Latest news and what’s hot on I.T.
Latest news and what’s hot on I.T.
“Disk not formatted. do you want to format now?”. Have you tried connecting an external USB drive in your computer and saw this Windows’ message? This happened to me when I inserted my friend’s Maxtor external drive in my laptop running in Windows 7. The hard disk is my friend’s repository for her photos and videos. She told me the files are the product of her 3 years as a photographer.
When I’d asked her what happened, she informed me that she forgot to turn-on the power of the external drive while copying some pictures from her camera. It was already too late when she found out the hard disk was not functioning anymore. When she turned it on, the dreaded “”Disk not formatted. do you want to format now?” message appeared.
Although the Windows is asking to format the drive, the real life question is actually ” are you willing to lose all your files?”. If you are not sure, you better not to format it! So choose NO!
So how can you get your files if Windows’ can’t even access your hard disk?
Here’s what I did. Read more…
Did you know that the first programming language is over 100 years old and was written by a woman? Find out the name of the first lovely programmer below. And don’t forget to read the tips on secure programming.
Source of Infographic
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This is actually a belated happy birthday greetings to WWW already. WWW was born on April 30, 1993 at CERN laboratory.
I became aware of WWW 3 years after it was born. I was in the University at that time taking a Computer Science course. I remember my classmates and I were only using BBS to exchange ideas and files over the wire (wifi is unheard of).
WWW was born at CERN led by Tim Berners-Lee. The first website in the world was hosted on Berners-Lee’s NeXT computer.
First Website Content
So what’s the content of this first website? Well, not so much actually. It only described the basic features of the web; how to access other people’s documents and how to set up your own server.
First IP of info.cern.ch
The first URL was: Read more…
The Samsung Galaxy SIV will be launched next week, March 14, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. As of this writing, the Samsung S IV’s features hasn’t been revealed to anybody. A blog in New York Times, reveals the special event next week in New York will be mostly on software, not hardware.
An exclusive leaked images or screenshots of the new Samsung Galaxy S IV is posted in an Israeli website. Here are some of them:
I’m a fan of Cobian Backup, the best FREE backup software that I’ve tried. In fact, I’ve been using Cobian Backup for the past 7 years already!
However, when I upgraded the software this morning, I encountered a problem wherein the program can’t create the destination directory. The destination directory is located on another PC but connected on the same network. When I tried to write a file using Windows Explore onto the directory, it was successful!
What could be the problem? How can I write using Windows Explorer while Cobian Backup 10 can’t? It’s actually on Windows permission rights. The Cobian Backup I installed is setup to run as a Windows service. Almost all Windows services are using the “Local System” account. However, the other PC won’t let the “Local System” account to access the directory.
What are the possible solutions?
First make sure you (or the Windows user) have the required access rights. You can easily test this by going to the destination directory and copy a file there.
Second, change the installation mode of Read more…
Get your smartphone ready for we are going to give you the Top 10 Best Android Camera Apps. At long last, you can spice up your dull-looking photos without purely relying on Photoshop. You can apply a variety of effects as you get to share your favorite moments to your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Of course, we want what’s best for you. That is why we did some extra digging just to make sure that you will be able to make the most out of your phone’s snapper. All that you need to do is to read our list and choose the app that you think would be the best match for your smartphone. No worries. All of these apps can be downloaded at the Google Play Store.
1 – Streamzoo
By Phonezoo Communications, Inc
If there is an app that is worth to be compared to Instagram, it’s none other than Streamzoo. And just like Instagram, this app features its own community of photo lovers. You will also be able to create your own user profile, earn some badges as you get to showcase your spectacular photos to your friends and followers. Truly, this app can be considered as one of the most brilliant camera apps that you can get from the Google Play Store.
2 – Instagram
By Instagram, Inc
Almost everyone knows about Instagram. Well, who doesn’t when it’s one of the best camera apps that you can download for free. Plus, this app is packed with a whole bunch of photo effects such as frames, borders and filters. You can easily edit your images in a matter of few taps. No need to transfer and edit your images on Photoshop. And if ever you feel like bragging your HDR quality images to your friends, you can freely do so. Just share your photo to the Instagram community and presto! You can have your own photo gallery.
3 – Pudding Camera
The Pudding Camera is more like an app that you can use to replace your phone’s default camera. It has its own camera settings and it also flaunts it very impressive interface. You can preview your photo in full screen and you can easily activate the flash in a single tap. And if ever you want to enhance the quality of your image, all that you need to do is to select a camera filter. You can set your photos to Basic, Snap, Panorama, Fantasy, Triplex and a whole lot more.
4 – Paper Camera
By JFDP Labs
This app is apparently the only app in this list that cannot be downloaded for free. Even so, there’s no reason for you to step back. Paper Camera is a very impressive camera application and it can instantly transform your photos to cartoon-like creations. The outcome of the image will definitely impress you. It’s like you have paid a human artist to sketch your images. And if you don’t have any talent in drawing, this app will give you the opportunity to draw without using any ink.
5 – Labelbox
Out of all the camera apps in this list, the Labelbox app is probably the most unique. That’s because the developers behind this app managed to innovate the concept of photo tagging. With this app, you can attach a variety of beautiful tapes to your still shots. To do so, you just need to swipe your finger to the place where you want the fancy tape to be placed. After which, input some fancy texts or shake your phone to correct any typing mistakes. You can also share your images to Steply, Tumblr, Facebook or Twitter. Read more…
As of this writing, Apple is just about to launch iPhone 5. Searching the words “iPhone 5″ on Apple’s official website, it shows and confirms the new product is already on it’s way. The results page shows this:
Although the links are still broken and can’t be found yet. These links will be visible to the public soon since the launching will start anytime now. The launch will start start at 10 a.m. PT.
Research analyst Brian White of of Topeka Capital, believes that 1.3–1.5 million for the iPhone 5 will be pre-order and Apple will make a killing of 10-12 million units to be sold for September quarter alone. White said “Apple launch of iPhone 5 is going to be the “biggest upgrade in consumer electronics history”". That history is set to be unfold in less than an hour as of this writing.
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“Service Unavailable – DNS failure
The server is temporarily unable to service your request. Please try again later.”
Have you experienced this error while browsing your favorite site, like Facebook perhaps? Or probably you are ordering your favorite gadgets with special discount on a coupon code site and suddenly you encountered a “time out error” message. Well, I do but not often. But don’t be disheartened, it’s not the end of the world yet, because you and I aren’t the only ones experiencing this DNS failure. It could happen to anybody.
DNS = Domain Name System, in a lay man’s term it is a registry of all the names of the websites and convert them to numbers (IP addresses)
Reasons why DNS failure can occur
Well, two things or let’s make it three (there are more actually):
1. Your computer (PC or laptop) DNS cache is messed up. Periodically, your computer remembers the equivalent IP address of the domain that you are browsing. Sometimes this local database becomes corrupt.
2. The web server you are trying to connect to is down.
3. The ISP or your internet service provider’s DNS servers are having problems.
Solutions for every DNS failure we discussed above: Read more…