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Archive for February 2010

The Dawn of Cloud Computing

By: Ryan Elvin O. De Guzman Posted: 23 Feb, 2010

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing simply refers to a software and hardware that works as a service over the internet. This new way of computing allows clients to choose, manage, manipulate, share data or download without the need of software deployment and hardware maintenance. Cloud computing is built with lots and lots of hardware on a data centre somewhere overseas.

Cloud computing may be confused by web hosting because the similarity of their functionality, both accessible by a high-speed broadband... continue |
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Understanding VPN and its benefits

By: Vianca C. Villar Posted: 22 Feb, 2010

The need for a secured connection for online communication amongst businesses and its employees has long been answered by yet another powerful product of technology known as, the Virtual Private Network or VPN.

In a previous article it has been named as one of the basic routers used in tying up multiple networks together. What makes this tool very popular is its ability to provide a private channel for exchange of information (both receiving and sending) from a remote location or... continue |
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Internet Security 101

By: Vianca C. Villar Posted: 22 Feb, 2010

Opening your e-mails, running or downloading files or programs exposes your system or computer to greater risks of infection by worms, spyware, malware, Trojans, spam and all other viruses discussed in previous articles.

Being, a computer user myself, here are few tips or good habits one can practice in maintaining e-mail or internet security.

What you can do?

Setting up a firewall to your system should be your primary course of action for your computer’s online security. This tool only allows your system... continue |
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NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 19 Feb, 2010

Nowadays, you can see more and more computers everywhere you go.  From your house, to the office, supermarket, subway, school, etc.  People are becoming computer dependent.  Well in fact most of our tasks are commonly done with the use of computer.

 With this, most computer manufacturer never stop their research and development to further enhance the capability of our existing computers.

 Most of the software available in the market has excellent graphical user interface. Also, most of us are getting much interested... continue |
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On-Line Back-up

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 19 Feb, 2010

Everyday there are different problems encountered in different computer terminals.  The worst problem one can encounter is computer crash, most especially when you failed to have a back-up file of your important documents.  When we say computer crash it means computer’s data that was totally destroyed.  There are some cases that you can retrieve your files but there is no guarantee that you can do it all the time. 

 As a computer user, you must be very cautious in creating back-up... continue |
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SEO Specifics

By: Vianca C. Villar Posted: 18 Feb, 2010

I am sure you have heard about the need for certified IT professionals or the latest news on Information technology. But, have you learned about other practical ways of making money online for those with or without IT expertise? Yes, you got that right; it’s the Search Engine Optimization or SEO.

Nowadays, you can hardly find any business that does not have their own website, correct? However, it does not stop from you building your own page; it has to meet... continue |
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Overview of SQL Injection

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 18 Feb, 2010

Have you ever heard of the word “SQL INJECTION”? If not, let me tell you that this term is getting popular nowadays. Maybe you started asking yourself what it is all about, or is there a need for you to know about this. Well, I guess you need to read this article to educate yourself with the effects it can cause you. Even you are not a web developer, it can cause you harm by broadcasting or getting your personal... continue |
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COOLIRIS: An overview

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 18 Feb, 2010

Have you ever heard of the word COOLRIS?  Sound cool?  I guess so.  Or maybe you have already seen it on your browser but you are not aware that it is colliris. 

Do you like to view picture on-line, let say over the Internet?  Have you experience browsing a thumbnail size picture and you have to right-click the mouse to see it in bigger size in another tab or window?  Well, most probably you need to know colliris.  And I’m sure... continue |
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PIDGIN: One Messenger for All Networks

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 16 Feb, 2010

Most of us uses instant messaging simply because it’s practical, convenient and fast.  There are different network that offers this service like Yahoo, Hotmail, AOL, Google, etc.  Most of us have an existing account on at least three of the following network.  There are times to you have to log in and out of each network to talk to all of them or open all those messenger.  Am I right?

Let me tell you this, there is a better solution in... continue |
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Top Reasons Why You Should Use Linux

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 16 Feb, 2010

In my previous article, I gave you an overview about Linux operating system.  How this operating system has evolved after a decade, and the increasing number of its users.

The rapid increase of Linux users is already expected by some of the Linux advocates.  It all started when IT professionals started using Linux for server applications being satisfied with its performance and effectiveness, most of them are now using it even for desktop computers.

By the way you might be asking who... continue |
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The Nvidia Ion: Early Dose of Technology

By: Ryan Elvin O. De Guzman Posted: 12 Feb, 2010

Nvidia is the world’s leading developer of complex, high performance GPU (Graphic Processing Unit), a visual processing technology that delivers high performance graphic solution in your desktop PC, gaming consoles and mobile devices.

Focusing in the world of mobility, Nvidia has created a much higher level of integrated graphics technology for small computers because most of our operating system today is high in graphics interface. Perhaps this technology is the stepping stone to the next level of high performance mobile devices... continue |
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Learn the Power of Virtual PC

By: Ryan Elvin O. De Guzman Posted: 09 Feb, 2010

This software can help IT's deal with their old application. For those who are still not familiar with this application you'll find this article helpful.

Do you love your old operating system but can't use it anymore, because you’re now using the latest hardware and operating system? Who cares about that old operating system? Maybe for some people they still want it installed not just because of the OS, but also for their legacy application that won't simply run on new... continue |
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What You Should Know About Linux?

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 09 Feb, 2010

In my previous article, I mentioned that most of the computer-desktop or server, even mobile phones are using Microsoft software.  In general, many people concluded that Microsoft dominated almost all electronic devices.

However, some computers – desktop or server are running with Linux software. 

Linux?  If you are an ordinary end user, you might not be aware of this term.  But for those whom we called techie people, they know what I’m talking about.

In this article, I will try to explain clearly... continue |
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Network Connection: Wired or Wireless?

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 06 Feb, 2010

Maybe you are on the stage of planning to build a network connection for your home or for small business office.  In this article, we will try to examine the two available options that you can use the wired and wireless networking.  We will try to identify the pros and cons of each option.

Let me discuss first the wired connection.

This is the oldest network connection in computing technology.  We called it wired network because it uses wire or what we... continue |
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Upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7 with Automated Installation Kit (AIK)

By: Ryan Elvin O. De Guzman Posted: 05 Feb, 2010

Windows 7 is the new operating system from Microsoft that was already released its final version. Here's a quick overview why people like this operating system.

Before the final version was released in the market, Microsoft posted a beta version (an incomplete version of an application but still useable and almost all features has it) for download. Anyone can test and evaluate the product for free. Most of the users comment said, that it was fast and more stable OS compared... continue |
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TeamViewer: The easiest way to share your Desktop

By: Ryan Elvin O. De Guzman Posted: 05 Feb, 2010

Have you heard about remote access? It is a technology that was used since Windows XP has develop this technology using a graphical user interface to help other users at the other end of the network computer. Remote access uses the Remote Desktop technology to allow assistance to the user that are also using Windows platform.  However, configuring remote access is also a hard task to do for novice who is having trouble with their computer. Since we assume that... continue |
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In Focus: Remote Desktop Soft ware

By: Vianca C. Villar Posted: 05 Feb, 2010

My first encounter with this kind software was during one of our conference calls with our offshore clients whereby we were able to share desktops, files and presentation material direct from abroad. The next instance was with IT personnel who were troubleshooting my computer from his station via a remote desktop tool helping me pull up an application I was trying to use. It was absorbing to sit and watch as my mouse moved around the screen without any of... continue |
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How to Share PowerPoint or Open Office Presentation On-line?

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 04 Feb, 2010
Are you a student who was assigned to give a report? A teacher or facilitator who needs a visual presentation of your lesson or topic? A sales executive who sells products with visual presentation?

Most of us we opt to discuss our ideas, reports and even concerns through visual presentation. Most of us opt to use software application like Microsoft PowerPoint to do our report.

From an individual in a very young age up to the president of chairman of Top... continue |
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Share your Internet Connection using Ad hoc wireless networking

By: Ryan Elvin O. De Guzman Posted: 04 Feb, 2010

Do you have an internet connection and want it to share to another computer at home? Let us first define what's an Ad hoc means. I'll try not to use technical terms so it's not hard for you to imagine what I'm trying to explain here. An Ad hoc simply refers to a wireless mode which turns your wi-fi enabled computer into a wireless router-like radio signal. This enables you to establish a PC to PC wireless connection, sounds interesting? I've tried... continue |
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An Overview of Microsoft Certification Based on Technical Series

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 04 Feb, 2010
Wherever you go you will notice that most computers running with Microsoft products. From desktop or personal to business or corporate use, from the low end user up to high end users. This is possible simply because Microsoft dominates the IT World. Maybe because their software are more convenient to use than others, or shall we say because they are commonly used by most business organization.

The high increase in the production of computers is a clear evident of a high... continue |
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Learning the BIOS Boot up process

By: Vianca C. Villar Posted: 04 Feb, 2010

Ever wonder what goes on in the background or within the computer's system or motherboard once you press the power button on? Which program runs or software runs first?  Let this article take you through the process.

Once your computer is turned on, its microprocessor found on a single micro chip which functions as its central processing unit (CPU) awaits for its first command. The instruction cannot come from the Operating system since it is stored on a hard disk and... continue |
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Why You Should Take Security Certification?

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 03 Feb, 2010
Are you an IT graduate or an IT professional? Either of these you might be looking for a certification that might fit you and give you an opportunity to launch in a well paid job. You might be asking yourself of the most in demand IT certification that can be acquired in the market. Let me tell you these, before you ask yourself of the best certification you must identify first what is the hottest issue in the world of... continue |
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IT Trends in 2010

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 02 Feb, 2010
Come 2010! Every IT professional and even students are asking themselves this question: what will be the IT trend for this year.

IT experts and analyst have their own forecast of the coming IT Trend for this year. Most IT professionals are waiting for forecast to know professional prospects and disputes. Nearly all forecast were derived with rational and practical application to facilitate progress for professional growth or shall we say lasting profession.

The truth is the demand for both IT products... continue |
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MCITP: The Leading Technical Certification from Microsoft

By: Ailene B. Misa Posted: 01 Feb, 2010
Are you an IT graduate? If yes, maybe you are looking for another opportunity of improving your qualification. In my previous article I mentioned the different computer certification available in the market and its importance. I indicated different options for you to choose from.

We all know that most of the computer in any part of the world runs with Microsoft operating system. Even the application programs are also under the same company. This company introduces remarkable technologies that are... continue |
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