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Email services with a bright design and many new features appear almost every day. However, none of them could replace Outlook or at least compete with it. You can only come to terms with this. The secret to the popularity of the service is that it is part of the Microsoft Office suite, intuitive and straightforward. Besides, only Outlook allows you to take full advantage of the many features of Microsoft Exchange Server.
Of course, Outlook is not only mail but also a diary, calendar, notes, and messages. Almost all human life is stored in one encrypted file. Therefore, it's not very good if, when you try to enter the mail client, such a message pops up: 0x8004010F: Outlook data file cannot be accessed. No panic! We will try to find out what happened to the mail. Most likely, it's not too late to save it.
Spoiler: I'm not particularly eager to look in the answers, but if someone is in a hurry, the Recovery Toolbox for Outlook which is very useful in such situations, saved me.
A robust PDF editor is an absolute must for businesses today, but with so many products on the market, it's hard to know which one to choose for your organization. Fortunately, there are several free as well as free trial products that you can take out for a spin before you settle on the best one for your document workflows. The PDF utilities here all have Windows versions, with some supporting macOS and mobile platforms like Android and iOS to deliver a true cross-platform experience.
#1 - PDFelement
If you're looking for a free PDF editor for the latest Windows 10 version, look no further than PDFelement. This robust utility is a workhorse document management suite that will handle large files, batch processes, and advanced functions like forms handling and OCR. It offers the full range of tools your company needs for creating, editing, annotating, converting, securing, optimizing, and sharing documents, with comprehensive options to convert files to and from PDF.
The best part about this software is that the free trial does not limit its basic PDF editing capabilities in any way. All you'll see is a watermark on created, edited, and converted documents, which is fine for internal use. And if you upgrade to a Standard or Pro paid license, the pricing is far lower than the market leader, Adobe Acrobat DC or its Pro version. You can download this application free for Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit processors, and it even runs on older versions that go back to Windows XP and Vista, if that's what you have.
Information has been gathered by PreciseSecurity that reveals a list of the most commonly exploited applications in the third quarter of 2019.
According to PreciseSecurity, Microsoft Office solutions and applications are the most commonly exploited applications around the world. The data taken over the third quarter of 2019 shows that 72.85% of cyber exploits are done in Microsoft Office products.
The following software applications that come after Microsoft Office are: web browsers with 13.47%, Android with 9.09%, Java with 2.36%, Adobe Flash with 1.57%, and PDF with 0.66%. So, where are these cyber exploits coming from? PreciseSecurity traced the exploits back to five top countries. The United States with 79.16% of exploits, the Netherlands with 15.58%, Germany with 2.35%, France with 1.85%, and Russia with 1.05%. For more information about the exploits check out this link here.
What sort of passwords do you use? Things like '123456', 'qwerty' or even 'password'? If so, you are not alone, but you should be worried. These are among the most commonly used passwords around and all leave users accounts inherently vulnerable.
Fortunately, these days, more and more people are more and more aware of the benefits of using a Password Manager. They not only help keep your passwords secure but also make it easy for anyone to remember a whole host of complex passwords. A good Password Manager can also check how secure your passwords are, generate new secure ones for you, and much more.
But, while the case for using a Password Manager may be beyond dispute, choosing the best one is much harder. Which is why new research in this area is always welcome and that is what VPNCompare have delivered. Their in-house experts have been hard at work testing all the top Password Managers to see which is best.
Primate Labs has just announced its latest Geekbench software, with Geekbench 5 now released including a boat load of new features and tweaks.
Geekbench 5 kicks things off with a brand new CPU benchmarking suite that tests your system based on what its respective workload would be, with these including augmented reality and machine learning. Geekbench 5 also boosts the "memory footprint of existing workloads to more accurately account for the effect memory performance has on CPU performance".
The new Geekbench 5 CPU Benchmark also packs new modes of multi-threaded benchmarks, with the new software also better capturing the performance of different multi-threaded applications on personal computing devices.
You can read more about, and grab Geekbench 5 here.
dr.fone - Switch is a handy and easy to use application which allows you to easily transfer various data from one phone to another using your computer.
And not just from iPhone to iPhone or Android to Android, you can go from iPhone to Android and also the other way around. The phone switch program works perfectly with more than 8000 smartphones and tablets including devices from Apple, Samsung, HUAWEI, OPPO, Sony, HTC, Google, LG, Motorola, ZTE, and more.
You can conveniently and easily copy, switch, and transfer all supported data types or just the ones you want with just a few clicks via USB transfer which is quicker than cloud or wireless transfer.
You can select from contacts, text messages, your calendar, call logs, photos, music, videos, apps, and app data. dr.fone - Switch is compatible with Android 9.0 and the latest iOS 12.3. The video below shows just how easy it is.
How to Transfer Data from Phone to Phone with a PC
There are really only three simple steps:
- Connecting your devices
- Selecting the file types
- Starting and completing the data transfer
Here's a guide in a bit more detail:
Step 1: Connect your smartphone or tablet to your computer via USB
Open dr.fone on your PC and select Switch.
Once done, you'll see both devices connected.
Your device data will be sent from the source to the destination device. You can click the "Flip" button to change them around.
Step 2: Select file types and start the transfer
Here you need to decide on the file types you want to copy. Once done, click "Start Transfer" to start the copy process. Don't disconnect your devices during this time.
If you want to remove data from the destination device before moving data to the other device, click the "Clear Data before Copy" box. It should only take a few minutes for all the data to be moved.
You can also transfer data from iPhone to Android without a PC and you'll find details on how to do that here on the guide page.
Discord has become one of the most versatile utilities for gaming and many other subjects that require verbal communication. So how about the Nintendo Switch picks up some of that love?
We would love to bring Discord to the switcht! But we'd need Nintendo's blessing for that to happen first. Vote up the idea here and maybe it could be a thing someday:https://t.co/sHddT8z2Fn— Discord (@discordapp) May 12, 2019
On the official Twitter account for Discord, a fan has asked when we would see Discord for the Nintendo Switch. While this seems like a no brainer for the Nintendo Switch to have support for Discord, that isn't the case at the moment. Discord replied to the question saying "We would love to bring Discord to the switcht! But we'd need Nintendo's blessing for that to happen first." Discord even go on to say that Nintendo Switch users who support the idea of Discord on the Switch should "Vote up the idea here and maybe it could be a thing someday".
I'm not sure if Nintendo will accept Discord on the Nintendo Switch due to them already having their Nintendo Switch Online app that allows for voice communication across games. With that being said, the addition of Discord on the Switch would certainly undermine their already established communication method. This makes me think that Nintendo would decline the inclusion of this third-party software and instead stick to their own.
Most of the time artificial intelligence is brought up one of the main questions raised is how badly will the implementation of artificial intelligence in jobs be, and how many peoples jobs will be made redundant. Perhaps artificial intelligence if further along than we think and some serious amount of jobs could be at risk.
A new study has come out of MIT Technology Review Insights which has conducted the study in association with ADP, Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore, Genesys, Splunk and the Asia School of Business. The study features a executive survey of 900 leaders as well as "data set provided by Faethm, a future-of-work cloud software company, the report shows, by country and industry, the proportion of formal sector jobs that will become redundant through automation, and the jobs that will be augmented by AI, making them more productive and highly skilled".
The study says that "AI will affect one in five jobs in Asia-eliminating one in eight" and that across 11 Asian markets, 12% of current jobs are in the "high-risk" of being automated in the "next five years". The AI effect on jobs are said to be more prominent in the more wealthier economies than the poorer ones. Percentage separation clocks in at 14% in wealthier communities, and 10% in poorer ones.
Maxon and its Cinebench R15 benchmark have been a big part of CPU benchmarking for quite some time now, with Cinebench R15 launching all the way back in September 2013 but the company has finally released a new version of its benchmark with all of the advancements of Maxon's Cinema 4D technology inside.
The new Cinebench R20 benchmark is a CPU-only benchmark, with Maxon removing the GPU benchmark portion out of the new run. In the new CPU benchmark it's also much more stressful on your hardware, with Maxon noting that "Cinebench R20 uses a much larger and more complex test scene than R15, requiring about 8x the computational power needed to render it. The test also requires about 4x the memory. Therefore, R15 and R20 results cannot be compared".
AMD unleashed its super-threaded Ryzen Threadripper CPUs in 2017 and continued that trend last year, and will have even more cores and threads in the third-gen Zen 2-based Threadrippers arriving soon. We need benchmarks like Cinebench to continue to expand and grow with next-gen CPU offerings, and here we have it. But there's one gigantic problem.
If you are a PC user and have never heard of VLC Media Player then you must of been hiding under a comfy rock somewhere, this media player is the go-to application for video streaming content in all of the whacky formats you can get.
VLC Media Player recently reached an awesome milestone, the program has been recorded to of been downloaded now over 3 billion times. The above Twitter post from founder of VLC's parent company, VideoLan, Ludovic Fauvet showcases VLC reaching 3 biillion downloads. The President and Lead Developer for VideoLan, Jean-Baptiste Kempf sat down with VentureBeat to discuss the success of VLC and what the developers have in-store for it in the future.
Kempf says that he plans to bring VR support to the application, this will add 3D interactions, stereo sound and add a virtual theatre feature. VLC recently rolled out an update that pushed the version of the program to v3.0.6, included within this update was support for HDR videos in AV1. Kempf says that when update 4.0.0 is ready it will be bringing playback improvements in scaling and video quality of HDR files. Looking towards the future now, Kempf also mentions that he would like to bring the media player to the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. I don't know how possible this idea would be, but it would be good to see VLC on both of these platforms.