Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Maxthon browser are not new on the market, and I use various versions successfully for many years, ever since I replaced outdated Internet Explorer on my desktop. However, the new cloud version, recently released, is worth to upgrade.
The new version, Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows uses a unique, innovative dual-core design that uses both Webkit and Trident. Fast and efficient, our dual-core design displays all web pages quickly and reliably. With its first-place HTML 5 support and ‘out of the box’ features you can‘t get anywhere else, Maxthon Cloud Browser for Windows frees people to share and send files among different devices and platforms, easily.
Maxthon Cloud Services
* Cloud Push: Supports sending text, images, websites/links and tabs to Mac, Android and Windows operating systems.
* Cloud Share: Supports sharing text, images, websites/links and files with friends.
* Cloud Download: Supports downloading files in various formats and uploading them to 'My Cloud' for backup on any device.
* My Cloud Tabs: Lets you pick up where you left off by automatically syncing your tabs to Android, iOS or Mac devices.
* Cloud Sync: Syncs account data (Favorites, Settings and Magic Fill data) to other devices.
* Reader Mode: Makes it easy to view articles by adjusting font sizes and removing ads and other distractions.
* Night Mode: Adjusts the brightness of the screen for low-light reading.
Features that Make Web Browsing Less Annoying and More Convenient
* Magic Fill: Maxthon securely saves the names and passwords of websites you visit and then fills in that information when you return.
* Ad Hunter: Maxthon removes advertisements with one click, and automatically blocks annoying pop-up windows.
* New Session: Users and gamers can simultaneously log into the same website with different accounts.
* Source Sniffer: Extract all photos, embedded videos and audio files from a web page and download them with one click.
* SkyNote: Save and access text notes anywhere, anytime. You can also sync them across Windows and Android.
* "Do Not Track” protects your privacy by preventing ad networks from tracking you.
* Maxthon has a diverse selection of extensions for entertainment, information and social media.
* Extensions are easy to install and manage with just one click.
Easy Screen Grabs with Maxthon 'Snap'
* Click the camera button in the toolbar to easily and quickly capture a screenshot of the entire web page in one click!
Security and Privacy
* Safe site technology identifies websites you are about to visit and lets you know if they are safe and secure.
* Maxthon blocks malicious websites and phishing attempts for you, automatically.
* Easily launch a private browsing session that does not track history.
Getting used to Roboform accounts manager, I cannot consider the browser, which does not support this adds-on. Fortunately, Maxthon Cloud allows using it. It might not appear on the default install, however you may be confident that it works properly with Maxthon Cloud in the same manner in Trident (retro) mode. As soon as you switch to the Retro mode, you will see the lower toolbar (which is Roboform default) at the bottom of the page, if toolbar option is activated in Roboform settings.
Respectable online magazine PCMag rated the new browser as an excellent utility and assessed its strong and weak spots in the editorial review at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2408060,00.asp
Thursday, January 23, 2014
mhotspot is a free portable software, which is able to convert your WiFi enabled LAPTOP/PC running windows OS into a virtual WiFi hotspot and share your internet through WiFi to other laptops, smartphones, PDA's, Tablet, computers, or any other WiFi capable devices. Or, that may be your Android phone to get converted to the mobile WiFi hotspot to get all your other devices online.
Also, is the signal has limited range, device with mHotspot installed may be used as a repeater, .i.e., this device can increase the range of a WiFi network by generating an additional WiFi network as shown in the figure below, improving the connection strength and reliability.
* Connect up to 10 devices to the hotspot.
* You can set your own hotspot name without any restrictions.
* Application size is 400KB only.
* Share any type of Internet Connection (LAN, Ethernet, 3G/4G, Wifi etc).
* Android phones, ipads, PDAs, tablet-pcs and other devices can access.
* See the details of the connected device (Name, IP Address, and Mac Address).
* See the network usage (Upload and Download Speed, Transfer Rates).
* Secures your wireless hotspot with WPA2 PSK password security.
* Set maximum number of devices that can be connected.
* Extends your WiFi range (Acts as a repeater).
* In-app internet selection.
* Works with Windows 7, 8.
* Works on Android Smartphones.
Download page: http://www.mhotspot.com/downloadm.html
Thursday, January 16, 2014
In spite of the fierce competition on the software market of free antiviruses, AVG remains among the top performers in this category. I personally use it for at least 7 years in the row, and I am totally satisfied with its performance. However, there are some glitches with this utility as well. It was reported by users, that sometimes, when they need to install the new AVG software version, or uninstall the software completely to switch to another utility, the program cannot be cleanly removed.
And here it comes solution from AVG. AVG Remover eliminates all the parts of your AVG installation from your computer, including registry items, installation files, user files, etc. AVG Remover is the last option to be used in case the AVG uninstall / repair installation process has failed repeatedly.
All AVG user settings will be removed after the uninstall process is complete, as well as content from the Virus Vault and all other items related to AVG installation and use. You will be asked during the removal procedure to restart your computer. Therefore, please make sure to finish your work and save all important data prior to launching AVG.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Last week I had to explore several freeware utilities to select one working the best to convert challenging file in PDF format to Word. And the software, which came as ultimate leader in terms of the quality of output and conversion speed was UniPDF.
Standalone and easy-to-use, UniPDF performs high-quality conversion from PDF files to word documents (doc/rtf), images (JPG/PNG/BMP/TIF/GIF/PCX/TGA), HTML, or plain text files (txt) in batch mode, with all document texts, layouts, images and formatting ideally preserved.
* Converts from PDF to Word Doc
* Converts from PDF to Image
* Converts from PDF to Text
* Converts from PDF to HTML
* Supports converting from PDF files in batch mode
* Supports converting selected page range (for Word and Image)
* Supports settings for image resolution and color bits (for Image)
* Multi-language support: UniPDF supports almost all of the major languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic,Turkish etc.
* Runs on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2000.
Developers’ website: http://unipdf.com/
Downloading page: http://unipdf.com/download/
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Ever wanted to know what is happening at home without having to set up a complicated video camera system? People Power, a Palo Alto software company, has released a mobile app that can easily turn an old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a security camera.
The company's free app, Presence, makes it possible for users who have Wi-Fi to set up one Apple device as a video camera and another as a monitor. For instance, you may leave your old iPhone at home and turn it into a camera and then monitor your thick spouse on an iPad at work.
The app is free, but People Power is hoping that users will go to the app's "Market" and purchase accessories, such as device tripods and fish-eye lenses, to enhance their security system. Presence is available now from the Apple App Store, and People Power said it hopes to release an Android version of the app later this year.
Turn a spare iPhone or iPad into a free remote camera to monitor your home or office from anywhere in the world (Wi-Fi or cellular), and more! Select Presence Motion Detection to receive free Presence Video Alerts and see what happened just moments ago.
Or select Video and Audio Streaming to enable convenient 2-way conversations, and even the ability to remotely control robotic viewing stands.
Supervise and control your energy consumption before your eyes with Presence, too. Turn lights and appliances on and off from your smartphone with Presence-controlled Monster smart plugs. Automate your system with simple and powerful Presence Rules, helping you design an automated motion detection and energy plan for home or office.
MONITOR – Download Presence on a spare iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Connect via Wi-Fi or cellular. Plug into power and position your device where you wish – at home, in the kitchen, the garage, your office, or anyplace you want to monitor from another iPhone or iOS device – in real time!
PROTECT – Enjoy peace of mind with Presence Video Alerts, or keep a constant eye on pets, family, and prized possessions while you are away with Streaming Audio and Video capabilities. Communicate remotely face-to-face with the people and pets you're connected to with Presence.
ALERT – Customize your settings to receive Presence Video Alerts in an instant when motion is detected from your Presence-enabled device. You are notified instantly when an intruder is detected, the kids arrive home from school, or your elderly relatives are moving about their day.
SAVE – Don't buy an expensive IP camera. Put that older iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch back to work. Download Presence and transform your unused device into the most advanced Wi-Fi video camera available today for FREE.
CUSTOMIZE – Purchase add-on products from our store, presencepro.com/store. Make the setup complete with remote control robotic stands for iPhone and iPad, and control your lights and appliances with Monster Central™ smart plugs!
Developers’ website: http://presencepro.com/