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According to the music, audio and video loving public, MP3 players are one of the greatest creations ever invented. They not only allow you to build humungous sound file libraries, but you can also take those files with you and listen to them wherever you go, whether its into the next room or an entirely different country. And actually, its not only sound files that you can travel with. The MP3 player market has greatly expanded to include mini digital screens that allow yo...

Comparing Flash Mp3 Players To Hard Drive Mp3 Players

Comparing Flash Mp3 Players To Hard Drive Mp3 PlayersAccording to the music, audio and video loving public, MP3 players are one of the greatest creations ever invented. They not only allow you to build humungous sound file libraries, but you can also take those files with you and listen to them wherever you go, whether its into the next room or an entirely different country. And actually, its not only sound files that you can travel with. The MP3 player market has greatly expanded to include mini digital screens that allow you to store and watch videos and keep and display photo albums as well. It doesnt get much better than that in terms of convenience.And although MP3 players are a great convenience and are not difficult to use, there are differences between them, specifically in terms of their inner workings. Lets take a look at the technological differences to get a better idea of what this means.Hard Drive Based MP3 PlayersAlso referred to as Digital Jukeboxes, a hard drive based MP3 player can incorporate, nowadays, up to a 100 gigabyte memory card. Thats an awesome size providing an abundant amount of space to store all of your digital files. A hard drive based MP3 player affords you with the opportunity to download and store all of your music and other digital files directly into your MP3, where they will remain for safe keeping and your listening and viewing pleasure until you either delete them, add to them or copy over them. Once the hard drive is full, its full, however it would take a very, very long time and an enormous amount of digital files to fill up 100 gig hard drive.There is also something called a micro-hard drive MP3 player that is available as well. These have a smaller memory capacity, but are also much lighter than the MP3 players with the larger hard drives.Flash Based MP3 PlayerFlash based MP3 players are latest craze to hit the portable audio and video device market. Unlike the hard drive based MP3 player, a flash based player only provides you with up to 4 gigabytes of memory on each card, but those cards are interchangeable. So you can still collect music, videos and photos with a flash based MP3 player, however they dont have nearly the same amount of storage space. But as mentioned, you can change the flash card as frequently as you like, almost like changing a CD on your stereo. Keep in mind that you need special, additional, compatible equipment such as a flash reader for your computer in order for you to be able to download the digital files and then transfer the card to your MP3 player.

Benefits Of Using A Cell Phone

Benefits Of Using A Cell Phone

One cannot deny the fact that cell phones (cellular) happen to be one of the most sought after and popular gadgets all over the world. Be it a school going kid, or a matured office going man, who does not like to flaunt the most expensive phones?!However, when it comes to the benefits of using "cell phone" s, there is surely more to them than just the prestige value. It is not just a fashion accessory, which allows staying connected with the world no matter where you are they are surely more than that.Initially when cell phones (cellular) were just introduced in the market, they were known for the wireless technology and the sms facility it provided. These devices provided the benefits of storing your phonebook entries, and allowed the users to check date and time. These could be used as calculators too, and served as a convenient way of remembering appointments when you put up a reminder on them.However now not only have these facilities become more advanced, with lots of new features having been added to it (such as sending picture sms, mms clips, saving a larger number of phonebook entries, with especial tunes and pictures assigned for each caller, etc), now it is also possible to use cell phones for a number of other purposes too, such as for checking your mails, for using the internet, or as a mini laptop, with almost all necessary features of the computer included in it.However, these features are only limited to those cell phones (cellular) that come with heavy price tags. For the more modest ones, one can choose from devices that allow taking pictures, videos, listening to music etc. These facilities have been especially enhanced with the Bluetooth and infrared technology, which allows the user to transfer and exchange data including not only music, but also pictures, videos and sounds in a span of just few seconds.Besides the benefits of the latest technology to users, cell phones (cellular) also tend to play a vital role in helping in dealing with crime. This is primarily because it makes it easy to trace people, thru the use of the Global Tracking System (GPS), when they need to be traced down. Also, the law determines the rules that must be followed by the phone companies while providing tracking services and making cell phones and sim cards great forensic evidences in times of need.Cell phones have been found to be of great help also in emergency situations and in times of disasters and natural calamities. These days most cell phones allow users to make `emergency calls`, so that such situations can be easily dealt with. For instance there have been a number of cases where people struck with disasters such as landslides and earthquakes have found way for themselves with the use of their devices.With the quick development in technology, cell phones (cellular) are surely becoming more and more popular with each passing day. The latest models are able to attract new market and customers, and its fast technological development can be well understood from the fact that it was just about 20 years ago, when these devices were viewed as expensive luxuries, meant for large business houses, the police force and army, and now almost 50% of all children in America own [*_*]s. In fact even in developing countries the use of [*_*]s is growing immensely, with people using it for both personal and business purposes.Cell phones (celular) surely will have many new features in the near future!

Using Technology To Prepare For A Disaster

Using Technology To Prepare For A Disaster

There are many types of emergencies that can strike virtually without notice at any time. Because of this, it is important to be as prepared as possible. One of the most important steps that should be taken should an emergency occur is the notification of the emergency to as many people as possible. This can be difficult, as you are often trying to reach a large number of people in a very short period of time, but there are developments in technology that make this an easier task than it has been in the past.If you run a large company, you probably have a high number of employees. You will want to make sure all of them are notified quickly should an emergency occur. This can be especially important if evacuation is necessary, as there is often little time for everyone to leave the building or primacies. That is why an automated dialing system is a good idea.An automated dialing system can be custom configured to fit your specific needs and are ready to dial upon receipt of the proper notification. Through such a system, you will be able to customize the voice scripts used usually through a vast library provided by the company installing the system. This library will most likely include all of the commonly needed scripts that explain what to do in the case of various emergencies. When a particular emergency occurs, the system is configured to recognize it, either through automation or a cue from you, and respond accordingly. It is also possible to load over 200,000 phone records based on the zip codes you select when programming the system. It is also possible to load several Federal No Call Area Codes based on your specific registry. It is a good idea to carefully consider your programming options when installing such a system, and make sure you have implemented them so they will be ready if and when they are needed. The next step is to notify your employees of what to expect, should an emergency occur. Show them the system, and let them hear a sample of a pre-programmed message so they will be somewhat familiar with it should they ever need to hear it. It is always important to keep in mind that the more prepared you are, the more prepared your employees will be, and the faster everyone will be able to execute an emergency plan. This is a piece of technology that will serve you well for many years to come.

VoIP Captures New Markets

VoIP Captures New Markets

Close to 1200 companies are now providing Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service in the US and Canada. Despite this figure more and more cable companies, DSL operators, and telecom majors are moving to this technology, most likely because they realize that VoIP is the future of telephony. They also likely realize that the market is still wide open, making now the best time to capture it.The success of VoIP services can be boiled down to two factors. Cost is the first factor. Unlike conventional telecom companies, VoIP companies do not need to invest in expensive infrastructures because the Internet serves this function already. This means they can start and run a phone service at a tiny fraction of the cost of a conventional telecom company--a savings that can be passed on to the consumer.This allows VoIP companies to make a profit while charging rates that are comparatively very low. In fact, some VoIP companies offer call plans starting as low as $9 a month. Furthermore, most of VoIP companies offer unlimited calling across the US and Canada. The end result is a phone bill half that which the average phone subscriber is likely to pay for conventional telephone service.The second factor to the success of VoIP services is all the low-cost or no-cost added features. The average VoIP phone comes with a plethora of useful features. These features likely include caller id, call-waiting, three-way calling, call blocking, distinctive ring, international call forwarding, call waiting disable function, repeat dialing, return dial, call filtering, sequential ringing, secondary virtual phone number, additional service lines, toll-free numbers and Web-based management.This is a massive improvement over the features offered by most conventional services, and since they are usually provided at no additional charge by VoIP services the customer is getting a phone service that not only costs less, but also offers more features. More and more Americans and Canadians are switching to the VoIP services for just this reason. The only additional expense is the up-front cost of the installation of a broadband cable connection or a DSL line, which of course many already have for their computer connection.Initially the VoIP services were limited to the geeks of the world, who used telephony software that was available free on the net and ran on a computer. This option never gained popularity because the voice quality was usually poor and the service only allowed calls to be made from computer to computer. The requirement for both users to be online and in possession of similar software in order connect over VoIP was a serious limitation.Once the infant VoIP software was modified to allow connection to specialized or standard phones through adapters it became possible to call from one phone to another. It was then that the potential of VoIP was realized. When companies like Vonage launched an aggressive campaign to woo traditional phone subscribers the technology got a significant further boost. After that the market absolutely exploded.

What Are Computer Viruses And How Do You Protect Against Them

A computer virus is something that is made by someone to infect another computer's operating system. A virus is a software program that is spread from one computer to another by way of networking and emails as well as IM services. Attachments are the number one way to spread a virus without the user knowing it. Every virus is different because some are made to delete data from your computer while others are made to corrupt the operating system making it do strange things. If you do not use the proper protection, you are subject to any type of virus.Viruses come in many shapes and forms. You could receive a funny cartoon from a friend without them even knowing they are sending you a virus. Greeting cards are another way for people to send out the virus. You do have to be careful whom you send and receive emails from as well as attachments. The only way to really protect yourself from viruses and intruders on your computer is with a virus protection program. There are many different types of virus protection available today. Some are free and some require you to pay a fee each year to keep the software updated.The best way to protect your computer is with an updated version of a virus protection program. You should also keep up with all the latest threats as they surface. Once you have a virus, it takes some time to remove it and save your data and files from being lost. The best solution for protecting your computer is to stop the virus before it infects your computer. The best anti virus program will alert you to a potential virus before it infects your computer.Updating your virus protection is as important as having the program. If you do not check for updates weekly, your virus protection is useless if a new virus surfaces. The virus protection programs watch for virus treats and add that virus to the list of virus to watch for. If you do not have the updated version, which is available online, you can get the new virus. You have to continually update your anti virus program. Setting up your anti virus program is important as well.You need to set up the program to scan emails before opening them as well as scan attachments before downloading and opening them. You virus protection should also scan web pages that you visit for Trojans and malware. With all the hackers and software developers out there, any website is subject to attack. If you go to a website that has been safe in the past, does not mean it is safe all the time. A virus protection program will alert you to potential harm.If you have a virus on your computer, you need to do a complete virus scan to delete or repair the infected files. In some cases, you need to do the scan in safe mode. The reason for doing a scan in safe mode is that no programs are running, therefore the scan is able to scan the file or program and take the necessary steps to repair it. In regular run, your virus protection might not be able to fix the infected file because it is running.

Finding The Way With GPS Navigation

For any of us who have been lost while driving, the road map has been our guiding light, identifying roadways and landmarks to help us find our way. But gone are the days of tri-folded paper maps that require the use of illumination and attention taken from the road. The modern Global Positioning System or GPS has transformed the process by which we find our way. But, contrary to popular belief, GPS navigation is not a new invention designed for strictly consumer use.The Global Positioning System marked its beginnings in the 1970s but seeds of its existence were sown prior to that. We first saw the possibilities of satellite navigation with the launching of Sputnik in 1957. Russian scientists who were monitoring the progress of Sputnik found that they could track its movement based on radio waves; this set the foundation for GPS. The U.S. Navy used an elementary form of GPS in the 1960s when they used six satellites to help their submarines pinpoint their location. But GPS as we know it was designed and implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1978 when they launched the first operational satellite.Today, 24 satellites circle the earth and provide an enormous amount of information in terms of plotting location. A derivative of this technology in modern times has been GPS navigation a system that allows drivers to map their routes. GPS navigation comes in a portable unit that can be removed and transferred from vehicle to vehicle when needed. But because of the growing popularity associated with this system, GPS navigation units are now mounted as standard equipment in newer cars. Of course, GPS navigation is also essential to water navigation as used by boats and ships.But GPS navigation is not solely for the use of vehicles. Outdoor enthusiasts with an eye towards safety will often carry a hand-held GPS navigation device; the modern equivalent of a compass.GPS navigation has allowed us to explore new terrain as we venture forth with confidence, knowing that, no matter what, we will find our way.

Summary

According to the music, audio and video loving public, MP3 players are one of the greatest creations ever invented. They not only allow you to build humungous sound file libraries, but you can also take those files with you and listen to them wherever you go, whether its into the next room or an entirely different country. And actually, its not only sound files that you can travel with. The MP3 player market has greatly expanded to include mini digital screens that allow yo...