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Are you sceptical about the freeware that are available over the internet? be absolutely sure of the fact that a freeware registry cleaner can only do you good without causing any harm to your computer. Registry cleaner is an effective tool for the Windows PC users as it can better the performance of your computer and save you from threats of malicious programs.
Registry is used by the Windows operating system to store hardware and software configurations and system setting information. Microsoft adopted this technique of storing the system configuration through a registry from the Windows 95 version. Earlier these details were stored through the INI files were stored throughout the hard disc in a scattered way, making the system inefficient and slow. Windows registry generates an entry for every change that you make to your hardware or software configuration. That means whenever you install or uninstall a program or hardware device or make any changes to the system settings an entry is added to the Windows registry. all these entries are not required by the system to run smoothly. moreover, outdated entries make the registry cluttered that result in slower performance of the system. A freeware registry cleaner can remove these outdated entries and give you hassle-free and better computing experience that you can never expect with pc filled with spyware.
You can download a freeware registry cleaner from internet as it is widely available. but before you do that you need to be sure about the compatibility of the freeware with your system. as different versions of Windows operating system have different methods of keeping the registry, it is important that you download the exact software. moreover, certain registry clean freeware need specific RAM and hard disc space. so you need to be very sure about your system resources before you choose to download the registry cleaning freeware.
Once you have downloaded the right free registry cleaner that is perfectly compatible with your system, install and run the software. the registry cleaning tools scans the registry and deletes the outdated entries leaving the valid entries intact. It also removes empty spaces and fragments within the registry, deletes traces of incomplete uninstall processes and even cleans the embedded keys used by malware. with the latest registry cleaning tools you can also back up the registry. It lets you to restore the registry file if you encounter any problem after you clean up the registry.
HD Boy: Posted: 2012-05-24 @ 9:37am PT “…Vizio has torn up the playbook on how PCs are designed and marketed…” Vizio won’t be pioneering anything. Apple already did that pioneering and all Vizio will do is try to emulate Apple’s hardware designs and manufacturing techniques. Unfortunately, for Vizio, Apple is about to advance to new designs and manufacturing technology this summer, leaving Vizio and other wannabe’s behind yet again. What’s more, Vizio will attempt this without the key software that makes Apple, well “Apple” — that is the Unix-based, Mac OS and its mobile derivative, iOS. part of Apple’s fit and finish is the tight integration between hardware and software, as well as between devices, services and the ecosystem of thousands of high-quality accessories and App software, something that simply can’t be achieved by Microsoft and hundreds of Windows PC vendors. by the way, Wang’s Princeton manufactured one of worst lines of computer displays ever foisted on the public — cheap, undistinguished junk. Vizio has fared better in TVs, but even those products are considered to be inexpensive, second-tier products rather than state-of-the-art, performance-oriented tools. I’m happily typing this from my iPad, connected to Apple’s advanced “Airport” router on my home business network that consists of Macs, iPads and iPhones. It all just works — together. I truely apologize for coming off as an “Apple snob” but the folks in Cupertino have been perfecting this ecosystem of cool hardware and software for nearly 28 years and I’ve been an ecstatic and firmly loyal Apple customer myself since 1987. Apple always will be more than a few steps ahead of Windows.
Google has launched a cloud-based storage service called Google Drive that competes with Dropbox, Sugarsync and other cloud storage systems to offer both free and paid storage that synchronizes with PCs and Macs.
When you sign-up for the service, you are invited to install software on a PC or a Mac that creates a special folder on your machine. any files placed in that folder are automatically copied to Google’s servers so that you can access them online or on any machine that’s connected to your account. So, when I place a file in my Google Drive folder on my Windows PC, it’s also available on my Mac or on my Google Drive web page. Files are also accessible on Google Android devices and (soon) Apple iPhones and iPads.
Google Drive is also the new name for Google Docs — a service which, for years, has allowed people to create, edit, store and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations along with forms and drawings. Now the files that you place in your Google Drive folder on your PC or Mac are stored alongside any files you create in what used to be called Google Docs.
What that means is that the files are accessible on devices and online. with some file types, like Microsoft Word and JPG images, you can view or edit them from the web using Google’s cloud-based editing tools. But you can download any type of file to any computer that you use to access your Google Drive account so, for example, if you’re visiting a friend you could grab a file from the web and access it on his or her PC or Mac.
You sign up for Google Drive at drive.google.com and log in with your Google account, but you may not get access right away. some users are being asked to click a notify Me link and will get an email once it’s “ready.”
Pricing & Competition
With Google Drive, everyone gets 5 free gigabytes of storage (Dropbox gives you 2 free GB) and you can purchase 25 GB of storage for $2.49 a month or 100 GB for $4.99 a month and, if you’re really a data hog, you can buy storage by the terabyte ($49.99 a month for 1 TB up to $799.99 for 16 TB). A terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes. These prices are considerably less than Dropbox, but I’m sure the Dropbox folks are re-thinking their current prices. Sugarsync also provides 5 free GB with prices for additional storage ranging from $49.99 a year for 30 GB to $399.99 for 500 GB. one difference between SugarSync and both Google Drive and Dropbox is that SugarSync can synchronize any folders on a PC or a Mac, not just the special one it creates. All of these services support Android and Apple’s iOS (though Google’s iOS app isn’t quite ready)
Syncs and Links
After installing the Google Drive software to my PC and Mac, the first thing I noticed were that all of my existing Google Docs and spreadsheets appeared to be available on my machines’ hard drives, but I then realized that these were actually links, not the actual files. When I clicked on them I was taken to the web site of what used to be Google Docs (now Google Drive) where I could view and edit them. This works fine if you’re online but won’t work if you don’t have an Internet connection. PC or Mac files that you save to or drag to the Google Drive folder on your machine, however, are synced to the cloud and to other devices so you can edit the files regardless of whether you have Internet access.
Marketing description is not available.Amazon Sales Rank: #2967 in Consumer Electronics Brand: Ziotek Dimensions: .50 pounds Send a video signal to two separate monitors. Display the same thing on any two displays. Great for presentations. have a monitor and projector displaying the same screen. HD 15 male to HD 15 female.Most helpful customer reviews 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful. It works but.. by Arbi Amiri I have a dual monitor setup on a dual head ATI video card. one on VGA and the other on DVI. I bought this cable for a 3rd display which is my LCD tv for watching movie. once I connect the TV via VGA the monitor that shares the VGA starts looking grainy. Technically it works. 4 of 5 people found the following review helpful. Works well by John P. Mordes I use this cable to split a 1280×1024 32 bit color output signal from an older graphics card on a Windows PC. the signals are fed to an LCD monitor and a nearby Sharp HDTV. Connector cables are both 6 feet long. I did need to insert gender changers to be able to use these cables, which I happened to have on hand. the splitter is used principally in order to display digital photos on the large TV (at the PC’s resolution and color depth). at this resolution, for this purpose, it all works fine with both screens. 1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. tv hookup by Curt Works great. I switch back and forth from my monitor to my tv when i want to watch movies online. Completely happy with the product see all 34 customer reviews…
By Peter Svensson, Associated Press Updated
NEW YORK — Flat-panel TVs and PCs go great together — the PC gets a giant screen, and the TV gets access to tons of online video.
But getting the two together in an elegant way has been difficult. PC makers haven’t shown much interest in making computers that work really well when controlled from the couch.
So it’s good to see Acer Inc. take a serious stab at the problem with its new Revo RL100. The Windows PC is designed from the ground up to fit into an entertainment center. It’s smaller than most DVD players and very quiet.
It’s also a good value at $470 with a DVD drive or $570 with Blu-ray.
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The most striking thing about the design is that a thin, postcard-sized black slate pops out of the front of the unit. It’s a wireless touchpad that turns, at the touch of a button, into an illuminated wireless keyboard. When stored inside the PC, it recharges its internal battery.
So this, finally, is a brand-name PC that comes with a built-in “couch controller.”
The Revo’s touchpad still leaves a lot to be desired. it doesn’t come close to replicating the ease with which we control a PC through a regular keyboard and mouse.
The touchpad lacks mouse buttons, so you have to double-tap to register the click of the left mouse button, and hold down to register a right-click. Clicking and dragging is possible, but you need both talent and practice.
Furthermore, the pad can’t act as touchpad and keyboard at the same time, so you need to switch between modes frequently. For instance, going to a new website involves steering the cursor to the address field in touchpad mode, then switching to the keyboard mode, then switching back to mouse mode to navigate the page.
The keyboard is small and best used with the thumbs, so it’s not suitable for longer typing sessions.
So the Revo falters where it tries the hardest.
In nearly every other respect, it does well.
Setup was commendably easy. it can be difficult to get regular PCs to use the TV display correctly, but with the Revo, it worked the first time. The Revo’s only display jack is an HDMI port, the kind used by flat panels. Helpfully, Acer includes an HDMI cable as well. it also has a Wi-Fi chip, so you don’t have to draw a cable from your router to get Internet access.
The Revo’s processor and graphics chip are about as powerful as you’d find in a small laptop. it played Blu-ray, DVD and streamed Netflix movies fine. it did a good job with Skype videoconferencing, another of the pleasures of having a living-room PC (you supply the webcam). Streaming of high-definition home movies from another PC also worked well.
The Revo has a 750 gigabyte hard drive, enough for several weeks’ worth of standard-definition video.
High-definition YouTube videos didn’t play quite as smoothly as I’d like, probably because of the limitations of the Nvidia ION graphics chip. Hardcore 3-D action games are beyond the capabilities of the Revo.
There’s a USB jack and a slot for a memory card on the front of the unit, but you have to go to the back to find two more USB jacks and the headphone jack. That’s not a wonderful layout for something designed to be stuck in an entertainment center. But the back-facing headphone jack isn’t an issue if you connect the Revo through a receiver, as I did, as receivers have headphone jacks of their own.
From my point of view, the chief competitor to the Revo is the Mac mini, which is much more powerful but lacks an optical drive and leaves you to figure out how to control it from the couch.
The Revo has a room for improvement in the control department as well. For the next model, I hope Acer figures out how to add mouse buttons and a permanently accessible keyboard to the wireless controller.
“Couch surfing” with a PC will never be as easy as mashing the channel-change button on a TV remote, but we can hope to get closer to this epitome of laziness.
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Question: I’m looking for an inexpensive, basic video-editing program. What do you recommend?
Answer: How about free? For video editing on a Windows PC, I recommend Microsoft’s Movie Maker. you can import video and photos. Then easily arrange the content on a timeline. you can also add a soundtrack or narration. Basic transitions and effects are included. Movie Maker comes free on computers with Windows XP and Windows Vista. For Windows 7, you can download Live Movie Maker for free. Visit komando.com/news for a link. on a Mac, stick with iMovie. it is part of the iLife software suite. you can use it to make excellent home videos. it can even make semi-professional video.
I’m getting my daughter an iPod Touch. is there a way to filter content in the Web browser?
The iPod Touch has decent parental controls. however, it doesn’t include content filtering. the best you can do is turn off the Safari browser entirely. Fortunately, you can replace Safari with a new browser app.
These browser apps can have advanced features like filtering. Mobicip ($5) is one of the best. you can control the filtering via an online account. it also lets you monitor what sites your daughter is accessing. Don’t forget to turn off Safari. otherwise, your daughter can just use that instead. Visit Komando.com/news for a link to Mobicip and for help disabling Safari.
I’m considering buying a MacBook Air. Should I get the new model? or would an older, used model be OK?
An older, used model would be somewhat less expensive. you could probably save $500.
However, the new model is a much better computer. it has a slimmer, stronger frame and additional USB ports. the display is sharper and brighter. and the components are generally higher quality. it will be faster and more responsive. For the money, it is a definite improvement. and it will last longer than a used model. That means you’ll get more for your money over the long term.
I’m going to buy an all-in-one printer. I would like one that has built-in Wi-Fi, but it needs to be between $100 and $150. Are the printers in that range any good?
Yes, the printers in the $100 to $150 range should be fine. All-in-one printers aren’t specialty gadgets anymore.
You can find them for as low as $70. and they’ll generally work OK. to get Wi-Fi, you will be paying more, but even Wi-Fi all-in-one printers are dropping in price. you can find them for as little as $110. But you might want to spend a little more and get 802.11n wireless.
This is faster and has a longer range. you will have more options for placement. and tasks like scanning will go faster.
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