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CardRecovery is the Greatest File Recovery Program I Have Ever Seen

Posted by Harry On June - 22 - 2010Comments Off on CardRecovery is the Greatest File Recovery Program I Have Ever Seen
Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with
1 Star1 Star1 Star1 StarHalf Star
4.5 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP
PROS: Recovers practically anything, and does a great job. I tested it, and it recovered more videos than any leading solution tried!
CONS: Like any recovery program, can’t fix everything, but that’s understandable.
VERDICT: A great piece of software for any person owning a camera or camcorder (or anything else with external memory for that matter!) – I would highly recommend it to anyone!
PRICE: £28.63 / $39.95 for the download
DOWNLOAD: CardRecovery (free trial – you won’t be able to recovery anything, only see if it detects it)

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CompanionLink Pro Competition Results

Posted by Harry On June - 1 - 2010Comments Off on CompanionLink Pro Competition Results

Two weeks ago, we posted a CompanionLink Review, and about a Competition, which was very kindly offered by CompanionLink themselves.

The results from the competition were very interesting, as 29 (22.8%) of you are using Outlook 2010, with 9 (7.1%) planning on upgrading, and 54 (42.5%) on Outlook 2007. You could see that our whole community are quite early adopters, as there was no-one using Outlook 2002, or 97, and just one person (0.8%) still running Outlook 2000.

Going to phones, there were just four (3.1%) of you using Android, 12 (9.4%) using an iPhone,16 (12.6%) using a BlackBerry, and 14 (11%) using a Windows Mobile phone. Interestingly, 11 people (8.7%) said that they do not own a phone.

These were really interesting results, and the three (randomly selected) winners have had their license keys e-mailed to them. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Before, I made a review on CompanionLink Professional. Very kindly, CompanionLink have given us three licenses of CompanionLink Professional (worth $99.95), as well as their RunStart installation service (worth $39).

To enter, all you have to do is visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BXKW2D6 by Friday the 21st of May 2010 (11:59PM BST), and answer the questions. We’ll then enter you into our competition, and you could win.

The contest has ended, but you can download a 14-day free trial over at the CompanionLink website, by clicking here.

Windows Guides’ Rating Compatible with
1 Star1 Star1 Star1 StarHalf Star
4.5 out of 5
Windows 7Windows VistaWindows XP

PROS: Supports most modern smartphones, together with the latest versions of Outlook. Supports OTA (Over the Air) Synchronisation, as well as wired.
CONS: Can’t think of any!
VERDICT: A great piece of software for any smart-phone user! I would highly recommend it to anyone!
PRICE: Depends what you want. It varies from $39.95 – $99.95. Watch this space though, there may be a giveaway soon!
DOWNLOAD: CompanionLink (free 14-day trial)

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Anyone who has not yet received a LAlarm license but commented on one of the statuses MUST e-mail lalarm@www.mintywhite.com by Friday at 11AM GMT, as there are still about 13 of you who haven’t come forward.

Note: Entries close Tuesday, April 13th, 2010 at 11AM GMT. We have had to close it early as we have reached our limit of 100.

We have previously written a review of LAlarm Laptop Security Software, and James from LAlarm has extremely kindly given us 100 business licenses (worth $5000.00 / about £3234.00) to give out to 100 lucky readers!

How to Enter

All you have to do is:

  1. Become a fan of Windows Guides on Facebook
  2. Comment on the wall post and answer “Where do you usually use your laptop?”

The first 100 people to comment will be sent, by Facebook mail, a free commercial license for LAlarm (worth $50.00 / about £33). We’d also appreciate it if your comment had a suggestion for the LAlarm Developers.

Good luck!

Please note: If you would like the license to be e-mailed rather than Facebook mailed, then comment, and then send an e-mail to . Please include your name if it’s not obvious on your e-mail address, so that I can confirm that you have commented.

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