Stories by Zack Stern

Free online invoicing tool boosts productivity

Invoice management is crucial for any business. But especially if you're just starting out, you might be tempted to save a few dollars on an invoicing application by submitting bills as Word docs or other text files. Don't waste your time trying to invent your own payment system. A free, server-based tool could be all you need.

Asus W90 Desktop Replacement Laptop

I'm not sure whether "desktop replacement" accurately describes the heft of the Asus W90VP, but I certainly agree with the included warning not to use it on a lap. Slightly more "monster" than "monstrosity," this luggable goes where it wants with a 16.1-pound body and 17.5-inch-wide frame. But that size--which is big even for a <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/123729/top_10_power_laptops.html">power laptop</a>--allows for desktop-like gaming power, even though other features disappoint.