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.