MemoryKeeper is a free app available on the Mac app store and I thought of trying it out. MemoryKeeper was listed in the “Whats Hot” category of the app store.
I downloaded the application and it look just a few seconds for it to download and install.(just 35MB).
Memory Keeper free’s up your RAM. Even after shutting down a heavy application the mac still uses memory. MemoryKeeper just cleans up this memory to make your Mac run faster.
I ran the application for the first time and a screen popped up saying “Clean Memory”.
I clicked on Clean Memory and it look about 10 seconds for the app to clean memory and then it showed me a screen with the amount of memory(RAM) cleaned.
However to be frank I did not find any difference in the working speed of my Mac. Maybe I should try it again sometime when my Mac is behaving sluggish.
Also there is an option to turn on automatic cleanup so you don’t need to go and clean up manually.
However I did not understand one thing. I tried cleaning up my memory back to back without opening any application or doing anything else and to my surprise every time the app showed a different amount of MB’s it had cleaned.
I did not understand that if once my memory is clean then without doing anything how can it be used up again.
Even if there is some basic usage that happens( assuming some processes go on in the background in the OS ) then the amount of clean up should have been the same and not different each time.
After the cleanup I checked my RAM usage in the Activity Monitor and the MemoryKeeper. Both showed same numbers.
Conclusion: You can download the app as its free and run it sometime when you feel your Mac is acting sluggish. Automatic cleanup is not required.
…And Steve Jobs said bring it on! In a sensational turn of events, the beleaguered duo of Microsoft and Google, tired and fed up of seeing Apple reach new heights every now and then, have agreed to come together to tackle the dominance of the Cupertino giant.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Google Chief Eric Schmidt have penned a contract to fight together for a period of one year (term period expandable on mutual agreement) and build a “highly competitive and world class” tablet PC that will be “more than just an iPad killer” and will end Apple’s dominance in the tablet range of smart computers.
This decision of the two giants to come together to tackle a common enemy has been greeted with “utter shock” by some analysts on one hand, “it was deemed to happen sooner rather than later” was the general agreement of few others.
The main aim of this venture is to match, and better, Apple’s current offering – the iPad 2. And while the ‘killer’ is yet to hit the operation theater, it has already earned itself a name – MoGol.
MoGol will the first tablet to come out of this venture, and is expected to boast features such as a lightening fast 2.2GHz processor, dual cameras, Pixel Qi technology for better display, IPS technology, 2 USB ports and a SSD slot to expand memory.
2.2 GHz Snap Dragon processor
8MP front-facing camera and a 5MP cam on the rear
Pixel Qi technology for better visual experience even in thick sunlight
Apple’s famous IPS Technology
2 USB ports for easy external connection
Only 1 variant of MoGol with internal memory of 256GB
SSD Slot (memory expandable up to 128GB more)
The device is expected to be unveiled some time in Q4 2011. We’ll keep you updated.
Just remember today’s date — the auspicious day this deal came into effect 😉 😛
Apple charges a lot for Ram. We all know that. It is super expensive to upgrade the ram and the worst part is that a lot of people who actually do not need larger Ram upgrade the ram on their Mac. So we decided to let people know if they really needed to upgrade their Ram.
1.Open applications that you use daily. I daily use Safari,Mail,Photoshop,iPhoto,iChat.
2.Now open applications folder from your dock.
3.Now in the applications folder go to the Utility Folder and open the Applications Activity Monitor.
4. Over there click on the System memory Tab and see how much free memory is left.
5. If you have 20% or more memory free you do not need a Ram upgrade else you need it.
3.2″,AMOLED screen,320×480,16millions color display
Mobile Safari Web browser supported
High Capacity Battery (1440mAh)
Bluetooth (HSP/A2DP), Wi-Fi support
Phone book (depends internal memory 230MB)
Apart from the above features, the phone supports Video and Voice Recording, Hindi SMS, 3-way call conferencing, Airplane mode and a “bar type design”. It also has dedicated media keys and full Hindi Interface (optional of course).
Weighing just 126.4 g and running on Operating Frequency of CDMA 800 MHz, this stylish light-weight phone has a touch a class written all over it.
The 1440 mAh Lithium Ion battery supports upto 6.7 hours of talk time and upto 588 hours of standby time.
Availability: Coming Soon
Price: Undisclosed (around Rs.12,000 – Rs.15,000 as the rumors go)
Omnidirectional microphone (located under left speaker grille)
Audio line in minijack (digital/analog)
Audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
Support for Apple iPhone headset with microphone
Environmental Status Report
MacBook Pro is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:
Highly recyclable aluminum and glass enclosure
Mercury-free LED-backlit display
Arsenic-free display glass
Reduced packaging volume
Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
Rated EPEAT Gold4
15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen display with support for millions of colors
Supported resolutions: 1440 by 900 (native), 1280 by 800, 1152 by 720, 1024 by 640, and 800 by 500 pixels at 16:10 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio; 1024 by 768, 800 by 600, and 640 by 480 pixels at 4:3 aspect ratio stretched; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio; 720 by 480 pixels at 3:2 aspect ratio stretched
Optional 15.4-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen display with 1680 by 1050 pixels (glossy or antiglare)
Graphics and video support
NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M graphics processor with 256MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.4GHz and 2.53GHz configurations; or 512MB of GDDR3 memory on 2.66GHz configuration
Intel HD Graphics with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory5
Automatic graphics switching
Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
Pure digital video output
DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (optional)
VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (optional)
Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)
HDMI output using Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter (optional)
Speed Up Windows XP by Keeping the Operating System in Memory.
One thing you can do to speed up Windows XP is to make sure that key operating system functions stay in memory. Memory (also called “RAM” for Random Access Memory) is much faster than the hard disk. Perform the following steps to boost your XP computer’s performance:
Click the Start button. Click the Run command and type regedit in the Open text box. Click OK. As always, be very careful when editing the Registry.
In the Registry Editor, go to the following registry key:
HKEY LOCAL MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
Right click the DisablePagingExecutive entry in the right pane of the Registry editor and click Modify.
In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type the number “1” (without the quotes) in the Value data field. Click OK.
Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.
Death is inevitable. Everyone alive has to die one day. And when you do, you online presence – like your social network profiles, your blog comments, your web services, etc. – will serve as your very first memorial. Here’s how it’ll play out.
It also comes with a triple hinge design and the ability to survive a 30-inch plummet. It’s available to (quite literally) smash iPads starting this June. The device weighs just 3.2 pounds with a single battery (3.7 pounds with twins), and there’s full support for digitizers and multitouch.
Transformers, the toys which kids love to obsessively collect during thier childhood, are coming soon albeit for the bigger children.
Toshiba’s Official Transformers-brand USB memory sticks and mice are soon coming in town folks.
If they are as good as i have heard, then they’ll be fun collectibles for a future time when neither mice nor USB drives will exist anymore.
Quoting ces.cnet : “Best of all, these don’t turn into standard robots. The USB drive becomes a robotic predatory cat (tiger or jaguar, we couldn’t tell which), while the mouse turns into a sedentary dinosaur. That’s so ridiculous, I might just consider owning one. I always preferred the Dinobots, and never had a mouseobot.”
Intel and Micron are set to unveil their new 25-nanometer flash memory chips on Monday via their IM Flash Technologies joint venture – the first commercial chip product made using advanced 25nm manufacturing technology.
This new 64 gigabit (8 gigabyte) Multi-Level Cell NAND flash memory chip will give the companies a significant cost advantage over their rivals. These new chips are aimed at smartphones, solid-state drives (SSDs) and portable media players such as iPods.
Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest producer of flash memory, is starting work on 30nm technology this year and is planning to use it in most production lines by the end of 2010.
The nanometer measurement describes the microscopic size of transistors and other parts on a chip. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter, which is about the size of a few atoms combined.
This means that with the help of smaller chip manufacturing technology, companies can now meet user demands for small devices that can perform many functions, such as smartphones with built-in music players, cameras and computers. These smaller etching technologies also enable companies to increase chip speed and reduce power consumption and add to that the lowering of costs over time – which is a good news for consumers.
The manufacturing cost of the new 25nm flash chips will be around $0.50 per gigabyte (GB), compared to $1.75 per gigabyte for mainstream 45nm flash. The market price of flash chips has been hovering around $2.00 per gigabyte and is likely to remain there throughout 2010.