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  1. Insider Software FontAgent Pro 4 review

    Insider Software FontAgent Pro 4 review

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    Without fonts a designer is nothing.With too many fonts a designer can be paralysed.So how do you keep a decent collection of typefaces under control? FontAgent Pro 4 claims to be the answer, providing you with fast and efficient ways to keep your fonts organised, helping you browse, search and find the right ones fast, turn individual fonts and whole sets on and off, and more besides.

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    AOL Desktop for Mac Beta 1.5 review

    AOL Desktop for Mac Beta 1.5 review

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    After using AOL Desktop for Mac for a fortnight, advertising revenue appears the main driver here. The browser, for example, has permanent links to a walled garden of AOL- branded internet content, nearly all of it US-centric celebritology, and doesn't allow you to add you own bookmarks. Adverts continue in other areas of the suite

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    iwascoding GarageSale 5 review

    iwascoding GarageSale 5 review

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    GarageSale and iSale update themselves with near-identical features at near-identical times of the year. They are both now on version 5, an update bringing YouTube video integration.

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    Evernote 1.1.0b Beta review

    Evernote 1.1.0b Beta review

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    You may have heard of Evernote on the Mac blogosphere. It has just been launched for the Mac OS, after being available for a few years on Windows. It’s a simple journal and database tool that syncs your phone and Mac over the web.

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    Delicious Library 2 review

    Delicious Library 2 review

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    Sorting your digital files is relatively straightforward, but what about your real-world possessions? This is where Delicious Library comes in. Now at version 2, its purpose is to help you keep track of your belongings, catalogue them and sort them onto neat digital shelves.

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    Techspansion AudialHub 1.0.4 review

    Techspansion AudialHub 1.0.4 review

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    AudialHub is a cheap-as-chips audio conversion tool that turns obscure music files into common formats. It’s useful if, for example, you download audio files from the internet that iTunes can’t handle and want to convert these files to a more manageable format.

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    Blurb 1.0 review

    Blurb 1.0 review

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    Typical of the web 2.0 generation, Blurb is one of those nebulous entities that is a service, but also a company, a program, a website, a community, a blog and a bookshop. Confused? Don’t be.

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    Realmac Software RapidWeaver 4 review

    Realmac Software RapidWeaver 4 review

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    Web design is a bit of a black art. Anyone armed with a ‘Dummies’ book can knock together a page of HTML that will display in everything from NCSA Mosaic to Safari 3.1, but creating something richer – with navigation, images, dynamically updating sidebars and more – that conforms to XHTML and CSS standards is a much bigger challenge.

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    onOne Software Essentials 2 for Apple iPhoto review

    onOne Software Essentials 2 for Apple iPhoto review

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    What do you do if you’re a company that has developed a whole range of well-regarded, one-trick, photo-editing packages? Why, you sit down with your marketing manager and work out how you can bundle different ones together in new, exciting and profitable ways.

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    Yosemite FileKeeper Pro 2.8 review

    Yosemite FileKeeper Pro 2.8 review

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    Yosemite recently carried out a survey and discovered that 76 per cent of laptop users never back up their hard drive, let alone just before going on a trip. If you lose your laptop, you lose all your data, so it pays to back up often.

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    OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta review

    OpenOffice.org 3.0 beta review

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    The old adage that you get what you pay for doesn’t always apply to the software market, where the overpriced and the totally free often go head-to-head. OpenOffice.org won’t cost you a penny, yet it’s a full-featured office suite that aims to be taken seriously by big corporate users as much as by budget-conscious individuals.

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    MatchWare Mediator 9 review

    MatchWare Mediator 9 review

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    Digital authoring is less of a niche pastime these days. People are happy to spend their free time putting together their own Web sites, DVDs menus and multimedia discs.

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    CyberLink PowerDVD 8 review

    CyberLink PowerDVD 8 review

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    DVD playback on your PC is pretty cut and dried. All new machines come with DVD software, whether it’s Windows’ own or, more often than not, from CyberLink itself. So why would anyone spend money on a tool that costs more than most DVD players?

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    IOLO System Mechanic 7 review

    IOLO System Mechanic 7 review

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    Cleaning out your Registry, startup items and other Windows tweaks are all free to execute, but there still exists a trade in so-called system tuners. Largely, these products fail to live up to expectations. Many either do very little or are too destructive in the way they purge system files.

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    BullGuard Backup 8.0 review

    BullGuard Backup 8.0 review

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    Off-site backup guards your data against fire, flood and most acts of the gods. With broadband connections becoming more reliable and more efficient, online backup has become a viable option for many home users. BullGuard Backup 8.0 provides a year’s subscription to an online drive of up to 10GB, with an option to use local back-up sources for any other data.

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    Plasq Doozla 1.1 review

    Plasq Doozla 1.1 review

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    Doozla is play-to-learn graphic design software for youngsters. In our office it got the thumbs-up from parents and grown-up kids alike.

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    The Escapers Flux 1.2.2 review

    The Escapers Flux 1.2.2 review

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    Although a cursory glance at the dictionary reveals that Flux means ‘fluidity’, other synonyms include ‘unsteadiness’ and ‘yo-yoing’, and those are perhaps more appropriate for this newcomer to the web-design scene.

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    JoeSoft Hear review

    JoeSoft Hear review

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    JoeSoft’s Hear is a sound-engineering tool that can alter any audio playing through your Mac. It has many different ways of doing this and is easy to use.

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    eJay Virtual Sounds review

    eJay Virtual Sounds review

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    Virtual Sounds is a bundle of professional quality sound clips. You get drum loops, FX, strings, bass lines, beats and even vocals. All clips are a few seconds long.

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    onOne PhotoTools Professional review

    onOne PhotoTools Professional review

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    Adobe Photoshop may well be the most powerful piece of software you’ll ever own. It may well also be that you only ever scrape the surface of its abilities, hovering around the Filter menu

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    ProjectWizards Merlin 2.5.2 review

    ProjectWizards Merlin 2.5.2 review

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    Any project that requires planning benefits from the use of project management software. The problem is that a lot of this software is so complicated, it’s a project in itself just to figure it out.

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    AVG Internet Security 8.0 review

    AVG Internet Security 8.0 review

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    AVG 8.0 includes all of the core elements you'd expect, including anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall and anti-spam. Taking things up a notch, the suite now includes root-kit scanning, as well as instant messaging and Web surfing protection features. Is it enough to keep your PC protected?

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    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta review

    Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Beta review

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    Apple’s Aperture development team must be furious. No sooner does it release a shiny new version of Aperture that works nicely and runs quickly, than Adobe announces that it too is updating its RAW image editing and cataloguing app.

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    CyberLink PowerProducer 5 review

    CyberLink PowerProducer 5 review

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    The chore of editing and burning digital video onto DVDs seems sufficiently off-putting that, for many of us, our hard drives have become video bottlenecks. The new edition of PowerProducer, with a quick-fire, step-by-step interface, aims to make it quick and easy to put your video creations on to disc, so they can be viewed on TV, as nature intended.

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    Serif WebPlus X2 review

    Serif WebPlus X2 review

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    One of the biggest traumas of producing any Web site is the constant back and forth to image editors, browsers and FTP sites every time you decide on an alteration. What makes WebPlus a joy to use is its convenience: all that stuff can be done in one window.

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