Archive for July, 2011

Restore PC to Life with Reimage

July 26, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More

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By emulating the human brain and automating the way software problems are identified and repaired, it seems that Reimage has redefined the very concept of PC repair.

If you are experiencing popups, crashes or freezes, then you may have already downloaded malicious files to your operating system. Every time you install or update a program on your PC, you re-arrange the elements of your operating system, potentially disrupting the stability of your computer.

reimage logoReimage removes the guesswork in PC repair, removing the need for diagnostic decisions based on superficial symptoms. Reimage simultaneously studies every single software object and interlinked dependency, and compare this with a huge repository containing over 8 million objects. The technology then surgically pinpoints only faulty objects and dependencies. Throughout the process, user data and preferences remain untouched. The repository automatically corrects any malfunctions, with no need for prior preparation. The whole process takes no longer than 30 minutes, and the PC is as good as new.

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Reverse Phone Lookup Technology Highlights Through Telecommunications History

July 26, 2011 | By | Reply More

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Technology has certainly come a long way since the traditional landline telephone. The computer age has given way to the Internet, and the cell phone has transformed the way we look at telecommunications. Now that the Internet and the mobile phone are finally joined together for a great portion of consumers it’s sobering to look back at the time when telephones were strictly wired and the Internet was a military secret. One of the more explicit demonstrations of this evolution has been the way performing a phone number check has changed over the years.

Browsing my phone bookOnce upon a time when you wanted to look up a phone number you didn’t know, you had to visit your local library. Before the Internet Age, there were only a handful of phone companies and they were the ones that would provide libraries and police departments with reference material that listed personal information by phone number. They only provided information for phone numbers listed in that geographical region. As phones became more sophisticated in the 1990s these stores of information were utilized to implement the incredibly popular caller ID system we take for granted today.

But with the rise of the mobile phone, the game has a changed quite a bit. Listed landline numbers can continue to be looked up using online reverse phone directories, but that’s on account of these traditional telephone companies seeking profit in the advertising revenue gained from these online services. When it comes to cell phones, numbers are provided by one of the multitude of providers and are given out at an area code-by-area code basis. This makes it a lot harder to successfully get access to the reference information pertaining to those calling from cell numbers.

That’s unless you’re willing to pay for the privilege of getting access to listed cell phone information. There are sites that let you pinpoint the township in which the phone number was provided to, but anything more than that requires an annual fee of anywhere from $15 to 50 dollars. Today’s rules for information getting are pretty simple: if it’s something people want to find out, you usually have to pay for it.

Not that this is necessarily the case when you consider the traditional phone lookup. Most traditional telephone service providers still offer anyone the ability to access their online reverse lookup tools. These sites get a collected 50 million unique visitors every month. That’s got to be a lot of revenue from advertising. Maybe these companies that make you pay for information that’s otherwise been free to the public for more than fifty years ought to rethink their business strategies.

Making Pnyxe Comment System and Forum Widget Work for You

July 20, 2011 | By | Reply More

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Working with websites for more than a couple of years has really opened up avenues for first-hand experience that is by and large something that not anyone could get from formal classroom training. Successful websites get visitors, returning visitors, and endless traffic without much media promotion and of course, recurring revenues. And with the advent of social media channels like Twitter and Facebook, there are more sources of visitor and traffic surge if enough efforts are undertaken. Not to mention, using the right tools to get traffic.

While most blogs and websites utilize a comment system, not all comment systems end up being effective for its purpose. A regular comment system require a name and an email address to be typed in on a comment box which is pretty basic, however giving an email address that you frequently use is not very ideal for the fact that getting spam from these websites you put your email on can be very risky so the idea of getting a comment posted on a website without having to type-in an email address or even your name is a good option and that’s what Pnyxe’s Comment System offers.

Pnyxe comment system

On the other hand, web admins who essentially want to build friendship or professional relationships with other web admins or authors can interact and be noticed using a comment system where you can achieve reputation over time. The higher that reputation value, the more you get from it and eventually you become a thought leader in the industry you’re in and if you’re trying to build a reputation in your niche, that’s definitely a plus.

Most comments systems like Disqus, Intense Debate and JS-Kit has offered comment linking to social networking profiles which means, an commenter can have his comment posted on Twitter and Facebook aside from having it posted on the site where one lefts a comment which is ideal if you want to bring traffic back to that site. Pnyxe comment system does the same thing plus that comment can also be sent via email to anyone you like, which is a great option to those who wants a little privacy and only wants to share things to selected people.

Although a comment system can be enough, most sites are also engaging in a community they want to build for their user base and having a forum is a solution. A forum widget can definitely add user interaction and staying power for web visitors which are very important for any web master. User or readership engagement is something you cannot acquire overnight without putting in so much effort and valuable content altogether.

Comment systems and forum integration can be very easy add-ons to have on a website but the question is, do you have what it takes to make it work with your content and how much effort are you willing to put in?

Manage Multiple PC at once with Advanced IP Scanner

July 13, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More

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Working with multiple computers connected to a network can be tedious especially on big IT environments where computers can be on different portions of a building. However, software developers have come up with better applications to provide simpler solutions to these challenges thus remote software management solutions arise.

While a regular IT person may simple shut down a PC by physically doing the process, it may take forever if he has to do it from one floor of the building to another, that’s why special software like the Advanced IP Scanner 2.0 does the trick. Its user need not to be physically in front of the computer to do certain tasks such as the one mentioned above but multiple arrays of tasks using a few mouse clicks. Isn’t it great?

Don’t get too excited though, as you need to make sure you have this software running into your server with multiple computers connected to it otherwise you won’t get its purpose. Having said that, this software works only on Windows-based systems for the meantime but it’s a freeware so you can use it without having to pay any dime.

Advanced IP Scanner 2.0

The newer version offers new scanning options for HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and shared folders as well as for Radmin.

Radmin and Advanced IP Scanner integration offers real flexibility in terms of accessing each PC connected to the network, PCs running Radmin as server but a Radmin Viewer needs to be installed to make the remote access possible.

It makes easier to retrieve names of routers and other devices running Linux and Mac OS (iPhone, iPad) but again, this doesn’t work with Mac and Linux. It also offers remote Wake-On-LAN and remote Shutdown for groups of computers as for the example given above. This Advance IP Scanner also offers ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) scanning for full information about your network with a much friendlier user interface and simplified settings.

Having used many types of similar software, I think this one needs a go. Go check out Advanced Ip Scanner homepage for a more detailed information or you may Download it now to test it.

Mobilize Payments with Payfirma’s iPhone and iPad Virtual Credit Card App

July 5, 2011 | By | Reply More

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Payfirma. All opinions are 100% mine.

Processing credit cards nowadays for online payments are continuously evolving and companies like Google, Square, Visa, Verifone, Amazon, and Paypal among others are completely challenging each other to get ahead in this largely growing mobile and ecommerce industry.

In this regard, payment technologies like the one developed by Payfirma will largely change the game as it moves into the realm. Transacting business must be easy, fast and a little costly in order to get the most of today’s market share especially with today’s constantly challenged economy.

Payfirma innovates with its latest iPhone and iPad Credit Card terminal. This free application will accept payments and process Visa, Mastercard and Amex transactions in real time.

Payfirma iPhone App hand heldAt the moment, this app continues to increase its user base in the business section of the Apple App Store since its release.

This application comes with an optional card swiper for added security and convenience and it looks robust. From here, you can see that accepting credit cards are now very mobile and anybody who owns an iPhone or an iPad can take advantage of this application and make their business more flexible than ever before.

Aside from that, Payfirma allows users to send money using this app at a cost effective 2% per transaction along with an instant sign-up and approval once you decide to embrace this remarkable technology at your fingertips.

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What a Dedicated Server Should Do for You

July 1, 2011 | By | Reply More

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When it comes time to upgrade to a dedicate server the process can be a little intimidating. For starters you might not even be technically fluent enough to understand the specifics. That was certainly the case for me. But in my resulting research and eventual decisions (yeah there were a few) I learned that increased bandwidth comes at a cost of increased responsibility. It isn’t simply a question of whether or not your business website demands a dedicated hosting instead of shared hosting. It’s more about whether or not you have the potential to handle the worries and woes of a dedicated server and if not, can you afford to pay someone who does.

Some computers at CERN computing centerIf you’re essentially ignorant to the whole server thing, you probably need to look for a managed server that’s still dedicated. It’s sort of like the best of both worlds. Where with a hosted server you get the assistance of a web host who takes care of security and updates, when you run on a dedicated server those tasks are yours to figure out. Having a managed server enables you to continue not having to worry about things like firewall services, database management, server monitoring, et cetera.

That comes at the expense of true independence. The first attempt I had at getting a dedicated server with continued outside management, I was basically tricked into paying more for a shared hosting service. You definitely want to avoid that. It’s not worth paying more if you aren’t entitled to superior bandwidth capacity and the freedom to dictate things like what operating system you can run on.

Eventually I found a managed dedicated server that provided me with the freedom I wanted, the bandwidth and service my website needed, and the administrative assistant I didn’t want to deal with and couldn’t afford to pay someone to do.

If you settle for a managed dedicated server always consider the future. You might one day be in the position where you can hire on some IT staff in which case you want to opt for a strictly dedicated server. You’re going to want the full spectrum of security customization and service tweaking that only an IT worker employed by you answering to you can deliver on.

The need to leave the shared server behind is a much more pressing issue than deciding on which kind of dedicated server you want to ultimately use. Allow the wriggle room for dedicated servers to be used for you to experiment with. So long as visitors are able to access the site, it doesn’t matter how often you shop around, though switching from one to another repeatedly isn’t exactly good for anybody. Server technology is the kind you can easily grasp on the go, which works out well when you’re going to be working hard to pick the right choice.