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Ellp – A New PC Automation Tool

Posted on: May 25th, 2017 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Ellp™ is a new, free PC tool that lets you automate your daily routine with a flip of a switch, in order to boost your productivity, maintain high performance and security and revel in entertainment. Ellp is flexible, fun, and a real time-saver. It’s cool and colorful card layout allows you to identify and choose the actions you want to automate so that you can focus on what really matters most.

Ellp - Simplify your busy day with a flip of a switch

Ellp – Simplify your busy day with a flip of a switch

About Ellp
With the hectic lives we lead, it’s no wonder we turn to technology to ease our workload and help us out with our daily tasks. However, as great as technology is, it still presents some unpleasantries, especially since most PC tasks require so many different settings and interactions. This makes managing your device, its apps and the infinite number of tasks and activities it runs an absolute nightmare. Ellp can help with this, as it not only simplifies this process but also offers a personalized way of automating tasks, allowing you to manage your daily tasks with ease.

How does it work?
Ellp’s automation structure is built around a collection of Ellp cards, that cover four categories, mainly productivity, performance, security, and entertainment. These Ellp cards work on the basis of a trigger and action concept, with each card solely focused on helping you carry out a particular task. For example, ‘When I’m spending too much time on Facebook, ping me’ or ‘When I download the same file twice, let me know’. The automation process is quite straightforward:

  1. Choose the cards that matter most to you
  2. Edit them according to your preferences
  3. Switch the activation toggle on

Once done, you can just relax and let Ellp do all the work for you, only alerting you when an action is required from your side.

User Interface
The design is simple and clean, allowing for easy navigation. Based on its simplicity principle, you can easily browse and access your favorite Ellp cards through the navigation menu and categories.

Ellp’s Beta version is available to all Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10) PC and laptop users.

Click here to download Ellp.

VLC Media Player 2.2.2 (64-bit)

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

VLC Media Player 2.2.2 (64-bit) is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player that allows you to play videos and music files in just about any format.

About Media player
With all the media players around today, VLC is by far the most popular. VLC’s stable, flexible and lightweight features make for an excellent video and audio player, especially when compared to other media players out there. VLC certainly outshines in terms of ease-of-use, compatibility, and functionality.
What makes it quite a useful tool is the fact that you can preview files you are downloading even if they are damaged, incomplete, or unfinished! VLC media player is not just for video playback, it also offers superb integration with video channel streaming services such as Channels.com giving you access to channels such as ESPN, Reuters and National Geographic.

How does it work?
When it comes to playing music on VLC, it plays more or less any file, and also features an equalizer and playlist creation. When compared to other media players such as iTunes for instance, VLC media player isn’t as intuitive when it comes to media management, but it’s much more flexible in terms of file formats. VLC can also be used to convert your files, and on top of all the formats and physical media it can play, it also supports numerous streaming protocols and TV capture cards.- What’s more you can add subtitles to your video files too!

User Interface (UI)
In terms of UI , VLC’s clean and simple layout makes it pretty easy to use and navigate through. You can quite simply drag and drop files that you want to play, or open them using files and folders and then use the classic navigation buttons to direct your desired action. As for visual aesthetics, VLC also has a wide variety of interesting skins and customization options to choose from.

Summary
With its flexibility, ease-of-use, and advanced options VLC makes for a useful and well suited multimedia application for both Mac and Windows devices.

VLC media player supports the following formats
MKV, WMV, MPEG, MP4, MOV, AVI, DIVX, XVID, FLV, FLAC, WAV, REAL, VOB plus many more

How to connect remotely to your PC

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 by SoftwarePatch.com 1 Comment

Have you ever, for some reason or another, needed to access your computer at home while you were at work? Maybe for some photos, or an important document? It’s actually easier than it sounds, and doesn’t require you to have to frantically rush home during your break! There are a variety of methods you can use to connect remotely to a computer, some of which we will describe below:

How to use Windows Remote Desktop

For this method to work, you will need to be on the same network as the computer you want to access.

  • Access the Start Menu and click All Programs.
  • Select Accessories and then click Remote Desktop Connection.
  • In Computer, type the name of the computer you would like to connect to, and click Connect.

How to use VNC (Virtual Network Computing)

VNC is a free app that allows you to see the desktop of a remote machine and control it with your own mouse and keyboard.

  • Go to RealVNC to download and install the software for free. You will need to do this on all the computers you want to connect to remotely.
  • Select Service mode during the installation process, which will run VNC as a Windows service.
  • Once everything is set up, click Start > All Programs > Real VNC > VNC Viewer 4 > Run VNC Viewer. A dialog box will open. Type the IP address of the computer you would like to connect remotely too and click OK.

How to use LogMeIn

LogMeIn requires you to sign up for an account before you can install the software. You can connect any device to your computer this way.

  • Go to LogMeIn.com and install the software. You will need to do this on every computer you wish to access.
  • Make sure everything is on and connected to the Internet.
  • Log in with your computer username and password. This will connect you.

How to use TeamViewer

Like LogMeIn, TeamViewer allows you to connect a variety of devices remotely. You will need to sign up for an account to go ahead.

  • Download the TeamViewer app from teamviewer.com. You will have to do this on any device you wish to connect.
  • Launch the Installer and follow the onscreen instructions. For installation type, select Yes to install the host software and then click Next.
  • The app will prompt you to set up access. Set a name and password for the computer and click Next.
  • You will be asked for your login details. Click Next and then click Finish to complete the set-up.
  • Follow the same steps on the other device. After you have set the descriptive name and password for this device, select I already have a TeamViewer account. Fill in your details and click Next. Click Finish to complete the setup.
  • To connect remotely, open the software and go to the My Partners tab. Double-click the name of the computer you want to connect to.
  • The computer’s display will appear in a new window. You can use your keyboard and mouse as normal.

There are other ways to connect two computers remotely, but these offer the easiest ways to do it. They are also the most secure, by operating through passwords and establishing strict links between devices.

Blak – The ultimate video game for Android

Posted on: April 24th, 2014 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

It had originally started as an April’s Fool joke for 2014, but has since become loved by those who dared to download it.

One reviewer, for instance, goes on to say:

Incredible Top notch graphics, gripping storyline, great gameplay. What more do you need? Play this game to discover yourself.

And what is your task? Stare at the black screen, and tap it when it flashes white. The screen can stay black for anywhere from 1 second to, wait for it, one month.

And what happens when you tap on the black screen? Well, it’s game over I’m afraid. Retry?

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition Candy Texture Pack DLC

Posted on: April 8th, 2014 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

The next DLC (downloadable content) for the immensely popular Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will be available to download for Xbox 360 from April 18, as announced recently by 4J Studios, the makers of the game. With the Candy Texture Pack, Minecraft will look like it is made entirely out of sugary treats.

In the meantime, you can download the main Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition from the Xbox Marketplace. To download the content to your Xbox 360 console, you need to be logged in with the same Microsoft credentials as you use to play.

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By Gergely Sumegi

Microsoft set to reintroduce the full Start Menu with Windows 8.2

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Microsoft acknowledged the backlash against Windows 8 by launching 8.1, and it seems they are about to go a step further. For those who absolutely hate the whole Metro UI, they can look forward to the return of the full Start menu with Windows 8.2. The desktop mode will integrate the Start menu Windows users have known and loved since Windows 95, while incorporating Metro apps to float on the desktop screen. While it may not be enough to appease the more hardcore of anti-Windows 8 users, it is an even bigger step forward (or backward, whichever way you look at it) than 8.1 was.

Microsoft ending Windows 7 sales

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

According to the Microsoft website, retail sales for Windows 7 have ended, and have been over as of October 30. The next deadline for Windows 7, which reflects PCs with it preinstalled, is October 30 2014. This is standard practice for Microsoft, whose policy is to stop selling an older operating system in retail one year after the launch of its successor (2 years to stop shipping to OEMs). With Windows 8 having launched in October last year, the time is ripe for Windows 7 to start being phased out to make its successor the default.

AMD Driver Autodetect – AMD Catalyst Drivers for Radeon

Posted on: November 5th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com 2 Comments

Download the AMD Driver Autodetect from SoftwarePatch.com to easily install and update the latest:

● AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ R9 200 and R7 200 Series
● AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ HD 8000, HD 7000, HD 6000 and HD 5000 Series
● AMD Mobility Radeon™ Notebook Drivers

AMD Driver Autodetect detects your graphics card and Windows operating system. If there is a new driver, the tool will download it with a click of a button and start the installation process.

The auto-detect tool gives you the option to download the latest official driver.

» Click here to download AMD Driver Autodetect for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 versions.

Land on the Moon – with Google Earth

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Google Earth is a great way to discover our planet, using either the browser plugin or the standalone version. But the browser plugin is more than just a map plugin to scroll around, as it has got some exciting features if you know how to use them.

One example of the funny features can be tried on the website of PlanetInAction. In this mini applet you can try your skills as an astronaut and land your spacecraft on the Moon in the exact same circumstances as Neil Armstrong faced during the Apollo 11 mission.

During the final landing phase it became apparent that the computer was steering directly towards a crater and big boulders, with only seconds of fuel to spare. We know that Neil Armstrong landed safely – but can you? Download the latest Google Earth plugin, and open the link above to prove your skills!

By Gergely Sumegi

London design agency combines technology with LEGO to create nifty organizer

Posted on: October 9th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Everyone has a different way of organizing, be it on Google Calendar, by phone, or even on a Filofax. The team at Vitamins Design in London has come up with an ingenious way to sort out their schedules and keep them all in line, no matter what medium each person normally used.

This is how the LEGO Calendar was born. The LEGO calendar is an easy-to-read calendar that uses LEGO characters to represent each team member. Projects are marked by color-coded LEGO bricks, which are then organized by time (each brick represents half a day).

The most interesting feature is the software they created to work in tangent with the physical LEGO Calendar. The software automatically synchronizes every event marked on the physical calendar with a cloud one. A photo is first taken of the LEGO Calendar before it is emailed to a specific address. Upon receipt of the image, the software scans it and detects the colors and positions of each block to update the calendar accordingly.

The idea became so popular that Vitamins Designs has promised to share the computer code online. Watch their video for more.