One of the things that help in speeding up your computer is clearing the cache. Although it isn’t everything it takes to get some speed, it still does wonders in some cases. Especially in Windows 8, where you have two different environments: the desktop and the Modern UI. You have to know how to clear the cache for both of them, and in what follows, we’re going to show you various tips for doing just that. Read More
Anyone who has been using a Windows Phone 7 device for a considerably long time, must surely have noticed that their phone becomes a bit laggy with the passage of time. This issue is not exclusive to the Mango platform; the same thing happens on Android, iOS and even desktop platforms. This is owing to the fact that the system’s cache starts building up as the app count on your device increases. By default, or even through third-party apps, there is no way of clearing your WP7’s app cache. That’s where the new Homebrew "CacheClearer
" comes into the picture. Using this app, you can free up a lot of internal space (in the order of several Megabytes) on your device. Not only does it let you analyze the cache usage of each app individually, you can use it to get rid of the device’s lag by cleaning up everything in a safe and convenient way.
MacCleaning is a simple memory monitor and cache cleaner
for Mac, reviewed early in December 2011. In the brief period of one month, the app has been upgraded with two major features, and has been renamed CleanGenius Free
. Like the previously-reviewed version, it has both a free and a pro version. New features added to CleanGenius Free are, an uninstaller that will allows you to uninstall multiple apps at once, and actively monitor free space on all mounted drives. In addition to the cache and log cleaner, the app monitors space consumption in your downloads, logs and cache folders. The menu bar interface still works, but the main window is where you uninstall apps from.
If you use more than one browser, then you are less likely to keep your cache clear. Even people who only use one browser often do not clear caches, and some don’t even know how. For Mac users, there is an easy way; MacCleaning
is a Mac app that cleans files in your cache and allows you to monitor disk space from the system menu bar. Additionally, the app also allows you to unmount disks. Using this app, you can quickly clean system and user caches, logs and the trash can. The app can be set to start when you boot your system, and will warn you when you have less than 10% of free disk space left.
Who knew that Dropbox contains a hidden cache folder which is meant to store deleted files? This folder is present so that when one tries to recover deleted files from Dropbox, as the saved files within the cache are restored to quickly recover your data, instead of downloading it from Dropbox servers. While this may seem to be quite useful, it does have its demerits. The cache folder is saved on the hard drive which can take up a lot of space. This might not only be problematic for people with less hard disk space but also for users like me who use Dropbox with virtual machines. These VMs are allocated a small size from the physical hard drive to save hard disk space. So assuming a virtual machine has 3 GB of allocated disk space and you delete nearly 1.5 GB of Dropbox files, you can end up having some issues with the available free space. This might also be a problem for people who always find themselves short of disk space. If such an issues occurs with your primary partition (assuming it contains your Dropbox folder), you can run into some serious system problems. In this post we will tell you how to empty your Dropbox cache to free up system space.
Unless you have been using your Android phone just for calls, SMS, browsing and basic apps, you should know that Android uses several partitions to organize files and folders on the device. Each of these partitions has a distinct role in the functionality of the device, but not many Android users know the significance of each partition and its contents. In this guide, we will take you on a tour of Android partitions, what they contain and what can be the possible consequences of modifying their content.
History Eraser Pro
is to Android what CCleaner is to Windows and lets you selectively or collectively wipe history as well as cache of many Android apps including the built-in system apps, Google apps, Clipboard, frequently used programs etc. Read on for more information, screenshots and a comparison with our previously covered Cool Cleaner.
The controversy involving the iPhone and anonymous location-data collection has now expanded to the Android and Windows Phone 7 platforms, too. While the iOS and WP7 dev communities are yet to join the fight for user privacy, Android developers are already on the move. Developed by XDA member mopodo, Location Cache
is a free tool for rooted Android devices that not only allows you to view and wipe all cached cell-tower and WiFi hotspot locations, but lets you block location caching altogether and unlike the alternative method that involves disabling location collection through wireless networks (Settings > My Location > Use Wireless Networks
), the app does so without slowing down location fetching. Join us after the jump for more.
Why go through the trouble of manually edited system files or flashing a fix to increase the read/write speed of your SD card when there is a free app on the Android Market that does just that? That’s right. New to the Android Market, SD Increase
for Android can increase the read and write speeds of your SD card and unlike SD card Speed Booster, it’s free. The app only requires (in addition to root access) a few taps from the user to edit the SD card cache size and can be set to automatically repeat said process on each reboot. Join us after the jump for additional info and test results.
Cannot access your SD card on your Android device? Damaged it? No we’re not here to fix it. This guide is intended to help you run apps that require a working SD card. So if you have an Android device with a damaged SD card, throw it in to implement this guide on and let it live! The idea is to mount the phone’s /cache partition as an /sdcard partition. To be able to implement this guide, a basic beforehand knowledge of ADB and Linux commands is helpful, but not entirely necessary. Read on for the instructions!
is a free Android app that brings all major application cache files and history data under one hood and allows you to do away with them with a couple of taps. Quite a handy application to have if you want to regularly clear cache that certain applications might be accumulating, or to be able to clear browser, call and search history of certain Google apps without having to do it separately for each of the mentioned applications.
is lightweight extension for Firefox which lets you select on which webpage text content is to be saved. It is designed to save only text in forms. Before starting discussion in a forum, commenting, or chatting, you need to enable it for saving text from right-click menu. If you want more control over your data and don't want to save your data across all sites using the popular Lazarus extension
, then StickyFields will come handy.
Using computers from public locations and shared network is undeniably a security threat that can compromise online accounts. A lot of information can be extracted from browser history and cookies. AutoClear is a Google Chrome extension that automatically clears all browser data whenever Chrome starts. This eliminates the need to manually clear history, cookies, saved passwords, etc periodically.
In one of our previous post we discussed a simple way to stop Windows 7 from deleting thumbnail cache, but what if you want to stop Windows 7 from creating the thumbnail cache in the first place? It takes some HDD and CPU resources to create the thumbnails, and then takes some more resources to delete and recreate the cache. The best way to optimize your low-spec system is to turn off caching of thumbnail pictures all together. Read More
When you get a slow performance when running an application, it can be due to two reasons, hard drive cache and system memory. We have already solved the problem of system memory with MaxMem
, now what about Hard disk cache?
is a free tool for Windows that lets you tweak the hard disk cache instantly. It helps in achieving the best possible performance from your system. We all know that different activities such as Gaming, Burning a CD, File Server, etc require different amount of cache size, so one setting will not be optimal for all activities.
It is fairly simply to use, just select the activity you are doing from the list and it will optimize the cache size accordingly. Make sure you have clicked Apply Changes and then restarted the system, since system restart is required for the cache size to take effect.
So many people are searching for the terms Firefox cache folder, Firefox cache files, Firefox temp folder, Firefox temporary folder, Firefox cache location, and the list goes on. They all are somehow looking for a single folder called Cache, which is inside the Firefox Profiles folder. Read More
Have you ever tried refreshing you webpage in Firefox and you experienced it displayed the cached version instead of downloading the page from the server? Mozilla Firefox is the most loved browser in the world and its not just the hatred towards Microsoft rather its the support of thousands of little add-ons and tweaks that make it the most customizable and secure browser. To further customize the way your browser behaves you can tweak Firefox to refresh the web page without clearing cache. Read More