Personal Technology Information


Personal Technology Information

Are You Putting Off Productivity?


I recently took a good look at what was keeping me from accomplishing what I needed to do. After all, I had my goals.

Protect Your PC from Viruses, Worms & Trojans


Each of the items in the checklist below is part of a broad and easy to implement security policy. Install all windows critical updates for your operating system from the Microsoft Update site - it's free! All that's required to keep your Microsoft operating system up to date is an Internet connection.

Windows Task Manager in English


You use Ctrl+Alt+Del to see what's running on your PC, to close crashed programs and processes, and to check performance. You probably avoid a few processes whose names mean nothing to you, but they're essential to Windows.

How To Search Your PC With Google Desktop


In this era of Internet, most people are frequent users of computers. Many of us use computers through out the day, accumulating morasses of information in various formats, which include email, digital photo, word document, spreadsheet, presentation file, ebook, article, other downloaded files, music, visited web pages, and many others.

A Peek Into the Near Future of Electronics Technology


How long do you think DVDs have around? 20 years? 10 years? Actually, they have only been around for about seven years, but it seems like they have been around much longer. Many of us can hardly remember life before DVDs.

Toshiba Wins Hollywood Support for the HD DVD format


What led them to this choice, as all four studios stated separately, is better performance for the price and copyright protection.The other standard in competition, the Blu-ray disc, unconditionally backed by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is also counting on support from Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox (the latter has recently joined the Blu-Ray Disc Association Board).

The Many Benefits of Owning a DVR


Has This Ever Happened To You? OK..

Buying a Home Theater Receiver


Buying a receiver is one of the most important decisions you're going to have to make when building your home theater. The receiver has a number of functions including; connecting and switching audio sources; connecting and switching video sources; decoding surround sound formats; amplifying an audio signal and sending it to your speakers; tuning in to radio stations; and acting as the interface between you and your home theater.

Passwords and the Human Factor


Passwords have a strange dual nature. The stronger and safer the password the more likely it will be undermined by human weakness.

Looking For an MP3 Player?


If you don't have an mp3 player, and even if you do, you should check out all the new stuff that's going on. I'm hoping this article will give you some idea of what kind of mp3 player you want and some tips on what to look for in an mp3 player.

Computer Geeks and Garden Gnomes


First and foremost before I begin my ranting it is worth mentioning that there are many very helpful and considerate people out there in the cyber wilderness who devote much of their time to providing open source and free scripts of all variations from PHP, CGI and Java to name but a few. They provide dedicated support, do not insist on payment, and spend much of their free time helping you avoid having to part with your hard earned cash to get free programs and scripts up and running on your websites.

How To Safeguard Your Computer?


The following practice, if done regularly, may help you to safeguard your computer to some extent.1.

Password Nightmares


Good Morning Mr. Sampson.

Are You Well Protected?


Winter?the official start of the cold and flu season. Though, technically speaking, things got started a little early.

Basic Problem in a PC


I have a p3 500MHz PC with 128MB RAM, 10.2 GB HDD Sony CD ROM 48x with window ME edition operating system.

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Technology has changed the way that movies are made, but not how our chief film critic likes to review them — and he has a low-tech writing method.


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Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here’s How to Fix That.  The New York Times

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Covering a White House Where News Is Always Just a Tap Away  The New York Times

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What’s Hot (and What’s Not) This Black Friday  The New York Times

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New iPhones Are Coming. Here’s How to Save on an Upgrade.  The New York Times

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How the Digital Era Has Changed the Daily Crossword  The New York Times

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note9: Too Much Phone for Most of Us  The New York Times

The new $1000 device is aimed at power users who work, play, consume and create on their phone. For others, there are plenty of cheaper options.


Now He Pulls Data Off the Web. In 1979, It Was Clips From the ‘Morgue.’  The New York Times

Steve Lohr, a veteran New York Times reporter, reflects on how tech-free newsrooms used to be and how the progression to the internet has changed ...


Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2018  Wall Street Journal

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An Eye for Photography, but a Google Suite for Events  The New York Times

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Windows on How Cities Change Can Be All Too Captivating  The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Emily Badger, who writes about cities and urban policy for The ...


How to Pack and Prepare Your Smartphone for Traveling This Summer  The New York Times

Your smartphone is a helpful travel companion. Before taking it abroad, here's a list of things to pack and do to ensure a problem-free trip.


You Took Lousy iPhone Photos. Here’s How to Make Them Beautiful.  The New York Times

Not every shot on your smartphone will be Instagram worthy, but you can often salvage middling snaps with just a few taps. Here are six easy steps.


The iPhone XS and XS Max Review: Big Screens That Are a Delight to Use  The New York Times

Apple's new smartphones start at $999 and $1099, but their superb cameras and screens make them worth the high prices, our reviewer writes.


An Old Scam With a New Twist  The New York Times

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I Downloaded the Information That Facebook Has on Me. Yikes.  The New York Times

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How to plan your smart home — and weigh privacy risks  The Oakland Press

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of lights that turn off with an app or voice command. Or window shades that magically rise every morning.


The Easy (and Free) Way to Make a Budget Spreadsheet  The New York Times

With a little time, typing and easy-to-use software, you can quickly see your financial picture much more thoroughly and better plan for the future.


For Android Users, Europe’s Google Ruling Leaves Unanswered Questions  The New York Times

You may have heard that the European Union punished Google with a record $5.1 billion fine on Wednesday for abusing its power in the mobile phone market.


Wireless Charging Is Here. So What Is It Good For?  The New York Times

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What Improved Tech Means for Electric, Self-Driving and Flying Cars  The New York Times

Jack Ewing, who covers autos and economics for The Times, says a “Jetsons”-like future is still far off, even as cars become even more computerized.


Google’s File on Me Was Huge. Here’s Why It Wasn’t as Creepy as My Facebook Data.  The New York Times

Google collects far more information about us than Facebook. But the Google data that our tech columnist downloaded on himself contained fewer surprises and ...


In Washington, a Brighter Spotlight on Technology  The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Cecilia Kang, a technology reporter based in Washington, ...


The Google Pixel 3 Review: Phone’s Smarts Shine Through Its A.I.-Driven Camera  The New York Times

Hardware innovations? Nope. Instead, Google is emphasizing software improvements — particularly for images — with its newest Pixel smartphones.


Can a holographic screen help a new phone break out?  The Oakland Press

Most leading phones offer the same basics: Big screens, decent battery life and good cameras. So when a newcomer brings something innovative to the party, ...


Hurricanes. Shootings. Fires. Time for an Editor’s Emergency Kit.  The New York Times

When news of natural disasters or man-made ones break in the U.S., Julie Bloom taps a variety of tools to communicate with reporters, edit stories and get them ...


Why ‘Fred’ Is the Best Friend of Economics Writers  The New York Times

Neil Irwin, who covers economics for The Upshot, often turns to “Fred,” a site full of economic data that is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


How to Rescue, Repair and Revive Old Family Photos  The New York Times

If the march of time is eroding your personal picture archive, give your beloved images new life.


Unknown Tech Brands Aren’t Like Groceries. Don’t Just Grab Them.  The New York Times

It's time to stop using technology and the internet as though you were shopping at a supermarket.


An Investigative Arsenal: Power Chargers, Document Analysis Tools and More  The New York Times

What's it like to comb through 18000 pages? Eric Lipton, an investigative reporter for The Times, described the tech he uses to help accomplish that task.


An Office Designed for Workers With Autism  New York Times

What happens when people who have trouble fitting into a traditional workplace get one designed just for them?


Blood Pressure, Baby’s Pulse, Sperm Potency: Home Health Devices Are Tracking More Than Ever  The Wall Street Journal

Companies are planning to get personal—very personal—at the 2019 CES technology show this week in Las Vegas. The annual event for showcasing the latest ...


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