Barbara KrasnoffSr. Reviews Editor, Computerworld

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Barbara Krasnoff is Senior Reviews Editor at Computerworld, covering hardware, software, gadgets, apps and other tech-related products.

Microsoft Surface Tablet: The Keyboard is the Key

Until recently, I've never been attracted by the idea of a tablet. The Surface may change that.

Reconsidering Prepaid Cell Phones

Analysis: A prepaid phone may be simply a stopgap, or a way around the high costs, two-year contractual handcuffs, and other difficulties of most current postpaid carriers.

Two Personal Scanners: NeatDesk vs. Xerox Mobile Scanner

Two current scanners, the NeatDesk and the Xerox Mobile Scanner, offer simple ways to digitize and store a variety of paper documents.

The Printer Ink Trap

Buyers don't realize how expensive a 'cheap' printer really is until they start replacing the ink.

Google Docs for Android: Mobile Word Processing Gets Practical

The latest version of Google Docs is cleaner, easier to read and easier to use than its predecessors, and it adds the ability to collaborate in real time.

6 Mobile Apps That Can Keep You Current on Election

If you're one of those who really wants to follow the play-by-play as it happens -- the debates, the ads, the back-and-forth on the talk shows, the Twitter conversations -- the best way to do it is via your mobile device.

Using Libraries In the Age of eBooks

Matt Hamblen's recent article on ebook borrowing illustrates the difficulties libraries are facing in the digital age. It's too bad, because libraries are an important resource.

CES 2012: Will the Ultrabook be as Ultra as Promised?

The current crop of Ultrabooks to make their appearance are attractive, but they aren't yet quite the wonders that we'd like.

E-Book Readers as Stocking Stuffers

E-Ink e-readers may not give you a lot of browsing capability, but their price tags may make them more of an impulse buy than their sexier siblings.

Six Out-of-the-ordinary Laptop Mice

If you're still using a traditional computer (as opposed to a tablet), you're probably also still using a traditional mouse.

Naming Names: Google Wrestles With Anonymity

Google is insisting that users go by their real names. A lot of users are not happy.