Corel updates Video Studio, releases V7

Posted by Kathleen Maher on March 11th 2014 | Permalink
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Kathleen Maher

From moms to marketers: new program has wide range of features for every type of user

Playing with GeForce Experience

Posted by Jon Peddie on November 27th 2013 | Permalink
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Jon Peddie

Nvidia has generated a clever new app for PC gamers that uses an Nvidia GPU (desktop or notebook) called the GeForce Experience. The app has two features: a DVR-like recorder, called ShadowPlay, that will make a video of what you did in the game, and an optimizer/tuner for game settings. When the app is run it finds all the games on your machine—well, most games; it didn’t find Stalker, but that’s because the app only finds games that are supported. To see if your favorite games are supported go to http://www. GeForce.com/GeForce-experience/supported-games.   After the app inventories your machine, the main…

New Features in Lightroom 5 Beta

Posted by Kathleen Maher on July 15th 2013 | Permalink
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Kathleen Maher

Just before the kick-off of Adobe Max, Adobe released its latest version of Lightroom, its photo management product, as the Lightroom V5 beta. Lightroom is designed for photographers and it is as much a basic editing tool as it is an organization tool. For many people for whom Photoshop might be overkill, Lightroom may have just enough editing for most work; it has crop, straighten, exposure, color, sharpness, and lens correction. The V5 version is not necessarily a significant release, but there are several features decidedly nice and two that make the release a must-have for users of Lightroom. So, not…

Crysis 3: Are its system requirements too high?

Posted by Harrison Garovi on March 28th 2013 | Permalink
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Tags: video games crysis 3

Harrison Garovi

To see more you have to have more; consoles are a practical alternative The Crysis series has always been known for its groundbreaking graphics and top notch physics engine. But when is enough, enough? PC gamers generally want the most powerful rig to purchase or build to their heart’s desire. Many newcomers might be discouraged when they learn how expensive all the necessary parts may be in order to play Crysis 3 at maximum settings. System requirements—such as the necessity of using a DirectX 11 graphics card—don’t play fair to loyal fans of the series, at least in economic terms. If…

OnLive Desktop

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 16th 2012 | Permalink
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On the second of March we got notified by OnLive of their new app that offers full Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader from the cloud. We excitedly down­­­loaded it and started playing with it.

Review of Splashtop HD

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 16th 2012 | Permalink
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This app will allow you to access your office or home PC with an Android-based tablet and use the PCs apps and files. It’s remarkably clever.

Splashtopping - Remote and on-line use with a tablet

Posted by Jon Peddie on March 16th 2012 | Permalink
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We were impressed with the demonstrations Nvidia made at CES using an Asus Transformer Prime as a remote terminal to play a FPS over the internet from a remote host PC. And we were intrigued by OnLive’s Desktop, so we thought we’d try our luck at using the super tablet in such situations. We were not disappointed and in several instances quite impressed.

Egnyte makes cloud storage a business

Posted by Kathleen Maher on December 11th 2011 | Permalink
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Dropbox, Sugar Sync, OpenDrive, Mozy, Egnyte ... there are quite a few options for cloud storage services, but Egnyte hopes to stand out with security and management as well as competitive pricing.

Testing Vellamo

Posted by Jon Peddie on September 24th 2011 | Permalink
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Tags: mobile tablets benchmark

Jon Peddie

Vellamo is a mobile Web benchmark that evaluates browser performance on Android devices and provides a holistic view into browser performance. It also evaluates networking, JavaScript, rendering, and user experience incorporating industry standard and custom tests. The test was developed by Qualcomm. We ran Vellamo on a couple of Android tablets and a few android phones to see how they compared. There was a mixture of operating systems and service providers as shown in the table. The tablets, with larger more powerful SoCs clearly got the best scores, while most of the phones were in the same range. Brand Model Specifications…

AnTuTu mobile device benchmark

Posted by Jon Peddie on July 28th 2011 | Permalink
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Tags: graphics 3d mobile benchmark 2d android

Jon Peddie

The AnTuTu System Benchmark by Beijing Zhirui is an Android benchmarking tool that can run a full test of a mobile devices’ processor through a series of test for easy comparison.