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Encrypt Your USB Thumb Drive to Protect Your Data [How To]

Posted by Rich On December - 23 - 2010

Now, more than ever, we carry more digital information on thumb drives and, in many cases, this information is sensitive and, in the wrong hands, could be used in ways we’d like to avoid. In this guide, I’ll show you how to encrypt your USB drive so that only you can access your data.

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jv16 PowerTools is the ultimate Windows optimization and tune-up utility suite. The bottom line is that it keeps your computer running smooth, fast and greatly improves its overall stability. If you’re still (gasp!) using our old RegCleaner program, or an older version of PowerTools, it’s time to wake up and pay attention!

PROS: Fast. Lightweight, Easy to Use.

CONS:Not Free

VERDICT:Overall the most reliable “optimization and tune-up utility suite” I have ever encountered. No matter if you are an experienced user or not – JV16 PowerTools will become your best friend – ensuring your computer a long and healthy life.

PRICE: From $29,95

VERSION REVIEWED: 2.0.0.986

DOWNLOAD: JV16 Power Tools 2010

jv16 PowerTools 2010 is here and it’s sweet!

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Enable Disk Quotas [Quick Tip]

Posted by Thomas On November - 27 - 2010

If you have a shared computer in your household or office you may experience that the free space on the hard drive gets smaller and smaller. Especially if you have a Tweens (Teens using the computer filling it up with music, pictures, downloads etc.) using it. There is a way to make sure every user has enough storage space – Disk Quotas.

Here’s How:

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FileHippo Update Checker Screenshot
PROS: Easy to use and provides direct, high-speed download links. Searches for beta updates. Can be used as a standalone without need for installation.

CONS: Sends information about what programs are installed on your computer to FileHippo to check for updates. Some may see this as a privacy concern.

VERDICT: If you want to get the latest updates (and betas), this program will keep you on top of things.

PRICE: Free

VERSION REVIEWED: 1.037

DOWNLOAD: FileHippo Update Checker

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Keep all Your Passwords Safe with MyHomepage!

Posted by Harry On October - 15 - 2010

My Homepage Have you ever been faced with the problem of forgetting passwords? Do you make a different one for each site, and can never remember it? Well, MyHomepage is the solution!

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Sandboxie Protects Your Computer from Everyone

Posted by Thomas On October - 12 - 2010

Tired of dealing with rogue software, spyware and malware?

Spent too many hours removing unsolicited software?

Worried about clicking unfamiliar Web links?

My kids have the strictest rules when it comes to using my computer (what they do on their own, is another case). It seems every time they use it I have to clean out the computer, removing search bars, add-ons, and other annoying ‘ware’.

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I do wish I had Sandboxie a long time ago…

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