Computing Tips

Aug 21, 2010 at 05:33 o\clock

Something happened with gmail

by: Etta

it something happened with gmail today - I just cant access my account there for regular communication. Beeing annoyed with that I started to serch for answer on my quastion then I found soon the reply of Ben Treynor, Gmail's VP of Engineering and "site reliability czar,"  who said the blackout was actually a result of recent changes meant to improve service.

 

So, Ben Treynor wrote in his blog: "This morning (Pacific Time) we took a small fraction of Gmail's servers offline to perform routine upgrades. This isn't in itself a problem -- we do this all the time, and Gmail's web interface runs in many locations and just sends traffic to other locations when one is offline.

 

However, as we now know, we had slightly underestimated the load which some recent changes (ironically, some designed to improve service availability) placed on the request routers -- servers which direct web queries to the appropriate Gmail server for response. At about 12:30 pm Pacific a few of the request routers became overloaded and in effect told the rest of the system 'stop sending us traffic, we're too slow!'. This transferred the load onto the remaining request routers, causing a few more of them to also become overloaded, and within minutes nearly all of the request routers were overloaded. As a result, people couldn't access Gmail via the web interface because their requests couldn't be routed to a Gmail server."

 

 

Aug 5, 2010 at 10:38 o\clock

When the Line is busy

by: Etta   Keywords: computer, errors

Sometimes when I attempt to connect to my Internet service provider (ISP)I face the problem: Error 676: The Line is busy. What is it and what to do? Searching different Internet sources for the answer I found follow solutions of the problem: 

1. To set the modem in bridge modem. then on doing so, you will see that that problem is resolved.

2. Connect to your ISP using Microsoft Internet Explorer, and then check for new mail using Outlook Express.

3. Click OK when you receive the error message, and then click Connect to attempt to connect again. (ha-ha-))))

 

Anyway if you have the same problem you can try to solve it with the advices.

Jun 16, 2010 at 02:34 o\clock

iPad good job

by: Etta   Keywords: Internet

Apple's chief executive, Steve Jobs, launched the iPad in January, calling it "magical and revolutionary". The iPad has divided opinion but sales were so strong in the US that the company had to delay its international launch, citing "runaway demand". At the end of May, Apple revealed that it had sold two million iPads in less than two months since it went on sale.

"Apple has done such a good job, we estimate it will secure 80 per cent of the tablet market," Mr Wood said. "Yet by the fourth quarter we expect devices from all sorts of other companies."

Dell has developed the Streak tablet, LG is working on the UX10 and Samsung has the Galaxy Tape in the works.

Mr Wood added: "Once again Apple has been a game-changer and everyone else is running to jump on to the bandwagon."

Those running on Google's Android operating software would provide the most competition to Apple, he added.

May 26, 2010 at 16:35 o\clock

Is human just computer?

by: Etta   Category: antivirus   Keywords: computers

What might it mean? Dr Mark Gasson, a research fellow at the University of Reading, has claimed to be the first person personally infected with a computer virus. He says he 'contracted' the virus after he implanted an infected RFID computer chip into his hand.

Dr Gasson told the BBC: “With the benefits of this type of technology come risks. We may improve ourselves in some way but much like the improvements with other technologies, mobile phones for example, they become vulnerable to risks, such as security problems and computer viruses.”

The Telegraph reports that the infected RFID tag could infect other chips if it came to contact with them.

Dr Gasson believes that somewhere down the line, devices like Pacemarkers could be in danger of being infected by similar means.

May 5, 2010 at 22:06 o\clock

"Anti-Facebook" project

by: Etta   Keywords: social, net

Why can't privacy and connectedness go hand-in-hand? That's the question being raised by those behind the new Diaspora project, an ambitious undertaking to build an "anti-Facebook" - that is, a private, open source social network that puts you back in control of your personal data.

It is our one and only goal to get Diaspora in the hands of every man, woman, and child at summer's end. September 2010 will signify the release of the project in its first iteration, fully open-sourced under the GPL. This release will be comprised of several key features for Diaspora, mainly: •Full-fledged communications between Seeds (Diaspora instances) •Complete PGP encryption •External Service Scraping of most major services (reclaim your data) •Version 1 of Diaspora's API with documentation •Public GitHub repository of all Diaspora code

Apr 7, 2010 at 09:49 o\clock

Google physical letter

by: Etta   Keywords: google, news

Do you love to get a hand-written letter! It's great when it arrives with postcards or just letter wrote with a hand of your friend or love, right? But is it real true, I mean the new concept Google Maps Envelopes designed by Rahul Mahtani and Yofred Moik allowing users to quickly send a physical letter just with a pushing a “Send Envelope” button in gmail?

 google letter

I don’t believe in that!:-) April joke?

Apr 1, 2010 at 12:00 o\clock

Mobile Phone Deals

by: Etta   Category: mobile

From time to time you want to change something in the life you are bored to death with it - from the usual surroundings, country, home, job, husband to a little things like removing the place you are living in, buying new furniture, computer or mobile. It is all a matter of temperament and personal preferences of course. Eventually the fact is very often buying a small thing, some of electronic devices, new fashion dress, or just book you’ve wanted to read not only brings joy and pleasure but can become the gifts that can change your life cardinally.

But there are things we have change them more often and mobile phones today is the one of these devices that is necessity for anyone and everyone. Mobile phones are always progressing and following personal needs and fashion dictates we love to change our mobile handsets for new ones often enough. These days, cell phones, though it were Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson x10, BlackBerry, Motorola, LG or any other phones, are no longer just for making and receiving calls but provide an incredible array of functions.

So, choosing the right one should not be taken as easy task. The main goal is your mobile phone should match with your personality and relate with your current job ands daily demands. Choosing the phone we pay attention on the latest models that have a variety of new features but be sure you need all of them. Sometimes we pay for devices with features we don’t need and will newer use them. If you are still confused and hesitated in your choice - which one you do prefer, the best way is meeting with your local mobile dealer for explanation of the features in detail to get a better understanding of which type of handset will meet all your requirements and accommodate your overall lifestyle.

Mar 28, 2010 at 00:54 o\clock

Internet Security

by: Etta   Category: antivirus

Computing is as a life, fascinating and danger at the same time. Every day computer owners face the risks of Internet hoaxes, scams and chain letters not to mention viruses, Trojan horses, and spyware that can damage your computer. Many personal computer owners don't even realize how carefully they need to pay attention to computer security.

Is there total security, an ideal protection system that can help all those who are constantly online - researching, communicating, shopping, learning, banking, trading or viewing entertainment, to feel themselves safe and protected from online harm? Every computer needs protection and nearly everyone has antivirus and antispam protection on their desktop computers and laptops, but we don’t stop looking for more effective and security ones.

There are many free virus protection currently available on the market, guaranteed Internet Security with a firewall for full desktop protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, phishing and spam for home computers.

The list of most popular ones includes:

1. Avast! Home Edition

2. AVG Free Edition. (I use it)

3. Avira AntiVir: Avira AntiVir is a free anti-virus software for Windows.

4. ClamWin: ClamWin is a Free Anti-virus for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP and 2003.

5. Comodo Anti-Virus:

6. PC Tools Anti-Virus: With PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition protecting against the most nefarious cyber-threats attempting to gain access to your PC and personal information.

Which free antivirus do you use in your home PC to protect against viruses?

Mar 6, 2010 at 20:53 o\clock

Seo learn and practice

by: Etta

If you have ever though about getting more traffic to your blog you probably know what search engine optimization is and what exactly you need it for. You want higher, faster rankings and better visibility for your site or blog? SEO is the solution to individuals and companies who are looking to increase their website traffic.

No doubt content of any website is the king, it must be engaging and quality but if you want to maximize profitability and increase popularity in search engines of your website you should do something more than just to make your site or blog contently attractive. Of course, a good content is an essential part of your Internet marketing effort but it’s not enough at all. Only comprehensive SEO Services, such as Search Engine Optimization UK for instance, can help you on the way of improving your traffic and accordingly sales from your site. By the way, for best results the web content also must be optimized as well as other aspects of your web sites – links, tags, etc.

So, I wish you any success on the way of learning of Search Engine Optimization and getting top ranking for your blog. All what you need is just read, read and read, practice, practice and practice. No wonder, learn and practice is pledge of success of anything you want to achieve in life though.

Mar 1, 2010 at 20:54 o\clock

I want a New Computer

by: Etta   Keywords: laptop

What do you think about HP TouchSmart 300 ($800)?  I'm looking now for new laptop then thinking of this one.

laptop

Besides an elegant design and advanced features to a suite of built-for-touch applications, the HP TouchSmart 300 redefines it's powerful pretyt well, has acompact wireless2 PC with 20" (diagonal) high-definition4 widescreen is ready for everything. Building on a heritage of industry firsts, this third-generation PC combines the latest hardware and software in one product. Plus, a tilt webcam10 and swivel base increase your ability to share and communicate together around PC.

 TouchSmart

TouchSmart still resides on top of the primary operating system, but now that the underlying OS is Windows 7—which has touchscreen features of its own—HP’s user interface feels much more integrated and less bolted-on than it ever did with Vista. HP also has come up with its own touch-optimized Web browser and TV-tuner software and Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora clients so you don’t need to step out of the TouchSmart environment to access these popular applications.

Voice Recognition

The TouchSmart’s voice-recognition features are in the earliest stages of development and appear in only a couple of the TouchSmart applications. We had mixed success using them, but programs such as HP’s Recipe Box show great promise. Don a Bluetooth headset, and you can instruct the program to read recipe ingredients and instructions aloud step by step without having to touch the screen or keyboard. Recipe Box can even download new recipes from your favorite websites and reformat them to fits its own interface.

Features and Specs

The biggest drawback to an all-in-one PC like the TouchSmart is that you can’t do much to add to its capabilities. Fortunately, HP has included just about every feature you could want: There’s an integrated TV tuner, 4GB of DDR3 memory, and both Bluetooth and an 802.11b/g/n adapter for wireless networking. If you manage to fill the 640GB hard drive, you can add external storage via one of the USB ports (or add network-attached storage or a server). If the built-in speakers aren’t loud enough for you, you can also tack on external powered speakers or plug the system into an A/V receiver via the coaxial S/PDIF. HP even includes an infrared emitter so you can control an external set-top box and record TV programs on the computer’s hard drive.

Conclusion

HP tapped AMD’s dual-core Athlon II X2 240e processor, which runs at 2.8GHz, and coupled it with AMD’s RS780MN chipset, which includes AMD’s Radeon HD 3200 graphics processor. The integrated GPU has 128MB of dedicated memory and can access the system’s main memory if it needs more. The 20-inch widescreen display has a native resolution of 1600×900. Given these specs, hardcore gamers will laugh at the TouchSmart 300’s CPU and graphics capabilities, but HP’s component choices deliver plenty of power for mainstream applications. Bottom line: The TouchSmart 300 is an excellent value.
 

Jan 26, 2010 at 10:54 o\clock

Verbatim Championship

by: Etta   Keywords: online, games

If you have nothing to do this funny  site - http://www.verbatim.jp/senshuken/   is for you. Characters you can make up will fight each other in an arena, you can answer a series of questions, each correct answer gives you more memory – in the end creating your character – which you can then use to fight other characters. All in slick 3D, the site is great fun to use, with loads of nice animations and interactivity. Pretty unusual and engaging way of promoting a somewhat boring product!

 A project done by Roxik with IMG SRC Inc. and Kaibutsu Inc. for the Japanese market. An online fighting game to celebrate launching a Japanese branch of the American media company Verbatim. All the monsters are made up of removable media. The more you play the stronger your monster becomes. (FWA SOTD winner January 25th 2010).

Dec 29, 2009 at 02:09 o\clock

AntiVirus 2010

by: Etta   Category: antivirus

1.They say VIPRE is no ordinary antivirus. VIPRE, Sunbelt has managed to pack a mighty blow against viruses, spyware, and all forms of malware in one powerful punch. Not only has VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware come out of the corner swinging, but they've done it with the grace and expertise consumers demand from antivirus software. It's easy to install, easy to use, and is the lightest running antivirus application we've ever seen.

2.BitDefender Antivirus 2010 proves to be very impressive again this year. They scored very well in every antivirus test we threw against it, with only a few minor deficiencies.
Great real-time protection
Excellent resource usage
Advanced user interface

3.Kaspersky has been a serious antivirus contender for many years now, and this year is no different. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2010 packs a solid punch against viruses, spyware, adware, and other malware. It's a lean but potent antivirus application that does what it says: protects your PC against virus and malware attacks. And Kaspersky does it well.

4.Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 makes solid improvements this year to its core antivirus software. As one of the few antivirus applications that includes a firewall by default, Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 performs well in most areas. Panda maintains a decent record of good real-time protection and an average firewall. Their spyware and adware removal rate wasn't as clean as we'd like to see, but it was still effective. Panda's overall system usage was impressive and very low compared to most other antivirus software we've tested, and we're glad to see a nice, simple user interface.

5,Norton AntiVirus 2010 is somewhat of an improvement over last year's version, but there's still some room to grow. Their resource usage is better, but still an issue this year. And the spyware/adware protection was far less than impressive

6,McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 comes in close behind Norton only because of a slightly slower scanning speed and slightly lower malware detection rate. On the plus side, McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 holds its own again this year with a solid antivirus model, good antispyware, and a software firewall that many other antivirus applications simply don't offer. While McAfee VirusScan Plus 2009 isn't perfect, it's a respectable choice for those comfortable with McAfee's history of competent antivirus software.

7.Trend Micro AntiVirus + AntiSpyware 2010 hasn't made any significant changes since last year's version. The user interface is nice and easy to use, but the actual antivirus and antispyware functions still need a major overhaul.

Nov 28, 2009 at 22:27 o\clock

Broadband Internet Connection Benefits

by: Etta   Keywords: Broadband

I wrote already about Broadband internet connection allowing to transmit any information you need though it were sending and receiving emails, surfing the web, downloading images or music, watching videos and so on. There are different types of broadband connections - from DSL and Cable, to Wireless and Satellite service that can be used as a fast connection to the internet you would like it to be always on.

broad

Having high internet speed is no doubt very important component of any effective work, but there are many other benefits to getting a broadband connection. You need it especially in case you are a student and want to be attended to class, or you are looking for the best Wholesale broadband solution that will help you to bring coworkers from different regions together in a certain meeting place, or you just prefer to work from your own home then all of you need it indeed.

The fact is some of broadband connections are faster and some of them are more expensive but all of them are easy to self-install and fast to use. So, making a decision on which type of broadband internet connection is right for you just be guided by personal considerations such as what is your real needs and budget. That’s all.

Nov 2, 2009 at 21:03 o\clock

Twitter Game

by: Etta   Keywords: Twitter

The long-standing popularity of "word of the day" web sites and emails has been merged with Twitter to create Artwiculate, a Twitter-based word game that might passively expand your vocabulary while you're taking part in social interruptions.

To play you simply use the word of the day in a tweet. You don't need to use a hash tag or anything special to acknowledge its use. If the word of the day appears in a message on the Twitter network, Artwiculate will pick it up and throw it onto the front page of the site for other Artwiculate users to vote on. At the end of the day, the top 50 uses of the word are shown on the Artwiculate main page.

You can follow @artwiculate and receive the new word every day without playing along.

Oct 22, 2009 at 10:13 o\clock

Google Music Online

by: Etta   Keywords: music, online

The world's largest search engine Google is going to press Apple on the market of online music starting new service for downloading music. It’s known that Google has reached an agreement already with such labels as Universal, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music and EMI. If Google will will get it the music market has all chances to come to the Internet finally. It looks that Google intends to announce the new service next week.

 The new service is supposed to be a music search engine, which will allow the user to pre-listen to songs, videos, texts and articles related to the artist, all will be given in the search. The main task of the new service - providing the user the option to purchase music tracks. Providing this capability Google is going to cooperate with popular sites ILike and Lala.

The new service will be called One Box. "Radio has lost its mojo" for promoting songs, says Phil Leigh, president of market research firm Inside Digital Media. "When new releases come out, people do a Google search." Programs such as Google's are mostly aimed at consumers who only want to purchase a single song, says eMusic CEO Daniel Stein. But he says that while details about his talks with Google are confidential, "perhaps we'll participate in this type of program in the future."

Google isn't the only company trying to beef up its music offerings. Facebook this week will introduce an arrangement with Lala that makes it possible for people to buy songs and give them to friends without leaving the social-networking site. Transactions will be simple to initiate via an icon on user pages that "is as prominent as the icons for photo and video," says Lala founder Bill Nguyen.

Sep 28, 2009 at 21:00 o\clock

Wordpress post_class function use

by: Etta   Keywords: wordpress

No doubt you can be more successful in your business sending needed mailings using free Email Marketing Software.  It seams that very soon you can get the chance to improve your business using open source and free softwares like WordPress and SendBlaster Bulk Emailer Free edition to build an email marketing website ready for a free email marketing software.

Besides that dont you know that if you use WordPress 2.7 it cames with the post_class function which gives you a set of CSS classes to a post, depending on what’s in the post (e.g. based on what category it is in).

The code that you use in your template to use this is simply like this: 1
 This is a great function for changing a post’s display, the classes that it outputs are actually quite limited. Luckily, we can add our own, and we can also add our own dynamic classes. Basically it means that using some extra lines of PHP, you can add own classes into the post_class function depending on some other post information. The default classes that are output are: post-id, where id is the post’s id post type, which by default are post, page and attachment sticky, for posts marked as sticky on the post write panel hentry, for hAtom compliance category-category-name, so if your category was wordpress, it would be category-wordpress tag-tag-name, so if your tag was php, it would be tag-php

Aug 19, 2009 at 18:04 o\clock

Website Developers Showing Progress with SEO

by: Etta   Keywords: seo

Do you work for a client creating websites and using search engine optimisation? Your clients are probably wondering how well your techniques are working. They may even want to know if the pay per click ad is working the way it should. Luckily for you, sites like Google AdWords make it easy for you to prove if SEO and PPC ads are working.

In the past you may have had to cut and paste the research you were doing into customised templates in order to show how well the ad was working. However, Google has since increased the use of their programme. You can now log into MCC Google Account, which is the My Client Centre. In this area it is possible to show how the SEO tactics are working. There are several reports that can be examined. The downside is that it is not as widely available as it once was. You have to be a Google Advertising Professional in order to get access right now.

So where does that leave individuals who are not with GAP? Well luckily there is a downloadable option from Google called the AdWords Editor. This programme helps you manage your campaign offline to show your clients the results of your hard work. The programme is free to use. You just download, select what you want to do, and you can make changes while you are not online. In fact you can navigate through the account, show proposed changes, and get feedback.

With the editor you are able to show your clients what you propose to do without launching the actual ad. You can even export all the AdWords data into a CSV spreadsheet. For those who have not used the programme yet, you will definitely want to start. It is something that can help you in your business. Being that it is free, there really is no reason not to take advantage of the programme.

 Since the editor allows you to have multiple campaigns in the programme you can go back to edit anything any time you want. You just select which campaign you want to work on at the moment. You get to look at recent changes, check on the changes, post changes, and even choose Stat intervals. Whether your client stops by or you email them the proposed information they will be able to check on your progress.

Aug 13, 2009 at 23:06 o\clock

How to update a sound card driver

by: Etta

If you want to update the sound card driver, you should follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
Click Sound, video, and game controllers to expand.
Under Sound, video, and game controllers, double-click the entry for your sound card, and then click the Driver tab.

Note If a Driver tab is not present, the entry that you clicked under Sound, video, and game controllers may not be the correct entry for your sound card. Try clicking any additional entries listed under Sound, video, and game controllers.
Click Update Driver Software.
Follow the Update Driver Software Wizard to update the sound card driver.

 To update the sound card driver, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.
Click the Hardware tab.
Expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
Double-click the sound card, and then click the Driver tab.
Click Update Driver.
Follow the Hardware Update Wizard to update the sound card driver.

Jul 24, 2009 at 20:00 o\clock

Add mp3 Music Into Your Blog

by: Etta   Keywords: tips

Someone dont like when coming on some site there is music sounding there they are to listen, but if however you want to add your favorite music to your blog you can give people  option to choose - to listen it or not to for their choice. Then. if you have your own music file whic is hosting on a site that allows for hot-linking
music files, you can use the following coding, which works for mp3, wav and midi files: <embed src="full url of
your music file here" hidden="false" autostart="false">

Just in case the above appears like a link, here is the coding in a
more legible form, hopefully it won't read as & and # : &#60;embed src="full url of your music file" hidden="false"
autostart="false">

You haven't right to use the url of music files from other people's sites without
their written permission, as that constitutes bandwidth theft and
costs them money and could possibly lead to legal procedures against
you.

Jul 17, 2009 at 08:24 o\clock

Software for Recruitment

by: Etta   Keywords: Software

In economic downturn, employers are very picky about whom they hire. They’re often flooded by stockpile of resumes. It is a time-consuming process for businesses to pick the right candidates for right positions these days. They obviously can't afford to make any mistakes in the hiring processes. So how can a business process resumes efficiently to find the right person to interview? That’s where recruiting software and resume parser can help make staffing easier.

With staffing software, not only can you track applicants and keep up with them, you can also build detailed profiles about the applicants. Resume parser program can automatically build candidate profile database. Whether you want to hire a new employee to fill a certain spot or outsource a job to a contractor, staffing software can come in handy. If you need help in outsourcing works to right contractors , then there are many different types of software packages that can simplify the entire process.