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Anti-virus – why bother?

Anti-virus software is frequently seen as bothersome. Warnings inevitably pop up at the most inopportune moments, breaking your concentration and intruding into your workflow. Occasionally, an overzealous anti-virus application will even block legitimate software.

Time for a brief look under the hood: What does anti-virus software do? How does it work? And is virus protection even worth paying for anymore?

Bytes and Beyond

DeepL: The new gold standard in online translation?

From time to time we find ourselves in situations in which it would help to understand a foreign language: before the holidays, when you want to negotiate the last details of the holiday home with the landlord; at work, when you receive an inquiry from abroad; at home, when a new device or gadget only comes with a manual in an undecipherable language.

In such cases, the online service of a company from Cologne, Germany can help: DeepL translates texts almost as well as a human being. This article will show you how incredibly well this works.

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"Bytes and Beyond": Welcoming our new columnist Gerald Himmelein

Dear SoftMaker customers:

We make our blog even more useful for you: starting today, we will not only cover topics related directly to SoftMaker and our products, but also other topics that will help you use your computer to its full potential.

We are happy to announce that we have signed up well-known German computer journalist Gerald Himmelein as our new columnist. Read the following short interview to get to know him better.

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SoftMaker Office 2018 – Anniversary Update

Dear SoftMaker customers:

It's our 30th anniversary! Thirty years ago, SoftMaker Software was incorporated. To celebrate our company's anniversary, we have created the free Anniversary Update with numerous new features for all users of SoftMaker Office 2018 and SoftMaker Office NX.

What's in the Anniversary Update? Find out in this article.

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What's new in FlexiPDF 2019?

Dear SoftMaker customers:

A few days ago, we released FlexiPDF 2019. It's the successor of FlexiPDF 2017 which we released in November 2016, and it offers significant improvements. In this blog post, would like to introduce you to the major changes in the new version of our PDF editor.

You are welcome to download our free trial version to try out the innovations yourself.

Enjoy reading our new blog post!


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