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Piriform is joining Avast

Piriform is joining Avast

We are excited to announce that as of today, we have signed an agreement with Avast to join their business. Avast is the global leader in digital security products, focused on providing their customers with products that make their lives more convenient.

We are happy to join Avast and are proud that CCleaner, which is used by about 130 million people...

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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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A day in the life of: A Piriform product manager

A day in the life of: A Piriform product manager

Here at Piriform, making products our users love is at the heart of everything we do and it’s the responsibility of our product managers to keep it that way! They research customer needs, analyze data, plan the future of our products and then ensure our development roadmap is filtered effectively through the necessary departments, so that every area of the business is aligned with our common goal: ‘to simplify the tasks of looking after your devices, by developing software tools that fix real world problems’.

With that in mind, we wanted to know more about a day in the life of one of our product managers, Charlie Masters...

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My top 5 CCleaner hidden gems

My top 5 CCleaner hidden gems

Although ‘analyze’ and ‘clean’ might be your go-to functions (and I can’t blame you – they’re obvious, quick and easy, right?), there’s more to CCleaner than meets the eye.

As a support agent who helps our users every day I know CCleaner inside out, including the whole host of features we developed so you can get the best out of your Mac or PC. By taking a few more seconds to dig a little deeper past the cleaner screen, you can uncover some additional tools which you might find very useful. Here are my top five...

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