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4 Apps To Increase Android Performance

Anroid is one of the most popular mobile and tablet OS. Though, those who have been using Android for long, they are aware of performance issues. Here I’m going to share some useful apps which will help you to Increase android performance on your phone or tablet.

Recently we trained you on how to root android phones using simple applications that you can download for free. Rooting gives your android phone a complete new agenda and a whole lot of customization. It also makes you want more from your android phone, thus indirectly causing the battery backup, CPU usage and the overall performance of the phone to decrease.

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At times like this, you can use some applications and tricks to boost up your CPU’s performance and also save some battery life for those emergency calls. Here are a few apps that will help you increase performance of Android phones, manage space, specify RAM usage, Overclock CPU etc.

Increase Android Performance : Useful Apps

Advanced Task Killer

Advanced Task Killer

Use Advanced Task Killer to manage what apps are running in the background and kill them. Android system usually has about 5-6 minimum apps that run in the background like all the time. A normal user won’t know about this and hence the programs running in the background will slow down the android phone and cause sluggishness in some apps and games. Using Advanced Task Killer gives you the advantage to select and kill those apps. It’s available in a Free and paid version, the difference being ads in the free version.

You can download it from the Android Market.

SetCPU for Root Users

SetCPU for Root Users

This is an application specially designed for rooted android phones. As the name suggests, SetCPU is only for root users who want to play around with advanced features like CPU overclocking, GPU overclocking and create custom CPU profiles that automatically increase or decrease your CPU performance depending on the load. This is a very useful and helpful app that performs many tasks while providing easy functionality. But, remember, do not try to overclock your CPU to extraordinary speeds as might end up with a bricked android phone.

You can download SetCPU for Root users from the Android Market.

Super User

Superuser

Superuser is an Android app that does the job of giving you Super User rights to your phone. It means that you can control your phone rather than your phone/carrier/company control you with limitations and stuff.  This app provides you complete access to the root of your phone wherein you can manage things like User permissions and much more about which you can read here.

You can download Superuser from the Android Market.

Memory Booster

Memory Booster

The name itself explains what it will do to your Android phone! Yes, it will boost the memory and RAM of your Android phone so as to make it perform better and save more battery when its not in use. Memory Booster manages the memory and RAM available on an Android phone by defragmenting and finding lost memory. Some applications use up a lot of memory and then it gets dumped, and this is where Memory Booster comes in and helps save the day. The application has many tricks up it’s sleeve that will help you optimize your Android phones available memory/RAM and make the whole system faster.

You can download Memory Booster from the Android Market.

Once again, all of these applications are free and don’t require any registration or whatsoever. Try these apps and you’ll be get more from your Android phone, also learn how to root your Android phone as these apps require a rooted device.

Do let us know of any other such performance boosting apps like CPU booster or any other that helps you to Increase Android Performance.

6 More Simple Ways to Save iPhone Battery

With the Apple iPhone 4 releasing in India via Airtel and Aircel, and the superb offers which it comes with, more Indian consumers are surely going to lap up this beautiful phone. So with more and more people starting to use the iPhone in general, we seriously need to look into boosting the iPhone’s battery life. Here are a few useful tips, some old a couple of new ones which are sure to boost your iPhone’s battery life.

  1. Stop Installing all those Magical Cydia Apps.
    There is no doubt that you can make your iPhone do crazy things such as run screensavers, make room for widgets on your lock screen, make all the icons bounce on your home screen and more thanks to Cydia. Doing all that will obviously effect your battery life and also in rare cases crash your iPhone. Use only those Cydia Apps that you think are really useful for you.
  2. Turn off location services.
    A lot of apps tap the iPhone’s GPS when they don’t really need to. Go to Settings>Location Services, and disable the feature for the apps that don’t really need the location check.
  3. Turn off notifications.
    Simultaneously, in the Settings >Notifications – turn off all unnecessary sounds, alerts, home screen badges. The apps that actually use these features are the same ones that monitor your phone – thus cutting your battery life.
  4. Terminate background apps manually.
    Apple says background apps aren’t technically “running” unless they’re front and center, meaning they shouldn’t be drawing any power. Though its said that manually shutting down background apps gives you extended bat-life, its pretty annoying shutting down these apps time and again, so don’t overdo it.
  5. Keep it out of your pocket.
    The hotter your iPhone gets, the faster your battery will die. And sliding your phone into your pocket does just that – body heat, you know. Clip your phone to your belt, in a nice vented pouch. It’ll work wonders for your iPhone.
  6. Turn off Ping.
    Ping is a huge drain on the battery, and not many people use it. So if you aren’t using it, why let it suck out your battery?

These few simple steps can lead to a Happy and content iPhone and user.

Have any more tips to share? Share your knowledge below!

Comparison Between Samsung 9 Series and Apple Macbook Air

Samsung has already introduced its new 9 series laptop first in its home country South Korea and then later in Europe, Asia. When discussing its Specs and features it is somewhat similar to Macbook Air, but if you are looking for sleekest and stylish portable notebook then Samsung will lead this time. The war between sleek laptops has begun.

Ultra thin and ultra light is what Samsung 9 series is all about, which is giving a tough competition to Apple Macbook Air laptop. Main difference between Samsung 9 series and its previous 7 series is that the former has slide out keyboard which is most loved by the customers. Previously, Apple’s air laptop was considered as the world’s thinnest notebook. But I think; now it will not be….

Apple-Vs-Samsung
Apple Macbook Air Vs Samsung 9 Series

Here I am sharing the Details of Comparison between both the Competitors.

Processor and OS

Samsung 9 series is having 1GHz Intel core i5 processor with 3 MB of cache (turbo up to 2.3 GHz).  It is featured with window 7 professional as well as premium in two versions.

Apple Macbook Pro is having 1.86GHz Core to Duo processor and has Mac OS X snow Leopard operating system. Apple Macbook Air continuously monitors the system power conditions, and according to that it adjusts the processor speed. The amazing feature is its speed, it boots up in less than 15 seconds.

Display and Resolution

Samsung laptop is just 2.89 pounds and 0.64-inch thick which is much less than Macbook Air. It comes up with a display of 13.3 inch with LED backlit screen that offer its user a better visual experience and a resolution of 1366 * 768 and weighs 2.89lbs.

Macbook Air weighs around 2.9 pounds and 0.68- inch thick and a display of 13.3- inches widescreen TFT LED backlit with glossy display. It is just 0.19- inch thin but giving a very high resolution of 1440 *900.

Memory and Camera

Samsung 9 series laptop has memory of 4GB DDR3 RAM. It has Intel HD GT2 Integrated graphics and a backlit keyboard. It also has 128 GB of solid state drive. It has 1.5 watt speaker with sub woofer. It also have front camera to support FaceTime Video call.

Apple Air laptop has 2 GB of onboard 1066MHZ DDR3 SDRAM and 128 GB SSD, Graphic processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM which is shared with main memory. It also has 128GB as well as 256 GB of Flash drive. Its camera is so small that you will barely notice it.

Battery life

It supports long lasting battery life of 6.5 hours power efficient lithium polymer batteries which extend the life of the product with various settings like “Battery life Extender mode” or “Express changing mode”. This new battery has 3 years long battery life.

Whereas Apple Macbook Air has battery life of up to 7 hours on 13-Inch model and up to 5 hours on 11 – inch model that is 50 watt hour lithium polymer battery. It Support up to 30 days stand by mode.

Other Features

Additional features in Samsung 9 Series are like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, backlit keyboard, USB 2.0 as well as USB 3.0, HDMI Port, LAN etc. You have two options whether you can choose Wi- Fi + Window 7 premium which will cost you around $1599 and if you go for Wi- max + window 7 professional than it will cost you $1699, with screen sizes of 13.3 and 11.6 inches.

Apple Macbook Pro has Multi-touch trackpad for precise cursor control. For connectivity, it has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, supports an external Display up to 30-inches, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.  The first choice is 128GB SSD, 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor and 2GB of RAM and the second option is only differ with 256GB SSD and prices are ranging from $1299 and $1599.

So which Notebook you are going to buy Samsung 9 series or Apple Macbook Air? Do Share your choice with us?

Tips to Increase Your Android Phone’s Battery Life

Android market is increasing at such a faster rate that these days almost all mobile phones and tablets are based on Android OS. But on the other hand due to cheap price of these gadgets there are some disadvantages Android Phones too.

Android Battery
Android Battery

Let me explain you about the problem, the problem is companies are introducing cheap Android phones and they are also adding good speed processors but the battery capacity is not upto the mark. Due to which phones loose their battery power soon, but don’t worry we can still manage our battery power by some changes in the settings and using style.

Following are the tips with which you can improve your Android Phone’s Battery life

Keep Control of Features

There are various features available in the Android OS, which drain your battery power quickly. Make use of Android Power Control Widget, the widgets on the homescreen must be controlled like things which are related to Data calls (Internet). Keep them in limit.

Disable 3G when Not in Use

If you do not use 3G make it turn off, because 3G needs more battery power. 2G network works smoothly for making calls and messages. If you need high internet speed, you can switch to 3G.

Android Battery Usage
Android Battery Usage

Minimize Screen Brightness

This is one of the most effective ways to improve your battery life. The LED light in the screen consumes the most part of battery power; you can install Brightness widget on your desktop. It will make things smooth and easy.

Turn-Off GPS

GPS also adds to battery eater utility. Control you GPS usage and keep it turn-off when not in use.

Delete Unnecessary Apps

Always install only those apps which are most useful for you, don’t install useless apps which are specially battery eater.  Allow your Android Phone to breath in open air.

Manage Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is also responsible for less battery backup. For controlling your Wi-Fi usage and activities, you can use semi-hidden “Advanced” Wi-Fi management screen. You can manually select a time-out option.

Avoid use White Pattern Wallpaper

White screen= bright screen=more power consumption. It’s always a better practice to use dark pattern wallpapers. They will increase your battery life and look beautiful too 😛

Charge Your Phone in Switch-Off Mode

I don’t think it will be possible for you, but if you want to increase your battery backup you have to make it possible. Make your phone charging in switch off mode, you will surely notice change in the battery backup time.

I hope after implementing all the tips, you battery will surely support your Android Phone life.

Also check out: 5 Working tips to save iPhone battery power