Copyright © 2015
Tag - Data recovery
Stellar Data Recovery is expanding their lineup of data-recovery tools with the Stellar Phoenix FileMaker Recovery repair utility, a program for Macs that promises to repair and recover otherwise-inaccessible data from corrupted FileMaker databases. The program can recover files corrupted by the unexpected closure of a server, the deletion of auto-enter calculation fields or operating system issues.
Prosoft Engineering has released Data Rescue 3 LE, a modified version of the company's data recovery tool, in the Mac App Store. Due to Apple's restrictions the company cannot offer all of the features found in the full version of Data Rescue. As a result, the company decided to develop a limited version of the software that adhered to App Store restrictions and could be offered through Apple's new software store. Data Rescue 3 LE only works with external, non-startup drives and therefore cannot use a boot DVD to provide additional functionality. Data Rescue 3 LE is offered exclusively through the Mac App Store for $60, while a full Data Rescue 3 license can be purchased from the company's website for $100.
Nova Development has released a new software bundle featuring 10 desktop applications. The Mac SuperBundle Summer 2011 Edition offers over $350 of software including Parallels Desktop 6, Money 4, Yummy FTP, and Washing Machine 2. All 10 applications are either OS X Lion compatible or have been promised Lion compatibility updates after the operating system's release. The bundle can be purchased online for $49, and the first 1,000 customers will receive 4MediaiPod to Mac Transfer for free.
CleverFiles Software has launched a public beta of its Mac data recovery software, Disk Drill. Disk Drill can recover lost data and deleted files and offers its Recovery Vault data loss prevention feature which tracks data constantly, providing more info for the software when recovering a lost file. It offers quick scans and deep scans for files that do not appear in the quick scan. It can work on all file systems -- HFS/HFS+/NTFS/FAT and both hard disks and flash media and can overcome corrupted file systems. Because Disk Drill is programmed with binary signatures of most media types, it can recognize files on drives that have lost or damaged directories.
MacForensicsLab has updated its computer forensics suite, releasing MacForensicsLab 3.0. The cross-platform suite aids investigators in finding and recovering deleted, embedded and corrupted files. It is claimed to produce fault-tolerant and verifiable acquisitions. Keyword analysis and cataloging is performed in multiple languages. The software searches MD5, SHA-1, and SHA-256 checksum calculations, allowing the user to search for items of interest across devices, within folders of files, and directly inside specific files.
Remo Software has introduced a new data-restoration application, Remo Recover. The program is available as a Media or Pro edition, each with tools for recovering lost data from computers and external storage devices. The apps also support data retrieval from iPods, allowing users to send the restored files to various devices. The Media edition provides a basic set of tools for recovering photo, video and music files, including RAW photos.
Prosoft Engineering has released Data Rescue 3, an upgrade to its data recovery software. The app is designed to help users retrieve files from a corrupt hard drive, as well as restore files that have been previously deleted. Version 3 delivers several new features including a re-designed interface, an "intelligent" FileIQ function, and improvements to both speed and overall performance. With FileIQ the program can now learn about new file types from samples provided by the user -- to increase the number of supported file types.
Stellar Data Recovery has released Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery 3.0, with new support for LaCie hard drives and iPods. The software supports finding lost or deleted files like video, audio, photos and documents (supports 61 file types), recovers the original names and creation times, and works on HFS, HFS+, HFSX and HFS Wrapper volumes. It also offers file mask and file filter options for recovering specific file types.
When performing a full restore on Apple’s iPhone, some data is allegedly intact enough that it can be restored with data recovery tools, even ones that have come refurbished directly from Apple. Enthusiast Jonathan Zdziarski was notified by a reader – who happens to be a detective for the Oregon State Police – was able to restore data from a former user, with the tool revealing their name and several emails to Bank of America, among others.
Prosoft Engineering today announced that the latest version of its Data Rescue II software offers full support for Mac OS X Leopard. The previous revision was only compatible with a Leopard-based Mac when booted from the optical drive, according to the company, and the update achieves Leopard compatibility without the need to boot from a CD or DVD disk. Data Rescue II helps users recover files from problematic hard drives or files that were previously deleted. The software is priced at $100 and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.
Now AAPL Stock: 94.99 ( -0.02 )
Apple want ads hint at future Watch faces
An Apple job listing for a dedicated clock face team may suggest future fashion-brand partnerships, possibly in time for the updated watchOS updates that are likely to be revealed at this spring's Worldwide Developer Conference. Since the introduction of watchOS 2, there has only been four new watch faces, but three of them were left over from the first release, with only one truly new one -- the co-branded HermÃ©s face exclusive to that edition. There is a rumored March 15 event, but if that takes place it will likely focus on new band options as regards the Apple Watch. http://apple.co/1O1TbTI
Microsoft may end Office Support Professional prog
Microsoft appears to be either ending or seriously revamping its "Accredited Support Professional Program" for training on Microsoft Office for Mac and iOS it has offered at MacTech conferences since 2013. The program is not on offer at the upcoming MacTech tour, which begins on March 16 in San Francisco and includes a number of other cities. Microsoft has released a statement that it is "evaluating options for 2016, but don't have anything to share at this time." http://bit.ly/1KDz3MQ
Office for Mac v15.18 released
Microsoft has issued an update for the Mac version of its productivity suite, Office 2016. The v15.18 update offers improvements for all of the included apps, such as bringing full screen support to Outlook and allowing Word to save PDF files to flash drives. In addition, a new selection pane has been added to PowerPoint and Excel for keeping track of objects, and shapes can now be added to OneNote notebook pages. The update is free for all users, but requires a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later and a valid Microsoft Office 365 subscription. http://bit.ly/1Q7pAzW
Apple to open new south Florida mall store
According to real estate trade papers in south Florida, Apple has signed a lease for a new retail space in Miami, at the forthcoming Brickell City Centre (yes, the UK spelling is used) open-air mall, which is set to open later this year. The center will feature a five-story shopping area, condominiums, a hotel and office buildings, along with a "climate ribbon" in the shopping area to keep visitors cool, eschewing traditional air conditioning. The exact location of the Apple Store within the plan is not yet clear, but the destination already boasts 75 confirmed stores. http://bit.ly/1Q7n7Wd
Filemaker provides free custom app guide
FileMaker announced today the release of the first in a three-part series of free how-to guides that will lead teams through the process of building a custom app using the FileMaker Platform. FileMaker's new how-to guides provide a step-by-step process that starts with a planning cycle covering goals, requirements, functionality and usability, and run all the way through identifying user scenarios, defining requirements, addressing integration, providing security, and deployment of the final product. http://bit.ly/1o08wQh
OCZ Trion 150 SSD shifts to 15nm TLC NAND
SSD manufacturer OCZ has updated its entry-level 2.5-inch Trion 100 SSD. The new Trion 150 has similar performance to the now replaced model, and now utilizes 15nm TLC NAND. Sequential read speeds top out at 550MB/S, with 4KB random write speeds running from 25K IOPS in the 120GB model, to 64K IOPS in the 960GB version of the drive. Endurance is limited to 30TB in the 120GB, and peaks at 240TB in the 960GB version. Retail prices vary between $46 for 120GB, to $270 for the 960GB version. http://bit.ly/1nVmlyL
Google off the hook in CAPTCHA labor suit
US District Jacqueline Scott Corley has dismissed a proposed class-action suit against Google, that alleged that Google secretly was given an economic gain without user knowledge. The suit alleged, correctly, that the second word in Google's CAPTCHA service was used as a crowd-sourced word identification for Google's book-scanning project. The judge ruled that the suit as filed had no facts to support a "reasonable consumer would expect to receive compensation" for the seconds it took to complete the form, and in addition, the free Gmail account provided more than offset any labor penalty incurred by the user. http://bit.ly/1o06Cir