Pulse News Mini gives you all the news from your favorite Web sites laid out in an intuitive interface. News sites are laid out vertically so you can swipe up and down to the latest news from all sites quickly, or you can swipe horizontally to read more stories from the same site. Each story heading has the headline and an included graphic, making for a more elegant approach than other news readers that show only text links. Touching a story heading gives you either a text-based summary, a mobile-optimized version for easy reading, or a way to view the … Read more
There are many drawbacks to paper-based offices: papers are easily lost, damaged, or stolen, paper files take up lots of space, and paper purchasing can become costly. Paper is not a very environmentally sound option, either, especially if you have trouble getting people on board with recycling. If you like the idea of going paperless but you're not quite sure how to implement it, try DocPoint - Document Management Software. This intuitive program lets users organize, store, and share documents electronically, minimizing the need for paper.
The program's interface is plain and attractive, with its features arranged in … Read more
With the fail whale cropping up even more than usual, I think I have found a good backup for Twitter.
The folks at humorous paper products company Knock Knock have come up with an entirely analog variant of the microblogging service.
The company sells notepads billed as "Paper Tweets," where people can use pen and paper to jot down their witticisms of 140 characters or fewer. There are check boxes to indicate whether you are retweeting, replying, direct messaging, or just updating your status. And even a place to write in one of those silly hash tags. The … Read more
If you've ever dreamed of sticking all that paperwork on your desk where the sun don't shine, a Japanese machine can turn it all into toilet paper for you.
Appropriately named White Goat, this device designed for the office can take regular letter-size paper or shreds, including that sales report you cursed until you were blue in the face, and transform it into nearly pristine rolls of white tissue.
Do they give awards for "Most Inventive Re-Imagining of a Classic Paper Game"? If so, I nominate Hanged for iPhone (which should also be in the running for "Best Stop-Motion Love Story" and "Game Most Likely to Make You Pull Out Your iPhone and Tell Friends, 'You Gotta See This!'")
If that sounds like a lot of gushing for what is essentially Hangman: Extreme Makeover Edition, it's because Hanged is such a clever and pleasant surprise.
The game has no menus, no instructions--it is just Hangman, after all. I don't want to … Read more
The App Store offers a handful of solutions for transporting data from iPhone to printer, but few work as easily as Print Magic.
The $6.99 app makes it a cinch to print text, Web pages, and photos, all without wires: it connects via Wi-Fi to any printer on your network (or any shared printer on your Mac).
Well, almost any printer. While the app had no problem detecting my Brother HL-2170W laser printer and MFC-440CN multifunction, it couldn't figure out how to print to the latter.
Ideally, you should take Print Magic for a test drive before plunking … Read more
Those who enjoy the beauty of a high-quality black-and-white print will appreciate Ilford's newest member of its Galerie line of inkjet photo papers, the Galerie Gold Fibre Silk. It's a professional-grade inkjet photo paper, with characteristics resembling a traditional fiber-based black-and-white print. Designed for use only with photo inkjet printers that utilize pigment-based inks, such as Epson's UltraChrome or Canon's Lucia inks. Professional photographers and anyone passionate about black-and-white printing, especially all those familiar with fiber prints from a darkroom, will enjoy the look and feel of it.
Ilford Gold Fiber Silk inkjet paper is a … Read more
Chip supplier Marvell is hooking up with e-reader companies, hoping to take the lead in silicon design for this nascent market.
The market for e-readers, currently led by the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader, is poised for growth, according to Weili Dai, a Marvell co-founder and general manager of the consumer and computing business unit. "The timing is right for the e-reader market to take off in volume," Dai said in an interview.
Marvell, though not a household name like Intel, is a major supplier of communications, storage, and wireless chips. Marvell, for example, supplied the Wi-Fi chip … Read more
Tax time is always just around the corner. Software maker 1099 Pro's Enterprise Edition provides a smooth way to fill out practically any U.S. tax form and print it off. With a simple layout and impressive choices, this is a great program for frequent tax filers.
Large command buttons and intuitive flow characterize the interface. Navigation is smooth and easy, with no need to consult the Help file. A surprise was that the program didn't just offer the popular 1099 tax form. A drop-down menu offers seven different tax forms, though the program lived up to its … Read more
W2 Pro Professional Edition promises to simplify the complicated task of managing employee tax paperwork. With a helpful Wizard and surprising extras, it does just that.
We instantly loved the interface's excellent setup Wizard, which provides definitions for complex questions and makes the entire process of managing W-2 forms easy enough for users with no accounting experience. You can set up your company's information in a matter of minutes by filling in a few fields. Adding employees to your roster and filling in their information is just as easy, especially since a virtual W-2 form lets you fill … Read more