Category: Software
WPS Office 2016 for Linux

WPS Office 2016 for LinuxPromising the world's best office experience for the Linux community,WPS Software presents WPS Office 2016 for Linux: a high-performing yet considerably more affordable alternative to Microsoft Office that is fully compatible with and comparable to the ...

My Quest for Inbox Zero

My Quest for Inbox ZeroI've never been able to accomplish "inbox zero" for more than a couple hours. Part of it is due to poor organization on my part, and part of it is due to being too busy. The problem isn't that I get more email than I can handle (although that's probably true, I get a ...

Microsoft Office on a Linux Machine?!

Microsoft Office on a Linux Machine?!My middle child is headed to college this fall, and although the college doesn't require a specific type of computer, it does require students to have Microsoft Office. Not Microsoft Office-compatible, but specifically Microsoft Office. That bums me out, ...

Junk offender: PowerISO

PowerISO (www.poweriso.com) is perhaps the best-known program for creating ISO files (system backups, not to be confused with the photography term ISO). And yes, it’s powerful. Just a shame you have to cough up - or suffer its junk-addled free trial.There’s a whispered warning in the small ...

Magix Music Maker Review

It’s maddening when free software tricks you into installing unwanted junk. It’s even worse when the culprit is a program you’ve paid good money for. So I’m grateful to reader Billy Jenkins, who drew my attention to a particularly brazen offender.Magix Music Maker's unwanted extras include ...

CYBERLINK POWERDIRECTOR 16 ULTRA Review

CYBERLINK POWERDIRECTOR 16 ULTRA - INTRODUCES COMPREHENSIVE SUPPORT FOR 360 VIDEOS, BUT THERE ARE PLENTY OF N0N-360 ENHANCEMENTS TOO CyberLink always jumps on the latest technology trends quickly, and with version 16 of PowerDirector it's hoping to get ahead of the curve for 360 video. Even if ...

Acronis True Image 2018

Acronis True Image 2018Backup your dataThere are lots of good reasons to backup your data, but one that’s been in the news recently is ransomware. This is malware that locks all your files, and displays a message saying you won’t get them back unless you pay money into a foreign ...

Junk offender: EaseUS ToDo Backup Free

At best, Chinese software firm EaseUS is a junk offender. It ’s currently exploiting users’ fears about WannaCry and Pety a ransomware to plug its backup software (www.snipca.com/24878, scroll down for the spiel), and then uses said software to ferry junk into PCs. Worse, it seems to be redirecting ...

Junk offender: IObit Smart Defrag

IObit’s free defragging tool Smart Defrag is not a bad program. It can help to make your PC run faster and more smoothly, and it’s broadly well-behaved. But like a kid who’s easily led astray, Smart Defrag has a habit of bringing unwanted friends home – and these friends change depending on the day ...

Microsoft admits turning off rival antivirus software

Microsoft has admitted that it does disable some antivirus software made by other companies, but claims it’s because they won’t work properly on Windows 10, and that they want to limit competition from rivals. The company was responding to an anti-competition lawsuit filed by Kaspersky in the EU ...