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The latest Reference and education software reviews at PC Advisor. Reference and education software user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

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  • Encyclopedia face-off: Encarta vs Britannica

    We tested Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Ultimate Reference Suite and Encarta Reference Library 2007 to find the best DVD-based encyclopedia.

    £60 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Navicore Personal

    Satellite navigation is a simple concept. A receiver triangulates itself with three or four of the 24 GPS satellites in orbit around the world. A map database…

    £199 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Encyclopædia Britannica 2006 DVD

    If knowledge is power, get ready to be crowned King Brainbox - provided you've got the time to read the 180,000 articles contained in this little collection.

    £60 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • LEC Power Translator 9.0 Global

    We don't normally take too much notice of products' boastful packaging, but this time something caught our eye: a spelling mistake. Ouch.

    £79 inc VAT

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • Webaroo

    Here at PC Advisor, we tend to shy away from hyperbole – but Webaroo has got us quite excited. It could completely change the way you use the internet.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Webaroo Wikipedia

    A few months ago, we told you about an exciting program that aimed to bring you the power of the web without the need to be online.

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Driving Test Success All Tests 2006/07

    The latest version of DTS has all the old features, but they're now joined by a battery of tests and videos that delve into almost every aspect of driving.

    £10 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Encyclopedia face-off: Britannica vs Encarta

    We tested Encyclopædia Britannica 2007 Ultimate Reference Suite and Encarta Reference Library 2007 to find the best DVD-based encyclopedia.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Redshift 6.0 Premium Edition

    Based around a comprehensive database of celestial information, Redshift 6.0 allows stargazers to explore a virtual rendition of the night sky.

    £99 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Navicore Personal 2007 on Nokia E61

    Navicore is software designed for mobile use, so we loaded it on to a Nokia E61 and took it out for a stroll. It's the best current implementation of satnav designed…

    £101 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Telenav 4.7 for BlackBerry

    The Telenav is a sensible marriage of large-screen satnav handset and robust mapping software.

    £5 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • CoPilot Live on T-Mobile MDA Compact III

    We reviewed Destinator on an HP iPaq alongside CoPilot Live installed on a T-Mobile MDA Compact III. This version - the T-Mobile - was useful, but with some glitches.

    £220 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Sibelius 5.0 musical notation software

    Composer, performer, teacher or student, there will be something in Sibelius 5.0 to delight the musician in you.

    £595 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Ask City mapping website

    There are enough drawing tools on Ask City to keep you busy for hours gussying up your maps. You can add text notes or draw segmented lines, squares, circles, and…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Google Sky

    Google Earth now includes Google Sky - a feature that allows you to get up-close and personal with over 100 million galaxies and 200 million stars.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Google Maps mapping and directions website

    Google Maps is a winner in many respects, but we don't like its cluttered interface.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2008

    In this age of the internet, where all the information and misinformation you could ever wish for is just a Google search away, it's easy to question the value of…

    £39 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Freemind free mind-mapping application

    Freemind is a free mind-mapping application written in Java that will help anyone who plans projects, for example: developers, writers, conference presenters, and…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Family Tree Maker 2008 Platinum Edition

    With TV shows such as 'Who do you think you are?' making it into prime time slots, the interest in tracing your roots has never been greater. Where once you would…

    £59 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Camtasia Studio 5.0 screen-casting software

    Camtasia Studio 5.0 is a specialist program for those who need to record applications on their PC for training or promotion purposes. These screencasts can be saved…

    £176 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

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