Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

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IDrive Online Storage: Comprehensive online backup and sync service

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.

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VyprVPN review: secure Internet usage with abundant international servers

With servers in 38 locations around the globe, VyprVPN lets you secure your communications and pretend to be from just about anywhere.

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Iolo System Mechanic 12.7 review: nice utilities, real-time drag

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.

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Firefox 29 review: Stalwart browser gets a magnificent makeover

The latest version of Firefox offers a host of visual changes and work-low improvements. From worst to first in a single release. Sweet.

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Multiplicity 3 review: Virtual KVM software with new features and a new vendor

This software solution can eliminate the cable clutter associated with hardware KVM switches and is less costly.

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Aomei Partition Assistant review: Windows to Go no longer just for Enterprise users

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.

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Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook review: Small, fast, and elegant

You'd be hard-pressed to find a flaw in this nicely realized 12-inch, touchscreen Ultrabook.

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F-Secure Freedome review: VPN and security for mobile devices

F-Secure's Freedome rolls anti-malware technology and a VPN service into one for both iOS and Android.

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Dell Inspiron 15 7000 review: A discrete GPU makes it better at play than work

This 15-inch UltraBook is a general-purpose machine with some special powers. But its keyboard and chassis quality might disappoint you.

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Cyberlink PowerDVD 14 review: Media playback app has what you need -- almost

PowerDVD 14 has no peer in playing Blu-ray and video, but it's still a tad shy of Cyberlink's espoused goal of making it the only media player you need. There are also some bugs.

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Winoptimizer 11 Review: Everything you need to tune up your PC under one roof

Though much of what it does can be done manually and with free utilities, Winoptimizer 11 does it easier and better, brings it under one roof, and has some value-added tricks.

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IObit PCTransfer Review: A little help transferring your data from XP

Basically a file copy program with some smarts, PCTransfer grabs the important stuff from your old installation and transfers it to your new one.

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Seagate Backup Plus Fast review: Double the capacity, double the speed

With two 2TB hard drives striped in RAID 0, this portable hard drive provides twice the capacity, and nearly twice the speed of single-drive products.

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Foxit Phantom PDF review: An easy alternative to Acrobat for editing PDFs

For considerably less that Acrobat, Phantom PDF provides all the PDF tools most users need. However, it's OCR is a step behind.

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Aegis Padlock SSD Review: Small, fast, FIPS-secure, and expensive

The secure USB 3.0 Aegis Padlock SSD undeniably convenient, fast, and handy, but costs more than twice as much as secure hard drive solutions.