Find All Your Essential Data With EaseUS Data Recovery Software

EaseUS Data recovery software has been among the favourite choices for various tech experts. The software allows the user to recover their important data, which may have been lost due to an unforeseen circumstance. The software is flexible and easy to use. It can easily be navigated by both technical and beginner users.

The data recovery software can easily help people recover from several unexpected situations such as virus attacks, lost partitions, hard disk crash, unexpected mac data recovery, system crash, OS crash etc. The software is also able to recover a number of files including, media files, documents, compressed files, folders etc.

The software can easily be downloaded and installed for free from the official website of the company. The user can choose from 3 different packages, which are free, pro, and Pro+WinPE. Each come with its own limitations and advantages. The first packages, which is free, is free of cost, however, allow only up to 2 GB of data recovery.

Once the software has been installed on the system, the user must start the software and it will start analyse all the storage devices connected to your system. As soon as the analysis is finished, it will bring up a window displaying all storage devices and disk available. By clicking on any of these, you will be able to start the scanning procedure. Any lost partitions will also be displayed at this screen.


Beginning the Scanning Procedure

Once the user selects a storage device or disk, the scanning process begins. The first part of the scanning process is the quick search mode, which is reliable and fast. It quickly searches the memory for any data remnants, which were left by recently deleted files. It recovers files that have been recently deleted from the system or have emptied from the recycle bin. Once this part has been completed, the results are displayed and the second part is initiated, which is the deep scan mode.

The deep scan mode is an advanced search mode, designed to recover even more files by diving deeper into the memory and recovering remnants, which were previously left/skipped by the initial scan mode. Due to this, the scan mode takes a much longer time than the quick scan mode, often lasting from several minutes to several hours, depending upon the size of the disk.

After all the results are displayed on the screen, you can either start recovering them one by one or by selecting multiple files at once. If you have some trouble finding your desired file, you can filter the files according to their file types, or search for a specific files using its name. The preview feature can also be used to view the contents of a file, to determine whether you need to recover the file or not. Moreover, you can choose to recover the files wherever you wish to.

The software greatly simplifies the data recovery experience, which has made the software one of the finest available today.

 

Chrome 55 for Android Brings New Offline Download Feature, Spell Checker, and More

Chrome 55 for Android Brings New Offline Download Feature, Spell Checker, and MoreEarlier this month, Google rolled out the Chrome 55 update for Mac, Windows, and Linux. The update brought along a major change as the browser finally switched from Flash to HTML5 as default. Now the Chrome 55 update rollout has started on Android and brings along a feature that allows users to more easily save pictures, videos, and webpages for offline viewing.

The latest Chrome update on Android brings along the ability to “Easily download music, videos, and even full webpages for viewing offline,” Google said in its blog. Users will get the save icon feature next to the audio or video players to initiate the background download. The ‘Downloads’ section in the browser shows the amount of space taken up by the downloads from the browser.

The Downloads section shows the list of downloads with sub-division according to the file types such as pages, video, audio, images, and documents.
As per the search giant, users can now see and share their downloads within the browser itself. Further, the update brings along a feature that highlights the misspelled words in the text fields within the browser.
Google says that the update brings improvements to the contextual search UI within the browser as well. Chrome 55 update comes with other performance improvements and bug fixes as well.

The update on Android will further benefit the devices with low memory due to reduction of JavaScript Heap Size and Zone Memory Reduction, as per the report. The company says that the update will be rolled out over next few days.

Apple Says It’s Aware of iOS 9 Link Crashing Issues; Promises a Fix

Apple Says It's Aware of iOS 9 Link Crashing Issues; Promises a Fix

Apple has acknowledged an issue with Safari and other apps which forces them to a crash when opening a link in iOS 9 and above versions. The iPhone maker assures that it will resolve the issue with a software update soon.

Over the weekend, several users started to complain issues with Safari and other apps. Clicking a link on Safari and other apps was causing them to crash. Apple in a statement to 9to5Mac noted, “We are aware of this issue, and we will release a fix in a software update soon.”

According to posts on Apple’s Support website, when users click on links in Safari, Mail, Messages, Notes, Chrome, and other apps, they just freeze and crashes. While Apple hasn’t disclosed what is causing the issue, many believe that it has something to do with Universal Links, which Apple first introduced with iOS 9.

Universal Links allows an app to handle links natively instead of relying on Safari to do that for them. Apple allows developers to register domain names that they want to open in the app. The bottleneck lies in how these apps utilise this feature, as a user points out, as some apps such as Booking.com abuse the feature. In case of Booking.com app, the developers behind it have stuffed in a 2.4MB worth of domain-name-to-deep-link entries. This apparently makes the Universal Link database too clunky, causing it to crash.

Apple should release a fix for this in the coming days. The company is hard at work with squashing bugs in its mobile operating system. Earlier this week, it released a new build for iOS 9.3 that comes with a fix for users that faced an activation lock issue when trying to update their older iOS devices to iOS 9.3 that was released last week.

Google Is Not Calling JNU ‘Anti-National’

No, Google Is Not Calling JNU 'Anti-National'

Searching with key words such as “anti-national”, “sedition”, “patriotism” and “Bharat mata ki jai” onGoogle Maps now directs the users to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), which is caught in a row over its students being booked under sedition. This is not a case of Google taking a political stance, but rather because of a growing number of articles that link the two terms.

This is something that Gadgets 360 explained earlier, when Prime Minister Modi’s picture showed up when searching for “top 10 criminals” last year. As we noted then, these results are generated through algorithms, and not by any individual or group.

However, this is not something that everyone seems to realise. The students of the university, who have been agitating against the alleged “branding” of JNU as “anti-national” after three of its students were arrested in connection with an event, have taken strong objection to the “technical certification”.

“We will raise the issue with the administration to send an official communication to Google in this regard. We have been protesting against the branding of an institution as anti-national and now the search giant has gone a step ahead in certifying that,” JNU Students Union Vice President Shehla Rashid Shora said.

Jawaharlal Nehru University has been in news since last month over an event against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru during which anti-national slogans were allegedly raised. Three students – Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya, were arrested in a sedition case, kicking a national versus anti-national debate across the country. They are now out on bail.

“When I noticed this on Google Maps, I laughed at it. But when I thought of it it seemed dangerous. Dangerous not because it represents my university but for fact that anyone or institution can be termed so through the power of government and MNC’s. Will Google Maps be answerable for this?,” another student N Sai Balaji said.

A Google spokesperson said only that “we are aware of the issue and are working on a fix”.

A JNU faculty member, who did not wish to be named said, “Though we have strong objections to JNU being referred to as anti-national but since Google Maps is throwing same results for patriotism and Bharat mata ki jai as well, it could be a technical glitch too”.

Last year, the users were directed to White House when they searched for keyword “nigger house” and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s name was reflected in search of top 10 criminals. In both the cases, Google had apologised to them for the technical errors.

Great video downloader with a big caveat

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In just a few clicks, Softorino YouTube Converter makes it easy to download, convert, and transfer YouTube videos to your Mac or iOS devices.

There was a time not so long ago when downloading YouTube videos to a personal computer required a mere click of the mouse. Try this trick today and you’ll discover it’s not quite so simple, thanks to Google’s renewed efforts to block downloads in favor of the advertising revenue generated by streaming.

Of course, one can get around this by paying $10 per month for YouTube Red, which provides an ad-free viewing experience and the ability to save videos or songs for offline playback on mobile devices. But there are other ways to circumvent this challenge without the need for a subscription, assuming you don’t mind skating on the side of the legal pond where the ice is considerably thinner.

Download, convert, transfer

YouTube Converter is a $20 Mac application from Softorino, the folks behind the insanely useful and clever Waltr software. Like that software, YTC makes it easy to sync videos directly to an iOS device without the need to first import them into iTunes. (Be sure to turn off automatic sync in iTunes, which will remove videos transferred by YTC or Waltr.)

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A fuel gauge at the bottom displays the progress as files are downloaded and transferred.

The difference here is that YTC can also download videos directly from YouTube’s servers, converting them on the fly to one of four quality settings of your choosing: 4K, 1080p, 720p, or 360p. (Native 480p videos transfer without conversion with 720p selected). The resulting file is then transferred to the Home Videos section of Apple’s built-in Videos app, complete with thumbnail artwork.

With YTC running, all that’s required is to copy a YouTube URL, which is automatically pasted into the application. Choose a quality setting and destination (which can be the Downloads folder of your Mac or any connected iOS device), click the red Convert button, and YTC does the rest.

Now that YouTube has become the modern equivalent of a jukebox, music lovers will be happy to hear that YTC also includes an audio-only setting, allowing videos to be downloaded sans picture and similarly synced directly to the built-in Music app. There’s even a Preferences setting to favor MP3 over the Apple-centric default M4A format.

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Transferred videos automatically display the same thumbnail artwork as their YouTube equivalent in the iOS Videos app.

DVR for YouTube?

YouTube Converter really does take the headache out of saving videos. It’s far more painless and intuitive than other solutions I’ve used. The developers encourage sharing the software with three friends, which then unlocks the ability to download videos from Vimeo as well, but first you’ll be required to “activate” by sharing your own email address with Softorino. (Bah!)

But first you’ll want to consider the implications of using YTC: YouTube’s current Terms of Service prohibit the downloading of most videos, particularly those which generate coveted advertising revenue. That technically makes software like YouTube Converter illegal, although Softorino brashly justifies its use by comparing any potential crime to jaywalking and passing the software off as a time-shifting “DVR for YouTube.”

For this reason, my testing was limited to content I actually own or have licensed to others, including an entire feature-length movie with advertising was enabled. YTC worked like a charm on nearly every URL I threw at it, the only exceptions were Google Play, private, or age-restricted videos, which the software failed to recognize. (The latest version adds the ability to download videos from Facebook and Instagram, which are far easier than YouTube, at least for now.)

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Softorino YouTube Converter transfers videos directly into the built-in iOS Videos app under the Home Videos category.

Although you can copy multiple URLs into YTC while videos are processing, I found this method frequently tripped up current downloads; multiple URLs can instead be queued ahead of time, then transferred all at once, which worked more reliably. On occasion, transfers to my iPhone 6s Plus and iPad Pro would fail to work, but reconnecting or restarting the device always got things working again.

Obsidian announces Tyranny, a dark new isometric CRPG where you’re the bad guy

tyranny-logo-100650549-orig.png Pillars of Eternity was not the end. Today, Obsidian announced its partnership with Paradox continues and that the two are making a new isometric CRPG, Tyranny.

The trailer below and a handful of screenshots are the only media released thus far. We’ll have more news next week, but for now, there are very few details available

We were told however that the game is, despite the shared Pillars heritage, a very different kind of RPG. Obsidian is actively avoiding the typical zero-to-hero arc of most games in the genre. Instead you play as a leader, an already-powerful presence in theTyranny world when the game starts.

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And that world? Obsidian described it as a world where the ultimate battle between good and evil already took place—and evil won. Which makes your role as a leader in said world quite a bit more interesting, especially since Obsidian’s boasting that Tyranny‘s gameplay will feature a branching narrative.

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As I said, we’ll have more details next week once we’ve had the chance to get eyes on the game and talk to the developers, but provided it hits the same quality bar as Pillars of Eternity did then I’m excited. Best of all, the game’s set to release before the end of the year. It was apparently in development alongside Pillars, even though they kept a lid on the announcement until now.

Paradox Interactive reveals release dates for Hearts of Iron IV and Stellaris

hoi4_3-100569515-orig.png “I don’t want to be demoing Hearts of Iron IV in another room like this again,” said Paradox’s Johann Andersson to me yesterday. And thankfully he won’t have to. More than two years after its official announcement, the World War II grand strategy behemoth finally has a release date. Spacefaring grand strategy game Stellaris too, for that matter. And they’re both coming within a month of each other.

Oh boy. It’s going to be a long summer.

Stellaris arrives first, surprisingly. We first saw Paradox’s Star Trek-esque grand strategy title last fall. Now we’ve learned Stellaris and its many alien races will arrive by the end of this year, with Paradox targeting a May 9 release date.

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Stellaris.

Hearts of Iron IV (pictured at top) arrives not long after, aiming for June 6—a thematically appropriate release date, as any World War II aficionado will tell you. (It’s D-Day.) The game’s received a minor UI facelift in the past year and looks like it’s streamlined some of the micromanagement for those who want to focus on large-scale warfare.

There’s not much other news to report on either title. We saw demos of both this week, but they were more “Hey, we haven’t completely screwed it up” demos than anything else. But be sure to check out our previous coverage of both, if you want more information.

Two massive games. One month. Is that too much Paradox? Too much grand strategy? I don’t know, but I guess I’m prepared to find out.

Amazon files a pay-by-selfie patent while Microsoft’s own face authentication languishes

windows-10-hello-lock-screen-100598858-orig.png Amazon filed for a patent on Tuesday that anticipates a future where users simply smile for the camera to authorize an online purchase. It begs the question, Why isn’t Microsoft already doing this?

Amazon’s patent in question simply uses image-authentication technology to identify the user, with some motion thrown in to verify the user is alive and well and not a photo-identical mannequin used to fool the system. It sounds very much like… Windows Hello.

Windows Hello, of course, is the biometric authentication mechanism that Microsoft has built into devices like the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, and (less effectively) into the Lumia 950 series of phones. The company has touted how effective the technology is—capable of even distinguishing between twins—as a secure PC login tool.

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This is how Amazon’s selfie patent would work, as demo’d using Windows Hello.

Why this matters: Windows Hello was supposed to be the mechanism for authenticating a user around the Web, in a system Microsoft called Passport: The Hello technology would generate a secure token that the operating system would pass to websites to eliminate the complexity of typing in multiple passwords. By eliminating this “friction,” Microsoft predicted that its authentication system would lead to more sales. So far, however, it appears that not a single website is using Passport.

Time to take action, Microsoft

At this point, only a single Windows 10 app is using Windows Hello as a means of authentication, and it hasn’t even been made by Microsoft. Instead, it’s found in the Dropbox Windows 10 app, which offers the option to log in by Windows Hello face or fingerprint.

Amazon has simply filed for the patent, so there’s no guarantee it will ever bring the technology to market. But quite a bit of what the patent covers is already part of Microsoft’s capabilities: The depth cameras in the Book and SP4 already offer the added security of scanning your head, as well as your face; and the Kinect technology that underlies them can clearly interpret a wink or a nod. Again, the point is that I’m seated at a computer that already has these capabilities built into it, but they aren’t being utilized. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Alexa technology is quietly moving closer and closer to becoming the digital assistant, if not the personal shopper, of the masses.

Microsoft’s BUILD conference is taking place at the end of the month, and one of Microsoft’s 2016 priorities is to beef up up its app store. Wowing online shoppers by making Amazon’s vision a reality would be a good first step.

Crytek reveals pay-what-you-want CryEngine V, new virtual reality benchmarking tool

cryengine-100650459-orig.png cryengine-100650459-orig.png cryengine-100650459-orig.png cryengine-100650459-orig.png A few weeks ago, Amazon announced it had co-opted Crytek’s CryEngine for its new Lumberyard engine—and then released it completely free. Free to download. Free to use. Free from royalties. That naturally left us wondering where that left Crytek and CryEngine proper.

Now we know.

Today, Crytek announced CryEngine V. But—surprisingly—it’s also royalty-free. Instead of making money on the back end like Unityand Unreal, Crytek’s adopted a “Pay What You Want” system. In other words, after you make your money on a game, Crytek’s wagering that you’ll send some money its way. “We hope you’ll think of us,” said Crytek’s Frank Vitz, Creative Director on CryEngine.

It’s a risky but probably smart move for an engine that’s slowly-but-surely lost market share with Unity and Unreal ditching the old pay barriers and welcoming small indie devs into the fold. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and Crytek definitely needed something to stand out. Asking for even less money could entice some developers.

Crytek’s also (finally) created an asset marketplace to help out those same indie developers. Again, it’s late to the party on this one as Unity started that trend years ago, but it might bring in some people who were previously intimidated by CryEngine.

Crytek’s also leaning on its fabled graphics prowess to push a ready-for-VR narrative—near-photorealism at high frame rates, as seen in its demo for The Climb. Vitz said during today’s press event that “Can it run Crysis?” has now been replaced by “Can it run VR?” Assuming virtual reality takes off, it could be Crytek’s saving grace—as evidenced by the company’s upcoming, CryEngine-fueled VRScore VR benchmark.

Big changes! Now we just wait to see whether it’s enough to save what seems like a struggling company. CryEngine’s always been a stunning bit of technology, but they’ll need to win back developers (and rely on their generosity) if we’re going to see a CryEngine VI.

Samsung ships its Surface clone, the Galaxy TabPro S

samsung-galaxy-tabpro-s-100650894-orig.png It seems like every manufacturer has a Surface-like two-in-one these days, and now Samsung has joined the party.

Samsung will begin selling its Galaxy TabPro S on Friday at Best Buy for $900, a few days before the 12-inch tablet goes on sale at Microsoft’s own brick-and-mortar stores on April 4. Unlike Microsoft’s own Surface Pro tablets, the detachable keyboard is included with the price.

According to Microsoft’s blog post about the product, the TabPro S features a redesigned dual microphone, so the tablet’s ability to understand words spoken to Cortana has 90 percent accuracy.

Unlike the actual Surface Pro lineup, which boasts mainly Core i-series chips, the TabPro S is powered by a Core m3, a low-power chip that Microsoft said will allow battery life of about 10 hours.  Microsoft said that the tablet is the thinnest available, and weighs just 1.53 pounds. It doesn’t ship with a stylus, yet, but one will be coming soon, the companies said.

“We’ve worked closely with Samsung to integrate Windows 10 into the core of these devices, enabling richer interactions and more ways for people to experience the best of Windows 10 and do things you can’t on a Mac,” said Chris Cocks, the vice president of OEM technical sales at Microsoft, in a statement.

Naturally, one of the selling points of the tablet is its bright OLED display, a staple of Samsung hardware. Samsung has been one of the leading vendors in the Android space, but decided to market a Windows tablet because of “security, productivity, and manageability that only Windows can deliver,” Cocks said.

Why this matters: Microsoft’s Surface line has been an undeniable hit for Microsoft, though the high prices have undoubtedly given consumers pause. Competition—and from Samsung, whose tablet credentials are excellent—can only benefit consumers.