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Contributing Editor Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

Tax-Prep Sites: The Big Three Fight for Your 2009 Return

Intuit TurboTax, H&R Block at Home (formerly TaxCut), and Second Story Software's TaxAct all offer solid Web-based tax-prep services, with the pricing and the hand-holding options being the main differentiators.

Nero SecurDisc 2.0: Improved Security For Optical Storage Media

Nero says the improved data-protection technology should increase the chances of recovering content from damaged CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs.

Netgear Announces Superfast Powerline Network Products

The announcements made at CeBIT include next-generation powerline and advanced multimedia-optimized Wi-Fi products.