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Boost Your PC Speed by Using SSD

In short you can explain an SSD (Solid State Drive) as modern HDD (Hard Disk Drive). What's the difference then? Maybe the functions are almost same but there are some big differences between the two. Go through the post to clear the concept . . .

What's an SSD A solid state drive or SSD is a storage device that uses non volatile flash memory along with necessary controller and chipset to store the data. It's somewhat like RAM, but unlike RAM it can store data for a long period of time. 
An SSD drive is considered to be more durable and stable in that sense - There is no moving parts i.e. platters, spindle, R/W head etc. which are available in traditional HDD.  

Advantages of SSD over HDD If you use SSD as your primary boot device instead of HDD then you may get the following advantages -  Faster performanceLower power consumptionBetter vibration resistanceLower heat No noiseIn short we can say, SSD is more durable and stable than traditional HDD. 

After installing SSD, you will…

Free Studio: Cut, Convert and Download from YouTube

Often we need to cut or convert audio and video files. In that case we use audio cutter or video cutter. There are lots of free software available for these tasks. But we don't get them altogether. Suppose a software can handle everything related to audio but can't handle anything related with video.
So we need to use separate software for separate tasks. And installing so many programs may slow down your system. But you can easily get all of the tools in Free Studio. 
With this software you can cut and convert audio/ video files, download videos from YouTube, download and convert audio/ video from YouTube and so many. 
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Disadvantage: Some DVD format may not work.

Reduce MP3 File Size with MP3 Quality Modifier!

Some songs with mp3 extension may be more than 6/7 MB in size. But a song doesn't need to be so large at all. A 5-minute length song may be only 2/3 MB with optimum quality. So why do you waste your hard drive space with excess file size? 
With MP3 quality modifier you can control the size of your audio file. Suppose an audio file is 5 MB in size. With this software you can reduce the file size to 300/ 500 KB. But this may hurt the sound quality. But if you decrease it to 1/ 1.5 MB the quality will not be lost so much. You will find options to increase or decrease the bit. Don't select the bit less than 16 MB. And don't select the bit rate more than 128. 

Instructions: If you're an intermediate level PC user you can easily use this software. I will just try to clarify you. 

Run the application. Hit on the Add Files button for a single song. Or choose Add Folder option to select multiple songs kept on a single folder. Now choose the options from Bitrate to reduce the file …

Type Bengali with Avro Keyboard

In Bangladesh the most used software for Bangla typing is Bijoy. But this is not a free software. So most of the users use the pirated version of Bijoy and certainly this is against law. And Bijoy 2003 doesn't work with the Windows Vista, 7 or 8. 
But there is a alternative software. And day by day it is being popular for Bangla typing. Ya, I am talking about Avro Keyboard. 

Avro users might get the following facilities:

Freeware (Open Source)Small in size (10/11 MB)Only F12 can be used to switc between Bangla & EnglishUnicode FontsDifferent keyboard layouts Useful to write in the webPhonetic keyboard (English to Bangla)Bangla Spell CheckerFast and reliablePortable Version is also available

Download Link:
Download Customized Version (Portable) 

Windows 7

The latest OS by software giant Microsoft is Windows 7. Users of Windows Vista may think Windows 7 similar to Vista. But Windows 7 has been released with some more attractive features that was not included in Vista.

Windows Vista has some problems too. Thousands complaints have been made against it. But Microsoft believes Windows 7 will be able to recover the reputation of the company.

I am using Windows 7 now. It is really attracting and user friendly. Though its requirement is high but it will work on the PCs that are able to run Vista.

Requirements for windows 7: (Recommended) Processor: Pentium Dual Core or higher 2.00 GHz (1 GHz is also acceptable) RAM: 2 GB or higher. (1 GB is also acceptable) Graphics: 256 MB Hard Disk: Minimum 40 GB with a partition of 15 GB in any drive. Drive: DVD ROM (Combo drive is also acceptable)

To find out more, click here.

Gmail Vs. Ymail/ Yahoo/ Rocket Mail

In today's world an Email Address is essential for any person. Whenever we need to write a CV or mailing address we write an Email ID with that address. A person living today's world without any Email ID is a very rare case.
Now all activities are internet based. Often we need to open online account. To open these accounts everybody needs to have an Email ID. 
There are many email service providers. Many of them are free. The free service provider has premium account too. But a free account is enough for an individual. The top two email service provider is Google and Yahoo.
Google has only Gmail. And yahoo has Yahoo, Ymail and Rocketmail. 

If we consider the service standard, then Gmail is the best. Gmail has the following features: Fast loading timeBasic HTML feature for slow connectionAd freeOver 7.6 GB and ever countingAlways coming new featuresEasy to use and customize with no unnecessary options

On the other hand you will find the opposite picture in case of Yahoo. It is …

Filehippo: The Best Site for Software Download

Computer users often download software from Internet. There are at least thousands of sites for downloading software. But most of the sites are not good at all. Often we have to suffer when we go to download software there.  But in case of Filehippo the situation is different. This site includes freeware, open source, shareware and trial software. Even you can see the details of a software in this site. Some advantages of this site are as follows:

1. Details of every software- File size, Supported OS, Author, License Type etc 2. Software are categorized- Audio, Video, Office, Messaging and Chat, Anti Malware etc.  3. List of latest Software. 4. List of Popular Software.  5. Version History 6. Older version of the software are also available.
So, use to download your necessary software. 

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)

Computer and computer virus are extremely involved. Maybe inactive but almost all computers have some viruses. If it is a Windows Platform PC then the possibility is triple. Because more than 80% PC runs on Windows OS. So hackers' first target is windows based PCs.
To guard viruses, there are many antivirus programs. Such as Kaspersky, Norton, Bit Defender, Avast, Avira and so many. But none of them is perfect. Some of them make your PC secured but slow down the performance. Some of them are over smart. They detect a normal file as virus. Sometimes there are numerous commands. Users get confused with this commands and options. 
Besides every year you need to purchase a new license. And if you are a trial user, then you have some other jobs to do. Each and every month you need to download the program again. Then sometimes Antivirus denies to delete a virus if you are a trial user etc etc. 

But if you use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE), then you are free from all of these problems…