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.
F-Secure's Freedome rolls anti-malware technology and a VPN service into one for both iOS and Android.
This 15-inch UltraBook is a general-purpose machine with some special powers. But its keyboard and chassis quality might disappoint you.
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.
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.
Basically a file copy program with some smarts, PCTransfer grabs the important stuff from your old installation and transfers it to your new one.
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.
For considerably less that Acrobat, Phantom PDF provides all the PDF tools most users need. However, it's OCR is a step behind.
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.
At one-third the cost of Acrobat, you get all the standard PDF and creation features and a more intuitive interface. However, there are some 1.0 interface missteps.
SOS owns their own storage and uses your keys for encryption. It's also reasonably priced and supports you mobile devices. What's not to love?