Sunday, April 6, 2014
Norton Zone is a cloud-based service operated by ‘Symantec’ which provides client-side encryption and uses encrypted and replicated cloud storage. As the files are shared through many devices, the user is concerned about security of their data. Norton Zone automatically scans files for malware and viruses before they infect your device.
It offers a free 5 GB of online storage and can be extended for larger storage through subscription which starts from $4.99 per month. For business, Norton Zone lets you share files with extreme safety with its built-in control and protection, and most importantly it is enterprise ready and secure. A 30-day trial is on hand for an enterprise ready solution, for further extension you could contact customer support.
Secure File Sharing:
The data you upload into Norton Zone can be accessed across all your devices like Smartphone, Tablet or Computer, securely. You can share a folder with friends or co-workers such that they can edit and share anything with you in that folder. Invite as many people as you want to share a folder with you.
People who have shared your file can be collaborated with comments for more fun than ever before. The files shared are automatically scanned for malware and viruses before the recipient downloads them.
You can create a link to any file in your zone and email that link to anyone, so that they can easily download with just one click. There are no size or email restrictions that you might worry. You can post a link to your Facebook wall, with link expiration and download limit settings.
Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone; No matter what device you’re handling, Norton Zone can be accessed from anywhere. The newly added files have instant access because everything is automatically synchronized across all your devices. You can sort files by file type and see the activities associated with your Norton Zone account on any device you wish to.
Norton Zone is custom designed for devices which include Android, iPhone, iPad, Windows, Windows RT, and Mac OS. Each app is designed according to the devices’ security benefits and technology.
Complete Control & Safety:
Norton Zone has its own data center to manage all your files which are encrypted when they are transferred to data center. You can add people to share, remove them when not required, and manage the links you create. The data is controlled by you and remains secure with Norton Zone’s data center.
Norton Zone is proven to be the #1 online storage & data backup tool because of its design and functionality. Go for it, if you are looking for a great cloud-based storage and backup service.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Smart Encryptor especially designed for Windows XP users, so the modern OS users like Windows 8 and 7 have to wait till the program gets novel. This tool offers ultimate protection when you are sending your important files to others via e-mail. The program is completely free to download and use.
The user interface of Smart Encryptor is very simple and the process involved in encrypting is quite easy to perform. It provides two tabs – one for Encrypting and the other for Decrypting. You can use drag and drop to add files or folders and save encrypted file as .SME. You have to enter the password to secure file encryption. It offers options to wipe source file and create self-extracting files. Hit the “Encrypt” button to start encrypting all the added files.
In ‘Advanced Settings’, you can either of the two encryption methods – AES and Blowfish. You can select the ‘Shredding method’ i.e. US Department of Defence, US National Security Agency or Custom method. In ‘Custom’ method, you can overwrite files with zero, one or random characters.
- Encryption process is easy to operate with intuitive user interface.
- Encrypt your significant files or folders directly from Windows Explorer with just a right-click on the desired file or folder.
- You can select any of two advanced encryption algorithms – AES or Blowfish.
- Stores all your private files and folders in one archive maintaining the folder hierarchy.
- Send encrypted files to others using ‘Self-decrypting executables’.
- Self Extracting Archive – Sends your encrypted data to others along with the software to automatically decrypt it. Thus, the recipient need not required to have Smart Encryptor installed on their systems.
- Optionally wipe the source files.
- Option to shred the original file after it has been enciphered.
There are several advanced encryption methods available in the market, but most of them are not effective. As Smart Encryptor is employed with two powerful encryption algorithms that are followed by US government standard, the files and folders are completely secure when sending via e-mail. For Windows XP users, this can be a great tool for sending their files to others without data loss.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Monday, March 24, 2014
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD has a very user-friendly interface which is instinctive and easy to navigate. You can select the desired aspect ratio of your slideshow project and start importing images either by browsing them via the program wizard or “drag and drop” technique. You can arrange images by date of creation or modification in ascending or descending order, accordingly.
Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3.0.3 is the latest version which is available for 40-day free trial with nag screen. The new version includes a renovated look with few UI enhancements that gives you a smoother experience. The program also comes with voice recording capability and various sound effects. You need minimum DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card with hardware pixel shader v2.0 to run smoothly.
- Apply individual sound effects
- Apply different default timeline and subtitle styles
- Intuitive User Interface
- Record your voice from any Windows recording device like a microphone.
- Apply background music
- Automatically insert EXIF data, such as filename, size, date, etc. as text objects.
- Insert Transitions such as Fade, Fall, Blocks, Bubble, Butterfly, Circular, Clock, Diamond, Melting, Sand, Slide Over, Squares, Star, Sweep, Swirl, Flip, Wheel, White Out, Curtains and lots more.
- Insert Objects like Add, Edit, Rotate and Mirror text, Table, Image and Shape overlays.
- Fully animated opening and closing credits
- Fade/display durations for the slides and embedded objects can be adjusted easily.
- Create Full HD videos and burn Blu-ray & DVD discs.
- Various occasion-related themes and logos
- Customizable Ken Burns effect, i.e. Auto-panning and Zooming.
- Upload directly to YouTube
How to Apply Effects:
The program takes a large amount of system resources when executing a task, but output has excellent image and sound quality. You can add various sound and video effects to a single or collection of photos. The basic steps in creating slideshows using Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 are:
- Setting your own or existing theme
- Applying background music and use sound effects to stir emotions
- Narrate your story in your own voice by recording with any Windows recording device.
- Add background info with texts and subtitles
- Add additional image and shape overlays
- Convert your slideshows to Full HD compatible video and burn to DVD and Blu-ray if you wish.
The interesting feature of Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 has been “Ken Burns Effect Editor”, which a popular technique of bringing still images to life through subtle panning and motion. With its wide range of effects, transitions and built-in templates, Ashampoo Slideshow Studio HD 3 is definitely a strong tool for every user.
Monday, March 24, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Avast Internet Security (AIS) 2014 aims to control the flow of attacks caused by the hackers for the integrity of your personal and important data. It reduces the danger of computer virus infection such that no significant of yours can be stolen. It has built-in firewall and an anti-spam filter, which completely integrates with your PC, detects and removes unwanted email.
The latest version Avast Internet Security 2014 has added new features such as Stream Filtering, ARA/ARC, and Firewall, and has improved Software Updater, Browser Cleanup, and GrimeFighter tools. It has fixed some of the bugs like,
- Uninstalling Avast! might have been stuck at “stopping service; Avast! antivirus”.
- Upload issues with Dropbox and Flickr
- Performance and Stabilization issues in Stream Filter like blocking of ajax calls.
- Several firewall issues like blocking of Google Earth.
- General stability has been improved after several crash situations.
Installation and User Interface:
The installation file size is reduced comparatively, and thus the process has been faster compared to prior versions. Once installed, Avast! runs mutely in the background to defend your computer against all sorts of malware. The software runs along with others internet security suites like Norton Internet Security, so the compatibility is good with this package. The issue regarding the uninstallation has been solved.
As far as user interface is concerned, AIS 2014 has the best and unique interface among all the security suites available in the market. The black and light blue color combination feels more pleasant to any user.
- Real-time Shields – File System, Mail, Web, Anti-spam and Firewall
- Virus Chest – An Isolated place for storing potentially dangerous files that can be handled with special permissions.
- A fully integrated Anti-spam Filter to detect unnecessary email.
- A fully integrated Firewall that monitors all network and blocks unauthorized communication. You can also block external hacker attempts, and thus preventing your sensitive data from accessing.
- Command-line Scanner – Detects potential malware infections via command-line parameters and the results are exactly the same as running a scan via the standard UI.
- Intelligent Antivirus engine with new DynaGen technology
- Anti-malware protection along with Anti-spyware and Anti-rootkit
- SafeZone for secured payments and banking
- Silent Firewall against hacker attacks
- Anti-spam against phishing and scam emails
- Sandbox lets you browse the web and run program virtually and ensures social networking safety.
- Hybrid Cloud technology that downloads virus definitions in real-time
- Silent/Gaming Mode
- Scan when program when executing; scan scripts when executing; scan libraries when loading.
- Windows 8.1/8 compatibility
There are some issues before related to performance and stability which are fixed in this new version. Coming to the scanning module, AIS 2014 has five different methods – Quick, Full, Removable, Custom and Boot-time scan.
Finally, Avast Internet Security 2014 is a complete and professional protection suite with interesting features that has the ability to protect your computer offline and online in real time. It is available for a 30-day trial subscription or $39.99 purchase that is compatible with Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.
Sunday, March 16, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Friday, March 7, 2014
SpringPublisher is in many ways used as a DTP tool with basic and advanced features. A Pro version is also available for just $23.95 that supports high-resolution printing, microperforated paper, and other aspects.
The new version SpringPublisher 4.0 has few added features such as image effect filters of mono, sepia, red, green, and blue; photo adjustment filters of brightness, contrast and gamma; and border effect. It has fixed the issue of importing large size of photos.
- You can download high-quality templates from the online template store.
- You can add images, QR codes, texts, maps, vector shapes, logos, artistic QR codes, barcodes and arrange them as you like.
- It provides various image effects such as shadows, opacity adjustment, rotation, border effect, image filers, etc.
- Generates high-resolution artwork with a maximum output of 350dpi.
- You can print your artworks using your own printer or professional printers.
- Supports Avery and Printworks microperforated paper that enables you to create business cards and postcards more easily.
The user interface of SpringPublisher is very similar to Microsoft’s Office with ribbon-style toobars. You can create, save, and print projects easily from the interface. The ‘Page Manager’ tool lets you preview creations before the final output. It installs a browser toolbar along with the main application.
You can expect everything that a DTP tool contains right from adding special effects to printing envelopes and labels. Whereas, you can’t export high quality artworks in free version.
Friday, March 7, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 includes firewall, web, and email protection tools with some extra tools like file shredder and defragmenter. It offers real-time and scheduled scans with the assistance of good anti-virus database. The built-in firewall and web protection are the main modules in this antivirus software.
The user interface is completely different from others which has an uncluttered design, although, the users find it difficult to use it the first time. The UI includes three main links on the right-side – Home, Navigation and Help. The “Home” section shows your computer protection which includes Virus and Spyware Protection, Web and Email Protection, McAfee Updates and Your Subscription. All the links for Features, Settings, Reports and History, and McAfee Resources are comprised in “Navigation” center.
- Real-time antivirus defense protection from Trojans, spyware, viruses, rootkits, and more threats.
- Advanced Scanning engine – Scans for threats faster without compromising your computer performance and battery consumption.
- McAfee ActiveProtection and NetGuard Technology – Keeps away from zero-day threats and botnets.
- McAfee Vulnerability Scanner – Fix security issues in Windows OS and its applications.
- McAfee Shredder – Removes your sensitive files securely with no chance of restoration.
- McAfee SiteAdvisor - Displays safety ratings (red, yellow and green) of the websites you visit.
- Two-way Firewall – Prevent hackers and malicious software from accessing or stealing your private data.
- Network Intrusion Security – “My Home Network” shows all connected devices of your internet connection, so that you can find out who else is accessing your connection.
- Protects your Family i.e. monitors your kids’ online activity easily.
- Anti-spam - Block spam and dangerous email effectively.
Another special feature in McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 is “CleanBoot Rescue CD”, a Windows-based bootable antivirus which scans for malware without relying on Windows, so that Windows-based malware threats cannot fight back.
The program prevents potentially unwanted program from running i.e. allowing programs only you can trust. There are three scan types – Quick, Full, Customd and Real-time scan running in the background to detect viruses, spyware and other threats. Sometimes, the system needs a reboot to completely remove malware that’s alive in memory. It alerts you the phishing or fraudulent websites that attempts to steal your login information.
Finally, McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 has interesting security features, but it has a confusing and unattractive interface which users may find it hard to use and moreover, it doesn’t have no password protection options. The PC users who are willing to have a basic PC protection with effective optimization and privacy tools, then McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 could be the right choice.
Download Link: McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Ashampoo Burning Studio Free got power, simplicity, and most importantly intuitive to use. With this user-friendly burning software, you can effortlessly undertake all tasks such as burn movies, music and data. You can create audio CDs, data discs, Blu-ray discs, burn backups, rip music and much more.
To install Ashampoo Burning Studio Free, you require minimum 1024x768 resolution and 200 MB HDD space. You need to install LightScribe System Software to run the program smoothly and effectively.
The recent version Ashampoo Burning Studio Free 1.12 has removed MyAshampoo Toolbar and improved performance and stability. To get the full features of the program, you have to request a free license key when running the application for the first time.
- Multi-disc file backup and restore on CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
- Integrated Audio CD ripper
- Set the number of copies before burning
- Discs are verified immediately without being ejected first.
- Key Features:
- Burn data CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs with or without the auto - start functionality.
- Burn backups of data on one or more CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs.
- Burn music as audio CD, mp3 or wma collection.
- Burn Full HD Blu-ray discs from already existing files.
- Integrated support for 1700+ CD/DVD/Blu-ray burners.
- Create and burn disc images
- Create modified copies of already existing discs.
- Rips music of different formats from CD.
- Copy CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs
- Erase Re-writable discs
- Update previously burned discs
- Save project files so that you can burn the same discs again later.
- Interactive troubleshooting assistant for resolving hardware and media issues.
Apart from offering wide range of features, Ashampoo Burning Studio Free is not completely customizable, but the clutter-free interface helps basic users a lot. Overall, Ashampoo Burning Studio Free provides a strong feature-rich pack which is suitable for all users.
Download Link: Ashampoo Burning Studio Free
Sunday, February 23, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Thursday, February 20, 2014
LicenseCrawler can get the serial numbers of numerous applications and softwares such as Nero, Ashampoo, Office, VMware, etc. Your work and time will be saved instead of searching for the keys in your mailbox, manuals and other location. The program supports all versions of Windows OS, including Windows 8.
Since the program is portable, it can be easily accessed from a USB drive, External HDD or any storage unit. You can simply drag and drop the application’s files to any location of the hard drive.
The user interface of LicenseCrawler is uncomplicated where you can select a computer to search in, along with the registry. After completing the scanning process, you can find out the product ID, type and name, purchased owner and serial number of the respective software. The processed details can be exported to a text document with or without encryption.
Pros and Cons:
- Finds the serial or license very quickly
- Searches serials for all versions of Windows
- Accessible from a USB drive or any other storage device
- Doesn’t always find the right serial number
- Program needs admin rights
The recent version 1.35 has updated scan engine and batch processing, along with backing up all computer license data in the network. The program is free for non-commercial use and ad-supported. The non-registered version will show nag screens during each run.
You can scan multiple computers at once by inserting a TXT file from the hard drive. And also you can create a whitelist/blacklist, disable high speed scanning if you wish to lower your computer’s resources and enable a 64-bit scan.
The program has a fair response time, consumes moderate amount of CPU and system resources. If you’ve lost program keys or serial numbers, then download LicenseCrawler to recover them immediately.
Download Link: LicenseCrawler
Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Monday, February 17, 2014
CleanGenius is an all-in-one cleaner which takes control of your PC and protects your privacy from illegal traces when browsing online or social networking. It detects and deletes hard-to-remove junk files to free up your computer hard disk space. It easily removes unwanted software, plugin, empty files, etc.
The latest version CleanGenius 3.24 supports Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, & 10.6 operating systems. The Mac version comes as a free 15-day trial with various disabled functions such as Clean up Social Network Service history and Instant Messenger history, Registry Cleaner and Defrag, Cloned File Finder, Context Menu fixer, and Driver backup. Whereas, the Windows version is completely free to download and use.
The new version has added few animation effects, drag and drop facility, option to hide the status in menu bar and other enhancements.
The program has got more options than CCleaner but some are disabled in free version. Still, the free version is impressive and serves more than expected. The tool can scan your computer to clean, revamp and optimize the system with just a few clicks. Some of the advanced tools are still accessible in EaseUS CleanGenius Free edition.
- Quick and Deep Scan
- Computer and Internet Privacy Protection
- Memory Manager to optimize and improve system performance.
- Driver Backup for backing up Windows device drivers.
- Uninstall Manager to safely remove unwanted software.
- Process Manager, an augmented task manager for advanced information regarding system programs and processes running.
- Disk Defragmenter, Disk Cleaner and Disk Check.
- Shutdown Scheduler for scheduling power management tasks.
- Registry Cleaner and Registry Defrag
- Context Menu Fixer
- Shortcut Cleaner to remove invalid or useless shortcuts.
- Top file Finder, Cloned File Finder and Empty Folder Finder.
- Unlock Locked Files which helps to rename, move or delete locked resources.
- File Shredder and File Splitter
EaseUS CleanGenius Free uses less CPU resources and RAM. It has a wide range of tools for perfect computer maintenance, which can be configured by all user levels.
Monday, February 17, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0
Friday, February 14, 2014
The new version 1.31 includes added bundled language files for Windows 8.1, DisplayFusion fixes, hid the advanced option when closing a metro app, and other unspecified changes.
The installation asks whether you favor the Windows 8 Metro-style or the original Windows 7-style Start Menu. You can customize a few options like style, configure, and control of Start8.
With the return of Windows 7-style Start Menu with Windows 8 enhancements, you can access to shutdown, devices, music, documents, and videos with just one-click. You can search for Windows 8 apps, ping desktop and metro app to the start menu. A unified search for apps, settings and files is added. You can boot directly to the Windows 8 desktop. A “Jump List” feature is also included in Start8.
A Clean, streamlined user interface improves Start8’s usability where you can access Windows 8 Start screen from the Start8 menu itself. You can disable all Windows 8 hot corners when at the desktop and automatically go the desktop when you sign in.
The configuration of Start8 made life easy where you can customize what would the user like to see on the menu, such as large icons, recently used applications, open submenus on mouseover, and highlight newly installed applications. You can customize the shortcuts you want on the right-hand side like Administrative tools, control panel, connect to, default programs, etc.
On the other-side, Start8 is limited to 30 days, which will disappoint many Windows 8 users. However, the 30-day trial version gives you full features to use and customize. The full version can be purchased for $4.99.
Download Link: Start8
Friday, February 14, 2014 by Naresh Kumar · 0