How to Completely Delete Files From a Computer

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Most people do not think about it, but when they delete a file from their computer, it is not destroyed. The computer deletes certain key information about the physical location of the file from the disk directory on the hard drive. The file is still sitting there on the disk and can be recovered by someone with the knowledge and the right equipment. Knowing this, one may be asking about now, “is there a way to completely delete files from a computer?” The answer is yes.

One method of deleting files in a way that makes it impossible to recover them is using a large magnet to degauss the hard drive. This realigns the magnetic fields on the disk and effectively erases every scrap of data that was ever stored there. The drawback to this method is that the disk is completely erased, including system files and operating systems.

Today, it is possible to purchase software that is capable of overwriting an entire disk to cover the data with random number sequences that mean nothing. One pass of this software will normally render files impossible to retrieve for civilians. Government agencies and police forces can still get the data off the disk. It takes up to seven passes with this type of software to completely overwrite all files and make them irretrievable. This method also overwrites the entire disk, destroying data that may be valuable or wanted to be kept.

The newest technology involves a file shredder program that randomizes the data in the deleted files at the time of deletion. These are still physically present on the disk, but the data is so scrambled that no computer is able to make sense of it. This method allows one to completely delete files from a computer without completely erasing the entire disk.…

About Remote Computer Repair

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Remote computer repair is starting to become the biggest trend in computer repair. Not only is it gaining popularity because it is fast and efficient, but because it can fix almost any computer-related problem there is. Remote computer repair can immediately resolve problems with your system’s registry, operating system, virus infection and more.

But how does the whole procedure go about in case you decide to avail of this service? First off, you would have to download and install the diagnostic and repair program, which by the way is usually the same program that would allow the company to access your computer remotely. When it does, the company can see your screen and have a shared control over the keyboard and mouse.

The shared control does not take your control away from the computer; as the word shared implies, it simply allows the other party to take shared control so that a live technician can check your system without actually physically being there with you. And because the whole process is interactive, you can choose to end the session at any time. Once the entire procedure is completed, the software should automatically uninstall.

Remote computer repair takes advantage of the internet and 128-bit encrypted technology to access your computer remotely and give you affordable repair services. And because they will not charge you for the diagnostic itself but only for the repair, you can rest assured that they are only interested in getting your computer fixed. It is logical to think that because that is the only way that they will be earning.

One major advantage of an online repair service is that companies usually offer 24/7 assistance which can be very helpful for those people who do their computer work during graveyard hours or when unexpected system crashes occur in the wee hours of the night. Remote computer repair can fix most problems in just a few minutes, saving you time and money while giving you the chance to enjoy the comforts of not having to leave your home just to get your trusty machine back in shape.…

How To Get Paid For Every Website Visitor

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If you are using AdSense as a way to earn from your websites, but are not smiling from ear to ear when you see the crumbs the big G throws your way, then you will be excited to hear about how, you can get paid for every single visitor to your site using PayPerPlay.

In this article I will explain what PPP is and how it works, followed by the good and the bad.

Pay Per Play while maybe new to you, has in reality being running for over two years and growing with increasing speed. In a nutshell it is the audio version for Adsense, except it is far better in a few key ways.

Much like AdSense, all you have to do is place a tiny code on your web pages. The difference is, you get paid for every single visitor to your site without them having to click on ads, or take any action at all.

Let's break it down to the good points and you will instantly realize why all the smart websites owners and marketers are scrambling to jump on this free opportunity.

The Good Points:

A hundred percent conversion – To all us website owners, that is music to ours ears! Once you have a tiny bit of code inserted on your pages, your job is done. When every visitor arrives a 5 second audio ad is played automatically and you get paid. There are currently over 66000 advertisers in the network which include the largest brands in the world, like Coke and Nike to a huge variety of smaller advertisers.

Not "either or" – Choosing to earn from PPP does not mean you have to abandon the current AdSense you may be running. There is no conflict with the terms and conditions and you can happily run both. The profitable difference being that, with these audio ads your earnings do not depend on visitors clicking through any ads, but simply on impressions.

Predictable income – No more guessing how much you will earn per click and what Google's mood is like when they share their earnings per click. If you know the amount of visitors you get … you know how much you will earn.

Happy visitors …. Not Grumpy ones – Much like the way Google AdSense crawls our sites to serve up the most laser targeted ads for our pages, to make certain the visitor always experiences relevant ads … PPP uses the very same technology so you do not run the risk of annoying them in any way.

Costs To Join? – Nada. No different that Adsense. We just sign up, get our code, insert into our pages and start learning on EVERY website visitor who land on our sites.

The Bad Points:

Honestly, there are none that I have encountered. However there are of course some situations where you would be smart to avoid using it.

It would be silly to have audio ads or any ads for that …

Motorola Mobiles – Full of Features and Smart Look

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The handsets from Motorola are provided with the best possible features and that too, with extremely good looks. Although each and every device is brilliant in one way or the other, but the latest Motorola mobile phones come complete with innumerable user friendly applications. The Motorola A3100 is a good looking handset which comes in a classy black colored casing. The device is provided with a 2.8 inches TFT touch screen complete with the handwriting recognition feature. It has a 3.2 mega pixel camera which captures quality still images as well as the moving clips. Moreover, the gadget is provided with a second camera which facilitates 3G video calling with the other compatible devices.

The Motorola mobile phones come with the user friendly features and Motorola ROKR W6 is no different. The 3G Smartphone is equipped with a built-in music player which plays the music files in MP3 & AAC + formats. The handset supports MotoID music recognition facility. Apart from this, the built-in WAP 2.0 XHTML web browser assists the users with easy Internet access. The list of these capable gadgets goes on and on, and Motorola L800t enhances the value of the family to a great extent. The device is loaded with a 2 mega pixel camera which gives the resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The Smartphone works on the quad band technology which ensures worldwide roaming, depending on the user's chosen network service provider. It switches between GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 network bands. The user friendly handset is provided with the internal storage capacity of 64 MB. Moreover, the gadget is easy to handle as it weighs 110 grams and the package measures 117 x 49 x 15 mm. So, the brand name of Motorola guarantee high quality devices, flooded with as many updated features as possible. …

The Connection Between Technology And Childhood Obesity

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Today, it is hard to imagine life without a computer or television and other electronic gadgets that have become so commonplace since the advent of modern technology that it is leaving us and our children with little time to enjoy nature and the outdoors. Not so long ago, parents derived much pleasure from seeing their kids cavorting in the outdoors beneath the sun or climbing trees and remaining somewhat more active than the kids of today who have found a virtual world in which to remain engrossed. Thus, technology and childhood obesity are closely related because we have now become accustomed to having our eyes glued to the computer screen or television screen and are otherwise taken up with different forms of electronic entertainment.

Boob-Tube And More Boob-Tube

The new lifestyle that has taken over our children’s lives leaves little time for them to exercise, go out and remain otherwise active and it is far removed from the lifestyle our parents enjoyed many years ago. Along with the sedentary life that our children have become accustomed to, technology and childhood obesity have become closely intertwined and our concern for our health has also taken a backseat as the life in front of the boob-tube continues to take up all of our children’s time at the expense of their health.

It is thus imperative to understand the reason why technology and childhood obesity are going hand in hand, and when one considers the fact that child obesity has gone up by more than three times in the recent past, the problem has actually now reached epidemic proportions and it seems that now we are breeding obesity in our homes as we are letting our children spend all of their time in front of the television or other electronic devices.

The fact is that when we and our children sit immobile for hours on end watching television or working on the computer or playing video games, we neglect to exercise and along with a diet consisting of sodas and fast foods are breeding obesity like never before. Thus, technology and childhood obesity are causing our children to eat more, exercise less and live sedentary lifestyles which is a cocktail that only serves up more obese children in our population today.

No doubt, there are a number of other factors too that contribute to obesity, but television is a prime example of how technology and childhood obesity combine to the detriment of our health. Staying glued to the television will mean a lack of exercise, focusing on excessive eating followed by an unhealthy lifestyle and thus contributing to furthering the incidence of obesity in our children.

Television and the computer are prime examples of how technology and childhood obesity are making kids do things that are bad for them and if you want your kid to not become obese, you should discourage him from watching too much television, which is a major reason why children become obese, and to also address obesity as …

Wi-Fi Explained (Part 1)

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About Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is known as Wireless Fidelity. Wi-Fi allows network connectivity through radio signals without the need for wires. "Wi-Fi Alliance" suggesting the term Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi term is also used as a synonym for any type of 802.11 networks.

About Radio Waves

Radio waves are the longest wavelength waves in the electromagnetic spectrum. The length ranges from the size of a football field to the size of a volley ball. Radio waves carry signals to your radio, TV, mobile, etc.

Access Point Defined

Access Point is the configured node on wireless local area network (WLAN). Access points act as a central receiver and transmitter of WLAN radio signals. Access points are dedicated hardware devices, which consist of antenna, radio transmitter, and built-in network adapter.

Hotspots Explained

Hotspot is an area serviced by an access point which allows Wi-Fi clients to connect to a network. Hotspots are those areas where Wi-Fi is provided on demand. Since Wi-Fi has gained acceptance in many businesses, homes, etc, and nowdays most of the laptops and electronic devices are having inbuilt Wi-Fi access devices; Wi-Fi can act as an alternative to a wired LAN. Places like airports, star hotels, caf├ęs, etc, are the locations where Wi-Fi is available on demand. The places where Wi-Fi is available on demand or free are also known as hotspots.

Wi-Fi & Hotspots

The area covered by one or more interconnected Access Points is called a "Hotspot". The space range Hotspots can cover variants from as little as a single room with wireless-opaque walls or as much as many square miles covered by overlapping access points. Wi-Fi can also be used to create a mesh network. Wi-Fi allows connectivity in peer-to-peer mode, which enables devices to connect directly with each other. This connection mode is useful in consumer gaming and electronics applications.

Certification Issue

When Wi-Fi technology was first commercialized, there were many problems regarding the interaction between different Wi-Fi gadgets. Then a community called "Wi-Fi Alliance" began to solve this issue, also addressed the needs of the end user, and allowed the technology to mature. The Alliance's "Wi-Fi Certified" stamp on Wi-Fi enabled gadgets assures consumers that the stamped products are interoperable amongst each other. Wi-Fi also enables wireless voice applications (VoWLAN or WVOIP). "Wi-Fi Certified" products interact among each other although their manufacturers are different. A "Wi-Fi" certified product can use any brand of access point with any other point of client hardware which is also "Wi-Fi" certified. Any "Wi-Fi" product will work with any non "Wi-Fi" certified product, if the latter uses the same radio frequency as the former.

SSID & its Purpose

Expansion of SSID is Service Set IDentifier. It is a code that attaches to all packages on a wireless network; only to identify each packet as part of that network. The code consists of case-sensitive alphanumeric characters. Wireless devices that attempt to communicate with each other must share the same SSID. The process of connecting a device to a specific wireless network through …

How the Internet is Changing the Way We Communicate

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How the Internet is changing the English language and the ways we speak

As a linguist and an ex-English teacher, the evolution of language has always fascinated me. Since the 15th century, the English language has evolved under the influence of technology but I would argue that this has been more in terms of style than structural changes to the language. The first big change came in the 15th century with the use of printing presses which introduced new standardized grammar, spelling and punctuation styles. In the 19th century, telephonyrought in new patterns of dialogue as people could speak to each other at greater distances. Radio and TV broadcasting in the early 20th century introduced us to new styles and thought us sports commentators, chat shows and interviews. However, it is the internet that has had a massive change both in the way we speak and how we write English.

Who could have predicted that internet technology would have brought us so much diversity? For example, just think of the different technologies and the way we communicate in English using these technologies:

* the world wide web itself

* email

* chat rooms

* instant messaging

* the virtual worlds of games

* blogging

* twittering

* mobile phone texting

* social Networking

We do not speak or communicate in the same way when we are blogging as when we are texting and each technology has its own style of the English language. These different styles of communication have exploded and will continue to evolve and you can see it in all forms of online marketing or offline marketing materials

Whilst the internet has produced some new vocabulary or "internet slang", there are only a few hundred new English slang words in a language which has over one million words. So the 20th century slang of "groovy" and "funky" has given way to phrases like "lol" (laugh out loud), and "brb" (be right back) in the 21st century – but they are still relatively few.

So, although there are some new punctuation formats, eg emoticons, there have been no significant changes to grammar patterns or verb endings. The main change has been the style of language that we use when we communicate.

Lots of purists and people would like to preserve the correct way to speak English. However, no one can stop trends in style and slang from changing the way we communicate. Whether it is cave men's drawing on walls, writing in sand with a stick, or sending a "tweet" to the other side of the world, the English language is something that will never be permanent and will be constantly changed by technology. …

Future Shock: Voice Recognition Identification Technology

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Backgrounder: Kay Hughes, flight attendant for today’ s non-stop coast-to-coast flight is busy checking her catering order and prepping the cabin. Bob Harmon is the captain and Jeff Mortowski is his first officer. Both are situated in the cockpit going over the pre-flight checklist. The pax are from various companies in the New York area or individuals on personal business who have bought seats on his flight.

The Story: Kay woke up with a start as the alarm on her clock radio blared. Reaching across her pillow, she noticed the time, 5:15, and hammered the snooze button in the hopes of grabbing another five minutes of sleep. Tired as she was, her mind began to race as she considered the day ahead. In less than four hours she would be enroute to L.A. with an aircraft full of passengers. Slowly the thought of additional sleep became less important as she considered all that she had to do before leaving Teterboro. Quietly she slipped on her robe and slippers, poured herself a cup of coffee, and slinked into the shower.

As Kay walked across the tarmac, she saw the fuel truck pulling up to her aircraft and the caterer at the gate waiting for a security clearance. It was 6:48 and already she could feel the heat lifting off of the pavement. Another scorcher she thought; at least L.A. will be cooler.

Kay greeted Jeff who was busy overseeing the fuel delivery; she then climbed onboard the G-V and gave a similar greeting to Bob who was occupied with updating paperwork. Bob finished what he was doing and briefed Kay with the day’s schedule. Minutes later Kay turned to assist the approaching caterer with the day’s order. Within the hour, the first of the passengers began to arrive. Each sat in the lobby of the FBO waiting to be boarded. At precisely 8:00 a.m., Kay left the aircraft and walked down the ramp to the FBO. She whispered to the waiting security agent who signaled to the FBO customer service representative to make the boarding announcement. “Ladies and Gentlemen, Jet Aviation Flight #001 departing TEB for LAX is now boarding. Please present your identification card and boarding pass to the security agent. Once you are cleared, you will be boarded. Thank you for flying Jet Aviation and enjoy your flight.”

Kay turned and left the FBO and walked back to the aircraft. Both pilots were onboard completing their preflight preparations. Kay stood at the bottom of the steps leading up to the aircraft waiting for the security agent to bring the passengers to the plane. She knew that with fourteen passengers the security clearance would take a bit longer than normal.

Kay considered waiting inside the cabin to keep cool, but knew that it was important that she greet the passengers at the base of the steps in case one of them needed assistance climbing up.” It must already be 85 degrees out here,” she thought as she watched the heat …

Nokia 6288- Best Looking 3G Technology

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Mobile technologies have progressed in leaps and bound over the last decade. Most of the advancement are driven by the demand of doing more with a small mobile phone. Probably the most important addition to the modern day mobile phones is the 3G technology. Its inclusion in all high end mobile phone is imperative. Being at the top of the heap, Nokia too has quite a wide portfolio of 3G handsets. Among them, the Nokia 6288 is one of the most sleekest and meanest.

The Nokia 6288 is a sleek 3G handset with a smooth sliding action. The handset exudes solemn professionalism in its high gloss black and white casing. For a mobile phone with so many high end functions, the Nokia 6288 is very lightweight at 115 grams. The handset may not be a smartphone, but can do virtually anything that a smartphone does. Moreover, the Nokia 6288 does not have any lag time seen in almost all Symbian smartphones.

Marketed as a business solution, the Nokia 6288 represents a nice bundle of office tools. Tri-band GSM network support keeps the mobile phone active in almost all places of the globe, providing seamless voice connectivity to its users. One can use the Nokia 6288 to take part in data intensive functions like high speed web surfing, video calling and video streaming. Apart from 3G, the Nokia 6288 can give its user data transfer speeds of up to 236.8 kbps with its GPRS and EDGE technology. Transfer of data locally with external compatible devices like your PC via connectivity tools like Bluetooth, Infrared and USB is easy and quick.

Multimedia functions of the Nokia 6288 includes a 2.0 megapixel camera with digital zoom and flash. You may opt to shoot high quality videos with it and share them instantly with anyone who matters. The Nokia 6288 even boasts of a media player compatible with MP3, AAC, M4A and eAAC + formats and a FM radio to enjoy the pleasure of music on the move.

Nokia 6288 Mobile Phone deals …

Does Technology Benefit Young Children’s Education?

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As parents, all of us have fought the battle with our kids as they are absorbed into a video game or movie on an iPad, tablet or smartphone. We’ve had a better chance of getting the attention of Tom Cruise walking the red carpet than our kids.

Today, it’s common for two-year-olds to be using iPads, elementary schoolers hooked up to video games, and we all suffer (or live with) the challenge of prying your middle-schooler away from the computer long enough to eat a decent meal…

Technology is everywhere and its draw on kids is obvious, but is technology helping our kids learn?

Technology is becoming more social, adaptive, and customized, and as a result, it can be a fantastic teaching tool. That stated, as parents, we need to establish boundaries.

Today, software is connecting kids to online learning communities, tracking kids’ progress through lessons and games, and customizing each students’ experience.

By the time your child is in elementary school, they will probably well-versed in technology.

Learning with Technology at School

Schools are investing more and more in technology. Whether your child’s class uses an interactive Smartboard, laptops, or another device, here are three ways to make sure that technology is used effectively.

Young children love playing with technology, from iPads to digital cameras. What do early childhood practitioners – and parents, too – need to think about before handing kids these gadgets?

Let’s start at the beginning: what is technology in early childhood?

Technology can be as simple as a camera, audio recorder, music player, TV, DVD player, or more recent technology like iPads, tablets, and smartphones used in child care centers, classrooms, or at home.

More than once, I’ve had teachers tell me, “I don’t do technology.” I ask them if they’ve ever taken a digital photo of their students, played a record, tape, or DVD, or give kids headphones to listen to a story.

Teachers have always used technology. The difference is that now teachers are using really powerful tools like iPads and iPhones in their personal and professional lives.

Technology is just a tool.

It shouldn’t be used in classrooms or child care centers because it’s cool, but because teachers can do activities that support the healthy development of children.

Teachers are using digital cameras – a less flashy technology than iPads – in really creative ways to engage children in learning. That may be all they need.

At the same time, teachers need to be able to integrate technology into the classroom or child care center as a social justice matter.

We can’t assume that all children have technology at home.

A lack of exposure could widen the digital divide – that is, the gap between those with and without access to digital technology – and limit some children’s school readiness and early success.

Just as all children need to learn how to handle a book in early literacy, they need to be taught how to use technology, including how to open it, …