Get Rid Of All Worries Of Deleted Files With EaseUS Data Recovery Software

EaseUS data recovery software has been the top choice for various users. It assists the user in recovering their important data that they may have lost due to an unexpected situation. The software is easy to use and features an interactive interface, which can easily be navigated through by a beginner and professional alike.

The data recovery software can help the user recover from various unexpected situations such as hard disk crash, OS crash, system crash, lost partitions, virus attack etc. The software is also able to recover all sorts of files, such as documents, media files, compressed files and whole folders.

The software can be downloaded for free from the official website of the company. There are 3 different packages to choose from, and the free version can only allow you up to 2 GB of data recovery. If you wish to recover more data, you can purchase either of the two paid versions, which are Pro and Pro+WinPE. These can allow you to recover unlimited amount of data and an advanced technical support.

Once downloaded, the software can be installed through easy steps. Once it has been installed, you can open the software, and the software will analyse all your storage devices. As soon as the analysing is finished, the software will prompt you to select a disk to search. If there are any lost partitions, they will also be shown at this screen.

Scanning Process

Once the user selects a disk, the scanning procedure begins. The initial procedure is known to be quick scan mode. This scan mode quickly searches and scans through the memory for any data remnants of files, which have been lost recently. It is a reliable scan mode, which puts emphasis on fast recovery process. Once the scan ends, the results are displayed and the second phase of search, the deep scan mode is initiated.

At this time, the user can either choose to recover files displayed after the quick search mode, or choose to continue with deep scan mode, if their desired file did not come up in the initial search. The deep scan mode is an advanced search mode, which dives deep into the memory to search for any and all data remnants, which might have been skipped by the quick search mode. Due to this, the deep scan mode may take a larger amount of time than quick search mode.

Recover files

After the results are finally displayed, you can easily recover them by the click of a button. Multiple files can also be recovered at the same time. If you have trouble in finding your file, you can choose to filter the files according to their file types, or you can simply search by using the name of the file. You can also use the preview feature at this screen to view the contents of the unrecovered files, and decide whether you wish to recover them or not.

EaseUS data recovery software greatly eases the recovery experience of any person. If you are someone who has lost some important files recently, this software is a must try!

Microsoft delays Sunrise calendar’s death to bring more features to Outlook

At the eleventh hour, the popular Sunrise calendar app’s execution has been stayed—though not permanently.


Microsoft purchased Sunrise’s parent company in February 2015 to bolster Outlook’s capabilities. And in a post last October, Microsoft confirmed plans to kill Sunrise, though it promised that “We will leave Sunrise in market until its features are fully integrated into Outlook, the exact timing of which we will communicate in advance.” This past March, the Sunrise blogconfirmed that the app would be shut down completely on August 31.

Yesterday was August 31. Microsoft didn’t announce a delay in Sunrise’s demise—but many of Sunrise’s most beloved features have yet to transfer over to Outlook. So PCWorld published Sunrise Calendar is gone, and Microsoft Outlook can’t replace it, a hard look at Microsoft’s broken promises. Shortly after publication, Microsoft representatives reached out to the author.

“[W]e have chosen to wait a little longer in order to deliver a few more Sunrise-inspired features in Outlook,” the company told PCWorld. “Once those features are released, the Sunrise app will officially be shut down.”

This temporary reprieve means the sun isn’t setting on Sunrise just yet. But with the service still marked for death, you may want to consider switching to an alternative calendar app—or just resign yourself to the fact that you’ll be switching to Outlook at some unknown point in the future.

Microsoft Says Upcoming Processors Will Only Support Windows 10

Microsoft Says Upcoming Processors Will Only Support Windows 10

Microsoft is curtailing hardware support for older versions of Windows. The Redmond, Washington company has announced that moving forward new processors from major chipmakers will only support Windows 10. This is company’s newest move to push users to make the switch to Windows 10, limiting their OS of choice when buying new hardware.

Essentially, all new desktops, laptops, and tablets that come with the latest processors – whether it is from AMD, or Intel, or Qualcomm – won’t support Windows 7, Windows 8 or any version of the operating system other than Windows 10. Users of current generation Intel Skylake hardware will also be affected.

In a blog post, Microsoft’s Windows chief Terry Myerson announced that Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lakeprocessor lineup (based on Intel’s next gen 14nm SoCs), Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820, and AMD’s Carrizo will only support Windows 10, the desktop operating system Microsoft released to public on July 29. But why? Here’s how Microsoft explains it.

“Windows 7 was designed nearly 10 years ago before any x86/x64 SoCs existed. For Windows 7 to run on any modern silicon, device drivers and firmware need to emulate Windows 7’s expectations for interrupt processing, bus support, and power states – which is challenging for Wi-Fi, graphics, security, and more,” Myerson wrote. “As partners make customisations to legacy device drivers, services, and firmware settings, customers are likely to see regressions with Windows 7 ongoing servicing.”

Microsoft said it will only support select desktop versions of Intel’s 6th-generation Core processor – better known as Skylake – until July 17, 2017. Post that date, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users on Skylake will only receive security and other critical updates for their “on previous generation silicon.” The company said that after July 2017, it will seed most critical updates to these owners provided the update doesn’t risk the “reliability or compatibility of the Windows 7/8.1 platform on other devices.”

The company hopes that users would utilise the 18-month period to switch to a newer version of Windows. Intel and Microsoft said the Skylake platform were designed for each other, and certain features can only be supported on the new hardware. Microsoft has previously committed to support Windows 7 until 2020 and Windows 8.1 until 2023. This means that users, and most especially enterprise users, will be forced to switch to the Windows 10 ecosystem ahead of these deadlines that they might have planned for, if they intend to use new hardware within the next 4-7 years. It could certainly be seen as a rude shock to enterprise users, who may now be forced to stick to older hardware just to run their chosen operating systems.

This wouldn’t affect most average consumers as they are happy with running whichever operating system that ships with their computer. However, many will find this as disheartening. The change in company’s support policy means that users wouldn’t be able to test Windows 7 or Windows 8 – their existing setup – on the newest chipsets.

Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold

Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold

The Nest Learning Thermostat is dead to me, literally. Last week, my once-beloved “smart” thermostat suffered from a mysterious software bug that drained its battery and sent our home into a chill in the middle of the night.

Although I had set the thermostat to 70 degrees overnight, my wife and I were woken by a crying baby at 4 a.m. The thermometer in his room read 64 degrees, and the Nest was off.

This didn’t happen to just me. The problems with the much-hyped thermostat, which allows users to monitor and adjust their thermostats on their smartphones (Google purchased Nest Labs for $3.2 billion in 2014), affected an untold number of customers when the device went haywire across America.

Users vented on the company’s online forums and on social media. The glitch also coincided with plunging temperatures throughout much of the country.

“Woke up to a dead nest and a very cold house,” a commenter wrote on the company’s forum. “Not good when you have a baby sleeping!”

“Mine is offline,” another customer tweeted. “Not enough battery (?) I’m traveling. Called nest. Known problem. No resolution. #nest #fail.”

Admittedly, this may strike some as a quintessential first-world problem: a thermostat that can’t connect to the Web. But for some users, it posed genuine issues.

For those who are elderly or ill, or who have babies, a freezing house can have dire health consequences. Moreover, homeowners who installed a Nest in a weekend home, or who were on vacation, were also concerned that their pipes could freeze and burst, causing major damage.

Matt Rogers, the co-founder and vice president for engineering at Nest, blamed a software update from December. “We had a bug that was introduced in the software update that didn’t show up for about two weeks,” Rogers said apologetically. In January, devices went offline, and “that’s when things started to heat up.”

Or, in my case, not heat up.

Nest said the issue had since been fixed for 99.5 percent of its customers. And to be fair, the company’s tech support has been working hard to help users who are affected. But the fix can require customers to follow a nine-step procedure to manually restart the thermostat, which involves detaching the device from the wall, charging it with a USB cable for 15 minutes, reattaching it to the wall, pressing a series of buttons, charging it again for at least an hour, and then. …

I know, you’re not the only one confused. (Nest does offer to send an electrician to your home if you can’t figure it out on your own.)

But this isn’t just about the Nest. This points to a larger problem with so-called smart devices that we are inviting into our lives: Small glitches can cause huge problems.

We’ve seen this before, with wireless fobs for keyless cars. They are supposed to make life easier by letting us do away with car keys, but they also make it easier for thieves to break in (by using a simple radio amplifier).

It also happened recently with Fitbit, the maker of wearable activity trackers. The company was hit with a class-action lawsuit in San Francisco asserting that the wristbands failed to “consistently and accurately record wearers’ heart rates,” which is vital for those with certain medical conditions.

I’ve heard dozens of other stories from people with connected homes who were locked out by malfunctioning door touch pads, or about newfangled security alarms going off in the middle of the night because a bug (one with wings, not a digital one) flew by.

Making matters worse is the lack of recourse. Buried deep in Nest’s 8,000-word service agreement is a section called “Disputes and Arbitration,” which prohibits customers from suing the company or joining a class-action suit. Instead, disputes are settled through arbitration.

As a 2015 investigative series in The New York Times illustrated, the use of arbitration clauses is becoming widespread.

Nest’s terms of service “are inherently unfair to consumers,” said Sonia K. Gill, a lawyer for civil justice and consumer protection at Public Citizen, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. The terms, she said, limit damages and specify that customers need to travel to San Francisco for arbitration. “Who can afford that?” she said.

Moreover, Gill noted, you have to agree to keep the terms of the arbitration confidential, meaning you can’t warn other consumers about potential flaws.

So, if a pipe bursts in your home because the thermostat stopped working, or if your grandmother falls ill because the heat shuts off in the middle of the night and she doesn’t have a micro USB cable, you can’t sue.

After last week’s freeze, I’m thinking of ditching my Nest. I haven’t decided on a replacement yet, but I may take a cue from Kent Goldman, a San Francisco resident I follow on Twitter who had a similar issue with his Nest in November.

After being put on hold with Nest’s technical support for over an hour, Goldman went to his nearest Ace Hardware store (while still on hold) and picked up an old-fashioned mechanical thermostat for about $25.

Sure, it doesn’t let you change the temperature through your smartphone. And it won’t email you monthly usage reports. But it isn’t vulnerable to bad software, and it doesn’t require a Wi-Fi connection.

What’s a C-wire, and why should you care?

In a New York Times article published yesterday, writer Nick Bilton discusses a software glitch that caused his Nest Learning Thermostats to stop working.

As Bilton describes it, “Although I had set the thermostat to 70 degrees overnight, my wife and I were woken by a crying baby at 4 a.m. The thermometer in his room read 64 degrees, and the Nest was off.” Additional customers noted similar problems through Nest’s online forum.

The Google-owned company claims to have addressed the issue by pushing out a firmware update to “all Nest Thermostats that were affected,” but Bilton (and likely others) had already sworn off their Wi-Fi thermostats by then.

Software bugs certainly aren’t new to the Internet of Things. Every gizmo that’s “smart” and “connected” can be exposed to non-hardware-related hiccups and hacks.

The Ring Video Doorbell recently updated its own software to account for a flaw that made it relatively easy for hackers to access proprietary Wi-Fi info; Insecam, a website that posts a bunch of live feeds from private home security cameras, calls out folks (in a very public way) who forget to update their passwords from the default to something more complex. Our smart home team has even experimented with jamming a wireless security system.

Can a ‘common’ wire help?

Regarding thermostats, one thing you do have direct control over relates to a single wire called the C, or “common” wire.

Contrary to its name, the C wire isn’t actually all that common. The furnaces and air conditioning systems in many homes, especially older ones, tend to have four wires or fewer, and often exclude the C wire altogether. My previous house had a four-wire configuration — an R wire (for power), a G wire (for the fan), a Y wire (for A/C) and a W wire (for heat). (Of course, there are dozens of possible configurations and at least as many different types of HVAC systems, too.)

Because I had an old-school thermostat with a very simple display, it was able to draw enough power from the included battery to work consistently.

Today’s connected models, though, with power-hungry Wi-Fi connections and full-color screens, often need more than a simple AA or AAA battery — unless you’re OK with changing the battery all the time. Thermostats like the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart, the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart with Voice Control and theEcobee3 enlist help from the C wire, a fifth/extra wire that provides the negative charge needed to supply enough power for those newer features.

A note on ‘power stealing’

Other models, like the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Honeywell Lyric can use a C wire, but they don’t require it. If your HVAC system doesn’t have a C wire, these thermostats and others instead draw power directly from those other wires when the A/C or heat is on. When neither system is running, those thermostats will cycle the power on your HVAC system briefly in order to supply that extra dose of power. Many HVAC professionals, as well as Nest and Honeywell Lyric competitors, tend to refer to this practice as “power stealing.”

While power stealing can work — and did work well in my old condo for years after I upgraded to a second-gen Nest from my older thermostat — it has some inherent risks. For instance, turning on your heat or A/C for no other reason than to power other parts of the thermostat can actually damage your HVAC system. Burst of voltage streaming through the system at unexpected times can lead to short circuiting.

When in doubt, talk to an HVAC specialist about your options. For testing purposes, CNET Technical Editor Steve Conaway installed a C wire in my condo and it took him roughly 5-10 minutes. Of course, I benefited from a free C wire install since it was for testing review units (now we have a nifty  Smart Home where we test out all of our smart home products), but it is a very straightforward install for any seasoned professional — one that shouldn’t take too long or cost too much.

Because a C wire can supply power more reliably, installing one is a safe bet for *most* homes (check with an HVAC specialist in your area to confirm that a C wire is compatible with your system). Using one won’t necessarily help prevent one-off software glitches like the one Nest customers — including Bilton — dealt with recently. Users in Nest’s online discussion board reported experiencing the glitch despite using a C wire connection. Still, it can provide a bit more peace of mind if you’re worried about the overall health of your HVAC system.

I reached out to Nest to comment on this piece and haven’t received a response. As always, I’ll be sure to add in any updates as I get them.

Skype bringing free group video calling to Android, iOS and Windows Mobile


Group video calling has been available for Skype business customers for a while now, but to celebrate Skype’s tenth birthday on Tuesday, Microsoft announced it is bringing the feature to Skype mobile apps for free. The rollout doesn’t have a time line attached, but you can sign upnow for a sneak preview of the new functionality.

Skype has been adding new features recently to spruce up its image in the face of overwhelming competition from the likes of Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat and Kik. Emoji, filters and stickers are all par for the course these days, but Microsoft is clearly hoping that free group video chat will help Skype stand out from the crowd.

The most recent update to Skype on Android introduced the ability to send video messages to groups, and the desktop version of Skype has had group video calling for some time. Group video chat may just the next logical step, but it’s a welcome addition to everybody’s favorite video chat service.

Dashlane Password Manager 4.0 gets major design overhaul and adds five new languages

Dashlane teaser

Dashlane Password Manager 4.0 has received a complete visual overhaul that is now consistent across Android, iOS, OSX and Windows. The update adds support for five new languages and makes it even easier to change your password on sites that have been hacked. The improved “Password Changer” means you don’t even need to visit the site to change your password.

Until this update, Dashlane was an excellent but aesthetically mismatched service across the various platforms on which it was available. Dashlane 4.0 introduces a much-needed layer of consistency to its free mobile and desktop apps. But there’s more to the new Dashlane than a lovely bit of design.

Perhaps the most important part of this update is the addition of five new languages: Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian and Japanese. Dashlane is now available in the native language of over 1.3 billion people.  There are also new menu layout options, improved search within the app, more Dashlane Checkout options and an easier process for getting started.

The enhanced Password Changer now supports an additional 300 websites for a total of 500+. Password Changer is a convenient tool that lets you remotely change your website logins from the app itself, without ever needing to visit the website in question. This is a great tool for hacked sites or for regularly changing your passwords for security purposes.

Dashlane Password Manager 4.0

The Dashlane team has redesigned every screen and process to make things simpler and more intuitive. The visual makeover offers a consistent experience no matter which platform you’re using and of course, Dashlane incorporates very high level security and encryption. Dashlane is free to use on one device but will cost you $39.99/year to sync across multiple devices.

Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps get new sharing options and much more in latest update

Microsoft-Office-iconsMicrosoft has just sent out sizable updates to its Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications on Android, bringing a bevy of new productivity features to each app. All three applications are getting more sharing options, which will allow you to share documents using WeChat and QQ apps, as well as easier sign-up methods for folks who have yet to sign up for a Microsoft account.

There are a few other goodies in each update, so let’s break each one down.

In Microsoft Word, you’ll get to use multiple highlight colors, and use the handy smart lookup feature that will let lookup definitions, pictures and more from the web from within a document. The latest update to Excel brings instant table style changing, more pasting options and the ability to view angled and rotated text. Finally, the latest PowerPoint update will let you play embedded media files from within your presentations, which is a feature many users have been wanting for some time. If you’re interested, below you’ll find the full changelogs for each Microsoft app.


  • Multiple Highlight colors: Pick your favorite
  • Smart lookup: Within a document, get relevant definitions, pictures, and more, all from the web
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever


  • Table styles: Instantly change how a table looks
  • More Paste options: Paste just a formula, value, or format from a copied cell
  • View angled and rotated text: See the difference
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever


  • Multimedia Playback: Play embedded media files in your presentations
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

All of these updates are now available in the Google Play Store. You can follow the source links below to grab the latest versions.

Microsoft Experiments With Showing Network Speed Test Results on Bing

Microsoft Experiments With Showing Network Speed Test Results on Bing

You may no longer need to download SpeedTest app on your smartphone to assess how good your Internet connection is. Microsoft has embedded what appears to be similar technology into its Bingsearch engine, and is allowing users to initiate the feature by simply searching for “speedtest” or “speed test.”

Discovered by user Kabir Cheema on Twitter (via WindowsCentral), users can trigger the speed test feature right on the search results on Bing. Kabir added that the feature works on both Web and mobile. After failed attempts on Chrome for Web, Safari for Web, and Chrome for Android, Gadgets 360 was able to replicate it on Opera for Android. The feature also shows one’s IP address. It is needless to mention that at the time of writing, the feature doesn’t work on all Web browsers, or for all users.

Microsoft is yet to officially acknowledge the feature, which could mean that the company is merely testing it. To recall, Ookla, the maker of Speedtest, announced last month that it was dropping resource-intensive Flash technology from its feature and is switching to HTML5. Perhaps this made it possible to have the feature good enough to be embeddable right on the search engine. At this point, it is unclear whether Microsoft is using Ookla’s technology or utilising its own network features.

Microsoft’s Bing search engine already offers a range of contextual information when a user looks up for certain things such as movie titles, lyrics of a song, or simple calculation. The contextual search feature is similar to Google’s Knowledge Graph. At this point, Google doesn’t have any feature to let you know about your network speeds. It, however, can tell you if the surface is level.

India Funding Roundup: SavvyMob, Melorra, Lumiere, Fashionablyin

India Funding Roundup: SavvyMob, Melorra, Lumiere, Fashionablyin

The first week of the year saw two early stage VC firms – Unicorn India Ventures and Endiya Partners – make the first closes of their funds. Our latest funding roundup has seen early stage and seed investments in startups engaged in last-minute hotel bookings, online jewellery, organic produce, and fashion.

Bengaluru-based last minute hotel reservation app SavvyMob announced that it has closed a seed investment round led by Mohandas Pai’s Aarin Capital and angels from online funding platform LetsVenture, and members of prominent business houses in India. Founded by Bikram Sohal and Gappan Annamalai in 2014, the company has apps for Android and iOS, with over 10,000 downloads on Google Play at the time of writing. The company plans to add over 5,000 hotels across a hundred plus cities in India to its mobile marketplace in the coming months.

Online jewellery brand Melorra has reportedly closed its first round of funding at $5 million (roughly Rs. 33.4 crores) from Lightbox Ventures. Funded in 2015 by Saroja Yeramilli, the Bengaluru-based startup provides free shipping, a 30-day free returns policy, and cash-on-delivery option. The company currently has an iOS app and plans to release an Android app soon.

Bengaluru-based seed-to-table organic product firm Lumiere Organic Venture Pvt Ltd has reportedly raised an undisclosed sum in Series A funding from 20 undisclosed investors. The company sources its produce from organic farms at Munnar, Kochi, and Kolar, and reportedly plans to add five more stores in Bengaluru by the end of 2016.

Mumbai-based Fashionablyin, a startup that helps designers seek help in sourcing direct from factories has received an undisclosed sum of funding in an round from Epic group chairman, Ranjan Mahtani. The company reportedly has over 2,000 businesses registered on its website, and aims to create a direct link between fashion houses, manufacturers, and suppliers.