IObit PCtransfer launched, offers data and settings migration tool for Windows users
April 2, 2014 – 13:18 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 | No Comment
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 …

UPDATED: Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, updates apps and offers bonus storage
February 20, 2014 – 07:10 | No Comment
UPDATED: Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive as OneDrive, updates apps and offers bonus storage

Those SkyDrive users who haven’t been following the news may get a bit of a surprise today: Microsoft’s cloud-based backup, sync and sharing service has officially renamed itself OneDrive after losing its trademark dispute with …

Laplink Sync for iOS launched, offers syncing between desktop and mobile
February 14, 2014 – 14:55 | Comments Off
Laplink Sync for iOS launched, offers syncing between desktop and mobile

Laplink Software has released Laplink Sync for iOS 7.0, the latest release in Laplink’s new Sync family, a collection of tools designed to allow users to manually sync media and other files across multiple platforms.
The …

Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free adds new virtual backup tools, revamps user interface
February 7, 2014 – 10:53 | Comments Off
Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free adds new virtual backup tools, revamps user interface

Paragon Software Group has released Paragon Backup & Recovery 2014 Free for Windows PCs, a major refresh of its drive-imaging and restore tool. The tool, now available as a separate 64-bit build for the first …

Take control of your Mac backups with TimeMachineEditor 3
January 27, 2014 – 13:17 | Comments Off
Take control of your Mac backups with TimeMachineEditor 3

Any computer user with even a smidgeon of sense has some kind of backup plan in place, and for many Mac owners that backup plan will be Time Machine, Apple’s built-in tool for saving your …