. MindManager ($169, multi-user licenses available; 877-MINDJET, www.mindjet.com) acts as a digital napkin, a graphical tool for turning ideas into clean and professional graphics. MindManager helps you convert your thoughts […]

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Get the Message – instant voice messaging

Get the Message – instant voice messaging – Internet/Web/Online Service Information Charles Pappas Instant messaging can bring you closer to your employees and customers WHEN DR. JERRY MINSKY, A COMPUTER SCIENTIST-TURNED-DENTAL surgeon in Cerritos, Calif., wants to send a message to someone, he launches a rocket–a RocketTalk instant message, that is. Blasting off last February, […]

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Mail Box Renters Fight USPS

Mail Box Renters Fight USPS – Government Activity Victoria Hall Smith If you work from home, you may know that in the spring of 1999 the U.S. Postal Service decided to scrutinize small businesses who use private mailboxes at locations Like Mail Boxes Etc. and PostalAnnex+. The USPS issued a ruling that proved to be […]

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Put your business on the map – MapLinx for Windows 3.0 from MapLinx – Software Review

Put your business on the map – MapLinx for Windows 3.0 from MapLinx – Software Review – Evaluation Wayne Kawamoto Rating: ***1/2 MapLinx for Windows Version Reviewed: 3.0 List Price: $150 Average Street Price: $100 Publisher: MapLinx, (800) 352-3414 WIN If sales is a big part of your job, where you do business is often […]

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Lightweight, heavy power – HP’s OmniBook 800CT Pentium-based subnotebook – Hardware Review

Lightweight, heavy power – HP’s OmniBook 800CT Pentium-based subnotebook – Hardware Review – Evaluation Russell Letson OmniBook 800CT RATING: * * * WIN 95 / WIN If you’re looking for a portable notebook with enough muscle to double as a desktop computer, the Hewlett-Packard OmniBook 800CT is worth a look. As a mobile unit, it’s […]

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How not to incorporate: nine major mistakes you never want to make – Legal Matters

How not to incorporate: nine major mistakes you never want to make – Legal Matters – Tutorial Stephen L. Nelson As AN ACCOUNTANT AND WRITER, I HAD ALWAYS OPERated as a sole proprietor. But recently I incorporated a piece of my business–writing computer books. You might not think that writing books warrants incorporation, but most […]

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Two impressive mice without tails – A powerful Epson 386, two cordless mice, and the Macintosh Typist – evaluation of two pointing devices: Logitech Inc.’s MouseMan cordless mouse and Z-Nix Company Inc.’s Cordless SuperMouse – Hardware Review

Two impressive mice without tails – A powerful Epson 386, two cordless mice, and the Macintosh Typist – evaluation of two pointing devices: Logitech Inc.’s MouseMan cordless mouse and Z-Nix Company Inc.’s Cordless SuperMouse – Hardware Review – evaluation Steven C.M. Chen Pointing devices, especially mice, have increased in popularity ever since the latest version […]

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Don’t lose a single cent — the best ways to track expenses – includes a related article on techniques – Finance

Don’t lose a single cent — the best ways to track expenses – includes a related article on techniques – Finance – Column Linda Stern The best hint anyone ever gave me for keeping track of my business expenses was decidedly low-tech. A writing buddy, complaining about how disorganized she was with her records, mentioned […]

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Anything-But-Basic Black – Hardware Review

Anything-But-Basic Black – Hardware Review – Evaluation James Miller IBM Aptiva 651 7.1 6 9 8 7 V P E S Configuration Win 98, 5000MHz Pentium III, 128MB of RAM, 25.5GB hard disk, 6x DVD-ROM drive, 56Kbps modem, 8MB graphics card, 17-inch monitor Price $3,048 Manufacturer IBM, 800-426-7235 ext. 4340, www.ibm.com WHAT’S BLACK, FAST, sleek, […]

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Easier drawing from Aldus – Software Review – Aldus Corp. Consumer Division’s IntelliDraw drawing program

Easier drawing from Aldus – Software Review – Aldus Corp. Consumer Division’s IntelliDraw drawing program – Evaluation Mark (Consumer advocate) Green IntelliDraw Rating: * * * AT A GLANCE: New, mid-level drawing program for Macintosh and Windows with many functions-slide shows, charting and graphing, animations-usually found only in separate presentation packages. DOCUMENTATION: Tutorial is well […]