Friday, November 30, 2012

Pandora Recovery 2.1 – Rescue Permanently Deleted Files

You may be worrying what to do when you permanently delete or unexpectedly press “Shift+Delete” button on important files? That’s when file recovery management tool comes into act. You need to rescue those files which are very crucial to you. Pandora Recovery Wizard is a powerful recovery system utility which endeavors to recover permanently deleted files.


Pandora Recovery does not bring back files that are stored in “Recycle Bin”, any Windows user know how to restore those files. But, this indeed can restore deleted files from Recycle Bin or by performing “Shift+Del” operation or from DOS prompt.

The latest version v2.1.1 now supports Data carving i.e. surface scan of Adobe Photoshop PSD and MS Outlook PST.

How to Recover Files Using Pandora?

What really happens when you delete a file on FAT32 or NTFS file system is, the actual content is not wiped out, but only the reference to file data in the “Allocation Table” is removed. Regardless of the format, Pandora will restore all your deleted files to your hard drive.

1.  Once you run the Pandora Recovery tool, it scans your hard drive for existing, deleted and files on logical drive.
2.  When the scan is completed the user has full command to recover files.
3.  You could “SEARCH” the desired file or browse it using the file “HIERARCHY”.
4.  You can search the file, if you remember the full, partial, size, creation date, or last accessed date of the deleted file.
5.  You could also preview deleted image and text files without accomplishing recovery.


Note: You cannot recover files that are severely corrupted or securely written i.e, encrypted.


Features:

  • Surface or Cluster Scan – This feature recovers files which are reformatted media or damaged or missing file allocation table.
  • It can recover Archived, Encrypted, Compressed and Hidden files.
  • Alternate Data Streams (ADS) – Recover alternate streams like unnamed stream of MP3 file.
  • Recover media files like movies, images, and audio and of course office documents.
  • Overwritten files can be recovered, but are not accessible by the users.
  • You can review file and drive properties.
  • You can recover files to HDD or Network drive or Flash USB Drive.
  • Recover files from Digital Camera, USB Flash Drives, and older Win98 & WinXP hard drives.
  • It recognizes file system formats such as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and NTFS/EFS.

While installing Pandora Recovery Wizard, please to pay attention as it tries to change your default web browser homepage and suggests you to install “Ask toolbar” and other software which are not at all required for program’s functionality.

Information:

  • Version – 2.1.1
  • Setup File Size – 3.12 MB
  • Price – Free
  • Requirements - NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS+EFS File Systems, 64MB RAM, and Internet connection.
  • Operating Systems – Windows XP, Vista, 2003 and 2000
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Friday, November 30, 2012 by naresh kumar · 0

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

25 Windows 7 Gadgets Pack For Your Desktop

Every PC user wants to personalize their desktop with cool enhancements or add-ons, especially Windows users have zeal of organizing several apps like Calendar, Time, News Feeds, Games and others utilities. Thoosje.com is a website offering Top 25 Windows 7 gadgets pack for your desktop and its absolutely free to download and use.


In Windows 7, there are at most 10 gadgets to utilize whereas here you get a pack of 25 which is very impressive. With just one-click you could install your favorite gadget in no time and remove it with built-in uninstaller.

When you click on “Gadget Installer” icon, a simple interface is provided with six categories includes Calendars, Clocks, Games, CPU, Search and Tools. Each category has separate set of 5 icons with details. The “Tools” category has a battery meter, weather widget, calculator, and other basics. The “Games” include Magic 8-Ball, Tic-Tac-Toe, Pong and Atari Asteroids.


Everything is ok, but most of the gadgets show non-Western text which is annoying for regular PC users.

Information:

  • Version – 1.0
  • Setup File Size – 9.61 MB
  • Price – Free
  • Operating Systems – Windows 7 and 8
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by naresh kumar · 0

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Screen Grab Pro – Free Image Capturing Tool

Looking for a basic screen capturing tool which easily and quickly captures images of the PC and browser interface? Then, Screen Grab Pro must be your first choice. This is a basic and simple PC tool for capturing whole or part of the image and saving it to your desktop.


The latest version v1.7 has got a few improvements in its performance and flexibility. It has fixed 25% CPU usage issue when grabbing region was not grabbed.

The installation is simple but coming to its interface, Screen Grab Pro has got rare appearance which many screen capturing tools does not have. There is one big button for capturing the whole screen and one small button for grabbing region i.e. part of the screen.

Features:

  • Just one-click to capture any screen or region.
  • Save the output image as BMP, JPEG, ICO or PDF formats.
  • Copy the captured image to clipboard and use it in other image editing tools.
  • You can view last captured Bitmap and JPEG image in the editor.
  • You can set the Bit resolution to 8 or 32.
  • Capture Timer – Set the time to capture like camera to 5, 10 or 30 seconds.
  • Offers Hotkeys for screen and region capture.
  • You can select any window from the list.
  • Supports 32-bit images.
  • You can re-assign the hotkeys for screen and region capturing. By default, press “F9” for Screen Grab and “F8” for Region Grab.

Information:
  • Version – v1.7
  • Setup File Size – 1.24 MB
  • Price – Free
  • Operating Systems – All Windows OS except Windows 8
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Saturday, November 24, 2012 by naresh kumar · 0

Sunday, November 11, 2012

RealPlayer 15 – Play, Organize, Download and Share Videos

It has been 17 years since RealPlayer entertaining the world of media and most of the people still think that it is the best media management tool available today, in spite of many new video and audio players. There is no need to introduce this software now, but for those who are new to this, RealPlayer is an excellent video and audio management software which plays many media formats and works on multiple platforms like Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and many more.

RealPlayer 15 – Play, Organize, Download and Share Videos

The latest versions RealPlayer 15 has many features like Private Mode for watching videos, improved device and library synchronization, view pictures in slideshows, etc. It has got even updates for compatibility with Firefox and Google Chrome. It has also got a few improvements in its interface through which you could easily manage media files like photos, videos, music, etc.

RealPlayer 15 – Interface

There are three types of RealPlayer which the website offers us – RealPlayer Free, Plus and SuperPass(Premium). RealPlayer Plus and SuperPass have exactly the same features except TV & Movies for which you have $4.95. Let’s look at them briefly.

Download Video:

Now you can download popular videos from User-Generated Content sites either from RealPlayer Downloader or a browser plugin support Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. You could download videos in MP4 or FLV formats with a single-click.

RealPlayer 15 – Download Video

You can also download UGC videos three times faster (parallel downloads supported), but the feature is only in RealPlayer Plus and Premium versions.

Convert and Copy:

The new video converter can convert your favorite video files to multimedia device playable formats like MP4, WMV, MP3, AAC, 3GP and many media formats. You can also extract just the audio from a video file and play as .mp3 file. Multiple conversions can be done with with customized converter profiles.

RealPlayer 15 – Convert Videos

Copy the converted videos, music to your mobile, iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or any other digital multimedia devices.

RealPlayer 15 – Copy

Playback and Burn CD/DVDs:

RealPlayer is a universal media player which supports almost all playable video and audio files, and display photos. With simple yet strong media control, you can adjust the playback of the video and audio files.

RealPlayer 15 – Playable Content

You can burn CDs and DVDs that are compatible with your home theatre system with adjustable burning speeds. But to burn DVDs with High-definition videos you must have premium version.

RealPlayer 15 – Burn DVDs

Media Manage, Editing and Sharing:

Organize your downloaded, converted, and all playable media files via the RealPlayer media library. You can view videos in thumbnail, edit its properties, and create playlists.

RealPlayer 15 – Media Management

With RealPlayer Trimmer and snapshot feature, you could cut music and video files of any lengths. It shows the audio pattern and video capture during trimming. You can also take snapshots of your favorite videos.

RealPlayer 15 – Trim Videos

Share your converted, trimmed, and downloaded videos with your friends on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter via “Post/Upload” feature.

RealPlayer 15 – Share Media

There are other premium features like Advanced media transfer, HD Playback, Digital Recording, Print Library, and watching TV & movies, RealPlayer 15 is one of the finest multimedia player existing online.

Information:

  • Version – 15.0
  • Setup File Size – 742 KB
  • Price – Free, Upgrade to RealPlayer Plus for $49.99
  • Operating Systems – Windows 7, Vista and XP
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Sunday, November 11, 2012 by naresh kumar · 0

Friday, November 2, 2012

Norton 360 2013 Free 90 Days Download with OEM Trial License

Do you want Norton’s complete featured security software which delivers advanced options including “Online Family”, then you got to try Norton 360 tool. As the name suggests, this security tool provides all around protection against dangerous and malicious viruses which are vulnerable your PC.

Symantec had introduced the first version of Norton 360 in 2007 and was its initial product to use SONAR to spot zero-day viruses. The 7th version has been released in 2013 which is compatible with Windows 8. It includes Antivirus, Internet Security, Anti-spyware, Tune Up and Backup capabilities, which is worth trying for any PC and internet user.

As 1 year license for single user (can be used up to 3 PCs) is bit expensive ($89.99), it is better to try for 30 days to know its set of security features. Or you can download 90 days of Norton 360 2013 software which is offered as part of promotion by PCWelt.de, a popular Dutch online website. This product has 3 months OEM license key provided for free. You could download using “Download” button below. But before that let’s look at Norton 360’s complete specs, pros and cons.

Installation and Interface:

Finally Symantec has come up with an installation which doesn’t need a restart. As this 2013 version is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system, the sequence of completion is very impressive. The installer asks to participate in Norton’s behavior-based detection engine called “Quorum”, to send authorless data to Symantec’s cloud. This is an optional step and you can skip it quite easily.

Whether you are using the trial version of 30 or 90 days, a small registration is needed to run the program without any annoyance. Overall, the setup experience is fast, impressive and convenient.

 Norton 360 2013 - Interface

Coming to its interface, a major turned around by Symantec as it has been optimized for Windows 8 and touch screen operating systems. The design also resembles the style of Windows 8 Metro feature. There are tiles-like buttons for “Security”, “Identity”, “Backup” and “Tuneup”. The status of every option is placed below with the related symbol next to that.

Features:

  • It offers exclusive Norton protection system and Defense Layer Protection to get rid of online viruses and threats with 5-layered detection and accurate removal.
  • New Threat-Removal Layer – Eradicate onerous and hard-to-remove threats.
  • Improved SONAR Behavioral Protection and Live 24x7 Threat Monitoring.
  • It offers backup of your important files, photos and other stuff using “Automatic Backup” feature.
  • PC Tuneup – Cleans up unnecessary files and folders, repairs general PC problems, and frees up memory, which improves your PC performance.
  • Anti-Phishing Technology – Detects phishing websites which are meant to sneak into your PC and rob your sensitive information like passwords, identity, etc.
  • Exclusive Parental Control Management called “Norton Online Family”, through which you one can safely keep their children out of adult online content.
  • Norton Pulse Updates – Examines your PC protection level every 10 minutes without disturbing your regular work.
  • Web-based Backup – The data you have backed up can be downloaded anytime, anywhere via the cloud.
  • It checks Facebook “News Feed” for malicious links, unsafe websites and downloads.
  • Also it has exclusive features of Norton Antivirus and Internet Security like Norton Identity Safe, Norton Insight, Safe Web, Browser Protection, Download Insight 2.0, Vulnerability Protection, Bandwidth Management 2.0, and free 24x7 live chat through phone or online.
Norton 360 2013 - PC Tuneup Settings

With the Windows 8 support, web-based paid features and comprehensive protection, Norton 360 is the best recommended security product although some of the PC and internet users have complained about performance slow down and inability VPN connection.

Information:

  • Version – 360 v6 2013
  • Setup File Size ¬– 166.60 MB
  • Price – Free to try; 30 Days; 90 Days; $89.99 to buy for annual subscription
  • Operating Systems – Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Server 2008
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Friday, November 2, 2012 by naresh kumar · 0