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  1. BHV Recover My Files review

    BHV Recover My Files review

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    If you have ever deleted a file or folder by accident, you’ll be thankful for the Recycle Bin acting as a safety net. However, what happens if you delete this folder, then discover you need the file after all?

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    FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN review

    FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN review

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    The FRITZ!Box Fon WLAN (£140 inc. VAT) succeeds by packing an array of features into a small and easy to set up unit.

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    Avanquest Fix-it Utilities 8 review

    Avanquest Fix-it Utilities 8 review

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    Fix-it Utilities 8 brings together over 30 of the best third-party utilities in one easy-to-use interface. The suite is based around a single interface that breaks the utilities up into sub-menus relating to Diagnostics, Fixes, Optimisation, Recovery and Clean-up tools

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    Yoggie Pico Personal review

    Yoggie Pico Personal review

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    It may have a quirky name, but the Yoggie Pico certainly is a serious approach to security. In short, it's a self-contained security suite on a USB stick. It intercepts all incoming data from your internet or network connection before it reaches your PC

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    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

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    Norton Internet Security 2007 offers a comprehensive range of features, in a familiar interface to other Norton products. After installing the software, you'll be required to activate it online.

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    JoeSoft Klix 1.0 review

    JoeSoft Klix 1.0 review

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    When you accidentally delete a photos it can be upsetting. But these lost images can quickly be recovered from your camera's card with Klix. Klix takes the power of its big brother, Data Rescue, and puts it in an easy-to-use package

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    RecoverMyFiles review

    RecoverMyFiles review

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    A number of bare-bones software solutions are available to carry out the veritable magic trick of scanning for and recovering lost data. RecoverMyFiles goes the extra mile and promises to reunite you with your files even after corruption or formatting.

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    Windows Live OneCare 2.0 review

    Windows Live OneCare 2.0 review

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    Microsoft's goal with Windows Live OneCare was to create a one-stop maintenance application that applied software updates, performed drive checking, and offered firewall and malware protection. The aim was good, the execution less so, with some common infections falling through the net. Now that it's reached version 2.0 has there been any improvement?

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    Pantone Huey review

    Pantone Huey review

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    The reason inkjet printers often turn out photos that look nothing like they appear on a computer screen when being edited with Photoshop is mostly down to your computer monitor

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    Acronis True Image 11 Home review

    Acronis True Image 11 Home review

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    Acronis True Image is a well-known example of back-up software and remains one of only a handful of applications that people are prepared to spend money on. Version 11 packs in the features and there are some great aspects worth shouting about.

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    PC Tools Registry Mechanic 7 review

    PC Tools Registry Mechanic 7 review

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    There’s a veritable raft of tweaking, optimising and cleaning utilities on the market to ensure that you’re able to keep your Operating System’s Registry in peak condition

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    Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro 2008 review

    Agnitum Outpost Security Suite Pro 2008 review

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    Billed by Agnitum as “proactive protection for intelligent Internet users”, Outpost Security Suite Pro 2008 has been reworked to include all the tools required to ensure a high degree of safety

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    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

    Norton Internet Security 2007 review

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    While most suites pile on as many features as they can, Symantec is going back to basics: anti-spam, parental controls, pop-up blocking and privacy protection are all available only in an add-on pack

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    Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 Personal review

    Paragon Partition Manager 9.0 Personal review

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    Windows Vista users may already know that it's possible to shrink and extend partitions without losing any data using the Disk Management Console. As such, it's possible to partition your hard drive without spending a penny. So why would you want to shell out for a commercial product like this?

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    Roxio Copy and Convert 3 review

    Roxio Copy and Convert 3 review

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    The digital media landscape hasn't exactly plateaued in the past few years, as was once predicted. If anything, the ever-expanding proliferation of portable devices and media formats has made it rockier than ever before

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    Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X 2.1.2 review

    Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X 2.1.2 review

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    Yeah, yeah, we know: Mac OS X already provides screen-grab keystrokes and a standalone capture app (the simplistic Grab). But Snapz Pro X bills itself as the crème de la crème of such tools, and is aimed at professionals who've outgrown Apple's built-in freebies.

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    Jinx.de ScreenRecycler 1.12 review

    Jinx.de ScreenRecycler 1.12 review

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    Been using Macs for a while? Then you’re likely to have a spare machine or two kicking around. Due to the durability of most Macs, chances are they’ll be in working order, too; just not powerful enough to meet the demands of modern apps. With ScreenRecycler, old Macs with a screen can once again prove useful.

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    F-Secure Internet Security 2008 review

    F-Secure Internet Security 2008 review

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    F-Secure does well to integrate its various elements into a single application, although a glance at the Task Manager revealed 14 separate processes using around 40MB of memory when idle, and installation requires a number of restarts.

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    LogMeIn Free review

    LogMeIn Free review

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    Most folks these days regularly use more than one computer. However, no matter how hard we plan, there are always occasions when we're sat in front of the wrong one.

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    Sheep Systems Bookdog 5.0.3 review

    Sheep Systems Bookdog 5.0.3 review

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    Most people have a large, ever-growing collection of browser bookmarks, which is rarely tidied. If you use multiple browsers, bookmarks may be spread among them, causing you to waste time when finding fave sites. Bookdog is specially designed to deal with these problems.

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    Nova media launch2net review

    Nova media launch2net review

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    There are a couple of ways you can use your mobile phone to connect to the internet. It can be a tricky process, though, particularly when you're travelling overseas and need to hop between carriers and root out configuration codes for Mac OS X's Bluetooth software.

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    St Clair Software Default Folder X 4.0 review

    St Clair Software Default Folder X 4.0 review

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    Usually, MacFormat reviews explore functionality, new features and pros and cons before arriving at a conclusion, but this time we'll make an exception: buy Default Folder X 4.0 now, because it's brilliant. Still with us? Okay, maybe a little more information is required for you die-hards...

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    Equinux Media Central 2.1 review

    Equinux Media Central 2.1 review

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    Equinux's Mac media browser, Media Central, has been overhauled since version 1.2. It's virtually a whole new app with many new features - and one that's changed from being freeware to paid-for shareware in the process

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    Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10 review

    Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10 review

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    Like Nero, Easy Media Creator can create pretty much any disc type you care to think of, as well as offering video conversion and a comprehensive DVD authoring package that really does make creating your own DVDs a very simple task indeed.

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