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Nero MediaHome review

Nero MediaHome is a neatly organized media manager that quickly retrieves and plays many forms of audio and video. The friendly design and reliable support make using this application easy and enjoyable. Many interesting features are available with this software, but the price of some add-ons may not be worth it.

Pros

Great interface: Nero MediaHome has a very neat and orderly layout that is quite intuitive. Regardless of your skill level, you will easily find what you're looking for because of the organization tabs and clean interface. Customizable themes are also available for free, which gives you the … Read more

TogetherShare Data Recovery Free review

TogetherShare Data Recovery Free gives you the tools to locate and recover deleted or lost files from your computer or mobile device. With multiple recovery modes to choose from, you can use this program in a variety of situations to save work and other files you thought were gone for good.

Pros

Versatility: This app can help you recover files form any device you can attach to your computer. Whether you want to use it on your iPhone, tablet, or a USB drive, you'll find the tools you need to get the job done.

Good interface: No matter how … Read more

Wondershare Data Recovery review

Wondershare Data Recovery is a versatile tool to help you recover files that were accidentally deleted or lost in some other way. It provides a ton of options for how to recover files and what types to search for, so you can streamline the process and get the results you're looking for quickly.

Pros

Customizable experience: Depending on the amount of experience you have using this type of program, you may want to use the Wizard or switch to Manual Recovery mode. You can also select the type or types of files you'd like to search for, the … Read more

Keeper Password & Data Vault review

Keeper Password & Data Vault boosts your online security by generating highly secure log-in passwords and enabling you to store sensitive information like bank account details and credit card numbers in a virtual vault.

Pros

Secures your passwords and sensitive data: Keeper Password & Data Vault does its job admirably, generating hard-to-crack passwords and keeping all your financial and other sensitive data in a secure vault. If you're the sort of person who uses the same password for all Web sites, or keeps credit card and bank account information in a document on your computer, this app reduces threats, … Read more

Data Recovery for iPhone for Mac review

Data Recovery for iPhone lets you access items that you may have accidentally deleted or those that were lost from your device after a jailbreak. Once you've completed a scan, you can view the recovered files to find the ones you're looking for, and then you can save them straight to your computer.

Pros

Intuitive interface: This program features a clean interface with tabs across the top of the main viewing window to facilitate navigation. Clicking these tabs lets you move from one type of recovered file to another, so you can quickly find the types of files … Read more

Card Data Recovery for Mac review

Card Data Recovery for Mac enables you to recover lost files from all types of Mac-OS-X-based devices, iPhones, external drives, and more. Just connect your device or select a hard drive scan to find accidentally deleted or otherwise compromised items you thought you'd lost for good.

Pros

Quick scans: Whether you're scanning an external device or your own hard drive, this app works quickly. Just choose the item you want to scan to get started, and then let the program do the rest.

Convenient groupings: When presenting scan results, recoverable files are organized into categories in the interface'… Read more

G Data Antivirus Free review

G Data Antivirus Free doesn't excel in terms of interface and features but nevertheless proves to be a reliable security app, offering a super fast scanner and a good permissions manager. While it's ad-free, it includes in its main menu features that can only be used if you upgrade to G Data MobileSecurity 2, the app's older, wiser brother.

Pros

Super fast scanning: G Data Antivirus Free pleasantly surprised us with its system scanning speed. On a 16GB Nexus 7 it took only 15 seconds to scan the installed apps, and just 24 seconds to scan all … Read more

My Data for Mac review

My Data for Mac gives you a handy table to help you keep track of all kinds of information that can be broken down into small chunks. It's an innovative way to stay organized and on top of your daily tasks, appointments, work projects, and more.

The interface for My Data is clear and straightforward, and the Help document explains all features clearly. In the main window, you'll see a chart with five columns. The first column is for your topic, and then the remaining four are for subtopics. You can enter a new topic and subtopics into … Read more

White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The White House wants people and communities to be prepared for extreme weather events spurred by climate change, like coastal flooding, hurricanes, and wildfires. So, it's making data sets and maps from some of the country's top agencies available to the public in it's newly launched "Climate Data Initiative."

The maps and data sets are being collected in one Web site, data.gov/climate, which is full of open government data on the country's infrastructure and geographical features, like bridges, roads, tunnels, canals, and river gauges. The information comes from agencies such as NASA, … Read more

How to use Google Drive as a backup tool

Now that Google Drive storage is stupid-cheap (e.g., two bucks per month for 100GB), you might be wondering about its viability as a backup tool.

It's viable. Though you can't use it to clone an entire hard drive (not a good idea with any cloud-storage service), you can use it for the next best thing: preserving your important data.

All you need is Google's desktop sync utility, which, not unlike Dropbox, adds a special folder to your hard drive that acts as a two-way conduit. Any files or folders you put there will get synced to … Read more