Just recently, we reviewed a couple of very handy Android apps, such as, Bitdefender Power Tune-Up
, that supported advanced system optimization options along with quite a few other useful features. If, however, you’re looking for a simple and standalone Android performance enhancement and system optimization tool, then Android Speed Booster could be an ideal choice for you. Sporting an easy-to-use interface, and four of the most commonly required system optimization features – Performance Enhancer, Memory Optimizer, Privacy Guard and Application Manager – Android Speed Booster vows to provide you with a fast, fluent and uncluttered Android device to work with in a matter of just a couple of seconds (and equal number of taps). The app supports a 1-tap system optimization option to boost your device’s performance. It achieves said purpose by cleaning up all the junk, and freeing up substantial memory that is being consumed by various apps/tasks. Using the app, you can opt to kill a handful of selected tasks, clean up the cache of all the rarely used apps, wipe your browsing history, text messages, market data, call logs et al, and keep a close tab on all the attention-demanding facets of your device. Each aforementioned utility has several customizable options that the users can avail to optimize their device’s performance accordingly.
Chrome is fast gaining market share and there are several reasons behind its popoularity. Unlike Firefox which has been around much longer than Google’s browser, is favored by developers, and has an extremely impressive hub of add-ons that make it all the more useful, Chrome is popular among users with simpler needs. Its clean minimalist interface means just about anyone can use it to its full potential. While both Chrome and Firefox are impressive browsers, they are both guilty of leaking memory. Leaving a Chrome or Firefox window running on your otherwise idle computer is not something you want to do. With Chrome, if you even have one too many tabs open, the browser begins to slow down. All your tabs, although useful, in the long run drag down your system resources. TabMemFree
is a handy tool for all those who work with a bunch of open tabs and forget to close the ones they are done with. This Chrome extension basically reduces memory and CPU consumption by unloading tabs. It does this by forwarding the tab to an empty page. When you focus the unloaded tab next time, the extension forwards this tab back to the original page i.e. it reloads the tab.
You might be surprised to know the percentage of people who have trouble with remembering names of their acquaintances, and, at times, even friends and relatives. Your contacts are not likely to take it well if you call them using a wrong name, and you certainly won’t be able to get into their good books. If you are one of those people whose memory fails them whenever it is needed the most, despair not, as help has arrived. Meet Namerick
, a new iOS app which will make sure that you memorize the names of all your contacts with ease. Not only that, if you have Namerick on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will be able to set up reminders related to individual contacts, and never forget anything about the people you meet often.
You may, or may not, have heard of creating vRAM disks and making your system faster. A Virtual RAM disk can be created using the internal hard disk memory, or you can just buy one. For those of you that know what RAM is meant to do, understand that a vRAM disk is a virtual disk that can can read and write to files faster than to your hard disk. The simplest reason (and there are many other complex ones) to the added speed is that a virtual drive isn't a separate machine component that requires actual moving parts to read and write information. For the truly tech savvy who know the ins and outs of creating RAM disks, there is an entirely different world of information out there. For simpler users, more specifically, Mac users, there is iRamDisk
, an app worth $1.99 in the Mac App Store which allows you to create virtual RAM disks and mount them as regular drives.
Last year in December, we covered an app called DaisyDisk
worth $9.99, which is well beyond the upper price point for paid apps and easily warranted a giveaway. For those who missed our giveaway, or didn’t score a license, here is a free alternative. DiskScanner
is a Mac app that does pretty much what DaisyDisk did; it gives you a graphical overview of disk space consumption in a pie-graph, where each folder is represented by a section of the disc. The size of the section corresponds to the amount of memory the file/folder occupies. You can scan all types of folders and mounted disk drives using this app, and easily browse folders. While the app is similar in functionality to DaisyDisk, it does have less appealing visuals, but nothing that you can’t ignore. It also does not support drag & drop folders to scan them.
Unlike Windows, where one can easily find out CPU, Memory and Network bandwidth usage of installed applications, Mac OS X users often struggle to get such information out of their systems. Although, the built-in Mac OS X Activity Monitor displays all the currently running applications and other system and user processes along with their CPU and Memory usage, it doesn’t include an option to easily sift through the list or to filter the details. OsTrack
is a freshly baked, advance system monitoring full-screen
application for Mac OS X which lets you inspect CPU, memory, and network bandwidth usage for all the currently active applications and analyze the extracted information for 4 major time intervals; 7 days, 15 days, 30 days, and 60 days. OsTrack keeps a track of applications which consume much of your CPU and RAM while allowing you to find out all those programs and services which surreptitiously utilize network bandwidth.
When using resource intensive applications, one can often face system hangs without knowing that the CPU usage has reached 100% utilization. In such an instance, it is not possible to quickly launch System Monitor to view CPU usage as the system is hanged. Although, Ubuntu is meant to be less resource intensive as an operating system, installing too many applications and packages can lead to frequent hangs. SysPeek
is a system monitor indicator which displays CPU resource utilization , memory and swap usage, disk usage, and network traffic from system tray. The biggest convenience of this applindicator app is that it displays a CPU usage indicator which turns red when it finds 100% utilization of CPU.
Perhaps the most common way to monitor system resources in Ubuntu is to use System Monitor from the Administration menu. However, it would be much better if one can receive real time monitoring of system resources from the desktop.
System Load Indicator
is a system tray version of System Monitor (Resources), which allows viewing CPU utilization, system load, hard disk, memory and network information from the system tray in custom colors. You can select specific colors for displaying every category and sub-category for monitoring a system resource. For example, you can select separate colors to view CPU usage by user and system processes. This can be quite useful for finding out the reasons for identifying resource hogging applications, by real time monitoring of resource utilization by applications.
Recently we reviewed ClipCube
which copies data from the clipboard. ClipSize
is a small utility that does just the opposite. It allows clearing the clipboard, as well as showing the memory being utilized by it. This can be quite helpful for users who have limited memory for their systems and use memory intensive applications such as video editing, graphic designing and desktop publishing software.
is a Windows optimization utility which is developed by T55.net
to enhance and speed up overall PC performance by tweaking with various Windows native functions. Since the application developer has attempted to address all known PC-related problems and issues in this product, it comes with a wide range of system-specific repairs which you can select either manually or let it choose the best repairing package to boost yours PC performance. As per its main functionality, it caters to those users who experience slow processing speed with many other problems which eventually take down the CPU and memory performance. Apart from handling CPU and physical memory exorbitant usage, it lets user diagnose known performance-specific problems, trace and clean junk off the system with an option to find out duplicate files, run registry optimization, etc.
Features list doesn’t end here, it carries a set of tools to optimize your system, optimization can be done by tweaking with OS-related options, physical memory settings, startup items and services, scheduled tasks, and so on.
You might have rooted your Android device to explore deeper or perhaps you just like to keep it legit. Backup is one of the most important step when dealing with any sort of data storage devices. And Android is one of those. We all give highest priority to our contacts, messages and apps, and want to keep them all backed up, with some of us wanting to backup predefined settings as well. In this guide, we will show you how NOT to lose your data when your Android gets lost, stolen, or simply dies. Please note that all apps mentioned below will backup your data automatically, once successfully configured.
Ever increasing dependency on technology and the internet is making it more and more difficult to keep track of things in an organized manner. If you’re an active internet and social networking community member, chances are that you’ll be jumping from one platform to another all the time, checking emails, Facebook, Twitter, and what not. Won’t it be nice to have everything delivered to you in one place, without the hassle?
Many applications these days are adopting this very approach. Microsoft in their Office 2010 suite of applications have also tried to incorporate this in some manner. Then there are dedicated programs that serve only this process: email and social network integration. From this class stands out Inbox2
, a ‘premium connected lifestyle application’ as per its developer, that combines all (and I mean literally all) your email in one beautiful interface as well as displaying live streams from Facebook, Twitter, Yammer etc.
Are you forgetful about certain tasks and want to boost up your memory? Want to learn and study but don’t want to leave your PC either? Got an exam or test that you want to prepare for, but cannot figure out the right approach? If you have any memory management need, then Anki
can be a good option for you. It is a content-agnostic learning tool with the basic aim of making remembering things easy through repetitions.
In the past few days many users have had memory issues with their iPhone/iPod Touch memory, with the OS often prompting the user that their system memory had run low. In fact, some of the users report that their devices crashed altogether due to running out of memory and had to be restored from scratch in order to get them working.
is very different from other system memory cleaning tools out there. What makes it unique is that it uses the functionalities build inside windows to clean the system memory, thus making it both effective and safe.
If your RAM routinely gets overloaded, memory optimization is something you should consider. So what is memory optimization and what benefits does it have? When a memory is optimized, all junk processes(with lowest priority) that take up large amount of RAM are killed. In this way some memory is freed up resulting in better system performance. Read More
Belarc Advisor is a free tool for Windows that analyzes installed Software and Hardware on your computer, missing and installed Windows HotFixes, Anti-Virus Status, and CIS(Centre for Internet Security) Benchmarks and then displays them all in your web browser. It gives a detailed information of each and every Hardware component and also displays the version of every software installed.
Once you have installed this tool, make sure you have updated it to the latest version. It will then begin to analyze your computer and create a profile. 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.
There are various 3rd party tools for Windows that lets you clean up your system memory but they take their time. Sometimes a user needs to free up his memory quickly before the computer freezes or hangs up.
MaxMem is a free tool for Windows that lets you clean up the system memory both quickly and efficiently. It silently sits and monitors the memory from the System tray. To clean up the memory, right-click the MaxMem icon in the system tray, select Free, and now further select from the list of 3 options: Normal, Periodic, and Aggressive. Read More
What if your Digital Camera memory card gets accidently formatted? Or worse an important office file from your hard disk or USB drive gets deleted. Fret not, since these deleted files are still recoverable. DiskDigger is a free portable app that lets you recover all lost files of any type(image, document, video, data, etc).
Run the executable file and you will see the list of drives detected(both internal and external). Read More