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AVG LiveKive 2012.10802

Back up, synchronise, share your files

by Nick Peers

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: $34.99 (Windows) $34.99 (Mac)
Date Updated: 21 October 2011
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Developer: AVG
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AVG LiveKive
Get an at-a-glance view of your backup status

The online backup market is becoming increasingly crowded – these days, the bare minimum you should expect from your online backup provider is the ability to back up files (plus keep backups of multiple versions of the same file, just in case), sync files between all your computers and devices, plus share backed up files and folders with others should you so wish.

Undeterred, AVG – best known for its free anti-virus tool – has launched a brand new service. AVG LiveKive offers three backup packages, including two paid subscriptions: 25GB ($49.99 per year) and - at launch - an unlimited package for $79.99 per year. The free account offers a generous 5GB storage.

AVG LiveKive is basically a rebadged version of the same client software used by the SpiderOak backup service, which means it’s simple to use and very easy on the eye. The beta version was Windows-only, but the final release - like SpiderOak - comes in both Windows and Mac flavours, while there's also an iPhone/iPad app for accessing your files through your iOS device.

After installation you’ll be asked to either log in or sign up for a new AVG account. Once done, work your way through the tabs. The Backup tab offers basic and advanced views – switch to Advanced to choose exactly which folders and files get backed up if backup space is a premium. Once folders have been backed up they can subsequently be synced with other computers - install LiveKive on each - or shared over the internet.

Verdict:

An attractive backup solution that overcomes its rebadged client and lack of standout features largely because of the generous free 5GB account for those who can't afford to upgrade to a paid-for version.

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Ashampoo Burning Studio 2013 is a compact, simple, but surprisingly feature-packed disc burning suite.

The program makes it easy to create simple data discs and audio CDs, for instance: just drag and drop your files onto the list area and you'll be burning the finished disc in a couple of clicks.

That's just the start, though. Burning Studio 2013 can also create data discs with customised, interactive multi-page menus, perfect if you'd like a more professional way to share and present the disc contents.

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