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Punctuation Grammar Checker software: the Most Important Tool for Novice and Professional Writers

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 31 Aug, 2010


          When writing, what makes a novice writer bothered most? Ideas? Style? Mechanics? Language? In fact, apart from these criteria, grammar is the most difficult to sustain in writing? However, due to the most impeccable evidence of the advent of computer technology, writers are no longer worried about the feeing of being corrected of grammatical errors because computer software that checks English grammar has been available of serving as their editor and to perfect their whole piece.

Based on Universal Grammar... continue |

Technology upgrade for police forces of the Philippines

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Aug, 2010

The incident that happened a few days ago about the hostage taking drama at the Quirino grand stand where several chinese people died was a very sad day for our country. A number of Hong Kong and Chinese citizens were killed. This tragedy must be a wake up call for them to upgrade both their weapons and gadgets. Technology can be very helpful in fighting crime here in our country. In other countries, all police cars have computers installed at... continue |

Useful programs for computer technicians

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Aug, 2010

Being a computer technician isn’t that easy because not all errors can be fixed instantly. There are some errors and viruses which requires more patience in trying and in researching. In order for you to make things a lot easier, I’ve listed some of the most useful programs for computer technicians.

CCleaner -  A freeware program that allows you to clean your system. This can optimize your system by removing unused files from your computer. This can also clean your registry... continue |

Understanding computer hacking

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Aug, 2010

Computer hacking is the act of gaining unauthorized access of computers and networks. People involved in hacking are called “hackers”. These persons are capable of entering your resources without your permission. Hackers are classified into two types: The Black Hat Hackers and the White Hat hackers. Black hat hackers are basically the one with bad intentions, they usually will enter or access your resources to steal, gain information, to destroy something or even delete your files while White hat hackers... continue |

Device doctor, easiest way to download your missing drivers

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Aug, 2010

Are you tired of manually downloading missing drivers after reformatting? Many computer users usually loose their cd drivers for their devices and the only thing you can do is manually look for your drivers on the internet. Some drivers are easy to find but some are not. Drivers are needed by computer devices for them to run. Drivers must also be the correct one so that it can run your device properly. There are times that a device doesn’t work... continue |

An effective way to secure your computer

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 29 Aug, 2010

Deep freeze, a program made by Faronics. This program is very useful especially in schools, offices and even in internet shops. The main purpose of this program is to instantly restore settings made by users after restarting. This can really be helpful to prevent system changes, deleted items, and installed softwares. This must be installed into your system. After installing this one, your system will automatically be in the “freeze” state meaning that when your restart your computer, all changes... continue |

Human Computers Interaction by 2020: Does it need proper assessment and evaluation?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 27 Aug, 2010

The far-reaching evolution of computers is checkered with excitement and anxiety. There’s no doubt that computer technologies totally emerge to our lives and quickly change our day-to-day activities. It has further foreseen the possible development by 2020. Whatever the consequence adverse or beneficial will inevitably happen.

What worries majority consumers is the negative impact to human values. Though nowadays, we come across advanced interfaces using fingertips to manipulate on-screen devices in lieu of keyboard and mouse, we anticipate the human-computer interaction... continue |

The Birth of Microsoft

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 25 Aug, 2010

Initially, when the first computer was developed, it already claimed the far-reaching development year in and year out. Besides, it has been expected the tremendous competition in the marketplace. Various inventors had been improving the work of computers by adding significant breakthrough to their new discoveries.

When the INTEL came into the scene, it contributed massive innovation of the rapid growing and explosion of computers not only in bank industry but also in homes. It brought out the RAM chip which... continue |

Who invented the first computer?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 23 Aug, 2010

            Did you know who invented the first computer? Maybe you have different answer from mine. This only shows that the creation of computers was very complicated and innovative. In my article, I will briefly discuss the history of the early computers.

            It was in 1936 when the first computer was invented and developed by the most promising creation of Konrad Zuse. Though it has been claimed that there were devices prior to it but it was the first ever... continue |

Four major steps to do marketing campaigns via e-mail

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 21 Aug, 2010

             As computers and networking prevail in the world of commerce and businesses, undoubtedly, people are becoming more and more passive as they depend most of the time on computer. Though, they seemingly work faster and do multiple tasks at a time, we can’t deny the fact that we are also facing challenges as we do the marketing through e-mail. One of which is the SPAM problem. However, in every problem, there is a designed solution. And so does e-mail... continue |

The effect of spending too much time in front of the computer.

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 21 Aug, 2010

           Discoveries and inventions of technologies become more and more advanced and developed rapidly as it is welcomed in the four corner of the world. However, the drawback of it is that humans sometimes underestimate the benefits and eventually abuse its usefulness. For instance, parents regarded computers as the best resource of the education of their children, adversely; they overuse computers for games or chat. The negative effects are very evident, one of which is physiological and the other is... continue |

4 Things to Do If You Don’t Want To Get Hired

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 20 Aug, 2010

If you want to be hired, you’d better continue reading so you’ll have an idea what applicants often do that misses their possibility for employment. You’ve read it right! There are things that almost every applicant does that dump their chances of getting hired.

1. Sending a generic cover letter. If you think you’re catching several birds in one stone by submitting an all-in-one cover letter, you’re absolutely WRONG. Employers notice cover letters that are written by “happy-go-lucky” applicants. Who... continue |

What are the best characteristics of a webdesigner or web programmer to make a website productive and attractive?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 18 Aug, 2010

In making a website, a designer or web programmer doesn’t only possess intelligence and logical thinking but also he or she must be eclectic. He chooses what seems to be the best for the website to be competitive to others. Nothing is much more important than making your business successful and productive. Here are the traits of a web programmer or designer to persuade visitors open your site and buy your products.

 1. Be creative and resourceful – vary the contents... continue |

Your computer is malfunctioning: What are instant troubleshooting procedures?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 17 Aug, 2010

OMG! Your computer is not working! What are you going to do now? This sitution is a commonplace, however, what matters most is the way you react.

The problem of your computer might be trivial, so don’t overreact as if you are carrying the heaviest burden. Nevertheless, this small problem can lead to bigger ones if unattended or ignored.  Your remedy is the utmost. There are two possible causes of the malfunctions.

  1. User error – If you ... continue |

Job Searching Tip: What You Should Avoid When You’re on Job Hunting

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Aug, 2010

Long time ago, I thought that it would be best to follow other people as they have the gift of experience. I’ve pursue a job that I don’t like. But I only hated each morning that I need to get up for work. It may be too hyperbole to say this, yet this is exactly how I felt with the company and the job. There came a day when I couldn’t take any longer the so called “hell”. I’ve resigned.... continue |

Did you fail your exam or you succeeded it?: What's your next move?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 16 Aug, 2010

Take a look on this scenario: Taker A is celebrating her/his success with friends and families while taker B who is at one corner having a long face and trying to prevent the tears around her/his eyes quite a long time to fall. Have you ever imagined this situation before you take the exam? In this essay, I discuss the two faces of the coins of taking IT examination i.e. SUCCESS AND FAILURE.

It is undeniably but almost all certification candidates... continue |

Tips on Capturing Your Famous YouTube Video

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Aug, 2010

Many people got the most-sought after fame because of YouTube videos. Some even get on Hollywood. Thus, it is not surprising why almost everyone poses in front of camera and uploads self-taken videos. However, what most people take for granted is the quality of the uploaded videos.

It’s bothering how most of self-taken video look utterly ****ish. They are making themselves look desperate in front of the world. I’m not being hypocrite. I accept that I am not a good singer.... continue |

The Scam Bugs: Studying the Pests of Online Business

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 16 Aug, 2010

If you’re a citizen of the World Wide Web, you should be aware of the blood sucking monsters that massively thrive on the virtual world. These guys are called, “scam bugs”. They aren’t beatable with pesticides, as they have extremely thick skin. If you wanted them off your way, all you need to beat them is information. 

Let us classify the scam bugs based on what they are after:

The Money- Hungry Scam Bugs. These pests are the most common low-flying bugs... continue |

What is more important than IT certification?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 15 Aug, 2010

 Obtaining any IT certifications without any firm purposes would mislead to disappointment or even frustrations. This eventually gives wrong notion to other aspirants i.e. certification is the assurance to achieve success. Well, If this is the primary reason many try to acquire at least one, I believe this certification does not live up to their expectations. Why?    There is no doubt that commitment and hard work still the first step to success. However I am not saying certification doesn’t do... continue |

Beware of Sharing Your Profile Online

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 13 Aug, 2010

Online social accounts are the most popular way of keeping in touch with friends and family nowadays. With it, we got the chance to be updated with the recent events and condition of our online friends despite of the busy way of life we all live.

However, comes with these advantages is the danger we face as we expose private information online. Not all profile viewers have the good intention of friendship. Some may use these sensitive details on bad purpose.... continue |

Commitment plus preparation equal to passing the certification exam

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 11 Aug, 2010

 In the field of Information technology, certification has been the most powerful weapon for the challenge of advancement and growth. There is no doubt that this has been the buzzword that is transferred from mouth to mouth and this makes almost every computer professionals obtain at least one of the certifications. Nevertheless, every applicant must take into consideration of the time, effort and more importantly the cost being dispensed. If you were one of them, you should not underestimate the... continue |

Work at Home Interruptions: Always Expect the Unexpected

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 11 Aug, 2010

Just this morning, I and my sister had an argument. It started when she asked me if I’d work. Annoyed of her day to day usual question, I snapped. She doesn’t seem to understand that my work needs constant attention even if its home based. I somehow felt that all she cares is her online games, her chat mates, and her virtual pet. I do understand her position. She only wants a little leisure in escape on her stressful night... continue |

How can you prevent your computer from troubles?

By: Melissa Reyes Posted: 10 Aug, 2010
Can we possibly prevent computers from troubles? Have these problems occurred frequently? These have been the questions since computers started evolving in our daily lives. These problems have been piled up unless we can do something. Nevertheless, we don’t need to be a computer expert to maintain our computer in a good condition. But one thing is certain, preventive maintenance is far better than troubleshooting. Just systematically follow the guidelines I can share you in this article.

1. We need to... continue |

What you need to do before you format your Computer

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 10 Aug, 2010
Your computer was working perfectly well but all of a sudden it starts behaving badly. You can not play your favorite online games or do your computer programming projects anymore it really pissed you off. What will be the first thing  to do to address a malfunctioning computer?

There are lots of first level approach in dealing with this kind of scenario you can begin by reading this When to format and Why you need to format a computer and... continue |

When to format and Why you need to format a computer

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 08 Aug, 2010
Formatting your computer will totally wipe out all your data and programs installed. so before youe decide to format your computer you need to weighin the benefits of formatting or not formatting your hard drive.

Here are the reasons why people format their hard drive.

1. Computer Virus Infection

People will format their computer if their computer is infected with a virus because formatting their drive will definitely remove viruses from their computer at the same time it will also remove all  data... continue |

How to clean a virus infected computer! - level 2

By: Megan B. Bolivar Posted: 06 Aug, 2010

If Doing the first level of removing viruses in your computer does not give you a positive result then its time to move to the next level of removing virus from your PC.

Try to disable the virus from its launch pad

Virus are triggered from two locations in your computer.these are from:
1. the Registry
2 and the Startup folder

To remove the program that will launch the virus in the registry you have to know how to edit your registry setting. Editing the... continue |

Career Tip: The Email Protocols

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 04 Aug, 2010

Emailing is one of the most convenient modes of communication today. It is also the most recognized source of credible affirmation among other online messaging. These characteristics make it the “most critical form of messaging”. Many had gone through troubles just because of sending email, including me.

Yesterday, my boss and I had a misunderstanding because of my email. I am new in the company and on probationary. The agreement is- I’ll post my first two articles in his website. I’ll... continue |

The Importance of Education: Why Nerds are better than Jerks

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 02 Aug, 2010

Just this morning, a relative came in my house. She seeks assistance as his husband is bed ridden. No one, even their own children couldn’t afford to send him for medication. I’ve seen how the couple strived for their children’s education. Unfortunately, these “brats” didn’t appreciate their parent’s sacrifices. During school hours they were often seen outside school premises, having fun with fellow jerks. Of course, as a result, they failed and later halted their studies.

I can still picture her... continue |

ATM, vulnerable to hackers

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 02 Aug, 2010

ATM stands for automated teller machine which is a computerized device that is used by bank clients to access their accounts. ATM’s were made to make transaction easier without the help of a bank teller. This allows customers to make cash withdrawals and to check their account balances.  To access the machine, you must use the smart card or chip that contains unique numbers and security information. As a security measure, customers are required to enter their own personal identification... continue |

An effective way to speed up your computer

By: Mon Peter I. Damiles Posted: 02 Aug, 2010

Is your computer running slower than usual? This may be caused by program errors, structural defects or registry errors. Having a computer that has numerous errors can cause your computer to slow down. The said errors can be repaired and removed by a program called Tune up Utilities. This program is very effective in speeding your system up. This is an all in one maintenance tool for your system. Some of the best features of this program are listed below.

TuneUp... continue |

Career Advancement Tip: How to Manage Communications

By: Tesa Mari S. Sabao Posted: 02 Aug, 2010

Have you experienced being nagged by your text mate just because you hadn’t replied for an hour? It’s not surprising if you did. Many nowadays put importance on immediate communication. The convenience and massive availability of different modes of communication made a new unuttered rule. This new rule applies not only on social circle, but more on every job.

Now that prompt communication became a must at work, learn to adopt for a smooth sailing work routine. Here are some tips... continue |