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Corel Painter 2015 review: Digital art studio betters its best features

It's not a revolutionary update for the world's leading natural-media painting application, but key improvements keep Painter 2015 at the top of its class.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking 13 review: Better than ever at letting you speak freely

The gold standard for speech recognition software gets even better with added features and 15 percent more accuracy.

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Solid State Doctor 3.1 review: SSD TRIM for the masses

Solid State Doctor will force your SSD to clean house and deliver its best performance, as well as clone it, diagnose it, and secure erase it.

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InfoQube review: Intricate information manager has a steep learning curve

InfoQube has a kitchen sink of features and can be used for many purposes.

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Treepad 8.1 review: Tree-style outliner starts showing its age

The standard bearer in two-pane outliners remains functional and feature-rich but needs some attention from its developers.

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Rainmeter 3.1 review: Customize your desktop with "smarter" skins

The popular widget utility can now act on the information it displays.

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Argentum Backup review: a simple, flexible way to back up data

Using standard protocols and without unnecessary bells and whistles, Argentum Backup is a good tool for all but the most advanced users.

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Corel AfterShot 2 Pro review: Photo editor a formidable competitor to Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is the de-facto standard when it comes to managing large image collections, but that doesn't mean it's the best tool for the job. Corel's new AfterShot Pro 2 stakes a claim.

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Iolo System Mechanic 12.7 review: nice utilities, real-time drag

Although System Mechanic 12.7's offline utilities are innovative and useful, the real-time optimizers actually slowed our Windows 8.1 test bed substantially.

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MOBILedit review: put your PC and phone in sync

MOBILedit offers complete mobile phone management from your PC. It’s more expensive than alternative programs, but you definitely get what you pay for.

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Winoptimizer 11 Review: Everything you need to tune up your PC under one roof

Though much of what it does can be done manually and with free utilities, Winoptimizer 11 does it easier and better, brings it under one roof, and has some value-added tricks.

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Folder Size review: Free tool shows the distribution of your disk space

Folder Size gives you something a bit better than just clicking "Properties", but doesn't provide a lot of details or display options.

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Directory Opus 11 review: The premier file manager for power users

Directory Opus' expanded customization and control options let you manage files the way you want.