Software

Whatsapp, one of the most popular cross-platform mobile messaging services, has finally released a companion desktop application for OSX and Windows. To use it, Whatsapp must already be set up through your phone. After installing on your desktop, simply scan the QR code through the mobile app and setup is done. You can view your [...]

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As a systems engineer, I know that I.T. and remote control software go hand in hand.  I appreciate good support tools, so I had to grab the chance to review the premium version of TeamViewer, since I'm a fan of using the free version at home with friends and family. Note: Images can be clicked on to [...]

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Even after all these years, I'm still a novice when it comes to video editing. I know just enough to be able to create small videos when I need them for the reviews I write, but my skills are limited to joining and trimming multiple clips, inserting basic transitions and adding very simple titles. I'm [...]

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In the past, I had so many Chrome bookmarks that when I went to search for a particular bookmarked web page at a later date, I had great difficulty finding it again and would sometimes have to perform another Google search. My bookmark chaos was so frustrating that it drove me to hunt for a [...]

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Synergy, a mouse and keyboard sharing utility, recently released a new version of its software – Synergy Pro. The Pro version offers turn-key SSL encryption, which helps keep sensitive data safe on public networks, as well as upgraded technical support. Synergy lets you use one mouse and keyboard combination on two or more different computers. [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Earlier this week it was announced that LogMeIn, a popular software application that allows remote control of computers, would no longer be free. I've been using the free version of this software off and on for several years, so I was a little bummed with the news. I regularly need access to my home computer [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, News

I owe Julie a long overdue review. OK, OK, two long overdue reviews and one that I can probably still call "on time" at this point. I am going to start with my review of something from one of my favorite product categories -- Photoshop plugins. I really can't seem to get enough of these [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Adobe has received a huge backlash of negative comments from current users of Photoshop CS about expensive Creative Cloud pricing.  In an effort to make numerous frugal photographers happy, actually let’s say less upset, Adobe is throwing current users a "bone-us". During a recent Photoshop World conference in Las Vegas, Adobe announced a significant drop [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News

It's a fact of life that PCs are vulnerable to malicious programs that can be picked up from simply visiting a seemingly harmless website or by opening an email.  There's also usually a bunch unwanted programs that manufacturers seem to load up on their computers that waste your valuable disk space.  Both of these problems [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

This post brought to you by Vipre. All opinions are 100% mine. Everyday is open season on your PC, and it's scarily easy to get viruses, tracking cookies, and other malicious files.  You don't want the security of your files and your personal information compromised, so you need to use good, up-to-date anti-virus software to [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The other day a friend of mine showed me their new cellphone.  I couldn't tell a difference between their old one and the new one. The new version looked exactly like the old one.  This has happened to me before with various things, like software programs for example. Sometimes the new version simply doesn't provide [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

This post brought to you by Bitdefender. All opinions are 100% mine. My daily-use computer is a MacBook Air, but I also have a Windows computer that I use for my part-time tech-editing job. Because that computer is important for my work and because Windows computers are still more vulnerable to viruses and malware, I [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

If you receive text messages full of words like "ilbl8" or "wdymbt",  you probably feel like you need a translator.  (They mean "I'll be late" and "what do you mean by that".)  TextGenie is an Android app that can translate messages as you receive them, using the built-in dictionary of 1500 texting terms.  You'll be [...]

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Posted in: Android, News

This post brought to you by GFI. All opinions are 100% mine. If you have a PC, you have to protect yourself from viruses that you can pick up from surfing the internet or even just opening a seemingly innocent email.  There are a lot of anti-virus products out there.  Some don't really protect your [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

I really don't understand this device.  Someone at Hijakker took a $20 16GB USB drive and added an open source bootable version of Xubuntu and then they sell it for $60.  Their marketing then states "Have your own portable Windows on a USB Flash Drive!", but they forget to mention that you will have to supply [...]

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