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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…

5 Steps You Should Take Before Upgrading To Apple iOS 6
In the first 24 hours of the Apple iOS 6 upgrade window 15% of users have adopted the program. For the other 85% of users who are still using older versions of the Apple iOS here are a few tips to consider before upgrading your smartphones OS. Back up... Read more
Who Needs a Password When You Have a Palm?
The day of passwords may be nearing its end – that is, if Intel gets its way. Let’s face it; today’s computer and internet security is not very effective. Users have to rely on their skills to make an impenetrable password, but often this password is slightly revised and... Read more
Google Glasses: Should You Buy?
Every year Google holds an I/O for developers from all over the country. It is their opportunity to showcase and unveil new technologies and prototypes they are going to launch in the near future. This year’s I/O wasn’t much more than a circus but it did uncover one new... Read more
Free Photo Editing Programs Worth Using
As software and hardware manufacturers move their products towards cloud and open source services many customers have begun to ditch traditional software that they would normally pay for. I remember an early time in my life when MS Paint was just about the coolest program someone could master. How... Read more
Is It Time to Deadpool NFC?

Is It Time to Deadpool NFC?

Mobile September 20, 2012

What Is NFC? Although not everyone may be aware of it, NFC (short for near-field communications) is a technology that has been around for several years now. Probably thanks to the hype of the iPhone 5 possibly having NFC built-in – which we know by now is not true... Read more
Top Windows 7 Gadgets
Though the Windows Sidebar featured in Windows Vista was a bust, Windows 7 came back with innovative desktop gadgets that actually performed. Windows 7 stopped trying to knock off Mac’s dashboard appearance and instead created its own proper platform. Unlike the unpopular sidebar, Windows 7 gadgets have a purpose... Read more
Forget The iPhone 5 – 5 Apple Alternatives
Apple has released the iPhone 5, but experts are not convinced. Though it offers a few upgrades, really all the iPhone 5 has to boast about is a slightly slimmer construction. For most iPhone users, that is not that much of a big deal. Though the Apple iPhone has... Read more
Apple Wins Lawsuit in Germany – Will Google Motorola Be Banned?
The ‘Rubber Band’ Lawsuit Following their historic triumph over Samsung in the US, Apple didn’t cease and took its winning habits over to Germany. Apple had filed a lawsuit against Google Motorola in Germany regarding their patent of the ‘Rubber Band’ effect. As it turned out, Google Motorola was... Read more
Apple Maps Versus Google Maps
Google Maps has served as the lifeline of many a clueless traveler. For people like me, especially, Google Maps is an indispensable tool. Embarrassing as it may be, I have had to rely on Google Maps to get to my destination without being taken for a ride by unscrupulous... Read more
Forget Subsidized Phones, Offer Better Price Plans
Mobile carriers in the United States have mobile phone pricing all wrong. While users can enjoy a locked iPhone 5 for just $199.99 they end up paying for their phones discount with a two-year inflated pricing structure. Let me explain the subsidized dilemma currently facing American consumers, in many... Read more
5 Reasons You Should Own A Tablet
A tablet device could potentially be your key to portable freedom. While I would never endorse a tablet over a regular PC for heavy users, the cost on entry, portability and other advantages of tablet ownership should never be overlooked. For users who already run a Windows based system... Read more
Apple Hacker Heads to Twitter
Twitter looks like becoming the new hacker hangout. Gone are the days when users could post anything and everything on their Twitter feeds by breaking into people’s account. Twitter has enlisted the help of notorious Apple hacker Charlie Miller to ensure that its services are secure and aren’t abused... Read more
Must-Have Cross-Platform Apps
I don’t know about you, but there isn’t much more that can be as irritating as having to use different apps for different devices, although they do the same thing. I suppose the easiest solution would be to use a single device, but sometimes, that cannot be avoided. After... Read more
5 Concepts that Were Far Too Ahead of the Curve
Apps and technology accessories are nothing new to today’s consumer. In fact, with hundreds of apps releasing each month it is next to impossible to imagine there ever being such a thing as an app too far ahead of its time. Unfortunately, many app ideas released too far ahead... Read more
Dropbox Latest Security Offerings
In mid-July, a few hundred Dropbox users started to receive spam emails for online gambling sites. Though some did not realize the connection, others started to figure out that these spammers got their information from Dropbox. Two weeks later, Dropbox confirmed that it had been hacked and that these... Read more
Google Apps or Office 365?
Let the battle of the “office clouds” begin! There has been a lot of advertising about the recent changes Google Apps and Microsoft Office 365 have gone under, but which is best suited for users? There is a multitude of factors that users need to consider when comparing Google... Read more
Happy Birthday Google Chrome!
When Google Chrome was originally released in 2008, it promised Internet users that it would offer a faster, easier browsing experience for laptops and desktops alike. After four successful years of operation, Google Chrome will be celebrating not only its 4th birthday but also the fact that June 2012... Read more
The MS Office Store
This week the MS Office Store opened itself up for business offering productivity and business-boosting applications for professionals. Computer users have known that the release was coming, but they didn’t expect the release results that Microsoft Office’s Store was able to produce. They didn’t just open – they flung... Read more