With 1.5TB of capacity we were pleased with Samsung's Wi-Fi media streamer, until it choked on our high bit-rate MKV Blu-ray rip.
A pro feature set, a marvelous Web interface, and remote access via a portal makes the My Cloud EX2 is easy as it gets. But it’s a slow performer.
Thin, light, and long lasting, Toshiba does portable media storage and streaming right.
Parallels Access 2.0 adds new features and remains an easier way to control PCs and Macs from Android devices.
Top-notch anti-malware protection coupled with anti-theft tracking and features makes this a program a winner. But it's pricey for the Android market.
Toshiba's Canvio NAS box is surprisingly feature-rich and capable, but lacks self-backup capabilities.
Iobit's Advanced System Care is packed with useful utilities, as well as an anti-malware component to replace Security Essentials on XP, but it's also visually intrusive.
You don't need to buy a utility suite. You just need what Microsoft brought to the party, plus a couple of freebies, to keep Windows humming along.
IDrive is the best of all online storage worlds, with straight backup, drag-and-drop sync between devices, Web access, and even shipped hardware backup.
With servers in 38 locations around the globe, VyprVPN lets you secure your communications and pretend to be from just about anywhere.
Although System Mechanic 12.7's offline utilities are innovative and useful, the real-time optimizers actually slowed our Windows 8.1 test bed substantially.
The latest version of Firefox offers a host of visual changes and work-low improvements. From worst to first in a single release. Sweet.
This software solution can eliminate the cable clutter associated with hardware KVM switches and is less costly.
Partitioning software doesn't get any better, but this program's best trick is creating Windows to Go (portable Windows) installations from any version of Windows 8.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a flaw in this nicely realized 12-inch, touchscreen Ultrabook.