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  1. Saft 10.0.3 review

    Saft 10.0.3 review

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    Safari is really annoying. Despite version 3's new features it still lags behind Firefox and Opera, and yet its speedy nature and clean UI make it tempting to use nonetheless. Saft aims to plug the holes that Apple hasn't filled itself, adding functionality to Safari, much of which is user-definable.

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    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

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    Symantec's security products have attracted criticism for extending too many tentacles into their host systems. Complaints include causing conflicts with other applications, being overly large and cumbersome, and having parts that just don't work

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    Nisus Writer Pro review

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    Back in the day, Nisus was a hit for serious word processing. When OS Xcame along, it floundered for a time, and was eventually rebuilt fromthe ground up to emerge as the excellent Nisus Writer Express.

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    Trend Micro Internet Security review

    Trend Micro Internet Security review

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    If your laptop connects to the internet, then you need an online security suite. There are is ever-growing choice available offering the same sort of tools, ranging from antivirus, spam, spyware and phishing protection, to firewall, parental tools and even privacy protection.

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    Bullguard 8.0 review

    Bullguard 8.0 review

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    Since the dawn of the Internet, security suites have been a necessary evil to fend off the growing threat of spyware, malware, viruses, crackers and spoofing.

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    SUPERAntiSpyware Professional review

    SUPERAntiSpyware Professional review

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    The sophisticated nature of Internet security suites today means that you don't need a separate spyware scanner. At least, that's what the security vendors would like us to believe.

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    Avanquest Disk Copy & Clean review

    Avanquest Disk Copy & Clean review

    8  

    Data and system recovery software is an essential product to keep on your shelf. Granted, you'll feel slightly aggrieved for shelling out on a piece of software that you may never use, but if you do suffer a total system crash then it can become worth hundreds of pounds - maybe even priceless to you in the struggle to rescue your sensitive data.

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    Lavasoft Registry Tuner review

    Lavasoft Registry Tuner review

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    At the heart of your PC's Operating System lies the Registry - something that'll become increasingly bloated as you install or uninstall programs. With every such action, it's likely strings will remain in your Registry that don't relate to anything anymore.

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    Trustware BufferZone Pro review

    Trustware BufferZone Pro review

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    Load up some malware and it's eminently possible that it'll do its best to wreak as much havoc with your PC as it was designed to. Often, a double-click will be all such a piece of software needs - once executed, your PC and its many files are fair game.

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    RawShooter Premium 2006 review

    RawShooter Premium 2006 review

    10  

    Many of us are put off from shooting in native RAW mode because it usually means having to buy expensive software to read and convert the RAW files at the computer stage.

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    Omnifocus review

    Omnifocus review

    7  

    True to form, OnmiFocus is another organiser, and purely a list maker rather than a visualiser like OnmiGraffle or MindMap Pro

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    Carbon Copy Cloner 3.0 review

    Carbon Copy Cloner 3.0 review

    8  

    Where Carbon Copy Cloner excels is in its onion-like layers. Delve deeper and there’s always more fine-tuning you can do

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    Araelium Group Screencast review

    Araelium Group Screencast review

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    At only $29, it’s less than half the price of SnapzProX, though it lacks its still-image capture abilities.

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    Apple Final Cut Studio review

    Apple Final Cut Studio review

    9  

    Despite some competition from Avid, the gap left by Adobe’s hiatus from video editing on the Mac platform has allowed Final Cut to flourish. Few would argue it is currently the dominant program for Mac-based video editing.

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    CyberLink PowerDirector 6 review

    CyberLink PowerDirector 6 review

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    Budget video editing has never had it so good. With the capabilities of an average PC now easily able to cope with the demands of cutting, overlaying and playing back video edits in real time, the competition among providers vying to offer the best features for the best price – along with ease of use – has really heated up.

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    Trend Micro Internet Security Pro review

    Trend Micro Internet Security Pro review

    7  

    As more features are packed into Internet security bundles, the price steadily increases. Trend Micro has ditched its PC-Cillin name and gone straight for some of the market that Kaspersky, F-Secure, Panda and BitDefender seem to be gobbling up from McAfee and Norton.

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    Nero 8 review

    Nero 8 review

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    When the disc authoring companies continue to focus on new ways to burn discs, you realise that the good old optical drive isn’t dead after all. Like Roxio, Nero is no longer just about the humble CD or DVD – it’s now all about computer management and multimedia control.

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    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 review

    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 review

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    If you share your laptop with others, or are simply cautious and don't want to run the risk of anyone seeing the websites you've visited or the applications you've used recently, then Window Washer 6.5 (£30 inc. VAT) is just the tool

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    BitDefender Total Security 2008 review

    BitDefender Total Security 2008 review

    9  

    Total Security 2008 is the latest version of BitDefender's internet security solution and, in terms of look and style, it looks like it went back to the drawing board. The interface and new applications owe a great deal to Symantec's Norton 360

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    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 review

    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 review

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    If you're the paranoid type, a program like Window Washer will appeal. It's designed to eliminate all traces of your activity, enabling you to wipe your Internet trail, reset program settings or clean free space on your hard drive.

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    UMU Scan Mobile Anti-virus review

    UMU Scan Mobile Anti-virus review

     

    Once there was a time when the idea of shelling out a yearly fee to keep PCs from being attacked by a malicious program seemed faintly ridiculous. Now, of course, it's a different story.

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    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5.1 review

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5.1 review

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    As the saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Over the course of the past few years, Spyware Doctor has been at the top of its game. The program's one of a handful of anti-spyware tools that has managed to not only keep up with these threats, but also beat back even the toughest of challengers.

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    O&O DiskImage 2 Professional review

    O&O DiskImage 2 Professional review

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    O&O has made a name for itself with its disk-based tools, so it's no surprise that there's a drive-imaging utility among its rapidly expanding array of products. O&O DiskImage 2 has plenty of neat features bundled up in its uncluttered, pleasing interface.

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    Laplink PCmover 3.0 review

    Laplink PCmover 3.0 review

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    While Windows Vista's built-in Easy Transfer Wizard handles files and settings with ease, it can't transfer entire programs from your old PC to your new one. Sure, you can set things up manually, but you may lose settings - and what happens if you've mislaid the program discs?

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