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Most Popular File Encryption Tool: VeraCrypt Most Popular File Encryption Tool: VeraCrypt

Encrypting your sensitive data is important, but not all encryption tools are the same. Last week we asked you for your favorites, and then we looked at the top five file encryption tools and put them head to head. Now it's time to crown the community favorite.

Five Best File Encryption Tools Five Best File Encryption Tools

Keeping your personal data safe doesn't have to be difficult—as long as you keep the sensitive stuff encrypted and under your control. That's why this week we're looking at the five best file encryption tools you can use to encrypt your data locally so only you have the key.

Best Virtual Machine Application: VirtualBox Best Virtual Machine Application: VirtualBox

Earlier last week we asked you to share your favorite virtual machine application, and then highlighted the five most popular picks. Now we're back to highlight your favorite.

Five Best Virtual Machine Applications Five Best Virtual Machine Applications

Most modern computers are powerful enough to run entire operating systems within your main operating systems, which means virtual machines are more commonplace today than ever. Here’s a look at the five most popular virtual machine applications.

Best Virtual Machine Application? Best Virtual Machine Application?

Running operating systems in a virtual machine is a fantastic way to access other operating systems without rebooting your machine. We want to hear all about your favorite tool for creating and managing virtual machines.

Best File Encryption Tool: TrueCrypt Best File Encryption Tool: TrueCrypt

Last week we asked you to share your favorite file encryption tool. We tallied up the votes and put the five top contenders before you in the Hive Five. Now we're back to highlight the winner and runners-up.

Best Disk Image Tool: DAEMON Tools Best Disk Image Tool: DAEMON Tools

Last week we asked you to share your favorite disk image tools, then we rounded up the five most popular responses for a vote. Now we're back to highlight your favorite.

Five Best Disk Image Tools Five Best Disk Image Tools

Disk image tools allow you to take physical discs and drives—DVDs, hard drives, and other media—and turn them into virtual images for ease of storage and manipulation. Here's a look at five of the most popular disk image tools.

Best Disk Image Tool? Best Disk Image Tool?

Sometimes you want to mount a disk image to see what's inside, install software, or even play a game, but you don't always want to burn a CD or DVD to do it. That's where disk image tools come in handy.

How to Run Windows, Mac, and Linux Side by Side and Pain-Free with VirtualBox How to Run Windows, Mac, and Linux Side by Side and Pain-Free with VirtualBox

Running multiple operating systems side-by-side gives you the chance to test applications, run platform-specific software, and tons more without ever rebooting. It's also extremely cool. Here's how to run Windows, Mac, and Linux simultaneously and pain-free as possible.

Google Doc Mount Puts Your Google Docs in Nautilus for Editing Google Doc Mount Puts Your Google Docs in Nautilus for Editing

Linux: We've featured one way to mount your Google Docs library as a drive in Windows, but blogger Martin Owens has created an application to do the same in Ubuntu, so you can edit and save to Google Docs from your desktop.

How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

If you're on Windows, need to use OS X, but don't want to buy or build a new computer, reader Bobby Patton shows us how to run Snow Leopard in a virtual machine on Windows with just a few tweaks.

Run Snow Leopard in a Virtual Machine in Windows Run Snow Leopard in a Virtual Machine in Windows

VMware is a great tool for running Windows and Linux anywhere, but OS X clients are not supported. Snow Leopard can be made to run on Windows, and Mac-hacking blog iHackintosh has the nitty-gritty on getting it working.

VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu VHD Attach Adds Virtual Hard Drive Mounting to Your Right-Click Menu

Windows 7/Windows Server 2008: If you're a fan of the virtual hard drive system available in newer versions of Windows but you're not a fan of digging in the control panel for clunky mounting and unmounting, check out VHD Attach.

Access a Windows 7 Installation in Mac OS X with VirtualBox Access a Windows 7 Installation in Mac OS X with VirtualBox

Tech thinker Anil Dash gets "uncharacteristically nerdy" and breaks down the process he used to install Windows 7 in Boot Camp—and then get access to it from OS X, without rebooting, using the free virtualization software VirtualBox.

Disk2vhd Turns Your PC Into a Virtual Machine Disk2vhd Turns Your PC Into a Virtual Machine

Windows only: Free Sysinternals application Disk2vhd takes a snapshot of your PC, and turns it into a Microsoft Virtual PC virtual hard drive—while your system is up and running.

WinCDEmu Integrates Image Mounting into Windows Explorer WinCDEmu Integrates Image Mounting into Windows Explorer

Windows only: WinCDEmu makes it easy to quickly mount and access the contents of CD and DVD image files you've extracted or downloaded.

Gizmo Drive Mounts ISO, BIN, and VHD Disk Images Gizmo Drive Mounts ISO, BIN, and VHD Disk Images

Windows only: Free application Gizmo Drive mounts almost any virtual hard drive you can throw at it, including ISO, BIN, CUE, and the new virtual hard drive (VHD) images supported in Windows 7.

Gladinet Mounts Web Storage Apps as Virtual Drives Gladinet Mounts Web Storage Apps as Virtual Drives

Windows only: Free utility Gladinet Cloud Desktop removes the web interfaces from Google Docs, Picasa Web Albums, Windows Live SkyDrive and Amazon S3 Storage, mounting them instead as folders you can add, remove, or open documents from. Gladinet hides most of the back-end technology that pulls it off, asking you only…

Top 10 Things You Can Do with a DVD Top 10 Things You Can Do with a DVD

Click to viewThe proliferation of thumb drives and external hard drives has made optical media like DVDs seem a little less handy—but there are still plenty of ways to put DVDs to good use. These shiny, multi-gigabyte discs can run entire operating systems, put movies on your computer and vice-versa, host a robust…

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