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  1. Ambrosia Software WireTap Studio 1.0.1 review

    Ambrosia Software WireTap Studio 1.0.1 review

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    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

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    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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    Adobe After Effects CS3 review

    Adobe After Effects CS3 review

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    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

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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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    Corel SnapFire Plus review

    Corel SnapFire Plus review

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    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

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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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    Serif PhotoPlus X2 review

    Serif PhotoPlus X2 review

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    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

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    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

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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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    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

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    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

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    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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    Roxio Crunch review

    Roxio Crunch review

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    As much as the large DVD authoring companies pride themselves on their full DVD burning suites, the most common recording and compression of videos is for YouTube and the iPod.

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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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    Camtasia Studio 5 review

    Camtasia Studio 5 review

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    TechSmith is a company with its sights set on large and small businesses that have a need for capturing their computer screens as stills or videos. The flagship products of SnagIt and Camtasia get bigger and better, but also cheaper.

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    Adobe Photoshop CS3 (beta) review

    Adobe Photoshop CS3 (beta) review

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    There's only one Photoshop. Others have tried but failed to topple it from the throne of best graphics editing application, but Photoshop remains the king. So it's not surprising that the next version, Photoshop CS3, has been hotly anticipated...

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    Roxio Copy & Convert 3 review

    Roxio Copy & Convert 3 review

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    The amount of media we now consume is on the increase. Also, the number of formats you can convert your digital media into is steadily on the increase, so it makes sense to have a software tool that can handle them without fuss

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    Adobe Premiere Elements 4 review

    Adobe Premiere Elements 4 review

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    The original version of Premiere was a proper brain-teaser. Built for professional video editors and multimedia developers, it was power-packed and full of features, and came with a steep learning curve

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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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    BitDefender Total Security 2008 review

    BitDefender Total Security 2008 review

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    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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