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The Sony Ericsson W995 Red comes packed with a huge number of up to date features which make it the cynosure in the mobile market. The device incorporates an exquisite design with a perfect finish. The red casing of the phone makes look even more beautiful which catches the attention at the very first sight. The key inputs are facilitated by the slide out key pad that. The screen TFT screen of the phone stretches up to 240 x 320 pixels which dominates the front of the gadget. The accelerometer sensor results in a enhanced sophistication as it proves very helpful while browsing any website. The reason lies in the fact that, the vertical and horizontal rotations of the screen let the users adjust to the different lay outs of the websites. Interestingly, one does not need put much effort to enjoy this sophistication, just hold the handset horizontally and enjoy the landscape mode. The display of the phone promises a wonderful display as it has got the supports of almost 256K of colours.

The Sony Ericsson W995 Red delivers an appreciable experience in the multimedia aspects. A 8.1 mega pixels camera takes well care of the imaging interests and the needs of the users. The high definition camera produces a high resolution of image and that too enriched with natural colours and contracts. The features like Geo-tagging, face detection and image stabilizer bring quality to each and every picture, and at the same time other features viz auto focus LED flash allow the users to snap well lit images even when the lighting conditions are not favorable. The camera captures great quality videos at the speed of 30fps, that is unhesitantly a commendable capacity of the lens. One won’t have to get disappointed on the thought of video calling, as this 3G phone is equipped with a secondary camera which lets it capture videos while on the call. When it comes to the music aspects of this device, one cannot question its music producing capabilities as its a walkman phone adorned with the walkman 4.0 player. The additional features of the music player include Shake control, SenseMe and trackID recognition. The shake control allows the users to control the playback just with a shake, give it a shake and the current song will change. This music player can sense the music propensities of the users as it can make play list depending upon the songs stored and played. It separates the songs on the grounds of tempo and mood. Then the trackID music recognition brings the information about the songs, be it about the artists, albums, genres anything else.

The W995 Red ensures that the users do not make any complaint on the data and connectivity speed of the phone. Its brings an enviable speed at web browsing as it is supported by a host of high end technologies. All in all, it is a well balanced gadget.

Multimedia Laptop Asus N55s Review

Posted February 25, 2019 By gbjwm
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Asus launched N55S and this laptop is a multimedia laptop many users may like. This multimedia powerhouse has a full HD display, Blu-ray writer, bang speakers, plus a 2GB Nvidia graphics card for playing the latest games. Many users like it because of the excellent anti-glare full HD screen, great performance, and decent speakers. But many may still be disappointed by the strange keyboard and loud touchpad buttons. And the following are some details about this laptop.

In terms of the overall design, the N55S is constructed of plastic and reasonably strong plastic at that; the palm rest barely flexes when pressed down upon. I’m greatly appreciative that ASUS used anti-glare plastic instead of glossy plastic, which is all too common on consumer notebooks. Chassis flex is average for a consumer notebook; nothing alarming, however. Fit and finish is good; there are no uneven gaps between parts or sharp edges.

In terms of laptop screen, the N55S has an excellent display compared to most consumer notebooks. This 15.6-inch model has a full HD resolution (1920×1080 pixels) which is appropriate given the notebook includes a Blu-ray drive and is designed for multimedia. Another admirable characteristic of the display is its anti-glare coating; this is more practical than a glossy coating since there are no reflections. The 1920×1080 resolution is excellent and the highest available on a 15.6-inch display. There is plenty of room to use two windows side-by-side and much less scrolling is required in web pages and programs like Microsoft Word since more lines of text are viewable at the same time.

In terms of laptop keyboard, the N55S has a keyboard that is best described as “strange”. It is traditionally styled; the keys don’t have extra spacing between them as they do on a ‘Chiclet’ or island-style keyboard. The key surface is flat with a downward-sloped front and has a nice smooth matte surface. Tactile feedback is good if a bit lifeless; more or less it’s pleasant to type. The keyboard is sufficiently quiet not to disturb neighbors.

And in terms of laptop battery life, the N55S lasted four hours and five minutes during our standard battery rundown test. This is a respectable time for a high-performance notebook like this one especially considering it has a quad-core processor. The Nvidia Optimus technology allows the N55S to switch to the low-power integrated Intel graphics and turn off the high-performance Nvidia GeForce graphics card when not needed to conserve power.

Taking all the above into conclusion, the ASUS N55S is a good value and a good buy. It has a great full HD display, good looks, and decent build quality. The performance is excellent; this notebook is more than capable of playing the latest games. Most of the cons for this notebook can be summed up as could have been better rather than simply bad.

How Do Viruses And Worms Affect Your Computer

Posted February 25, 2019 By gbjwm
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Also, unlike viruses that most commonly infect an individual computer, the worms usually attack a computer network. A computer network functions by using a collection of servers and routers. This is what the internet is comprised of. A server is like a PC but has more speed and storage and a router is a server with specialized functions, it directs traffic through the network.
PC Security – Worm Viruses, Deadliest of All

A virus attacks the unit used to run programs on the computer called the central processing unit or CPU for short. It does this by running programs and being constantly busy, so that none of the functions you select can be opened. Similarly, this is how a worm functions on a network. The routers rely on memory and processing time (similar to the CPU functions). These are attacked and as a result the network drastically slows down.

Worms carry payloads which are comprised of other types of malware, backdoor installations or spyware. Spyware is a monitoring program that can keep an eye on activities on your computer and backdoor programs set up hidden access points used by hackers to steal your information or send spam.

My Doom sent out at the beginning of 2004, was the fastest spreading worm to date. The worm came in the form of an email with the message “andy; I’m just doing my job, nothing personal, sorry.”

Although the culprit was never found, its intended victim is thought to have been a software company called Santa Cruz Operation or SCO for short.

When a person opened this email, the worm was programmed to overwhelm SCO’s website with traffic. The worm spread through the internet and caused a massive slow down.

For the individual computer, the worm’s payload is more serious because it allows ports to be opened on the computer where hackers have access to steal or delete information. In addition, a payload may come with a program to attack your antivirus software and disable it.

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Using firewalls will help protect your computer. Firewalls reduce traffic and hide your computer. In this state, you are less likely to be attacked by worms spread over the network.

Be careful not to open suspicious emails and if you don’t know the person or get and unexpected email don’t open it. If you find your computer is slow and reboots by itself or the internet is sluggish, you may have been infected. Try running antivirus software to check it out. If that doesn’t work, try to manually removing the virus. Information as to how this is done can be found on the internet.

Android 2.3 Platform Multimedia Enhancements

Posted February 25, 2019 By gbjwm
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Android 2.3 comes with rich multimedia capabilities that will thrill both the common users and the Android developers. With features like mixable audio effects, support for new media formats, access to multiple cameras, the new media framework offers a versatile multimedia experience. Android mobile applications can take advantage of these new and advanced Android 2.3 capabilities to offer a vivid multimedia ecosystem. Outsource Android development team can make use of these various features to enhance the complete multimedia experience.

Audio mixing

Android 2.3 is loaded with a new audio effects API. Android developers can utilize this API to create vivacious audio environments. Audio effects API allow developers to configure audio equalization, bass boost, headphone virtualization, etc. Multiple audio effects can be mixed in a local track or can be applied across multiple tracks globally.

New media formats support

Capturing high-quality audio is feasible with Android 2.3 platform through its support of AAC encoding and AMR wideband encoding in software. Further, support is in-built for VP8 open video compression format and WebM open container format. This support provided by Android 2.3 is expected to set standards for high-definition video playback. WebM lets users to play videos on Web sites like YouTube in the Android Web browser.

Usage of multiple cameras

Android 2.3 comes with the upgraded Camera API allowing the Android developer access to multiple cameras present on the Android device. Android developers can query the Android 2.3 platform regarding the number of cameras on the device and their specific characteristics and then choose to open a particular camera. This allows developers to utilize available resources depending on requirements such as using the back-facing camera with higher quality resolution for taking high-quality photographs or using the front-facing camera with lower quality resolution for video conferencing. The front-facing camera too now can shoot and record videos.

New media framework

This new media framework in Android 2.3 platform now replaces the Open Core whilst maintaining all the older codec/container support for encoding and decoding. Some amount of support is available for extra large display devices like tablets and TVs, e.g., if you have a Samsung Galaxy Tab, Android 2.3 platform will let you make more use of the extra large screen the way Google wants you to. The 2.3 platform supports video chat as well, although to use video chat on tablets, you need to install extra software add-ons. Multitasking allows the users to run simultaneous multimedia sessions such as sending mails, updating spreadsheets and watching favorite videos.

Increase Multimedia Keyboard Experience

Posted February 19, 2019 By gbjwm
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It’s been a long time since manufacturers started including extra keys on their keyboards. These keys were supposed to increase usability and offer shortcuts for many typical tasks. But how many computer users were actually using these extra keys?

In point of fact, not many. Each manufacturer provided their own sets of keys, and unique keyboard drivers that people were reluctant to install, and bulky buggy software that was supposed to handle extra key presses.

Keyboard Maniac adds a new dimension to the ability to control applications on your computer using convenient keyboard shortcuts and on any keyboard from any manufacturer. Put your music at your fingertips by controlling your favorite multimedia player with dedicated multimedia keys. Use your wireless keyboard as a powerful, fully functional remote control for watching movies. Save time by scripting your day-to-day tasks with pre-recorded keyboard macros.

Assign a single, easy-to-remember keyboard shortcut that does all the complex actions with a single press by recording global or application-specific macros. Macros are sets of key presses and mouse clicks that are invoked with the push of a single keyboard shortcut.
Winamp, Windows Media Player and PowerDVD are three popular media players. They all have controls to play, pause and rewind music or videos. Can your multimedia keyboard control all of them? Keyboard Maniac allows the same keys and shortcuts on your keyboard to work in different applications, allowing you to assign a single easy to remember key to control the music in various media players.

Keyboard Maniac is not limited to just the media players either. You can also assign convenient keys for the actions you perform most often in the office. For example, you can insert and format a complex table with a single key press. You could even program that key to work in a similar fashion in several completely different products, such as Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc!

The unique features of Keyboard Maniac allow using mouse clicks as part of your keyboard shortcuts. For example, you could assign your mouse wheel to control volume in the media player, while holding Shift and rotating the mouse wheel could control Previous or Next track.

There are many multimedia devices on the market, such as joysticks, gaming pads, steering wheels and dedicated remote controls. In most cases Keyboard Maniac lets you use these devices in just the manner that you find most convenient, allowing you to control Web browsing with a steering wheel or closing windows with a joystick’s ‘Fire!’ button.

Keyboard Maniac increases your PC performance by saving extra memory and CPU cycles typically consumed by the monstrous proprietary software bundled by many keyboard manufacturers. Keyboard Maniac supports your keyboard directly and requires no additional drivers or OEM software.

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Variant Types Of Computer Networks

Posted February 19, 2019 By gbjwm
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A computer network is the practice of linking two or more computing devices together to exchange information. Networks are built with a mix of hardware
and software. This network is to share services and communicate via a communication link.

A computer network is very useful in a business. Most companies have over time more of a team and is often very beneficial to the network for all computers in the office. Local Area Network (LAN) equipment to your company. It’s about sharing and exchange different types of information as possible. If there are networks of computers, you hear these reasons.

There are different types of computer networks. A computer can be as simple as connecting two computers or a computer and a printer, or it can be very complex, connecting millions of computers and peripherals. Here is a list of different types of equipment.

The smallest type of network is a Personal Area Network (PAN). This type of computer network to connect a computer to a series of devices. These devices may include, but are not limited to, printers, PDAs and phones. Typically, these are very close to a computer. a Local Area Network (LAN) is a network of small geographical used. An example of this type is a computer network with two or more computers or computers that are connected to a workstation. A version of a LAN is a Wireless LAN (WLAN).

A Campus Area Network (CAN) is ideal for a university, but also occur in industrial plants. This type of computer network between computers in several buildings. This is usually used for bridging and routing. A Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) is a set of interconnected LANs and WANs, but will not extend certain restrictions, such as a city, town or city. Many of them operated in the public schools and used by companies and individuals in the region.

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a step in a man what kind of computer network that crosses metropolitan or even national boundaries. The most popular WAN is the Internet. This computer network routers and public communications links used for data transport. Many WAN operated by private companies and limited, unlike the Internet. Although these species are the MAN network, computer users most of the other by the size of a Desk Area Network (DAN) on a very Large Global Area Network (GAN).

Computer Safety Rules

Posted February 18, 2019 By gbjwm
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Do computers interest you? Have you ever just had the urge to open one’s case and mess around with it? This is natural as they are very intriguing machines, and they are all around us. Sometimes it is hard to get through a full day without using a computer at some point in the day. But if you are dealing with computer hardware, precaution is necessary in
order to keep yourself and your computer’s components safe. There are some procedures that are recommended when removing and installing parts. Just like any other machine, there are always dangers when working with one. Here is a list of some computer safety rules to keep in mind.

1) Wear an anti-static wrist strap when handling a computer’s internal parts. Snap it around your wrist and connect the clip to a metal area of the computer case. This grounds you so that harmful electricity will not transfer between your hand and the parts you touch. Even fairly small amounts of electricity can cause costly damages to your machine.

2)Turn off and unplug the computer before working on it. This may be obvious to some, however, it is very important. Not only could you damage the components, but you could also injure yourself. So turn it off, unplug it, and then push the on button to allow any stored electricity to dissipate.

3)Use anti-static mats. Anti-static mats help prevent electrical current transfer from the floor(or other surface) to the computer. This is especially important if your computer is on a carpet. So just put the anti-static mat on the surface you are going to work on your computer and place the computer on top.

4) Clean your computer on a regular basis. Dust builds up on computer hardware and can cause the components to retain heat while they run. Over time, this can overheat the parts and cause them to malfunction or breakdown altogether. So it would be wise to dust your computer’s interior on a regular basis, being careful not to get any liquid on or touch any internal components too much. Just remember, if you are vacuuming out your computer, do not use any vacuum that would create an electrostatic charge, as this could damage the components. There are tool made specifically for cleaning electronics.

5) Also, make sure you never take power supplies apart. You really do not want to deal with them as they are the most dangerous part in your system. This list can and should be added to. Though it is a good start, in no way is it all-inclusive. You can never be too cautious when working with electronics. And unless you are an experienced user, you may want to hire a professional to install and maintain your computer’s components. But if you do decide to work on your computer, make sure to always be
cautious and safe. The potential of hurting yourself or damaging your computer is just not worth being lackadaisical about safety.

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Multimedia phones are known for providing satisfaction to the user.Many phones don’t have the facility to store your favorite phones, messages, games and other things. They will show the option “out of memory”… it appears really irritating. Makers of the multimedia phones realized the needs of having a phone that could store our important numbers, information, contacts, messages, etc., without any problem. Hence expanded memory option is available in various phones.Multimedia phones are known for providing satisfaction to the user. These day’s mobile phones are available with various interactive features like

More memory –

Many phones don’t have the facility to store your favorite phones, messages, games and other things. They will show the option “out of memory”… it appears really irritating. Makers of the multimedia phones realized the needs of having a phone that could store our important numbers, information, contacts, messages, etc., without any problem. Hence expanded memory option is available in various phones.

Now there is better management of contacts as phone book has the capacity to store more numbers and contacts at a time. Even important messages can also be stored.

Bigger screen size – On small screens it is tedious to watch the audio visuals & at times to read numbers also. With the help of bigger screen option, with ease one can watch the video.

Digital Camera – We like to capture some memorable moments of life instantly. For this multi media cell phones are available with the different resolutions cameras. One can easily find a camera from 2- 5 mega pixels in the market.

Enhanced battery life – Now you can talk for hours with your friends or business partners without worrying about headache of charging the battery for hours. Digital player –

If you are a music freak, then easily you can download your favorite music and play it. Stylish models with Speakerphone, Bluetooth & Internet facility – The multimedia handsets have the facility of working over the net and communicating with the colleagues. At times, if you are busy with another important file then with the help of speaker phones and Bluetooth, one can work and talk simultaneously. To know more visit, a multi media cell phone provider now.

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Factors That Affect Computer Rental Prices

Posted February 15, 2019 By gbjwm
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The computer rentals industry is growing rapidly as more and more companies use this service to fulfill their temporary computer requirements. Although computer rentals are quite inexpensive, the prices could vary significantly depending on a number of factors. Here are some of the key factors that determine the price that you would have to pay for computer rentals.

Rental Period

Computer rentals usually cost less when you get into a contract for a longer period. A long term contract allows rental companies to save on the recurring expense of delivering the equipment, installing it, and bringing it back to their premises at the end of the rental period. Most companies are willing to pass on these savings to the customers if they go for longer plans.

Technical Specifications

Latest computer models with advanced specifications are more in demand as compared to older models. Thus, the price for such models is also higher. On the other hand, as not many people are willing to rent older models, and the rental companies earn nothing if that inventory stays at their warehouse, they are willing to rent these at lower prices.

Value of the Equipment

Rental pricing is also based on the original cost of the equipment when it was bought by the company from the market. Computers from some brands like Apple and Sony are significantly more expensive, and the rental company needs to recover this extra cost by increasing rental prices.

Competition

The level of competition in the area that the rental company operates in also plays an important role in rental prices. If the number of computer rental service providers in the market is high, rental prices are likely to be low. On the other hand, when there are only a few companies operating in the area, they can charge higher prices for their service.

Order Size

The number of computers that you order from the rental company can have a major impact on the price that the company would be willing to offer. If the order size is big, you can expect significant concessions and you are also likely to get preferential treatment when you need technical support.

All these factors will play a role in determining the price of computer rentals. But do not forget that there is always some room for negotiations to drive the price down, especially if your order size is large.

What To Do When Your Computer Locks Up

Posted February 15, 2019 By gbjwm
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A computer locking up could happen to anyone. It happens to those who are using the computer for basic tasks such as email and documents, to those heavy gamers and programmers who try to squeeze out every last drop of computing power that their system has. In fact, many support calls to Didsbury Computer repair companies would often revolve around questions about a computer freeze or lock up.

While it would be easy to just chuck the frozen computer and purchase a new one, it is not a viable option for everyone. There may be files that are stored or there really is no budget for a new system. As such, here are some tips that you could do to try and fix your computer in the event that it would freeze or lock up while you are using it.

Perhaps its a problem with the software:

If you have recently installed or uninstalled something on your computer, then it may have caused a conflict with your current system environment. These conflicts could definitely lead to your system to lock up. You may want to try and restore to a previous setting if you suddenly experience your computer locking up after changes made either through install or uninstall of computer software.

Remember that it is a good practice to take note of any changes that you have done so that you can mention it to the Didsbury computer repair people if ever you would want to contact them to fix your computer problems. This would allow them to check for any kind of software issues.

Hardware compatibility or failure:

Another common cause of computer lock up would be hardware instability issues. If you have recently attached a new piece of equipment (RAM, video card, other on board peripherals) then it could be a cause of the lock up. It would be a great idea to first check with a Didsbury Computer Repair company to see if your system is actually compatible with the parts that you are planning to purchased and install on your computer system.

If you did not install any new item, then you should check if any of your parts are already experiencing failure due to wear and tear.

There are some free tools which you could use to check this, but if you are not that tech savvy, you may want to ask a Didsbury Computer Repair service to do the checking for you. Visit Chorlton Computer Repair Services for more info.