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BlackBerry Protect now available in Europe

BlackBerry Protect, RIM's answer to Apple's Find My iPhone, has just been rolled out to Europe having been previously limited to the US. The app, which can be downloaded from the BlackBerry App World, allows you to locate your BlackBerry should it go missing; or failing that, lets you set a password, lock, or wipe your device remotely, making your data a little bit safer. You can also use the...

BlackBerry Protect enters (mostly) open beta

RIM's BlackBerry Protect app is ready for a larger test audience, the company announced in a blog post. BlackBerry Protect is an all-in-one security tool for helping users recover their lost or stolen phone and prevent unwanted access to their personal data. BlackBerry Protect offers GPS tracking, remote lock and wipe (including SD card data), and the ability to display a pop-up message on...

Mozy online backup now offers improved restore features

Mozy is an easy, inexpensive way to back up your important data to the cloud -- and that component of the service has always been quite good. Restoring data, however, has been a little bit more of a chore. Thankfully, Mozy has been working hard to improve the restore experience, and the updated interface is now live. Apart from an improved UI, Mozy now offers one-click downloading of all your...

Firefox 4 startup gets faster

Firefox 4 shutdown is already almost instant, but Mozilla has had their sights set on faster start-up times for quite a while. Over the summer, a pair of Mozilla interns looked at simple tweaks which would make Firefox appear faster. It now looks as if at least one of the suggested changes will make its way in to Firefox 4. Thanks to what Mozilla is calling Cascaded Session Restore, the...

IE Restorator fixes common Internet Explorer problems

Over at The Windows Club, a user has contributed a handy little utility, which takes care of some common problems that affect Internet Explorer. IE Restorator can reset Internet Explorer to its default settings, re-register both 32 and 64-bit version of IE, and perform Winsock resets and flush the DNS cache. It's also totally portable and makes an excellent addition to your flash drive or...

Redo Backup is a fast, easy way to image your hard drive

xPud is a slick little live Linux distribution. Apparently, it also makes a nice foundation for a backup and recovery tool. Redo Backup is just that: a small, speedy Linux live CD that provides an easy way to backup and restore the entire contents of your hard drive. Redo utilizes Partclone for the heavy lifting, and it also provides automatic mounting of Linux and Windows shares so that...

UnDBX extracts email messages from Outlook Express data files

Yes, I know it's hard to believe that there are still people using Outlook Express in the year 2010, but it's true. And sometimes I still have to recover emails from damaged OE data files -- just the other day, in fact. A customer's pitifully poorly maintained Outlook Express deleted items folder had ballooned into multiple gigabytes from years of reckless archiving. No, I'm not sure why...

Trash Can extension adds better tab reopening to Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a great Web browser, but it's got a few shortcomings. Tops on my list are the bare bones download manager and its crappy tab reopening ability. No, I don't want to right-click and reopen five tabs just to get back to the one Web page that I want reopened. I want choice! Give me a drop down menu that lets me choose from a selection of recently closed tabs -- like Opera does! ...

GameSaveManager can backup your saved games, settings and personalizations

I'd expected GameSaveManager to be something of a one trick pony. Instead, just 30 seconds after installing GameSaveManager (GSM), it became painfully apparent that this is a tool that every gamer should install. You see, GSM doesn't just back up your save games -- it does settings and personalization data too. Imagine my surprise when, after a quick scan, both my TeamSpeak settings and World...

Double Driver 4.0 is an even better driver backup and restore app for Windows

One thing DIYers (myself included) often forget to do prior to reformatting a system is to take a few minutes to make sure all of the necessary drivers for their hardware are at the ready. You pull the trigger on the format option only to realize that, oh crap, you didn't save that .zip file for your TV tuner card, and you'll have to go sift through support pages...again. Double Driver offers...

Session Buddy is a killer session management extension for Google Chrome

Google Chrome has basic session recovery and can load a specific set of URLs upon launching, but it's nothing too exciting. If you're after a more powerful alternative, check out the Session Buddy extension. Once installed, you can save and restore tabs and windows from previous browsing sessions. You can also remove specific tabs or windows prior to restoring -- just in case there are pages...

Glary Utilities updates to v2.2, adds undo features

Glary Utilities is an extremely popular free program, offering a whole slew of useful system maintenance and cleanup apps in a single package. The recent update to version 2.2 introduces a small -- but very welcome -- addition to the suite. Glary's shortcuts fixer and empty folder finder now offer a restore function. That's good news if you've ever accidentally removed an empty folder...

Pick up where you left off before a reboot with Cache My Work

Getting your desktop situated "just so" following a reboot can be a hassle. As with so many other Windows annoyances, there's a handy little application which can help. Cache My Work was created to tackle the task of restoring your windows following a restart. Launch the app and a list of your cacheable programs is displayed - you also have the option of re-opening all your open Explorer...

Easily restore Windows services to default settings with a web app

I don't know how they manage to do it, but they do. Every now and then a customer drops off a system for repair and things that a home user should ever need to monkey with - things like TCP/IP settings, registry entries, Windows services - have been mangled beyond recognition. Services in particular can be a big pain to reset, simply because of how many their are. Fortunately, there's an...

Open source, portable Mail Browser Backup does what it says

Looking for a simple way to back up (and restore) several different Windows email clients and web browsers? Open source MailBrowserBackup supports a lengthy list: Browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Flock, Internet Explorer (Favorities ONLY), Mozilla Thunderbird, Opera (browser profile and mails), Apple Safari, Google Chrome, SRWare Iron EMail: Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook 2003/2007 Instant...