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Speed up your torrent download speed


Imagine being on the autobahn with the accelerator down and then you realize that you are driving a wrecked car. The plight is not so uncommon on the information superhighway too.

Torrent users would attest to the fact that half of our time is spent looking for ‘healthy’ torrents and the other half trying to download (and a bit of upload too) at the maximum speed. The former is mandatory; the latter thankfully is within the realm of tweaking.

If you are the one who thinks that your torrent download speeds could do with a boost then keep reading. Below, you’ll find a few tips on how to speed up torrent download speed.

  1. Your ISP is where it starts

Check the maximum download and upload speeds allowed by your ISP. Most ISP’s have specific bandwidths for both uploads and downloads. Obviously your torrent download speed won’t cross the cap set by the ISP. Go over to this article on Speed.io for broadband speed test and this one by Tina on ways to increase your connection speed. There are many other bandwidth testers like DSLReports which is included in the speed test within uTorrent.

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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Technology, Tips

 

3 Awesome Addons To Preview Image Thumbnails In FireFox


This post will hopefully make your web image searching and browsing even more fun: the three addons listed will let you easily zoom the image thumbnails in to quicker choose one from search results.

Let’s see how we can quickly preview thumbnails in search results, download any image in its original size and preview your contacts’ Facebook photos right from your dashboard:

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Posted by on April 28, 2011 in Software, Technology

 

Backup and Resurrect a Dead or Dying System Disk With Clonezilla


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March 31st, 2011 is “World Backup Day”—celebrate it by using free software Clonezilla to clone an exact copy of your OS system disk, regardless if you use Windows, Mac OS, or Linux!

In the event of tragic hardware failure, a backup image or completely cloned disk can save you from loads of worry, and get you back on your feet effortlessly. Get in the spirit of the day—keep reading to see how to resurrect that machine with bootable copy of your OS.

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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Software, Technology

 

Character Encording


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ASCII, UTF-8, ISO-8859… You may have seen these strange monikers floating around, but what do they actually mean? Read on as we explain what character encoding is and how these acronyms relate to the plain text we see on screen.

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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Acadamic, Technology

 

Free 14 open source apps that are great for Windows users


Open source is not only for Linux there are lot of valuable open source software for windows users too there are 14 of them in this article.

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Posted by on January 28, 2011 in Software, Technology, tools

 

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Save YouTube Video From Firefox cache (You have loaded a video and want to save it ?)


YouTube video you watch by entering its video URL. You can download these videos using IDM(internet download manager) but sometime we do watch that and after watching a half we think that we need to save it. If the video is fully loaded(light red seek line is full) .

You can click the IDM download icon to save it from cache (It will not download the file again just save it from cache in no time).

But what if you don’t have IDM in your computer or you haven’t loaded the full video and you want to save what ever loaded up to now. You can use Firefox’s local file cache to do it . Yes, it takes a little longer, but the plus is you don’t have to rely on another site just to download videos. Afterwards you can watch the video using the any player(must support flash video files, these days lot of players do support) of your choice.

Note before continuing: Yes, I understand there are applications like i mentioned above available that will do the same thing as what is instructed below, however it is better to do this manually rather than rely on an app which at some point will not work any longer.

It is little four step process.

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Posted by on January 20, 2011 in How to..., Technology

 

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Customize your Ubuntu with Ubuntu Tweak


When we are working with ubuntu all of us have a dream of having a very own customized OS. Ubuntu tweak helps you in this.This is somewhat similar to registry edit tools in windows. This allows you to dig into configurations you may not have even known about…and do so with ease. That’s right, there’s very little “magic” or obfuscation involved with this tool…it’s just straight-up configuration options that might have otherwise been hidden (or at least not as easy to find). With Ubuntu Tweak you can:

  • Update your system.
  • Add sources for packages.
  • Change startup settings.
  • Configure numerous hidden desktop settings (including desktop backup and recovery).
  • Set up default folder locations.
  • Manage scripts and shortcuts.
  • Gather system information.
  • Manage file types and Nautilus settings.
  • Configure power manager settings.
  • Manage security settings.

So, how does it work? How is it installed? Let’s take a look.

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Posted by on January 12, 2011 in Software, Technology

 

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