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The latest software and tech news

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
Top 5 Music Players And Managers
Manage your audio files and optimize your music.  You buy a track here and there, and when you’re feeling fancy, maybe even a whole album. Then of course there’s so many great podcasts stream and download… And so you carry on, minding your own business, steadily amassing an enviable... Read more
Whew! Microsoft Reverses Decision To Kill Paint
The much loved app will live on in the Windows Store. Earlier this week, the internet expressed its collective outrage over an announcement by Microsoft. The news contained a list of programs that would either be killed off entirely or no longer receive updates and support with the rollout... Read more
Zoom Player Max
We review the media player aimed at both novice and power users. IMHO, one of the greatest technological advances for the casual computer user has been the ability to locate new software online, download it, customize it, and then move on to the next great new title if this... Read more
Google replaces Drive and Photos with Backup and Sync
But don’t worry! Google Drive and Photos are still available. Google has introduced what it claims to be a simpler, faster and more reliable way to protect files and photos for its users. Called Google Backup and Sync (available for Windows and Mac), the new tool replaces the Google Drive... Read more
Stream Ripping is ‘Fastest Growing’ and ‘Most Aggressive’ Form Of Music Piracy
New research highlights issues and igonorance of the law. According to new research carried out by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and PRS For Music, Stream-ripping is now the “most aggressive” and “fastest-growing” form of music piracy. For those not in the know, “Stream-Ripping” is the term that commonly refers... Read more
Apple Launches VA Music Speaker HomePod
HomePod combines Apple Music and natural voice interaction with Siri. As consumers, we can argue that a lot of the “new” technology launched in competitive retail isn’t really all that new. Certainly some eye-opening innovations come along every few years – many of us still remember the first time we held... Read more
DivX 10.8.2: The Universal Video Player And Video Converter Everyone Should Have
While the name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, DivX 10.8.2 is still pretty much the first and last word in powerful and free video converters. But what a lot of people don’t realize is that DivX is so much more. In fact one of the best things about the... Read more
Audials One – Record the Internet
Audials One 2017 is the complete solution for capturing radio channel content, songs, and videos from the internet at large. You can choose to listen or watch later whether you have an internet connection or not. It may just change the way you use the internet – forever! Sounds... Read more
Top 10 Best Free Media Players
Enjoy music, movies, TV shows and streaming, like never before. Yes, your PC or Mac has a built-in media player, but there are a whole lot of alternative free media players out there that will take your enjoyment to the next level. The right media player helps you enjoy... Read more