2/5/2006, How Really Power Surges Destroy Your Computer and How to Avoid by Dicky Satrio Sudiro - Power surge are one of the most feared incident on electronic devices. Same as computer, they are really susceptible to power surges. Even though surges usually last only milliseconds (and are somewhat filtered by the transformer in the power supply), that high voltage can exceed the withstand voltage of the insulating layers inside the integrated circuit chips and burned everything inside your computer. The power delivered to your electronics devices and computer is stable and constant, in theory of course.
2/2/2006, Why Most People Pay Double for Laser Toner Cartridges by Larry Andrew - If you own a laser printer, you already know the most expensive part of ownership is purchasing laser toner cartridges. A normal laser printer has a life expectancy of five years. However, many laser printers will last longer than five years.
1/22/2006, The Task Of VoIP Security by Mark Woodcock - Voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) is not a new phenomenon. It has been around the business community for many years. But it's increasing popularity among average citizens looking for more affordable and technology-driven options in long distance telephone service is becoming quite the phenomenon. As with any "new" technology on the forefront, often the excitement of getting the product out and available to the public precludes any real consideration for issues such as security flaws. And the consumers often don't consider such problems until it is too late, like when they have fallen victim to a hacker. Just as traditional telephone systems are vulnerable to breaches in security, VOIP has its own, more complex security issues.
1/19/2006, Cleaning and Organizing Your Computer by Jeff - It is a good idea to think of your PC as an office. It stores files, programs, pictures. This can be compared to an actual office's files, machines and decorations. The operating system is the boss. With this image in mind, think of an office you've visited that was slow and inefficient. There were probably many different reasons for the inefficiency. This is the same with a computer. There can be many items that slow down your computer. Perhaps the one most commonly overlooked is disorganization and clutter.
1/17/2006, MMORPG - future of online games? By Mark Waters - If you don't know what MMORPG stands for, don't worry--you're not alone. MMORPG stands for massive multiplayer online role playing gameĦand now you can see just why MMORPG is shortened! It sounds fascinating and it is, players play in a constantly evolving virtual world online simultaneously with other online gamers.
1/15/2006, How to Send SMS via HTTP Internet Post by Joe Macon - Although making use of an SMS API to send text messages from one's website or software application can sound like a fairly daunting task, many SMS providers offer simple HTTP SMS posting allowing one to send SMS text messages directly through their gateways. Generally speaking, one will need to setup an account with an SMS gateway provider in order to get started. Most providers will offer a bunch of messages with which one can test the service; thereafter one will need to purchase more messages. One of the world's most popular SMS gateway providers, Clickatell, offer real time HTTP SMS setup online through their website.
1/9/2006, Broadband Users - Stop Hacker Attacks With Firewall Software by Kwan Lo - The popularity of broadband access increases the need for sophisticated firewall software. Read our short report to see how firewall software can protect your computer.
1/3/2006, Why Do I Still Get Viruses? - Many people have Anti-Virus software installed. Many of the major Anti-Virus software company's now promote what they call "Security Suites" or packages. These Security Suites contain everything from Anti-Virus, Firewall Protection, SPAM and Pop-Up blockers, and Ad-ware protection. Quite often, once the software is installed people find out that things they use to be able to do on the Internet are no longer possible. So what happens is portions or all of the software they purchased to protect their computer get disabled. The result, an ineffective software program that you paid good money for! Worst than that, most people have no idea exactly how the Anti-Virus portion of the package should be configured. Leaving it up to the default configuration to defend their computers. Most of the manuals that come with these software packages seem to be written for those who understand the intricate workings of computers along with every computer acronym ever invented!
12/28/2005, What Exactly is an Intel Centrino Mobile Notebook? By Peter Stewart - There has been a lot of confusion over the use of the term Intel Centrino and what it actually means. An Intel Centrino mobile notebook is actually a combination of Intel products, including what is marked as the Intel Centrino mobile laptop processor, put together to create a wireless networking, high performance Intel Centrino mobile notebook.
12/23/2005, Implementing a Secure Password Policy By Stephen Bucar - I don't need to tell you the importance of good network security - but I will. If your network is compromised, competitors could obtain information about where your company gets their resources, steal your company's research, learn your company's marketing plans, and other sensitive information that could destroy your company's competitive advantage. The loss of competitive advantage could require your company to reduce its labor force - in other words you could lose your job.
12/20/2005, Why Network Documentation Is So Important by Darren Miller - I can't tell you how many projects I've worked on in which the customer has little to no network documentation. The reason for the lack of network documentation is varied. In many cases this is both the fault of the customer and the vendor / consultant who designed and implemented the network. The vendor just does not do it and the customer does not press hard enough for it. In some cases, technology consultants do not feel it's important enough or want to lock the customer into having to call "them" if something goes wrong or a configuration needs to be changed.
12/17/2005, A Brief History of Tablet PCs by Conrad Blickenstorfer - In the late 1980s, early pen computer systems generated a lot of excitement and there was a time when it was thought they might eventually replace conventional computers with keyboards. After all, everyone knows how to use a pen and pens are certainly less intimidating than keyboards.
12/14/2005, Use Internet Resources To Get Rid Of Computer Viruses by Sue-Ann Reyna - If you're out for resources on computer viruses, anything got a lot easier since the takeoff of the 'net. In the past the only choice to source ideas on computer viruses was a dictionary or public library -- and we can recall these times pretty good, can't we? Not a very comfortable circumstances, am I right? Now there's a plethora of data available because the World wide web is getting bigger and bigger with every single hour. The only thing we need is a place to begin.
12/12/2005, Tips for preventing VIRUS, WORM and TROJAN HORSE infections by Bob J. Valkovski - Methods that guarantee a computer or network is safe from computer viruses, worms and trojan horses simply do not exist. Users can take several precautions, however to protect their home and work computers from these malicious infections. The precautionary measures are:
12/6/2006, How to Convert Email to SMS by Joe Macon - One of the simplest methods of converting your emails to SMS messages is to make use of an email to SMS gateway. Many SMS gateway providers offer a simple conversion which allow you to send through an email to their servers which in turn spits out an SMS message and delivers it to the various recipients.
12/2/2005, Getting Started with a VoIP Service by H Conklin - VoIP is a great new technology that is bound to replace traditional phone services. Unlike traditional telephone service, VoIP phone services route phone calls over the Internet. Using a public network like the Internet significantly reduces the cost of phone service
11/30/2005, The Best ISP For You And Your Family by Mark Woodcock - Announcing the winner of the best ISP awardĦthe one that works for you and your family! Finding the best ISP is finding the one that works best for your internet experience and your needs. There is not an across the board best choice that will make every user satisfied. You need to choose an ISP that enables you and your family to use the internet in the ways and for the uses that you choose.
11/29/2005, Embrace Technology with Online Press Kits by Drew Gerber - So you have a cell phone, a Palm Pilot, an automated office complete with teleconferencing, remote-access, Web site and e-mail addresses. So what? Just because you're always available to the media doesn't mean the media has easy access to your clients. What will your high-tech office be able to do when a reporter wants a press kit at 7:00pm on a Friday afternoon? Nothing - except hastily prepare the hard copy kit for a costly overnight shipment.
11/27/2005, Finding a Call Accounting Software Package by Rito Salomone - Call accounting is software or hardware that provides metrics for telephony functions such as traffic analysis, toll fraud alerts, network management and cost allocation to various department. There are countless call accounting vendors that tout their various features and niches. Some specialize in professional bill back, others focus on the unique requirements of hospitality environments and others offer generic solutions for general business requirements.
11/25/2005, Tips For Getting The Most Life Out Of Your Laptop Battery by Eve Larson - As more and more people are becoming part of the mobile workforce and using laptop or tablet PC's battery life is often a primary concern. Today's portable computers use lithium-ion batteries instead of older style nickel-cadmium power sources. In addition to being able to hold a greater charge, lithium is also very light weight, another important concern for portable computers.
11/17/2005, Are your money safe with online banking? By Derek Gardner - The total number of people who turn to the Internet for private banking isn't growing; but those who are already hooked on the service are using it more than they would the regular bank.
11/15/2005, Tips On Buying A Cisco CCNA / CCNP Home Lab Kit by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 - Buying a CCNA / CCNP home lab is the best way to be totally prepared for your Cisco exams. Most home labs are put together one router or switch at a time, but many CCNA / CCNP candidates prefer to buy kits where you get multiple routers and switches, along with all the cables and other connection devices you'll need.
11/12/2005, High Speed Internet Providers - How Do You Choose? By Mark Woodcock - If you work at home using the internet or are frequently on the internet checking out websites, then you will want to look into service from a high speed internet provider. There are several ways to connect to the internet in order that you receive this quicker service. You can look into DSL which is at least 5 times faster than dial up and runs through the phone line. Cable and satellite internet access are the other choices. After you choose which connection you are interested in, then you need to find the high speed internet provider that offers that particular service.
11/10/2005, Internet Basics: A Domain Name is Like a Ticket Stub by Grant Pasay - Ever go to a function where they're going to be drawing for prizes later? When you come in, they give you a ticket stub and keep the other half for themselves. Your stub has a unique number on it. The part they kept has that same number on it.
11/8/2005, Is your Computer Infected with Spyware? By Amin Sadak - Is your computer running slower than it should be? Do you find that de-fragmentation and extra memory doesn't help? Do you think it could be a virus? What do you do in situations like these? I suppose you'd run your antivirus software. But what happens when the problem still remains even after you've run your antivirus software? In situations like these, many people would turn to technical support. Does this situation sound familiar?
11/7/2005, Home Computer Security by Benjamin Hargis - This is a paper about securing your home computers and networks. The goal of computer security is to keep unauthorized users from using your resources. This can be anything from your computer to your printer or even your web camera. Detection is another important aspect that should be monitored as well.
11/6/2005, Cisco Certification: The Importance Of Building Your Own Practice Lab by Chris Bryant - CCNAs and CCNA candidates hear it all the time: "Get some hands-on experience". From my personal experience climbing the Cisco certification ladder, I can tell you firsthand that there is no learning like hands-on learning. No simulator in the world is going to give you the experience you will get cabling and configuring your own routers.
11/2/2005, Satellite Cell Phones by Jeremy Maddock - Satellite cell phones are mobile phones that communications directly with satellites, rather than going through normal cellular networks. Communication is established using a large rectangular antenna that is built into each phone. Although quite bulky in appearance satellite cell phones are still small enough to be transported fairly easily
10/31/2005, Is Your VOIP Service Secure? By Ron King - For individuals, VOIP security is primarily a matter of preventing others from eavesdropping on their conversations. Some VOIP service providers offer voice security through encryption or separate data routes.
10/28/2005, How Does SMS Service Actually Work? By Joe Macon - Short message service (SMS) is a wildly popular feature available on most digital mobile phones. SMS allows users to send short messages to other cell phones. These short messages are called text messages. SMS was invented by a Finnish civil servant named Matti Makkonen. Many people understand what SMS is, but few understand how it actually works.
10/26/2005, Is a VOIP Calling Plan Right for Your Home? By Jessica Liu - If you watch TV read magazines, or drive through and cities with billboards chances are you've come across advertisements for VOIP calling plans. Many of these advertisements try to sell their services on how much less expensive their services are compared to traditional calling plans. They also talk about quality and clarity of calls. You've probably wondered how much of this is true and how much is hype.
10/24/2005, Passing Your CCNA and CCNP: Configuring And Troubleshooting Router-On-A-Stick by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 - For CCNA and CCNP candidates, it's hard not to laugh the first time you hear the phrase "router on a stick". Let's face it, that's a pretty silly term. But as those who have passed the CCNA and CCNP exams know, this is a vital exam topic that you must know how to configure and troubleshoot.
10/22/2005, How To Earn Cisco's Firewall Specialist Certification by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 - Security is a hot topic in today's networks, and will continue to be for a long time to come. With that in mind, you must consider adding a Cisco security certification to your resume and firewall skills to your skill set.
10/19/2005, How to find Adware removal that is really free and avoid the pitfalls by Jason Frovich - Many of the Adware removal programs marketed as free will turn out to have hidden costs when you read the fins print. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and find Adware removal that is really free Really free adware removal programs can sometimes seem hard to find. You click on a link that promise really free adware removal programs, but end up on a site with programs that eventually turn out to have a lot of strings attached. You might only be able to try out the really free adware removal program for a very short time, such as a few days, before you must purchase an expensive version of the program. A few days is usually not enough to find if you are comfortable with you Adware removal program or not. Another disadvantage with this system is that when you purchase an expensive Adware removal program, you will most likely stick to that program even if the program becomes out-dated or a better program is offered on the market. In other cases, you can use the really free adware removal program for as long as you wish, but it turns out to be so basic that it offers very little protection from Adware. You are then encouraged to buy a better, but pricey, version of the program. Sometimes it is actually a really great free adware removal program that you are offered, but the updates cost quite a lot of money. Since all Adware removal programs need to be updated frequently to stay modern, this can turn out to be very costly in the end.
10/18/2005, Securing Your Network And Your Career With Cisco's CCSP Certification by Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933 - You don't need me to tell you that security is the #1 concern in today's networks. With that in mind, your career path must include some security certifications, or you will be left behind.
10/15/2005, Internet faxing: rising as the main stream of fax business by Claudia Walters - Yes, indeed conventional fax machines are dying, and will be out of the business very soon. We are now living in a digital world - emails, cell phones, instant messenger, GPRS systems are everywhere, slipping themselves into everybody's life. Ask yourself: When is the last time you post your mail through the postman? And, when is the last time you click on that reply or forward button to send out an email? Technology change, so does our life quality.
10/13/2005, Protect your Computer and Internet Privacy
by Alex Marias - Is a known fact that every time you open a browser to view a web page, order something online, or read your email in a web based viewer that information is stored on your computer for later use. Whether you are viewing the weather online, reading sports, catching up on the latest world news or viewing something a little more private, all that information is stored in your computer. Windows operating systems store all this material in what are called Temporary Internet Files or cache. Web pages may store bits of information about who you are when you visit web sites in files called cookies on your computer. Your web browser will store a list of web sites you've visited and places you've gone in a history file in your computer. Even if you are not online, programs will store histories of the files you've opened, played, or viewed.
10/12/2005, Security and RSS Feeds
by S. Housley - RSS is growing at a lightening speed. What was once only known as a "techie tool", RSS is becoming a tool that is continuously being used by the general population. Along with the good comes, the not so good. And while some have mentioned the emergence of RSS spam, where content publishers dynamically generate nonsensical feeds stuffed with keywords, the real concern relates to security. While an annoyance to the search engines, spam in RSS feeds pales in comparison to the possible security concerns that could be in RSS' future.
10/11/2005, VisualSniffer is now available with full source code under the terms of the BSD License - VisualSniffer is now available with full source code under the terms of the BSD License. VisualSniffer is a packet capture tool and protocol analyzer (sometime called packet sniffer or ip sniffer) for Windows
system. VisualSniffer can be used by LAN administrators, and security professionals for network fault analysis, performance analysis, intrusion detection, and network traffic logging. It can also be used by network programmers, or others to get a full picture of the network traffic.
10/10/2005, Dealing with Digital Disease by Karen Walker - A virus is a program that replicates itself. It cannot exist on its own so it attaches to another program, usually an executable one. A worm is like a virus--it also replicates itself. However, it can stand on its own and does not need another program to run. It usually infects your computer's networking features, which includes its internet connection.
10/9/2005, Will voIP Make the Telephone Ring? By John Sheridan - As a large proportion of people worldwide are increasingly favouring the Internet as a means of communicating with others, it should come as no great surprise to see it being adapted to encompass that other technological marvel of our age, the telephone.
10/8/2005, Website Security - Creating a Bulletproof Site in 5 Easy Steps by Michael Turner - When it comes to a secure website and passwords it is all in your hands to create a password that a hacker simply cannot crack. However, this will require that you be creative and use everything at your fingertips to create the strongest password possible for a secure web site.
10/6/2005, Is My Home Ready for Voice over IP (VoIP) Telephony? By Chuck Smith - VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is finally reaching out to thousands of average homes to offer huge savings in telephone costs. Already popular with the corporate world, VoIP, sometimes called Internet Telephony, IP telephony, or Internet phone, uses your computer's broadband connection - not traditional phones lines - to make long distance, inter-state or local calls.
10/5/2005, How To Avoid Hackers From Destroying Your Site? By William R. Nabaza of http://www.Nabaza.com - Recently, my site and other internet accounts ( http://www.nabaza.com/sites.htm ) have been hacked maliciously for the purpose of getting all my online sales and transferring it to his/her account. I've learned a valuable lesson that I would like to share with you so as to avoid becoming the next victim for this hacker
10/4/2005, DNS - How it works and why it's important to your website. By Arpit Sharma - This page describes how DNS works and why it's so important regarding your hosting account. DNS stands for Domain Name Service. It translates your domain name www.3essentials.com into an IP Address, 126.96.36.199 so that visitors wishing to view your web pages can contact the web server that is hosting those pages.
10/3/2005, EpokInc: Identity Management Solutions and all Web Services Security with Trusted data exchange by Rashmi - Identity Rights Management (IRM) is the expression of information and rights between individuals, organizations, services and applications. IRM is an emerging technology category where globally unique identities are used to define data and service ownership and employed to extend the organizational trust boundary for trusted data exchange.
10/2/2005, Nsauditor: Network Security Auditor by Varuzhan Kankanyan - Conducting a network security audit isn't very easy the first time you do it. You've got to either purchase a commercial audit package and learn how it works or assemble your own adhoc toolkit from open source offerings. Either way, you're looking at hours of effort to get even a quick look at the security condition of your network.
Now you can conduct an initial audit in just minutes, with a total cash investment of only $37, thanks to Nsasoft's Nsauditor.
10/1/2005, Anti-Spam Software Case Study: Pacesetter Claims Service by Joe Caldwell - When catastrophe strikes, many insurance companies tend to get flooded with new claims. These sudden surges in client demands can be overwhelming, and that's where Pacesetter Claims Service, an independent adjusting agency, comes in.
9/30/2005, 14 Household Ways To Protect Your Computer From Viruses by Marv Ko - Computer viruses are deadly. They often spread without any apparent contact and can be a nuisance, or even worse, fatal to your computer. Individuals who create these viruses, estimated at 10-15 new ones a day, are the electronic version of terrorists. Their goal is to inflict havoc and destruction on as many people as possible by disabling, stealing, damaging, or destroying computer and information resources. Often, they have no specific target in mind, so no one is safe. If you access the internet, share files or your computer with others, or load anything from diskettes, CDs, or DVDs onto your computer, you are vulnerable to viruses.
9/29/2005, The Truth About Internet Access Providers by Vincent Vega - There are dozens of internet access providers out there today. Many of these internet access providers have different means of accessing the internet. All internet access providers have varying rates as well. If you are not knowledgeable about the differences in internet access providers, then let this be your guide to the truth about internet access providers.
9/28/2005, A Review of Quest DSL Internet Services by Vincent Vega - If you are interested in getting a DSL internet service, you may have noticed that there are a lot of companies to choose from. One company you may have head of is Qwest DSL. Qwest DSL has been available for some time now. If you are interested in learning more about Qwest DSL, then let act as a review of Qwest DSL internet service.
9/28/2005, Identity Theft - Don't Blame The Web by Hamish Hayward - Identity theft - also known as ID theft, identity fraud and ID fraud - describes a type of fraud where a criminal adopts someone else's identity in order to profit illegally. It is one of the fastest growing forms of fraud in many developed countries.
9/28/2005, Spyware Consequences and Defenses by Mitch Johnson - Unfortunately for computer users spyware has become the primary threat when surfing the internet and as the problem continues to grow the likelihood that users can stay "spyware free" is lessened.
9/21/2005, Google Joins the Internet Phone Revolution. By Roger Overanout - Google Joins the Internet Phone Revolution.
Its not so long ago that the idea of free phone calls over the Internet would have been thought an impossibility, but as any knowledgeable user will tell you they are now commonplace. Skype the pioneer and market leader has 51 million users and a great, easy to use software package that allows your computer to make Internet phone calls between subscribers.
9/21/2005, Is There Really a Free ISP? By Sandra Hornby - Everyone who accesses the Internet has an Internet Service Provider or ISP, but most do not know what that means exactly. An ISP is a company with an Internet account that provides individuals and groups access to, or presence on, the Internet. That basically means they are what you go through to get on the Internet. There are many choices out there for an ISP offering countless different additional features for a monthly fee. But what about a free ISP? Does such a thing exist?
9/21/2005, Understanding VoIP by Ron King - What is VoIP? It stands for Voice over Internet Protocol. It is a technology that lets you make telephone calls over the Internet, rather than a regular phone line. Which is almost always cheaper.