There are some excellent free VNC Viewer applications like UltraVNC on Microsoft Windows platform, and if you are looking to access remote computers over VNC on Apple MAC OS X platform there is no need to install anything as the functionality comes built-in as Screen Sharing App.
If you are a usually customer who enjoy shopping online, then you definitely won’t want to miss the chance to get something you want at favorable price on Cyber Monday, the Monday after Black Friday, the Friday following Thanksgiving, which is quickly becoming one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.
There many products are provided with discount, and some of them even are free on Cyber Monday. Here is one of freebies, which names Collage Maker for Windows. It is a time limited giveaway launched by Softease Software and only available for 24 hours. Originally, it costs $14.99 for single license. Now it is free to grab during the giveaway period.
Collage Maker for Windows is an easy to use collage software designed to turn photos into cool collage quickly. Of course, there must be others collage tools out there to help make photo collages. But why not give this free collage maker a try and make your own picture collage for free?
Microsoft seems to be giving out pirates free Christmas gifts as a they are accidentally allowing users to fully and legally (not ethically) activate Windows 8 Media Center Edition.
The blunder/loophole works like this - to promote Windows 8, Microsoft not only offered cheap Windows 8 product keys but also topped it with some nice icing by offering free Windows 8 Media Center Upgrade Pack till January 31 2013. Now, the problem is these free Windows 8 Media Pack keys can be used to activate a fully-functional, activated genuine copy of Windows 8 without paying anything !!
Once fully configured according to your custom needs it's a good idea to create an raw image backup of your Raspberry Pi SD Card setup, once backed-up a user simply need to re-image the card in-case the underlying operating-system or filesystem gets corrupted. There are various methods to backup and restore the Raspberry Pi SD card, we reviewed all and here are the best options to get the task completed in shortest time with smallest file-size.
The most widely used Windows utility for RAW image backups and restores Win32 Disc Imager is an easy to use option but the resulting file-size is bigger as it is uncompressed, using any popular compression format results in smaller backup size as shown below. However, this approach consumes more time and requires manual efforts twice.
A Microsoft Key Management Server (KMS) is a legitimate service offered under Microsoft Volume Activation 2.0 solution which is used to activate volume licensed Microsoft products. The KMS allows automated activation of Microsoft products for organizations within their own network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft for product activation.
The internally hosted KMS server activates client computers for a period of 180 day, once a machine is activated it will attempt to communicate with the same KMS server every 7 days to renew it's activation resetting it license counter back to 180 days. If the KMS activated client is not able to re-communication to the KMS after 180 days, the machine will become unlicensed and go to it's 30 day grace period and notify the user of this change. If the machine is not activated against the KMS after the 30 day grace period it will enter a reduced functionality mode until it is able to connect to it's KMS or is changed to a MAK license key and activated with other methods.
While being a legitimate service from Microsoft for volume licensing and activation of genuine copies of there software's, KMS activation process has been exploited by pirates since Windows XP and is is still done. KMS activation is also the only working pirated crack for Windows 8 as all available Windows 8 activators are based on this method.
After my recent update to Google Chrome Version 23.0.1271.64 Adobe Flash powered videos stopped outputting sound. This is a wide spread Google Chrome specific bug and until Google fixes this here is an workaround to get the audio back.
As we approach Thanksgiving, the holiday much anticipated by the Americans, more and more companies give significant discounts on their popular applications and some even go so far as to provide for a complete free offer. And today the picked freebie is named iMobie AppTrans - a specialized Windows Application made to transfer iOS Apps from old iDevice onto the new-bought iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch 5, as well as the iPhone 5.
Probably you need to keep a watchful eye on this if you are facing such a problem - “How to move my Apps to the new device along with the intact App data (e.g. game progress, achievements and personal settings). I would definitely hate the idea of starting a game on their new device from the very beginning.”
iTunes do allow you an option to restore App data from existing backup, but it is risking losing all personal data on the half way. And generally it is not worth a full iTunes restore just for moving few Apps. Another advantage of AppTrans is that if you want to add just one (or very few) game onto iPhone/iPad, you don’t have to perform a full sync. These newly added Apps even won’t erase existing ones.
Of course this can be done via iCloud, but once you put one step closer to iCloud, you will find NOT ALL iPhone iPad game saves (records and progress) are available for iCloud backup because only select-few developers even care to associate their games with iCloud. Besides, the task is likely to be long and arduous side backup, especially since it is better to have a stable and fast internet connection to iCloud as transfer tens if not hundreds of megs of applications may be long very long…
Now, AppTrans will make all things easier by providing three intuitive App Transfer modes. You are able to choose to transfer Apps to new iDevice with or without App data, or only copy App data directly from old device to the new one, no data losing. AppTrans is just as what you expected - an easy-to-use yet powerful tool.
While the Microsoft Windows 8 Upgrade Key is intended only for upgrades from earlier Windows versions to Windows 8, there could be valid genuine reasons when a user would like to do a clean installation of Windows 8. If a user tries to do a clean install activation using the upgrade key they are shown the error below and no activation occurs. Luckily, if a user owns valid license key for previous Windows version they can use a simple registry hack (I assume legally) which enables them to bypass this activation error message.
"The following failure occurred while trying to use the product key:
The Software Licensing Service determined that this specified product key can only be used for upgrading, not for clean installs."
Microsoft DirectX is the technology which powers graphical aspects of the Windows operating system, not updating DirectX on older operating-system versions is a known Microsoft tactic to push sales of newer products as users must upgrade their operating-systems in order to play newer games coded in updated DirectX framework. We have seen the same with Windows XP and DirectX 11 and this is what will be the case with Windows 8 and DirectX 11.1 update.
However, this time around Microsoft has decided to backport in DirectX 11.1 to Windows 7. After, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 this is some exciting news for Windows 7 users who are satisfied with their operating-system and do not want an upgrade to Windows 8 just to get much needed security and functionality upgrades.
Microsoft offered super cheap Windows 8 Pro upgrade keys and users have been asking whether they can perform a clean installation and activate Windows 8 using the upgrade product key, and the answer is "No" and "Yes" !!
Confused!, well Microsoft will detect whether you upgraded or clean installed and block users from activating using the upgrade product key showing the error as below. But, users can still get the product key working by doing a little registry hack which will enable them to activate - this is not fair (or legal I guess).