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Himanshu is a full time professional blogger. He loves all thing related to technology, Windows, software, tools and web apps. Writing is his passion. He loves reading blogs and tech magazines.

CPU BenchMark : How To Check CPU Performance Before Buying it

When ever I suggest someone to buy a new custom or company fitter desktop or laptop, I always suggest to check CPU speed and RAM for optimum performance. There are many ways by which we can check the processor benchmark and I will be talking about one such site today. This is going to be useful for people who constantly look forward to upgrade their PC’s and get more out of it. These days buying computer for our daily work is not so easy task. There are hell lots of processors in the market and continuously they are keep coming. Selecting a nice processor without actually using it is definitely not an easy task.

CPU BenchMark : Select best Processor for your computer

There is a website known as CPU Benchmarks, which offers benchmarking stats of more than 200,000 CPUs. If you are planning to buy a computer then it is better idea to land on this website before purchasing it. This site tells you about performance of different CPU’s. These data are collected by testing these CPU’s in various conditions.

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All the CPU’s present in the world are divided into several categories. There are categories such as high end CPU chart, high to mid range, low to mid range, common CPU chart, best value CPU chart etc.

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Screenshot given below shows performance chart of high end CPU’s from CPU BenchMark site. You can also check the price and last update date of the chart.

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Apart from CPUs, benchmarks stats for hard drives, graphic cards, and complete systems are present on the site. You can also generate Full PDF reports which shows the performances of various antivirus software. With lots of great information this site is worth bookmarking. You definitely need to check the stats before purchasing any computer.

Go to CPU BenchMarks.

At the time of writing here are top 3 CPU’s in single CPU category:

  • Intel Xeon  E5-2687W @ 3.10GHz
  • Intel Xeon 5-2690 @ 2.90GHz
  • Intel Xeon E5-2670 @ 2.60GHz

Which Benchmarking site or software you use to check your Hardware and CPU performance?

Online-Convert.com : Converts Any File Format

If you are looking to convert file from one format to other then have a look at Online-convert.com, an online web service which converts almost any file type to other format easily and quickly.

There are different converters available to convert different file types. Converters include audio converter, video converter, image converter, document converter, ebook converter and hash generator.

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Click on any video converter and you’ll be redirected to that particular converter. From the left sidebar, select the file type into which you want to convert the current file. Now upload the file on its server.

If you are converting videos from one format to another then you’ll get option to choose parameters like bitrates, frequency and channels. You can also trim audio for certain duration. There is an option to enter the video URL (YouTube videos) and convert it directly to any other format.

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Similarly if you use any other file type to convert then you’ll get different parameters to change inside the converted file. After conversion, you’ll get an output file. Download the converted file.

Note: If the conversion process outputs more than one then you’ll get zip file to download. Download the zip file and extract all the files inside it using any file compression tool such as Winrar or 7zip.

With easy to use interface and with huge format support, this free to use tool is worth trying.

Check out online-convert.com.

Grooveshark: Find Your Favorite Songs And Stream It Easily

If you are looking for a nice website to stream your favorite music then you should bookmark Grooveshark, an awesome website to search and listen to songs online. This site comes with an easy to use user interface. There is a search box at the top to search your favorite songs. While searching the songs I came to know that its database is so intense and it gave all the results I searched for. Continue reading Grooveshark: Find Your Favorite Songs And Stream It Easily

Voice Actions For Android: Command Your Android Phone By Voice

Yesterday, at a press event in San Francisco, Google unveiled a very unique feature known as Voice action. By using this feature you can operate most of the features of your mobile by using voice command. Features include sending SMS, making call, searching on Google, finding direction for the near place, setting alarm, opening apps and many more.

Users can download voice action for Android on their Android phones running on Android version 2.2 which is also known as Froyo.

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How to get Voice actions for Android

Getting voice actions on your Froyo 2.2 Android phone is easy.

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  • Select your country and enter your mobile number.

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  • Shortly you will receive   a text message from Google having link of Android voice search. Click on the link and follow the instructions.

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Features of Voice actions for Android

There are many features offered by this application. Here I am compiling all those features and commands you need to give to your phone to execute those tasks.

  • Send text messages: Send text to [recipient] [message]
  • Get directions: Navigate to [address/city/business name]”
  • View Map: map of [address/city]
  • Listen To music: listen to [artist/song/album]
  • Set alarm: Alarm 8’o clock.
  • Write a note: note to self [message]
  • Search Google: query
  • Go to websites: go to [website name]
  • Call businesses: call [business name] [location]
  • Cal Contacts: call [contact name] [phone type]
  • Send email: send email to [recipient] [subject] [body].

Here’s the video presentation by Google Mobile’s Mike LeBeau:

These are some commands given on Google Voice website’s. I am pretty sure there are some other commands exists. So why don’t you find out and mention them in comments.

FishMemory: A Better Way To Create To-Do List

To-do list is a nice medium to reminding you about pending work which you have to do in future. There are several web tools available to create to-do list. FishMemory is one such service but it comes with extra features which others might not offer.

First of all it is not complicated in comparison to other tools. Secondly it offers other features like reminders and notes. Starting with the tool is easy. You need to create an account. Then go to dashboard tab and enter the name of list in the box next to “Create a new list”. After creating list, you can add new list as a child of parent list you created.

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You can print and share the list easily. It can be also exported to a CSV format. You can set reminder and add notes with the help of nice inbuilt editor. There is a facility to mark those tasks which have been completed.

You can either keep your list private or make it public. Public lists can be accessed by clicking on “Browse” tab.

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Here is a nice video which demonstrated the working of this tool.

Check out Fishmemory to easily create to-do list and don’t forget to share your feedback.


Free Nature Sounds: A Website to Hear Natural Sounds And Download Them Easily

In the fast moving world, we miss the essence of nature in our daily life. People love to visit sea beaches or spend holiday at Jungle safari just to enjoy the charm of nature. We can’t enjoy the nature in our home but one thing we can do is hear its sound with the help of a tool known as Free Nature Sounds.

It is an amazing tool by which you can compose new sound effects after mixing different sounds. Different sounds are available such as beach, fire, rain, bird, thunderstorm, waterfall, and many more.

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You can use this tool to listen natural sounds on your headphones or you can create a natural environment in your room by playing it on your speaker (buy aquarium, some fishes and room plants).

How to play the sound

You’ll see four drop down boxes and sliders which is initially set to 20%. You have to pick a sound from the first drop down. There are various categories available for sounds such as Popular, nature, animals and others.

Choose your favorite sound and slide the slider to increase the sound. Similarly you can play sounds from other drop downs and make a mixture of various sounds. Also you can add stereo effects by panning channels to the left or right.

How to share and download the sound

After creating the composition, click on the “save as link” button given below. It will ask your details. After entering details and clicking on save button, it will generate a unique URL. You can share this URL among your friends via social network. There are many social media button available to share the composition quickly.

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To download the video, click on the “Export To File” button. After processing, save button will appear by which you can save the file on your computer in WAV format.

Visit Free Nature Sounds.

Watch Music Videos On YouTube Easily Using YouTube Music

How many of you visit YouTube only for watching videos? Probably all. It is easy to use search box to find videos of your choice but what about other top videos and latest released videos. There is a good news for music fans. YouTube recently renovate its music page and added some superb flavors.

On the page you can find the top videos without any fuzz. You can find top music videos on this page. Below it there is a category for “Today’s hits”. Similarly you can find categories for Pop, electronic, country and folk, rap and hip hop, world music, classical, rock and many more.

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To play the videos just click on the “play category name” link next to the category name. A random playlist will be created. You can also queue videos by hovering your mouse over video thumbnail and click the play button appeared by the action.

The most appreciating part of this section is it is clutter free, without any ads. You can easily find videos according to your interest. According to YouTube, they will soon release a new feature which will called “Events Near You”. It will help you to find live music happening in your area.

Checkout more about YouTube:

Check out YouTube Music [via The Official YouTube Blog].

FontFonter: Check How Websites Look in Web Safe Fonts

How many of you know that there are some fonts which are not safe to use? The benefit of safe fonts are they are easier to read, compatible with all the browsers and devices and looks good. There is a tool known as Fontfonter that lets you watch websites with Web FontFonts (Web FontFonts are special kind of fonts that are optimized by hand for the screen). FontFonter lets you preview websites in WebFontFonts.

One reason to use Web FontFonts is they work in every major browser like Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, IE in Mac or Windows. They also work on iPads and iPhones.

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To get started with the tool , type the web address of any website or blog and press “FontFont it!” button. It will process the website and displays the website along with the yellow toolbar. You can replace San serifs and Serifs fonts  with the available safe fonts.

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This site doesn’t support JavaScript, cookies, mobile browsers, Opera and Internet Explorer. So it is not possible to analyze each websites.

Overall it is fun and easier for developers to change and preview the safe fonts one by one on their projects. It analyzes the site very fast and has a very simple interface.

Visit FontFonter and check websites in web safe fonts.

Face to Find: Search Videos On Facebook Easily

All of you know that Facebook is one of the largest social networking site having millions of users. Facebook touched such a height that a movie is coming on Facebook titled “The social media” which is based on the life of Mark Zuckerberg, creator of Facebook.

It is an amazing place to find and share good videos and photographs among friends and family members but searching video is not that easy. Facebook default video search only search from the video shared by your friends or recent videos.

If you want to search for videos on Facebook then there is a nice search engine known as “Face to Find”. It is a nice tool to search videos quickly by only entering the keyword. You can watch the videos in full screen. It also allows you to like the video and post comments.

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On the top menu, you can find links today’s most viewed videos and most recently uploaded videos. It displays time of video and it also displays how many friends like the video previously. Apart from watching videos, you can also download it in your computer. This tool supports multiple languages. Also it is very simple to use and one of the best tool to find old videos uploaded by any user.

Worth Reading:

Check out Face to Find to search for Facebook videos quickly. Do share with us which Facebook tool you use to search videos?

Watch YouTube Videos in Clutter Free Interface Using ViewPure

YouTube is an amazing service to watch music and other kinds of videos online. I use this site daily for entertainment as well as learning purpose. But I really hate ads flashed inside the videos and also I don’t like other clutters such as comments, related videos, etc near the video.

Viewpure is a web service that removes all the clutter from YouTube video and runs it in a neat interface. You can also create a custom environment for video viewing, example you can generate personalized URL (ViewPure.com/[URL]) and also password protect your video.

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Given below is the screenshot of “Pure video viewing” video playback. There are some useful links given at the top. You can darken the background from white to black .Also you can create short link for the YouTube video. If you want to share the clutter free video on Twitter then click on “share”.

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If you scroll down the home page to the bottom, you’ll get a Viewpure bookmarklet. Just drag and drop this bookmark;et on your browser’s bookmark bar. Now go to YouTube website and click on the bookmarklet. It will redirect you to ViewPure and play the video in neat interface. Simple and easy. No signup is required to use this service.

Tip: To fully enjoy the video, darken the background and click the F11 button in Windows. You can watch the video in a neat, full screen mode. Want to come back? Press F11 again.

Go to Viewpure for clutter free YouTube video experience.