Sex and taxes—usually you don’t see those two words in the same sentence, but on today’s episode of Fly or Die we cover apps that will help you with both. Well, sort of. This week, we take a look at Ditto, TurboTax for the iPad and the new Olympus E-PL1 micro 4/3 camera.
Last night, after much procrastination, I started my taxes—on my couch with a movie playing on the TV, using only my iPad. I was testing out an early build of TurboTax, which is now available for the iPad (in addition to the online and desktop versions). I got through the bulk of my taxes by the time the movie was over.
Taxes are never fun, even on the iPad. But the new TurboTax iPad app… → Read More
Nobody likes doing their taxes, which is why an upcoming iPhone app from Intuit called SnapTax is so genius. As you can see from the exclusive sneak peek demo video below, the app lets you snap a picture of your W2 form with your iPhone and automatically fills in your tax return. The app uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to translate the images into words and numbers, which it… → Read More
The TurboTax forums lit up yesterday as hundreds of frustrated filers tried to press submit but only got server capacity issues. Hrmmm… the IRS only allows e-filing through CPAs or certain web services and those web services fail dismally. Sounds like the efficiency of the private sector at work! A typical post? Okay, so the deadline has come and gone and I still cannot get my filings to go… → Read More