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Review of TrendMicro’s HouseCall

January 28, 2010

Tags: Virus scanner, Software reviews, PC World, Malware, Utility

Our review of TrendMicro’s HouseCall is online at PC World:

“Trend Micro--one of the most respected companies in security software--offers HouseCall, a free Web-based utility that scans for and cleans your computer of all currently documented viruses, Trojans and other malware. In addition, HouseCall seeks out...”

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Review of USB BootMaker

January 18, 2010

Tags: Software reviews, PC World, Utility

Our review of USB BootMaker is online at PCWorld.

“Netbooks, laptops, office, and home computers...often we don't know which one we'll be working on from one day to the next. Sometimes, it isn't even our own PC, but one at a hotel business center or a client's office. That's one of the many scenarios in which it can be useful to have a bootable USB, containing a key application or an operating system...”

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QuickTake Palm Screen Capture Software

October 29, 2009

Tags: PC World, Software reviews, Palm software, Utility, Screen Capture

For those of us who have been involved in digital photography since the early days (when it used to be called “filmless photography,” because not all the cameras were actually digital), the name QuickTake is quite familiar. It was Apple Computer’s very early, very low resoution (640x480) digital camera, which was the same as the Kodak D50. (Both cameras were made by Chinon.)

Today, QuickTake refers to a screen capture utility for Palm devices, which we use whenever we do a review of Palm software.

Here’s a link to our review of the QuickTake screen capture utility, which is online at