I will admit I don’t use my PC for gaming all that much so I’ve not used this program but I found it via a source I trust.
Better Play Experience!
Designed to help optimize your PC for smoother, more responsive game play in the latest PC games with the touch of a button, Game Booster helps achieve the performance edge previously only available to highly technical enthusiasts. It works by temporarily shutting down background processes, cleaning RAM, and intensifying processor performance. That means you can keep all the features of Microsoft? Windows Vista? and XP? ready for when you need them, but turn them off when you are ready to get down to serious business – gaming. Game Booster makes it simpler to enjoy the latest games and take your experience to a new level. All systems go!
You’ve got the perfect set of add-ons installed on your copy of Firefox. Then, you find yourself setting up another copy on a different computer. Easy to install but finding and installing all those add-ons again will be a bit of a pain. Instead of that tedious process, just install the Mozilla Firefox Add-on Collector on both installations. This way you can back up all the add-ons from one copy of Firefox and reinstall them on the new copy en masse.
Additional features include:
- Recommend Collections
Subscribe to an Add-on Collection and get notification when it grows. If you’re creating the collection, there’s space to tell why you like an add-on and give some context for customization.
- Share Add-ons
Ping friends about good finds. Choose “Publish to” and they get news about add-ons in a ready-to-go format endorsed by the source (that’s you!).
- Sync with All Sources
Announce new Add-on Collections and give links that stay current, thanks to Auto Publisher. Sync devices and keep all your browsers stocked with your latest collection.
Re-printed e-mail announcement from Microsoft.
Wondering what people are talking about right now on the Social Web? Well, you could do a Twitter search, then a BackType search, then a Delicious search, then a YouTube search, then a. You get the picture. Instead you could head on over to itpints.com and do your search there. Results will come from blogs, news sites, social bookmarks, lifestreaming, video, and images sites such as the ones I’ve previously mentioned, and more. And, as with most search engines today, you can also subscribe to an RSS feed of your results.
Especially with the events relating to the attempted change to the OCLC terms-of-services over the past several months, librarians are sensitive to TOS changes. For those interested in what’s going on with TOSs for online services such as Amazon.com and Apple, and other technology companies such as Verizon and Comcast, the EFF now has TOSBack, the terms-of-service tracker. Every time one of more than 50 services changes their TOS, the changes are posted and highlighted on the site. Additionally, an RSS feed is available for easy notification.
Most of the ITART board are at a strategic planning session for NLA today at the La Vista Public Library. In the afternoon, we’ll be meeting to organize ITART events for the fall conference. Keep an eye on this space for exciting conference news. Two hints: unconference and gaming!
I’m a book lover. I love the smell of books. E-books just don’t have the same smell. Until now.
Bookmarklets are bookmarks that instead of sending you back to a particular Web page, instead run a script that performs some sort of action. Examples of bookmarklets I use include sending the current URL to Twitter, make the current page more readable, and add the product I’m looking at to my Amazon.com wishlist. Where can you find all of these and more? Check out the Bookmarklets Directory at marklets.com. Search by keyword or check out the highest rated, newest, most popular, or the top tags. And, if you know of one that’s not listed, you’re welcome to submit it.
Ever look through your Windows start menu, especially those of you still on XP, and count how many shortcuts are listed for programs that are no longer installed on your computer? “Endless” seems to be the right number in many cases. This problem stems from uninstall programs, not cleaning up after themselves. Oh, and don’t bother removing them manually, it’s a tedious process at best. (This I say from experience.)
OrphansRemover to the rescue. Just install and run this small program and it will find all the orphaned shortcuts in not only your start menu but in other locations on your computer. What could be simpler?
Yep, Twitter’s down again. Oh, and so is Google. Want to know when they’re back up without re-checking yourself every few minutes? Just head on over to Notify Mee, enter the URL of the site and your e-mail address. When the site is back up, you’ll receive an e-mail. Patience, not included. You’re on your own there.