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Software updates… why they're worth the hassle

Software updates… why they're worth the hassle

We know the feeling. They seem to take ages and just as you think you’re up to date, some more come along. Staying up to date in a constantly evolving digital world can sometimes feel like a drag.

Although it can be really tempting to skip software updates, they really are very important. Software developers (like us) don’t release updates to be annoying, we release them because we want our software to perform the best it can for our users.

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5 ways to make your #SpringCCleaner

5 ways to make your #SpringCCleaner

Here in the UK spring has begun, which is the traditional time of the year to give your home its annual deep clean. But have you ever thought about cleaning your devices?

Like your home, you use probably use devices like your computer or phone every day and without regular cleaning, they fill up with junk. Unlike your home, we can do the cleaning bit for you!

But what can a spring MOT using CCleaner do for your devices?

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New CCleaner for Android features will make your device’s resources last longer!

New CCleaner for Android features will make your device’s resources last longer!

It’s finally here! After many months of hard work, we’re delighted to announce the release of CCleaner for Android v4.5.1 - and it’s a mighty fine release (even if we do say so ourselves).

This latest version delivers three (yes, three!) brand new features for you to enjoy, plus a multitude of smaller improvements.

If your device is draining data or you’re constantly running out of memory, this release is for you...

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How much RAM does a smartphone actually need?

How much RAM does a smartphone actually need?

Vishal, our Head of Products, contributed to a Digital Trends Ask an Expert article about what smartphone RAM does and how much you actually need. 

Buying a smartphone today can be confusing. Long specification sheets are crammed with numbers, and their relationship with real-world performance is not always clear. One of the most misunderstood of all those specs is RAM, or Random Access Memory.

If you’re wondering how much RAM your smartphone needs, then you’re not alone. This question has popped up again and again since the dawn of the smartphone. We decided to ask some experts about how much RAM the average person really needs, what it does, and how it works.

What does RAM do?

“Smartphones have come a long way in the last few years and do more for us now than ever,” Vishal Kara, Head of Product at Piriform (the makers of CCleaner for Android) told Digital Trends. “As we perform more and more tasks using our smartphones, more RAM is necessary for them to continue functioning efficiently.”

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New Year's tech resolutions

New Year's tech resolutions

Whether you’ve got this year off to a great start by sticking to your resolutions, or whether you’re back to your old habits (and wishing you hadn’t told anyone about your resolutions at all), we all know that fixing the areas of our lives which need improvement makes us happier.

Typical resolutions cover the basics (fitter body, better skills, bigger bank balance) but what about the other, less obvious areas of our lives? We all use computers and phones, right? Well, a little tweaking to the tech we use daily could make our lives feel a bit simpler, safer and more efficient...

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