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PCR's guide to Mac software

Laura Barnes
PCR's guide to Mac software

With the recent unveiling at Apple’s WWDC of the new Mac Pro, now is the perfect time to start thinking about stocking some Mac software for your fruit-fancying customers.

REALLUSION CRAZYTALK7
SRP: £29.99 Standard, £109.99 Pro
CONTACT: KL Associates
THEY SAY: Bring any face to life with CrazyTalk7’s simple face-fitting guide, and then use your own voice to puppet your actor’s performance. Auto-animation in CrazyTalk7 is an innovative, time-saving feature that helps you create life-like animations in a matter of minutes. The ability to animate characters with any voice or text-to-speech engine, allows any user to quickly create animated shorts, video hosts, cartoon characters and more. Choose a photo or illustration, fit the facial features, add audio to generate animations, and see your characters perform in real-time.

ESET CYBER SECURITY PRO
SRP: TBC
DISTRIBUTOR: ESET
THEY SAY: Eliminates all types of threats, including viruses, worms and spyware. Show your kids only the good side of the internet. Opt to block more than 20 categories of potentially offensive web content. Allow or block different website categories for a number of users or choose from predefined user profiles – child, teenager or parent. Don’t let hackers steal and misuse your passwords or banking details and protect your online identity during online shopping.

BITDEFENDER ANIVIRUS FOR MAC
SRP: £39.9
DISTRIBUTOR: PX Security
THEY SAY: Although Macs are traditionally believed to be less prone to cyber-criminal attacks, recent developments have shown that malware writers are concentrating more and more on finding vulnerabilities in Mac OS and popular Mac applications. Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac proactively protects Macs against the new breed of Mac viruses. Plus, it destroys Windows viruses so you don't accidentally pass them on.

MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 HOME PREMIUIM
SRP: £79.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Office 365 Home Premium has the latest version of the applications you know and love, plus cloud services so you can have Office when and where you need it. Just sign in and you can get to your Office files, applications and settings from virtually anywhere. Office 365 Home Premium is the best value for households who want Office on up to five Macs and PCs or Windows 8 tablets.

KASPERSKY LAB SECURITY FOR MAC
SRP: £21.49
DISTRIBUTOR: Entatech, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Malware doesn't just affect PCs. With advanced, real- time protection from viruses, Trojans, spyware, phishing attempts, dangerous websites and more, Kaspersky Security for Mac can keep your Mac, your data and your children safe – plus it can prevent your Mac from passing PC malware on to family and friends.

ESET CYBER SECURITY
SRP: TBC
DISTRIBUTOR: ESET
THEY SAY: ESET Cyber Security adds layers of protection to your Mac, helping you enjoy safer technology. It prevents your Mac turning into an attack platform for Windows and Linux-targeted threats, eliminating all types of malware, including viruses, worms, and spyware. The time-tested detection technology from the makers of the legendary NOD32 Antivirus lets you share data online or offline without worries.

TURBOCAD MAC DELUXE 2D/3D
SRP: £102.12
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: TurboCAD Mac Deluxe 2D/3D is the complete precision design solution making it easy to design anything. With a simple interface, use the design wizard to quickly layout floorplans, diagrams and illustrations. Access over 38,000 pre-drawn CAD symbols and 1,000 floorplans to speed up design. Choose advanced architectural tools for 2D/3D home design or 3D surface and ACIS solid modelling tools for engineering designs.

STELLAR PHOENIX PHOTO RECOVERY FOR WINDOWS & MAC
SRP: £30.62
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Stellar Phoenix Photo Recovery is the ultimate 3-step DIY solution for recovering your precious multimedia files including audio, photos, images, music and videos. Whether you have experienced loss of precious photos and multimedia as a result of accidental deletion, formatting, system malfunctions or even defective storage devices, this award-winning technology will save your further frustration with its smart, easy and quick recovery functions.

PHOTOZOOM 5 PROFESSIONAL
SRP: £114.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Photo 5 Pro is the ideal solution for enlarging digital photos for printing or on-screen use with professional results. Using the exclusive, award-winning S-Spline MAX resize technology, you can produce stunning resized images of exceptional quality, with absolutely no detail loss. PhotoZoom 5 Pro fits perfectly into your photo processing workflow, with powerful functionality and GPU Acceleration to speed up processing time.

MAGIX AUDIO CLEANER PRO
SRP: £49.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: With Audio Cleaner Pro, MAGIX is targeting OS X users who want to optimise their audio material quickly and easily without having to compromise on professionalism. Any audio material can be cleaned up whether it is on vinyl, cassette or speech recordings, music or live recordings. Unwanted noise can be removed easily, both manually and automatically.

NUANCE PDF CONVERTER FOR MAC
SRP: £63.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Nuance PDF Converter for Mac enables users to edit and securely share PDF files like never before so they can increase overall productivity and get the most out of their documents. Effortlessly assemble 100 per cent industry-standard PDF files, quickly and accurately convert documents in real time, and convert to Microsoft Office formats that are compatible with Apple iWork.

PARELLELS DESKTOP 8 FOR MAC
SRP: £34.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Computer 2000
THEY SAY: When your Mac and Windows worlds collide, nothing unites like Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac. This is the only software that gives you the absolute best of both worlds. From gestures to dictation, you’ll think your Windows applications were made for your Mac. The ‘Open in Internet Explorer’ button allows you to switch browsers with the click of a button when you visit sites that don’t work well in Safari.

TURBOCAD MAC PRO
SRP: £407.48
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: TurboCAD Mac Pro delivers unparalleled value and productivity in a professional 2D/3D CAD package. Fully integrated 2D drafting tools, 3D surface and ACIS solid modelling tools, assembly tools, advanced architectural tools, and powerful LightWorks photorealistic rendering are accompanied by thousands of symbols, materials, decals, and pre- drawn floor-plans.

CONTACTS
ENTATECH: 0333 101 1000
GEM DISTRIBUTION: 01279 822822
KL ASSOCIATES: 01327 844880
ESET: 0800 138 0802
PX SECURITY: 0844 879 4212
AVANQUEST: 01480 496666
COMPUTER 2000: 0871 880 3000

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