Photoshop Lightroom 2 - Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Software

Read more: Photoshop Lightroom 2 - ReviewedIf you are a serious photographer you know about Photoshop and you might even use this on a daily basis.  Others, equally serious about their game, may have been daunted by the full complexity of the program or its price tag, and are looking for a program that is especially geared to streamline the tasks of a photographer.  Lightroom from Adobe is such a program and has been ravingly reviewed ever since version 1 was released. Today we are having a look at Lightroom 2 which is a major improvement over the previous versions and offers probably all the functionality a professional photographer might need.

That is not to say that Photoshop doesn't have a valid place in the hearts and minds of photographers and on their hard drives, far from that! There are certain things that Lightroom 2 doesn't do, like merging photos into a panoramic shot, but other than that there are many Photoshop functionalities built into this marvellous program and there are even some tools here that are not as simple or powerful in Photoshop.

Keyring GPS: QStarz QT-1300 Travel Recorder Nano - Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Software

Read more: Keyring GPS: QStarz QT-1300 Travel Recorder Nano - ReviewedWith the likes of Google Earth and Streetview hitting the mainstream, the market for GPS recorders has suddenly come to the fore. The QT-1300 Travel Recorder Nano is the latest GPS recorder from QStarz, offering full functionality at a fraction of the size.

Read on for our experiences with the QT-1300.

Programming with Runtime Revolution 2.9

Written by Martin van Zanten on . Posted in Software

Read more: Programming with Runtime Revolution 2.9Many applications are available to write software. Most of them are very complicated, and you'll need to start from scratch if you want to learn using it: it is based upon an unfamiliar language, with its own separate grammar/syntax.

Amongst the many approaches is one, that builds upon the use of the English language. If you know English, you can make a "quick start". This type of scripting language was introduced to "the rest of us" when HyperCard was made available on the Apple Macintosh, during the latter part of the eighties in the twentieth century - now some twenty years ago. The scripting language was called HyperTalk. From that idea some interesting applications have evolved.

One of those tools is called Runtime Revolution, which is still very actively being developed. While writing this review about version 2.9, version 3.0 is on its way to be released during the autumn of this year. When I was discovering the possibilities of HyperCard, I was fascinated. Looking into the state of affairs now reminds me of that period, and I must say - after all these years - I can still get enthusiastic about this subject. So here are my impressions in the summer of 2008:

Epocware Handy Tools Pro and Calendar Reviewed

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Software

Read more: Epocware Handy Tools Pro and Calendar ReviewedIn April I got a new N95, Nokia’s flagship cell phone.  As far as mobiles go, it really is a nifty piece of kit running with lots and lots of potential. One of the reasons I say potential is because even though the hardware and its Symbian OS (3rd edition) is top of the line; it’s the ease of access to information and applications that makes the hardware truly handy. So speaking of handy, let’s have a look at very useful suite of apps Epocware prepared earlier, aptly named: Handy Tools Pro. Handy Tools Pro is a suite made up of Epocware’s Handy TaskMan, Handy Weather, Handy Clock, Handy Converter, Handy Expense, Handy Safe, Handy Keylock, and Zip Manager. 

PhatWare’s New PhatPad 4.0…Note taking on a different level.

Written by Z-NetWORKS on . Posted in Software

Read more: PhatWare’s New PhatPad 4.0…Note taking on a different level.In today’s Pocket PC world it is still the norm for one to purchase software to supplement or replace the default windows applications. This is still very true for the “Notes” software provided by Microsoft. This is where Phatpad comes in. This software “is an advanced notes organizer for Microsoft Windows Powered Pocket PCs. It allows you to draw pictures, jot text notes, or put a mixture of pictures and typed text on a virtual scratch pad”.

This is a quote from the manufacturer and as we all know, that has to be proven.

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 Preferred Mobile Edition

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Software

Read more: Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 Preferred Mobile EditionDictation on the Run

Want to be able to type faster than the best secretary?  With unerring accuracy? Have a look at the latest version of Dragon NaturallySpeaking, arguably the best speech recognition software around.  This particular edition that we are reviewing today is called Preferred Mobile and includes a digital Philips VoiceTracer recorder.

OziExplorerCE 1.11.0 Moving Map Software

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Software

Read more: OziExplorerCE 1.11.0 Moving Map SoftwareI can’t think of too many Australian programs that have hit the Big Time on the small screens in the PocketPC world.

OziExplorer is one of the exceptions. They are enjoying some well-deserved export successes and today I’ll be primarily reviewing this navigation program for use in a cockpit environment.

So, let’s buckle up and go for a spin!

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