PC software archive

  • Iolo System Mechanic Pro 7.5 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Iolo System Mechanic Pro 7.5 - PC review

    By 11 June 2008

    Data backup on your PC should be high on your list of priorities but sadly for most people it isn’t. Should your system fail, will you lose all your media files? This is the question you should ask yourself. If the answer is yes, then can you afford...

  • CyberLink MediaShow 4 - PC review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    CyberLink MediaShow 4 - PC review

    By 5 June 2008

    If you use the Mac OS you’ll be accustomed to using iLife, which is a one-stop solution for editing images and video. Sadly, if you use Windows there is no such solution that comes in one neat package. The best you can hope for is to use separate tools....

  • BullGuard Backup 8.0 – PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    BullGuard Backup 8.0 – PC review

    By 30 May 2008

    Backup seems to be rapidly becoming the new black, which makes sense considering the number of people who now solely rely on digital copies of their holiday snaps and so on. Backup is increasingly becoming of interest to home office workers and casual...

  • Yosemite FileKeeper Pro 2.8 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Yosemite FileKeeper Pro 2.8 - PC review

    By 29 May 2008

    When was the last time you backed up your hard drive? We bet it wasn’t recently enough to protect you from losing vital data should it crash right now? A recent study carried out by Yosemite revealed that 76% of notebook users never backup their data,...

  • Norton Ghost 14.0 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Norton Ghost 14.0 - PC review

    By 22 May 2008

    When was the last time you backed up the hard drive of your notebook or PC? It’s a question worth asking yourself because if the answer is “never” then what happens if the system fails? You lose everything. With the price of external storage dropping...

  • AVG Internet Security 8 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    AVG Internet Security 8 - PC review

    By 15 May 2008

    AVG Internet Security has something of a mixed history, it offers all the standard tools you’d expect from such a suite, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam protection. However, these tools are a mix of in-house developed programs...

  • OpenOffice 3 beta released
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    OpenOffice 3 beta released

    By 9 May 2008

    The OpenOffice.org community has announce that the public beta release of OpenOffice.org 3.0 is now available. Not recommended for production use at this stage, it is being made available to allow a broad user base to test and evaluate the next major...

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

    Serif WebPlus X2 - PC review

    By 6 May 2008

    Producing a website design that you’re happy with can be a time consuming and complicated matter, especially if you’re not fluent in coding HTML. This has seen an increased use of template-based packages that hide the code away. With its eye on the...

  • Thunderbird updated
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    Thunderbird updated

    By 2 May 2008

    Mozilla, the company behind Firefox, has updated Thunderbird its email application. The new update closes two security holes through which attackers can inject malicious code. Both vulnerabilities are related to JavaScript, although it is disabled by...

  • Apple Safari browser trebles users
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    Apple Safari browser trebles users

    By 2 May 2008

    It might have garnered massive criticism from the industry and consumers, but Apple's move to include it's Safari browser in its Windows Software Update application seems to have worked when it comes to gaining market share in the browser wars. According...

  • Webroot Parental Controls - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Webroot Parental Controls - PC review

    By 29 April 2008

    If you have children and allow them access to the Internet, who monitors the sites they visit, and more importantly, the links they are exposed to? Even though Windows Vista has taken this into account by adding parental controls into the OS, not everyone...

  • Family Tree Heritage 7 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Family Tree Heritage 7 - PC review

    By 24 April 2008

    The Freedom of Information act, and a little help from a TV show called “So who do you think you are” has had a large impact on those who at one time found genealogy less than interesting. We’ve now seen a boom in the number of people trying to...

  • Norton AntiVirus 2008 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Norton AntiVirus 2008 - PC review

    By 15 April 2008

    When it comes to naming conventions, Norton hasn’t made life easy for itself. It has a range of products that all offer online protection, all with vaguely similar names, so choosing the right one for you can feel a little hit-and-miss. To make matters...

  • PICStick child safety USB key review
    Online 3 out of 5

    PICStick child safety USB key review

    By 4 April 2008

    PICStick (Parents In Control Stick) is a USB stick that contains access software to control a whole range of features on your PC and the Internet. You simply insert the USB stick, install the software, set-up the access permissions and that is about it....

  • Leopard hacked fastest in contest
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    Leopard hacked fastest in contest

    By 28 March 2008

    At the CanSecWest security conference's annual PWN 2 OWN hacking contest Leopard was the operating system to fall fastest this year. The competition saw hackers pitted against three laptops running Vista Ultimate SP1, Leopard OS X 10.5.2 and Ubuntu 7.10...

  • Driver Genius Professional 2007 - PC review
    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,...

  • Mozilla CEO slams Apple
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    Mozilla CEO slams Apple

    By 24 March 2008

    The CEO of Mozilla the foundation behind the Firefox browser has slammed Apple for its tactics in pushing its internet browser, Safari 3.1 on unsuspecting Windows users through the company's updater application. "What Apple is doing now with their Apple...

  • Sony to charge to remove trial software from Vaio range
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    Sony to charge to remove trial software from Vaio range

    By 21 March 2008

    Sony has moved toward offering customers of its Vaio laptop range the chance to get their brand new laptop free of trail software. The catch however appears to be that you'll need to pay for the privilege of being bloatware-free. Customers looking for...

  • BluBox - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    BluBox - PC review

    By 20 March 2008

    Digital photography has gone mainstream and with it has come a steady increase in image size and the resulting larger file sizes. This means the nation's hard drives are straining under the weight of large image collections. This can also cause problems...

  • SP1 horror stories filtering through
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    SP1 horror stories filtering through

    By 19 March 2008

    The just-released first Service Pack for Windows Vista appears to be creating more problems than it solves for some users, PC Pro is reporting. One PC Pro reader has gone as far as to claim the Service Pack has rendered his PC inoperable: "Started installing...

  • Microsoft goes live with Windows Vista SP1
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    Microsoft goes live with Windows Vista SP1

    By 18 March 2008

    Microsoft has released the Service Pack 1 update for its Windows Operating system today, however Vista users looking for a host of new features will most likely be disappointed. Promised mid-March, the Windows Vista Service Pack 1, weighing in at 434.5MB...

  • Avanquest Fix-it Utilities 8 Pro - PC review
    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,...

  • PC Tools Registry Mechanic 7 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    PC Tools Registry Mechanic 7 - PC review

    By 12 March 2008

    When you bought your PC or notebook that was the point it ran the smoothest and fastest. This is because the Windows OS, regardless of version, is at its cleanest. Whenever you install a program, add a user or generally change settings, you’re also...

  • CyberLink DVD Suite 6 Ultra - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    CyberLink DVD Suite 6 Ultra - PC review

    By 10 March 2008

    If you’ve bought a new computer at any point in the last 2 years, it’s likely that CyberLink as a name will be familiar to you. After all, it’s PowerDVD movie theatre is the number one choice for most manufacturers to bundle with their PCs. The...

  • Symantec Norton 360 2.0 launched
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    Symantec Norton 360 2.0 launched

    By 3 March 2008

    Symantec has launched a new version of its Norton 360 software application. Version 2.0 will now include Symantec's patent-pending browser protection technology, which according to the anti-virus software maker defends against drive-by downloads and other...