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Beware problems with the browser plug-in options Freemake offers. On ALL my computers, every time I install an update to Freemake video downloader, it completely trashes my Google Chrome settings. Usually Chrome' s sync feature can recover them,... Read full review

Reviewed Apple iTunes for Windows 12.9.5

I'll go against the grain here and speak up for iTunes. I'm the last person in the world to defend Apple; don't own a single product. I think they produce quality gadgets, but I dislike their business model and I despise their 'cult'. The only... Read full review

Reviewed CyberLink PowerDVD 18.0.2705

The patch will not install in Win7/64 upgrade configurations. Check the Cyberlink forum.

Version 11 also disables Windows Aero when I play even regular DVDs and is flakey about using my Xonar Essence sound card. And the installer for the... Read full review

Reviewed XMPlay 3.8.3.4

-Great sound quality. The better your equipment, the more you'll appreciate that.
-Best ASIO support of any player, significantly better than Foodbar's. Best WASAPI support, too.
-Plays anything you throw at it -- files, playlists, urls.
-Their... Read full review

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If you like your aero peek feature enabled for individual tabs (Win7 taskbar), fuggetit. This build crashes 100% with that command switch enabled. I hope this is just a short-term glitch. Read full review

Reviewed CyberLink PowerDVD 18.0.2705

I agree with the concensus here: it's overpriced. But it's better video/audio than windows native for regular DVDs, and it's the most reliable (and one of the only) ways to watch Blu-Ray [the Ultra version only]. If you have a good monitor and... Read full review

Reviewed PDF-XChange Viewer 2.5.322.9

If you use a 64-bit version of Windows, thumbnails of PDF files are simply unavailable in Windows Explorer -- at least not courtesy of either Microsoft or Adobe. That right, even if you install brand-new Adobe Reader X, you still can't see... Read full review

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