Desktop Software Reviews

Windows 10 Technical Preview: Is Microsoft back in business?

Reviews 2 Oct, 2014 Barry Collins

Microsoft’s bending over backwards to court businesses with Windows 10. Does it offer enough to justify upgrading from Windows 7?

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Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 13 Premium review

Reviews 29 Aug, 2014 Stuart Andrews

The popular speech dictation app gets a new interface and browser control

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Office 365 review

Reviews 11 Aug, 2014 Bob Charlie

UPDATED: Is Office 365 still the best productivity suite on the planet? Find out as Microsoft finally embraces the benefits of the cloud.

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Arcserve UDP review

Reviews 8 Aug, 2014 Dave Mitchell

Arcserve's UDP is its biggest release ever and takes backup to the next level

Windows 8.1 vs Google Chrome OS review

Reviews 5 Aug, 2014 Stuart Andrews

Can your business save money by using Chrome OS instead of Windows?

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Dragon Dictate for Mac review (4th Generation)

Reviews 7 May, 2014 Rene Millman

Mac gets audio file transcription capabilities, but is it any good?

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Teamviewer 9 review

Reviews 3 Jan, 2014 Kat Orphanides

A comprehensive but expensive remote access tool for the enterprise.

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Windows 8.1 review

Reviews 6 Dec, 2013 Khidr Suleman

Updated: The free upgrade has dropped and we take a look at the Windows 8 problems it fixes.

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Fujitsu ScanSnap SV600 review

Reviews 25 Nov, 2013 Simon Handby

A portable scanner which looks like a desktop lamp.

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VMware Fusion 6 Professional review

Reviews 19 Nov, 2013 Cliff Joseph

Mac virtualisation tool adds features to make deployment and management easier.

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Dragon Naturally Speaking 12 review

Reviews 18 Nov, 2013 Max Cooter

Is the voice dictation software a substitute for touch typing?

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Mavericks OS X 10.9 review

Reviews 28 Oct, 2013 Cliff Joseph

Apple's yearly software upgrade boosts battery life and security. Best of all it's free.

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Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac review

Reviews 30 Sep, 2013 Cliff Joseph

Supporting Windows 8.1 & Mac OS X Mavericks, this virtualisation software remains the best available.

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GFI WebMonitor 2013 UnifiedProtection Edition

Reviews 9 Sep, 2013 Dave Mitchell

GFI’s WebMonitor 2013 delivers stiff web content security but without the price premium of an appliance.

Windows 8 vs Mac OS X Mountain Lion head-to-head review

Reviews 30 Jul, 2013 Mike Jennings

A comprehensive look at the UI, software, security and business features to see which OS is top dog.

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Windows 8 Pro review

Reviews 18 Mar, 2013 David Bayon

After a thorough road-test we see whether Microsoft's OS is worth upgrading to.

Office
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Microsoft Office 2013 review

Reviews 11 Mar, 2013 Barry Collins Jonathan Bray Bob Charlie

Updated: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint get the touchscreen treatment, cloud storage and a bunch of new features.

Parallels 8 for Mac
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Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac review

Reviews 4 Dec, 2012 Rene Millman

The latest edition of the virtualisation software support Windows 8, but is it worth the paying £39 when there are products out there which are considerably cheaper.

Windows to Go
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Microsoft Windows to Go: 8 reasons to use it

Reviews 14 Nov, 2012 Khidr Suleman

The security and flexibility offered by Windows to Go makes it an ideal tool for professionals who will be using multiple devices.

Lenovo ThinkStation  E31
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Lenovo ThinkStation E31 review

Reviews 27 Sep, 2012 Mike Jennings

Lenovo has squeezed the high-end Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro 600 graphics into a small-form-factor workstation. It makes for a powerful, but noisy machine.

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