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Archives Category: Computing

Differences Between Wifi And The Wireless Internet
by Jon T. Norwood - The terms Wireless network and wireless Internet are thrown around a lot these days, and though they are used interchangeably many times there are major differences.

Shared Hosting: The Pros And Cons
by Graig Nelson - As ever more people flock to the internet to set up a personal or business website, getting a good host is becoming markedly more important. Because the internet is truly international, the need for an appropriate host is the same no matter where you are situated geographically.

Recognize And Understand Home Networking Components
by Otis Cooper - You first should decide which network is best your you.

Removing Adware From Your Computer
by Michael Cottier - If you have been using the internet for awhile, you know all about adware. If you are new to the internet you will soon discover the horror of adware! Either way though at some time in your internet life you will need to remove adware from your computer.

5 Steps To Easily Keep Your PC Running Smooth And Fast
by Trever Soutter - People want to optimize their computers so that they will be as efficient as possible; however, there are many factors associated with the performance output of a personal computer.

Web Hosting
by Jackie Sutton - Web hosting makes a Web site available on the Internet. A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to provide their own websites accessible via the World Wide Web.

E-mail Exploits - A Major Problem
by Jake Foster -Use of e-mails is on a rise in the business world. The use has increased manifold in the recent years. People suffer due to those advantages. Just like the other miracles of science the e-mails can be a blessing if the technology is used in a positive sense. Spam e-mails and e-mail exploits make it a problem which needs your attention to be solved. If e-mail exploits are not taken care of, they are capable enough of damaging your system.

Why Can't I Open That File?
by Doran Roggio - A friend emails you a file and it will not open. Or perhaps you downloaded a file from a website and can not gain access to it. Instead you got an error message stating 'windows cannot open this file'. What is that strange file extension and why won't windows open it?

The Vista Dilemma
by Chris Kaminski - If you should talk to a tech about Vista, most will tell you to hold off for awhile. Not that there is anything really wrong with Vista, but because there is a severe lack of driver support. Many of the devices you normally use are behind in issuing new compatible drivers.

How to Create Self Extracting Zip Files
by Ed Zivkovic - A self-extracting zip file enables your computer to unzip zipped files without installing any new software.

Top Three Things To Look For In Soundcards
by Gregg Hall - Sounds cards' most basic function is the translation of analog sound waves into digital computer data that may be manipulated in any number of ways.

What is the Internet Proxy Server
by Stefan Jechel - The Internet proxy server is the server that is situated between the client application and an actual server. The Internet proxy server has the role of intercepting every request to the actual server and see if the request can be fulfilled by it. If that is not possible, then it must forward the request to the other server.

What Are Web Widgets?
by Dale King - A web Widget is a small, stand alone application which sits on your desktop. Widgets generally display information from a remote source or a web-based function such as search.

Is Your Computer a Sluggish Starter?
by Mike Bryant - There are a few factors that could be making your computer run just barely faster than an overweight slug crawling through an Eastern Kentucky mud hole in winter.

Lightening Storm, Now No Internet?
by John Magluilo - After a lightening storm it is not unusual for your Internet to go out. There are several causes of this and a few ways to fix it.

Can you restore data from your backup?
by Per Strandberg - Many users don't test their backups. This is because they don't take the time or they don't know the steps to take. This means that there is a risk that the restoration of their system will not work nor can they be sure that they are able to retrieve individual files.

6 Steps To Get And Keep Your Computer Running At Full Speed
by Terry Brazil - Viruses are everywhere. They run ramped across the internet and your computer just might be a virtual playground for these computer bugs. But it simply does not have to be that way. There are certain measures you can take that will stop almost all viruses, trojans, spyware, adware, and worms dead in their tracks.

Dealing with Spyware
by Dale W - No matter if you are an amateur just getting acquainted to using your computer or an experienced computer user, we all have to deal with the annoyances of spyware and/or malware.

Dedicated Or Shared Web Hosting? What Does Your Business Need
by Bedrich Omacka - The pro's and con's of both shared web hosting and dedicated web hosting packages.

Data Recovery
by Peter Emerson - Data recovery can be done in two ways depending on the type of damage done to the system or file.

5 Simple Ways To Increase Your Computer Speed
by Kris Bickell - If you're a computer expert, you'll probably already know about these tips (hopefully this will provide you with a little reminder). If you're not an expert, don't worry - these tips are simple, and don't require a lot of computer experience.

Home Wireless Network Security Issues
by Greg Lietz - Running a business from home using a home wireless local area network (WLAN) with your computer may lead to thievery of confidential information and hacker or virus penetration unless proper actions are taken.

10 Steps To A Safe, Smooth Running PC
by Michael Silva - These ten steps will help you increase your computer's security. From discovering viruses to learning how to avoid them,

Description Of Internet Access Types
by Darren McLaughlin -There's a lot to be concerned with nowadays when looking for an internet service provider. You first need to decide what type of connection you want, and how much you're willing to pay for it. Depending on your requirements, and how many features you want, you'll eventually find just the perfect access plan.

Good Computer Maintenance - Part One
by Marv Ko - Normally we think of maintenance as a chore, something we have to do to keep things running smoothly and prevent problems down the road, whether with our car, house, or computer. But with a PC, maintenance can actually be fun ... approached from the right perspective.

Get Off To A Running Start With Microsoft Word XP
by Peter Kitson - Just as we were getting comfortable with our cozy, fuzzy version of MS Word, along comes Word XP. This article explains some of it's important new features and how to make the most of them. Time to get your sneakers on and let's get off to a running start with Word XP.

Registry Cleaners: Why Do You Need One?
by Joseph Tierney - If you have computer slowdowns or processes running that you have never even heard of then you need a registry cleaner.

Local Vs Remote Data Backup - The Pros And Cons
by Niall Roche - Backing up your data should be an essential part of your daily routine. Unfortunately for many businesses this simply isn't the case. The only time data backup crosses their mind is when they have a hard disk crash or a serious spyware or virus infection.

7 Easy Secrets to Understanding Web Statistics
by Alden Smith - Understanding what your visitors do on your site is crucial information. If your visitors proceed to purchase a product but then a large majority leaves the site when they get to a specific page in the order process, you need to know about it. It could be that this page is confusing or hard to use. Fixing it could increase your sales by 200%. This is just an example; there are many reasons why you want a detailed analysis of your site visitors.

Wireless Internet Terminology - Confusion Or Clarity?
by Kevin Erickson - Wireless Internet Terminology, like many things in life, especially those that have anything to do with computers is filled with terminology. But like most things, once you learn a few of the basic terms, understanding will come quickly. So don't be confused get informed and to help clarify, I've put together a basic wireless "internet-to-english" guide to help you along.

How to Create Self Extracting Zip Files
Ed Zivkovic - A self-extracting zip file enables your computer to unzip zipped files without installing any new software. The zip file gets converted to an exe file which once opened, unzips the contents to a predefined destination folder or a destination of your choice.

What Every Marketer Needs To Know About Web Hosting
Dejan Bizinger - If you want to have a successful online presence you need to have reliable web hosting. Your web site has to be always online and accessible. Otherwise, you will loose clients and prospects.

Backup -- But Where To?
by Lynn Chan - We all know we have to backup regularly, but those backups files can get huge. Add that to your existing your files and your notebook computer hard drive seems to have shrunk overnight. No matter what size hard drive you have on your notebook computer, space is a premium.

Dedicated Web Hosting Explained
by Calin Indre - Why is dedicated hosting such a big hit on the business web hosting market? If you look at the costs it involves, usually ranging from $150 - $1000 per month, another question comes into your mind: Does it even worth it?

Virtual Hosting vs Dedicated Hosting
by Stanley Spencer - Why do some organizations choose to host their own Web site on their own managed servers, while others contract with a Webhosting company or purchase their ecommerce hosting services through an ISP (Internet service provider)?

Is Online Training For Me?
by Rick Boklage - We've all heard about online training but you might be asking yourself 'is it for me?'

Wireless Home Networking – Choosing The Right One
by Lynn Chan - Are you suffering from home wireless networking nightmare? There are so many options. 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g – what is all that?

How To Get Broadband
by Neil Shevlin - Broadband Internet services have become more the norm today, unlike the dial-up days of the late 1990s. With greater amounts of information needing to travel at faster and faster speeds over the Internet and the greater number of telecommuters every year, the need for broadband Internet has stretched beyond the board room and into the home office. So it is clearly more important than ever for everyone to know how to get broadband.

Beating Adware, The Sneakiest Software
by Joel Walsh - Promoters of adware, software that shows advertising on a user's computer, use some cunning tricks to get you to install their software on your machine. Here's what to look out for.

Learn How Install RAM Memory Fast
by Otis Cooper - We,re sure you want both boost your computer's bootup speed as well as improve on the speed in which it operates. Why not take the time to learn how to install more RAM or Random Access Memory in the system unit.

The Truth About Hiding Your Tracks On The Internet
by Mike Ameye - All those pop up windows claiming that "You're being watched!" or banner ads saying "Your computer is under surveillance!" And all you need to do is buy their product and your computer's visbility will disappear from the Internet. Well, to state the obvious, that's just not true.

Topic: How To Protect Your Computer From Virus And Being Infected
by Evelyn Lim - To protect your computer as much as possible from being infected, here are four dangerous activities that you should avoid, or at least minimize.

What is Spyware?
by John Mussi - The most frustrating part of having Spyware on your computer is the sheer feeling of helplessness that is invoked. Your computer slows down, it no longer does what you instructed it to, it seems to have a mind of its own. You effectively have lost control of your computer. Spyware (also referred to as Adware or Malware) is software that is installed on your computer without your consent.

Home Business PC Security For Dummies
by Glenn Murray - The Internet is a powerful tool for home-based businesses. If used effectively, it can be your best friend; but if you don’t secure your computer, it can be your worst enemy.

Credit Repair Scam - How To Avoid Being A Statistic?
by Bill Smith - A good credit history is critically important for the consumer. A bad credit will prevent you from getting a business loan, owning a home, or even a job. Promises to "fix" your credit are always made by credit consolidation companies, but they are seldom true. Here are some of the important tips to avoid scams.

Transfer Your Web Hosting the Right Way
by Derek Vaughan - If you have had it with your current hosting provider, and you're ready to transfer hosting companies - Cheap Hosting Directory ( recommends a few things to think about to make the transition a smooth one. They also asked the opinion of a major player in web hosting about the subject.

Which Password Did I Use? Don’t Forget to Remember
by Big Mike McDaniel - If you spend any time at all on the Internet, you know there are thousands of website that want you to “log in” and create a username and password so you can see what’s behind the homepage. Many of these sites have noting to do with money or personal banking information. The log in helps them create a mailing list for marketing. There are other sites where credit card and personal information is requested.

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