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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Computer Wallpapers Collection

Computer Wallpaper Collection

if u see original image. Click on the image its open new window aromatically 


26 tips to make ur computer faster

26tips to make ur computer faster

Make your computer faster 

This tutorial will teach you how to increase your operating system speed 3 times faster.

this steps should be applied by either slow and fast computers. it will speed up your operating system surfing.

There are 27 easy steps. it might take a bit long to apply them all especially if you're not familiar with windows registry, but trust me it worth it.

1.. Visual effects should be set to a minimum.
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Visual Effects Tab > Adjust for best performance

2. Switch Off Desktop Background Image
Right Click Desktop > Properties > Desktop Tab > Background None

3. Disable Screen Saver
Right Click Desktop > Properties > Screen Saver > None

4. Disable Fast User Switching
Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users log on or off > Untick Use Fast User Switching

5. Switch Off Power Schemes
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Always On > Turn off monitor and turn off hard discs to Never

6. Switch Off Hibernation
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate > Untick Hibernation

7. Activate DMA on Hard Discs/CD ROMS
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager > IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers > Right Click Primary IDE channel and Secondary IDE channel > Properties > Advanced Settings Tab > Tra

8. Disable System Sounds
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds Tab > Sound Scheme to None.

19. Do Not Map Through Soundcard
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices > Hardware Tab > (highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properties > Audio Devices > (highlight your soundcard from the list) > Properti

10. Disable System Restore
Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > System Restore Tab. Tick the "Turn off System Restore on all Drives"

11. Disable Automatic Updates
Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Automatic Updates > Turn off automatic updating. I want to update my computer manually

12. Startup and Recovery Options
Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Startup and Recovery Settings > Untick Automatically Restart

13. Disable Error Reporting
Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Advanced > Error Reporting > Disable Error Reporting

14. Disable Remote Assistance
Start > Settings > Control Panel> System > Remote > Untick Allow remote assistance invitations to be sent from this computer

15. Fix Swap File (Virtual Memory)
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance Settings > Advanced > Virtual Memory Change > Custom Size. Set initial and maximum size to the same value

16. Speed Up Menus
Start > Run > Regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_ USER > Control Panel > Desktop Folder. Set MenuShowDelay to 1

17. Disable Offline Files
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Folder Options > Offline Files Untick "Enable Offline Files"

18. Disable Remote Desktop
Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Remote > Untick "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"

19. Disable Internet Synchronise Time
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date and Time > Internet Time > Untick "Automatically synchronize with internet time server"

20. Disable Hide Inactive Icons
Start > Settings > Taskbar and Start Menu > Taskbar TAB > Uncheck "Hide Inactive Icons"

21. Disable Automatic Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Display > Desktop > Customise Desktop > Untick "Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days"

22. Disable NTFS Last Access Time Logging (NTFS File Systems Only)
Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Control > Filesystem. Add a new DWORD value - "NtfsDisableLastAcc essUpdate" and set value to 1.

23. Disable Notification Area Balloon Tips
Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_CURRENT_ USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced. Create a new DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips and set to 0.

24. Disable CDROM Autoplay
Start > Run > regedit > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet > Services > Cdrom. Set autorun to 0.

25. Disable Disc Indexing Service
Right Click Start > Explorer > Right Click Each Disc > Properties > Untick "Allow Indexing Service to index this disc for fast file searching"

26.Restart ur pc...enjoy!! ! 


Tips for Online Gamers

Tips for Online Gamers

You Don't Have To Be Rich To Be a PC Gamer

There is a common misconception that you have to take out a second mortgage on your house if you want to get a computer that will run all of the latest and greatest games. I don't know who started the rumor that you need to spend $3000 to get a gaming computer. The truth is, if you are smart about it, you can easily afford to get a high-end gaming computer. Here are a few simple rules to follow to put a gaming computer within reach. 

Rule 1. Never buy the newest technology. 

I know we all want to be the guy or girl with the newest toy, but you will never be able to keep up with technology. That top-of-the-line graphics card that came out today will be old news in just a couple of months and a new one will be released that is "so much better". Guess what happens to the price of the new graphics card you just broke the bank on? It dropped by about 50%. If you would have just been patient you could have purchased it for a fraction of the cost. 

Rule 2. You only have to keep up with the software. 

Rule 2 closely correlates to Rule 1. It usually takes software companies two years, give or take, to develop a new game. During this time there are new technology breakthroughs. If they went back and re-engineered the game every time a new processor or a new graphics card came out, the game would never be released. Another important factor is that they want the game to be available to the largest number of consumers. For this reason they do their best to make sure the game can be played on a wide variety of systems. Check out the system requirements for some of the more popular games. A 1.8GHz processor and a Direct X 9 compatible graphics card will run just about everything out there. Granted you might have to turn some of the settings down but it will run it. 

Once you reach a certain point the added performance of the new technology is noticeable. For example, the Athlon 64 chip has been out for more than a year, yet there are very few applications that require a 64 bit processor. If you check out benchmarks on the new PCI Express graphics cards you will see that they are running games at 300+ frames per second. When you watch a movie it runs at roughly 60 frames per second. A game will still run relatively smoothly at 20 frames per second. Basically anything over 60 frames per second likely will not be perceived while playing the game. You will only see the difference in your benchmark programs. .

Rule 3. Build Your Own Computer. 

This is important for two reasons. First, you can be assured of better quality components when you pick everything out on your own. When you buy an off-the-shelf system, chances are you are getting a big name CPU and everything else is most likely generic. Do you know what motherboard, power supply, or type of RAM you are getting? This of course, is my personal opinion, I'm not saying every manufacturer builds sub standard machines, but from experience I've had greater longevity from the computers I've built myself. I've also noticed that you will often get little system memory, unless you pay a great deal more for it. You will often get 256MB of RAM with these base system. Windows XP will run, but likely with problems, on 256MB of RAM. It seems to be the most stable with 512MB or more. Other areas they cut costs is by using integrated graphics chips. This saves them having to put in a graphics card, but you will pay the price for it when you try to play a game. 

The second reason to build your own computer is that you can cut your costs by stealing parts from your old computer. You can save hundreds of dollars by reusing the drives, case, monitor, keyboard and mouse. Plus, you don't have to worry about calling a technician to install RAM or a new graphics card because you'll already know how to do it. 

How Much Can You Build A Computer For? 

I just checked out some pricing and you can build a very nice midrange gaming computer for around $600-$700 using an AMD Athlon 64 3000+. If you can steal a DVD drive from your old computer and maybe the case, you can bring the cost down even more. You can build a high-end machine for under $1000. The internet is full of useful websites about how to build computers. Look around and you'll find all the information you need. There are several books published about the topic as well. If you follow these simple rules and do a little research you can enjoy all of the best computer games even if you are on a shoestring budget.


Mobile Wallpaper Collection

Mobile Wallpaper Collection

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AVG Free Edition

AVG Free Edition

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is trusted antivirus and antispyware protection for Windows available to download for free. In addition, the new included LinkScanner® Active Surf-Shield checks web pages for threats at the only time that matters - when you're about to click that link.

AVG Anti-Virus Free has these following features:
 * Award-winning antivirus and antispyware
 * Real-time safe internet surfing and searching
 * Quality proven by 80 million of users
 * Easy to download, install and use
 * Protection against viruses and spyware
 * Compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition is only available for single computer use for home and non commercial use.

32 bit  Technical
Filename: avg_free_x32_all_2013_3272a6212.exe
File size: 127.10MB (133,277,832 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / Windows8
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Freeware

64 bit  Technical
Filename: avg_free_x64_all_2013_3272a6212.exe
File size: 139.05MB (145,809,640 bytes)
Requirements: Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 64
Languages: Multiple languages
License: Freeware

Screens     :::    HERE




AVG Anti-Spyware

AVG Anti-Spyware

AVG Anti-Spyware offers protection against urgently growing threats like Trojans, Worms, Dialers, Hijackers, Spyware and Keyloggers. AVG begins and supplements existing security applications to create a complete security system - because only a complete security system works effectively.

 * Completely renewed user interface
 * Possibility to create exceptions
 * Shredder for secure file deletion
 * XP Antispy
 * BHO Viewer
 * LSP Viewer
 * Heuristics to detect unknown threats
 * Scanning and cleaning of the Windows registry
 * Support for NTFS-ADS scanning
 * Daily database updates
 * Patch proof by using strong signatures
 * Analysis tools (startup, connections and processes)
 * Intelligent online-update
 * Scan inside archives
 * Secure detection and deletion of DLL-Trojans
 * Generic crypter detection through emulation
 * Generic binder detection
 * Free E-Mail Support
 * Automatic Clean Engine
 * Quarantine for suspicious files
 * Multilingual User Interface

This setup contains the free as well as the paid version.

This product was formerly knows as Ewido Security Suite

Filename: avgas-setup-
File size: 11.84MB (12,413,440 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP
Languages: en-US
License: Shareware

What's new : 
- Fixed inability to run in safe mode
- Fixed endless loop in full system scan on Vista
- Fixed premature ending of trial on Vista
- Fixed partial failure of report generation
- Fixed wrong behavior of tray icon for free users

Screens     :::     HERE




Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader

Foxit Reader is a free PDF document viewer, with incredible small size, breezing-fast launch speed and rich feature set. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

Incredibly small: The download size of Foxit Reader is just a fraction of Acrobat Reader 50 M size.
Breezing-fast: When you run Foxit Reader, it launches instantly without any delay. You are not forced to view an annoying splash window displaying company logo, author names, etc.
Annotation tool: Have you ever wished to annotate (or comment on) a PDF document when you are reading it? Foxit Reader allows you to draw graphics, highlight text, type text and make notes on a PDF document and then print out or save the annotated document.
Text converter: You may convert the whole PDF document into a simple text file.
High security and privacy: Foxit Reader highly respects the security and privacy of users and will never connect to the Internet without users' permission. While other PDF readers often silently connect to the Internet in the background. Foxit PDF Reader does not contain any spyware.

Title:         Foxit Reader
Filename: FoxitReader602.0413_enu_Setup.exe
File size:  28.30MB (29,679,000 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages:  en-US
License:  Non-Commercial Freeware

# New Features:
* PDF Creation
- Allows users to quickly and easily create PDF.
- With one-click, create from Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel through the Foxit Reader plug-in.
- High performance PDF conversion from hundreds of file types by:
> Dragging and dropping the document into Foxit Reader.
> Using the Foxit Reader create From File capability.
> Right mouse clicking on the file.
- Convert hardcopy documents into PDF with the create From Scanner functionality.
- Extend any application with print capabilities to include PDF conversion through the included Foxit Reader PDF Printer (PDF print driver).
- Cut and paste content via the Windows clipboard into a new PDF by using the From Clipboard feature.

* Ribbon-Based Toolbar 
- New user interface with a ribbon-based toolbar based on Microsoft Office 2013 (Office 15) design is more intuitive and provides users with a familiar user experience. 

* Read and Search PDF Portfolios
- Open and read PDF portfolios and perform searches either within a single PDF file or across all the PDF files in the portfolio.

* Whitelist Trusted URLs for Form Submission
- Enables users to create and maintain a whitelist of the trusted URLs when submitting form online to manage the file access.

* Create and Insert Stamps
- Allows users to create and insert stamps into their PDF documents and forms, by selecting from a choice of pre-made stamps, creating static custom or dynamic stamps.

* PDF Sign
- Allows users to sign documents with their own handwriting. Signatures can be created from an image of your signature or by writing it yourself on touch enabled desktop systems or tablets. Users can quickly and easily manage, place, and apply these signatures.

* Plug-in Manager 
- Adds plug-in Manager which shows a list of installed plug-ins and the relevant information.

# Feature Enhancements:
* Comments Summary
- Supports sorting comments by checkmark status, setting current properties of any comment as default, and deleting comment by batch. Plus, the Note comment now supports to be printed.

* Booklet Printing 
- Allows users to print multipage PDF in booklet format.

* Run Script Right Control
- Supports to control the right of running Script for better PDF protection.

Screens     :::     HERE




Google Desktop 5.9.1005.12335

Google Desktop 5.9.1005.12335

Google Desktop makes searching your computer as easy as searching the web with Google. It's a desktop search application that provides full text search over your email, files, music, photos, chats, Gmail, web pages that you've viewed, and more. By making your computer searchable, Desktop puts your information easily within your reach and frees you from having to manually organize your files, emails and bookmarks.

Google Desktop doesn't just help you search your computer; it also helps you gather new information from the web and stay organized with gadgets and sidebar. Google Gadgets can be placed anywhere on your desktop to show you new email, weather, photos, personalized news, and more. Sidebar is a vertical bar on your desktop that helps you keep your gadgets organized.

Other features include:

 * Quick search box
 * Smart indexing
 * Multiple file types
 * Find deleted files
 * Deskbar and floating deskbar
 * Lock search
 * Microsoft Outlook integration

File size: 1.92MB (2,014,704 bytes)
Requirements: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7 / XP64 / Vista64 / Windows7 64 / Windows8 / Windows8 64
Languages: en-US
License: Freeware

Screens     :::     HERE




Turn on, tune in, retweet: How TV and the Internet melted into one world

Turn on, tune in, re tweet: How TV and the Internet melted into one world

Years ago, the Web transitioned from a utilitarian tool into a place, almost a water cooler, a cool-kids hangout. The more tapped into it you are, the more you know about it and its secret codes and dark pockets, the wiser (and arguably, more jaded) you become. Trolling Reddit, Tumbler  and Tor are like rites of passage for those who want to be as tuned-in to Internet culture as possible. And as more and more of us seep into these once-rather-exclusive places, the secret handshake that comes with them has become less and less of a secret. The cool factor and cred they bring and well-known, and Internet users aren't the only ones taking advantage of that – other media are too, including television.  

Formerly the great media past time of America, television has stood rather idly by while the Internet gave it plenty to be worried about. Instead of standing around gossiping about Ally McBeal, we’re talking about Grumpy Cat. Instead of asking the four people in the office if they saw the hilarious flub on the nightly news, we’re watching and commenting as it goes viral on Reddit.
But instead of becoming obsolete, the formerly-cool, held-back high school senior who’s watching the new big man on campus claim his spot, television is very wisely adapting and integrating Internet culture into its broadcast plans. Because as we all know, the Internet waits for no one.

‘Twitterfied’ TV (and why it usually works)

In general, most shows are hashtaggable these days, from highly anticipated shows like #MadMen and #GameOfThrones to nationwide talent searches like #TheVoice or #AmericanIdol. Even TV personalities speak in a social media-ified manner – Mariah Carey says “Hashtag pow” on American Idol for performances she loves – and instead of names, television shows often identify people through their Twitter handles. This obvious crossover from our computer screen to the boob tube seems natural for television execs and spectators, if you take into account the amount of time anyone spends on the Internet; however brief, it’s definitely long enough to watch a YouTube clip of a show promo and also long enough to engage in a comment repartee about a recent episode.

The transition of our Internet obsessions to the small screen is a work in progress – sometimes the results don’t translate. @ShitMyDadSays was a Twitter sensation and became so beloved it was adapted into a television show starring William Shatner. But, to put it nicely, it bombed: After 18 episodes, it was canceled.

But the Twitter-to-TV (and vice versa) formula continues to be perfected. The recently concluded Shorty Awards – which pay tribute to the Internet’s best content and most promising influencers – awarded the show Pretty Little Liars the Best Use of Social Media for Television award for its successful #TheBetrAyal campaign. “Pretty Little Liars is a compelling mystery with plot twists & turns around every corner, and the perfect mix of romance, drama and suspense that really connects with our viewers.  Once you have those ingredients in place, the internet, and the social media space in particular, provide a fantastic forum for amplifying the buzz and pushing the conversation viral,” says Danielle Mullin, Vice President for Marketing at ABC Family. “Social media provides us with an incredible toolbox that allows us to take a great piece of programming and spread it to the masses in a way that can be much more impactful than straight advertising.”

MTV’s Awkward is another ripe example of how online viewer response can catapult a show from little known to viral hit. “The Internet places a premium on relatability. We all tend to like, share, retweet, reblog, and engage with that which is familiar,” says Tom Fishman, Director for Social Media at MTV. And what relates to a youth-obsessed, always online audience better than Awkward, a show centralized around adolescence and the many issues that surround it?  According to Fishman, the fact that the show tackles universal topics such as friendship, romance, sex, status, insecurity, family, and growth arms their community managers with an abundance of material that easily translates into sharable content. They currently have over 2 million likes on their Facebook page and over 200 thousand followers on Twitter.

Fishman also notes that another vital feature of the social TV intersection is space, or the time after a 22-minute Awkward episode concludes. “It affords our creative teams the breathing room to flesh out ancillary story arcs and characters that deeply resonate with fans. We believe extending the linear narrative into the between-episode and even between-season time periods develops a much stronger connective tissue between fans, show and talent,” explains Fishman. That’s what the show is trying to take advantage more of this season through a noir-ish take on a “whodunnit?” story arc involving the untimely demise of one of the characters. They’ve also launched Awkward’s official Tumblr account to better drive viral activity and cater to the show’s growing fan base (and let’s face it, create the GIFs we all love so much), which seems to be gaining traction as the third season progresses.

Television welcomes cybertrends with open arms
MTV has been particularly active bridging the gap between TV and the Internet, adding live voting via Instagram photos and hashtags for this year’s MTV Movie Awards, specifically for the Best Hero category. It was a pretty smart move on their part, using their growing popularity (with over 1.2 million followers) on the photo-sharing app as well as hashtag-innovator Twitter (with more than 7.7 million followers) to publicize the annual event and encourage maximum audience participation. They also launched The Giffies on their Tumblr page, where they paid tribute to the best moments the MTV Movie Awards had to offer this year through animated GIFs.

Animated GIFs are so revered by the Internet that broadcast television is beginning to build programming with their creation in mind. For an episode that aired earlier this month featuring the cast as puppets, NBC’s Community threw the very first Greendale GIF-A-THON competition that encouraged fans to create animated GIFs based on the show and upload them on Tumblr with the hashtag #Greendale GIFs. 

The Oxygen Network is also ready to capitalize on GIFs, which Harleen Kahlon, Senior Vice President of Digital at Oxygen Media thinks “is an increasingly popular social expression that is captivating people’s imaginations right now.” They recently partnered with Tumblr – the holy grail for GIF lovers – and will showcase user-submitted GIFs when episodes of Best Ink 2 air this coming May. They also have caption contests ready to incite better audience participation. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve watched our fans create GIFs out of our programming and then share them, particularly on Tumblr. In terms of GIFs on our digital platform – like in the live Tumblr GIF parties that we do for some of our shows – the engagement level there has been quite good. It just seemed to be a social expression that was resonating with our fans,” shares Kahlon. “Just like when the tweet got popular and TV networks started putting them on air, we thought GIFs would be a really good example of a social expression that could work for us and that we should try it.”

Television evolution
You no longer have to stay glued to your TV screen when your favorite show is on so you won’t miss out on any important scene; the ability to preview television content on various portable gadgets has given viewers the power to watch what they want, when they want it, wherever they are. People no longer have to wait an entire day to discuss last night’s episode with their friends – they can now participate in TV-centric conversations in real-time while the show is on air, giving them content that may very well enhance their viewing pleasure. In fact, the Internet has made it entirely possible to expand fan communication exponentially by providing social media outlets that not only put you in contact with people you know in real life, but with fellow fans all over the world as well, creating a camaraderie forged by similar tastes in TV shows. “Technological innovations such as the ability to feature live fan tweets and live talent tweets during a broadcast offer a thoroughly modern way to engage with your television set. Twitter is the new water cooler,” Mullin remarks. “Today’s TV viewers are sitting on the edge of the couch with their mobile device in hand, waiting with baited breath for the next ‘OMG’ moment to air so that they can broadcast their thoughts to their 867 closest friends and followers.”

“The only thing I think any of us know for sure is that there’s a lot of new stuff popping up … it’s incumbent on us to be fast and nimble in playing with these new options.”

Even the way the television industry monitors viewer engagement is undergoing an overhaul of sorts, patterned to the Internet’s unique language and culture. “It’s one that’s familiar to most of the television-watching audience, even across more traditional cultural boundaries. TV content will have to be developed with that in mind in order to stay relevant and credible,” Fishman comments. And to be relevant and credible, television wants to be; this is highly proven by the fact that Nielsen – a company that provides reliable television metrics – recently acquired SocialGuide, its social media counterpart.

Kahlon believes that despite the Internet’s longstanding presence in our lives, it – along with the intersection of digital and television – is still a relatively new thing; the phrase “second screen” only became popular in the last couple of years. “I think we live in an experimental time and culture when it comes to how these different platforms interact with each other,” says Kahlon. “All these different things that pop up and gain popularity and disappear … it’s tough to predict what will stick. The only thing I think any of us know for sure is that there’s a lot of new stuff popping up, and  for those of us who work in television, it’s incumbent on us to be fast and nimble in playing with these new options and coming up with interesting, enhancing ways to work with them.” 

The merging of virtual trends with real-life: good or bad for Internet culture?

The boundaries of cyberculture may be a little bit difficult to draw – it used to be more like the Wild West. Now it’s a mechanism for PR and branding, so what does that mean for the community as a whole?

The Webby Awards is an award-giving body that honors outstanding achievement on the Internet, and some of the proponents recognized represent the television industry. “In 2009, we honored Stephen Colbert as the Webby Person of the Year for all the work that he had done online. He used his site and his online presence to engage with people who watch his show and expanded the experience of watching his show well beyond the usual 30 minutes. Last year, we honored the BET show 106 & Park for doing an incredible job of using Twitter and social media in real-time during their show,” says David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. “The Internet is essentially the major component of pop culture in the world today – it’s not surprising to see that television, movies, or even radio is using subject matter or ideas that are popular online – like memes. At the end of the day, TV shows are just trying to replicate and mimic pop culture at large, and that’s pretty normal.”

It’s a common cycle: What starts out as obscure and underground will eventually become popular and mainstream.

“Television’s relationship with Internet trends will continue to impact what we see as mainstream, and communities will shift trends and behaviors in response to that, some towards those trends and some away, and then as content creators and community managers we have to adapt to that all over again, and that dance goes on ad infinitum,” remarks Fishman. “If TV had a Facebook page, its relationship status with the Internet would read ‘it’s complicated’ … in a good way! With the right teams in place, the synergy there is undeniable.”

It’s a common cycle: What starts out as obscure and underground will eventually become popular and mainstream. What once was “Internet culture” is now just culture – and it’s only natural that another big purveyor of American media culture, television, is learning how to adapt and integrate this.

“I think the distinction between ‘virtual’ and ‘real life’ trends is becoming less meaningful as time passes,” says Fishman. And he’s right – the more the Internet becomes entrenched in our everyday routine, the more normal it is seems to talk in memes, hashtags, and webspeak. The World Wide Web is multi-faceted avenue that expands the range of opportunity for conversation and discourse to gigantic proportions. And television – originally a one-way medium – is just going to keep on exploring this dialogue-friendly avenue. Consider this just the beginning of the meme, GIF, and Twitterfied crossovers between TV shows and the Internet, because everyone stands to gain something here. 


FitBark helps dog owners keep track of their pet’s activity

FitBark helps dog owners keep track of their pet’s activity

Detailed on a recent Kickstarter campaign page, Fit Bark is a small device that attaches to a dog’s collar and tracks daily activity levels. Somewhat similar to a Fit bit or Jawbone Up, the Fit Bark helps the dog’s owner understand how much exercise is recommended for their pet each day. For instance, a quick look at the current activity percentage level on the accompanying mobile application can tell the dog owner if Fido has been laying around the house all day or not. If a dog has spent the day relaxing, the owner will know to give their pet a longer walk after returning home from work in order to fulfill exercise goals for the day. 

In order to get started, the owner attached the plastic Fit Bark to the collar of their dog and pairs the device with their smartphone over Bluetooth. The Fit Bark can also be paired with additional smartphones, thus allowing multiple people within a household to upload data to Fit Bark’s Web server when in range of the device. This data is immediately available in real time and can be viewed within the smartphone application.

This could be ideal to keep track of a neighborhood dog walker that’s been hired by a family. Family members will be able to immediately see when their dog was walked based off the change in activity rate in addition to the intensity of that walk. It could also be used by doggy daycare providers, basically giving owners the ability to check in on their pets from time to time during the day.

Along with the small Fit Bark device, users can also purchase the Fit Bark home base. Designed in a plastic casing that looks like a doghouse, the Fit bark communicates with the home base in order to relay data similar to any paired smartphone.

The home base can be charged over USB, thus the device can be plugged into a standard wall outlet or a computer. The owner also has to configure the home base to connect to the home’s wireless network in order to relay Fit Bark data. 

The tech inside the Fit Bark includes a 3-axis accelero meter, memory that can hold up to three weeks of activity data and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to ten days. Regarding app compatibility, the Fit Bark works with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad Mini and iPod Touch (5th generation). The team is currently working on an Android application, but it won’t be available to Fit Bark owners until later this year.

Among the large variety of contribution levels, backers can choose to simply purchase the Fit bark device for $99 if they only want to pair it with their Apple devices. If a backer wants a home base with their Fit bark  that will cost $169. There are also a couple options for families with multiple dogs. Assuming the Kick starter campaign is fully funded within the next four weeks, the first batch of Fit Bark devices will head out to backers during September 2013. As with all Kick starter campaigns, backers should be aware that manufacturing delays could push back the launch window of the Fit Bark.