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SugarSync Starts Ditching Free Customers, Here's How To Move Data To Other Free Services

SugarSync stopped offering Free usage-tier some time ago, and has now started purging old free accounts. SugarSync is ditching free-users including users like me who promoted SugarSync in there early days and earned free referral bonus (140+GB in my case). This is not all, these guys are so unprofessional that when contacted about the issue few months ago I was told that since I have referral bonus my account will be ok and will not be purged in February, which was not the case. Thankfully I received an automated account-purge notice by email and contacting them again I was told that the earlier support staff was mistaken and all free accounts will get purged.

Sugarsync bad review

With account cancellation getting near-by I was left with the task of moving my data to alternative free cloud-storage services, since I am on a slow internet connection downloading and re-uploading was not an option. Thankfully, there are free-to-try services allowing cloud-to-cloud data transfers which comes handy in situations like this where users are left in the lurch.

Fixing Java Error - "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar"

In a bid to beef up the security of Java applications, all versions of Java from v7 Update 51 will feature an enhanced security model making a user system less vulnerable to external exploits. This new security policy of Java will simply not allow users to run any java-application which is not signed (Unsigned), Self signed (not signed by trusted authority) or have missing permission attributes details in the manifest.

Since, this needs a fix on developers side users are simply blocked away from using Java applications which comes short in any of the above security considerations. I faced a similar issue where Dell's iDRAC 6 Virtual Console Client was denied execution by Java citing "Missing required Permissions manifest attribute in main jar" error. Since, there is no updated version of iDrac 6 Remote Console applet with fixed permissions we need to add an security exception for it as demonstrated below to let it run.

Why are Java applications blocked by your security settings with the latest Java?

Installing VLC or KM Media Player Voids Your Laptop Warranty !!!

A company denying warranty service for laptop speaker damage if VLC Media Player or KMPlayer is found installed sounds ridicules, but that's exactly the case with DELL where users are being denied repair of blown speakers if the above popular media-players are found installed on their laptop. The company's argument is - "When using VLC media player, volume can be increased to max output. This eventually distorts the speaker output. If audio/video playback is continuously done using VLC with max volume (100%) over a period of time then even if the volume is kept at a lower level sound would be distorted. This distortion is permanent. ". But as put forward by VLC's main developer (and shared below), that the media-player simply uses Windows officially provided API's like every other media-player and the problem lies with the fact that DELL is using inferior quality, cheap components where their sound-card is outputting at max 10W, and the accompanied speakers can only take 6W causing the damage. Don't miss the VLC's main developer answer to DELL shared at Hacker News posted after the "read more" link below.

Dell Vs VLC

Mozilla Adds Firefox Accounts And Brand New Highly Customizable UI Named Australis

Mozilla has introduced several new features to Firefox Aurora, the pre-Beta build branch of Firefox. The company has introduced Firefox Accounts, improved Sync and a brand new sleek user-interface with ability to be highly customizable and minimalistic, once tested in Pre-beta and Beta branches these changes will make there way into the Release branch in coming months.

Firefox Aurora

Fitnect - Download the future of augmented reality powered 3D fitting room now on your computer

We have seen many Microsoft Kinect Hacks and this one takes the prize for being the best of them all. Fitnect is an interactive 3D virtual fitting room application using a combination of augmented reality, cloth physics and full body motion capture to offer an excellent glimpse into the future of fitting room. The best part is, you can download this right-now on your computer and use anyone of the popular motion sensor like Kinect, ASUS XTION Live, PrimeSense or Carmin 1.08 to get this virtual mirror and amaze everybody. Do watch the video shared below.

3D Fitting Room

Fixing The Horrible Windows "Unable To Access" Network Resource Error

Microsoft Windows has came a long way since the dreadful days of common OS crashes and BSOD's, I have been using my current install of Microsoft Windows 7 since past 2.5 years and never faced any major annoyance. Suddenly, few days ago my computer failed to connect to any shared network folder and greeted me with the error "Windows cannot access \\machine\sharedfolder, error code 0x80004005" every-time I tried accessing a network resource as shown below. Strangely, the computer was discovering other computers on the network and I was able to ping and SSH into them like my Raspberry Pi Network Attached Storage (NAS). After, trying everything from messing with firewall settings, completely uninstalling Kaspersky Internet Security 2014, enabling all sorts of networking services and changing security policies nothing worked. After 5 days of reading numerous articles on the internet I finally managed to nail this and solve this problem as shared below.

Unable to Browse the Network

Sysinternals Process Explorer v 16.0 Now Comes With VirusTotal Integration

Sysinternals Process Explorer has been one of the most indispensable utility for diagnosing misbehaving applications and fixing malware's. Process Explorer shows you all the information about any application running on windows including which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded, network, security, performance and a lot more. The utility has now get integration for another indispensable tool for researching malware's, the multi-engine anti-virus scanning utility VirusTotal. The integration also shows a rare sight of co-operation between two rivals Microsoft (Process Explorer) and Google (VirusTotal).

Sysinternals Process Explorer v 16.0

Leawo iTransfer Giveaway – Free iPhone/iPod/iPad Transfer Software

Great news for all our readers! Leawo Software, the trusted multimedia solution provider, cooperates with GOTD to give away its best-selling iPhone/iPod/iPad transfer software – iTransfer on January, 27, 2014. The software normally costs at $29.95. But thanks to Leawo and GOTD starting such a wonderful giveaway, you could get the registration code of Leawo iTransfer for totally free.

What should be mentioned is the iTransfer giveaway lasts only one day on GOTD. However, you could still get this great iPhone/iPod/iPad transfer tool for free on Leawo Spring Promotion from January 27 to February 12, 2014.

Leawo iTransfer Giveaway

3 FULL Days Giveaway of Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Windows

Software provider Wondershare announced a 3 FULL Days Giveaway Campaign which was organized between the 22nd and 24th of January 2014. Please check out for more information here: http://www.wondershare.com/pro/video-converter-pro.html As one of the highly recommended video converters, Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Windows has been greatly rated by its users as the "all-in-one" software for videos that suits even a beginner.

Wondershare Video Converter Pro for Windows

The Video Converter Pro for Windows helps to convert your media files in just a few simple steps. Though you have little computer skills, you can also give it a go with the trial version. You can also simply trim or crop your videos with the built-in editing functions and preview it in real-time. Other than that, just download your favorite online videos by copying and pasting the video¡¯s link.

Direct Download Links For Kaspersky Internet Security And Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014 Final

Kaspersky offers some of the best protection solutions from computer security threats, and to tackle the more advanced and sophisticated new generation of malware the company has released their updated version of Kaspersky Internet Security And Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2014. While the most notable new feature is the greatly enhanced GUI with a brand-new look and faster responsiveness to user actions, under the hood the scanning and detection engine is overhauled to tackle new types of malware's like "Ransomware".

Kaspersky Internet Security 2104 Main Window
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