Review: Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro
November 14, 2014 – 13:26 | No Comment
Review: Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro

Advanced SystemCare 8 Pro is a comprehensive suite of tools which aims to clean, optimise and generally speed up your PC.
There’s plenty of competition around, but SystemCare impresses immediately with its lengthy feature list. It …

Review: Avast Internet Security 2015
November 5, 2014 – 13:38 | No Comment
Review: Avast Internet Security 2015

Avast is famed for its free antivirus, which the company claims “offers the most-trusted security in the world”, protecting “more than 220 million people, businesses and mobile devices”.
If you need more power, the commercial Avast …

Review: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15
October 27, 2014 – 14:28 | No Comment
Review: Paragon Hard Disk Manager Suite 15

Keeping your hard drive running smoothly isn’t always easy. From partitioning to file and image backups, data wiping to disaster recovery, there are many different tasks involved.
You could research every aspect individually and build up …

Review: Acronis True Image 2015
October 16, 2014 – 12:30 | No Comment
Review: Acronis True Image 2015

Acronis’s True Image has always been one of the more feature-packed backup tools around. Imaging, file and folder backups, syncing, online backup, continuous data protection: it’s all here.
Over the years True Image has piled on …

First look: Windows 10 Technical Preview
October 2, 2014 – 16:26 | No Comment
First look: Windows 10 Technical Preview

Windows 8 was a bold move by Microsoft, with some radical changes. But they were rejected by many users, who saw the system as focusing on tablets and touch at the expense of the desktop.
Windows …

Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultimate
September 24, 2014 – 16:24 | Comments Off
Review: CyberLink PowerDirector 13 Ultimate

CyberLink PowerDirector has long been one of the most powerful consumer video editors around, packed with functionality, yet still remaining very usable for just about every level of user.
PowerDirector 13 doesn’t bring any radical changes, …

Review: System Mechanic 14
September 10, 2014 – 07:51 | Comments Off
Review: System Mechanic 14

Keeping your PC running smoothly can be a complicated, time-consuming business. There are so many important issues to consider that even expert users can struggle to monitor them all.
Iolo’s System Mechanic 14 claims it can …

Review: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10
August 2, 2014 – 09:00 | Comments Off
Review: Xara Photo & Graphic Designer 10

Do you really need separate applications to cover your design needs, whether photo editing, digital art or simple design tasks like producing flyers and scrapbooks? For those who want everything in one package, Xara has …

Review: CyberLink Media Suite 12 Ultimate
July 31, 2014 – 13:15 | Comments Off
Review: CyberLink Media Suite 12 Ultimate

After almost 20 years developing multimedia software, it’s no surprise that CyberLink has some impressive products. But they can seem expensive. PowerDVD is definitely a versatile and feature-packed media player, but if you’re used to …

Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015
July 22, 2014 – 06:57 | Comments Off
Review: Kaspersky Internet Security 2015

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 is a capable product which delivers everything you’d expect from a security suite: antivirus, firewall, browsing protection, a spam filter and more. The technology scores highly with the independent testing labs, …

Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01
June 20, 2014 – 05:46 | Comments Off
Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01

When we were first looked at AOMEI Data Backuper in January 2013 it was a capable free image backup tool with some limitations – no scheduler – but a lot of promise. Now at version …