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  1. Serif AlbumPlus X2 review

    Serif AlbumPlus X2 review

    7  

    Renowned for producing quality, cost-effective creativity software, Serif brings a typically logical layout to the latest version of its photo-album program.

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    Google Picasa 2 review

    Google Picasa 2 review

    9  

    This program is completely free to download and use. Even so, it looks anything but cheap, with a definite cool sophistication to its design and some smart Web options - as you'd expect from a program that's pioneered by Internet overlords Google.

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    Adobe Photoshop Album Starter review

    Adobe Photoshop Album Starter review

    8  

    One can be forgiven for thinking that free software is only ever, well, free because it's not really good enough to sell. However, if ever there was a program to change your mind then it's Adobe's Photoshop Album Starter Edition, which is now in its third version.

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    ACDSee 10 Photo Manager review

    ACDSee 10 Photo Manager review

    9  

    Easy to install, ACDSee is nevertheless not the quickest off the mark, taking over four minutes to catalogue our set of 1,000 photos. This is easy to forgive, however, because the program’s database goes to great lengths to grab all the information about your pictures that it possibly can, which can come in handy, as we’ll see later.

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    Trustware BufferZone Pro review

    Trustware BufferZone Pro review

    7  

    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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    Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 review

    Adobe Premiere Elements 4.0 review

    9  

    On paper, Adobe Premiere Elements is a no-brainer. It's a sensible, serious, affordable editing program with an interface and workflow that comes from its big sibling, Premiere Pro.

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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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    Filemaker Bento review

    Filemaker Bento review

    10  

    Bento is Leopard-only, and this is because it’s had to wait for the ability, in this latest OS, to access Address Book and iCal information natively, courtesy of public APIs.

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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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    Apple Logic Express 8 review

    Apple Logic Express 8 review

    8  

    Logic Express 8 is the latest version of Apple’s middle-of-the-range music production sequencer. While it boasts more features than GarageBand, it’s essentially a cut-down version of Apple’s flagship music studio, Logic Pro 8

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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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    Ambrosia Software WireTap Studio 1.0.1 review

    Ambrosia Software WireTap Studio 1.0.1 review

    8  

    Essentially, WireTap Studio is a tool for recording, post-processing, managing and exporting audio. For recording, the application offers a dinky floating controller window, which expands to enable you to select up to two sources from which to record.

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    Apple Final Cut Express 4 review

    Apple Final Cut Express 4 review

    8  

    New versions of Final Cut, in both Pro and Express iterations, used to be accompanied by the kind of dizzying excitement reserved for kids on Christmas morning. Each successive update seemed to usher in a wealth of new features, either ground-breaking in their capabilities or previously unseen in an affordable non-linear editing program.

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    POV.1 Action Camera review

    POV.1 Action Camera review

    8  

    Action cameras are typically fixed focus, rugged, ‘bullet’ style cameras that allow hands-free shooting of sporting activities. Some require an AV-in capable camcorder while others are standalone units – like the Oregon Scientific AT2K.

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    Adobe After Effects CS3 review

    Adobe After Effects CS3 review

    9  

    Adobe’s Premiere might be fighting tooth and nail in an aggressive market of prosumer editing software, but its compositing suite, After Effects, seems unruffled. That’s not to say that there aren’t competitors. Discreet’s Combustion, for example, is a great compositing tool with an interface that many find more intuitive.

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    Araelium Group Screencast review

    Araelium Group Screencast review

    6  

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

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    Corel SnapFire Plus review

    Corel SnapFire Plus review

    6  

    Corel inherited its Photo Album software when it bought Jasc, but now it's knocked the name on the head and made the move to SnapFire Plus version 1, seemingly in response to Google's Picasa

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    SmileOnMyMac TextExpander 2.0.2 review

    SmileOnMyMac TextExpander 2.0.2 review

    10  

    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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    Serif PhotoPlus X2 review

    Serif PhotoPlus X2 review

    8  

    If you received a digital camera for Christmas, it will have come with its own basic editing software. While this will be fine for the basics, you may find you'll soon outgrow it. Serif PhotoPlus X2 is the next logical step, as it's an introductory product that has plenty of tools to help you develop your skills.

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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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    Britannica 2008 Ultimate review

    Britannica 2008 Ultimate review

    7  

    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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    CyberLink PowerDirector 6 review

    CyberLink PowerDirector 6 review

    9  

    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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    Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11 review

    Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11 review

    8  

    For users of versions of Studio 8 and upwards, we were promised a more stable and reliable editing platform with fewer bugs and niggles than we’ve become used to in the past. So, does Studio 11 deliver on its promises?

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