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Is Cloud Computing for You? Five Points to Consider

Cloud computing offers a wide range of benefits, no matter what size of business you operate.

Downloads Digest: Carbonite 5, Fade In, AeroFS, Cloud9 IDE, Studio One Artist

The five most recently reviewed files include screenplay software, a fabulous file-sync program in invitation-only beta, a promising IDE that needs some work, and a music and audio recording program.

Carbonite Adds More Features in More Price Tiers for Home Users

Efficient, affordable online backup service Carbonite now offers local imaging and courier data retrieval for an additional fee.

AeroFS Could Depose Dropbox as File-Syncing Ruler

AeroFS provides Dropbox-like seamless sync without using any servers, so you can sync unlimited amounts of data. It's in closed beta, but the vendor gave PCWorld two thousand invitations.

Easeus ToDo Backup: The Best Free Backup Tool in Existence

Easeus Todo Backup Free is the best free backup solution available...and close to being the best, period.

LaCie Little Big Disk Thunderbolt Series 2TB hard drive

If you do have a recent Mac with Thunderbolt, especially a MacBook Air, then the Little Big Disk is the least expensive, smallest Thunderbolt drive, and fastest portable hard drive currently available.


Can I Back Up a PC When It's Off?

Jim Lane asked if he could back up computers when they are not turned on.

What to Do With a New PC

Here's how to eliminate crapware, install all of your favorite apps at once, and get your brand-new PC ready for hard work (or play).

Can One Save Restore Points?

Robert Fiorini wants to know if there's a way to save System Restore points permanently.