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Giveaway : WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe unlimited license key

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It has been quite some time since we had a unlimited giveaway. Today we are giving away WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. This is an exclusive giveaway for Avinashtech readers as well as social fans.

Most of us need to convert Videos from one format to another due to vast variety of gadgets, smartphone and other electronic devices in our life. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is one such tool which comes with features like an Ultra HD video converter, slideshow maker, video editor and also YouTube video downloader. It supports over 320 video codecs & 50 audio codecs making it a great tool for converting the videos from one format to another.

Winx HD Video convertor license giveawayApart from converting features, it also comes with some basid video editing capabilities like merge videos, add subtitles, make slideshow from videos, trim video etc. The various video formats supported by WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe are :

  • 1080p multi-track high definition videos MKV, M2TS, MTS, AVCHD, MOD,
  • HD camcorder videos,
  • Blu-ray videos,
  • standard definition videos AVI, MPEG, MP4, M4V, WMV, MOV, VOB, FLV, RM, RMVB, WebM, Google TV, etc.

This video convertor also comes with 280+ built-in preset profiles for converting videos for playing on different gadgets/ smartphones like iPhone (5S/5C), iPad (New iPad Mini/iPad Air), Google New Nexus 7, iPod, HTC One, HTC Desire, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Note 10.1, Surface, WP8, Kindle Fire HD, PS4, PSP, etc.

Thanks to WinX, we are giving away unlimited license keys for Avinashtech readers. The giveaway is valid till 6th of July, 2014. The only limitation of this giveaway license key is that you won’t get any updates in future, but I don’t think you will need any update for it in near future.

You can grab the WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe download link and License key from the link below.

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Do share you feedback with us after downloading and installing WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

Dell launches new Inspiron laptops and All-in-One (AIO) PCs starting at Rs 24,990

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India is a very price sensitive market whether it’s smartphones or PCs and Laptops. Keeping that in mind,  Dell launched its new Inspiron 3000 Series laptops,  Inspiron 20 3000 Series and 23 5000 Series All-in-One (AIO) desktops in India coinciding with the new education session & are targeted towards the students in the new school season in India.

Dell insipiron_3542nt-silverThe Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series laptop is powered by a 1.7GHz Intel Pentium 3558U processor coupled with 4GB of DDR3L RAM, with a 14-inch LED backlit HDdisplay with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels and with 500GB of HDD storage space. In terms of operating system, it is powered by Windows 8.1 and comes. The Inspiron 14 3000 Series laptop also sports a HD (720p) webcam.

Whereas Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop is powered by either an Intel Pentium 3558U processor, or the fourth generation Intel Core i3-4005U processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM with a 15.6-inch LED backlit HD display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.  The operating system is same i.e Windows 8.1 but it comes with 1TB SATA HDD. It also comes with a HD webcam.

Dell insipiron_3442nt-redThe All-in-one desktop Inspiron 20 3000 Series is powered by a 2.9GHz 4th generation Intel Core i3-4130T processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM and comes with a 19.5-inch HD+ display. The operating system is same i.e Windows 8.1 and comes with storage of 500GB HDD.

desktop-inspiron-23-5348The other all-in-one desktop Dell Inspiron 23 5000 Series sports a bigger 23-inch full-HD display and is powered by a 3.4 GHz 4th generation Intel Core i3-4130 processor along with a AMD Radeon R7 A265 2GB DDR3 video card. Again it runs on Windows 8.1 but comes with an onboard storage of 1TB HDD. It is available in two variants with different amount of RAM i.e 4GB and 8GB.

Availability and Pricing

The new Inspiron 3000 series notebooks and Inspiron 23 5000 Series and 20 3000 Series are available across all Dell Exclusive stores, LFRs and Multibrand stores as well as on Dell India portal. These devices are priced as follows:

  • Inspiron 14 3000 Series: INR 24,990
  • Inspiron 15 3000 Series: INR 25,490
  • Inspiron 20 3000 Series: INR 35,490
  • Inspiron 23 5000 Series: INR 54,990

Lenovo Launches Yoga 2, Flex 2 alongwith G40/G50, Z50 and C260 devices

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Lenovo has just refreshed its portfolio of sleek PCs in India with the launch of Yoga 2, Flex 2 alongwith  G40/G50, Z50 and C260 devices. Out 0f these devices, Yoga 2 and Flex 2 are high-performance multi-mode laptops and G40/G50 & Z50 are mainstream laptops whereas C260 is an entry level All-In-One (AIO) device. With this new refresh of their portfolio, Lenovo has tried to cater to the needs of Indian consumers who are price sensitive and have specific needs in each category whether its gaming, Entry level or Multi-mode consumer.

Lenovo Yoga 2 convertible ultrabook:

Yoga 2 comes with 10-point  multi-touch display flips back 360 degrees to offer four different usage modes  — Laptop, Tablet, Stand, and Tent.

lenovo-yoga-2EUP: INR 59990 (all inclusive)

  • Processor : Up to Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Operating System : Windows 8.1
  • Graphics : Integrated Intel® Graphics
  • Memory :Up to 8GB DDR3L
  • Display : Up to 13.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 screen with IPS wide-view
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 13″ x 8.71″ x 0.68″ (330 mm x 221.2 mm x 17.3 mm)
  • Weight: 1.56 kg (3.43 lbs) (SSD) , 1.66 kg (3.65 lbs) (SSHD)
  • Webcam: 720p
  • Storage: Up to 256GB SSD
  • Audio : Dolby® Home Theater® V4
  • Battery    : Up to 8 hours

Lenovo Flex 2 (14 inch):

Flex 2 (14 inch), a 14” dual-mode laptop with a touchscreen that flips 300 degrees from laptop to stand mode and comes with backlit keyboard.

Lenovo Flex 2EUP: Starting from 41,990 (all inclusive)

  • Up to 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 ULT processor
  • Windows 8.1
  • 10-point multitouch display
  • Up to 16GB DDR3L
  • Up to 500GB SSHD
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 840M 2GB graphics
  • USB 3.0
  • HDMI, SD / MMC card-reader
  • Dolby Advanced Audio
  • Up to 6 hours battery

Lenovo G40/G50:

Lenovo G50 laptop PC  is a thin and light laptop with GIGALAN support,with an AMD processor, integrated Dolby advanced audio and comes in Ebony black & silver colours.

Lenovo_G50_BlackEUP: Starts from INR 22990 (all inclusive)

  • Up to 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor/ Upto AMD A8 Beema
  • Upto Windows 8.1
  • Up to 16GB DDR3 memory
  • Up to 1TB HDD
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 820M 2GB graphics (840M for G50)
  • Integrated optical drive
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio
  • USB 3.0 & HDMI,SD / MMC card-reader
  • Up to 4 hours battery life

Lenovo Z50:

A multimedia notebook with 15.6″ HD display notebook comes with an AccuType keyboard and Dolby advanced audio. In terms of colours, it comes in silver and white options.

EUP: Starts from INR 39990 (all inclusive)

  • Up to 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor
  • Up to Windows 8.1
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
  • Up to 1TB HDD storage
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 840M 4GB graphics
  • Integrated optical drive
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™
  • USB 3.0 & HDMI
  • SD / MMC card-reader
  • Up to 4 hrs battery life

Lenovo C260:

Lenovo C260 is an 19.5 inch all-in-one affordable PC. It is also available with touchscreen.

EUP: INR 28,490 (all inclusive).

  • Processor -Intel® Pentium® JJ2850 (2.41 GHz quad-core), J2900 (2.41 GHz quad-core); Intel® Celeron® J1850 (2.0 GHz quad-core), J1750 (2.41 GHz dual-core), J1900 (2.0 GHz quad-core), J1800 (2.41 GHz dual-core)
  • Graphics -Intel® HD Graphics
  • Memory- Up to 8 GB DDR3
  • Camera – 1 megapixel (720 p)
  • Storage – Up to 1TB (7200 rpm)
  • Display – 19.5” HD+ (1600 x 900) LED with 10-point multitouch option
  • Dimensions- (W X H X D) & Weight :  Touch Model – 473 mm x 354 mm x 54 mm, 18.6 inch x 13.9 inch x 2.1 inch, Weight – 4.5 kg ; Non-Touch Model – 486 mm x 342 mm x 48 mm, 19.1 inch x 13.5 inch x 1.9 inch, Weight – 3.5 kg
  • Operating System – Windows 8.1
  • Connectivity – WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Connectors – 1x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0, 6in1 card reader, HDMI-out (optional), LAN, mic/headphone

Availability:

All the above models / devices are available at all Lenovo Exclusive stores, Multi-brand outlets, Large Format Retail stores and thedostore.com.

Haier smart AC : Control your Air Conditioners remotely from smartphone via an App

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For most of us, Smartphones have become a necessity and with each passing day we are using it more and more to perform different activities of our life. Smartphones have become the center of our life. Thanks to the apps available for almost everything, you can do lot more on your smartphones than you ever imagined. Controlling your Air Conditioners from your smartphone remotely via an App is another useful addition to your Smartphone usefulness.

Haier Smart AC wifiHaier has introduced an Android app which can be used to control your AC remotely via an app called “Haier smart AC”. Using this app and a wifi module, you can manage your AC remotely and use its features like cloud reminder, cloud energy-saving, timing, sleep curve, the intelligent remote upgrade, multi-group control and other functions.

Haier Smart AC appObviously you need a working internet connections both at your home and on your smartphone. The Air conditioner uses a wi-fi module to connect to internet and  to the Haier servers. You need to register your AC model to start using it via the app. On your smartphone, you need to create user name and password to get access to your AC via the app. After you login, you can control your AC from anywhere in the world provided both your AC and smartphone has internet access.

The App is available for Android and iOS platforms at the moment.

Price and Availability

At the moment, only few specific models of Haier ACs support this feature. Models which support this are available in 1 ton & 1.5 ton capacities under the name of Haier Icon Wifi Models Series.

In India, these AC models though are yet to be launched. The Wifi Model will launched by June-2014 end & will be available all over India by July 1st week. The price of these models may start at 40,000 INR and more.

File Manager for Windows Phone 8.1 launched by Microsoft

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If you own a Windows Phone, the most desired app for many of you had been a File manager. Till now, Windows Phone doesn’t have any file manager app which s a common in other platforms like Android which comes with loads of file manager apps.

Microsoft has finally heard this user feedback and has launched a file manager app called “Files” for Windows Phone devices running Windows 8.1.

Windows Phone File ManagerThis is a free app and can help you manage files on your Windows Phone. Some of the features that comes with this app are:

  • Access files on phone and SD card
  • Browse, search and launch files
  • share file(s)
  • Create folders
  • Copy, move, rename and delete files

Even though this is a welcome addition to the list of good apps that are available on Windows Phone device, yet the problem is that old Windows Phone users who are running older version of Windows on their devices i.e any version less than Windows 8.1 won’t be able to install this app. The app works only with Windows 8.1.

Download

If you have a device running Windows Phone 8.1, then you can download it free from the Windows Phone Store here.

Whatsapp service goes down, Twitter abuzz with users reporting downtime [update: it’s back]

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One of the most popular cross-platform mobile messaging app Whatsapp for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone seems to hit some sang. Whatsapp service appears to be down for most of the users worldwide. Whatsapp users around the world headed to Twitter to confirm that the disruption in Whatsapp service. You can access all the tweets related to whatsapp service not working here.

Whatsapp

Twitter is full of users tweeting about the downtime of the service.

We are yet to hear some official confirmation of this disruption. The official Whatsapp twitter status handle has yet not tweeted anything about it or the reasons behind this downtime. We will update this post as and when we hear more about it or when the service gets restored. Stay tuned.

Update:

The service it seems has been restored. I am not sure if everything has been restored or for every user in world  if it’s restored. We will wait for an official update from Whatsapp.

Developing Story

Download Free Bitdefender Internet Security 2014 License key (9 months)

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Bitdefender Internet Security is one of the popular Antivirus / internet security solutions available for PC users worldwide to protect them from e-threats. Here is some good news for you if wanted to grab a Bitdefender Internet Security 2014 License key for free. Softpedia in partnership with Bitdefender is giving away unlimited license keys (for 3 days) of Bitdefender Internet Security 2014 License key valid for 9 months to everyone which usually comes at a price of $69.95 / €50.24 with 1 year License key.

If you want to read its review, you can read the Softpedia’s review from the source link at the end of this post.

To grab the license key, you need to submit your name and email address at the Softpedia Landing Page here.

Free Bitdefender Internet Security 2014After you submit the information, an email is sent instantly to your inbox with the 9 months license key and install instructions. Just use the License key / serial from the email to install and activate your 9 months subscription of Bitdefender Internet Security 2014.

Bitdefender Internet Security 2014 license keyThe Giveaway has already started and ends on Monday, 24 March, at 14:00 UTC (7:00 PST). Grab it before it expires.

Source: Softpedia

Add-on store for Google Docs’ spreadsheet and word processor apps launched

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Add-ons if you remember changed the way we use web browsers like Firefox and Chrome for browsing the web. In terms of Smartphone, you can term these add-ons as the Apps which changed the way we use our mobile devices and are available in Android, iOS or Windows Store. Google today announced something similar for its Google Docs’ spreadsheet and word processor apps. An Add-on store for Google Docs’ spreadsheet and word processor apps is launched by Google today with 50 Add-ons initially.

easybib addonThese addons are like new tools or features created by developer partners which will give add more features in Google Docs based on your need. These Addons can be easily added to any of the Google Docs’  documents and spreadsheets with a click of the button while working on them.

Avery AddonThe Add-on will be available in all your documents after the install.

To browse through add-ons for Docs and Sheets, select Get add-ons in the Add-ons menu of any open document or spreadsheet. (Add-ons for spreadsheets are only available in the new Google Sheets)

Some of the featured Add-ons that are availble in the store today include:

  • Avery Label Merge
  • EasyBib’s Bibliography Creator
  • Mailchimp,
  • Letter Feed
  • PandaDoc
  • Uberconference

By announcing an Add-on store, Google is trying to create a developer ecosystem just like the Android or the iOS one and in turn make Google Docs more attractive and useful to its end users. Considering that Microsoft office is still the most dominant tool for creating documents around the web, this store is going to add much-needed value to Google Docs provided the store grows big just like the Google Play Store for Android.

SUPERAntiSpyware Professional 10 License keys Giveaway

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For quite long time, we have not conducted any license key giveaways at Avinashtech. Finally we are getting back with a Giveaway. Today we are giving away 10 License keys of SUPERAntiSpyware Professional license key (1 user) to our readers. If you want to read the review of SUPERAntiSpyware Professional, you can read the review  here  that we did almost a year back.

SUPERAntiSpyware ProfessionalThe latest version that is now available is SUPERAntiSpyware 5.7 which helps you detect and remove Spyware, Malware, Rootkits, Trojans, Hijackers, and other malicious threats on your PC. The application works simulataneously along with your existing anti-malware and / or anti-virus application on your PC.

 Key features of SUPERAntiSpyware

  • Advanced detection and removal of Spyware, Adware, Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, Keyloggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, rogue security products and many other types of threats.
  • Works seamlessly with existing anti-virus and anti-spyware applications.
  • light on system resources
  • Real-time blocking of threats and prevents potentially harmful software from installing or re-installing.
  • Startup or shutdown scan.
  • Schedule daily or weekly scans.

Giveaway

Review: HL-3150CDN Brother India Printer

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Till date I have reviewed Software, gadgets, apps etc and printers are yet to appear on my review list. Brother India’s HL-3150CDN Printer is the first printer that I have reviewed.  HL – 3150CDN is a high Speed Colour Laser Printer with automatic duplex (2-sided) printing and networking capabilities, basically  targeted at small office and home segment.

HL-3150CDN Brother PrinterThe HL – 3150CDN printer is quite compact with a weight of ~18.4 kg and needs small space in your small office or home. In terms of size, it needs just a bit more space than its size of 410x465x240 mm.

Quick Installation

Even though I have never setup a printer like this one, it was quite easy to set it up. To set it up and running, we needed to just pull open a panel on the front and release the plastic tabs protecting the slide-out tray which houses the four toner cartridges inside.

HL-3150CDN cartridgesAfter that just connect the printer using USB or Ethernet cable, just install the printer drivers on your computer. The setup is quite easy just like any other installation. Once the setup is done, you are ready to start printing.

Speed, quality and cost

This printer offers both monochrome and color printing. In terms of speed, it is fast and efficient with color and monochrome print speeds of up to 18 pages per minute. Even though we didn’t check the print speeds with a timer, it does match with specifications.

HL-3150CDN control buttonsIn terms of additional features, it comes with the automatic 2-sided printing feature which lets you print on both sides and save on costs. Printer can be easily shared with others by connecting it via the built-in network. It also comes with mobile print capability letting you print from your mobile without a PC.

HL-3150CDN trayThe device comes with two trays, with first one can be used to put the bundle of pages (about 100 sheets of paper) right inside the printer and the other tray can be used to print single pages like those with letter heads etc.

HL-3150CDN tray-1

HL-3150CDN trays

Technical Specs:

  • Technology – Color LED
  • Memory – 64 MB
  • Processor – 333 MHz
  • Duplex (2 sided print) – Automatic
  • Connectivity – Hi Speed 2.0, Ethernet 10/100 Base TX
  • Emulation – GDI
  • OS Support – Windows, Mac OS & Linux
  • Dimension  (WxDxH) – 410x465x240 mm
  • Weight – 18.4 kg

Conclusion

As we have tested it just for a month with moderate printing of 100-200 pages, we can’t talk about long-term issues if any. But we didn’t faced any single issue, paper jams or any other problem while we were testing it extensively. We were able to pull out or insert back cartridges very easily without any help. The duplex or double-sided printing was smooth even with large number of pages. The printing from the tray side too was easy.

In short, this printer is fast even in full color, color quality is excellent, Set up was a breeze, Duplexer works great.

If you run a small office, then this printer can help you cater to your printing needs.

The HL-3150CDN Brother Printer  is priced at an MRP of Rs 22,990 in India, but in retail market you can get it at a bit lower price.