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Watch YouTube Videos Offline With Ask & Record Toolbar

If you get tired of steering to YouTube every time you want to see the look on Simon Cowell's face when Susan Boyle starts singing, you need a way to save those videos locally. If you're an Internet Explorer user, that way would be the free <a href="...

VisiTrax Lite

If you're a DJ or music aficionado with a large collection of CDs and/or LPs, you know that keeping track of them can be a chore. VisiTrax Lite is a free librarian that helps you catalogue your tunes (automatically for CDs by looking them up in an on...

Acronis True Image Home 2009

Acronis has finally done something about the ode-to-redundancy interface that’s been the fly in the otherwise excellent True Image ointment. It took about 4 iterations, but now the number one imaging program on the planet is actually easy enough to u...

DriveClone Pro

DriveClone Pro offers both imaging and file backup, incremental backup, and a hidden automatic restore partition.

EverNote Plus

EverNote Plus puts your text, images, videos, and other data in order, and converts handwriting well.

CDRoller

The makers of CDRoller claim it can recover data from any type of UDF/ISO9660/FAT32 disc that can be written: CD, DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray.

Sony ACID Pro 7

Sony ACID Pro 7 is a powerful pro-level DAW (digital audio workstation) package for music creation.

FL Studio 8

You've got to love a software company that would actually name a program Fruity Loops. It's now been renamed called FL Studio to rein in the more staid customers, as well as reflect the program's move from a strictly loop-based (arranging looped samp...

Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker

There are number of good CD/DVD label designers on the market, but Acoustica CD/DVD Label Maker is a cut above in terms of flexibility, learning curve, and ease of use.

Cyberlink DVD Suite 7 Ultra

Cyberlink DVD Suite 7 Ultra -- Cyberlink Technologies' latest disc burning suite -- is easier to use and almost as powerful as the competing offerings from Nero and Roxio.

Nero 9

Though Nero 9 is a full-featured burning suite, it offers no compelling reasons to upgrade from previous versions.

Roxio Creator 2009

Like its predecessors (which bore the name Easy Media Creator), Roxio Creator 2009 is a massive suite of applications that covers nearly everything you can do with or to CDs and DVDs and their photo, audio, data, or video contents.

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive

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Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop

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Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive 

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Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards 

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Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450

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Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive 

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