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Hot Disks 05/02

Put a communications center at your fingertips, text transfers made easy, and more

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  • Keep in Touch: Turn your PCinto a communications center with the Communicate! i2000 softwarepackage from 01 Communique (www.01com.com). The interface, which resembles atwo-dimensional fax machine, takes some getting used to, but this$79.99 application offers a wide variety of features: It serves asa fax machine, an answering machine and even a video phone.
  • Just Paste It: Transfertext to your Palm-based handheld with just a single click.BluePaste from BlueSquirrel (www.bluesquirrel.com) lets you capture textfrom your PC, convert it to a memo or .doc file, and then downloadit to your PDA the next time you HotSync. The $19.95 applicationwon't revolutionize the way you use your Palm, but it can maketransferring information a whole lot easier.
  • Virtual Assistant:Can't afford an HR staff? With People Manager 3.0, youwon't need to. The $179 application from KnowledgePoint(www.knowledgepoint.com) serves as your virtual HRdepartment, organizing employee records, tracking personnelchanges, offering legal advice and reminding you of important tasksand dates (like when those benefits kick in).

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