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Why You Should Know About Adware?

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 Josh George (January 21, 2007)  Adware is truly an amazing thing. While people consider it to be an utter annoyance and a threat to their computer, adware has fueled the Internet in positive ways that people do not usually think about. So why should you know about adware? Well, in short, it is one of the main technologies that made the Internet what it is today, which can be considered both a good and bad thing. The .. (Computers and Technology)

Adware Havens: The Most Common Sources to Find Adware

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 Josh George (January 21, 2007)  Adware is all over the Internet. From websites, to downloads, it seems there is no escaping its presence. While this may be the case, this article will discuss the primary areas where adware lurks, thus giving you a better chance of preventing it from being installed on your computer. Freeware: It can be argued that the most common area that adware can be found in is freeware. The .. (Computers and Technology)

Economic Understanding Of Analog To Digital

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 Makabongwe Maseko (January 21, 2007)  Have you ever wondered of the time widespread conversion from the older analog systems to all digital systems? Here’s a little about it. The conversion to digital provides many benefits in this area, such as reduced cost, higher image quality, and better audio, and this when it works. Digital compression techniques reduce bandwidth requirements, and allow more channels to fit on .. (Computers and Technology)

Gadgets That Can Make Students More Productive

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 Anmol Taneja (January 21, 2007)  Computers and related gadgets have a potential of making lessons more interactive and interesting for students. This would make the student more productive. In modern times when the going is getting more competitive people are putting the pressure on the student fraternity to produce better results every day. This was not so in the past with the limited syllabus and the down to earth .. (Computers and Technology)

Watch Liverpool Champions League Games on your PC for Free

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 Bridget Mwape (January 21, 2007)  Are you a Liverpool FC fun or do you just love football? Thousands of football funs are now enjoying the benefits of using their pc as a TV. You can watch Liverpool Champions League games live on your pc while you're doing something else! Did you know that there's software and some simple equipment that you can install on your computer that will enable you to watch TV for free on your .. (Computers and Technology)

Very High Expectations From Sony's New Playstation 3 Game Console

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 Evert DuToit (January 20, 2007)  How wonderful will it be to play on a video game system that offers graphics and sound that is extremely realistic? How great would it be to play with and against millions of other players world wide? Would that be the best gaming experience ever? An then add to it freedom from the clutter of wires and cables. When Sony released the original Playstation game console it was by far the .. (Computers and Technology)

Download Free PSP Games

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 Ryan Edward (January 20, 2007)  The PSP has been out for a while now and has quickly become the greatest handheld video game device we have ever seen. You can download free PSP games for your handheld device, however these PSP game downloads can often times be quite difficult to find. Once you start on your quest for free PSP games to download, you will come across three different options: Download Free PSP Games - .. (Computers and Technology)

How To Set Your Digital Camera To Save The Best Photos!

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 Teresa Pocock (January 20, 2007)  Your digital camera will save your photo files one of three ways. It will save your photos in a file format as ‘. jpeg', ‘. tiff’ or ‘. raw', or as a combination of these! But how do ‘. jpeg', ‘. tiff’ and ‘. raw’ work? Which one should you use? And what will give you the best photo? Well, most use ‘. jpeg’ as it can .. (Computers and Technology)

Gaming And Graphic Design Computer Monitor Solutions

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 Blake C. Hendrickson (January 20, 2007)  CRT screens are fast moving towards obsolescence and are now almost the preserve of Graphic designers, gamers and photographic professionals. In effect their large, bulky size has resulted in them being consigned forever to the recycling bin. Even so, their abilities far outstrip even the most modestly priced LCD or flat panel display. Why? Well, the refresh rate, color saturation, .. (Computers and Technology)

Is The Generation That Ushered In The Information Age Becoming Baffled By It?

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 Ric Wasley (January 20, 2007)  OK, this question is for the Baby Boomers out there - and be honest ! Who knows more about computer hardware, software, gaming, blogging, chat rooms, ‘My Space', ‘Your Space', ‘Our Space', ‘Their Space’, - ‘Your Dog's Space’, Your cats, hamsters and gold fishes space… Aruggggh !! Well you get the drift. But truthfully - is it you or your kids? Don't think . (Computers and Technology)

How to Set Up, Secure and Maintain a New Computer

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 Debbie Jacobsen (January 19, 2007)  When you get a new computer, there are some important things you should do to give it a good, safe start. Setting up and configuring your new PC correctly from the start will help ensure you get many years of satisfaction from it. After unpacking it and cranking your new Windows computer up for the first time, you will likely be greeted with a “wizard” that will walk you .. (Computers and Technology)

Save Tons of Money by Switching to Prepaid Cell Phone Service

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 Mark Murabayashi (January 19, 2007)  Let me first say that unless you use your cell phone a LOT, then chances are you're getting completely ripped off by your postpaid provider. But I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that. I'll tell you how you can get a Nokia 6030 (a very nice basic phone) and approximately 1200 prepaid minutes that will not expire for exactly 1 year for around $100-$105: 1. ) Go to DealKing.com and . (Computers and Technology)

Computer Phobias

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 Caroline Mackay (January 19, 2007)  Years ago around the end of January I would develop Chinophobia (fear of snow). Maybe it was because we had 3-5 feet of snow and I was ready for spring. Over the years I have developed “temporary phobias" for a number of good reasons. A phobia is a handy way to get myself out of unpleasant situations. I developed Dentophobia (fear of the dentist) when my wisdom teeth decided to .. (Computers and Technology)

The Lenovo Thinkpad X60 Tablet – Who Says It's Not a Beauty

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 Jawahn Thompson (January 18, 2007)  It was passion at best view. I was sitting at my customary board at my customary chocolate browse a pair of weeks backwards when my friend pulled away his original infant. It was slick, it was tiny, it was distinct and I just stared. “It" was the just-released Lenovo Thinkpad X60 Tablet PC that he had picked upward that afternoon. He noticed me staring, and being the tasty, .. (Computers and Technology)

Computer help: An Easy Explanation of Two Commonly Confused Terms - Memory and Hard Drive

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 Worth Godwin (January 18, 2007)  When it comes to a computer, there are so many terms like RAM, megahertz, gigabytes, etc. that people can find confusing. Having a better understanding of some of these terms can help you feel more comfortable using your computer, and ultimately get more out of it. A lot of people I talk to seem to be apologetic about their lack of knowledge. It's too bad people feel that way; they .. (Computers and Technology)

Decoding the DCF-77 Radio Time Signal

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 David Evans (January 18, 2007)  The DCF-77 radio time transmission is utilised by many NTP server and PC computer systems to provide accurate synchronisation of time critical applications. This article describes how the DCF-77 time signal is decoded by NTP server and computer systems to provide an accurate timing reference. The DCF-77 Time Transmitter. The DCF-77 time signal is a long-wave radio time signal .. (Computers and Technology)

Computer help: 6 Simple Computer Skills Everyone Should Learn

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 Worth Godwin (January 18, 2007)  Computer users have a wide range of experience and levels of understanding of their computers. The great majority of users have just learned the most basic features of a few of the thousands of programs out there. But that’s nothing to be ashamed of - even the most advanced computer user was at that level at some point, myself included. Even if you’re just using your .. (Computers and Technology)

Computer help: A Simple Secret To Improving Your Computer Skills

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 Worth Godwin (January 18, 2007)  Once upon a time, many years ago, I didn't know a thing about computers. People who know me, and especially my clients, often have trouble believing this. But it's true; I wasn't born with some built-in ability to use computers. I started off as a complete novice, and had to learn as I went along. In this article I'm going to explain something that I was very lucky to figure out on my . (Computers and Technology)

Computer Help: How To Get Better At Computers Without Learning A Thing

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 Worth Godwin (January 18, 2007)  I've been helping people with computers for a long time now – about twelve years as a professional, and for years before that, I was the “computer genius" (their words, not mine) everybody came to when they got stuck. I've been paying attention to all those people over the years, and I've noticed something; for most people, the biggest problem they have with computers is .. (Computers and Technology)

Daylight Saving Time 2007 - Kiss Your Hard Work Goodbye?

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 Pete Egeler (January 18, 2007)  Millions of PC users across the country are going to be in for a rude awakening come March 11, 2007. That’s when the new Daylight Saving Time goes into effect in 48 States. So what does that mean to you? Well, if you use any Windows Operating System from Windows 95 through XP (Pro or Home) Service Pack 1, you could be facing a big problem. And it doesn’t matter if your PC .. (Computers and Technology)

Laptops Are Gaining Popularity

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 David Fishman (January 18, 2007)  When you think of portability many people believed that you would not be able to get the power and functionality as compared to a desktop system, today is not true. Desktops are the preferred computer because of the ability to add peripherals and the power are much more than a laptop, but today laptops are able to add peripherals and have the computer power and have the ability to snap .. (Computers and Technology)

The Finest Games For PlayStation 3

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 James Hunaban (January 18, 2007)  Sony has continually provided an assortment of magnetic games, add-ons, and bundles for its PlayStation and PlayStation 2 consoles. On the launching of the PlayStation 3 early in November 2006, thousands of buffs were excited to discover the large and exciting compendium of PlayStation 3 games too. The finest PS3 games may be found online, in video game and electronic shops, and .. (Computers and Technology)

Best Computer Buy – Quick Reviews

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 Razvan Ionut Rovinaru (January 18, 2007)  Sony VAIO VGN-FS660 Notebook is one of the best one’s from Sony. It is a good laptop for gamers as well as for business purposes. It is a very powerful notebook and comes equipped to satisfy most customers. Good dimensions, appealing design, a very good wireless reception and an impressive display are a plus but the short life-span of the battery(approximately 2 hours) and the .. (Computers and Technology)

What Is Podcasting

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 Demetria Zinga (January 18, 2007)  Podcasting is a buzz word circulating the web, which is becoming increasingly popular by the minute. Many people are listening to podcasts on a daily basis, and some even go so far as to create their own podcasts for others to listen to. Podcasts are similar to internet radio shows. A podcast is audio content delivered to portable media players such as Ipods, that can be downloaded .. (Computers and Technology)

Record Number of People Expected to Call in Sick to Work Today

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 Tony Cohn (January 18, 2007)  American families, girlfriends, domestic partners and pets are not the only ones feeling the brunt of neglect after losing a family member to the massively popular multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft. Now, many employers are experiencing a similar, yet far less emotional, form of neglect. "We thought that we had a pretty good pre-employment screening progress. I mean, we .. (Computers and Technology)

How To Start Your Own Podcast For Free

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 Demetria Zinga (January 18, 2007)  Clearly if you’ve been thinking about podcasting these days, you’ll notice right away that there are a TON of solutions out there on the web to help you begin podcasting. There are lots of companies which offer great solutions for podcasters…so be encouraged—there are many ways to go about doing this, and it’s really all up to you. Here’s an easy, and free .. (Computers and Technology)

Why Is Podcasting HOT

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 Demetria Zinga (January 18, 2007)  Podcasting suddenly came on the scene in 2005 and has been rapidly changing the world of communication and media as we know it. Sort of like an underground mass mania, podcasting has a viral affect and spreads from computer to ipod to mp3 device…and who knows what’s next? I predict that within the next two years, podcasting will become more of a business communications vehicle. .. (Computers and Technology)

Programming by Example - Visual Interfaces

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 Peter Hale (January 18, 2007)  In the mid 1970s Smith introduced the technique of Programming by Example with a program called Pygmalion, Smith elaborated on this in Watch What I Do: Programming by Demonstration (Chapter 1). This demonstrated the need to describe algorithms through concrete examples rather than abstractly. ‘Example-based Programming: a pertinent visual approach for learning to program’ .. (Computers and Technology)

Watching Satellite TV On Your PC

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 Teddy Lc. (January 18, 2007)  Introduction Here's a new technology that might threaten the market position of satellite TV or cable TV services - Satellite TV on PC. As the rapid advancing technology, you can now view satellite TV programs on your PC with just a small one time set up fees. No monthly cost like normal satellite or cable services, no extra hardware plug in for your PC, no extra equipments like .. (Computers and Technology)

Get PlayStation 3 Cheap

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 James Hunaban (January 18, 2007)  Sony’s launching of the PlayStation 3 hit the United States markets on November 11, 2006, and thousands of fans streamed to local electronic shops and outlets to get their hands on the first batch. As these systems flew off the shelves, the cost and value of the PlayStation 3 on the open marketplace went through the roof, as it became one of the most in demand items of 2006-2007. . (Computers and Technology)

How To View Private MySpace Profiles

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 Paul Giordano (January 18, 2007)  We all know that if you are a MySpace user, you have come accross some profiles that you are dying to view but only to find out that they are set to private. You realize that the only way to view their profile is to add them as a friend and hope they accept. Unfortunately, most of the time they don't know you and they wont accept your friend request. However, I can show you how to view .. (Computers and Technology)

The Necessity Of Printer Ink

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 Michelle Bery (January 18, 2007)  In this day and age there are some items we simply can’t do without. And while we may take their presence for granted, the second we no longer have them is the second we realize how much we need them. Take for instance printer ink; that which fuels our computer printers and gives us our letters, photos, reports, homework – you name it. Handwritten documents are a thing of the .. (Computers and Technology)

Get Organized, Get More Out of Your PC

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 Alan Kintel (January 17, 2007)  The PC has revolutionized the way we work today. The speed at which we do things has increased significantly and so has the ease with which we accomplish the tasks. However, most of us still don’t make full use of the PC as we are not just organized. We will provide you with some of the most basic tips on how to get organized and get the maximum out of the PC. Organize Files .. (Computers and Technology)

PlayStation 3 Features

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 James Hunaban (January 17, 2007)  The PlayStation 3 became available to retail merchants in the United States. Marketplace on November 11, 2006. Prior to that, 1000s of PlayStation 3 devotees pre-ordered and pre-registered for this high demand merchandise so that they could make the most of some of today’s greatest features in the game console marketplace. Sony’s popular PlayStation 3 has a lot of features .. (Computers and Technology)

Crossfire: The Dual GPU System Gamers Want

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 Michael Quarles (January 17, 2007)  CrossFire is the new dual graphics card system from ATI. It offers remarkable image quality improvements for game play and 3-D work. People who demand the absolute highest levels of performance have tried every possible combination of CPU, motherboard, and graphics card in their gaming rigs. While results have often been excellent, there are those who are still unsatisfied. In an .. (Computers and Technology)

Internet Connection Sharing in Windows XP

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 Antonio Fabrique (January 17, 2007)  This articles explains in detail how to set up a small network at home so you can share your Internet connection between two computers running Windows XP. Sharing the Internet connection between two computers running WIndows XP Connect the first one of your computers (the server) to the Internet and test the connection to make sure that it is working properly. Then click Start -> .. (Computers and Technology)

Why Someone Stole My Mobile Phone

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 Lee Colbran (January 17, 2007)  Not so long ago my mobile phone was stolen. I kept asking why I was the one who got targeted, especially since I had only had that phone for a few days. Why not the guy near to me with the cool Nokia that was constantly connected to his ear? The answer that finally came to me was that I was flashing my phone around in a public area. It’s the silliest mistake I could have made, but . (Computers and Technology)

6 Tips To Best Computer Buy

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 Razvan Ionut Rovinaru (January 17, 2007)  Buying a new computer can become a tedious task these days as many of us tend to get confused or simply don’t know how to choose the best computer from the wide range available. Here are 6 tips to best computer buy: 1. The first and logical thing to do is determine exactly where you will be using your computer from. Do you plan to use it at home, or do you travel with business .. (Computers and Technology)

The 5 Most Common Reasons Why People Believe They Won't Need Data Recovery

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 Jason Perry (January 16, 2007)  Most people don't realize how important their data is until it is lost. Hard drive data recovery is needed for a variety of reasons, all of which are often ignored until it is too late. And in most cases, some people have had opportunities to protect their files from data loss and corruption, but may have thought one of these 5 common beliefs about their data and why they won't need to .. (Computers and Technology)

Organic Search Engine Optimization Techniques

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 Lambert Klein (January 16, 2007)  What is Organic Search Engine Optimization? It's the process of optimizing a web site or page so that it ranks well in the free listings of the search engines. It's best to use “White Hat" methods for Organic Search Engine Optimization. This will bring safer and longer rankings. Organic Search Engine Optimization techniques are the best options for attaining visitors at the .. (Computers and Technology)

Experience the new Microsoft Zune and Future Technology with Bill Gates at CES Keynote

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 Marylin Stompler (January 16, 2007)  After the demonstration of Windows Vista by Bill Gates at the CES keynote, Robbie Bach, President of the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) talked about Zune, which he said, has rapidly become the No.2 music player after Apple (AAPL) iPod. Of course, the objective of Microsoft is to dominate the portable music player market. Bach said that Zune will become the .. (Computers and Technology)

Saving Time And Having Fun With Emoticons

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 Craig Thornburrow (January 16, 2007)  The Internet has made it much easier for us to make friends all over the world as well as keep in touch with loved ones who live far away. With the ease of emails, message boards, chat rooms, and instant messaging, we are able to carry on lively conversations on just about any subject you can think of. Of course, the written word can sometimes be ambiguous when it comes to expressing .. (Computers and Technology)

Back to School - Groan

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 Iggy Quazi (January 16, 2007)  In as little as a few years the kit required to get the kids back to school has changed. Now in addition to the regular “back to school" items, a number of IT devices has crept onto the list. USB Pen Drives for instance, are now a common tool used in schools by both Pupils and Teachers. These great little devices are the modern equivalent of Floppy Disks, however USB Pen Drives .. (Computers and Technology)

NTP Server Static GPS Antenna Systems

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 David Evans (January 16, 2007)  The Global positioning System (GPS) is often used by computer equipment, such as NTP Server systems, to provide an accurate timing reference for time critical applications. This article provides an overview of GPS for timing applications and describes the equipment used to install a GPS antenna in a static location. Overview - Using GPS for Accurate Time The Global Positioning System .. (Computers and Technology)

Activity Based Costing Software

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 Dominic Ferrara (January 16, 2007)  Activity based costing software can help a business make decisions about issues that revolve around its customers. These issues are crucial to the success of the company and they involve two major aspects of doing business: cost and profit. This may seem like rudimentary economics but activity based costing software offers insight that is often overlooked by many companies. The initial . (Computers and Technology)

Computers In Schools

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 Dominic Ferrara (January 16, 2007)  As much as I am afraid this will age me, I can admit that when I was in elementary school some of the first computers in schools made their appearance. I remember that we had a few Mac computers in the room set aside for students who needed extra help, but if we had free time and no one was in there we could go and play around for a bit. I didn’t get much time to check them out, .. (Computers and Technology)

Software Sharing

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 Sharon White (January 16, 2007)  Until this period, various other online file sharing software had been developed. Particularly in Europe and US, home internet user had been using file sharing software that utilise Gnutella Technology. However, the situation in Asia is quite different because the law enforcement in both areas is different. In most Asia countries copyright protection is not so extensive or the control .. (Computers and Technology)

Structuring Organization With IT

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 Sharon White (January 16, 2007)  The look and feel was good enough to drive people in and talk about it. Their success was not in selling more but in their great marketing strategy, creating a digital supermarket. They restructured the entire concept of digital workplace in creating a brand which everyone would follow for long. Information Systems and Organisations influence one another. On one hand, Information .. (Computers and Technology)

Online Computer Marketing

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 Rehan Moin (January 16, 2007)  Posting classified advertisements for computers which include used computers, desktop computers, laptops, computer desks, internet providers, internet games and new computer software or computer hardware equipment in online classifieds will draw instant and targeted audience towards the advertisements. Maintaining classifieds ad campaign is a powerful and inexpensive way to promote the . (Computers and Technology)

Remember When You Could Have Bought That Blackberry And You Did Not?

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 Wycliffe Williams (January 15, 2007)  Today's cell phones are compact information peddlers and most are good looking too. When you choose your cell phone plan ask yourself this, where will you be using your handset the most? Do you know whether there is adequate network coverage in the area you will be using your mobile the most? Personal safety reasons must be taken into consideration before choosing a provider that may .. (Computers and Technology)