Thursday, 29 March 2012

Should I Ditch Windows XP for Windows 7

Like the smell of a brand new car the sight of a sleek, shiny, and any new Windows Operating System creates a lot of newsworthy buzz. You may ask yourself this as you look at your computer, “Is it worth it?” The biggest reason you might want to switch to the new Windows 7 is because of your very old and slow computer.

If your computer is starting to have hardware problems, and wouldn’t want to be bothered with the hassle of having it repaired you might start looking at new computers in the store. And these days all the new computers in the store are running Windows 7.

How about if your computer is running just fine, and you have Windows XP chugging along just fine. Then you shouldn’t worry about upgrading to Windows 7, because in the end you’re paying for the looks.

All the programs that you were to purchase in the store will still be compatible with Windows XP to a large degree. Windows XP, although being about 7 years old, has built a reputation for being a very reliable solidly built operating system with excellent support provided by Microsoft since its inception.

With a Total of 3 Service Packs having been released you can rest assured knowing that the computer is going to run just fine, there’s just one problem however.

Viruses are a big issue on Windows XP, the security updates just aren’t coming anymore and any Virus that is any good will only able to completely decimate Windows XP. If infected with a virus you will notice the most erratic behaviour with the computer running at a snail’s pace.

Although you may be inclined to get a new computer because of this extreme infection, I must advise that the effects of a virus are not permanent nor will it damage the hard ware in the computer itself.

There are rare incidents when the Virus itself might damage a hard drive beyond the breaking point. If the case, the computer itself is no longer able to properly operate, thus needing the hard drive replaced for it to run Windows again.

The biggest hurdle that many people face when changing their Operating system would have to be their files. If you are a person who has a wealth of information on the computer it is highly advised that you backup all of your personal information on an external hard drive.

Windows 7 does make a portion of this easy by allowing you to directly install it on top of the previous Windows installation, however any programs like Microsoft Outlook or Quickbooks would need to have had been backed up manually. However if you have taken all the appropriate measures, then you should be comfortable knowing that transitioning to Windows shall be a relatively harmless one.

If there is one thing that Windows 7 manages to do that it completely excels Windows XP is its file searching capabilities. With Windows XP looking for a lost file or program was a bit of work. The search system was clunky but it worked for the most part. Many times however the returned result was something not desired.

The smart search capabilities of Windows 7 were very refreshing and so easy to use. So easy it became that If I wanted to look for anything on the fly without wanting to dig through a mountain of folders all it involved was one button click.

That’s what is truly great about the smart search system. By simply hitting the windows key on the bottom left of my keyboard and then by just starting to type I see the results appear on the screen above. It works much like magic in any sense of the word.

Hopefully this info helps! Don’t forget to come by and visit me at USA Computer Store in Broward County, Florida and we are well know for computer repair Broward and computer repair Fort Lauderdale    


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LinkedIn.com Fails in the Social Media

Linkedin.com needs no introduction. The social networking platform claims to have 135 million users across the world. It is well appreciated for the opportunity it offers to professionals to network with people active in various domains. In addition, recruiters see it as a good platform to look for suitable candidates for different job profiles. Despite all the positives, there is something that does not seem to be working for LinkedIn. The platform appears to have stagnated and is in crying need for a change. Else, failure is imminent. Let's delve deep into this to get the real picture.
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Perceived reasons for failure

1. Lack of emphasis on further innovation
Dynamism drives social media. A complete overhaul of features is more a norm than an exception. The same is not the case with LinkedIn. Networking opportunities form the driving force for this medium but innovation is essential to attract a large number of users.

2. Absence of avenues to engage people for long
A profile on LinkedIn has become more like uploading a CV on a job portal. A social networking portal needs to be more than that. Such mediums thrive on communication. More avenues should be available for the purpose.

3. Competition from other sources
BranchOut, a Facebook app by Monster, the recruitment portal has emerged as a huge success on Facebook. The point of contention in that case is the plausible reason for such a popularity having eluded the LinkedIn app despite the platform being a huge brand in its own right. This deserves a closer look.

4. No significant differentiating factor
It allows professionals to interact but then a new portal may as well come up which blends the capabilities of LinkedIn with more advanced features. Such a competition would be near impossible for LinkedIn to handle then. 

Steps required bringing change

1. Integration with social media
The failure of LinkedIn's Facebook app notwithstanding, the effort should continue. Integration with various platforms is a must. Sharing drives social networking. LinkedIn needs to join in. A standalone approach would do well only if a complete revamp is in the offing with a plethora of new features.
  
2. Implementation of features that encourage people to be regular
Less than 10 percent of users log in every week. Even when they do, the time they spend on the platform is nearly one third of the average time people spend on Facebook. It is understandable that LinkedIn is a networking website for professionals but the fact remains that if the platform was so significant people would spend more time on it. After all, networking forms the core of business dealings. 

Innovation can still help LinkedIn emerge as a force to reckon with. It is a major brand in the world of social media. It can still hold on to the tag in the long run. This would turn out to be true only if LinkedIn redefines itself to give a new lease of life to a platform that may otherwise perish in the rapidly changing world of internet and social networking.

About the author: Diana Maria is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she’s fond of books. Recently an article on etree attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on luxury yachts.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Future Wrist Watch : Amazing Concept

Designer F.Bertrand has come up with a future watch  concept which is very attractive and simple. Looks wise, you call it future bracelet or future watch or future wrist smart phone, it will be must own device for sure.Let me address this as our future wrist watch.


Main concept behind this future writs watch is to provide user a user friend interface with touch screen and apps similar to smart phones. Having a 3G support  and bluetooth support  will make us to use this as a smart phone.

With all this great features the this watch also keeps some basic functions of a watch, like keeping you updated with the current time.  The innovative watch concept would keep the application you use most at easy access, and would even change the icons location on the strap according to the position of your wrist.



Some of the other features available on this innovative concept are the possibility to track your pulse and even your emotions.

If this future watch become real, will you buy one ?
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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

How to remotely delete you data from missing cellphone !!

Cell phones are gadgets that can be used for communication between two or more people. Due to the increasing demand of people, there are various companies trying their best to create and produce more and more cell phones in the world.

 Also as the technology is advancing day on day, wide range of cell phones like that of smart phones are being invented. The most commonly used and the most effective cell phones today are the smart phones. The reason behind this is that by using a smart phone, a person can do about anything like calling, messaging, playing music and many more.
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But one thing that most smart phones are famous for is due to its storage capacity. Using this feature, a person can keep huge amounts of important and confidential data. Another progression in the mobile technologies is the advanced software called Cellphone Spy. The software can be used to perform multiple activities. It can be used for spying cell phone activities plus daily tasks like that of calendars and related activities can be performed through this software Stolen cell phones.

One may not always avoid their cell phones from being stolen due to the increasing thefts taking place across the world.  It may lead to serious issues.. People should understand that the problems do not lie with the fact that the cell phone is stolen, but the actual problem lies in the fact that the data may be misused. As stated earlier, cell phones are primarily used for storing data. So if a cell phone is stolen, a person will be in deep trouble if the confidential data gets misused.

There however is a very simple solution for his kind of situation. In the case a person cell phone gets stolen then the best thing a person can do is buy software that specializes in these cases. There a multiple number of such software present in the market, due to which a person can get one easily from on line.

Using this software a person can access the cell phone that has been stolen through remote means and then after accessing them a person can delete all the data clean in the phone. This is method is very beneficial for a person as they can use this to get rid of any data in the missing cell phone without it being getting misused.
Besides the method of wiping the data clean of a cell phone, a person can also do a multiple number of things using such software.

 Some of the things that can be done are listed as follows
•    The SIM card used on the missing cell phone can be easily traced with the help of this amazing cell phone spying technology. Using such spying software, a person can also remotely lock the missing cell phone in order to ensure that it cannot be accessed by anyone.
•    Using the messaging services, a person can also track down the missing cell phone itself.

You can visit John’s blog at here to learn more on Mobile Spy application. It provides you with all the features, advantages and latest updates on the application

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Friday, 23 March 2012

Buzzy Bluetooth Webcam

Designer Anoop M has come up with a webcam concept which looks quite pretty. Smart feature about this webcam is it works using bluetooth technology. Currently, this idea is a concept design.

Inspired by Robots, the design is well crafted with a camera in front. The ability of the camera to move around after attaching anywhere to your PC is pretty amazing.

I still wonder why webcam with bluetooth are not popular. Being wireless will be really comfortable and easy to use. I agree there are many bluetooth webcam's available in market but I don't really think they are meeting the customer expectations.
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Once everyone believed that bluetooth technology will be our future. But because of bluetooth limitations in data transfer, no one are caring much about it.
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This buzzy webcam concept looks attractive design wise but not sure about functionality wise because still this is a concept design.

Hope this pretty robotic webcam hits markets soon.

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Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Touch screen Terminal SURFx looks to be future customer care center

Look at these snaps, one can easy feel them to be around when you travel to no man's world. Yes to guide you.These terminal will be our future receptionist or guide in a museum or table in a class room.

Providing these type of surfing terminals in train stations , air ports will make life bit easier to fetch information without asking anybody.

Hope to see these surfing terminals around in near future.

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Worlds smallest washing machine : Scrub wash bag

Scrub wash Bag is really cool and reduces pollution and saves water. Its not a mechanical washing machine which needs to be spin for hours together to wash your clothes. Its just a small bag which can be carried along with your clothes when you are travelling.

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Check out this video. Video doesn't seem to be promising but worth giving a try when you are travelling. What do you say ?



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Friday, 16 March 2012

Free jump from approximately 71,580 feet and survived ?

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You would have heard about free fall from 5000 feet or 15000 feet.I am sure you would have not heard or experienced about 71,581 feet free fall. Yes the man Felix Baumgartner landed successfully on earth after jumping from a specially made Helium capsule.

 At a height of 13 miles off the ground, after running through his checklist and depressurising the capsule, he leap into the thin cold air. It took exactly 3 minutes and 43 seconds with a peak speed of 364 mph. Its almost crazy feat isn't ?

He pulled out his parachute at 7,890feet and landed almost 30 miles from Roswell, New Mexico.

Checkout this video clip to know more. Don't expect the free fall video because its kept in suspense until the 120000 foot leap.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012

Future Mobile Notebook will be Spider Computer

It may be funny now to think that these type devices are going to replace our notebooks and tablets but in future you will be surely amazed with arrival of these type of gadgets. This post is about Spider computer concept.

What exactly is Spider Computer Concept ?
Having legs wide open like spider when it is in work, has fetched this concept its name. Yes look wise, this looks like a spider but with only 3 legs.
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How does it function ?
This Spider computer can be used as a mobile phone when its legs are hidden and when you want to transform it to a computer, just stretch it legs. It uses the laser technology for projecting the keyboard like we say in  "Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard for your iPhone, PC or iPad" which projects virtual keyboard with full size QWERTY layout and typing on a surface.

It also projects screen on a surface or on  wall which will act like a monitor of your PC.
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Whats new about it ?
In current world, key boards are replaced with touch screens. For touch screen you need a Resistive or Capacitive screen to function. But in this design, it just needs a typing surface. Both have their Pros and Cons but still laser keyboard looks cool. What do you say ?

Is it worth buying ?
Ofcourse, if it is available in retail market, many would have bought this smart Mobile Notebook.
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Who is working on this Concept ?
Ericsson


Expected date of arrival of this product ?
Not known, but according to news and videos available in youtube, the demo version of project is available but there is still need to be done to make it Mobile Notebook.

MrTechPathi's view on this Concept ?
I feel the design should be altered a bit. Instead of cylindrical body, a smart phone shaped body will make it more hot device to own. In order to replace PC in our home, it should have a powerful processor to process and simulate multiple tasks.

Overall the design is very near to reality and can be surely made possible in near future.

Check out this video for more details

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Monday, 12 March 2012

Cameron Dive First Attempt in Over 50 Years


Director who is famous for his well known block buster films James Cameron is soon planning to dive in a specially designed submarine to the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. He is planning to explore under sea life at a depth of 8.2km. Its really a great stunt you can say. This is for those who are ready to risk heavy risk.


The pilot of this submarine will be bolted inside the submarine made up of think steel to with stand the heavy pressure under the water. It make take around 2 hours to reach the bottom. The submarine is equipped with mechanical arm to collect few species. 
The creatures underneath will not be having bones because its difficult to creatures with bones to survive under high pressure.
This dive is very special for explorers because, no human has attempted such a dive since 1960.Fore more details check out this video.



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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

iPad 2 or iPad 3 ? Very early to decide


Today Apple has announced its new iPad. Also the company has announced about dropping iPad 2 price to $399.

We have been watching news about Apple share prices and profits. They are more in profits than what they expected. That may be the reason they slashed the prices of iPad 2.

Now the question to people like me who are thinking to buy iPad 2 by paying $399, when iPad 3 is available with new features, why to choose iPad 2 ?

Is iPad 2 better than iPad 3 ? What are cons and pros in iPad 3 ?

It may be very early to discuss about these questions in todays post. Just in brief, Apple will offer the iPad 2 in two configurations, a 16GB Wi-Fi only model sells for $399. A 16GB Wi-Fi and 3G model (available on either AT&T or Verizon) sells for $529. The iPad 2 will continue to be available in either black or white.



Coming to new iPad 3 has 2048 x 1536-pixel 9.7 inch Retina HD display.It runs on an upgraded A5X dual-core processor that features quad-core graphics for a vast performance boost without the battery drain. The rear-facing iSight camera now boasts a 5-megapixel resolution with support for 1080p HD video capture at 30fps.



It is available March 16 starting at $499. So, by paying $100 more you may get good display compared to iPad 2. Apart from HD Retina display rest other features are already present in iPad 2.


Remember having good display is very important because you should care for your eyes :).

Does earlier rumors on iPad HD meet the real product ?
Earlier we have seen a post on iPad HD Rumours all over the world. We have posted almost similar specs. Design is quite different compare to the one presented in previous post. Check out the post for more details.

Fore more details about iPad 3 check out lifehacker

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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Red Alert : Upgrade and get rescued from Virus attack on Android Operating system

The number of malicious applications for the Android operating system has increased compared to 2010, by 472%. This is the reality that transpires from a study published by the security company, Juniper Networks, which also indicates a particularly strong rebound this November, an increase of 110% compared to October.

Moreover, Spain is the seventh country in terms of number of terminals affected by viruses and malicious code. Has the time arrived when mobile phone users should start worrying about the safety of data?

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"The first thing people should understand that your smartphone is more like a computer. By making a comparison, is much closer to the computer they have at home or office that were used 4 or 5 years ago, "said Confidential Vicente Diaz, senior analyst at Kaspersky Lab malware. Indeed, in 2011 we don’t use the phone as in 2004, the year that the first known cases of virus for came these platforms.

The utilities of smart phones are infinitely greater than that of their ancestors, notably thanks to the Internet. The dark side is that we are carrying extremely sensitive data like bank account number, contact information of our social networks or images in the jacket pocket or handbag.

How does someone get a smartphone Virus? 

“Those days are gone when you used Bluetooth to transmit malicious code; right now the main route of transmission is the applications"said Diaz. The virus disguised as 'apps' are present throughout the network and have even infiltrated the official shops like Android Market. According to the independent consultant, in 2011 the pirates have cast 50 malware that have infected 250,000 users.

Not given the same circumstance in Apple Store, whose leaders maintain a much tighter control of the content. Thus, on several occasions in which analysts, journalists and hackers have tried to infiltrate malicious software on the iPhone and iPad store, it has been removed within hours.
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It's not just that the signing of the block which are more attentive towards Google that also influences the admission policy: Apple checks and filters all published while Android is an open system that encourages the participation of non-professional developers. It is easy to get a developer account and Google only after a series of complaints, when there are already infected users.

Upgrades Make a Difference

However, the key to security in mobile is its software. In this section Apple and Blackberry will have a significant advantage over its competitors. Both companies believe that phones and operating system have complete control over what happens in it. They know perfectly how your machine is running your code and are ready to release an updatable given a security crisis.

In contrast, android is a compatible system created by Google to run on multiple terminals. For example, Samsung, HTC and Motorola use it for all its products because they 100% understand the interactions between software and hardware.
As a result, the responsibility of keeping the terminal is diluted between the manufacturer, the creator of the software and, ultimately, the telephone operator. Only Google can release an update. Manufacturers have to wait for these updates and then adapt them to their phones, leading to an ecosystem much slower to update, more suitable for pirates" say from Kaspersky.

What are viruses and how to know if you are infected?

Diaz warns that times have changed: "Having a infected phone is very dangerous. Before the virus was limited to send numerous SMS to a premium number for profiting, control the camera, calendar, GPS ... dominate the phone. " In the worst case scenario, a hacker could transfer money from your bank, talk to your contacts with your name, see through the camera what you are doing and always know what is your geographical location.

The worst thing is that it is not easy to diagnose an infection: "You do not notice much or anything. Terminal may run more slowly, things fail. There are times you can see a strange program running in the task manager and may even run as a normal application. Further, when the code is done well, can only be detected by an antivirus "continued Diaz.

"The malware has created enormous problems at times. Terminals have been infected workers with confidential information of companies and hackers have come to infiltrate the company network. To avoid threats is no secret formula, just take precautions: monitor applications you download, install an antivirus and, if possible, keep separate backups, "argue from the company specializes in antivirus.

Author Bio:
This Guest Post is written by Greg Salter who has keen interest in Android. He is author at Android Updater  which is a technology blog dedicated to tutorials about Rooting Android Phones  and updating them to latest Firmware’s.

Images via virusfreephone

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