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Manage blocked iMessage, FaceTime contacts using a Mac

iOS users have been able to block phone numbers and e-mail addresses since the release of iOS 7. When a number or address is blocked, Messages, FaceTime calls, and even regular cellular calls won't ever show up on your iOS device.

When Apple released OS X 10.9.2 earlier this week, it not only patched a security issue, but it also added the ability to block contacts on a Mac for the first time.

Managing blocked contacts on OS X Mavericks is somewhat hidden.

To manage the contacts you currently have blocked, launch the Messages app and go … Read more

Mozilla Firefox for Mac

Mozilla Firefox for Mac comes with a new Social API that allows you to integrate multiple social sites into your browser and chat or receive notifications more easily. Various security and code improvements have also been made, but you probably won't notice these unless you're a theme or add-on developer. The browser remains fast, safe, and accessible.

After downloading the new Mozilla Firefox for Mac, drag it into the Applications folder and then move the app icon to the dock. Launch it and you can run several services at a time with the new Social API. Not all … Read more

Review: eFile your small business or contractor taxes with H&R Block 2013 Premium

H&R Block's 2013 Premium Webware is an affordable eFiling option for contractors, rental property owners, and self-employed individuals. Its online storage and search features, live and real-time support, and reassuring guarantee of support if audited make it a good choice as a primary tax tool.

H&R Block's main Web site lets you view and compare its online tax tools side by side and start using any of them for free. The first step is to create or log in to an H&R Block account; but it's free, too, so you're … Read more

Review: Prepare and file your business taxes with H&R Block's Premium and Business software

H&R Block's Web-based Premium and Business might be the only tax software your business needs. It handles corporate, partnership, and LLC returns, produces payroll and employer forms, and helps you maximize your expenses. Best of all, you can store, prepare, and file up to five business returns securely from the comfort of home. Add the guidance and assistance that draws on H&R Block's tax knowledge, including real-time chat with tax experts, free unlimited business state program downloads, and H&R Block's guarantees -- and it's hard to beat at any price, … Read more

Review: Contractors and the self-employed can eFile with H&R Block 2013 Premium

H&R Block's Premium online 2013 tax service lets contractors, rental property owners, and self-employed people prepare and file their taxes from the kitchen table (or anywhere) like other taxpayers. It includes everything found in HRB's Free, Basic, and Deluxe services plus priority real-time support and expert help with Schedule C and E, maximizing deductions and other tax questions you're likely to have. You can file your state taxes, too, for a small, extra fee. H&R Block guarantees you the largest return or smallest bill, just like its local offices. You can run through … Read more

Review: Prepare and file online with H&R Block Free

H&R Block Free for your 2013 taxes stands out among online tax prep services because the site is streamlined and the service's step-by-step process makes preparing your taxes easy. Plus, you can file your income taxes online for free (state taxes, too, for a fee). H&R Block Free includes free advice from tax experts and free in-person support if you're audited, and it guarantees you the lowest tax bill or largest return, depending on what you've got coming to you.

We visited H&R Block's store-like Web portal and clicked the … Read more

Review: Deduct home mortgage, investment income, and more with H&R Block's Deluxe Web site

H&R Block's Web-based Deluxe tax preparation service lets you easily include your home mortgage, investment income, charitable giving, and other credits and deductions. The Deluxe option includes everything in Block's Free and Basic services, such as the ability to import data and documents from other tax software and online storage and access of your tax forms. But the Deluxe service adds expert guidance for your mortgage and other deductions, live and real-time technical support, and other extras. You can try H&R Block Deluxe for free without filing or paying until you're satisfied. We … Read more

Review: File taxes with mortgage, investment, and other deductions with H&R Block's Deluxe service

If you own your home or have some investments, H&R Block's Deluxe online filing service delivers the convenience of eFiling with expert guidance, and for a surprisingly affordable (and recently discounted) price. The Deluxe option has everything offered in the Free and Basic options plus help with your home mortgage, investments, dividends, and charitable deductions. You can also file your state taxes for an additional fee. You don't have to file (or pay) until you're satisfied and H&R Block guarantees its arithmetic, too. The Deluxe tool lets you import previous filing data from … Read more

Review: File easy with H&R Block's 2013 Basic Webware

H&R Block's Basic Webware for 2013 taxes is an online alternative to tax prep software and a great choice if your taxes aren't complex but you need more than free services offers. The second level in H&R Block's four online tax prep options, the Basic service has everything the Free tool offers plus free technical support, online storage, and access for three years -- and the ability to import W2 and other forms as well as returns from previous years. H&R Block has discounted the Basic service, so it's a … Read more

Review: File easy with support with H&R Block 2013 Basic

H&R Block's 2013 Basic online service offers reliable no-frills income tax preparation at a bargain price. As the least expensive of H&R Block's 2013 filing options, Basic offers everything in the free service, like free tax preparation and filing, expert advice, and support if audited -- plus free tech support, online returns storage for three years, and the ability to import tax documents and data from most popular tax software. For an additional fee, you can file your state taxes at the same time. Best of all, you can start for free and see … Read more