The Week in Technology
~ Bryan Scheiber is a Systems Administrator in Metro Detroit.
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WOW! STILL Goin' Like CRAZY!
We thought these sold good Monday, but we sold even more yesterday! Thank YOU to the hundreds (and hundreds) who ordered! If you missed out, RUN to the site and find out what all the excitement is about! This is fast turning into our hottest seller of the month and let me tell ya - it really is AMAZING! You won't believe the detail, the information, and the fantastic graphics! You've REALLY GOT to give this one a try!
Know Yourself - From The Inside Out!
Mind-Blowing, Absolutely AMAZING Anatomy & Medical Software
Incredible, Jaw-Droppin' High-Res Maps Of The Entire Human Body!
Outstanding Medical Dictionary and Encyclopedia!
You've Just Got To See This!
The BEST Selling Human Anatomy Software in the USA!!!
Human Body 360 - DVD Professional Edition!
We've been waiting and waiting for this and it finally came in!! I heard this was a phenomenal program so I've been dying to see what all the hoopla was about! Now that I've seen it, all I can say is, WOW!! JUUUST AWESOME!!! This is the most fully updated and complete consumer anatomy software available anywhere!!! And when you load this into your computer you'll know why!
The program is called Human Body 360 - DVD Professional Edition, and it's actually THREE Programs In One!!
Anatomy Atlas - High resolution maps of the entire human body. You can pinpoint specific parts of the anatomy and you're guided with accompany text, graphics and animations!
Medical Encyclopedia - A detailed visual encyclopedia loaded with text and illustrations linked together
Illustrated Medical Dictionary - A complete medical dictionary containing over 82,000 entries including 63,000 definitions, 11,000 illustrations, and more than 73,000 audio pronunciations! It's like having a printed dictionary in your computer, except you don't have to reach any farther than your keyboard to look up the meaning of a word. Just type in a word into the dictionary search window, or select a word using your mouse, and the dictionary will find the meaning of the word instantly! And the "audio pronunciation feature" reads the word to you so you can hear exactly how to pronounce it correctly!
This a complete guide to the human body and how it works! And what's really cool is that the different programs all work together so you can drill-down and get as much detailed information as you need!
And let me tell you, there's a TON of information here!! Check this out:
Over 500 3-D models and animations
Over 3,000 detailed illustrations and graphics!
All together there's over 5,000 screens that cover virtually everything about the human body!
You're gonna love the high resolution images. You can print them out right from each screen!
One feature that I thought was really great is something called, the "X-Ray Viewer"! This lets you see different layers of the body at the same time. Here's a screen shot I took of one of the slides. Sorry the screen shot isn't better, but the graphics in this program are so detailed it's tough to show it with a small screen shot!
Anyway, I brought up one of the illustrations, which was the muscle system. Then I clicked on the "X-Ray viewer", which has a "slider handle" that you just click on and drag up and down. Wherever you have the slide it shows an "X-Ray" view of the part of the body that you have the slider over! So you can look at one illustration, click on the X-Ray viewer and slide it down and now you can see what's "below" the body system you're viewing! I was looking at the muscular system and right around the neck level I clicked on the "X-Ray viewer". So at that point it shows the circulatory system just below where I clicked! Very cool!!!
Here's another feature I liked called, "Virtual Reality" technology lets you move specific anatomical models to view them from a a variety of angles and perspectives. This is one of the 3-D models. Right below the model there's a section with some text that are detailed illustrations you can click on. (Again, I had to make these screen shots small so that I could include them here. The actual photos you see on the program are MUCH larger!) So you can click on an area of the diagram and you quickly zoom-in and get a "close up" view! If you double-click on an area of the photo, it'll bring up a page of text that gives you detailed information about what you're viewing!.
Plus you can click on a navigation arrow and now see the same section of the body from the side. Click again and now you see if from another angle! Cool, heh?
There's just so much to this program and so many features, I can't list them all. Hopefully this will give you a taste of why I like this so much! And this retails for $29.99 (and worth every penny) but you don't have to pay that! You've not even going to pay half of that! Because today we've got this hugely popular program for just $9.97 and US shipping is FREE!!! But you better hurry cause these will be gone pretty quick!
P.S. If you have teenagers or college students, how much easier would it be for them to use this to help them with their biology homework assignments!!! Are you kidding me?? They'll love it!!
The Most Incredible SD Card EVER Conceived! REALLY!
"Why Didn't I Think Of That?"
"Ground-Breaking Technology Alert"!!!
Hold On To Your Digital Caps Folks!!!
NOW... You Can Transfer Your Photos To A Computer
WITHOUT A CARD READER!!!
Or Even A Camera Cable!!
Too Good To Be True? That's What We Thought, But Read On...
Imagine...you're at a party at a friend's house and, of course, you take your camera along and you take a bunch of pictures. What happens next? EVERYBODY wants to see the pictures, right? At this point, you're probably thinking you're gonna have to go home, download all the pictures onto YOUR computer and then send emails to EVERYBODY who wants to see them!!! (there goes your night!) Well, maybe that was then...but not now!!
How 'bout this instead: just take out your SD card from your camera, take off the end of your new Secure Digital Dual and now you have a USB connector...ON THE END OF
Yeah, I know...."Where was this five years ago?" Well, it didn't exist back then....but we got 'em now!!!! And you are gonna love this card!
I'm sure you've gone on vacation, were out for the day taking some great shots and you wanted to see how they looked. Not just on that tiny LCD on your camera! You know...."How they really look!" You didn't bring your card reader or your camera cable or even your laptop! (Or even if you did, maybe you just don't want to take the time to mess with them, 'cuz now you don't have to!) All you have to do is take that card and just plug it right into the USB port of the computer at the hotel and Voila! "You've Got Pictures!" (How's that for "Instant"!)
And in case you were wonderin', you won't have to be standin' around the computer waiting all day for the photos to download 'cuz this card is FAST... screamin' fast! It has a rated speed of 80x! That's double the rating of the most SD cards! So your files will transfer faster than with a "typical" SD card!!!
PLUS you can load this card with photos 'cuz it sports 1 full GB of memory!! That means it'll hold an average of 230-300 photos from an 8 mega-pixel camera (depending on the specific size of each photo). No more having to delete some pictures so you can take some more! Heck, you've got room to keep 'em all and go thru 'em later! (Now that's what I like!)
And this supersized SD card isn't just for photos! It's an SD card! It's a "souped-up" SD card, but it'll work with any device that uses an SD card!!! So this will work with ANY FILES that fit on an SD card! Say you're at a friends house and they have some songs you want to snag real quick while you're there so you can load them on your computer at home. No problem....as long as you've got your "souped-up" SD card! Just plug this card right into the USB port of their computer and transfer away! And remember, you've got 1GB of memory so you've got TONS of storage room!
This SD card is so versatile you'll want to take it wherever you go - and you can 'cuz it'll fit right in your pocket or purse! But you won't have to empty your wallet or purse to get this "souped-up" SD card...not today anyway. Right now, today...try $12.97 and US shipping is FREE!!!
P.S. - This little card is a must-have not just for photo buffs but for anyone who has any device that uses an SD card!!! It's so simple and easy to use...it's a no-brainer! And so is this price, so you better move on it now cuz you know that isn't gonna last!!!
2.) Even though they often try to mimic a legitimate company’s message, there is almost always something that will not be correct. In the example below the Windows Security Center logo is correct and the title looks legitimate. However, the Web address is not Microsoft’s and the download site that the “recommended” program will come from is also not Microsoft.
Some try to look like legitimate Windows Security Updates.
Often, just putting the name of the program to be downloaded or the address of the web site you are requested to visit in Google will provide enough information to determine its validity. Two of the largest Anti-virus software companies Symantec and McAfee maintain searchable lists of known threats.
So what should you do if you if a suspect message appears on you screen?
Do not move your mouse anywhere near it.
Try holding down the “Alt” key and pressing the “F4” key at the same time.
If the “Alt” key + “F4” combination does not close the suspect message window another way to close it is outlined below.
1.Open the windows Task Manager by pressing the “Ctrl”, “Alt”
2.Left click on the “Applications” tab
3.Left click on your browser program or any entry listed as running that you believe may be the problem. Proceed to step 4 after the target program is highlighted, (often it will turn blue).
4.Left click on the “End task” button to close the program
You should always have an up-to-date firewall and virus protection software running every time you turn on your computer. In addition, you can set you browser to block pop up windows. There are several articles on the Worldstart site on how to do this.
You can read about it and download the free version here: http://malwarebytes.org/
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Information to Excel: What's Your Format Choice?
If you tend to take information from Word, PowerPoint, the Web or wherever to MS Excel then I'm positive that you know about your formatting choices when you paste.
We've all seen the Paste Options button to appear where you can decide to have the information keep its original formatting or have Excel reformat it to match the rest of the worksheet.
But, what if you don't want to mess with the Paste Options button… and yet you still want the choice?
No problem. Here's the quickest way I've found to make the decision.
Yep - that's it. No extra buttons, menus or whatnot required. Give it a try - you're going to love it!
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You Know, We've Sent Men To The Moon...
'Bout Time Someone Finally Figured Out How To Make
Earphones That Sound Great...
And That Are ACTUALLY Comfortable To Wear!
Music To Your Ears!
The Amazing Sound Of Headphones With The Light-Weight Comfort of Ear-Buds
If you've ever tried to listen music with earphones (or "earbuds" as they're often called) you probably have had the same gripes that I've had with 'em. Yeah, they're lightweight but the trouble is you have to "balance" them in your ear canal. And then they usually fall out, so you have to jam 'em so far into your ear that they're REALLY uncomfortable. And then you also have to watch the volume OR ELSE YOU GET BLASTED AWAY!!! So, I had just resigned myself to the fact that they were just more trouble than they were worth.
Well...we found the solution! We've just come across a NICE set that sound GREAT (YES...they're STEREO! ) and are VERY comfortable. (In fact, I'm wearing 'em right now as I'm writing this!)
Let's face it, if earphones aren't comfortable, who cares how they sound, cuz you'll never wear 'em to ever find out! Well, these stream-lined earphones really deliver not only on great sound but comfort too!
Here's why these "Stereo Earphones" work:
First off, each earpiece fits over and behind your ear, so they stay out of the way. And that piece is bendable so you can adjust it to your own comfort level! (Makes a huge difference!)
The other thing I like about these is that the earpiece is wrapped in a thin layer of rubber-neoprene so that makes 'em very comfortable as well. So when you place the earpiece in your ear it stays there...comfortably, and doesn't fall out! And I noticed that by being able to position the earpiece itself, that also explains why the sound is so good!
These are all small points but they're important. And when you point them all together, you have a really great set of earphones that you can take where ever you go! In fact, you can use these at your computer desk if you're working on your computer late at night or early in the morning and you need to keep the sound down.
And the cord is long enough (4 foot) without being too long so as to get tangled and in the way. (Another small point but something I've noticed as a problem with other earphones I've tried!)
And in case you were wonderin', this is the common plug (3.5 mm) that fits into the front and your computer and most other audio devices, like portable radios, laptops, cd /dvd/mp3 players, iPods etc.
Do NOT let the low price fool you on this. We just happened to get a great deal on these so we're passin' along the savings! Believe it or not, today these are just $8.97 and shipping in the US is FREE!
P.S. - At this price, might want to consider picking up 2 or three of these so you have one at your computer, one in the car and one you can stick in your pocket or purse for walks or bike rides!
Warning - This price is set to increase soon! Don't pay $14.97 for 'em later - grab 'em today!!
I Never Would Have Believed This Rod and Reel Would Even Work...
Until I Cast That Lure Over 20 Feet!
Amazing Coleman Fishing Rod You Just Gotta Try!
Folds Down To 8 Inches!
Extends To 3 Feet In Seconds!
Be Prepared! Keep One In Your Car, Boat, Camper - Anywhere!
When we first got this in, I had to laugh. One of our suppliers sent this in and asked us to take a look at it. I thought he was playing another one of his practical jokes! After all, the entire box was less than 9 inches tall...and this was a fishing pole? Yeah, right!
But my curiosity got the best of me so I decided I had to check it out and go through the motions anyway. The first thing I noticed was that this was made by Coleman. As you probably know, these folks make all kinds of terrific outdoor camping gear and have for years. Now they've come out with a "Deluxe Pen-Sized Rod and Reel". I was still debating whether or not this was just a gimmick or if this could actually work.
Anyway, I opened the package, assembled the telescoping pole, attached the reel, threaded the line and attached the rubber "practice" lure (all of which took less than five minutes.) I have to admit, it looked pretty solid. Who knows...maybe I can at least cast it a few feet or maybe it wouldn't work at all.
The moment of truth...time to try it out and find out for sure. So, I went to the warehouse area in back, pushed down the release button on the lure, swung the pole overhead, flicked it forward and released the button and Whoooaa!!!! I couldn't believe it!!! That lure went flying way across the other side of the room!!! (I almost knocked out one of our computer monitors cuz I didn't anticipate it going that far!) All I have to say is this "Pen-Sized Rod and Reel" is definitely no joke...this thing works like...well...a regular rod and reel!!!
After a couple more tries, I was nailing my imaginary targets I had set for myself...this rod and reel were deadly accurate!!! Now, in case you think this was my ability, let's just say I'm not a fisherman, by anymeans. If it's any indication, I fish like I bowl and my golf score is higher than my bowling score...but that's another subject! Anyway, what I'm saying is if someone who knew what they were doing used this pole, let me tell ya, they'd really have some fun!!! This fishing pole is amazing!!! Especially considering its size!
The entire pole fits in a sturdy, aluminum, tubular case that looks like an over-sized pen. When you take the top off you just telescope the alloy rod out and now you have a pole that's over 3 feet long!! And this has the strength, flexibility and "touch" you'd expect of a regular, small fishing rod! That's what's really cool about this...you can keep this in a briefcase, glove box in the car, back pack, heck, maybe even a lunch box (if you're a big eater!) Plus this has a plastic reel housing with solid brass reel! And this comes with a lures bobs and even a hook! Pretty neat, heh?
Heck, this would even be a neat item to keep in the office. You know how some people play "wastebasket ball"? Guess what? Now I can practice my casting using the wastebaskets as targets! (Shhh..don't tell anyone...I have to do it with the door closed!!)
So, keep this rod and reel within arm's reach and fish when the mood strikes you! And ya better pick one up today with this special offer of just $12.97 and US shipping is FREE!!! That's right!
What is a Template?
Many of you may have heard this term being thrown around before, but now is the time to set the record straight! What is a template exactly? The Worldstart site has the answer!
Hey you! Yes, you right there! Do you want to see the cutest stuff on the web? Kittens, puppies, bunnies and even meerkats; all at the click of a mouse? Go to Worldstart and get your cute on!
Here's the link you need: http://www.worldstart.com/ Enjoy!
Breaking in a new PC
Everyone loves getting a new PC. Why not? It's exciting and fun. However, there are a few things you might want to do before you plug it in and start surfing the web. These good practices include backing up data, taking care of online and physical security, and a few other ideas to help make the migration to your new system as seamless as possible.
According to Swedish security company Sophos, 50% of unpatched systems are infected with some sort of malicious code within 12 minutes of being online. Scary, but don't worry. The techniques described here will help you avoid this nasty statistic, allowing you to surf the web in complete confidence.
1. What do I want from My old PC?
2. Getting rid of the Promotional Software:
3. Securing your New System:
4. Create User Accounts and Secure the Administrator account:
Instead, we want to create User Accounts for the PC. Once you create a single account, Windows will hide the default Admin account and log you into the new one. I would suggest creating an account for everyone who plans on using the PC, and set their accounts to Limited User. This will restrict the users form making significant changes to the system. When this is done, you should password protect the Administrator account, which should stop the normal user from augmenting your system.
5. Firewall security:
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May Spam Numbers
It seems that no matter what the security experts try, spam levels still manage to go up. Every month Symantec Messagelabs creates a report on email spam that details all spam activity in the world. The most recent report on May's spam levels are very alarming. According to the report, spam levels in may hit an all time record. Nearly 9 out of 10 emails sent in may were spam messages.
As you can see from this chart, spam levels rose to 90.4% in may. These are the highest levels ever!
On top of these numbers are some interesting reports on the time of day that spam is delivered. It seems that spam mailers prefer to send email during US business hours. This may be because this is when the most internet users are online, or because spammers are living in the US. Unfortunately, there is no real way to tell. The following charts from the report show the number of spam email per hour for the US, Australia and the UK
So, as you can see, we are losing the battle against spam for now. Hopefully, this will change in the future.
If you would like to read the full spam report from symantec, you can check it out here: http://www.messagelabs.com/intelligence.aspx
Until next time, stay safe out there!
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School is out for summer, and you might just need a way to entertain your kids. Welcome to The Color, an amazing online coloring book!
If you want to save the images they color, you’ll need to get registered for an account! It’s free and easy to do. Click the Sign Up Today link at the top of the page. This will allow you to save any pictures they color to the My Gallery section. You also have the option of e-mailing the images to your family and friends. Or printing it out – to hang on the refrigerator, you could also print them out blank for offline coloring!
To start coloring select a category to pick out the coloring page from, and then all you have to do is select a color, click where on the image you want that color – and poof – there’s color! I love that you aren’t limited to just a few colors, to get more colors to color with click the More Colors link at the bottom of the color chart. At the top of the color chart you’ll be able to see what color you have selected currently.
This is a great way to teach color recognition, eye-hand-coordination, and even the names of all 192 colors offered on the site. Plus, it’s just plain fun!
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Files In Your House As Entertainment? You BET!
WOW!! You've Never Had THIS Much Fun With BUGS!!
SHOCK 'Em DEAD With This Electronic, Bug-ZAPPIN' Gadget!
You Haven't Lived Till You've Zapped A Fly With An Electronic Tennis Racket!
You'll Have A BLAST As You Go Crazy With Bug-Zappin' Power!!
Best Part? No More Bug Guts After You Swat!
OK, WOW!! These are still sellin' like digital hotcakes! The pesky little bugs out there don't stand a chance! A BIG Thank YOU to the hundreds who ordered - I promise - you're gonna LOVE these things! If you didn't get a change to order, come on - you're missin' out on one of life's best times! Nothin' like sitting our your couch and zappin' flies with an electronic tennis racket! Check 'em out!
Like I mentioned last week, we've been TRYING to get these for over a year now! Now that we finally have 'em all I can say is: You're gonna love this thing! It looks like an ordinary tennis racket, but it's not! This baby is a bug zapper! REALLY! You just turn this bad boy on and swat yourself a fly, mosquito, ect, and ZAP!!! It's dead!
SOOOOO much more fun than a stupid old fly swatter - and man, that little "CRRRAAACKK" you hear when insect meets highly-charged metal is VERY satisfying :-)
OK, sure, it sounds like I'm maybe enjoying myself at a level that is just a bit south of healthy, but I just can't STAND all the summer bugs that get into the house - I gotta get those kids to close the doors! Oh, and the flies! Don't they just drive ya NUTS? Always buzzin' around your food, your kitchen, head, kids, dog, crawling on your TV set - ARRGHH! Well, with this little racket in hand, you'll get an evil grin each time one of those little critters invades your close personal space! Heck, you may even start looking forward to those little buggers getting inside! A quick swing a POW! Flyin' into your house was their last mistake! That'll teach 'em to mess with ya! BRUAHAHAHAHAH!!
Plus, these are much cleaner to use than a regular swatter or some nasty bug spray! Think about it - no more squished fly guts smeared all over your kitchen counter (window, screen, arm, face)! This ZAPS 'em dead - a much cleaner method if you ask me (and did I mention it was a LOT more fun?) Oh, and bug spray - YUK - you don't want to use that in your house!
How do they work? Just pop in a couple AA batteries, and press and hold the button at the side. In a matter of seconds, it builds up a surprisingly high-voltage charge (don't touch the grate if you're pressing the button - trust me on that one)! Swat the bug and POP!! He's (literally) toast!
OK, seriously, you've gotta give these a try - you really haven't lived until you've fried a fly or mosquito using an electric tennis racket! I personally had a set of these last year and you'd be surprised how many people absolutely LOVED 'em! Without exception, every friend and family member that came over asked what it was, then went off hunting. So, these are either REALLY cool or I hang out with LOTS of bizarre people! Either way, you won't know till you try!
Your price for all this bug-bustin' bliss? Just $9.97 and US Shipping is FREE! Hey, you just can't buy this much fun for that kind of money anymore! Grab yourself one - you'll LOVE it!
PS - These really are sweet - you've gotta give 'em a try. Hey, if you don't love it like I do, just send it back within 60 days for a refund - nothin' to lose - and you know you want to try it :-)!
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Computer Tips [ Critical Security Alert - Or Is It? + Some Alarming New Numbers About Your Email + 5 Must-Know Pointers For That New PC ] 06/17/2009
Personal & Educational Use Only This blog consists mainly of FREE newsletters from computer web gurus that I receive. I thought you might like to see them all in one place than try to discover them on your own. A moderate amount of editing may be done to eliminate unrelated repetitious ads or unnecessary text which bloat the post. However I have given the authors full credit and will not remove their site links because you deserve to see where it comes from and they deserve to get credit for what they have written. Your use of this site is simply for educational purposes. For more computer-related help go to: CPEDLEY.COM for free software, advice and tips on low cost products which are very helpful. If you want to contact the editor, please go CPEDLEY.COM and check the Contact page for email address.