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A Shattered Collection of My Best Memories: An Immediate Solution Thanks to Stellar Photo Recovery

Who doesn’t love creating new memories and saving them as photos on a smartphone, PC, or any other digital media? While many of us share some on social media, we keep the most precious and private ones to ourselves. Sadly, my hard drive of photos became corrupted, which held images…

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…

Microsoft Stops Windows 8.1 Update For Businesses
The other day was a big day for Microsoft users, what with the deadline for Windows XP finally arriving. Then there was the update for Windows 8.1, which was released on the same day. However, Microsoft has stopped the Windows 8.1 update for businesses relying on Windows Server Update Services... Read more
Microsoft Now Owns Nokia’s Handset Business After Chinese Approval
The deal between Microsoft and Nokia was signed more than seven months ago, but has been pending the final arrangements, thanks to the Chinese regulators who have been looking at the deal really closely. With the Chinese approval now on the table, together with approvals from the European Commission, the... Read more
The XPocalypse is Here: It’s Really Goodbye to Windows XP!
This is it, folks. The day that Windows XP users have been dreading for the past several months since Microsoft announced that it was going to end support for the beloved operating system. April 8 is here. The XPocalypse is here. And it comes alongside the latest Windows 8.1... Read more
Windows 8.1 Update Coming Tomorrow
Windows 8 users are probably looking forward to getting some much needed improvements to their operating system. The adoption rate of Microsoft’s latest operating system leaves no doubt as to how unsatisfied people are with it – Windows 7 still dominates the operating system market share. Even Windows XP... Read more
Cortana Not Coming To Asia Till 2015
I hate to be Debbie Downer here, but while it seems that Cortana might just have what it takes to put Siri in the backstage, users who live in Asia will have to wait till next year to enjoy Microsoft’s new personal digital assistant. While the latest Windows Phone... Read more
Microsoft Offers Windows For FREE For Mobile
Early in March, the rumor mill was abuzz with Microsoft allegedly working on a free version of Windows 8.1. Before the month ended, Microsoft Office for the iPhone and Android was released for FREE. As if that weren’t enough, Microsoft just dropped a bombshell that certainly makes things a... Read more
Windows 7 Still Dominating OS Market Followed By Windows XP
It’s less than a week before Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows XP, but it doesn’t look like Microsoft’s attempts to get people off the operating system has made a significant impact. NetMarketshare just released the latest data on operating system market shares, which only goes to show that the... Read more
Microsoft Buys Wearable Tech IP For $150 Million
If there were any doubts about wearable tech being the future, this is the time to re-think those doubts. Microsoft just joined the wearable tech race to the tune of $150 million; at least that’s the estimate of those in the know. According to TechCrunch, Microsoft has spent a whopping amount... Read more
Microsoft Changes Privacy Policy – They Won’t Snoop On Emails Anymore
Privacy is always a touchy thing, whether or not you have something to hide. And when people in “power” do invade privacy in one way or another, the proverbial excrement does hit the spinning blades. Last week, the case of Microsoft snooping on a Hotmail user’s emails because of... Read more
Microsoft Office is FREE On iPhone & Android Phones!
Free is the name of the game, it seems. Believe it or not, you can get Microsoft Office for FREE on your iPhone; and if you are an Android user, you get the same benefit! Microsoft Office users were certainly happy to hear that the software suite for Mac... Read more
Microsoft FREE Trials For Software & Services
Yesterday, I expressed surprise about the things happening at Microsoft – a potentially free operation system and the MS-DOS source code being made available. Here’s another pleasant “surprise”, in case you are not aware of this: Microsoft is offering a free trial for its various software and services. It’s... Read more
MS-DOS Source Code Now Available To The Public
Surprise, surprise! It does seem that Microsoft is really going through major changes. Not only have we heard about rumors about a free version of Windows 8.1, but now, Microsoft has released the MS-DOS source code to the general public. Free AND Microsoft? Strange bedfellows, huh? Arguably, MS-DOS is... Read more
Vulnerability Alert: Zero-Day Attacks Against Microsoft Word
Yesterday, Microsoft announced a vulnerability in Word, which could allow code to be remotely executed. This remote code execution can happen when a user opens an RTF file, which has to be specifically written to do the malicious activity, using an affected version of Microsoft Word. Merely previewing such... Read more
Microsoft Offers $100 Discount On New PCs to XP Users
Last week, Microsoft held up a carrot on a stick with a $50 gift card to customers who buy a device from a selection. It seems like the stunt didn’t really work as expected, though, as before the week ended, Microsoft doubled the incentive. Now, people who purchase select... Read more
More Than 60% Of ATMs Will Continue Running Windows XP After EOS
By now, everyone aged two to 92 is probably aware of the fact that April 8 is going to be the day we have to say goodbye to Windows XP, although technically, the operating system will not disappear. It’s just that Microsoft will end support for it, making devices... Read more
OneNote 2013 Now Out For Windows & Mac For Free!
Last week, we were teased with the news of OneNote 2013 coming to Mac soon, and true enough, Microsoft has released the app. The popular note-taking app is not only available on both platforms, but users can download it for FREE! That does not mean that there is no... Read more
Firefox 28 Released, Windows 8 Metro Excluded
We all have our Internet browser of choice, but the numbers show that Firefox is the second most dominant, second only to Chrome. This data comes from w3schools and is applicable as of January 2014. The trend, however, is the same in the past year. It is thus no... Read more
Microsoft Surface 2 With 4G LTE Now Available – AT&T Only
Finally, Microsoft Surface enthusiasts have the option to use their favorite tablet on the go without having to rely on establishments offering Wi-Fi – free or for a fee. Today, the Microsoft Surface 2 with 4G LTE is being launched and will be available via Microsoft Retail Stores,, and... Read more