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    Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Expansion Review

    The Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam Expansion is a pretty large expansion and well worth the $15. ...

  • Security
    Home Surveillance System Software

    Looking for a quality surveillance system? Many modern surveillance systems are PC-based- that is, instead of a complex system of cameras and monitors, they use a digital camera and your computer to capture and view images. The advantage of a PC- based surveillance system is that not only can you do a...

  • Small Business
    Microsoft Office 2010 Review

    Microsoft has put its final touches on Office 2010, an enhanced version of Office 2007 that users will be able to download starting on May 11 (the boxed, retail version arrives sometime in June). As with many new iterations of popular applications, one vital question must be asked: Do you need the...

  • Small Business
    Laplink PCsync 6 Review

    Working and playing across multiple computers can leave your important data scattered. Laplink aims to centralize your digital life with PCsync 6 ($19.97 Direct), the latest version of its file migration and synchronization software. PCsync 6 lets users quickly and easily synchronize files and folders between PCs using a network, wireless network,...

  • Security
    Comodo Internet Security Suite 4.0 Review

    If your computer doesn’t have firewall and antivirus protection, you risk exposing it and personal information to all manner of malware. You owe it to yourself and the online community at large to install security. Comodo Internet Security 4.0 offers free firewall and antivirus protection, along with a budding “Social Authentication” browser...

  • Software
    Adobe Creative Suite 5 (CS5) Review

    Often when software gets to be of a certain age—or a certain version number—it starts showing its wrinkles, even if it’s dressed up in snazzy new clothes and sports some shiny new skills. Not so with Adobe’s Creative Suite 5: Comprising over a dozen of the most powerful design and production apps...

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    Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Review

    Arthur C. Clarke postulated that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” and every new release of Adobe’s industry-standard bitmap image-editor, Photoshop, comes closer to proving that true. The newest, Photoshop CS5 ($699 to $999 list, $199–$899 list for upgrades), implements features that aid in selection, painting, and high dynamic range...

  • Security
    UserLock Review

    UserLock’s self-evident: it lets you lock down users on a Windows network. It restricts users from accessing designated machines, provides reports on user activity, and gives network administrators a way to remotely control user sessions. It’s of particular use to healthcare and legal organizations that may have to adhere to compliance regulations...

  • Small Business
    Omnipage Professional 17 Review

    Omnipage Pro 17 is a powerhouse OCR program that can perform almost any OCR task at top speed, with options that let you either automate the whole OCR process for hands-off convenience, or fine-tune and correct each stage of the process for the most accurate possible results. The latest Omnipage version builds...

  • Small Business
    Readiris Corporate 12 Review

    Readiris Corporate 12 ($399 direct) converts documents from scanned images into standard file formats with the least fuss (and the fewest options) of any major OCR program. In corporate and other high-volume settings where you don’t want to spend time correcting text inside your OCR software, but simply want to get a...

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    iWork ’09 Review

    Apple’s iWork ’09 ($79) is an excellent investment for Mac users who need a well-designed and easy-to-use productivity suite. Though iWork doesn’t offer an integrated business e-mail solution such as Microsoft Outlook, it does include a core group of apps– Keynote, Numbers, and Pages –with plenty of intuitive features like interoperability across...

  • Security
    PC Tools Internet Security 2010 Review

    Historically, PC Tools’ flagship product has been the reasonably priced Spyware Doctor, but the affordable price point for PC Tools Internet Security 2010 makes it clear that the company wants users to seriously consider the full suite. At the time of writing, it retails for $49.99, $10 lower than the list price...