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  • New technology improves clarity for VoIP calls
    Phones

    New technology improves clarity for VoIP calls

    By 24 October 2007

    NoiseFree VoIP is an new product developed with "next generation software" for VoIP callers. One of the drawbacks to using a cheap VoIP phone service can be poor sound quality - there is no native noise cancellation or noise management capability. In...

  • RIM offers free BlackBerry Unite! service in Spain
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    RIM offers free BlackBerry Unite! service in Spain

    By 23 October 2007

    Telefónica and Research In Motion have announced plans to introduce BlackBerry Unite! - a free PC-based software offering that will allow small groups, such as a family or small office, to stay connected and "enhance communications and coordination"....

  • Microsoft reveals cybercrime research
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    Microsoft reveals cybercrime research

    By 23 October 2007

    Microsoft has released research showing an acceleration in the number of security attacks designed to steal personal information or trick people into providing it through social engineering. Microsoft’s most recent Security Intelligence Report, a comprehensive...

  • Roxio Easy Media Creator 10  - PC review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 - PC review

    By 23 October 2007

    If you already have a software suite for creating and copying discs, it seems unlikely that you’ll want to do to the expense of upgrading to a newer, sleeker suite. After all, every new PC or notebook comes with some form of burning software. This is...

  • Microsoft agrees to EU Commission's rulings
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    Microsoft agrees to EU Commission's rulings

    By 23 October 2007

    After spending 3 years appealing against the verdict, Microsoft has finally agreed to start complying with a European Commission 2004 anti-monopoly ruling against it. Microsoft was found guilty of shutting out rivals from Windows in order to gain a larger...

  • Microsoft intros calls into Outlook via new Office software
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    Microsoft intros calls into Outlook via new Office software

    By 17 October 2007

    Microsoft has launched two new programs that allow people to place calls from the Outlook email program. The latest versions of Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communicator 2007 add voice calling and video conferencing. Users can now look...

  • Roxio launches BackOnTrack 3
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    Roxio launches BackOnTrack 3

    By 16 October 2007

    Roxio has launched BackOnTrack 3, a suite of applications that provide consumers a straightforward way to safeguard their irreplaceable personal media and critical documents. BackOnTrack uses a three-level protection strategy that includes instant system...

  • Panda Internet Security 2008 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Panda Internet Security 2008 - PC review

    By 16 October 2007

    It’s the time of year when internet security suites start to appear in mass numbers, all of them boasting new features for the coming year ahead. This latest version of Panda Internet Security is a mid-priced offering, as the £43 asking price allows...

  • Portrait Professional - PC review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Portrait Professional - PC review

    By 9 October 2007

    With Facebook, Myspace and other social networking sites making your image more important than ever, investing time to make sure you look good in your profile picture is to some time well spent, the trouble is, you've got to know the tools of the trade...

  • Webroot Window Washer 6.5 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 - PC review

    By 9 October 2007

    With the increased interest in the Internet and the ever growing number of notebooks now being sold, PC security is something of a growing and hotly debated topic. This is even more true if you share your machine with others, as the potential to have...

  • BitDefender Total Security 2008 - PC review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    BitDefender Total Security 2008 - PC review

    By 2 October 2007

    The time of the year has arrived when the online security manufacturers swoop on mass to release their latest wares and so it is with BitDefender Total Security 2008, which from the look of the new interface has been designed to go head-to-head with Symantec...

  • 4oD on demand - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    4oD on demand - PC review

    By 2 October 2007

    Television isn't just ruled by the schedules any more. No, no, no. Sky, Channel 4 and the BBC are all in for offering on-demand service via a PC and an internet connection. Channel 4's offering is called 4oD and offers users the chance to catch up with...

  • Adobe announces Media Player, Buzzword and Share
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    Adobe announces Media Player, Buzzword and Share

    By 1 October 2007

    Adobe is planning to extend its software offerings to include a new web-based word processor called Buzzword, which is thanks to the acquisition of the offering's parent company Virtual Ubiquity. As part of Buzzword, Adobe will also launch a new service...

  • Serif DrawPlus X2  - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Serif DrawPlus X2 - PC review

    By 25 September 2007

    Serif has had something of an overhaul of all its key products this year, moving away from the yearly naming convention of DrawPlus 2006, to the far more enigmatic X2 branding. The X2 means that it is works with the Vista operating system, so new buyers...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and Premiere Element 4 unveiled
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and Premiere Element 4 unveiled

    By 24 September 2007

    Adobe today has announced the launch of its latest Elements packages - Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 4. The two products, which will cost £69.99 each or £99.99 for the two in a bundle pack, aim to move the series on with a host...

  • Adobe opts for Blu-ray only support in latest software
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    Adobe opts for Blu-ray only support in latest software

    By 24 September 2007

    Adobe has said that its latest Premiere Elements package; version 6, will only support export options for Blu-ray rather than HD DVD. An Adobe spokesman told Pocket-lint that he wasn't sure why the next gen high-def format isn't supported in the company's...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 - PC review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 - PC review

    By 24 September 2007

    Six editions later and the latest version of Photoshop Elements is upon us, but should you take note, or just stick to one from the past? We get photo organising to find out. The first thing you will notice that stands out from the previous versions is...

  • Yosemite Backup 8.5 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Yosemite Backup 8.5 - PC review

    By 18 September 2007

    There are quite a few different ways to backup your personal folders and files and we’ve grown accustomed to doing so. Yosemite may not be a name we’re used to as their main target audience is providing backup solutions for big businesses. However,...

  • Firefox Pocket-lint search tool launched
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    Firefox Pocket-lint search tool launched

    By 11 September 2007

    Pocket-lint has added a great new feature that allows you to search the site directly from Firefox's search bar. The tool will work on Firefox 2 for both PC and Mac. All you have to do is click on the install link below, say "Yes" to the drop down box...

  • Genie Backup Manager Pro 8 - PC review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Genie Backup Manager Pro 8 - PC review

    By 11 September 2007

    If there is even one photo, video file or document on your PC or notebook that you cherish or need for work, then you need to have a backup plan in place. This needn’t be anything too elaborate, simply copying everything you use to a DVD-RW is easy...

  • Win a copy of Paragon Hard Disc Manager 8.5
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    Win a copy of Paragon Hard Disc Manager 8.5

    By 10 September 2007

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Paragon to give you the chance to win one of 10 copies of the NEW Paragon Hard Disc Manager 8.5 worth £39.99 each. The PC software is the only all-around solution you'll ever need for disk management, maintenance and disposal,...

  • X-oom Internet Movies 3 YouTube Edition review
    Online 3 out of 5

    X-oom Internet Movies 3 YouTube Edition review

    By 4 September 2007

    It seems that video clips are no longer the preserve of "You’ve Been Framed" as everyone and his brother is now posting them on social sites such as YouTube and MySpace. However, getting your video clips from your mobile phone has always been a little...

  • IFA 2007: Corel adds BDMV and AVCHD support to Ulead software
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    IFA 2007: Corel adds BDMV and AVCHD support to Ulead software

    By 3 September 2007

    Corel has announced its Ulead DVD MovieFactory and Ulead VideoStudio are the world’s first DVD editing and authoring applications to achieve certified support of both Blu-ray Disc Movie Video (BDMV) and Advanced Video Codec High Definition Standard...

  • Corel WordPerfect Office X3 launched
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    Corel WordPerfect Office X3 launched

    By 3 September 2007

    Corel has announced the launch of latest version of its WordPerfect Office suite; X3. Focusing on the ability to create documents for the web the package includes WordPerfect Lightning, a digital notebook and Web collaboration tool, that makes it easier...

  • IFA 2007: Nero 8 announced with Blu-ray support
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    IFA 2007: Nero 8 announced with Blu-ray support

    By 31 August 2007

    Nero, the main competitor to Roxio, has announced the release of its next multimedia suite; Nero 8 at IFA 2007 in Berlin, Germany. The new software package, which has been optimised for Windows Vista, promises a newly-designed Nero StartSmart user interface...