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IRS Gets Hip with Tax App for iPhone, Android

The application lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information.

File Your Tax Return From Your Smartphone

TurboTax makes filing taxes even easier.


Uncle Sam's Dumbest Tech Buys

The U.S. government has made some less-than-successful tech investments over the years, and that's to be expected from the law of averages. But these eight federal and state efforts are just stupid.

Quicken Gets a Web-Inspired Overhaul

The 2011 editions of Intuit's popular personal finance program sport many improvements inspired by Quicken's online sibling, But perhaps the biggest selling point is a huge increase in the number of financial institutions that let you download transaction data. Personal Finance

This great money-management app nevertheless lacks a few of’s best desktop features.


Funky Expenses Free

A handy and straightforward checkbook-balancing app.


Facebook as Popular as Filing Taxes - What?

Study finds that Facebook users have a low satisfaction rates compared to other major U.S. brands.

Beta Watch: Springpad, Xpenser, and Citrify

This month we look at a note taker, a receipt tracker, and an online photo editor.

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.

Quicken 2010 Takes Cues from the Web

Even with Microsoft Money out of the picture, Quicken continues to improve--and offers solid value for those who prefer to track their personal finances with desktop software.