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Cleanup and Migration of Access Database to Microsoft SQL Server - Part 1

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 Gary Higbee (January 16, 2007)  Introduction Everyone who does anything with databases, particularly Microsoft products, will end up at a job or client where Microsoft Access is being used for some mission critical database and it has not been properly designed or maintained. Don't get me wrong, I like Microsoft Access and find it quite powerful and stable to use when the database is designed correctly. But I also .. (Computers and Technology)

Robotics Disussion Questions - What Is Robotics

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 Will J Turner (January 16, 2007)  Robotics, put simply, is the use of electrical components to move mechanical components. The key components of robots are their ability to perform repetitive tasks in a precise manner. There are many example of robotics use today, in toys and industry. Their function determines their appearance. For example, a robot that was designed for wielding car parts would not need arms and legs. . (Computers and Technology)

Cheap Digital Cameras

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 Idan Lavi (January 16, 2007)  Many people get discouraged when they shop for a digital camera because they think that they have to get the most expensive camera out there in order to get great pictures from it. The truth is that you really don’t need to spend a lot to get a good camera that will do all you need it to do. There are some cheap digital cameras that you can buy and fall in love with, and you .. (Computers and Technology)

Installing Computer Components without the Disk

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 Ferrel Kenda (January 16, 2007)  Have you ever found a used computer component then attempted to install it on your computer only to find that you need the accompanying software CD? Did you get a great deal on a slightly used printer from the local Goodwill store and couldn't use it because your computer wouldn't recognize it? Nothing is more frustrating than attempting to accomplish a do-it-yourself upgrade and .. (Computers and Technology)

Spice Up the Look of Your PSP with Free Wallpapers

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 Joseph Ducat (January 16, 2007)  You may be satisfied with the look of your Sony PSP as it is, but it would be pretty nice if you could customize it to your taste. The easiest way to do so is to change the screen wallpaper to one of your choice. If you have the skill you can simply create your own PSP wallpaper using an image program, but if you can’t, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to find PSP .. (Computers and Technology)

Free Internet Games

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 Vicki Churchill (January 16, 2007)  The internet is becoming more and more popular and thousands of people become new users every day. Not only is it one of the most common forms of communication and essential when running a business from home, it has become one of the most popular methods for playing games. If you are anything like me, you have tried to find free internet games more than once. Many television programs . (Computers and Technology)

Bill Gates WOWs us with Microsoft Windows Vista at CES Keynote

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 Marylin Stompler (January 16, 2007)  I just came back from my annual trip to CES to find the best iPod accessories and the latest technology for my company. This year, the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) celebrated his 40th birthday and was kicked off by the Bill Gates keynote on Sunday November 7 in Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel. The event was sold out! 5,000 people attended and hundreds more people .. (Computers and Technology)

Xbox 360 Represents a Giant Step in Video Game Technology

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  One aspect of television technology that's frequently overlooked is gaming. Some may look down on video games as being activities for adolescents, but a lot of former adolescents who were completely into video games have grown up and brought those games with them. A quick look at some video game systems shows that the games have grown up too. Microsoft's Xbox is a perfect example of .. (Computers and Technology)

The New PlayStation 3 is an Example of Cutting Edge Video Game Technology

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  One thing that many people use their televisions for that goes largely unnoticed in the greater scheme of things is video gaming. There are actually a variety of gaming platforms on the market that are designed to take full advantage of state of the art television technology like High Definition Television. The video game platform that's dominated the market all the way back to 1994 is .. (Computers and Technology)

Television Technology Reaches Mobile Phones

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  One trend of television technology these days is to make televisions as small as possible. Many companies; including Sony, Dish Network, Toshiba, Samsung, Apple, and several lesser known companies; have produced portable video devices over the past few years. Generally these devices are designed to download video content from the Internet or a Digital Video Recorder to be stored on .. (Computers and Technology)

Sony and Toshiba Face Off Over High Definition Disc Technology

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  There are some new developments in the war between Toshiba's HD-DVD format and Sony's Blu-ray. Toshiba recently announced the release of a HD-DVD player capable of playing High Definition video in 1080p resolution, and Sony says that it will release a Blu-ray recorder in Japan by the end of the year. Both of these moves are meant to give each company an advantage in the competition to .. (Computers and Technology)

Podcasting Technology Creates New Ways to Enjoy Television

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  An offshoot of television technology that's been available for a while but hasn't really caught on is audio only television. Television without a picture may seem like an oxymoron, but special radios that play just the sound from over the air television channels have been around for decades. (Actually I have no idea if they're still around, but I remember seeing them decades ago. ) .. (Computers and Technology)

Older Film Technology Allows HD Remastering of Old Reruns

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  The growing demand for High Definition Television sets creates some problems when it comes to finding programming to view on them. Some television providers have taken the initiative to produce new programming in High Definition. This is evident in a number of newly offered High Definition channels like HDNet which provides access to special events, concerts, documentaries, news, and .. (Computers and Technology)

Nintendo GameCube: Limited But Functional

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  One company that's been a big name in video games for years is Nintendo. In many ways Nintendo revived interest in video game systems that can be hooked up to televisions (as opposed to video games played on home computers). It put out a number of good systems in the late eighties and throughout the nineties. The Nintendo GameCube is the current iteration of this long line of video .. (Computers and Technology)

New Portable Entertainment Devices are Big on Technology But Small in Size

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 Julia Hall (January 16, 2007)  These days television technology seems to be focusing on the extremely large with the recent introductions of Plasma TV's over one hundred inches across. With prices falling on LCD and Plasma screen technology and LCD's getting bigger, consumers seem to be driven to get the largest TV they possibly can. Though it's not getting as much attention, there's also a trend in the other .. (Computers and Technology)

Managing Backup And Recovery Services

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 Alexander Eiriksson (January 16, 2007)  Iceland Seafood International (ISI) has numerous offices located in ten countries and sells seafood products to UK retailers, and in order for the headquarters in Iceland to manage the business on a global scale, it is important that the data generated in all of its satellite offices is protected. ISI was previously using a tape-based backup service, which was not efficient or effective . (Computers and Technology)

Buying a Digital Voice Recorder-Make Sure You Read This

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 Aditya Kathotia (January 16, 2007)  You may have moments in your busy life, where you need to take down important notes, but feel just too lazy to take out a pen and a sheet of paper to note down your thoughts or take down a dictation! It is a Digital Voice recorder, that you desperately need. A solution to take down important notes quickly and easily. Well, what a digital voice recorder is actually a device that has the . (Computers and Technology)

Amazing Conference Calling Advantage

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 Tom Turner (January 16, 2007)  We have become such an advanced technological society that most older people have trouble keeping up with this generation. The older generation is having to go to college classes in order to learn how to do what our young children are being taught to do in school everyday. Being able to communicate with someone on line can be challenging if you are a beginner. Amazingly enough, .. (Computers and Technology)

How Outlook Stores Your Data

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 Jason Perry (January 16, 2007)  Outlook is basically a flat-file database. As you create new e-mails, or as new e-mails are received, or when you create and save a new item in an Outlook folder, Outlook adds the new item to the location identified as the primary store. The exact location depends on how you configured Outlook when it was installed on your computer. Usually, your Personal Folders file (username. pst for . (Computers and Technology)

Is the Internet Taking Over TV Entertainment?

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 Jackson Willis (January 15, 2007)  There is no doubt in saying that when it comes to television, cable and satellite solutions have monopolized the industry. But, as time has progressed, the Internet has started taking television entertainment in its own perspective. With the capability of getting your standard cable and satellite channels right off of the Web, the Internet is jumping into the television entertainment .. (Computers and Technology)

Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft When Upgrading Your Computer

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 Raymond Cunningham (January 15, 2007)  When it is time to replace your old computer what will you do with it. You could donate it to a charity, give it to a friend or relative or simply throw it away at the local dump. What most people do not think about is the security of their own identity. A computer hard drive will hold data and personal information such as passwords, bank details, and credit card details. It is this .. (Computers and Technology)

ERP Brazil: SAP Business One Implementation for Multinational Corporation

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 Andrew Karasev (January 15, 2007)  SAP B1 has over 200 installations in Brazil at this time and the number of new customers is growing. In this article we would like to recommend SAP BO as ERP system for multinational corporation with subsidiary in Brazil. There are certain strong points about SAP B1 and certain areas for future improvement, but you as a manager should understand these pluses and minuses to make a .. (Computers and Technology)

Download Free Games For PSP

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 Ryan Edward (January 15, 2007)  The PSP has been exploding in popularity since it's launch just a couple of years ago. And since buying PSP games can be pretty expensive another trend is exploding in popularity along with it. . . To save cash gamers are looking to the Internet for a way to download free games for PSP. There are tons of websites out there that will allow you to download free games for PSP plus you .. (Computers and Technology)

The Evolution Of Technological Needs

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 Sharon White (January 15, 2007)  One technological advancement, the telephone, has undergone several changes. As the common telephone evolved, society’s view of it also evolved. Society shifted from the telephone being viewed as a luxury to an essential element of everyday life. Before the invention of the telegraph or telephone, messages were relayed through primitive and unreliable methods (ASMS). A town crier . (Computers and Technology)

World of Warcraft: Blood Elves

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 Jason Frovich (January 15, 2007)  An expansion game for WOW is called Burning Crusade. Within it players can choose from a variety of races including the Blood Elves. With the Burning Crusade Blood Elves, players are taking control of a long standing, proud army of stoic warriors. The Blood Elves’ history is steeped in slaughter and bloodshed, hence their name. Born of the High Elf kingdom, these noble creatures .. (Computers and Technology)

How To Download Free Videos To Your PSP

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 Joseph Ducat (January 15, 2007)  The Sony PSP may be associated with game playing, but it is not only a gaming module. One of the best features of the PSP is that it can be used as a portable media player for music and video. And there are plenty of videos available as a free download to your PSP. You just have to know where to find them. The first place to look for free PSP video downloads is the most obvious-the .. (Computers and Technology)

Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives

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 Chris Seeley (January 15, 2007)  We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organisations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refurbish computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit .. (Computers and Technology)

Unlimited Zune Downloads

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 Julian Marcellino (January 15, 2007)  Have you recently purchased a Zune MP3 Player? Want to fill it with your favorite music and video? Not sure where to turn to? If you're anything like me, you won't like the idea of paying money for one music or video file – for instance, .99cents for a song on iTunes! Because really, if you want to build a respectable music or video collection it's going to cost you big bucks before .. (Computers and Technology)

Eve Online - A Complete Computer Game Review

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 Glen B. Porter (January 14, 2007)  Simply imagine you are piloting your space ship through space, on a search for fortune and fame. Perhaps you are in the process of working a trade route, transporting ore from a central mining area to a heavily industrialized planet in order to sell it at a huge fortune. Just as you are flying through the star system, your sensors pick up on something. . . it's the pirates after you, .. (Computers and Technology)

Say Goodbye To Adware

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 Josh George (January 14, 2007)  There are people from all over the world that have experienced adware. As they casually surf the web or use their computers, adware will pop up advertisements on people’s computers without hesitation. To help put an end to this frustration, this article will explain the five steps you need to do to make adware a thing of the past. 1. Download With Caution Adware lives in .. (Computers and Technology)

Five Steps to Understanding Adware

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 Josh George (January 14, 2007)  The purpose of this article is stated right in the title: to easily educate others on what adware really is in five steps. As the Internet has evolved into what it is today, many people think adware as something it is not. For the most part, the media is to blame for that. Whether it is because the media does not truly understand adware or if they just thought the term would attract an .. (Computers and Technology)

SAP Business One Ecommerce Integration Highlights

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 Andrew Karasev (January 14, 2007)  In this small article we would like to give you SAP Business One SDK integration options, if you already own and operate e-commerce business. Legacy ecommerce website might be substantial historical investment and the idea to slash it and re-implement SAP Business One ecommerce module might be theoretically logical, but very expensive step, which will undermine your legacy ecommerce .. (Computers and Technology)

Adware: Evolved

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 Josh George (January 14, 2007)  When adware was first developed, it had one simple intention: to deliver targeted advertising to its customers. If you ever had adware on your system, you can understand that it is a great way to deliver advertisements. Whether or not you enjoy it, adware has developed a shift in the paradigm of not only delivering advertisements, but how we see the Internet today. Unfortunately, as .. (Computers and Technology)

Adware and How It Has Benefitted the Progression of the Internet

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 Josh George (January 14, 2007)  Whether or not you want to believe it, adware has actually produced a lot of good on the Internet and computers across the globe. Now, before you think the rest of this article is absolutely absurd and that adware could never produce any good, here are three primary things that adware has done to benefit everyone. 1. Adware Makes Software and Downloads Free for everyone Have you ever .. (Computers and Technology)

The Top 5 Misconceptions of Adware

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 Josh George (January 14, 2007)  With all of the different media sources and opinions that are available at everyone's fingertips, it seems that the term “Adware” has been misconceived into something it is not. Some people may feel confident that they know exactly what adware is while others may not even know how to pronounce the word. To help set the record straight, below are some of the biggest misconceptions .. (Computers and Technology)

How To Speed Up Your Computer Almost Instantly

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 Karl Smith (January 14, 2007)  Probably your computer, even though you bought it last year its no longer that much fast. Like any other machine your computer require maintenance and tweaks of its settings. You can easily follow these step by step methods to make your computer faster, better and more enjoyable. Once done you can see instant boost in the performance. Keep in mind that your computer is not a waste .. (Computers and Technology)

4 Tips to Fix Your Crashing Computer

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 Teisha Haynes (January 13, 2007)  Have you asked the question lately, “How do I fix my pc because it keeps crashing?” Does your computer run so slow that it’s giving you a headache? Are you constantly being harassed with those annoying pop-ups? Well you are in luck because these 4 tips will help you fix your crashing computer. 1. Run a Diagnostic Scan to determine your PC problem. a. A diagnostic .. (Computers and Technology)

In Reality-There Is Always Spyware

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 Doug Woodall (January 13, 2007)  I received a spam email the other day and the subject said “Tired of reality shows? Make your own!" Of course I deleted it and proceeded to go about my online chores, but later that email got me thinking, what if there was a ‘Online Safety’ reality show? Hear me thru ok? There would be contestants. . . . Say on a sunny south sea island beach, and each contestant has to . (Computers and Technology)

How To Import IE Favourites Into Firefox

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 Josh Chandler (January 13, 2007)  So you have left the IE program in favour of Firefox. There are website you visit on a day to day basis but you may not actually remember the url of the site, that's where Bookmarks come in handy you can save a bookmark and then when you wish to visit the site instead of typing the url you can click the site from the drop down menu. This will then take you directly to your chosen site. . (Computers and Technology)

Kaizen System

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 Cinoy Ravindran (January 13, 2007)  What is Kaizen? Kaizen means Continuous Improvement. It originated from the Japanese word ‘Kai’ meaning ‘change’ and ‘Zen’ meaning ‘for the better’. Kaizen is basically small improvements carried out by the person who is doing the job in his/her day-to-day work. Small zero investment improvements are always welcome and are more important than one-shot big . (Computers and Technology)

Quality Management System, Quality Audit and Quality Tools

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 Cinoy Ravindran (January 13, 2007)  What is quality? The word “quality” means different things to different people. The Oxford English Dictionary defines “quality”: as degree of excellence, relative nature… In a linguistic sense, quality originated from the Latin word qualis, which means such as the thing really is. In a business world quality is understood: as meeting the customer expectations. .. (Computers and Technology)

Computer Tweaks-Tips for Getting Your PC Running Quick Again!

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 Andrew Summits (January 13, 2007)  Is your Windows XP system running slow? Windows systems often become very slow, sometimes just months new. The main causes are files becoming disorganized, unnecessary programs hogging system resources, an overload of programs on startup, and often, even more serious problems. In this guide, I am going to go over free, simple ways that you can get your computer running like new again! .. (Computers and Technology)

ASPX Does Not Work On Local IIS Server

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 Binh Nguyen (January 13, 2007)  Having problem with your software is frustrating. After installing Internet Information Service (IIS) on my Windows XP SP2 without the CD, I faced another problem: on my local IIS server, ASPX files did not work at all, even though ASP files worked. There were nothing wrong with my files because I published them on my website and they worked fine. Both local ASP. NET 1.1 and 2.0 showed .. (Computers and Technology)

Corrupt Word File Recovery

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 Nehaa Gupta (January 13, 2007)  There are as many ways to recover the lost data as there are the reasons to lose it. If there are 10 ways to loose data then there are 12 methods to recover back the lost/deleted data. Generally, a word file gets corrupt due to unexpected system shutdown, power outage, software crashes, file corruption, virus attacks and due to many other endless reasons. The in-built recovery facility . (Computers and Technology)

RAID - Use Of Multiple Hard Drives For High Storage And Reliability

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 Nehaa Gupta (January 13, 2007)  Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) was introduced to increase the level of storage, redundancy and augmented performance in enterprises and server markets, but now have become much common with an end user over the past 5 years. In simple terms, RAID can be defined as a combination of number of low cost hard drives linked together to form a single large capacity storage device . (Computers and Technology)

How To Prevent Data Loss Situations

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 Nehaa Gupta (January 13, 2007)  One fine morning when you open your computer system and try to open an important file and the message appears ‘the particular file cannot be opened’. Now do you have the idea why the file is no longer accessible, it could be a virus attack, media corruption, file deletion or anything of that sort. Files and folders might get corrupt or damaged due to severe virus attacks, .. (Computers and Technology)

How To Backup Mails And Address Book Of Outlook Express

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 Nehaa Gupta (January 13, 2007)  What happens when you log into your computer system and find that you cannot access your mails on Outlook Express? All your important emails, drafts, appointments, attachments, contact addresses have become inaccessible. At this point you realize the importance of backing up your emails. Isn’t it? Outlook Express – the easiest and widely used email client on Windows OS provides . (Computers and Technology)

Why Most Wireless Network Security Advice Doesn't Really Work

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 Russell Card (January 12, 2007)  Just about every day I read articles about wireless networks and what should be done to make them safer. Mostly I get a couple of lines in and then read no further. This is because the advice in a lot of these articles is a waste of time. Don't worry though because there's stuff you can do that's a lot less hassle and will work a whole lot better. I'll get onto what you should do, but .. (Computers and Technology)

Computer Programming Explained

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 Woody Zuill (January 12, 2007)  Computer programming is the process of designing and writing computer programs. That is pretty straightforward, isn't it? At its most basic, you can think of programming as giving instructions to a computer to do something you want it to do - which might sound very similar to how you operate your desktop computer. Simplistically, the only difference between what you are doing now as a .. (Computers and Technology)

Simple Steps to Secure Your Computer

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 Russell Card (January 12, 2007)  Since you're reading this article, you're already connected to the Internet. You've probably already thought about security on your computer or network. Every day seems to bring new threats and it can seem pretty daunting, but the key thing is to have a common sense approach and to take a few basic precautions. There are some simple things you can do to protect your computer. The best .. (Computers and Technology)