Archive for July, 2012

How to Send Files Directly from Your Desktop

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

If you are a DropSend user, then you already know how easy it is to send large files from DropSend homepage or from your account. All you need to do is enter the recipient’s email address, your own email address and attach the files you want to send. While this is a quick and easy way to send files, don’t you sometimes wish that you could send files right from your desktop without having to open your browser? DropSend Direct makes it possible.

What is DropSend Direct?

DropSend Direct is an application that will let you speed up the file upload process. It works on both Windows and Mac computers and lets you send files straight from your desktop. This means that you won’t have to waste time opening your browser. (more…)

DropSend Is Getting a New Design

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Today we have some really exciting news to share. The new DropSend design is almost ready and we are going to launch it very soon. When we were creating the new design, our goal was to make DropSend even easier to use while making it look slicker and cooler. We hope that the new design will let you send files quicker and use different DropSend functions more efficiently. Stay tuned and we’ll offer you a sneak peek before the new design goes live!

Three Best Ways to Back Up Your Files

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Everybody knows that it’s important to have backups of your files. Unfortunately, not everyone bothers to create up-to-date backups and that’s a big mistake. Remember, it only takes a virus, a hard drive failure or even a simple operating system glitch to wipe your files off your computer without a chance to get them back. In this article we are going to share with you five best ways to back up your files and folders.

1. External hard drive

Backing up to an external hard drive, or even a USB flash drive, is the most traditional of all backup methods. Backing up to an HDD is easy, quick and inexpensive. The great thing about it is that your backup is portable and you can take it wherever you go.

However, there are certain downsides. For a start, you need to update your backup on a regular basis, otherwise new files won’t be included. Another issue is stability. An external hard drive is still a hard drive, which means it can fail. That’s why it’s best to use a different method for regular backups in addition to storing file on an external HDD. (more…)

DropSend’s iPhone APP-V.2

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
DropSend iPhone APP! NEW RELEASE!

DropSend is happy to announce that there is a new release of our popular iPhone app. Version 2 has many new features and improvements.
We invite you to upgrade today or give it a try today.

New Features:

  • View files in Inbox and Send folders
  • View, copy/move and delete files and folders in user’s Storage
  • Search files in user’s folders and copy/move found files between the folders
  • View Account details and statistics
  • What’s New in Version 2
  • Download and preview files to the folder of application from Inbox, sent and storage folders
  • Send files from storage
  • Upload photos and videos to storage
  • Rename folders and files
  • My account settings
  • My account invoices
  • Bug fixes

 

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Introducing RegAce

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

RegAce

RegAce can easily speed up your PC and stop most errors

At the cutting edge of registry cleaning technology, RegAce combines ultimate power with user-friendly design to make one of the easiest and most effective registry cleaners available.

Overhaul Your PC and Fix Errors & Crashes
Repair common PC errors such as computer freeze-ups, application crashes and slow running programs due to internal Windows Registry problems.

Optimize Browsing, Fix Browser Errors and Secure Privacy
RegAce will fix browser errors and optimize web browsing by cleaning out temporary Internet files. Secure privacy with the inbuilt advanced privacy cleaner in RegAce.

Speed Up Computer Performance
RegAce has been designed with high performance PC optimization tools. Utilize these tools and speed up computer quickly and safely.

Boost Gaming Experience and Resolve Errors
RegAce can locate and delete corrupted registry keys. These unwanted keys can often slow down and crash your favorite games if not corrected.

Clean Out Computer Junk
RegAce has many built-in features to clear away computer trash and junk files that can slow down and disrupt the normal functioning of your computer.

 

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Introducing Duplicate PhotoFinder

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

DuplicatePhotoFinder

WebMinds is proud to announce Duplicate Photo Finder – a program designed to help you locate similar photos based on actual image content, regardless of their file name, format, photo size, bit depth and orientation of the object. The program identifies even rotated or flipped photos or those that have different shooting conditions. The innovative content-based photo comparison algorithm ensures phenomenal accuracy.

Content Based Image Retrieval “CBIR” in the application scans your computer and organizes photos that have common contents. CBIR analyzes the images for RGB color component changes. This information is used to compare to other processed images.

Photos with similar content are presented side-by-side so you can decide which photos are the best of the bunch. This is great for photographers that take lots of photos of the same subject, but at different settings.

These are similar photos, but not duplicates. Duplicate Photo Finder locates them because their image content is similar and arranges them to display side-by-side .

Try DuplicatePhotoFinder today

Why you should use a registry cleaner?

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Why you should use a registry cleaner?

Authors: Makemycomputerfaster.com

Most computer users have heard that registry errors can make computers slow and unstable. So, even though a lot of people are not quite sure what the registry is, they download a registry cleaner as soon as their computer starts acting up. Any registry cleaner – they’re all the same, right? Wrong, because there are a lot of bogus programs that can damage your computer beyond repair. That’s why some people will even tell you that you shouldn’t use registry cleaners at all.

But that’s not true. There are several reasons why you should use a registry cleaner.

The registry is one of the most vital parts of a Windows system. It is a complicated database that keeps record of all Windows settings for your hardware, the operating system itself, and software. There are registry entries that are absolutely necessary, as your computer won’t boot without them. Similar to any other database, the registry can accumulate a lot of junk and outdated information as time goes by.

Imagine that the registry is a bookstore. It’s very easy to find the book you need if all books are located on assigned shelves. But if a careless customer misplaces a book, it becomes virtually undiscoverable. Same with the Windows registry. The more cluttered and bloated it is, the harder it is for Windows to find the references it needs.

When you install and uninstall hardware and software, save and delete files, or browse the Internet, you add information to the registry. When you remove programs and files, some registry entries are left behind and point to something that doesn’t exist. That’s how registry errors appear. Registry cleaning software finds and deletes all obsolete and corrupted entries, which ensures that Windows can perform its tasks a lot faster. That’s the main reason why you should use a registry cleaner.

Finding a good registry cleaner can be hard because a lot of them are poorly written and can even contain viruses and spyware. When choosing a registry cleaner, make sure that it meets the following criteria:

  • the registry cleaner should come from a well-known software vendor and have good reviews on sites like Download.com and Softpedia.com
  • it should be able to create a backup of the registry
  • it shouldn’t find more than a reasonable amount of errors. Otherwise there is a chance that it will delete essential Windows files
  • the registry cleaner shouldn’t claim to fix all possible computer errors – that is always a lie

 

Remember to be very careful when downloading a registry cleaner. But don’t be afraid of cleaning the registry – your computer needs it. Run a registry cleaner at least once a month and your PC will stay fast and error-free.

PC Tech Tips

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

How To Increase Your Internet Speed By 20%

Posted by Jason, PC Tips Box May 14, 2009

If you use Windows XP Professional then it is possible to squeeze an extra 20% out of your internet connection. By default Windows XP Pro holds back 20% of your Internet speed for various services like windows update and spyware checks.

If you want to tap into this locked speed then make the following changes:

  1. Go to Start-> Run-> and type gpedit.msc
  2. Expand the Administrative Templates branch
  3. Expand the Network tab
  4. Highlight QoS Packet Scheduler
  5. Select Limit Reservable Bandwidth and check the enabled box
  6. Then Change the Bandwidth limit % to 0 %

 

Once you have done this select apply and restart your PC. After rebooting you should see a noticeable improvement in your net speed.

MAC Corner

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

How to Speed-up Your Mac

Rahul Dowlath, BLOGOTE July 15, 2010

* Clean out the “Downloads” folder:
This is a surprising one; sometimes, you never realize how big the Downloads folder on your Mac can really get. Mine is almost 2GB (!). This is valuable hard-disk space that could be utilized in better ways. I recommend you delete any unnecessary files in this folder (if possible, clean-out the entire folder). Move any files you want to keep for future use (such as installation packages) to an external hard drive.

* Clean out the “Start-up” Processes:
Some applications launch immediately when you start-up your Mac. However, you may not need to use any of them, so why not remove them from the Startup que? Do this by navigating to: Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Accounts -> Login Items. In there, simply select the name of a startup item, and select the “minus” sign at the bottom of the list box.

* Get rid of languages you don’t need:
By default, OS X installs a bunch of languages to make the OS more universally accessible. But you may not need most of those files; simply remove them by using a nifty utility called Monolongual.

* Restart your Mac:
If you tend to keep your Mac on for a long time (a good few days at most), it’s time to give the poor thing a rest — they do have feelings too, you know! Restart the machine, and you may experience a jump in performance.

* Repair your system:
Utilities like Onyx (link to application site) can perform “repairs” to the system, fixing little portions of the OS that may have gotten damaged with the day-to-day stresses of digital life.

* Clean the Hard Drive:
Move-off those unnecessary files like movies, music, and photos, to an external hard drive. Personally, I have my DVD collection which is optimized for iPod viewing sitting on my external drive, saving over 20-30GB of space. Saving disk space gives your Mac a “fresh” feel too, and it makes Spotlight searches that much quicker.

Finally, it’s highly recommended that if you own any of the latest Macs (from 2008 onwards, like the uni-body Mac Books), you upgrade to Snow Leopard. While OS X 10.6 doesn’t include many visual features, it’s refinements under-the-hood make your Mac feel brand new. Do you have any tips of your own that you use to speed-up your Mac? Drop a line in the comments below!

Mobile Corner

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Snaptu 
A fast stylish all-in-one app that includes your mobile essentials in one place: Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, News, Weather, Sports, Movies, Sudoku and much more… Instead of cramming your phone with lots of individual apps that eat battery, waste space and slow things down, You can have Snaptu!
Visit The Ovi Store

 

Cool iPhone App – VLC
Evernote turns the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad into an extension of your brain, helping you remember anything and everything that happens in your life. From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop. See why millions of people. Go here to read about VLC.

 

Cool Android App – LiveProfile™ 
An application that serves as a messenger and social utility for mobile phones.
The premier cross platform, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry phones. Great for MMS and text messages over 160 characters! Get it now