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  1. 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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    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 review

    Webroot Window Washer 6.5 review

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    If you share your laptop with others, or are simply cautious and don't want to run the risk of anyone seeing the websites you've visited or the applications you've used recently, then Window Washer 6.5 (£30 inc. VAT) is just the tool

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Symantec Norton AntiBot review

    Symantec Norton AntiBot review

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    AntiBot is as subtle, effective and automated as the pesky programs it aims to stop. During normal day-to-day usage it didn't flag up anything legitimate as suspect, and quarantined any malware we threw at it.

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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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