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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…

Get Ready For The Microsoft Smartwatch
The wearable tech wars between the giants, and Microsoft is making sure that it will not be left behind this time. Forbes has learned that Microsoft is indeed coming out with a smartwatch that is loaded with sensors that measures heart rate. We heard rumors recently, but it looks... Read more
Microsoft Unhappy About Windows XP Update Hack
Still hooked on Microsoft XP for whatever reason? Even though the company has officially said goodbye to the iconic operating system, and the deadline has come and gone, there are still hardcore XP users out there. And when I say hardcore, I mean hardcore – to the point that... Read more
Microsoft’s Skype Translator Allows Cross-Lingual Conversations in Real Time
If you’re a sci-fi fan, then you’ve probably been waiting for the day when a Universal Translator, like that of Star Trek’s, is made – and becomes available to the public. While we won’t probably be facing the need to speak to Klingons, Vulcans, and other species from space... Read more
Microsoft Offers Brazilians Free Skype Credits To Use Bing
What’s your default search engine? According to Net Market Share’s April report, Google still leads all the other search engines globally – by miles. Google has 68.65% market share worldwide, followed by Baidu with 16.99%. Next comes Yahoo – Global with 6.56%, and at fourth place is Microsoft’s Bing... Read more
Save Up To $200 On Microsoft’s Memorial Day Sale!
Happy Memorial Day to our friends in the United States! While it is a day when American pay respects to the men and women who gave up their lives during their service in the military, this day also brings some good news for Microsoft users who have been looking... Read more
Microsoft Windows 8 Banned By Chinese Government
In a move that caught Microsoft offguard, the Chinese government has issued a notice that  agencies are to forego purchasing Windows 8 and installing the software on any new government devices. The notice that was officially sent out is titled “Agreement to supply information about the class of energy-saving... Read more
Internet Explorer Zero-Day Flaw Discovered in 2013 Remains Unpatched By Microsoft
This is the second time in a one-month period that a vulnerability in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer has been exposed. The first one was announced in April, with Microsoft being quick to admit the problem. The company even shared emergency measures that users can take while waiting for the patch... Read more
Microsoft Unveils Surface Pro 3
So the speculations were correct: Microsoft’s event yesterday did not yield a Surface Mini but a larger Surface Pro 3. The event was centered on the newest version of the company’s tablet, which is indeed a 12-incher. The average person has separate devices for specific uses. If you’re like... Read more
Don’t Expect A Surface Mini Announcement Today
Sorry, folks. In spite of the not-so-subtle hint about the “small” event that Microsoft is going to hold today, May 20, it seems that the Surface Mini is not going to materialize. Rumors about the Surface Mini have been going around, and the logic behind all the speculation is... Read more
Windows 9 Preview To Come in Q2-Q3 2015
It might very well be only a rumor, but where there is smoke, there’s fire; and what we’re hearing is that the next version of Windows, Windows 9, is already in the works. That’s only logical, as it does take Microsoft a while to get their things together, in... Read more
Microsoft Comes Out Top in EFF Privacy Report
Earlier this month, the ethical question of whether Microsoft may be compromising cutting edge research was raised by someone from the inside – something that cannot be taken lightly, whether you’re in the sector or not. Something new has come up, though, with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) releasing... Read more
Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Accidentally Confirmed?
A teasing side to Microsoft seems to have come out in recent times. Last week, the company sent out invites to journalists regarding a “small” event for the 20th of May. Naturally, many of us took that as a teaser for the much talked about/rumored Surface Mini. Yesterday, though,... Read more
British Government Goes For Microsoft Instead Of Open Source
What the heck is the British government thinking? Opting for Microsoft instead of using open source? That doesn’t make sense, right? After all, Microsoft is not exactly known for having the most affordable pricing schemes, while open source, as we all know, is all about making software available for... Read more
Microsoft Backtracks Again, Pushes Back Windows 8.1 Update Deadline
About a month ago, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 update. Users who had automatic update enabled didn’t have to do a thing, but those who didn’t have that setting were very strongly “urged” to update their machines. In fact, when the update was announced, the team behind it were quite... Read more
Cortana Hacked As Home Automation Controller
Admittedly, Cortana is a latecomer to the game of personal assistant software, but Microsoft’s answer to Siri and Google Voice just might have a fighting chance. Coupled with all the changes and initiatives happening within the company, Cortana’s future looks bright, and in the near future, you may even... Read more
Microsoft Products May Be Compromising Cutting Edge Research
It’s no secret that Microsoft has serious issues with security. It’s almost normal for us to hear news about the “latest” vulnerability in one product or another. But there is also the problem of government spying on data. For the individual, this may be an irritation at the very... Read more
Is Microsoft Office 2013 A Rip Off?
Microsoft Office is still the main software suite that people use the world over. It does have many advantages over its competitors, not the least of which is that most people you know probably use it, as well as its already familiar features, thereby eliminating the learning curve. One... Read more
Microsoft Making “Windows Watch”?
There’s no doubt that the smartwatch niche is hot these days, with everyone and their mom jumping in the bandwagon, trying to outdo each other, not to mention to get “there” first. Now, it looks like Microsoft is joining the smartwatch game, with its not-so-recently filed patent for a... Read more