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The Ipod Mini: Why It's Not that Hot
I got my eyes set on a iPod mini, as it looked good for quite some reasons: it's small enough to put inside a pant's pocket, it has a lot of accessories to choose from and it obviously has enough hype you begin to wonder what all the fuss is about.
Favorite Things To Do With Home Technology
Save money. Save 10-15% on utility bills per month. Work with products that have a good value now, but also save money throughout the ownership of the home. Get energy savings through lighting management, irrigation control, solar energy, and temperature control. Lower monthly bills—how can you say no to that?
Lives With Games Tradition and Industry
The United States Of America citizen feels that games is a part of their life while developed countries such as the United Kingdom and Japan would feels that Games is high prospects to gain profit either in domestic level or internationally. Games is very influence in human life at this time. Games means in reference to computer, Console video such as playstation, PDA and also Telephone Hand-sets.
Digital Cameras: How Many Pixels Do I Need?
With the bewildering number of digital cameras on the market, it's increasing difficult to know where to start for your first purchase. One of the major determining factors of the price of a digital camera is the number of pixels. Nowadays, even 5.0 megapixel cameras are affordable, even for casual snapshots.
What's All This I Hear About Firewalls?
At this point, if you've got the whole "turning the computer on" thing down; you are ready to learn about firewalls. Whether you use your computer for business or pleasure, it is important to have a firewall. If you use a high speed Internet connection like Cable modem or DSL, you are at a MUCH greater risk for someone to hack into your computer, ultimately giving them free rein to meddle in your files and your life.
10 Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Computer Without Upgrading
1. Empty the Temp directory regularly. To do this, make sure NO programs are open, and… a. In Windows 95, 98 or Me, go to C:WindowsTemp and delete everything inside the Temp folder. b. In Windows 2000 or XP, make sure that you can see hidden folders. Go to C:Documents and SettingsAdministratorLocal SettingsTemp folder. Delete everything here. 2. Empty the Temporary Internet Files regularly. Go to your Control Panel and double-click the Internet Options icon. Choose to ...
15 Good Programming Habits
1. Before sitting down for coding, you must have formal or a paper-napkin design of the solution to be coded. Never start coding without any design unless the code is trivial one.
Basic Computer Maintenance
One of the most common questions computer users ask is, “How do I maintain my computer and keep it running great?” A computer is a lot like a car…it costs more than you think it should, it starts going down in value as soon as you bring it home and it requires regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly. Here are a few basic guidelines required to help keep your PC out of the shop:
MCSE Training – Onsite, Online, On Time
With today's dependence on computers, Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer training is an excellent certification to make you a more productive and desirable employee. Finding the training is easy with several online sources for MCSE classes. Finding employment that will utilize your MCSE training is likely to be even easier.
What Has A Portable MP3 Player Have To Do With Your Business
Plenty! When we made the decision to be our own bosses, we gave up the luxury of having our employers sending us to us seminars, workshops or conferences that help improve our skills and gain knowledge related to our work. All this became our initiative. We have to look for and invest in our own education. But as busy entreprenuers, taking time off to learn can be quite a feat.
Apache, MySQL & PHP for Windows
Apache, MysQL and PHP for Windows could be a nice nice thing to have on your Windows workstation. You could try and experiment with all kinds of nice PHP and MySQL based applications right on your Windows desktop running Apache, instead of having to access a full-featured server.
Setting File Permissions On A Unix Server
File permissions are one of the strengths that the Unix world has had over it's Windows contemporaries. Permissions are a means to control access to information on a computer, on a file by file basis. There are several layers of control, and these will be discussed below.
How to Place Home Theater Speakers
You have your television and home theater receiver; you just bought your new speakers and subwoofer and are ready to test things out. It's time to break out the measuring tape because precision is vital to achieving the full potential of your home theater system. For this article, we are going to focus on a 5.1 surround sound system. The term "5.1" refers to the number of speakers and subwoofers in the system respectively. So for a 5.1 surround sound system, there are five speakers ...
Computer Consulting 101 PC Troubleshooting Advice
While most small businesses really do need to find a good local computer consulting business to take care of their computer problems, there are some computer problems that are simple enough for even a technophobe to handle. At Computer Consulting 101, we’ve found there’s one very simple piece of advice that often doesn’t get communicated to non-technical small business end users: When in doubt, reboot first.
HTML Explained: Part 1
Want to save money while promoting your web-based business? Of course you do. Here's some advice on the matter, from a freelance copywriter who knows: it pays to learn the basics of HTML.
HTML Explained: Part 2
Get started creating web pages using text files and HTML code! This article is a continuation of HTML Explained: Part 1, which gives a general overview of HTML. Here, we're going to get into the nitty gritty of the code itself. Once you see how simple it really is, you should RUN, not walk to the nearest bookstore and grab your own copy of a handy HTML manual. All right, let's begin.
Seven Things to Consider When Choosing a PDA
In the early days, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) were not much more than glorified calculators with the ability to store contact information and brief notes. Now, the line between personal computer and personal digital assistant is blurred thanks to the advanced capabilities of these useful little devices.
Some Thoughts on Choosing a Flash MP3 Player
Flash mp3 players come with an exciting array of features, and can be used for more than playing music while you cycle at the gym. Here are some things to think about when purchasing a flash mp3 player, which might make the difference between your choice becoming an indispensable tool, or just another gadget.
The Best MP3 Players Under $100
You don't have to fork out $250 for a super-diggy-whizbang mp3 player, do you? There are cheap mp3 players to be had, with a host of features perfectly suitable for everyday use. Here is a small sampling of some of the highest-rated cheap mp3 players. Looking at their features and failings can give you an idea of what can be attained for under $100.
Review of Rio MP3 Players
Below you will find some useful information and comments about a few of the most popular MP3 players by Rio, including the Nitrus, Carbon, Cali, and Forge. None of these MP3 players are perfect, but each offers a unique set of strengths and weaknesses that should be taken into consideration before you purchase any one of them. Be sure to compare price, usability, and the overall performance of each.
Mail merging: The Principles
About mail-merging Mail-merging is the process of merging variable data and fixed
text. Using mail-merging, you can create individualised letters,
envelopes, labels and other documents without having to
laboriously create each individual one. Mail-merging naturally fulfils one of the DfES’s conditions of
reducing the administrative burden on teachers, namely that
when data is inputted into a computer system it should be
right first time. One of the aspects of this ...
5 Ways to Speed Up Your PC
No matter how fast your processor and regardless of how
much ram you carry, there comes a time when you realize
your computer just doesn't run as fast as it did when you
Gain Control Over Your Screensavers With These Simple Steps
We all enjoy our favorite screensavers but in the same time we all hate to see that they sometimes disturb our movies, presentations and all the things we do and do not like to be disturbed from. Just read carefully this article and you will never have this problem again.
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