Vibosoft iPhone/iPad/iPod to Computer Transfer

To keep the data on your iOS based device safe the most usual way is to keep a backup of the files in a computer or to iTunes. There are many valuable data in your iOS device and that needs to be backed up for future usage. The iOS is closed operating system and it is a tough job to copy files from iOS devices to any computers. But to solve this problem Vibososft has introduced the 3-in-1 transfer tool for better management of files and valuable data. The application is capable of transferring from an iOS device to computer or to iTunes.You can know how to transfer music from iPhone to itunes With this tool you can transfer photos from iPhone to computer and many other tasks can be performed using this software. Some of the key features of the Vibososft iPhone/iPad/iPod to computer transfer are as follows:

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  • This is smart tool to get your iPhone’s data synced up with the computer or to iTunes for keeping a solid backup for future usage.
  • It is compatible with all the iOS based devices and can recognize files like music, images, videos and more.
  • There are two modes to transfer one where the phone’s data is synced with iTunes or you have to simply keep the copies in your personal computer.
  • There are hundreds of files stored in your phone’s total memory but it will be very tedious to select which one are needs to be restored so the tools give a detailed list of all the files with full specifications.
  • It also shows the preview of the files from where we can choose which one restore.
  • This manger also allows to save backup and this back up can be used after wards in case of emergency. It can transfer photos from his phone to computer.
  • The application has a lucid user interface and thus can be operated very easily.
  • This tool is quite powerful and works very efficiently and also worth swift.

These were some of the major attributes of the Vibosoft application and thus it is a very useful and yet handy application. It can be considered as one of the best tool for managing and transferring files from iOS based decide to computer.

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Coolmuster Data Recovery for iPhone iPad iPod

With our increasing dependency on technology the threat of loss of data has also increased up to many folds. Before using any particular device we have to look for the recovery procedures for it. Anyway, if you are having something like Coolmuster Data Recovery, then there is absolutely no need to worry. This is a terrific product that can efficiently restore contacts on iPhone (iPad/iPod), and with the product you are just a few clicks away.

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Very efficient Coolmuster Data Recovery:

It spontaneously picks the entire iTunes backup files over your PC, restores information from iTunes backup files, and finally brings back your texts, or any other file within a click.

No matter whether you have lost the idevice, or it is not efficiently getting updated, or anything crucial got deleted mistakenly, the common problem with all above cases is that you loss your crucial data. Anyway,you are always having a reliable option for the data recovery, if the product plays through iOS platform.

Get back your lost contacts from iPhones (6/5/4/4S)

This is the Windows edition of Coolmuster Data Recovery for idevices.

  • Bring on the program and you can find the entire iTunes back-up files have been spotted and presented over the main interface. You just have to pick the one for your iPhone edition, and tap the ‘Start Scan’ to initiate scanning of files.
  • Now you are presented with a line-up of missed data files at one part along texts, pictures, etc. Just go through the specific option, and click on the ‘Recover’ option to have them back over your computers. Simple as that!

 

Steps to recover your Lost Texts from iPhones (6/5/4s/4)

Upon having a tool like this, there is absolutely no need to wonder on how to recover sms from iPhone. Just Install the tool and launch it straight. The program spontaneously finds the entire iTunes back-up files over your system, and you don’t need to connect the iPhone to your PC.

  • Upon syncing your iPhone with iTunes prior the texts getting deleted, you are always having an option to have them back.
  • The interface appears before you, and now you have to go through your iPhone backup, and tap on ‘Start Scan’.
  • As the scanning process finishes, the entire files get divided, and are made available within the program in different specific folders. For your lost text, you just have to go through ‘Messages’ and take a look at the complete detail within it.
  • Select the messages you wish to recover, or go through ‘Check All’ option to have them all at a stretch. Now tap on ‘Recover’ option to have the texts back over your system.

That’s all! You have now efficient ways to get back your lost texts. To make sure you don’t lose those again, offer backup for your texts and other detail over your system in regular interval.

100% Safe Solution to Get All Data Back

Coolmuster ensures complete safety for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. You are always free from threats like spyware, adware, or viruses. It returns your stuff back without your data getting affected in any way.

Q4OS Is a Bare-Bones Business Tool

Q4OS has the potential to become a new attention-getter among up and coming Linux distros.

But this distro has a way to go before its development reaches full functionality. Right now it is working its way to a non-beta version 1.0 release. New beta versions are frequently released, often a few weeks to a month apart. The latest release was version 0.5.25 on February 4.

Q4OS is a Debian-based Linux distribution aiming to offer a classic-style user interface and simple accessories that provide stable APIs for third-party applications such as Chrome, VirtualBox and other development tools.

This new distro is fast and runs extremely well on low-powered aging computers. Its design pushes classic style in a modern user interface in a new direction. Q4OS has superb performance on new computers and is suitable for virtualization and cloud use.

I stumbled on Q4OS when tracking down distros that use the Trinity desktop environment. Q4OS is somewhat similar to Exe GNU/Linux, which also uses the Trinity desktop. Both Q4OS and EXE are still in their infancy. Q4OS has a more rapid and current release cycle. EXE Linux’s last release was November 25, 2014.

The combination of Q4OS’s design and customization gives it a noticeable edge over other upstart distro newcomers. It lacks a live session CD, so I had to fully install it on an old test laptop. The test computer’s BIOS does not support USB drive booting.

I actually get the full Linux experience with Q4OS on my underpowered old test computer. This says a lot about Q4OS’s potential. Other than older versions of Puppy Linux, nothing else runs well on this particular memory and CPU-starved machine.

Trinity Overview

My primary interest in Q4OS began with the Trinity desktop. I played around with it daily for more than two weeks. It was forked in 2008 from the last official release of the K Desktop Environment’s third series (KDE3), version 3.5.10.

The Trinity desktop is now a project in its own right. The Trinity community planned on charting an independent path separate from the K Desktop Environment (KDE). So far, much of the documentation and logo of the Trinity desktop is still very much KDE.

I was somewhat disappointed with the Trinity desktop. Trinity is little more than a KDE environment gone lightweight. I mean really lightweight. Since the Q4OS developers are positioning this new distro for custom development and business flexibility, I wonder why they did not use more flexible desktop options like Xfce or LXLE.

First Impressions

Q4OS is available in both 64-bit and 32-bit versions. Minimum basic hardware requirements include a 300 MHz Pentium, 128 MB Ram and 3 GB of hard drive space. My test laptop is outfitted with an AMD Tourion 64 processor, ATI Radeon 200M Express Graphics and 128 MB Ram

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Trinity and Q4OS ran quite well together. The operating system is very stable. Applications loaded almost as fast as the in-memory installs of Puppy Linux or desktops like Xfce.

What is not built into the Trinity desktop is the bulk of the configurability and eye candy tweaking that comes in a full KDE installation. The Trinity desktop also lacks desktop applets — at least the Q4OS implementation has none of that functionality at this point. Very little animation and no keyboard shortcuts are available, for example. These two functions are among the very useful adornments available in KDE.

I was pleased to find that Q4OS, even in its very early version, had firmware for many Broadcom wireless devices. I was able to connect to my wireless router right out of the box. Q4OS automatically recognized the BCM43 hardware.

Look and Feel

Given its lack of features, the Q4OS desktop interface doesn’t seem very different from Xfce or Openbox. Plus, the menus are poorly organized. For example, system tools and applications seem to be scattered in various menu categories with little logic applied.

Q4OS boots into a relatively plain jane desktop view. It is very reminiscent of Windows 2000 Professional and KDE 3.

The installed base distro-specific applications are very slim. The skimpy software collection includes a file browser, console/terminal program, admin tools in the control panel and network connections.

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Q4OS looks much like Windows 2000 Professional and KDE 3.

Actual computing programs leave much to be desired. What is provided at this stage of development is the typical KDE software line. This includes a messenger app, Ktorrent for downloading, the Konqueror web browser, a PIM and the Kwrite text editor.

Installing It

Q4OS is not at a development stage that Linux newcomers should attempt. There is no live session to try or installation icon to click to install it. The downloadable ISO file burns to a bootable CD to start the computer and get permission to install to the hard drive.

No graphical installation routine is available, only the text-driven Debian menu installer. This is doubtful to change, since Q4OS is a custom Linux distro that serves as a platform for installation of business-based open source applications by resident IT staff.

The installer lacks any automated hard drive partitioning tool. So if you plan to share the hard drive with another operating system, you will need a tool like GParted. Otherwise, I had no trouble installing Q4OS.

This custom install lacks the usual first run setup routine provided in most other Linux installations, so be sure not to ignore the prompt at the end of the installation to create a root password. Otherwise, you will not be able to log in. Adding your password sets up an administrator account with Super User or sudo rights.

System Set Up

If you want to give this Linux distro a serious trial run, download the half dozen Q4OS applications on the download page. Installing them is quick and simple. Just download the desired files and double click within the file manager. Then follow any setup instructions.

Additional software includes installers for Chrome and Firefox browsers, Thunderbird mail and messaging client, and LibreOffice office suite.

Other options include DebApps [external] to manage and install applications from Debian repositories, Wine to install and use native Windows applications, and Look Switcher to switch between the modern and classical user interface (though I did not see much difference between the two views).

The default Network tool is clumsy at best. Download the Network Manager for an easy way to manage wireless networks. A few more installer files are available for setting up VirtualBox Guest Additions, an Application Server/Client and the Q4OS Development Pack. This last item is for IT pros and software developers who want to create or adapt packages for Q4OS.

Missing Pieces

A distro-specific repository and package manager is planned down the developmental road. For now, there is no system maintenance tool and no community software repository. So make sure you download and run the deb apps installer for the Synaptic Package Manager and the Top Applications installer. This will give you the ability to build your own software collection.

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The Q4OS help screen for the Trinity Desktop is a branding mashup with the original KDE3 documentation. The main menu is poorly organized.

One big annoyance is the way programs install. Some of the system files that I added failed to appear in the Q4OS menu. They did not show up on the flimsy search utility either. I resorted to installing Synapse using the Synaptic Package Manager just so I could locate and quickly load all of the files on the system.

Bottom Line

The name of the developer(s) is not publicized on the Web site. But clearly Q4OS is intended to be more than a community-supported general purpose Linux distro. The Web site makes requests for developer support for creating Q4OS-specific applications. The site also invites businesses to make use of Q4OS.org’s commercial support and software customization services.

The Trinity desktop provides a lightweight KDE environment and the Q4OS platform shows strong potential for business use. It could provide an interesting alternative for home and small business use when its developers add the missing pieces between the current beta progress and a 1.0 (and beyond) release history.

As it is now, you can update to newer versions as they are released, or just add the software packages you want for a do-it-yourself computing package.

Did VMware Flout Open Source License Terms?

The Software Freedom Conservancy earlier this month announced that it was funding a lawsuit filed by Linux kernel developer Christoph Hellwig against VMware in the district court of Hamburg in Germany.

The conservancy entered a grant agreement with Hellwig for the legal action. Its funding of the legal action is part of the program activity of its GPL Compliance Project for Linux Developers.

The suit alleges that VMware failed to comply with terms of the GNU General Public License version 2, or GPLv2 — the license of Linux and other free and open source software incorporated in VMware’s ESXi products.

The case stretches back to 2007, but it became more contentious in 201, when the conservancy discovered that VMware had failed to provide or offer any source code for the version of BusyBox included in VMware’s ESXi products, as required by BusyBox’s GPLv2 license.

“We were involved in this fight long before Christoff got involved,” noted Software Freedom Conservancy President Bradley M. Kuhn.

“There were times when we thought VMware was going to comply. They were working towards getting better. That is why we let it go for so long — we felt we were making progress,” he told LinuxInsider.

A Question of Interpretation

VMware has insisted that its hypervisor operating system, ESXi, does not violate GPLv2.

ESXi is an operating system that manages the hardware and software resources of the physical server. At the core of the ESXi operating system is a kernel called “vmkernel,” which provides control over those resources.

As with many other operating systems, ESXi’s vmkernel has a stable, general-purpose API, called “VMK API,” that enables device drivers and other loadable modules to perform specialized functions.

Third parties can write drivers and modules that interact directly with the vmkernel utilizing the VMK API. These drivers do not need to be Linux drivers, but in this case they are. VMware offers a compatibility alternative through a kernel module called “vmklinux.” It is loaded by the vmkernel and interfaces with the vmkernel through VMK API.

VMware offers vmklinux to third parties under the GPL and makes its source code available, the company has said.

Its operating system is not a derivative work of Linux code, and VMware complies with its obligations under the GPL, according to a response to the lawsuit posted on the VMware website.

Hellwig, the developer who brought the lawsuit, was unmoved by VMware’s response.

A Legal View

“The contours of what constitutes a GPL violation in the formation of a derivative work employing Linux code has not been decided in Germany or apparently elsewhere,” noted Raymond Van Dyke, principal of Van Dyke Law.

“On the one hand, creative expression should not be hampered by an overemphasis on protecting a small amount of free components used in a larger work,” he told LinuxInsider.

Still, the attempts by Linux and others to create a free access community should be respected, and free code should not be appropriated for commercial gain, Van Dyke added.

“In this instance, the lawsuits against them for a more technical violation appear punitive,” he observed.

“However, if significant amounts of Linux code — such as including Mr. Hellwig’s contributed code — were appropriated into a commercial product, violating the philosophy of the GPL, then the equities would shift,” Van Dyke explained. “Where is the line of demarcation? That is an open question and open to interpretation.”

A Standoff

VMware worked in earnest with the Software Freedom Conservancy to understand and address its concerns, the company maintained, emphasizing its respect for the FOSS community. It also expressed optimism that the issue can be resolved amicably.

The major point of contention is a workaround — a shim layer that lets VMware use the open source code as part of its own proprietary development.

“Obviously, both sides disagree on the shim layer interpretation,” said the conservancy’s Kuhn.

For decades developers have talked about various mechanisms of GPL obligation avoidance. VMware’s shim layer does not insulate the company from GPL obligations and allow it to keep certain code in its kernel proprietary, according to the conservancy.

Modifying technical details of a combination’s construction typically does not influence the legal analysis in a combined or derivative work scenario, the group maintained.

Rather, the Software Freedom Conservancy’s analysis of VMware’s ESXi product indicates that VMware flagrantly combined Linux code in its own kernel, citing evidence that indicates the work as a whole was developed by modifying Linux code in tandem with modifications to vmkernel in a tightly coupled manner.

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“A cease and desist is always a consolation prize,” remarked Kuhn. “Our goal is to get people to participate in copylefted software, but do so by the rules. Our primary goal is to get VMware to comply with the GPL and release the code that is combined with the Linux code and share that with others under the GPL.”

If VMware refuses to comply with a court decision that upholds the GPL’s applicability, an injunction is a secondary possibility to pursue, he added. Damages are important to the GPL only as a ticket to pay for violating the rules.

“In this instance, it appears that VMware employed some pieces of Linux code for their EDXi product, most likely minor aspects, and the bulk of the expression here is entirely VMware’s,” noted Van Dyke.

“Perhaps this is like the definition of ‘obscenity’ by one of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices: ‘I know it when I see it,'” he quipped. “Mr. Hellwig sees his creation being used commercially. VMware feels persecuted for using a bit of free code. Now, a German jurist will make a decision sometime in the future.”

The easy Java and Flash security fix everyone hates to do

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Quickly patching vulnerable software is key to keeping computer systems secure. Yet, consumers are increasingly leaving their systems open to attack by failing to patch two ubiquitous third-party programs: Oracle’s Java and Adobe’s Flash.

Over the past five quarters, the portion of U.S. Java users with unpatched versions of the program on their systems increased to 50 percent at the end of 2014, up from 44 percent in Fall, 2013, according to data from vulnerability management firm Secunia. A similar, if slightly muted trend, affects U.S. users of Adobe Flash: The portion of users with older versions of the program reached 24 percent at the end of 2015, slightly up from five quarters earlier.

Programs like Java and Flash, which run on many different operating systems are “gifts to hackers,” said Kasper Lindgaard, director of research and security for Secunia.

“They run on all different kinds of operating systems, so if there is a vulnerability, the attackers can use it on every target,” he said.

No wonder, then, that the creators and users of key cybercriminal tools, known as exploit kits, regularly focus on both Java and Flash. While the number of attacks from exploit kitshas declined since the 2013 arrest of the group suspected of being behind the popular Blackhole exploit kit, a number of other popular kits have popped up, and almost every one has included exploits for Adobe’s Flash, Oracle’s Java or both.

An update to the popular Styx exploit kit late last year included the ability to compromise systems through exploits for any of three Java flaws. While all the vulnerabilities had been patched by Oracle, cybercriminals know that users tend to be slow to patch. Another popular exploit kit, FlashPack, contains code capable of compromising systemsusing four different Adobe Flash vulnerabilities, two Java flaws, or three different bugs in Internet Explorer.

In 2013, Java was the most popular target of attackers, but in 2014, the number of attacks attempting to exploit the software declined by a third, according to Cisco’s 2015 Annual Security Report. A survey of exploit kits by security software firm Trend Micro has found that flaws in Adobe Flash are the most popular vulnerabilities for attackers to target.

It is unclear why users have not patched. Both Oracle and Adobe have focused on security. Installing the latest version of Java should uninstall older, vulnerable versions of the program. Adobe regularly releases software updates. Both companies have added automatic update capabilities to their programs and have set the default setting to regularly check for and install updates.

Adobe recommends that all users update to the latest version of the software. Peleus Uhley, lead security strategist at Adobe, noted that the company has seen a drop-off in successful attacks.

“The majority of attacks we see are exploiting software not up-to-date on the latest security updates, therefore we strongly recommend that users install the latest security updates and enable the background updater as the best possible defense against those with malicious intent,” Uhley said.

Other companies’ data supports the strategy. Cisco found that consumers and companies that enable automatic updates are less vulnerable.

“The research clearly indicates that software that automatically installs its own updates seems to have an advantage in creating a safer security framework,” Cisco stated in its 2015 Annual Security Report

Microsoft Launches 'Keyboard for Excel' App for Android Tablets

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Microsoft on Thursday launched an app called Keyboard for Excel on Google Play for Android 4.0 and higher tablet devices. As yet, the app is restricted to users in the US, and Microsoft notes that “this is an experimental keyboard that supports only English characters without auto-correct and gesture typing.”As the name suggests, Keyboard for Excel (download) is specifically optimised for users to efficiently work on Excel projects. The app is a Microsoft Garage project that provides a 10-key number layout (or numpad) on the right side of the keyboard along with a ‘Tab’ key on the left, just like the full-size physical keyboard.

Not just that, the Keyboard for Excel app also includes Microsoft Excel operators prioritised in the keyboard layout for quick turnaround. The keyboard can also work like any other third party keyboard on Android tablet. and not just within the Excel app.

Earlier than this, the Microsoft Garage project behind the Keyboard for Excel app had launched two interesting lock-screen apps called the Next Lock Screen and Picturesque Lock Screen for Android devices.

The Picturesque Lock Screen app was launched earlier this month, whereas the Next Lock Screen was launched in January.

The highlight of the Picturesque Lock Screen app is that it can change images (choosing from the past 6 days of Bing home pages) with just a shake of the phone or by swiping to the right.

Both apps -the Next Lock Screen and Picturesque Lock Screen – allow users to access missed call notifications, text messages and also the search function directly from the lock screen without unlocking the phone, a stock feature found only in Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher devices.

[source : gadgets.ndtv.com]

Indian Railways to Launch SMS Alerts for Arrival, Departure Timings

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For the convenience of passengers, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday announced the introduction of SMS alert service informing travellers in advance about arrival and departure timings of the trains.”We propose to introduce an SMS alert service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains at starting or destination stations,” he said presenting the Railway Budget for 2015-16.

Similarly, SMS alert would be sent 15/30 minutes in advance of arrival of train at the destination, he said.

The Minister also said the Travelling Ticket Examiners (TTE) would be equipped with hand-held terminals for verification of passengers and downloading charts. “The (hand-held terminal) system will help us to move towards paperless ticketing and charting and expedite finalisation of refund claims apart from saving reams of paper,” Prabhu said.

Railways are also exploring the possibility of extending the facilities of SMS on mobiles as a valid proof of travel for tickets as well.

A centrally-managed Railway display network is expected to be introduced in over 2,000 stations over the next two years which will aid in providing information on train arrival and departure, reservations, general and emergency messages, the Minister said.

[source : gadgets.ndtv.com]

Windows Was Less Vulnerable Than OS X, Linux, and iOS in 2014: Report

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Apple’s OS X operating system was the most vulnerable in 2014, according to a new report by the US National Vulnerability Database (NVD).

As per the report, OS X leads the list followed by iOS, Linux, Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista, and Windows RT. It has been noted that 7,038 new vulnerabilities were added last year, which results in 19 new vulnerabilities per day.

The report adds that out of the 7,038 vulnerabilities, 80 percent were said to come via third-party applications, 13 percent from operating systems and 4 percent via hardware devices. It is worth mentioning that in 2013 the vulnerability number was low at 4,794. Also, out of the 7,038 vulnerabilities, 68 percent was said to fall under the ‘medium’ severity, 24 percent in ‘high’ and the remaining 8 percent in ‘low’.

OS X was found to have the lion’s share of vulnerabilities in 2014, with 147 total, while iOS had 127, Linux had 119, and the first Windows version on the list, Windows Server 2008, had 38, and Windows 7 had 36. Notably, NVD is counting all the versions of OS X together.

This report by NVD comes as a surprise as the Microsoft Windows OSes were until now said to be the most vulnerable operating system, and OS X as one of the most secure. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is on top when it comes to application vulnerability in the NVD’s list, as noted by GFI blog.

Microsoft Internet explorer is followed by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Flash Player, Oracle Java, Mozilla Thunderbird, Firefox ESR, Adobe Air, Apple TV, Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, and Mozilla SeaMonkey.

Speaking about application security, Lenovo last week said it will no longer pre-install the Superfish software that cyber-security experts said was malicious and made devices vulnerable to hacking. The firm was said to pre-install Superfish in its PC systems that, according to some user reports, automatically showed adverts.

[source : gadgets.ndtv.com]