Computers Archive

One of the most crowded sections of computing shops and department stores is the tech gadget area. After spending hours searching for the best laptops and computer software, trawling through the different deals and offers, buying an exciting new gadget is the perfect reward for all your hard work. And it’s double the fun. Here’s a roundup of some of the coolest laptop gadgets for sale. 1.    The wooden mouse This mouse can be attached to your PC via a regular USB cable, and will look at home on any wooden desk. Available from a variety of online retailers, the wooden mouse is generally made from Bamboo. This gives the mouse added eco-friendly points – a fast-reproducing plant, Bamboo is classed as a renewable resource.

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For businesses of all sizes, the web hosting conversation is a big one. Selecting a type of hosting for your small business’s website can determine important elements of your site and its functionality. This includes everything from performance to scalability to the types of content your website can deliver on a regular basis over a long period of time. Sure, there are many types of hosting that can deliver on performance and scalability, but the reality for many small businesses is that resources are limited. For many of these business owners, this means taking a closer look at cloud-based VPS hosting. In this post, we’ll dig a little deeper into the VPS cloud hosting and why it may be a viable option for your company’s website. What

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USB flash drives unlike Floppy disks and DVD/CD`s are portable. They are reliable and easy to use. If one is a long time windows user, then he must have reinstalled OS many a times. A DVD is required for it. Modern portable laptops do not have optical drives and hence one need to rely on the USB`s for installation of the OS. Multi-installation USB drive can be created to solve this problem. One need not to carry two USB drives for separate OS. Prerequisite ideas about space requirement One must be aware of the space required by Windows 7 and Windows XP. It is approx 2.5GB for 7 and 600MB for XP. Looking at the size, it is quite evident that the size of the

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As a kid everyone remembers making a few prank calls. Call a person and either fake it or hang up after a ring or two. Of course this was not as fun as ring or stray doorbells! But with the introduction of caller ID, it makes the task a whole lot harder. Now you prank call a person and they’re sure to call you back. But of course one benefit is still left, if you call a landline and the person doesn’t know you’re number, the anonymity still stays. As long as you can call a person and remain anonymous, we guess you can still play that game. The only loophole is if the person looks up the landline number in a telephone directory. If

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As a content management system, Magento is renowned for being an extremely robust and all-encompassing ecommerce platform. However, it can be performance intensive, needing a great deal of processor power to query complex databases and process information without harming the end user experience. To achieve increasingly important ecommerce flexibility, resilience and performance optimisation, it makes sense to look at migrating your Magento site (or any ecommerce site) to the cloud. Expanding Your Online Presence  By choosing to migrate to a hosted cloud solution, your website instantly becomes a scalable asset that requires negligible internal micro-management. By leaving maintenance and performance optimisation to dedicated experts you free yourself to do what you do best, run your business! Leave resource intensive tasks, such as maintaining the site,

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What does an Apple™ a day really do for the doctor? The medical profession is currently experiencing a surge in the utilization of tablets and smartphones as medical devices. A number of diagnostic programs are being developed exclusively for the medical community and join the phenomenon called mHealth (mobile health). The medical profession and software companies have identified the potential for mobile-based technology to revolutionize the way that healthcare works. Custom-designed applications range from MobiSante’s smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system, MobiUS SP1 – an ultrasound monitor that can be plugged into an iPhone – to applications that can display medical images for doctors and patients to view on a phone screen, such as Visible Body. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has started to officially approve

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In preparation for the new year, what are you doing to erase digital illiteracy in your company? The world is changing quickly, and companies who don’t know about common tech concepts like cloud computing, virtualization and big data management are going to be left behind. To help companies become more knowledgeable about cloud computing, the cloud hosting company Rackspace is offering cloud education curriculum. You owe it to yourself to sign up for Rackspace’s CloudU so you can prepare your organization to use cloud backup services for the rest of 2013. If you’re already using cloud hosting, you still owe it to yourself to actually understand the product so you can get the most out of it and make the right choices for your business.   About CloudU Rackspace

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You’ve probably heard it many times before: Data is the new currency. We live in a world where companies live and die based on how data is managed and understood. It’s a great way to think about data for businesses. If you think about data in terms of currency, you’ll be more likely to take the appropriate measures to protect it from disaster. When something goes wrong – and you can count on things going wrong at some point in the life of your business – a quality backup solution serves as insurance. Types of Back Up Solutions ·       Local Back Up – Local back up has been the de facto solution for many small to mid-sized businesses for years. Traditionally, this has included everything from tape-based to

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The featured image is sourced from Flickr. Tablets are touted as fantastic machines for maximum portability, functionality and processing power for all your spreadsheeting, word-processing and presentation-creating needs in your work life. But both tablets and hybrid tablet PCs are also major hits when it comes to personal uses, especially for gaming. Indeed, research from app analytics site Flurry suggests that games are one of the most popular types of application on portable devices, representing more than half of all sessions on portable devices. Games by independent developers, or ‘indie’ developers, in turn appear to be the most popular among players. Indie games accounted for 68 percent of game sessions in the first two months of this year, according to Flurry’s research. That means it’s

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With the wide range of retailer antagonism and competition, Tesco has earned its name and fame both in the marketing area by offering expedient, convenient and amazing deals to the customers. Tesco in the current market has conquered the sector of pc games too. Tesco synopsis Tesco is the third largest retailer in the world which was founded in the year of 1919 by Jack Cohen. It sells a diversity of products and has several stores across the globe in around 14 countries. The countries include Asia, North America, UK, Malaysia, Thailand and Europe. The variations of the products available in this company range from clothing to furniture. Products like books, games, jewellery, DVD, software, electronics, financial services and telecoms are also obtainable. Why Tesco?

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Replacing ink toner cartridges can create a great deal of unnecessary waste and can also become quite costly in the long run. Any printer, whether a home or office model, that is used to create a high volume of paper documents on a regular basis will need to have its ink cartridges replaced in as little as a few days or a couple weeks. This constant need for replacement cartridges is not only frustrating and expensive, it is also responsible for creating a volume of waste that is large enough to present a significant danger to the environment. Saving Money and Saving the Planet There is a way to circumvent the hassle of buying and replacing ink toner cartridges that does not require a great

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Before we discuss how to set up a VPN on a Mac computer, it is important to first of all understand what VPN is. VPN is the short form for Virtual Private Network. There is no need to emphasize that when you browse online, your data may fall into the wrong hands or simply be snooped upon. Yes, there are many tools such as anti-virus software, software for hiding IP, proxy servers, etc. which can help you protect your data, but the most effective is using VPN. Your system will be connected to a different server once you subscribe to a VPN account. The server will most likely be located in a country other than yours through encrypted tunnels. The tunnels are secure and cannot

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Knowing more than you used to know and having the papers to prove it can be a step leading you closer towards a promotion, a new, better job or many other positive things in your career. Today, learning is easier than ever due to a great number of online courses and colleges that can help you get a degree or become more skillful at what you do for a living. Online learning can take various forms. One of the best representatives of this phenomenon of modern times is Australia’s own SAVE Training, issuing their Certificate IV in Learning and Assessment to all people who wish to teach others how to do their job. There are many websites that do the same thing, comprising teams of

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If you use your printer at home or at work regularly, chances are you’ve got a bag or stack of used ink cartridges that you have no idea what to do with. As easy as it would be, just tossing your ink cartridges into the trash can isn’t the right solution, and some cities and municipalities even fine individuals that dispose of electronics and ink cartridges with their regular trash. Instead of illegally throwing them away or letting them stack up, recycle your ink cartridges. It’s good for the environment and it can even be good for your pocket book. Check the Packaging  Many manufacturers of printers and ink cartridges provide information about how to dispose of ink cartridges in a responsible manner. Some manufacturers

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Whether you prefer to celebrate with your loved ones or plan to gift away some goodies in the form of useful and trendy applications, you can always beg to differ from others for sure. A wide range of applications are available for you in this regard. Here is a snapshot of the Top 5 Apps for your quick reference. Wrapp Are you planning to surprise your friends and family with exciting gifts? Then, then there is no other better way than to choose this handy application that works well in coordination with Facebook as well. Sending mobile gift cards to your loved ones is something that is uniquely possible with this handy application. Digital version of conventional gifting cards will prove to be an added

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The healthcare industry is in desperate need of a technological upgrade. Medical professionals, industry analysts and IT specialists all agree that in order to satisfy patient and medical professional needs, healthcare tech needs to become more efficient. Fortunately, hospitals and medical facilities are heeding this call for better tech processes by implementing new technologies. New Hospital Tech ·       Wi-Fi-enabled Technology – The Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, CA recently implemented wireless Internet for patients and guests. They have also implemented remote monitoring, which is allows doctors, nurses and other medical workers to monitor patients remotely with a handheld device, offering more flexibility for medical workers in a hospital environment. ·       Image Sharing – Recently, hospitals have been implementing a new type of image sharing technology called the RSNA Image Share

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With zettabytes of data building up, it’s time companies come up with a strategy to handle the big data deluge. If no action is taken, big data is just bad data. It obstructs a system’s efficiency, taking up space that could be used to store relevant data. However, this big data can’t be ignored – anymore. Ignoring big data’s applicability translates into ignoring valuable customer data, and is incredibly risky. Instead of losing these revenue opportunities, big data should be utilized and mapped to marketing strategies. Platforms like Hadoop enable companies to mine big data and glean customer information and insights that would be otherwise virtually impossible to obtain. Combining all of this data provides a big data engine that can lead to increased effectiveness

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Are you itching to play some of the best war games but don’t have a gaming console to play with? You can still enjoy playing all the top rated war games using only your browser. It may not be as complicated as the latest Call of Duty or Battlefield title but it sure does have the same excitement level. If you are looking for some quick way to pass the time then check out some of these top rated browser based war games. Metal Slug Flash Who hasn’t heard of the Metal Slug series? It’s quite popular in the arcades and on game consoles. Right now you can enjoy playing it on your browser. Metal Slug Flash is a clone to the original game which

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By Sue Poremba Sue Poremba is a freelance writer focusing primarily on security and technology issues and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting. Your website is the public face of your company. You want a site that easy to navigate and that provides all of the basic information about your company. Your website also needs to be available when your customers need it. A website that is down for even an hour or two can be a serious blow to a small company’s reputation. Do you know how reliable the provider you want to use really is? “I always look for stability in both the networking hardware layers. If you don’t have stability there, no one can hit your web site and everything else is a waste,” said Vaughn

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During last week, Apple authorities reported that almost 3 millions of iPad Mini have been sold within first three days from it was launched. The company introduced another model with the iPad Mini, the fourth generation of original iPad and it has been sold almost in same rate like the other product. The experts of the tech-giant reported that demand for the new iPad mini is increasing rapidly and the company doesn’t have that much supply in stock right now. That is why some orders will be placed later during this month due to the scarcity of products.  Apple didn’t experience any breakdown in the sale record of iPad Mini that includes 20 centimeter width that means 7.9 inches long screen. The product line also

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