As another year passes, I take a look at the latest version of an old friend
While I have restored files and folders which have become corrupted the only REAL test is when your computer fails to boot and at the very least this is not a trivial process. Yes my hard disc crashed, so first job is to get it removed from the computers case, second get a replacement drive and then with the aid of the Acronis disc a chance to do a complete restore.
TheBat! V.8 is the latest incarnation of a versatile shareware email client which is available in both Professional and Home versions.
They say “The camera never lies” but this is a view that those innovative people at Anthropics Technologies would not subscribe to.
F-Secure, as you might presume from the company’s title, offers users a range of hardware, software, apps and Cloud protection solutions.
There has to be a first time for everything and this was that kind of occasion for me when looking at this next product.
Some years ago Microsoft vastly reduced offering the chance to own certain software notably their flagship Office product in favour of a subscription model where you continue to pay every year/month to continue using the product.
A product I have used since its very early days when it was ‘shareware’ it was purchased a good while ago by Corel who do what they do to improve and enhance its features, then they add lots of extras so this basic product is now anything but basic.
Passwords are a pain, good passwords are a greater pain, but no password or one that is easily cracked are the greatest pain of all. Certainly you should never use words such as names and try not to repeat passwords however tempting.
A recent visit to what used to be a very run down area near Paddington found lots of new offices off a busy main road with what I assume was a small river or canal running through all very upmarket. My meeting was with a top man from Kaspersky Labs to chat about the latest threats that affect us all even if all we have is a PC or mobile phone.
The next of the 2019 versions to cross my desk and again a product that gets used all year and not just while being reviewed. However I tend to use one feature the CD/DVD burning software at least once a week all year other features less frequently.
Kaspersky Total Security 2019 is aimed at meeting a family’s need for computer security with Safe Kids parental control being one of its additional features.
This next product is made up of tools that allow you to take control of the different aspects of your digital life.
A company that started as Anti Virus protection but now so many nasty things are not strictly viruses but other ways have been found to affect your PC or mobile device and perhaps the most noticeable is stealing your wallet the last mentioned is not literal but once your cards are compromised they do remove everything you have and even things you don’t like your sanity.
Yes it’s the time of year when lots of software companies vie to be the first to bring their ‘2019’ products to market. Here is one that I use all year not just while I review it and on a couple of occasions when disaster has struck it was there to help.
While oil and water are incompatible, the two major players in the arena of operating systems can co-exist on a single computer as Parallels has proven with its Desktop software.
While most will use Parallels on their MAC to give you a virtual Windows Box there are advantages for running a different version of Parallels software on your Windows machine and it can even do things in Windows that cannot otherwise be done natively.
When taking to the movie director’s chair, MAGIX can provide the tools.
As part of its family of graphics products, Corel has just released the latest version of its Pinnacle Studio 22 software. Versions of this software are available in Ultimate, Plus and Standard editions.
Making tasks easier is the role undertaken by Parallels collection of tools.
From its humble beginnings, this next product is growing into a graphics suite.
Putting your digital photos to work can be achieved with this next product from MAGIX
Adding to its extensive portfolio of graphics products, Corel has introduced the world to its PhotoMirage offering
With a range of versions, MAGIX has released its latest music making software.
As the lingua franca of electric documents, PDF (Personal Document Format) allows for a ranger of documents to be distributed between users with different system set ups.
Taking its time to appear, Reallusion’s latest animation software reaches version 3
Generally upgrades appear frequently but not in this case.
Corel has announced the availability of the latest version of its Pinnacle Studio software.
With a pedigree stretching back many years, the latest version of Corel’s flagship has arrived.
Regular readers will know music – jazz – is my passion and photography is my hobby. My photographs are unlikely to win awards as I tend to want realism. I once took a photo of a friend with a camera I was reviewing and sent him the result, his reply ‘you can see every crease and wrinkle I look about 200’ luckily it was not a lady friend or she would no longer be a friend.