TaxACT 2013 Deluxe Edition review

TaxACT 2013 Deluxe Edition is 2nd Story Software's best value if you've previously filed your federal income tax returns with TaxACT. It has everything in TaxACT's free service, including free federal filing, guaranteed accuracy, and assistance if you're audited, plus state tax filing for a small fee. The Deluxe edition includes extra tax calculators, expert advice, free phone support, and more. You can download TaxACT Deluxe as standalone software, but we tried the Webware version, which integrates with your secure TaxACT account. Like TaxACT's other products and similar services, you can try TaxACT Deluxe for … Read more

TaxACT 2013 Free Federal Edition review

TaxACT 2013 Free Federal Edition not only supports 2013 federal 1040EZ and other basic returns but also any IRS electronic filing form. Free services and tools like the Dependent and FAFSA Assistants help you find all eligible deductions. Expert help is available, too, including support if you're audited, and returns are guaranteed 100 percent accurate. TaxACT promises to find you the maximum return, if you've got one coming. You can do your state taxes at the same time for a small fee, too.

We like that you can not only try TaxACT for free, but also without registering. … Read more

Review: Homeowners can eFile, too, with TurboTax Deluxe

TurboTax Deluxe includes free federal eFiling and helps homeowners, investors, and charitable givers maximize deductions. TurboTax Deluxe offers real-time help and searches for all possible deductions, including medical bills. Its Audit Risk Meter flags potential audit triggers and helps you avoid them.

First-time visitors to the TurboTax storefront can sign in, create a free account, or start any tool for free. TurboTax Deluxe's compatible form list was a welcome surprise; basically, it handles everything but business forms like Schedule C and those for estates and trusts. There's an option for first-time filers, too. We logged on to the … 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: 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

The saddest Web site on Earth

Updated with comments from co-creator Luke Tipping.

I'm sorry to share this, but as they say, misery loves company.

Four well-meaning Brits got together and launched SeeYourFolks.com on July 16. Since then, every person who has visited the site has felt a lump in his or her throat. After answering a few seemingly innocuous questions, visitors are presented with a number. In my case, a horrifying number that was shockingly low, because I live across the country from my parents and am -- I guess -- a terrible child who doesn't visit enough. This number is generated … Read more

Cruise at infinite speed in Race the Sun

Endless runners have been a longtime staple for many casual gamers. Whether you're a Temple Runner, Jetpack Joyrider, or Robotic Unicorn on the Attack fan, you realize that these games are fun for one simple reason: they are easy to pick up and put down. Race The Sun, at its core, is not very different from these other running games. With that said, we were surprised how much time it sucked out of our day.

In Race The Sun you pilot a solar-powered craft, racing at a breakneck speed down a desolate gray desert toward the sunset (Sounds like … Read more

File electronically with TaxACT 2012 Free Federal Edition

TaxACT 2012 Free Federal Edition offers basic tax preparation for and electronic filing of your 2012 federal income tax return. It offers step-by-step guidance not only for filing your taxes but also for maximizing your deductions and refund, if applicable, plus free help from the TaxACT Answer Center and other resources. It's compatible with most versions of Windows, from XP to 8, and complies with the latest updates to the U.S. tax code.

TaxACT 2012 Free Edition starts with a user-friendly interface offering quick links to Basic Info, Dependents, Filing Status, and a range of related topics such … Read more

TurboTax Online Deluxe 2012

TurboTax is big in tax software, so we were interest to see how their online tax service compared to similar services from other big names in the tax prep game. TurboTax Online offers five options: Free, Deluxe, Premier, Home & Business, and the new Military Edition. The Deluxe edition is the most popular. Why? Maybe its mission: Maximize your deductions. TurboTax Deluxe 2012 is ready to help you prepare and file your 2012 taxes. Better yet, it's ready for the IRS: One of the advantages of online tax tools from trusted services is their ability to handle changes in … Read more

MacLuvin: 6 new free indie games for Apple

Back to bed (Webware)

Guide sleep-walking Bob across rooftops and back into bed. Play as subBob, a subconscious alter-ego of Bob that takes a form of a blue dream dog with a human face. Avoid traps, pitfalls, and nightmarish creatures to guide Bob back into bed. Walk on walls, make blockades, and do whatever it takes to survive.

A crazy little game from a Danish developer, Back to Bed takes you into what seems like a nightmarish world straight out of the mind of Salvador Dali, while being narrated by a man with a creepy eastern European accent speaking through … Read more