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Rescuing Your Data: A Comprehensive Guide to Data Recovery Solutions

Our digital lives hinge on data, from personal memories to essential work documents. Losing this crucial information can be devastating. Fortunately, data recovery software offers a vital safety net. This guide examines the intricacies of data recovery, its practical applications, and how to choose the right software for protecting your…

Adobe Acrobat Pro is the ultimate solution for increased productivity

Disclosure: Our team is always looking for things we think our readers will value. We have received compensation for publishing this article. Despite our many technological advances today, we still sit with situations where we open several apps for a task. You use one to compile a document, another one…

GOM Mix Max’s Big Launch

GOM & Company is releasing its newest video editing software, GOM Mix Max, with a big launch celebration. Focused on balancing high-quality and plentiful features, GOM Mix Max will be a powerful tool for new editors and veterans alike. Users who sign up now can get GOM Mix Max for free for…

Apple Starts Actively Rejecting Pebble Apps On iOS Store
Apple has started actively taking down apps that work with Pebble’s smartwatch, boding poorly for the future of Pebble’s system if iOS users are incapable of downloading apps for their smartwatch. SeaNav US was the first to bring up the situation, claiming its recent app update was rejected due... Read more
Yahoo Planning To Launch Virtual Assistant
Yahoo is planning a virtual assistant service in the vein of Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana, according to sources speaking to Business Insider. The service will offer search results, contextual information, important updates and located-based news. Yahoo is working alongside the advertising team on the project—known internally... Read more
Facebook Launches Potential Skype Alternative For Android
Facebook has officially launched ‘Hello’, another oddly vague name for the new Android dialer, which is available on the Google Play App Store for free starting today. Hello has a few new features to make it more than the typical dialer application on Android, including harnessing Facebook’s large social... Read more
Russian Hackers Use Adobe Flash To Hack US Government
Russian hackers with ties to the government have been using day zero exploits on Adobe Flash and Windows to gain access to crucial information on other governments, including the US, and potentially sending the information back to the Kremlin. In a report from security firm FireEye—the same team that... Read more
HBO Hunting Down Pirates Who Leaked Game Of Thrones On Torrent Sites
HBO and its parent Time Warner have often times gleefully accepted Game of Thrones is the most pirated show in the world, going as far as to say it is a bonus for the show’s overall trend worldwide. Something changed when season five aired. HBO launched Game of Thrones... Read more
Microsoft Apps Coming To Cyanogen Devices
Microsoft has snagged another important partnership with the makers of CyanogenMod, a ROM for Android that has become extremely popular in places like India. The partnership will include CyanogenMod 12 with Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Outlook, Bing, OneNote, and Skype coming preloaded on the update. It is a big list,... Read more
Google Chrome Ending Windows XP Support At End Of Year
Google Chrome has announced the end of support for Windows XP will come at the end of the year, one full year after Microsoft dropped extended support for the decade-old operating system. Most programs still heavily used on Windows XP remain active through extended support, including Oracle’s Java program.... Read more
Netflix Hits 60 Million Subscribers Worldwide
Netflix has announced it reached 60 million global subscribers earlier this year, adding an extra four million from late 2014. Two million came from the US, two millions from overseas, showing the demand worldwide for the video streaming service. 40 million customers come from the US, making the bulk... Read more
Major Apple TV Update Planned For WWDC 2015 on June 8
Apple has some major software changes coming to WWDC 2015 on June 8, including the launch of the next iOS and OS X update. There will also be a major overhaul on Apple TV’s interface, hinted at by the invitation ‘the epicenter of change’ with an Apple TV style... Read more
Google Fiber Forces Broadband Companies To Compete
Google Fiber is preparing to launch in several new cities in North Carolina, Georgia and Utah in the next year, something that has shaken the traditional internet service providers to actually compete. It must be an odd feeling for companies like Comcast and Time Warner Cable, who for the... Read more
One Million Apple Watch Pre-Orders In First 24 Hours
The Apple Watch launch might not have been greeted with the usual commodity of fans at the doors, but it looks like online the first-generation smartwatch is pulling some good sales numbers. Data measurement firm Slice Intelligence claims Apple sold just shy of one million Apple Watch units in... Read more
LG G4 Launch Event Set For April 24
LG is planning to launch its newest flagship in New York City on April 28. The South Korean electronics giant announced the event with another teaser, showing the LG G4 camera with an f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. LG also hints at a leather case or back, although that... Read more
Twitter For Sale? Stock Shoots Up After Buyout Rumors
Twitter is up for sale, at least, that is what investors seem to think. The stock shot up after rumors of an apparent buyoff loomed, Barron’s reported. Twitter has brought in Goldman Sachs to fight off the two suitors, which may include Google, Facebook and Yahoo—all interested in owning... Read more
Netflix New Terms Of Service Allows Subscription Termination If You Use VPN
Netflix has been giving mixed signals regarding VPN and geo-location tools, with the first reports claiming a ban would hit, followed by CEO Reed Hastings and other executives appealing to VPN users, and now Netflix has changed its policy to destroy VPN users. The terms of service change allows... Read more
iPhone 6S Plus Might Feature Force Touch
Apple’s latest touch trick is a new ‘Force Touch’ mechanism. Instead of taking every tap as a tap, Force Touch allows Apple to create different functions for the speed of the tap, the length of the tap and the force of the tap. This opens up a whole new... Read more
Google Will Bring Android Apps To Desktop Platforms
In 2014, Google launched a way for Android developers to quickly port apps onto Chrome OS and more importantly, onto the Chrome browser. The native client App Runtime for Chrome (ARC) has been in private beta with a few well known developers, but today Google launched it for everyone.... Read more
Google Picks A Fight With China State Web Registrar
Google has announced it will no longer accept certificates from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) following a major breach of false certificates issued by MCS Holdings in Cairo, the company who handles quite a few .cn domains. The false certificates may have allowed unverified and malicious websites... Read more
Make Any Display A Chrome OS Computer With Chromebit
Google and Asus have recently announced two new products: the Chromebook Flip and the Chromebit. Both come with new form factors for Google’s web-based platform Chrome OS. In the past year Chrome OS has seen huge growth in the education market, alongside personal users grabbing the low-cost netbook. Google... Read more