With changes to tax law occurring on an annual basis, piled on top of changes in your personal life and income, it's hard to know exactly how much money you will owe or be owed on any given tax return. There are some tax refund calculators online, but they are not always up-to-date, and even when they are, they are not necessarily easy to use. So the TurboTax TaxCaster from Intuit is a pleasant surprise and one of the most effective ways to estimate your future liability or refund with the IRS. The app doesn't require any personal … Read more
Like many things in life, Twitter is best used in small doses. Check in on a trending topic. Get the latest tweets about live sporting events. See what Neil deGrasse Tyson has to say about anything. Just don't try to take it all in. You'll drive yourself mad.
Considering the sheer volume of tweets flying around at any given moment, you might feel like Twitter is passing you by like so many raindrops smearing together across your windshield as you drive at high speeds. Perhaps you'd like to know just how much of Twitter is whizzing past you. Guess what? There's a handy calculator just for that.… Read more
Smartphones and tablets are often used for quick access to address book content and calculators, but there are times when you might find yourself looking up a phone number or running a quick calculation on your Mac and need to take the results with you to another location in the room. Instead of writing it down on a notepad, if you will be in view of your Mac from a different location then you can use some quick features in the Contacts and Calculator applications to be able to see the results from a distance.
Both the Calculator and Contacts … Read more
MyScript Calculator (iOS|Android) is an app for both iOS and Android that lets you perform mathematical operations with freehand writing of expressions on your touch screen. This app won the Mobile App Showdown award at CES 2013 and after some time spent using it, it's easy to see why.
The simple-looking interface mimics the look of graph paper. In the top right of the screen you have buttons for undo and redo, and a trash can for when you want to clear the screen completely. In the upper left you can open a menu where you can access … Read more
Some eternal questions vex us through history. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? How do cats purr? How many balloons would it take to lift my house into the air like in the "Up" movie? That last question is no longer a mystery.
An online calculator from real estate blog Movoto will tell you how many helium balloons you'll have to order from Party City to get your house off the ground. You tell it how big your house is and it gives you the number. For the record, my 1,100-square-foot house will require a mere 28,470,200 balloons to battle gravity.… Read more
The CBM Calculator is used to calculate your consignment volume and weight based on the container size. It is a useful utility for any business that involves shipping.
This CBM Calculator has a very simple look, but it is effective. Make sure you have a valid e-mail address, as this is required to use it. It has an Excel layout in which information such as the Product/Container, Length, Height, and Breadth -- which can be listed in a number of different units -- is used to calculate the Pack Weight, Volume, or other weight measurements. This information can be … Read more
Google has added a calculator to its search results.
When you type a formula into its search box, Google now will spit out the answer in a new calculator that it has brought to its results. Once the calculator is displayed, you can tap numbers and scientific functions to send it a new equation. The search box will also still work for that.
Prior to this addition, Google allowed users to type any equation into its search tool. The search engine would then spit out the answer. However, this is the first time that Google has displayed an actual calculator … Read more
Time is a funny thing, and while you probably know how old you are in years (at least, we hope so), have you ever stopped to think about exactly how many days, hours, minutes, or even seconds you've been alive? Age Calculator is an easy way to find out. We're honestly not sure why you'd need this program -- there are plenty of Web sites that let you perform the same calculations without downloading any software -- but it does indeed calculate your age in a variety of increments.
The program's interface is plain and straightforward, … Read more
The ideal pocket calculator would be compact yet capable, taking up little space but with an easy-to-use layout that maximizes efficiency. It should have not only basic functions but also optional scientific functions. The same criteria apply to desktop calculators. Jose Falcao's Mini Calculator is a free desktop calculator for Windows that generally meets those criteria. It's compact and efficient, with an attractive layout. You can use it as a basic calculator or add a panel of scientific functions with a click. It also has an optional tally strip feature. Minicalc is also portable freeware, making it a … Read more
Calculator is -- wait for it! -- a calculator. A desktop calculator. But we'll tell you that Calculator by Willy's Freeware isn't just a free desktop calculator, it's quite a nice one. Like the built-in Windows Calculator and most of the rest of the competition, it's designed to look and function like an old-style desktop calculator, the kind that sat on top of your desk and had real buttons you could push. Calculator has a few interesting twists, such as a new History Pane that functions like a tally roll on an adding machine, except … Read more