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7 Best PDF Editors for Windows

By Sponsored Content | Feb 10, 2020 11:49 am CST

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.

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#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.

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Microsoft Office is the most commonly exploited application in 2019

By Jak Connor | Dec 20, 2019 03:04 am CST

Information has been gathered by PreciseSecurity that reveals a list of the most commonly exploited applications in the third quarter of 2019.

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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.

New research reveals top 5 most secure Password Managers

By Sponsored Content | Oct 11, 2019 02:39 pm CDT

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.

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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.

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Geekbench 5 released, includes new CPU and GPU benchmarks

By Anthony Garreffa | Sep 3, 2019 09:03 am CDT

Primate Labs has just announced its latest Geekbench software, with Geekbench 5 now released including a boat load of new features and tweaks.

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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.

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Transfer data from phones using dr.fone Switch, here's how

By Sponsored Content | Jul 17, 2019 02:36 pm CDT

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:

  1. Connecting your devices
  2. Selecting the file types
  3. 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.

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Once done, you'll see both devices connected.

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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.

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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.

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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.

A 1-year license of dr.fone - Switch costs only $29.95.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from your SD Memory Card

By Sponsored Content | Jul 15, 2019 03:42 pm CDT

Imagine enjoying a lovely vacation with your family and capturing some of your most peasant memories on your camera. Memories you'd never want to lose. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, your SD card gets damaged, erasing your photos and the moments they capture. If you have lost important photos on your SD card to accidental deletion or formatting, you might wonder if it is still possible to recover these pictures.

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After photos are formatted or deleted from SD cards or similar storage devices, they continue to exist for as long as they are not overwritten by new data - even though you may not find them in their original location. This gives you a window to recover the files before they are permanently wiped off.

When are Photos Lost from SD Card?

Modern SD cards are equipped to handle large data requests over a long period of time, while continuing to run smoothly. Sadly, despite their many benefits, these SD cards have very high chances of getting damaged or inaccessible. Indeed, your SD card may fail or get damaged while you are performing a small routine operation. Some scenarios that could lead to the loss of photos stored to your SD card include:

  • Accidental deletion of photos or accidental formatting of your device
  • Crash while transferring files from the memory card to internal memory or from internal memory to memory card
  • Errors from incorrect unmount such as unmounting SD card without finalizing every open task
  • Corrupted files on SD card could lead to the spread of virus or malware across other files on the device
  • Memory card format error

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How to Recover Deleted or Corrupted Files from Windows/Mac

By Sponsored Content | Jul 1, 2019 04:44 pm CDT

We live in a technology-driven world today. Every single aspect of our lives is jam-packed with some form of technology that drives us forward. From our daily chores to our professional careers, no part of our lives has been spared by the advancements in technology. However, with these new advancements, there is also ample scope of things going wrong when you need them to be on your side the most.

One such example is the accidental deletion of data and your crucial files. This can be a massive heartbreak, depending on the kind of files you have lost and even result in a financial or monetary loss when it comes to your business. Thankfully, Recoverit data recovery was introduced to thwart precisely these types of technological drawbacks and to ensure that even if we lose our files someday, we can retrieve them as quickly as possible.

Ever since its launch in the market, Recoverit has been doing quite well. It has helped countless people recover their lost files from Windows/Mac or external devices in no time at all. With a set of user-friendly features, the software makes it easy for even a novice to retrieve all the lost data with ease.

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Features of Recoverit Data Recovery

Here are some fundamental features of the Recoverit Data Recovery software that make it a suitable option to have in your corner if tragedy strikes in the form of lost files!

  1. To begin with, by using this software, you can easily recover different types of files including videos, photos, audios, PDFs, documents as well as other kinds of data with ease.
  2. You can recover lost data due to any kinds of reasons, such as the crash of macOS or Windows operating system, accidental deletion, accidentally formatting of a device, virus attack, computer booting issues, the blue screen of death, etc.
  3. You can recover formatted/defective/deleted data from MAC and Windows computers as well as external devices such as SD card, USB flash drive, and more.
  4. In addition to that, the software is super easy and straightforward to use. You can make use of it within three simple steps, i.e. choosing a location to scan, previewing all the extracted files, and finally, clicking on the icon that says "Recover" to retrieve them all.
  5. The interface of Recoverit also lets us preview the extracted data before saving it to any location. In this way, you can perform a selective recovery and handpick the files you wish to extract.
  6. The latest version of Recoverit 8.0 also lets us select a particular location (folder or directory) to scan. This will further save your time while performing data recovery and get exact results.
  7. Finally, Recoverit offers a free data recovery version too that you can try out before buying the premium version. It will help you get an idea of the effectiveness of the software. It enables all the users to recover a total of files within 100MB absolutely free of cost.

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files using Recoverit?

One of the best things about Recoverit is that it is pretty easy to use and does not require any prior technical experience. You can also get back your lost data and scan any partition, directory, folder, or even an external device by following these steps:

Step 1: Install Recoverit Data Recovery

Firstly, download and install Recoverit Free recovery software on your Mac or Windows system. Make sure that you don't download or install it on the same drive from where you have lost your data previously. This will avoid the overwriting of data on it.

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Discord wants their app on the Switch, fan support requested

By Jak Connor | May 15, 2019 02:00 am CDT

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?

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.

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AI in Asia to effect 1 in 5 workers, 1 in 8 people job loss

By Jak Connor | May 14, 2019 01:00 am CDT

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.

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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.

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Maxon releases new Cinebench R20 CPU benchmark

By Anthony Garreffa | Mar 5, 2019 08:30 pm CST

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.

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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.

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