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Is Your Web Browser Putting You At Risk?


It's free, it comes with Windows and it's used by approximately 94% of the Internet population. It also poses an unacceptable security risk.

Basic Computer Thermodynamics


That desk in front of you and everything else around you is made up of atoms. An atom consists of electrons orbiting around a nucleus.

Tips For Getting Technical Support Help Online


Sometimes your PC will start acting strange for no apparent reason or a program which you use regularly will all of a sudden stop working as it should. This can be a frustrating experience especially if you have no idea where to go for help.

Desktop Security Software Risks - Part 2


This is the third in a series of articles highlighting reasons why we need a new model for anti-virus and security solutions.Reason #2: the Desktop Security Software RisksThe risks of placing software on the desktop are such that I will be breaking this article into two parts.

The Advantages of Portable MP3 Players


With their solid-state technology, compact size, and abundant memory, portable mp3 players are the state of the art in portable music systems.Most portable mp3 players feature storage systems that have no moving parts.

What Are You Looking For In A Cheap MP3 Player?


Are you stymied by the vast offerings in cheap mp3 players? Don't know which features best suit your needs? Here are some suggestions based upon product reviews by mp3 player owners.The first thing you must consider is how you plan to use your mp3 player.

FTP - File Transfer Protocol Explained


File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a protocol that is part of the TCP/IP suite. It is the standard for transferring large amounts of data from server to server and from servers to clients.

Quick System Restore with ASR Backups


ASR (Automated System Recovery) is a feature available on the Windows XP Pro and Windows Server 2003 operating systems for quick and efficient system backup and restore.Typically, the restore process involves reinstalling the operating system and configuring all physical storage to their original settings before restoring data and settings.

USB Drives - What to Look For in a USB Device


Those small USB drives have so many names, pocket drives, thumb drives, USB Pen, Jump drives, and several other names, but when it comes down to it, we are all talking about a small portable, reusable storage media that fits in the palm of your hand!There are a couple major factors you should consider when you select a USB drive. The size of the storage media you require, and the size and shape of the device itself.

Maintain Your Computer - Keep Your Business Running


Maintaining your computer is extremely important - especially if you are an Internet Marketer. As you know, without your computer, your business can come to a screeching halt.

How To Buy An MP3 Player


Are you looking for an MP3 player but am not sure which type and model to buy? There is a wide variety of MP3 players out there, from flash memory based players to hard drive based players. Choosing a good player from the market is no easy task.

Three Things You Can Do to Keep Your Computer Running at Maximum Performance


Although there are many things that can affect the performance of your computer, there are a few simply things you can do each month to help keep your computer running at maximum performance. This article will focus on two problems that impact the performance of your computer and will then explain what you can do about it.

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.

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.

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