Looking ahead to what the New Year will bring, we here at TuneUp are excited to see the launch of the new Internet Explorer (IE9), as well as Microsoft Office 2010, which should be released sometime in June. With its new cloud-based functionality and added features, we’re anxious to see how Office 2010 rivals other [...]
Archive for December, 2009
Looking back, 2009 has been a great year! Microsoft’s launch of Windows 7 was certainly a highlight on the Windows front. We had the opportunity to provide PC users with helpful tips: like how to get Windows 7 features on earlier Windows versions, perform a clean install of the new operating system, or upgrade from [...]
We’re slowly ushering in a new era, in which the processors on modern graphics cards (graphics processing units or GPUs) are capable of much more throughput than classic central processing units (CPUs). We are already seeing the first signs of this shift in technology with nVidia’s Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) which offloads tasks to [...]
Choice is always good, right? If you buy an operating system, such as Windows 7, or get it pre-installed with your new laptop, then you should be able to choose the features you want and the ones you don’t. Back in the good old days of Windows 95, 98 and Millennium Edition, Microsoft allowed users [...]
Are you an ATI gamer looking for better performance? Confused by weird settings called “Anisotropic filtering” or “4xFSAA”? In the final part of our gaming and optimization series, we’ll explain the most important performance settings in ATI’s Control Center, what these options mean, and how you should go about adjusting them. Don’t forget to check [...]
It’s all about the placebo effect in this blog post. Does the hyped “Dr. Watson tweak” (which is supposed to shut down secret, resource-intense background-logging activities) actually improve your system’s performance? Let’s figure out if it’s really a tuning fact or fiction.