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Thu
19
Mar
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Ashampoo Office 2008 Review

Update 2011/06/30: Links updated for our readers: save 42% off the retail price of Ashampoo Office 2008! A full 30 day money back guarantee is offered if you're not completely delighted with this marvelous program. Proceeds from this sale support ... our web site and staff of writers. Details at the very bottom of page . Offer ends July 14, 2011 at 11:59PM EST! The full review of Ashampoo Office 2008 is below. Quick! What's the name of the software you use most often to write letters, do financial calculations, create presentations, and all the rest? If you're like 95% of people using personal ... (view more)

Mon
23
Feb
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Microsoft Unveils Its Own Economic Stimulus Plan

In response to the current economic crisis , Microsoft Corp. has come out with a stimulus plan of their own. Their goal is to help a large group of individuals use their computers to land employment in ways other than to generate a compelling ... resume. The new online initiative, Elevate America, is set to equip close to 2 million people (over the next three years) with the skills needed to succeed in the field of technology. (Source: microsoft.com ) Elevate America offers two programs, one that will start training tech hopefuls immediately and one that will take some time but offer patient ... (view more)

Tue
16
Dec
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Internet Security Is Losing The Online War

Despite the efforts of the computer security industry, malicious software is reportedly spreading faster than ever and security researchers have acknowledged that they cannot seem to get ahead of the onslaught. Internet security is broken and it ... appears that nobody knows quite how to fix it. This so-called malware surreptitiously takes over a PC then uses it to spread more malware to other machines exponentially. (Source: informationweek.com ) A conservative estimate by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe says that as more businesses and people move onto the Web, criminals ... (view more)

Thu
23
Oct
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Acronis True Image 2009 Review

Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2010 It's finally here!!! Acronis True Image Home 2010 takes backup and disaster recovery to an entirely new level of security and reliability. While file-based backups are great for choosing only a few specific ... files and folders to protect, Image-based backups have the ability to take snapshot of your ENTIRE computer -- including ALL your programs AND the Operating System. Acronis makes it as easy as 1-2-3! Imagine never having to waste time fumbling for old installation CDs, having to reinstall a program OR Windows ever again! In the event of a hard drive ... (view more)

Thu
13
Mar
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Plan for iPhone's Third Party Apps Unveiled

Last week, Apple kicked off a new era for the iPhone, introducing its Software Development Kit (SDK), which will allow developers to create programs for Apple's newest gadget. During a keynote address, Steve Jobs introduced a few limitations to ... Apple's relatively open policy for new software. Any programs that are illegal (file sharing), Malicious (viruses), violate privacy, hog bandwidth or display explicit images will not be allowed. (Source: blogsmithmedia.com ) The iPhone is also not going to allow applications to run in the background, which means you can only access one program at a ... (view more)

Fri
22
Feb
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Microsoft Gives Free Software to IT Students

Microsoft is giving students free access to some of its leading tools for developing software and creating web sites. The project, called Dreamspark, is designed to encourage pupils to learn the skills needed for a career in the software and ... computing industry. The package includes Visual Studio (a facility for developing software), Expression Studio (which includes graphic and web design tools) and XNA Game Studio (which is used for creating video games). Around 35 million high school students in the US, China and several Western European countries are eligible for the scheme now. School ... (view more)

Wed
14
Nov
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PC Tools Mega Deal of The Century!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007 SPECIAL NOTE: This 2-week special offer expires T O D A Y (Wednesday, November 28th) at 11:59PM EST! -- RE: PC Tools Software Mega Deal Dennis here from infopackets with another super deal on simply sensational ... software! If you thought last month's deal was great, you simply won't believe your eyes when I tell you about this one -- and I absolutely *mean it*! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You Won't Beat This Deal! PERIOD! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ As you know, we regularly recommend two award-winning programs by PC Tools Software in our email newsletters, namely: ... (view more)

Tue
09
Oct
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Red Hot: Acronis True Image 11 Released!

Note: The discount link is currently active but this deal could end at -- literally -- at ANY TIME! When Acronis decides to pull the plug on this promo -- that's it! See below for details. -- Q: What is the most reliable and easy-to-use backup and ... system image suite for MS Windows? A: Acronis True Image! If you've been subscribed to infopackets for any length of time, you've undoubtedly seen a program called Acronis True Image regularly mentioned in our newsletter. Well, have I got some news for you! Today I received a message from Acronis announcing the much anticipated release of True Image ... (view more)

Tue
17
Jul
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PC Pitstop Optimize Review

In Computer Science -- more specifically, in the creation of software programs -- there are efficient ways of achieving a result, and there are not-so-efficient ways of doing the same thing. In fact, many refer to Microsoft Windows as bloatware: ... software that "is so overloaded with functionality that its performance suffers." (Source: techweb.com ) Unfortunately, Microsoft isn't the only one to blame. In the race for profit, many software developers are guilty of adding useless and abundant features to their programs for nothing more than a marketing tactic. (Source: wikipedia.org ... (view more)

Tue
22
May
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Acronis True Image 10: Review

Have you ever played the game, "What If?" For example: 1. What if your PC crashed and you lost all your data? 2. What if you unsuspectingly downloaded a Spyware-infected program and it proved near impossible to remove -- all the while slamming your ... PC full of pesky popup ads and slowing your computer down to a crawl? 3. What if Windows suddenly stopped working properly and refused to boot? 4. What if you opened a malicious email attachment that installs a nasty virus, worm or keylogger that steals your personal information? The list goes on. The fact is, these are real life scenarios regular ... (view more)

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