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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…

How To Bypass the Logon Screen on Windows 10
Microsoft Windows, as an operating system, is ok. I say ok, because I like some features of it and others I don’t. In every version of Windows that Microsoft has released, there have been some features that really standout. Windows 10 is no exception. Obviously it is still in... Read more
Need Drivers? Try IOBit’s Driver Booster
Have you ever needed to update your drivers for your system? I’m sure you have. There is numerous  software available to fulfill your need, some of which are paid for products, some of which are freeware. What you need is well written software, combined with a comprehensive scan for... Read more
Do You Need Secure Remote Access? Try AnyDesk
AnyDesk is a popular Remote Desktop application that uses a new video codec, which is specifically designed for fresh looking graphical user interfaces. AnyDesk software is versatile, secure and lightweight. The software uses TLS1.2 encryption and both ends of the connection are cryptographically verified. AnyDesk is very lightweight and is crammed... Read more
Need to Clone Your Mac HDD? Try Carbon Copy Cloner
Carbon Copy Cloner is a backup utility with a difference. While most backup applications make copies of selected files, Carbon Copy Cloner makes an exact duplicate of a disk. For many Mac users, Carbon Copy Cloner has prevented complete disaster, helping them rescue an entire hard drive before it... Read more
WhatsApp Launches Desktop Client
After six years of WhatsApp porting its messaging service to every conceivable mobile platform, the team has finally launched ‘WhatsApp Web’ for desktop. Users will be able to scan a QR code on their smartphone to gain access to WhatsApp Web. Since users sign-up to WhatsApp with their mobile... Read more
Need In-Depth System Info? Try Speccy
Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the temperatures of your different components, so you can easily see if there’s a problem! Key Features Include information on:... Read more
How To Set Up Chrome Remote Desktop For iOS
Chrome Remote Desktop has been a service from Google that has been around for a while now, in fact, it’s been knocking around for years. The service basically allowed users to gain access to a Mac or Windows computer from another computer or an Android device. Up until now... Read more
Need Enhanced Remote Computing? Try MobaXterm
MobaXterm is a complete toolbox for remote computing. The application is an enhanced terminal for Windows with an X11 server, a tabbed SSH client and several other network tools for remote computing (VNC, RDP, telnet, rlogin). MobaXterm has the essential Unix commands for Windows desktop, in a single portable... Read more
Need An Old Style Start Menu In Windows 8? Checkout StartW8
StartW8 is a free but very powerful tool for Windows 8 users. Do you prefer classic desktop to a modern UI? Would you like to logon directly to desktop? With StartW8 you can use Start menu for running your apps or anything else that you can do with a... Read more
WhatsApp Potentially Coming to Desktop
WhatsApp is available on almost every mobile platform, including discontinued platforms like Symbian and Nokia Series 40, but has never developed a web client. New reports say WhatsApp will finally come to the desktop, after five years of availability. The new web client will use OAuth, sending a message... Read more
Outdated Drivers? Try Driver Booster
Driver Booster from IObit is a high quality piece of software that scans your system and updates any outdated drivers that may be affecting the performance of your PC. Failure to update these drivers could lead to system crashes. Driver Booster is a freeware utility, which has been designed with... Read more
Need to Find All Your System Info? Get Speccy
If you need data on every single piece of hardware that your system consists of, then you need Speccy. Speccy will give you detailed statistics on every piece of hardware in your computer. Including CPU, Motherboard, RAM, Graphics Cards, Hard Disks, Optical Drives, Audio support. Additionally Speccy adds the... Read more
Need a Backup of your NAS or SSD? Try True Image 2015
Acronis True Image creates backups of important data, individual partitions or entire hard-drives. With those backups at hand, mistakenly deleted files or hard-drive defects are of little concern. TrueImage features scheduled backups and synchronization of images on hard-disks, NAS systems, USB drives and over the web. As soon as... Read more
The Latest Version of Format Factory is Now Available
Format Factory is an audio, video and photo converter, which supports a massive range of formats for encoding and ripping. You can convert either single files or entire folders from one format to another. The application also has presets for portable devices that make it simple to create audio... Read more
Need Quality Video Conversion? Get Handbrake
I have used Handbrake for a long time now to convert my DVD files to MPEG-4 files.  The video conversion quality is second to none and the choice of options is very good. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded DVD to MPEG-4 converter, available for MacOS X, Linux... Read more
Need a Backup? Try SyncBack
We all need to backup our data every so often and for some, it’s more often than not. If you need an application that can provide secure synchronisation, with a simple UI, then why not try out SyncBack? SyncBack is well established as a world-class application in the field of... Read more
How to Organise your Mac Desktop with Spaces
A few years back Apple introduced Spaces with OS X 10.5 (Leopard). These were, in essence, virtual desktops. Spaces allows you to create multiple desktops, so basically it’s like having multiple monitors, but without the monitors. Some people knock Apple for their OS and say that it is gimmicky etc.... Read more
How to Change the Logon Screen in Windows 7
Windows 7 is relatively old now. After all, the next iteration of Microsoft’s operating system will be Windows 10. Although Microsoft skipped on the Windows 9 name, Windows 10 will apparently be an amalgam of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Well, from a GUI perspective anyway. Personally, I do... Read more