Speeding Up Windows 7: Everything You Need to Know In this guide, we will cover speeding up windows 7 and how to optimize your Windows 7 PC or Laptop in a safe manner. These steps do not involve any “hacks”, so you can safely use them without harming your system in any way. #1: Remove Unused Programs & Windows Features When you buy a PC or laptop, it usually comes pre-installed with a lot of demo-ware, trial-ware, try-before-you-buy kind of software. Also, from Control Panel > Programs ““> Turn Windows features on or off, uncheck any Windows features you don’t need. #2: Review Startup Programs The most common cause of slowdown are programs that automatically run when Windows starts and keep running in the background consuming precious system memory. The simplest way to detect which programs are running when you start Windows is to check the notification area on the taskbar. A better way to review startup programs is to use the System Configuration utility. #3: Adjust Visual Effects A pretty Windows is not the fastest Windows.
Yes, You Too Can Read at 1000 Words Per Minute - Testing Circus Ever wondered how to read faster. Here is a solution that will allow you to read 1000 words per minute. Spritz, a Boston based start-up, is developing a technology that would enable you to read up to 1000 words per minutes. Spritz’s mission is to change the way people read and make communication faster, easier, and more effective. With Spritz, which is coming to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and Samsung Gear 2 watch, words appear one at a time in rapid succession. What Spritz does is manipulate the format of the words to more appropriately line them up with the eye’s natural motion of reading. Try it for yourself. You just read 250 words per minute. This is 250 words per minute. What about 350 words per minute? 350 words per minute doesn’t seem that much faster. 3 hours and 40 minutes to finish Potter. Wow! Now it’s getting harder to follow. Want to try for more speed? Love #AwesomeTechnlogoy? Image Credits – 1 & 2 The following two tabs change content below.
Custom Map Symbols in Google Maps October 18, 2007 by John Krygier Google’s My Maps allows the easy creation of pseudo map mash-ups, where you can map your own data as points, lines, and area symbols with Google Maps as the background. I wrote about My Maps – basic how-to and some of its limits – in another blog post, Allelopathic Maps & Google’s “My Maps.” To work with My Maps you need a Google account, and to use custom symbols (icons, as Google calls them) you need some server space to upload your symbols: you must provide a URL to the symbols. In Custom Icons for Your Maps, a posting on the official Google Earth/Maps blog, PNG files with transparent backgrounds are recommended, although JPG and GIF should also work. You can use or modify an existing symbol or create your own. 300 dpi PNG files of these symbols, annotated (376k) and unannotated (84k) can be downloaded. Many graphics software packages allow you to grab a single symbol and save it as a PNG file with a transparent background. Click on Save to My Maps.
Mobile Web Design: Tips and Best Practices Feb 09 2010 Last year, more than 63 million people in the United States accessed the Internet from a mobile device. It’s forecast that by 2013 there will be more than 1.7 billion mobile Internet users worldwide. With those kinds of numbers, it’s imperative that web designers and developers learn optimal development and design practices for mobile devices. For the most part you won’t need to learn any new technologies for mobile site design. But you will need to look at site design in a new way, one that is decidedly more restrictive than design for standard browsers. You may want to check out the following related article as well: Mobile Web Design Trends for 2009 Familiarize Yourself with the Hardware and Software Available Cell phone and mobile device platforms vary greatly when it comes to operating system, screen size, resolution, and user interface. StatCounter Global Stats – Top 8 Mobile OSs Mobile browsers are another factor to consider. Simplify! Examples A List Apart Mobile The Onion
Cool Infographics - Cool Infographics Access Any Website Or Forum Without Registering Visit any forum or website to find something useful and they will ask you to register. Every time a forum asks me to register, I simply close the site. You would probably do the same. Before I begin, you should know how things work. First grab the add-on for Firefox called ‘user agent’ here and install it. Select User Agent from the left sidebar and click Add. crawl-66-249-66-1.googlebot.com and in user agent field type: Googlebot/2.1 (+ as shown in the screenshot below. Select Google Bot as your User Script by going to Tools > User Agent Switcher. Now browse any website or forum without registering. Advertisement
5 Good Web Tools to Create Interactive Lessons and Presentations May 2, 2014 Below are some great web tools that you can use to create interactive lessons and presentations. These tools allow you to breathe life into your teachable content through the use of images, videos, links to web pages and many more. Some of them even enable you to gather instant feedback from students through synchronous polls or text messaging. Thanks to Jonathan Wylie who compiled and featured them in his popular presentation" The Best Free Web Tools for Engaging Students in 1:1 Classrooms " 1- ClassFlow Designed specifically for teachers, ClassFlow is a revolutionary cloud-based application that makes lesson planning more efficient and lesson delivery more meaningful by connecting mobile devices such as tablets and laptops to SMART Boards, Promethean ActivBoards and other interactive classroom displays. EverySlide is a great presentation tool that you can use with your students. Swipe is another wonderful web tool for creating interactive presentations.
Location-aware mobile web apps using Google Maps v3 + geolocatio When hiring Engineers, I always look for evidence of pet projects, so recently I thought it was fair to create one of my own: GeoMeme, the fun way to measure and share real-time local twitter trends. Visitors to GeoMeme choose a location on the map, and two search terms to compare. GeoMeme then measures and compares the number of matching tweets within the bounds of the map, based on public data from a number of mobile twitter apps. As an example, GeoMeme can work out that ‘love’ beats ‘hate’ in Manhattan: GeoMeme is a desktop web application and also a location-aware mobile web app for iPhone and Android phones. Implementing the mobile version of GeoMeme as a web app has some advantages and disadvantages, compared to building native iPhone &/or Android applications. Native apps are great because they currently offer the deepest integration to the full capability of the phone, for example using device APIs to access Contacts, the Camera Roll, an Accelerometer, or the GPS chip.
Website Performance: What To Know and What You Can Do - Smashing Advertisement Website performance is a hugely important topic, so much so that the big companies of the Web are obsessed with it. For the Googles, Yahoos, Amazons and eBays, slow websites mean fewer users and less happy users and thus lost revenue and reputation. In your case, annoying a few users wouldn’t be much of a problem, but if millions of people are using your product, you’d better be snappy in delivering it. For years, Hollywood movies showed us how fast the Internet was: time to make that a reality. Even if you don’t have millions of users (yet), consider one very important thing: people are consuming the Web nowadays less with fat connections and massive computers and more with mobile phones over slow wireless and 3G connections, but they still expect the same performance. Performance is an expert’s game… to an extent. Know Your Performance Blockers Performance can be measured in various ways. So here are the things that slow down your page the most. Scripts Images Yahoo’s YSlow