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  • McAfee Internet Security 2014 Review

    Posted on 19/01/2014 by | Comments Off on McAfee Internet Security 2014 Review

    McAfee Internet Security is an internet security suite that goes far beyond key antivirus software in its scope of protection. Of course it shields computers from malware and repairs compromised machines, but it also serves to defend from phishing sites and social networks. Furthermore, it governs passwords and provides parental controls over children’s internet access. McAfee Internet Security is chock-a-block with excellent aspects. In addition to covering the basics such as defense against viruses and other malware, McAfee Internet Security stops spam and dangerous email. It also safeguards your identity, blocks you from accessing phishing sites and protects you on social networks. Another improved feature is the ability to store usernames and passwords, which you can then use to log in to your favorite sites with one click.

    Installation

    The easy installation process endures to be one of the highlights of McAfee’s software. Following buying and registration, you can download and install the program directly from the website without waiting for an email confirmation. The file installation is rapid and trouble-free so you’re able to use McAfee within few minutes of purchasing.

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    Interface

    The McAfee Internet Security 2014 has almost the similar features as that of the entry level antivirus, with just the addition of a suite dedicated to the parental control systems. As with the entry level version, this version of anti-malware has navigation bars set for your technical support and help. McAfee has continued to progress and recover its software’s user interface which, like much of the competition, now uses a tiled layout that loosely admires the design of Windows 8.

    Performance and Security

    According to AV-Test, McAfee Internet Security is excellent at usability, which means that it treads lightly on computer system resources and does not often get confused into wrongly reporting safe software as unsafe malware. When it comes to internet security suites, McAfee is among the top 10 because of its performance and features.

    In addition to covering the basics such as guarding against viruses and other malware, McAfee Internet Security stops spam and dangerous email. It also safeguards your identity, blocks you from accessing phishing sites and protects you on social networks. Another advanced feature is the ability to store usernames and passwords, which you can then use to log in to your most visited sites with one click.

    This computer security software also lets you monitor and control how family members use the internet. You can establish online time limits and block websites of your wish. It will provide you with reports that show when each user logged in, how much time they spent online and whether they tried to access restricted websites.

    McAfee has a new High Performance scanning engine. This guards your system without much compromising system performance or battery life.

    Price

    McAfee Internet Security costs $55.99 for use on up to three computers though using the McAfee Promo Codes mentioned here, you can save more.

    System Requirements

    Platforms: Windows

    Required Processor: 1 GHz or higher

    Software Required OS: Windows XP SP3 or higher (32-bit); Windows Vista SP1 (32- and 64-bit); Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit); Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit); Windows 8.1 (32- and 64-bit)

    Required RAM: 512 MB for XP; 2 GB for Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1

    Disk Space: 500 MB

    Final Verdict

    McAfee Internet Security is absolutely usable. It does not get easily puzzled when it has to distinguish between dangerous and safe files. It goes above basic antivirus software in that it includes advanced features such as anti-phishing and parental controls. With its smart firewall, effective malware blocking, and accurate spam filter, McAfee Internet Security 2014 can be a good and trustworthy security suite choice.

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  • TurboTax- tax preparation software detailed

    Posted on 22/01/2014 by | Comments Off on TurboTax- tax preparation software detailed

    TurboTax is one of the most popular income tax preparation software packages in the US which is being developed by Michael A Chipman of Chipsoft in the 1980s. It became an Intuit product and now known as Intuit Consumer Tax Group. TurboTax for the Mac was formerly named MacinTax, and was developed by SoftView. SoftView was in turn acquired by ChipSoft.

    TurboTax is offering both federal and state income tax returns. The software is developed to help users through their tax returns hierarchically. The TurboTax software delivers taxpayers extra support for their self-prepared returns by offering Audit Defence from TaxResources. There are a various versions of TurboTax including TurboTax Deluxe, TurboTax Premier, etc.

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    TurboTax Services

    Utmost Refund Guaranteed or You’re Money Back

    TurboTax Federal Free Edition customers are entitled to make a payment of $14.99 and refund of your state purchase price paid. Claims must be submitted in 60 days of your TurboTax filing date & not later than 6/15/14. This guarantee cannot be combined with the TurboTax Satisfaction Guarantee,

    100% Accurate Calculations Guarantee

    If you pay a penalty because of a TurboTax calculation error, than they will pay you the penalty and interest.

     Smart Check Scans for Mistakes

    Before you file, TurboTax completes tons of error checks on your tax return to help make sure it is correct and you escape triggering an audit.

    Satisfaction Guaranteed

    You can use TurboTax Online without charge up to the point you either decide to print or electronically file your tax return. Printing or electronically filing your return shows your satisfaction with TurboTax Online, at which time you will be either required to pay or register for the product.

     Audit Support Center

    Downloadable Audit Support Center offers step-by-step regulation on everything you need to do if you are contacted by the IRS including what various types of IRS letters may mean, so you’ll know precisely where you stand and what to do next.

     Live Tax Advice

    Live tax advice is also available. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability may change and are subject to restriction without any notice. You can have a look at www.turbotax.com for complete terms and conditions.

     Audit Support Guarantee

    If you gets an an audit letter based on your 2013 TurboTax return and are not satisfied with TurboTax handling your situation, than they refund the applicable TurboTax federal 1040 and/or state purchase price you paid.

    Quick Look at Services

    • TurboTax helps you step-by-step to your maximum refund, and it’s guaranteed.
    • TurboTax automatically double checks information as you go, and it calculations are 100% correct.
    • TurboTax also delivers one-on-one personalised tax advice from a tax professional via phone, live chat or via E-mail.
    • TurboTax prepares, print and e-file your simple return at no charge with its Federal Free Edition.

    Supported Operating Systems for CD/Download Version – Windows XP, Vista , 7 , 8 , Mac OS 10X 10.4 or higher

    TurboTax is so far the easiest-to-use tax preparation service we reviewed. This tax service has the best guided interview interface available. TurboTax delivers all customers free, personalised tax advice, even to those who file using its free federal filing service. TurboTax also offers help and complete guidance through the entire process and clearly explains all tax laws and concepts. It’s simple: with TurboTax, it’s easy, it’s less expensive, and they provide all the guidance you need, and your maximum tax refund is guaranteed.

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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.

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    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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