Category: Software reviews

  • Experiences with Dropbox as iPhoto Library Backup

    Background: The renewal on my annual Mozy Backup subscription was due, and I decided that I wanted to consolidate backup solutions. Dropbox had (recently?) upped their Pro plan to 1TB, so there was plenty of room to back up a 100GB iPhoto library. I made the switch on Wednesday of this week, dragging the iPhoto library […]

  • Norton Ghost 12.0: My latest favorite tool

    Just used Norton Ghost to upgrade/replace a hard drive that was in the early stages of failing–it had had a few intermittent blue screen/reboots: This was a HP Pavilion zv5000 laptop with a 60GB drive and XP Home. Event Viewer showed several things of note around the reboot times:Got a bug check: 0x0000007a (0xc03dd9a4, 0xc000000e, […]

  • Anti-spyware change of heart.

    Spy Sweeper is my new anti-spyware solution of choice. I started out using Ad-Aware, but I ran across spyware that I was trying to remove that Ad-Aware could not take care of. At that time, I stumbled upon both the Microsoft Anti-Spyware Tool and Sunbelt CounterSpy. Both tools did an exceptional job, and went with […]