892134 Pinnacle Studio 25 UltimatPinnacle Studio 25 Ultimate

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 14, 2021
As another year passes Corel releases the next version of its Pinnacle Studio video editing product.
This is one of the few pieces of software that is always installed on my PC or notebook, I have used it for years and apart from a couple of occasions when I have had to do a total reinstall of everything when the hard disk failed all other problems – including my stupidity – have been resolved by visiting my last backup normally to restore files.

891976 Parallels Toolbox for Mac and WindowParallel Toolbox 5.0

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 24, 2021
Continuing its two platform approach, Parallel has released the latest version of its Toolbox product.

891840 Ccleaner ProfessionaCCleaner Professional

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 20, 2021
Since its original conception, around 2004, CCleaner has made its life existence to improve the performance of Windows and make your computer a faster and healthier computer.

Extending Battery Life

Published in Software by mfereday on May 4, 2021
However much we have, we always seem to want more. AVAST offers a way to extend the output delivered from a battery.

891166 f secure totaComputer Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on Feb 23, 2021
As computer-targeted threats continue to grow. so antivirus software companies need to offer users appropriate protection.

891121 DxO PhotoLab Photo Editing Software

Published in Software by mfereday on Feb 9, 2021
Unlike some graphics software titles available on a subscription basis, this next offering can be purchased with a single payment.

890948 ESET Cyber Security PrHome Office Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 29, 2020
Personal data has an attracting for many as they can not keep their hands off it. It is up to you to protect this type of data from the schemes of hackers.

890127 acronis true image 202Acronis 2021

Published in Software by paul_smart on Oct 7, 2020
This is a piece of software that I have used for many years, sometimes it’s a single file that I need to get back but twice now it’s been that Windows refuses to bootup and I have been happy to say in one case it was only a few hours work to get up and back to a few days previous, the other occasion took longer as I needed a new hard drive but in both cases it saved me.

890133 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 2Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 24

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 22, 2020
For those wanting to don their video director's hat, Corel offers this next product.

890081 Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 UltimatPaintShop Pro 2021

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 17, 2020
During the ever-passing years, PaintShop Pro has undergone numerous make-overs. It would have taken somebody with the skill of a Nostradamus to get even close to how the original file conversion program would develop into today's graphics suite offering.

889876 parallels toolbox parallelParallels Toolbox

Published in Software by paul_smart on Sep 9, 2020
'How do I do that' or 'let me think' as I do not complete that task very often. Windows can do most things however it often makes the task difficult. Parallels Toolbox has a range of one step tools to complete the tasks that Windows makes more complex, some may even seem impossible this collection of over thirty different tools are in a simple package.

889629 Bitdefender Total SecuritBitDefender

Published in Software by paul_smart on Aug 19, 2020
The only way you know if your Anti Virus or Total Security product is doing its job is if it fails; and, if you have no problems, then it is probably doing its job. While I have previously told you about what McAfee and Kaspersky have to offer today its BitDefender.

889604 Parallels Toolbox 4.Plenty of Tools

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 6, 2020
Stuck for a way to completing a task that should be simple then the answer might be a Toolbox.

Ccleaner Update

Published in Software by mfereday on May 7, 2020
Personal Computer users will appreciate that over time their piece of equipment will often loose its initial fast responsiveness. Tasks that once could be completed at a rate that was more than acceptable during the earlier months, now take their time thus causing degrees of frustration.

887720 TutorialFacial Improvement

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 30, 2020
A picture, so they say, may be worth a thousand words but sometimes the image does not tell the complete story. Images, especially those of celebrities, have sometimes been doctored to enhance and modify the original image by specialist using software such as PortraitPro 19 from Anthropics Technology.

886505 panda dome advanced securitPanda Dome Advanced

Published in Software by paul_smart on Nov 27, 2019
This is one of several security software products that promise to keep you safe. What each product promises is slightly different so they all have a place according to what you want, here an offering from Panda their Internet Security offering.

886234 McAfee Total Protection 202McAfee Total Protection 2020

Published in Software by paul_smart on Nov 11, 2019
A lot of software is sold as a subscription some stop working once the subscription ends other will continue to work with limited functionality which in the case of security software probably means you will soon find you have problems with viruses and other nasty results. So one thing you always keep right up to date should be security software.

885742 Nero Platinum UnlimiteNero Platinum or Nero 365

Published in Software by paul_smart on Oct 9, 2019
No longer do Nero do a standard version but now you can get a Nero 365 Platinum that expires in a year or Nero Platinum that will keep working – without the addition of any new features – for ever, either way the contents of the package is Nero Platinum.

885599 Acronis True Image 202Acronis 2020

Published in Software by paul_smart on Sep 16, 2019
I have used Acronis for years it has often been able to replace a file or files that would otherwise be lost, earlier this year after a hard disc crash I was able to say ‘thank you’ when I was able to restore everything on a new hard drive. These days Ransonware is one of the most popular tools for thieves and used correctly even that can be thwarted.

885539 Corel Pinnacle Studio 23 UltimatCorel Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 23

Published in Software by mfereday on Sep 10, 2019
Adding to its range of graphics software products, Corel has released version 23 of its Pinnacle Studio offering. I was fortunate to have been sent a free version of the top of the range Ultimate product rather than the standard Studio or Studio Plus products.

Spring Cleaning

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 29, 2019
If your computer seems slower than usual then maybe it is time for a spring clean.

885445 paintshop pro 2020 ultimatPaintShop Pro 2020

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 27, 2019
As a long established fan of a product originally developed as a file conversion utility and launched in 1991 by Robert Voit's JASC company, it is that time of year when I can look forward to the arrival of the latest version of PaintShop Pro. Now firmly entrenched as part of the company's family of graphic software, Corel has sent me a copy of PaintShop Pro XX to review for Gadgetspeak.com

885414 parallels toolbox 3.5 mac and windowDesktop Parallel Tools

Published in Software by mfereday on Aug 22, 2019
Time does not stand still especially when a company take-over is involved as part of the process. In some cases favourite projects can suffer the short-end of the straw as it is ignored but this is not always what occurs. Take for example the Parallel's Toolbox and how the company reacted to a take-over..

884906 AVG TuneUp 201A Suite of Utilities

Published in Software by mfereday on Jul 9, 2019
As another year passes, I take a look at the latest version of an old friend

884484 acronis true image 201Acronis for REAL

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 10, 2019
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! Email client

Published in Software by adrianmorant on June 2, 2019
TheBat! V.8 is the latest incarnation of a versatile shareware email client which is available in both Professional and Home versions.

883986 Anthropics LandscapePro VChanging the Scenery

Published in Software by mfereday on May 9, 2019
They say “The camera never lies” but this is a view that those innovative people at Anthropics Technologies would not subscribe to.

883775 f secure key securitA Protection Suite

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 27, 2019
F-Secure, as you might presume from the company’s title, offers users a range of hardware, software, apps and Cloud protection solutions.

883200 DxO Photolab 2 boDxO PhotoLab

Published in Software by mfereday on Mar 26, 2019
There has to be a first time for everything and this was that kind of occasion for me when looking at this next product.