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Corel Painter 2018 review: Painting app add tools to unleash your artistic potential

Corel is on a roll, packing a multitude of fresh, advanced features into a brand new version of its venerable painting app.

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Tacoma review: The makers of Gone Home unspool a mesmerizing science fiction story

A gripping, masterful tale, though you're left feeling a little bit left out.

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BusyKid review: Turn everyday chores into a lesson in fiscal responsibility

Web service helps teach fiscal responsibility by encouraging children to perform household chores and assign a value to each task, which can then be spent, saved, or invested.

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Rheo review: This video-streaming/sharing app surfaces videos based on your mood

An alternate experience to getting lost on YouTube.

on techhive.com

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HideIPVPN review: Great if you need a speedy connection via Germany

HideIPVPN is easy to use, but its performance leaves a lot to be desired.

on pcworld.com

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Transmit 5 review: File transfer utility expands support for cloud services

The veteran file-transfer app from Panic has had a long-awaited overhaul that improves usability while bringing access to many more Internet-hosted file services.

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Lifecraft review: Retooled Mac journal app embraces cloud sync, iOS support

A digital journal that allows Mac and iOS device owners to capture life’s events with a simple, gorgeous user interface using iCloud sync, emotion tracking, rich text formatting, tags, and location data.

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Softorino YouTube Converter 2 review: Download web videos and transfer them to iOS devices

Video utility now supports Wi-Fi sync and can create ringtones.

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UptiiQ review: Post videos to three social networks at once from a single upload

UptiiQ simplifies publishing video to social media accounts by uploading files one time, then encoding and optimizing content prior to posting it directly to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who's running the show?

NordVPN has good performance, great features, and suits novices and power users alike. But who is running the show down there?

on pcworld.com

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Samsung Bixby: Hands on with the AI assistant

Is Samsung Bixby smarter than Google Assistant? In some ways, yes.

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iPhone camera apps: 4 apps that take full advantage of iOS 10 and a photographers’ eye

We compare four camera apps for their manual controls, RAW export, and iPhone 7 Plus support.

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Lightworks 14 review: Free video editing software lacks proper Mac decorum

A cross-platform video editing solution designed by professional editors with real-time effects and built-in support for royalty-free stock video and production music.

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Mullvad review: The VPN that doesn't want to get to know you

Mullvad VPN is an excellent VPN service, but it won't win any awards for interface design.

on pcworld.com

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CrumplePop VideoDenoise review: Plugin cleans up noisy videos with ease

A fast, easy-to-use plugin for Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Adobe Premiere Pro that identifies and removes video noise originating from low-light conditions or incorrect camera settings.

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SaferVPN review: This newcomer is off to a good start

SaferVPN has some great European connection speeds and is very easy to use.

on pcworld.com