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  • CyberLink PowerDVD Ultra HD playback software

    New DVD playback software probably doesn't seem the most crucial of purchases, especially since most PCs come with a suitable application. Indeed, the chances are you…

    £50 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Ability Office Basics 4.0

    For those who need to work regularly with Microsoft Office files, Ability Office 4.0 Basics is an inexpensive option.

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11.0

    Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11.0 is less a completely new home video editing software product, and more of an update that brings it in line with its competition.

    £90 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Apple iTunes Plus review

    Apple and EMI recently announced that EMI would offer its entire catalogue without DRM (digital rights management) protection at the iTunes store, sometime in May.…

    £1 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Windows Live Mail beta review

    Microsoft has released the first beta version of Windows Live Mail, a free download that will replace Outlook Express in Windows XP and Windows Mail in Windows Vista.…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • First look: Adobe Soundbooth CS3 audio editor

    Among the many tools that make up Adobe CS3 is a new audio-editing addition - Adobe Soundbooth CS3. Unlike most audio editors, which are designed largely for audio…

    £150 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Joost

    Joost is a web-based TV service from the makers of Skype and Kazaa - and it's free.

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • ILoveIM.com web-based IM service

    ILoveIM.com is less sophisticated than many of the other web-based IM apps we've tested.

    Free

    Score - 6 out of 10

  • Imhaha instant messaging

    Despite Imhaha's frivolous name, this web-based instant-messaging service offers a decent array of features. Unfortunately it suffers from slow performance that…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • RadiusIM review

    RadiusIM is a web-based instant-messaging application with a difference - it has an element of social (and physical) networking. RadiusIM is a great idea but, as we…

    Free

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Meebo review

    We reviewed Meebo and found an IM (instant-messaging) service that had the feature set of a desktop IM client, but the convenience of web-based instant messaging.

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Kool IM instant messaging

    Kool IM is a solid web-based instant-messaging client with no fancy trappings. Its reliable performance and nice choice of services make this alpha version well worth…

    Free

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • OpenOffice 2.2

    OpenOffice 2.2 is the latest update of the open-source rival to Microsoft Office 2007. Our OpenOffice 2.2 review shows that there is plenty to recommend the free…

    Free

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Star Office 8.0

    In recent years, thousands of corporate desktops have begun to adopt either StarOffice or OpenOffice. Our review of Star Office 8.0, the latest version of Sun's…

    £35 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

    We've been waiting a while to review Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, the final installment in the Tiberium trilogy, but it's been worth it.

    £27 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Ulead VideoStudio 11.0 Plus

    This is the first release of Ulead's video-editing software package since the company was bought by Corel. Our review found that Ulead VideoStudio 11.0 Plus increases…

    £60 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Illustrator CS3

    There are plenty of compelling reasons to upgrade to the CS3 version of Illustrator. Adobe has made some significant interface changes, updated important components…

    £163 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • TrendMicro Antivirus plus Anti-Spyware 2007

    Trend Micro's low score was primarily decided by its lacklustre performance at detecting malware samples. The program missed almost one in five samples, for an…

    £30 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Panda Antivirus 2007

    Panda Antivirus 2007's middle-of-the-road detection results in our PC Advisor Test Centre antivirus tests, inadequate default settings and poor disinfection…

    £17 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Norton Antivirus 2007

    Symantec's Norton Antivirus 2007 is a solid antivirus tool, our review shows an overall virus-detection rate of 96 percent.

    £40 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10



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