Barbara KrasnoffSr. Reviews Editor, Computerworld

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Barbara Krasnoff is Senior Reviews Editor at Computerworld, covering hardware, software, gadgets, apps and other tech-related products.

Microsoft Surface Tablet: The Keyboard is the Key

Until recently, I've never been attracted by the idea of a tablet. The Surface may change that.

Reconsidering Prepaid Cell Phones

Analysis: A prepaid phone may be simply a stopgap, or a way around the high costs, two-year contractual handcuffs, and other difficulties of most current postpaid carriers.

Two Personal Scanners: NeatDesk vs. Xerox Mobile Scanner

Two current scanners, the NeatDesk and the Xerox Mobile Scanner, offer simple ways to digitize and store a variety of paper documents.