Friday, December 13, 2013

How to Speed Up Your PC

Over the time, slowing and gradually your system start taking more time to process an instruction. It responds very slowly to user’s actions for opening a file, or surfing over web. So in order to speed up your system, users must follow certain steps to regain the original speed of the System or PC.

1. Startup Programs:

When you install a certain program on your system, it may use another small program that gets executed when the windows start. So in case after installing many program the boot up process of the PC slows down. Hence, you must disable those startup programs manually or through CCleaner as those are the programs that actually aren’t required to start every time the system starts.

Soluton is software that helps to speed up the boot process of the system.

2. Disk Cleanup:

Windows provide the already built in disk cleanup tools that helps in removing the old and temporarily files that are stored in the system. This in turn increases the memory space on your hard disk and hence gets to the improvement in the speed of the PC.

It is generally advisable or suggested to run the Disk cleanup utility once in a week time or on a monthly basis, which again depends on the amount of usage that is carried over on your system.

Disk cleanup cleans the entire files stored in the recycle bin, all the temporarily files loaded from the internet, cookies, etc. A scheduler can be set to give a reminder of running the disk cleanup tool on the PC.

3. Malware, Virus, Spyware and Adware

These are a kind of virus that is affected within the system while browsing over the net especially. These also involve fake antivirus applications that itself can be a virus and affect the PC by getting to reduce the speed of the system. Hence the user must focus on certain tools to be executed that removes such files from the system leading to the enhancement in the speed of the windows PC.

4. Clean up

Other that disk Cleanup that involves certain useless files in the system, there are many other unnecessary documents, images, music files that are no more of use and interest for the users. Such files must be removed from the system helping to free the disk space and increasing the speed henceforth.  The log files, browsing history are also included within the list. Such files can be removed by executing CCleaner tool on the system which quickly and silently deleted all unwanted or unnecessary files.

5. Windows feature

There are many features that the users don’t used but are enabled on the system, and takes up the space of valuable resources on the PC. Hence these windows features are needed to be disabled so that it doesn’t affect the function of the system and bring any hindrance in the functioning.

6. Indexing Services

When you search for a file or a folder on the system through search option, windows scans all those documents and creates an index file that then helps to speed up the search process. Where it served to be useful to the user, on the other hand it also consumes a large amount of system resource and slows down its processing. Hence it is better to turn off the indexing services which helps in not only increasing the speed but also frees up the memory space for more storage of important content.

Here search for “services.msc” file in the system. As soon as the link is displayed; click on that option. Then search for the Windows Search service and find its properties from the popup menu. To disable the properties click on disable from the drop-down list and click ok to finalize the change.

Once this is don’t reboot the system to confirm the change made within the system.

7. Start Menu

A simple change of a key in the registry helps to open the start menu faster and display its contents and submenus at a greater speed. On the left pane of the registry editor, modify the value between 0-4000; indicating the milliseconds for the menu to be displayed and press to accept the change. Once you close the registry editor it is recommended to reboot the system to bring the affect of the change.

8. Uninstalling the programs

Sometimes, it happens that when you uninstall a particular program certain files of it remains within the system accumulated in the memory. Hence user must see to it while uninstalling the programs and make sure that all the files related to be uninstalled files are deleted or not. Hence the unused files are removed helping in the resultant of the increasing speed of the system.

9. Folders

Folders must be organized carefully as lot many files in one folder can slow down the explorer. Hence in such case try your level best to create multiple folders and save the files among many folders and not that it happens to be in just one.

10. Cleaning of Physical or hardware parts

It is very necessary to clean up the hardware or physical parts of the system timely and prevent it from any dust or dirt from settling on the system. Sometimes overheat of the system is responsible for the failure of the system hardware too and eventually break downs of the parts of the PC.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Top 5 Android Phones in India under 15,000!

If you are looking for a phone that is smart and fast, Android is your answer. If you are person who spends hours on internet, surfing or playing games, you would need an operating system that would give you the much needed speed and is robust enough to tackle bugs that are part and parcel of such applications.

Android phones have made a quiet entry in the market of smart phones, slowly but surely they have captured the market like no other. Statistically speaking, Android enjoys over 70 percent of market share and it is adding new users every passing day.

Now, if you are looking for phones, especially with a budget of <15000, you could consider following Android phones this article would cover price range, features and specifications of each other them.

Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562:

Samsung is a clear market leader with Android as its OS. Samsung phones are supposed to be at par of Apple devices but at the most economic price range.

Features of this specific model are:

  • Dual Sims.
  • An expandable storage capacity of 32 GB.
  • FM radio, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and 2G network enabled.
  • Android v4.0 OS
  • 1 GHz Processor.
  • Primary camera (5MP) and Secondary camera (0.3MP)
  • 4 Inch touchscreen.
  • Battery Life is said to be of about 12 hours on 2G network and 8 hours for 3G one. This product is priced at 9699*/- inclusive of taxes.

Sony Experia U:

Sony products are known for their sound quality and fast processing speed if you are looking for an Android phone which is not high on money but has all features of high end phones, Sony Experia U is for you.

Features of this specific model are:

  • Available in various classy colours this model supports one sim.
  • It comes with an inbuilt memory of 8 Gb & with 512MB RAM the phone is real quick.
  • FM radio, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, 3G and 2G network enabled.
  • Android v2.3 OS.
  • 1Ghz dual core Processor.
  • Primary camera(5MP) and Secondary camera(0.3MP)
  • 3.5 Inch touchscreen.
  • It gives upto 6 hrs of talk time on 2G network and 5 hrs for 3G one. This product is priced at 11599*/- inclusive of taxes.

Lenovo Ideaphone A706:

Lenovo is a popular name in the world of laptop, this particular product of theirs is a recent launch (June 2013) and has some interesting specifications.

Features of this specific model are:

  • Dual sim (GSM + GSM).
  • Expandable Storage capacity of 32 GB.
  • FM radio, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, 3G and 2G network enabled.
  • Android v4.1 Jelly bean OS.
  • 1.2 GHz cortex-A5 Quad Core Processor.
  • Primary camera(5MP) and Secondary camera(0.3MP)
  • 4.5” IPS Display.
  • It gives upto 16 hrs of talk time. This product is priced at 12499*/- inclusive of taxes.

MicroMax Canvas HD A116:

This particular phone from MicroMax has been rechristened as Phablet i.e. a phone that has all features of a tablet or a tablet with a calling facility.

Salient features of this Phablet are:

  • Dual Sim.
  • It comes with an inbuilt memory of 1.77GB & with 1 GB RAM and expandable memory upto 32GB.
  • Supports Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, 4g LTE. Etc.
  • Android 4.1, Jelly bean OS.
  • 1.2 Ghz Quad core Processor.
  • 8 megapixels of rear camera and 2MP of front camera.
  • 5 inch HD IPS touchscreen with a HD resolution.
  • It gives upto 5 hrs of talk time on 2G network and has a standy time of 174 on 2G network. This product is priced at 13299*/- inclusive of taxes.

HTC One V T320:

For Android and HTC lovers, this is yet another deal under 15k which has amazing features along with distinct curve-chin design. If you are more of video and camera person, you would be delighted to know that this phone has a dedicated Imaging chip with which you can record on high definition, 720p HD to be precise.

Features of this specific model are:
  • Available in various classy colours this model supports one sim.
  • Expandable memory of 32 GB.
  • Supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi direct, A - GPS, 3G connectivity options.
  • Android v4 (Ice cream sandwich) OS.
  • 1GHz core Processor & 512 Mb RAM.
  • Primary camera (5MP).
  • 3.7 Inch super LCD touchscreen.
  • This product is priced at 13499*/- inclusive of taxes.
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*Please note all these prices refer to a popular ecommerce website, retailers and other websites might add or subtract their own discounts.