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Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus FREE this Thursday
May 24, 2010 – 16:56 | Comments Off
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus FREE this Thursday

Back in early April, the V3.co.uk Software Store gave web users the opportunity of downloading the very latest Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus, which includes a 1-year license. This was hugely popular and some users missed out …

Manage your archives more effectively using PeaZip 3
February 24, 2010 – 15:43 | Comments Off
Manage your archives more effectively using PeaZip 3

Think of an archive format an the ubiquitous ZIP format will be one of the first that enters your mind. Although it’s the most platform-friendly archive format, it’s rather long in the tooth, doesn’t offer …

PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software
October 16, 2009 – 22:31 | Comments Off
PC Tools release their 2010 range of security software

You may not be aware that PC Tools are a relatively new company, who have achieved a huge amount of market share during a short period of time. Moving in to the security software market …

Synchronise your Firefox preferences, bookmarks & passwords using Mozilla Weave
October 16, 2009 – 17:28 | Comments Off
Synchronise your Firefox preferences, bookmarks & passwords using Mozilla Weave

Most of us own more than one computer, but tend to use the same browser across every machine. This is one of the reasons Firefox grew in popularity. If you own a Mac laptop, but …

AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for
October 16, 2009 – 10:20 | Comments Off
AVG Anti-Virus Free 9; the big release we've been waiting for

Most advanced users are well aware of the potential threats that could affect their computer. Self-awareness enables you to be wary of downloading applications from potentially malicious websites, installing new software or opening email attachments …

Softwarecrew – for software news, reviews, tips & promos
October 15, 2009 – 16:10 | Comments Off
Softwarecrew – for software news, reviews, tips & promos

A while ago we noted that, although many commercial software developers were located in the UK, there are few online portals for software reviews, local promotions and few locations for promoting applications to end users. …

Test drive the latest 60-day extended trial of Norton Internet Security 2010
October 15, 2009 – 15:42 | Comments Off
Test drive the latest 60-day extended trial of Norton Internet Security 2010

Like it or not, Norton Internet Security has had a large and loyal following. This could be attributed to the effect that the large marketing budget enables the company to keep such as presence online, …

Replace Windows Explorer with the more powerful Directory Opus
October 15, 2009 – 15:07 | Comments Off
Replace Windows Explorer with the more powerful Directory Opus

For the people that work with multiple files, Windows Explorer has been a bit of a let down. This isn’t Microsoft or even Apple’s fault. The Explorer or Finder has to be designed to be …

Replace Adobe Reader with Foxit Reader, the lightweight equivalent
October 15, 2009 – 14:45 | Comments Off
Replace Adobe Reader with Foxit Reader, the lightweight equivalent

The PDF format excels due to the fact you can output just about any file as a PDF and it will retain the look-and-feel of the source document, retaining the fonts, images and layout, irrespective …

Manage your company finances, outstanding invoices, expenses and more using Pulse
October 15, 2009 – 14:24 | Comments Off
Manage your company finances, outstanding invoices, expenses and more using Pulse

It’s far too easy to get behind on your company finances, particularly when there’s more than one person involved. Few companies are now located in the same office building and more and more are ‘virtual’, …

Share files and other media using the latest Opera 10.10 beta preview
October 15, 2009 – 11:37 | Comments Off
Share files and other media using the latest Opera 10.10 beta preview

Not content with sitting on their laurels, since the fantastic and very recent Opera 10 release, Opera have quickly followed this with a brand new public beta preview of their latest browser, Opera 10.10. Although …