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Autodesk Acquires Vela Systems – Construction Software

July 13, 2012 |

Recently Autodesk just announced that they acquired Vela Systems who specializes in field management software for the construction industry. Vela Systems combines mobile technologies and BIM (Building Information Modeling) at the point of construction to improve the quality, safety and profitability of projects and companies.

Combined with the Autodesk BIM portfolio, the Vela Systems software has already helped contractors, owners, architects and engineers accelerate project schedules, reduce project risk, and improve the flow of information, including key data and project photos, between project stakeholders. Autodesk users can now reduce reliance on manual processes to track progress, document work activities and resolve issues. With the Vela Systems integration, users can also visualize the as-designed building in the field to improve quality and fidelity to design intent; streamline reviews; save money with more efficient workflows by linking physical tasks to a virtual model; and capture critical data on materials, systems, and equipment.* Read More

Introducing the New SoftwareMedia Blog!

July 11, 2012 |

SoftwareMedia.com, your one stop software shop since 1997, is thrilled to announce the launch of our new, updated blog – Blog.Softwaremedia.com. Our wonderful Design Team has been hard at work rolling out a brand new site design, including a wonderfully … Read More

Troy Kelly Places 2nd in Greenbrier Classic

July 10, 2012 |

PGA LogoIn case you weren’t aware, SoftwareMedia.com is sponsoring PGR TOUR golfer Troy Kelly. This past weekend, Troy finished second in the Greenbrier Classic out in West Virginia. It was a battle between him and Ted Potter Jr., which ended-up going into a three-hole playoff on Sunday afternoon. Ted might’ve eked out a victory, but Troy put up an impressive fight throughout, and we’re proud of his strong finish. Read More

New Release: Techsmith Camtasia Studio 8 – Now Available

June 20, 2012 |

If you’ve ever tried to record your computer screen for a YouTube video, chances are you’ve heard of Camtasia Studio. TechSmith’s Camtasia has been a leader in screen capture software for almost 10 years. They have a brand new release: Camtasia 8, which is now available to buy at SoftwareMedia.com. Read More

Microsoft Surface – Windows 8 Tablet Revealed!

June 19, 2012 |

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled their upcoming line of tablets for Windows 8 this fall. The word surface will, no doubt, become synonymous with Microsoft’s new series of consumer tablets.

The Microsoft Surface tablets come in two flavors: Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro. As tech die-hards know, Windows RT is the version of Windows 8 designed for ARM processors. Read More

Corel Transactional Licensing (CTL)

May 31, 2012 |

Corel Transactional Licensing offers organizations discount pricing on Corel products. With Corel CTL, the more you buy, the more you save. Discount pricing applies to new and upgrade licenses, as well as optional Maintenance Plans. Read More

ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate named Editor’s Choice by PC Magazine

May 15, 2012 |

ABBYY FineReader 11 Corporate Edition has recently been named Editor’s Choice by PC Magazine, and we have to say that we couldn’t agree more. With unparalleled OCR (optical character recognition) capabilities, wide range of supported formats, and diverse language support, it’s no surprise that ABBYY FineReader is finally getting the recognition that it so justly deserves. Read More

Internet Security Software Comparison

February 10, 2012 |

With this comprehensive Internet Security Software Comparison Guide, you can learn all about the different facets of the ever changing and complex field of Internet Security. Learn how to protect yourself and your computer so you don’t fall prey to scams. Get definitions and examples of viruses, spam, hacking, spyware, identity theft and phishing, terms you hear every day. Read More

Windows 8 Release Inches Closer

September 21, 2011 | | One Comment

Last week Microsoft introduced Windows 8 to the public via a developer preview build . Featuring the new Metro UI, Windows 8 definitely embraces touch technology. Despite the generally glowing reviews available all over the internet (especially for a pre-beta build), people want more. The question on everyone’s lips is, “When is the Windows 8 release date?” Read More

Windows 8 Developer Preview – WOW!

September 19, 2011 |

Microsoft has a new slogan to go with their upcoming operating system: “Windows reimagined.” After watching Steven Sinofsky’s keynote address at the BUILD developer conference held last week, all I can say is “WOW!”

During the address, viewers got to witness Windows 8 in action (an early developer build, anyway). If Microsoft did nothing else to improve Windows 8 and launched this developer build tomorrow, it would probably be an instant success. If you’ve ever used the Windows Phone 7, the UI will be very familiar. The live tiles are back, and better than ever. Very modern and sleek, the interface provides the user with all their important apps, photos, and more within a simple swipe or tap of the finger. Not a fan of the billboard-style flood of information? Windows 8 is fully customizable to mimic the more static Windows 7 design. Read More