Speed up your Windows PC, Mac or Phone with Ccleaner

Cleaning up your PC can give you more storage space back, and give you a speed boost as your computer is not bogged down processing unnecessary files or instructions.

Actually cleaning up this space is rather more challenging though. You need to first of all figure out where the files are that can be removed (without damaging anything in the process) and then you have to actually delete them which is rather tedious.

Enter Ccleaner an application for PC, Mac & Phones with both free and paid for versions (see here for more details). Once you’ve downloaded and installed Ccleaner it will safely clean up space by removing unnecessary files left on your disk by Windows (or OSX) and applications that you’ve installed, on top of this on Windows PCs it will analyse your registry to pick up problems (such as dangling references to dlls, etc) that could be slowing down your machine.

When cleaning files you get a nice interface which allows you to select which files to look at – if there are some applications that you don’t want Ccleaner to touch (we left Chrome alone for example) then you can untick this. The application first analyses what can be done – our analysis found roughly 23gb of space that could be restored – if you are happy to go ahead then the application will remove these files. Note, it permentanly removes the files! No going back.

Speed up your PC

On the registry side of things a similar process is followed. Ccleaner will first analyse your registry for problems. However, given the sensitivity of the registry and the potential for damage, it gives you the option to backup the registry to file first. We strongly recommend doing this. As it happens, there were no problems when we ran Ccleaner on our registry.

Speed up your PC

Ccleaner doesn’t just work on a Windows PC, it will run on your Mac and your Android smartphone too.

Ccleaner is highly recommended and comes in free and paid for versions (see here for more details).

Cat Phone: Cat® S60 Announced As World’s First Smartphone With Integrated Thermal Camera

FLIRs Lepton Thermal Microcamera Module Embedded into Cat Phones Rugged Smartphone

See the Cat Phone on Amazon here.

Cat® phones today announced the launch of its new flagship product, the Cat S60; the world’s first smartphone with an integrated thermal camera, and the world’s most waterproof smartphone.

The Cat S60 includes an embedded thermal camera from FLIR, the global leader in thermal imaging technology, allowing Cat phone users to be the first in the world to use their smartphones for a multitude of use cases, including: detecting heat loss around windows and doors; spotting moisture and missing insulation; identifying over-heating electrical appliances and circuitry; and seeing in complete darkness.

The thermal camera visualizes heat that is invisible to the naked eye, highlighting temperature contrasts. It can pick up heat and measure surface temperatures from a distance of up to 50 to 100 feet, and see through obscurants such as smoke, enabling a huge range of use cases for building professionals, utility workers, outdoor sports enthusiasts, and emergency first responders to name but a few.

The Cat S60 is also waterproof to depths of up to 5 meters for one hour, allowing it to be used as an underwater camera, pushing the boundaries of mobile technology, and how and where it’s used.


“To stand out from the crowd in today’s smartphone market requires true innovation and we are proud to partner with FLIR to announce what is truly a world’s first,” said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group, global mobile device licensee for Caterpillar. “The Cat S60 represents a milestone for smartphones. We are excited for thermal technology to be in the hands of Cat phones customers and to discover the myriad of daily time and efficiency use cases it will present for them.”

“We are delighted to work on the latest Cat phone with Bullitt Group, to integrate our thermal camera into their proven, industrialized smartphone to create a truly innovative and groundbreaking mobile product,” said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. “The CAT S60 presents mobile users around the world with new capabilities – a ‘sixth sense’ experience that only thermal imaging can offer.”

The Cat S60 is also an extremely tough and robust, world class rugged smartphone. It exceeds military spec, is built to withstand drops onto concrete from up to 1.8 meters, and it’s dustproof as well as waterproof. Its versatile, super-bright display can be viewed in bright sunlight, and the touchscreen can be controlled with wet fingers or while wearing gloves. It is also protected by the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4.

Cat S60 key features:

  • Strengthened Die Cast Frame
  • Drop proof to 1.8m, MIL Spec 810G
  • Super bright display (typical 540 nits), Gorilla Glass 4
  • 4.7″ HD capacitive multi-touch with auto wet finger & glove support
  • Optimised battery performance (3800mAh)
  • High quality audio experience (>105dB)
  • Underwater 13MP main camera with dual flash, 5MP front-facing camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor
  • 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM
  • Android™ Marshmallow
  • Dedicated FLIR thermal camera app with MSX technology; still image, panorama, and video capture; changeable heat palettes; temperature spot meter; and min, max, and average temperature data

The Cat S60 is available on Amazon here.

SOURCE Cat phones & http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cat-s60-announced-as-worlds-first-smartphone-with-integrated-thermal-camera-569245831.html

 

The World’s Most Secure Phone

Blackberry is not over, and security is a big thing.  These are the critical messages that are coming with Blackberry’s latest phone, the Blackberry DTEK50 which they are marketing as The World’s Most Secure Phone.

It will not appeal to all users, it’s not flashy and it’s not bling.  What it is though is a solid and secure device for those that want things to work, and work is a secure fashion.

Unlike Blackberry’s long history of phones, the DTEK50 runs on a modified version of Android 6.0, loaded up with Blackberry’s secure apps and software.  This means that you can access all the usual Android apps through the Google Play store, but you can also use all of Blackberry’s secure services.  This is a clear play to Enterprise users here.

The DTEK50 won’t break the bank either, you can pick it up on Amazon for just $333.27 (direct link here).

The hardware is good, although inline with other Android phones:

  • 16gb Storage with Micro SD Slot
  • 3GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 617 Octa-Core, 64 bit
  • 5.2 inch/ 1080p screen

If you are buying this phone, you won’t be buying it for the flashy specs – there are others out there such as the OnePlus 3 (see it here) that would be a better deal – you’d be buying it because you believe that Blackberry has the history of, and capability to deliver, a secure mobile environment that others can’t.



The New, Award-Winning ZTE Grand X 3 Is Here

ATLANTA, Jan. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Starting today, customers can get a whole lot of phone for not a lot of dough, thanks to Cricket Wireless.  The new ZTE Grand™ X 3 – the latest addition to Cricket’s affordable premium device line up – will be available online and in stores for $129.99; and $79.99 for customers who switch to Cricket. As an added bonus, beginning today, customers who bring their number to Cricket will get $50 bill credit**.

Check out the ZTE Grand range on Amazon

ZTE’s Grand X 3 is a feature-packed Android smartphone with a 5.5″ HD “infinity-edge” display, protected with Corning Gorilla® Glass, in a lightweight and stylish design.  From busy professionals to moms on-the-go to social media mavens, the ZTE Grand X 3 is perfect for everyone. Powered by Android Lollipop and a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, the ZTE Grand X 3 boasts front and rear cameras, Dolby Audio™, and a powerful, long-lasting 3080 mAh battery along with rapid charging to make sure it’s ready when you are.



Debuting earlier this month at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, the ZTE Grand X 3 picked up top honors, including CES Editors’ Choice from Reviewed.com.

“Our customers don’t have to cut corners to get value – we deliver it to them every day with great services and products, like the new ZTE Grand X 3,” said Janna Ducich, vice president and chief marketing officer, Cricket Wireless.  “That’s one of the big reasons more people are switching to Cricket.  In fact, together with GoPhone, we added more prepaid subscribers than any other carrier in 2015 and more subscribers than the rest of the industry combined.”

Customers can enjoy this award-winning smartphone exclusively on the Cricket network, with more 4G LTE coverage nationwide than T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Sprint or Boost.  Everyday benefits for Cricket customers also include:

  • No annual contracts
  • Simple plans starting at $35/mo after $5 Auto Pay credit
  • Plan prices already include taxes and fees– no surprises.
  • Unlimited talk, text and data access — in and between U.S., Mexico, and Canada — included in Smart ($50/mo) and Pro($60/mo) plans.
  • Access to Cricket Rewards, the only customer loyalty program of its kind in the prepaid space.

For more information on the new ZTE Grand X 3– visit www.cricketwireless.com.

About the new Cricket Wireless

Cricket is bringing consumers more value with a simple, friendly, and reliable nationwide wireless experience with no annual contract.  The power of Cricket is our nationwide 4G LTE network that covers more than 310 million people; easy and affordable plans prices that include taxes and fees – no surprises; and a great selection of phones customers love. Cricket, Something to Smile About.  To check out the new Cricket or find a store near you, visit www.cricketwireless.com. And connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cricketnation and Twitter at www.twitter.com/cricketnation.

Cricket is a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. Coverage not available everywhere. © 2016 Cricket Wireless LLC.  All rights reserved. Cricket and the Cricket logo are trademarks under license to Cricket Wireless LLC.

*Price subject to change at any time.

**Limited time offer.  Req’s porting number & two qual. plan (min. $40/mo.) svc payments w/in 45 days.  Credit rec’d w/in 60 days. Device purchase not req”d to receive credit. 

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SOURCE Cricket Wireless

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