Personal Technology Information


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Top 9 Ways To Speed Up Your Surfing & Computing


It seems like fast never quite rates fast enough.No matter how quickly something moves, especially on the Internet, it could always move faster.

Palm PC critique


I met an entrepreneur who hole heartedly disagree with an article in Advertising Age by Bradley Johnson that Palm Pilot can keep their market share through brand name. We discussed RIMM Research in Motion and my stock in that company and I defended the wireless venue, but he went into a tirade, luckily I used a digital recorder and got most of it; basically here is his critique:"That grip has already eroded by Palm PC makers and clones.

Troubleshooting Computer Freeze (Lockup) Problems


How familiar does the following sound? Your computer was working fine, but then suddenly started locking up (aka hanging or freezing), rebooting itself (crashing) or shutting down spontaneously? If you know only too well what I am talking about, then read on! Performing the simple steps below can fix the majority of lockup cases.1.

This Page Cannot Be Displayed - What to Do When Your Internet Breaks


The DNS (Domain Name System) servers are what your computer uses to figure out where to go on the internet. www.

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.

Wordpress Plugins


Maybe you always wanted a feature that hasn't been available in the latest release of Wordpress. What you can do is either install a 3rd party plugin or write your own custom code to extend the features of Wordpress.

The Newbies Guide to Personal Computer Maintenance


When you turn on your computer, does it act like it needs a coffee to wake up? When you surf around the Internet, are you bombarded with pop-up windows? Does your computer freeze up or turn off for no apparent reason?Before you decide to throw your monitor out of the nearest window, there may be a number of solutions to fix these problems that won't require you having a degree in computer technology.There are two primary ways to maintain your computer's performance, and the maintenance should be done once a week or more.

Deleting and Destroying Data Forever


Peoples' private information needs to stay private, even after it has been erased. Wait a minute, after it's been erased?Have you ever given away an old computer or diskette, deleting the files off it, or giving it a quick format to make sure your information is gone? That might not be enough to stop some one from easily recovering the information!When you delete a file, normally the operating system and file system say, "ok the file is gone!" but at the physical level the information is still there.

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.

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.

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:?Always use a surge protector! Power surges, spikes, lightning and brown-outs are all things that can literally burn up your computer & its peripherals.

10 Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Computer - Without Upgrading


1. Empty the Temp directory regularly.

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.

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.

Favorite Things To Do With Home Technology


Save money. Save 10-15% on utility bills per month.

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