updated 06:00 pm EST, Sun January 12, 2014
Picture Rescue 2 released with new interface, recovery software
Prosoft Engineering has released Picture Rescue 2 (formerly Klix), a digital picture- and video-recovery program. Originally released in 2004, Picture Rescue was designed for Mac only. Picture Rescue 2 now offers a cross-platform data recovery engine, suitable for use for both Windows and Mac systems. Users can recover digital photos and videos from accidental reformatting, deleting or card corruption.
The software features enhanced previewing and displaying options, as well as improvements to speed and performance. All image formats can be recovered by the software, including from all USB and FireWire (IEEE 1394) cameras. Available for direct purchase from ProSoft Engineering, Picture Rescue 2 is priced at $20.
Braven Vibe released, offering portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi distributed audio system
Announced at this year's CES in Las Vegas, Braven has unveiled its portable distributed audio Bluetooth and Wi-Fi audio system, Vibe. The device allows users to share music across multiple devices from any wireless device. Using single streaming and sharing solutions across iOS, Android and Windows devices, Vibe can support multiple audio streams concurrently, creating a wireless sound network. The Vibe can be used in a wide variety of locations, and can be used to orchestrate 'speaker zones' for customized streaming.
The Vibe system consists of an all-in-one hub/speaker that creates a network (Vibe Station), and additional speakers that expand audio from the hub (Vibe Replay), as well as additional existing speakers can be integrated into the network with the Vibe Link. The The app provides the ability to set up the network and control audio play, and is compatible with iOS, Android and Windows devices. The Vibe audio system's pricing and availability has yet to be announced.