Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Keep your PC in Check with Driver Fusion

We all have run into problems with our PC at some point. Some problems are easily diagnosed while some are not and take a lot of time and effort in determining the root cause of the problem and eventually fixing it. Device driver related problems are particularly hard to diagnose and fix. What if I told you that there is a software that can do all this for you? You might argue that there are many, and yet you might not be wrong. I however have had great experience with a desktop software called Driver Fusion. Available in free and premium editions, Driver Fusion is a complete PC maintenance software.

Primarily aimed at device driver maintenance (hence the name) where in the software can update and restore drivers present on your system belonging to every manufacturer out there. They have a huge driver database with over 3 million drivers. Besides, it comes with a Driver Cleaner. This feature enables you to clean up entries of a driver. Entries include registry entries, files, directories and services.

With the included device monitor function, you can keep an eye on your hardware by using information such as processor usage, RAM usage, etc. Device control feature lets you control supported devices. For example, you can turn on/off your Wi-Fi adapter.

Still not convinced? There's an inbuilt Scheduler that periodically checks for issues and fixes them.

Download Driver Fusion !

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Create Anamorphic Videos using PowerPoint

Microsoft introduced an option to export a PowerPoint presentation into a video quite a while back. With this feature you can practically turn any PowerPoint presentation into a video. The downside is, it is going to look like just another slideshow playing on its own in the form of a video. If you want to create professional looking videos, you are better off using professional video editing software such as Adobe Premiere Pro or Adobe After Effects. The problem with that is, these software need quite a bit of learning. You need to possess creative design skills if you want to fully utilize the functionalities offered by such software. The other aspect is creating anamorphic videos. In cinematography, the technique of shooting wide-screen picture on standard 35 mm film is called the anamorphic format.

With Decinema Anamorphic, you can create stunning anamorphic videos using PowerPoint. It is a set of anamorphic video templates for PowerPoint. The videos created using Decinema Anamorphic seem like they have been created using professional video editing software. No design skills are required as professional video templates have been fully designed for you. All you have to do is edit the contents using PowerPoint. Whether you want to create a video for YouTube, for ads, for company profile, etc. Decinema has got you covered.

Decinema Anamorphic is a no-nonsense bundle which offers more than 40 templates with which you can get started right away and have your own anamorphic videos within minutes. Its easy to use, not time consuming, no additional software is required other than PowerPoint. Get Decinema Anamorphic NOW !

Friday, January 19, 2018

Graphics Design Software - DesignoPro 2

Graphics design finds its applications in almost everything that is out there on your computer, Internet, smart phones or gadgets. Let us admit, good graphics does give professional look to a product. Websites, apps, videos, games, etc. have to have quality graphics in order for them to be appealing to the end user. Graphics design software is often expensive and require strong skills. Outsourcing graphics design work is an option but that is expensive as well.

If you want to design professional graphics for your websites, apps, games or videos and do not possess the necessary skill-set, DesignoPro 2 comes to your rescue. DesignoPro 2 is a Vector based graphic design software. Vector based software make use of mathematical equations and geometric primitives to create professional looking art which can be scaled infinitely without losing any quality.  DesignoPro 2 can be used by anyone from beginners to experts. It is a cloud based app, hence you do not have to download anything on your computer, you can get started in as little as 60 seconds.

Some of the key features are:

  • Cloud Based, use the app through your favorite browser
  • Drag and Drop Editor
  • Fully-fledged layers system and SVG import feature for your own graphics
  • Over 700 ready to use templates
  • 3D Graphics and realistic mockups
  • Export to PNG, SVG and now also JPG and PDF
  • 1 Click Export
With so much user friendliness and tons of good features, DesignoPro 2 is the perfect software for your online and offline graphics design requirements. Try DesignoPro 2 NOW!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Animation Software - Easy Animator Pro

Creating your own animations without using high end graphics software is now possible, thanks to Easy Animator Pro. Graphics creator software are often difficult to use, require quite a bit of training and are expensive. Easy Animator Pro on the other hand is very user friendly, easy to use and quite productive. You can build quick and easy animation for Video, Websites and more!

Easy Animator Pro is a one of a kind animation software with which you can have millions of animation possibilities, easy text animation, great presets for single click animation. Has support for 18 In & Out Animations, 48 Pause State Animations, 80 Bonus Animation Effects .

You can import in JPEG, PNG and SVG format while you can export in MP4, MOV, GIF and SWF format.

Download Easy Animator Pro NOW! It comes with lifetime updates and a 30-day Money-back guarantee.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Run Android Games and Apps on PC

Want to play your favorite Android games on PC? Or use your favorite messenger app on PC? Well, there are more than one ways to do so. Mobile games are great but some times a small screen is just not suited for certain games and some apps would be better off with a full fledged hardware keyboard. Whatever your reasons are, here are my top methods of running Android Apps/Games on a PC.

Bluestacks App Player

Bluestacks App Player is an Android Emulator which runs Android Apps in a simulated environment. It has full Google Play Store support, a login into your Google Account will be required in order to use Play Store. You can seamlessly transfer files between your PC and Bluestacks Player, use mock locations and even simulate shake and device rotation. It is a great software for playing android games. The only downside is that it is just a touch slower.

Android OS in a Virtual Machine

This method is a little more efficient than the previous one but needs some work done, requires basic knowledge of installing an OS inside a virtual machine. First, you need to get a virtualization software - either VirtualBox or VMWare Player. I prefer VMWare Player. Then download an installation file of Android OS and install the OS inside VMWare or VirtualBox. Android-x86 is an unofficial port of Android OS for x86 based systems. It is good but very stock in nature. Another port is Remix OS by Jide Software.

Remix OS Desktop

Remix OS is a desktop like Android OS. Has a desktop, taskbar, start like button, etc. It is my preferred choice of running android apps on a PC. I have run apps like WhatsApp, imo, kik, etc. Have also played games like Temple Run, Clash of Kings, Angry Birds, etc. without any problems. 

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

MWC 2017 - Action packed as expected

Mobile World Congress 2017 or MWC 2017 as it is called was held in Barcelona this time from February 27 - March 2. As expected, it was action packed as ever. The biggest names from the mobile industry came out with their best launches of the year.

Huawei, LG, Motorola and Sony launched their flagships while Samsung launched tablets. What was great to see was Nokia being back in the smartphone race.

MWC 2017 Launches

Huawei P10

Huawei P10 is a 5.1 inch Kirin 960 powered smartphone with 20 MP main camera, 4 GB RAM, 32/64/128 GB storage. It runs Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Its camera supports dual tone flash and 4K Video Recording. 

Xperia XZ Premium

Xperia XZ Premium is an upgrade to last year's Xperia XZ. The premium version sports a 5.5 inch 4K display. Powered by Snapdragon 835 chipset, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage. The primary camera is 19 MP with laser auto-focus support, secondary camera is 13 MP which promises stunning selfies. Runs Android 7.1 Nougat and one of the features that sets this device class apart is the support for LTE Cat16 which can deliver download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

Some of the other launches at MWC 2017 are Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus, BlackBerry KeyOne, Nokia 3310, Nokia 6, Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Samsung Galaxy Book. 

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Moto G Plus | 4th Generation

Motorola launched 4th generation Moto G earlier this year. The device comes in two versions - Moto G Play and Moto G Plus. We got our hands on Moto G Plus.

Lenovo acquired Motorola mobility from Google in January 2016 and this is the first Moto G after the acquisition. The technology sphere was extremely excited and curious to see what value Lenovo could add to an already successful Moto G line up. Right from the 1st generation, the G series has been a budget line but never felt like one. Always packed the best hardware in that price range, decent camera, great quality screen, etc. 4th Generation Moto G Plus is no different. Lenovo has done great, the device is fast, responsive and exciting.

Some of the key features:

  • Android™ 6.0.1, Marshmallow
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 617 octa-core processor upto 1.5 GHz
  • 2 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 16 GB / 32 GB  internal, up to 128 GB microSD 
  • 5.5" Full HD screen, 1920 x 1080, 401 PPI
  • 3000 mAh Battery, TurboPower support
  • 4G LTE, Cat6
  • 16 MP Rear Camera, 5 MP Front Camera
Throughout our usage, the phone did not even hang once and we are quite happy with the performance. Camera is great too, lacks OIS though. On the downside, there is no magnetometer - no compass, the phone heats up a little with extensive usage. Nevertheless, the specifications and the performance is way too good for a budget smartphone. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

HiSilicon Kirin - The next big thing?

We got our hands on Huawei P9 and Huawei Honor 5c powered by HiSilicon Kirin 650 and HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipsets respectively and boy! we are impressed with the performance. Kirin chipsets are manufactured by a fabless semiconductor company called HiSilicon based in Shenzen, China. It also happens to be a subsidiary of Huawei.

Here are the brief specifications of both the chipsets:

Kirin 650:
  • 4 core Cortex A53 (2 GHz) + 4 core Cortex A53 (1.7 GHz) CPU
  • Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, 600 MHz
  • LTE Cat.6 (300Mbit/s)
Kirin 955:
  • 4 core Cortex A72 (2.5 GHz) + 4 core Cortex A53 (1.8 GHz) CPU
  • Mali-T880 MP4 GPU, 900 MHz
  • LTE Cat.6 (300Mbit/s)
  • USB 3.0
Huawei made a bold move by not sticking to the mainstream Snapdragon or Mediatek chipsets and we believe the move paid off quite well. Here is our experience with the Kirin chipsets: 
  • Power utilization is optimized, battery lasts long
  • Phones did not heat up despite heavy 3D gaming for a long time
  • Highly responsive software
  • Better cellular performance
HiSilicon is definitely got the goods, but can it be the next big thing?