Tab browsing is an amazing tool for multitaskers and ADHD-prone Web surfers everywhere. But one of the most annoying things about using Google Chrome's tab feature is the massive amount of resources it sucks up. Even though we love the idea of multiple tabs, chances are we aren't looking at every one of them at the same time. And because Chrome opens every new tab as a separate process, your system is left with very little memory for anything else. The Great Suspender, a Chrome extension, aims to solve this problem by putting on hold the tabs you … Read more
Slow Mac got you down? You could undertake a thorough cleaning to speed up your Mac, but for a quick boost to get you through the rest of the day, there is free Mac app MemoryKeeper. It scans and cleans your memory, freeing up blocks of RAM for speedier performance.
MemoryKeeper installs a rather large icon in your Mac's menu bar, which, unfortunately, you cannot hide or shrink. It shows you the amount of free memory you have available, which you can also find using the Activity Monitor. Click on the icon to open the app and then click … Read more
Cisco Systems will acquire solid-state memory company Whiptail for $415 million.
Cisco, a networking equipment maker, said Tuesday it plans to integrate Whiptail's solid-state memory technology into its unified computing system (UCS) products.
Under the terms of the deal, Cisco will $415 million in cash and retention-based incentives for Whippany, N.J.-based Whiptail. The deal is expected to close in Cisco's fiscal first quarter, which ends in late October. Cisco's planned acquisition highlights the run on solid-state memory companies. On Monday, Western Digital scooped up Virident for $685 million.
According to Cisco, privately held Whiptail will … Read more
With new iPhones expected to be unveiled this month, production at Japan Display, TDK, and others is in high gear, according to the Nikkei business daily.
TDK, which supplies Apple with inductor coils, among other components, boosted production this summer to meet demand for the new iPhones, expected to be announced at a September 10 event.
The report also sites an IHS analyst, who said that if sales of the … Read more
Archiver's Memory Lab uses an online cloud storage system to back up your images and allows you to order prints directly from the company. There are similar apps from other companies, including those that may offer local printing and delivery in your area, but this is nonetheless a decent, well executed app with quick response and upload times.
When you first open Archiver's Memory Lab, you'll be tasked with first creating a user account so you can start uploading your images. From there, you can upload any images from your photo library to an online account and … Read more
In an ideal world, Apple would have designed its iPhones, iPods, and iPads with memory-expansion slots. But in this world, you're stuck with whatever fixed amount of storage you purchased.
So what happens when you go to download a movie or install a big game like Madden NFL 25 and your iDevice tells you don't have enough space available?
You're out of luck, that's what. Your only real option is to free up additional space by deleting apps and data. Ah, but how can you determine which apps and data are using the most space? If … Read more
OS Memory Usage offers a neat way to map out your computer's memory, but you can't do much with it other than take notes. It does provide a more useful measurement than what Windows gives you by default, but you can't stop a program, change how one is using your memory, or do anything else.
This program downloads quickly and can be placed on a thumb drive to use on any computer. It gives you a graphical display of what programs are using your memory. It shows you each program, spelled out in plain English instead of … Read more
Memory Game Pastry lets the user enjoy playing a basic, timed memory game featuring colorful desserts. The game includes an easy-to-use interface and offers high-speed gameplay.
Once Memory Game Pastry installs, the user is able to immediately access the main menu without further registration or other hassles. The main menu is visually pleasant and includes colorful icons and entertaining pictures. Its elementary layout features three buttons. Users can start a new game, view high scores, or exit the game. If a new game is selected, then the user must select from four different and increasingly harder difficulty levels. The easiest … Read more
Auto Memory Cleaner is a menubar-based app that allows you to track, manage, and clean your memory on the fly. Installation is straightforward and the option will run smoothly in the background, starting with your computer and allowing you to flush memory with the click of a button whenever your computer starts to slow down.
One of the most common problems power Mac users have is the dreaded spinning wheel. It happens most often when memory fills up due to too many apps, too many browser windows, or too much media. In any of these cases, the only thing you … Read more
Micron CEO Mark Durcan said his company likely will start providing samples of 3D NAND to customers in the first quarter of 2014.
"We could probably do it sooner, but I don't know that we will," Durcan told CNET on Thursday. He add that's because of company strategy, not due to any technological issues.
Durcan declined to specify what end devices will first use the technology but said it will likely be … Read more