iBoysoft File Protector

iBoysoft File Protector is a Windows application that allows you to ‘protect’ your files and folders from accidental or malicious deletion. It’s nice and simple.  After installation, you just choose the files or folders that you don’t want deleted and choose the level of protection.  Anyone that doesn’t have the password for the iBoysoft File Protector will not be able […]

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Arq Version 5 released

If you read the Arq V4 review, you’ll know that I’m a big fan. The software was exactly what I was looking for to provide off-site storage in a format (encrypted in transport and at rest on the remote “Cloud” location) that I was happy with. Today, V5 dropped which changes around the licensing scheme a bit (now per-person is […]

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Arq Cloud Backup for Mac and PC

Arq Cloud Backup for Mac and PC

Between us, I have been procrastinating. Unwilling to take the final step towards a truly comprehensive data protection plan. The first two stages (multiple copies, multiple formats) have been in place for years. Leveraging RAID1 (redundancy), multiple hard disk drives (backup), and DVD archival (format shift) but taking my important data off premises has been a sticking point because of […]

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CyberLink PowerDVD 14 : Adds HEVC & Cloud

CyberLink PowerDVD 14

Last year CyberLink added the option to subscribe to PowerDVD alongside their cloud service, and that continues to be available this year with PowerDVD 14. The $44.99 per year (or $14.99 per quarter) alongside the standard purchase options of Ultra ($99.95), Pro ($79.95) and Standard ($49.95). If you opt for the subscription or Ultra 10GB of CyberLink Cloud storage is […]

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CyberLink PowerDVD 12

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When we were at CES, CyberLink was showing a beta version of PowerDVD 12.  There were some advancements in the product versus its predecessor, PowerDVD 11 – most notably automatic refresh rate switching, but the best part was that they gave me a copy to bring back and test on a variety of systems to provide a preview of what […]

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Migrating the MythTV Database Between Installations

Mythconverg_backup in progress

For years now I’ve been running the same Linux installation and the same MythTV installation on the same hardware.  From time to time I would upgrade the MythTV installation or the OS to the latest revision but it was always an upgrade from the previous and not a clean install.  However, earlier this summer I was faced with a hardware […]

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