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  1. Fastforward Software Compost review

    Fastforward Software Compost review

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    Have you ever wished that your Trash was more flexible? That it gave you more options about when it emptied? That it emptied itself? Well, if we're honest, we haven't either, but if you had, Compost would be the application for you

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    MacSpeech iListen TranscriptionPak review

    MacSpeech iListen TranscriptionPak review

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    Many of our jobs require us to take notes, and keeping up with a speaker without missing key content is easier said than done. That's where the iListen TranscriptionPak comes in

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    Literature & Latte Scrivener 1.0 review

    Literature & Latte Scrivener 1.0 review

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    Appropriately for software designed for writers, there's a great backstory to Scrivener. Imagine a writer who hunted around for Mac text editors. Then imagine he couldn't find anything that did things the way he liked, so decided to make one himself

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    FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced review

    FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced review

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    FileMaker Pro's big selling point is that it's an easy way to create powerful relational databases and attractive front-ends for working with these databases. With a little effort, you can create flexible systems for running whole businesses

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    BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 2 review

    BenVista PhotoZoom Pro 2 review

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    Why is it that when you enlarge and print a photo that looks great onscreen, you end up with a mess? Edges become saw-toothed lines, and your image is marred by JPEG artefacts - big square blocks that make up colour in low resolution images

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    Laplink PCMover review

    Laplink PCMover review

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    If you have just bought a new laptop, you'll be thinking of transferring your files and programs from your old PC to your new machine. The obvious way is to manually install the programs from their original discs and copy your files over

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    Imaginova Starry Night 6 review

    Imaginova Starry Night 6 review

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    Space seems to have gotten bigger in recent years. Literally - because current theory suggests it's eternally expanding - and, figuratively, as more of the world becomes enamoured with the great beyond.

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    Smith Micro MediaRecover 4.0 review

    Smith Micro MediaRecover 4.0 review

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    Whenever you delete a file by emptying the Trash, it hasn't actually left your hard drive until you write over the space. There are two ways to write over this 'free space'. The first is to select Secure Empty Trash instead of Empty Trash

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    Quick Heal Total Security 2007 review

    Quick Heal Total Security 2007 review

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    Protecting your PC is a 24/7, 365 days a year job. That's why the annual subscription model peddled by the anti-virus giants of McAfee and Symantec has done so well.

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    Ironic Software Yep 1.6.2 review

    Ironic Software Yep 1.6.2 review

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    We get bombarded with electronic documents - mainly PDFs - every day. Keeping them organised requires discipline; folders, subfolders, categories and a blizzard of PDFs and documents - it's not an easy process

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    Fix-It Utilities 7 review

    Fix-It Utilities 7 review

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    PCs need regular maintenance and the longer you leave some essential disk cleaning tasks, the more of a pain it'll be to sort things out when it comes round to it.

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    Dataviz MacLinkPlus Deluxe 16.0 review

    Dataviz MacLinkPlus Deluxe 16.0 review

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    File formats used to be the bane of everyone's lives. Consolidation, standardisation, and the introduction of filters to programs that allowed them to read other programs' files has largely changed that

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    Eispine Desk Doctor review

    Eispine Desk Doctor review

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    Desk Doctor diagnoses and offers treatment for posture problems and repetitive strain. We're not doctors, but there's sensible physiotherapy advice on offer here, rather than just motherly advice

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    ClearMyMail review

    ClearMyMail review

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    Recent statistics show that around 80 per cent of all email sent is spam. Among cheap mortgages and discount drugs, there's a dangerous element in bank detail phishing and malicious code.

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    Nero 7 review

    Nero 7 review

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    It's not possible to review CD/DVD authoring without mentioning Nero, and not just because a version is supplied free with so many optical disc drives on the market today. The initial window shows the various programs available, grouped into categories

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    Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 review

    Prosoft Engineering Data Backup 3 review

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    As a rule, backup software is either easy to use or good, but seldom both. This latest revision from Prosoft goes some way to changing that. This is, at its heart, a very competent application, with a rich array of backup types and scheduling options

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    Equinux iSale 4.1 review

    Equinux iSale 4.1 review

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    Just about everyone has bought or sold something on eBay. Buying is easy enough, but listing items through eBay's clunky sales forms can be a pain. Equinux has just updated its selling tool, iSale, and given it some worthy new features

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    Adobe Flash CS3 review

    Adobe Flash CS3 review

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    Almost two years ago, with much wailing and gnashing of teeth from the web design community, Adobe acquired multimedia software developer and rival Macromedia. Flash was the pinnacle of its portfolio but now it has the Adobe badge on the box

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    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5 review

    PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5 review

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    If Eset's Nod32 is a rounded anti-virus suite aimed at those with a little more user experience, PC Tools Spyware Doctor 5 (£30 inc. VAT) is definitely aimed at the first-time user. This isn't a full anti-virus package, being a spyware tool

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    Eset NOD32 2.7 review

    Eset NOD32 2.7 review

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    The need to be protected online has thrown up a number of solutions, almost all offering the same array of anti-virus and anti-spyware protection. Nod32 2.7 (£30 inc. VAT) doesn't offer anything new, it just does it in a more succinct way

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    Vcom Fix-It Utilities 7 review

    Vcom Fix-It Utilities 7 review

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    Vcom Fix-It Utilities 7 review: When your PC (or your Windows install) starts to show its age, you'll find everything grinding to a halt. Now might be the time to install something that'll fix all that. Will the catchily titled Fix-It Utilities do?

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    SteelSecurity review

    SteelSecurity review

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    SteelSecurity review: The differentiation between competing antivirus products is usually straightforward. Most compete on the number of extra modules offered, on ease-of-use and often on who can shout the loudest

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    Roxio Copy and Convert review

    Roxio Copy and Convert review

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    Roxio Copy and Convert review: Copy and Convert uses the same engine as Roxio's complete data back up suite, Easy Media Creator. This is undoubtedly a good thing, as the Roxio's well honed interface provides the most intuitive backup environment out there

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    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 review

    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 review

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    Avanquest Perfect Image 11 review: A hardware or software conflict can sometimes only be solved with a time consuming reinstall. Taking the plunge and starting again means a long list of software updates have to be performed

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    OrgPlus 7 review

    OrgPlus 7 review

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    OrgPlus 7 review: There's no point denying it, at first glance, creating an organisational chart doesn't seem to be the greatest of graphical challenges. Draw one box at the top for the MD, then paste everyone else into their relative departments, right?

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