Category Archives: Microsoft Windows

Increase Your Browser Loading Speed [How To]

speedometer0100_ffxInternet browsers have become one of the most important software on the computer, be it a PC or a Mac, and those big brand of browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera etc. are always working hard to add in tons of features into their browser to attract more users. Although new features are most welcomed (like HTML5, JavaScript speedup etc.), but I believe most of the usual browser users will still concern about the speed of the browser itself, either the startup speed or the loading speed.

Recently, there are a new trick which has been widely spread through the internet on how to increase the browser’s speed, by creating a virtual RAM disk from your physical RAM (Wikipedia: RAM Disk). As we all know, RAM (or Random Access Memory) is able to be accessed much faster by your computer compared to the hard drive, thus if the disk cache of the browser (which stores all the data, images from your browsing session) is located at the RAM disk, theoretically the browser’s loading speed should be faster, since the cached data are now accessed from RAM to the browser, instead of the hard drive. And I do find the browser startup a little bit faster with this method (might be different for different systems), so I think it should helps in browsing experience, given that you have a large amount of RAM installed (4GB is recommended).

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Firesheep Forced Internet User to Rethink the Security Issue of Web Services

internet-globeTwo weeks ago, or 24th October 2010, there is a new plug-in for Firefox being released during the ToorCon 12 (a hacker conference) and immediately the plug-in captured tons of media attention. What is this plug-in made for, you might ask? Firesheep, a plug-in for Mozilla Firefox that is developed to demonstrate the security issue in most of the famous web services, such as Facebook, Twitter etc., and this security issue (known as HTTP Session Hijacking) wasn’t a new one – it is already made known and discussed since year 2004, and still most of the web services are ignoring this issue. Most of the web services aware that they can do a fully secured website for their users by using HTTPS/SSL, but a big portion of them choose either not to implement it, or implement it at the surface layer only (like Facebook and Twitter), where you only have the full encryption and protection during the login, but not the session after that. This doesn’t do good for their user since the HTTP sessions are still easily being hacked, and certainly their new privacy settings doesn’t help in the situation at all.

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Giveaway of Daniusoft DVD to iPad Converter, Until Aug 31st [Windows and Mac]

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Have an iPad and wish to play some nice DVD videos on your precious? Looking for the converter that is simple and fast but most of them cost you some bucks? Don’t miss this great offer from Daniusoft as they are ready to giveaway their DVD to iPad Converter for free by just liking their facebook page, until August 31st 2010. Continue reading Giveaway of Daniusoft DVD to iPad Converter, Until Aug 31st [Windows and Mac]

Get Wondershare PowerPoint to Video Converter for FREE! Until Sept. 17th.

Previously I had covered a review on Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro which is a great software for converting your PowerPoint presentation slides to a DVD easily, but if you short in budget at the moment and wish to have a converter to convert your PowerPoint presentation slides into a video, don’t’ miss this great chance by Wondershare! Now they are giving out their PPT2Video Pro software for free, and what you need to do is rather simple: Continue reading Get Wondershare PowerPoint to Video Converter for FREE! Until Sept. 17th.

Review of Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro

ppt2dvd-box-bgHave you ever in the situation where you need to share a PowerPoint presentation and only find out that there is no PowerPoint software available for you to use? Or you have your company profile and product introductions nicely inserted into PowerPoint slides and only find out that you are only able to present it in video form during exhibition? Or you want to do some advertisement for your shop but have no idea how to make one? If you are, you might have a funny idea. “Can I convert my PowerPoint presentation into a video/DVD so I can share and display without any software or even a computer?”  Then you heard some voice telling you “Wish granted”.

Yes, your idea isn’t an impossible one. And all these made possible by Wondershare. Being their flagship product, Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro, as the name suggested, is a tool that assist you in converting your PowerPoint presentation into a video, either in DVD or some other video format. You can then have the DVD shared among your friends or colleagues, or even upload to your favorite video sharing website (Youtube, anyone?)

Sure, you must be thinking the conversion will take ages and requires some specific skills to do it. Well, no. I would like to think that my 6 years-old  niece can do it, with Wondershare PPT2DVD Pro. The software offers quite a number of customization options for the conversion, but if you are in a hurry or you aren’t a power user, those options can be ignored and your conversion will probably start to convert with only a few clicks (which doesn’t require more than 30 seconds).

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