Keep your computer clean with Comodo System Cleaner

When it comes to system cleaners, CCleaner is one of the most popular. However, that doesn’t mean there is no other software with this purpose which is less popular, but with great features. Meet Comodo System Cleaner - a free package of useful cleaning utilities: Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, and Privacy Cleaner.

The registry cleaner has the purpose of removing any corrupted or unnecessary Windows registry entries. The disk cleaner has the purpose to clean out any system junk files, duplicate files and needless archives. The privacy cleaner has the purpose to protect your privacy by removing all traces containing private data from your system. Talking about what’s different in this program, the data Shredder has the purpose to permanently remove files, partitions or entire disk data and the Force Delete will let you delete any locked files or registry entries.

Apart from the default tools that any decent application with this purpose should have (as mentioned above) Comodo System Cleaner has some nice built-in tools that kept my attention: Force Delete and Shredder. Also, an interesting feature that I’ve found in Comodo is ‘Active Clean’. When this option is enabled, Comodo System Cleaner will scan your system in real-time to identify and delete invalid, corrupt and redundant files when they are created.

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Last week’s highlights #01

It was a crowdy week in terms of new releases but somehow shadowed by the death of Steve Jobs and the release of iPhone 4S. Therefore we made for you a round-up of some highlight products and news.

Google Chrome is coming to Android

As expected by many, Chrome will be launched for Android too and it might happen in October 11. The information comes from Chromium Code website where we also found out that the Android version of Chrome will include most desktop functions and support for 2D Skia – a complete 2D graphic library for drawing Text, Geometries, and Images that Google has been hard at work on.

Back to October 11, Google has an event partner with Samsung with the debut of Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich and maybe, Chrome for Android makes an appearance. I believe that the Android version Chrome will be available through Android Market and it will also come as an option to the stock Android browser right out of the box for the latest version of Android, but this is just a hunch.
Make and share screenshots with Ashampoo Snap 5

This program allows you to easily take screenshots of various regions, websites, or even specific windows on your desktop with just a few clicks. Within the same interface you can use several tools for editing. In this way you can easily add images, notes, texts, markings, and watermarks to your screenshots. Even for saving or exporting the screenshots you’ll get a complete set of tools. You can share your screenshots within the program by email, by saving them to the clipboard or a file or just print them. Moreover, you can now upload your result directly to Facebook or YouTube.

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Get rid of malware with the latest version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware

The best way to protect yourself is with a virus or malware scanner. Emsisoft Anti-Malware (previously known as a-squared Free) is a program that can be a good choice to scan and remove malicious software from your PC. The new version comes with great improvements and completely re-written dual scan engine for multi-core optimizations which brings a huge speed improvement on average, with the same things being scanned. Also, the false positive handling was improved too and now with the latest version, there is a caching system which makes the scanning faster with every scan.

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Avira Antivirus 2012 the basic trusted protector

Avira Internet Security comes with an improved interface with many visual changes that reflect the status of the most critical components you use. The entire status panel has been redesigned in order to allow a fast configuration and control of all options and features. In case of emergency, the casual user will not be bothered with dozens of settings because now Avira can decide what needs to be done to protect the your computer. And this can be done with only one click: Fix problem.

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The father of the post-PC era is dead

Last week Steven Paul Jobs (Co-founder and former Apple’s CEO) died of cancer at age 56. The world has lost one of the most influential and visionary character of the modern digital era, an entrepreneur and inventor who managed to change the consumer’s mentality in latter years through revolutionary products such as: iPod and the iTunes service, iPhone, iPad, or the latest generation of MacBook Air.

 

Ashampoo Photo Commander – all-in-one app for editing, organizing, sharing, and presenting photos

We all edit our photos in one way or the other. Either simply to remove the “red eyes” from our photos, either to resize, crop or rotate them. Ashampoo Photo Commander is a comprehensive photo tool that covers all that you need to edit, optimize or quick fix your photos, but it also offers all the features to organize, share and even present your digital photos.

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Ashampoo Photo Commander – all-in-one app for editing, organizing, sharing, and presenting photos

We all edit our photos in one way or the other. Either simply to remove the “red eyes” from our photos, either to resize, crop or rotate them. Ashampoo Photo Commander is a comprehensive photo tool that covers all that you need to edit, optimize or quick fix your photos, but it also offers all the features to organize, share and even present your digital photos.

The installation is simple and straightforward. However, I personally chose the custom method to avoid installing their toolbar. When you open Ashampoo Photo Commander, you’ll can simply locate your photo collection in order to edit and to use your favorite shots to create slideshows, albums, collages, cards, calendars and more. Ashampoo Photo Commander also includes a handful of filters and special effects.

One thing that I find really useful is the batch processing tools which allow you to convert, edit or add filters to a group of selected photos. Also, comparative with version 8, the latest version introduces an improved wizard to make the process much simpler and the quick-fix mode has been improved, adding an automatic red-eye removal tool and better eraser tool. When you’re playing with the effects, you can see now “before” and “after” shots of the photo. Also, the video playback has been improved, and video files can now be easily rotated during playback.

Another interesting feature is the Capture Mode. You can capture windows or just parts of the screen and you can take multiple captures at a time. The captured images can be modified later in the built-in image editor. Before capturing the screen, you can set some options including the color of the applied shadows or the shape of the captured images. Also, you can burn your images directly to a CD or DVD as an animated slide show or upload them to your homepage as an interactive photo album.

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The father of the post-PC era is dead

Yesterday Steven Paul Jobs (Co-founder and former Apple’s CEO) died of cancer at age 56. The world has lost one of the most influential and visionary character of the modern digital era, an entrepreneur and inventor who managed to change the consumer’s mentality in latter years through revolutionary products such as: iPod and the iTunes service, iPhone, iPad, or the latest generation of MacBook Air.

His remarkable career starts in the late 70′s as co-founder of Apple Inc. After a power struggle with the board management in 1985, he resigns and founds his own company NeXT. At the same time he acquires the computer division of Lucasfilm Ltd and renames into the worldwide known Pixar Animation Studios. After the acquisition of the studios by The Walt Disney Company, Steve becomes a member of Disney’s Board of Directors. His company NeXT kept the attention of Apple along its activity so in 1996 they decided to buy his company. In this way, Steve makes his comeback as a CEO in Apple from 1997 to 2011. His career ends in August this year when he resigns again from Apple due to his aggravated state of illness.

He was a loved and hated person at the same time, an aggressive and demanding personality as a result of his haunting perfectionism. He was also colleague, competitor and friend for over 30 years with Bill Gates and an avid fan of the Beatles who were taken as a model in his career. Through his achievements and complex personality Steve Jobs already reached the top of the most influential character of the 21st century remaining in the memory of many generations as a historical figure.

Rest in peace!

Bellow is a picture of the products launched by Apple since its inception until the launch of the iPhone in 2007. They also launched the iPad and iCloud since then.


Apple Evolution
Image credit: ScienceFriction.ro
One of the most memorable speeches is Steve Jobs delivering his commencement speech to the graduates of Stanford University in 2005.

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Avira Antivirus 2012 the basic trusted protector

As we already head for the last quarter of 2011, most of the developers have released their products for 2012. Avira Operations GmbH makes no exception and presents their latest security pack including the popular Avira Free Antivirus 2012.

The first visible difference from former Avira programs is actually the name, which has been changed to be easily accepted on international markets. As a result Avira has changed not only a single name, but the names of its entire product line and some of the most important product modules. Also a strong sense of usability can be seen into the new license renewal method. Starting with 2012 release, the product will automatically detect that a new license has been generated and paid for and will then renew its license. The user is notified via email by the product that the license has been renewed and that there is no interaction required.

Avira Internet Security comes with an improved interface with many visual changes that reflect the status of the most critical components you use. The entire status panel has been redesigned in order to allow a fast configuration and control of all options and features. In case of emergency, the casual user will not be bothered with dozens of settings because now Avira can decide what needs to be done to protect the your computer. And this can be done with only one click: Fix problem.

Along with simplicity comes also a decreased resource usage and a much faster initialization because the engine is loaded only once. A lower memory consumption is the result of re-usage and recycling of components that have already been loaded in memory. The integrity of the program has been strengthened in order to resist against targeted malware attacks. This means that Avira Internet Security can function without many registry keys while featuring better protection against process termination, component deletion and many others.

The FireWall included in the Avira Internet Security is now able to filter Ipv6 addresses on the adapter level and also create rules for applications trying to connect over Ipv6. This completes the FireWall solution and assures the customers that even if they use the newest IP protocol they are still protected. Also, the Mail and Web protection components are able to work now in a pure Ipv6 environment.
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Get rid of malware with the latest version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware

Most PCs are connected to the Internet and networks, making easier the spread of viruses, trojans, spyware, rootkits, worms and other malicious programs. They can get into your computer in a number of ways, including via your web browser, e-mail, or in a bundle with a software that you download from the Internet.

The best way to protect yourself is with a virus or malware scanner. Emsisoft Anti-Malware (previously known as a-squared Free) is a program that can be a good choice to scan and remove malicious software from your PC. The new version comes with great improvements and completely re-written dual scan engine for multi-core optimizations which brings a huge speed improvement on average, with the same things being scanned. Also, the false positive handling was improved too and now with the latest version, there is a caching system which makes the scanning faster with every scan.

Also, the user interface has been simplified for better usability and there are lots of usability improvements all around. You can now set missed scheduled scans to run on next program startup and desired actions to be taken on scan completion can be set before the scan now, too. Another important change refers to the licensing system. User accounts are no longer required and it was switched to a simple key-based system.

If you decide to Emsisoft Anti-Malware, you’ll get the full version including all protection features for 30+3 days for free. However, after that period of time, the software switches to a limited freeware scanner mode that allows you to scan and clean your PC whenever you want, but does not include real time protection.

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Apple unveils new iPhone 4S: was it worth the wait?

Sorry guys, I know you were hoping for a new redesigned iPhone 5 (including myself) with a larger edge to edge display and a thinner design such as one of those mock-ups we’ve see all over the Internet. Unfortunately, what we have for this year is an upgraded version of the iPhone 4 which is quite disappointing for all the iPhone fans. However, except the fact that the new iPhone 4S looks exactly like the old one with no cosmetic changes, it’s got some great new features and performance improvements.

There is a 2x faster A5 dual core processor with a GPU core that’s seven times faster than the current iPhone 4’s and its camera’s resolution and sharpness have been significantly improved in order to performs better in low light than the iPhone 4. Actually, according to Apple, the new 8-megapixel camera has more than 70 % improvement in light sensitivity per pixel over the old 5-megapixel camera.

Talking about features, iPhone 4S brings is Siri. Siri is some kind of artificial assistant which can handle a wide variety of tasks just by listening to your voice. It can send messages, schedule meetings, manage your agenda, place phone calls and even check the weather for you. You can ask Siri to do things just by talking the way you naturally talk to a person. Siri understands what you say, knows what you mean, and answers back. This means that you can ask pretty much any question you like, such as “any good burger joints around here?” Siri will check your iPhone and get back to you with the results.

This is the introduction video for the  iPhone 4S.

Another thing we find interesting is Airplay, a feature which will allow you to broadcast what you see on your phone (picture, a video, or even a game) directly to your TV. It’s Apple’s version of DLNA, all done via Apple TV.

iPhone 4S specs:

  • Processor - 1 GHz Dual-core Apple A5 CPU (Cortex-A9) which is 2x as fast as the iPhone 4
  • GPU – Up to 7x faster graphics, with dual core graphics (comparative with iPhone 4)
  • Display – Same 960 x 640 display as the iPhone 4
  • Back Camera - 8 megapixel camera sensor which takes 3264×2448 resolution images, f 2.4 aperture
  • Video Recording - 1080p at 30fps  with real-time image stabilization
  • Cellular - Hybrid GSM / CDMA (Great, the iPhone 4S will finally work anywhere around the world)
  • Internet – Faster data speeds, up to 14.4mbps but still be 3G, no 4G
  • Battery Life – Up to 8 Hour talk time, 14 hours of 2G talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 9 hours of wi-fi browsing
  • Storage: 16GB / 32GB and 64GB

The iPhone 4S will be released in 12 October and it will be available in 22 more countries on October 28 and in 70 countries by the end of 2012.

For more info, take a look here.

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Make and share screenshots with Ashampoo Snap 5

Making screenshots is one of the tasks that can be part of your everyday computer activity. Whether at work, school, or at home, you might need a tool that can take screenshots for you. While there is a huge range of products that can do the same thing (for example SnagIt, PicPick, Quick Screenshot Maker) Ashampoo Snap 5 comes as the optimum solution for taking and sharing screenshots.

This program allows you to easily take screenshots of various regions, websites, or even specific windows on your desktop with just a few clicks. Within the same interface you can use several tools for editing. In this way you can easily add images, notes, texts, markings, and watermarks to your screenshots. Even for saving or exporting the screenshots you’ll get a complete set of tools. You can share your screenshots within the program by email, by saving them to the clipboard or a file or just print them. Moreover, you can now upload your result directly to Facebook or YouTube.

The list of new editing tools goes even further with gradient fill support, text notes that can be added with a single click, support for text effects including gradients, outlines, mirror effects and other complex text objects, numbering support and BlurPen support for pixelate areas. There is an obvious change regarding the interface design. It has that touchy feeling that goes very well with the touchscreen support for Windows 7.

For the first time in its line of products, version 5 of Ashampoo Snap provides tools for recording videos. Whether is your desktop that must be captured or even your webcam with audio, Ashampoo Snap can do this easily. Now video greetings have never been so easy to be done and uploaded to YouTube within the program.

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