Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

Jon is a Juilliard-trained musician, self-taught programmer, and long-time (late 70s) computer enthusiast living the San Francisco Bay Area.

Brother MFC-J6920dw review: a fast, capable MFP stuck with mediocre print quality

This brawny machine will make short work of office chores and do it on the cheap. But it can't shake a few stereotypical inkjet shortcomings.

Apricorn Aegis 3.0 review: This portable drive offers an SSD option for better performance

Though it's expensive for the capacity, when you need fast write performance in an external USB 3.0 drive, the Apricorn Aegis Portable 3.0 with the SSD option provides it.

Dell C2665dnf Color Multifunction Printer review: It's fast and easy to use, but oh, those toner prices

This color laser multifunction has all the features and speed a small workgroup is likely to need, but the cost of toner, especially color, is high even with the large-capacity supplies.

Samsung Printer Xpress C410W review: NFC makes low-end color laser a little special

Its toner costs are high, and the Samsung Xpress C410W is one of the slower color laser printers we've ever tested, but print quality, including color photos, is as good or better than anything in its price range. And, it prints via NFC.

Review: Dell B1265dfw is a decent monochrome laser MFP with pricey toner

The Dell B1265dfw is a reasonably capable monochrome laser MFP for small offices, but its two-sided scanning abilities are weak, and toner costs are high.

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SanDisk outs a pair of portable, streaming-ready Wi-Fi drives

Sandisk announces two new portable, flash-based Wi-Fi drives for sharing data and streaming multimedia

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Review: Brother's HL-3170CDW color laser-class printer is inexpensive, but graphics are mediocre

The Brother HL-3170CDW color laser-class (LED) printer offers good speed and adequate print quality for an inexpensive purchase price, plus, its toner costs are reasonable. However, users seeking better output quality should look at a business inkjet.

Review: Free-OCR performs adequately on text docs

If your needs are modest, then this limited but free online OCR service will extract your text just fine. It supports 29 languages, including English.

Review: HP's Envy 120 e-All-in-One is a motorized luxury inkjet multifunction printer

The HP Envy 120 is for those who do only a little printing and a little scanning, but who want to do it in style.

Review: Canon Pixma MX922 has great small-office features and pricey ink

For a moderate-volume small or home office the Pixma MX922 shines, but its ink prices are a little higher than average.

Review: LibreOffice 4 liberates you from Microsoft Office

LibreOffice is a competitive alternative to Microsoft Office that is extensible, highly compatible, highly configurable, and free.

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Review: HP's OfficeJet Pro 276dw is a worthy inkjet alternative to small-office lasers

The OfficeJet Pro 276dw is expensive, but it's a Cadillac among inkjet MFPs—fast and capable—and a bargain compared to the laser competition.

Review: Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD brings big storage to tight spaces

The Laptop Ultrathin HDD's name says it all: Just 5mm thick, this hard drive with decent performance will allow thinner laptop form factors and could be used in tablets, too.

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Review: Apricorn's Aegis Bio makes securing your data finger-swipe simple

This 1TB USB hard drive secures your data with an onboard biometric finger scanner.

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Review: MuLab is a little-known gem of a digital audio workstation

MuLab offers all the audio and MIDI recording features the average musician needs, and few that they don't. Power without stressful visual overload (and they said it couldn't be done).

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