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Neutral dynamic DNS Client for Android

Many of us have DNS registry services that offer free dynamic DNS services and therefore we have to rely on services like no-ip, dynDNS, etc. Today I will introduce you a neutral app and show you how to use it.

The application in question is: Dynamic DNS client. You can download it from the Play Store and it is completely free! One of its advantages is that it doesn’t depend on any particular service, it doesn’t require root and it is capable of updating through Wi-Fi or 3G/4G, making it quite versatile.

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Best Blu-ray player 2015

The new Full HD TVs have a very superior image quality than we are used to enjoy in previous tube TVs or plasma: they have better definition, better technology, better digital image quality…

Therefore it is important that you consider that if you have a new HDTV, DVD can’t offer you sufficient quality when enjoying movies. It’s time to change and make that final leap to Blu-ray.

Blu-ray format vs. DVD

If you do not know the benefits that the new Blu-ray offers compared to DVD, you should know that the gap is abysmal from one to the other. DVDs have a limited storage capacity of 4.7 GB on a single layer disc and 8.5GB on dual-layer discs, and the data transfer rate of a DVD (the speed at which you can read ) is limited to barely 11.1 Mb / s.

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There will only be 200 ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White units

The ASUS UX305 ZenBook is known for being the world’s thinnest Ultrabook when it was presented at the IFA. Soon enough it will arrive to the Spanish stores (in fact, stayed tuned because we will publish a complete analysis in the upcoming days. There is a special and limited version called ASUS ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition, which has a completely white aluminum finish and includes a configuration formed by a 3200 x 1800 pixels QHD panel , an Intel Core M-5Y71 with 8 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and a 512 GB SDD.

It is not the first time that a manufacturer releases a special edition of a product with fewer units, but in the case of this UX305 version draws attention because the “Limited Edition” of its name is carried out to the foot of the letter: only 200 ZenBook UX305 Crystal White Limited Edition will be sold worldwide.

ASUS ZenBook UX305

Its price will not be very high either, compared to the normal model. We are talking of about $999 with the aforementioned specifications. It will only be sold through ASUS website and it looks like we won’t be able to find it outside the U.S.

Best Laptop under 600 Dollars 2015

Currently the 600-dollar laptops are very excellent in performance, they widely adopt Intel Core i5-5200U even Intel core i7-5500U, 8GB ram and 1TB HDD, can be fully competent in our daily work and entertainment, and it is no exaggeration to say that, some users that only use lightweight applications probably will not ever make full use of its performance, which causes its excess in performance.

And they are very particular in design and other features, for example, the HP ENVY x360 uses the Full HD touch screen, but in the past you can hardly find the laptops with the Full HD screen at this price, let alone the ones with the touch screen.

Most recommend: Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Laptop  80E501B2US

Lenovo G50 15.6-Inch Laptop  80E501B2US

The Lenovo G50 features an Intel Core i7-5500U processor and a new Intel HD5500 integrated graphics chip. It might not be quite powerful enough for heavy duty gamers, but the CPU can cope with almost anything else. Multimedia editing and game playing at lower settings are well within its capabilities. As a mid-range 15.6-Inch Laptop, it punches well above its weight.

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How to clean your computer from Spyware and Malware

Many modern security suites incorporate basic protection against non-viral threats such as rootkits and spyware. But the specialized solutions are still a better option to fight them. Whatever your case is, learn how to use this antimalware and antispyware tools.

1. Download the tools

Probably you already know about the Spybot: Search and Destroy Tool since it has been recommended to remove adware from your PC for years now.

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MSI 990FXA Gaming: New top model for the AM3 +socket

MSI announced the launch of its new high-end top motherboard model for the AM3+ socket, which goes by the name of MSI 990FXA Gaming and it is notes because it incorporates USB 3.1 connectivity, which offers transfer rates that double those achieved by the USB port 3.0.

The MSI 990FXA GAMING offers a AM3+ socket powered by an 8-phase power VRM bonded to four slots (up to 32GB) DIMM DDR3-2133 MHz with three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots (x16 / x16 with two occupied) next to two PCIe x1 and a common PCI. It is backed with an AMD 990FX chipset and the southbridge SB950. In terms of storage, you will find six SATA III 6.0 Gbps ports compatible with RAID 0/1/5/10.

MSI 990FXA Gaming

The specifications of the 990FXA Gaming are completed with 14 USB 2.0 ports (8x in the panel I/O), two USB 3.0 (per head) ports, and two USB 3.1 ports; Realtek ALC1150 audio with the Sound Blaster audio technology Cinema 2 and Audio Boost 2, space to connect fans of 3 and 4 pins (2 each plus the one for the CPU), Killer E2205 Gigabit LAN connectivity, Combo PS/2 connector for the mouse and keyboard, DUAL AMI UEFI BIOS of 64 Mb which comes in an ATX format and its price stills remains a mystery.

How to test your internet service connection speed

You have hired a high-speed internet service that offers so many megas or a mobile data connection that promises the fastest 4g service in the market.

Does the real speed connection of our internet service comes close to what you actually picked? With honorable exceptions, probably not. The internet provider is careful not to mention that the speed advertised is the max speed and that the real speed connection depends on many factors (i.e. area where you live, whether its fiber or cooper, network congestion, signal reception, your internal configuration, and so on.).

Speed test

Since there can be plenty of situations, as users we can at least know what is our actual speed and compare it to the internet speed you picked.

Novice users tend to use the direct file download speed or peer to peer connection speed from your internet service. It can be an estimate but we cannot really rely on this kind of measures because it is up to remote’s server bandwidth, its congestion state, routing loop until it reaches our computer, etc.

Test Speed

In the previous image we can see the speed of downloading the latest test version of Windows 10. Even though Microsoft serves a brutal bandwidth (best in the market), we didn’t get to make the most out of the connection (ONO 60/6 in this case). We could improve it making use of specific software for direct downloads but in any case we cannot rely on this kind of measures for knowing our connection speed.

Speedtest

Instead, we can use online tools which offer more accurate measurements. One of the most popular and easiest to use is Speedtest.net, as you will find out.

  • We just need to open their website in our browser and we will see how the tool offers us our public IP address, location and internet provider.
  • To begin the test we just need to make a simple click, having the option to choose the server from which we want to make the test. In general, the closest server will give the best results.
  • The tool will return the max download and upload speed reached and the ping.
  • The result will be available and we have the option to make a screenshot of it, to compare with future tests or to include it in our forum profile.

Some considerations

  • In order to achieve maximum speed, you should use a wired Ethernet connection on the computer closest to the router.
  • If you have multiple routers or access points connected, unplug them so that you can make tests on the man router.
  • Avoid this or other PCs in the network to make use of the bandwidth for other services such as P2P since this can affect the test.
  • Also for Wireless network testing. The differences here can be even higher depending on the terminals, location, wireless standard being used, channel it’s connected to. Try finding a channel that is not too saturated.
  • The same is true for mobile broadband network tests. Ideally, you should locate a clear location with a good provider signal. The Speedtest mobile app is free for iOS, Android and Windows phone. Also, it supports LTE, 4G, 3G, EDGE and EVDO networks.
  • It performs several measurements in order to obtain an average at different points of the day. The differences you will get may surprise you.

How to run Windows 10 from a USB flash drive

This actually could also be applied too to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 but it’s certainly more interesting and more challenging to do it with Windows 10. The process requires a USB flash drive with at least 8GB, though I wouldn’t mount it if we are going to use it for real in less than 16GB, as this must always be done in USB 3.0 USB flash drive with acceptable speeds.

The first thing you need is an already functional Windows 10, as the “bcdboot” command that we will use in one of the last steps required needs to be Windows 10 version of to generate the dunk images for the Windows 10 boot. You can virtualize it or use any of the piece methods that we have tried here in this section. You must also have an ISO installation of Windows 10. You can find it in the Windows 10 Insider program.

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Windows 10 smartphones will also run Android and iOS applications

Windows 10 smartphones will be able to run Android and iOS applications; this was announced by Terry Myerson, vice president of development of Microsoft operating systems.

Meanwhile we continue to review the first day of the BUILD 2015 conference with the other big announcements, with the rumors of application support for other competing platforms in Windows 10 Mobile.

These recurring rumors were quite the talk for years, even when it was known that Android and iOS razed over the mobile market and barely left Windows Phone with a share of 4 percent, which is ridiculous for Microsoft.

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Control the number of Chrome tabs to limit the use of RAM

Any modern Operating System works well with 1 or 2 gigabytes of RAM. The problem is when the most common tool used in a computer – generally being the browser – takes control and saturates our system, especially in hogging all the RAM. Modern browsers use “sandbox” systems to isolate processes and to protect themselves and our systems, leading to a lot of RAM consumption.

Chrome

This trick is specially recommended for computers with 1 to 4 gigs of RAM, where we want to keep an eye on our browsers RAM consumption. This way we will saturate it less and we won’t have to manually take care of it every time.

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