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LogMeIn remote control software is no longer free, but TeamViewer is!

on Friday, January 24th, 2014

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 computerRead More…


Filter Forge 4.0 Photoshop plugin review

By: William Ray Jr.
on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

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 theseRead More…


Photoshop CC plus Lightroom 5, $9.99 a month, for life?

By: Leah Hallett
on Friday, September 13th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 dropRead More…


Keep your Windows PC running at top condition with Jumpshot

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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 problemsRead More…


Let VIPRE do the work to keep your PC and data safe

on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Posted in: Computer 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 toRead More…


Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate Review

on Saturday, December 15th, 2012

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 provideRead More…


Defend Your Computer with Bitdefender Total Security Software

on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

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, IRead More…


Let TextGenie Tranlate Texts into Plain English for You

on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012
Posted in: Android related, 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 beRead More…


Protect Your PC with VIPRE Antivirus Software – Win a Copy with VIPRE and The Gadgeteer

on Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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 yourRead More…


Hijakker bootable USB Drive with Xubuntu Review

on Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

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 supplyRead More…


Dragon Dictate for Mac 2.5 Review

on Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Posted in: Reviews

The black and white, dead-truth of the matter is, I am a horrible typist. This is not ideal for my day job or writing reviews here at It is my own fault, during high school I did everything I could to get out of typing class. I was in band, shop, PE and evenRead More…


An Affordable Computer for Kids from Kid Computers

on Friday, September 30th, 2011

My daughter recently spilled water on her computer and killed it.  She was devastated because she didn’t know how she could do her schoolwork without a computer.  Luckily, hers was repairable, but we could have been facing a considerable expense if we had to replace it.  Kid Computers understand how important computers are to education,Read More…


Avid Studio Review

on Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Several years ago Avid Technology bought Pinnacle Systems, in their attempt to grab some of the consumer level video market.  Avid is known the world over for their professional level products for video editing, so I was excited at the chance to review their latest product, Avid Studio.  Almost a year ago on this website,Read More…


Immediately Speak Another Language With the SpeechTrans Ultimate iOS App

on Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

You won’t have to worry about knowing the language when you travel with the SpeechTrans Ultimate Powered by Nuance translator app on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.  This app will translate text or you can speak into the microphone and have a spoken translation in seconds in your choice of a male or femaleRead More…


Protect Your Data With Vipre Antivirus Software – Win with Vipre Software and The Gadgeteer

on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sunbelt Software. All opinions are 100% mine. I was a Windows user for many years, and I fell victim to malicious software a couple of times. My home computer has files that are vitally important to me. I have tax records, bank files, andRead More…


The BitsDuJour Software Bundles Offer Big Savings on Software

on Thursday, January 13th, 2011
Posted in: News

BitsDuJour is one of those “daily specials” websites with a difference.  They sell software at greatly reduced prices, and each day sees a new offering.  What makes BitsDuJour different is that each deal they offer is available for Windows or Mac operating systems – same titles, same pricing, both platforms.  Go to the BitsDuJour linkRead More…


DYMO CardScan Review

on Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

DYMO is known as the business card scanning company. Their CardScan App for the iPhone brings this capability to the iPhone, at least for those in the United States. I put the product through its paces on some real and sample business cards, and overall was very pleased with the results.

Heart Wizard software comes with ear/finger clip for monitoring and CD to download software.  It's a very easy install and ready to use in a short time.

Heart Wizard Software Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, July 29th, 2010

In this society of diets, exercise programs, macrobiotics, probiotics and even a First Lady offering her opinions on the nationwide struggle with obesity, Advanced Wellness Solutions (AWS) has taken this nation’s health concerns a step further.  Heart Wizard ( is an online wellness tracking service that is designed to spotlight health trends in the user’sRead More…


InfoNgen Publisher HD App Now in iTunes

on Friday, June 18th, 2010

The professional version of InfoNgen Newsletter Publisher is used by major corporations world-wide to create newsletters.  InfoNgen is now offering InfoNgen Publisher HD, a streamlined version of their newsletter software.  The iPad-only app works with Google Reader to allow you to create your own professional-looking newsletters.  Select a pre-designed template, add your logo, and import stories from your GoogleRead More…


Free PDF reader that also offers PDF creation

on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

NitroPDF has just introduced an alternative to the Adobe Acrobat PDF reader. NitroPDF is a free reader for Windows operating systems that also allows you to create PDF files from over 300 different formats.  You can even drag-and-drop files onto Nitro Reader’s desktop icon, for instant, one-step PDF creation.  Unlike other free products, there areRead More…


Pinnacle Studio 14 MovieBox Ultimate Review

on Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

The latest offering from Pinnacle Systems is Pinnacle Studio 14 MovieBox Ultimate, and there are some new goodies under the hood for those of you who are long-time Pinnacle users.  I started using Pinnacle video software about 6 years ago and still stand by their products as good entry-level consumer video editors.   There is alotRead More…


Photo Collages Made Easy with Microsoft Research AutoCollage

on Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

You can make special photo keepsakes using AutoCollage from Microsoft Research.  You simply specify pictures from one or more folders, and you’ll see your collage in just a few minutes.  AutoCollage uses face detection, advanced object selection, and blending technologies in the creation of the photo collages.  You can choose 4″ X 6″, 5″ X 7″, orRead More…

Songsmith from Microsoft Research

on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Music Gear, News

Microsoft Research says “everyone has a song inside”, and their Songsmith program helps you create it.  Songsmith will create backing music for a singer’s voice – just choose a style and a tempo.  You can also play an instrument instead of singing.  You’ll need a PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7, and a microphone.  AfterRead More…


MacHeist Going on Now

on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010
Posted in: News

MacHeist is a great opportunity to buy a number of Mac applications and donate to charity at the same time. For $19.95 you get 7+ applications. From their website: 25% of your purchase will be donated to a charity of your choice from our list of partnering organizations. To date the MacHeist community has raisedRead More…

Home Page View of the Pink Pad Cycle predictor. This will alternately show how many days left in an active cycle, date of estimated next cycle and next fertile days. Screenshot courtesy of House of Palm. com

“Aunt Flo’s” Next Visit? There’s an App for That

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Monday, March 1st, 2010
Posted in: Reviews

Wouldn’t It Be Nice? To start with, I’m not a big cell phone fan.  In fact, I have a reproduction of a turn of the century candlestick phone…you  know.. the kind where you hold the earpiece to your ear but speak into a mouthpiece mounted on a slender structure? It works just fine for me. Read More…