871228 cyberlink powerdirector 15 ultrCyberLink 2017

Published in Software by paul_smart on 8 Jan 2017
In the autumn after a round of press/trade shows all the software companies rush to get their 2017 versions of software releases and updates on the market. Here I am looking at two such items from CyberLink who like Nero now reside in Germany.

871002 mcafee live safe device securitMcAfee Security

Published in Software by paul_smart on 25 Dec 2016
Yes security software is almost as boring as backup software but both are nevertheless essential software in the world we currently live in as there are vast numbers of people making their living from defrauding innocent people of their data and money.

871107 serif affinity designer workbooFrom Mac to Windows

Published in Software by mfereday on 22 Dec 2016
Adding to its portfolio of graphics software, Serif has developed an application that can run on the Mac and Windows platforms.

870998 Kaspersky Total Security 201Kaspersky 2017

Published in Software by paul_smart on 18 Dec 2016
Anti-Virus software was developed in response to people who wanted to harm your computer, then it was the whole Internet Security thing with people trying to get at your money, now the latest Kaspersky suite focuses on protecting your children from harm.

870680 nero 2017 platinum video softwarNero 2017 Platinum

Published in Software by paul_smart on 28 Nov 2016
This product has been around in one form or another since the CD-ROM first started to appear in PC’s. Other companies have come and gone but Nero has only undergone a name change and of course it now does so much more than oversee the burning of media.

870540 corel winzip 21 prFile Management Assistance

Published in Software by mfereday on 12 Nov 2016
It is time for an old favourite to make its annual upgrade appearance.

870435 corel winzip system utilitieWinZip System Utilities Suite

Published in Software by mfereday on 5 Nov 2016
Windows tends to slow down with age and I know how it feels. This next title offers to help.

870040 nuance power pdf version Power PDF Version 2

Published in Software by adrianmorant on 27 Oct 2016
Version 2 of Power PDF from Nuance is an update that has also been designed to take into account the latest features in Windows 10 including touch screen technology.

870099 magix photostory 2017 deluxPhotostory 2017

Published in Software by mfereday on 20 Oct 2016
Turning your digital images into a slideshow has never been easier with this next product from MAGIX.

869854 acronis true image 2017 backup softwarAcronis 2017

Published in Software by paul_smart on 16 Oct 2016
This is the latest version of the backup software that has protected me for many years. They do two versions one you purchase outright and other a 12 month subscription which of course will give you lots of updates during the year.

869975 Kaspersky Internet Security 201Kaspersky Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on 15 Oct 2016
Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 forms one-third of the company’s latest batch of protection software for PC, Mac and mobile users.

869976 Nero 2017 PlatinuNero Multimedia Suite

Published in Software by mfereday on 13 Oct 2016
In the middle of July during the year of 64AD, the city of Rome was engulfed in flames with the Emperor Nero an interested spectator. Nearly two thousand years later a company, called Ahead Software released burning software named Nero after the long dead Emperor. A further ten years was to pass as Ahead Software metamorphosis into Nero AG and the company’s software took on the role of a multimedia suite while retaining the Nero name.

869973 Pinnacle Studio 20 UltimatPinnacle Studio 20

Published in Software by mfereday on 8 Oct 2016
Originally developed by Avid and now part of Corel’s extensive range of graphics products, Pinnacle Studio has recently been made available in its version 20 guise.

869735 Kaspersky Total Security 201Family Total Security Protection

Published in Software by mfereday on 29 Sep 2016
It is up to you to ensure your computer and mobile devices are protected from malicious threats.

869671 corel paintshop pro x9 ultimatPaint Shop Pro X9

Published in Software by mfereday on 24 Sep 2016
It is that time of year when the latest version of a piece of software, which seems to have a permanent residence on my various computer systems, makes its annual appearance.

869670 Acronis True Image 201Acronis True Image 2017

Published in Software by mfereday on 20 Sep 2016
While it makes sense to insure your valuable possessions, surely this action should also apply to your data with the insurance taking the form of a backup product.

869252 Xara designer pro x36Designer Pro X365

Published in Software by mfereday on 9 Aug 2016
Adding to its portfolio of graphics products, Xara has released its Designer Pro X365 offering. This product brings together elements of vector illustrations, photo editing, page layout and web design within a single WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) package.

868657 snagit servicSnagIt to Capture

Published in Software by mfereday on 28 June 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 26 June 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 20 June 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 19 June 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 16 June 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 7 June 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 2 June 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 1 June 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 14 May 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 6 May 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 24 Apr 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 21 Apr 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 31 Mar 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.