683991 corel paintshop pro x5 ultimatCorel PaintShop Pro X5

Published in Software by paul_smart on Mar 3, 2013
I have a long memory - it’s just yesterday that’s a problem sometimes – and I remember a shareware product that easily fitted on a floppy disc. That was long before JASC was purchased by Corel the current version fills a CD-ROM.

680507 acronis true image 201True Image 2013

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 22, 2013
Storing your documents, images and music in digital format on your computer is now the de facto choice of many. But how would you manage if this data became corrupted especially if you did not have a backup?

678741 corel winzip 17 prCorel WinZip 17

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 29, 2012
Starting life as a basic compression tool available as Shareware, WinZip has developed over the years to encompass a wider range of functionality as can be seen with version 17.

680343 nero 12 platinum multi media suitNero 12 Platinum

Published in Software by paul_smart on Dec 19, 2012
When CD’s first came out the need to copy or backup started and there were two major players in the market. Nero was one of those but now it is so much more than CD backup software, one of the few things it refuses to do is make the tea.

677905 panda security 201Panda Internet Security 2013

Published in Software by paul_smart on Dec 14, 2012
While most new PCs come with Anti Virus software it is normally only a trial lasting for 90 or 60 days. Most of these are from Norton or McAfee and while they work and these days do not slow the PC down that much there are options.

676362 cyberlink director suite video editing softwarA Media Suite

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 4, 2012
When you have multiple products covering different aspects of media editing and creation, it make sense to combine some of them together in a bundle. This is the approach taken by Cyberlink with its Director Suite offering.

676356 kaspersky internet security 201Kaspersky Internet Security 2013

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 27, 2012
A bit like an insurance policy, your computer protection needs regular updates as circumstanced change. Offering to help provide protection against a range of issues is the latest version of Kaspersky’s flagship product.

675904 bitdefender total security 201Bitdefender Total Security

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 20, 2012
It is that time of year when the latest edition of Bitdefender Total Security software makes an appearance just as emails start to arrive advising you that your current subscription is about to expire. Following the general pattern established over the years, this latest version of the product is identified by the appendage of next year’s date. So we have Bitdefender Total Security 2013.

674983 norton 360 degree security 2013 editioNorton Internet Security 2013

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 17, 2012
With the amount of malware and types of scams trying to take control of your computer, it makes sense to install protection software such as Norton Internet Security.

674510 norton 360 degree security 2013 editioNorton 360 2013

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 10, 2012
With an indication that it is an all round product, the latest version of Norton 360 is now available and comes with the claim of providing “ultimate protection for you and your PC”.

674512 paintshop pro x5 ultimate graphics packagPaint Shop Pro X5 Ultimate

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 6, 2012
Many more years ago than I care to remember, I installed a Shareware product on my Windows 3.1 system - I told you it was many years ago. This product was the JASC developed Paint Shop Pro. Designed to convert images between different file formats and capture screen grabs, the software could easily fit on a floppy disk of the 360K variety. There was still room left over for other files of that period. I was reminded of this compact piece of coding wh
It was Peter Norton who first revealed that deleted files were not actually deleted. Instead their disk presence in the FAT (File Allocation File) was marked as being available for use by other data. This meant it was possible, with the appropriate tools, to resurrect a file if it had not been over-written by subsequent data.

674308 adobe photoshop elements 1A Less-Expensive Sibling

Published in Software by mfereday on Oct 27, 2012
While you might feel that Adobe’s market-leading professional graphics product, Photoshop, is priced well beyond your current budget restrictions, there is a possible alternative that has also been developed by Adobe. This is Photoshop Elements which is now up to version 11. This product costs approximately one tenth the price of its much bigger sibling.

673611 Dragon Naturally speaking 12 premiuDragon NaturallySpeaking 12

Published in Software by mfereday on Oct 18, 2012
While you may not fancy holding a conversation with your computer, it can handle your dictation with the help of appropriate software.

Wisepilot Navigator

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 27, 2012
Are dedicated Satnav devices are on the decline. Smartphones and other mobile devices seem to be encroaching on their territory with mapping and directional offerings.

668671 Dragon Naturally speaking 12 premiuDragon Gets More Natural

Published in Software by adrianmorant on Sep 16, 2012
Dragon NaturallySpeaking version 12 is the latest incarnation of a long established speech recognition program. In step with increases in PC power, its speed and accuracy has been steadily improving. In fact, it can be argued that the performance is now such that even touch typists could find it worthwhile.

ESET Smart Security

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 15, 2012
There are numerous products offering to protect your computer from malware. One such offering is ESET Smart Security.

666754 magix photo stort deluxe on dvPhoto Story on DVD MX Deluxe

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 1, 2012
I can remember when photos used to end up stored in boxes or the occasional album if they were particularly precious. This was the time when photos were predominately black and white and were printed on photographic paper rather than the digital variety we have today.

665262 tuneup utilities 201TuneUp Utilities 2012

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 9, 2012
While a new version of an OS (Operating System), such as Windows, might take a number of years to make a commercial appearance, utilities designed to keep the OS running smoothly operate on a short gestation period.

665779 filemaker pro 12 database softwarFileMaker Pro 12

Published in Software by paul_smart on Aug 3, 2012
For nearly all this programs twenty year life I have used it, right from its first incarnation as a flat file offering, this soon changed to relational and now many businesses are run almost totally from end to end on FileMaker Pro.

664191 condusiv diskeeper 201A new outlook for Diskeeper

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 28, 2012
With a different company name and a newly designed interface, there is a new look to an old favourite with DIskeeper 2012.