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Freeware: Febooti Hash & CRC verification utility.

Making sure what you download is what you think it is requires the publisher to publish a hash or checksum for each files and a tool to do the verification. Febooti has an answer and it's freeware.


Zipbuds: Earbuds with great sound, great design (particularly for travellers), and a great price

You can spend a lot of money on earbuds but Zipbuds, currently a Kickstarter campaign, not only sound good, they're well-designed, and remarkably low-cost and great for travel


Review: Citrix Xen Mobile rates a spot on your MDM short list

XenMobile 9.0 delivers topnotch features, granular security policies.

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Fluid: Turning Web content into OS X apps

If you've got too many browser tabs open and it's hard to find the one you want why not make the Web content into OS X apps?

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Get a handle on repetitive tasks with Febooti Automation Workshop for Windows

Repetitive systems tasks can suck away your time if done by hand and your patience if you try to perform task automation with scripting or (yech) batch files. On Windows, Febooti's Automation Workshop is a great answer.

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Update on my Amazon Fire Phone review

After my review of the Amazon Fire Phone, Amazon's PR People got in touch ...

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Review: Can Tablo help you cut the cable TV cord?

A review of Tablo, a set-top box that grabs HDTV signals from the airspace and adds DVR functionality

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Reviews: Logitech’s social video camera and Dell’s universal docking station

Reviews of Logitech's Bemo social camera and Dell MKS14 Universal Docking Station

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New security tools from Tenable, HP, Co3 attempt the impossible

Automated incident response promises total network security by combining threat detection, prevention and response.

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Amazon Fire Phone: Nice but nothing to get fired up about

Amazon's Fire Phone is really nice but when you weigh up the pros and cons it’s just another smartphone with less brand recognition and no outstanding edge over the competition.

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Aiia SSSSSpeaker: Cheap and cheerful BT audio

You want a small, very cheap, and cheerful Bluetooth speaker that, for its price, has reasonably good sound? Check out the SSSSSpeaker from aiiia.

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Drive-cloning utilities: The best Mac apps for making a bootable backup

A good backup plan should include a bootable duplicate. We tell you the best app for the task.

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Bluedriver: Vehicle data capture for geeks

If your car was made in 1996 or later it has an OBD-II connector and with Bluedriver, you can slice and dice its performance and problems and with Bluedriver's data sharing feature you're adding your vehicle to the IoT.

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Grammarly: How to make your organization's messaging make sense

Let's face it; most people's writing, whether it's memos, email messages, reports, or whatever, is, at best, poor (and in many cases downright atrocious). A new service, Grammarly, can go a long way to fixing the problem.


Sight: Web content indexing the hard, user-unfriendly way

Landscape Mobile's cites images as easier than bookmarks or emailed URLs but their Sight app doesn't convince.

Hands on: OS X 10.10 Yosemite beta shows off a new look and features

Apple's latest OS promises a sparkling new design and some very useful features.


Is your network blind to video traffic?

Here’s a look at 5 products that manage video in the enterprise.

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How Aryaka’s global private network speeds access to Internet apps

Managed cloud service offers alternative to DIY or WAN optimization appliances.

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