Reviews & Features

Encryption (Part 2): How to Back Up Encrypted Files

Encrypting your PC is one thing, but how do you keep it backed up? And how do you maintain easy access to the files if you work on several computers at different times?

One author I know has two simultaneous book projects going, both of them full of juicy material. He wouldn’t want his notes, drafts or recorded interviews to be cast …

Shooting Blanks: Mafia II Review

Mafia II
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: 2K Czech
Systems it’s available on: Xbox 360, PS3
ESRB rating: M for Mature
System reviewed on: PS3

Ambition doesn’t make a good game. Great production values do not make a good game. Not by themselves they don’t. It seems like a continually hard lesson to learn as console cycles roll …

An Early Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Spoilers ahead.

Maybe it was the rain or complete boredom that drove me to watch the last few Harry Potter films on demand but I’m now eagerly awaiting the release of the last two films in the series. Which is why we’re sharing an early review of the film by a couple of lucky moviegoers in Chicago who were invited to a test …

5 Heroes Who Totally Should Be Jedi Already

The Jedi! Those calm, peaceful warriors who keep the universe safe from danger – Well, apart from when they’re not being slaughtered by the Sith, of course – with their lightsabers, telepathic powers and repression of all emotions other than smugness (That is an emotion, right? I can’t keep them straight after Blackest Night explained …

Two Minute Video: eReader Meets Android Tablet with the Pandigital Novel

Pandigital’s second stab at a color e-book reader running on the Android platform will hit stores next month at a price of just under $200.

Specs include a 7-inch touchscreen with 800×600 resolution, 2GB of built-in storage expandable via SD cards up to 32GB in size, content from Barnes & Noble’s electronic book store complete …

Madden NFL 11 Review: Roster Update or Worthwhile Purchase?

Madden NFL 11
EA Sports
Developer: Tiburon
PS3, Xbox 360
ESRB rating: E for Everyone
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

EA Sports’ Madden franchise has locked down an exclusive agreement with the National Football League to be the only console-based video game to feature real teams and players. As such, the series has virtually no …

BlackBerry Torch Review: Too Little Too Late?

To say that Google and Apple have left RIM in the dust is a bit of an understatement. While RIM has the lion’s share of the smartphone market in the U.S., that number is beginning to decline while Android’s and Apple’s continue to grow each quarter.

RIM has always been focused on the enterprise side and only marginally dabbled …

Comics, Toys And Movies: The Star Wars Galaxies I Grew Up With

I’d love to unravel some wonderful story about watching Star Wars the first time it was released, in the theater surrounded by my family and getting completely sucked in by the special effects and the epic story, but it wouldn’t be true; sure, one of my earliest memories was seeing the poster before it was released – I think I was going …

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