Acronis True Image for Mac launched, offers local and cloud-based drive imaging
June 25, 2014 – 09:11 | No Comment
Acronis True Image for Mac launched, offers local and cloud-based drive imaging

Backup specialist Acronis has unveiled Acronis True Image for Mac 1.0, a brand new build of its well-known drive imaging software for Macs running OS X 10.8 or later.
The new release is described by Acronis …

Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01
June 20, 2014 – 05:46 | No Comment
Quick review: AOMEI Backupper Standard 2.01

When we were first looked at AOMEI Data Backuper in January 2013 it was a capable free image backup tool with some limitations – no scheduler – but a lot of promise. Now at version …

XXCopy is a backup, sync and cloning tool – for the command line?
June 2, 2014 – 12:44 | No Comment
XXCopy is a backup, sync and cloning tool – for the command line?

XCopy is one of the most useful Windows command line tools, an easy way to copy files, folders, folder trees and more. There’s support for copying only files which have changed, and if a network …

Dropbox 2.8.0 Release Candidate offers auto sign-in installer, better handling of low-space installs
May 9, 2014 – 07:51 | Comments Off
Dropbox 2.8.0 Release Candidate offers auto sign-in installer, better handling of low-space installs

Cloud backup and sync provider Dropbox is almost ready to unleash its next major update on Windows, Mac and Linux users. Dropbox Experimental Build 2.8.0 is now at the Release Candidate stage, and may even …

IObit PCtransfer launched, offers data and settings migration tool for Windows users
April 2, 2014 – 13:18 | Comments Off
IObit PCtransfer launched, offers data and settings migration tool for Windows users

IObit Systems has released IObit PCtransfer 1.0, a freeware tool for migrating data and a limited selection of settings from one PC to another. The tool offers a simple, fuss-free user interface that will appeal …

Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer
March 28, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off
Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer

The bells are finally tolling for Windows XP as End of Life rolls ominously closer. And while XP itself won’t suddenly stop working once April 8th rolls around, sticking with it long term is no …

Macrium Reflect 5.2.6504 delivers 30% speed boost, GRUB2 support
March 21, 2014 – 08:25 | Comments Off
Macrium Reflect 5.2.6504 delivers 30% speed boost, GRUB2 support

Paramount Software has updated Macrium Reflect to 5.2.6504, and despite the very minor-sounding version number, it actually includes several important changes.
The company claims that backup performance has been improved by an impressive 30% or more.

Automatically back up your flash drives with USBFlashCopy
March 4, 2014 – 11:26 | Comments Off
Automatically back up your flash drives with USBFlashCopy

Backing up the contents of a USB key is simple enough: plug it in, open Explorer, select any important files and copy them wherever you like.
The process can become a little tedious, especially if you’re …

AVG dumps LiveKive cloud backup service – here’s what you need to do next
February 27, 2014 – 11:56 | Comments Off
AVG dumps LiveKive cloud backup service – here’s what you need to do next

AVG has announced plans to discontinue its LiveKive cloud-based backup and sync service for Windows and Macs. The decision is unsurprising – thanks to underwhelming reviews and fierce competition, it appears AVG has decided to …

Format, partition, back up, clone and manage your drives with CloneDisk
February 25, 2014 – 14:04 | Comments Off
Format, partition, back up, clone and manage your drives with CloneDisk

If you regularly troubleshoot other people’s PCs then you’ll know you can’t rely on them having the programs you need. It’s much better to build up a portable toolkit of your own, something you can …

Back up all your browser profiles with Hekasoft Backup and Restore
February 20, 2014 – 07:24 | Comments Off
Back up all your browser profiles with Hekasoft Backup and Restore

Bookmarks, history, cookies, settings – browsers store a great deal of valuable data, and backing this up occasionally could be a very good idea. But it’s not easy, as most browsers don’t provide any tools …