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Recuva 1.53.1087 Review

Posted on: October 20th, 2017 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Looking for an inexpensive and easy-to-use data recovery software? Recuva software might be just for you! Piriform offers you the option to either invest in the professional version of Recuva recovery software at the low price of $19.95 or otherwise a free version. Chances are that if you’re reading this, then most probably you deleted some files by accident, and you’re looking for a way to get them back. Misplacing and losing a file is a real pain, and even more so, if you were the one who deleted it in the first place! Somehow, without you even knowing it, it skips the Recycle Bin altogether and disappears into thin air. Don’t worry… it happens to the best of us, you simply delete a file and then realize you need it back. It occurs more often than you think, no matter how meticulous you are.

Before you go into full panic mode, take a breather, as there’s a very high possibility that your file is still alive, and lurking somewhere on your hard drive, hidden away from easy access. All you need to do is locate it. With the right tools, such as Recuva 1.53.1087, the task of locating and recovering a particular file can be done in a jiffy. So, first things first, double check the folder you saved it to, and the Recycle Bin, as you might have missed it. If it still can’t be found, then this is the moment where a file recovery tool would come in handy. Such tool is always a good idea to have, as you never know when you might actually need it. And what better tool is there to help you out with such a task if not, Recuva recovery software.

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Recuva 1.53.1087 (pronounced “recover”) is a freeware Windows utility tool that can help you out with recovering and restoring files that have been deleted by accident from your computer. Recuva by piriform, not only recovers files that have accidentally been deleted from your Recycle Bin, but can also help you retrieve images and other files that have been deleted by mistake from your system, including USB drives, external hard drives, memory cards from your digital camera, other external devices such as MP3 players, and even CDs and DVDs. The best part is, that with Recuva software, you can get back files that have been lost due to crashes, bugs, or viruses.

Unlike any other recovery tools, Recuva free download comes equipped with an advanced deep scan feature that thoroughly scours your drive, in order to find any remnants of your deleted files. Apart from having the ability to restore files lost due to crashes or bugs, Recuva, can also recover files from damaged or newly formatted devices. With such flexibility, Recuva offers you greater chances of recovering the data you’re so desperately trying to restore.

So how does it work? Recuva software makes use of a simple to use interface. All you have to do is simply click the ‘Scan’ button and select the type of file you’re looking for, that is specify whether it is a document, image, email, video, etc. and where it’s likely to be located, be it a particular folder, an external device, Recycle Bin, etc. As soon as Recuva is done with its search, Recuva download will provide you with a list of all recoverable files. You can sort the results via the easy to use customizable filter tool so cleverly provided by Recuva software, which lets you sort the results based on filename or format. Once that’s done, simply select the file or files you want to recover and you’re done. Recuva recovery software with its simple Windows-like interface with a List and Tree view takes away all the guesswork and does all the hard work for you in no time. Recuva 1.53.1087 supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5, NTFS + EFS file systems.

Recuva software not only helps you out with recovering and restoring back your lost data but also provides you with a secure overwriting feature that enables you to completely destroy any type of file, so that no traces of such file can be recovered by using any other normal software recovery tools. By making use of industry and military standard deletion techniques, Recuva’s overwriting feature makes sure that your data remains as secure and private as much as possible. Recuva recovery software also allows for easy access as it includes a fully portable version that easily fits on a USB drive, so you can carry it with you everywhere you go.

Obviously, you have to keep in mind that although Recuva is a handy recovery wizard it does not perform any miracles. Therefore, every second counts, and the sooner you make use of the Recuva software to try and locate the files, the higher your chances are of actually finding the files.

Recuva recovery by piriform comes from the same creators that created Speccy and CCleaner, and just like these software, Recuva is lightweight, easy to use, and best of all, it’s FREE! So the next time you realize you’ve deleted an important file, don’t fret, simply use Recuva recovery wizard and you’re most likely be able to restore all files in no time.

Choosing the Right VPN for Netflix

Posted on: October 13th, 2017 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Have you ever visited Netflix? If yes, you know well, how many popular programs, movies and TV series it legally streams. For many Internet users, this site has become the best place for a rest. Not for everybody, though. There are countries where copyright defense or religious views don’t allow browsing all files freely. If users want to play some file but it shows them that this content is restricted in their country, it is not the end of a story. With the right virtual private network, one can access geo-restricted videos. But how to choose this VPN, is another question.

VPN for Netflix

Which VPN Provider is the Best for Netflix?

If the main reason why users cannot reach some file is their country’s downloading and copyright policies, they can change this situation with VPN. Encrypting flow of data and changing IP address of your network, it will enable you using sites even if they are not allowed for usage in your country. If you believe that VPNs can still access US Netflix, you’d better choose VPN for using Netflix with the following criteria:

  1. They don’t lower Internet speed: When you want to enjoy some movie on Netflix, you don’t want to wait hours for its downloading. Anyway, encrypting takes time and you cannot reach the same Internet speed as its net speed without VPN. So, if you want to use it for streaming Netflix or downloading, you should pay attention to how fast it loads web pages;
  2. They have servers both in your country and country with the softest rules concerning usage of Netflix: The more countries this VPN provider covers – the better choice of servers and the higher quality you will have. There are some sites which can generate IPs artificially but they never give similar level of service as if they had servers in particular countries. Don’t forget that the more servers this VPN has – the faster it will work throughout rush hours;
  3. They use latest encryption mechanisms and technologies: State agents and hackers work day and night in order to decode all popular scripts and encoding mechanisms. So, if your provider uses similar scheme for more than 3 years – it is possible that somebody already has a decoder.

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Is It Legal to use Virtual Private Networks?

Remember that using VPNs you should remain cautious and attentive. If somebody admits you using VPN for hiding illicit Netflix usage, it will still result in bills from officials. VPNs give you access to files which are restricted in your countries but it doesn’t wash away your responsibility of not using files of illicit nature. And don’t forget that free and intrinsically cheap VPN will give you the same level of privacy as no VPN at all (as quality of encryption will be very low).

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 1 Comment

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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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.