Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Organize network wire connections at home

Don't you find it too messy your wire connections to your home computer especially that you have a network that also shares the internet connection with other computers for the kids?

Sometimes one may need to reorganize the arrangement of things in a room that moving the home personal computers and the network connections may be a daunting task because wires tend to get in the way ?

I have a laptop at work which I bring to the house sometimes when a deadline is near. Boredom sometimes creeps in on me that I rearrange or revamp the room layout. It is a great pain to reattach the wire connections of the local area network.

A friend suggested that I ungrade my system to a wireless network since it doesn't cost that much now to have one. Prices have come down to acceptable levels. There is no interference with the satellite tv or the cordless phone system at home.

I only need to purchase a wireless router and wireless card connectors or adaptors. If I want more security I may need to read on the manual to secure the wireless network. Everything will be easy according to the technician at the computer shop.

I was able to transfer my wired local network to a wireless local area network with ease by just following the steps and I made sure the components were of the same manufacturer as recommended by mu local ISP provider.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Factors to think of when buying a new laptop

Buying a laptop is not easy nor it is a cheap undertaking. Laptops are expensive. There are many specifications available from a gamer, a serious programmer, a blogger and many more. So to have an idea on what critical factors to base one's decision on buying a new laptop, a linked article can be found here.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

thank you for google or any web search engine

When we log into the net, we usually are on yahoo, aol or msn web portals that can also serve as search engines. When we say search engines, we mean to point to a software that a site uses to search webpages, key words, pictures and many more stuff in the internet. Can "search engines" concept ne explained further ?

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Satellite TV is now portable and cheaper

I am a camper and my dad used to bring the entire family on long road trips to memorable tourists destinations across the country. My sisters and i always say that we will be missing a lot of nice tv shows. Dad was generous enough to subscribe to a satellite tv subscription so that even if we were on a road trip, we can still watch tv on the truck or mobile home as long as we keep our school grades at his acceptable level...

Satellite TV has come a long way from the exclusive domain of the ultra rich people. Recent advancements make the necessary set-ups easy, compact and light. There are many programs to choose from. The best part is being able to program the device to record up to four shows at designated times and channels of your own choosing ... that means you can avoid commercials more and enjoy more activities because you can always watch your favorite shows at your own time and convenience. Come to think of it, mom and dad are always tuning to news and business channels on their own sets.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ringtones that really lift your spirits

From the newest cellphones to the not so cellphones, you can get each style a ringtone that can delight you whenever your loved one calls you. There are so many free ringtones that one can download from the internet. Some are free; others need some subscriptionsor some small fees.

Whatever songs that endears to you can be converted into a ringtone for your fone. It the added advantage of the convergence of technologies serviced by the telephone companies, application vendors and private venture capitalists.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Is it better to use a wireless network at home ?

I already have a small twsited-pair cable local area network in my house. My kids share desktop for their requirements i.e. school work, online games, news and chat with their friends. My two kids have their own laptops. I am wondering if it is a reasonable expense to set-up a wireless network at home since it enables me, ny kids to use our laptops at just about anywhere in the house, be it be at the proch, sala, kitchen, study room or at each individual rooms. So i research the net and found this article which i would like to share with you.

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satellite tv is affordable and has best value

You're always on the road during weekdays. Your vehicle is almost your second home. You wish there can be more to the radio ... so you purchase a subscription to satellite tv so that you will not miss all the big events even if you are working or on your way to work because with satellite tv equipments, you can program them to record any show in any channel at any time automatically plus the quality is at the most highest. Is it worth it?

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

The simple satellite radio set up discussion

Don't yah think it be cool to be able to listen to radio wherever you ride in your country? There so many satellite radio subscriptions to choose from. It is usually an annual subscription package. Whether you are driving a motorcycle, a car, a bus or a truck, the device can easily be fitted because it is a very small gadget.

Different companies may be using different satellites, techniques and communication set-ups. However, all of them follow a very basic communication system which involves these generic components, namely; satellites, ground repeaters and radio receivers.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

examining global positioning devices from garmin nuvi

One of the most tedious, tiring and energy zapping activities of modern day man is the trek going to and coming back from work. The traffic congestion can really increase the levels of stress and to think one is not yet at work. So most enterprising electronic companies have ties up with telephone companies to offer drivers a way to make their travel to work as easy as possible since it is always a horrible experience to drivers in urbanized cities.

I discovered a company named Garmin which is focused on developing and selling to the public devices that makes life easier as a person who drives to and fro to the office. They call them products the Nuvi series ranging from gps devices, slot cards and many more.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

It is possible to make telephone calls over the internet

For years, most regular people use prepaid cards to make landline calls to talk to friends, relatives and business clients who are located in different states or countries. Others call their local telephone companies to have their operators facilitate a conversation that is an international call.

Since the technology boom brought by the world wide web, countless innovations had been introduced. By taking advantage of the different servers and operating systems , a person can use his personal computer to make a call to any parts of the world at a much cheaper rate compared with the usual process.

To be able to use this application, a caller need to have a personal computer or rent one, the email or internet telephone number of the person being called up. Another requirement is for him to have an internet connection whether it is a dial-up, cable or dsl connection to a local Internet Service Provider. After which, he just need to download the software that will make it easier for him to contact his friend. There are no more fees to pay for any series of calls. This technology is Voice over the Internet Protocol or ( VOIP).

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we've come a long way from smoke signs to today's technology devices

One can't help but be tremendously amazed at the wonders of today's telecommunication advancements. Distance has been bridged tremendously as communication from remote places. An astraunaut can communicate with ground crews with just a few seconds lag. A person from the Canada can talk, chat and view another from Australia or from Africa and all of them are in a tele-conference.

The process of ensuring communication between two parties is called telecommunication. It may be video, audio, online mails, instant messaging and there are many other formats. Telecommunication has become a big business market that billions and billions of dollars are being pumped into buying fiber optic communication equipments, research and development, phone advancements and advertisements in television, radio and other forms of mass communications.

What is the basic process of telecommunication? How complicated is the set-up of simple one? Any electrical professor can explain and implement a communication system and the different platforms that are needed to ensure reliable, fast and big capacity of such systems.

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Thursday, July 31, 2008

They say the choice is to go DSL than cable for internet connection

Some internet people use dial-up connections since their local telecommunication companies have yet to provide the infrastructure for cable or DSL internet connections in your local regional areas. I want to focus on the people who have choices like DSL or cable internet connections. Should speed be the utmost factor or price ? Some say reliability of the Internet Service Provider is the utmost importance.

Whether you will be using a cable modem included in the promo package or DSL modem, the basic consideration aside from speed, price and availability would be the reliable customer support from the different telcos.

Here is a good article that delves deeper on the issue.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

computers computers computers - what should i buy?

Everytime i walk into a computer shop to survey a desktop computer or a laptop for use for the kids, i am swamped with new models with different specifications and prices. I get a migraine instantly.

I don't plan to buy the best and most expensive computer because it will strain the family budget. One has to take into account the different needs of the entire family and the different purchases one has to prioritize.

There are so many technical terms like CPU speed, DDRAM, PCI, AGP slot, onboard video and sound cards, lan cards, printer cards, serial, USB, parallel ports. I don't know what i just need. Do I need to purchase items that I may need in the not so distant future? How high is the possibility that the computer I am buying now will be obsolete come next year? Of course, everyone is suspicious with promo guys or pc salesmen whose job is to sell them no matter what.

So I consulted friends, surf the Internet through the different internet cafes and I found some interesting reviews and recommendations. Even a non-techie (technical) person should have a grasp of what they can buy with a budget.

Here is a link to a good article about this topic.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Helmets for the Iphone?

Helmets are protective gears designed to safeguard the most important body of most humans --- the brain . Similar to this thinking, I got to think that surely my new Iphone may need one since it looks so shiny, fragile and cost a bundle. What protective items can one buy to protect the Iphone?

Yes, it may diminish the look of the Iphone somewhat, but your are trading off some look points for some safety measure. Imagine yourself dropping accidentally your new Iphone on a hard concrete floor. Here is another article that talks about "skins" for your Iphone.

iPhone skins.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Which one is the best for me ?

A wireless digital control for my video game console is just a great example of the every day dilemma for every avery guy gamer like me. Its because the industry have so many devices for sale. I had this problem of deciding to buy a playstation, an Xbox or the Wii console.

So i surfed the net for some reviews from magazine sites to vendor-sponsored sites. One can really have a migraine from absorbing so much data since all of them want you to buy their hardwares and softwares.

So i created this site to have articles available for ordinary non-technical people to use to decide whether a great technological device is worth the dollars it commands.

From the newest cellphones, satellite radio and tv devices to GPS gadgets, cable modems, wireless networking devices and many more , i intend to provide some articles and if not enough links to them sites that offer them. Not all the newest equipments are usually the best in terms of performance, best value costing and return on investment happiness.