One thing you can be pretty sure of is that the information technology (IT) field isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. While the particular type of IT we’re using right now won’t be around forever – maybe not even in a year or two – there are tips you can use to become generally better at IT. By learning about IT and exercising your skills, you’ll have a better intuition for how things should work when you encounter a type of IT you’re not familiar with.

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Students, businesses and even everyday folks seem to remain unaware of the evolving technology. From the iPad app that can make business decisions easier, to the new software used within computer science, technology is ubiquitous. Individuals who consider themselves tech-savvy tend to easily understand software and devices. For folks without this type of trait, learning a new software program or understanding the uses of technology can present some obstacles.

Anyone interested in learning a few new tricks or just how to make use of the technology may want to try a few methods. By understanding the technology you use, you can discover new benefits for your programs and devices.

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You’d be surprised to find out that there are actually a lot of people who would immediately blame their slow internet connection rather than checking out their PC first. Most of these people fall under the category of casual social gamers, this means these are people who likes to play social media games on their browsers such as the ever popular Farmville on Facebook. Usually they don’t really care about the technicalities of how a PC runs as long as they can play their games on their favorite browsers. They are quick to think that whenever their game is starting to slow down or has been very slow from the start that it’s their internet connection’s fault, although this may be the case for those who really have slow internet connections (dial-up, still? C’mon!) most often times it still boils down to your PC. In this article we try to find the 5 most common and the best solutions we can find to help speed up your PC.

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There have been rumblings in the Internet space for a while that providers want to move to a usage based model as opposed to the current “all you can eat” approach. This is not a new idea, and in fact the entire industry started out charging by usage following in step with the first monster provider America Online. AOL charged customers by the minute for years until smaller startup companies such as FlashNet Communications and others began offering unlimited access and absorbing large chunks of market share because of it. Out of necessity to compete all ISP’s migrated to the new model.

Now it looks like cable companies are interested in returning to the old ways of doing business. Comcast is the first to step up and make a change in pricing, and considering they are the largest U.S. cable operator it’s a big deal. Comcast has announced that it will be dropping its current plan in two markets and replacing it with a 300 gigabyte base plan where users pay $10 for every 50 gigabytes they go over. This is a lot of data throughput, but a line is being drawn for customers. The impact to other businesses that rely on streaming such as Netflix or Amazon Instant could be enormous. Streaming a 2 hour movie can range between 3 and 6 gigabytes. This, plus normal Internet use and downloads, can eat up data rather quickly.
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My BT Vision is taking a bit of a pounding at the moment I must admit. Since I realised I could watch new releases, or relatively new ones anyway, on my Vision Box Office I took advantage of the rubbish weather to catch up on Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows.

Now I’m a bit of a Sherlock fan actually. I’ve read all the books about a million times and seen plenty of episodes of every TV incarnation (Jeremy Brett is my favourite – watch out for reruns on ITV3 from time to time).

And unlike most Sherlockians, I have to confess to liking Game of Shadows just as much as the BBC’s recent slick modern Cumberbatch version.

Fellow BT Vision users seem to take exception to the special effects and technical whizz-bangery that characterises Guy Ritchie’s latest movie. The general complaint seems to be that a man capable of producing such godawful twaddle as Revolver shouldn’t be let anywhere near the hallowed text of Sherlock.
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Being an owner of an Iphone 4s, I have always been curious of actually how does an Iphone cost. Having such a hefty price tag, it nice to know or at least have an idea of how the parts and labor actually adds up to the total actual cost of the Iphone. We cant really avoid the fact that the Iphone is a thing of beauty and it’s the overall design, packaging, and the iOS that makes up for the price and not just by judging the the cost of the individual parts.
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A day in the Internet – Infographic

Posted on April 27, 2012

Ever wondered what’s going on in A Day in the Internet? Ever thought of how much the amount of data is exchanged and transferred throughout the inter-webs? We can only imagine that there must me gajillions of data that are sent and received around the world in a single day. Here’s another infographic sent to us by our good friends from MBA online giving us an insight as to what goes on around the internet in a single day.
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Jaws had to be picked up from the floor while I was watching this, this awesome Minecraft recreation of one of my favorite RPG’s of all time is simply stunning in every detailed way. From the Market to the Shinra HQ, the detail is simply stunning. Watch the video in all it’s pixelated glory!


Various peripherals have been produced to enhance the gaming experience, and the right combinations can not only heighten the enjoyment but also improve performance. Consider the following must have Xbox360 accessories for gamers:

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

The Xbox 360 can have as much as 4 controllers plugged-in at a single time, and it’s absolutely recommended for avid gamers to have extra controllers and batteries. The Xbox 360 wireless controller allows trouble-free flexibility and mobility. Its high-performance 2.4GHz system can transmit up to 30 feet with undelayed precision. Players can take the fun throughout the room without worrying about getting entangled in wires.

Its has a sleek, ergonomic design with improved shoulder buttons that facilitate ease and comfort. It also features vibration feedback adjustment to conserve battery life.

Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit

The Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit is an essential companion to wireless controllers. Since heavy play usually requires battery changes every two weeks, having this kit will certainly be an advantage.

It conveniently allows recharging without having to connect to the xbox360 console: simply plug into an electrical socket to use. It can power-up one depleted battery pack in less than two hours (or two in less than 4 hours) – much faster than the Charge and Play Kit.

Xbox 360 Wireless headset

Every serious online gamer understands how important a headset is for coordination and performance, and a wireless headset would certainly be appreciated. Not only does it allow more comfort and freedom of movement, but it would prove convenient during those much-needed breaks – no more hassle of de-tangling yourself every time. Comfortable, lightweight and durable, it also delivers crisp audio.

Also equipped with 2.4 GHz technology with a 30-foot range, it works perfectly with the Xbox 360 wireless controller for an excellent, wire-free gaming adventure. Allows 6 to 8 hours of use before requiring a recharge.

A Clever Idea: Go totally wireless!

If you find wires bothersome and altogether messy, why not acquire wireless networking? The Xbox 360 is furnished with an Ethernet cable for connecting to the Internet, but it would be a good idea to invest in a wireless network adaptor and router. This would also add the benefit of a clutter-free gaming area.

The Xbox 360 combined with the wireless controller and headset, plus the advantage of the Quick Charge Kit, guarantees hours of unrivaled gratification. These must-have accessories will greatly optimize enjoyment and the overall gaming experience.

What are your favorite XBox 360 accessories? Tell us in the comments.

This is a guest post by Peter Lee. Peter is now busy in writing an article about why an external hard drive is important to you. Want to know more? Then check out his blog at Computer How To Guide.

Suri TV, a very funny Siri Parody

Posted on March 14, 2012

Joining the Apple bandwagon they started early this month by announcing The new iPad, here we get so see a very funny parody of the much loved Siri for the iPhone 4s called Suri TV. The video features the hilarious instances about what would happen if ever Apple decides to introduce Siri technology onto TV’s. The video gives it a hilarious twist, and I found this really funny. As it says in the video description: “Suri TV – Almost ready to revolutionize television.” well, almost.

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