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IBM’s AI loses debate to human debating champion

IBM's AI loses debate to human

IBM’s AI machine loses to a human in a debate competition

Last year, IBM, the global technology giant, had showcased an Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that could argue, refute, debate and win against humans. Now, the very same IBM-made machine has lost out to a human champion debater from London.

For those unaware, IBM has a long list of major AI innovations, which also include “Deep Blue,” the IBM system that took on chess world champion Garry Kasparov in 1997, and IBM Watson, which beat the top human champions on Jeopardy! in 2011.

The AI system, Miss Debater (formerly known as Project Debater) was pitted against 31-year-old Harish Natarajan, a grand finalist at the 2016 World Debating Championships and 2012 European Debate Champion. The event was held in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Monday, which was attended by as many as 700 spectators.

The topic of the debate was ‘whether or not preschools should be subsidized.’ The debate topic wasn’t revealed to the AI system or Natarajan until 15 minutes before they took to the stage. Project Debater argued in favor of subsidized preschool while Natarajan argued against it.

Both the parties had to deliver a four-minute opening statement, a four-minute rebuttal to the other’s argument, and a two-minute closing statement. The audience was asked to vote for either of the party at the start of the debate, and again at the end of the debate.

Before the debate, 79% of the audience agreed that preschool should be subsidized while 13% disagreed. The debate on pre-school subsidies lasted for 25 minutes. By the end of the debate, 62% of the crowd agreed and 30% disagreed. In this style of debate, the debater who is able to change the minds of the audience and gain most percentage points is declared the winner, and as a result, Natarajan was hailed the victor.

However, 58% also said that they felt Debater better enriched their knowledge about the issue, whereas Natarajan scored 20%.

Despite losing the challenge to Natarajan, the world-class debater was impressed with the fact that Debater could contextualize information and extract details from research. AI’s answers came from its database of 10 billion sentences taken from journal and newspaper articles.

“What really struck me is the potential value for Project Debater when synthesised with a human being, and the amount of knowledge that it is able to grasp,” said Natarajan after the debate.

“It was fascinating to listen to because I can see a lot of the potential it has, just in terms of the knowledge and its ability to contextualise that knowledge better than most human beings.”

Dr. Noam Slonim, one of two primary researchers behind Project Debater, added: “Ultimately, what we saw was that the interaction of man and machine could be enriching for both.

“It’s not a question of one being better than the other, but about AI and humans working together.”

You can check out the full debate video below.

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Russia Plans To Disconnect From The Global Internet

Russia Plans To Disconnect From The Global Internet

The Russian government accompanied with major internet providers has planned to briefly disconnect the entire country from the global internet. This test will completely isolate the Russian internet aka Runet from the rest of the world.

The primary reason behind this internet shutdown is to test the security of Russian data. So here’s everything you need to know about the internet shutdown test in Russia.

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Russia Plans To Disconnect From The Global Internet

For a limited period of time, the Russian government will completely disconnect Russia from the global internet. The Internet shutdown test in Russia will impact private citizens, power grids and even the military systems.

According to some reliable sources, the test will last for about 30 minutes and it will be conducted before 1st April. Every major Russian ISP will redirect all network traffic to nodes that are controlled by the Russian government.

This test will include the creation of an alternative domain name system (DNS) to protect the Russian-language section of the internet if in case it is disconnected from the World Wide Web.

The test will also help the Russian Government to gather insight and provide additional feedback and modifications to proposed laws.

Russian Internet Shutdown Test: Benefits

The Internet shutdown test will help the Russian government to monitor and completely abandon the websites containing banned information. In addition to that, the test will allow centralized control to all of the national internet traffic and also minimize the transfer of data to foreign servers.

Well, the Russian government carried out a drill back in mid-2014 to gather people’s response on the internet being disconnected from the web. The test will probably cost around 23 billion rubles or roughly $350 million.

Do share your thoughts and opinions on the internet shutdown test in Russia in the comments section below.

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LinkedIn to launch its own live video streaming service ‘LinkedIn Live’

LinkedIn launches its own live video streaming service

LinkedIn debuts into live video broadcasting market with ‘LinkedIn Live’

Thanks to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, live videos have become the biggest trend on the social web in recent times. As a result, LinkedIn, a business and employment-oriented service that operates via websites and mobile apps, has too decided to dive into the video livestreaming arena.

Apparently, the career website is testing a new live video streaming feature called ‘LinkedIn Live’ to broadcast live video streams, as first reported by TechCrunch. This new feature will allow numerous businesses and other users to conduct live proceedings such as conferences, earnings calls, awards ceremonies, mentor content, webinars, product launches, meetings, Q&A sessions, and more.

LinkedIn has also partnered with several third-party developers of live broadcasting streaming services to make video streaming easy. These third-party content creators include Wirecast, Switcher Studio, Wowza Media Systems, Socialive, and Brandlive, with more expected to be added in the future.

“Video is the fastest growing format on our platform right now, and the one most likely to get people talking,” TechCrunch was seen quoting Pete Davies, Linkedin’s Product Development Manager.

Currently, LinkedIn Live is available as an invite-only beta version in the U.S. and is accessible to limited users only. It is possible that after the test run in the U.S., the feature would be made available to users globally. However, there is no word from LinkedIn on the same.

Even though LinkedIn Live has arrived late into the live video streaming game, it has a lot of potential to catch up with other streaming services considering the unique position it holds in the market.

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Windows 95 app gets major features upgrade

Windows 95

Windows 95 app has just got better with the major update

Back in August 1998, Felix Rieseberg, a software engineer at Slack, had released a Windows 95 app for Windows, macOS, and Linux, to let users experience the era of Windows 95. He created the desktop app using Electron, a cross-platform application framework that uses web technologies.

This time around its developer, Rieseberg has released a major upgrade to its third-party program, Windows 95 app with required improvements. The version 2 of the Windows 95 app now comes pre-installed with Microsoft FrontPage, Netscape 2.0, and FrontPage Server. It also has a completely new Windows 95 disk image.

In the changelog, the developer notes that the Windows 95 app v2 also brings support for sound, which means you can now hear all the familiar Windows 95 sound effects. It also offers better support for High-DPI devices that were unavailable in the first version. Furthermore, it comes with some pre-installed retro games like DoomWolfenstein3DA10 Tank Killer, and Grand Prix Circuit.

The app continues to contain JavaScript and has around 500MB of free space in the virtual disk for you to fill with whatever you want. Rieseberg has also added the ability to “Reset” a machine.

If you are interested, you can visit the GitHub Page to download and install the Windows 95 app for Windows, Mac or Linux.

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Nintendo Is Working On A Smaller, More Portable Version of Switch Console

Nintendo plans to release a Portable Console

Nintendo plans to release a smaller, cheaper Switch console in 2019

Nintendo, the Japanese multinational consumer electronics and video game company, is reportedly working on a smaller, more portable, and more cheaper version of the Switch console, according to a report from Nikkei (via The Verge).

This move comes after Nintendo lowered its sales targets for the year from 20 million Switch units to 17 million. With the launch of this smaller, portable version of Nintendo Switch, the company is looking to expand its user base.

Rumored to be nicknamed as Nintendo Switch Mini, this handheld console will focus on portability, which means it will be easy for the gamers to carry it while traveling. The new mini Switch version could likely include integrated controllers instead of removable joy-cons, slimmed down hardware, and longer battery life.

However, in order to release an updated and less expensive version of Switch, the console may not have some of the features that the original Switch has. The affordable version could likely include a cheaper screen and may see the dropping of the dock and/or cartridge slot.

According to Nikkei, the console might be released in the fiscal year of 2019, which starts from April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. However, none of the information has been officially confirmed by Nintendo. Hence, these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt.

Launched in 2017, Nintendo Switch is a very successful asset in Nintendo’s portfolio. During the last few months of 2018, the company was able to sell 9.41 million Nintendo Switch units. Recently, the Japanese company announced that it has sold over 32 million units of Switch and is closer to dethroning the Nintendo 64, which is the most sold console of Nintendo.

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Energizer Ultimate Smartphones With Pop-up Selfie Cameras Coming At MWC 2019

Energizer Ultimate Smartphones With Pop-up Selfie Cameras

Energizer to showcase a range of smartphones at MWC 2019, some with dual pop-up cameras

Energizer Holdings Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of batteries, whose once upon a time slogan was to “keep going and going” has decided to keep going by launching as many as 26 smartphones at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Spain this year, reports GSMArena.

Built by a company called Avenir, the new range of Android-powered smartphones will debut with four new phone lines, namely the Power Max, Ultimate, Energy, and Hardcase. While the Energy and Hardcase lines are basic feature phones that will cover a major portion of the 26 devices, the Power Max options include handsets with a whopping 18,000 mAh and 16,000 mAh batteries inside.

However, what is interesting is the Energizer “Ultimate” series that contains five different versions. Two of the range, such as Ultimate U620S Pop and U630S Pop are subtitled ‘Pop’ because they both twin pop-up selfie cameras. Other than the pop-up selfie cameras that include a 16MP main camera and a second 2MP depth sensor, the Ultimate U620S and U630S models have nothing in common.

The Energizer Ultimate U620S Pop is a premium smartphone that features a 6.2-inch display with Full HD+ (2,280 x 1,080) resolution. It has a MediaTek Helio P70 chipset and comes with 6GB of RAM,128GB of storage, and a microSD card slot.

As for the rear cameras, it has a triple sensor configuration with a 16MP primary, 5MP secondary, and 2MP depth sensor. It features a 3,200mAh battery with USB-C that supports 18W fast wired charging. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor in the power button. The Ultimate U620S Pop is said to launch in July this year. (the U620S above is the only other phone here to offer a 3.5mm jack).

On the other hand, the Ultimate U630S Pop features a 6.3-inch display with HD+ (1,480 x 720) resolution. It is powered by MediaTek’s octa-core Helio P22 chipset and has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage. The rear side of the smartphone houses a dual camera (16MP + 2MP) and the fingerprint reader. It has a slightly larger 3,500mAh battery that supports 10W fast wired charging. The Ultimate U630S is expected to launch in June this year.

Further, of the other remaining three models, the Energizer Ultimate U650S is the largest of the series, which features a 6.5-inch display with 720p+ resolution. It comes with MediaTek’s octa-core Helio P22 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage (plus a microSD slot for up to 256GB more). It has a waterdrop notch with a 16MP selfie camera along with 16 + 2MP dual camera on the back. It also has a 3,500mAh battery inside with fast charging over USB-C. The Ultimate U650S is expected to have an October launch.

Similar to the U630S, the Energizer Ultimate U620S comes with the pop-up selfie camera. Sporting a 6.2-inch HD+ display with 720p+ resolution screen, it is powered by a MediaTek MT6765 chipset (a faster version of the Helio A22). The handset comes with the smaller 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage (expandable) combination and offers a 3.5mm jack. It puts its single 16MP selfie camera in a waterdrop notch and includes the usual 16MP+2MP dual camera on the back. The only bright side of the device is its large 4,000mAh battery. The handset will be launched in June and will be available in two color variants: Purple/Blue and Blue/Green.

Last, but not the least of the five models is the Energizer Ultimate U570S, which is the smallest of the five and an entry-level smartphone. It sports a 5.7-inch display (720p+) and is powered by a quad-core processor and has 32GB of storage space. It has a 3,000mAh battery, a microUSB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It also has a small notch for a 16MP selfie camera and 16MP+2MP dual camera on the back. The Ultimate U570S will be rolling out in April in three color variants: Purple/Blue, Blue, and Yellow.

Source: GSMArena

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Recovery Toolbox for Outlook

Conveniently, Microsoft Outlook stores all of your information, such as Contacts, Calendar, Notes, and, of course, mail, in one PST file, and IMAP accounts are stored in separate OST files. However, if this file is damaged due to a power outage, system error recording, virus attack or otherwise, Outlook will not be able to open it. In this case, only special programs such as Recovery Toolbox for Outlook (https://outlook.recoverytoolbox.com/), can help, since they can repair corrupted content of Outlook data files and can also be used as a format converter. Let us take a good look at this tool.

Features of Recovery Toolbox for Outlook:

  • Recovery Toolbox for Outlook makes it easy to repair damaged PST and OST files
  • In addition to recovering files, you can also convert them. For example, create a PST file from an OST file. Or export individual items to files of other formats, such as EML / MSG / VCF / TXT.
  • If you are lucky, there is even the possibility that you can recover deleted items from Outlook data files, such as deleted mail, files or contacts.

Contents:

  1. File client for Microsoft Outlook
  2. Possible causes of corrupted PST files
  3. How Recovery Toolbox for Outlook can repair Outlook PST files
    1. Features and capabilities
    2. ScanPST or special programs instead?
    3. Recover Outlook data file
  4. Conclusion

1. File client for Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Outlook typically uses a PST file as a data store. A PST file is often called a “Personal Store Folder” or simply an Outlook data file. Outlook uses a PST file as a container and stores all of the Outlook Personal Manager information in it, such as contacts, appointments, notes, tasks and, of course, all emails that the user sends and receives.

If Outlook uses a connection to the Exchange Server or exchanges emails using the IMAP protocol, Outlook utilizes additional offline Outlook data files (OST) to store information separately for each account. Prior to Outlook 2013, PST files were also used for IMAP accounts.

An OST file is basically just a synchronized copy of the mailbox (Exchange Server or IMAP), therefore the loss is less dramatic. If necessary, you simply need to re-create the account and synchronize again. However, this will be problematic if synchronization is not possible, or if there are authorization failures on the server (the account is locked or Windows Domain Controller is not working). In this case, restoring the OST file is a necessary option.

OST files have one important limitation: their contents cannot be easily imported into the system. If you want to import the contents of an OST file into Outlook, this is only possible after conversion using specialized programs, such as Recovery Toolbox for Outlook.

By default, Microsoft Outlook saves your PST and OST files in

C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME \Local Settings\Application Data\ Microsoft\Outlook ???

C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook

You can also independently change the folder for storing files.

Please note: In Outlook 2013, a different path to the storage is used by default: “Documents\Outlook Files”.

2. Possible causes of corrupted PST files

Outlook data files may be corrupted in various ways. The most common causes are:

  • erroneous entries due to power failure
  • virus attacks
  • program errors
  • Windows or Outlook crashes with an open PST file
  • network connection failure if the file is in the network storage
  • defects in network data storage
  • incorrect operation of the ScanPST program

Users of MS Outlook 97-2002 must have 2 GB for the PST Outlook data file. If this size is exceeded, the data file can no longer be processed.

3. How Recovery Toolbox for Outlook can recover Outlook PST files

Recovery Toolbox for Outlook was developed as a special program for analyzing and troubleshooting Outlook data files, and it runs on all versions of Windows. Recovery Toolbox for Outlook can recover damaged PST files, recover OST files or convert OST into PST. Even if SCANPST does not fix the corrupt PST files, Recovery Toolbox for Outlook in most cases will be able to recover the Outlook database.

You can download the DEMO version of Recovery Toolbox for Outlook for free from the program page https://outlook.recoverytoolbox.com/

The DEMO version analyzes files, but cannot save more than 5 objects into one folder. The software can be unlocked using a license key at any time.

A personal lifetime license costs $49.90, and a business license is priced at $74.90. Customers with up to 100 computers can also purchase a license for the site for only $200 at the manufacturer’s online store.

Please note: Recovery Toolbox company offers on its website a variety of other tools to help with recovery of such programs as Excel, CorelDraw, OneNote, Photoshop, PowerPoint or Word and with recovery of corrupted files in these formats.

a. Features and capabilities

Recovery Toolbox for Outlook offers the following features and options:

  • Recovery of corrupted PST or OST files
  • Recovery of PST files of the old Outlook format 97-2003
  • Extracting and saving of any or all items from a damaged .pst or .ost file in the MSG, EML, VCF or TXT format.
  • Recovery of any email format: text format, HTML or Rich Text.
  • Recovery of attachments
  • Recovery of folder structure
  • Conversion of OST files to PST format
  • Recovery of PST files that were incorrectly recovered using SCANPST utility from Microsoft
  • Recovery of password-protected files

Recovery Toolbox for Outlook can also recover PST files larger than 2 GB. However, it should be noted that we recommend recovering large files on computers with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Outlook installed due to Windows limitations.

For users of Microsoft Office 365, it is recommended to use the online version of the program here https://outlook.recoverytoolbox.com/online/ to bypass the requirement to install the full version of Microsoft Outlook.

b. ScanPST or special programs instead?

Microsoft provides a PST file scanner (SCANPST.exe) as free software to recover corrupted Outlook data files (PST and OST). SCANPST.exe is called from and is located in the subfolder C: \Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\ or it can be downloaded as MicrosoftFixit20101.mini.diagcab for Outlook 2013 or 2016, as well as  MicrosoftFixit50569.msi for Outlook up until version 2010.

Scanpst searches for errors in the PST file and attempts to fix them, but usually can only help with files that were not seriously damaged. “Inbox Repair Tool” (ScanPST.exe) offers its users the possibility to back up the PST file before making any changes. So as not to damage them for other recovery tools – such as Recovery Toolbox for Outlook – make sure to back up and continue.

If ScanPST cannot solve the problem or if you wish to recover deleted mail in the PST file, you will need special software. By the way, such data recovery tools as Recuva usually will not work, because the file structure on the disk remains unchanged and is not removed, and the structure of data in the PST file is damaged.

c. Repair Outlook data file

After installation, first select the corresponding Outlook data file that is corrupted or that contains the items that you want to repair.

Recovery Toolbox for Outlook, selecting a PST or OST file

In the next step, you will select the operating mode of the program:

  • Recovery is used to recover damaged PST or OST files.
  • Conversion mode can convert undamaged OST files into one PST file, import contents of an OST file into Outlook at a later time or extract contents of PST/OST files in different formats, such as MSG / EML or VCF.
  • Deleted file search function attempts to find content marked as deleted in the Outlook file.

Mode selection

In the recovery mode, the program analyzes the file, which can take a long time depending on the size of the source file.

Analyzing data with Recovery Toolbox for Outlook

When the analysis is completed, Recovery Toolbox for Outlook displays the found items.

Items found in the data file

In the next step, you have the opportunity to create a new PST file or save all the content separately.

Storage type selection

If you choose the second option – “Save data separately” – you can specify the file format for emails, contacts and notes. You will be able to select MSG, EML, VCF, or TXT format. Calendar, log and tasks are always saved in the MSG format.

Save the files separately

In the “Search deleted objects” mode, the contents of the PST file are also analyzed, but in this case only deleted objects are displayed if they are still available and not yet overwritten. The process of recovering deleted emails, contacts, files and other objects that were found is identical to the PST file recovery process.

4. Conclusion

Advantages:

  • The utility that is very easy to use
  • Ability to convert OST files into PST files
  • Ability to extract individual items or folders, for example, only Contacts

Drawbacks:

  • Trial version cannot recover more than 5 objects per folder

Recovery Toolbox for Outlook – is a great tool for emergency recovery of a damaged PST or OST file in Outlook. This operation is very simple and will not cause any issues even for inexperienced users. The $50 price of the Personal License is suitable and easily accessible in terms of its capabilities for emergency situations. The DEMO version will give you an idea of whether the program can help you in any way, and then, after analyzing the results, you can make an informed decision about buying the tool. However, there is no guarantee that all data can be recovered using the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook. That is why it is necessary to perform a regular backup of Outlook data files, which can be done very quickly with the help of special backup programs.

For users of macOS, iOS and Android, we can offer the online services:

– to repair Outlook files: https://outlook.recoverytoolbox.com/online/

– to convert OST to PST files: https://osttopst.recoverytoolbox.com/online/

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Samsung unveils world’s first 1TB flash storage for smartphones

Samsung unveils 1TB flash storage

Samsung announces 1TB eUFS chips for its future mobile devices

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced that it has begun mass producing the world’s first one-terabyte (TB) embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) 2.1 for smartphones, powered by the company’s fifth-generation V-NAND.

According to Samsung, “the new Universal Flash Storage offers 20x more storage than a 64GB internal memory and 10x the speed of a typical microSD card for data-intensive applications.”

Many of the Android phones include a microSD slot that allows users to expand the internal storage capacity of their device. With the new 1TB eUFS, users will now be able to enjoy storage capacity comparable to a premium notebook PC, without having to pair their phones with additional memory cards.

“The 1TB eUFS is expected to play a critical role in bringing a more notebook-like user experience to the next generation of mobile devices,” said Cheol Choi, EVP of Memory Sales & Marketing at Samsung Electronics.

“What’s more, Samsung is committed to assuring the most reliable supply chain and adequate production quantities to support the timely launches of upcoming flagship smartphones in accelerating growth of the global mobile market.”

The 1TB storage chip was developed by “combining 16 stacked layers of Samsung’s most advanced 512-gigabit (Gb) V-NAND flash memory and a newly developed proprietary controller.”

The new 1TB eUFS measures just 11.5mm x 13.0mm. Besides the huge memory capacity, the 1TB eUFS also possesses exceptional speed. Samsung claims that the chip will offer up to 1,000 megabytes per second (MB/s) in terms of sequential read speeds, which is approximately twice the sequential read speed of a typical 2.5-inch SATA solid state drive (SSD), and up to 260MB/s in sequential write speeds.

This new chip allows smartphone users to store 260 10-minute videos in 4K UHD (3840×2160) format, in contrast to the 64GB eUFS chip mostly used in many current high-end smartphones that can only store 13 videos of the same size.

In December 2017, Samsung had begun mass-producing its 512GB storage chips, which was later included in the company’s premium Galaxy Note9 smartphone. Presuming a similar rollout, we could likely see Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S10 come with a 1TB storage capacity option.

Source: Samsung

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Do you really need a free hard drive recovery software?

You might feel that a hard drive recovery software is not really needed but in reality it could prove to be a lifesaver. In situations where you have lost important files from your hard drive, only data recovery software can help you restore them or in the very least gain access to them again. There are several such programs and tool out there that help recover hard drive data free but we recommend you use the best free data recovery software to get maximum benefit. You can also find good free hard drive recovery software online.

When is free hard drive recovery software useful?

You can make use of such software in many instances to recover files from formatted hard drive free or to also recover files from external hard drive on your mac for free.  

  • Accidental Deletion – If you deleted some files (and removed them from the Recycle Bin as well) but now need them again, then only a hard drive data recovery software free can help.
  • Hard Drive Crash – This happens more often than you think. Your hard drive could crash which results in you losing access to everything stored on it. A best free hard drive recovery software can get those files for you.
  • Physical Damage to Hard Drive – Recovery software can help in situations where you have somehow damaged your hard drive; in some cases, even a single scratch can render it useless.
  • Formatted Hard Drive – Sometimes people format their hard drives and then later realise that they wanted to keep some files. However, they won’t be able to find the files on the hard drive anymore. You can use a free hard drive recovery tool in that case.  

If you are in one or more of the above situations then you can make use of an external hard drive recovery free software as well. However, if your hard drive is physically damaged to a great extent then even a drive recovery software free might not really work.

How does hard drive data recovery software work?

In most cases, such as accidental deletion and formatted disk, the files are actually still present somewhere on the disk but it has lost reference of where they are exactly located. The software or tool will help the system to trace its path back to the lost files. Most software and tools come with an easy-to-use method and deliver quick, effective results. It is a safe and secured way of getting back lost data.

You can also refer to reviews and more about the best free data recovery choices available in the market and then decide upon the best ones. Some of the incredible ones in the market are also free for everyone along with a paid advance version, which is not required in most cases. You can also find different versions for Mac iOS and Windows systems; like, there are good mac hard drive recovery software free versions.

Bonus Tip: 4 Ways to Avoid Data Loss

Though nowadays there are so many ways to get access to lost data, like using top free data recovery software options or freeware data recovery software, but you can make things all the more easier by completely avoiding a data loss situation. Here are 4 simple yet effective ways in which you can keep your data safe and secure –

  1. Keep a digital backup – If your data is important, especially if it is work related, make regular digital backups. You can use mediums like your Google account or other platforms as well to back up your data at regular intervals. This will ensure that you can always access your data in any situation.
  2. Keep an off-internet backup – If you have some data that is essentially important then you can also consider backing it up to a pen drive or a new hard disk. In any unfortunate situation, you can still be rest assured of your data being safe and easily accessible.
  3. Keep your system up-to-date – In most cases of data loss, the usual thing that happens is that the entire system either crashes or is corrupted. You can avoid this by keeping your system up-to-date. Install a legit anti-virus program and clear your cache regularly. Keep the system in a good condition, always.
  4. Look before emptying the Recycle Bin – Before you empty the bin, always ensure that there are no files in there that have been mistakenly deleted. This will help you save a lot of time and effort.

Summary

  • You should opt for best free data recovery software in case you lose access to your data due to accidental deletion, corrupted hard drive or even if data loss has occurred due to formatted disk.
  • Free data recovery software helps the system/disk to trace its path back to the files which are still located somewhere on them only.
  • Free data recovery program is a secured way of retrieving lost data. They do not store copies of your data anywhere as they work on your system alone.
  • There are free data recovery software mac and free data recovery software windows options available as well.
  • You can use the free data recovery software for PC or also opt for the data recovery software free full version. Some have paid full versions as well.
  • Avoid data loss situations by keeping regular backups (on and off the internet), updating your system and anti-virus program and more.
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Microsoft Office 365 Is Now Available On Apple’s Mac App Store

Microsoft Office Is Now Available On Mac App Store

Microsoft Office 365 is one of the most feature-rich office suite that is used by millions of users. The Microsoft Office 365 consists of many useful tools like Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Well, the Microsoft’s Office 365 suite is now finally available on the Mac App Store.

So here’s everything you need to know about the availability of Microsoft Office 365 on Apple’s Mac App Store.

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Microsoft Office 365 Is Now Available On Apple’s Mac Store

Last year at WWDC Apple promised to launch Microsoft Office 365. Apple has finally announced on Thursday that Microsoft Office 365 is now available on Mac App Store. Users can now directly download the signature Microsoft apps such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Excel on their MacOS computers.

Earlier, Mac users relied on Microsoft’s website for downloading Microsoft apps. It is worth noting, that the Microsoft Office 365 for MacOS will also offer some nifty features like Dark Mode and Continuity Camera. These features are exclusively available on MacOS only.

Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing stated that “Apple and Microsoft have worked together to bring great Office productivity to Mac users from the very beginning. Now, with Office 365 on the Mac App Store, it’s easier than ever to get the latest and best version of Office 365 for Mac, iPad, and iPhone.”


Microsoft Office 365 Subscription Plans

You can use the Microsoft Office 365 suite completely free of cost for a month. Later you can pay $70 per year for using the Microsoft services as a personal edition. Furthermore, you can pay $100 a year and upgrade to the Home version. It is worth noting that the Home version can be used by up to 6 people.

In addition to Microsoft Apps, the Home version also offers 1TB of Onedrive storage and 60 minutes of monthly Skype calls.

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