by Philip Bloem
Today we are going to have a look at some of the fastest SSDs available to notebook users.  The Samsung 470 is Samsung’s latest SSD. It uses 30nm flash and a new Samsung controller. Second in our lineup is the Corsair Nova V128GB. It uses an Indilinx Barefoot controller. Lastly we included the OCZ Vertex 2, which is a very popular SSD at the moment. It uses the Sandforce 1200 controller. Let's find out which SSD is the fastest.

If you using a desktop or a powerful laptop, you should take advantage of harware acceleration in your Chrome web browser. This isn’t recommended for netbooks.

1. Open the Chrome web browser.
2. Go to the address bar and input about:flags.
3. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.


A big part of Windows workflow is managing open windows. Memorizing and using these shortcuts will greatly improve your desktop efficiency.

Shamanstears posted a list of shortcuts for managing open windows over a year ago. This will be a gentle reminder along with several additional helpful shortcuts as well.

If you don’t need to have yet another remote or you’re tired of the couch eating your Apple TV’s remote, you can have your device learn your TV’s remote control and use it instead. This works both both the first and second generations of the ATV.

1. Use your Apple TV remote and turn on the Apple TV device.
2. Select Settings from the menu.
3. Select General.