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Tax Time

Reviews of Quicken's TurboTax, KCSL's X-Portal Findware, EarthLink 5.0 and Shelf Logic 2000

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Tax time! With taxes due just around the corner, you'd better run--not walk--to Quicken's TurboTax Web site. From here, you can order the product for delivery or use the online version, TurboTax for the Web. The software is more affordable than ever at $64.95 (street) for TurboTax Home & Business with a free copy of TurboTax State via a mail-in rebate. In addition, TurboTax customers will be able to file electronically with the IRS for free. There's also a ton of free tax-preparation information on the site. Call (800) 335-1348 or visit

Wanted: research assistant: We all know the Web is full of pertinent information--if only you could get your hands on it. Wouldn't it be great to be able to offload all those tedious Web searches to a research assistant? Unfortunately, most of us can't afford a dedicated researcher, but we can afford the $60 (street) KCSL's X-Portal Findware, a software program that takes plain-language questions and automatically searches the Internet and X-Portal's included reference materials (encyclopedias, an atlas and more) for the best answers. X-Portal rates the quality of the answers returned by the various search engines, which helps you weed out useless information. Check for details or call (416) 222-6112.

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