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Archive for November, 2009

Computers and Watches

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

There are a lot of watches on the market that you can buy for a few hundred dollars that have a few features such as stopper, timer, compass, a few alarms etc. These days, when people spend a lot of time at their computer, I think that purchasing a very expensive watch might not be such a great idea. I am saying this, because a computer’s processing power is millions times faster compared to a watch, and whatever you may want your computer to do, you can just download a program for it. If you want an alarm at specific times of the day, you can use AlarmMaster that allows users to set up unlimited amount of alarms at whatever day of the week, month, or year. You can also set whatever intervals you choose. If you want a stopper you can download it as well, and copy it to a Pocket PC, which you can take with you anywhere.

Basically, what I am saying is that buying a computer is a great idea, because you can have anything you want on a PC. This is not the case with products like watches or phones, which lack useful features including processing power. If you get to think about it you will realize what a great investment a computer can be. Sometimes we can forget how much money a computer can save us. A computer can replace many devices and in turn can save us a lot of money. For example, you will not have to buy newspapers if you will be able to read all of the news you want just by visiting a website.

Xbox 360, Wii & PlayStation 3

Friday, November 27th, 2009

The console market is quite interesting to observe. Among the biggest players we have Nintendo Wii, Microsoft Xbox360, and Sony Playstation 3. It can be clearly seen that all of the consoles are backed up by large corporations, which have years of experience in selling games and consoles. Both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have games with very good graphics thanks to the technical specification of the consoles, while Wii stays a bit behind. Remarkably, Nintendo Wii sales are growing and they outsell the other two more technologically advanced consoles. While it might seem that it is hard to know why the market is behaving in such a way, I think that it is quite clear to the trained eye. There are three main reasons behind this:

• Wii has very entertaining controls, which require people to move their hands and swing their arms like never before. Wii has even its own use in physical therapy. Because of the innovative controls, Wii games are very original. Gamers really feel like they are participating in the in-game activities thanks to the Wii controller.

• There are a lot of fun games on Wii. It might be due to Nintendo signing deals with many gaming studios. After all, Nintendo is a huge corporation and a lot of developers want to cooperate with it.
• Wii also appeals to a younger audience, which might explain its popularity. There are a lot of games designed especially for children or for younger gamers. Since children have usually a lot of time to play games, they often convince their parents to buy them a gaming console.

Of course, it does not mean that Nintendo Wii is vastly superior compared to other consoles. It may simply mean that it caters to a slightly different market.

Los Angeles Office Movers

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

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Rapidshare Accounts Getting Hacked

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Rapidshare is one of the world’s largest file-hosting sites and has millions of files stored on its servers. While you can use the default free service to download or upload files, many people decide to purchase the premium Rapidshare account in order to benefit from Rapidshare even more. Unfortunately, those who bought a premium account are in danger of losing it due to phishing scams. I investigated how you can protect yourself from such deceptive actions and here are my conclusions:

• First of all, if you suspect that someone unauthorized may be using your account, or if you already are a victim of a phishing scam, then change your password as soon as possible and log out. I think this is quite straightforward.
• You can enable direct download from Rapidshare premium account option page. This will mean that each time you want to download something, but will get redirected to a login page, you will know it is fake. Logging on a phishing website can be very dangerous.
• The real link to download Rapidshare files looks like this: http://rapidshare.com/files/12345678/xxxxx.rar. Be careful if someone gives you a link that looks differently as it is most certainly a phishing scam.

Most importantly, be careful whatever you are doing with your Rapidshare account. Do not share your password with anybody, and make sure to make your password as complicated as possible. I always recommend people to have hard to guess passwords in order to avoid any potential hackers.

Sponsors of Categories

Friday, November 6th, 2009

If you are serious about blogging, you probably understand the importance of backlinks. Basically, backlinks are links originating from other sites that point to your site. Backlinks that come from sites of the same topic are the most valuable. If you have a lot of backlinks, then your site is going to have a high Page Rank, and it will appear in many search results. There are many ways to obtain backlinks; however, I would like to present you with a rather original idea.

Basically, the way it works is that a blogger is going to announce that he is looking for sponsors of each of his blog categories. Such categories can deal with the topics of blogging, making money online, search engine optimization, marketing, or whatever a blog is focused on. Such blog should be updated fairly regularly, and have interesting content. A blogger can encourage his readers to link to his website, and in return is going to link to those readers from his category pages. The readers will be happy that they received a backlink from a popular blog, while such blog will also obtain a lot of backlinks. There are many ways to obtain backlinks so I suggest that every webmaster should experiment to find the most efficient way.

Better Graphic Cards

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Most people do not upgrade their computers even up to a few years after the initial purchase. Unless something gets damaged, they do not have to deal with computer stores that sell computer components. However, if you become a gamer then you might need to start buying new components on a regular basis. If you want to play a game that was released four years ago, then everything will work fine. On the other hand, if you want to play a game that was just released a few weeks ago, then you might experience some problems with outdated hardware. In most cases, it is the graphic card that will not be able to render proper visual effects. Graphic cards can get very easily outdated. I know gamers who spend a lot of money on their PC, but now are having more and more problems running the newest computer games. Be prepared to spend a lot of money on the newest components, especially if you want to pay the newest games. That is unless you want to play video games on a console like, for example, Nintendo Wii or Playstation 3. In such a case, you will not need to upgrade it by buying newer components; however, every few years you will need to replace it with a newer generation console.