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Best Internet Browser


It is a hard tsk to judge which is the best browser in current market. If this question was raised before an year, we had two options. Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. Situations changed with the launching of  internet giant Google’s Chrome. Though it has to struggle in its intial days, it showed a big hike in its popularity graph. Whatsover, this can be said to lighted on the fight for best browser. Mozilla introduced many features and it reaches with the latest feature Sync, which enables to sync your bookbarks and preferences. This feature soon enabled in Chrome as well. Apple’s safari and Opera also tried to improve their perfomance by tweking.

All these time, Microsoft was standing like a lazy child which made a big fall in their Internet Explore’s graph. At last they realised they can’t compete any more without a change. They came with much awaited IE9 beta, with hardware acceleration and support for HTML 5. Though Mozilla and Google were started support for HTML 5, they didn’ t care much about hardware acceleration. (Though th word is pretty good in hearing it was not so in performance. ) No sooner IE 9 released, Mozilla came with Hardware acceleration. Google is yet to add this. But the most interesting fact is that, users have to off this hardware acceleration for smooth browsing.

So, I was just breifing about the past trends in browser market.  So out of these 5 browsers, viz. Firefox, IE9, Chrome, Safari and Opera, which is the best browser? We can blindly exclude Opera and Safari from this list right away. So left three, IE9 has candy look and more browsing area. But since it is in beta, you may have to use in compatibility mode. Also, this is not satisfactory as expected. Now left Firefox and Chrome. I dont want to say the drawbacks of Firefox, since I was a firefox fan for long time. Even in office I was using Firefox! 🙂

So i suggest or elect or nominate, whatever it is, Chrome as the best browser for a nominal user. How? I’ll explain the features briefly. Once of its best feature is that, it has address autocomplete. Yes, I agree, the same feature is with Opera, Safari and in IE9 with google search. But, if you do a thourough check, you can see Chrome has a powerful feature that it offers most perfect result. See the below figure.(Click to enlarge) Can you check with your browser if you are getting a result like this?

Another feature is that Sync. Chrome’s syc is so powerful that it even sync the extention to a synced browser. Also you can sync your themes too. Google Chrome’s latest release 7 is very powerful that it loads pages very fast, less time for opening browser, and many more. I personally suggest Google Chrome unless you are using any sites exclusively built for IE.

ReadyBoost- Speed up your system using USB


ReadyBoost is introduced by Windows. Its main aim is to speed up Windows by means of using USB drives. It helps a system when it run or low memory. Using ReadyBoost capable flash drives allows Windows for cashing to service random disk reads with more performance provided by a typical hard drive. I dont want to explain more complex functions in background which may not be easy to digest. In a short, a ReadyBoost means a USB drive which is used for increasing the performance of Windows. Note, only Windows, not Ubuntu or Mac!

ReadyBoost Image

Before setting up a ReadyBoost, we can check the features and importance of a ReadyBoost device. According to Microsoft, a ReadyBoost device store cache data in 2:1 ratio. That is if Windows is storing 2 GB cache data in your USB drive, it is worth contain a data of nearly 4GB! One of the main ideas behind ReadyBoost is flsh drives has a very fast seeker time while comparing with hard drives. If you are using a laptop or notebook ReadyBoost can help you in two ways. Performance and Energy management. A typical laptop flash drive is of 4200-5400 RPMs. Allowing USB drives to cache, flash drive access can be reduced. Since this helps to spin down drive, battery power can be conserved.

ReadyBoost works with Windows 7 and Vista. Windows 7 allows to use upto 7 USB drives as ReadyBoost and to a maximum of 256GB in total. Now we can see how to setup a ReadyBoost device. A USB falsh device of minimum capacity 256 MB(250MB after formatting) and a maximum of 256GB can be used for this. However, if you are unsure of the capacity, no worries! Windows can help you in deciding whether your device is compatible.

Plug in your USB drive to your system. If you have an Autoplay you may see a dialogue box with an option to “Speed up my system”.

Autoplay

If you are not getting any messages, go to My computer. You can see your plugged device listed under “Devices with removable storage”. Right click on it and open properties. Select the tab “ReadyBoost” if available. Otherwise, your device is not supporting ReadyBoost.

If you are planning to use this drive for speeding up alone, you can select “Dedicate this device” option. Also, you can see the amount of memory Windows recommends to use. Select any of these option and press OK. At any time if you want to free up your USB from being used as ReadyBoost , you can chnage the option to “Do not use this device”

You can experience the performance of ReadyBoost while using using resource hungry utilities such as Photoshop.

Please note, do not remove USB drive without stopping the device. Otherwise it can either damage the system or USB drive.

Save videos from your internet cache files (Windows Users)


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

Directory

You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. Well, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file.

So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player.

One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan.

Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away.

Save Flash Videos From Internet Cache Files


Everyone is familiar with playing videos over internet. Most of you are aware these videos are being played with the use of flash player. But are you aware that these files are being saved to your hard disk while you watching it!  These temp files will be automatically deleted once you close the browser. Some may remain undeleted until you perform a disk cleanup . These files are downloaded to a temperory folder which keep all temp browsing data. You can view these temp files by running the command %temp% in RUN box. If you are unsure of RUN box, press Windows key and R together which will launch Run box.  Run this command and you can view the temperory files there. Search for files beginning with name fla.

This is the video file you are watching on browser. You can view this file on this temp folder, however, these files cannot be copied to any other folder directly since it is locked by the browser. You need to have a utility installed on your system to save these videos for further viewing. You can download this utility from here. Download and install this software. This software will automatically search for videos saved in your cache. You can use this software as below. 
Play the video on your browser. Open VideoCacheview, and it will automatically search for video files on cache. You can view the website from which video is being downloaded, its size(If you are streaming a video, you can view the file size is increasing), browser used to play the file, last used date etc..You can play the files from this software. (You may need to install GOM player for playing flash videos. Moreover it is a powerful video player which support almost all support and it compete with VLC Player. You can download GOM Player from here. ). 
You can see a Save option on tool bar. But this will save the file in txt format which you can’t be played. Instead of saving, you can copy this item to some other folder. A simple logic, if this same file can be played over flash player in browser, can’t we play it again in our hard drive with a player which support flash player. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002Y27P3M&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrWell, no need to think more, what you need to copy this file to somewhere else other than temp folder! You can do this by clicking on the button next to green play button. Define the location and save the file. 
So, you have saved the file. Now you need to play it, no?! See if the saved file is recognized by any video players in your system. If no, right click on the file and select open with. Select the player to Real Player/GOM player/VLC player. 
One of the best advantage is that, you dont need to download any video again. If you liked the video you watched, you can save it otherwise sweep it! This will help you to control your data usage until and unless you are on an unlimited broad band plan. 
Well, hope this tip help you. Why are you waiting for? Try it right away. 
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ReadyBoost- Speed up your system


ReadyBoost is introduced by Windows. Its main aim is to speed up Windows by means of using USB drives. It helps a system when it run or low memory. Using ReadyBoost capable flash drives allows Windows for cashing to service random disk reads with more performance provided by a typical hard drive. I dont want to explain more complex functions in background which may not be easy to digest. In a short, a ReadyBoost means a USB drive which is used for increasing the performance of Windows. Note, only Windows, not Ubuntu or Mac!

Before setting up a ReadyBoost, we can check the features and importance of a ReadyBoost device. According to Microsoft, a ReadyBoost device store cache data in 2:1 ratio. That is if Windows is storing 2 GB cache data in your USB drive, it is worth contain a data of nearly 4GB! One of the main ideas behind ReadyBoost is flsh drives has a very fast seeker time while comparing with hard drives. If you are using a laptop http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003NE5K50&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifror notebook ReadyBoost can help you in two ways. Performance and Energy management. A typical laptop flash drive is of 4200-5400 RPMs. Allowing USB drives to cache, flash drive access can be reduced. Since this helps to spin down drive, battery power can be conserved.
ReadyBoost works with Windows 7 and Vista. Windows 7 allows to use upto 7 USB drives as ReadyBoost and to a maximum of 256GB in total. Now we can see how to setup a ReadyBoost device. A USB falsh device of minimum capacity 256 MB(250MB after formatting) and a maximum of 256GB can be used for this. However, if you are unsure of the capacity, no worries! Windows can help you in deciding whether your device is compatible. 
Plug in your USB drive to your system. If you have an Autoplay you may see a dialogue box with an option to “Speed up my system”.
 If you are not getting any messages, go to My computer. You can see your plugged device listed under “Devices with removable storage”. Right click on it and open properties. Select the tab “ReadyBoost” if available. Otherwise, your device is not supporting ReadyBoost.
If you are planning to use this drive for speeding up alone, you can select “Dedicate this device” option. Also, you can see the amount of memory Windows recommends to use. Select any of these option and press OK. At any time if you want to free up your USB from being used as ReadyBoost , you can chnage the option to “Do not use this device”
You can experience the performance of ReadyBoost while using using resource hungry utilities such as Photoshop. 
Please note, do not remove USB drive without stopping the device. Otherwise it can either damage the system or USB drive.

Gimp – A substitute for Photoshop


GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program is a software for advance image editing. Its functions are almost similar to the popular image editing tool, Photoshop. But the main difference is Photoshop is a paid utility where as Gimp is open source. Gimp was initiallyhttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1605041513&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr supported in Linux. Later it extended its support to Windows and Mac. It also provides a detailed user manual of how to. It can be used either installing on your system or view online. 


Gimp is designed to work with a lower ram of 128 MB! But when you are dealing with larger images, you may face issues. If you are using Windows 7, you can overcome this memory issue by adding a ReadyBoost device.


You can read more on ReadyBoost and how to set up from here

Gimp is free to download from the following website.

Minitube- the YouTube player


Guys, today I am introducing you a nice application. Are you fed up viewing YouTube on your flash based websites? Have a try with Minitube. This is an amazing application to search and play YouTube videos. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=tecare-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1569757194&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrOne of the best features of it is no flash player required.

Minitube is available for Mac and Linux. Windows users need to wait a little to experience this “light weight” YouTube viewer.

Minitube is available to download from here

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