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Free App Lets You Instantly Create Free
Conference Calls Anywhere on Earth

SAN FRANCISCO, California.- Socialdial, Inc. announced the release of CrowdCall, a new, free mobile app for both iPhone and Android that lets you instantly create free conference or group calls with up to 20 people anywhere on earth. Users simply select the people they want to include in their conference from their contacts list, touch the call button and everyone on the list is called and connected to a group call.

Smartphone App to Bridge ASEAN Language Barriers

DANIEL SCHEARG
VOA News / Bangkok

A Thai software company says it has developed a smartphone application aimed at overcoming language barriers among businesspeople in Asia. ASEAN One, an app that promotes communications and business among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will translate about a hundred useful phrases into the 10 regional languages and English.

What's New in iTunes 8

All four major music labels — Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group and EMI — and thousands of independent labels, now offer their music in the DRM-free iTunes Plus format with higher-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding.

Key News Audiences Now Blend Online

For more than a decade, the audiences for most traditional news sources have steadily declined, as the number of people getting news online has surged. However, today it is not a choice between traditional sources and the internet for the core elements of today's news audiences.

Dell Promises to Take Business
Laptops to New Latitudes

Inspired by close collaboration with nearly 4,000 IT professionals and end users, Dell announced a completely new line of Latitude and Dell Precision laptops, ranging from the lightest ultra-portable in the company’s history to the most powerful mobile workstation.

Apple Sells One Million iPhone 3Gs in First Weekend

Apple announced it sold its one millionth iPhone 3G on Sunday, just three days after its launch on Friday, July 11. iPhone 3G is now available in 21 countries and will go on sale in France on July 17. “iPhone 3G had a stunning opening weekend,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “It took 74 days to sell the first one million original iPhones, so the new iPhone 3G is clearly off to a great start around the world.”

Selecting the Right Laptops

Everyone wants the best for their money spent and a laptop purchase is not an exception. Laptops are very useful to people, as everyone is inclined towards leading a comfortable life. Hence, many prefer a laptop to a desktop computer due to the fact that laptops are easily portable and mobile. It makes the work faster and easier. The benefits got from the laptops are not restricted to businessmen, but can be availed by mothers working from home, research scholars, ordinary employees and students.


Email Marketing 101: 5 Important Rules To Follow

Email marketing is a powerful technology that can bring in sales and improve your online presence. Unfortunately, it also leaves lots of room for abuse. In order to avoid getting marked as a spammer and exiled to the bulk email file, follow these five important rules when crafting and sending an email marketing campaign:

Ten Ways to Write Great Blog Posts That Get Attention

Millions of blogs fight for readership online (over 75 million by some counts), with thousands more being created every day. Making yours stand above the rest may seem like a daunting task, but here are ten suggestions for making your blog posts stand out from the crowd.

Satellite Internet Compared to Dial-up

Internet connectivity across the country has been growing at a brisk pace and the FCC has taken steps to ensure that the Internet reaches the interiors of America. The different technologies used to provide Internet connections to customers include dial-up, broadband, cable modem, and DSL.

Internet Attack Methods

The U.S. Government’s National Information Assurance Glossary defines Information Security as: Protection of information systems against unauthorized access to or modification of information, whether in storage, processing or transit, and against the denial of service to authorized users or the provision of service to unauthorized users, including those measures necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats.

Computer Viruses

In information security , computer virus is a manmade program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. From behavior computer virus in a way is a similar biological virus which pervasions by inserting itself into living cells. Cell by cell and all organisms (computer) is ridden virus cells.
Without computer viruses there are separated two other types of malicious computer programs - viruses.

Consequences of Data Loss and Why
Should Data Backup Always Be Used

There is a calculated trend in all business corporations and firms: when the enterprise is getting bigger, its support of data increases its complexity, volume and value. The larger your enterprise is, the more significant your data files become.

Is it the Beginning of the End for Microsoft?

I personally haven’t made the switch from XP to Vista. From what I’ve heard and read there isn’t much reason to do so. It’s not that computer journalist are saying that Vista is terrible, it just that it doesn’t live up to all the hype. Vista was in development for around 5 years which is a long wait for what some have nicknamed “XP Service Pack 4”. This is the tech community’s way of saying, “It’s evolutionary, not revolutionary.”

Microsoft Hypes Launch of Halo 3 Game

Thousands of video game fans waited in long lines across the United States to be the first to own a copy of "Halo 3". The first-person shooter video game is Microsoft Corporation's best selling title for its Xbox 360 game console. Industry experts say Microsoft is pinning its hopes on the sequel to the popular "Halo" video game franchise to widen its lead on the lucrative video game market.

Produce Home Movies in Minutes

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced the immediate availability of Adobe Premiere Elements 4, a major upgrade to the best-selling consumer video-editing software. Available for Windows, Adobe Premiere Elements software offers easy and flexible ways to create home movies with amazing video and audio effects in just minutes, and then share them on DVDs, via mobile devices or upload them directly to YouTube and other social networking sites.

Moving to a Mac?

You don’t need to be a genius to use a Mac. But you may want a Genius to help you move to a Mac. Bring your PC into any Apple Store and a certified Apple Genius — an in-store expert with a mastery of all things Mac — will move everything to your new Mac for you. It couldn’t be easier.

How To Select The Best Student Laptops

Laptops are the perfect educational tool for students. They can handle an innumerable amount of tasks and serve many different functions that allow students to consolidate all of their class assignments and home studies into one convenient location, which simplifies workflow and increases productivity.

Spyware Detection - The Simple Facts

Anti spyware software provides the best spyware detection capabilities. Even though programs, such as the Windows Task Manager indicate programs and processes running on your system at any given time, you are not likely to know which programs and processes are supposed to be running.

High Speed Internet Connection

Internet has almost become a lifeline for the new generation. Many businesses now depend entirely on the Internet. People residing in different parts of world are able to talk to each other via the medium of Internet. Video conferencing is a live example of it. Many marriages are also made with the help of the Internet. The list of benefits that Internet provides is limitless.

How To Select The Best Gaming Laptops

Most veteran PC gamers know exactly what they want in a gaming laptop, and those who have the time and money have probably already built their dream computer themselves, but if you are a little newer to the field, a little more fond of the smaller notebook footprint, or a little less comfortable with a do-it-yourself computer, you need to be armed with these basic facts before purchasing your gaming laptop.

How To Select The Best Business Laptops

The corporate life is hectic, so it is important to have a fast, reliable, lightweight notebook that can maximize your daily output by keeping your projects organized and your workflow streamlined.

Nokia and Microsoft to Deliver Windows
Live Services to Millions of Mobile Customers

Nokia, the world’s largest mobile device manufacturer, and Microsoft Corp., a global leader in online communications and communities, have joined together to provide customers with a new suite of Windows Live™ services specifically designed for Nokia devices.

Botnets and Hackers and Spam (Oh, My!)

Hackers and spammers may be using your computer right now. They invade secretly and hide software to get access to the information on your computer, including your email program. Once on your computer, they can spy on your Internet surfing, steal your personal information, and use your computer to send spam — potentially offensive or illegal — to other computers without your knowledge.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau's 28
Reasons to Use Interactive Advertising


If you are marketing products and services on the Internet, you should know the Interactive Advertising Bureau's 28 reasons to use interactive advertising.

Town Hall on Privacy Issues and
Online Behavioral Advertising


The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day Town Hall to bring together consumer advocates, industry representatives, technology experts, and academics to address the consumer protection issues raised by the practice of tracking consumers’ activities online to target advertising – or “behavioral advertising.”

Controversy Over iPhone Battery Replacement

A controversy over the Apple's iPhone battery replacement program has come to light at the end of July as a consumer protection agency and a non-profit organization for consumers and taxpayers have written letters to Apple requesting a review of its battery replacement policy.

Cyber Crimes and Digital Forensics

When the U.S. went to court against Enron, prosecutors arrived with a virtual mountain of evidence gleaned from data—more than 31 terabytes of data—gathered and analyzed during the FBI’s five-year investigation. To put that into perspective, a terabyte is equivalent to about 250 million pages of text, which would stack 10 miles high if printed on both sides of the page.

FBI Warns Public of E-mail Scams

The FBI warned the public against three separate Internet scams that continue to flourish through spam e-mails. The warning comes after the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received a rising number of complaints from citizens over the past few weeks.

Geotargeting to Reach Hispanics Online

When you launch an ad campaign to only reach Hispanics online in the United States, you don't need to pay for adviews and adclicks from Internet users based in Canada, Mexico, France or Colombia. It would be a waste of money. How to solve this problem? The answer is "geotargeting," a practice of customizing an advertisement for a product or service to a specific market based on the geographic location of potential buyers.

How to Start Video Blogging?

Videoblogging is the next generation of posting ideas and products over the internet. Everybody knows about textblogging. Now they use videos for a better way of expression. This form of communication may entail a lot of resources, but it is all worth it. If pictures say a thousand words, videoblogging exceeds that by far.

What is an Embedded Computer?

After hearing about embedded computers, you may be asking what is all about. Computers in Iraq or at the CIA headquarters? A device that can be used for spying enemies? Or to monitor babysitters?

One Million Computers Possibly Infected

They’re called “bot-herders:” hackers who install malicious software on computers through the Internet without the owners’ knowledge. Once the software is loaded, they can control the computer remotely. And once they’ve compromised enough computers, they have a robot network or botnet.

Online Gambling is Illegal, the FBI Warns


If you’ve ever thought about visiting a cyber casino, here’s something you should know: it’s illegal to gamble online in the United States.

Software Release: PC Security Test 2007 -
Test Your Computer's Security


The software company AxBx is announcing the release of its new program: PC Security Test 2007. Primarily informational, PC Security Test is a freely available tool that is designed to educate users about computer security. Too often, family computers are either badly protected or not protected at all. Recent studies show that between 71 and 82 percent of PCs are infected with spyware.

Energy-efficient Computers

Intel Corporation and Google joined with Dell, EDS, the Environmental Protection Agency, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pacific Gas and Electric, World Wildlife Fund, and more than a dozen additional organizations today announcing their intent to form the Climate Savers Computing Initiative.

World's First Wafer-Level Camera
Technology for Mobile Phones


Tessera Technologies, Inc. announced OptiML WLC (also known as OptiuL WLC), a new wafer-level camera technology designed to significantly advance the integration of miniaturized cameras in mobile phones, personal computers, security cameras, and other electronics.

Apple Groundbreaking New Features
of Mac OS X Server 10.5


Apple announced groundbreaking new features of Mac OS X Server version 10.5 Leopard that make it even easier for users to set up and manage.

How To Select The Notebook That Meets Your Requirements?

For the past ten years there has been a tremendous growth in the usage of notebook or laptop computers. The impact is that the notebooks are slowly replacing the traditional desktop computers from home as well as from office. There are so many varieties, technologies and brands of notebooks available in the market that it has become very difficult for a regular user to identify the best fit for his or her needs

Free Satellite TV: Too Good To Be True?

If you have a mail box, and most people do, you have undoubtedly received an advertisement for free satellite TV. This is not a misleading statement, in most cases. Most satellite TV providers offer free satellite TV, however, you should read the fine print. As you may have heard before, "Nothing in life is free," and that still holds true but you can get free satellite TV, at least at first.

Where to Locate Quality Stock Photos for Websites

Professional photographs in a website give the website a professional look. Many webmasters do not realize that photographs are copy written and in many cases illegal to use a photograph or image that you find on the web without properly licensing it.

Search Engine Optimization Technique of Choice

Search Engine Optimization is the technique of ranking a web page or site high in the free search engines listings. The Search Engine Optimization effort involves optimizing the various tags in the html such as the title tag, headers, alt tags, anchor text, keywords and more.

What To Do If Your Cell Phone Is Lost Or Stolen?

There are situations in which sometimes we get in, that we feel rather helpless or without knowing exactly what to do or where to go for help. Having a personal cell phone (telefone celular) lost or stolen may be one of these situations. In cases like these the following tips may be of some at least to minimize the potential problems you may run into.

A Week in the Fast Lane of
Interactive Entertainment


REDMOND, Wash., April 23, 2007 – Peter Moore, corporate vice president for Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business, had a full schedule last week. He kicked off the week with a keynote at NAB 2007, the annual conference of the National Association of Broadcasters, where he addressed how Xbox 360 is changing the way people interact with their television.

Worldwide Pornography Market at Least $97 Billion


Every Second 28,258 Internet Users View Pornography

Worldwide revenues for the pornography industry in 2006 were at least $97 billion, with revenues in the United States fourth highest among all countries at $13.3 billion, according to a TopTenReviews' report.

Rise in Data Theft and Targeted Attacks
Leading to Hackers’ Financial Gain


The current Internet threat environment is characterized by an increase in data theft, data leakage, and the creation of targeted, malicious code for the purpose of stealing confidential information that can be used for financial gain, according to the latest Internet Security Threat Report released by Symantec Corp.

Future Computers Will Run On Light

Physicists at the University of Bath will be looking at developing attosecond technology – the ability to send out light in a continuous series of pulses that last only an attosecond, one billion-billionth of a second. What does it mean? Photonic computers may run using light rather than electronics.

Enabling Security and Privacy
in an Interconnected World


In remarks during the annual dinner of the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), on March 2007, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates emphasized the need for comprehensive federal privacy legislation that will provide meaningful protection for individuals online, and set clear guidelines for businesses.

Email Fight Club - Avoiding Spam,
Spyware, Scams And Cookie Hunters


Follow these 10 common sense suggestions to avoid email trouble: 1. Suspect Everyone: Most unsolicited email is harmless junk from someone just hoping to make a sale or generate a list. However, there are some unscrupulous players out there ( You know...the one with the rich uncle that just died in Nigeria) that are trying to scam you. Never reply to these unsolicited emails. Even "unsubscribe" will alert the senders that your email address is being used. If it looks to be of interest and they list a web site, type it into your browser to check it out.

Internet Marketing What Is?

There are a lot of things about internet marketing that boggles people’s minds. This is not very surprising considering the fact that not too many people know how internet marketing works and even what it is. Here are some of the most important “internet marketing waht is” questions that may help you consider the internet marketing business.

The Computer War - Mac vs PC

I remember my very fist computer. I was twelve years old. The computer was a Wang 386 PC. I was amazed at the fact that you could put a cd in it and view pictures and information. Back then you put the CD-ROMs in a square holder, and inserted that into the computer.

Spam Blocking Services - How Can They Help?

You get different kinds of service everyday. You get service from waitresses. You are served by the ticketgirl from the subway. You get service from the taxi driver who drives you from home all the way to work. It is not impossible for you to get service from a computer software.

Is your PC spyware free? Have you checked it?

Have you experienced any of the following? Awesome pop-ups come out of nowhere, when browsing the web. Home page reset to some other site. Anyone who uses a computer is susceptible to spyware infection. In fact, nine out of 10 Internet-connected PCs are infected with spyware. Spyware threats can be any application that may track your online or offline PC activity. If you use the Internet, it is very likely some form of spyware threats are already at work on your PC.

Incorporating Easy Web Site Builder
Software into Your Marketing Plan


An ever increasing percentage of business and commercial activity is occurring in cyberspace. Many economic analysts and experts predict that in the not too distant future, the amount of business done on the Internet will outpace the amount of business transacted in the brick and mortar world. As a result, if you want your own business to survive (let alone survive) you need to develop a comprehensive marketing plan that includes a broad reach on the Net.

Microsoft Launches Windows Vista and
Microsoft Office 2007 to Consumers Worldwide

On Jan. 30 the most significant product launch in Microsoft Corp.’s history culminates in the release to consumers of the Windows Vista operating system and Microsoft Office 2007. These two flagship products will be available in more than 70 countries, in 19 languages (with 99 languages anticipated by the end of the year), and at more than 39,000 retail stores and online. The launch marks the achievement of an unprecedented collaboration between Microsoft and its customers and partners, and ushers in an era in which personal computing is easier, safer and more enjoyable than ever before.

Sony BMG Settles FTC Charges

Sony BMG Music Entertainment has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated federal law when it sold CDs without telling consumers that they contained software that limited the devices on which the music could be played, restricted the number of copies that could be made, and contained technology that monitored their listening habits to send them marketing messages.

Tabloid-Style Headlines Lure
Users in “Storm” Worm Attack


Malware writers have been at it again, this time infecting inboxes with tabloid-style Subject lines like “230 dead as storm batters Europe” and “First nuclear act of terrorism!” Commtouch reported. “We expect an escalation in spam post-Storm,” predicts Commtouch CTO Amir Lev. “The malware is distributed to set up a network of infected zombie computers, which can then be used to launch massive spam campaigns.”

Protecting Your Child from Internet Predators


The internet has revolutionized our lifestyle. It provides fun and educational information and the World Wide Web helps us stay close with friends and family members wherever they live. But there are some serious dangers involved, especially for children that become victims of predators who use the network to lure them into their web of hurt and deceit.

Why More People Today Are Turning
To Notebooks For Their Computer Needs


Computers have become a huge part of most people's lives. E-mail has become an easier and faster way of communication, and the Internet is a great way to get needed information. The computer may be used for anything from you needing it for work, all the way to your kids needing it for school. No matter you use your computer for you can't deny its importance in your life.


SanDisk Launches 32-Gigabyte Solid State Drive Targeting
Hard Disk Replacement In Notebook Computers


SanDisk Corporation introduced a 32-gigabyte (GB), 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD) as a drop-in replacement for the standard mechanical hard disk drive. Initially aimed at enterprise users as the first step toward mass consumer adoption, SanDisk SSD offers field-proven durability to keep mobile PCs working in the toughest of conditions and improves the overall user experience.

Practical Tips For Buying Your New Laptop


So you want to buy a laptop but don't know where to start. You're not alone. Buying a new laptop can present many challenges, especially if you're unfamiliar with laptops or notebook computers.

5 Reasons To Purchase Desktop Computers

If you are in the market for a computer, there are a number of factors to consider. Will it be used for your home, your office or perhaps even your home office combo? First off, you will need to set a budget for your new purchase before deciding whether to shop for notebook or desktop computers. Many offices use desktop computers because they are not intended to be moved around a lot. In addition, affordability often plays a large role in someone’s decision as to whether to purchase notebook or desktop computers.

Age Demographics Make a Difference in Blogging

RarePlay, a next generation technology company, recently released findings linking age demographics with web board and blog usage. The findings analyze data drawn from inSitesEngine, Rareplay's proprietary platform for extracting web intelligence, and compare both bloggers and web board users across all age categories. inSitesEngine reviewed apx. 1.2 million blogs and 2.5 million web boards taking statistical data for these findings.

Help! Pornography Keeps Mysteriously
Appearing on My Computer


More than one user has complained about finding unwanted material on their computer. If you are the only person who uses your computer and you know that you haven't visited pornographic content websites, it can be very disheartening to find pornography on your computer.

For The Best Protection For Your Laptop And
More You Should Consider An Aluminum Briefcase


You trust your briefcase to hold your working life. Yet it gets banged, jostled, knocked around, even wet, especially in the crowded city. When you finally make it to the office, or return home, there is always an anxious moment, opening the lid and waiting for the results inside. Did your precious cargo survive?

Hide Your Important Computer Documents in Seconds

Today, computers have totally changed the way we work in our offices. We now use a computer for all possible functions such as saving our business details, storing our passwords, keeping record of our tax details and even critical financial information. What is the concern about?

Control Your Budget With Prepaid Cell Phone

Why is prepaid cell phone service great? Prepaid cell phone will help you control your budget. Prepaid service permits you to talk as much as you need or can afford, you are in control of both aspects. If your budget for this month is a bit strained it is ok, because you will just talk and pay less. However if you have enough money and need to talk more, fine, it can be done.

What's The Best Computer and Why

You might be surprised at the answer. Through the years I have been asked this question many times. People understandably would like to know the answer before spending their money. Many think that the only answer is in the big names that they have heard. And it's no wonder these same companies have spent millions promoting their names.

Broadband: Just The Facts

What Is Broadband? Traditional Internet is called dial-up, because it works through dialing the phone line to access the Internet. Broadband Internet access provides a higher speed of transmitting the data to the user. The line carrying the data can therefore carry more information to the user than dial-up.

Cingular Wireless Customers
Can Now Enjoy Music Content


Those in search of the ultimate mobile music experience need look no further than Cingular Wireless which announced the launch of Cingular Music(TM), an integrated, on-the-go music experience that delivers "your music, your way."

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Selecting the Right Laptops

Everyone wants the best for their money spent and a laptop purchase is not an exception. Laptops are very useful to people, as everyone is inclined towards leading a comfortable life. Hence, many prefer a laptop to a desktop computer due to the fact that laptops are easily portable and mobile. It makes the work faster and easier. The benefits got from the laptops are not restricted to businessmen, but can be availed by mothers working from home, research scholars, ordinary employees and students.


Email Marketing 101: 5 Important Rules To Follow

Email marketing is a powerful technology that can bring in sales and improve your online presence. Unfortunately, it also leaves lots of room for abuse. In order to avoid getting marked as a spammer and exiled to the bulk email file, follow these five important rules when crafting and sending an email marketing campaign:

Ten Ways to Write Great Blog Posts That Get Attention

Millions of blogs fight for readership online (over 75 million by some counts), with thousands more being created every day. Making yours stand above the rest may seem like a daunting task, but here are ten suggestions for making your blog posts stand out from the crowd.

Satellite Internet Compared to Dial-up

Internet connectivity across the country has been growing at a brisk pace and the FCC has taken steps to ensure that the Internet reaches the interiors of America. The different technologies used to provide Internet connections to customers include dial-up, broadband, cable modem, and DSL.

Internet Attack Methods

The U.S. Government’s National Information Assurance Glossary defines Information Security as: Protection of information systems against unauthorized access to or modification of information, whether in storage, processing or transit, and against the denial of service to authorized users or the provision of service to unauthorized users, including those measures necessary to detect, document, and counter such threats.

Computer Viruses

In information security , computer virus is a manmade program or piece of code that is loaded onto your computer without your knowledge and runs against your wishes. From behavior computer virus in a way is a similar biological virus which pervasions by inserting itself into living cells. Cell by cell and all organisms (computer) is ridden virus cells.
Without computer viruses there are separated two other types of malicious computer programs - viruses.