RadioShack to Offer Acer Aspire One with AT&T 3G Connectivity  

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On December 14, RadioShack will start offering the Acer Aspire One netbook with integrated 3G wireless connectivity provided by AT&T.

The Aspire One is priced at $99.99 for customers who sign up for a qualifying two-year AT&T DataConnect mobile broadband service agreement with plans starting at $60 a month.

Along with the built-in 3G module, the 2.44-pound mini-laptop features a 8.9-inch display, Intel’s Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and Windows XP Home operating system.

Intel Launches Dual Core Celeron Mobile CPUs  

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ntel has launched the T1600 and T1700, the first dual core Celeron laptop processors.

“They are both 65nm parts with 1MB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB and TDP of 35W. The T1600 costs $80 from Intel and has a clock of 1.66GHz, the 1.83GHz T1700 costs $86,” Nexus reports.

Intel’s notebook CPU lineup also includes the dual core Mobile Celeron 723. The 45nm chip is clocked at 1.2GHz and features an 800MHz FSB and TDP of only 10W. We do not have info on pricing for the Celeron 723 at the time of this writing.

In addition, we have found the Intel Celeron T1400 dual core at 1.73GHz in the Extensa 4220-2346 and Aspire AS5315-2721 laptops by Acer.

The new CPUs support 64-bit operating systems and software.

Mac OS X 10.5.6 Released  

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Apple released today Mac OS X 10.5.6, the sixth major update to Leopard 10.5 operating system.

The update includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of Mac-based computers, according to the support page.

“What’s new in this update?

Address Book

* Improves reliability of Address Book syncing with iPhone and other devices and applications.

AirPort

* Improves the reliability of AirPort connections, including improvements when roaming in large wireless networks with an Intel-based Mac.

Client management

* Improves reliability of synchronizing files on a portable home directory.
* Fixes an issue in Mac OS X 10.5.4 and 10.5.5 in which managed users may not see printers that use the Generic PPD.
* Client computers that use UUID-based ByHost preferences now respect managed Screen Saver settings.

iChat

* Addresses an issue that could cause an encryption alert to appear in the chat window.
* Setting your iChat status to “invisible” via AppleScript no longer logs you out of iChat.
* Resolves an issue in which pasting text from a Microsoft Office document could insert an image rather than text.

Graphics

* Includes general improvements to gaming performance.
* Includes graphics improvements for iChat, Cover Flow, Aperture, and iTunes.
* Includes fixes for possible graphics distortion issues with certain ATI graphics cards.

Mail

* Includes overall performance and reliability fixes.
* Improves Connection Doctor accuracy.
* Fixes an issue that could cause messages identified as junk to remain in the inbox.
* Fixes an issue that could cause Mail to append a character to the file extension of an attachment.
* Addresses an issue that could prevent Mail from quitting.
* Improves reliability when printing PDF attachments.

MobileMe

* Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at me.com.

Networking

* Improves Apple File Service performance, especially when using a home directory hosted on an AFP server. Important: If you are using Mac OS X 10.5.6 (client) to connect to a Mac OS X Server 10.4-based server, it is strongly recommended that you update the server to Mac OS X Server version 10.4.11.
* Improves the performance and reliability of TCP connections.
* Improves reliability and performance for AT&T 3G cards.
* Updates the ssh Terminal command for compatibility with more ssh servers.

Printing

* Improves printing for the Adobe CS3 application suite.
* Improves printing for USB-based Brother and Canon printers.

Parental Controls

* Addresses an issue in which a parentally-controlled account could be unable to access the iTunes Store.
* Includes general fixes for time limits.
* Resolves an issue that prevented adding allowed websites from Safari via drag and drop.

Time Machine

* Fixes issues that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.
* Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.

Safari

* Improves compatibility with web proxy servers.

General

* Includes Mac OS X security improvements. See this website for more information.
* Addresses inaccuracies with Calculator when the Mac OS X language is set to German or Swiss German.
* Improves the performance and reliability of Chess.
* Improves DVD Player performance and reliability.
* Performance improvements for iCal are included.
* Fixes an issue when running the New iCal Events Automator action as an applet.
* Adds a Trackpad System Preference pane for portable Macs.
* Improves compatibility with smart cards such as the U.S. Department of Defense Common Access Card.
* Updates time zone data and Daylight Saving Time rules for several countries.“

The upgrade to 10.5.6 is available via Automatic Software Update or as a standalone installer.

Samsung X460 14.1-Incher Now Shipping in U.S.  

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Samsung’s X460, a new 14.1-inch thin-and-light laptop, is now available in the United States.

NewEgg offers the 4-pound notebook, which is 0.80-1.25 inches thin, in two versions. The X460-44G model features the Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 processor at 2GHz and a 250GB hard drive, whereas the X460-44P has the 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 and a 320GB HDD. Both laptops feature the NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS 256MB dedicated graphics, 3GB of DDR3 memory, and a DVD burner. The LED-backlit display has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.

There are also a built-in 1.3MP web camera, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth, and a 56k modem, as well as HDMI and VGA outputs, three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, and 7-in-1 media card reader.

The notebooks ship with a 6-cell battery and run Windows Vista Business operating system.

The Samsung X460-44G and X460-44P are priced at $1,499.99 and $1,699.99 respectively.

UMID MID - 4.8″ Laptop-Like MID  

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Aving.net has published photos and specifications of the UMID MID (Mobile Internet Device), featuring a laptop-like design, 4.8-inch touch screen display, and Intel’s Atom processor.

The 0.69-pound MID comes with an Atom at 1.1Ghz or 1.33GHz, 512BMB or 1GB of RAM, and up to 32GB of solid state drive storage. Its display has a resolution of 1024×600 pixels.

Other features include a 1.3-megapixel web camera, HSDPA, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and WiBro support, a mini-USB port, and micro-SD and USIM card slots.

The device supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux operating systems.

Fujitsu MJA2 BH, MJA2 CH - New 500GB 2.5″ Hard Drives  

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Fujitsu today announced that it has developed MJA2 BH and MJA2 CH, two new 500GB 2.5-inch hard drive models that feature a rotational speed of 5,400rpm and “industry-leading levels of energy efficiency”.

The new HDDs are claimed to consume 1.4W of power when recording data, one-third less than previous models. The drives use SATA 2 interface and have 8MB of cache. Average seek times are 12ms (read) and 14ms (write).

In addition, the MJA2 CH provides 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption.

The new modes are also halogen-free, which minimizes the hazardous substances generated at disposal.

The MJA2 BH series will be available from the end of December 2008, and the MJA2 CH series will be available in the first quarter of 2009.

I Will Not Die is The Spirit  

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Dell Vostro A860 Laptop Launched in the US, Starts at $379  

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Dell has launched in the United States the Vostro A860, an affordable 15.6-inch laptop that was previously aimed only at emerging markets.

Starting at $379 after instant savings, the Dell Vostro A860 features Intel’s Celeron or Pentium Dual Core processor, GM965 chipset with GMA X3100+ integrated graphics, 1GB or 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 120GB or 160GB hard drive, and a Combo optical drive or DVD burner, all depending on model. The anti-glare type display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.

The Vostro A860 also includes 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth, Ethernet LAN, and a 56k modem, as well as a single speaker, two USB ports, a PC Card slot, 3-in-1 media card reader, and Firewire.

With a standard 4-cell battery, the notebook weighs 5.4 pounds.

It runs Windows Vista Home Basic or Vista Business and is available now at the Dell website.

MSI GX630-028US - Gaming Laptop for $800  

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MSI has announced the GX630-028US 15.4-inch gaming notebook model that will be selling for $799.99.

The MSI GX630-028US features an AMD dual-core processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT video card, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 250GB hard drive, as well as a 2-megapixel web camera, HDMI output, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Its display has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.

The notebook sports MSI Turbo Drive Engine technology that allows users to overclock the GX630, “increasing the speed of CPU performance by as much as 15% while in AC mode”.

ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo Available for Pre-Order  

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Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo, a 12.1-inch ultraportable laptop that has “artisan-grade” Moso bamboo panel cover and palm rest.

In addition, the notebook’s touch pad features bamboo fiber patterns that create the sensation of touching live bamboo.

Along with the stylish chassis, the ASUS U6V-B1-Bamboo sports the Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor at 2.53GHz, Nvidia GeForce 9300M GS 256MB graphics, and a 320GB hard drive. The 1280×800 widescreen display uses LED backlight. A product image at Amazon shows that the ultraportable includes a built-in optical drive.

Murad acne complex  

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Acne is one of the most common skin disorder in the world today.This product is developed by renowned dermatologist Dr. Howard Murad. You just should see their before and after page.

This product is working like photoshop! Except that it’s for real. It claims that the product will work for acne sufferers of all ages and skin types, but also states that the success rate is over 90%.

Murad Acne Complex Products contain Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxyl Acid that are guaranteed to make the skin as healthy as possible for any skin condition by exfoliating the dead skin cells and even the skin texture.

You can also use this acne complex that would really, really work for anybody. This murad acne complex works fast that you wont wait for weeks but only a day to let it throw your problems away.

Nice to know that there are people who makes solutions to teens even though they have passed this adolescent stage common problems.

Lenovo IdeaPad Y730 Overview  

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Along with the Y530, Lenovo has made available recently the 17-inch IdeaPad Y730 consumer laptop.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y730 features the latest Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 640GB of hard drive space using two 320GB units, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive. The glossy “frameless” display is managed by ATI dedicated graphics and has a resolution of 1440×900 or 1920×1200 pixels, depending on model.

Lenovo currently offers the Y730 with the ATI Radeon HD 3650 video card. According to the product specifications, the PC maker will also offer the Y730 with Intel’s GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics.

The 17-incher features four speakers and a subwoofer, Dolby Home Theater sound technology, a 1.3-magapixel web camera, touch sensitive audio-video control panel, and a Shuttle Key for volume and equalizer setting. Select models have a numeric keypad on the right of the keyboard, while other models on the same place have a GameZone keypad with directional buttons and user-defined keys for online gaming. In addition, the GameZone sports a display that “keeps users up-to-date on system performance and e-mail without breaking away from your game”.

There are also 802.11n wireless, Ethernet LAN, 56k modem, and Bluetooth connections, HDMI and VGA outputs, four USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, 6-in-1 media card reader, and Firewire.

The Y730 has a glossy piano black finish combined with dark blue or orange lid and weighs 7.9 pounds with a six-cell battery. The battery provides up to 3.5 hours of autonomous operation.

SanDisk ExtremeFFS to Improve SSD Write Speeds ‘up to 100 Times’  

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SanDisk has unveiled this week ExtremeFFS, a new file system for solid-state drives that is expected to bring big improvements in their performance and reliability.

The next-generation patented flash management system has the potential to accelerate random write speeds by up to 100 times over existing systems, SanDisk says.

ExtremeFFS will ship in SanDisk’s products during 2009, according to the company.

Casablanca ceiling fans  

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Choosing the right things for maintaining the house is not an easy thing to do. It is because you need to put some extra attention on the thing that surely is able to help you maintain the house.

You can get variable ceiling fans at Farrey’s from popular brands like casablanca fans, craft made ceiling fans, Ellington ceiling fans, fanimation ceiling fans, hunter ceiling fans, minka aire fans, modern fan company, monte carlo ceiling fans and many more!

Outdoor lights are also available, including pier mount lanterns, post mount lanterns, flood lights, deck lights, landscape lighting and more.
Their lighting product search tool quickly helps find the perfect lights for your application. So what are you waiting for? Just visit Farreys.com and get the new you.

Fujitsu MJA2 BH, MJA2 CH - New 500GB 2.5″ Hard Drives  

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Fujitsu today announced that it has developed MJA2 BH and MJA2 CH, two new 500GB 2.5-inch hard drive models that feature a rotational speed of 5,400rpm and “industry-leading levels of energy efficiency”.

The new HDDs are claimed to consume 1.4W of power when recording data, one-third less than previous models. The drives use SATA 2 interface and have 8MB of cache. Average seek times are 12ms (read) and 14ms (write).

In addition, the MJA2 CH provides 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption.

The new modes are also halogen-free, which minimizes the hazardous substances generated at disposal.

The MJA2 BH series will be available from the end of December 2008, and the MJA2 CH series will be available in the first quarter of 2009.

DirectTV  

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Does your family love watching a lot of movies? Do you have kids always fighting to watch tv or switch over the channels? Are you tired of paying heavy cable bills? Then the answer is here.

Switch to the DirectTV service and enjoy a lot of benefits. You can save a lot of money over your cable bills watch more channels at cheaper rate and you can avail special offers.Applying for it is really easy and all you need to do is follow some simple steps.You can even apply online for direct tv and we also offer broadband services.

directv has special plans and packages that will suit every customer. Some would like to watch all the action channels while some prefer watching songs and some more different things.

We cater to the needs and satisfy everyone. So if you want a experience a new service of digital Tv switch to our service we can assure you that you will be definitely satisfied so that your family enjoys the best.

Seagate Announces New Momentus FDE Laptop Hard Drives  

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Seagate has announced this week that it is now shipping its new Momentus FDE self-encrypting laptop hard drives with “government-grade” AES encryption, up to 320GB of capacity, and SATA2 interface.

“Now shipping is the Momentus 5400 FDE.3 hard drive with capacities of 320GB and 160GB and 8MBs of cache, as is Momentus 7200 FDE, Seagate’s first high-performance (7200 RPM) self-encrypting notebook drive, with capacities of 320GB and 160GB and a 16MB cache. Seagate’s Momentus 5400 RPM and 7200 RPM self-encrypting hard drives in capacities up to 500GB are scheduled to begin shipping early next year,” the press release says.

Apple Delays 1.6GHz MacBook Air  

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Apple has informed customers who had ordered the new entry-level 1.6GHz Macbook Air (model MB543LL/A) that their laptops will ship later than expected “due to an unexpected delay”.

“We now anticipate shipping the item by 11/24/08 and delivering by 11/29/08,” Apple says. The company previously announced ship times of November 5th and a delivery estimate of November 10th.

The delay does not affect the 1.86GHz MacBook Air model. It ships in 3-5 business days, according to the Apple website.

Belkin FlyThru - New Checkpoint-Friendly Laptop Case  

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Belkin has announced this week the FlyThru, a checkpoint-friendly case for notebook computers.

“With the new Belkin FlyThru laptop case, you no longer need to remove your laptop from the bag in the airport security line, making it a painless, stress-free experience. FlyThru isolates your laptop on one side, allowing TSA agents to easily identify it through a clear window. Accessories are kept organized and secure on the other side of the bag, sending you through security faster,” the company says.

The FlyThru, which fits widescreen laptops up to 15.4″, is priced at $59.99 in the United States.

Creadit cards  

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Credit card, for most people, is like a must have item nowadays. With using credit card, we feel like using a magic card. We don't have to bring a lot of cash when we purchase things we need in stores.

If you do not want all of those things happen to you, you have to use your time to research the suitable creadit cards for you. You can use comparecards.com.

The site helps you to get the best card you deserve,with the help of the credit card guide.You can compare between a wide range of cards,like students credit card,business cards,CITI credit cards,Household Bank Credit Cards and much much more.

This website also shows you information about percentage APR in credit cards. After comparing, you can also gain instant approval within less than 1 minute only.

However, before applying to hold one, we better compare what cards or card publishers that are reliable and beneficial

Fujitsu Launches LifeBook N7010 Laptop with Secondary Display  

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Fujitsu announced yesterday the LifeBook N7010 16-inch desktop replacement laptop that includes a secondary 4-inch Touch Zone display.

“Touch Zone touch screen enhances productivity by keeping information, such as photo slide show, CD/DVD controls, or application shortcuts visible at all times for seamless multitasking. Instead of minimizing applications, consumers can have two live applications running at the same time by dragging one into the Touch Zone. For example, they can work on a large file on the main screen and chat on the webcam below,” Fujitsu explains.

The $1,499 Fujitsu LifeBook N7010 configuration features the Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 processor at 2.26GHz, ATI Radeon HD 3470 256MB dedicated graphics, and Blu-ray optical drive. The laptop also includes a 1.3-megapixel web camera, HDMI output, 802.11n wireless network connection, Bluetooth, Memory Stick/SD card slot, eSATA port, and gesture-enabled touchpad.

Although Fujitsu says the N7010 is available immediately, we were not able to find it at the company’s online store at the time of this writing.

Samsung P560, P460 Business Laptops Launched in the US  

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Samsung’s new business-class laptops - the 14.1-inch P460 and 15.4-inch P560 - are now available in the United States.

The models offered at NewEgg are the Samsung P460-44G and Samsung P560-54G, both featuring the Intel Core 2 Duo T5800 processor at 2GHz, 3GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, and a DVD burner. The P460-44G includes the Intel GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, while the P560-54G comes with the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS 256MB video card. The displays in the notebooks have a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.

Both Windows Vista Business-powered laptops have a 1.3-megapixel web camera, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless, Gigabit LAN, modem, and Bluetooth connections, HDMI and VGA outputs, a 3-in-1 media card reader, and PC card slot.

Regarding security, there is a fingerprint reader and the Trusted Platform Module chip.

The 14.1-incher has three USB ports and weighs 5.3 pounds, while the 5.8-pound 15.4-incher has four USBs.

The Samsung P460-44G and Samsung P560-54G are priced at $1,099.99 and $1,149.99 respectively. The prices reflect instant savings.

Active Directory Management  

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If you are working in website or informational technology then you must be aware with the term like Active Directory or Active Directory Tools. I would like to introduce you with Ensim Corporation.

Active Directory is very important to a company especially a big company. It stores all the network information including user account across the domain. It also provides authentication and authorization for the entire IT infrastructure.

Ensim Corporation is a software manufacturer that was founded in 1998. The company develops and markets several software products worldwide including those that focus or specialize in Active Directory Management and Exchange Management.

Please visit Ensim.com for further information, you can chat with their customer service to get fast solution of your IT problems.

Alienware M17 Gaming Laptop Launched  

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Alienware launched yesterday the M17 gaming notebook, featuring a 17-inch display, ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, and Intel’s quad core processor.

The Alienware M17 notebook can be configured with dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 512MB graphics cards, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 CPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 1 terabyte of storage using dual 500GB hard drives, a Blu-Ray reader, 1920×1080 display, and optional HDTV tuner.

The M17 also has two built-in speakers with subwoofer, a 2MP web camera, fingerprint reader, wireless, Bluetooth, and Gigabit Ethernet connections, HDMI and VGA outputs, three USB ports, a USB/eSATA combo port, ExpressCard slot, Firewire, and 7-in-1 media card reader.

The 9.5-pound gaming system comes with a 12-cell battery, a full size keyboard with a separate numeric keypad, the Skullcap case design and Stealth Black finish. It’s a “soft-touch, matte black finish that protects the system from fingerprints and scratches.”

Alienware’s M17 runs Windows Vista operating system.

It costs from $1,399 to more than $4,000, depending on configuration.

Fujitsu LifeBook U820 5.6″ Convertible with GPS Launched  

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Fujitsu launched today the LifeBook U820 Mini Notebook, featuring a 5.6-inch touch-screen display, Intel Atom processor, and built-in GPS.

Starting at 1.32 pounds, the convertible laptop comes with the Atom Z530 CPU at 1.6GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory, 60GB hard drive, 120GB HDD, or 64GB solid state drive, and Intel’s integrated graphics. The display has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels and features passive touch-screen technology.

Along with the GPS receiver and Garmin Mobile PC software, Fujitsu LifeBook U820 includes a 1.3-megapixel web camera, fingerprint reader, 802.11a/b/g/n wireless connection, Ethernet LAN, and optional Bluetooth, as well as one USB port, and Secure Digital and Compact Flash slots.

Fujitsu LifeBook U820
When compared to the previous LifeBook U810 series, the 820 provides improved QWERTY keyboard with an extra set of rows for more comfortable typing and a zoom utility for easier viewing.

Fujitsu says that the new mini laptop has a battery life of up to 3 hours and 30 minutes with a standard 2-cell battery or up to 7 hours and 30 minutes with a 4-cell unit.

The U820 runs Windows Vista operating system and has a starting price of $1,049 ($999 after $50 mail-in rebate).

Web TV On Football  

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Good news! Carlsberg launches Web-TV now! Great news for Football fans! Carlsberg web-tv has given the opportunity for everyone to enjoy all aspects about football and even the classic matches. Football fans will have no rush to the nearby cafe for football matches. www.partofthegame.tv launched 5 channels showing all aspects about football from the classic football matches to life as a fan. Go check out this neat website, created specially for football fanatics!

Refreshed MacBook Air Available for Purchase  

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Apple’s has released the refreshed Macbook Air 13.3-inch thin-and-light laptop, which now features the new NVIDIA’s graphics, faster architecture, and a larger hard drive.

The company offers two new Macbook Air configurations. The first, the MB543LL/A, has a 1.6GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and a 120GB hard drive, which is larger than 80GB in previous models. It is priced at $1,799. The second, the MB940LL/A, offers a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo and a 128GB solid state drive for $2,499.

Both models use a 1066MHz front side bus, which is up from 800MHz in the previous version. The laptops ship with 2GB of new DDR3 memory at 1066MHz, instead of DDR2 at 667MHz, and feature the latest NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics with “up to a 4x performance boost” over the older Intel GMA X3100.

Specs of the glossy display remained the same: 13.3-inch diagonal, LED backlight, and a resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels.

The three-pound 0.76 inches thin laptop has an iSight web camera, illuminated keyboard, spacious multi-touch trackpad, AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless connection, Bluetooth, one USB port, and a Mini DisplayPort. Ethernet LAN and optical drive are provided via separately sold devices.

The MacBook Air runs Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard.

It is available for purchase via the Apple website and will start shipping early November.

eMachines eMD620-5777 - New Affordable 14.1-Incher  

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eMachines has launched the eMD620-5777 14.1-inch laptop, priced at only $429.99.

The notebook features the AMD Athlon 2650e processor (1.6GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB), 1GB of DDR2 memory, the ATI Radeon X1200 integrated graphics, a 160GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11b/g WiFi connection, and two USB ports. Its display has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels.

The eMachines eMD620-5777 runs Windows Vista Home Basic and will be sold by Best Buy beginning November 1.

Product fulfillment  

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When it comes to companies that handle product fulfillment, their are a lot of them out there. Finding one that does a phenomenal, above the call of duty, job however for a reasonable rate, that is not so wide an audience.

In order to find the right Product Fulfillment services for your company, you must have an understanding of what you need and the benefits of using this type of service. Partnering with the right company makes a world of difference.


With California Fulfillment services that I found I was able to deliver amazing quality and perfected timing strategies with no thought process involved on my end.

These companies serve businesses by means of order fulfillment or product fulfillment. This is the processing of orders that has been placed. To give a clear understanding, here is an example: A customer orders an item at Company A.

This company I found really came through when it counted and their efforts saved us a lot of money over the years not to mention customer satisfaction is way up!

HP, Toshiba, Dell Recall Laptop Batteries  

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Thursday a voluntary recall of select Sony-made lithium-ion batteries used in Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Dell laptops.

The affected lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, CPSC says.

According to the Commission, there have been 19 reports of the batteries overheating, including 17 reports of flames/fire (10 resulting in minor property damage). Two consumers experienced minor burns.

The recalled batteries were included with, and sold separately for use in, the following notebook PCs:

- Hewlett-Packard: HP Pavilion dv1000, dv8000 and zd8000; Compaq Presario v2000 and v2400; HP Compaq: nc6110, nc6120, nc6140, nc6220, nc6230,
nx4800, nx4820, nx6110, nx6120, nx9600

- Toshiba: Satellite A70/A75, P30/P5, M30X/M35X, M50/M55; Tecra A3, A5, S2

- Dell: Latitude 110L, Inspiron 1100, 1150, 5100, 5150, 5160.

Around 35,000 batteries were sold in the US and an additional 65,000 batteries were sold worldwide.

CPSC says Consumers should immediately remove the recalled battery from their notebook computer, and contact their computer manufacturer to determine if their battery is included in the recall and to request a free replacement battery. After removing the recalled battery from their notebook computer, consumers may use the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives. Consumers should only use batteries obtained from their computer manufacturer or an authorized reseller.

Laptop Tips & Laptop travel tips  

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Laptop Tips

  • Below are a list of tips that will help increase the life of your laptop and hopefully save you some money too!
  • Make sure that you always use a surge protector. An electrical surge may not affect your laptop the fist time it happens, but over time it will destroy it!
  • Don't get into a habit of leaving your laptop on the floor. Things that are left on the floor are free game for pets, small children and big feet.
  • Never leave your laptop in a cold environment. Once it gets cold, then you bring it into a warm environment, it will build up condensation on the circuitry and cause the laptop to short itself out. 
  • Never keep your paperwork between the screen and keypad. Paper is very sharp and will eventually cut into your screen.
  • Avoid placing your laptop on soft surfaces. This will block the air vents and overheat your system.
  • Be sure to purchase a good quality carrying case for your laptop's protection. Dropping and bumping a laptop is common. If it is in a quality case, it usually is not a problem. Also, make sure that the case has plenty of additional storage compartments to avoid scratching your laptop. 
  • Never drink liquids when working with your laptop. If you must, then make sure that the cup or glass has a wide bottom that will not be easily overturned. Be very careful, spilling liquid into your laptop will mean almost certain replacement. That's a costly cup of coffee!
  • Never work on your own laptop unless you are a qualified professional. Laptops are much different from desktop computers. They have very small parts that are stuffed into tight areas.

Laptop travel tips
  • Make sure that you are familiar with your laptop before you depart on a trip. Ensure that you are able to connect to the Internet and that you have all of the necessary software to conduct your work.
  • Carry your laptop in a bag designed for laptop computers. If you accidentally drop your laptop while it is in a good carrying case, you have a good chance that it will not be damaged.
  • In hotel rooms, many of the devices (alarm clock, hair drier, television etc.) contain magnets that can damage your data. Do not store floppies or zip disks near these devices for extended periods.
  • Use extra caution when drinking anything near your laptop computer. Avoid using small base glasses that can easily tip over. Spilling liquid into a laptop can ruin it.
  • Never check your laptop computer as luggage on an airline, bus, etc. Always carry-on your laptop computer to avoid damage and theft. Keep your laptop in hand at all times when in public areas. Be extra careful in busy locations like airports, where many laptop computers are stolen.
  • The x-ray machines at the airports will not damage your computer or your media. However, many people have had their computers stolen as it comes out of the conveyer belt. Be sure not to leave your computer unattended.
  • On long trans-Pacific flights, ask to be seated at an emergency exit. Not only do you get more leg room, there is, believe it or not, a hot 110 Volt/AC outlet right in front of each exit door in the outside wall of Boeing 747s where you can plug in your notebook's A/C adapter and work/play the hours away without worrying about batteries.
  • If you use a PC card modem, (1) always carry one as a spare even if your laptop has an internal modem, and (2) either use one with an X-jack connector or bring an extra dongle. I have heard from people who have unplugged their modems and left the dongle connected to the phone cord, either at home or in a hotel. It's near-impossible to find a dongle in a computer shop while you are on the road.
  • Take your purchase receipt along if you're traveling to a foreign country. This way you can avoid paying import tax if a customs agent challenges you.
  • Make sure you know the power type and the plug type requirements for the country you are traveling to. You will need to get the necessary adapters if you are going to be using your computer while plugged into a power source (other than battery power). 
  • Charge all your batteries before you leave on a trip. You never know when they'll get the next charge.

New and Refurbished Switches, Routers, Servers, Firewalls, Telecommunications and Security  

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Infinit-tech.com is a site that provides new and refurbished switches, routers, servers, firewalls, telecommunications and security products. 3COM, Cisco, Extreme Networks, Force10, HP, Juniper, Nortel, Aten KVM, HP, Compaq, Dell, Merlin, Nortel etc., is just a small faction within their inventory of products. Thus, for more information you can visit the site.


Last year SMART Comms in partnership with trendsnet, organized a seminar to the faculty of SWEEP partner schools. Ateneo de Davao was priviledged enough to be chosen as the venue. The setting was a seminar / workshop in Networking and Security, wherein the speaker (from trendsnet) brought with him networking paraphernalia such CISCO routers and switches. The speaker was very well-versed with the topic and to add to that, he was abreast with the latest conditions in the field of internetworking and telecommunications. It was a very comprehensive seminar (everyone agree). I was also very excited by that time because I was handling Data Communication subject (which is taught very theoretical). Anyway, what disappoint me was that our school could not purchase (up to this time) the different networking facilities and devices that would aid student’s learning through practice and hands on. 

Windows 7  

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was introduced officially at PDC earlier this week and the people who attended the event could have a disc of Pre-Beta Windows 7 Ultimate each. Many articles and news about Windows 7 have come up so far, but seeing a practical example of Windows 7 Ultimate in action will be pretty nice.

One of the critical situations that we would like to try Windows Operating systems and (surely to get good respond) is Netbook laptops. Netbooks are not multi-tasking machines because of their weak CPUs, limited RAM maximum up to 1GB and short storages, and that is why they have lots of limitations to run operating systems. So far, XP and Linux have been able to run on Netbooks well, but Vista is a heavy OS and needs more RAM and enough storage which are not available on Netbooks. Thus, it is not a proper option.



What about Windows 7 running on Netbooks? If windows 7 can be run on Netbooks well it will be a key of success for Microsoft in its battle with Linux. You know that Netbooks are becoming as popular and vital as desktop computers for individuals and its market is in great growth. So, It is a good chance for Linux-based Companies to make different sorts of Linux OS more popular and natural among ordinary people.


Laptop Magazine could install its Pre-Beta Windows 7 Ultimate on 10-inches Asus Eee PC 1000H (featuring 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor and 1GB of RAM) to test this OS briefly and comparing it with Vista .

The notable results that were observed after installing Windows 7 include:

- The OS with no applications only occupied 485MB out of 1GB RAM! So, it shows that MS has focused on this big problem of Vista and has tried to amend it on Windows 7

- The Windows 7’s Network Manager works very well on Netbooks unlike the one existed on Vista

- The boot time was only 58 seconds which is not so much far from the 40 seconds boot time delivering by default operating system on Eee PC 1000H.

- Every thing looks nice and resembles Vista

- Video playback on Hulu.com was smooth but downloading a 720p high-definition video played back faces many pauses and interruptions.

- The Windows Experience Index score was 2.3 that is lower that the score (2.7) was got from the same system running Vista! (The higher score show that your computer performs better and faster)

Of course we need to see more tests being carried out to get exact conclusion whether Windows 7 can be another OS option for Netbooks. For sure, I would cover more stories related to Winodows 7 when they happen.

Useful Laptop tips  

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In Internet, you cannot find too many websites and blogs about laptop. However, the number of laptop users is increasing rapidly. After doing some search in Internet, I have compiled here a list 111 tips from different websites and blogs on laptop. I have just stated the title of a tip or have given first few words (in the absence of a title) of the tips from the articles used here. So, if you want to know about the tips in details, you should follow the links and visit the websites and blogs.
These tips are really useful and they have come often from the experts. So, if you are a laptop user or if you are thinking of buying a laptop then I would recommend you to spend some hours of your life and read all the tips in detail.

1- 8 tips from Lifehacker :
1. Extend your battery life
2. Save your keyboard and screen
3. Keep it cool
4. Work offline
5. Secure your data
6. Carry it well
7. Back up when you get home
8. Pack some helpful extras

2- Top 10 Cold Weather Tips for Laptops from Mobile Office Tech of About.com :
9. Ruggedized Laptops
10. Careful Storage
11. Let It Warm Up
12. Incorrect Warming Methods
13. Laptop Warmers
14. Excessive Heat Build-Up
15. Protecting Your Display
16. Stay Out of the Cold
17. Change Power Settings
18. Don't Get Creative

3- Top 8 Airline Travel Tips When Traveling with Your Laptop from Mobile Office Tech of About.com :
19. Carry your Laptop or Pack It Away?
20. Visual Inspection (Hand checking)
21. Should You X-Ray Your Laptop?
22. Carry Proper Documents
23. Keep a Low Profile
24. Don't Let Your Laptop Out of Sight
25. Fact or Fiction - The Airport Laptop Scam
26. Keep Your Laptop Case Locked

4- 3 Laptop Tips from overclockers
27. Always try to fork out the extra dough for an extended warrantee
28. Buy a laptop cooler (This is especially true for those with the desktop replacement types.)
29. Get some sort of padded carrying pack for the laptop.

5- 19 Laptop Tips from 5starsupport :
30. Make sure that you always use a surge protector
31. Don't get into a habit of leaving your laptop on the floor
32. Never leave your laptop in a cold environment.
33. Never keep your paperwork between the screen and keypad
34. Avoid placing your laptop on soft surfaces
35. be sure to purchase a good quality carrying case for your laptop's protection
36. Never drink liquids when working with your laptop
37. Never work on your own laptop unless you are a qualified professional

Laptop travel tips:
38. Make sure that you are familiar with your laptop before you depart on a trip
39. Carry your laptop in a bag designed for laptop computers
40. In hotel rooms, many of the devices (alarm clock, hair drier, television etc.) contain magnets that can damage your data
41. Use extra caution when drinking anything near your laptop computer
42. Never check your laptop computer as luggage on an airline, bus, etc
43. The x-ray machines at the airports will not damage your computer or your media
44. On long trans-Pacific flights, ask to be seated at an emergency exit because there is a 110 Volt/AC outlet right in front of each exit door in the outside wall of Boeing 747s where you can plug in
45. If you use a PC card modem, (1) always carry one as a spare even if your laptop has an internal modem, and (2) either use one with an X-jack connector or bring an extra dongle
46. Take your purchase receipt along if you're traveling to a foreign country
47. Make sure you know the power type and the plug type requirements for the country you are traveling to
48. Charge all your batteries before you leave on a trip

6- 9 Laptop battery tips for power users from HowToBuyALaptop :

49. Save battery power by minimizing use of the CD drive, and particularly the DVD drive
50. Turn the monitor down to lowest brightness level, and turn off screensavers
51. Turn off the Wireless port when you're not using wireless connectivity
52. Remove all PC cards from their slots when not in use
53. Use your laptop's built-in power management system and select low-power mode
54. Carry a spare battery and keep it charged overnight
55. Preserve battery life by allowing your battery to fully drain before you recharge it
56. Suspend' rather than reboot if you're only taking a short break
57. Take advantage of drive time by recharging your laptop battery in your car

7- 15 Laptop computer security advice from HowToBuyALaptop :
58. Make a note of your laptop's serial number and store it in a safe place.
59. Use Robo Form to store your passwords securely.
60. Keep your laptop well away from magnetic sources like television sets.
61. Backup your work every day when you're on the road.
62. Backup to floppy disk or CD and keep separate from laptop equipment.
63. Consider buying (or upgrading to) Windows XP Professional, which has built-in data encryption.
64. Use a security cable lock (fits into the laptop's keyhole) and fix it to something sturdy and immovable anytime you're not with your laptop.
65. If you have to sleep somewhere public like an airport lounge then secure your laptop to your seat via your security cable before you nod off.
66. Use the secure cable lock around your home and office too.
67. Pack your laptop into a sports bag or ordinary briefcase, instead of the standard laptop case.
68. Exercise extreme caution in the security section at airports, where many laptops get stolen.
69. Don't carry your laptop through the "human" metal detector as these can damage computer data.
70. Stay in physical contact with your laptop at all times, particularly in crowded places.
71. When you're not in your hotel room, ask to have your laptop locked in the hotel's safe.
72. Never leave a laptop / case on view in a locked car.

8- 9 Laptop Tips from 714 Laptop :
73. Thermal dissipation - Laptop cooling
74. Battery charge - Laptop autonomy
75. Security - Laptop tracking
76. Viruses
77. Windows Updates
78. Carrying
79. Shocks
80. Humidity
81. Dust

9- 9 Laptop Repair Tips from laptopmedic :
82. Do Not Download FREE Software / Music.
83. Always keep Laptops off floor.
84. Always use a surge protector.
85. Don't keep paper work in between screen and keypad.
86. Never leave your laptop in a cold environment.
87. Don't place your laptop on soft surfaces.
88. Don't drop it while your carrying it.
89. Never drink coffee or any liquid around your laptop.
90. Lastly never try to fix your laptop yourself.

10- 5 Tips to buy laptop from Tips To Buy Laptop/ Tips Membeli Laptop :

91. Portability
92. Expense
93. Speed
94. Upgradeability
95. Serious Gaming

11- 16 laptop Tips to protect your health from working-well :
96. Attach an external mouse and keyboard whenever possible.
97. Keep the keyboard and mouse at the edge of the worksurface that is set 1" below or equal to your sitting elbow height.
98. Move the laptop close enough so you do not hold your head forward to see what is on the screen.
99. Raise the laptop so the top of the screen is at your straight-ahead vision.
100. Sit back in the chair and keep your head directly over your shoulders.
101. Do not lean on the worksurface while typing; keep your elbows in line with your shoulders, hanging loosely at your sides.
102. Never drop your wrists on the "wristrest" of the laptop.
103. Use keyboard commands whenever possible.
104. Avoid reflective lighting.
105. Keep screen clean at all times.

When traveling (with a laptop):

106. Refrain from packing non-essential items or extra gadgets.
107. Avoid working on the hotel bed or at a high table.
108. Use a small pillow to support your lower back in the car/on the plane.
109. Carry the laptop in a backpack instead of a shoulder or handbag.
110. If you must use the laptop without external devices and monitor stand, it is best used in your lap (as it was designed!) or on a worksurface no higher than 27".
111. Support your feet with a portable footrest.

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Wholesale clothing  

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Based on fact of fashion, today there are so many wholesale clothing in internet. That’s sound very interesting and profitable business. Wholesale clothing offered a lot of selection of items.

When you decided to purchase item in clothing wholesale, you would get very large item to selected, but you have to make sure that the item you choose is a high quality item. Clothing wholesale also give us wide of variety fashion, think carefully and initiate it well before you purchase that.

The site has a nice layout, with lots of pictures. Each item is nicely displayed so that you can see what you're getting. With several different colors and styles of each item to chose from, this site should be at the top of your list for wholesale clothing distributors.

HP Releases Mini 1000 Netbook Series  

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Hewlett-Packard unveiled today the new netbook series called HP Mini 1000.

The low-cost ultraportable, based on the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, is initially offered in three variants – the standard HP Mini 1000, Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition, and Mini 1000 with MIE (Mobile Internet Experience) Linux OS.

HP says these companion PCs provide “a simplified Internet experience in a sleek, ultra-portable design”. Each is less than 1-inch thick, weighs a little more than 2 pounds and has a keyboard that is 92 percent the size of a standard notebook PC keyboard. All come with a BrightView widescreen Infinity display (1,024 x 600 resolution) with flush glass and LED backlight, built-in webcam and microphone, according to the company.

The HP Mini 1000 features a piano-black finish with HP Imprint swirl design is pre-installed with Windows XP Home, making access to the web, critical files and PC applications easily portable. It includes an Ethernet jack, two USB ports, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless capabilities. Versions with 3G capabilities are expected to be available in December.

Configuration choices include screen size – 8.9-inch or 10.2-inch diagonal BrightView display – and solid-state or mechanical hard-drive options.

The HP Mini 1000 Vivienne Tam Edition comes in vibrant red with a peony-flower inspired design that reflects the globally acclaimed fashion designer’s Spring 2009 collection. It seeks to satisfy the highly mobile, Internet-centric fashionista and features a 10.2-inch diagonal BrightView display.

Its design was first unveiled on the runway of Tam’s Fall 2009 Fashion Week show in Battery Park in New York, although many on the scene mistook it for a purse rather than the companion PC that it is. Tam labeled it the world’s first “digital clutch.”

MSI Wind Netbook Now Overclockable  

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MSI has released a BIOS update that enables overclocking of the Wind netbook.

“The freshly released (and absolutely official) v1.09 BIOS update enables simple overclocking by mashing Fn+F10, giving users the ability to push things 8%, 15% or 24% beyond their normally specified limits,” Engadget reports.

The v1.09 BIOS update for the MSI Wind is available for download at the PC maker’s website.

Men's Shoes  

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Shoes is an important ingredient in a man’s total package in presenting a totally great look. You may have a totally great outfit but it would be a pitfall if you wear a totally unsuitable pair of shoes.

ShopWiki offers large arrays of Men’s Shoes, which you could choose from. The selection includes Casual Shoes, Work Shoes/Boots, Athletic Shoes, Golf Shoes and Dress Shoes for formal wear.

The websites provides us variety of shoes, cloths and other men’s essentials in an affordable price and good quality. They provide high range of boys shoes and suit. Also they sell us wonderful golf shoes through this site. You can also avail rockport through this site.
Go to ShopWiki for fast and comfortable way of shopping.

Apple MacBook Aluminum 2GHz, 2.4GHz  

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Apple has recently launched the redesigned MacBook laptops, featuring a 13.3-inch LED backlight display, aluminum “unibody” enclosure, NVIDIA’s new GeForce graphics, and a glass multi-touch trackpad.

The laptop is 0.95 inches thin and weighs 4.5 pounds, according to its specifications. Currently, there are two new MacBook models - the first (MB466LL/A) has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2GHz and a 160GB hard drive, while the second (MB467LL/A) comes with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 250GB HDD, and backlit keyboard. The both models ship with 2GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 4GB) and a slot-load optical drive. The systems can be also ordered with a 320GB HDD or a 128GB solid state drive, instead of standard storage.

The 13.3″ display has a resolution of 1280 by 800 pixels. It uses LED backlight and is covered with an edge-to-edge seamless glass. The screen is managed by the latest GeForce 9400M integrated graphics that provides “up to a 5x performance boost” over the GPU in the previous MacBook generation.

Other features include an iSight camera, AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless networking, Bluetooth, a Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, Mini DisplayPort, and two USB ports. The new MacBook does not have an ExpressCard or PC Card slot.

MacBook’s innovative trackpad now offers “almost 40 percent” more tracking area and supports more Multi-Touch gestures. The trackpad area also acts as a trackpad button. In addition, users can enable multiple virtual buttons in software, such as right-clicking.

Here is how Apple describes the aluminum unibody enclosure of the latest MacBooks:

“Instead of assembling a notebook from many minor parts, the new MacBook was reinvented from just one: the new, solid-aluminum unibody enclosure. It gets full credit for making MacBook thinner, lighter, and even more stunning. But it’s not all beauty. Because of the unibody, this MacBook is also durable.”

The notebook runs Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard.

Webhosting Rating  

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Webhostingrating.com is the site to help you catch the best web hosting service in markets today. Many web hosting services are making rounds in online markets today. Customers need to conduct wide research to choose a reliable service.

This site reduces the burden of customers by providing web hosting ratings. This site extensively rates web hosting services based on several categories and ranks them accordingly.

Webhostingrating.com has all you need or want to know about web hosting services and providers.

Beginners will find a comprehensive explanation that will effectively help them in understanding web hosting and related things. The web hosting providers featured in this website are sorted through categories.

You can see the top 10 web hosting providers for references on each category to see which provider has the best services.

Another interesting section of the site is the web hosting articles segment. This segment explains about reseller control panels, colocation provider, ups and downs of reseller hosting and many more interesting facts.
Informative, collective and useful details on web hosting are all now available in one place.

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 Quad Core Gaming Laptop Launched  

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Toshiba has launched the Qosmio X305-Q708 17-inch gaming laptop, featuring Intel’s quad-core processor and two NVIDIA video cards.

Along with the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 CPU at 2.53GHz and dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 512MB SLI GPUs, the X305-Q708 includes 4GB of DDR3 system memory, a 128GB solid state drive and a 320GB 7200rpm hard drive, and a DVD burner. The display has a resolution of 1440×900 pixels.

Toshiba’s new gaming notebook model sports four harman/kardon stereo speakers with subwoofer, a 1.3MP web camera, HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA outputs, as well as an Atheros 802.11b/g/n wireless module, Gigabit Ethernet LAN port, 56k modem, and Bluetooth.

There are also four USB ports (one shared USB/eSATA), an ExpressCard slot, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and Firewire.

The laptop weighs starting at 9 pounds with a 8-cell battery and features a “fiery” Fusion finish with Rogue design.

Apple MacBook Pro Aluminum 2.4GHz, 2.53GHz  

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Apple has released recently the redesigned 15.4-inch MacBook Pro laptop with a LED backlight display, aluminum “unibody” enclosure, NVIDIA’s switchable graphics solution, and a glass multi-touch trackpad.

The new MacBook Pro is 0.95 inches thin and weighs 5.5 pounds, according to its specifications. Currently, there are two new MacBook Pro models - the first (MB470LL/A) has an Intel Core 2 Duo processor at 2.4GHz, 2GB of DDR3 memory, and a 250GB hard drive, while the second (MB471LL/A) comes with a 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 320GB HDD. The both models ship with a slot-load DVD burner and can be configured with a 128GB solid state drive instead of the traditional HDD.

The 15.4″ display has a 1440 by 900 pixel resolution. It uses LED backlight and is covered with an edge-to-edge seamless glass. The switchable graphics solution consists of two Nvidia GeForce GPUs: a power-saving 9400M integrated chip and a high-performance 9600M GT dedicated video card. The MacBook Pro 2.4GHz model comes with a 256MB 9600M GT, while the 2.53GHz model ships with a 512MB version. Users can switch between the graphics chips without rebooting the system. However, switching video modes requires a change in System Preferences and a user logout.

Other features include an iSight camera, backlight keyboard, AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi 802.11n wireless module, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet LAN connector, Mini DisplayPort, two USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, and FireWire 800Mbps port.

MacBook’s innovative trackpad now offers “almost 40 percent” more tracking area and supports more Multi-Touch gestures. The trackpad area also acts as a trackpad button. In addition, users can enable multiple virtual buttons in software, such as right-clicking.

Here is how Apple describes the aluminum unibody enclosure of the latest MacBook Pros:

“To create the new MacBook Pro, the design and engineering teams devised a way to replace many parts with just one. That one part is called the unibody — a seamless enclosure carved from a single piece of aluminum.”

The laptop runs Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Baby Car Seats  

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If you are not sure how the internet works, let me be the one to enlighten you. When you do a search for an item, the results that come up only include the products that that particular website has been paid to advertise for and sell.

At ShopWiki they don't use that principle they will search for all the items paid an non-paid on the internet giving you the best results and selection you can choose from. Lets take baby car seats for instance, are you looking for a baby car seat?

If you are looking for more, you can try Neonato. It’s even more relaxing because of its high class features that will surely be enjoyed by our kids, enabling them to take the most of every second of their occupancy.

Don't waste your time going from site to site for a car seats when you only have to go to just one. Make ShopWiki your one stop shop for all your internet shopping needs.

MacBook Pros with GeForce 8600M GT Hit by GPU Problem  

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Apple has confirmed that 15-inch and 17-inch MacBook Pro models with the NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT video cards are affected by the recently reported GPU problem.

“If the NVIDIA graphics processor in your MacBook Pro has failed, or fails within two years of the original date of purchase, a repair will be done free of charge, even if your MacBook Pro is out of warranty,” Apple says.

The company added it is issuing refunds to customers who may have paid for repairs related to this issue.

Symptoms of the graphics card problem are distorted or scrambled video on the computer screen, as well as absence of video on the computer screen (or external display) even though the computer is on.

Seven Tips for Better Notebook Battery Life  

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Ever been on a long flight, ready to hunker down and get some work done, only to discover that your notebook's battery is plunging toward the red zone an hour after takeoff? So have we. That's why we've gathered these simple tips that will preserve your notebook's juice and boost your productivity. Read them now. You'll thank yourself later.

1. Sleep Is Good
Use the operating system's power-management features (in Windows XP, under Power Options in the Control Panel; or in Vista, under Mobile PC in the Control Panel) to set aggressive targets for when the display will go dark (say, after five minutes of inactivity) and when the machine will slip into sleep mode (no longer than ten minutes of inactivity). And if you can spare the extra time it takes for the machine to resume, set the PC to hibernate, not just sleep, when you close the lid.
2. Don't Be Performance Hungry
Unless you're running high-order mathematical calculations on that long plane ride, chances are you don't need all the processing power your CPU is capable of giving. So in Vista, select the "Power saver" power plan (found in the Control Panel, in the Power Options section) to extend battery life when on DC power, and leave the 3D gaming for when you're near an AC outlet.
3. Dim the Lights
Turn down the brightness of the LCD panel (via the Function-key combo, or in the Control Panel's Display Settings dialog) to the lowest level you can tolerate. The backlight sucks power like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
4. Banish Non-Essential Components
When you aren't actively using the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IR radios, turn them off (via the hard switch, if your PC has it, or in the appropriate utility set), so they don't trickle you dry trying to connect. Also, use USB-attached devices only when absolutely necessary. They aren't getting their power from positive ions in the air, you know.
5. Watch Scheduled Tasks
Be sure that your periodic virus scan is set to a time when you're usually plugged in; running a full-disk virus check keeps the hard drive and CPU fully engaged for the better part of an hour.
6. Lay Off the Multimedia
A little in-flight music is nice while you construct that PowerPoint presentation, but streaming music from your hard drive (or playing a CD) means the disk (or disc) is always spinning.
7. Get More Juice
Let everyone else fight over that free AC outlet. Designed to sit underneath your notebook, the APC Universal Notebook Battery 70 ($149; www.apcc.com) can provide up to six hours of endurance using its lithium polymer technology. It comes with a variety of notebook tips and features selectable output voltages. The unit adds 1.8 pounds to your carry-on, but it's better than having your laptop run out of gas midflight.

SEO and Web Design in One Place  

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All have realizes the importance of websites as marketing and advertising tools. However, the reality would not be as easy as imagined. It’s not easy to sell our product when our site is hard to find in the first search engine pages. Search Engine Ranking Page(SERP) is significant in the SEO world. It’s also as hard as it mentioned to attract visitor when the site are not performing user friendly and eye catchy design.

This seo web design comapny beleives in collaborative efforts from botth ends and specilises in meeting the demainds of the customer. This is one of the reasons that they are on top in their business. they allow their clients to have unlimited designs in the design stage.i will advice you all to gor for the best, go for this web service.

One of SEO technique is through web design where this technique will maximize the use of web design and to optimize the content to build traffic.

Solar-Powered Bag Charges Laptops, Other Devices  

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Moma store offers a solar-powered laptop bag that can charge a notebook computer, as well as cell phones and other electronic devices.

“The solar panel generates enough power to fully charge a typical laptop from a day of direct sunlight. It includes a battery pack, which stores the charge and automatically converts it to the required output voltages. Common adaptors are included, and other devices can connect via USB or a car charger,” the product description says.

The solar bag can hold up to a 17″ laptop and is made of water resistant materials.

It costs $598.

Asus G50V, G71V Gaming Laptops Announced  

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Asustek has officially released two new gaming laptops - the Asus G50V and G71V, featuring Intel Centrino 2 technology and the Nvidia GeForce 9700M GT graphics.

The Asus G50V comes with a 15.4-inch or 15.6-inch display. The latter has a 16:9 aspect ratio, suitable for watching movies. This laptop comes with the Core 2 Duo processor and up to 640GB of hard drive space using two 320GB HDDs.

The 17-inch Asus G71V sports the Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, or the Quad Core QX9300, as well as up to 1 terabyte (TB) of storage provided by two 500GB hard drives.

The both notebooks come with up to 4GB of DDR2 system memory, the GeForce 9700GT video card providing 512MB of video RAM, optional Intel Turbo Memory 2.0 for better system responsiveness, and various optical drive options, including Blu-Ray.

Asustek’s G50V and G17V also include 2-megapixel web cameras, WiMAX-ready Intel Link 5100 wireless modules, optional Bluetooth, LED lighting effects along the laptops’ side, and the back that changes color according to the fan speed.

The notebooks run Windows Vista operating system.

Select G50V models are available now in the United States. There is no information on pricing and availability of the G17V.

Hourly jobs are perfect for busy moms  

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The kids are going back to school and soon, parents will have more free time during the day—and more things to spend money on, like school supplies and piano lessons. In addition, the rising cost of gas and other everyday expenses may cause some families to need a little extra income this year.

With SnagAJob.com’s ZIP code search tool, you can easily search for hourly jobs in your area. You can also find jobs in all of the most popular fields, and hourly jobs are perfect for busy moms who may want to learn new job skills and bring in some extra money for their family. Start your job search today.

Acer Announces First Aspire One Models for the US Market  

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Acer today officially announced three Aspire One affordable netbook models for the U.S. market - the AOA110-1722, AOA110-1566, and AOA150-1570.

All of the three models include an 8.9-inch WSVGA 1024×600 display, the Intel Atom N270 processor at 1.60GHz, Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics, a built in web camera, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi wireless LAN, Ethernet LAN, three USB ports, a multi-in-1 media card reader, SD Card reader, and VGA output. These mini-laptops weigh 2.17 pounds.

The Acer Aspire One AOA110-1722 is priced at $379 and includes 512MB of system memory, and a 3-cell battery, while the $449 AOA110-1566 has 1GB of RAM and a 6-cell battery. The both ultraportables feature 8GB of solid state drive storage and Linpus Linux Lite operating system.

On the other side, the Aspire One AOA150-1570 runs Windows XP Home OS and sports an 80GB traditional hard drive, as well as 1GB of RAM and a 3-cell battery. The AOA150-1570 costs $399.

According to the press release, Acer’s Aspire One is initially offered in either sapphire blue or seashell white colors. It will also be available in golden brown and diamond black later this year.

Acer says the Aspire One can be purchased now via Acer’s authorized resellers including BestBuy, Circuit City and CDW. However, we were not able to find the mini-notebooks online at these retailers at the time of this writing.

Windows Vista Too Slow? ReadyBoost Can Help  

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Have a Windows Vista preloaded on your laptop, but the system is too slow? If you have Windows ReadyBoost-capable USB flash memory, you can speed up your PC in just a few steps.

The insufficient notebook’s and desktop PC’s main memory can cause operating system to run slow on these machines. The new feature in Windows Vista, called Windows ReadyBoost technology, lets users utilize a removable flash memory device, such as a USB thumb memory drive, to make computer more responsive. According to Microsoft, ReadyBoost can speed up the computer since it can retrieve data kept on the flash memory more quickly than it can retrieve data kept on the hard disk.

But, not all USB memory sticks found on the market are capable of running ReadyBoost feature. You must have USB memory device with 2.5MB/sec throughput for 4K random reads and 1.75MB/sec throughput for 512K random writes.

If you are not sure which drives fulfill this request, you can check the unofficial list of ReadyBoost-compatible memory devices.

For using ReadyBoost under Windows Vista, you need to insert USB memory stick into USB port first. An AutoPlay window should appear with “Speed up my system” option at the bottom of the same window. Under the ReadyBoost tab, select “Use this device”, and then set the amount of space to reserve for this feature.

If your USB stick/thumb drive doesn’t support ReadyBoost, under the ReadyBoost tab you will see the message “This device does not have the required performance…”.

The ReadyBoost can be used to help your PC running Vista easier, but you should take the computer vendor’s advices suggesting use of at least 1GB of main memory with Microsoft’s new operating system.

Mastering the Self Service Moving Process  

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There's a lot that goes into the moving process and you quickly realize how fast the dollars add up. Anything that can ease the financial pressure of a move is more than welcome. Self-service moving companies are a great way to save money on the otherwise expensive process of moving your life. By removing the cost of extra labor, more money stays in your pocket.

Self pack moving companies also provide you with the flexibility and savings that make relocating more bearable and more financially manageable. Pack and Ride provides clean, well maintained moving containers along with professional drivers so all you need to do is load and unload. With service in 46 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, Pack and Ride is a great solution to cheap moving. If you're interested in saving money on your move, get a free quote from Pack and Ride and see how much you can save.

Important Features: Laptops  

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One of the most important decisions you'll face when choosing a laptop is the size and type of screen. The issue quickly becomes confusing given the variety of display technologies available. The first consideration, size, is more straightforward. Experts and laptop owners agree that larger screens of 15 and 17 inches are easier to use for hours at a time. In a home or office, you can connect a laptop to an external monitor.

Manufacturers offer several choices of displays for most of the models covered in this report. In most model lines, display sizes are fixed, but you can choose among several levels of quality and resolution. Sometimes you can choose between a coated screen (brighter and sharper) or uncoated screen (which some people prefer for work applications because they are less susceptible to glare and reflections). Backlit LED displays are the newest improvement.

Experts say to look for the following in a notebook computer:

  • Get a Core 2 Duo processor with Santa Rosa or Penryn technology. Most laptops use Intel's Core 2 Duo CPUs. Budget models have older Intel processors or AMD processors. The Core 2 Duo supports 64-bit processing, which has an advantage for video editing and working with large amounts of data, such as databases, when software exists that can take advantage of it. Models with the new Intel Penryn processors are especially recommended, but they are just now reaching the market.
  • Make sure to get at least 1GB of RAM. Typically, high-end notebooks have 2GB of RAM, which can help applications run more quickly and smoothly. It will also allow you to run more applications at once without system drag. Despite Microsoft's recommendations, reviewers say a minimum of 1GB of RAM is needed for running Windows Vista, and 2GB or more is better. Laptops rarely have internal expandability, so maximizing your RAM at the time of purchase is the best course. Unless the laptop has an open RAM slot, you will need to replace your existing RAM if you decide to upgrade in the future.
  • Consider the display coating. Reflective screen coatings are still popular, since they make graphics and movies look more saturated. However, these screen coatings can be problematic in an office, where lighting and movement can create glare. If you plan mainly on office work, consider choosing a notebook without a glossy coating or pay more for a backlit LED display. Manufacturers let you choose with many models.
  • Most laptops come with at least 80GB hard drives. Photo, music and video files take up a lot of space. Adding a larger hard drive when you configure a system is a worthwhile upgrade if you collect media files (music, photos or videos). You cannot add an additional internal hard drive to most laptops, so allowing room for growth can be a good investment. However, if the manufacturer gives you a choice of a bigger hard drive or a faster one (which we found is often the case), faster is better for most people.
  • Think about wireless connectivity. Almost all laptops now come with integrated Wi-Fi. Some also come with an antenna for the Verizon and Sprint EV-DO or Cingular's EDGE Wide Area LAN (WAN), which lets you connect to the Internet anywhere in range of the provider's data network (mostly major cities). A variety of new wireless technologies is usually an option.
  • Take note of service/support and warranty. Warranties range from one to three years. A one-year warranty is the norm for entertainment and gaming laptops, but three years is common for business laptops. All manufacturers offer warranty upgrades, and prices can vary by model (as is true of Dell laptops). Tech support is generally free during the warranty period, but not thereafter. Because all laptops are proprietary and have few user-replaceable parts, ExtremeTech and other experts recommend, "Get the best warranty you can afford. Unlike desktop computers, laptop PCs' parts cannot be swapped out if something fails." Manufacturers such as Dell and HP are adding extras such as theft insurance to warranty upgrades to make them more attractive.
  • Consider software. Consumer laptops are bundled with software; unfortunately, it's usually not the software you really want or need. For example, you won't get Microsoft Office without specifically paying extra for it. Instead, you get bloatware that consists of expiring trial versions of programs, crippled software (unless you pay to unlock full functionality) and adware. Usually you get a temporary version of an antivirus program. Reviewers say that software manufacturers pay to have the junky software loaded, so it lowers the price of your computer. Smaller brands include less bloatware. Dell will allow you to order some models without all the extra software.

Multimedia and gaming laptops typically come with the Vista Home Premium operating, and business laptops most often come with Vista Business. You can still opt for Windows XP on some models, but only through June. Business users should consider checking with their employer as to Vista compatibility of company software. Critics of Vista are uniform in their complaints that Vista was rushed to market, and compatibility with a large percentage of hardware and software is still unresolved. Microsoft is beta testing SP1 for Vista, which should make it to the public in late 2008. This revision will hopefully fix some of these criticisms.

The Vista operating systems include voice-recognition software, parental controls and a comprehensive system search function. The security upgrades have received much attention, but do not reduce the need for third-party antivirus and anti-spyware programs. However, Vista does include a two-way firewall (XP only has a one-way firewall).

Windows Vista Basic Home replaces Windows XP Home, and experts say it is fine for most purposes. One feature that Vista Basic Home does lack is the Windows Mobility Center, which Microsoft is promoting for laptops. The Windows Mobility Center includes battery-conservation software, fast resumption from hibernation, an improved battery meter, support for a second display, presentation features and a HotStart button that lets you access media controls without fully booting to Windows. (For example, you can play a CD with the laptop closed.)

Windows XP Media Center Edition is replaced by Windows Vista Home Premium, which includes the Macintosh-like Aero interface. Reviewers love the look and feel of Aero, but it needs lot of memory to run smoothly, making 2GB of RAM almost essential. Vista Home Premium's lineup of features includes Windows Movie Maker and Movie Maker HD, DVD and CD recording software, Xbox 360 compatibility, Windows Photo Gallery and tools for organizing and locating media.

Vista Business lacks multimedia features, but adds backup and restore software and remote access, as well as faxing and scanning software. It also includes Aero.

Vista Ultimate combines all the features of the Home Premium and Business versions, and adds an encryption feature that lets users lock their hard drive. Check the Windows website for more details on all of the versions of Windows Vista.

Buying Acer laptops  

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This isn’t your traditional Acer laptop review. Although there are many guides on the Internet to buying computers, and furthermore, many Acer laptop review guides, this guide will simple give you ten easy, concise points to follow in buying an Acer laptop.buying_acer_laptop

Whilst this may sound like an Acer laptop review, we will not be talking about specific Acer laptops such as the Acer aspire laptop, or the Acer Ferrari laptop, which are two of the more popular models. As to not sound like an Acer laptop review I will look at the company in general and give you some points to consider if you want to buy an Acer laptop.

Firstly, stick to your budget. In every Acer laptop review I have ever read there is a mention of the value for money and the great deals you can get when you buy an Acer laptop. This is certainly true, however, with that you also have to remember that you have a budget, and no matter how many features and how great value the laptops are, it is no reason to throw your budget out the window.

This leads on to the next point. You shouldn’t buy a laptop that doesn’t suit your needs. If you have read any Acer laptop review they will push you to buy the biggest and greatest laptop around no matter how many of the features you aren’t going to use. Think of what you need and stick to it.

The most important things to consider are screen size, weight, battery life, and processor speed/system performance. The computer you need will vary greatly depending on what you need it for, for example a predominantly gaming Acer laptop will require a bigger screen and greater processor and memory requirements and definitely a video card. Whilst if you want something ultra portable, your requirements will be much different from that of the gaming system.

Timelessly I have seem people dispense with what they actually need after reading an Acer laptop review, and going out to buy something vastly inappropriate for their needs.

Another tip is to get an extended warranty. I cannot stress this enough. It is not to say that Acer laptops are not as reliable as other brands such as Sony or Toshiba, more importantly, it is the fact that laptops usually result in expensive repairs and work cannot be carried out by just anyone. Although many Acer laptop reviews may mention this, it is something you should keep in mind as a good investment.

Finally, don’t be tricked into buying extras you don’t need. Acer is fairly good with the whole ordering process and doesn’t try to sell you unwanted additions and software that you won’t use. But coming from an unbiased point of view, an Acer laptop review cannot be complete without knowing what you are purchasing, what you need and what you will not. Keep in mind this when buying any laptop system.

Gateway P-7811FX Gaming Notebook Launched  

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Gateway has launched the P-7811FX 17-inch gaming notebook PC, the latest in its P-Series FX Edition line.

The Gateway P-7811FX, the company’s first laptop with the Intel Centrino 2 mobile platform, comes with the Core 2 Duo P8400 processor at 2.26GHz, NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS 512MB dedicated video card, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 200GB hard drive at 7200rpm, and a DVD burner. Its widescreen display has a resolution of 1920-by-1200 pixels.

The notebook also incorporates a 1.3-megapixel web camera, HDMI output, the Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link network connection (802.11a/b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet LAN, a 56k modem, three USB ports, an ExpressCard slot, eSATA and Firewire ports, and a 5-in-1 media card reader.

The P-7811FX weighs 9.2 pounds and ships with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit preinstalled.

Gambling Forum  

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Online gambling should be all about fun, but it could also be very disappointing if you stumble across the wrong site. Let us guide you through your gambling experience. You will soon be gambling online with no fear.

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One of the good things about the online casino software getting better on the web these days is that you get a much more enjoyable time when gambling. There are better graphics and interfaces. Go and play some video slots and you'll see what I mean.
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Restore Battery Life  

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Even though laptops are meant to travel, we all know they spend 95% of their life perched on a desk just like a normal desktop computer. The only problem is, this is bad for the battery.

New Lithium-ion batteries need to be re-calibrated once every few months to ensure they stay fully charged. Often all you have to do is completely run down the battery and then re-charge it to breath new life into that tired old battery.

Would you also like to have a better way to determine exactly how much life your battery has remaining? A much better program for this than the standard Windows battery indicator can be found in the Google Desktop Sidebar plugin Performance Power Monitor.

First, download and install the wickedly cool Desktop Sidebar, then install the power monitor plugin. Keep in mind that this plugin take a little time to learn about your battery, so you’re going to have to run your laptop on battery power a few times before it is totally accurate. But it shows the amount of battery capacity and time remaining as well as the current load the laptop is drawing from the battery.

Once you’ve done all that, peruse the other sidebar plugins, and let me know if you think there’s one I should really check out!

Halloween costume  

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Halloween is a holyday on the 31 October, where children go from house to house asking for candies on the traditional trick or treat visit, if someone doesn’t have a treat the little “monsters” will perform some kind of trick on their house.

We are now at the middle of August and the time will pass very quickly, in a blink of an eye we are at Halloween! And it is time to start looking for Halloween costumes!

But not only children get fun, on Halloween holyday! Adults have fun too, in different kind of parties, like costume parties where everyone play a role.

These costume parties can have a special theme or not, with everybody with different kind of costumes from monsters to super heroes, ghosts or skeleton costumes, pirates and gorillas, every kind of costume is allowed at Halloween parties. And of course in some adult Halloween parties there are guests using other sexy Halloween costumes, and most of the times they are the centre of the party.

here are some important symbols of Halloween today, like the carved pumpkin with a candle inside, and their horror look and that is called Jack-o’-lantern and it is a symbolic skull that once was used in the Celtic festivities.

Today Halloween is spreading all over the world from United States to Canada, from Mexico to Europe!

Yes, it's still August and could be too early to talk about Halloween but to others, like Christmas and other important holidays, Halloween is also their most anticipated event of the year. And probably shopping for Halloween costume safety especially for the kids are on their lists as early as now. To avoid shopping rush at the department store during the holiday itself, you need the web's finest theater and online store that would save your time and effort. Costume Cauldron offers over 10,000 masquerade costumes and other Halloween items for you to choose from to liven up your party.

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Laptop vs PC  

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A query on the never ending battle between strength and agility, laptop vs PC. By David Jonas.

It’s time to sack up and buy a computer. After dreaming about RAM the night before you head over to your local computer store only to be befuddled at the very first question the clerk asks you, “Do you want a laptop or desktop?”

Now I trust most of you wouldn’t actually go to the store before taking this question into consideration, that’s why you are reading this. But the point remains, before you can decide what kind of computer you want (Dell, Mac, Hewlett Packard etc.), you first need to consider whether you want the portability of a laptop or dexterity of a PC.

Before I go any further, let me admit my bias by saying I love my laptop. But prior to explaining my choice to go portable (and its infinite wisdom), let’s take a look at the downside of laptops and the superior qualities a stationary computer provides. As with all purchasing decisions, there are pros and cons to whatever you choose, and what has worked beautifully for me might not work for others depending on the situation.

The Argument Against Laptops
Price per computing power is usually the first consideration, in which case a desktop is a much better choice. Laptops are more expensive then their PC counterparts, sometimes twice as much. The reason for this is the design aspect of a laptop. The same components are squeezed into a small space and the price for that convenience is pushed onto the consumer.
This design doesn’t just affect space for the guts of your computer, but the keyboard and screen too. Typing on a smaller keyboard takes practice. Some people never really feel comfortable and this interferers with their entire computer experience. Also, the screen of a laptop is not as large or high in quality as a desktop. If you want to use your computer to watch DVDs or you’re an avid gamer, gazing at a small screen with low response time for long periods can be annoying and even detrimental to your eyes.

Another important factor is the durability of your computer. Laptops are light and portable, but also more fragile. Now I wouldn’t suggest dropping your desktop 4ft either, but those kinds of accidents only happen when you are carrying your computer, something you really only do with a laptop. Because all the components on a laptop are so squished a serious fall can wipe out everything. Poof, no more computer.

Even if your laptop survives the fall, fixing or adding to a laptop is far more troublesome than dealing with a desktop counterpart. You can’t exactly order up an extra hard drive and attach it yourself. Laptops require professional installation, and some computer extras you simply won’t be able to ad. A desktop, on the other hand, can be added and modified as you please. Want a new video card? Almost anyone can learn to add one to a PC himself, but it’s virtually impossible on a laptop. Everything from adding memory to an extra USB port is just easier and user friendly on a desktop.
The last consideration which weighs in against laptops is who uses the computer. If this is going to be a family computer, get a desktop. Family members will still fight over who gets to use it when, but at least they won’t get territorial about who gets rights to the computer overnight.

So desktops have some things going for them. But there is just something about the romance of a laptop that still makes you consider buying one. Every episode of Sex In the City makes you wish you could scrawl down your thoughts while sitting in bed wearing pajamas too. Every flight you take you get jealous of the person next to you whipping a laptop out of a fancy bag. If you just can’t shake these notions of individuality then you might have the laptop bug. But aside from images of computer loner cowboys, there are serious conveniences that a laptop affords its owner. Despite all the setbacks laptops are always in demand for a reason.

Why Make the Jump to Laptops?
The fact is, laptops will never be as good as desktops in terms of computer power. But they do have that one wild card; they can go where no desktop has gone before. There are a number of practical reasons why this could come in handy. A lot of business people need a computer on work trips. Others just need to work on the same computer at home and the office. For them, it isn’t a matter of choice. They just need a laptop to remain productive.
Then there is the college demographic, perhaps the largest consumer of laptops. Students don’t ‘need’ a laptop, but most find it helpful to take their computer to class, the library, coffee shops or even friends houses for study groups. While I’m sure this group could do just fine without a laptop, I’ve also heard you can bake a cake without eggs. But that doesn’t mean the cake tastes good. Students depend on computers but they also live on the go. Having a computer that can go with them is invaluable.

Laptops are stolen more frequently, but you can also buy a lock for them. This brings us to why I think laptops are a smarter choice and just make more sense.
Not only do you get a benefit no PC can provide, but all the ‘drawbacks’ of laptops mentioned earlier can be addressed. Unless you are editing a full length feature film you won’t need all the computing space and power of a desktop. So buy a lower rate laptop and money evens itself out. If you run low on memory, just burn it to CD or DVD. If you don’t have a burner, take your computer to a friend’s house that does (it is portable after all). I earnestly believe all people can learn to interface with a laptop. If people can engrave your name on a grain of rice, everyone can learn to type on smaller keyboard. Gaming isn’t the same, but the best games today come on separate consoles like the Xbox, so extreme gamers shouldn’t really care. And while a laptop is more likely to be damaged, consider that you could never take a desktop camping, so of course there is going to be a higher damage rate. That doesn’t make laptops flawed, just the people who used them.

Laptops also cater better to the individual. You can buy an office friendly HP, an art inducing Mac, or even a rugged friendly laptop like the Rough Rider III. There is just no room or need for variation like that with a desktop. Laptops are personal and hence shape themselves around you. When was the last time you went on a vacation with a PC? Laptops can go where you do, making your computer experience as unique as you are.

Bottom line, laptops offer something desktops never can, increased productivity and relaxation at the same time. I can work, play and talk with my friends at my convenience. With a wireless card I can go to a coffee shop in any city and surf the Internet for free. When I’m done, pack up, go home and set it back up to log on before I go to bed. As a writer if I need to go to the library or meet someone for an interview, I have no problem bringing my laptop with me. I’ve even known people to bring their laptop with them on road trips, going from wireless provider to wireless provider, letting their computer play their mixed road trip soundtrack as they drive. That is the beauty of portability. If you aren’t ever going to need that flexibility, a desktop is the right choice, but don’t count it out. You never know when you’ll have to compute on the go.

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