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  • Microsoft Office 2010 hands-on
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    Microsoft Office 2010 hands-on

    By 27 May 2010

    On general release from 15 June, Microsoft's 2010 edition of Office is already being rolled out to OEM manufacturers and business users. However, its sexiest new features are targeted at normal everyday use for normal everyday people. Some might not see...

  • Soluto: the anti-frustration software that will fix your PC
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    Soluto: the anti-frustration software that will fix your PC

    By 27 May 2010

    A new piece of software, that looks to disrupt the PC software and hardware industry with what it is calling "anti-frustration" software that can "map the PC Genome", has been launched. "It will make the world a happier place", Soluto's chief product...

  • 3D desktop coming to Chrome OS?
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    3D desktop coming to Chrome OS?

    By 3 May 2010

    BumpTop, an application that turns your desktop from a 2D environment into a 3D workspace has been bought by Google, starting rumours that the company's Chrome OS due out later in the year will be getting a shiny new interface. BumpTop, currently available...

  • PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 2010   review
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    PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus 2010 review

    By 13 April 2010

    PC Tools has its work cut out with Spyware Doctor and Antivirus these days, and with a range of low-priced rival suites available it’s left to those who are happy with the Windows firewall or have a dedicated alternative handy to consider a purchase....

  • VIDEO: Adobe shows off CS5 painting skills
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    VIDEO: Adobe shows off CS5 painting skills

    By 7 April 2010

    Following its ability to fill in the blanks with the new content-aware fill in Photoshop, the company has launched yet another teaser video of its other new feature in CS5. "I've put together a quick video that simultaneously demonstrates Photoshop CS5's...

  • Adobe Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7 released
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    Adobe Lightroom 2.7, Camera Raw 5.7 and DNG Converter 5.7 released

    By 6 April 2010

    Adobe has updated its Lightroom, Camera Raw and DNG Converter software packages to support a host of new cameras recently released. The updates add raw file support for nine new popular camera models, including the Canon EOS 550D, Sony A450 and Olympus...

  • Norton 360 4.0 - PC   review
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    Norton 360 4.0 - PC review

    By 18 March 2010

    Symantec came up with some interesting new developments in system security last year, with the well publicised Quorum and System Insight tools offering faster, more efficient scans and an unprecedented amount of information for users who would benefit...

  • Microsoft IE9 browser previewed
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    Microsoft IE9 browser previewed

    By 16 March 2010

    Microsoft has said that it is puzzled as to why people still use IE6, but will continue to support the browser that had its own funeral earlier in the month. The comments, from Microsoft, came as the company unveiled its plans for Internet Explorer 9...

  • BullGuard Internet Security 9 - PC   review
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    BullGuard Internet Security 9 - PC review

    By 24 February 2010

    BullGuard Internet Security has been a worthy rival to more established names in the security arena for the last couple of years, and though what is already a feature-packed collection of tools hasn't been significantly updated during this time, it has...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed
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    Microsoft Office 2010 pricing revealed

    By 17 February 2010

    Microsoft has revealed more information on pricing for its due-in-June Office 2010 software, with the "Starter" version due to be available for free. Office Starter 2010 replaces Microsoft Works and will offer consumers basic productivity features via...

  • VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app
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    VIDEO: Skifta offers media sharing app

    By 20 November 2009

    A small startup from Poole has created an app that aims to make it easier to share your digital media collection between your various gadgets. It's called Skifta, and allows you to shift content between a number of devices with just one catch - they have...

  • Ten reasons to try out Microsoft Office 2010
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    Ten reasons to try out Microsoft Office 2010

    By 19 November 2009

    Microsoft Office 2010 has now entered its public beta phase, and it's already looking like a pretty substantial upgrade to the 2007 version, and a huge improvement on earlier editions of the omnipresent Office app suite. Here's ten reasons why you should...

  • MS Office 2010 beta now available
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    MS Office 2010 beta now available

    By 18 November 2009

    Microsoft has revealed that the 2010 edition of its phenomenally successful Office suite has now entered beta. The software can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.com/office/2010. The new version has a whole host of improvements, many of which will...

  • Dropbox review
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    Dropbox review

    By 16 November 2009

    For the geeky, sharing files with the world or other devices is all done via the FTP that you've got for your website or blog. It involves a stack of complicated codes, faffing around with FTP software and generally an interest in computers and the way...

  • Free "Kindle for PC" software available now
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    Free "Kindle for PC" software available now

    By 10 November 2009

    Amazon.com has announced that its free software "Kindle for PC" is now available to download for Windows computers with a Mac version said to be "coming soon". The application means Kindle-less readers around the world can pay to download the more than...

  • Firefox keeps crashing? Here's how to fix it
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    Firefox keeps crashing? Here's how to fix it

    By 9 November 2009

    Firefox is now five, however if, like many, you've found yourself having to leave your favourite browser because of constant crashing there are plenty of ways to get your Firefox groove back and save yourself from Mozilla hell. Here are three steps...

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta - First Look review
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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 beta - First Look review

    By 27 October 2009

    If you're a disorganised photographer then chances are you store your digital photos on your computer, back them up and then forget about them until someone says: "Do you have a picture of a women on a bus in London eating a sandwich?" Of course you do,...

  • How to upgrade to Windows 7
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    How to upgrade to Windows 7

    By 23 October 2009

    So, you want Windows 7. You've read our guide to Microsoft's latest OS, you've worked out the benefits of making the switch are the right one's for you, in fact you may already have chosen which version you want to install and have your Windows 7 disk...

  • Windows 7 Whopper celebrates bloatware
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    Windows 7 Whopper celebrates bloatware

    By 23 October 2009

    How do you celebrate the launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 in Japan? Team up with Burger King of course to offer the Windows 7 Whopper. The burger of burgers, features not one burger, but of course seven burgers in a bun in what is no doubt a gut busting...

  • Windows 7: Which version should you get?
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    Windows 7: Which version should you get?

    By 22 October 2009

    With multiple versions of Windows 7 available to buy depending on your needs, which version should you be opting for when it comes to upgrading or starting afresh? Do you really need to opt for the Ultimate edition or will the Starter version do you?...

  • Adobe Lightroom 3 beta released
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    Adobe Lightroom 3 beta released

    By 22 October 2009

    Adobe has announced the availability of Photoshop Lightroom 3 as a free download for photographers to try.  The new application, which allows photographers to catalogue their photo collections as well as perform basic editing processes to their pictures...

  • Seven reasons to buy Windows 7
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    Seven reasons to buy Windows 7

    By 21 October 2009

    After all the hullabaloo, Windows 7, Microsoft's new operating system, is now here. Finally you can now officially ditch Windows Vista or Windows XP once and for all. But why should you spend £79.99 on getting it? Here are seven reasons why you should...

  • Norton AntiVirus 2010 - PC  review
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    Norton AntiVirus 2010 - PC review

    By 1 October 2009

    We’ve seen a few new arrivals in the security software market for 2010 so far but are yet to experience any dramatic improvements, certainly in terms of new features and innovations. Rarely one to rest on its laurels, Symantec has been busy putting...

  • Microsoft's free antivirus now available
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    Microsoft's free antivirus now available

    By 29 September 2009

    Microsoft's free antivirus package, "Microsoft Security Essentials", is now available to anyone, just over three months after it went into a beta test period in June that was limited to US users. But now everyone can grab the bare-bones security package...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is here
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 8 is here

    By 23 September 2009

    Adobe's Photoshop Elements for PC and Mac and Premiere Elements for PC software are due for their yearly update. Version 8 of both programs has been released, and contains a host of new functionality, mostly in the ease-of-use department. These bits of...