Quick Review: Hornil Photo Resizer
February 3, 2014 – 07:13 | Comments Off
Quick Review: Hornil Photo Resizer

Hornil, creator of the popular StylePix editor, has released Hornil Photo Resizer, a free batch image processing tool.
Despite its name, the program isn’t just about resizing images. It can also rotate and flip them, apply …

Easily save and restore your desktop icon layout with ReIcon
January 14, 2014 – 12:45 | Comments Off
Easily save and restore your desktop icon layout with ReIcon

Organising icons on your desktop can be as simple as dragging and dropping them into their new positions. Keeping this new layout is usually more of a challenge, though. Other users of your system can …

oCam is a very configurable screen recorder
January 13, 2014 – 07:46 | Comments Off
oCam is a very configurable screen recorder

Screen recorders are great for creating tutorials, saving streaming videos and otherwise recording your desktop activities. There are plenty to choose from, each with their own advantages, but if you’re new to the technology then …

Review: Genie Timeline Professional 2014
January 11, 2014 – 11:38 | Comments Off
Review: Genie Timeline Professional 2014

Genie9 has been in the backup software business for a very long time, so it’s probably no surprise that it now has a lengthy list of products. Whether you’re looking for basic home protection, business, …

Review: avast! Premier 2014
November 11, 2013 – 16:23 | Comments Off
Review: avast! Premier 2014

Avast! is probably best known for its free antivirus, but if you need more power then the company has plenty of commercial alternatives. Pro Antivirus extends the package with online banking and shopping protection, for …

Review: Nitro Pro 9
October 22, 2013 – 11:58 | Comments Off
Review: Nitro Pro 9

It’s been a relatively quiet couple of years for Nitro Pro, the chief alternative to Adobe’s Acrobat PDF editing and conversion tool. Last year’s update was a relatively minor one, opting to refine existing tools …

Review: System Mechanic 12
October 21, 2013 – 18:20 | Comments Off
Review: System Mechanic 12

If your PC seems slow or unstable, then you might first try to diagnose and resolve the problem yourself. But this often requires considerable time and expertise. And, even if that’s not a problem, you’ll …

MiTec InfoBar 1.8.0 adds a simple spreadsheet
October 10, 2013 – 06:35 | Comments Off
MiTec InfoBar 1.8.0 adds a simple spreadsheet

MiTeC’s free and feature-packed desktop accessory MiTeC InfoBar has been updated to version 1.8.0. As usual, there are some bug fixes, but the main news in this release is the addition of a basic spreadsheet.
The …

Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2014
September 29, 2013 – 18:33 | One Comment
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2014

Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 makes big claims about its malware-blocking technology. But how would the suite perform in real life? We decided to find out.
Installation proved straightforward enough, if a little slow; the suite doesn’t …

Review: Acronis True Image 2014
September 24, 2013 – 06:23 | Comments Off
Review: Acronis True Image 2014

If you like your backup software to be feature-rich, then Acronis True Image 2014 will have instant appeal. There’s support for backing up files and folders, as well as creating images of partitions or entire …

Quick Review: Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Home 2013
September 20, 2013 – 10:19 | Comments Off
Quick Review: Macrorit Disk Partition Expert Home 2013

Dividing a hard drive into multiple partitions brings many potential benefits. Using “System”, “Programs” and “Data” partitions may help to keep your files organised, as well as improving performance, and you’ll be able to install …