Posts Tagged ‘Freewares’

Speed up your Windows system with Autoruns, a free utility

September 20th, 2019 No comments

Autoruns is a free utility to control startup programs on Windows systems. It shows all programs that are set to automatically start when Windows is booted up.

Very often programs in the list may not be used at all . We can speed up the boot-up process and free-up the RAM used by these processes by removing them from startup list. It is possible to edit the Start-up list in Windows Registry, but it is hard to do so.

A word of caution, don’t remove your Anti-virus software or any essential device driver software from the list.

  • Uncheck the box to disable an auto start entry.

Autoruns screenshot



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“Throw and Catch content”, gesture based data exchanges on Smartphones with Hoccer

July 8th, 2010 No comments

"Hoccer is a free application which allows you to share your data using intuitive gestures without the need for on-screen keyboards." Drag your content from one touch screen to the other.

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Simply "throw" and "catch" photos, contacts, documents and more, even between platforms. Hoccer enables gesture-based ad hoc data exchanges within 100 meters.

If you have no iPhone or Android Device at hand, there is an online Hoccer web client to ease up your file transfers onto a choosable location. It’s identical as if the data would have been thrown by a Smartphone. Point the map to your current location and use the widget on the right-hand side to hoc files.

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You can see Hoccer in action in the following video

Hoccer: Data sharing simplified

A few excerptions from Hoccer FAQ

How does Hoccer transport the files from phone to phone?

Well, first of all, it does not use Bluetooth. Hoccer needs an Internet connection. If you throw a file it is tagged with your current location and send to a server. When someone performs the catch gesture within a few seconds Hoccer contacts the server and asks for pending files at the receivers location. If both locations are in range the file is sent to the receiver.

How does Hoccer locate my position?

First Hoccer checks the wireless access points in range. If both peers are in range of the same access point you don’t need a GPS signal to hoc files. If no common access point is found Hoccer tries to get a GPS position. If GPS is not available the ‘network location’ (see my previous post about finding location without GPS), is used as a fall back. Please keep in mind that Hoccer requires a decent lock on your location to function properly. Specially the fall back data might not be good enough. However, it will work as long as all peers agree on the same (wrong) location.

Supported mobile platforms : iPhone, Android


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DriveGLEAM : Indicates read/write of your hard drives

April 14th, 2009 No comments

DriveGLEAM is a free utility which indicates read/write activity for your hard drives in the system notification area (also known as the system tray). It also supports output via the parallel port so that you can for example use a red led for write and a green led for read access.



  • Monitor physical disks or partitions (or both)
  • Allows for CPU, RAM , VRAM usage display in tray.
  • Read / Write / ReadWrite and Idle status indicators
  • Indicators in tray or the parallel port, output directly to LED’s, Just place some LED’s on top of your monitor and enjoy real monitoring of read/write status realtime 😉 (no special hardware required)
  • Keyboard scroll lock LED option.
  • Uses very few resources (including cpu usage)
  • Very stable.
  • Does not "hook" into your system
  • Standalone, does not require a install.

dgleam  When you are in a work group where other systems are accessing your shared files, you can easily find out which is accessed the most

Download DriveGLEAM for:

Windows XP

Windows 2000

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