“What’s the best audio editing application for OS X?” It’s a question I get a lot. After all, basic editing is something everyone from beginners to pros has to do, from journalists editing recordings of interviews to musicians wanting to edit MP3s. Peak from BIAS has long been a favorite choice, and their low-end app Peak LE is just US$99, or US$69 educational. But if you’re on a really tight budget, the latest offerings from TC Works are even more appealing, and from US$/EUR49.95 to free, the price is right for all OS X users, even audio newcomers! Click ‘read more’ for the full story.
Microsoft has left itself wide open to competition from the open source movement. By leveraging its monopoly position, Microsoft has elevated the price of its Microsoft Office productivity software into uncharted territory and is now pushing a very aggressive licensing scheme that should sour even its most conservative and loyal customers. It would seem that any software company with a good enough product could sell an office productivity package for about a third of the cost. At about the same as the cost of an Office upgrade or annual licensing fee, this is not good enough to overcome the de-facto standard that Office has set throughout the corporate world. Enter Open Office. Its FREE and it uses the same document formats as Office. Did I mention that it was FREE? (Click read more for the full story.)