Our Download of the Day today is Recuva 1.41.537.
Recuva (pronounced "recover") is a freeware Windows utility to restore files that have been accidentally deleted from your computer. This includes files emptied from the Recycle bin as well as images and other files that have been deleted by user error from digital camera memory cards or MP3 players. It will even bring back files that have been deleted from your iPod, or by bugs, crashes and viruses!
Simple to use interface - just click 'Scan' and choose the files you want to recover
Easy to use filter for results based on file name/type
Simple Windows like interface with List and Tree view
Can be run from a USB thumb drive
Restores all types of files, office documents, images, video, music, email, anything.
Supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, NTFS, NTFS5 , NTFS + EFS file systems
Restores files from removable media (SmartMedia, Secure Digital, MemoryStick, Digital cameras, Floppy disks, Jaz Disks, Sony Memory Sticks, Compact Flash cards, Smart Media Cards, Secure Digital Cards, etc.)
Restores files from external ZIP drives , Firewire and USB Hard drives
It's fast, tiny and takes seconds to run!
Deal of the Day: 2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $79.99 with FREE Shipping
Our Deal of the Day today is the Staples - 2TB Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $79.99 with FREE Shipping!.
Offer: This 2TB external hard drive with 2 year warranty is just $79.99 with FREE shipping from Staples. You can buy upgrade kits for it to make the move to USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 too.
ASUS's Transformer has enjoyed the fruits of its labor, winning the hearts of many tablet-loving fans across the world. But, the Tegra 3-packing Transformer 2 has been gettings its fair share of rumor-filled goodness, and today is a great day for that. LambdaTek Component Shop currently lists the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2, or as its model number TF201-1I020A, for £537.85 including VAT.
The retailers site details are limited, but it does list the Transformer 2 as sporting the quad-core Tegra 3 from NVIDIA, 32GB of storage, 1GB of RAM, a 10.1-inch display and all powered by Android 3 Honeycomb. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen has previously said that the Transformer 2 will launch by the end of the year, with a retail price of $499, 40% below what is currently listed on LambdaTek's website.
Our App of the Day today is Facebook for iPhone and iPad 4.0.1 with iOS 3.0 or later.
With the mad rush of iOS app update recently with iOS 5.0 about to drop on the world, Facebook also joined in on the fun.
Yesterday Zuck and crew finally made the world and its iPad's happy by finally releasing Facebook for iPad. It's pretty much what I expected, but that's a good thing. It provides almost the full desktop Facebook experience on your iPad and they did a good job of it.
Besides the launch of Facebook for iPad, the regular iPhone app has also bene updated with some rather good user interface changes that I like a lot. Today Facebook released version 4.0.1 which fixes some issues with signing in after updating the app from an older version.
Facebook for iPad
With high-res photos, games, chat and more, now you can get the best of Facebook-on your iPad.
- Enjoy bigger, better photos: Your photos are high-res and easy to flip through, like a real photo album
- Navigate anywhere, fast: Just tap, slide or pinch to move from one screen to another
- Play games on the go: Access your favorite Facebook apps and games, wherever you are
- Focus on what matters: Zoom in on your friends' photos, updates and stories ...
Sling Media have just released a dedicated SlingPlayer app for Android 3.x tablets that has just hit the Android Market. A mobile phone version has been available for a while now but could only be used in compatibility mode, where picture quality suffered. Sling Media charge the same price as the iPad version, $29.99. If you had purchased the smartphone version, this is another $29.99 you'll have to spend.
The tablet version sports improved video quality and a new program guide that makes it a breeze to browse content while still watching TV. There's also a new remote interface that provides even easier control over programming. Grab it here if you're a fan of the Sling.
Earlier on today we attended the GeIL Overclocking Showdown featuring two famous Russian overclockers Smoke and Slamms. Besides all of the overclocking fun, GeIL took the opportunity to promote its new gaming brand called EpicGear.
It's a very new brand at the moment with products still in development, but one of their first products that they did have on display was the Meduza gaming mouse. Before you say, "oh, not another gaming mouse...", listen up.
This mouse features what EpicGear is calling the world's first "HDST" and that stands for hybrid dual sensor technology. As you'll see in the pictures, on the back surface of the mouse where you usually see either a laser or optical sensor for tracking, EpicGear include both a laser sensor and an optical sensor. EpicGear says that super fast laser sensor with speeds up to 6000 DPI and the stable optical precision with jitter-free operation leads to an overall much better feel and use than traditional mice.
We didn't get much of a chance to use the mouse as the overclockers were using the Meduza during their testing, but we'll be getting one in shortly for review and you can expect a review in a month or so. We also don't have any details on pricing or availability at this stage, but it should be on the market soon.
ASUS have stayed true to their word of an Ultrabook release in October, with the new Zenbook brand. Five new models will debut ranging in price from $999 to $1499. First up we have the Zenbook UX21 which is an 11.6-inch (1366x768) config, sporting 128GB of SSD and either a Core i5-2467M or Core i7-2677M whilst the Zenbook UX31 sports a 13.3-inch (1600x900) display and comes in three flavors: a Core i5-2557M model with 128GB of SSD, a similar model with the SSD pumped up to 256GB and the final model, including a Core i7-2677M.
The 11.6-inch Zenbook UX21 and 13.3-inch Zenbook UX31 weigh just 2.4 and 2.9 pounds, respectively. This os thanks to their aluminum alloy bodies, glass trackpads and all-metal keyboards. Not only that but they look absolutely gorgeous. The 11.6-inch UX21 ranges in thickness from 0.11-inch at the front, to 0.67-inch at the rear with the 13.3-inch packing more in the trunk with the same 0.11-inch front but a 0.71-inch rear.
All Zenbooks feature an instant-on feature that ASUS say will allow the Zenbook to resume from sleep in just two seconds. Battery life we have the UX21 rated for five hours of run time, sporting 7 days of standby time. The UX31 on the other hand lasts a tad longer, at seven hours of runtime or ten days standby from a single charge.
One of my fondest memories as a young gamer were the old adventure games, Little Big Adventure was a large part of that. Good Old Games has secured the French adventure platform game and now it is able to be played on most modern PCs. The only problem is that the game is $6 which is a bit rough for an older game. Good Old Games also state that the sequel to LBA is "coming soon". I think I might just pick this up and give it a bash again!
You can grab it, here.
Microsoft have plans to launch the new Xbox 360 dashboard on November 25th which is based on "Lakeview", a modified version of Microsoft's Silverlight development framework. Included is support for Kinect's voice recognition and gesture control. The new dashboard will also show off applications based on Silverlight and H.264 encoded video delivery using Apple's HTTP live Streaming.
Microsoft seems to be targeting a Black Friday release of the Xbox Live update, which would add the new video apps an features such as Bing universal search. This could bolster sales for Xbox over the holidays as well as helping Xbox Live members enjoy cool new features to play with over Thanksgiving, thanks to Microsoft, giving them new toys. Pun intended. The Lakeview code is still being worked on, as Microsoft are pushing out weekly updates to the application framework.
Little things aren't changing in the code, either. Sources say that Microsoft are making fundamental changes and subtractions in Lakeview's capabilities over the past few weeks, causing partners to update and re-test their apps with each and every new release. The goal here is to quickly mature the platform, with the end goal from MS to enable other third-party developers to use the Lakeview framework to build their own apps for the Xbox 360 console.
Interesting times ahead for Xbox 360 users!
The iPhone 4S is rumored to include the same amount of RAM found in the ageing iPhone 4, just 512MB. The Infinity Blade developer was quoted last week:
I'm still shocked that, with the iPhone 4S, I'm literally running around with a 1080p video camera in my pocket, with an eight megapixel camera, 64GB of hard drive space and an A5 chip with 512MB of memory. This is a really powerful computer, right?
They would be more inclined to know, as they demoed their game on the iPhone 4S during last week's keynote. AppVV is now also confirming the rumor of 512MB on the iPhone 4S. But, I'm sure we'll find out soon enough.