Jonathan Blum

Jonathan Blum

Jonathan Blum is a freelance writer and the principal of Blumsday LLC, a Web-based content company specializing in technology news.

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How to Run Business Software Between Macs and PCs
Apps & Software

How to Run Business Software Between Macs and PCs

Consider this advice for ensuring that documents and files can be used, in-house and by clients, no matter which operating system they're created on.
How to Create a Job Board on Your Business Website
Selling Online

How to Create a Job Board on Your Business Website

Selling job postings online can help small businesses increase Web traffic and generate extra revenue.
Free Web Security Tools to Guard Your Business Browser
Security

Free Web Security Tools to Guard Your Business Browser

Online security can be confusing and costly, but here are three free ways to keep your web browser as secure as possible in your business.
How to Protect Your Business's Mobile Devices
Security

How to Protect Your Business's Mobile Devices

A look at software and apps that can help you track and manage company smartphones and tablets should they be lost or stolen.
Review: Toughest Smartphones for Business
Mobile

Review: Toughest Smartphones for Business

Business is messy. Your mobile device should be able to handle it.
Three 'Touchless' Tools for a Healthy Office
Office Tech

Three 'Touchless' Tools for a Healthy Office

These gadgets can help keep workers, and your business in prime condition throughout the cold and flu season.
A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool
Shipping Center

A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool

The pro and cons of Livescribe, a pen that can digitize hand-written functions such as labeling and entering inventory data.
New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster
Apps & Software

New Square App Feature Makes Mobile Payments Even Faster

'Geofencing' technology helps eliminate a customer's need to handle a credit card, or even a mobile phone, when making a purchase.
A New App Lets Mobile Users Make and Send PDFs
Office Tech

A New App Lets Mobile Users Make and Send PDFs

Adobe releases an app that lets businesses create and send PDFs from any location.
One Way to Automate Your Online Marketing Efforts
Apps & Software

One Way to Automate Your Online Marketing Efforts

A look at search curation tool Curata, which gathers relevant articles and links from the Web and posts it to a company's website.
A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter
Office Tech

A New Tool for Taming Business-Card Clutter

In a quest to rid his desk of a dusty business-card collection, our tech columnist tests a new scanner that comes with contact-management software.
Pros and Cons: Google's New Take on Presentations
Apps & Software

Pros and Cons: Google's New Take on Presentations

New functions allow multiple users to build and make changes to business presentations at the same time.
Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs
Office Tech

Creative Business Uses for Touch-Screen PCs

PCs with touch-based interfaces have a small business upside: They can morph into everything from interactive retail kiosks to data-entry terminals.
Why Budget-Watching Business Owners Should Give the Latest Quicken a Look
Apps & Software

Why Budget-Watching Business Owners Should Give the Latest Quicken a Look

While not a major overhaul, upgrades to this popular financial software can help users plan spending and reduce debt.
Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help
Financing

Need Cash Fast? Pawngo Can Help

When banks aren't lending, entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to online pawn shops like this one.
Top 10 Presentation Tools
Technology

Top 10 Presentation Tools

What you need to make your big idea look huge.
Five Easy Tools to Build a Website
Building a Website

Five Easy Tools to Build a Website

You don't have to be a techie to build a website for your business. Here are five affordable resources to get started.
Is Google Wallet the Next Step in Mobile Payments?
Apps & Software

Is Google Wallet the Next Step in Mobile Payments?

New 'contactless' mobile payment app might be ahead of its time, especially for small businesses.
Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System
Success Stories

Startup Turns Your Tablet Into a Point-of-Sale System

Own Point of Sale offers cafes and coffee shops a way to ring up sales in the cloud.
Tablet Options for Startups
Office Tech

Tablet Options for Startups

Here's what to expect from the Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Viewsonic Viewpad 10, and Blackberry Playbook.
Big Banks Make Online Payments Easier for Business Owners
Cash Flow & Money Management

Big Banks Make Online Payments Easier for Business Owners

Here's a look at the range online business-banking tools from the major U.S. banks.
Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing
Office Tech

Monitors That Pull Double-Duty for Marketing

Monitors can be repurposed as interactive marketing kiosks, allowing your customers to see for themselves just how innovative you are. Here are three of the sharpest.
The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars
Mobile

The Kindle Fire Fuels Tablet Wars

With the retail firepower of its Silk 'split' browser, the Kindle Fire could be a barn-burner for Amazon.
How to Protect Your Business from Malware in Custom Apps
Security

How to Protect Your Business from Malware in Custom Apps

An expanding network of cybercriminals is taking aim at the hidden flaws lurking inside the custom-created apps on your company's website. Here's how to safeguard application security for your custome
Car Forward: Gadgets and Apps for Business Owners On the Go
Automotive

Car Forward: Gadgets and Apps for Business Owners On the Go

Thanks to better mobile networks, a new generation of touch- and voice-enabled products and fresh interest from profit-starved automakers, the vehicles we drive to work every day are becoming the plac
New Options in Home Office Furniture
Home Based Business

New Options in Home Office Furniture

We explored the hidden corners of the market for higher-end office furnishings. Here are our picks for the right mix for your home workspace.
Mindjet Connect Helps Small Businesses Visualize and Manage Projects
Apps & Software

Mindjet Connect Helps Small Businesses Visualize and Manage Projects

When a to-do list just won't cut it anymore, this Web-based tool helps you organize and visualize the tasks required to fulfill projects.
An Inside Look at Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365
Apps & Software

An Inside Look at Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365

Our columnist gets the skinny on on Microsoft's 'cloudification' of software and what it could mean for your business.
A New Tool for Mobile Video Group Chats
Mobile

A New Tool for Mobile Video Group Chats

This four-way video-calling service can help your team stay in touch on the road.
Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation
Apps & Software

Four Alternatives to PowerPoint for Your Next Presentation

Not long ago, PowerPoint was the go-to tool for business presentations. Now there are more options.