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. I had them written down. I read my affirmations daily. And still, I was not achieving what I wanted to do. Leaving town was a major... Read More

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... Read More

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. svchost.exe sure likes to appear all the time and multiple times at that.... Read More

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.... Read More

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. That can be attributed to how rapidly we can... Read More

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... Read More

The Many Benefits of Owning a DVR

Has This Ever Happened To You? OK.. it's Friday night, the kids are asleep, and a movie you've been waiting for is on Pay-Per-View for the first time. You buy the movie, grab a bag of popcorn, get all comfy on the couch, and ten minutes into the movie "RINGGGG"... Read More

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... Read More

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.It is widely known that passwords are the most common means of access control. It is also common knowledge that passwords are the easiest way to compromise a system.... Read More

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... Read More

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Engrave Your Own Stationery Template
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After you create and save your personal stationery as a template file in Microsoft Word, you can start new documents with your preferred formatting in place. ... Personal Tech invites questions about computer-based technology to [email protected]


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Resolutions for the Big (and Small) Screens
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Q. When it comes to streaming and downloading movies, do you really notice that much of a difference between standard definition and the high-definition version? A. High-definition (HD) files pack considerably more pixels into the video than those ...
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Avoiding Cameras While Training the Lens on Food
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Credit Sasha Maslov for The New York Times. How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Pete Wells, The Times's restaurant critic, discussed the tech he is using. How has tech transformed the world of dining?


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Intel's Newest, Fastest Processors: What You Need to Know
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Arriving on the market next week, the new 8th-generation Intel Core desktop processors are aimed at gamers and digital content creators who want more speed and power for the applications they run. Intel said the new processors also offer more ...
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Apple Watch Series 3: a Personal Experience
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My experience is mine alone, and more so than any other device you might have with you, Apple Watch is a very personal experience, and you should base your purchase on what you think your key use cases will be and mindful of the limitations the Apple ...

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Why Deleted Tweets Still Linger Online
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Q. Why do deleted tweets sometimes still show up on the web when you search? A. Search engines that constantly index the pages on the web can scoop up your Twitter posts as you make them. If you delete the tweet, though, it may still be cached away and ...

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Retiring the Google Drive Desktop App
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A. Google announced this month that it will end support for the Google Drive desktop apps for Windows and Mac computers on Dec. 11 and that the software will be shut down for good on March 12. But while those handy desktop programs for managing your ...


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Getting Social With Waze
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A. While Waze is primarily known as a traffic and driving-directions smartphone app with up-to-the-minute crowdsourced information about your route, it also includes some chatty social-media features that let you connect with other drivers. One of ...


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The CEO of a $36 billion tech company likes to ask job candidates 3 intensely personal questions
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The tech CEO, who runs a $36 billion finance and business software company, interviews candidates going for senior positions at Intuit, as well as individuals with key talents who the company is seeking to recruit — like data scientists and designers ...


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How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It
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Credit Kyle Johnson for The New York Times. How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, discussed the tech he is using. You cover Amazon and Microsoft.

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Cisco Certification: What To Expect On Exam Day

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Computer Viruses are Bad Luck

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MobiTV and Visual Stimulation Imput for Personal Cognitive Performance

Stimulus thru Caffiene or Visual Input?It appears that the Mobi... Read More

Web Standards

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CCNA 640-801 Certification Primer

The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification is meant for... Read More

Does Microsoft Show Hackers How To Attack?

After another security hole recently surfaced in Microsoft's Windows operating... Read More

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Selecting a TV isn't as easy as it used to... Read More

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IntroductionMac OS X is the most technologically advanced operating system... Read More

Setting File Permissions On A Unix Server

File permissions are one of the strengths that the Unix... Read More

10 Time Saving Keyboard Shortcuts

Time is money. And when you constantly have to divide... Read More