Smart tricks for moving files and apps from an old drive to your new one

Buying a new hard drive with lots of storage space can give your PC a new lease on life and can improve your system's performance. But you need to make some decisions before

Published on: February 12th, 2009 David Murphy

Google’s long-awaited online storage offering coming soon

Google's long-awaited online storage tool, dubbed the Google Drive, may soon be a reality. A detailed description of the GDrive was found in a file used by Google Pack, a suite of Google

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Ian Paul

10 wackiest data disasters of 2008

Almost everyone has had their own data disaster – whether it's running that USB key through the laundry or that heart-stopping drop of your laptop onto the sidewalk – but not many people

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Keep your PC healthy during flu season with these 10 tools

Is your PC healthy? Don't be too sure. Think back to when you heard a kerklunk sound coming from the hard drive. Or maybe you remember the last time your Internet connection was

Published on: December 5th, 2008 Steve Bass

ClickFree enables hassle-free auto data backups

While you know the importance of backing up data, if you're like the majority of PC users, you probably find backup procedures time consuming and complicated.A product that could simplify and speed up

Published on: September 26th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Shredding business on fire as data breaches grow

Thanks to all the fear over data security breaches, a computer recycling operation has morphed into something much bigger - and potentially more lucrative - for the Saraiva brothers. That's not to say

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Bill Brenner

Business Desktops: What to Look For

Should you choose a SATA drive or an SAS drive? Should the PC include a Blu-ray drive? Many newer features are increasingly affordable and increasingly necessary, while others are things you can definitely

Published on: September 1st, 2008 Glen Fleishman

Total Windows XP makeover…for free – Part 2

 In Part 1 of this feature we talked about immediate steps you could take to give Windows XP a little spit and polish. Now we delve a little deeper into this theme –

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Five ways to breathe new life into your old laptop

Want better performance from your laptop? The conventional wisdom has long held that you should simply buy a new one. You can put such conventional wisdom aside: Upgrading a laptop may not be

Published on: July 29th, 2008 Christopher Null

Flash memory climbs out of the iPod and into the enterprise

The little USB stick on your keychain and the memory in your iPod is fueling a revolution in the enterprise storage world. It seems everyone is talking about flash memory, a type of

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Jon Brodkin

A simple – and cheap – way to breathe new life into your old laptop

My ThinkPad R50 just hit its fifth birthday, and the years haven't been kind to it. When it was new, the notebook was reliable and fast, and it traveled with me to many

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Brian Nadel

Don’t just think about it, StuffIt

If you want to squeeze the greatest amount of data onto your hard drive, compression is the way to go -- and the ZIP format has long been a trusted method that nearly

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Rich Ericson

The fastest Flash Drive on the planet

Corsair claims its new 16GB high-performance "GT" Flash Voyager is the fastest USB flash drive made. Although this is a bold claim, my tests showed it's not marketing hype. But there are caveats,

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Lucas Mearian

Programmer gets jail time for stealing drive with 1 million bank records

A former programmer at Birmingham, Ala.-based Compass Bank who stole a hard drive containing one million customer records and used some of that information to commit debit-card fraud was sentenced last week to

Published on: March 28th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan