Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Microsoft's Spyware Fight

Microsoft's Spyware Fight

Now that spyware has far exceeded the threats of viruses Microsoft has released their version of a beta spyware scanner, remover and blocker. Spyware infects users with Internet Explorer with an endless build up of threats that run on computers and gather personal and usage information. Consequences of spyware can be browser crashes and start page changes as well as constant freezing.

With Micorsoft's beta spyware tool users must verify through the site that they possess a true, non stolen version of Windows XP before being able to download the software. Upon approval computer users get the download free and it begins immediately protecting against spyware invasions. The software includes a scanner that will detect and remove or fix spyware infected files. The scan runs easily just by booting up the program and choosing the scan. It can take twenty minutes or more for the entire scan to complete and once done it gives you a list of detected spyware.

When you choose to delete the detected spyware files you have the option of creating a restore point so that if any problems occur from remove a particular file you may rejuvenate its functions later. Microsoft's anti-spyware tool also restores original Internet Explorer settings that may have been altered by spyware infections. Without this feature it is difficult and sometimes impossible to get an Internet Explorer browser to return to its normal features after spyware has hindered them.

After Microsoft's beta spyware software has done its work your computer should run more productively and your privacy will be safer from intruders as you surf the internet. If you have Microsoft software it is wise to try to the free beta software so you computer can be better armed against spyware invasions.

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,

Big Picture of Spy

The Big Picture of Spy Programs

Keyloggers are a large threat to any type of computer users but anti-spyware software makers have announced users must beware of more than just keyloggers. The threats of spyware are vast, meaning internet users need to arm themselves from as much as they can. Using only a programs that guards against keyloggers will give users a false sense of security.

Other spyware threats can monitor your computer usage, redirect emails, and record chats, instant messages and URLs visited. It is important for computer users to be educated on all of these threats and protect their privacy with an all inclusive spyware program. Keyloggers are dangerous because they log every key typed on the infected computer. Email redirectors can be dangerous applications to have because they are often silent spy programs that copy incoming and outgoing emails to send back to the intruder who can read and use the information for a variety of advertising or theft purposes.

Chat, instant message and URL loggers monitor messaging programs, such as AOL Instant Messenger, and log the sites you visit. Still other forms of spyware take snapshots of your desktop at given times so that the intruder may see your work in progress like a slide show. With all of these additional spy programs threatening computers it is necessary for users to realize more than just keyloggers exist.

Software makers suggest users get one or more spyware tools that protect against a variety of threats so that all possible intrusions are being caught and stopped or removed.

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,

Identity Theft

Catching Spyware to Avoid Identity Theft

Arming your computer against spyware is an important move to make to protect your personal security and private information. Statistics on the number of identity theft victims continue to rise as do the number of computers being infected with spyware. Some numbers have shown nine out of ten computers are affected by spyware, many on computer whose users are unaware of the infection. Identity theft and spyware are connected in that spyware has become a common method for intruders to gather your personal information and bank numbers so they can commit identity theft.

Spyware installs itself or comes installed with freeware and shareware programs. Once embedded in your computer it tracks your internet and software usages, records sent and received email and instant messages and logs keystrokes to identify passwords and credit card numbers. The information is sent out to advertisers or other intruders who will use it to bombard your computer with ads or at worst steal and use your accounts.

You will often lose complete control over your computer once spyware has been installed. The spyware can cause browser crashes and other unauthorized changes in your computer. The unwanted pop up ads that result from spyware can cause the computer to work slower and possible destroy some programs from being able to run. Spyware specific tools are needed to rid of and protect against spyware because normal anti-virus software is not designed to detect spyware, as it is unique from viruses. Spyware programs should also be able to detect adware, a similar application that runs on your computer by sending a constant stream of pop ups. Adware can be dangerous to the proper functioning of your computer.

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,

Windows and Linux Web Hosting

Deciding Between Windows and Linux Web Hosting

Many people recognize Linux as the best type of web hosting solution around, because of the added advantages of this solutions, which provide reliability, security, functionality, and affordability all in the one package.

Linux Servers Advantages
Linux servers have been known to run for long periods of time without technical difficulties or down time being experienced, which is a considerable achievement since many Microsoft servers need to refresh and reboot their operating systems at regular intervals.

Linux installations have no known vulnerabilities in their security operating system; however, it is still considered a priority of Linux to keep their systems running with the best degree of security around.

Linux also offers its customers the added advantage of cheaper Linux based web hosting solutions. This is largely due to open source distributions; hosts generally pass these savings onto their customers, making Linux solutions extremely affordable.

Disadvantages of Linux Servers
With every advantage of a solution, there has to be disadvantages as well, Linux hosting solutions are no exception to this rule. One of the main disadvantages of Linux based applications is that they are unable to accommodate windows applications and the coding conversions. This can spell disaster for websites that have been coded especially for windows based applications.

When choosing a web hosting provider for Linux, make sure he offers all the basics services on security, including firewall, load balance for the servers, Denial of Attack (DOS) protection.

Also, there are some basics services any service should include, such as MYSQL services, statistics (preferably two scripts), antivirus and antispam services (added or included) and the possibility to add your own scripts via FTP. If provider doesn't include SSH access (this is very common), make sure they can offer you support to install those scripts. Of course, if your script presents a security flaw, your provider may ask you to change it or deny installing it altogether.

Windows web servers
Windows web hosting solutions provide many benefits such as NET support, ASP, visual basic C++ and pearl scripts. Windows are also known for their dynamic page displays. All windows plans, as well as MSSql for more experienced webmasters support the Microsoft Access 2000 database and are generally easy and strait forward to apply codes to.

Be aware that a Microsoft Access database, although simple to use is a limited option, and should not be considered if you are planning your site to grow. However, it is a very good option for small sites with little growth.

Although Windows hosting packages offer a large number of benefits and extras, the fact that they have the odd security problem, are prone to down time, and scheduled rebooting on a regular basis remains a viable disadvantage to using windows servers as an option for your web site.

While the choice of a web hosting provider is an individual decision, those looking for a business solution should consider the benefits and disadvantages of both windows and Linux severs before making a choice. is the premier web hosting company in Mexico, offering a range or services for all business needs.

Tablet PC Review

Tablet PC Review - The Best Table PCs On The Market

A tablet pc is a personal computer that has a touch screen. Much lighter and more manageable in small spaces than a laptop, a tablet pc is a truly personal computer. While a built in keyboard is not standard on a tablet pc a keyboard may be plugged in if the user prefers. To enter information on a tablet pc you simply write on the screen. The tablet pc is able to read your writing based on handwriting recognition. The handwriting is stored as a graphic and can be converted to text either in real time or stored and completed after you have finished your notes. If you would prefer to be more natural, comments, notes and doodles can be left in your own handwriting. Tablet pcs use Windows XP Professional as their operating system. There are a wide variety of additional software programs available to customize a tablet pc to meet your individual needs.

Tablet pcs are lightweight and are designed for students and business people alike. With their wireless capabilities tablet pcs are great for checking emails and keeping important files and information at your fingertips.

Tablet pcs on the market

* Hewlett-Packard offers a tablet pc that comes equipped with wireless options, integrated security and an outdoor viewable display. Battery life is up to 5.5 hours and an additional travel battery can be purchased for all day use. This tablet pc comes with a three-year warranty.

* Gateway offers a full bundle tablet pc that comes with USB keyboard, dock for a desktop, and DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive. It is a slate type model and comes with Windows XP Tablet PC software. Standard battery for this tablet pc lasts at least 3 hours. With a weight of three pounds this tablet pc is perfect for students or business people on the move.

* Toshiba is marketing a dockable tablet pc that combines a notebook pc with the versatility of the tablet pc. The fully rotating screen allows viewing in either the landscape or portrait orientation. This model of tablet pc is must for adding personal notes or diagrams to presentations.

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Spyware IS Good

Spyware IS Good

How many times per week do you run your antivirus protection or anti-spyware or adware programs to ensure that your paranoia about having an infected machine is just that, paranoia? With so many problems in the computer infection world, one cannot really blame themselves for checking up on their system on a routine basis. However, do you ever really think about where all these programs come from because someone out there must be sending them out, they don't just appear through spontaneous generation. This makes one ponder the question as to who is sending these things?

There are thousands of spyware, adware, and Trojan horse programs that are running rampant throughout cyber space as you read this article. But if you really think about it, just as war might be considered good for the economy, these computer infestation programs are good for the economy. If you are not sure what I mean, just think about Spybot, Spyware Nuker, Adaware, and countless other detection and removal programs. This is a new sector of the economy that has only sprung up as a result of those programs that can take control of your computer.

Just as with the medical industry making billions of dollars per year on not finding cures for AIDS and cancer, because financially these cures would allow them to make less profits each. It seems like information technology companies do not want to rid the world of all the infectious programs that can endanger your PC. The reason for this is that they find profit in the misfortunes of others. The continual emergence of new Trojan or adware makes it necessary for people to spend money for protection. If this sounds familiar that is because it is the same philosophy employed by organized crime. You pay them for protection but they are not going to do anything to ultimately cure each case but just get more money from you after something happens and tell you that it is not going to happen.

In short, Spyware is good for the economy because it allows for more money to be reinvested into the market through purchasing new and updated protection programs to keep you computer clean. It makes you put more money back into the economy and allow the software creators of these protection programs to prosper. Who knows, it could be these companies that created some of these programs that you need their software to cure. Just think about it, spyware IS good.

Now that you have read that, please read this. If you believe any of that, I have an oceanfront house in Oklahoma that I can sell you at a great price. Spyware, Trojan programs, and adware are nothing but a group of programs put on this planet to annoy us at all times. Most spyware and adware programs offer you free versions of their software that is sufficient enough to monitor your system on a regular basis. Although, there are those that offer a more detailed version at a higher price, most free versions are sufficient. Spyware is not good and these programs help keep it that way. Don't believe the hype!

When not on his soapbox, Andrew Wroblewski is doing battle with the thousands of spyware programs that can affect you via his website: Spyware Removal, where you can learn how to get rid of the about:blank hijacker too.

free from Spyware

Safely Surfing the Internet and staying free from Spyware.

The internet has quickly become a dangerous place to take your computer without first having sufficient security equipment installed and running. Intruders using viruses were the first threat and spyware has become the most prevalent threat against user's privacy and computer functioning. Having only anti-virus and firewall protection will no longer fully protected your computer from the many internet threats.

Signing online without first having good anti-spyware protection will now invite in privacy intruders you would not normally allow in. With spyware in you computer there is seemingly no end to the personal information that can be extracted. The information the intruder desires is easily logged by spyware programs and sent back to the originator.

Spyware can steal information about your computer's operating system, the computer's address and system specific information such as what type of processor and the type internet browsers you have. It will also record what web sites you visit and other internet usage information. All this information collected by spyware intruders is used to create a profile for you
that the intruders use for advertising purposes by bombarding you with annoying pop ups and email ads.

A spyware program with a keylogger can be potentially the most dangerous for of spyware because it works by logging each key stroked into your computer. You user names, passwords, instant message chats, email messages, credit information and more can all be caught and sold or used by third party intruders. Other forms of spyware take snapshots of your screen as you work online at different times. Any type of spyware infection should be taken seriously and measures to minimize the privacy
invasion should be taken.

Users will most likely know they have been infested with adware because it almost always come with numerous annoying pop ups that signal an infection. Spyware is usually more difficult to detect because it is programmed to work silently. As it build on your system the computer's functions will become noticeable slower and browser pages will take longer to load.

Spyware can also take control of a computer causing browser crashes among other annoying and potentially dangerous malfunctions. If you internet browser page has been abruptly changed or you printer and CD players begin acting odd they your computer is usually infected with spyware.

You can begin avoiding spyware by knowing what types of programs come with spyware or adware packages when downloaded. Many of the popular freeware and file sharing applications come with adware. Kazaa is widely known for having several adware applications piggy backing their way into your computer as does the free download of Weatherbug and DivX. The newer version of DivX has rid itself of adware so users can feel safer.

Even anti-spyware tools can trick users into installing more spyware because some of the scan and removal tools are produced by the spyware distributors. Spyware Nuker is one such programs which tells users it will eliminate spyware when it actually skips over some infections during the scan and can install or let in additional infections. The best spyware tools immunize your system and then block spyware packages from getting in the system.

Any spyware removal tool you choose to use should be updated before each scan and the scans should be run at least on a weekly basis. Many anti-spyware protective tools can be programmed to run automatically at whatever schedule you choose. Some of the top rated anti-spyware tools include AdAware, Hijack This, PestPatrol, Spybot Search and Destroy and SpySweeper and each is a free download. Once you have found a free product that suits you consider paying for a more advanced version
to get greater protection.

To continue surfing the internet safely while keeping your privacy it is vital that all users arm themselves with some sort of spyware protection tool. Many computer malfunctions and technical support calls stem from spyware infections.

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,

Fighting Spyware

Steps Forward in Fighting Spyware

During 2004 there were significant strides in the battle against spyware which will change the future of the invasive threats. The Federal Trade Commission and the United States Congress addressed several issues involving spyware in an effort to minimize the threats coming from the quickly growing industry. Before these spyware issues were brought to government attention spyware was known to be nearly anything that was an internet related threat.

There is now a formal definition telling that spyware is "software that aids in gathering information about a person or organization without their knowledge and which may send such information to another entity without the consumer's consent, or asserts control over a computer without the consumer's knowledge." Also working against spyware, the congress passed several bills to stop spyware from installing and running itself on someone's computer without their knowledge.

Most spyware distributors were able to sneak around the news laws set into place by the legislation passed by making their spy software more difficult to remove. Spyware will install unwanted toolbars, show pop ups, alter security settings, change your browser home page and change or delete system files. Other forms of spyware can log each key stroke you make and then send or sell it to unknown parties.

Spybot Search and Destroy and Lavasoft's AdAware programs are available to personal computer users for free to combat spyware threats. On the other side, spyware companies approached their invasive methods in a different way by coaxing users into buying their products which would then install spyware. To stop these efforts by spyware the FTC filed suits against Seismic Entertainment Productions and who were selling their spyware to be installed as an anti-spyware product.

These companies' programs, Spy Wiper and Spy Deleter, would send warning messages to users that their system had spyware and by purchasing and installing on of these programs the threats could be detected and removed. On the contrary, the programs would bombard a user's computer with pop ups and install additional spyware, causing computer malfunctions.

PestPatrol is another example of spyware companies' stealth like methods. This popular anti-spyware product will actually detect spyware applications on a fresh computer with Windows XP that has not been connected to the internet yet. This is usually a definite sign of rogue spyware. These false claims by anti-spyware products are partially the reason why it is estimated nine out of ten computers are infected with spyware.

Studies done by industry experts at IDC have predicted the spyware market will grow up to $400 million dollars by 2008. Major security companies such as McAfee and Symantec are already beginning to include anti-spyware software in their product packages. Yahoo, Earthlink and Microsoft have also joined the anti-spyware world, releasing their versions of spyware removal tools.

By Microsoft breaking into the anti-spyware world several smaller spyware tool companies may be smashed because users will most likely prefer the trusted company's software over an unknown.

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on spyware removal software, as well as tips on how to prevent spyware from popping up on your computer. This site articles on has spyware guard, as well as spyware scanner,

Electronic Medical

Introducing Electronic Medical Records System Programs In School
A system to automate health records has been developed by the University of Maryland. Electronic medical data are a fairly new concept that allows doctors, nurses, and other health care practitioners to access patient records, files and data electronically in place of a tangible, fixed format.

Starting the project was a challenge, as concerns like availability, user-friendliness, security, and accuracy had to be solved before the idea became acceptable to the medical sector. Some professionals had even doubted the practicality of the endeavor, particularly as doctors simply should not be hassled with having to bring a computer along at all times.

There is an answer to this dilemma, though. A solid, easy-to-use, and well designed program. The University of Maryland Human Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL) had ensured that this new electronic medical records program would not cause a setback in the health care practictioner's job and time. There is a reduced risk of viruses entering the database, since its search time has been reduced. Meaning, a program that would enable doctors to bother less with hard documentation and focus more on their patients.

A team of people with backgrounds in research and computer science worked on the electronic health record software project and saw elements to successfully create and design an electronic medical records system that not only functions but also works well. The team came up with the following points in making electronic medical record software beneficial:

a. to enable assigned personnel to see and assess information stated on the patient's health records more quickly and accurately.
b. to lower the possibility of producing incorrect and false information.
c. to be sure that it fits a specified department or area; and
d. to lessen, if not totally avoid, problems when accessing medical data.

A major issue of computerized medical record software was the probability of losing data, receiving incorrect data or mixing data up. While these are not exclusive to electronic pathways and apply to paper trails, some are more at ease with tangible documentation. Reliable systems have been built today that have adequately guaranteed that these problems don't exist in electronic health record software.

One major perk to operating electronic medical record systems is the fact that it can detect mistakes at once. In addition, it can even handle huge volumes of medical data and even create patterns from them. This feature of electronic medical record software may be customized to fit various health care divisions and specialties.

Keeping the electronic medical record software simple can make it more user-friendly and practicable for health care practitioners to use. It would be easy to complicate electronic medical record programs with too many features, unattractive and un-intuitive interface and loads of data. However, the appeal of new computerized records systems lies on their ability to address the specifics. Given the diversity of the requirements of those in the health care sector, a program surely has to be flexible and modifiable.

The electronic medical records software offered today are the product of years of advancements; thus, their ability to boast of a topnotch output. The University of Maryland's new program has successfully produced answers to all doubts on their use. The medical industry is probably the one with the widest overage, not to mention the most critical, profession; thus, this software will definitely be of help.

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Electronics Enclosure

Electronics Enclosure Buying Guide

Here are some great tips to help you buy the right electronics enclosure kit. These requirements change depending on what type of electronic components you are purchasing the kit for. You can find information on electronic enclosure kits here.

1. What you should get in an electronic enclosure kit

You should try to get a kit that has Static Shielding, Impact Shock Shielding, Heat Shielding, Magnetic Shielding, and Dirt/Dust proofing. This is because Static Shielding takes into account how much electricity can be run through the enclosure and into its components, as opposed to how much is grounded and absorbed by the shielding itself. Sudden electrical surges can be damaging to electronic components, even sometimes to those that are dormant. Good grounding against power surges keeps the items stored in the enclosure safe from sudden electrical discharge. That means you have one less thing to worry about.

2. Why you should get Impact Shock Shielding and Heat Shielding

Impact Shock Shielding minimizes the damage taken by any equipment stored in the enclosure from sudden physical impact and vibrations. Needless to say, most electronic equipment is physically fragile, and thus is suceptible to damage from impact, so shock proofing is extremely important. Heat Shielding is a given as well, as most pieces of electronic equipment tend to be heat-sensitive. Some manufacturers even go so far as to place built-in heat sinks into their electronic enclosures, allowing temperature built up inside the enclosure to be flushed to the exterior, keeping the components inside relatively cool.

3. Why you should get magnetic shielding

It is good to prevent electro-magnetic pulsing from destroying electronic equitment and you can do that with magnetic shielding. EMP bursts should be considered a threat to electronic equipment.

Your electronics are important and should be protected. By buying an electronic enclosure kit you are doing everything that you can to prevent damage to your electronics. There is nothing worse than turning on your computer and finding that you've lost everything on your hard drive due to some form of damage that could have been prevented. The data that you could lose, and the time that it would take you to replace all of that data should be considered, when deciding whether or not to buy an electronic enclosure kit. And some data and information is impossible to duplicate or replace. If you value your electronics, think about buying an enclosure kit. Don't wait until it's too late, or you'll regret it!

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Electronic Dictionary

Use An Electronic Dictionary To Improve Your Vocabulary

George W Bush can't say 'nuclear'. Does it matter? He is the most powerful person in the world. But he is ridiculed for his vocabulary and use of words. Would you want power as well as respect? With the daily use of a good electronic dictionary you will begin to improve your pronounciation as well as your vocabulary.

From my research I know that with the latest sound technology pronounciations of difficult words are much more audible and copiable. The searches are that much quicker than they used to be and the handheld electronic dictionary now sits snugly in your pocket, unlike your old style paper dictionary.

There was a little boy who asked for a hamburger but he was never able to have it cooked the way he liked or with different kinds of filling due to his limited vocabulary. That little boy was all of us. Most of us are still unable to ask for things exactly the way we want them.

If you are like me and live in a foreign country, not having enough words to express yourself becomes even more problematic.

After consulting my paper dictionary I found out that microphone is spelt the same way as in English. I went up to the shopping assistant and asked for a 'microphone' for my PC in my best spanish accent but he didn't understand me. I then whipped out my PDA and got it to say the word 'microphone' to him as a test. I thought then that these things really work.

An electronic dictionary can now be used when ever you need it as they are small, fast and and audible. They can be standalone handheld, or downloaded to your PDA and cellphone or you can use free online dictionaries.

I suggest you try out some of the free resources available that can be found on the internet. Download some free, shareware or trial software and use a few of the free online dictionaries. There are dictionaries available for topics such as languages, legal, medical, science, technical, business and math to name a few.

If you have just 7 minutes a day, use an electronic dictionary. Then you can build an executive vocabulary that grants you instant credibility and persuasive power by knowing exactly what words to say and when to say them.

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Daniel J Lesser is the creator of A whole world awaits with the right words in your hands. Find out how you can expand your horizons at

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Music Download

Music Download Industry Debate

The music download industry keeps evolving, as more players enter the game and alliances are formed within a blink of an eye. We’re all aware of AT&T partnering with giant Apple Inc. to promote the iPhone, which of course uses iTunes for its ringtone capabilities. As more mobile phones encompass multimedia functions, the music and telecommunications industries are realizing their unfolding opportunities to meld together.

AT&T and Napster, one of the original music download services, are joining together and providing direct download capabilities, according to CNNMoney. In an effort to avoid mobile-to- PC connections to transfer music files, direct downloads are growing in popularity. More mobile phone owners are using their cell phones as MP3 players, not to mention the added benefit of using downloads as ringtones.

Similarly, in Australia, Nokia is stepping up to the plate in music downloads, providing free Wi-Fi zones for Nokia Nseries customers. They plan to launch a music download service of their own sometime this year, and with their free Wi-Fi campaign, more and more Australian-based Nokia users will be more apt to try it out come launch time.

Telecommunications companies and mobile phone service providers aren’t the only ones switching up the music download industry. reports that Amazon’s newest service, AmazonMP3, is offering lower prices on individual songs and albums than some of their competitors, such as iTunes.

Their 2-million some music collection stands out in that its music files are DRM-free and iTunes and Windows Multimedia Player-compatible. Though competition amongst music download providers is inevitable, anyone with a mobile phone or MP3 player will continue to be exposed to countless options.

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Download Movies

Download Full DVD Movies For Free?

Who wants to download full DVD movies for free? This is a question with an obvious answer. Many people are searching online all the time to download free movies. While this is possible, the search can be a big disappointment as there are pitfalls and dangers in doing so at the wrong sites. This article will bring you through what happens behind the scenes of some free download sites and where you can find better alternatives to download DVD movies.

There are nowadays many peer to peer file sharing P2P networks that let you download full DVD movies for free. However, you may encounter some difficulties if you download at some of these sites. There are other problems that are not so obvious.

1. Network Problems

Some free download sites are halfbaked P2P networks that are poorly maintained and limited in server resources. Movie files are memory busters, and if you have downloaded files from the net before, you know that it can be rather slow. Expect download speeds at snail pace at these websites when you download full DVD movies.

2. Legality of Downloads

Be sure to read the terms and conditions of these sites and see if they have obtained approval of the film studios to allow downloading of their movie files. File sharing is not illegal in its own, as it has been widely accepted as a common platform for everyone who desires to share files they own. It could be amateurs who have uploaded their home-made videos or movie producers who provide the clips as a sneak preview to promote new movies. In any case, as a consumer, it is always better for you to check it out.

3. P2P Client Applications

Exercise some caution when you use free P2P client applications to download full DVD movies online. Free lunches are rare in this world. In this case, a lot of these P2P applications are actually bundled software that would secretly install adware, and spyware on your computer.

These malware basically flashes irritating advertisements and pop-ups whenever you use the client applications to download movies. They deplete your computer resources and broadband bandwidth while running in the background. As a result, you would realize that surfing the net becomes significantly slower and so is movie downloading. It is also very difficult to remove these malware using standard uninstallation procedures and adware or spyware remover may be needed.

That said, there are others which operate on a pretty well-run network that gives little problems. In recent months, there are new download services that allow you to download movies within a safe and secured network. It is also apparent that these businesses see the need to invest into their network resources and software to ensure faster download speeds and professional back-end support for their customers. So for a one-off fee, you can get unlimited access to download full DVD movies online without having to worry about poor download speeds and malware exposure. Check out my blog to read more about several top sites for movie downloads.

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Davion is a successful webmaster, author and movie lover. Discover how you can have instant access to unlimited movie downloads - newly released movies, videos, TV shows and more at

Download Video

How To Download Video To PSP

Your PSP is a powerhouse of different options. You will find a large selection of different videos and games to download online and some of them are even free. Once you get your new PSP home you will be able to download full DVD quality movies and videos, video clips as well as music videos. In just a few seconds you can download all kinds of great things to watch!

The trick to any PSP download is knowing how to do it. It is a good thing that these downloads are easy to do and even easier to watch. You can even download the videos and movies that you have on your computer now onto your PSP.

This is an especially handy feature as it allows you to take your video watching to a whole new level. Once you transfer them you can take them with you anywhere you go. This is a fabulous feature when you do a lot of traveling or commuting. It gives you something fun to do in any situation. Just think of how much easier it will be to be stuck in the car with the kids! They will never complain about being bored again no matter how long the ride is.

Downloading one of the millions of videos that are online is so easy you will be shocked. All you need are a couple of tools, for example you will need a PSP USB cable or compatible memory stick reader. You will also need to purchase, if you have not already, a memory card that is at least 256MB big. With these essential tools on your side you will be able to download as may films or movie clips as you want to right away.

There are all sorts of different formats that you can download to your PSP. You will be able to download all of these formats: AVI, MPEG, RM, WMV, MOV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID, DIVX, AC3, OGG, 3G. That is some serious download potential!

There is also some freeware that you can download online that will help you to download videos even easier. Here is one of the more popular file managers that you can use for free:

PSP Video Manager:

Any PSP owner can use this file manager to import PSP MPEG4 files to their PSP with ease. Not only can you import video files you can export files as well. You can then keep the original files or you can replace them with these new ones you make. This is one of the easiest file managers that you will ever use.

Here are some of the benefits of using a quality video manager to download PSP videos:

They are simple to use and make the process faster
The interfaces are straightforward and basic
In most cases several languages are supported
You will be able to see the size of the file right there on the screen
They can be used successfully by both experience PSP users and newbies.

Your PSP can do so many wonderful things all you need to do is learn how to use it. If you are not using the machine for all it is capable of then you are missing out in a big way. There are millions of titles for you to download and you can do it all in seconds. Today is the day that you decide to make a change for the better and start making use of all that you have at your fingertips.

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Download Free MP3

Download Free and Legal MP3

Free music? Of course! But free music? Yes, its possible. Everybody who has ever surfed the Net knows that music can be downloaded freely. Although there are many questionable sites that offer free music, you do not have to do anything illegal to find good music on the Web.

So, where can you download free and legal MP3? Below are some great sites where you can download good music without having to break the law.

Download Free and Legal MP3s at may be best known for its books, but the site also features a Free Music Downloads section where you can download legal MP3s. The site offers music from different genres, including Alternative, Indie, Punk, Blues, Broadway, Childrens Music, Christian, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, International, Jazz, Latin, New Age, Opera, Pop, Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, R&B, Soundtracks, and more. If youre a musician or an artist, you can also upload your own MP3s here for free and let music lovers discover and experience your own brand of music.

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Perhaps one of the best places to look for and purchase MP3s online is This is because the site offers files that are not copy-protected, thus letting you download an unlimited number of songs to satisfy your music needs. The music may not come for free but for every new sign up, the site offers up to 50 files completely without charge.

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IUMA is where you can find and download free and legal MP3s from famous, not-so-famous, and unsigned artists all over the world. If youre into Indie music then this is the place for you. IUMA is mainly dedicated to bringing you music from undiscovered artists whom you should know about.

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GarageBand is where you can find the best Independent music from the most talented Indie artists. The site has recently partnered itself with MSN music to realize the Internets true potential in providing a means for both artists and music fans to connect and transform the music business.

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CNETs is one of the premier places where you can download free and legal MP3s. The site has one of the largest music archives on the Web so you can have your choice of music to suit your taste. At this site, you do not only hear the artists music, but you can also take a closer look on how their music came to be by reading artists bios and stories.

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Ampcast is another music site where you can download free and legal MP3s. Search through their entire archive for Independent artists or music from popular rock/pop groups. And if you dont like to download anything, you also have the choice to feeds from the Ampcast Surreal Radio. The site also offers great music videos which you can watch through video streaming and community features such as forums and chatroom where you can talk with other music lovers or Ampcast artists about your favorite topic music.

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Download Free Games

Download Free Games For PSP When You Want
Would you like to download free games for psp whenever you want? If so, you are about to discover some of the various ways to download free games for PSP using the internet. This will provide a new way for you to enjoy exciting game versions via online channels and services.

So how do you download free games for PSP?

Well, due to the wide availability of online versions of games, you can now equip yourself with some of the latest modules that you can enjoy using your PSP device.

Here are some of the main sources of PSP games that you can download;

The first way to download free games for PSP is through free sites. There are various web portals that provide free versions of games for download. Most of these sites are hosted by game enthusiasts who share the common thought of letting other PSP players acquire free game versions.

There are free sites that let you download free games upon registration. You will have to provide your e-mail and some contact details in order for you to acquire the links lading to the game software. However, there is a little concern with these free sites.

For a beginner, they are somewhat difficult to find because most of the time, they are hidden along torrent portals due of copyright issues. Also, most of the offered software games are a little old compared to game versions available in the market today.

Some people even experience technical difficulties because a number of these free PSP games do not work or no longer compatible for current versions of PSP.

The next possible source would be the pay per download websites. You can access unlimited numbers of PSP games for a minimal fee. With such condition, you will have to pay for each download request upon retrieval. Although available games here are at least better than free sites, some people find them too expensive to buy, especially for frequent downloads. Also, not all available games in the market may be found in pay per view websites.

One more option for you download free games for PSP is through membership portals. Some websites offer membership applications for PSP players. Apparently, this option is far the most common modes of downloading PSP games among users.

Some users even consider this as easily the easiest and best way to get PSP games. You will just have to pay a one time registration fee and you are all set to download unlimited files anytime.

You can opt to choose only the games that you want without wasting time for searches. The websites are all very easy to use because they are customized for simplicity and reliability for users.

Also, you can get additional value added services such as game reviews; soundtracks download and even receive newsletters for game updates.

Playing PSP games are fast becoming the hype among game enthusiasts. Aside from the portability of the device, games are at par with the normal Playstation game quality. Hopefully, you can choose from the given options for

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Downloading A Ringtone

A Beginners Guide To Downloading A Ringtone

Do you know how to download ringtones to your cell phone? If not, you are not alone. But on the other side of things there are some cell phone owners who download new ringtones everyday of the week. Of course this may be going a bit overboard, but all in all you may want to learn how to at least put a few tunes on your phone. They are a great way to add some spice and fun to your unit. It is a shame to think that many people never take advantage of the benefits that are offered by their cell phone.

If you want to download ringtones there is a process that you will have to follow. The good thing is that this process is not quite as difficult as a lot of people make it out to be. As long as you find a reputable service and move forward with the steps that they have outlined, you will never run into any problems.

Of course before you can start you need to find a website that offers this service. The best way to do this is by using your favorite search engine. If you search for "download ringtones" you will surely come across several sites that are willing to give you all of the music that you can handle.

After you have found a site that you like, the next step is to decide what type of ringtone you want to download. Keep in mind that some services will charge you to download whereas others are free. You want to make sure that if you want free ringtones that you are getting them. If you do not you may find out that your cell phone bill is a bit higher than you had initially expected. There are literally thousand of ringtones that you can download so make sure that you take your time when searching through them. This way you will be able to get the ones that are best for you.

When you find a ringtone that you like, it is time to move forward with the download process. You will supply the service with your phone number, and they will in turn send the ringtone to your phone. At that point you will be free to do whatever you want with the new ringtone.

Overall, you can download ringtones in no time at all if you know what you are doing. The good thing is that you can learn how to download ringtones in a matter of minutes, and get the tune that you want in a matter of seconds. So as you can see if you have never looked into downloading ringtones you should do so today.

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Tips Improve Your Computer

Improve Your Computer Performance For Audio Recording

Audio is hard on your computer taxing its resources. Although this is not as big a problem as it was when we were recording on a Pentium 400 it still makes sense to practice good habits when it comes to your computer hard drive. Here are some tips to speed your audio up.

Separate Audio Hard Drive: If you can afford it a drive reserved just for audio will make things much easier on you. Only audio files are to be stored on this second drive.

Keep Your Drives Clean: Keep the junk off of your hard drive. Any excess programs will slow your system resources that could be used for things like plug ins and more tracks. Check your task bar and see what programs are running in the background such as your anti-virus or messenger service.

Minimize: Turn off as many things as you can although make sure you are not connected to the Internet when disabling your anti-virus.

Back Up: Always back your computer up on a regular basis. Make this a habit like clockwork or else your hard drive will crash at the worst time possible. Don't ask me how I know this.

Defrag: Defragging your computer once a week will speed everything up. Your files tend to get jumbled up when stored on your hard drive and defragging tends to sort things out for you.

Format: I like to format my hard drives a least once a year although I probably do so a couple times a year. Things slow down as time goes by and formatting is on e of the best speed recovers I have found. A new clean drive always seems to speed up a lot.

Number Of Plugins: Plugins are one of the most taxing things you can do to your computer. When you are recording always use as few as possible turning off anything that is not vital. Add them back in during playback if you need them.

Number Of Tracks: Likewise watch the number of tracks you are using. The more tracks you use the harder your computer has to work. Only use as many as you have to have. You probably do not need 17 back up harmony parts.

Recording your own audio on your personal computer is one of the most rewarding things I have ever used my personal computer for. It is an exciting time when for a few hundred dollars you can rival the sound of the major studios of old. If you follow these tips and use your head you will be recording audio better than ever before.

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6 tips

6 tips for Keeping Aurora Away from your computer... and 1 tip to Fix it if Aurora has Gotten You

1. Stay away from non-standard search engines... trust and, all else - be wary!
2. Do not download unknown files to your computer - whether sent via an email stranger or a pop-up asking permission to download... "Just Say NO"
3. If you borrow someone's floppy disk or CD with word documents or web pages and .EXE files... SCAN it with a virus scanner before opening anything on the disk.
5. Run an antivirus scanner weekly.. and preferably have one running 24-7 on your computer in the background
6. Install microsoft Anti-Spy... it alrets you to any attempt to download and install software that is being done behind the scenes

Final Tip:
Now - If Aurora already has infested your computer, You are getting popups and all kinds of problems... you want to go to:
And You'll see the 3-minute fix that finally worked for me.

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Computer Tips & Tricks

Keep Your PC Healthy With Computer Tips & Tricks

Everybody just has to have a computer these days. Life without a computer is unimaginable. I am sure that there are those who feel that life without a computer is impossible. There was a time when food, clothing and shelter were the only necessities that man had. Fast forward to today, and we have yet another necessity to add to that list -- Say hello to the friendly neighborhood computer.

Of course, now that you have a computer, you have to work on it. Certainly, there must be people who keep their PCs covered throughout the year, removing the covers once a month only to check if it is still working. But you don't need me to tell you that such people are exceptions, not the rule. So for all those of us that have to be on our computers everyday, how do we make sure that our computers are working perfectly? This is where computer tips & tricks come in.

One important aspect that requires you to use computer tips & tricks is in ensuring that your computer does not become unnecessarily slow. We all want our computers to work at the speed of light. You can ensure that your computer remains quick by carrying out Scandisk and Defrag -- two methods that are used to make your computer faster.

The function of Scandisk is to find and correct errors on the hard disk of a computer. Defrag performs the task of making sure that data files that have been stored across the disk are now reorganized in a continuous order. Defrag helps free space in which new data can now be stored. Both Scandisk and Defrag should be carried out regularly to make sure that your computer's hard disk is both error-free and not overloaded.

These two operations are among the most important of the many gazillion computer tips & tricks that computer experts recommend you to make use of. If you have embarked on a journey to find some of the best computer tips & tricks, you are not going to return empty-handed. With a large percent of the population of the world having become dependent on computers technical snags become inevitable. And the consequence of these snags is that one finds cures and way of preventing them.

So don't lose heart if your computer is threatening to crash. Consult a computer expert or a reliable online website and find some great computer tips & tricks to take care of your PC problems.

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Anti-Virus Software

The Purpose of Anti-Virus Software

Anti-virus software is software that you install on your computer so that you can be alerted when you have a virus. Anti-virus software will help to keep your computer safe against worms, viruses, Trojan horses, and other uninvited programs.

The software can also help you clean your computer if you should happen to have a virus. The important thing to remember about anti-virus software is that you make sure to update it often so that you get the latest computer virus definitions installed into the software program. There is no point in having the anti-virus software if you're not going to update it. You'll be able to get updates from the vendor that sold you the anti-virus software, such as Norton.

Many times you may already have anti-virus software on your computer in which case you be sure to uninstall it before installing your new software. To find out if you have virus software check under your Start menu to see if you one listed, such as McAfee or Norton. Keep in mind that just because you have anti-virus software already installed on your computer that it (1) might not be working, and (2) hasn't been updated for a long time.

Once you've installed anti-virus software on your computer you're going to want to make sure that you use it correctly. Make sure that the settings in your computer automatically turn the anti-virus software on when you boot up your computer. You always want to be protected. If you're downloading something off the Internet your anti-virus software will let you know if there is a problem.

You can also use the anti-virus software to specifically scan any downloads, or files, that that have been sent to you via e-mail. If you are alerted that you have a virus your software will guide you with the right steps to removing it. Make sure that you don't continue to use your computer until the virus, or worm that you have, is removed. You don't want to send e-mail to friends and help in the spreading of the virus.

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Software Engineering

The Differences Between Software Development and Software Engineering

Software development and software engineering go hand in hand when it comes to the implementation of software. Software development deals more with the creation of the software and when this is complete, software engineering takes over with the creation of software systems. Both of these disciplines are at times interchangeable and without much difference to the layman. If you just want to have one specific piece of software designed, such as database software that will keep track of your bird watching hobby, then you'll just need software development. If, however, you want your bird watching database to be able to support multiple functions, such as delivering a report with statistics and results, then you'll more likely need the expertise of software engineering.

Software engineers will implement and design software applications through the use of many mediums. These software applications will then be used for a variety of purposes that include business practices to entertainment purposes. It is these software applications that allow users to make their time on the computer as functional and productive as possible. Types of software applications include language applications, office applications, entertainment packages, and applications for education.

The cost of hiring a software developer will be significantly less than hiring a software engineer. Before you make your final decision about what you want the software to do you need to plan you budget, your timeline, and determine what you want the end result to be. The industry of software development continues to grow each year as more and more businesses are having their own software developed for them that is specific to what they do and what they want the software to do. Most companies will already be using some type of software application, such as Office Suite, and most likely won't need another application developed for them. For most intents and purposes you'll be fine hiring a software developer for you and your business needs.

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Accounting Software

Analyze Your Needs Before Purchasing Accounting Software

There are so many different types of accounting software on the market today that you'll need to know exactly what it is that you're looking for before you make your final decision. There is accounting software available for all business purposes. You can buy a software package that does one thing for your business or you can purchase a software bundle that has more features and functionality. Take some time to break down your accounting needs. Do you just want to use the software for your inventory tracking? Do you need something to help you with the invoicing and billing process? What about software that includes a package for your fixed assets? The options are almost endless when it comes to accounting software so you'll need to do your research and decide what you want your software to do for you.

Another thing that you need to consider is whether or not you're going to be the one that is going to be doing using the accounting software yourself or if you're going to be simply inputting the information. If you're going to be using the software entirely yourself you're going to want to make sure that there is support available for you when you have any questions or need help. If you're going to need to produce some special customized reports out of the software you'll need to know how to set up these reports.

You don't want to buy your accounting software only to find that your business grows and you need to update your software next year or even think about replacing it with more advanced software. You may want to buy accounting software that you can expand as your company grows. This will save you money in the long run even if the initial cost lay out is a bit more than you had expected. No matter what accounting software that you buy you'll find it easier to manage your business finances and other information.

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Create Your Own Software

Even You Can Create Your Own Software

What is stopping you from writing your own computer software? Do you think it will be too difficult? Do you think you will have to learn a new programming language? Do you believe that it would be boring?

If you have ever thought to yourself "I wish I could make my computer do ..." or thought "I wish I could automate this task on my computer" then you are on your way to becoming a computer programmer.

Now, before you stop reading and think that computer programing is only for geeks and nerds, let me assure you that anyone can learn to program their computer. You can automate tasks and even create simple utilities that will save you lots of time and work.

The key to creating your own software is choosing a development tool that you find intuitive and easy to use. Many programming languages now have development environments that include drag and drop components that let you build windows and much of the program without actually writing any code.

Many languages, like BASIC and all its flavors, were designed with beginners in mind. These languages are relatively simple to learn compared to others. Additionally, there are many low-cost compilers available on line.

Recently a few programming tools have cropped up that allow you to make very simple software programs without any programming at all. These programs however are very limited in what they can accomplish. Most of these types of programs simply alter a template that you create in a text file. While these types of so-called development tools can, with a little imagination, allow you to create simple programs, they are not really robust enough to be considered true programming utilities.

Finally, you need to choose a programming language and development program that you can "connect" with. Sometimes a language just will not "click" for you, while another may come more naturally. By trying out several different options you can find the one that offers you the best combination of ease of use and flexibility.

While it may seem like an overwhelming idea at first, creating software is something that just about anyone can do. It takes a little patience at first and the ability to handle some trial and error, but it is possible for you to become a computer programmer.

Remember, decide what your goals are and seek out a programming tool that is both flexible and easy to use. Spend a little time learning the basics and soon you will be able to create your own computer programs.

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Cookie Tutorial PHP

Set Cookie PHP - PHP Cookie - Cookie Tutorial PHP

Cookies allow the webmaster to store information about the site visitor on their computer to be accessed again the next time they visit. One common use of cookies is to store your username and password on your computer so you don't need to login again each time you visit a website. Cookies can also store other things such as your name, last visit, shopping cart contents, etc.

The main difference between a cookie and a session is that a cookie is stored on your computer, and a session is not. Although cookies have been around for many years and most people do have them enabled, there are some who do not. Cookies can also be removed by the user at any time, so don't use them to store anything too important.

A cookie is set with the following code: setcookie(name, value, expiration)

$Month = 2592000 + time();
//this adds 30 days to the current time
setcookie(AboutVisit, date("F jS - g:i a"), $Month);

The above code sets a cookie in the visitor's browser called "AboutVisit".

The cookie sets the value to the current date, and set's the expiration to be be in 30 days (2592000 = 60 seconds * 60 mins * 24 hours * 30 days.)

Now let's retrieve the cookie.

$last = $_COOKIE['AboutVisit'];
echo "Welcome back!
You last visited on ". $last;
echo "Welcome to our site!";

This code first checks if the cookie exists. If it does, it welcomes the user back and tells them when they last visited. If they are new, it skips this and prints a generic welcome message.

TIP: If you are calling a cooking on the same page you plan to set one - be sure you retrieve it first, before you overwrite it!

To destroy the cookie, simply use setcookie again, only set the expiration date to be in the past. This is often done when you 'logout' of a site. Here is an example:

$past = time() - 10;
//this makes the time 10 seconds ago
setcookie(AboutVisit, date("F jS - g:i a"), $past);

REMEMBER:Cookies need to be set in the header. This means they must be sent before any HTML is set to the page, or they will not work.

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Use PHP with MySQL

How to use PHP with MySQL on your web site

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PHP MySQL Tutorial

Connect to MySQL
Interacting with MySQL makes PHP a far more powerful tool. In this tutorial we will go through some of the most common ways PHP interacts with MySQL. To follow along with what we are doing, you will need to create a database table by executing this command:

CREATE TABLE friends (name VARCHAR(30), fav_color VARCHAR(30), fav_food VARCHAR(30), pet VARCHAR(30));
INSERT INTO friends VALUES ( "Rose", "Pink", "Tacos", "Cat" ), ( "Bradley", "Blue", "Potatoes", "Frog" ), ( "Marie", "Black", "Popcorn", "Dog" ), ( "Ann", "Orange", "Soup", "Cat" )

This will create a table for us to work with, that has friends' names, favorite colors, favorite foods, and pets.

The first thing we need to do in our PHP file is connect to the database. We do that using this code:

// Connects to your Database
mysql_connect("", "username", "password") or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("Database_Name") or die(mysql_error());

Of course you will replace server, username, password, and Database_Name with the information relevant to your site. If you are unsure what these values are, contact your hosting provider.

The first thing we need to do in our PHP file is connect to the database. We do that using this code:

// Connects to your Database
mysql_connect("", "username", "password") or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("Database_Name") or die(mysql_error());

Of course you will replace server, username, password, and Database_Name with the information relevant to your site. If you are unsure what these values are, contact your hosting provider.

Retrieve Data
Next we will retrieve the information from the database table we created called "friends"

// Collects data from "friends" table
$data = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM friends")
or die(mysql_error());

And we will then temporally put this information into an array to use:

// puts the "friends" info into the $info array
$info = mysql_fetch_array( $data );

Now let's print out the data to see if it worked:

// Print out the contents of the entry
Print "Name: ".$info['name'] . " ";
Print "Pet: ".$info['pet'] . "

However this will only give us the first entry in our database. In order to retrieve all the information, we need to make this a loop. Here is an example:

while($info = mysql_fetch_array( $data ))
Print "Name: ".$info['name'] . " ";
Print "Pet: ".$info['pet'] . "

So let's put all the these ideas together to create a nicely formatted table with this final php code:

// Connects to your Database
mysql_connect("", "username", "password") or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db("Database_Name") or die(mysql_error());
$data = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM friends")
or die(mysql_error());
Print "";
while($info = mysql_fetch_array( $data ))
Print "";
Print " ";
Print "";
Print "
Name: ".$info['name'] . "Pet: ".$info['pet'] . "

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EXE Programming

Instant EXE Programming Utility Review

Thought creating your own software programs was reserved for die-hard computer geeks? Think again!

If you have ever considered creating your own computer software, but thought that the time needed to learn a programming language and the cost of the development program were just too much, then you are in for a pleasant surprise.

Instant EXE is a software development program that allows just about anyone to create their own Windows-based computer programs. Want a utility to store your recipes? Need a tool to monitor a device on your network? Need to automate a process you do over and over again? Then Instant EXE just may be the solution for you.

There are two things that really make Instant EXE the ideal development tool for programming beginners as well as veterans. First, there really is no programing language to learn.

You see, instead of learning a complicated language Instant EXE (or jut IX for short) has a set of 50 highly customizable commands. Simply double-click the command from the list and it is inserted into your program, or script as they are called.

But, don't let the fact that the program is easy to use make you believe that IX is not a robust development environment. Each of the commands is highly customizable using a graphical window for each. You do not need to remember or even type any routines yourself. Simply change the settings in the dialog box to change the command's behavior.

IX's completely graphical interface makes creating your own software much quicker and easier than other development utilities. Furthermore, there are hundreds of variables and formulas that you can choose from, giving you access to every property and setting imaginable.

The second attractive feature is that Instant EXE is completely free. You can create, compile, and distribute your own software without paying for the development environment or paying any royalties at all. This feature alone makes IX a great choice for hobbyists, network administrators, school and computer user groups, or anyone that wants to write their own software.

How can the company that produces IX support itself you ask? IX comes in 2 flavors. The standard flavor, which is sufficient for most people, doesn't cost anything. However, if you want to unlock even more features you can upgrade to a low-cost paid version and even add in one of the growing number of plug-ins.

The plug-ins extend IX's abilities even further. The database plug-in, for example, allows you to manipulate databases in the popular Microsoft Access format. The Browser plug-in allows you to include a web browser interface in your programs and even interact with those web pages. You could for example, automatically submit web searches using this plug-in.

Finally, IX has a very avid user group and forum where people exchange ideas and help each other out. If you're looking to create a computer program of your own, then Instant EXE is definitely worth checking out.

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Channels Of Programing

Direct Tv Brings Hundreds Of Channels Of Programing Into Your Home by Julia Hall

Direct TV is a well-known company that provides digital satellite TV services and brings hundreds of channels of programming directly into the home. The selection and variety of telecasts is wide and expansive and includes news, movies, sports, children's programming, adult channels and more. The cost is comparable to prices of cable and other providers but with more being offered. Overall, Directv is an affordable means of entertainment for the entire family. Find more information.
Directv provides wireless digital television services via satellites orbiting the Earth's atmosphere to millions of subscribers. Digital satellite transmissions are projected to Direct TV's satellites where the signals are digitized and transmitted back to earth-bound home receivers, processed, and projected onto home screens in the form of standard or high resolution formatted resolutions. This type of highly advanced technology, high definition, is available through Directv and offers crystal-clear imaging and a clarity of sound that gives one the feeling of being there or watching through a window. The Digital Video Recorder (DVR) provides an opportunity to record favorite programming while watching a different one on another channel. The features of the slim remote allow for record, fast forward, rewind, and pause. Live programming can be stopped for interruptions and resumed when desired. Commercials and other interference can be totally eliminated, and one can even create instant replays if desired. Recording and storage capacity is up to 70 hours, with different models providing additional capabilities. This is ideal for families with busy lives that preclude them from being in front of the television for viewing according to broadcast schedules. Now you can sit down to watch favorites at your best times.
Programming packages designed by Directv include the best of the best with something of interest for every member of the family. The scope is broad with variety and diversity. Directv offers three packages of variety choices with Specialty packages available for those who desire more of good things. Varieties include 155 to over 250 channels of programming, including movie and event, sports, news and information channels, entertainment and music, family and kids programs, and local channels are available for choosing. Packages vary from number of channels and are priced accordingly, with the entry package being Total Choice with 155 channels, Total Choice Plus with 185 channels, and Total Choice Premier - over 250 channels of fine programming. Specialty programming includes Sports, Sports, and more Sports - with an International service providing sports with an international flavor - Cricket, Lacrosse, Soccer, and more. All channels are guaranteed quality digital content with Directv at times offering free upgrades to high definition (HD).
If you desire excellent television services with a huge variety, Directv is your service. Choosing the television service with the most to offer at reasonable prices is a decision you will wish you had made sooner. Directv is the top end in customer service and satisfaction. Switch to the best. Next day installation is frequently available. Join the millions of other satisfied television fans with Directv.

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Building Web Site

Building Your First Web Site? by Tim Querrey

Before doing anything on the technical side, you need some kind of basic idea to work with. I suggest first getting some paper and a pencil. Start by sketching a layout of how you would like your web page to appear. For example, a simple title at the top, the area in which you would like any content, pictures and so on. Now its time to do some programing!

Don't let the word programing scare you. Anyone can learn and there are several sites that offer free tutorials. One such site is Although it is not necessary to be a top notch programer to build and operate your web site, you should learn the basics of html. I recommend that you thoroughly learn about tables. They are widely used and with them, you can create a professional looking layout (even as a beginner).

You can use any basic text editor, like notepad, to write, edit, and save your code (html). When saving your work for the first time, choose Text Document for type of file, then save with the extension htm (for example index.htm). Your home page (the first page people usually see) is normally saved as index.htm. To see how your page looks, double click on the file and it should automatically open up in your browser.

Now that you've got your web page ready to go, it's time to find a host (a place for your web page to live). Since this is your first site, I suggest you use Free Web Hosting. Some host will put advertising, such as a banner, on your site as the cost of free hosting. Others will only charge you to register your Domain Name ( Be careful not to accidentally sign up for extras such as url protection, spam control, etc. (unless you feel you need them) as they will add to your cost. These sites will have a limit on bandwidth (how much data that can be transmitted per month), email accounts, and maybe a few other things, but are still great for first timers. If later on you feel you need more, then you usually can upgrade. To find a host, just use any search engine and the keyword phrase Free Web Hosting.

Ok! You've sketched a layout for your web page, learned some basic html, coded your web page, found your host with the most (couldn't resist), and registered your URL ( Now it's time to upload (transfer) your file (web page ) to your host. To do this you need a FTP program. FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. When using this application, there are usually two windows. The left window shows your computer files, and the right window shows the files stored on your host. For a good tutorial and to download a freeware FTP program, FTP Commander, go to

Now you should be up and running. But don't stop there. Continue to tweak, add pages, learn to link to other pages and sites, and frequently add new content. Who knows, you could eventually learn to profit from your creation.

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Games On Nintendo

Imagine Games On Nintendo DS by David Tube

My Secret World is the latest in a long line of Imagine games released on the Nintendo DS. The series seems to be only just getting started with more spins off titles than you can, well.... imagine.

In 2007, four Imagine games were released. These were Happy Cooking, Fashion Designer, Pet Vet and Babies. Four games from one series is pretty unusual in videos games, but the developers of the Imagine series, Ubisoft, were just getting warmed-up.

In 2008 they have released an almost unbelievable 11 new games for the series. These Imagine Titles were; Figure Skater, Girl Band, Teacher, My Secret World, Babysitters, Baby Club, Fashion Model, Modern Dancer, Fashion Designer New York, Champion Rider and Pet Hospital.

Wait, that's not all. Before the end of 2008 they plant to release 7 more. The 7 forthcoming Imagine titles are; Party Babyz, Interior Designer, Wedding Designer, Gymnast, Movie Start, Ballet Star and Fashion Party.

18 games from a series in a single year is unheard of. Even with Nintendo seemingly releasing every second title as a Mario game, it still doesn't come close to this. So why are so many Imagine games being released in such a short space of time?

Ubisoft are targeting the female audience of video games players who have until recently been fairly under-catered for. This hasn't just been a case of games developers being sexist. Many games developers have tried games targets at females but the sales just haven't made it a profitable venture.

The Nintendo DS has managed for the first time to attract a more evenly spread audience of males and females. This has been done by producing games such as Nintendogs which focuses on a subject which is seen as less male orientated. Since the Nintendo DS has succeeded where other have not, Ubisoft have set themselves a target of capitalising on the large female proportion of DS owners.

Whereas video games typically focus on adventures and battles, casual female gamers tend to be more drawn toward more life-like situations. For example, in Imagine: Teacher the player takes on the role of a teacher, rather than leading an army or raiding tombs. Others in the Imagine series aren't really what you would consider a game. My Secret World is more of an interactive diary with personality tests than a game.

It could be questioned how high the quality of these games are, since so many are being produced in such a short time. The games certainly don't give the appearance of a rushed job with attractive and unique interfaces in each. The gameplay however feels shallow and repetitive.

It could be said that the Imagine series is more reliant on its subject matter, cute graphics, packaging and advertising campaign than its gameplay. It certainly seems that the series is successful yet it does not have great reviews. Video game review website IGN state that Imagine: Teacher is the best of series and still only rates it with 7.5 out of 10, while others score even lower with Imagine: Rockstar earning just 3.2 out of 10.

Imagine: My Secret World for the Nintendo DS is out now. It can be used as a fun diary as well as for taking personality tests and playing a handful of mini-games. To find out more about My Secret World by Imagine, click the link above.

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Doll Games

Have Fun with Doll Games by Lisa Park

Set the trend and be in the groove with Doll Games! Stay out of the routinary dress up of your favourite doll and see the new fun that you can have with virtual doll games. Doll games can give you the utmost fun and excitement made possible by the virtual world.

Fall is coming. Don’t let yourself be left out with doll games! Get the fashionable outfits and join the latest craze in the fashion world. Dress up glamorously with layered tops and follow the season’s color trend. A purple top with thin straps combined with mint green tank top matches the pair of cropped pants in pale brown! Wear on sports shoes and an oversized bag for a fearless outfit while walking down the street!

If you want the sophisticated glamour, an A-line skirt paired with an embroidered top and lace up sandals makes a perfect fall outfit for the doll games. Don’t forget the matching accessories like an intricate beaded earrings and a silver purse.

For a romantic date at doll games, a silver dress accented with beaded belt makes you pretty wonderful and classy. With the classic white pumps, you ooze with confidence and beauty!

Get the perfect hair style to match your outfit. Sport a long hair and have side-swept bangs to elongate your face. If you want a chic modern look, a chin-length bob makes a staring look to people who admire such beauty. A choppy and layered bangs on the other hand, dyed with the perfect blonde softens your features for an elegant glam look.

What else do you want to have with doll games? Do you want to have the party? Show off the runaway look and take the groove to the beat in the dance floor. Dress up in sexy shimmering outfit to stand out in the crowd. Be in the sexy style and rock to the coolest dance steps!

Refresh by retouching your make-up. Surely you do not want to look dirt and smudge while at the party. Use smudge-proof make up and highlight your best features of the face! Get a flawless finish and enhance your beauty. Be more gorgeous than ever with doll games!

After the groovy night party, you have to face another day. Why not stay at your home and pamper yourself with your most favourite foods! You can also look fashionable by being a chef. Find the perfect chef dress up and decide what to cook for lunch. Cook your specialty and brag about your cooking expertise among your friends. Of course they will forgive you for a little boastfulness.

Doll games present a lot of alternatives for you to relax and de-stress. Forgive yourself for being playful for the meantime and give yourself the luxury of your creative imagination.

Lisa Park is a 23 year old author and a blogger. She loves to surf the net, watch movies and listen to music. Regina Spektor is one of her favorite pianists. Playing dress up games is also one of her favorites. To find out more about her just drop by at Dress Up Games.

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Celebrity Games

Be a Star Yourself with Celebrity Games by Lisa Park

Are you fond of the Hollywood stars and other celebrities in the celebrity world? Do you find it exciting and pleasurable being able to learn about the latest gossips and talks about your favourite celebrities? Or do you find yourself following their very moves and how they dress? And yet you do not have the resources to buy the latest Louis Vuitton bag? What else you can do to be a certified avid fan of your favourite celebrities? Now your favourite stars are within the reach of your hands with celebrity games!

This is truly awesome! Celebrity games make it possible for you to dress your favourite celebrities and even do a complete makeover with them! But how is this possible? With celebrity games, you can meet handsome Tom Cruise, the hot Britney Spears, gorgeous Paris Hilton and much more!

Everybody makes sweet glances as the hunk Tom Cruise passes by the alley. What if you have the chance to choose his every own outfit for his latest movie shooting? That would be so wonderful! Meet this high profile hunk and see how handsome he can be at your very own eyes!

Zac and Vanessa are among the coolest pair of teenage stars that are on the peak of their glory and continuing to be such popular with their high reputation from the classic-hit, High School Musical the Movie. This cute pair of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens would not only match in their movies but also in celebrity games.

Find Beyonce and see how fashionably she can dress herself with celebrity games. If you find something is lacking to her dress up, do a little charity by helping her out to choose from her wardrobe! She would definitely appreciate all your help. With her artistry in Music, Video and her oozing beauty, it would be a great privilege of having to help her in dressing up.

No other pop queen could match the controversies felt and experienced by Britney Spears. This music queen and pop star lived a very controversial life that you may not think how she can stay beautiful despite of the odds. Learn about her secrets at celebrity games and match her passion for fashion.

Celebrity games are not only limited to the show business stars. Even the politicians are there too! Join Obama and Hillary Clinton on their separate adventures as they campaign for the upcoming election. Hillary ought to be beautiful despite of the stressful political situation she is in. Help her in dressing up at celebrity games!

You can find a lot of excitement and fun with celebrity games. Choose your star and be a star yourself! Be fashionable and set the trend, be the new designer that these stars would crave!

Lisa Park is a 23 year old author and a blogger. She loves to surf the net, watch movies and listen to music. Regina Spektor is one of her favorite pianists. Playing dress up games is also one of her favorites. To find out more about her just drop by at Dress Up Games.

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Makeover Games

Get Chilled to Perfection with Makeover Games by Lisa Park

Get the killer must-haves with the fall's runaway fashion! Beat the waves and get chilled to perfection with the latest fashion makeover. Fashion makeover does not entirely mean your body itself, fashion can be your room, your house, the way you look and you can also craze up fashion with makeover games!

Makeover games can be totally amazing! You can jump to the latest fashion dress to the latest interior design for the month. Much more, you can just do this in a matter of minutes without putting your actual living room in a mess. Do a makeover of your room. Fit the room with your mood and creatively express yourself!

With your virtual companion, she can guide you on the whereabouts of makeover games. In return, do her a favor by helping her choose the trendy cool clothing that is in! However, you do not need to make buys to have a fashionista outfit, make a dandy combination of trousers, striped shirt, or may be an overlarge belt. Fit your style and what looks good on your body. Makeover games will give you all the access to fine clothing from vintage, elegant to the daring styles of clothes.

Sunglasses Makeover Game

When it’s hot outside, it does not mean that you also need to be hot and burn your eyes in the sun. Wear the sunglasses that you have with bought in a virtual mall. Find brand new designer sunglasses and make it blend with your make up.

Makeover Fun Earrings

Grab the best earrings with makeover game that will best fit your fun hats and outfits. You may opt for dangling fun earrings as it can be so agreeably stylish.

Makeover Make up a Princess

Make up a Princess: She is a princess in Maurya. She has a beautiful look and attractive temperament. Give her the elegant trimmed dress with the silver accents that will truly make her shine among the others. Don it with glittering jewels to make her glamorously sophisticated.

Goth Dress Up

Recently had a vacation and you do not know what to wear back in the office for the fear of losing a latest fashion rule? Sneak to your sister’s room and ask her to let your borrow her fashion mag. After such, run straight to your wardrobe closet. Mix and match your style!

On the Dance floor

Being a teenager gives you a lot of opportunities to jam and enjoy! Be on the dance floor and let people turn their heads on you with the latest craze on hair styles and cuts. Highlight some strands of your hair and viola! The perfect do!

Makeover games are truly interesting and unquestionably fun! Feel and fill the fashion throb in you!

Lisa Park is a 23 year old author and a blogger. She loves to surf the net, watch movies and listen to music. Regina Spektor is one of her favorite pianists. Playing dress up games is also one of her favorites. To find out more about her just drop by at Dress Up Games.

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Dress Up Games

Five Dress Up Games You Really Should Try by Lisa Park

New to dress up games? Then you absolutely must play more until you’re an old pro. As a beginner, a list of essential games might be just the thing to point you in the right (most enjoyable) direction.

Celebrity Dress Up Games
If you love celebrities, and who doesn’t (even if you profess to not care, you know you really do – at least a little bit), you’ll want to take your turn preparing everyone in Celebrity Land for the red carpet. In a celebrity dress up game, you have the opportunity to take a character such as Miley Cyrus and then pick and choose her outfits. Dress her for school or dress her for the stage. You can even dress her up for a big award ceremony – it’s up to you!

Fairy Dress Up Games
Who among us has never secretly wished to have magical powers of some kind? When you play fairy dress up games you gain those powers, even if it’s just through your creation. Fairy dress up games let you select everything from hair color to wing span for your little (or large) fairy. Once you’ve got the basic design, there are plenty of extras to help decorate the scene or to give your fairy extra oomph.

Makeover Games
Very much like a basic dress up game, a makeover game takes an ugly duckling and makes her into a swan. Of course, it’s almost impossible to find an ugly duckling of a doll, so really you’re taking a doll with no style and transforming her into someone who can truly dazzle. This is good practice for when you take your friends shopping. You can learn makeover skills with the games and then instruct others in real life makeovers for fun or maybe even for profit!

Goth Dress Up Games
Here’s one your mother never played when she dabbled in paper dolls. Goths have a terrific sense of style – how else can you make all of that black so fashionable? Practice parings of black, white and red to make your Goth creations as stylish as they are sullen. If you tire of Goths, by the way, you can always play with the Goth game twin – Emo dress up games.

Princess Dress Up Games
Every girl is a princess, but only some can actually look the part. Take yourself online to practice your skill at dressing a princess in her royal garb and then stick around to throw some outfits together for her to take on a royal vacation or to the royally wicked night club. Who said all princesses have to be well behaved? If royal princesses and all that title status get under your skin, you might prefer the other sort of princess. Try wedding dress up games to make every girl truly a princess for her one special day.

Lisa Park is a 23 year old author and a blogger. She loves to surf the net, watch movies and listen to music. Regina Spektor is one of her favorite pianists. Playing dress up games is also one of her favorites. To find out more about her just drop by at Dress Up Games.

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