661777 corel pdf fusioCorel Fusion PDF

Published in Software by mfereday on May 15, 2012
Taking liberties with the first two lines of Pete Seeger and Joe Hickerson’s classic folk song “Where have all the documentation gone, Gone to PDF every one”.

661298 xara web designer mXara Speeds Web Design

Published in Software by adrianmorant on Apr 30, 2012
The majority of us are not natural designers who know HTML and can produce an attractive and effective Web design at the drop of a hat. We need all the help that we can get. Xara Web Designer MX -- which is available in two versions -- is a WYSIWYG template based program that brings the design and publishing of effective web sites within range of most people.

661238 magix mp3 delux version 1Organising Music Files

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 26, 2012
A quick check of my work system revealed 3762 MP3 tracks. Further investigation brought to light that these tracks occupied just over 12GB of storage space and, if played continuously, would take 9 days and 13 hours in order to work through the full list. This information came courtesy of MAGIX’s latest MP3 deluxe software.

660932 iolo system mechanic 10.System Mechanic 10.7

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 19, 2012
It is a fact of Windows life that your computer’s performance will decrease directly proportional to the use to which it is put – much to the delight of those who develop software to remedy this situation

660924 artrage 3 studiArtRage Studio Pro 3.5

Published in Software by paul_smart on Apr 15, 2012
This is my first look at ArtRage now on version 3.5. Before delving into the manuals I always try to see what it can do with just the icons on the screen, the results are of course strange, sometimes great sometimes not what you thought.

659872 serif movieplus x6 video softwarMoviePlus X6

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 5, 2012
Serif has always targeted those who operate on a limited budget while looking for ease-of-use with their software. The latest Serif product to take this path is MoviePlus X6.

659052 symantic norton 360 v6 anti virus protectioAll Round Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on Mar 22, 2012
A quick check of my laptop revealed that it was about time a new Norton security package was due – and so it was as the latest version of Norton 360 made an appearance.

659049 cyberlink photodirector 3 image editing softwarPhotoDirector 3

Published in Software by mfereday on Mar 15, 2012
Taking photographs is fun especially when you are collecting visual representations of memories of important personal events. You can then store these images locally or in the Cloud knowing you can recall them when necessary. However why stop there.

656864 cyberlink powerdvd 12 ultrPowerDVD 12 Ultra

Published in Software by mfereday on Feb 28, 2012
Music, photos and video clips make up a sizeable portion of the storage devices attached to our home computers unless, of course, you are in the minority. Managing and making use of the vast store of multimedia data can be quite challenging especially if you attempt this task without the appropriate tools.

657651 audio cleaning lab mx smalAudio Enhancement

Published in Software by mfereday on Feb 23, 2012
As the movement from analogue to digital gathers apace, it makes sense to further enhance the audio quality with tools such as MAGIX’s Audio Cleaning Lab.

656894 microsoft one note 201One Note for Android

Published in Software by paul_smart on Feb 19, 2012
On a very cold day at the start of February Microsoft launched a ‘free’ app for Android. Those with long memories will know they recently purchased Skype a ‘free’ online telecommunications product and also offered everyone a ‘free’ 5GB Sky Drive.

656399 nero platinum 1Nero 11 Platinum

Published in Software by paul_smart on Feb 8, 2012
Nero started life as a method of burning CD’s. Now it is far more than that as not only does it work with CD’s and DVD’s but also Blu-ray’s. In fact it is a one stop shop for all your music, photos and videos in one box.

655516 serif pageplus xPagePlus X6

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 28, 2012
Now up to version 16, Serif has released the latest edition of its PagePlus software for those wanting to create different types of documents containing images and text.

654600 MediaToolkitUltimate_3Converting Media Content

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 24, 2012
Media content can arrive in different formats which are not always compatible with all your devices. Helping cope with this problem is the stated aim of a product released by Binary Distribution.

654522 paintshop pro x4 ultimate graphics packagPaintShopPro X4 Ultimate

Published in Software by paul_smart on Jan 15, 2012
Another product that is certainly mature once they got beyond 12 they started using roman numerals, most people thought that was to avoid 13 but a year so later X4 comes so what does a mature product have to offer that is new?

654560 kaspersky one universal securitProtecting Different Devices

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 14, 2012
As one of the major anti-virus companies, Kaspersky has created a product that enables the user to protect different devices.

654558 adobe photoshop elements 1Adobe Photoshop Elements 10

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 12, 2012
It is that time of the year when Adobe reveals the latest version of its graphics package for those on a limited budget.

652552 nero 11 platinum multimedia softwarNero 11 Platinum

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 20, 2011
From their base inGermany, the people at Nero have been busy developing the latest version of the company’s multimedia software which is the subject of the review.

653319 abby finereader professional 1Abbyy's Updated OCR

Published in Software by adrianmorant on Dec 12, 2011
Abbyy Finereader Professional 11 is the latest incarnation of a very effective OCR (optical character recognition) package. It is easy to use in its basic form as it comes ‘out of the box’ and is readily configurable to meet particular needs.

652002 corel paintshop pro xA Long Time Favourite Program

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 6, 2011
Many more years ago than I care to admit or can even remember some of them, I came across a piece of software that had been released as unprotected Shareware. The software had been developed by somebody whose main interests were jet planes and developing software which explains why he named his company JASC – that software was Paint Shop Pro.

651445 serif photoplus xSerif PhotoPlus X5

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 15, 2011
As you browse through your collection of digital images stored on your computer, you can sometimes notice blemishes and other features that you wish could be removed or enhanced in some way. It is for times like these that a product such as Serif's PhotoPlus has been developed.