Feeds

Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

Something for nothing

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Dropbox

RH Numbers

Fancy a way of keeping small amounts of data synchronised in one folder between all of your devices including tablets and smartphones? Dropbox is the entry-level cloud service that relieves a fair amount of stress when it comes to data availability. With Dropbox you have a small background application which monitors the contents of a local folder and synchronises it with its own cloud storage.

You can access your files through another device with Dropbox or through the Dropbox website. Unlike running your own private cloud service, Dropbox stores your files for 24/7 availability, which means free users are limited to 2GB, but you do have access anytime, anywhere.

Dropbox

More info Dropbox

Eraser

RH Numbers

Most people focus on protecting data they want to keep, but what about keeping prying eyes out of the recycle bin? Eraser uses algorithms based on Peter Gutmann’s well known paper Secure Deletion of Data from Magnetic and Solid-State Memory so you can ensure that your data truly is destroyed.

Perhaps you won’t find it as immediately useful with a fresh instal, but it is invaluable for removing stubborn bits of malware and for clearing sensitive data when replacing hard drives. You can even add it to the context menu to bypass the recycle bin entirely.

Eraser

More info Eraser

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function
Content aggregation, meet the workplace ... oh
Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM
Honestly, it’s a piece of piss
Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown
.london, .hamburg and .公司 - that's .com in Chinese - storm the web server charts
NetWare sales revive in China thanks to that man Snowden
If it ain't Microsoft, it's in fashion behind the Great Firewall
Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER
First browser to protect networks' bandwith using official spec
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.