Five Apps for Getting Rid of Smartphone Clutter

Smartphone Clutter AppsLike PCs, smartphones can accumulate a lot of clutter in the form of duplicate pictures, temporary files, and unused applications. All this clutter can rob your phone of performance and decrease available storage space. Fortunately, a number of utilities can help you to cut through some of the mess.

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro

Memory & Disk Scanner Pro (Figure A) is a utility for determining how system resources are being consumed on an iOS device. It offers a dashboard display of the current memory and disk usage. Memory stats shown on this screen include active, wired, free, system, and total. It also shows you the free, used, and total disk space. A one-click function identifies the amount of space being consumed by junk files. If you want more comprehensive information, you can drill down into additional system specs and view detailed information about the individual processes that are currently running. Once the junk has been identified and you have had a chance to review it, you can remove junk with a single tap.

A free trial version of Memory & Disk Scanner Pro is available, but you’ll need to upgrade to the Pro version to continue using the app beyond the trial period.

Clean Master

Clean Master (Figure B) is an Android app that is designed to help you to detect and remove junk from your phone. The Clean Master dashboard screen shows the amount of storage and memory currently being consumed on the device. This screen also details the amount of space being consumed by junk files. You can drill down into the list of junk files to see files categorized by type.

Mobile Assistant

Mobile Assistant (Figure C) is a free tool designed to help you to manage your phone’s resources. While not strictly a tool for freeing up additional storage, Mobile Assistant includes a rather nice cache cleaner. It examines the cache and clears out things like browser files, downloads, music, videos, ring tones, and wallpapers.

Mobile Assistant also includes a variety of other utilities, including a sound recorder, battery monitor, camera app, QR code reader, and flashlight. The utility also provides shortcuts to commonly used settings such as Wi-Fi, Location, Airplane Mode, and Power Saver.

Cache Cleaner Pro

Cache Cleaner Pro (Figure D) is a simple but effective app for Windows Phone. It determines how much storage exists on your phone and how much of that storage is still available. It then allows you to reclaim some storage space by emptying the phone’s cache. The cache cleaning process can be completed with a single tap. A History screen keeps track of your cache cleaning operations and the amount of space reclaimed by each.

Storage Cleaner

Storage Cleaner (Figure E) is an app for cleaning temporary files off your Windows Phone. It shows the space available prior to cleaning, the current status, and the space consumed by temporary files. Storage Cleaner is easy to use. Just tap Begin to start analyzing the phone’s contents and then tap Delete to get rid of temporary files.

However, the discovery process is a little strange. During this phase, the temporary file count steadily increases and the space that is currently available steadily decreases until it hits 0. It appears as though the app consumes every bit of space on your phone. But in actuality, the app really does free up space consumed by temporary files. In my tests I was able to recover about 20 MB of space even though I had just cleaned the phone using Cache Cleaner.

Don’t Upgrade to Windows 10 on July 29

Windows 10The most important event in the history of the desktop will be the end-of-the-month rollout of Windows 10. It will also be one of the most confusing moments in computer history.

Because Windows 10 is a free upgrade, the rollout will be a fiasco of epic proportions. The average consumer will want to upgrade to Windows 10 immediately because everyone is in a rush.

Just look at the lines outside Apple Stores every time a new iPhone is released. Who really needs to buy the new iPhone the second it goes on sale? No one. These days, you can waltz into the store later that afternoon, and pick up a device with no wait whatsoever.


Maybe the phenomenon is preparation for an economic downturn. The same idiots will be waiting in a bread line and say, “Naw. This line is nothing, you should have seen the line for the iPhone 4!” (A New Yorker cartoon beckons).

For Windows 10, the public will likely crash the system and prove, once again, that Microsoft cannot work the cloud properly. If you were happily running Windows 7 or 8 on Tuesday, why do you need to change to Windows 10 on Wednesday? You don’t, but you’ll try.

Of course Microsoft, like Apple, will use this failing as positive publicity: “We knew it would be popular, but not this popular. Wow.” I have advised people to get the upgrade after the first bug reports. You have one year to upgrade for free. There is no rush.

Another note of confusion has recently appeared in the news. Windows 10 may not work with old hardware. This seems to be targeted at older legacy graphics cards you might find in an XP box that was later upgraded to Windows 7. As far as I’m concerned, if Windows 7 runs on the machine, so should Windows 10. How hard can it be? My analysis is one thing, reality is another.

I have never fully understood how Microsoft goes from OS to OS while breaking drivers left and right. I wrote a whole column about Windows 7 not supporting my Epson printer and failing to recognize a NAS that Vista clearly saw.

I suspect that they have death panels in Redmond, where a committee decides to pull the plug on certain products by yanking the drivers from the Windows native support bundle. If you were using one of those products you are out of luck. Windows 10 will be the final arbiter. Get ready to make a dump run with gear you will never be able to use ever again.

There is another thing I must reiterate. Microsoft claims that Windows 10 will be the last Windows ever. This means one of three things: the company is planning on going broke in the next few years; it plans to incorporate a subscription-model perpetual OS upgrade scheme that has yet to be revealed; or it’s simply dropping the Windows branding and there will be some sort of new name. I’ll leave it to others to come up with jokes regarding future nomenclature.

Since this is an era of reboots and new beginnings, I predict that the next Microsoft operating system, the one to eventually replace Windows, will be called OS-1 or maybe just ONE. You watch. Windows 10 will be a big deal. Because of the free upgrades, it will be declared the “most popular version of Windows in history” in an attempt to generate positive buzz. The fact that Microsoft could dream up a trick like this should be lauded.

The Windows 10 code is not so radical that it will create much of a backlash like Vista did. In fact, it looks like Windows 8.2 to me. So it should be smooth sailing. But because there’s little that is radically different, that again tells me there is no hurry to upgrade. Wait a few months. Do it over a weekend when you have time on your hands. And whatever your strategy, prepare to buy new peripherals.

Donkey Kong Games Scoring Record Falls Once Again

Donkey KongIf you’re looking to become a world champion in Donkey Kong, your time is running out. The most famous high score in gaming was broken once again, and according to Donkey Kong authorities (yes, there are such things), there isn’t much room left to top the score.

Reigning Kong champ Robbie Lakeman topped his own high score by racking up a final tally of 1,158,400 late last week. That’s an improvement of 13,600 points from his previous best, which he posted three months after first becoming the record holder in September of 2014.

The three-peat by the 28-year-old Phoenix resident is impressive, but regularly besting your own score seems to be a theme among Donkey Kong champions. Previous recordholder Hank Chien managed to stay atop the heap for three years by besting himself time and again.

Chien has since seemingly stepped away from competitive Donkey Kong play, but Lakeman’s still being chased by several up and comers. The question is, how much scoring room is left before the game hits its absolute ceiling?

Donkey Blog, which keeps a close eye on the competitive Kong scene, says it still seems possible to earn more points in the original arcade game (on which all records are based), but “not many.”

Like a lot of old arcade games, it’s impossible to play Donkey Kong indefinitely. The game’s 22nd level contains a programming bug — colloquially called a “Kill Screen” — that instantly ends the game after just a few seconds.

Players will gather to take on Lakeman’s latest score next month in Pittsburgh at “Kong Off 4,” an annual tournament featuring the world’s best Donkey Kong players. And while Lakeman didn’t comment on his most recent record, he has historically been very open to challengers.

“If anyone told me they wanted to beat my score, I would tell them it will take a lot of time and dedication,” he said when he earned the record last year. “Getting involved in the Donkey Kong community has really helped me push myself to do my best.”

Protect Your PC or Mac with These 5 Apps

AntivirusComputer security might not be the most thrilling topic, but it becomes a lot more urgent when a crippling virus tears through your PC, turning into a useless box. The best approach to protecting your computer — and the files and information on it — is to take care of the problem before it starts. Here’s everything you need to protect yourself from the bad guys.

Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015

The moment you connect to the Internet or plug in a flash drive, you’re entering a potential swamp of malware. To protect your files and your sensitive information, you’ve gotta come packing heat in the form of antivirus software. One of the best defenses around, according to numerous lab tests and tech sites like CNET, is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2015. Not only does it defend your computer from bad web links, emails, and ransom-ware trojans, but it offers extra protection against malware that can take control of your financial transactions and even your webcam.

SecureAnywhere AntiVirus 2015

This highly-rated antivirus app always stays connected to the web to receive an up-to-the-minute list of the malware making the rounds online. It can also identify phishing scams, which are basically websites designed to trick you into handing over sensitive info like your credit card number. Another thing SecurityAnywhere has going for it is that the app doesn’t require much processing power as its makes its quick sweeps.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2015

The tests tell the tale, and the tests say Bitdefender is tough to beat when it comes to locking down your computer from malicious code. This program has all the features of modern antivirus software, but it also includes a number of handy extras, like tools to enhance system performance and a rescue mode in case malware has already done its damage. But its most useful feature just might be password management.

You’ve probably heard it a thousand times: Each of your online accounts should have a unique password that’s long, complicated, and hard to crack. The only way to remember a bunch of those is to use a password manager that remembers them for you. Then all you have to do is enter a master password, and you’re good to go.

F-Secure Internet Security 2015

Not everyone wants a full suite of antivirus tools, and not everyone’s computer is fast enough to run them. If you prize simplicity over anything else, you’ll want to go for F Secure Internet Security 2015. This antivirus app was designed to be as simple as possible, and to use minimal processing power during scans. Better yet, tests show that it works just as well as its less nimble competitors.

Intego Mac Internet Security

The common sentiment that Macs are invulnerable to viruses is a myth. Macs are less likely to get viruses than Windows PCs, but they’re not immune. Not only do some viruses attack Macs specifically, but your Mac can also be a carrier for Windows viruses. The best solution is Intego Mac Internet Security. This smart piece of software protects your computer from Mac malware and even prevents it from spreading Windows viruses. As a bonus, it scans your iPhone and iPad when you plug them in to make sure they’re clear, too.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Deals

Samsung Galaxy S3The latest from the mobile phone offerings from the Korean company Samsung is Samsung Galaxy S3. Marvelous apps and elegant exteriors have already made this mobile phone a hit within a short period after launch of it.

With no physical buttons on it Samsung Galaxy S3 has entered into the market of mobile phones to let the mobile phone users experience the new level of technology. Samsung, a Korean company which is dedicated to provide the latest technology to its followers in the form of gadgets that is hard to beat. These gadgets are always with so marvelous appearance, that you can never resist yourself to buy it. And latest in the series is Samsung Galaxy S3 with very attractive mobile phone deals.

Samsung Galaxy S3 is an elegant mobile phone with numerous features in it. The display of the mobile phone is gigantic TFT touch screen. The sound output of the mobile phone is brilliant as the speakers of the mobile phone have got 3.5 mm audio jack connectors and DNSe.

The metal exteriors of the mobile phone have given it a tough yet beautiful looks. This mobile phone run on a blazing fast speed and it is all because of 1.8 GHz processor and Exynos chipset. The Samsung Galaxy S3 mobile phone has got a huge memory to store almost all of the data you require saves in it yet you don’t find is sufficient , you can increase the space further up to 32 GB with the help of micro SD card slots.

One more feature of the mobile phone Samsung Galaxy S3 is very admired by the users, which is its camera. High resolution, best picture quality and what not, buying Samsung Galaxy S3 is a best deal.   Samsung Galaxy S3 is available under the support of Virgin, t mobile, O2, Orange, Vodafone and other networking companies in UK for its various applications.

You can buy it is three kinds of Samsung Galaxy S3 deals. If you go for Samsung Galaxy S3 contract mobile phone deals, you can not only win expensive free gifts with mobile phone like TV, DVD player etc but a number of incentives are also there. You can also pick SIM free mobile phone deals or Pay as you go deals which have more lucrative offers with them as well.

Best Selling Car Audio and Video

Car Audio and Video

The original car stereo was merely a radio with erratic reception. The next generation included a tape deck, but changing them was problematic and could be downright dangerous while you were driving. Today’s car audio and video equipment deliver exceptional sound and picture quality, making your journey even more enjoyable.

One of the top names in audio equipment for many years is Pioneer, and there move into the car audio sector has been incredibly successful. Their DEH 2200 UB model is an outstanding example of a car audio unit. With an excellent retail price of around $80, this item really delivers on looks and sound quality. Apart from the radio you have a CD facility and also MP3. The detachable faceplate is great for security as would be thieves cannot see what kind of unit you have. There is also a USB port so you can plug in your iPod and listen to all your favorite tunes without having to change the CD’s over and over again, invaluable on a long journey. Over all very nice pieces equipments for relatively small price.

The Pioneer DEH 1300MP retails at around $70 and is another high quality audio device. It has all the features of its compatriot but doesn’t have the iPod facility. It has the CD player and the MP3 receiver which sounds fabulous blasting through the 4 x 50 watt output. The white LCD display is very striking against the black background and makes navigation even simpler. The detachable faceplate also comes as standard. Great little unit for any car.

Although they produce great units, Pioneer aren’t the only company to have a large chunk of the car audio market. For around $60 you can get yourself the Clarion CZ300. There is no compromise of quality by paying such a small price. Radio, CD, MP3, iPod compatible and blue tooth are just some of the features that the Clarion have packed into this device. The addition of the blue tooth makes for safe, hands free conversations through your compatible cell phone. It will also play the music you have stored on the MP3 within your cell phone, this may be a budget priced machine, but the features are anything but.

So you have a great audio system, and are looking to increase the sound quality. If this is the position you find yourself in, the Pyle PL634BL 3 way speaker system might be just what you are looking for. These speakers’ measure 6.5 inches across and can easily handle a mighty 360 watts of power. The woofer has a poly injection cone and a surround of rubber butyl. Coming ready to install with all cables, grills and mounting hardware, and retailing at a mere $20, these speakers are what your audio system have been waiting for.

If you are one of the many of thousands of motorist who know have DVD in your car to amuse the kids on loud journeys, you may have come across this problem. The kids are happy in the back but you can’t hear your music over the sound of the DVD. XO vision took this on board and produced the IR620 universal wireless folding headphones. These headphones are incredibly comfortable to wear with extra cushioning in the ear cups. The generous adjustability makes them suitable for everyone from tots to adults. The control buttons are located on the side of the headphones for convenience and ease of use. For less than $20, every parent should have some of these!

The Mammals and Science for Kids

Science of MammalsUnless you live underwater in some vast ocean, you will find that everywhere you turn a mammal or two will be in sight! In fact, even if you do live underwater, you may run into a dolphin or a blue whale, evidence that the world of mammals is as extensive as it is varied. Teaching your children about this huge group of animals – which, by the way, includes us -is, therefore, pretty easy to do.

So, why not take an opportunity to blend your lesson about mammals with some instruction on scientific observation? When scientists observe the animal, plant or mineral world, one very important thing that they always do is to record their observations. They will look at, listen to, smell and feel – only if this is all safe – the object or being that they are studying and make detailed observations. Take your kids on a field trip – to the local zoo, farm, conservation area, or in some cases, wooded ravine – and teach them about recording the observations of the mammals that they encounter.

All you need is a drawing pad, coloring pencils and binoculars. Be sure not to wear clothes that are too flamboyant as that may cause some shier mammals to run away. As your children spot various mammals, they can write, or draw what they notice about the animal, onto their paper and keep it to remind them what they’ve learned. The idea is to observe, and record, as many things as possible about each animal that you find while thinking about why they are grouped into the mammal category.

So what characteristics make a mammal? First, all mammals, whether on land or in the sea, have hair or fur. (Even dolphins have hair around their mouths) The most important function of the hair or fur is to help the animal control its temperature. (Dolphins and other underwater mammals have a large layer of blubber under their skin for this purpose.) Mammals are warm blooded animals, which mean they can adapt to cold or hot temperatures.

Hair/fur helps them do this by trapping a layer of air close to the body to keep heat from slipping away. (Food energy is the other factor that keeps animals warm.) To cool down, different land mammals use different methods. Dogs stick out their tongues and breathe quickly when they get hot – air flows around their tongues and mouth and cools them down. (If your field trip is on a hot day, you can get your kids to count the number of panting dogs that they spot.) Horses, like humans, produce sweat to cool down. Mammals get bushier when it is cold and will shed hair when the weather becomes warmer. If you spot a squirrel on an autumn day in the park, you can have your child draw the squirrel, in his/her observation book, with an especially bushy coat.

Next, all land mammals have four limbs. (Underwater mammals, like whales, seals, dolphins, etc, of course, have fins.) Humans are the only mammal that always walks only on two limbs – other mammals sometimes walk on two limbs but will, at other times, revert to moving around on four. Mammals will primarily use the forelimbs, or arms, for gripping and holding food, cleaning and preening themselves or their young, digging, etc.

The hind limbs are used as the major force when walking, trotting or running. While on your field trip, your children can observe some of the various things that different mammals do with their limbs. Also, does the mammal have claws, paws or hoofs? If claws or paws, how many fingers or toes do they have? If they are hoofs, do they have one toe or are they cloven into two or three toes? These are all different characteristics of the limbs of mammals. Each determines how the mammal gets around, eats or defends itself.

Third – and this one is trickier to spot – most mammals, except for two types, give birth to live young. That means, instead of being in an egg – which was laid by the female – and waiting for several days or weeks to hatch, the baby mammal is born already developed and alive. The amount of time that babies spend in the mother’s stomach – the gestation period – varies from species to species.

The rat’s gestation period is 21 days. For humans, we know that it is 40 weeks and for baby elephants, a 20 month stay in the womb is needed before they will venture out! Kangaroos, and other marsupials, will carry their live born young in a pouch on their bodies until they are big enough to survive in the outside world. The only two mammals that lay eggs are ekidnahs – an ant eating mammal that looks a bit like a hedgehog and carries its eggs in a pouch on its body – and the platypus – a duck-billed mammal that can live underwater and lays eggs in a nest.

Mammals, more so than other animals, take relatively good care of their young. Mother mammals take the trouble to feed their young, clean them and protect them until the babies are ready to fend for themselves. (Baby elephants also receive care from another designated female elephant that is known as an -˜aunt’!) In the animal kingdom, maturity is reached fairly quickly – often within weeks or months – as opposed to the human situation where raising children takes years! Have your child watch some mammals in a zoo and observe what the mothers do for their young.

(Monkeys are always especially good subjects for this.) The ONE thing that ALL mammals do, whether they live on land or under water – and this sets them completely aside from other animals – is that they feed their babies with milk from their own bodies! A farm, in the spring, is a great place to see this happening! Pigs, cows, goats, etc all can be found nursing their young. Mammalian milk is basically made from water and a collection of nutrients including proteins, fat, carbohydrates and vitamins.

The proportions of these ingredients in the milk vary from one mammal to the other and depend on the animal’s requirements within its habitat. When a mammal grows from its baby stages, it will, in terms of eating habits, become one of three things; an herbivore – eats just plants – a carnivore – eats meat which may include insects – or an omnivore – eats either.

One more thing that you can teach your children is that some mammals that live in places where the temperature becomes very cold will hibernate. This means that they sleep throughout the winter months, when food may be scarce, in order to conserve energy.

Here’s a tip for your field trip – don’t bug animals that are in the process of hibernating – especially bears!! They’ll be cranky and, don’t forget, very hungry! When your field trip is over, and you are back home talking with your kids about what they observed, why not share some of the following mammal trivia; The largest mammal – and biggest animal in the history of the world – is the blue whale! Its length is 27m and it weighs 150 tons.

The tallest, at about 20 meters in height, is the giraffe. A baby kangaroo is called a joey and is the size of a bean when it is born and crawls into its mother’s pouch. Grey wales have the longest migration – moving from one place to another to feed or breed in desirable temperatures – of all animals; in one year they make a round trip of up to 20000km. Female elephants – and not the males -are the herd leaders or matriarchs…males get pushed out to go live on their own.

Different Kind of Computer Software

Computer Software

Computer Software is a computer tool that will help computer users interact with the machine or the hardware in a computer. Without computer software’s, you will not be able to make the computer run and thus working on computers may not be as easy as it is today. There are different types of computer software and the differences lie in the usage and action they do inside the computer.

To help you understand the different kinds of computer software, this article will help you by giving you the examples of computer software in each type of computer software. You may think that you do not need them but then you have to know what to buy when you need certain software. The three types of computer software’s are systems software.

Read on to know the differences. Systems Software Systems software assists you in communicating with the hardware and the computer system. Systems software is software that is part of the computer when you purchase it. Example of the systems software is the operating system which helps you open the computer and interact with it. Another example is the device drivers or the software’s that sends the document to the printer or the system that helps you use the memory of the computer.

Another is the windows system, this helps you power up the computer. Programming software Programming software is software used by computer engineers and computer technicians. This software helps them to write computer programs and software’s using programming languages. Users do not use programming software but because there will be no working computers without programming software’s, users may not know programming software but they need it. Programming software’s ensuring that the machine or the computer will work the way you need it.

Application software, this is the software that you use. Example of application software’s includes Microsoft office applications, business software’s, accounting software’s, medical software, educational software’s and computer gaming software’s. Some of these software’s are available in the computer when you buy it, but others are optional. If the user deems it necessary to use other application software’s, you can do so by purchasing such application software and installing it in the computer.

Understanding computer software’s is necessary if you would like to make your computer work advantageously for you. While you may not need to know a lot about systems software or programming software, knowing what it does helps you understand how computers work.

Advancements in X-Ray Technology

X-Ray TechnologyX-Rays have been in use as a medical imaging technique since 1895 when Wilhelm Roentgen discovered that he could create pictures of body structures like tissues and bones by passing electromagnetic waves through the body. He called the phenomenon “X” because he did not completely understand what made up the “rays”. Since that time, X-Rays have been the foundation upon which medical imaging technology and equipment for medical imaging have been made.

Although the X-Ray has long been a fundamental tool for medical imaging, this approach has always had the drawback that the pictures produced are indistinct. The images require extremely careful analysis and interpretation. Scientists have been researching for years in an attempt to find a way to make the radiographic images better.

Recent findings in the development of laser X-Ray’s have led to advancements that have the capability to completely change the quality of radiographic images. The light distributed by a laser would be bright enough to create strong, distinct contrasts on radiographic images. Also, grouping the power of a laser beam with X-Rays could improve resolution by a multiple of around 1,000. Medical imaging that could make the picture that much better might give us the resources to find abnormalities and cancers that you cannot detect right now with our technology.

Up until recently, the power source needed to generate the appropriate strength laser beam for this invention was so massive that it was impractical to even try. Nevertheless, due to new technology, researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder have created a method to generate strong laser beams from a “table top” size source of power. This makes laser X-Ray technology a practical goal.

The team that is researching this used a laser beam to send out atoms from argon. Argon is a stable chemical element. The radiation of X-Rays was too weak to be useful. The research group then hurled the atoms right back at the argon which made a bigger, more smooth ray of X-Rays of big enough size to be of use. This “boomerang” method is now being fingered to generate a highly regular, very strong source of X-Rays, grouped with laser beams.

The method isn’t prepared for use in the clinical setting. More research is necessary to expand the method into the hard X-Ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum. When the task at hand has been overcome, the commercial laser X-Ray will follow.

The Latest Apple Watch Tips

Apple WatchApple Watch is supposed to start landing on the wrists of the faithful — the faithful who preordered. Some of them, anyway.

If you’re among them, you’ll quickly discover that this watch’s operating system has many visual and gestural similarities to the software on the iPhone. But overall, the navigation and features are very different.

And so, to help you dive into the splendors of your new acquisition — and for all the curious bystanders — I offer you Pogue’s Top Tips for the Apple Watch. These are the little goodies Apple has buried in the watch’s software but never really told anybody about.

Many of these rely on the Apple Watch app on the iPhone. It’s a fairly unsung app, with hundreds of settings to explore. And it has a lot of fodder for Top Tips.

Magnify the text

Just when you’ve gotten used to reading tiny type on the screen of a phone, now you’re supposed to read email and news items on the screen of a watch.

Fortunately, the watch’s small type need not be a barrier to your enjoyment. In the iPhone app, don’t miss the Brightness and Text Size and Bold options. As you drag the type-size slider, you see the font change on the watch in real time, wirelessly. Turning Bold on or off, however, requires you to restart the watch.

You can zoom

If things on the watch are still too small, you can zoom in! Turn on zoom on the iPhone app in General ? Accessibility. From now on, using two fingers, you can double-tap to zoom in, drag to scroll the magnified view, or double-tap/drag to zoom in and out. (That is, with two fingers, tap twice — but on the second tap, leave the fingers down and drag up or down.)

Bounce between the two most recent apps

The crown (knob) on the side of the watch is also a clicker (push it inward). If you double-click, you pop back and forth between the two apps you’ve used most recently.


If your watch is ringing or chirping for any reason, you can shut it up by briefly resting your palm on it, as though to say, “Shush, you!”

(That’s a feature called Cover to Mute. The on/off switch for this feature is on the Sounds & Haptics screen of the iPhone app.)

Put your favorite app icons at the edges

The app icons on the watch screen are about the size of hydrogen atoms. But at least you can rearrange them so that the ones you use most stick out near the edges of the cluster.

To do that, rest your finger lightly on any app icon to make them all start jiggling, then drag to rearrange. Just like on the iPhone or iPad.

Actually, you can do exactly the same thing on the App Layout screen of the iPhone app. It’s easier that way, because the icons are bigger.

Stifle the “stand up” reminders

Every time you’ve been sitting like a sloth for an hour, the watch reminds you to get up and walk around for a minute. That’s good for your health.

But there may be times when you can’t stand up and walk around — for example, when you’re stuck in a meeting, attending a church service, or watching a Michael Bay movie. In those situations, you can turn that reminder off in the iPhone app. It’s on the Activity screen, and it’s called Stand Reminders.

3 Innovative Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Ideas

Search Engine OptimizationWhat is search engine optimization or SEO? Well in short SEO is the process of getting your website to appear in organic or natural search results. The alternative to this element of marketing is pay-per-click advertising. Every time someone clicks on your ad being displayed in the sponsored section at the top it will cost you money.

The upside to this is that you’ll be at the top of the search ranking every time someone searches for your keyword. The down side is its very expensive and if you ask me no one should ever have to do this. There are three things that I suggest that you should use to prevent having to use pay-per-click advertising which will help you develop your presence in organic search results.

Video is great and the simplest way to rank in search engines as far as I know. This is the SEO innovation that needs more attention from business owners and online marketing companies alike. Once your video is ready for upload, you can start the process of optimization. What I usually do is target one keyword in the title and geographically target as many places as I can fit.

Does your keyword research to make sure you know what is going to bring you the most clicks? It doesn’t matter how competitive the keyword is, if you do this right then you will out rank your competition in no time at all. The other element that you have to consider is the description.

I try to keep this consistent with the title but as long as you know the keyword you’re targeting and keep your description worded around that everything is fine. Link Building everyone has a link building strategy and mine is no different from yours. Remember that it’s not the quantity but quality of the links that you build. So choose your links carefully when pointing links at your website.

Social media profiles, PDF files and videos depending on where they’re hosted can have as many links as they want but try to decrease your efforts by establishing quality links. The more quality links you have pointing at your site the better you will rank in search engines. I have learned to only point links at my website that have a page rank of at least seven or higher.

Search Engine Marketing and Blogging You have to blog and use search engine marketing to target keywords. Google loves to see a page dedicated to one keyword. Don’t try to target multiple keywords on a page. About blog services that you give for a given keyword and make sure that you put the keyword in all the places that count. This includes the title, link string, description and in each one of the header tags.

Finding Ways to Fix Computer Problems

Fix Computer ProblemsComputer problems will always be there as long as computers exist. To fix computer problems immediately is critical especially in a business setting and needs experience and skills to accomplish that.

However, if you cannot do it by yourself, you still have the following options to choose:

Browse the Internet for DIY computer help tips

There are plenty of computer help tips available online that will help you fix computer problems. From software problems, networking too hardware issues, every computer issue is covered by DIY computer help articles.

However, if you cannot stand reading computer technical jargon, then you will surely find the DIY computer help articles more of a problem than a solution.

Call computer-knowledgeable friends

You might have some friends who know how to fix computer problems. You can call them and hope that they are not busy so that they can help you right away.

Call a local computer technician

If your friends are too busy to be disturbed, you can call the local computer technicians. They can drop by your house and do personalized service to fix computer problems. However, the local computer technicians might delay his coming because aside from you, he also has other customers to attend to.

Call for online computer tech support

You can dial their phone number and instantly they will be available to fix computer problems. The computer tech specialists are experts in their field and they can fix computer problems instantly without paying a visit to your house. They can do it through remote access which uses the internet to fix computer problems. That is why you can sit back and relax while the computer repair experts are fixing computer problems for you.

Because it is convenient and highly efficient, online computer tech support is the best choice you have to fix computer problems.

Android Apps for Windows Reality

Android Apps for WindowsAndroid is undoubtedly the lead runner in the world of smart phones. IPhone, Blackberry, Windows and Symbian smart phones are in no way up to the android’s standard when compared with one. To an android addict, the idea of viewing the android world on pc, laptop etc. would sound unbelievable at first. However, BlueStacks, the Californian Company has made it all possible for android addicts and for those who desire to experience once. Now it is not that impossible to download your favorite applications on pc’s and laptops. Imagine your favorite apps on large screens with improvised sound and picture effects which will enhance your android experience. The applications which used to keep you glued to your smart phone is now all available online i.e. as the apps for windows and all you need to do is download the application, install and run it. There were approximately 600 thousand downloads for the particular run android for PC software in the 1st year itself. Moreover, since then, there has been no looking back.

A few steps need to be followed to run android for pc. The software needs to be first downloaded on the android. Once the downloading and the installation are complete, the user is required to take a backup of the downloaded software on the android device itself. The user also requires installing the Blue Stacks application on pc for example. The backup files are hereby then transported to the pc and then imported in the application environment.

However not all apps that is available on the Google play store can be downloaded for the windows use. This is because some of the android applications require the GPS feature and the others require information from your mobile. However, the major drawback is that the Blue Stacks designed apps for windows are still of the Beta version. Where these apps are not up to the mark yet, it has definitely raised the expectations of android users all over the world who are now waiting for the paid versions and pro version of these apps to come up with eager eyes.

BlueStacks offers latest apps for your PC or desktop by which you can run android on pc which is compatible not only with windows but also for Mac OS. Now Instagram Windows and enjoy the Words with Friends for PC.

Nikon D5100 DSLR Digital Camera Review

Nikon D5100 DSLRNikon D5000 and its enhanced edition, Nikon D5100, are additional favored than D60, not only for the reason that of the additional High definition film capability and stay-view functions that they have, but also due to the fact Nikon has created important improvements to their capabilities and specs, which are not located in D60, these as particular imaging influence capacity and enhanced sensor resolution and autofocus program. Additionally, the official price of each Nikon D5000 and D5100, which in the market is valued at close to $800, is virtually economical for entry-level DSLR camera customers.

The aforementioned 3 considerable enhancements which are bundled on the Nikon D5100 are not the only elements that make it surpass the Nikon D5000. In this new enhanced edition, Nikon has also added particular impact enhancement capabilities. The Nikon D5100, with its distinctive influence enhancement capacity, facilitates photographers increase their picture taking and generating creativeness without obtaining to use further graphic processing apps on their laptop to reprocess the picture that they have taken. A person of these specific effects that can be considered rather helpful is the Selective Color result. By working with this effect, the photographers can select up to a few hues that are sought after to seem in the picture and convert the remainder of the colors in the image to grayscale.

Other exceptional-result enhancements that may perhaps be favored by photographers incorporate a graphical capacity to create colorful sketch drawings from even now photographs or avoid-motion movie and miniature results that can be made use of to generate pictures and videos with mini-scaled nuances. The Nikon D5100 also contains a night time vision capability which allows photographers to take a nonetheless picture or shoot a video clip in an atmosphere in which extremely minimal trustworthy light is current. In standard, the Nikon D5100 reveals superb imaging capability even with the maximum ISO level of 25,600, equivalent to that of Nikon Pro SLR, which enables photographers to get pics at an ISO stage of 102,400.

With all enhancements and good quality effectiveness characteristics that are included in this camera, the Nikon D5100 is the greatest choice for digital camera lovers who want a very affordable, significant-top quality and versatile personal DSLR camera. If you’re a photographer, you are going to want a camera that requires the best high quality images. If you are executing this professionally, you also might contemplate paying a small further on 1. But the simple fact is, if you want to get excellent pics, put some money back into your pocket, and save a great deal of time attempting to figure out most complex cameras then you will want to get a Nikon Digital camera.

The Finest Nikon Cameras arrive in a variety of styles and additional attributes that you would not come across in most cameras. And the greatest part about these good quality, attribute loaded cameras is that they are SO a lot a lot more economical than other makes.

Let us do a fast evaluation on some of the Greatest Nikon Cameras For the newbie – Nikon provides a quality camera for the intermediate photographer known as the COOLPIX L120. Really don’t let it’s appears scare you away. It’s quite reasonably priced, starting at / all-around 300 bucks. The COOLPIX L120 is as sleek and professional as it seems.