4K video (3840 x 2160 pixels) is highly praised thanks to its sharper image and more exciting visual sense than traditional HD videos. What’s more? Now you can easily find many 4K videos from Amazon, Netflix, or YouTube, and download 4K videos for later use. You can convert 4K videos for playing on iPhone, iPad, Android, etc. Today, we’re going to look at WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, with which you can easily download and convert 4K videos.
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).
Microsoft has finally released the public version of Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things) edition for the Raspberry Pi 2 and MinnowBoard MAX. This special version of Windows 10 is a stripped down (“light edition“) is officially called Windows IoT Core.
If you are a Raspberry Pi 2 or MinnowBoard MAX enthusiast and you are eager to develop for Windows IoT platform, you should visit the official Windows IoT website to download Windows 10 IoT Core ISO file, meant to run on your development board. To work on your projects, along with Windows 10 IoT you also need to download Visual Studio, Software Development Kits and other tools. You will find links to all of them from the official Windows IoT website.
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, clearing all doubts and confusion, has officially announced that all Windows Insider testers will receive free Windows 10 upgrade. We all know that Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get free Windows 10 upgrade. Yes, you do have to upgrade within a year of Windows 10 release on July 29, 2015. The latest announcement puts a smile on the faces of all Windows Insider program tester. So, now to receive Windows 10 free of charge, all you need to do is clean install the latest preview of Windows 10 build 10130 on your computer. Login with your Microsoft Account that’s registered for the Windows Insider program and wait for the final version of Windows 10. It doesn’t matter which Windows edition you had, after you receive Windows 10, it will stay genuine.
Earlier we heard the rumor about Microsoft offering Windows 9 (aka Windows Threshold) to Windows 8 users free of cost. Now another rumor is brewing about Windows 9, the successor of Windows 8.1. Rumor is, Microsoft may go as far as offering Windows 9 free upgrade to Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 users? Expected to land in spring 2015, Windows 9 is now one of the most anticipated Windows next edition. Microsoft is also expected to offer a minor update, dubbed Update 2 to all Windows 8.1 Update 1 users.
VeraCrypt is an on-the-fly encryption utility, a fork of TrueCrypt. A software fork means that the software is using the source code of the original but it’s not a clone.
Before we talk more about VeraCrypt, here’s what happened to the original TrueCrypt software. TrueCrypt (discontinued now by its original developers) was the most popular encryption software. The sudden abandon of the open source project left many speculations and even led to many conspiracy theories. Official TrueCrypt website started redirecting to SourceForge page. Official announcement stated that TrueCrypt is “not secure” and may have “security issues.” The developers even asked users to use Microsoft Windows BitLocker to encrypt data. The internet was abuzz about the sudden death of the popular project. Many infosec people started suggesting TrueCrypt alternatives. Since VeraCrypt is a fork of TrueCrypt, users may consider it as a good alternative of TrueCrypt.
Every other day we hear news about reputed websites being hacked or user data are stolen. Although a normal user won’t be able to find out about the security practices used by their favorite websites like Dropbox, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn, etc. But as a user they should definitely try to keep their own passwords strong and unique for each websites. This way, even if one site gets hacked, you can be sure that your other online accounts are safe. You may say, okay that’s a good suggestion but it’s insane to even trying to remember all unique username and passwords combinations for each websites. Well, that’s why we have password managers to do the task and save us. Sticky Password is one such password manager application which promises to keep your passwords safe, secure and organized. Let’s dive in and see if Sticky Password is really worthy or not. In the end there’s also a giveaway exclusively for all My Technology Guide readers.
When Microsoft started giving away free license keys of Windows 8 Pro Media Center, software pirates found a way to activate an illegitimate Windows 8 copy. Using the Windows 8 activation workaround, software pirates converted their illegitimate copy to a legitimate licensed copy of Windows 8 at no cost. All by simply using the Windows Media Center upgrade key provided by Microsoft for free as part of a limited time offer.
It was expected that sooner or later the Redmond-based software giant will patch the activation exploit. Neowin.net now reports that Microsoft has quietly patched the Windows 8 activation bug. Now, if any user tries to use the activation exploit, they are provided with a traditional “Activation error” message.
Windows 8 comes included with Windows Media Player. But do not mix Windows Media Player with Windows Media Center. Since, Windows Media Player in Windows 8 can’t play DVD movies anymore, you have to either opt for an alternative player such as VLC Media Player or you will need to buy Windows 8 Media Center Pack key. Yes, you read it correct, with Windows 8 Pro, you have to buy a separate license for Windows Media Center, which used to come bundled with earlier versions of Windows.
If you are an owner of Windows 8 Pro license, here’s some good news for you. To promote Windows 8 among its users, Microsoft is giving away free Windows 8 Media Center Pack product keys. You can use this free Windows 8 Media Center Pack key to upgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Pro Pack. If you are having Windows 8 license, you will need to first upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, before you can activate Windows 8 Pro Pack using the promo license key. You can get the free license until January 31, 2013.