By Terry Currier
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Released BounceBack Ultimate™ with “Instant PC Recovery” enabling computer users to instantly recover their PC following a hard drive “crash.” Allowing users to continue working with no data loss from their external USB-connected hard drive, It provides the opportunity to recover or replace the internal system drive at a convenient time, with no panic or worry about downtime. Users can restart their Windows-based PC via the USB connection to an external hard disk, thereby freeing users from the worry of their system’s hard drive failing. Additionally, BounceBack Ultimate delivers super secure file-level AES 256-bit encryption for additional peace of mind. Support both Windows XP and Vista.
Launched new Diskeeper® 2009, reducing your overall energy consumption and providing optimum computing. Diskeeper Pro Premier comes with the Terabyte Volume Engine™ technology. It has the ability to rapidly eliminate tens of thousands to millions of fragments on drives from 60GB on up.
They also include the exclusive I-FAAST® 2.0 (Intelligent File Access Acceleration Sequencing Technology). It alone squeezes 10% – 80% more performance out of the drive for the most commonly accessed files. The Free Space Defrag Engine allows defragmentation to occur on volumes with as little as 1% free space.
InvisiTasking is the only technology that prevents a background process from ever interfering with application and operating system use of computer resources. Instead of letting the operating system scheduler allocate the entire computer system to each process, InvisiTasking empowers the system to allocate its various resources (CPU, memory, disk, and network) separately to the process that needs each one. This allows overlapping use of separate resources—not just reducing system overhead, but eliminating it altogether. This means continual optimum performance and efficiency.
Frag Shield® 2.0 boosts reliability by automatically preventing crash-inducing fragmentation of critical system files. Diskeeper 2009 Professional retails for $59.95. Diskeeper 2009 Pro Premier retails for $99.95.
Honestech Easy Video Editor 3.0 ($40) has a user-friendly and intuitive interface. Simple enough for first time users yet powerful enough to enable users to create professional quality videos from their existing personal videos, digital still images, and audio files. New features include; support for DV camcorders, burning DVD’s, utilities to convert video to PSP/iPod formats, and YouTube Uploading. Special effects, transition effects, title effects and DV editing have also been added. It now supports the Blu-ray Authoring.
With Honestech Video Editor 8.0 ($60), you can manage and edit multiple files simultaneously using the new timeline feature. For each video file, you can select Full Rendering, Smart Rendering, or Fast GOP (Group of Pictures) encoding methods. With the easy-to-use Drag-and-Drop interface editing features including Title, Transition, Overlay, and other Special Effects novice users will be able to produce professional looking videos in no time. Support for YouTube, PSP and iPod output has also been added. It now supports the Blu-ray Authoring.
VHS to DVD Deluxe 4.0 ($80) includes VIDBOX™ hardware, a USB cable and software to convert analog video to digital, or reformat digital video, for recording on DVDs. PC users can either use the VID-BOX interface or connect their digital video cameras and players to their PC to store the video. The software formats the video for DVD players, Blu-ray Disc players and recording devices. It offers tools to edit and produce quality video files easily and to save and keep priceless home videos in sharp and crystal-clear DVD/CD quality. Using the Easy Wizard Mode, anyone can transfer HDV, VHS, Beta, or other videotapes to DVD with just a few clicks, using step-by-step pictorial instructions that guide the user through the process.
Announced the immediate availability of the 64-bit compatible version of its flagship product. System Mechanic 8.5 is the first comprehensive PC tune-up product compatible with 64-bit computers on the market. System Mechanic 8.5 automatically recognizes the target operating system type and installs appropriate components during setup. All currently licensed users of the software will also receive an automatic update that enables them to use version 8.5 or later on up to three 32 or 64-bit machines alike.
iolo’s remaining products, including its security software, DriveScrubber, the #1 best-selling secure data removal tool, and Search & Recover, the popular data recovery program, are all slated for similar 64-bit compatibility updates in early 2009.
Nero 9 features new cutting-edge functionality that makes enjoying digital media content simple. This easy-to-use yet powerful multimedia suite, gives you the freedom to create, rip, copy, burn, edit, share, and upload online. Whatever you want – music, video, photo, and data – enjoy and share with family and friends anytime, anywhere. With easy-to-use Nero StartSmart command center, your digital life has never been more flexible, feasible, and fun. Features include:
Just plug-in the Rebit to your PC and it automatically backs up your whole PC so that even the worst imaginable catastrophe has a happy ending: fast data recovery and complete system restoration. Rebit keeps you backed up continuously, with it when you save a file multiple times you have multiple backup versions, so you can recover whatever you need, when you need it – not just whatever you had the last time you did a back up.
Rebit integrates with Windows so that you don’t even know it’s there. Should you need to recover a file or folder, open Windows Explorer and click on the Rebit icon to see all of your backup files the same way you use Explorer to see your PC files. File recovery is just drag-and-drop. More than just your data – Rebit backs up your entire PC. The operating system, your applications, settings, e-mails, music, photos, movies — everything.
Siber Systems www.siber.com
GoodSync (www.goodsync.com) - an easy and reliable file backup and file synchronization software. It automatically analyzes, synchronizes, and backs up your emails, precious family photos, contacts, MP3s, financial documents, and other important files locally - between desktops, laptops, servers, external drives, and Windows Mobile devices, as well as remotely through FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, and more. Automatically synchronize and back up your important files between desktops, laptops, servers, and external drives over a network or the Internet. Download if for FREE.
RoboForm (www.roboform.com) - allows you to:
Smith Micro www.smithmicro.com
Anonymizer Anonymous Surfing Platinum protects you and your family from online identity theft by keeping your IP address private. It also warns you before you unknowingly visit malicious phishing and pharming sites and secures data sent over wireless networks, whether at home or on the road. Key features:
Morpheus Photo Animation Suite™ contains three awesome software products to morph, warp, and mix all of your photos Create Hollywood-style photo effects, fun slideshows, weird distortions, and crazy animations with easy-to-use tools and professional results. Key features:
Spring Cleaning 8 – for Mac
New version 8 will secure your privacy by eliminating hidden files, boost performance by cleaning out stray files, and protect information by knowing exactly where everything is located on your computer. Features include: Duplicates Finder™ which locates duplicate and similar files and packages that you may not need, and System Snapshot™ which scans your system and displays any changes that took place since your last scan.
Aquazone 2 Open Water - brings the vastness of the world’s seas to your PC. Gigantic whales, deadly sharks, and graceful manta rays swim majestically past your screen. Have fun scanning the blue depths following pods of dolphins and entire schools of exotic tropical fish. offers the latest in life-like 3D technology. It includes a copy of Seven Seas Collection, with thirteen photorealistic and customizable classic tanks.
Retrospect Express HD makes protecting your Windows PC easy. After a quick, one-time setup it regularly backs up your valuable information on schedule to any local or networked hard drive. For immediate protection, just click the BACKUP button. If you lose a file or a disaster strikes it quickly restores a single document, a folder, or even your entire computer. It compresses backups to maximize storage, and automatically removes outdated backups to free disk space. Retrospect enables easy backup drive rotation for extra protection
StuffIt Deluxe is the complete compression solution! Store data in space-saving archives up to 98% smaller than the data’s original size. Scan inside compressed files you download or receive in emails to make sure they’re safe from viruses. Search for files within Zip and StuffIt archives by name, date, and more. Browse through archives without having to expand them first.
QuickLink® Music has been designed with the end-user in mind. Built from the ground up to simplify your mobile music experience the intuitive graphical user interface and step-by-step wizards make it easy to:
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