Mini review: Argente Utilities
August 25, 2014 – 06:33 | No Comment
Mini review: Argente Utilities

Argente Utilities is a one-stop PC maintenance suite with tools to clean, optimise, repair and generally improve your system speed and reliability.
It’s a relatively lightweight, portable package, arriving as a 7.5MB zip file, and there’s …

Auslogics reveals BoostSpeed 7
August 1, 2014 – 07:02 | No Comment
Auslogics reveals BoostSpeed 7

Auslogics has unveiled BoostSpeed 7, a major update for its PC cleanup, maintenance and optimisation suite.
The Live Speedup module gains a Disk Priority Manager to optimise applications in real-time. Your hard drive is now monitored …

Review: CyberLink Media Suite 12 Ultimate
July 31, 2014 – 13:15 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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, …

Bitdefender 2015 release focuses on ease of use
July 9, 2014 – 18:18 | No Comment
Bitdefender 2015 release focuses on ease of use

Bitdefender has announced the release of its 2015 range, including Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015, Bitdefender Internet Security 2015, and the do-everything Bitdefender Total Security 2015.
The new builds add little to Bitdefender’s core security abilities, instead …

Norton Security 2015 Betas unveiled, sport name change, improved protection and facelift
July 9, 2014 – 16:25 | No Comment
Norton Security 2015 Betas unveiled, sport name change, improved protection and facelift

Symantec has unveiled the first public betas of its forthcoming Norton security products. Norton Security 2015 Beta and Norton Security with Backup 2015 Beta reveal the company’s attempt to harmonise its two main security products.
Both …

Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 extends ransomware, webcam, wi-fi protection
July 9, 2014 – 10:40 | No Comment
Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 extends ransomware, webcam, wi-fi protection

Kaspersky Labs has announced its updated product range for home users, including Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015 ($59.95) and Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 (also $59.95, 3 PCs, 1 year: offer expires 25th August 2014).
Both products now include …

avast! 2014 R4 released, promises improved security, new anti-spam library
June 27, 2014 – 07:30 | Comments Off
avast! 2014 R4 released, promises improved security, new anti-spam library

AVAST Software has released the fourth update to its avast! 2014 range of products with the unveiling of build number 9.0.2021 for avast! Free Antivirus 2014, avast! Internet Security 2014 and avast! Premier Security 2014.
As with …

Panda releases first Panda Global Protection 2015 beta
June 13, 2014 – 11:38 | Comments Off
Panda releases first Panda Global Protection 2015 beta

Panda Security has released the first public Windows beta for Panda Global Protection 2015, its all-in-one internet security suite.
A stack of new features starts with the Data Shield, a very configurable way to protect your …

Apache OpenOffice 4.1 improves support for visually impaired users, allows users to comment on selected blocks of text
April 29, 2014 – 12:04 | Comments Off
Apache OpenOffice 4.1 improves support for visually impaired users, allows users to comment on selected blocks of text

Just over six weeks after entering beta, the Apache Software Foundation has released final version of Apache OpenOffice 4.1. The update is relatively minor, building on the major changes introduced in version 4 last year.
One …

Bitdefender Total Security 2015 beta released
April 23, 2014 – 17:23 | Comments Off
Bitdefender Total Security 2015 beta released

Bitdefender has released its first public beta for Bitdefender Total Security 2015.
The interface has been revamped, automatically adapting to different resolutions and (Bitdefender says) working “fluidly on any touch screen device”.