Mammoth Adobe security update patches 23 "critical" flaws
October 6, 2010 – 19:18 | Comments Off on Mammoth Adobe security update patches 23 "critical" flaws
Mammoth Adobe security update patches 23 "critical" flaws

Adobe have rushed out their quarterly security update for Adobe Reader and Acrobat, this time addressing 23 security issues.
Affected versions include Adobe Reader 9.3.4 and earlier for Windows, the Mac and UNIX, and Adobe Reader …

View, edit and annotate your PDF files with the new Foxit Reader 4
June 29, 2010 – 15:07 | Comments Off on View, edit and annotate your PDF files with the new Foxit Reader 4
View, edit and annotate your PDF files with the new Foxit Reader 4

PDF files are everywhere online, and that means a decent PDF viewer is an essential requirement for every PC. But the obvious choice, Adobe Reader, really isn’t the best. Bulky, slow to load, short on …

Review: Xara Designer Pro 6
June 28, 2010 – 20:22 | One Comment
Review: Xara Designer Pro 6

There are many different ways to get creative with graphics, and satisfying all those needs can require an entire library of applications. So you’ll open one program for photo editing, another for web graphics, a …

Review: ACDSee Photo Manager 12
April 27, 2010 – 21:42 | One Comment
Review: ACDSee Photo Manager 12

ACDSee Photo Manager 12 is a comprehensive image organiser that can also help import, view, enhance and share the very best of your digital photos.
Launch the program and initially Photo Manager looks much like any …

Review: Foxit Phantom PDF Suite 2.0
April 27, 2010 – 15:33 | One Comment

Foxit are perhaps best known for their compact PDF viewer, a speedy and lightweight alternative to Adobe Reader, but the company has plenty more to offer. Late last year they released Foxit Phantom PDF Suite, …

Review: Serif DrawPlus X4
April 24, 2010 – 18:37 | 2 Comments

Serif DrawPlus has been around for many years, a constant reminder that quality illustration software doesn’t have to be expensive, or difficult to use. And the latest DrawPlus X4 release takes the package considerably further. …

Review: Nitro PDF Express 2
March 31, 2010 – 20:21 | One Comment

In an ideal world every application would be able to export its data to Adobe PDF files: they’re compact, reproduce detail accurately, and can be read on just about every platform, perfect for distributing documents …

How to speed up Adobe Reader
November 24, 2009 – 11:49 | Comments Off on How to speed up Adobe Reader
How to speed up Adobe Reader

Adobe’s PDF is the web’s format of choice for exchanging documents, and so every PC needs the ability to view them. But opting for the obvious choice of Adobe Reader has a cost: it’s slow …

How to improve your Adobe Reader security
October 20, 2009 – 10:58 | Comments Off on How to improve your Adobe Reader security
How to improve your Adobe Reader security

Malicious PDF files are increasingly used by hackers as a means of infecting your PC with malware, and they don’t have to look far to find security holes in Adobe Reader. Every few months a …

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