Reviews & hands-on

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Driver Genius Professional 2007 - PC review

    By 27 March 2008

    In this age of plug-and-play computing where you simply need to attach a device for Windows or Mac OS to identify it, such a program as Driver Genius seems a little redundant. However, when you consider that just like the main operating system itself,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Avanquest Fix-it Utilities 8 Pro - PC review

    By 13 March 2008

    If you have owned your PC for some time you’ll know how much junk is installed on it, from internet downloads to uninstalled programs, they all leave a trail of debris on your system. Getting rid of such links will often speed up your overall performance,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Avantquest Media Now - PC review

    By 31 July 2007

    When it comes to burning and copying CDs and DVDs there are already plenty of options to choose from, ranging from Roxio to Nero, and that’s without even considering the options Microsoft bundle with Windows for free. It may be hard for us to think...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    VCOM Fix-It Utilities Pro 7 - PC review

    By 3 July 2007

    Once you’ve had your PC for some time you may well start to notice that it no longer runs as quickly as it once did and that the occasional system bug will have crept in. This is where Fix-It Utilities 7 comes as is the latest upgrade to the maintenance...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 - PC review

    By 26 June 2007

    It’s a common fact that no one thinks to back up their PC’s hard drive until it’s too late. After all, it’s not one of the most glamorous tasks we needs to perform but we should all do it. Which is where tools like Perfect Image 11 come into play,...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Avanquest Drive Erase Pro review

    By 8 August 2006

    In this day and age of the Recycle Bin sitting quietly in the corner of our PC’s desktop it’s hard to remember a time when deleting a file simply was that: deleted. The recycle bin gives us the breathing room to reclaim any files we may have inadvertently...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Avanquest Ghostsurf Platinum 2006: Identity Protector - PC review

    By 9 May 2006

    If nothing else, this program needs a special award for possibly having the longest name on the market. Fortunately, it tells you exactly what it does in the title – it protects your identity online and covers up your tracks. Whenever you log onto the...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    V-COM Fix-It Utilities Pro 6 review

    By 19 April 2006

    It's common for the even the most powerful of PCs to slow down over time. Whether it's the programs we install, badly organised file systems, or the amount of files clogging up the cache, it can all add up to a drastic slow down in system performance....

  • Online 2.5 out of 5

    FloorPlan 3D v10 Standard - PC review

    By 29 November 2005

    You know you’re getting old when: a) you don’t watch Top of the Pops anymore because you ”prefer music with proper words and music”; b) you only ever agree to meet friends in pubs that have somewhere to sit down; c) you find it impossible to walk...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Avanquest Ringtone Media Center review

    By 6 September 2005

    With companies like Jamster making a fortune for mobile ringtones and screensavers, Avanquest is hoping to give you a helping hand in creating your own. We Give the Crazy Frog the push and see how we can spruce up our mobile. Starting up the software...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    SpyCatcher spyware software review

    By 31 May 2005

    Spyware is the buzzword of the IT world at the moment with everyone trying to pick up the paranoid pounds with extra software to plug the gaps. We take a closer look at Tenebril’s SpyCatcher, a dedicated spyware protection package. As the box usefully...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Avanquest Floorplan 9 review

    By 18 January 2005

    On first glace, Floorplan looks like The Sims - you can construct a house, furnish it and pick all the colours that you want. Well, that is what it does, except this is not a game - it’s serious about interior design, and within a few minutes, you know...