868657 snagit servicSnagIt to Capture

Published in Software by mfereday on June 28, 2016
Of all the keys on a computer keyboard, the one that tends to be the most confusing for novice users is the one labelled Print Screen or Prt Scr.

868638 magix fastcuMagix Fastcut

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 26, 2016
Being able to try a program for seven days and remain anonymous, or thirty days just for giving a little personal information is a big plus in making a decision as to if this program does exactly what you want it to do, yes it has a free trial.

868482 nero backitup date backup softwarNero Back it Up

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 20, 2016
This is the latest version of a trusted Backup program. It is designed to make the job of file backup easy and if it becomes easy then maybe more people will do what is a boring job more regularly. This is not a full system backup just a file backup there is a distinct difference.

868480 reallusion crazytalk 8 prCrazy Talk 8

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 19, 2016
In the right hands this product can give you amazing results, it can create 3D images from photographs add cartoonish features and much more however it can also create lip sync to audio or voice so you can be there even when you are not.

Xara Photo & Graphics Designer

Published in Software by mfereday on June 16, 2016
So what version would you expect to follow version 11. In the case of this next product it is a sizeable jump to 365.

868493 landscape prLandscape Adjustment

Published in Software by mfereday on June 7, 2016
Following on from its popular industry leading portrait make-over software, entitled Portrait Pro, Anthropics Technology has moved its focus from the foreground to the background with its new LandscapePro software.

868417 nero tuneitup software utilitNero Tune-Up Pro

Published in Software by mfereday on June 2, 2016
The more you use Windows, the more reluctant your computer will be to perform at its optimum level. This next product offers to help.

868246 magix samplitude pro xSamplitude 2 Pro

Published in Software by paul_smart on June 1, 2016
I have used Samplitude Silver for some time; I probably use only a small amount of its ability in my regular adjustment of .wav files. Here it’s very big brother ‘think Twins’ and this Arnold to Danny. So exactly what can this powerful product do?

868104 coreldraw x8 graphics suitCorelDRAW X8

Published in Software by mfereday on May 14, 2016
As its version number of X8 indicates, CorelDRAW has been around for a good number of years. In fact this software’s first appearance was back in 1989 as it offered users full colour vector illustration and layout functionality on the Windows platform. Over the years this software product has undergone numerous changes including a metamorphosis into a suite rather than a single offering.

868031 intel securitIntel and McAfee

Published in Software by paul_smart on May 6, 2016
A visit to London for the recent Intel Labs Day told me new things to come and also the current relationship with McAfee a company now part of their portfolio. An Intel Anti-Virus is something for the future here I tell you about what is available now.

867758 corel draw graphic suite xCorelDRAW X8

Published in Software by paul_smart on Apr 24, 2016
The main problem with a product 18 versions old is when you remember the first one. Corel were one of the main reasons you got a CD drive. It was all the extra content they provided in images and fonts. Now the download needs a fast connection as its 1.8GB.

867833 Anthropics Portrait Pro 1Digital Make-Over

Published in Software by mfereday on Apr 21, 2016
You have probably heard, on more than one occasion, the popular sayings of “As pretty as a picture” or “The camera never lies”. These two saying were far more appropriate yesterday than in today’s more computer dominated society. We now have access to a number of software applications that do their best to improve on the former saying and misrepresent what is delivered by the latter. One such product is Portrait Professional from Anthropics.

867524 team vieweSoftware Providing Help

Published in Software by mfereday on Mar 31, 2016
While many, if not most, computer software applications have been designed for regular if not in daily use, there are a few applications that hopefully will only be called upon in an emergency.

866241 magix photostory 2016 deluxCreating Photo Slideshows

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 19, 2016
From its German base, MAGIX has developed the latest version of its slideshow creating software.

866031 Kaspersky Total SecuritKaspersky Total Security 2016

Published in Software by paul_smart on Jan 13, 2016
Being old I still find it strange that items are sold with one year licences, like most things I have I expect them to last forever, however as we old people die out I am sure that you having a one year licence for everything will become the norm.

866139 magix rescue your video tapes Rescuing Content

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 7, 2016
Like many others, I’m sure, I have a number of VHS tapes containing videos capturing personal memories. Sadly these videos are often neglected due to the fact that they rely on technology that is not of the most recent kind and the player required for viewing this content no longer forms part of my current entertainment set up. Offering to help get round this type of problem is a product from MAGIX. This is entitled Rescue your Video Tapes!

865862 parallelsmaWorking in Parallel

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 5, 2016
Oil and water not mixing is a popular conception that I would be surprised if you had not heard many times before. Some might even apply the same though with regards to the operating systems developed by Microsoft and Apple. However those inventive people at Parallels headquarters, based in Seattle, would certainly not agree with this point of view.

866136 corel winzip 2File Management Software

Published in Software by mfereday on Jan 2, 2016
It is welcome back to an old friend as the latest version of one of my favourite products arrives in its version 20 guise.

865953 roxio creator nxt A Creator NXT Bundle

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 31, 2015
Corel has a number of products for the creation and editing of graphics including one that is perhaps not as high-profile as some others

865863 avg performance tune up softwarAVG Performance

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 24, 2015
Along with the recently purchased PC Tuneup software, AVG has added software for the Mac and Android devices to offer an all-round performance boost.

865614 Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 Multi DevicMulti-Device Total Security

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 19, 2015
As users now own different devices capable of Internet access with its associated dangers, companies are now offering protection covering a range of devices.

865518 Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 Multi DevicKaspersky Internet Security

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 12, 2015
Ensuring your computer is protected from outside attacks is your responsibility. This next product provides one way of adding this protection.

865816 ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional EnglisAbbyy's effective OCR

Published in Software by adrianmorant on Dec 7, 2015
ABBYY FineReader 12 Professional is an extremely accurate and versatile optical character recognition (OCR) package. It is easy to use for run-of-the-mill jobs with good, clean text but can also deal with less than perfect text as well as complex documents which include tables and images.

865418 avg protection anti virus softwarIt’s Protection Time

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 3, 2015
It is up to you to make sure your computer is protected from malicious threats with appropriate software.

865412 corel pinnacle studio 19 ultimatPinnacle Studio 19

Published in Software by mfereday on Dec 1, 2015
While not as high profile as some of the other products from the Corel stable, Pinnacle Studio is well established and comes with numerous bonus offerings.

865104 nedro platinum 201Nero Media Suite

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 14, 2015
Since its first appearance, many years ago, as the software of choice for many users when it came to burning content to disc, Nero has developed into a HD Multimedia Software Suite of tools. Nero is now available in its 2016 version with Classic and Platinum flavours depending upon your needs. I have been looking at the Premium product which comes with a Content Pack that is made up of video effects and themes for use to enhance your own project

865103 magix movie edit pro 201Movie Edit Pro 2016

Published in Software by mfereday on Nov 12, 2015
New from MAGIX is the latest version of the company’s video editing software. This 2016 version of MAGIX Movie Edit Pro is available in Standard, Plus and Premium editions. My review is based on the basic Standard offering.

865058 nuance dragon professional individuaDragon Professional Individual

Published in Software by paul_smart on Nov 4, 2015
This is another very mature product. When it first came out it was a new way of working by speaking to your computer, now many imitators are available, even Microsoft spawn Cortana. Here however is a product that requires almost no correction.

864852 nuance dragon professional speech recognitioA New Version of Dragon

Published in Software by mfereday on Oct 27, 2015
While computers have recently been given the ability to talk to use through the use of applications such as Siri and Cortana, we have been able to talk to our computers for a number of years and have our spoken words transformed into editable text using specialist software. A leading product in this particular area is Dragon Naturally Speaking with the latest version of this speech recognition software package being available in Professional Individual and

864783 nero platinum 201NERO 2016 Platinum

Published in Software by paul_smart on Oct 25, 2015
I have used Nero for many years it is something that gets added very quickly to any new PC. This started as a CD burning program but now although that can still be done very efficiently it is now so much more as for this feature to not even merit a mention.