The Justice Department says eBay made an illegal agreement not to poach Intuit employees.
Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.
The company combines old and new by linking QuickBooks Point of Sale with its mobile, swipe-and-pay GoPayment product. In the race for customer data, it's all about the platform.
It's not perfect, but if you're brave enough to manage your own taxes, then TurboTax 2007 is Intuit's best tax application yet.
Intuit TurboTax Online Deluxe 2007 is a terrific tax-preparation service that's sure to please longtime TurboTax users tired of software installations.
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QuickBooks Premier 2008 remains the top small-business accounting program. Its guidance for novices is top-notch, and it comes in a variety of editions tailored for specific industries. Version 2008 isn't an essential upgrade for QuickBooks 2007 users, but it's a good buy for users of earlier versions, and for anyone new to accounting software.
A re-engineered version of Quicken 2007 now allows the program to run in OS X Lion, despite the lack of the Rosetta translator.
With a demo set for Google's I/O conference, Intuit is looking to modify its GoPayment service to use wireless near-field communication technology, eliminating the need for credit cards or card readers.
With its cogent, easy-to-understand interview and clean design, Intuit TurboTax 2006 remains one of the top tax-prep programs out there. However, it's pricier than H&R Block's TaxCut, which is the better bargain.
We like the use of plain English within TurboTax. If you're not an accountant, you'll want to use TurboTax.