Don't-Miss Utility software Stories

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Why I prefer CrashPlan for online backups

Joe Kissell has tried them all: MozyHome, Backblaze, Carbonite, and Dolly Drive. But he keeps coming back to CrashPlan, Java app and all.

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ControlAir review: A touch-free future is here, as long as you have enough light

ControlAir uses the FaceTime HD camera to allow touch-free, gesture-based control over a handful of media player software using only your index finger

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WhatSize review: Easily shed files on a bloated hard drive

A utility analyzes a disk drive and lets you give unneeded files and duplicates the heave-ho.

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Copy, Paste, Repeat: Finding the best clipboard manager for Mac

If you've ever felt the pain of accidentally copying over something important on your clipboard, you need a clipboard manager. We round up the top options for this essential Mac utility, including launchers that serve double-duty.

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DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better

Those frustrated with DiskWarrior's inability to deal with large volumes can now rejoice. DiskWarrior 5 goes 64-bit and adds new (and welcome) features.

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Waltr converts and copies just about any media file to your iPhone and iPad

Waltr can put unsupported formats like FLAC, AVI, and MKV on your iOS device, right in the Music and Videos apps where you'd want 'em.

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Data Rescue 4.1 review: Same solid data recovery and a new BootWell feature

Prosoft's data recovery software works as well as ever, while letting you create a bootable partition for emergencies.

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Mac Gems: Denied auto-skips annoying songs in Spotify, Rdio, and iTunes

You know that one song that sends you lunging for the skip button every time? Denied can skip it for you.

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Mac Gems: Calcbot syncs your calculation history between Mac and iOS

You tap out a calculation with the iPhone version, then sync the result over to Calcbot for your Mac.

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Mac Gems: Package-tracking app Deliveries breaks free of the Dashboard

Our favorite way to track all your incoming shipments is now a full-fledged Mac app that effortlessly syncs to iOS.

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What's eating up your hard drive? These 5 utilities tell all

No matter how slimmed down you believe your Mac's hard drive to be there are likely large files consuming space you could use for better things. These tools ferret out those files.

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Review: Extensis Suitcase Fusion 6 brings 'Fontspiration' to designers

Version 6 of this mature font management tool looks great on Retina displays too.

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Carbon Copy Cloner 4 brings increased usability to trusted utility

Carbon Copy Cloner, a venerable cloning and backup utility, gains new features and an improved interface.