July 14, 2014

Easy way to back up and recover hard drive data

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Easy way to back up and recover hard drive data

Today you will learn the easiest way to back up and recover hard drive data, regardless any size. Converting hard drive data into ISO format and then retrieving from it, is a very simple task.

To protect the data from accidental loss or file corruption, you should take the back up of your hard drive. There are many methods available to backup and recover your hard drive data. But today I am going to show you the easiest method to do that, using two freeware software.

How to back up and recover hard drive data for Windows 

First Understand, What is an ISO format?

An ISO file (or images), is a, perfect representation of an entire CD, DVD or Hard Drive. The entire contents of any disc can be duplicated in a single ISO file.

Why should we choose ISO format to back up hard drive data?

An ISO format, we can create an exact copy of a hard drive. Creating ISO file is an efficient way to back up your information, plus you can access it very easily. An ISO file itself is no good unless it can be opened or assembled and used. There are multiple freeware and paid software are available, which can help up to create back up in ISO format.
In short, it is one of the easiest and most efficient way to back up your hard drive. By saving an image of your hard drive as an ISO, you can quickly and easily restore your backed up data.


How to back up hard drive data to ISO file?

If you are creating an ISO from a large hard drive, you will need an external drive to store the ISO.
Follow these simple steps to create an ISO back up to your hard drive.

Step 1
  • We will use a Free Software known as Imgburn, which allows you to create ISO files.
  • Download and install Imgburn
  • Open the software and click "Create image file from files/folders."
Easy way to back up and recover hard drive data

Step 2

  • Connect your external hard drive to your computer.
  • Click "File" and select "Browse for a source folder..." Select the hard drive you'd like to backup
Essiest way to back up and recover hard drive data



Step 3
  • Click the "Destination" icon and select your external hard drive as the location to save the ISO. Click the Green arrow to create the ISO.
  • That's it. Of course, Image creation will take time according to the size of your data.

How to Retrieve hard drive data from ISO file backup?

Here, I am gonna explain how to recover hard drive data from ISO file. In screenshots, I have used Office 2010 image to explain recover procedure from ISO file. Exact procedure can be used to retrieve data from and ISO image of an hard drive data.


Step 1

We will recover hard drive data from ISO file using Pismo File Mount
As you can see there are many programs that we could use to extract the contents from ISO files, but there are few reasons that I prefer Pismo File mount.
- Free
- Easy to use
- Non invasive
Download, from Here.

Step 2
  • Run the installer for Pismo File Mount Audit Package.
  • After the installation, I right click on the ISO file that I had downloaded and choose “Mount Image”
back up and recover hard drive data


Step 3
After mounting the image, double click and open the file

Step 4
Now, copy-paste all the data and Unmounts the image from Pismo File Mount. That's it. You have recovered all the data from ISO format.

back up and retrieve hard drive

How to recover deleted ISO files by using recovery software?

We will use Yodot Hard drive recovery software to use recover the deleted ISO files.

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to your Windows computer
  • Run the software to begin the recovery process and follow the instruction present on screen
  • It will display two options
  • ”Delete File Recovery” and “Lost File Recovery”
  • Select “Delete File Recovery” option to recover deleted ISO files on your computer
  • The software will scan the entire computer and shows all the logical or physical volume present on system
  • Select the particular drive from which you need to recover ISO files and click on “Next“ button
  • The software starts scanning the selected logical drive and display all the deleted or lost ISO files in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Data View provides the hierarchical view of recovered files and folders similar to windows explorer and File Type View helps to view restored deleted files on basis of file extension.
  • By using “Save Recovery Session” option save the recovered ISO files to your desired destination location on system

How to back up and recover hard drive data For Mac 

The best way to recover and take back up for Mac is to clone your hard drive by using a third-party program, such as Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper or MacOsX built-in feature Disk Utility. Additionally, there are proper backup systems such as Crashplan, Backblaze and SpiderOak. Recovering would be easy as downloading. You can use some encryption software before uploading the files.

For deleted ISO file recovery there's Mac version of Yodot is also available.

How to back up and recover hard drive data For Ubuntu

In case of Ubuntu, you can use RedoBackup and CloneZilla for backup and recover your hard drive. CloneZilla is my personal favorite, because it is free and easy to use.  It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery.


So, I have explained to you an easy way to back up and recover hard drive data with relevant screenshots and images. Also, how to recover deleted ISO files. Stay tuned for more interesting tutorials.

Also Read, Cloud services back ups - Dropbox vs Google drive vs Skydrive


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July 08, 2014

Xiaomi MI 3 - Specification, Price and Release date in India

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Xiaomi MI 3 Specification, Price and Release date in India

Xiaomi is considered as Apple of Chinese phone brands. No 1 Chinese phone maker XIAOMI is going to release their absolute beast of a Smartphone Xiaomi MI 3 at very affordable price 14,999/-. A really great tactic by XIAOMI to woo Indian consumer by offering a great product at budget price. 

I am sure this is gonna be interesting and how Samsung - current leader in Indian Smartphone market is gonna react to this strategy (their Grand & Duos phones are under-powered and overpriced.) Chinese Mobile phone Giant's plan for India is still not clear, but But it seems that Xiaomi is ready to jump into the second largest Mobile phone market and wanna grab the piece of it. Because this is type of phone which you can compare with iPhone 5s, LG nexus 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4 and still priced at 15K. Surely, great way to enter any market and become the headline. Obviously, it is going to be great competition against Moto G, Galaxy Grand and Micromax mobiles.

Xiaomi's Mi 3 is a showcase of how Chinese phone makers can create quality hardware without emptying your pocket. This is one of the best smartphones you can buy in its price range. I mean look at specs they are absolutely fan-bloody-tastic.  It is A dragon in your pocket.

Xiomi MI 3 Specifications


Power Under the Hood
  • Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274AB 2.3GHz 
  • GPU - Adreno 330 450MHz 
  • RAM - 2GB LPDDR3 

Xiaomi MI 3 specs and Release date in India


Display
  • 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS display with 441 PPI resolution with Corning Gorilla glass protection. 
  • On the other hand, Look at the galaxy grand 2 - TFT with no Gorilla glas and okay screen in 20K price. 
  • MI3's full HD 1080p screen is sourced from LG, which is extremely responsive and the resolution is crystal clear. 
Connectivity
  • Supports 3G(WCDMA) and 2G(GSM) networks
  • 2G:GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • 3G:WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz
Camera
  • A whooping 13 MP Main and 2MP back camera 
  • Sony’s best camera is used in Xiaomi’s Mi-3
  • The built-in Phillips dual-LED flash quickly adds the perfect lighting to make your subjects beautiful
  • Both cameras support 1080p HD video recording
Battery
Monstrous 3050 mAH juice
  • 500 hours of standby time
  • 50 hours of music playback
  • 25 hours of talk time
  • 21 hours of 3G Internet use

Extra Features
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) gives you the contactless freedom to enhance your digi life.
  • GPSGPS + GLONASS, AGPS
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Electronic compass, Barometer

Xiaomi MI3 Release date in India

Xiaomi MI 3 is going to release on 15 july in India. I can not wait to get my hands on Xiaomi MI3 phone. The company is planning to sell the smartphones at competitive prices via its own e-commerce site instead of tieing up with Flipkart or anyother Indian eCommerce brand. But, Xiaomi MI3 is available for pre-booking at FlipKart.com for Rs. 13,000 - Thousand bucks cheaper than give.

Also watch the Xiaomi MI 3 unboxing video


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July 03, 2014

How to Unlock and Root Google Nexus 7 tablet

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How to Unlock and Root Google Nexus 7 tablet

There's a new root method available, and it's the easiest one yet. No need for USB cables, drivers or computers. Simply download an app, run it, and you're root 30 seconds later. Check out our guide here, it's worked flawlessly with 2013 Nexus 7's. It's a simple toolkit which will unlock and root Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet.

Instructions before Rooting Google Nexus 7 tablet

  • Select the correct device and build (what you are currently running). Because mention Application supports multiples devices.
  • Take back up of your important stuff 
  • Unlock your Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet
  • Root your Nexus 7 tablet

How to Unlock and Root Google Nexus 7 tablet

Follow this quick and easy 4 step guide to Unlock and Root Google nexus 7 & 10 tablets.
Steps 1
Before rooting any Android device, it is necessary to Enable USB Debugging Mode
Settings -> Developer Options -> USB Debugging 

Step 2
Download and Install the Toolkit to Root & Unlock Google Nexus 7 Tablet
Link to Download Nexus 7 2013 tablet root toolkit from WugFresh.
With this tool kit you can Unlock and CWM recovery to your Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet.

How to Unlock and Root Google Nexus 7 tablet


Step 3
Launch the Toolkit, it will automatically detect your build and device.
Next select -  you didn't already do so through the backup process. All you do is select Full Driver Installation Guide and follow the simple instructions. Then select Unlock your device to make rooting possible.

How to Root Google Nexus 7 tablet

Warning - Unlocking may wipe your device clean 

Step 4
Finally, you're ready to root. Also, check the custom recovery options.

That's it your Google Nexus 7 is Rooted. Enjoiii the benefits.

Supported Nexus devices for this App:

  • Nexus 7 (2013)
  • Nexus 7 3G
  • Nexus 7 (2012)
  • Nexus S 4G: d720
  • Nexus S: Korea, m200
  • Nexus 10
  • Nexus S: 850MHz, i9020a
  • Galaxy Nexus: GSM (both yakju and non-yakju builds)
  • Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Verizon
  • Galaxy Nexus: CDMA/LTE Sprint

Also, watch the video how to unlock and root Google Nexus 7 2013 tablet

That's How you Unlock and Root your Google Nexus 7 Tablet without using Bootloader. State your comment below. Thanks and stay tune to CrunchyFeed.
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June 27, 2014

Android L Released - Fresh design, improved notifications and redesigned Multitasking

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Android L design changes
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Finally, Google has made some big changes to latest Android L. After all we haven't seen fresh look since Android ICS back in 2011. Now, There are 4 major changes in Android L's preview worth paying attention to
1. An overall design overhaul
2. Improved notifications
3. Redesigned multitasking
4. Google Chrome

Let's see new feature one by one,

Notifications in Android L

Design changes in Android L

Design Changes are really pretty. KitKat's Holo theme is replaced by new Colorful theme called 'Material Design' with soft edges.

The UI is rich, shapes are simplified, more responsive experience and more seamless transitions.  The dialer, for instance, now features bright blocks of color and playful animations throughout. The calculator is equally colorful, and the notification shade hints that you need to give it a little tug to access additional controls. Gmail got new typography that works as effectively on small screens.

Android’s primary buttons are also seeing a change into simple but elegant geometric shapes, and the new icons are pretty cool.

Notifications in Android L

There's room for improvement in Notifications of KitKat. In Android L, you can interact with notifications, right from lock screen - quickly swiping them away, double tapping on notification, sorted by relevance and importance not by chronologically anymore.

Google has introduces new 'heads up notifications', which pop interactive colorful notification over your current task. It's definitely more visually appealing!

Multitasking in Android L

A triangle looks like a back button, so it’s used to represent back; a square looks like Android’s multitasking cards, so it’s used to access the multitasking menu; and a circle echoes the the button that's long been used to pull up the app drawer.

The multitasking menu actually looks a very different from previous Android versions, taking on a design that makes it work more like a free-floating cards or rolodex. Visually it is appealing, but user friendly or not? that user will decide after using.

 

 New Improved 'Chrome'

Chrome is getting definitely good love from papa Google. It get major redesign, and I loved it. The  interface will pull in not just apps you've launched, but also tabs you've opened on your desktop. And, developers can make links go to apps instead a web page. So, if you search for a restaurant on your laptop, the recent menu won't simply open up a web page, but could launch directly into the Yelp reviews.

Android L Released - Fresh design, improved notifications and redesigned Multitasking

Other Android L Features,

Performance
A new runtimem called ART, which was written from the ground up to support ARM, x86, and MIPS, and gives a 2x performance benefit without developers having to lift a little dev finger.

Google promised to improve battery life in upcoming Android L, there's improvement in search, and general performance of the OS, but that's all difficult to test on an Google IO preview. Additionally, Android L includes a few security improvements.

One more thing in Google IO Android L's Preview, they are calling it 'L', not Lolipop. So, this mean L stands for something else or what? What are your speculations and expectations from Android L? State your comments.
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June 26, 2014

Google Brings Android to Car With Android Auto

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Google Brings Android to Car With Android Auto

Today's Google I/O conference, Tech Giant has announced a new tech beauty. The world's coolest and leading mobile operating system, to your car. It's called Android Auto. Think of it as the Android you're already familiar with, but functionality redesigned for your car.
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