Piriform has released a new update of Speccy, bumping the version number to 1.29. If you have never heard about Speccy, it is a useful freeware Windows application that helps you get insight about your computer system. Simply speaking, it is a system information tool for Windows users.
According to the official blog, Speccy 1.29 comes with improved Windows 10 compatibility. It has also improved support for the latest Intel Skylake and Broadwell processors. In addition to the above notable improvements, Speccy 1.29 also strengthens hardware detection with its updated hardware detection algorithm.
If you own a iPhone or iPad or any other Apple device you know you need iTunes installed on a Mac or Windows system to manage your device. iTunes no doubt works great until you want to do something that’s “unorthodox” in the eye’s of Apple. Unlike Android, accessing iOS filesystem and your data like photos, music and videos can be a headache.
Before you start a war on what I said about the close filesystem, hear me out first. I agree the close filesystem has its own advantages but what I don’t like most about it is I cannot access my data directly when I am connecting my device to my Mac or PC without opening iTunes and syncing data. This also makes it impossible to optimize your device after say when you upgraded to the latest iOS version. Instead of getting a snappy performance you experience sluggish performance. You start blaming the new upgrade but what if you can clean the junk files and free up your device and make it fast again? Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro promises the same and more. The application is available for both Mac and Windows systems. Today we will review the latest version of Tenorshare iPhone Care Pro to find out if it really performs and lives up to its promises or not.
Windows 10 is no doubt one of the most successful operating system launch in the history of Microsoft. Thanks to the big PR campaigns, Windows Insider Program, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer, and letting users upgrade their existing Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 directly through Windows Update. But not everyone wants to upgrade to Windows 10. To let users upgrade to Windows 10 through Windows Update, Microsoft installed few updates on existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers. Mostly these updates were delivered without asking the users. After the updates are installed a user is asked to register for Windows 10 free upgrade.
In reality, users can get the free upgrade without registering for it. Now, if you are one who is constantly getting nagged to update to Windows 10, here is something that you may like. No, I will not ask you to mess with the registry or do tasks that may be hard for you to understand. Here is a portable freeware app known as GWX Control Panel (formerly known as GWX Stopper) to do the task for you.
Microsoft finally announced the official release date of the new version of its office productivity suite, Microsoft Office 2016 (codenamed Office 16). Microsoft has set September 22, 2015 as the release date of Office 2016 for Windows. Office 2016 for Mac is already released and is available through Office 365 subscription. The preview version of Microsoft Office 2016 was first announced back in March and it is already available for a test. Office 365 subscribers can download the preview version from their Microsoft Account to test out the new features. Volume licensed consumers of Microsoft Office will be able to download the productivity suite from October 1, 2015.
Wondershare Filmora is the latest professional video editing tool that easily allows you to create, edit or convert videos. After you have done video editing, the program allows you to either save or share it on YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. It comes bundled with a rich set of video effects that includes filters, overlays, elements, transition effects, titles, split screen effects, and background music. You can use these and add them to your project, to create professional grade impressive videos.
Microsoft has finally released Cortana for Android for everyone (only available via Google Play Store in US) as public beta. According to Microsoft, Cortana is the first personal digital-assistant to work across your PC and your phone. Other than its own Windows platform, the Redmond software giant is releasing Cortana for both Android and iOS platform. Today, the first public beta of the Cortana Android app is available to all Android phone users living in the US.
Windows 10 deeply integrates the digital-assistant to offer a better user experience. With the release of the Cortana app for Android devices, the company is making sure that you use Cortana across all the device you carry. Cortana functionality will remain almost same across all the platforms. If you are already comfortable with Cortana on your PC or Windows Phone, you will feel home when using it on Android.
Any platform that becomes popular also becomes the most targeted one. Be it the popular Windows platform or the popular smartphone platform Android. There have been many reports in the past of malicious Android apps targeting unsuspecting users. The smartphone industry has grown exponentially but the amount of awareness about security is very low. Even the official Google Play store was not safe and that is the reason Google started scanning apps. With millions of apps available for install it is very tempting to install new apps without giving any second thought to it. Installing new apps mindlessly not only puts your security at risk it can also slow down your phone. Often times the apps that you uninstall from the device it keeps behind many junk files and other useless data, thus impacting your device’s performance. IObit has come up with a solution to all these problems by releasing AMC Security (aka Advanced Mobile Care).
Performing any tasks related to hard disk is a daunting task for majority of computer users. All operating systems are equipped with a built-in disk management software that provides basic functions like creating new partitions or deleting existing ones. Microsoft Windows is no exception here. The flagship operating system by Microsoft comes bundled with a Disk Management function accessible from the Computer Management window. It provides very basic functions like create new partition, delete partition, etc. What if you need to do some advance tasks like splitting an existing partition or resizing one? Truly speaking, not everyone wants to invest money to buy some expensive software that they are going to use very less. How about if we tell about a software which does more than what you want and still is free? Here, we are going to review AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It’s a freeware hard disk management software for Windows that has some impressive features under its sleeve. Enough of talking, lets dive in to find out how it performs in our tests.
Microsoft has released a new smartphone app titled “Switch to Windows Phone” for Android users. This new application will allow Android users to easily move from Android to Windows Phone platform. The software giant is all set to launch Windows 10 on July 29, 2015. Unlike the desktop version of the operating system, Windows 10 Mobile will not be available for download on July 29. Microsoft wants to first make sure that all apps and services are ready before the mobile version of the operating system is released.
Apple’s new iOS 9 boasts a lot of new features and improvements. If you are following Apple’s keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference, you are already aware about many of them. Apple missed to mention a few features. One of them is the Move to iOS app which allows Android users to easily move to iOS device like iPhone pain-free.
The upcoming iOS 9 is set to launch this fall. It will be offered as a free upgrade to all iOS users who have a supported iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch device. With Move to iOS app, Apple is making it super easy for Android users to switch to iOS. This feature is not highlighted that much on Apple’s iOS 9 web page at this moment. Its tucked at the bottom of the page, with the description that says that Move to iOS app will allow Android users to “wirelessly switch” to iOS.