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Best Windows backup software 2017

The best Windows applications for backing up your system, disks, and data.

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Acronis True Image 2017 review: Fast and powerful image backup

Acronis True Image 2017 suite offers everything you need for backup, but its numerous features can slow system boot times.

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EaseUS ToDo Backup 10 review: Local and cloud backup under one roof

A new interface and superior workflow makes EaseUS ToDo Backup one of our favorites. It even backs up to cloud services.

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Aomei Backupper Standard 4 review: A versatile free backup program

Aomei Backupper is a free program that covers nearly all the bases: imaging, file backup, recovery, and even real-time sync.

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Macrium Reflect Free review: Great, no-frills image backup

Macrium Reflect Free is a proven backup program, but it lacks many features found in the competition.

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Paragon Backup & Recovery 16 Free Edition review: Easy backup with a twist

Paragon’s Backup & Recovery 16 is a top-notch program that's unique among consumer programs for using virtual hard drives as its container format. Best of all, it's easy and free.

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PowerDVD 17 Ultra review: The best way to play Ultra HD Blu-ray movies on your home theater PC

If you have the proper hardware, PowerDVD 17 Ultra will play Ultra Blu-ray movie discs from your PC. Support for Oculus Rift and HTC VR headsets has also been added.

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NordVPN review: A great choice for Netflix fans, but who's running the show?

NordVPN has good performance, great features, and suits novices and power users alike. But who is running the show down there?

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Samsung Bixby: Hands on with the AI assistant

Is Samsung Bixby smarter than Google Assistant? In some ways, yes.

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Mullvad review: The VPN that doesn't want to get to know you

Mullvad VPN is an excellent VPN service, but it won't win any awards for interface design.

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SaferVPN review: This newcomer is off to a good start

SaferVPN has some great European connection speeds and is very easy to use.

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TunnelBear review: If you can stand the puns, TunnelBear is a speedy VPN

TunnelBear is a solid VPN service, with great speeds and a good privacy policy.

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Private Internet Access review: A solid VPN with a reputation for protecting user data

Private Internet Access doesn't have a pretty interface, but this no-frills VPN gets the job done at a good price.

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Windows 10 S hands-on

We go hands on with Microsoft's Windows 10 S and one of its inexpensive partner laptops, the Dell Latitude 11 EDU.

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H&R Block, TaxAct, TaxSlayer, and TurboTax: Which tax program is right for you?

It's tax season. Here's a look at four online offerings to help you file with the IRS.

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Quern - Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

Reminiscent of Cyan's style of storytelling and puzzle design, Quern is an excellent Myst or Riven homage in an era suddenly packed full of them.

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Android SMS for iChat review: Unlock Messages on your Mac with your Android phone

The Google Play app integrates with Messages on macOS to sync conversations from your Android phone.