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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2
May 5, 2014 – 06:14 | Comments Off
Review: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium 2

Install a good antivirus tool and it’ll keep you safe from most online threats. But there are no 100% guarantees, of course, and it’s possible that some malware will avoid detection and sneak through the …

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 …