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Apus Turbo Google Android Web Browser

APUS Browser Turbo is a simple lightweight tabbed web browser for Google Android. APUS Browser Turbo is made by the same app developer which makes the very popular 3rd-party APUS Google Android Homescreen launcher which is fast, lightweight, and easy to use. APUS Turbo also has a lot of nice features like Turbo data savings, private incognito browsing mode, offline website reader/saving tool,speed dial homepage bookmarks, and a tablet layout. APUS runs fast, and rarely crashes in my experience when I use it on my Google Android Nvidia Shield K1 tablet and Nexus 7 2012 tablet which are connected to my home’s WiFi internet connection.

APUS Browser Turbo will run fast even on slower 2G mobile data connections, uses less storage, and RAM resources according to its description on Google Play and APUS’s website. APUS plays online video from YouTube smoothly in my experience. Scrolling up and down websites is fast and smooth on APUS Turbo.

APUS has a Turbo Data saving feature which helps user saves data/bandwidth on their data plan or wi-fi internet, and make websites load faster by compressing the size of images to a smaller file size by lowering the picture quality. I think the Turbo Data saving feature is one of the main reasons to switch to APUS Turbo as your main web browser for visiting websites. I sometimes save over 30% and hundreds of MBs of my Bandwidth by setting the image quality to low in the Turbo settings section of APUS Turbo web browser. The image quality still looks good even at the lowest quality settings in Turbo Data saving mode. When I visit a lot of websites like social networks, Image sharing websites, and News sites with lots of big pictures with APUS Turbo, I sometimes save many MBs of data/bandwidth after browsing the web for a few hours.

I like that APUS’s Turbo data saver is easy to setup, and it does not change the website layout, and disable JavaScript and animation or video on a website which can make using and reading a website less enjoyable. Turbo just compress the image file size, and quality to a lower quality setting, so I barely tell it is running.

Users can also disable images in APUS Turbo to save more bandwidth by not downloading images when browsing websites with APUS.

There are downloading settings for downloading files from websites, and auto-updating APUS only when connected to Wi-Fi to save Data by using Wifi,

There is also a pre-loading feature similar to Desktop web browsers which preload websites into your storage drive to make them load faster. Users can turn off preloading in the settings to save bandwidth and system resources.

APUS Turbo has a Saved Pages feature which lets users save page for offline reading when they are not connected to the internet. Saved Pages does not need a separate offline reader app because the Saved Pages Feature is built-into APUS Turbo. [click to continue…]


ATAPI 11 Hard drive error Windows

Occasionally, my older computer from 2008 gets hundreds of ATAPI 11 Errors in the Windows Event Viewer logs’ Administrative event section. These ATAPI 11 problems started to show up after a few years of using my computer, so I think on my computer ATAPI 11 is caused by a hardware problem like a bad or loose SATA hard drive cable connection between my hard drive’s SATA port, hard drive SATA cable, and the SATA drive port on my hard drive and motherboard. When I get a lot of ATAPI 11 errors when I browse through the Event Viewer’s Administrative events in the Administrative tools’ Event Viewer program in the Windows Control panel, I notice my computer just randomly freezes with the desktop being unresponsive or slows down, or fails to startup Windows if my hard drive problems like a loose data cable connection get very bad. The hard drive light on my hard drive also stays a solid color instead of blinking, and the hard drive also stop making read and write noises when I experience a lot of ATAPI 11 errors in Windows Event Viewer. [click to continue…]


DUMo Driver Update Monitor

DUMo by KC Software is a free program which scans for software updates for your Hardware Driver Software like Video card drivers from Nvidia or AMD, and informs you if there is an update available. It also tells you which Hardware Driver software version you are using in Windows.

Hardware Driver Software is needed in Windows for hardware like soundcards, videocards, keyboards, mouse, and webcams to work. Installing the latest version of a driver software can fix performance, security and reliability problems in older versions of Drivers installed on your computer. Sometimes new videocard drivers can make newer PC games run better because the newer drivers have new features which make games run faster.

DUMo just informs you which drivers need updates for your version of Windows, but does not automatically install drivers, so you have to manually download and install the driver by using Windows Update, downloading the newest driver from the hardware makers website, or from a download site like download.com. You can also use DUMo to help you find the driver software online by using your mouse to click on the driver which needs to be updated, and clicking the Download button in DUMo. Once you click the download button, a web browser like Firefox will open, and you could use KC Software website, and Google Search to find the website where the driver software could be downloaded. [click to continue…]

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