Trend Micro's SafeSync is an Internet-based storage solution that allows you to upload files and access them from any computer or smartphone (iPhone or Android). It's a very similar service to DropBox, but it offers better value for money.
This year's annual update of Acronis True Image Home reflects the software's ongoing transformation from a beast into a reasonably easy-to-use imaging program
Advanced System Optimizer does a very deep and comprehensive job of finding a wide range of issues
System Center Essentials 2010 is the latest revision to the integrated systems management suite designed for midsize businesses. Microsoft already offers the full System Center suite for enterprises but has recently focused on filling the gap that often exists between product offerings for tiny shops with fewer than 25 people and global corporations with 5,000-plus users.
One all-too-common phenomenon on the internet is the promising but not-quite-there-yet program which dies the lingering death of ever-slower updates until you visit their site and see a "Coming soon!" post from three years ago.
If your hard disk is clogged with massive photos and Microsoft Office documents, or if you're looking for a better way to share those large files, consider FileMinimizer Suite 6.0.
The update of Symantec Norton Ghost 15 substantially improves one of the most capable disk-imaging programs on the market.
Just got a copy of Microsoft Windows 7 and you're looking to bend it to your will? Then you'll want a copy of Windows 7 Manager, which lets you tweak, customise, master and improve just about every aspect of the Windows 7 operating system.
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Acronis Disk Director Suite 10.0 uses the same basic interface as Windows' disk software management routines. In fact, its data integrity checking and disk defragmentation tools are the Windows CHKDSK and Defrag utilities - only they run under Disk Director Suite.
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