Top trends of 2015

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January 01, 2016

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Top software trends of 2015

 

While you’re toasting auld lang syne, take a look back with us at the top 10 software trends for 2015. There are millions of apps in app stores, but you don’t have to visit one to know that software is booming: It’s everywhere from your phone to your car to your TV. So it’s more important to us than ever that we can use our favorite apps and services wherever we please, however we please. This year we got more tools to take charge of our user experience: ad blocking, music and video streaming, mobile-desktop handoff, messaging, and much more. Read on to see how our options improved this year, and Happy New Year! Read more »

 

Julie Wildhaber

Managing Editor

 

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2015 trends: The video-streaming revolution

 

There was network TV, then cable TV, and now there’s TV everywhere, no box or dish required. And the show quality is amazing. See three shows and an app you shouldn’t miss.

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2015 trends: The password is dead

 

Yes, you still need passwords for most accounts, but a password can be guessed, hacked, or stolen. Find out why fingerprint ID and two-factor authentication are much better bets.

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iPhone tech support

 

Are you the family IT guy? Here are three iPhone basics: wipe a phone (a good idea if you’re selling or trading in), wipe your phone remotely if it’s lost, and connect safely to Wi-Fi.

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Driver Booster 3 Pro with 2015 Gift Pack

 

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Adobe Creative Cloud

 

Download.com and Adobe invite you to become a Creative Cloud Photography plan member today and save up to 20% on your first year!

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Windows Downloads

  

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New Releases

Trend Micro Maximum Security

The flagship antimalware suite is updated for 2015.

AVG AntiVirus Free

AVG Antivirus Free has a solid detection engine, but make sure you get what you ask for when installing it.

Avast Free Antivirus 2016

The 2016 version of Avast Free Antivirus adds a password manager with cloud syncing.

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CryptoForge

Protect your sensitive files with encryption.

iSafeData Data Recovery

Recover lost or deleted files from hard drive and removable media.

Desktop Projector

Transmit your desktop screen to other localy connected PCs.

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Mac Downloads

  

Recent Reviews

 

New Releases

Pixelmator

Pixelmator provides most of the photo-editing tools you would need for personal use. Unless you require industrial-strength capabilities, Pixelmator should meet your requirements.

Avira Free Antivirus

Avira Free Antivirus guards against malware without putting a strain on your Mac.

Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

PowerPoint is top-drawer presentation software, and the 2016 Mac edition gains a handful of useful additions to keep the tool vital.

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Syncovery

Back up data & sync via FTP, SSH, WebDAV, S3.

LilyPond

Automated music notation & engraving system.

Data Guardian

Strongly encrypt important data and personal info.

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