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  1. 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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    BitDefender Internet Security 2008 review

    BitDefender Internet Security 2008 review

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    Rather than relying on a series of different security tools from a hotchpotch of vendors, home users are increasingly making the switch to a single, unified solution for their PC security needs.

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    Intego FileGuardX4 review

    Intego FileGuardX4 review

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    FileGuardX4 creates virtual 'safes' on your Mac, which you can fill with files and folders. Drag items in and protect them behind passwords; once the 'safe' is locked, the contents don't even show up in Finder or Spotlight searches

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    Macware MacFreelance review

    Macware MacFreelance review

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    MacFreelance is a new Mac invoicing application that works primarily with Address Book and Mail and just focuses on the banking and client-tracking side of freelance work. It caters for all aspects of quotation, invoicing and building a client database

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    Extensis Portfolio 8.5 Server and Client review

    Extensis Portfolio 8.5 Server and Client review

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    Anyone working in a professional content-creation environment will know that keeping tabs on a project's assets can be one of the most time-consuming parts of the job

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    Hog Bay Software WriteRoom 2.2 review

    Hog Bay Software WriteRoom 2.2 review

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    Once, text editors were clean, sleek tools, designed primarily for -shock! - writing. Anyone who once used Word 5.1 might now shed a tear upon its mention and then get slightly angry at the current state of writing tools for the Mac - many of which have become bloated.

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    MacAce.net MacMate review

    MacAce.net MacMate review

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    The harder Apple tries to make us keep signing up for .Mac, the less inclined we feel to join them. Until now, though, alternatives were hard to come by. You could cobble something together from various services, but the main missing link was always iDisk.

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    O&O DiskImage 2 Professional Edition review

    O&O DiskImage 2 Professional Edition review

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    At first glance, DiskImage 2 seems like a simple and rapid imaging application. It takes just a few clicks to make an image and mount it virtually, and the PE CD is easier than creating a boot disk.

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    Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 review

    Adobe Photoshop Elements 5 review

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    Photoshop Elements 5 benefits from an excellent photo organiser, smart enough to detect and remove red-eye as it imports your images. It's supremely easy to tag files, organise them into collections and find the shots you need.

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    Symantec Norton AntiBot review

    Symantec Norton AntiBot review

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    Although most anti-virus and anti-spyware tools use heuristic techniques to try to block malware based on its behaviour, Norton's new product goes one step further in basing its diagnosis solely on what an app does, rather than what it is

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    Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.5 review

    Paragon Hard Disk Manager 8.5 review

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    Two of the most important tools for a hard drive are a decent back-up tool and a partitioning tool. Paragon's Hard Disk Manager is an amalgam of its Drive Backup and Partition Manager programs (available separately), so it offers all this functionality in spades.

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    O&O Defrag 10 review

    O&O Defrag 10 review

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    Optimising hard disks and cleaning them up is an essential PC process. Why Windows' native products are so poor is anyone's guess, but a dedicated solution is always better.

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    VMware Fusion 1.0 review

    VMware Fusion 1.0 review

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    For almost a year and a half, Parallels had the Mac virtualisation sector to itself. But now it has competition from the biggest name in the market: VMware

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    Hyperbolic Software TidyUp 1.2.9 review

    Hyperbolic Software TidyUp 1.2.9 review

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    This is a duplicate file finder with a customisable range of ways to search out redundant duplicate files. It's especially good at handling the files once found. We put it to work on a heavily used PowerBook G4 with 64GB of files

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    Ambient Design ArtRage 2.5 review

    Ambient Design ArtRage 2.5 review

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    Much as we love Photoshop, it's primarily a way to edit existing artwork rather than creating art from scratch. Traditionally, if you wanted to do a painting or drawing on your Mac, you turned to Corel Painter, but now there's a new kid on the block: ArtRage.

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    Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 review

    Webroot Spy Sweeper 5.5 review

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    Webroot added Sophos anti-virus to its package in version 5.2 and now the version 5.5 update includes email scanning. You may well think that such a feature should have been included from the start but in some respects this seems to show Webroot's thinking about computer security.

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    Norton 360 review

    Norton 360 review

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    We approached Norton 360 with some trepidation, as previous Symantec products have been large intrusive suites that take over your laptop without so much as a by-your-leave, but we were in for a pleasant surprise.

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    McAfeeTotal Protection 07 review

    McAfeeTotal Protection 07 review

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    McAfee wheels out the big guns with its Total Protection 2007 suite that lists a total of ten different features that include the usual anti-virus and anti-spymare/malware, but which goes on to 'improve performance' by giving your laptop a spring clean.

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    Iolo System Shield 3 review

    Iolo System Shield 3 review

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    iolo technologies is so achingly cool that it doesn't use capital letters in its name. Its System Shield 3 is similarly pared down as the software contains only the bare essentials of anti-virus, anti-spyware and a firewall for online protection.

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    AVG Internet Security 7.5 review

    AVG Internet Security 7.5 review

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    AVG has an interesting take on the pricing for its Internet Security 7.5 suite as the default price of £42 (inc. VAT) covers you for two years. If you choose, you can pay £32 to keep one laptop updated for one year and there are discounted rates for two, three or five laptops for one and two years.

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    Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac review

    Parallels Desktop 3 for Mac review

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    It's hard to argue with Parallels' might. It's the leading VM on OS X by a long shot, and the features just keep rolling in. Perhaps the most significant is 3D graphics support, which would theoretically let you play your Windows games under virtualisation

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    Yosemite Backup 8.5 & FileKeeper 2.7 review

    Yosemite Backup 8.5 & FileKeeper 2.7 review

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    Yosemite Backup isn't an established name in the home market - traditionally, it's aimed at businesses. Yet since the company's acquisition of FileKeeper's software, a home and small business product is available

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    Symantec Norton Ghost 12.0 review

    Symantec Norton Ghost 12.0 review

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    In a perfect world Windows would back up your entire PC automatically, and restoring it to a working state would take no more than a few clicks when required.

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