'PowerDVD' is much more than a free, bundled video player, and now it's helping users into the cloud. Hugh John reports
We’re all pleased to find free, bundled software, and the rise of the internet, tablets and apps has conditioned us to expect something for nothing. A huge number of free apps on the Android, Windows and iOS platforms perform exceptionally well. There is, however, a down side.
Few question the worth of large market leading programs – take a bow Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite – but there’s a reluctance to shell out for applications that come in the middle price range. For graphics and media editing this would include companies like Corel and Cyberlink, both of whom produce excellent software but somehow exist in the shadows cast by the giants. So why not step out from the shadows and into the cloud?