Software 2013 Notebook/Laptop Articles

Popular Software Articles for 2013

Windows 8 Security: Defender Antivirus Review

In Windows 8, Microsoft is adding a bunch of new security features, including ELAM, UEFI, and Defender AV software. Read the full review of the new Defender.

Top 10 Essential Apps For Students 2013

With another school year now at hand, here's our updated list of ten essential PC software applications for college or high school success.

TurboTax 2013 Review: Really the Best?

Are you doing your own taxes this year? TurboTax is the most widely used tax prep software among consumers. Yet is it really the best? Read the full review.

Windows 8.1: Should You Upgrade?

If you haven't installed Windows 8.1 yet, should you go ahead? Well, are you using XP, Vista, Win7, or 8? Here are some points to ponder specific to these OSes.

System Mechanic Pro Review

System Mechanic Pro is one of the most widely used system utility suites for Windows PCs. Does it really "Fix, Speed Up and Secure Your PC"? Read the full review.

TuneUp Utilities 2013 Review

TuneUp Utilities 2013 is touted as your "ultimate PC cleaner, optimizer and troubleshooter." How well does it really work? Read the full review.

Pinnacle Studio 16 Review

Pinnacle Studio 16 is an amazingly capable PC video editing and DVD authoring program from Corel, suitable for novices and pros alike. Read the full review.

Kaspersky Launches KIS 2014, Revamps Home Security Lineup

Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS) for PCs is the first in a series that will also include software for Mac and Android. A new cloud service is in the works, too.

WinZip System Utilities Suite Review

WinZip System Utilities Suite is one of countless software tool bundles that are touted as being able to "clean up" your PC. Is it worth the money? Read the full[...]

Leaked Build Indicates Changes Ahead for Windows 8.1

Build 9471 of Windows 8.1 shows changes that are likely to appear in the final release, including new video tutorials, wallpapers, a revamped Mail app, and more.

Adobe Acrobat Review: Worth the Money?

Adobe Acrobat is one Windows and Macintosh application you can use for reading, creating, and editing PDF docs. Yet it's hardly the only one. Read the full review.

Dell vWorkspace 8.0 Review

With employees bringing laptops, smartphones and tablets to work with them, BYOD is a big issue for businesses. Dell vWorkspace 8.0 can help. Read the full review.

Windows 8.1 To Include 20 New Security, Mobility & BYOD Features

Windows 8.1 will include better antivirus protection in Windows Defender, built-in device encryption, and a tons of other new security, mobility and BYOD features.

Microsoft Plans Windows 8.1 Public Preview, Hints at Start Button

Microsoft will release a public preview of Windows 8.1 on June 26, said a Microsoft official. Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade for Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Microsoft Pushes Windows 7 SP1 Update, With End of Support Near

With support for non-updated Windows 7 PCs due to end on April 9, Microsoft has started pushing out SP1 automatically through Windows Update.

Google Play Web Site Gets Facelift, Adds Google Glass Support

The Google Play web site now has a new UI. Google has also added a "MyGlass" app. Google: "If you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste[...]

Top Five Anti-Virus Security Tools

Anti-virus software is a must for any Windows PC. To help you choose a security solution, here are our top five picks, based on expert reviews.

Advanced System Optimizer (ASO) Review

ASO offers a plethora of tools for making your Windows PC not so messy (and it doesn't blare red sirens at you, either). Yet, is it worth $40? Read the[...]

Microsoft Updates Three Windows 8/RT Apps

From March 26 onward, you can download major updates to Microsoft's Mail, Calendar and People apps from the Windows Store, with better performance and new features.

6 Cool Cloud Services: Personal Finance

Accounting is moving into the clouds, for easy access from a PC or mobile device anywhere. In this review of six cloud services, we help you to choose the best[...]