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  • New Norton products make Windows 8 'faster and more secure'

    Symantec today released the 2013 versions of its Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security security software, claiming that its new products offer greater levels of security and a faster experience than ever before, as well as being Windows 8 certified. Indeed, a Norton spokesman told us that PassMark's "Real World Performance Test" suggested that replacing Windows 8's native security with the new Norton products would make that OS run up to 50 percent faster.

  • Windows 8 Pro upgrade available on Amazon for £49

    Amazon is selling the upgrade version of Windows 8 Pro for £49 via Amazon's UK website. Customers who pre-order now now will receive a DVD-ROM containing the Windows 8 code and an installation key shortly after Windows 8's October 26 release date.

  • Motorola announces Motosmart budget Android phone

    Motorola has unveiled its entry-level Motosmart Android smartphone.

  • Windows 8 to cost $39 for XP, Vista and Windows 7 users

    Microsoft has announced via a blog that it will offer upgrades to Windows 8 for just $39.99 for anyone using an existing Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP device. Windows Media Center will be available free to upgraders, although it will require an additional download.

  • Google Nexus 7 goes up for pre-order

    Google's Nexus 7 tablet, announced at Google I/O yesterday, has gone up for pre-order in the UK.

  • Mozilla launches new Firefox for Android

    Mozilla has release the latest version of its Firefox web browser for Android.

  • TechSmith launches Camtasia Studio 8

    TechSmith has today launched Camtasia Studio 8, the latest version of its market-leading screen-capture software.

  • Check Point launches ZoneAlarm Free Antivirus and Firewall 2013

    Check Point has released its ZoneAlarm Antivirus and Firewall 2013 security software.

  • What's new in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

    With the release of the latest long-term support version of Ubuntu, we take a look at the new features which make the free operating system faster and easier to use than ever.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta available now

    Adobe has released a Beta version of Photoshop CS6 which is available to download for free from Adobe Labs.

  • Norton One launches as premium web security service

    Symantec today launched a pilot of a security software service with a difference: Norton One is a premium-priced members organisation through which the security vendor promises to secure, well, everything.

  • Norton 360 version 6 launches

    Symantec today launched the latest version of its Norton 360 internet security and PC performance software suite. Norton 360 v6 is the first version of Norton 360 to be compatible with Windows 8. Norton 360 v6 costs £59.99 inc VAT for up to 3 PCs with a 2GB backup allowance, and £69.99 inc VAT for up to 5 PCs with 25GB.

  • VLC 2.0 Release Candidate Is Here; Android and iOS Versions Soon

    VLC, the multi-platform video player on Mac, Windows, and Linux, will soon release a big new version 2.0. But you don't have to wait until the official release--a release candidate version has just hit the Interwebs for you to try.

  • Egg Timer Plus Keeps You on Schedule

    With its bare-bones interface and basic feature set, Egg Timer Plus isn't going to bowl you over. But if you're looking for a simple, lightweight timer tool to run on your Windows PC, this $5 application will meet your needs.

  • Video: Video: Fitness & Health Apps review

    Your best and cheapest personal trainer may be your tablet or smartphone. On this week's IDG App Review we'll take a look at some of the best health and fitness apps including RunKeeper, Instant Heart Rate, Fitness HD and MyFitnessPal.

  • Panasonic Announces 20X-Zoom Pocket Camera, Full-Featured Rugged Camera

    Panasonic's latest camera models are extreme in a couple of ways: extreme in terms of optical-zoom range, and extreme in the "chugging a carafe of Mountain Dew while pogo-sticking down Mount Everest" sense. Today the company announced four new Lumix point-and-shoots that will be available in the first quarter of the year, headlined by the 20X-optical-zoom Lumix ZS20 and the rugged but robust Lumix TS4.

  • Western Digital My Book Live Duo launched

    Western Digital has announced a new personal cloud storage system that combines shared storage and remote access with backup technology.

  • PC Advisor launches free daily news app for iPad

    PC Advisor has launched a new iPad app, featuring all of the best content from PCAdvisor.co.uk in a format optimised specifically for the iPad.

  • ArtRage for iPhone puts high-end digital painting in your pocket

    Ambient Design has released a version of its ArtRage painting software as an iPhone app for US$.99/69p.

  • Video: Video: Google Currents review

    The free Android and iOS app creates digital magazines rich with text and video, but unless the sync settings are correct it could run slow.



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