Let’s face it. Flash is a huge part of the Internet. Many Websites use Flash content to display animations, videos, and the like. Performance-wise, however, it used to be quite a hog, slowing down your PC and sapping your battery life. Now, Adobe, the maker of Flash has promised a massive boost in speed for [...]
Archive for June, 2010
I love customizing my Windows PC. I like changing the look of it to match my mood, increase my productivity or make it look nice. But, one of the things I dislike is icon customization. It’s always very difficult to change my icons (I’ve experienced problems when it comes to the Windows drive icon!) or [...]
Thank you to all those that have already taken the time to complete our brief survey about the TuneUp Blog about Windows. (Don’t forget to give us your feedback—there’s still time to win one of ten TuneUp-branded jackets for your MP3 players.) The team has received some great comments so far and discovered how much [...]
TuneUp recently launched the latest version of its award-winning PC optimization software, TuneUp Utilities 2010, in Japan. As always, TuneUp welcomed feedback and suggestions on the Japanese version—and the first 1,000 users who responded were given free license keys.
Although it sounds more like a ray gun in a videogame, ReadyBoost is an often overlooked performance feature within Windows Vista and 7. It’s designed to improve PCs’ speed and responsiveness. Let’s talk about if it’s right for you, how you can enable it, and how much of a performance gain you can expect to [...]
The last day of this year’s TechEd 2010 was a busy one! In the coming weeks, you will see a couple of blog posts on some of the best sessions I attended. Unfortunately, there was just too much presentation content to quickly put together some blog posts on all the great things from the show [...]
There are many scenarios in the computing world, where a full featured operating system just doesn’t make sense: Take Set-Top-Boxes, Multimedia-Player or digital photo frames. Take public internet terminals. Take the TV in your living room, even! This is where WES 7, Windows Embedded 7 Standard, comes in. Find out here what it is.
Day 3 of TechEd also proved to be full of fun, interesting sessions, and one-on-one discussions with Microsoft’s staff. Despite the morning getting off to somewhat of a slow start, there were five sessions I was interested in attending—of course, all of them were scheduled to take place at 3 P.M. The first one that [...]
On the TechEd show floor, we got an interesting scoop from Long Zheng of istartedsomething.com. He told me that the Channel9 crew just released a tool called WEI Share, which allows you to share the performance score of Windows 7—or the Windows Experience Index (WEI). Here’s a quick run-down of how it works.