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Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software
3.0 stars

Dazzle Video Creator 90 video editing software

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Look at the package. Aside from the two CDs and manual, this blue box that looks like a child’s fist is all there is to the package, which plugs into your USB 2.0 port after you’ve installed the Pinnacle Studio 9 software. Of the current range, only... >>

Spam remains Yahoo’s Achilles Heel as Hotmail expansion nears

Spam remains Yahoo’s Achilles Heel as Hotmail expansion nears

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The first reports of Hotmail's magical, almost mythical 250Mb mailboxes began to surface just over a week ago. The second batch of official emails were sent today but unfortunately, they still promised jam tomorrow rather than allowing users to wake up... >>

Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9
3.5 stars

Pinnacle Studio Moviebox Deluxe 9

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First things first; FA Porsche really shouldn't be taking credit for designing a slab and rounding the edges. The Moviebox looks functional enough, but once you've got two sets of wires going in and out of it, it looks like just another piece of junk... >>

Easy DVD Copy
4.0 stars

Easy DVD Copy

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For all those who think Easy Media Creator 7 is too expensive, Roxio has slimmed down the bread and butter of the package. So if you want to design your own labels or do anything the big big package does, you'll need a lot more money and go look elsewhere.... >>

PC Relocator Ultra
3.5 stars

PC Relocator Ultra

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With a company named Alohabob but based in New York and not Hawaii, the makers’ off-the-wall style immediately attracted us. Unlike Norton Ghost, there wasn’t a trace of the program permanently stuck on your system- in at least three different places... >>

WestLife Tops first Official UK Download Chart

WestLife Tops first Official UK Download Chart

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New chart, same old rubbish, might be your parents' way of seeing it, but this is the day that the Music business finally got its rear in gear and gave the public the service it should have done five years ago. In this digital chart, the Napster number... >>

Service Pack 2 gets ready to break out

Service Pack 2 gets ready to break out

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No, Pirates can't use it but yes, you will be able to get it from your favourite computer magazine's cover CD or DVD. Those are the final answers from the Redmond Giant on Service pack 2, which will be widely available from Microsoft's site by the end... >>

Commonsense knocks the Daily Mail over the head with bottle over Manhunt

Commonsense knocks the Daily Mail over the head with bottle over Manhunt

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“MURDER BY PLAYSTATION” screamed the front page headlines on the front of the Daily Mail on Thursday July 29th. A little further in from the front page today the newspaper sheepishly reported the slightly more intelligent observation from the police... >>

GAME joins Dixons in Manhunt moratorium

GAME joins Dixons in Manhunt moratorium

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DSG, encompassing PC World as well as Currys and the eponymous chain, pulled the game Manhunt from its shelves in all versions in response to its being blamed in a murder of a 14 year old by a 17 year old. Warren Leblanc, 17, of Braunstone Frith, Leicester,... >>

Zindos kicks MyDoom.O infected PCs when down

Zindos kicks MyDoom.O infected PCs when down

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It looks like another summer of viruses is underway. Fresh from MyDoom.O hitting search engines as reported elsewhere in news in the quest for new email addresses to spread itself to, the Trojan has left a back door through which Zindos is stepping after... >>

MyDoom-O searches for new targets

MyDoom-O searches for new targets

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It seemed like a only short time ago that we brought you news about MyDoom-N, but seems to be working its way through the alphabet. It took a different and nastier turn than its predecessor when it conspired to bring down sections of Google.co.uk and... >>

XP SP2 out in August

XP SP2 out in August

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It's the second delay for Microsoft's Service Pack 2 for Windows XP. However the company's placing security at the heart of its new strategy and so wants the alteration to be absolutely right. At the time of writing of course this delay ranges from a... >>

Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

Co-Op finally sneaks into Splinter Cell 3 at Xmas

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Building on a successful brand, the next Splinter Cell game, subtitled Chaos Theory, will arrive on the Xbox and PC in time for Christmas, Ubi Soft told us today. Other platforms including Nokia's N-gage will see their versions arrive in the first quarter... >>

Euro Rally Champion to take "Easy Right" for September release

Euro Rally Champion to take "Easy Right" for September release

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When it comes to Rally Games, Europress were in charge with the Rally Championship games in the mid-1990s, marked out by their trademark dance-influenced music soundtracks before Codemasters with the then-up-and-coming Colin McRrae and Nicky Grist arrived... >>

UK leads US in the software piracy stakes

UK leads US in the software piracy stakes

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According to a new study by the Business Software Alliance 29% of software on the UK's computers is pirated. However Eastern Europe's figures spike first to 50% and then to 71% in places. That means the average across all surveyed regions is 37%. A new... >>

Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

Far Cry Instincts on Consoles in Q1 2005

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Usually it's PC owners waiting for months and sometimes years on end for the hot console favourites to reach the home computer. Usually there's the constant worry that the end result will be a lazy port that hardly works instead of a refined design making... >>

Bagle Virus hits version 30 and goes wild

Bagle Virus hits version 30 and goes wild

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Illustrating why McAfee have decided to concentrate on internet security products, writers of the Bagle virus have decided, now that it's in its 30th variant, to release it for anybody to have a go. Bagle-AD is a mass-mailing worm ZIPped into a single... >>

Sony's Walkman is 25 as it reveals iPod rival

Sony's Walkman is 25 as it reveals iPod rival

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How many did you own? Sony's Walkman reached its 25th birthday today. Thankfully not renamed the Soundabout as it nearly was outside Japan, even if you somehow managed to not end up with a Walkman, you knew someone who was showing off the great new tape... >>

Free Hotmail 2.5 times bigger than Yahoo in Autumn 04

Free Hotmail 2.5 times bigger than Yahoo in Autumn 04

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UPDATED 5th JULY 2004 - A mass email was sent to Hotmail users in the UK over the past weekend, properly announcing the changes as detailed in our update below, promising to outline the timetable within a fortnight. When we know Microsoft's roadmap, we'll... >>

Jeantech Phong Breeze JNH-60 Case
4.5 stars

Jeantech Phong Breeze JNH-60 Case

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Although we're not a hardcore PC hardware testing site, here at pocket-lint.co.uk we can't resist a bargain, nor the urge to tell you about one that we find. Also while we deal in PC products occasionally, we haven't been totally blind to the case modding... >>

Xbox 2 possibly pencilled in for end of 2005

Xbox 2 possibly pencilled in for end of 2005

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It's not the political general election that really matters to us gamers next year, but rather which games console after this current generation will be first past the post- as the platform with the head start usually dominates for a considerable period... >>

Doom III to be a small-screen summer blockbuster

Doom III to be a small-screen summer blockbuster

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UPDATE:Since the weekend details have emerged regard Doom III's release- in a reversal of the staggered release dates of, for example, the Lord Of The Rings movies on DVD, the August release is to be a special edition. Contents are rumoured to be a Doom... >>

Yahoo.com redesigns, offers larger storage

Yahoo.com redesigns, offers larger storage

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We knew that a counter-offering to Google's Gmail service offering a minimum of a gigabyte was due in summer. Users who paid to expand their mailboxes received a pleasant announcement in the last 24 hours from Yahoo - If you had a 25Mb mailbox before,... >>

Power Translator Pro 8 - PC
3.5 stars

Power Translator Pro 8 - PC

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Power Translator Pro 8 boasts that it will deliver all of your translation needs, back and forth, between English and six other languages (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Russian). There are also four separate “Vocabulary Block dictionaries”... >>

Sennheiser PC 155 USB
4.5 stars

Sennheiser PC 155 USB

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The PC 155s currently sit at the top of the tree in Sennheiser’s PC headset range but there’s been no skimping on sound quality in comparison with its usual mid-to-high-end hi-fi sets. For £90, there’d better not be - but the company has looked... >>