Blog - 28 posts

  • 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
    Read more
  • 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.

    Read more
  • Parallels: Cloud Services & Virtualization company detailed

    Posted on 13/02/2014 by | Comments Off on Parallels: Cloud Services & Virtualization company detailed

    When we talk about cross platform solutions or cloud services or hosting, Parallels is among the global leader in these fields. The company started in year 2000 and has successfully developed into a very quick blooming software company in the past few years. The Company has more than 900 staff members across offices in The United States, Australia, Europe as well as Asia.

    Services

    There are two major services that the company provides. One is Hosting and cloud service and the other is providing the users with cross platform applications.

    Hosting and Cloud Services

    Parallels helps it to be simpler for service providers to nurture as well as Profit from the Cloud™ with advanced service delivery software programs, expertise, and also its companion ecosystem. A lot more than 9,000 service providers count on Parallels to provide 1000s of apps and cloud solutions to greater than 10 million nominal and medium companies ( SMBs) in beyond 130 countries.The company’s clients and affiliates consist of conventional Web hosters, connectivity service providers, value added distributors or resellers (VARs ), marketers, and also web page designers.

    The company’s flagship web hosting together with cloud services integration system, Application Packaging Standard (APS), is a no cost as well as open business standard that generates a simple and easy and quick way for solutions suppliers to provide you with brand new programs as well as cloud services, which includes aggregated third-party programs and solutions. The APS world consists of a huge selection of independent software vendors (ISVs) who depend on Parallels services provider associates as supplementary channels to achieve countless SMBs.

    Cross Platform Applications

    The cross application platforms provided by Parallels makes it simple and possible for the customers and their businesses of almost all size to access and run the applications of their need on various different platforms. One of the products Desktop for Mac is an award winning as well as top selling Apple Mac visualization software program which contains almost 90% of total market shares. The product has been shipped to more than four million customers all around the world. The program helps to empower businesses, enterprises as well as customers to run Mac and Windows applications at the same time side by side on the Mac without requiring reboot.

    parallels_desktop_9

    Parallel actually believes in “Bring Your Own Device” enterprise service that consists of company’s management suite for SCCM (Microsoft’s System Center Configuration Manager), that is capable of making a comprehensive as well as a universal multi platform software that can handle both PCs and Mac very easily. In addition to that,

    Parallel is also thinking about adding Android and iOS support to its management suite so as to empower IT and CIO professionals so that they can easily manage Macs, PCs, iPads, Android and iOS devices with the help of only one infrastructural management system.

    With an incredible characteristic set that doesn’t monopolize your computer, flawless Mac-to-Windows integration, almost never-ending compatibility as well as exceptional customer support, Parallels Desktop 8 for Macintosh blows the competitors away. Regardless of whether you’re changing from the PC to a Mac or perhaps you only require access to Windows-specific programs, Parallels are going to serve you very well.

    Read more