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Nero 11 Review: Finally, a Better Interface--But Only for Some Components

Stalwart media creation suite has a revamped interface, but the new look isn't found across the entire app.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 10: Facebook-friendly, but the Organizer Slows Things Down

In most respects, this is a great consumer-level image editor--but the image organizer should stay on the shelf.

CyberLink PhotoDirector Combines Organizing and Editing

Powerful editing capabilities join with capable image organizer at a budget price.

Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Review: Capable But Overcrowded Image Editor

If you can wade through the clutter, you'll find many powerful tools in this image editor.

PowerDirector 10 Is a Worthwhile Update

CyberLink's very capable, ever-evolving video editor/producer adds 3D, more speed, and a spate of usability touches.

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PDF-Xchange Viewer

Type on and mark up Acrobat files with this free PDF viewer.

Four Netflix Alternatives Tested

Do recent changes to Netflix's services make you angry? We tested Netflix against four solid alternatives to see whether switching video providers is worth it.

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 10: Facebook-friendly, but the Organizer Slows Things Down

In most respects, this is a great consumer-level image editor--but the image organizer should stay on the shelf.

Adobe Premiere Elements 10: New Features Keep Video Editor Near the Head of the Class

With a new 64-bit version and keyframing capabilities unmatched by any competitor, Premiere Elements is the best consumer-priced video editor you can buy.

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Build 3D Characters, Vehicles, and More With Carrara

Powerful, full-featured 3D design and modeling application Carrara has lots of existing models.

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NTI Media Maker 9 Ultimate HD Edition Review: Easy to Use, but Doesn't Go Far Enough

Although this video and CD/DVD/BD creation software is straightforward and easy to use, it lacks some advanced features.

Carrara

Powerful, full-featured 3D design and modeling application Carrara has lots of existing models.

Xilisoft iPhone Magic

Xilisoft iPhone Magic is the ideal iPhone manager to transfer iPhone music, videos and pictures to your computer and copy your iPhone contents to iTunes library. On top of this, this iPhone transfer can also convert and copy nearly any video and music format to iPhone, as well as rip DVD movies and transfer them to iPhone. You can even treat your iPhone as a portable hard disk with this amazing iPhone Magic software. Key features: 1.Backup iPhone contents to computer. 2.Synchronize iPhone with iTunes library. 3.Convert and copy any video/music file to iPhone. 4.Rip DVD movies and transfer them to iPhone. 5.Manage iPhone as a portable hard disk. 6.Supports iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch. 7.View your device's properties and information on the main interface: type, generation, serial number, format, version and others. 8.Synchronize files between iPhone and computer at fast transferring speed. 9.Edit the ID3 info of several files at one time: name, artist, year, album and others. 10.Play iPhone videos/music and DVD movies in the built-in resizable player. 11.Create playlists for your iPhone and edit them as you wish to manage your iPhone files by categories. 12.View your iPhone files in thumbnails like album artwork or list view for easier organizing. 13.Filter your files by genre, artist's name, album name, album year and others; search the files you want by your keyword. 14.Support multiple iOS devices simultaneously 15.Read and export pictures and videos recorded by the device 16.Resume playing of the transferred videos on the device 17.Directly preview the devices videos, music and other files less than 8MB on the computer

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Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11

To be a true bargain, this inexpensive yet powerful video editor needs more refinement and less clutter.

Best Free Entertainment and Social Media Apps

Use these eight handy downloads to streamline how you handle photos, movies, and music on your PC and to optimize sharing content over social media. They're all free!