Jon L. JacobiFreelance Writer, PCWorld

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MiniTool Partition Wizard 8 review: A potent free partitioning toolkit

Free and capable, Partition Wizard is also one of the easiest to use partitioning toolkits.

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Apricorn Aegis Padlock DT review: Capacious, secure storage for your desktop

If you need FIPS 140-2 certified storage, this USB 3.0 drive delivers.

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Samsung Wireless Mobile Media Streaming Device review: Slightly buggy

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.

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Western Digital My Cloud EX2 review: Fabulous features; pedestrian performance

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.

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Toshiba Canvio AeroMobile review: An SSD makes this the portable media server to beat

Thin, light, and long lasting, Toshiba does portable media storage and streaming right.

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Parallels Access 2.0 review: Remote desktop control from your Android phone or tablet

Parallels Access 2.0 adds new features and remains an easier way to control PCs and Macs from Android devices.

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Eset Mobile Security for Android review: best of breed security with anti-theft

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.

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Toshiba Canvio Home Backup & Share review: A capable home NAS with easy remote access

Toshiba's Canvio NAS box is surprisingly feature-rich and capable, but lacks self-backup capabilities.

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Iobit Advanced System Care 7 review: Comprehensive utility set, high-profile interface

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.

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Windows maintenance, done dirt-cheap

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.

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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.