Software Reviews

  • As has been well publicised, the web is now 25 years old and you’re no one if you don’t have a website of one sort or another. However, with a tool like this you don’t need to be a designer or code monkey in order to make one.
  • Microsoft has released its latest operating system and it looks rather different from pretty much all the versions of Windows that have gone before. The question is though, is this a good idea?
  • It might be one of the most expensive apps in the app store, but adding TomTom to your iPhone is something worth doing.
  • Crimson Alizarin, Naples Yellow, French Ultramarine, Venetian Red - the evocative names for these little metal tubes of colour are almost enough to transport you, dream-like, to your local art supply shop. No doubt resplendent in your artist’s painting smock clutching a small leather purse of your hard-earned florins.
  • This is one of the best programmes we’ve seen so far for beginner web designers who just want to get their site out there with none of the fiddly coding bits.
  • No longer is web design the preserve of people who have devoted years to perfecting their HTML - with Xara Web Designer 6 you can knock a page together in a matter of minutes and still achieve a professional-looking finish.
  • I’ve always been a bit of a doubter where audio dictation software is concerned, having tried the one that came with my laptop and found it utterly rubbish. However, Dragon has turned me around, proving that you really do get what you pay for.
  • Technology is a great enabler in many situations and this now includes personal security. With many people carrying what are effectively small computers in their pockets, it was only a matter of time until that processing power was put to keeping you safe.
  • One of the selling points for Apple Mac computers is that the operating system that they use, OS X, has a substantially lower amount of viruses, Trojans, malware and adware made for it hence not needing to buy virus protection software.
  • OoIzIt, music sharing website. The old adage ‘be careful what you wish for’ has never been so true as in the development of digital recording and music distribution.