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Doing Your Own Taxes: Six Online Software Picks

Doing your taxes online is an approach that’s now overshadowing the traditional method of using boxed, packaged tax preparation software. While tax prep is never fun, going online tends to[...] Read full article

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PC Video Editing Software: Five Top Deals

For beginning and intermediate-level movie-makers, where can you find the best values in PC video editing software? Here are our top five product picks. Read full article

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CES 2014 Preview: Windows 8.1 PCs Meet Gadgets & Apps

Beyond Windows 8.1 PCs and iOS 7 mobile devices, CES 2014 will feature 3D printing, digital watches, and loads of distinctive sensor-driven, app-enabled gadgets. Read full article

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Asus Transformer Book T100 To Be an Inexpensive Windows 8.1 Hybrid Laptop with a ”Bay Trail” Atom Processor

Asus will soon release a full-size Windows 8.1 tablet with a keyboard. While that's nothing groundbreaking, what is surprising about the Transformer Book T100 is the price: $350. Read full article

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DNS) 12 Review: Turn Talk into Text

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12 brings initial Windows 8 support and other enhancements to speech software which was already very good, anyway. Read the full review. Read full article

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VIPRE Antivirus 2013 Review

At $39.99 per PC or even less, VIPRE Antivirus 2013 is a great deal in comparison to pricier security software from "big boy" competitors. Read the full review. Read full article

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Windows 8 Tips: How To Play Back Movies & Music

While Microsoft's new Windows 8 Media Center lets you play back DVDs and Blu-rays, it won't necessarily solve all of your multimedia woes. Here are some tips. Read full article

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Windows 8 Pro Upgrades for Existing PCs Bring DVD Playback

Looking at running Windows 8 on your existing PC? Microsoft is now offering Windows 8 Pro upgrades (that includes Media Center Pro for DVD and Blu-ray disc playback) at special[...] Read full article

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Windows 8 PCs Available on Friday, But Windows Store Is Still Lightweight

At the Windows 8 launch in New York City, a look at the latest additions to the Windows Store showed most of the new Win8/RT PC/tablet apps to be lightweight[...] Read full article

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Tips: Using the New Tiles in Windows 8

Windows 8's missing start button is only one change in a long list. Here are tips on how to cope with the tile-based user interface (UI) in Microsoft's latest OS. Read full article