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Monday, 30 April 2012

Uniblue Launches a Brand New, Feature-Rich 2012 Version of SpeedUpMyPC


The newly-launched version of SpeedUpMyPC sees brand new features and functionality, combined with a simplified activation process and a collection of speed tools in the trial version.

Northampton, UK 30th April 2012 – Since being launched in 2003, Uniblue SpeedUpMyPC has established itself as a popular software utility, assisting international PC users globally challenged by compromised computer speed. Faced with slow start-up and shutdown times, deterioration in performance and even system crashes, SpeedUpMyPC has helped novice and expert users alike to overcome these frustrations.

Uniblue has drawn on years of experience in the software utility industry in order to develop the new version; a vastly improved product with a professional set of tools and features. The new one-click installer provides a simpler and quicker user experience from the outset, whilst a CPU monitoring tool runs in the background ensuring that runaway processes don’t compromise system resources. The software now cleans up invalid registry entries and has been equipped with a new set of tweaks to optimize boot up and system management speeds. In addition to the new features in the full version, the trial version now contains a collection of free tools that will enable the user to preview some of the software’s functionality prior to purchasing the full product.

David Walsh, Chief Marketing Officer at Uniblue says, “We believe feedback from our millions of customers is invaluable in driving our in-house product development. By listening to our customers we that by combining the functionality of our best selling products, we could deliver a best in class solution - at a lower cost for the customer. The latest release is superior to previous versions and is the first of many improvements in the pipeline.”

SpeedUpMyPC 2012 contains the following new features and improvements:
·         CPU Manager to ensure runaway processes do not monopolize CPU resources
·         Proactive thumbnail generator
·         Faster launch times for applications accessed through the start menu
·         Quicker software start up by boosting allocated resources
·         System resource management tweaks
·         Boot up and shut down tweaks
·         Windows user interface tweaks
·         Option to deactivate processes and services in order to free up resources
·         Clean up of invalid registry entries that may hinder the Windows registry speed
·         Localized in 17 different languages
·         1 click installation

The software can be downloaded at SRP £19.95 inc from:  http://download.uniblue.com/site/prodpage/sp/speedupmypc.exe

Monday, 23 April 2012


New Paragon Virtualization Manager 12 Professional Solves All Virtualization Challenges Efficiently and Quickly!

New – fastest and safest partitioning engine for all virtual management tasks. Any type of migration (P2V, V2V, V2P and P2P), including migration from 2TB+ physical drive to a smaller virtual drive.

FREIBURG, Germany, April 23rd 2012Paragon Software Group (PSG), a leader in data backup, disaster recovery, and data migration solutions, announces the release of Paragon Virtualization Manager 12 Professional. Paragon Software’s extensive research into the virtualization and data management markets found that even competent virtualization adopters had common problems with virtualization and data management. The new 12th version of Virtualization Manager Professional has been developed to solve all migration and virtual management challenges, making any type of migration or virtualization task easier and more convenient for even inexperienced users.

Migrate your PC system to a virtual environment (P2V) or vice versa (V2P) with zero downtime. Since most hypervisors do not support 2TB+ virtual drives, the 12th edition also allows migration from 2TB+ physical drives to a smaller virtual drive.

The updated Connect VD technology with non-destructive and snapshot mode assures the easiest data management and data transfer between different types of virtual machines, and allows migration from one virtual environment to another (V2V). Connect a virtual disk as if it were an ordinary physical disk and open up all physical-disk functionality in a virtual environment. Use a read-only mode or a special read/write mode that creates a snapshot and applies all changes after the snapshot was made to test all configurations without destroying your virtual source drive.

Virtualization Manager 12 Professional is compatible with products of all popular modern virtualization software providers, such as Microsoft, VMware and Oracle, and supports major virtual machines, including Oracle Virtual Box 4, Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware™ Workstation and VMware™ Fusion.

Key Features & Benefits:

·         Migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V)
·         Migrate from a 2TB+ physical drive to a smaller virtual drive
·         Migrate from one virtual environment to another (V2V)
·         Migrate a Windows-based computer to a different hardware platform (P2P)
·         Restore a physical system from Paragon’s backup to a virtual environment (P2V Restore)
·         Connect a virtual disk as if it’s an ordinary physical disk, thus opening up all product functionality available for physical disks to virtual (new Connect VD with non-destructive and snapshot mode)
·         Create a virtual disk with a simple wizard (Create VD)
·         Recover OS startup ability after system migration to different hardware or unsuccessful virtualization by a third-party tool (P2P and P2V Adjust)
·         Exchange data between a physical environment and a virtual one, or between a virtual disk and its snapshots
·         Accomplish virtual drive partitioning (create, format, delete, move, resize, etc.)
·         Resume any operation with a virtual volume in case of disconnection or any other unexpected situation.
·         Merge volumes on a virtual drive to consolidate disk space, from two volumes on the virtual drive into one single, larger volume
·         Supports major virtual machines, including Oracle Virtual Box 4, Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware™ Workstation and VMware™ Fusion

Price & Availability:
For full information on Paragon Virtualization Manager 12 Professional, please visit:
http://www.paragon-software.com/home/vm-professional/

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Alpha Digital Services Scoop VisibleDust UK Distributorship


Reading, UK, 10th April 2012. Alpha Digital Services Limited, a value added distributor of imaging related products, is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland for VisibleDust, leading manufacturer of cleaning products for Digital SLR cameras.


VisibleDust revolutionized the sensor cleaning industry by introducing the world’s first Sensor Brush®. Utilizing a patented procedure, Sensor Brush® is capable of attracting dry dust with enhanced static-electric charges. Since then our research and development have introduced cutting-edge products that include the renowned Arctic Butterfly®, our travel-safe cleaning solutions and swabs.


VisibleDust would like to thank Manfrotto for their support over the last 5 years.
The company is now looking forward to further increasing their market share with Alpha Digital services.


“Alpha Digital Services is delighted to announce their appointment by VisibleDust.” stated Frazer Allen, Managing Director at Alpha Digital Services. “We are looking forward to working with the VisibleDust brand. VisibleDust’s products are considered to be the safest, economical and most efficient choice on the market for cleaning your sensor. We are confident that that we can grow the VisibleDust market through our extensive UK reseller channel,” he continued.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Unlimited Free Testing of Windows 8® with PCmover

Laplink is making it easier for users to deploy and test Windows 8 with its free PCmover Windows® 8 Beta Assistant™.

Southampton, UK, 3rd April, 2012 – Laplink Software, Inc. today announced its PCmover Windows 8 Beta Assistant is fully compatible with the recent release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. This free tool expedites testing of Windows 8 by migrating programs, files and user settings from a Windows 7 PC to a Windows 8 PC.

PCmover is useful for both IT professionals as well as general PC users. Available at Laplink, this program helps you easily move to a new operating system by not only transferring your data, but also saving you hours of time by automatically reinstalling programs and setting up user preferences.

“PCmover is still the only software that automatically moves all files, settings and applications to a new PC,” commented Laplink CEO Thomas Koll. “This is a significant time saver when testing Windows 8 because Microsoft does not offer a way to transfer applications across PCs. That’s where we come in. Get our free tool and let PCmover do all the heavy lifting for you.”

PCmover Windows 8 Beta Assistant is the easiest way to set up a new Windows 8 PC. Making sure that your existing applications are still relevant and functional in Windows 8 is as easy as transferring them via PCmover’s automated migration wizard. Set it and forget it.

Setting up multiple instances of Windows 8 for testing is a common practice. PCmover Windows 8 Beta Assistant accommodates this by allowing users to perform unlimited migrations before July 2012 at no cost.

“The more instances of an OS a developer can use, the wider the possibility of finding hiccups or holes in their software,” explained Laplink CTO Jack Wilson. “PCmover works well for testers because the programs, files and user settings can be migrated across both physical PCs and virtual machines (VMs). This allows for multiple testing opportunities, all at no cost to the developer.”

The manual process of migrating programs, files and settings can take hours if not days depending on the number of PCs utilized – and that is before the actual testing of Windows 8 begins. With PCmover, this time is reduced dramatically.

PCmover does not remove anything from the source PC so there is no risk to a user’s current environment. And unlike imaging tools, it does not overwrite the operating system on the destination PC, making it the perfect companion to help test Windows 8.

PCmover is available in a variety of editions including Home, Professional as well as Enterprise, which provides IT professionals with a powerful set of tools to easily define a customized migration experience.

Those interested in downloading the free PCmover Windows 8 Beta Assistant can do so here. More information about PCmover can be found at www.laplink.com.

PCmover is available online at Amazon for SRP £29.99 inc VAT


For larger organizations, Laplink offers pilot projects using PCmover Enterprise to ensure it meets the specific needs of each company’s unique migration project. Anyone interested in a pilot project should contact corporatesales@laplink.com or visit Laplink.com for more information.