Basics Of Thumb Drive Recovery And Compact Flash Card Recovery

Basics Of Thumb Drive Recovery And Compact Flash Card Recovery

We are living in a world surrounded by technology so use of computer and digital data is normal. However, there are many critical situations when we are dealing with digital data and recovery is vital. Today, we will discuss the basics of thumb drive recovery and compact flash card recovery.

Thumb Drive Recovery:

Thumb drive recovery is designed to recover missing images, photographs, video clips, audio clips, text documents and music files from your logically corrupted and formatted pen drives, thumb drives, jet flash drives, removable drives and other types of PDA devices.

It plays role in USB drive data release utility revives data from USB drives in all sizes including 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and so on. Moreover, USB drive data revival known as a professional system backup utility that rescue data from logically corrupted and formatted disk drives.

Thumb Drive Recovery recovers data from virus infected files as well as retrieves data deleted due to software/hardware malfunctioning. Such recovery rescues data from your personal data assistance devices, pen drives, jet flash drives and removable disk drives. USB drive data recovery supports major file formats including jpeg, jpg, mpeg, riff, tiff, midi, mov, doc and txt.

Thumb Drive Recovery offers preview facility to recover files and folder before actual revival. USB drive data rescue software supports major brands including Sony, Toshiba, Transcend and SanDisk.

Compact flash card recovery:

Compact Flash (CF) is another type of flash memory that can plug into devices to ad storage. It is now used for a variety of devices including digital photography cameras.

Flash Memory Data Recovery is the process of reestablishing data from a storage device when it cannot be accessed normally. Compact flash data recovery is a flash memory recovery that recovers all files even if a memory was re-formatted. This can be due to user error or software malfunctions.

This technique is capable enough to recover deleted picture, songs, audio, images and video clips from formatted or corrupted Compact Flash, mini SD, micro SD, SDHC, SDHC.

If the file system is broken, Windows may not recognize the partition of the CF Card due to it not being able to read the Master File Table properly. Ignore that message and proceed to use recovery software to locate partition.

So, now we have introduced you to thumb drive recovery and compact flash card recovery. If you take look in the market then you can see there are many programs available in market for thumb drive recovery and compact flash card recovery. However, it is advised to try a demo of these programs before buying to recover as much data as possible.

All About USB HDTV Tuners

A few years ago, to be able to get High Definition TV (HDTV) signals on your computer, you would have needed an HDTV-ready TV set and RGB monitor wires to connect the two.

Then, HDTV tuner PCI cards were invented. These tuner cards eliminated the need for an HDTV set and cables as they are installed in the computers motherboard to allow for HDTV signal reception. Today, HDTV signals come in a portable box you plug into your PCs USB port.

Yes, silicones have shrunk small enough not only for a flash drive or MP3 player to fit into a USB dongle form. An HDTV tuner can fit inside a USB stick as well.

On December 24, 2003, SASEM Co., Ltd., a leading developer and manufacturer of analog and digital TV tuner cards for desktop PCs and laptops in South Korea launched the external USB HDTV TV tuner device called OnAir USB HDTV.

OnAir USB HDTV is an external software-decoding type of USB HDTV TV tuner device that interfaces with desktop PCs or laptops via USB 2.0.

It is meant to play live analog and digital TV hassle-free and record them in PVR format. OnAir USB HDTV tuners were introduced to the American and Canadian markets in January 2004 and were initially priced at US $249.99.

An evident advantage of using USB HDTV tuners is that it is very easy to install with PCs or laptops. The earlier PCI cards are limited to run only on desktop PCs. Disassembling and reassembling the computer to plug in PCI tuner cards on motherboards is also risky.

Some PCI cards fail to install on certain desktop PCs because they collide with other hardware devices. USB HDTV tuners provide better analog and digital TV signal reception than PCI HDTV tuner cards.

USB HDTV tuners require at least a 2.4Ghz for just viewing although, it usually is a high-powered USB device that draws as much as 500mA 2.5Wo from a USB port. USB HDTV tuners support full HDTV of 1920×1080 (ATSC). They allow for Wallpaper TV Screen View.

Aside from real-time playing, file playback of analog and digital TV recording is also possible. An MPEG2 Encoder chip may be embedded to immediately convert live analog TV recording to MPEG2 DVD format (720×480).

Using DVD-RW it is easy for the user to create DVD titles for recorded live analog TV. For Windows XP, D-VHS HD Stream playback on real-time recording is allowed. Users can also playback HD Stream File format (ATSC and Japan BS).

USB HDTV tuners also permit zooming-in certain parts of live TV or playback file images. Whats more, they provide HD Editors for easy editing of recorded HD streams files.

USB HDTV tuners have the lowest CPU resource usage to decode the HD Stream by using InterVideos software HFTV Decoder. Auto power on/off is controlled by plugging in or out of USB cable. USB HDTV tuners provide remote control. Bundling with InterVideo Win DVD4 is also possible.

Microsoft WHQL logo for Windows XP are already provided to USB HDTV tuners like OnAir. This proves that they are compatible with Microsoft operating systems. Moreover, OnAir HDTV tuner, and some of its successors, is registered in Microsoft Catalogs. Information of USB HDTV tuners and their availability are now easy to search for in US and Canada.

By simple plug and play, USB HDTV tuners are now ready to support the next generation of multimedia operating system, Microsoft Media Center 1.X (analog TV only). USB HDTV tuners have full PVR features including the time shift.

The time shift offers the ability to record live TV while playing the live analog TV for pre-defined period of time. Like the very famous TiVo, this feature helps a user not to miss any part of live TV in their PCs or laptops even though a user is away from these for a while.

Computer Security: Threats And Solutions

When it comes to computer security, many of us live in a bubble of blissful ignorance. We might be vigilant and never open email attachments from people we don’t know, we might take care to make sure an ecommerce site is secure before entering our credit card information, or we might even go so far as to install a standard firewall on our computers. Unfortunately, much of the common sense advice we follow when it comes to Internet security does little to combat the cyber-crime that is rampant.

Federal Trade Commission

Even the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, a governmental agency that is designed to help consumers, had to issue a press release stating that “consumers, including corporate and banking executives, appear to be targets of a bogus e-mail supposedly sent by the Federal Trade Commission but actually sent by third parties hoping to install spyware on computers.”

There’s little doubt that spyware, malware, and insidious virus attacks make any computer with Internet access vulnerable. But, because not all Internet security breaches are immediately apparent, people are often unaware that their seemingly hassle-free computing is anything but. The Federal Trade Commission offers seven guidelines to help consumer surf the Web safely:

1. Protect your personal information. For example, when shopping on an ecommerce site, make sure that the page where you enter your personal information is secure, as designated by “https” before the URL. It’s important to stop identity theft before it starts.

2. Know before you click. For instance, many cyber-criminals impersonate legitimate businesses, or send “phishing” email that asks you to click a hyperlink. Check out online merchants and never click on emailed hyperlinks unless you’re certain of the source.

3. Update anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software often. Hackers and others who engage in cyber-crime seem to always be a step ahead of the good guys. If your computer protection is outdated, you’re vulnerable.

4. Use Web browser and operating system security features. Make sure your browser settings give you optimal privacy and security, and ensure that you update your operating system regularly to take advantage of security patches.

5. Safeguard your passwords. For example, create a unique password for each site you visit, and keep them in a secure place. Use letter, number and symbol combinations that can outsmart automated password detection programs.

6. Always do backups. If your computer does get a virus or a worm, your files may be goners. Make sure to regularly back up any important files and store them in a secure place.

7. Prepare for emergencies. If something does go wrong, such as your computer being hacked or infected, or if you accidentally divulge personal information, know what courses of action you should take to remedy the situation and prevent further problems.

A Hassle-Free Solution

Protecting your computer from all of the threats in cyberspace can seem like full-time job. Thankfully, there are companies who make it their business to offer individuals and businesses the most technologically advanced computer security solutions available. The best of these services offer PC maintenance, full system optimization, problem diagnosis and repair, installation assistance, and a full complement of professionally managed security services. Typically, you pay a small monthly subscription fee and in turn can surf the Web knowing that your computer is locked down and that you’ll never again have to stay abreast of the latest security software or lug your computer down to a high-priced repair center.

Antenna – Base Station CB Antennas

Continuing with our research into the CB craze of the mid 70s we’ll take a look at what were considered the elite antennas when it came to having a CB setup. While the truckers may have ruled the roads and channel 19, it was the everyday hobbyist who ruled the airwaves from his home, and rule they did.

If you were on CB and really wanted to impress people with your booming voice over the airwaves you had no choice but to set up a base unit. Not only were the units themselves powerful but the antennas that people put up on their roof tops could have given some rival TV stations a run for their money.

Choosing a CB antenna for your base station was not easy. There were plenty to choose from and they all had their pluses and minuses.

One of the most powerful, yet most frustrating was the ever popular Moon Raker. This was a beam antenna that looked very similar to TV antennas, most having 3 elements mounted on an 11 meter base. These were called regular Moon Rakers. However, there were beam antennas that had up to six elements on them. They were referred to as a Moon Raker 6. These things were huge. The problem with them was that they were directional antennas. What this means is that depending on what direction your antenna was pointing that was where you got your best reception and transmission. So if you were speaking to somebody who was south of you and your antenna was pointing north you had to turn the antenna 180 degrees in order to get a decent reception. This got to be a pain after a while. The plus side was that these antennas were so powerful they could cut through anything once you had your target zeroed in.

Another popular base antenna was what was called the “Big Stick”. This was really just a very long fiberglass antenna. They were usually about 10 to 15 feet long. They weren’t as powerful as the Moon Raker but they transmitted and received equally well in all directions and therefore were great all purpose base antennas especially if you were in a centrally located area where you had a number of people you could speak to in all directions. Also, Big Sticks were relatively cheap next to a Moon Raker that sold for a couple of hundred dollars. A Big Stick was about $70.

For people who didn’t have a very large budget, there were base station antennas made that quite honestly were not much more powerful than their mobile counterparts. When you take the lack of power of these antennas into account against their price tag of about $50, it made much more sense to go with a Big Stick.

The biggest problem with all of these antennas, especially in the old days, was that they were constantly interfering with TV receptions. Today with cable, things are not quite as bad.

Even though CB isn’t as popular with homeowners as it was 30 years ago, you can still see these bad boys on roof tops if you look close enough. Just make sure you stop the car first before taking a look.