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Karan is the Editor-in-Chief and Owner of Techfudge.net A fun loving guy Aspiring to become a graphic designer and striving to become the coolest geek.

5 Best Ways to Speed Up Your Computer

In today’s world, computer has been indispensable to accomplish any type of job or duty. It is very much essential to keep your computer in healthy condition. Or else, whatever the configuration of your computer may be, if it is not maintained properly, then its performance will be affected for sure. Following are some of the major steps you should follow to speed up your computer.

 speed up your computer
speed up your computer

Defragmentation

To make the processing of your computer easier, undergo defragmentation, while retrieving and making changes to a file. This process will keep all the fragments of a changed file together and in line so that the pressure on the processor will be less.

This tool can  prove to be pretty helpful in defragmenting your hard drive :

Smart Defrag

Antivirus

Do not let your computer to be a pray before viruses. They will use the power of processor to strengthen themselves and eat up the memory too.

If they will not be checked at right point of time, these viruses will start infecting all the other files on your PC and leave it almost useless. So always keep your PC protected from viruses by installing a powerful anti-virus program.

If you can’t afford a paid version then here you can download the best free antivirus for your protection :

Avira

Boot up optimization

This can be done pretty easily, what you need to do is edit the stuff that starts up when your pc boots.

Go to run and type msconfig and hit enter. Now select the startup tab and choose only the needed applications to boot at the start up. Un-select all other application those are not essential to boot up.

This action will minimize the pressure on the processor at the start up.

Also Check out:

  • How to keep your PC fighting fit
  • How to Find If Your Computer Is Infected?

Memory management

Memory being is the most important portion of the computer it needs to be managed with proper care.

  • Delete all the unimportant and duplicate files and programs stored in the memory.
  • Go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall all unnecessary programs.

Disk/Drive Scans

After being used for some time, the disks in your PC develop bad sectors. When the processor passes through these bad sectors, then the PC gets crashed. So check your disk regularly.

For this I would like to recommend a paid application suite called Uniblue Power Suite. It’s worth the cost!

But if you know any free tool which can prove to be pretty efficient in speeding up your computer then do share it with us, your fellow geeks.

5 Best ways to speed up your computer

5 Useful Extensions for Google chrome

Google chrome is gaining popularity because of its sleek design and clean interface and if you do use Google chrome here are 5 nice extensions that will enable you to get the most of your browser.

Google chrome
Google chrome

Cooliris

Cooliris
Cooliris

Well, do you like a 3D interface, I do. It is currently the coolest thing in technology and Cooliris is an extension which gives you the power to view your images in a 3D interface.

Download Cooliris here

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Turn off the Lights

This is an extension which enhances your video viewing experiences.It darkens out the background so that you can watch your video without any disturbance.

Turn off the Lights
Turn off the Lights

Here are all the features which this extension offers :

  • Icon to appear in the URL bar
  • Turn the lights back on, by clicking on it
  • Support multiple video sites: YouTube, HTML5 video,etc.
  • Support multiple image sites: Google Images Search, Picasa,etc.
  • Option to make the screen dark if the user click on the play button
  • Option turn on/off fade in and fade out effect
  • Custom colors
  • Option Flash Detection
  • Option Show Dimness Level Bar

Download here

Webpage Screenshot

As the name suggests, this plugin enables you to take a picture/screenshot of your webpage with just a click.

Webpage Screenshot
Webpage Screenshot

Here are all the features which this extension offers:

  • Drawing Tools: Line, Ellipse, Rectangle, Arrow
  • Add Text.
  • Fast Crop
  • Start Edit before image ready.
  • Upload and share: Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, MySpace
  • Print: Send directly to printer
  • Save to HD: The only extension that let you save large images to your HD, (not 2MB limit)
  • Color Picker: Remember the last color you used.

Download here

Download master

Download Master
Download Master

Developed by Nick Zorin,  Download Master simplifies the downloading process.This plugin facilitates downloading with just a couple of clicks. But the only drawback is that you need to have the download manager application before you can install the extension.

Download here

SocialPlus

This extension lets you customize your facebook profile and lets you enhance social networking like never before.

SocialPlus
SocialPlus

Here are some features that Social Plus adds to Facebook :

  • Album Slideshow
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • New Notification
  • Color statuts
  • Emoticons
  • I don’t like button
  • Skin your profile
  • videoChat
  • skin Creator

Download Social Plus here

These were the best extensions that I could find for Google chrome. Personally, I like Social plus and I am pretty impressed by the flexibility that it ads to our Social networking experience.

Do share you favorite extension with us and why is it so?

5 Cool and Free Applications for iPhone Users

In the past few years there has been the way phones were used has been revolutionized. With the coming of smartphones like the iPhone the flourishing industry of mobile phone applications has experienced a boom. Out of more than 200k iPhone applications, here we present the best, according to us, free iPhone applications that you need to get the most out of your gadget.

Top 10 cool applications for iPhone users
Top 10 cool applications for iPhone users

Facebook

Facebook
Facebook

Well, who here is not a social freak. We all are social animals and its pretty impossible to ignore social networks while we try to keep up with the changing world and this free app allows you to access your facebook account on the go using your iPhone.

Check it out

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RunKeeper Free

RunKeeper Free
RunKeeper Free

This free app enables you to keep a track of your jogging route and provides you details about miles covered, path taken, calories burnt and much more. Moreover you can configure it to match your treadmill.

Check it out

Skype

Skype
Skype

Stay connected while on the go. This pretty applications provides a good looking interface and is extremely simple to use. It can also be used on your iPod Touch to make calls.

Check it out

TonePad

TonePad
TonePad

Do you love music? I do. And this app allows you to compose your own symphonies :P. This app is purely designed for creating digital music and I must say it does its job like no other.

Check it out

Evernote

Evernote
Evernote

This application is a great tool for bloggers like me. We get a lot of idea while on the go but we tend to forget most of them till the time we reach home.  And this nifty tool can come to our rescue. It allows us to create and store our notes and ideas using our iPhone.

Check it out

These were 5 useful applications that I thought were worth sharing and will enhance the productivity of your beloved iPhone. Share your favorite applications with us.