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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.

Apple participating in “Hour of Code”

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

Apple is taking part in the international Code.org project this Wednesday. The project, which is designed to get even the most basic of computer users to grips with computer programming, is designed to offer free one-hour sessions to both adults and children. Apple will hold sessions across all its US stores throughout the day. “It’s a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming,” the tech giant explained on its website, before quoting former vice president Al Gore. “‘The ability to code and understand the world of programming is crucial to success in today’s hyper-connecting world.'”

Source: iOS App Store

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.

Toyota to start offering wireless charging thanks to new deal

Posted on: December 5th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

Toyota has just signed a deal to begin offering wireless charging with its future vehicles, it has been revealed. The deal was carved out with WiTricity, a creator of wireless charging systems, and will be available with Toyota’s line of rechargeable plug-in hybrid electric and fully electric cars.

WiTricity’s mission is to make wireless charging available as widely as possible, and this announcement is a significant step toward accomplishing that mission,” said WiTricity CEO Eric Giler in a statement. “We envision a world in which wireless charging accelerates the adoption of green, clean electrified vehicles. To have Toyota, the world’s leading carmaker, licensing our intellectual property, underscores the importance of the technology.”

Toyota had previously spoken of its plans to add wireless charging to the Prius line of hybrid cars, but this is the first time WiTricity has been mentioned in association with it – although the Japanese automaker has been an investor in the company since 2011. WiTricity is one of many companies producing wireless vehicle charging technology, but theirs will the first to be widely adopted due to the Toyota deal.

Sony has sold over 2.1 million PS4s since launch

Posted on: December 4th, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

(Source: digitaltrends.com)

Sony has revealed the numbers for the PlayStation 4, and it’s looking fantastic for them. As of December 1st, 2.1 million consoles were sold worldwide since the US launch on November 15 – 700,000 were generated by sales in Europe and Australasia two days after the PS4’s release in those regions. “PS4 delivered the best launch in PlayStation history,” stated Andrew House, Sony Computer Entertainment President and group CEO. “Demand remains incredibly strong and continues to overwhelm the supply worldwide.”

Rivals Microsoft have yet to reveal their own figures for the Xbox One (launched a week after the PS4) in November. However the Xbox One has matched Sony in that it has also sold 1 million units in 24 hours.

New technology means your sweater can tell everyone what mood you’re in

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by SoftwarePatch.com No Comments

If you’re one of those people who feels uncomfortable expressing your feelings to other, then help is on the way – and is very technological about it. Design lab Sensoree has created the GER mood sweater, or wearable tech that will change colors according to the mood you happen to be in.

The crux of the technology is in the funnel-shaped collar of the top, where Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) is built in. GSR works by connecting the wearer’s hands to the collar through sensors, creating the so-called “Galvanic Extimacy Responder”. Moods are displayed through to use of LED light, which makes use of the aforementioned color changes. Green represents “Tranquil – zen” for example, and red “Nervous – in love”.

The sweater has already been revealed in specialist shows and exhibitions globally, and one hundred pieces are set to go to market in March. You may be wearing your heart on your sleeve sooner than you think.