PC software archive

  • Windows Vista SP1 coming Q1 2008
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    Windows Vista SP1 coming Q1 2008

    By 30 August 2007

    Microsoft has announced the first update for its new operating system Windows Vista. However those hoping to download it today to fix any problems they are experiencing with the new OS will be disappointed. The new patch, according to Microsoft won't...

  • Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 with AntiVirus review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 with AntiVirus review

    By 28 August 2007

    As the name of Webroot’s looking malware tool suggests, it didn’t begin life as an all-encompassing anti-virus suite but as a very effective tool for rooting out and beating malware that has found its way onto your computer. However, when it comes...

  • Azureus Vuze BitTorrent client review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Azureus Vuze BitTorrent client review

    By 27 August 2007

    BitTorrent, there's a dirty word, mention it and you're now going to expect that I spend the next 500 or so words talking about how you can get illegal copies of this and illegal copies of that. Well sorry to disappoint, but BitTorrent isn't all about...

  • Magix Xtreme Photo Video Suite  - PC review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Magix Xtreme Photo Video Suite - PC review

    By 21 August 2007

    Magix is best known for its range of cheap-and-cheerful applications for editing MP3s, audio cleaning and entry level CD/DVD burning. However, the emphasis has always been on "cheap". So it comes as something of a shock to find Xtreme Photo Video comes...

  • Iolo System Shield 3 - PC review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Iolo System Shield 3 - PC review

    By 14 August 2007

    If you own a computer and it’s hooked up to the Internet then you need to make sure you have a security suite installed. This isn’t scare mongering it's everyday fact. However, it seems there are as many security suites as there are threats and with...

  • Lenovo ditches Vista for 2008 Olympics
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    Lenovo ditches Vista for 2008 Olympics

    By 10 August 2007

    Official computer supplier to the 2008 Olympics, Lenovo has said that it won't be using any computers with Microsoft's Windows Vista installed for its running of the Games. Although the business version of Windows Vista has been available since November...

  • Microsoft Money Plus announced
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    Microsoft Money Plus announced

    By 9 August 2007

    Microsoft is hoping its success with managing money will entice you to invest in its latest version of Microsoft Money 17 years after it first launched. Called Microsoft Money Plus, the latest release of the Money application promises new tools that enable...

  • Symantec Norton Ghost 12 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Symantec Norton Ghost 12 - PC review

    By 7 August 2007

    It's the same old story, ask anyone, most of us forget to backup or make copies of our important files and folders until we've been burnt and had a system failure. Norton Ghost allows you to make regular backups not only of your files and folders but...

  • Microsoft slashes prices of Vista in China
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    Microsoft slashes prices of Vista in China

    By 3 August 2007

    Microsoft has slashed the price of all versions of Vista in China. The price reductions announced means the software now costs almost two thirds less than it did. The reason? To try and "wean" Chinese computer users off the epidemic of freely available...

  • Apple updates iTunes to 7.3.2
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    Apple updates iTunes to 7.3.2

    By 3 August 2007

    Apple has released an update for its iTunes Music player via its software update tool today. The new update; version 7.3.2 according to Apple; "Provides bug fixes to improve stability and performance". A quick glance over the updated application shows...

  • Avantquest Media Now - PC review
    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...

  • Prosoft's Data Backup for PC available now
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    Prosoft's Data Backup for PC available now

    By 25 July 2007

    AM Micro has announced the availability of the latest version of Data Backup PC by data security 'sperts Prosoft Engineering. Prosoft's Data Backup PC is their first PC version of the software, and is equivalent to version 3.0 on the Mac. Aimed at both...

  • Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 - PC review
    Cameras 4.5 out of 5

    Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 - PC review

    By 24 July 2007

    It would seem that video editing is all the rage at the moment with Corel and Pinnacle both releasing new versions of their software at the same time. This latest package from Pinnacle certainly offers plenty of material, as it spans two DVDs. To be fair,...

  • Corel VideoStudio 11 Plus review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Corel VideoStudio 11 Plus review

    By 17 July 2007

    Until recently, Ulead was a well-established brand in its own right, which is why Corel bought the company and thereby strengthened its own video editing portfolio. If you own a camcorder, then it’s likely you’ve experienced what Microsoft’s own...

  • eJay launches five music software titles
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    eJay launches five music software titles

    By 16 July 2007

    eJay is launching five new professional music software titles for PCs. eJay promise these new titles offers universal, easy-to-use technology for the masses, they are designed for both beginners and experienced musicians. In contrast to more complicated...

  • LogMeIn Ignition review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    LogMeIn Ignition review

    By 12 July 2007

    Let me guess a scenario that I am sure you are familiar with: you, being a gadget aficionado, go home to see the folk/parents/mamma and papa/whatever you fancy calling them this week and caught unawares, you spend a good couple of hours sitting in front...

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

    Serif AlbumPlus X2 - PC review

    By 11 July 2007

    With even the most humble mobile phone now sporting a 2MP digital camera, and let's not forget the growing number of 5MP camera phones, it seems the age of digital is truly here. Which is why there are now a wide number of digital image suites on the...

  • Adobe announces Visual Communicator 3
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    Adobe announces Visual Communicator 3

    By 6 July 2007

    Adobe has announced Adobe Visual Communicator 3 software, which enables educators and students to easily create scripted, television-quality broadcasts. Designed for those new to video, the software is ideal for project-based learning, distance learning...

  • Klix photo recovery software - PC review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Klix photo recovery software - PC review

    By 4 July 2007

    JoeSoft was founded with the simple aim of producing affordable products that the "Average Joe" could use, something that it has succeeded on both counts with when it comes to Klix. Or at least it has now that the company has had a rethink and reduced...

  • VCOM Fix-It Utilities Pro 7 - PC review
    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...

  • New RealPlayer available to download now
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    New RealPlayer available to download now

    By 28 June 2007

    We've already told you all about RealNetworks' new RealPlayer so we thought you'd like to know that it is now available in the UK for free download. Just to recap – this new version gives you a one application solution to record and download videos...

  • Adobe updates Lightroom to version 1.1
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    Adobe updates Lightroom to version 1.1

    By 28 June 2007

    Adobe has announced a free update to its Lightroom application to version 1.1 for existing users. The new update adds functionality and support for Windows Vista, a flexible image management system for multi-computer workflows, improved noise reduction...

  • Avanquest Perfect Image 11 - PC review
    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,...

  • Swiss Security Wireless Security Suite review
    Online 2.5 out of 5

    Swiss Security Wireless Security Suite review

    By 19 June 2007

    If you’ve ever been tempted by the idea of wireless broadband – being able to surf the Internet from the comfort of your living room sofa seems to be the main advantage – and have a couple of notebooks about the house, this software should help...

  • Apple updates Safari browser
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    Apple updates Safari browser

    By 15 June 2007

    Just days after Apple released the beta for its internet browser Safari for Windows, the company has been forced to release a security update to fix issues and bugs in the software. Version 3.0.1 for Windows is available via Software Update for windows...