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Servers – Uses and Benefits to Small Business Owners

CybertronPC - Intel Pentium D 930 3.0GHzBusiness owners want to provide better services to their customers. One way many owners are accomplishing this task is by creating office computer networks and including a server. Why add a server? Servers add an additional level of functionality to small businesses. These functions range from additional storage and processing power to data migration and backup. We’ll help you understand why your business needs a server with 5 easy to understand reasons.

Lets begin by understand what a server is and it’s functions. A server is a computer that provides services to other computers, or the software that runs on it. The functions of your business will determine what types of server you will need. The different types of servers are:

Which Wi-Fi is Right for Your Business?

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity or 802.11x) – It’s simpler than you think and ready to be implemented into your business. From mom-and-pop business to Fortune 500 companies, they all are incorporating wireless fidelity and maybe it’s time for you to upgrade your small business’ network. We’ll help you understand the differences between the variations of Wi-Fi […]

Ford and Microsoft Join Forces

Recently announced just this past weekend, Ford and Microsoft are joining forces to offer a new Microsoft-based car networking system called the “Sync”. Ford will offer the Sync in twelve of the Ford, Lincoln and Mercury models this year and it plans to offer the Sync in its entire model line by 2009.

The Sync will allow you to keep your hands and on the steering wheel and eyes on the road by allowing you to make hands-free cell phone calls using Bluetooth technology, listen to music on digital music players including the Apple iPod and Microsoft Zune, and have cell phone text messages read aloud.

Proper Cell Phone Etiquette

Have you ever been seated in a theatre and the villain is about to be uncovered and someone’s cell phone rings – and he or she answers it. How annoying! How Rude! They just ruined the movie for you. How about when you’re about to enjoy dinner at your favorite restaurant and the person sitting at the table next to you decides to have a conversation on their cell phone about their recent surgery. What if it’s your cell phone that rings while you’re at the museum. Do you answer it? Do you let it continue to ring? We’ll help you learn the proper etiquette of using a cell phone in public.

Cell phones have made our lives easier and much more productive. We now have instant access to communicate with anyone nearly anywhere in the world. The unfortunate truth about cell phones is that many people will use their cell phone anywhere and at any time. This sometimes creates a disturbing and annoying experience and can even create a dangerous situation.

How to Purchase Your New Cellular Phone

The cellular phone is no longer just for the rich-&-famous. Millions of people around the world own a cellular phone for communications with work, family and friends. The cellular phone has enabled us to be at almost any place on Earth and dial a phone number and instantly be in communication with another person. But […]

Still a Great Multimedia Player…Microsoft’s Zune

Weighing only 5.6 ounces, 4.4 x 2.4 x 0.6 inches and 30GB of storage space, Microsoft’s Zune is just a little larger than Apple’s iPod – and Rocks. The Zune, available in Black, White and Brown, has several impressive features. It sports a 3-inch screen, four-way controller and a custom version of Microsoft’s Portable Media Center OS. The Zune also boasts two features that Apple hasn’t thought to add, an FM Tuner and Wi-Fi. It also has video playback and photo viewing capability.

Despite the Zune’s impressive features, it does have a few limitations. The Zune is not backward compatible with WMA-DRM9, it only supports WMV videos natively, it won’t play DRM video files and you can’t share video via Wi-Fi.

The Basics of a Home Network

Within the past five years, computer prices have fallen and the thought of having more than one computer in the home has become a reality. Today, there are multiple computers in the home and the need for home networks has grown tremendously. If you’ve thought about installing a home network, maybe now is the time […]

Tech Update: Video Sharing with Publicly Shared Albums

With the launch of its new video sharing capabilities, Webshots becomes the first major photo-hosting site that lets consumers tell their whole story with video and photos in publicly shared albums. They boats a 50 percent larger and nearly 3 times the bit rate of other video sites and gives user free hosting of 105 minute video clips.

I Have 4 Video Sources! How Do I Connect Them All to My New Plasma TV?

Gefen CAT5-1000 HDThe days of a single television source are over. Games, satellite TVs, DVRs and computers are all able to feed High-Definition digital video into flat panel displays of today. Companies like Gefen help easily ou link your sources to the single input on many HD TVs.

The Evolution of The MP3 Player

music-staff.jpgSo you’re in the gym and see nearly everyone with some device strapped his or her arm. It looks like the remote control to your kid’s TV. The guy in the cube next to you at work always has his headphones on, his fingers drumming to a raucous beat that only he can hear. You take the kids to visit your mom and she even has one. What’s the world coming to? Are you the only person without one of those MP3 things? What’s it all about? Where did they come from? What are the differences between the MP3 players and how much do they cast? Well, you’ve come to the right place to get the knowledge you need and the player you want.

The History of the MP3
mp3_logo.jpgMany years ago in a galaxy far away, well actually less than twenty years ago and in Munich, Germany, the Moving Picture Expert Group Layer III (MP3) was created. The folks at the Franunhofer Institute began researching this technology in the late 1980s. In 1989 they received a German patent for the MP3 and in 1996 the United States issued a patent for the MP3. Within a couple years the whole world began to see MP3 music, and players began popping up everywhere.

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