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.

Review: Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One is compact and surprisingly fast

The Epson Expression Home XP-400 is an entry-level inkjet that's compact, and performance is more than acceptable for student or home users. Unfortunately, ink is pricey.

Review: Brother HL-5470DW a solid printer with cheap toner

The Brother HL-5470DW monochrome laser printer offers good speed and features for a small workgroup. Economical toner is a real plus in this price range.

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Review: Brother HL-6180DW offers good capacity, cheap toner, solid printing

The Brother HL-6180DW monochrome laser printer boasts cheap toner, a 600-sheet standard input capacity, and sturdy construction, plus decent speed for a busy small office.

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Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn review: fast printer, pricey toner

The Canon ImageClass LBP6670dn monochrome laser printer has the speed and paper handling that small- or medium-sized workgroups need. Unfortunately, its toner is expensive.

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Drive-by Wi-Fi: Staying connected on the road

Free Wi-Fi is easier than ever to find on the nation's highways and byways. You just have to know where to look.

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Mercalli Easy Video Stabilizer Removes the Shakes and Jitters From Footage

Pros may need more control over the process, which can be found in proDAD's more expensive offerings, but the average user should be more than pleased with the results of this software.

TechHive: The iPad for musicians

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While the iPad isn't cheap, the incredibly low price of its apps compared to PC or Mac software puts far more power in the hands of the average cash-challenged musician than ever before.

KMPlayer Sleek, But Hard to Navigate

This video file player handles lots of files and has tons of options, but its interface isn't intuitive.

Competent, Easy-to-Use Magix Digital DJ

Magix Digital DJ 2 is extremely competent, but workmanlike in appearance for its ilk.

PowerDirector 10 Is a Worthwhile Update

CyberLink's very capable, ever-evolving video editor/producer adds 3D, more speed, and a spate of usability touches.

KODAK ESP Office 2170 All-in-One: Affordable, but Minimal

This inexpensive model for home offices offers bare-bones capabilities and some below-average speeds; its low ink costs are offset by disappointing plain-paper print quality.

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HP LaserJet Pro 100 Color MFP M175nw is slow and limited

These days, color laser multifunction printers don't come at much lower prices than the HP LaserJet Pro 100 Color MFP M175nw.

Xerox WorkCentre 6505/DN offers good speed and print quality

Workgroup multifunction printer offers good speed and print quality, but its positive attributes are overshadowed by expensive toner.