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G DATA bets for safety devices for Android at MWC

MWC 2015. G DATA, the German company specializing in security solutions, was present at the Mobile World Congress 2015 held in Barcelona with a clear message directed to an interconnected world in which mobile devices and its applications invade everything.

In this sense, though they had announced that it would be one of its “highlights” during MWC 2015, they made official that their new app that encrypts SMS messages between devices on Android phones will be available in Google Play on April.

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Microsoft publishes Mac’s Office 2016 Trial

Microsoft has published a trial version of Office 2016 for Mac. A version that can be downloaded for free and that will get updates until the final release, expected to come out on the second semester of 2015 according to Microsoft’s announcement. Office16’s trial for Mac is the “classic” version of the office suite, locally installable and intended for computers with keyboard and mouse.

It is specially designed for computers running OS X Operative System,optimized for high resolution Retina displays and highly connected to cloud storage services, such as Enterprise OneDrive and SharePoint.

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ASRock has its LGA 1151 motherboard compatible with Intel Skylake processors

In spite of the delay the launching of Intel Skylake processors has suffered, it looks like ASRock is preparing its machinery to receive the sixth generation of Intel processors with open arms. At the Embedded World 2015, the company has shown a motherboard for industrial applications that has caught the attention for including the new LGA 1151 socket.

This socket is prepared to support the new Skylake processors manufactured at 14 nanometers that will come to replace the current Haswell and Broadwell (if the desktop version isn’t finally cancelled).

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Nvidia GeForce 940M is 10% faster than GeForce 840M

Today we meet the Nvidia GeForce 940M with detail, a graphic card that comes to replace the GeForce 840M and that will be the default top-of-the-range card to those who wish play on their laptops.

GeForce 940M uses the GPU GM108M (N165-GT-S), which we know counts with 384 CUDA Cores, 8 ROPs and 32 TMUs at a base/turbo frequency of 1072/1176 MHz united to 2GB of DDR3 memory @ 2000 MHz with a bus of 64 bits. In spite of its humble specs, it’s close to 10 per cent faster than its predecessor.

According to tests, the GeForce 940M will enable us to play FIFA 14 at 175 FPS, Metro Last Light at 30 FPS on medium quality or Tomb Raider at 36 FPS under the same settings. Although, of course, at a 1366 x 768 pixels resolution, which indicates that it’ll arrive in low-price laptops of said resolution. At Full HD, its performance is expected to plummet.

New information about AMD’s Zen CPUs

New information coming from, in theory, an official route sheet from AMD has allowed us to see new details on AMD’s new Zen CPUs, a much waited generation that could be the revulsive that Sunnyvale’s giant needs.

Don’t get me wrong, the red giant offers an excellent price-performance ratio within its processors, but has been left far behind Intel in terms of monofilament performance and efficiency.

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Shuttle DS57U, bare bone with Broadwell and without fans

The Shuttle DS57U is a mini-PC sold in a bare bone format, with the latest Intel Broadway processor and a cooling design without those annoying fans.

There’s no doubt that mini-PCs are trend now as a desktop pc due to its versatility and reduced size, to place it anywhere on the desktop, in the living room or to use it as a light client in companies.

Shuttle DS57U

The latest model from one of the reference manufacturers in the mini PC sector uses an Intel Celeron 3205U processor, a 1.5 GHz dual core, Intel integrated graphics and a 15v max TDP. It is the basic model since Shuttle offers 3 other configurations up to the Core i7-5500U one.

In every case, the Shuttle 1.3L comes with a metal chassis, Display port and double HDMI outputs, COM ports, LAN Gigabit, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 and 2.0, audio connectors and memory cards reader.

It is being offered in a bare bone format so that the user provides the RAM and storage with 2 SODIMM slots with up to 16 GB DDR3, a 2.5 inch hard drive or a mSATA support connector for solid storage.

The user will also have to install the operative system, supporting Windows 7, 8 and Linux. Its VESA support allows to place it vertically on the desktop, wall or behind the monitor. The recommended price for the Shuttle DS57U is 234 Euros and should be available soon in the European market.

Lenovo explains how to uninstall SuperFish

Lenovo is reacting quickly in the case of Superfish. A couple hours ago, the CTO, Peter Hortensius, recognized the problem and explained that they are already working on an automated tool that will allow any user to uninstall this adware from their computer in just a few minutes and without any technical knowledge. They have also published a complete list of computers that used to come with it from series from September to December 2014.

  • G Series: G410, G510, G710, G40-70, G50-70, G40-30, G50-30, G40-45, G50-45
  • U Series: U330P, U430P, U330Touch, U430Touch, U530Touch
  • Y Series: Y430P, Y40-70, Y50-70
  • Z Series: Z40-75, Z50-75, Z40-70, Z50-70
  • S Series: S310, S410, S40-70, S415, S415Touch, S20-30, S20-30Touch
  • Flex Series: Flex2 14D, Flex2 15D, Flex2 14, Flex2 15, Flex2 14(BTM), Flex2 15(BTM), Flex 10
  • MIIX Series: MIIX2-8, MIIX2-10, MIIX2-11
  • YOGA Series: YOGA2Pro-13, YOGA2-13, YOGA2-11BTM, YOGA2-11HSW
  • E Series: E10-30

To uninstall SuperFish manually from your computer you just have to follow these steps:

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Transcend launches their new DDR4 modules

Transcend has announced the launch of their new DDR4 2.133 MHz memories, in UDIMM, RDIMM, ECC-DIMM and ECC SO-DIMM formats, totally compatibles with Intel Xeon E5-2600 V3 and Haswell-E servers with X99 chipsets.

The new DDR4 promise to bring better stability and less power consumption in 1.2V. Transcend will offer the modules from 4 to 32 B capacity, handling 2.133Mhz speeds.

The DDR4 from Transcend will be available from dealerships within the next days, while the brand modules designed for the consumer market should be launched within the next months

Cherry Keyboard and Mouse combo with 128 bit AES encryption

Wireless peripheral are very common. What are not that common are the ones that make their connections securely so that no one else can intercept our writings or even track our mouse movements.

Cherry Keyboard and Mouse

Cherry has thought of that and has announced the JD-0400EU wireless keyboard and mouse set, whose main characteristic is that the wireless connection transmissions have a 128 bit AES encryption.

In terms of design and characteristics, both peripherals are nothing out of this world: membrane keyboard with SX switches that transmit up to 10 million keystrokes, while the mouse has a life of 45000 hours.

The price has not been specified yet but it surely won’t be very high.

New NVIDIA 347.52 WHQL driver Download

We have another NVIDIA driver, the 347.52 version with WHQL certificate, which comes to give support to some of the new titles and to improve the performance of many others:

NVIDIA 347.52 WHQL

The new driver comes to optimize and give support to the SLI a “Evolve”, also to give support and improve the performance of the GTX 980, 970 and 960 with different titles and resolutions, as we can see. The percentages shown on the table below are a comparison with the previous 347.25 WHQL version. Some security patches are included and a PhysX software update as well.

You can download your driver version from the following link.