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  1. SmileOnMyMac TextExpander 2.0.2 review

    SmileOnMyMac TextExpander 2.0.2 review

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    Sorry to break this to you, but you’re wasting your life, there’s really no need to type out the same thing time and time again – at least if you have TextExpander installed

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    Britannica 2008 Ultimate review

    Britannica 2008 Ultimate review

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    It's not that Britannica hasn't acknowledged the presence of the internet, as this is the second version of the encyclopaedia to offer over 160,000 vetted links to help expand on the resources found on the DVD disc.

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    Freeverse Periscope review

    Freeverse Periscope review

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    This application squeezes fun and value out of your webcam or iSight by capturing images in a variety of ways and publishing locally, by email or to the web

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    Hog Bay Software WriteRoom 2.2 review

    Hog Bay Software WriteRoom 2.2 review

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    Once, text editors were clean, sleek tools, designed primarily for -shock! - writing. Anyone who once used Word 5.1 might now shed a tear upon its mention and then get slightly angry at the current state of writing tools for the Mac - many of which have become bloated.

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    MindJet MindManager 7 review

    MindJet MindManager 7 review

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    No matter what the project, time spent preparing is rarely wasted. MindManager fishes out all the ideas washing around in your noggin and sets them into a plan of action. Templates are on hand to help you structure your thoughts

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    Literature & Latte Scrivener 1.0 review

    Literature & Latte Scrivener 1.0 review

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    Appropriately for software designed for writers, there's a great backstory to Scrivener. Imagine a writer who hunted around for Mac text editors. Then imagine he couldn't find anything that did things the way he liked, so decided to make one himself

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    Imaginova Starry Night 6 review

    Imaginova Starry Night 6 review

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    Space seems to have gotten bigger in recent years. Literally - because current theory suggests it's eternally expanding - and, figuratively, as more of the world becomes enamoured with the great beyond.

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    Eispine Desk Doctor review

    Eispine Desk Doctor review

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    Desk Doctor diagnoses and offers treatment for posture problems and repetitive strain. We're not doctors, but there's sensible physiotherapy advice on offer here, rather than just motherly advice

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    Family Tree Genealogy Suite review

    Family Tree Genealogy Suite review

    7  

    If you've ever thought about tracing your family tree back in time, then there are any number of software packages, but Family Tree is a cost-effective introduction.The interface of the main program is simple and looks like a browser window

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    MacKiev World Book 2007 review

    MacKiev World Book 2007 review

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    World Book is a digital encyclopaedia that comes with a renewable one-year subscription to free online articles. The application resides on your Mac and is updated over the web. Inside are around 4,000 articles

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    Apple iTunes review

    Apple iTunes review

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    Apple's massively popular media library app is still going strong. Regularly updated, it'll now handle your pod and vodcasting needs, talk nice with your iPod, and allow you to make all manner of poor buying decisions via the iTunes Music Store

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    Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor review

    Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor review

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    As long as you don't mind being taught touch- typing by an animation of a Viking then Ten Thumbs is a brilliant app; it's simple and clean, and is bound to improve anyone's typing, whatever your initial skill level.

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    DevPartner Studio Professional 8 review

    DevPartner Studio Professional 8 review

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    The release of Visual Studio 2005 has caused quite a shift in the Windows development market. The whole MSDN system is being re-aligned around the new Visual Studio Team System products ...

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    Microsoft AutoRoute 2007 review

    Microsoft AutoRoute 2007 review

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    Never failing to jump on a passing bandwagon, Microsoft has released the latest version of its route planning software that can now be bought with a GPS locator.

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    Britannica 2007 Ultimate Suite review

    Britannica 2007 Ultimate Suite review

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    Britannica 2007 Ultimate Reference Suite DVD is essentially an upgrade of last year's edition with a few tweaked areas that make it easier to load and search. The first thing we noticed was how much quicker it was to install...

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    starQuiz review

    starQuiz review

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    This clever Mac teaching tool generates custom questionnaires for groups of people to fill in. The main market for starQuiz is education, to create quizzes for students, but there is nothing to stop you using the app to poll responses from other groups...

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    FileMaker Pro 8.5 review

    FileMaker Pro 8.5 review

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    FileMaker started life on the Mac and the company is still a subsidiary of Apple. For all that, the PC version of the product is a mature and well featured database, fully adjusted to the PC way of doing things

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    FileMaker Pro 8.5 review

    FileMaker Pro 8.5 review

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    At the end of last year, FileMaker released its (then) latest and greatest database system, FileMaker Pro 8.0. Combining power with ease of use, this program is the database system of choice

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    Diskeeper 10 Home review

    Diskeeper 10 Home review

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    Over time, even the fastest hard disk becomes fragmented, with bits andpieces of fi les stores in noncontiguous areas of free space.Fragmentation makes the process of opening files and programs a wholelot slower than it needs to be

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    Diskeeper 10 Professional Premier review

    Diskeeper 10 Professional Premier review

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    Most of us know that by keeping your hard disk well defragmented, the right data can be found quickly because it's not spread randomly around the disk. Diskeeper 10 is designed to do that little bit extra.

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    Xceed Zip for .NET review

    Xceed Zip for .NET review

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    There are numerous good reasons for needing zip capabilities inside your application. Maybe you're creating an install builder and you want to be able to spit out self-extracting executables.

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    G Data AntiVirusKit InternetSecurity 2006 review

    G Data AntiVirusKit InternetSecurity 2006 review

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    We've run out of clichés for introducing packages that offer a completeInternet security solution. G Data can't seem to think of an originalname for its product either: 'Internet Security' is used by Norton andF-Secure.

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    Internet BabySitter review

    Internet BabySitter review

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    SoftwareXpress is a new British software company. We always like to support homegrown software, but we can't help thinking that Internet BabySitter is too limited to offer parents true peace of mind.

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    Google Earth 4 review

    Google Earth 4 review

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    You've probably heard of Google Earth. You may have even installed it and spent hours wistfully bouncing around the globe, looking at your house from space, and generally living the life of a superhero. If it wasn't free, we might complain...

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    Family Tree Legends: Starter Edition review

    Family Tree Legends: Starter Edition review

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    Genealogy - the process of researching your family history - has become enormously popular in recent years. This is mainly because the Internet has made it a lot easier to gain access to this information.

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