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  • September 18, 2013

    Handle Solid State Drive The Right Way

    Solid-state drive is becoming the favorite of geeks. In few years from now, mechanical-magnetic hard drives will be replaced by SSD. Although solid-state drives are presented to the users in the say as the traditional magnetic hard drives, but they work quite differently. For any geek out there, it is important to know how to handle SSDs. More importantly, you need to know what you shouldn’t do with your Solid State Drive. Here are few things jotted down, which you shouldn’t do! Defragmenting is No-No! Defragmentation has always been recommended in a magnetic drive for organizing the files better. However, doing the same in a solid-state drive can make unnecessary wear and tear of the drive that reduces life span of the drive. Moreover, it is not actually required in this kind of drive because of the efficient way that the SSD technology functions with. When a user tries to fetch a data from a SSD drive, it reads the scattered block of files with the same pace as it would do with the blocks that are placed closely. Don’t use wiping tools. Usually, ‘delete’ function is little different in magnetic drives. Don’t think that your deleted file cannot be recovered from the magnetic drives. When a file is deleted from the drive, the sector is marked as deleted, but the file doesn’t wipe off until another file is overwritten on the same sector. This shows that there are chances that a file can be recovered, even after deletion, which is why magnetic drive users make use of wiping tools like CCleaner, before disposing their old drives. Before disposal of any magnetic drive always wipe hard drive for security. SSDs support TRIM and upon deletion of a file, the operating system will send out a signal to the solid-state drive, letting...
  • HP Envy Ultrabook series of laptops is well-known for its performance and in very slim and is made up of very light weight material. It makes sure to provide you with a very clear display. The appearance of this device is also known to be the best. The HP Envy 6-1001TU Ultra book is backed by an Intel 2nd generation processor. It makes sure to be very useful for domestic purpose as well as for official purpose. The operating system is of Windows 7 Home Basic. It is known to be very ideal for the use of students as well as for professionals. Design and build quality – This model of HP laptop is known for its shiny design. It is very easily portable as it weighs only about 2 Kgs. The dimension of this device is 373.88 x 252.73 x 19.81 mm. The display screen is about 15.6 inches and is equipped with sophisticated glossy bezel casing. The keyboard included in this device facilitates easy typing because it is well-spaced. The touchpad is also very smooth. Also there are enough connectivity ports. The material used for making this laptop has proved to be very durable and you can use it for daily use without any tension. User Interface – The operating system included in this device is the Windows 7 Home Basic, which is proved to be the best and the applications will be extremely useful. You can very easily access different programs. The type of processor used is second generation Intel Core i3-2367M processor. Performance – The performance of this laptop is known to be the best. The display screen is wide enough through which numerous applications can be viewed with ease and delivers clear quality. The display resolution is about 1366 x 768 pixels. It is also...
  • U.S. company Apple and its Asian suppliers are testing enhanced screens for smartphones and tablets iPhone iPad, according to the publication The Wall Street Journal. The company decided to take this experiment because of the high competition in the mobile market. A few months ago, Apple has ordered screen prototypes for a smartphone and a tablet from Asian counterparties which are more than 4 and less than 14 inches in diagonal, respectively, according to Asian suppliers of the company. It is clearly a more current screen size that Apple gadgets have nowadays: iPhone 5 has 4 inches diagonal, iPad – 9,7 inches, and iPad Mini – 7,9 inch. It is unknown there will be gadgets with larger displays or not on the market: Apple regularly tests different designs of its products during development. Last year the corporation has already shown results of such experiments, releasing the iPhone 5 with enlarged display and a mini-version of the tablet iPad. Experimenting with display sizes of their tablets and smartphones, Apple is searching for recourses to answer the different needs of customers. The competition in the mobile market encourages the company to expand the proposal. Other producers, including the South Korean company Samsung, have been producing electronic gadgets of all sizes for a long time. In particular, smartphones with screen sizes of more than 5 inches or phablets , which are hybrids smartphone and tablet , are the most popular between users today. One of the most popular gadgets of this format is the smartphone Samsung Galaxy Note, the latest version of a diagonal of 5.3 inches. Because of this strategy, Samsung has managed to get ahead of Apple in the smartphone market. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, in the first quarter of 2013, Samsung was the leading smartphone manufacturer with 33.1%...
  • Nothing can beat the pleasure of watching television in spare times. Well, to get the best out of every single television program you watch, your TV set should have something unique and extra. LCD TVs have already gone through that extra mileage to bring perfection and to wrap your viewing experience with its refined and ultra modern touch of technology. They literally optimize the quality of the picture and deliver an absolutely professional depiction of images implementing all their best in class features. LCD basically stands for Liquid Crystal Display that allows natural thin layers to represent vivid picture on screen. Always watch high definition pictures laden with maximum number of pixels on the LCDs. Sporting a high Hz image rating they render a breathtaking performance while portraying fast motion pictures of sports, action movies, video games and so on. What’s more? Now your gaming fetish will get an escape with the advantage of connecting play stations with these TVs and consequently enjoying the big screen thrill ceaselessly. Yes, way different than the old fashioned TVs! In fact, by now they have started taking the place of conventional TVs in the industry because of their stunning and captivating picture quality. With a burgeoning demand in the electronic market, LCD TV price brackets have become extremely reasonable to comfort every buyer’s pocket with an utmost ease. Interestingly, these television sets are meant to stand by you forever. Yeah, a long-drawn-out lifespan they have, just to entertain you utterly. And of course, with them, say adieu to burn-ins problem! Moreover, when it comes to grace up your living room’s ambience, the suave structure of these TVs are the ideal eye-catchers so far. The ‘in’ fashion of LCD televisions with noticeably large panels is now-a-days under the spot light. They don’t only look...
  • July 15, 2013

    PS 4 and Xbox one

    Here is the time to finally decide. What should you opt to buy, a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One. Understanding the system of both by differentiating it with some facts is an easier way to decide than just blindly following rumors and propaganda. So here we give a definite overview on how these two new consoles stand up next to each other. In the first glance, Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 have a lot of common features. As both of them have a 500GB hard drive. Both have an AMD Eight-core processor.  Both have the capacity to play Blu-rays or DVDs , both have Eight GB of RAM, but the PS4’s RAM has a different and more powerful variety that gives it better graphics than Xbox One. All the gaming consoles are similar but not created equal. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 look a lot similar but also have some key differences that give them peculiar characteristics. Controllers and their efficiency The Xbox One’s controllers are amazing to hold, and the triggers are too cool. They definitely make a big difference. But at the same time, Sony’s built-in captivating touchpad, and PlayStation Vita as a PS4 controller, is also not very easy to beat. The debate related to the better quality and performance of the Xbox One controller versus the PS4 controller is the one that can’t be won easily as, mostly gamers’ already have their own locked in choices and preferences which are hard to change. Sony is still stuck with the typical dual analog sticks, but at least has given a central divot recess for easy gripping. Microsoft also slightly modified its controller for Xbox One. It’s 40 design innovations and is quite subtle, having the tweaked D-Pad towards the bottom-left side of the...
  • June 6, 2013

    Best features of HTC Smartphones

    HTC is a Taiwanese handset maker, who design and manufacture high-end Smartphones and tablets. HTC is the smart choice of people nowadays who needs an innovative design and look. Businesspeople, professionals and youngsters are the most important consumers of HTC. HTC mobiles are available from an average price range to high budget phones. HTC Phones come with either Android OS or Windows operating system. And the Android OS are range from gingerbread version 2.3 to jelly bean version 4.2 OS. HTC Smartphones is well known for their audio system, camera clarity and Internet connectivity. HTC is one of the best Smartphone makers all over the world. Many features in HTC make the best android mobile than all others. You can find differences in the design, Camera, screen size, processor speed, Audio and software features. On the technology and design wise HTC mobiles are very innovative. 1)     HTC Smartphones run on Googles Android or Windows OS. Currently these are one of the big alternatives to the iPhone. It is the only Smartphone that has come with Facebook home pre-loaded and optimized. 2)     HTC phones are best competing with the iPhone’s Apple Inc’s standards. Pretty much all phones come with the HTC Sense software with advanced features. 3)     Design of all recently released models is very intuitive and look beautiful. Their user interface is simple and easy to use. 4)     The resolution and pixels are very high and you can find this much of a resolution in 50-inch TV set. 5)     You will find a stereo sound without Bluetooth and headset. The speakers in HTC Smartphones can deliver high volume of deep sound. 6)     The Processor power and battery backup is so much improved right now. High-end Smartphones are using the processor Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300. With this speed we can...
  • May 29, 2013

    All About Bluetooth Headset

    Technology provides us easier and better life these days. Everything made, is made for ordinary people to feel better and make obligations easier. The same thing is with headsets. These little devices changed our lives in so many ways. We can connect them with our mobile phones, laptops, PCs or some gaming consoles. People use headsets every day for work, entertainment, relaxation, you name it. It doesn’t matter how old are you or where do you live. Headsets are here to give better quality in communicating among team players or coworkers, to help someone relax just by listening to music. That is why they are so popular. There are different kinds of headsets, different ways of connecting and different purposes for every headset. Common headset consists of earbud and microphone. Main difference is in their design, there are mono and stereo headsets. Mono headset consists of one earbud, usually can go on both ears, and microphone which is part of that earbud. This kind of headset is generally for communication, that’s why business people use it. Good thing about it is that you can hear what is going on around you. The other kind, stereo, covers both of your ears. Microphone is usually part of the earbud, but is can be on a cable near your mouth. Some people say that stereo headsets are better for enjoying music than mono, due to surrounding sound system. They are usually larger than mono headset. Also, headsets can go in your ear and on your ear. Most people tend to choose the ones that go on your ear because they are more comfortable. You can connect headset with some device by wire and by Bluetooth. Bluetooth is better because there aren’t any wires that can get in the way. It is more simpler...
  • May 7, 2013

    5 Must Haves For Startup Business

    Starting up a new business in the current economic climate is a risk – but one that can be rewarding, both financially and in terms of achievement. The good news is that there is a steadily growing arsenal of technological tools available to entrepreneurs; tools that allow you to make your mark in the marketplace, without exceeding the constraints of your budget. Some of the must-haves in this list are fairly obvious, but it’s often the most obvious ones that we fail to see until it’s too late. However, this list isn’t only about the apps and software you can get to grips with; there are also one or two basics worth thinking about Your web connection is important. It allows you to share data, communicate with your clients and even conduct conference calls. What you don’t want is a connection that threatens to pack up every time you share a large file or in the middle of an important meeting. This may be going against the grain, but it’s worth spending that little extra on your web connection and get a dedicated business internet connection. Not only will you be able to perform all your necessary tasks without any worry, but the standard of technical support available to business owners is far superior to that offered to domestic customers. Your company relies on data. Figures, leads and expenses are all vital to gaining an accurate overview of your business’s performance. Leads and figures can help to decide how marketing strategies perform and those vital financial figures will tell you just where your money is best delegated. However, all it takes is one computer crash and all that data’s lost. While you could do manual back-ups, these are also subject to various risks. A far better idea is to sign...
  • Nowadays, there’s a computer in almost every house. Because of this, more and more people are trying to learn how to maintain their own computers to save themselves the hassle of having to bring it to the shop as well as the money they have to pay for labor. While computer components are not as sensitive as some people would believe, there are still a few things you need to keep in mind when opening up and doing maintenance on your PC. Here are a few tips to get you on the right track: Unplug the power supply when opening the pc This may seem obvious but I’ve seen quite a number of beginners and even intermediate to advanced users who keep the power supply plugged in. While this is fine if you know what you’re doing, it’s still best to err on the side of safety and completely unplug the power supply from the socket. Use anti-static wrist straps, an anti-static mat or simply ground yourself on the case Static electricity is the enemy of every computer component. A bad electrical discharge can fry ram chips, motherboards, video cards, and add-in boards such as sound cards. So if you plan on installing any components or even just popping your pc open to give it a good cleaning, be sure to wear an anti-static wrist strap or use an anti-static mat. In an emergency, you can simply plant your feet properly and just touch the casing to ground yourself before performing any maintenance on your system. Be sure to do this constantly to keep yourself grounded. Don’t force components into place This may seem funny right now but there are a lot of people who tend to just force the components into place. Each component was designed to fit in...