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Audials One 2018: Evolution Not Revolution, But Still Great
Audials One 2018 is still the complete solution for capturing radio channel content, songs, and videos from the internet at large. Read our review to find out why. It pretty much works in exactly the same way as last year’s version, but better. Audials One 2018 is a real... Read more
Movavi Video Suite Review
Create professional-looking movies and slideshows with this powerful video editing suite. There are a lot of reasons why someone needs to have powerful video editing tools at their fingertips. Whether it’s just a collection of photos and videos to blend into a seamless file for friends and family, or... Read more
VLC 3.0 Vetinari Launches For All Platforms
The latest version of the free ‘play-everything-and-anything’ VLC Media Player has been released for Windows, Linux, MacOS, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS. Its gets Chromecast support, and is just as good as ever. The good news, is that it’s still free, it plays even more formats... Read more
VLC Media Player 3.0 Review
We review the first major release in three years of this ever-popular cross-platform multimedia player. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and streaming protocols. Version 3.0 is the first major release in... Read more
MediaMonkey: A Media Manager For Hardcore Lovers Of Music 
We review the powerful media manager that’s great for organising serious music collections.  MediaMonkey is without doubt one of the most powerful free media players around, but the interface and overwhelming number of options and features may not be accessible enough for some.  That said, MediaMonkey is a) free and b) has more things going... Read more
Movavi Photo Editor Proves There’s More To Life Than Photoshop
We review Movavi Photo Editor 5.1.0 –  get creative with this fun, smart, and simple image editing program, that offers a stack of great features. By next year, market forecasts predict there will be about 2.5 billion daily smartphone users on the planet, which means 2.5 billion people carrying a... Read more
Logan Paul Faces Outrage After Posting YouTube Suicide Video
Logan Paul, one of YouTube’s biggest ‘stars,’ has faced a barrage of criticism after he posted a video online showing a man who had killed himself in a forest in Japan. The video received millions of views before it was removed by Paul amid a tsunami of criticism, with... Read more
Norway Switches Off FM Radio And Goes Digital
Move from analog to digital radio, making the Scandinavian country the first to shut down all national FM radio broadcasts. Norway’s government have been planning the FM switch off for several years, but the actual physical switch only began in January of this year. The move to Digital Audio... Read more
PhotoPad Image Editor Review
Edit, crop, rotate, resize and flip your digital photos and images with ease, with PhotoPad Image Editor. Everywhere you look, there’s signs of the holidays, and that can mean taking a lot of pictures. You might just be trying out the camera on the new tech you bought, or you... Read more
Shotcut – The Powerful Professional Video Editing Software
We review Shotcut, the free, but feature-rich, open source, cross-platform video editor. Shotcut is a surprisingly powerful free video editor that makes even advanced editing straightforward, and dare I say it, rivals many aspects of similar expensive ‘pro-sumer’ software. And it proves proves that getting your hands on a... Read more
Google Pixel Buds To Surpass AirPods In Connectivity
The race between the two tech giants for seamless headphone pairing continues. Apple and Google have both taken on the wireless headphone space with a Bluetooth-connected feature on their latest phones, but both products have similarities and striking differences. In the race to get rid of the wire–although Google’s... Read more
Unleash your inner club superstar with VirtualDJ
We review the most used DJ software on the planet. One of the best things about new software and technology innovation is that it allows anyone to conduct basic level enhancements. While nothing will ever replace a highly-skilled, talented graphic artist, for example, the abundance of Photoshop-like alternatives means... Read more
AVS Video Editor: Easy-To-Use, Full-Featured Editing Software
Create great home video with no need for editing experience.  Now that smartphones have put the power of taking photos and videos at our fingertips, more users than ever before are capturing life around them. In fact, partly due to the availability of camera-enabled smartphones and the rise in... Read more
GOM Player Plus – the all-purpose video player from GOM Labs
We review GOM Player Plus – the media player built specifically for 64bit computers. While most off-the-shelf tech purchases will include some form of media player with its operating system, that’s not always the case. More importantly, for a growing number of tech users, that pre-packaged option isn’t going... Read more
Fotojet Collage Maker Review: Fun. Powerful. Brilliant. Fun.
Fotojet makes creating collages of your favourite photographs simple and easy, yet produces graphic design quality work with next to no effort on your part. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that give you the most enjoyment. It’s nice when things just work the way you think you... Read more
Facebook Launches “Watch” Tab To Compete With YouTube
Another day, another online streaming option that helps take a stab at the regional monopolies owned by the telecom companies. Facebook is the latest platform to launch a video option that will contain original content, streaming television, and more. Designed to compete with YouTube and generate revenue via advertising,... Read more
PhotoDirector 8.0.3: Worthy Cheaper Alternative to Photoshop.
Photodirector 8: cheaper than Photoshop, Elements, or Lightroom, but packs a punch under the hood. Photoshop has been the undisputed last word in photo editing for as long as I can remember. But like any king, there are any number of potential usurpers and rivals to the crown. One... Read more
TunesGo – A Real Alternative To iTunes
Managing your media files, across all your devices, just got a whole lot easier and a whole lot more manageable, with TunesGo. Traditionally anyone looking to manage all their music, video and media files across all their devices, from their laptop or their PC to their iPhone or Android device... Read more