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Lexmark - Relatively New to the Market but Already on Top!
Lexmark does not have the advantage of the proverbial long history in its kitty of printing and imaging solutions like its competitors to bank on; however it has managed to make a mark on the imaging and printing industry. One of its important technologies is the Photo Cartridge and PrecisionSense Technology.
Repairing A Damaged CD
Why do compact discs get damaged? Compact discs are all plastic. Compact discs are even not sensitive to magnetic fields as in case floppy disks, which never used to retain data when even a slight magnetic field is crossed with floppies. Then what is the reason why CDs get corrupted?
Some Notes About Notebook Computers
Are you interested in laptops? Perhaps you are interested in buying one, or you already have one and just like to read more about them. Either way, I have some good information for you regarding laptops and their use. I really like laptops. I think besides executives, gamers, multimedia guys and the like that have their own dedicated purpose PCs, more and more people will have their own laptops as their primary and only computer.
Four Power System Problems Common in Colocation Facilities
The primary factor that determines uptime for servers in a colocation facility is power. Power outages will knock a network offline and even damage hardware such as motherboards, memory, and hard drives. Despite how intrinsic power is to keeping businesses connected to their networks, only 2% to 3% of colocation facilities have the right power systems in place. The other 97% of facilities most commonly lack redundancy, multiple units carry the energy load even if one unit fails, or ...
Review: USB Copy Cruiser Plus from Aleratec
The USB Copy Cruiser Plus is a USB copy device with the additional convenience of an 8-in-1 card reader. The unit will copy from one memory device to another or from one memory device to a USB flash drive without the need of a PC. This OTG (On-The-Go) USB technology is very useful and the USB Copy Cruiser Plus proves to be just that, useful. For the small foot-print and compact size, just bigger then your palm, the product performs well, is easy to use and provides clear and precise ...
Data Storage Media - A Guide to Selecting Media For Storing and Backing Up Computer Data
Data, or information stored on your computer, can either be held on fixed disk drives inside the computer or on removable media such as CD's that can be inserted and removed. Removable media can be used to transfer files between computers or to backup the data already existing on fixed disk drives. There are three types of removable media: Magnetic, Optical and Flash.
Buying A New Computer
Purchasing a home computer can be one of the most nerve-wracking experiences if you don’t do your homework first. Since most of us are non-technical, wading through all of the specifications and deciding what is right can be overwhelming.
Laser Printers or Inkjet Printers? A Buyers Guide
Should you buy an inkjet or a laser printer? Often people buying a new printer are confused about whether to buy a laser printer or inkjet printer. The short answer is it depends on what you’ll be using it for, and how much you’ll be using it.
Building Your Own Computer
The world of computers is constantly changing. It is one of the only industries that is different from month to month. If you’re in the market for a new PC, there are continually new options available. To get the best bang for your buck in computer technology, you may want to consider building your own PC.
Computer Ergonomics: Keeping Your Mouse … Safe
When it comes to the matter of computer ergonomics -- making certain that you computer work environment is safe and healthy -- many people focus their attention on such items as their chair, the desk of worktable utilized and the positioning of the keyboard. Of course, these are all important items when it comes to the matter of computer ergonomics. In this regard, many people pay little of no attention to their computer mouse when it comes to the matter of computer ergonomics and the safe use ...
Pests In Your PC
Bugs in machines go back a long way. In the 1900s, bugs were "little faults and difficulties" in new devices, according to the Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang.Thomas Alva Edison told how he stayed up two nights in 1889 trying to fix a 'bug' in his new cylinder phonograph.Though some still say say the real modern usage of the word comes from the cockroaches, moths and creepies that used to infest the old room size computers, and cause malfunctions ...
Guide to Buying a Laptop Computer
With the many different brands and models on the market, buying a laptop or notebook computer may at first seem confusing. But simply breaking down the process into a few key areas and using Myshopping.com.au to search for the most suitable features and pricing makes it much easier to access exactly the machine you're looking for.
Guide to Buying a Desktop Computer
With the rapid pace of technological developments, nothing has become as ubiquitous as the computer. Everyone's got one. And they are used for all manner of endeavour, by people of all walks of life. So, do you simply buy the computer that someone's selling? Or do you do some homework and figure out what detailed specifications are going to make some difference to you?
Help to Choose your Monitor
Making the right choice in a computer display or monitor is an important part of involving yourself in today's web-browsing and multi-media technology. Right now, you are viewing this in a computer monitor (unless you've had someone print it for you and you're reading it on paper because your monitor made it completely unreadable) and how it appears to you depends entirely on the quality of your display.
Guide to Buying a New printer
One of the more perplexing decisions when faced with choosing a new printer is which print technology is going to suit you best. At the moment there are two main printing systems: the laser technology, using toner cartridges and a transfer drum assembly; and ink jets using ink tank cartridges and fine-spray nozzles. The method that will suit you best will depend largely on what you plan to print on your new printer, and cost factors that affect the costs of running it. Laser printers are ...
Guide to Buying Hard Drives
Apart from being one of the most essential parts of your computer, hard drive storage is constantly updating, in terms of both capacity of disk space and in physical size. When it comes time to upgrade your disk storage, there are a number of factors for you to take into account. Once you've made basic decisions about size, connectivity, speed and data transfer rate, and whether you want an internal drive or external, you can search through Myshopping.com.au to find the most suitable ...
Buying Guide to Graphics Cards Contents
The is a vital performance component of your computer, particularly if you play 3D games, or work with graphics and video content. The graphics card sits in an expansion card slot in your PC and it is specifically designed to process image data and output it to your monitor, enabling you to see it. A graphics card works by calculating how images appear, particularly 3D images, and renders them to the screen. 3D images and video images take a lot of processing capacity, and many graphics ...
Review of the Epson Stylus Pro 9800: Its First Year in Retrospect
It has been year since the first announcement of the Epson Stylus Pro 9800 printer, the new generation of 44 inch width, inkjet printer from Epson. Like many of the new releases from Epson, the printer was highly anticipated; offered breakthrough new features; and was impossible to get for about 7 months. The initial rush has past, they are finally readily available, and it is time to take a moment to reflect on the good and bad points of Epson’s latest printing wonder.
Effective Employee Internet Monitoring
Many business owners find themselves in the position to confront employees about their Internet use. Non-work related activities including online games, Internet shopping, stock trading, Internet radio, streaming media and MP3 downloads represent the new temptations in the workplace.
Used IT Gear Goes Mainstream
Ask any IT manager what they think about used data networking gear and chances are their eyes will light up. Six years after the Telco bust, the secondary market for IT has grown up and with it companies have grown accustomed to buying used. But with the steep discounts come added risk and buyers are becoming savvy about negotiating the vast, complex market for pre-owned equipment.
Converting to Mac: A Brave New World
Sunday, my Windows computer decided it would start going crazy, and began rebooting randomly. I decided that before it went any further, I'd better pull all my latest data off that computer and onto my Mac Mini.
Penetration Testing on a Switched LAN
In this is article we will explore the presence of known vulnerabilities in switched LAN’s. I hope to open your eyes on some of the techniques & tools that can be freely downloaded and used to test your network. Let’s start out with some of the basics we see in most small to medium networks. Now we need to start assessing the network and gathering information on it. We need to look at few things first to better understand the obstacles we might face on a pen test. Start with these basic ...
Computer Support - MSCONFIG
The computer. The thing we all love to hate. It does so many important things for us, yet also causes some of our biggest headaches. There is always something that needs to be fixed or optimized, no matter what we do it seems. No matter how well they invent new technology, something still breaks down.
Purchasing A Power Supply Unit For Your Computer
In a related article The PSU Factor, I said that it is inevitable a PSU purchase is looming on the horizon. The reason being, your current PSU is probably a few years old, it came with your computer system you bought online at a great price, and you have no idea what the specs are. Taking into consideration your computer manufacturer more than likely had a reliable power supply as being LAST on their list, or not on their list at all, pretty much guarantees something is about to ...
Router - How It Works
If you've been brought up in the 21st century then you probably take a lot of things for granted that 30 years ago people just didn't have. One of those things is the Internet and its ability to be able to connect people from all over the world and allow them to interact with each other in a variety of ways including sending email, visiting web sites, joining forums, attending online chats and countless other things. But none of this would be possible if it weren't for a device ...
Router - Denial Of Service Attacks
Routers are not perfect. For that matter, nothing is. So if somebody wants to give a router more than it can handle there is a way to do this. We're going to take a look at what are called denial of service attacks.
Router - Tracing Your Packets
Few people will really care about the path that your packet takes when sending a message, but if you're one of those high tech egg heads then this article may be of great interest to you. It can become very addictive so proceed with caution.