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Quick-and-Dirty Video Editing With Free Avidemux

This free utility offers easy video editing, plus encoding to a number of different formats--when there's no easier way to do it.

PCWorld's Favorite Downloads of 2011

At the end of another year, PCWorld reviewers name downloads and Web programs we liked so much we just kept on using them.

Paint Digital Artwork With PD Artist and Plenty of Patience

Use realistic-feeling tools to create digital paintings on a PD Artist canvas...but prepare for a steep learning curve.

Avast Launches Free Android Security Software With Special Features for Rooted Phones

Avast Software has launched a free Android security product that combines antivirus, anti-theft and firewall components and provides special features for rooted...


Ice Cream Sandwich: What Are the Hot New Android OS Changes?

Android has undergone a huge transformation with the Ice Cream Sandwich update. Here are a few of the biggest changes.


FoxIt PhantomPDF Business 5.0 Review: Budget PDF Maker Does the Job

Though FoxIt Phantom PDF outputs run-of-the-mill PDFs well, it lacks the tools for most advanced PDF tasks.

PhotoTangler Collage Maker Easy Enough for Kids

PhotoTangler is an easy-to-use application that lets you create picture collages easily and visually.

DriverScanner Keeps Your Device Drivers Up-to-Date

DriverScanner 2012 makes it easy to identify and update old drivers.

Search Your Hard Drive From Your iOS Device With X1 Mobile Connect

If you've got the free X1 Mobile Connect on your computer and $15 X1 Mobile Search on your iOS gadget, you can search and edit docs at will.


Black Friday Survival Guide: 15 Apps to Hunt Down Deals, Parking, and More

These 15 apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 7 can help you save money and time on your post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy.

Total Defense Mobile Security App Review: Lots Of Features, But Not Many Feel Finished

Total Defense's Mobile Security app does have a few good points, but they are overshadowed by what feels like a half-finished design and features that did not work.


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.

Downloads Digest: Carbonite 5, Fade In, AeroFS, Cloud9 IDE, Studio One Artist

The five most recently reviewed files include screenplay software, a fabulous file-sync program in invitation-only beta, a promising IDE that needs some work, and a music and audio recording program.