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  1. Sibelius 5 review

    Sibelius 5 review

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    For many musicians who use computers, the preferred tool of their trade is a sequencing and DSP application such as Apple's Logic Pro. For those who prefer a printed score, there are score-writing applications such as Sibelius and Finale

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    Roxio Copy and Convert 3 review

    Roxio Copy and Convert 3 review

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    The digital media landscape hasn't exactly plateaued in the past few years, as was once predicted. If anything, the ever-expanding proliferation of portable devices and media formats has made it rockier than ever before

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    Microsoft Windows Movie Maker HD review

    Microsoft Windows Movie Maker HD review

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    Windows Movie Maker first saw light of day in 2000 when it was introduced along with Windows Me. Both the mother OS and the application itself were not well received, the former blighted by technical glitches and the latter by a woeful lack of features

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    Adobe Illustrator CS3 review

    Adobe Illustrator CS3 review

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    During the course of its last two incarnations, Illustrator CS3 manages to hone these existing tool sets while introducing yet more trend-defining features, all held within a redesigned and much streamlined program interface

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    Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 review

    Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 review

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    Easy Media Creator is a suite of programs aimed at those wanting to create various types of CD and DVD media. This includes videos and slideshows, as well as data, audio and back-up discs.

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    Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X 2.1.2 review

    Ambrosia Software Snapz Pro X 2.1.2 review

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    Yeah, yeah, we know: Mac OS X already provides screen-grab keystrokes and a standalone capture app (the simplistic Grab). But Snapz Pro X bills itself as the crème de la crème of such tools, and is aimed at professionals who've outgrown Apple's built-in freebies.

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    Serif DrawPlus X2 review

    Serif DrawPlus X2 review

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    Compared to the recent mass-adoption of photo editing programs, spurred on by the digital camera revolution, vector-based drawing has become something of a lost art.

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    Jinx.de ScreenRecycler 1.12 review

    Jinx.de ScreenRecycler 1.12 review

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    Been using Macs for a while? Then you’re likely to have a spare machine or two kicking around. Due to the durability of most Macs, chances are they’ll be in working order, too; just not powerful enough to meet the demands of modern apps. With ScreenRecycler, old Macs with a screen can once again prove useful.

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    Creaceed Hydra review

    Creaceed Hydra review

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    Answer the following question: a hydra is (a) a Greek mythical monster with many heads, (b) an album by Toto, or (c) a clever piece of software for digital photographers? The answer, of course, is (c)... It's not as exciting as a Greek monster but it is infinitely more interesting than an album by Toto.

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    Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 review

    Pinnacle Studio Plus 11 review

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    One of the few mainstream software markets with several applications of roughly equal weight is home-video editing. There's Adobe Premiere Elements and Corel's Ulead VideoStudio 10 Plus, as well as Pinnacle Studio Plus 11

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    ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Professional review

    ABBYY FineReader 9.0 Professional review

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    The field of OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, has more than its fair share of acronyms floating around, but one of the most potentially exciting is ADRT

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    F-Secure Internet Security 2008 review

    F-Secure Internet Security 2008 review

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    F-Secure does well to integrate its various elements into a single application, although a glance at the Task Manager revealed 14 separate processes using around 40MB of memory when idle, and installation requires a number of restarts.

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    ACDSee Photo Editor review

    ACDSee Photo Editor review

    5  

    With the soaring popularity of digital cameras, image-editing software packages are now ten a penny, which is what many of them are worth. This one is great though...

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    LogMeIn Free review

    LogMeIn Free review

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    Most folks these days regularly use more than one computer. However, no matter how hard we plan, there are always occasions when we're sat in front of the wrong one.

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    atebits Scribbles 1.1 review

    atebits Scribbles 1.1 review

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    Although Photoshop is largely used by professionals, its influence has crept in elsewhere, and even consumer graphics applications often have interfaces based on that of Adobe's giant. Scribbles, in common with the likes of Acorn and Apple's iPhoto, offers a truly unique, innovative approach, this time for sketching and drawing.

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    Sheep Systems Bookdog 5.0.3 review

    Sheep Systems Bookdog 5.0.3 review

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    Most people have a large, ever-growing collection of browser bookmarks, which is rarely tidied. If you use multiple browsers, bookmarks may be spread among them, causing you to waste time when finding fave sites. Bookdog is specially designed to deal with these problems.

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    Nova media launch2net review

    Nova media launch2net review

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    There are a couple of ways you can use your mobile phone to connect to the internet. It can be a tricky process, though, particularly when you're travelling overseas and need to hop between carriers and root out configuration codes for Mac OS X's Bluetooth software.

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    St Clair Software Default Folder X 4.0 review

    St Clair Software Default Folder X 4.0 review

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    Usually, MacFormat reviews explore functionality, new features and pros and cons before arriving at a conclusion, but this time we'll make an exception: buy Default Folder X 4.0 now, because it's brilliant. Still with us? Okay, maybe a little more information is required for you die-hards...

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    ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 Personal review

    ConceptDraw MINDMAP 5 Personal review

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    Mind-mapping is quite a divisive topic. You either love it or hate it, depending on how your brain works. After a frosty initial period, we've come to love it. It's a fast way to build up a plan of action and the most visual way to build projects from scratch.

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    Sony Image Data Converter review

    Sony Image Data Converter review

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    Sony Image Data Converter SR comes free with Sony digital SLRs, together with a companion package called Image Data Lightbox SR. First impressions aren't good. Both applications look crude and dated, and it's annoying to have to use two programs.

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    Equinux Media Central 2.1 review

    Equinux Media Central 2.1 review

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    Equinux's Mac media browser, Media Central, has been overhauled since version 1.2. It's virtually a whole new app with many new features - and one that's changed from being freeware to paid-for shareware in the process

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    Adobe Lightroom 1.0 review

    Adobe Lightroom 1.0 review

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    The digital SLR has brought high-quality photography to the masses; we're all out there, clicking away, producing shot after shot of high-quality RAW files, and yet when it comes to sorting and editing this veritable torrent of images, what do we do?

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    Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10 review

    Roxio Easy Media Creator Suite 10 review

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    Like Nero, Easy Media Creator can create pretty much any disc type you care to think of, as well as offering video conversion and a comprehensive DVD authoring package that really does make creating your own DVDs a very simple task indeed.

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    Saft 10.0.3 review

    Saft 10.0.3 review

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    Safari is really annoying. Despite version 3's new features it still lags behind Firefox and Opera, and yet its speedy nature and clean UI make it tempting to use nonetheless. Saft aims to plug the holes that Apple hasn't filled itself, adding functionality to Safari, much of which is user-definable.

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