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How to back up Gmail to Hotmail or a desktop email program

When the news first broke of Gmail losing a small chuck of its users' inboxes, I had a rather terrifying realization: For nearly 8 years, I've been using Gmail as my only message store -- putting all my eggs in one basket, so to speak. If you use Gmail, you're probably now thinking the same thing as me: I really should have a backup. But where should I back up to? There are two choices: use ...

Internet Archive Wayback Machine introduces new beta version with calendar view

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine uses open source software to search archived webpages going back to the days of the dotcom boom, and it just got a lot more useful with the addition of a new beta version. The beta includes more archived webpages than ever before, as well as a new calendar view that makes it easy to find the specific version of a page you're looking for. The Internet Arch...

Easeus Todo Backup for Windows gets much better in version 2.0

We told you recently about the update to Easeus Partition Master and the company has now delivered version 2.0 of its free Windows backup program, Easeus Todo Backup. The new version sports a totally new interface and offers several new features. Two of the biggest additions in Todo Backup 2.0 are incremental backups and support for scheduling jobs. Backups can be scheduled to run on a daily, ...

BCArchive creates mega-secure encrypted archives

Archives are very easy to snoop into. Heck, Gmail looks into every ZIP archive you get, and won't let it through if it contains any executables. That's fine, and I can see the point of it. While you can get around GMail's rudimentary checking by simply opting for a different compression format (7z, anyone?), sometimes you want a bit of extra privacy for whatever is inside your archive. For those ...

Backupify offers free lifetime backups of GMail, Flickr, Twitter*

Maintaining current backups of your important data is always a good idea and apps which make that task easier are always welcome. What about all your web accounts - places like Facebook, Photobucket, and Flickr where you've been posting all those photos. Or Google Docs and Zoho? Backupify is a dead-simple way to archive all those services from a central location. *Until January 31, 2010 they'r...

Reocities: because Geocities is gone, but not forgotten

When Yahoo! decided to close down GeoCities, a lot of us shed a single tear for our first home on the Internet and moved on. For one man called Jacques, though, that wasn't good enough. He took it upon himself to save as much of GeoCities as possible, by writing scripts that pinged the site to find active pages, and then downloaded them to his personal storage space. The one-man project, called Re...

Appfail: Nero 9 Free - of good reasons to install it, that is

What's better than a free trial? Why, when something's free forever, of course! While I agree with that statement on the Nero 9 Free Edition download page, I'm not going to recommend any of you rush over to download it. Why not? I've got eight reasons. 1. They're asking for your email before giving out the download link. Not a huge deal, I know, but it's still annoying. I'd recommend using some...

Free GFI Backup Home offers powerful-yet-simple backup and sync

A good backup routine is a must for anyone that has any important data on his or her computer. Your documents, photos, music - even your Photoshop brushes and settings - those things are all a real pain to recover when they go missing. For home users running Windows, GFI Backup is an excellent option. Not only does it do traditional folder and files backups, but it also makes backing up your reg...

Wobzip extracts archive files before you download

Upon first reading about Wobzip, I wasn't convinced about the usefulness of a web-based tool to decompress archive files. With my back-breakingly slow 30k/s upload cap, anything over a few megs would be brutal to even submit for processing. In that case, a desktop app like 7zip or Winrar makes infinitely more sense. What I did find handy about the service is its ability to extract files from a U...

BackupURL creates, archives web snapshots

Plenty of options exist for the odd time you want to capture a web page exactly the way you see it. BackupURL is an interesting new option - think of it as an on-demand Wayback Machine. Just copy and paste a URL and press the backup button, and a truncated link is created for you. For example, the TSN page above - its content has likely changed if you visit the original link, but the BackupURL s...

Pismo File Mount turns any ZIP or ISO file into a virtual drive

There are plenty of utilities that will let you mount a disc image as a virtual drive, allowing you to browse the contents without actually burning the image to a disc. But Pismo File Mount is one of the easiest to use that we've seen -- and it has the added benefit of also being able to mount ZIP archives. To install the free Windows utility you just need to download and run the PFM Audit Package...

Preview the contents of ZIP files before downloading with Archview for Firefox

Don't want to download a massive ZIP or RAR file just so you can extract one tiny file contained in the archive? ArchView is a Firefox add-on that will let you preview the contents of ZIP and RAR files posted online before you download them. And you can even download individual files from within the archive. Archview hangs out in your status bar where you can click on it to enable or disable the...

TreasureMyText stores your text messages online

If you shed a tear every time you have to delete a text message at the bottom of your inbox, or if you can't bring yourself to part with the latest ROTFLOL SMS sent by your best friend, then TreasureMyText is for you. TreasureMyText is an online service that will store all of your text messages online: the good, the bad, the mundane, the unintelligible. Simply create an account and forward any tex...

YemuZip: Free zip utility for Mac creates Windows friendly Zip files

YemuZip is a free Mac application for creating zip files for use on a Mac or PC. But wait, doesn't the Finder have its own built-in Archive (zip) function? Yes, it does -- but oftentimes, when you create a zip file on a Mac and unzip the file on a PC, you'll get a lot of gobbledy-gook along with your unzipped files. That's because the PC doesn't know how to read the Mac-specific metadata. YemuZip...

TUGzip: Decompress anything

Have no idea what an ACE file is? Got a few ISO files laying around but you have no idea what they are? Well peek inside using Freeware archival utility TUGZip. TUGZip opens every archive format you could possibly care about, and several more, you probably don't. Archive formats - ZIP, 7-ZIP, A, ACE, ARC, ARJ, BH, BZ2, CAB, CPIO, DEB, GCA, GZ, IMP, JAR, LHA (LZH), LIB, RAR, RPM, SQX, TAR, T...