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Feature Email is the world's most common digital means of communication, but the almost ancient technology does not make it easy for those who care about their privacy. Reviews FreeFileSync is a highly effective sync program with a wonderfully configurable interface and a boatload of options–including real-time operation. But a cornucopia of information and options could be daunting for new users. Reviews FBackup 9 is one of our favorite freebies, and the only one we're aware of that will back up to and from your online Google Drive and Dropbox accounts. It even supports optical discs! News For the sixth time this year, Chrome needs an emergency update to keep users safe.
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