Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Biggest Revolution in Graphic Designing within Last Few Years

Graphic designing is one of the most required professions in advertising since it is the method of attracting customers to sell products. It is an art which required special skills. Just knowing about the graphic designing software won’t help in graphic designing for a professional. It needs an excellent eye in color matching and arranging shapes to generate attractive design. The design can be a logo, banner, business card, Social media cover image (Facebook cover images, Twitter covers, Google plus covers or Linkedin cover images) or an email image. Irrespective of the design the person who is designing should have specialized skills.



Since it needs specialized skills, the professionals charged a lot for a small design. Simply even a small banner costs a lot for the client. But during last few years with the advancement of the internet things started to change. The video tutorials on web make the process of learning easy and less expensive. The pirate software copies and much cheaper software provided the platforms to design different graphics easily. In current context Adobe products (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and etc.) are considered as the best graphic designing software since they have advanced function capability. But still there are a lot of products which provide easy and reliable platforms in graphic designing. 

The advancement of internet made world small and brought the buyer close to the seller with few simple mouse clicks. Currently lots of graphic designing websites provide online payments through different payment systems including direct payments through credit cards. This changed the entire graphic designing industry and made things easier. The Skype provide the best platform to communicate with the seller in visual format. This is the magic did by internet. 

With this improvement foreign customers are able to reach the local sellers within seconds. The improved online payment systems (Paypal, Payoneer, Money bookers, payza and etc) made it easy for them to purchase local sellers products. Different shipping systems made it easy for sellers to deliver the product by staying at their own home.  This made the revolution in almost all the professional industries. This affected the graphic designing industry equally. Therefore the customers are able to find the best quality products for the cheapest price. But with the time people started to cheat their clients. They made different platforms and started different services. But they didn’t serve the customer well after placing the order. Therefore customers were reluctant to buy services unless they have a good reputation.

This change affects the graphic designing field a lot. The clients were able to get best quality logos, banners and other products for low price. Lot of sellers, lot of products and lot of cheaters are on web. Who to trust is still a biggest problem not only in graphic designing industry but also in all the other industries. It is up to you to decide.

But still there is a hope. I think it is important to write about the best graphic designing site I came across. It is known as Cattleya Graphics. They are designing logos, banners, website headers, business cards, Social media covers for cheap price. They have a customer base over 2,000 all over the world. And they use the latest technology to serve best to their clients with easy payment system through Paypal. The amazing quality of the products with fastest delivery time has speed up their popularity throughout the web. Therefore purchasing on Cattleya Graphics is not a waste of money, it is kind of investment.



Hope you got some idea on the change of graphic designing industry during last few years. And still it is important to select a best company to design your logo, banner or other graphic designing product. Hope this will help on deciding where to go.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free for Mac 7.5 ( 2 GB Free Data Recovery)

Ever wondered how you can trace and recover lost or deleted files from your Mac? If not, you’d better keep some data recovery utilities handy and make use of its benefits. There is a long list of advantages you can take from any Mac data recovery utility such as recover lost documents, files and folders, digital media files etc. even if the whole media becomes inaccessible, logically damaged or accidentally formatted (either Quick or Deep).



EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac is an advanced and useful utility that you should always keep nearby you. Data loss is an unavoidable situation that may leave you in great loss or put businesses out of the competition and these data recovery utility would be the single hope to restore them back. EaseUS put all their efforts in making this utility more better for home or data recovery pros through which, the victim has to invest minimal amount of efforts and money to recover their documents intact.

Recover documents, pictures, audio, videos etc. that is deleted or formatted somehow from list of storage device including Mac system or HFS formatted volume, USB or Flash disk drive, different type of card storing technology and more. EaseUS Data recovery wizard offer flexibility to preview recoverable media files before actual recovery. Once the scanning is completed, you’ll get the list of recoverable files in list view and a check box placed against those files. Click on any or all those boxes to select your desired media files.

Three easy steps of recovery
User has to go through rigorous steps in order to get their files back. However, EaseUS makes this process simpler by introducing three easy steps and an intuitive wizard based recovery steps.

Select File Types
The very first screen you’ll see on the screen is ‘Select File types’ to let user choose their desired media files that is lost or get formatted accidentally. Be it photos, audio, recorded video files, setup files or any other file type, you’ve full control to choose file type.

Scan
This is the most crucial steps that software has to go through and decide which file it can and cannot recover. Scanning process employ sector by sector or quick search for deleted, lost or formatted media files and shows preview window after completing the overall operation.

It’ll also offer effective Mac partition recovery by scanning for lost or deleted HFS, HFS+ volume.

Preview and Recover
The last and final step is to choose or select media files by seeing preview and clicking on Recover button.  Keep in mind that EaseUS Data recovery wizard offers 2 GB of free data recovery and asks you to purchase a premium license key to perform unstoppable recovery of your lost or deleted documents.

Final thoughts
Data recovery procedure is full of risks and any wrong or misdeeds may permanently erase your hope to get back your lost media files. I’d strongly recommend to keep this utility handy for effective and successful data recovery.

EaseUS is a known developer for providing best in class data backup and recovery applications and this is one of the top selling software that mostly become life savior in crucial situations of data loss.



Tuesday, November 18, 2014

What’s your iPhone app design checklist?

Whenever you are designing an iPhone app, you are mostly looking at how the functionality works. We are always looking towards making things credible from the point of view of development – adding features, optimizing menus, integrating resources. In this whole process of attending more on the functional aspect of the app, we tend to miss the most important part that is the UI. Even when we test the application, we are mostly looking towards how the things play on it rather than how it feels to see those things playing.


 
Here are some of the most helpful points that would quickly help you know if your iPhone app design is good or not. No matter how big or small the app you are working on is, this eight-point checklist would help you get through quite positively:
1. No broken links in the front or back-end: 
Make sure you don’t have any broken links or it will cause a really devastating experience for users and make you app suffer a big rejection. The links should be properly maintained to serve your user with a confident and smooth interface.

2. No long load times: 
The most basic and important one! Consider doing everything with the app design that reduces the load time. Take some time to slice it properly. Avoid heavy images and sluggish transitions that could affect the smoothness and lightness of UI.
3. Authorized by Apple: 
In order to gain the user credibility make sure your iPhone app design is authorized by Apple. Also, ensure that you are able to meet all the requirements while you accessorize and integrate your app with different third party resources.

4. Managing UI for optimum resource utilization: 
There are many services and processes that run in the background that affect the app’s working across the interface. Resource utilization in the UI will have all the bearing on this and affect the overall resource accommodation and utilization. 

5. Word "beta" removed from the application: 
If you really want to look attentive and updated, make sure you don’t have “beta” written anywhere. Check it properly on the app screens and the documents before the final launch.

6. Follow interface guidelines: 
Just be sure that your app interface follows Apple Human Interface Guidelines. This will directly allow you to have a good control over the functional properties and establish a better responsive mechanism with the system – even in the long run.

7. Make it look different: 
Think from the user’s point of view. Never mess up with the uniqueness of app as hundreds of similar apps that are being uploaded on the App store daily. It has to have the personality of its own and should be exclusive with the way it offers value to its users.

8. Copyrights and Trademark:
This has serious legal implications. Only use purchased images for which you get a license so that you don’t breach a copyright. Also, make sure you are not using any trade name or business identity used by any other company or person in the design to avoid possible trade complications. 


Sumit Garg is Project Manager and Technical Writer at MobilePhoneApps4U, A leading Offshore Mobile Application Development Company offering custom software development and mobile app solutions across the world.



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Coolmuster Android Data recovery - How to Recover Data, SMS, and Contacts from Android Phone

Accidentally erase your valuable data by ROM flashing, factory resetting, deleting, rooting or others? Of course you can always turn to experts. But it may be very costly. Contacts loss happens unexpectedly. And many Android users are eager to recover our deleted contacts, because sometimes we do not do a backup. What do we do? When you meet the situations above, don't panic. It is definitely sure that you can restore Samsung Galaxy data by using Samsung Galaxy Restore your lost data. It is a professional data restore program that is able to restore deleted, lost contacts, messages, videos, photos, songs and other files from Samsung Galaxy and any other smart phones. Samsung Galaxy Restore for Mac is also available for Mac users. Actually, with a Google account, you can do Samsung mobile phone contacts recovery since it allows you to sync your contacts to server. But most of you may not have a Google account or you haven't backed up your contacts with it. If you are in this case, read on to find the solution to recover contacts from Samsung phone.



When you scan in the Android phone forum, you may find that many users complain that they sometimes delete Contacts from their Android phones by mistake if they use some unfamiliar functions. Lost or deleted data files are not really gone until something new is written over them. Indeed there are two ways that I will share with you. One is to use Android Data Recovery and the other is to use Coolmuster Android Data Recovery which is the ideal recovery helper for you in this situation. It helps to extract and scan out all deleted files without any quality loss, to recover sms, or contacts from Android, read this article: How to retrieve lost contacts on Android phone. In addition, you are allowed to preview all the details before you decide to retrieve them back. So, act quickly. Use this effective recovery program to get back your lost files from Android internal memory and SD card right now.

What’s Coolmuster Android Recovery can do for you?
  1. Recover 5 file types including contacts, photos, text messages, etc.
  2. Support Android 1.5 ~ 4.4 system
  3. Works for all Android device, including new Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One and Nexus 10. Optionally preview any wanted data before recovery
  4. Freely transfer & backup Android data to PC.
 


As you can see, Coolmuster Android Data Recovery program can restore text messages on Samsung galaxy, including Android 4.0, Android 4.3, etc. The situation above is not the only one they can be applied to. More cases, caused by rooting failure, ROM flashing failure, deletion and other unknown reasons , have all being taken into consideration by the designers.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Product Review - 321Soft Data Recovery for Mac

Have you accidentally deleted an important file and don’t know how to get it back. Sit relax and read on this tutorial on how to restore any precious files that has been accidentally deleted or formatted from USB, memory card, internal or external hard drive, CD/DVD, different portable devices and other similar storage devices.

321Soft Data Recovery for Mac is a powerful utility that helps user easily restore their trashed or formatted hard drive data in just a matter of time. It has dedicated recovery options to undelete files from USB, hard disk drive, Optical media, multimedia/mobile device and RAID configured drives.
 
 
 
How to recover your important files and folders?
Once the file has been lost from the problem storage media, it could be difficult to restore or recover it if you keep using the drive for some time. Weather it has been deleted from the internal storage device or any external media, you’ll need to ensure that no further copy/move operation has been performed since the time when data loss situation strikes. The software offers pretty simple and easy to use wizard based recovery steps so you could recover your data exactly in the form it was before deletion.

Supported File System and Storage media type:

HFS, HFS+, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, Ext2/Ext3 file system, latest packet writing such as ISO9660.

321Soft Data Recovery for Mac includes powerful RAID constructor to rebuild or reconstruct damaged/corrupt RAID arrays. Later, it helps you to recover data from Mac computer RAID configurations such as RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 5 and RAID 6.

The software equipped disk cloning/imaging utility to create a complete disk image or clone copy which you can use to perform recovery at any convenient time. Make sure the created image or cloned copy is stored at secure place that is free from virus/Trojan attacks.

At last, the software solely works on wizard based interface to let computer illiterate users recover their lost or deleted data like pros. Incredibly easy and WYSIWYG based navigations makes it clear to achieve maximum possible recovery in shortest possible time frame. You’ve the capability to slim the search results by defining parameters of desired deleted files you’re looking for, such as their file types, file size or date and time you thing when the file was deleted.
 
Conclusion
321Soft Data Recovery for Mac is equipped with latest technologies and modified search engines to hunt for deleted, lost or formatted files from Mac OS X or higher. Software supports all the modern storage media such as RAID system or flash based storage devices. File preview before recovery works great with all type of multimedia and document files. Last but not least, you’ve one stop solution for all your data recovery needs for your Mac computer within the budget that anyone could afford.

Recommended utility for Mac OS X user to handle even worst situations of data loss. It also ensures maximum data security by using cloning/imaging features of this software. Manufactures set the price tag for this software is of $99.95 USD for a single user license.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mobile Phones Evolution: From Traditional to Modern Phones

Martin Cooper, one of the leaders in very initial cellular technology development once stated, “When you park your car and leave, you can’t use your mobile, but you can take your portable with you”. He along with his team at Motorola was working to produce a wireless portable mobile phone and he successfully did this.





September 21, 1983, was the day when Motorola made a significant addition to human history. They introduced the very first commercially available handheld portable device in the form Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. They spent a fortune approximately about $ 100 million and 10 years of extensive experimentation before they were able to achieve this landmark. Yes, it was big, heavy, and very expensive costing around $10,000 if calculated in today’s currency. But it was the most wanted and wished product at that point.

This innovative portable technology changed the world of communication and opened new horizons for folks interested in portable communication technologies. Whole world witnessed the great potential which this product had and it was the time when other companies jumped in and a race started to win more market share started. This race fired the evolutionary process in mobile technology and the living witnessed one of the most rapid evolutions in human history. I found an interesting video in which StealthLuck showed this gradual yet fast paced evolution. As of now, in 2014, we all know that cellular companies are putting in their best to come with some new features and incorporation of other interesting products into the cell phones. The beauty is that we have found smart phones our best friends as an outcome of this race. 

Interestingly, it appears that this evolution will continue to bring great products. And we will continue to enjoy these amazing products.      



Friday, August 15, 2014

SQL Server Database Backup and Monitoring Tool - SQLBak


Backups are the backbone of any business to run smoothly and analyze progress. The same thing applies to database backups and it is also crucial to manage it efficiently such as maintaining latest database backups, restoring them after data loss and monitoring it regularly etc.

SQLBak (http://sqlbak.com/) is an amazing utility that can successfully address all your needs and ensures you the presence of latest database backups and accessible over web.

Manufacturer claims that the software delivers the following features:
  • Scheduled backup for your running SQL database in organization or work station.  You can schedule SQL backup to any convenient time to be performed on daily basis. Moreover, you can set your Email to receive success or failure confirmation message.
  • Allows you to restore backups from portable devices such as smartphones or tablets using the browser.
  • Enables user to save backup copy to various cloud hosting websites such as Dropbox, FTP, Google Drive, Amazon S3 , OneDrive and Azure Blob Storage (Available on or after September 2014).

    SQLBak-Set Destination
  • Beside this, you can also choose your local folders to stored SQL Backups, such as internal hard drive of your computer. Moreover, you can click on ‘Advanced folder settings’ to send full, differential, transaction or folder backups.

  • You can also monitor the SQL server performance and track the job progress immediately as well as fix problems as soon as it happens. 


How it Works
Working with SQLBak is relatively simple and takes minimum possible time. Download the setup file provided from manufacturer and install it any latest running SQL Server computer. Meanwhile, you’ll need to register a new account to get your personalized and very own dashboard to manage, schedule or maintain SQL server backup copy. Take note of a generated serial key generated during the signup process. 

 SQLBak-Registrationconfirmation

You’ll need it to activate the program and match the source and destination of SQL backup copy.


Click on ‘Connect’ after entering the serial key. The activation process will begin right after.

SQLBak-Connection-successful

If the connection was successful, you’ll receive a confirmation dialog box and window the one given below:

SQLBak-Connected
Further steps need to be performed on the online dashboard. You can use it set source computer where SQL backup copy was stored. However, make sure you’ve any or all the required parameters such as ‘SQL Server Name’ as well as authentication method, either Windows or SQL server authentication. 

SQLBak-Enter parameters


Conclusion: 10 Out of 10 (Recommended)
SQLBak is the most powerful and advanced utility to take backups in real time and secure proof it by storing on cloud hosting websites that has relatively slim chances of getting your files lost or accidentally removed. Moreover, it also offers compression technology to lower the size of backup copy and get maximum storage capacity against the cloud hosting website or local storage drive. 



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Product Review - Mac Backup Guru from MacDaddy

Backup applications are significantly more important than any other tools these days. It helps Mac users to restore data after accidental deletion or formatting of important files and documents from the hard drive or similar storage device.
Mac Backup Guru from MacDaddy is a popular utility for Mac (10.7 or higher) users and helps create reliable backup disk which you can trust on. Main features of this software are described below:


Mac Daddy
Cloning
Cloning is a process of making exact copy of source disk to the destination disk, by copying all your data sector by sector. Use this tool to simply copy the entire contents of the source disk to destination disk which should be of same or higher capacity. Keep in mind that the software won't delete any data stored on the destination drive and the files already stored there will be intact. 

P.S. The Finder doesn't make reliable clone of your Mac volume or imortant files and folders. This software is much more capable and more efficient than the Finder and performs accurate clone that is durable and ensure that not a single file will be missed. 

Synchronization
Initially, cloning procedure may takes time longer time than expected depending on the size of the source drive. However, subsequent cloning will be smoother and much faster by using synchronization feature of this software. Instead of cloning the source disk from scratch, it'll only copy files to the destination disk that were changed recently since the last cloning operation was performed. It'll help Mac users to always have the latest backup with all your recently update files added already. Drive syncing usually takes 2 facts into consideration while updating the subsequent backup copy:

1. It'll update files or folders, if there size is different on the source drive and destination drive.
2. It'll update files or folders, it there modification date is different on the source drive and the destination drive.

In both the cases mentioned above, software can easily track changes and ensure that file has been changed as well as needs to be updated on the destination disk.


Working

Mac Backup Guru MacDaddy



Mac Backup Guru offers intuitive interface and wizard based steps to make process easier for beginners as well as for advanced users. Download and install this software from manufacture website (macdaddy.io). On the home screen of this software, you’ll find ‘source’ and ‘destination’ folder icon located at left and right corner subsequently. Moreover, 'Backup and Incremental snapshot' button is located at the middle of both the icon, just below the directional arrow that points towards the ‘destination’ icon.  To begin creating backups/cloning, just click on the button and Backup Guru will perform its task right after.


The Verdict - 10 Star out of 10

Mac Backup Guru is relatively simple as compare to any other backup or cloning utility. It is as easy to operate as manufacturer claims and makes your mac data backup process simpler than ever. It costs you around $39 USD which can be easily justified by the nature and level of result  it delivers.



Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Five Best Duplicate File Finders for Windows and Mac

Duplicate files sound harmless but they can make your computer a mess. They accumulate on your HDD or SSD without you knowing about it and start wasting a lot of valuable space. Worse still, duplicates make it hard for you to tell which file is the original and which is the duplicate after a while. This is why deleting duplicate files is a must. 

                   
remove duplicate files
         

A good duplicate finder is something that you've got to have installed on your computer. It will help you free up valuable disk space, make your PC or Mac faster, and make it easy to manage your files. Here are five best duplicate file finders available today.


If you are looking for an easy to use, accurate and advanced duplicate finder, Easy Duplicate Finder is for you. This program works on both PCs and Macs and is the easiest to use duplicate finder out there. It has a very intuitive three-step scanning process: all you have to do is add folders to scan, click on the Scan button and then click on Remove All Duplicates. That's how easy it is! And if you're an experienced user, you can take advantage of the program's advanced scanning algorithms and file sorting features. Easy Duplicate Finder offers file comparison by content, preview for all types of files, file groups, iTunes and iPhoto integration, duplicate email management and more. In short, this program is really worth having.


If you are into photography and have a lot of image files on your PC or Mac, then you should give Duplicate Photo Cleaner a try. This special program not only finds duplicate images that are 100% identical, but also detects similar images. This is possible because it compares color changes on the RGB level or in grayscale (you can choose the algorithm you want to use). The user controls the similarity threshold and can set it to anything between 50% and 100%. Duplicate Photo Cleaner supports all popular image formats including JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and even RAW on Windows computers. Plus it has iPhoto integration, which is very handy for Mac users.


If you are on a Windows PC, then I bet you've at least heard of CCleaner, a very popular free PC cleanup utility. CCleaner has lots of cool features and a duplicate finder is one of them. True, their duplicate finder is pretty basic, but it's great for quickly searching for duplicates by name, date and size. This works really well for checking your PC for identical documents saved to several different folders by mistake.


Auslogics is a well-known name in the PC speedup industry and its free duplicate finder is another popular choice. Even though it has a somewhat basic design, Auslogics Duplicate File Finder has a lot of useful features such as file preview and comparison by file content. It's also very easy to use and lightweight on system resources. Auslogics Duplicate File Finder is for Windows only.


VisiPics is a free open source image similarity finder for Windows and Linux users. Even though it looks very bland, it has good functionality and can detect similar photos and images. It's pretty accurate too and doesn't often display false results. In any case, there is a preview feature that you can use to check the duplicates.

These file duplicate finders will help you manage files on your PC or Mac to redeem valuable disk space the easy way. 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Should You Eliminate Landline After Implementing VoIP?

This is true that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is gaining advantage over Public switched Telephone Networks (PSTN). With VoIP the cost of communication with others have reduced a lot and most people are now in the dilemma that whether they main landline or submit it once they have successfully implemented VoIP.



It’s very true that VoIP has lots of advantages over PSTN, the primary being cost effective. However, just eliminating it would not be a good option for the following reasons:

Requires Power
For your router, ATA or other VoIP equipment you need power to run. Hence, just think of the situation what has happened to New York this year. No electric supply, and thus you would be totally out of connection with the neighborhood too! In any natural disaster when there is short of electric power, your VoIP cannot support you, yes your PSTN can.

Dependency on Bandwidth
VoIP is also known as Internet telephony, and internet is all about good bandwidth. Generally VoIP works better with broadband and not with dial up connection. Thus when there are any problems related to your broadband your VoIP goes down so does your communication system. Problems that you may face with broadband are

  • Connection down, as VoIP is totally depended upon your broadband, once the connection goes down, all your telephones would stop working. And this is simply annoying when you are using at home. If it’s your business connection then you are just out!
  • Shared connection, especially when you are using your internet in the office environment there are numbers of work that you do with it. Hence, VoIP gets only a share of the total bandwidth and you have to be happy with that only. Other way when you would be using VoIP better to minimize the usage of internet over other applications.
  • Poor connection may lead various problems as if the quality of the connection is not good then you may even start hating the technology, blaming all for suggesting a worst system. 
Voice Quality
VoIP depends on various factors to provide their services like the service provided by provider, hardware used, the bandwidth of the connection and the destination of the call. Hence, if all these factors are performing in your favor then you can expect a good quality of voice over the VoIP. Generally it is found that sound at VoIP is not that clear like that of PSTN. You may hear some echo or delay in transmission of the sound.

So if the broadband connection is good enough you can expect a good voice quality over the VoIP.

Emergency calls or E911
As there is no obligation by the VoIP providers to provide 911 emergency services many of them do not provide it. Hence in case of emergency you have to depend on landline only for making the emergency calls. When called from PSTN lines emergency services can track easily from where the call is made. This is always not possible in case of VoIP as it works in IP addresses which may be from other sources too.

Security
Data security is the most vital issue with VoIP especially when different viruses and malwares are so prominent. One has to be careful about phishing, service theft and call tampering while using VoIP.

Thus, this is true that with VoIP your calls can be made very fast and you can make even international calls at cheaper arte, but there are certain problems too which are associated with it. Hence, keep a PSTN just like you keep an emergency light at your home to manage any emergency situation.
Michelle is a freelance writer and blogger. She covers a wide range of topics including technology, health, travel and much more. Here she has explained about the importance of VOIP systems in this techno savvy world.