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Supercomputer phones, the best is yet to come

Filed in Computer, Integrate, Software by on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Supercomputer phones, the best is yet to come

Many millions now routinely use supercomputer phones. To put it in perspective: Computers became a million times faster in thirty years. For example, the Cry-1 supercomputer (once among the fastest) had 4MB of main memory, an 80MHz CPU clock and cost $5 million. However, mobile phones like today’s Android G1 have 192MB of memory, a 528MHz CPU [...]

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Should you help Intuit violate antitrust laws to fight Xero?

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Should you help Intuit violate antitrust laws to fight Xero?

You have a vital interest in strong competition, even if not using Intuit QuickBooks or Xero. QB did not get important changes in 2005, when insiders like me wanted. It got these in 2013, due to Xero competition: A faster and more complete QB Online. Automatic QBO bank/credit card downloads (QB desktop – one click) [...]

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Xero is and will be far better than QuickBooks

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on March 15, 2014 0 Comments
Xero is and will be far better than QuickBooks

I was almost exclusively Intuit for 35 years. Many years had hundreds of fast email exchanges with Intuit CEOs and top aides (BestQuickBooksCPA.com). These CEOS wrote (and let me publicize): You’re fantastic Mike! Absolutely fantastic! Keep raising hell when Intuit does something wrong. However, here is why I know know that Xero is and will [...]

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Original http://1234567890.typepad.com/quickbooks/ blog dies

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Original http://1234567890.typepad.com/quickbooks/ blog dies

We moved my very old and extensive http://1234567890.typepad.com/quickbooks/ Typepad Xero QuickBooks blog to WordPress many months ago. Typepad gave the blog exclusive use of the QuickBooks folder, so it was likely their first QuickBooks blog. I left Typepad due to very surprising problems, after many years of trying to get changes: Typepad cannot maintain Facebook links for [...]

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Government: people food good; animal food bad

Filed in Politics by on February 8, 2014
Government: people food good; animal food bad

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced that it is proud to be distributing this year the greatest amount of free Meals and Food Stamps ever, to 47 million people as of the most recent figures available. Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, [...]

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Per Employee Xero Pricing Updates

Filed in Xero by on February 6, 2014
Per Employee Xero Pricing Updates

I recently wrote, “We badly need per employee Xero pricing” as a Xero Feature Request at https://community.xero.com/business/discussion/3686491/ Other payrolls base charges on employees or transactions. The Xero price schedule is  a STOPPED CLOCK: RIGHT TWICE A DAY. The $30 one employee plan (including Xero) is inexpensive, but does not include direct deposit, e-file and e-pay. This is [...]

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Per Employee Xero Pricing (and item pricing, not a RIDICULOUS ALTERNATIVE)

Per Employee Xero Pricing (and item pricing, not a RIDICULOUS ALTERNATIVE)

We badly need per employee Xero pricing (and item pricing), not a RIDICULOUS ALTERNATIVE. Every other payroll company I have ever known charged based on employees or transactions. Xero prices are now LIKE A like a STOPPED CLOCK, which is ONLY RIGHT TWICE A DAY. The $30 one employee plan seems inexpensive, especially now that [...]

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Saved by Xero

Filed in Accounting, Business, Xero by on December 22, 2013
Saved by Xero

My CPA life is being saved by Xero. I have had 40+ years of having most of my work due a few months after the year. With Xero (Michael Block CPA), I can work 24/7, all during the year. Everything imports nightly and is always up to date, with unlimited client users, and ready for my changes. The [...]

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Hangout with me, Free Google phone / video conferences, Mike Block XeroCPA

Filed in Accounting, Business, Computer, Integrate, Software, Xero by on December 13, 2013
Hangout with me, Free Google phone / video conferences, Mike Block XeroCPA

Google combed several of its good free programs into a great free program, Google Hangouts. I am only now beginning to use this program, so please tell me anything that seems questionable. Google Plus lets you create unlimited lists (circles) for family, friends, acquaintances, clients and any other category you wish to create. Any person [...]

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Make taxes and bookkeeping MUCH faster and easier, Focus on business not paperwork

Make taxes and bookkeeping MUCH faster and easier, Focus on business not paperwork

Make taxes and bookkeeping MUCH faster and easier, as you focus on business, not paperwork: Stop receipts from quickly becoming illegible, disorganized or lost Save on having you or your CPA sort, add or classify receipts Increase tax deductions (entertainment, auto expenses and much more) Cut accounting costs and get earlier tax returns (less subject [...]

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