Keeping track of a small business is nearly always a challenge, but those in the party rental and event planning industry face special difficulties, especially in managing large inventories of small items that must be constantly grouped and regrouped in different ways for a wide variety of clients who nevertheless have a few things in common, like big plans and high expectations for their events. If that sounds like your life (and headaches) then RentMaster is for you. It's a rental-based inventory and business management tool optimized specifically for the party, event, and special occasion trade, with a plethora … Read more
The Microsoft Zune HD portable media player is officially available for preorder today. Outlets ranging from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, and Microsoft itself are taking preorders on a black version of the 16GB Zune HD, or a silver version of the 32GB model. As Tuesday's pricing leak suggested, the players are retailing for $219 (16GB) and $289 (32GB). Preorders of the Zune HD are expected to arrive on September 15, the same day we expect they'll hit store shelves.
Ezy Invoice 7 is a multifeatured program that allows users to create invoices and many other useful business documents. Although it takes some getting used to, the program's features make it worth the effort.
Ezy Invoice's creators seem to have made an extra effort to create a simple and uncluttered interface, but it seems they may have even gone too far; it is at times difficult to determine where in the interface you are. Similar-looking screens open on top of one another and it's not hard to get confused and lose your starting place. However, once the … Read more
A discounted offer for Windows 7 appears to be selling out quickly in Europe.
In addition to an apparent sellout at some Amazon sites and at spots in Germany, Microsoft's European online store was apparently overwhelmed by demand, meaning that those who turned up to buy the software were instead greeted with a multilingual error message.
"Due to the eagerly anticipated Windows 7 pre-order offer we're experiencing a higher level of demand on our website than usual," Microsoft said in the English-language posting. "This means you can't access the site right now and we'… Read more
It's the end of a long day, and your stomach is starting to growl. You've got nothing appetizing within reach, you don't feel like venturing outside again, and you certainly don't feel like being put on hold by the local deli. It's time to order in online.
Domino's recently announced that has enhanced its site for online delivery ordering, and even though the pizza business seems to be leading the restaurant industry in online ordering, there are quite a few online services that will help orchestrate your next meal delivery.
Although the sites in this roundup provide varying degrees of usability--and I can't vouch for their reliability--you should find use for at least one of them.Restaurant delivery services
Delivery.com Enter your address on Delivery.com's home page, and it provides a list of all the restaurants in your area with which it has partnered to deliver food to your area. Those located in metropolitan areas will naturally have a better selection of restaurants than those in more rural areas, and even in the city, third-party delivery may mean longer waits than usual.
That said, the ordering process is pretty simple. After you choose the restaurant you want (you can sort your results by cuisine, distance, and ratings), you can click through its menu, customize your meal, and select a delivery time. Delivery.com then contacts that partner, places your order, and collects a fee from the restaurant for referring you. You'll pay for the price of the food and delivery only.
Domino's Domino's recently revamped its site to improve the online-ordering experience, and it has succeeded.
Create a Domino's account, and you'll find Domino's locations in your area. If ordering a pizza, you can easily select its size, type, and toppings. Domino's says you will be able to track your pizza from the point of order to delivery. It even has the option to track your order on Facebook and Twitter.
If you were looking forward to avoiding that iPhone line at the Apple or AT&T store by ordering early from AT&T, you're too late now.
AT&T preorders have sold out and folks placing preorders now are being told they'll have to wait up to two weeks to get a phone.
AT&T customers lucky enough to get their orders in early can still report to their respective AT&T stores at 7 a.m. Friday to get their iPhone 3G S. They will have a guaranteed slot if they show … Read more
I know Kindles and e-books are all the rage, but if I'm being honest with myself, I'll take an audiobook over virtual ink. In fact, I've come to rely on audiobooks (and podcasts, of course) to ease the drudgery of my daily commute. I can download or rip audiobooks to my iPod, hit play, and take in a crime novel or autobiography that I would otherwise not have time or attention span to read. But as any audiobook fanatic will tell you, the habit can get very expensive. A typical audiobook from iTunes or Audible will set … Read more
A judge has ordered Henry McMaster, attorney general of South Carolina, not to file any criminal charges against Craigslist until the related matter is settled in court.
A judge for the U.S. district court in South Carolina on Friday issued a temporary restraining order in the case. Craigslist sought the order after McMaster threatened the service as well as its managers with criminal prosecution.
McMaster has demanded that Craigslist do more to halt prostitution ads from appearing on its site. He said he would instruct his staff to launch a criminal investigation unless the ads were removed. He continued … Read more
Please tell the truth. Once in a while, you really want to tell someone describing at a high lung level the date they had last night with a perverted zombie to just belt up. Or at least to make his or her cell phone call a little more intimate.
Well, a woman standing in line at a Brooklyn bodega found Berta Rakhmamimov's cell-phone conversation a little too piercing.
And she allegedly wound up attacked by Rakhmamimov's fists, coffee and, naturally, stiletto heels.
For those of you fond of a blow-by-blow account of fisticuffs, police said that Rahkmamimov first … Read more
I never understood the logic of "ordered chaos." Either you are messy or you aren't. So I rarely sympathize with anyone who is trying to look for his or her phone or car keys under a pile of stuff.
Fortunately for this group of people, the Find It All Key Finder may be the key (literally) to their next search mission. Each $40 set comes with a pair of keychains and a card with wireless receiving and transmitting capabilities. All you need to do is attach them to items that you frequently use or have a tendency … Read more