An iPhone can make you lazy if you fall in love with some of its really absorbing games, but it can also lead you to a more healthy lifestyle as there are many fitness-related apps available in the App Store. You can start jogging each day without an iPhone, but it is really motivating to track your progress and view it in statistical terms. Speedometer GPS+
is an iOS app that has all the functionalities of a speedometer, and even looks like one, too. The app can be used while walking, biking or driving, and has separate views for different ride types. It is also possible to use Speedometer GPS+ as a compass, and it shows its users both true and magnetic north in real-time. To make the app a complete trekking companion, you can use it as a route tracker and music player.
If you have a lot of Cydia tweaks and apps installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, your device is bound to start getting a little slow after some time. Mostly, the reason behind this lag is nothing really serious, and you can pin the problem down to something as simple as UI animations taking longer than usual to load, giving the appearance that your iPhone’s performance has diminished. So, even if you can put your finger on the problem, is there any possible way you can fix it? Well, maybe you can’t, but a 12 year old Cydia developer, iHackerMe, has certainly come up with a rather neat solution for these lagging animations. ClockWind
is an awesome tweak (specially for older iOS devices), using which you will be able to control the speed of all system UI animations in iOS. The end result is that your iPhone will appear to be working faster, as less time will be spent on animations, and you will be taken to your desired OS destination in the blink of an eye.
Speed reading is a technique that attempts to increase rate of reading without greatly reducing comprehension or retention. There are many apps out there that claim to speed up your reading, or at least teach you how to do that, However, most of these solutions are either paid or too complicated. Spread
, a Chrome extension, has been designed to improve your reading speed by loading selected text into a neat pop-up, letting you read articles faster. It also offers customization options for reading speed, number of characters and font size. Not only does this nifty little tool provide you with a great way to speed read through text, but also read text without any clutter or distractions. After installing the extension, simply highlight text and select the right-click context menu option to start speed reading.
Try looking for navigation apps for Windows Phone 7 in the Marketplace, and you will find a bunch of those there. One caveat, however, is that almost all of them are focused on assisting WP7 users while driving a car, but as we all know, automobiles are not the only mode of transportation used commonly; in fact, far from it. What if you are a cyclist and like to take your two wheels up the hills, or to the mall? Now, there is an app which will help you in that, too. Using Cycle Assistant,
you can not only see where you are going with the help of the app’s compass and map, but also keep track of your previous rides and the routes you took.
Like everything else, your computer also requires a lot of attention in order to keep it in shape. It is quite necessary to take care of your PC for its performance to be top notch at all times. With time, junk files, unwanted software, redundant startup entries and services get accumulated in the system, which can cause it to slow down or even crash. Simple Performance Boost
is a Windows tweaking tool to increase speed and stability of your system. This application allows you to toggle only the safest tweaks that do not compromise the security or functioning of your system. You can turn the tweaks on and off any time you like. Moreover, it also creates a backup of your current registry settings, enabling you to revert back to original settings without a problem. It displays complete information about every tweak, so you know what you are doing before playing around with a function.
Do you want to know the exact rate at which your USB or external hard drive transfers the data? SpeedOut
is a simple program that can be used to find the exact data transfer rate and also check which USB or external hard drive provides you better performance. It has a simple interface which shows the results in bar chart along with numerical test results.
Do you want to find out some details about your hard disk such as the temperature, health, features, speed, etc? CrystalDiskInfo is an excellent little app that shows you the complete details about your hard disk including it’s serial number, buffer size, etc. Read More
Do you want to check the speed of your internet connection, monitor the network bandwidth, or check the time it will take to download a specific file? BitMeter 2 is a great little application that keeps track of your internet or network bandwidth. It counts the total download and upload speed every seconds, you can keep track of your bandwidth for the whole week or months. This can come handy if you are using broadband with limited bandwidth. Read More
If you use Windows than it is possible to squeeze extra speed from your internet connection. By default, Windows reserve internet bandwidth up to 20% for various services such as Windows updates and spyware checks by using QoS Packet Scheduler, it is a network bandwidth management tool that can monitor the importance of data packets and depending upon the priority of the packet, give it higher or lower priority or bandwidth levels. It's not very useful unless you're using apps which are QoS-aware or running a server, so you can gain some network overhead back by turning it off. Read More
The minimum speed of broadband service ranges from 64kbit/s to 1.0Mbit/s. However, in many occasions you may still feel frustrated with your broadband service provider and you may feel like cursing your service provider for slow internet speed . Actually, you can measure your broadband connection speed via some free online broadband speed test services and can find out whether the bandwidth that you are getting is the one you are paying for. Read More
Today, enterprises are deploying wireless LANs for corporate applications and home users that involve e-mail, Web browsing, and access to various server-based databases. The need for higher data rates and techniques to improve performance of wireless LANs is becoming crucial to support these types of applications. To get that extra performance, you may have a lot to consider. Read More
Have you ever wondered why your direct downloading gives you more speed than your torrents? Do you want to know how to increase the downloading speed? The default settings of any torrent client will always gives you slow downloads because your client doesn't know which type of connection you have. Every torrent client needs to be tweaked so as to increase the download speed. Today we will show you how to increase your torrent's speed without using any any complex software, you'll see the difference in downloading speed.