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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

  • Internet security face-off: McAfee vs Norton

    We put Norton Internet Security 2007 and McAfee Internet Security Suite 9.0 to the test.

    £50 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • WinCleaner Complete PC Care

    Utility software developers face a difficult time. As more and more fix-it features are incorporated into Windows and freeware applets devoted to addressing…

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Street Racing Syndicate

    The object of Street Racing Syndicate is to buy a nice car and do it up so that it goes fast and looks good. Then you win both illegal and legitimate races, earn…

    £20 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Dragon NaturallySpeaking

    Voice-recognition software has come a long way since the days when it would understand only about one word in 50. Powerful processors and more sophisticated software…

    £200 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Ulead DVD MovieFactory 4.0

    With DVD burners - including dual-layer models - cheap enough to be fitted in new PCs as standard, DVD-authoring software is a rich seam. It can be divided into two…

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Mamut Office Standard

    Mamut may be a new name to us, but not to its 75,000 customers across Europe. The Norwegian company has recently set up in the UK to market its range of integrated…

    £269 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • TAS Books Payroll

    Pay as you earn (PAYE) applies to statutory sick pay, maternity pay, paternity pay, adoption pay and various other benefits that employees receive. PAYE is also used…

    £105 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Acrobat 7.0 Professional

    More than a decade ago Adobe came up with the concept of the PDF, or portable document format. The idea was to create a digital page that could be opened by anyone…

    £464 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Cold Fear

    By now there are more than enough games that throw you into an enclosed, labyrinthine and hostile environment. And there are plenty more that force you to puzzle out…

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • CyberLink DVD Solution

    Everything you ever needed to manipulate digital media on one shiny little disc - well, that's one way to describe this package. It's full of features to help you…

    £60 inc VAT

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • MYOB BusinessBasics

    The generally quite staid accountancy software market has been looking pretty shaky recently, with Intuit announcing it is to concentrate on its QuickBooks software…

    £79 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.5 Supersonic

    Roxio's Easy Media Creator (EMC) 7.5 Supersonic is the result of years of acquisitions within the specialist digital media software industry. It pulls together tools…

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apacer Share Steno CD311

    Essentially a device for storing and sharing your digital images, the Share Steno CD311 from Apacer should prove a handy companion for professional photographers and…

    £110 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • FBM ZeroSpyware 2005

    Some online security companies have voiced concern about their future in the face of Microsoft's new AntiSpyware app, reviewed on page 72. FBM, however, has simply…

    £16 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • StudioLine Photo 2.5

    StudioLine Photo 2.5 has been updated to offer better image management, archiving, editing and sharing. It does much the same job as ACDSee 7.0 (to be reviewed next…

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • F-Secure Internet Security 2005

    While it's been on the antivirus scene for a long time, F-Secure has been much less visible than alternatives such as Norton and McAfee. Much of this was due to the…

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Microsoft Anti-Spyware beta

    Microsoft's AntiSpyware is a rebadged version of Giant Software's existing app. Gates liked it so much, he bought the company in December. Its collection of security…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005

    Panda is one of the more established antivirus protection companies, although it is less well known to individual users than stalwarts McAfee and Norton. This is a…

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Primera Signature Z1

    If you want to give your CDs that professional touch, designing and printing an inlay is a good place to start. With the quality of printers available on market, most…

    £90 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

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