hive five

Five Best File Encryption Tools

Keeping your personal data safe doesn’t have to be difficult, as long as you keep sensitive information 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.


Five Best Online Presentation Creation Tools

You don’t have to download an office suite to build great-looking presentations. There are plenty of online options that work well from any computer with a web browser, whether it’s your desktop PC at work, or a laptop on the go. This week we’re looking at five of the best.


Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites

Taking photos and uploading them to the web has never been easier. The best sites to store those photos keep them backed up, make them easy to share, showcase them in good-looking galleries, and offer you lots of space and effective editing tools. This week, we’re looking at five of the best image hosting sites, based on your nominations.


Five Best Password Managers

There was a time when all it took to be a great password manager was to keep your passwords in an encrypted vault. Now the best password managers give you the option to sync or keep passwords local-only, change web passwords with a click, and log in to sites for you automatically. This week, we’re looking at five of the best options.


Five Best Desktop Comic Book Readers

Reading paper comics is fun, but if you want to take comics with you on your laptop, or read your favourite titles on your computer’s huge display, you need a solid desktop comic reader. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Linux Desktop Environments

When you’re customising your Linux install or choosing a distribution, the desktop environment is a key decision. There are tons to choose from, all with different benefits and features. There may be no one single “best” choice, but this week we’re looking at five of them, based on your nominations.


Five Best iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Cases

If you’ve recently picked up a shiny new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, you’ll want something to protect it from drops, falls, scratches and dings. There are lots of cases available, from the super-expensive to the slim and cheap. This week we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.


Five Best Language Translation Tools

When you need to translate one language to another, there are lots of technology options that can help. In this week’s Hive Five, we’re looking at five of the best translation tools, based on your nominations.


Five Best Tablet Styli

Tablets are great for email, games and productivity apps. They can also be useful for note-taking, annotations and drawing, but when you start doing those things, a good stylus is extremely useful. This week we’re looking at five of the best tablet styli for capacitive touch screens, based on your nominations.


Five Best Laptop Bags

Finding the perfect laptop bag is no easy task. Some of us use whatever we got with the laptop, while others spend hundreds on the perfect bag. This week, we’re looking at five of the best, based on your nominations.