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Wakie: The app and social network for giving and receiving real live wake up calls

Are you the kind of person who loves getting wake-up calls when you stay at hotels, and wish you could bring that experience into your everyday life? Now there’s an app for that: Wakie is a free mobile app that brings together a social network of friendly strangers from all over the world to give each other wake up calls. It’s a great system; in the morning it’s easy to hit a snooze button every nine minutes until you’re late for work, but suddenly speaking with a kind person you don’t know really motivates you to become alert so you can speak with them at least somewhat intelligibly.

Wakie App

Windows 9 Codename Threshold Technical Preview Expected To Release Next Month

After some convincing internal builds leaks of Windows 9, we are now hearing rumors that Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of "Windows Threshold Technical Preview" next month following the earlier announced rapid-release cycle schedule for Windows OS. The newest feature to make it's way into current builds of "Windows 9" would be the ability to upgrade "Windows builds" with a single-click without requiring a complete re-installation of the OS as needed with older Windows OS's.

Windows 9 Codename Threshold

Lantern : An app to end censorship

Proxies, VPN and Tor Network have been the most popular tools in hands of users wanting to bypass internet censorship in countries like China, Iran, Syria and North Korea. Lantern a free utility for Windows, Mac and Linux which allows users to bypass internet censorship by routing internet connections via "trusted" friends located in non-restrictive countries. Unlike Tor, Lantern is a tool having the priority to provide access via trusted computers and is not designed to prevent monitoring or anonymize a user's connection. Lantern also makes use of it's cloud-servers acting as proxy to provide access if no trusted peer-to-peer connection via a friend is available, these connections are also faster then other similar tools like GoAgent, Freegate, Ultrasurf, Psiphon and Autoproxy as it focuses to utilize it's proxy-resources in providing access to only "a list of known blocked sites" instead of all websites wasting resources.

Lantern

Review of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

It is believed that most Windows users have encountered data loss situations, and the loss of important data may bring them countless trouble or even serious economic losses. Therefore, to furthest recover lost data seems so important. Recovering data lost due to hardware damage, users should turn to professional data recovery companies, but to deal with data loss situations caused by software errors, such as mistaken deletion, accidental formatting, virus attack, and power outage, they are highly suggested to ask professional data recovery software for help, which can help avoid privacy leakage to the largest extent. Nevertheless, most data recovery programs on the internet are so expensive that common users can not afford them, but MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition is an exception. Though it is a piece of freeware, its data recovery competence is much more powerful than that of most chargeable programs.

Functions of MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Equipped with 5 functional modules, it can help recover data lost due to almost all soft errors.

MiniTool Power Data Recovery Free Edition

Apple Siri Vs Microsoft Cortana

"Now that is a smartphone," admits Siri as the comparison ends in the latest Windows Phone 8.1 commercial promoted by Microsoft. Pitting the Apple’s Siri digital assistant against the newly unveiled Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1, the advertisement shows how an iPhone 5S pitted against a low-end Lumia 635 fairs as Cortana handles location-based reminders, along with traffic alerts which Siri is not able to do. Do enjoy the "Siri vs. Cortana - Happy Anniversary" commercial shared below.

Apple Siri Vs Microsoft Cortana

MicroXwin Runs Debian & Android Together, Works Faster On Raspberry Pi

X- Window System is the core graphic-framework for Unix/Linux desktops. Sadly, it does not works very well with low-power mini-pc's like Raspberry Pi and therefore alternatives like Wayland are being developed. MicroXwin is a kernel-based X Windows implementation, which claims to be the smallest and fastest X implementation promising a faster, stable and has low-latency GUI on mini-pc's with the added advantage of being a unified Linux distribution that can run Android and Debian/Ubuntu applications simultaneously. Both Android and Debian apps run at native speeds and unlike other hacks Debian apps don't depend on Android and has full compatibility with all Android applications.

This is looking to be a great solution to the lack of proper graphic-driver problem on Debian ARM, which prevents proper YouTube and HD video playback on these devices where Android will act as the solution under the unified distribution. VolksPC, the company behind MicroXwin have also shared two videos - one showing Debian-Android duality, and the other showing upto 66% faster desktop performance on Raspberry Pi.

KDE Plasma 5.0 : A Visually Stunning Desktop Experience

KDE is one of the most popular desktop interface on Linux platform, the new Plasma 5.0 upgrade brings the much-awaited fresh new look with a cleaner interface on top of a new graphics stack. The update provides users visually updated core desktop experience which is not only easier but also familiar to the user. Plasma 5.0 introduces a new major version of KDE's workspace offering. The new Breeze artwork concept introduces cleaner visuals and improved readability. Central work-flows have been streamlined, while well-known overarching interaction patterns are left intact. Plasma 5.0 improves support for high-DPI displays and ships a converged shell, able to switch between user experiences for different target devices. Changes under the hood include the migration to a new, fully hardware-accelerated graphics stack centered around an OpenGL(ES) scenegraph. Plasma is built using Qt 5 and Frameworks 5.

KDE Plasma 5.0

Steps To Recover Lost USB Disk Space

A few days ago my friend experienced "lost disk space" on his 8 GB pen-drive while using the Videocon D2H external-disk TV recording functionality. The DTH STB asked to format the device to enable recording, after which only 149MB was left visible/usable on Windows. While inspecting the disk from "Windows Disk Management" console, it was clear the space was still there but is of an unknown format, the recording feature on STB deliberately converted the disk to a custom file-system to prevent piracy of recorded material. We simply need to reclaim the space using special utilities as demonstrated ahead.

Recovery Process


Windows Disk Management Showing Unrecognized File-system Space


Recovery Process

Leaked Windows 9 Build Shows Return Of A Redesigned Start Menu

Microsoft Windows 9 was already being rumored and now a new leaked build seems to confirm the whispers. While the leaked screenshots show a Windows 8.1 Pro watermark, from past experiences we can safely assume that to be the case with very early alpha builds. The new "Hybrid Start Menu" appears to be a mix of the legacy start menu with Metro portion integrated into-it as tiles. Also, it is to be noted that this build 9788 having Windows NT kernel version 6.4 (which is the next kernel version hence Windows 9 not Windows 8.2), which was compiled on July 4 has got no ISO's available/leaked on file-sharing and torrent websites for download so the origin of the leak should be inside Microsoft.

Windows 9 Threshold

Google I/O 2014 : Android L, Android Auto And Android TV

This year's Google I/O Keynote got some really exciting announcements from the company where they showed their upcoming offerings like the next version of Google operating-system dubbed "Android L", the in-car Android mode as "Android Auto" and the "Android TV" to name the most interesting ones. Here are three videos providing you with important information about the upcoming new technology.

Google Android L Hands-on Developer Preview

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