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Best Freeware Utility To Clone HDD To SSD

After using SSD on one of my PC and missing the blazingly fast speeds of it on my Apple Mac computer, I finally decided to get the iMac upgraded to SSD. To get data migrated from the old iMac Disk to my new Samsung EVO 850 SSD, I connected both to my other system running Windows 10. I installed and tried 3 popular data migration utilities on the Windows 10 PC which claimed to get the HDD to SSD migration job done, but all of them failed to recognise and clone the HFS+ (Mac OS X Partition) from the Bootcamped dual-boot configured iMac HDD.

Luckily, my memory served me on time and I went ahead using excellent, free "HDD Raw Copy Tool" utility for Windows to get the old HDD disk cloned as an exact one-to-one copy without any partition issue. We have used the same tool earlier to make compressed backup copies of Raspberry Pi SD-Card.

Free HDD To SSD One-To-One Exact Clone

Get Rid Of Windows 10 Upgrade Annoyance With A Single Click Forever...

I had earlier shared a trick on how to get rid of repeated and intrusive annoying Windows 10 upgrade prompts from Microsoft on Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines, but Micrsosoft seems to be getting more aggressive trying to push Windows 10 to Windows 7 and 8.1 users and it is getting harder for users to prevent the upgrade from getting installed automatically.

Responding to the significant user displeasure regarding the tactics used to push down the major OS upgrade down the throats of Windows users, Microsoft added features to its Windows Update facility which allowed it to be configured and not forcibly upgrade qualifying Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems to Windows 10. However, Microsoft did not make this configuration simple. It requires the use of the group policy editor (which is not present in some qualifying systems) and/or the system registry. In other words, they created some deep internal configuration options but chose not to provide a simple user-interface to give their users the choice. Freeware utility Never10 allows users use the very same configuration in a simple to use manner. A single click is all it takes to "opt-out" from the Windows 10 upgrade prompts the Microsoft recommended way. The elegance of this “Never 10” utility, is that it does not install ANY software of its own.

Semi-Restore - Free, Cross-platform Utility To Clean Wipe Your iDevice Without Losing Jailbreak

If you have a jailbroken Apple iDevice then a simple wipe to factory settings or the "Erase All Content And Settings" option on your device can send it into a infinite bootloop as discussed here. Earlier I have personally resorted to various tools to wipe important data like contacts on my iDevices and today I will be sharing how to wipe-clean your jailbroken device using a single free utility - Semi-Restore.

Semi-Restore, as the name suggests is a free, cross-platform tool to restore your Apple iDevice to a clean wipe (factory-reset) state without any issues on jailbroken phones. Compatible with all jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 5.0 through 8.4, the tool wipes all your personal data and settings leaving the jailbreaking intact.

Semi Restore Jailborken iPhone

[Video Explanation] The January 1, 1970 iPhone Bricking Bug, Why it happens and How to fix it...

Internet is abuzz with a newly found bug which will permanently sent your Apple iPhone in a boot loop if you set the date to January 1, 1970 and reboot. Until recently there was no solution to the issue and the user must get their phone replaced at the Apple store, luckily a solution is now found and is shared below.

Introduction to January 1, 1970 Bug - The fastest way to brick an iPhone!!!

Leaked Screenshot Shows Upcoming Video Calling Feature In WhatsApp

WhatsApp enabled and tested their Voice calling feature to a limited number of users initially and later rolled out to all users and other operating-systems. Leaked screenshots by an German site MacerKopf suggest that popular messaging service is all set to launch video calling feature for it's users.

WhatsApp has over 900M+ users which it acquired in a short span of just 6 years, the free video calling feature on this popular IM service is surely going to give competition substantial jitters of the likes of Apple (FaceTime), Microsoft (Skype), Google (Hangouts) and mobile-carriers.

WhatsApp Video Calling

OSToto Hotspot - A Free Alternative To Connectify

Connectify was a great freeware but has now became a paid service, luckily there are many alternatives available for creating virtual wi-fi hotspot on your computer. OSToto Hotspot is yet another freeware tool with a weird name to get the job done, the utility is FREE and has no advertising to bug you. All it takes is a single-click to create a virtual Wi-Fi hotspot on your laptop/notebook/desktop computer with a working wireless adapter turning it into a Wi-Fi wireless access point. The utility supports all flavors of Windows OS including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, Windows Server and comes with WPA2 PSK password security to safe guard your wifi hotspot from authorized usage.

Free WiFi Hotspot Maker Windows

[Exclusive Giveaway] EaseUS Todo Backup Home Edition Free Genuine License Keys Worth $29 Each

EaseUS needs no introduction as an company with popular products like the EaseUS Partition Master under their banner. EaseUS Todo Backup Home is also a very popular product of the company and retails for $29 per activation, we are proud to announce free unlimited keys giveaway exclusively of this utility to our readers from 09 Nov. 2015 to 11 Nov. 2015.

EaseUS Todo Backup Home Edition

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 For Raspberry Pi 2 Coming Next Week..

The Ubuntu MATE 15.04 version for Raspberry Pi 2 has been quite successful, and it seems to soon become the favorite OS for the small mini-PC after the official Raspbian OS.
The image is based on the regular Ubuntu armhf base and is optimized for the Raspberry Pi 2, one can comfortably use applications such as LibreOffice. Since, microSDHC I/O throughput is a bottleneck it is recommended to use a Class 10 microSDHC card for best performance.User needs a microSD card which is 4GB or greater to fit the image. The file system can be resized to occupy the unallocated space of the microSD card, similar to Raspbian.

The good news is the latest version of Ubuntu MATE v 15.10 is also coming to Raspberry Pi 2 and will be available for download on October 22, 2015.

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 For Raspberry Pi 2

Fixing Micromax Yureka YU Proximity Sensor Issue On Cyanogen OS 12

The latest Android Lollipop 5.X based Cyanogen OS 12 update brings a lot of new features to the Micromax Yureka YU, but at the same time introduces a annoying bug which breaks the proximity sensor functionality of the phone and the user is left struggling with blank screen during an incoming or outgoing call. One can imagine the frustration when screen is left in sleep state when receiving a call making it impossible to pick up, and unable to disconnect when the call gets picked up from an woken screen as the screen goes back into sleep mode. Thankfully there is a simple fix as shared ahead.

Micromax Yureka YU

Free iTunes Alternative : Syncios iPhone/iPad/iPod Manager for Windows & Mac

Syncios Manager LogoSyncios Manager is a free tool to transfer files between iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and PC. Are you looking for an alternative to iTunes for copying all kinds of files to your iOS device? If you lost iTunes library, suffer from a computer crash, buy a new computer or others and want to transfer files from iOS devices to PC, Syncios would be an awesome option. Which makes it much easier than iTunes to transfer music, video, photos, contacts, messages, apps and more from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch to Windows PC or Mac. Transfer files from your computer to iOS devices will be also available.

There are also free handy build-in tools in Syncios Manager: free Video Downloader to download online videos from 100+ sites including YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, etc, free Audio Converter, free Video Converter, free Ringtone Maker, free iTunes Backup Management and more functions. If you are looking for free wallpaper and ringtones, the free Syncios Manager is worth trying. It is packed full of features designed to make managing your device as simple as possible.

Syncios Manager User Interface
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