Computing Articles
  • Very Important: Update on Severe Windows Security Flaw. What To Do Right Now To Secure Your Data
  • by Olga Farber Becker
  • Earlier we warned you about a serious security flaw, so-called "WMF flow." "Desktop users that suffered the effects of the IMF exploit describe it as a devastating experience to find their computers completely taken over by an attacker." Brad Dinerman said, he ended up having to re-build his machine from scratch, even though it had been up to date with anti-virus software. Read what you can do Right Now to secure Your data.
  • How to choose which web development package is right for you
  • by Andrew Smith
  • There are plenty of options when it comes to web site creation software and a wannabe web designer might have a hard time deciding which to choose. We will have a look at the most popular web creation programs: Front Page, Dreamweaver and Adobe GoLive.
  • Technology Predictions for 2006 and Reflections for 2005
  • by Sharon Housley
  • Technology is usually thought of as impersonal, but something needs to be recognized; without technology the personal elements of the 2005 tragedies would not likely have been conveyed to the extent and timeliness they were.
  • Important: Severe Windows Security Flaw. What You Can Do Right Now To Secure Your Data
  • by Olga Farber Becker
  • On 28 of December a severe Windows security flaw was detected, in all Windows versions from Win98 to WinXP, no fixing patch exists yet. If your computer becomes infected, it can even erase all data on your computer. This letter will help you understand what it is and how YOU can fix it until Microsoft releases a patch.
  • On Reconditioned or Refurbished Notebooks
  • by Richard Keir
  • Refurbished or reconditioned notebooks can meet your computng needs and save you a significant amount of money while giving you the performance and the guarantee of a new notebook computer.
  • Talking Rugged Notebook
  • by Richard Keir
  • Rugged notebooks are designed for use in harsh environments and to survive abuse and shocks that would destroy a standard notebook. Looking at some semi-rugged and rugged notebook models, you can get an idea of the protection they offer, the kind of performance and the price.
  • Tracking and Monitoring an RSS Feed's Success
  • by Sharon Housley
  • Measuring and tracking RSS while a fairly simple concept, is really anything but. Unlike websites, RSS have the added caveat of potential syndication, making accurate tracking a challenge to anyone but the extremely tech savvy.
  • FBI Virus Making The Rounds
  • by John Pierce
  • The Federal Bureau of Information is warning that a new virus is being sent to unsuspecting Internet users in an email which claims to be from the FBI. The vius is known as the Sober K Worm.
  • The Webdesign Business - 5 Surefire Ways To Fail
  • by John Pierce
  • Several years ago, I launched a small web design company in a rural area of California. Market conditions couldn't have been better, my skill level was above average, and I had a large pool of aquaintences to which I could market. Within 12 months I went broke...
  • Dual Boot Windows and Linux: Single and Multiple Hard Drives
  • by David Picella
  • The technical side of the internet can be a frustrating place for a computer novice that is trying to get a simple job done. Finding clear instructions on how to setup a dual boot for Windows and Linux is next to impossible. This article presents simple dual boot instructions for Windows and Linux for both single and multiple hard drive configurations that actually work.
  • Video Bytes From The Web
  • by Jim Edwards
  • Online Video has arrived... and everyone needs to sit up and pay attention. With portable video players about to explode, Google Video maturing, and cable Internet access at an all-time high, this aspect of the Internet is going to explode in 2006
  • How To Find The Perfect Images Online
  • by Jim Edwards
  • Previously, in order to buy photos online, you either joined a membership site, which charges a monthly fee, or you bought by the photo from sites charging $100 or more for one photo. Personally, my shelves hold over 2,000,000 photo and clipart images on over 100 CD-ROMs, most of which rate quite useless to me. The solution to this dilemma lies in the fact that you can now buy photos online at bargain-basement prices.
  • What is Creative Commons
  • by Sharon Housley
  • A Creative Commons license allows creators to place conditions on their copyrights. Traditionally, copyrights restrict the rights of others from modifying or distributing copywritten works. Creative Commons licenses offer flexibility by allowing the creator (copyright holder) the ability to choose what limitations they want in place with respect to specific copywritten works.
  • The Dark Side Of Blogs
  • by Jim Edwards
  • Despite popularity, blogs have a dark side that most people never consider... the fact that bloggers can easily spread disinformation and misinformation to unsuspecting readers conditioned to believe whatever gets presented as "news!"
  • Create Your Own Download Links
  • by Mark Meshulam
  • Bypass the file-size restrictions imposed by email systems by sending your large files using download links instead of as attachments. Simply upload the file to a webserver and send a download link to your recipient.
  • RSS Security
  • by Sharon Housley
  • As RSS gains momentum security fears loom large. As publishers are quickly finding innovative uses for RSS feeds, hackers are taking notice. The power and extendibility of RSS in its simplest form is also its achilles heel.
  • Is Voice Over IP Right For Me?
  • by Dave Markel
  • Trying to determine if you should make the switch to voice over IP? This article can help you make the decision.
  • Skype Lets You Make Free Phone Calls Online
  • by Jim Edwards
  • Skype, the Internet telephony company that set the traditional telephone world on its ear. You can make reliable calls using the Internet for anywhere from 0 to 2.3-cents per minute. Recently purchased by Ebay for 2.6 billion dollars, Skype stands ready to revolutionize worldwide voice communication because they enable you to carry on crystal clear voice communication with anyone else in the world with a either a phone or Internet connection.
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