The Top Rated Data Recovery Software For USB Drives

Recuva

Data recovery software is primarily intended to restore data from a hard drive that is either failing or has had files accidentally deleted. Traditional hard drives are more susceptible to malfunction than flash memory-based drives, because flash drives have no moving parts and aren’t as vulnerable to physical breakdown. However, it is just as easy to mistakenly delete data from a flash drive as it is to delete it from a hard drive. Most data recovery software includes options for restoring lost … [Read more...]

The Best Drive Encryption Solutions For Macs

FileVault 2

There are a growing number of options for Mac drive encryption software. Those interested in the security of drive encryption—which locks down the entire disk behind a nearly impenetrable passcode—are fortunate to have so many programs from which to choose. The best drive encryption solutions meet or exceeds industry-standard security while working transparently and with little negative performance impact. We’ve combed through reviews on websites such as SC Magazine, SecureMac.com, … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Outdoor Speakers

Brookstone Wireless Outdoor Speaker

We’ve surveyed reviews on TestFreaks, Gear Patrol, Home Entertainment Magazine, Amazon, TigerDirect.com and Newegg.com to find the top rated wireless outdoor speakers: Soundcast OutCast ($849) Top Review Sources: TestFreaks: 9/10 “The OutCast is just simply an amazing product that you’ve got to see and hear to believe” Gear Patrol: “The Outcast was the best outdoor wireless speaker solution we’ve ever encountered” Home Entertainment Magazine: “Its price tag accurately reflects its … [Read more...]

The Best Data Recovery Software For PCs

Hard Drive Recovery Repair

Unwanted data loss can occur through accidental deletion, damage to the file system, operating system failure, or physical damage to the storage medium. Data recovery software can be used in these cases in an attempt to salvage whatever possible after the loss. Data recovery software is available to rescue information from a variety of media: hard disks, flash drives, optical discs, storage tapes, etc. This article focuses on a common need: recovering deleted files from a PC’s main storage … [Read more...]

The Best Data Recovery Software For Macs

The Best Data Recovery Software For Macs

If you’ve lost pictures, music, documents, or other important files because of accidental deletion, you may be in luck. Many companies offer data recovery software for Mac OS X that is capable of examining your hard drive and recovering files you thought were gone for good. Data recovery software for Macs works in much the same way as data recovery software for other operating systems. When you click Delete, your operating system simply marks the space as free. The reference to the data is … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Home Theater Speakers Of 2011

KEF KHT 3005

Energy Take Classic 5.1 ($400) Top Review Sources: CNET: 4.5/5.0 “Editors’ Choice” Amazon: 5.0/5.0 (125+ reviews) G4TV: 5.0/5.0 “This is one of the best home theatres we've ever reviewed, and the low price is just a bonus” Energy Speaker Systems’ Take Classic 5.1 manages to distinguish itself in the crowded field of affordable 5.1 speaker systems. It’s difficult to find any serious consumer or expert criticism of the Take Classic, which is repeatedly praised for its … [Read more...]

Top Rated File Encryption Software For PCs

MEO

File encryption software allows you to secure individual files and folders by associating a key with the data you wish to protect. Only by entering the key will a user have access to the encrypted files. Unlike disk encryption—where a master key is used to lock down all the data on a volume—file encryption allows you to selectively encrypt data while employing different encryption algorithms and keys for different files. We’ve taken a close look at professional and user reviews on sites such as … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Drive Encryption Software For PCs

TrueCrypt

Commercial drive encryption software is a popular way to encrypt the contents of a disk drive and prevent unauthorized access. Information is encrypted via algorithms that vary in formula but function in similar ways. Most commonly, the encrypted information is accessed via a passcode. As its name suggests, drive encryption protects an entire volume; those looking to encrypt only select folders or files, to have different passcodes, to have varying levels of encryption across a drive should … [Read more...]

The Top Rated Bluetooth Speakers Of 2011

soundmatters_foxl-v2_2

Bluetooth technology allows you to wirelessly connect your digital music player, mobile phone, laptop, or tablet to external speakers, giving a big boost to the sound quality and volume of your device. Bluetooth speakers will also work with desktop computers and some home A/V equipment, but they are primarily designed with portability in mind. Some will fit in your pocket and have batteries that last all day. Once you complete a simple pairing process, any of our recommended Bluetooth … [Read more...]

The Best Language Learning Software Of 2011

Rosetta Stone Language Learning Software

We consulted reviews on PCMag, Lingualogue, Learning Village, and Amazonm, to bring this listen of  the best language learning software of 2011: Rocket Languages Software ($299) Pros: Interactive, uses fun games Best for beginners and travelers Best for audio learners Begins with useful words and phrases Cons: No voice recognition Some sections need to be updated On-line ordering needs updating Top Review Sources: PCMag: Editor's Choice; "Among the most … [Read more...]