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H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?

It's tax season. Here's a look at four online offerings to help you file with the IRS.

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Face-off: HPE vs. NetApp for enterprise flash storage

Considering enterprise flash array storage? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from HPE and NetApp, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite management

Users don't directly see these capabilities, but they are core to managing your productivity and collaboration platform

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Review: MongoDB learns cool new tricks

With useful graph search capabilities and important stability improvements, MongoDB 3.4 is a no-brainer upgrade

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Review: Microsoft Teams almost as bad as its beta

Despite the beta feedback, Microsoft cuts corners on user interface, functionality, and cross-platform support. When will it learn?

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Review: Slow internet? Firebind can sniff out the problem

We found Firebind to be an effective tool for reaching into branch office networks to diagnose internet-based performance problems. Firebind has a simple agent installation procedure and uses email-based alerting, so network managers...

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Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end. The gateways usually rely on plug-ins to Outlook and browsers so you can continue using your existing...

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Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest

Computerworld's Lucas Mearian has put several of the latest 3D printers through their paces. Here, we summarize what he found.

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Acer's Chromebook 11 N7: Tough and economical

Acer's rugged Chromebook 11 N7 is a low-cost, touch-screen laptop that can handle being dropped, shaken and doused.

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Smackdown: Office 365 vs. G Suite collaboration

Google’s G Suite has long mastered document collaboration. But now Microsoft Office has come on strong. Is it enough?

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Nintendo Switch introduces a new concept for consoles

Nintendo Switch runs on open source FreeBSD kernel and uses many open source components. I've been putting it through its paces the past few days. Here are my impressions.

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Content management tools: Features users love and hate

IT pros say what they like, and don’t like, about Microsoft’s SharePoint, IBM ECM, Box and Alfresco.

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It’s all Greek to me! 5 foreign language learning apps

Traveling for business or pleasure? These five mobile apps can have you speaking like a native in no time.

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13 reasons not to use Chrome

Chrome may be the world’s most popular browser, but it isn’t necessarily the best one

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Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)

We dropped, sprayed and shook three ruggedized Windows 10 tablets from Getac, Panasonic and Xplore. Here's how they fared.

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Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever

Visual Studio 2017 is not only smaller and faster, but armed for many more use cases than previous versions

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Deep dive into Windows Server 2016

In this review, we will go through the various new and improved features of Windows Server 2016. We found that many of them worked as advertised, while others weren’t totally baked yet.

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First impressions of Samsung's Galaxy Book with Windows 10

Samsung’s latest hybrid tablet device promises better performance and design than last year's Galaxy Tab Pro S. We go hands-on with the Galaxy Book for a first look.

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