Thursday, July 23, 2009

Yahoo New Look!

Tech Blog - Check out Yahoo's new homepage, I find it less clustered than the old Yahoo look, text are bigger and generally much cleaner, you also have the option of customizing your homepage if you have logged in to your Yahoo account, for some reason the new look reminds me of page :), check it out Yahoo's new homepage.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Partition Recovery Software Review

Tech Blog - I recently was sent a Partition Recovery Software by Stellar Phoenix, anyway I was able to test some feature of this software particularly "Cloning" feature and "Deleted File Recovery", so far both feature have worked well for me, I was able to recover recently deleted file that has been deleted from the recycle bin, Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery Software is a comprehensive recovery and disk tool, I find the software is easy to use there are some features that are not available on open source recovery tools such as Test Disk that are available on Stellar Phoenix such as "Compressed File System Recovery" and Disk Imaging or cloning which might be helpful to people that used compressed NTFS filesystem, and people that need a backup of their disk or make an exact copy of their disk for multiple machines, check below to see full list of features of Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery Software, overall I like how the software work the user interface is easy to use and function works as it should be, probably the only problem I have is the software is a bit pricey for me at $99 dollars, considering I can get several open source and freeware apps to the same job, other problem is the Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Software only works on Windows system for a guy like me that have bunch of Linux system running side by side with Windows it woul;d be a deal breaker hopefully the next release of Stellar Phoenix will support Linux, however if your looking for a simple user friendly recovery software for those accidentally deleted files and just want to install and run this is a pretty good choice.

  • Cloning: Creates an identical copy of a drive
  • Create Image: Helpful when hard drive possesses bad sectors
  • Quick Scan: Is fast and uses standard scan method to search lost data.
  • Deep Scan: Takes more time and uses advanced scanning techniques
  • Email Recovery: Recovers lost or deleted emails from PST and DBX files
  • Interactive User interface: Graphically rich user interface. No technical skills required
  • Advanced Drive Options: Provides Raw Recovery, Drive Imaging and Drive Status
  • Photo Recovery: Recovery of almost all camera file formats
  • Compressed File System Recovery: Data Recovery from compressed NTFS file system
  • File Filter: Select files on the basis of extensions
  • File Mask: Narrows down the scan results by creating new tree structure
  • Save Scan: Provides the ease to carry out Partition Recovery in stages.
  • Live Update: Facilitates the latest version of the software with easy update
  • File Preview: Available with demo version. Let's the user judge recovery efficiency
System requirements
  • Supported OS, Files, Storage Devices
  • Operating Systems: Windows 7.RC1, Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000
  • File Systems supported: FAT16, FAT32, VFAT, NTFS and NTFS5
  • File Types: 185 file types supported
  • Supported Storage Devices: Hard drives and USB Flash drives

You can download and buy Stellar Phoenix Partition Recovery Software on their website

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