Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Auslogics Antivirus Gets the VB100 Award from Virus Bulletin

Auslogics Antivirus has been awarded a prestigious VB100 December’11 Comparative Award by Virus Bulletin.

Sydney, Australia – January 26th, 2012 – Auslogics Antivirus has received the VB100 Award in the latest Virus Bulletin comparative review. The VB100 award is a prestigious independent security software certification that acknowledges the quality of anti-malware solutions. The latest version of Auslogics Antivirus received a RAP score of 96.6%, which is one of the highest scores among the tested antivirus solutions.

VB100 is a combination of independent security software tests that are run by Antivirus Bulletin on a regular basis. The VB100 award is awarded to antiviruses that have a proven 100% detection rate and don’t generate any false positives. Virus Bulletin runs a series of RAP (Reactive and Proactive) tests to measure the detection rates for each tested antivirus against the latest malware samples available at the time of the test. The security software is tested for handling both known and unknown malware.

“The Response tests were run cautiously in small chunks, but showed some stellar detection rates, very close to perfect across the board. VB100 certification is comfortably earned by Auslogics on its first attempt”, – states the VB100 Comparative Review on Windows 7 Professional report.

Auslogics Antivirus is compatible with Windows 7/Vista/2008/XP/2003, 32-bit and 64-bit and dual-core CPU.  Auslogics offers a free unrestricted 30-day trial version. A full one year license costs USD $29.95.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Computeractive have reviewed the Mercalli Easy Video Stabilizer and given it a Best Buy Award!
"The difference between a quick recording made on a smartphone, or even a proper video camera, and one that's been processed by Mercalli is dramatic."
"Excellent, useful results with no need to fiddle with any settings."
Click on the link below to read the full review!


Monday, 23 January 2012

Swann released the Freestyle HD camera last week - click on the link below for a video to see what it can do!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Swann Releases Swann Freestyle HD™ - 1080p High Definition Wearable Action Video Camera with LCD Viewer
The new wearable action video camera from Swann is perfect for capturing every legendary moment of adventure packed activity

Milton Keynes, UK, 16th January 2012 Swann, a global leader in security monitoring solutions, proudly presents its first high definition wearable video camera: Swann Freestyle HD. The Swann Freestyle HD debuts with a high quality detachable LCD viewer, placing the Swann Freestyle HD ahead of the rest. Whether capturing 1080p video with up to 3x digital zoom or snapping JPEG images with its 8MP camera, Swann Freestyle HD lets you capture stunning hands-free video and share it with the world.

Housed in a sturdy case that is waterproof to 20 metres, Swann Freestyle HD can be worn on the body or mounted to bikes, cars, helmets, skateboards and more via a range of included interchangeable mounts and brackets. In addition, the Swann Freestyle HD can be used as a standard point & shoot camera, featuring both single shot and continuous mode picture taking. Video is shot in stunning professional-grade 1080p HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), boasting 30 fps, 3x digital zoom and stereo audio. Swann has also included a wireless remote control that lets users operate the camera while it’s mounted and out of arms reach.  The camera also features a laser function for you to know when the camera is filming without having to look for a flashing light.

Real-time viewing is made possible by the detachable 4cm LCD screen, so you immediately see if you’ve captured the shot. Swann Freestyle HD also allows you to watch your footage afterwards on an HDTV via an HDMI cable or you can transfer your recording to the computer via a MicroSD card or the included USB cable for editing or sharing on social media networks. The Lithium-ion battery is also rechargeable via USB, giving users up to 2.5 hours of recording time per charge.

 “The predecessor to our Swann Freestyle HD, the Swann Sportscam, proved to be a huge success”
remarked Jeremy Stewart, Swann’s VP Global Marketing. “We have listened to our consumers who told us they wanted a similar form factor but 1080p high definition video quality. In addition to the video quality, we are sure our consumers will love the Swann Freestyle HD’s LCD viewer, waterproof case, mounting accessories and more.”

Accessories Included:
Swann Freestyle HD Wearable Video Camera
LCD Screen
Waterproof Case
Remote Control
Carry Pouch
Helmet Mounting Bracket
Universal L Shaped Mounting Bracket
Universal Low Profile Mounting Bracket
USB Cable & Connector Tray Bracket Accessory
2 Flat Adhesive Mounting Pad
Curved Adhesive Mounting Pad
AV Out Cable
Power Adapter
Instructions Manual & CD

Price & Availability:
Swann Freestyle HD retails for £279.99 as a complete package including a variety of mounts, remote control, wall charger and LCD viewer normally worth £80. Available from Snow + Rock
For more information on Swann’s Freestyle HD please visit Swann’s website:

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Setting Up A New PC Can Be a Headache Without PCmover®

London UK 4th January 2012, - Post Christmas sees the Winter Sales with great offers on many new PCs. Some shoppers, however, may not realize the complications their good intentions will cause the person receiving the new PC if it is given without Laplink Software's PCmover ®.
The problem is rooted in setting up the new PC. Most consumers are used to their old PC’s personality and don’t know how to get their new PC set up the same way. They don’t know how to get all of their data moved over, let alone find old CDs and serial numbers to reinstall all of their applications and apply all the preferred settings. That’s where Laplink’s PCmover comes in.
“Giving someone a new PC as a gift is like giving them a huge, shiny lump of coal if you don’t include PCmover,” commented Laplink’s Director of Marketing Neil Minetto. “If consumers want to waste weeks just getting a new PC set up, that’s their choice. But, they don’t have to do that if they use PCmover, period.”
The manual setup process includes:
·         Finding old installation CDs, downloaded installers and serial numbers
·         Applying preferred settings to the programs and operating system
·         Creating user profiles and setting preferences for each profile on the old PC
·         Finding Internet favourites and saving passwords and login information
The problem of setting up a new PC is perceived so poorly by consumers that many will put off purchasing one just to avoid the hassle. In a survey sponsored by Intel, out of 1,200 PC users, 39% felt that migrating from an old PC to a new PC was enough reason to delay purchasing a new PC. This is a problem that PCmover solves.
With PCmover, the setup is automatic. This includes:
·         Transfer and installation of applications
·         Transfer of operating system settings and application settings
·         User profiles setup, multiple users supported
Users will no longer have to sacrifice hours of time and suffer multiple headaches to enjoy their new PCs.
“The move is very quick and automatic so users don’t have to do more than do few clicks to tell PCmover on what to move,” continued Minetto. “After the transfer is started, you can just kick your feet up, do some shopping or go to sleep. When PCmover is done, it can send you an email or a text message alerting you that it’s finished and you can enjoy your new PC. It’s the fastest way to set up a new PC, hands down.”
Price & Availability:

PCmover is available at Amazon for SRP £29.99

Edifier Scoops CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for New Spinnaker Speaker System.

London, UK, January 4th 2012, Offering the very best in design and application, Edifier today has announced that it has been awarded with another CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award for their brand new product, the ‘Spinnaker’ speaker system. Contestants for this award have been judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and members of the media to honor outstanding design and engineering excellence in the cutting-edge consumer electronics category - one of the 35 judged categories.

The Spinnaker is an iconic speaker, standing at 15 inches the shape is designed to project sound towards the end user with front facing tweeter and mid-range drivers, reinforced with and a downward firing subwoofer in each satellite to make this 2.0 speaker system an experience to hear and see. The Spinnaker is also Bluetooth enabled, making it a versatile product for home and office, free of the restraints of cables and applicable to pair with any Bluetooth enabled device. A wireless infrared remote controls the volume, track navigation and play/pause preferences effortlessly within a 10-meter radius.
“To receive yet another prestigious award is a great honor for Edifier. The consumer electronics market is highly competitive and volatile, the award further strengthens the Edifier brand and our presence in the industry.” Said Managing Director, Anthony Wilkinson of Edifier International Ltd.

The prestigious CES Innovations Design & Engineering awards have been recognizing achievements in product design and engineering since 1976. It is sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the producer of the International Consumer Electronic Show, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow.

The Edifier Spinnaker will be displayed at the 2012 International CES, which runs from January 10th – 13th 2012 in Las Vegas Nevada. The Innovations Design & Engineering showcase will feature honorees by product category in the Grand Lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Edifier who is also exhibiting at the International CES show 2012 will also have a live demo unit at their booth for a first-hand experience of the award-winning product.

Judging criteria for the Innovations Design and Engineering Award focus on:
-       Engineering qualities, based on technical specs and materials used
-       Aesthetic and design qualities
-       The Product’s intended use/function and user value
-       Unique/Novel features that consumers would find attractive
-       How the design and Innovation of the product compares to other product in the marketplace

Edifier International specializes in the design and manufacturing of high-end audio electronics for both the consumer electronic and multimedia markets, providing a wide selection of products to suit each individuals taste and needs. Edifier International is renowned for its development and use of acoustic technology, superior manufacturing standards and uncompromised quality in design and production of audio speakers, with a passion for sound. Edifier is internationally recognized for awards around the world receiving in 2008, 2 awards for both the CES Innovations awards and iF Design Awards; in 2009, 2 RedDot Awards; in 2010, 1 CES Innovations, and RedDot Award; in 2011, 1 award for CES Innovations Award, iF Design Award and RedDot Award.