Adobe shocked many in May 2013 when they moved from selling retail box software to their 'Creative Cloud' monthly subscription model costing £46 per month for individuals - that's over £550 per year. Currently CS6 sells for around £1200, so that's equivalent to buying the software every two years. Many people will skip several releases if there are no tangible benefits, or simply because of the cost. So what alternatives are there?
The phone rings, you answer, and someone says they are from Microsoft and have detected a virus on your PC. What next?
Martin Bailey collected his 19th accolade for 123insight at The Manufacturer Awards ceremony as a result of a case study written on defence manufacturer Roke Manor Research.
I'd been looking for an app that would allow me to scan and dispose of my array of business cards and digitally inject information directly into the Contacts app. There are several in the Apple App store, most of which are priced between £3 and £5 with mixed reviews. A couple of them have free trial versions, so I selected Camcard.
Now on its 16th incarnation, CorelDraw X6 has a few shiny new toys to show off. If you are looking for vector and general image control software should you consider it?
As a 'power user' of smarthphones since the Nokia Communicators I've now moved over to the iPhone. However, I am often asked which is the best smartphone to choose. Of course, it's never that simple.
A good friend of mine, Max Liberson, recently sailed across the Atlantic in a ferro-cement boat that he'd bought for £1500. After actually living to tell the tale he decided to write a book about it, which I recently proof read and help him to publish.