Portable applications for your PC

PortableApps.com offers a suite of free applications that you can simply carry with you anywhere you go on a USB stick. There are a lot of nice things about these Portable Applications:

1. They are all free, no hastles with licensing etc.

2, They keep you productive and you would never miss a "familiar" application to accomplish your task

3. Everything is run from your USB Flash drive, no data is ever written to the computer's hard drive

4. No installation is needed for the applications, so no hastles with admin rights etc

What is Windows Ready Boost or Speed Boost

Windows Vista has introduced a new feature where you can use your USB Flash Drive to speed up the performance of your Windows Vista operating system.

How does this work ? Well, basically Windows uses this drive as a scratch disk, and instead of paging data from the hard drive it writes and reads it from the faster thumb drive. This is particularly useful if you have an older computer system which does not have any more RAM expansion slots and are maxed out on the system RAM.

Spoof your caller ID

If you are in North America, you can spoof your phone caller id. I have tried this from Canada and it does work. The process is very easy. You can even use a free trial, you are allowed three phone calls to try it.

Free 411 directory assistance from your cell phone or mobile

Google launched the free 411 (directory assistance) service not too long ago in Canada. Many of you might have the 411 service included with your Cell phone or land line phone packages and might have to pay extra every time you have to make a 411 directory assistance call.

Google's 411 (also called GOOG-411) lets anyone in Canada and use this service from a land line or cell phone free of charge. For folks residing in Canada and US can simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411) anytime anywhere and ask for a business or personal listing stating the name of the state / province and the city.

What is the difference between SD and SDHC Cards

In today's digital world, if you own a digital camera you would certainly have come across some sort of memory storage device. One kind of these devices is a secure digital or SD card.