Review: MemoryKeeper for Mac

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”.

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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.

 

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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.

Lumia 800, iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II go head-to-head in browser speed comparison (video)

Nokia’s first real Windows Phone, Lumia 800 has just freshly come out of the factory and is raring to go to prove its worth. In come the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S II, running quickly to grab the opportunity to compete. Web browser speed test. Who wins? Continue reading “Lumia 800, iPhone 4S and Galaxy S II go head-to-head in browser speed comparison (video)”

BREAKING: Microsoft, Google join hands to ‘kill’ Apple

…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.

MoGol

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.

Full Features

  • 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 😉 😛

How to know whether your Mac needs more Ram?

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.

Hope now you know whether you Mac needs more Ram

Coming Soon: Samsung Galaxy i899

If you are in India and use Reliance CDMA phones, then there’s some good news for you: Reliance Mobile is set to launch the first Android-powered CDMA device in India – the Samsung Galaxy i899.

Being India’s 1st CDMA Phone on Android Platform, and having 4GB internal memory (expandable to 32GB), there’s more than one reason why this cool i899 will make your friends jealous.

Key Features

  • India’s 1st CDMA Phone on Android Platform
  • Rich Mobile Internet experience
  • Apps Supported-Orkut,Facebook,Gmail,Googletalk,GoogleMap
  • 3.2 Megapixel Camera, LED Flash & Auto focus
  • Expandable Memory Upto 32GB
  • Push & Pull mail service
  • Music & Video Player supports DivX Video Playback
  • 3.2″,AMOLED screen,320×480,16millions color display
  • Mobile Safari Web browser supported
  • High Capacity Battery (1440mAh)
  • Reliance Netconnect
  • 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)

The all new MacBook Pro Core i7

MacBook Pro Core i7

Apple has finally released it new Macbook Pro. Below are its specs

Size and weight

Height:
0.95 inch (2.41 cm)
Width:
14.35 inches (36.4 cm)
Depth:
9.82 inches (24.9 cm)
Weight:
5.6 pounds (2.54 kg)1

15-inch MacBook Pro with dimensions.

Connections and expansion

Connections and Expansion on the 15-inch MacBook ProView larger

  • MagSafe power port
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps)
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Two USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps)
  • SD card slot
  • Audio line in
  • Audio line out
  • Kensington lock slot

Communications

802.11n

  • AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi wireless networking2 (based on IEEE 802.11n specification); IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible
  • Bluetooth

  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) wireless technology
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)

Audio

  • Stereo speakers with subwoofers
  • 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
  • BFR-free
  • PVC-free3
  • Reduced packaging volume
  • Meets ENERGY STAR Version 5.0 requirements
  • Rated EPEAT Gold4

Display

15-inch MacBook Pro showing display.

  • 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 330M GT

  • 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
  • iSightiSight camera
  • Mini DisplayPort

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)

Input

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  • Full-size backlit keyboard with 78 (U.S.) or 79 (ISO) keys, including 12 function keys and 4 arrow keys (inverted “T” arrangement)
  • Multi-Touch trackpad for precise cursor control; supports inertial scrolling, pinch, rotate, swipe, three-finger swipe, four-finger swipe, tap, double-tap, and drag capabilities

Processor and memory

intel Core i7

  • 2.4GHz or 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 processor with 3MB shared L3 cache; or 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor with 4MB shared L3 cache
  • 4GB (two 2GB SO-DIMMs) of 1066MHz DDR3 memory; two SO-DIMM slots support up to 8GB

15-inch MacBook Pro configurations

Storage

Storage

  • 320GB or 500GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard drive; optional 500GB 7200-rpm hard drive, or 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB solid-state drive6
  • 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Maximum write: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R; 4x DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD-R; 10x CD-RW
  • Maximum read: 8x DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-ROM; 6x DVD-ROM (double layer DVD-9), DVD-R DL (double layer), DVD+R DL (double layer), DVD-RW, DVD+RW; 24x CD

slot-loading SuperDrive

Battery and power7

Up to 9 hours of wireless productivity.

  • Built-in 77.5-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery
  • 85W MagSafe Power Adapter with cable management system
  • MagSafe power port

Electrical and operating requirements

  • Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC
  • Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz
  • Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F
    (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -13° to 113° F
    (-24° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 0% to 90% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet
  • Maximum storage altitude: 15,000 feet
  • Maximum shipping altitude: 35,000 feet

Credits: Apple

Speed Up Windows XP

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.

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Facebook: What Happens (Online) When We Die

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.

Continue reading “Facebook: What Happens (Online) When We Die”

World’s Lightest Toughbook from Panasonic

World's Lightest Toughbook from Panasonic

Panasonic announced today a new range of toughbooks – the Toughbook C1, which they claim is the planet’s lightest 12.1-inch convertible tablet PC.

Key Features

  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Optional Gobi 2000 mobile broadband module
  • Intel’s decidedly potent 2.4GHz Core i5-520 processor
  • Shock-mounted, flex-connect 250GB hard drive
  • 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi
  • Up to 8GB of DDR3 memory
  • WXGA (1,280 x 800) LED-backlit panel

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.

Best buy: $2,499

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Transformers memory sticks, mice – they’re HOT!

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.”

New milestone for Intel and Micron

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.