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Cryptainer LE is the freeware version of Cypherix’s Cryptainer product.  The software is very handy for encrypting sensitive data to send via email. You can also create a 25mb encrypted partition on your PC to store private documents like spreadsheets and .PDF’s . Cryptainer is very easy to use and I use it as a quick and […]

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Internet and network connectivity in Windows XP is notorious for being easily disabled and corrupted from minor tweaks to the registry and winsock settings. Removing software, scanning for and deleting spyware can cause these registry corruptions which prevent Windows XP from accessing the network. It seems that the frequencies of corruption have declined since the […]

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I just found out about BurnAware today, and so far I like what I see. There are a ton of free CD/DVD burning software out there but this is one of the first free ones to offer Blu-Ray support. Since HD-DVD is now officially dead, expect to see more Blu-Ray compatible software hitting the Web. One feature […]

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Cobian Backup is a nice and simple utility for scheduling Windows backups. Cobian Backup is far superior than the default backup utility that comes bundled with Microsoft Windows.  Cobian Backup supports .ZIP compression and 256-bit encryption which make is very good for data archiving and long-term storage. You can also use it to schedule backups to shared network drives and have email notifications sent to alert […]

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This article from TechRepublic.com discusses a rather unorthodox method for recovering deleted Outlook e-mail.  It has been discovered that by corrupting the .PST file in a very specific way, more often than not, deleted e-mail can be recovered.  The article assumes certain technical knowledge/understanding and it would be a good idea to back up your .PST file before attempting to perform […]

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