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Iolo System Mechanic 8 - PC  review
4 out of 5

Iolo System Mechanic 8 - PC review

By 26 September 2008

After you’ve lived with your PC for a year or so, you’ll probably notice that the performance has dropped off considerably. Without the benefit if an IT department to regularly run the various system tools to optimise your computer, it could slowly... >>

Iolo System Mechanic Pro 7.5 - PC review
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... >>

Avanquest Fix-it Utilities 8 Pro - PC review
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
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... >>

Symantec Norton 360 2.0 launched

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... >>

BHV Recover My Files - PC review
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?... >>

Acronis True Image 11 Home PC review
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, February

2007: A year in review, February

By 26 December 2007

The month of lurve saw the settlement of the Apple versus Apple legal case ending 25 years of feuding as a new agreement was penned between Apple Inc and Apple Corp after the bitter battle finally came to an end. Both sides mounted up huge legal costs,... >>

Nero 8 - PC review
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... >>

Corel DVD Copy 6 Plus - PC review
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... >>