PC software archive

  • Microsoft expands online services for business
    Online

    Microsoft expands online services for business

    By 3 March 2008

    Microsoft has announced that the company will now offer Microsoft Online Services to businesses of all sizes. Based on the software available in Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, the new Google-rivaling services...

  • Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Sony Vegas Movie Studio 8 - PC review

    By 28 February 2008

    Home movies are slowly becoming all the rage but what turns a bunch of clips into an enjoyable experience is a good video-editing suite. The two market leaders are Adobe with its Premiere Elements and Sony with this, the eighth take on its Vegas Movie...

  • BHV Recover My Files - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    BHV Recover My Files - PC review

    By 26 February 2008

    How many times have you gone to look for a file and found that it has been deleted? The Windows Recycle Bin may be a great safety net for stuff inadvertently deleted but what happens if you’ve had a viral attack, or even a simple partition failure?...

  • ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.1 - PC review
    Online 3 out of 5

    ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 7.1 - PC review

    By 19 February 2008

    ZoneAlarm has built its reputation over the last decade by providing a firewall for free that has been both secure and easy to use. Since then, it has tried to develop its name by expanding the ZoneAlarm name into a full-blown security suite. For the...

  • Roxio launches RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier
    Audio

    Roxio launches RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier

    By 19 February 2008

    Roxio has launched RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier, software for music enthusiasts who want to quickly and easily collect, organise, create perfect audio playlists and enjoy their favourite music creations wherever they are. RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier...

  • Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 12 Deluxe - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 12 Deluxe - PC review

    By 12 February 2008

    If you’re of a certain age, you’ll no doubt have a collection of vinyl albums and singles gathering dust in a box somewhere. Sure, you can buy replacements on CD or even download digital versions. With Audio Cleaning Lab 12 you can use this software...

  • Microsoft Works 9.0 - PC review
    Online 3 out of 5

    Microsoft Works 9.0 - PC review

    By 5 February 2008

    Microsoft Works has always been a stripped down version of MS Office, aimed at casual users and those with basic needs. It is most often found bundled on new PCs. It comprises a single disc from which you can install the staple applications of Word, Spreadsheet,...

  • McAfee Total Protection 2008 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    McAfee Total Protection 2008 - PC review

    By 29 January 2008

    When you start to think about upgrading your online security, it is often simplest to stay with the suite your PC came with, which is why manufacturers often have to offer more than simple security by bundling other tools along side them. For the main...

  • Intuit QuickBooks SimpleStart 2008 - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Intuit QuickBooks SimpleStart 2008 - PC review

    By 22 January 2008

    If you run your own business then you’ll need to be accountable for keeping track of the accounts. SimpleStart is basically a stripped down version of the far more expensive and professionally aimed Premier and Pro tools. This is no bad thing, as Intuit...

  • Bullguard Internet Security 8 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Bullguard Internet Security 8 - PC review

    By 8 January 2008

    Bullguard isn’t an instantly recognised brand name when it comes to internet security but this latest suite has enough features to make it a worthy rival to everyone’s favourites: Norton and McAfee. As soon as you’ve installed the software you’ll...

  • Acronis True Image 11 Home PC review
    Online 4.5 out of 5

    Acronis True Image 11 Home PC review

    By 4 January 2008

    If you download or install a variety of programs then you’ll know that it’s important to have a clean version of your computer's image – this is an exact copy of the OS, including all your programs as well as the latest updates. If your hard drive...

  • 2007: A year in review, January
    Phones

    2007: A year in review, January

    By 26 December 2007

    2007 started off with a high profile lawsuit and a change in UK law. Apple is never far from the gadget world's headlines but this time it was splashed over the nationals' front pages with news of alleged stock options backdating. The lawsuit claimed...

  • Disgruntled customer software stickers
    Online

    Disgruntled customer software stickers

    By 19 December 2007

    You can grab a sheet of 10 of these fluorescent stickers for just $2.50 and then, if you are feeling anarchic, head down to your nearest software (or at a pinch hardware) emporium and plaster all the display boxes in sight. Disclaimer: Please do not actually...

  • QuickTime patch fixes security flaw
    Online

    QuickTime patch fixes security flaw

    By 14 December 2007

    Apple has issued at update for QuickTime. The 7.3.1 release patches several bugs including a 3-week-old Real-Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) streaming media vulnerability. This slowness to respond has led to criticism from some quarters: "In classic Apple...

  • Nero 8 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Nero 8 - PC review

    By 11 December 2007

    There was a time when CD or DVD burning software simply did that, it allowed you to make a disc and if you were lucky, get to print out a cover for it too. Those days are long gone as both Nero, formerly Ahead, and its main rival Roxio, have sort to add...

  • Trend Micro Internet Security Pro - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Trend Micro Internet Security Pro - PC review

    By 9 December 2007

    We’re all accustomed to the need for every PC in the house to have internet security software loaded on it. There is an ever-growing choice of tools out there all offering the same sort of protection, ranging from antivirus, spam, spyware and phishing...

  • Serif PhotoPlus X2 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Serif PhotoPlus X2 - PC review

    By 4 December 2007

    As we increasingly take more photos, digital imaging software is quickly becoming one of those essential tools everyone should own. This package from Serif is the latest to arrive and while it can't compete with the free tools you'll find on the Internet,...

  • Corel DVD Copy 6 Plus - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Corel DVD Copy 6 Plus - PC review

    By 27 November 2007

    What do you look for from software to copy your video content? Does it need to be easy to use, handle all the latest formats and have a simple interface that takes the guesswork out of the process? Corel seems to think so, as version 6 of its latest software...

  • Roxio Crunch - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Roxio Crunch - PC review

    By 20 November 2007

    There is an argument that follows the lines that the Apple iPod was a successful device amongst fans of Apple fans but it would never have reached mass appeal if the software hadn’t been changed so users of Microsoft Windows computers could synchronise...

  • RealPlayer 11 out of beta
    Online

    RealPlayer 11 out of beta

    By 16 November 2007

    RealNetworks has announced the final release of its new RealPlayer in the UK following a 5-month public beta period. The new features of the RealPlayer allow consumers to download a variety of online video content to the iPod while an updated Real.com...

  • Microsoft launches Office Accounting 2008
    Online

    Microsoft launches Office Accounting 2008

    By 15 November 2007

    Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Office Accounting 2008, aimed at small businesses, from sole traders to businesses with up to 25 employees, with the aim of helping them more effectively manage their business finances. With the claim that...

  • Serif Desktop Publishing Suite 2008 - PC review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Serif Desktop Publishing Suite 2008 - PC review

    By 13 November 2007

    If you have ever needed to quickly design a leaflet for a project, put together a brochure, or simply needed a coversheet for a presentation, it’s likely you’ll have used a Desktop Publishing Suite (DTP). They make such tasks simpler and as with the...

  • Corel announces DVD Copy 6 Plus
    Online

    Corel announces DVD Copy 6 Plus

    By 6 November 2007

    Corel has announced DVD Copy 6 Plus, a new program designed to enable consumers to enjoy their favourite video content at home or on-the-go. With DVD Copy 6 Plus, Corel claims consumers have a single, easy-to-use solution for copying unencrypted DVDs...

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Edition - PC review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Encyclopaedia Britannica 2008 Ultimate Edition - PC review

    By 6 November 2007

    There was a time when all good homes had a row of books on a shelf that could be referred to whenever a question or homework topic arose. Technology condensed this to DVD form but now that we have the Internet and all the information we could ever need...

  • Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - PC review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2 - PC review

    By 30 October 2007

    The explosion in digital photography has meant there are hundreds of photos on our computers at any one time that need editing if there to be viewed at their best advantage. This has resulted in software manufacturers having to design ever more complex...