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  • VMware Workstation 10 review

    Posted on 08/02/2014 by | Comments Off on VMware Workstation 10 review

    The VMware Workstation is a very popular hypervisor software that supports computers with x64 version operating systems.  The VMware Workstation allows its users to create and set different Virtual Machines [or VM’s] and then use these VM’s later with the actual machines, at the same time.

    The software was first released back in 1999, and the latest release [V 10.0.1] was just released a couple of months ago. The software supports Windows and Linux operating systems running on x64 architecture. VMware Inc., developers of this workstation is a subsidiary division of the EMC Corporation.

    VMware workstation 10

    Their latest build, the VMware Workstation Version 10.0.1 supports Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and also Linux operating system and brings in a variety of useful and customer friendly features such as:

    • User Friendly UI: The User Interface of the VMware Workstation 10.0.1 resembles much of it’s earlier built, the version 9. This means the UI has been largely unchanged and if you’re coming in from an older version of the software, you might not feel it difficult to adjust.
    • Advanced Features: The VMware Workstation packs in much more features than its competitors such as the ability to create advanced restrictions for the Virtual Machines you create. This means that you can set up a maximum work period for the Virtual Machines you create and they’ll expire or disable upon reaching the desired work period.
    • Offline Capabilities: If your network connection faces some unwelcomed issues, then you can make use of the advanced restrictions feature to work your Virtual Machines in offline mode for a couple of days before the need arrives to talk with the servers, in order to renew the status of the Virtual Machines.
    • Set Warnings: You can set up various warning messages for the users which also act as notifications. For instance, you can preset your Virtual Machines to display a custom message in order to warn the user ahead of the expiring period. Hence, on reaching closer to the expiring period, the user can be warned automatically. Also additional information can also be displayed with details on where you can find a new image series for future testing.
    • KVM Functionality: This allows the VMware Workstation to use up the entire real estate of your display by completely modifying the UI. Moreover, you can also assign various keyboard hot keys in order to move between active Virtual Machines any time. Also multi monitor feature ensures that you get a glance on all important data at any given time. Thus saving you time, effort and tension and allowing you to work smoothly.

    Final Words:

    Finally comes the pricing. If you’re out there to buy a fresh copy of this software, then you can grab your copy for a very competitive price of just $249 or if you’re willing to upgrade from your existing version of this software, then it’ll just cost you around $119. VMware also usually have some discounts from time to time, be sure to visit our VMware’s coupon page to see if you could get some discount on VMware.

    For the price you spend buying this software, you get a very impressive set of features such as a user friendly tablet hardware support and advanced enterprise management that no other alternatives can provide you, with such a competitive price tag.

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  • H&R Block- Online tax software review

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by | Comments Off on H&R Block- Online tax software review

    H&R Block is a tax preparation company in the US founded in 1955 by brothers Henry W. Bloch and Richard Bloch, retrieving more than 24.5 million tax returns worldwide with its branches in Canada, Australia, Brazil and India. H&R Block Company also offers banking, personal finance and business consulting services. This company today runs 11,000 retail tax offices in the US, plus another 1,700 abroad. H&R Block offers its own consumer tax software called H&R Block at Home as well as electronic filing and online tax preparation from their website.

    H&R Block

    Products and Services

    • H&R Block At Home™

    H&R Block At Home™ is made for people who want easiest tax filing. Complete guidance and quick and easy to understand resources make it the excellent mode to file your taxes from home.

    • H&R Block Bank

    To support clients to accomplish their financial objectives by assisting as their tax and financial partner H&R Block Bank takes corporate mission beyond by contributing simple and inexpensive banking products and services to tax clients and H&R Block associates. H&R Block Bank is a Federal Savings Bank and member FDIC that gathers personalised service with experienced personnel waiting to serve you.

    • Dollars and Sense™ by H&R Block

    This service help kids to know about money. They help kids to turn into adults who understand that not all money comes from the Bank of Mom and Dad. H&R Block Dollars & Sense is guiding to make this occur by contributing free personal finance curriculum to high schools nationwide.

    • Filing Tax Online

    This program is very easy and fast to use, you can check the status of your refund at any time. It provides you helpful assistance when you call with a question.

    H&R Block Emerald Card

    When you get your taxes prepared at an H&R Block tax office, you can have your refund anticipation check or tax refund directly on an Emerald Card and use it anywhere or everywhere.

    • Tango (tax software)

    Tango is a tax software product for tax preparation and federal and state e-filing. Tango is a Flash-based application and permits users to store their private data either on H&R Block’s servers or on their own computers. It provides 24 x 7 support and audit protection.

    System Requirements

    Windows Requirements

    • OS – Windows XP SP3 or greater, Vista, 7, 8
    • Browser – Internet Explorer 7.0 or greater

    Mac Requirements

    • OS – Mac OS X 10.5.8 or greater
    • Browser – Safari 4 or greater

    Hardware Requirements                                

    • 1024×768, SVGA color monitor
    • Compatible ink jet or laser printer
    • Speakers and sound card for videos/animations
    • Internet connection required for updates, state downloads, and e-file
    • 170 MB hard-disk space
    • 2X CD-ROM drive
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  • Xbox One Review

    Posted on 30/01/2014 by | 1 comment

    The Xbox is among the most popular gaming consoles available out there currently, and only the PlayStation series from Sony gives a competition to this Microsoft made gaming console.

    2013 was a really blessed year for games out there as the Xbox One, one of the best and most powerful gaming consoles out there, got released. Upon arrival, the Xbox One received wide appreciation and popularity for its performance, looks and features. And today, we’re here with our own detailed review of the Xbox One by Microsoft.

    Before we review the Xbox One, below are some of its important hardware specifications, in case you didn’t know:

    • 8 core 1.75 GHz CPU.
    • 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
    • 853 MHz GPU.
    • 8 GB in built flash memory.
    • 500 GB non user replaceable hard drive.
    • Cloud Storage support.
    • USB 3.0

    The Xbox One is Microsoft’s third installment under the “Xbox” branding and a very futuristic and powerful machine as well. By the introduction of the Xbox One, Microsoft has tried really hard to lift up the utility of this console. The Xbox One is not only a gaming console by any means but can also help you stream videos and music, do Skype calls, browse the web etc., thus bringing in a variety of features.

    XboxOne1

    The looks and feel of the Xbox One is of real high standard and quality, as it should be. The size and overall physical looks of the Xbox One resembles the previous generation Xbox console, the Xbox 360 by some means. Even though the Xbox One looks bulkier than its competitor, the Sony PlayStation 4, it is not an ugly looking console by any means.

    The console comes with all proprietary ports such as 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-in and HDMI out ports, IR out port, Ethernet port, Audio Port, and a special one to connect your Kinect device to the Xbox One.

    You already might be familiar with the Kinect device, but with the Xbox One, the Kinect is much more integrated with the core performance of the console.

    Microsoft has also introduced the “SmartGlass” application that supports all major mobile operating systems like iOS, Android and Windows Phone and acts as a client to sync with your Xbox account and the system. Using this application, you’ll be able to view and respond to message quite easily and the application also syncs with the gameplay with some supported games and can also be used to view live progress or even to call for help with your Xbox gaming contacts.

    Final Words:

    When the comparison is between the Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4, the Xbox seems to be the over-priced console with certain limitations and a very bulky design. However, in the past if you’ve been a satisfied customer of the Xbox or if you wish to the among the early adopters for the Xbox One, then you must get one now.

    Most of the issues regarding the Xbox One are software related and a much-appreciated software update is said to be under cards and should be enough to resolve any known issues with the Xbox One.

    Xbox one can be purchased at Microsoft store and if you are looking for some discount visit here

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