Computers & Internet

Top 7 Stories of the Day

According to Me. So I’m back just a day later with 7 more stories for you to check out. Of course, their importance depends a lot on how aligned your priorities are with mine, however even if you’re from a different planet it’s fun to ‘throw caution to the wind’ sometimes..

SysTrayMeter: displays CPU and RAM usage

I needed a monitoring software to see when my CPU usage would cause a spike alongwith a noticeable drop in the free RAM. Although, I found a great many freeware and shareware options, very few met all the criteria I had in mind: should be freeware should be portable (no installation needed) should be as small as possible should have some customisable features It didn’t take me long to find, use and now recommend SysTrayMeter. It meets all the criteria set out above – weighing in at a measly 15 KB (That’s right!

Simplify clearing the Windows Print Spooler Queue

Windows uses Print Spooling to store the print jobs (data sent to a printer) in a buffer, allowing the program that sent the data to the printer to resume its normal operation. Basically, it means that your Word Processor need not wait for the file to print before restoring control to the user. You’re free to work on the document while the printer keeps printing.

Remove your Deleted File Tracks with Eraser

Normally, we delete our files and empty the recycle bin but that procedure doesn’t remove those files permanently. The traces are still there and can be recovered easily by using related applications. This can become a problem if you are using a computer with more than 1 user and your important files (which may include passwords, personal information, classified documents etc)  can be at stake.

MacBook to use Core2Duo

Apple Computer today announced that the MacBook Desktop Computer will also be using Intel’s Core2Duo. This follows the announcement last month about the MacBook Pro laptops using the same processor. The new computers will start from $1099 ahead of the holiday season.