The Epson Expression Photo XP-850 lives up to its name with super-nice photos that print speedily. It also has well-priced inks and enough efficiency features to make it useful in a home office.
If you need to wipe lots of drives, MediaTools Wipe 1.1 will handle the chore. Support for erasing 18 drives at a time, custom patterns, and every algorithm in the book are just the highlights.
Acer's Atom-based Windows 8 tablet is great for video, if not books, and the docking station models are serviceable as netbook-sized laptops.
Asoftech Photo Recovery recovers most of the deleted or corrupt multimedia files on your memory cards, but it's a hard sell with competent freebies around.
Stellar Photo Recovery will recover most of the deleted or corrupt multimedia files on your memory cards, but when there's a free equally competent program like PhotoRec, it's a hard sell.
SuperSync will sync all the iTunes libraries from your various devices and PCs as well as perform maintenance tricks like delete duplicates.
LiveDrive is now offering a native Windows 8 app for its online backup and file sharing service. The service is pricey, but unlimited storage is sweet.
Is your PC still relying on an old-school hard drive? Installing a solid-state drive is the best upgrade investment you can make.
If your PC doesn’t have a SATA 6-gbps interface, this device will add it and let you attach one drive (it also has a second interface to host another drive).
The WorkForce WF-2540 color inkjet multifunction has some nice features and good output quality, but ink costs are high, and it slows considerably when scanning, or when printing at higher-quality settings.
The best is expensive, but your money buys you a classy complete security solution in BestCrypt. Most end-users, however, will do fine with freebies such as TrueCrypt.
The CT15-A4 is an impressive thin-and-light laptop with loads of style and performance. It's actually not all that light, but you'll like it just the same.
Acer's made a decent first attempt at tablet/desktop convergence with the W700, but the technology and implementation still isn't fully baked.
If you're looking to restore the missing Start Menu to Windows 8, StartMenuPlus 8 is a functional equivalent that has more features—though it's not as pretty.
Wavosaur is an impressive programming feat with full support for VSTfx and ASIO. This free, full-featured audio editing (sans FX) packs a lot of power into a tiny, ultra-efficient package.