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1021: Beat the Bad Guys and Stay Clean!
Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. Adware in this form does not operate surreptitiously or mislead the user, and provides the user with a specific service, but Adware and spyware are similar to viruses in that they can be malicious in nature. Adware has been criticized because it usually includes code that tracks a user's personal information and passes it on to third parties, without the user's authorization or knowledge.

1022: Mouse Tails
The mice go where the action is. We know they curse over the small soft things like excel, word and outlook and use their launching pad to get to the Explorer. Once there, with the Cyber Pages heralding their arrival, they refresh themselves frequently with their favourites and google around for a better connection.

1023: Technology and the Importance of Time
It is a question that has perplexed philosophers and scientists since the dawn of man, 'what exactly is time?' and it has only been in our recent history that we have started to discover answers, thanks to Einstein and his work on special and general relativity. We now know time is not the abstract concept we first thought it was, we also know it is not constant and is relative to different observers throughout the universe with the speed of light being the only constant in the universe.

1024: Time Synchronisation With NTP
Network Time Protocol (NTP) is an Internet standard protocol designed over 25 years ago and still under constant development. NTP synchronises devises on a network to a single timing source. If time on a network is not synchronised when applications are conducted over the Internet unintended results can occur such as email being received before it was sent or time sensitive applications failing.

1025: Quick Ways to Repair a Scratched DVD
What you need to decide is whether you want to repair that DVD just so you can play it right now or if you want to play it again later in the future. This article will cover the quickest fixes so that you can be up and running in a few minutes.

1026: Play IPod on Computer?
Learn how to play your iPod on your computer. The easiest steps you will find.

1027: Common Chat Acronyms and Emotions
Nowadays, abbreviations and emotions are used in online communications such as MSN instant messenger, emails and many more. Abbreviations or acronyms, such as BTW for "by the way," are commonly used to save time in all types of communications. They are being used with increased frequency in text messaging and e-mail exchanged via wireless phones, since text entry is slow using just a phone key-pad.

1028: Cable Modem Tweaks - Boost Your Connection Free
Don't you find it annoying that whenever you are in a middle of research or online surfing, the connection suddenly stops? If you've experienced that a number of times, perhaps the problem might lie with the cable modem. And what you can do perform a few tweaks on the cable modem in order to optimize its operation.

1029: Atomic Clocks - History and Development
Atomic clocks have been with us for over fifty years now and most people have heard of them and know they are very accurate, but how accurate are they and why do we need such accurate clocks? Atomic clocks are used by many of us even if we are not aware of it. The time they tell is relayed around the world and picked up by time servers using the protocol NTP to synchronise networks, they are vital for lots of technologies, such as global satellite navigation, and TV signal timings.

1030: Video Compression - H.264 and Surveillance Industry
H.264 or MPEG-4 Part 10 (Advanced Video Coding) is an industry standard for video compression, this is the process of converting digital video into a format that can achieve very high data compression. So far Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 part 2 are the compression standards that are widely used in surveillance industry. With the use of H.264 video compression codec, surveillance industry could see a drastic change in the way CCTV systems are used. With the use of H.264 video compression codec surveillance equipment could see itself taking a major leap in terms of usage of storage space, better image quality and transmission of video.

1031: Artificial Intelligence - Closer Than You Think
We're still not able to build robots that can pass for human. But progress in robotics and in artificial intelligence is making steady gains, and companies, governments, and even individuals use aspects of it every day. It's not unreasonable to project that artificial intelligence will continue to develop and improve until we can make a reasonable simulation of the human brain. Within a few more decades or even the next century, the science fiction stories that seem unlikely today may become everyday realities.

1032: The Facts About Computers - Seven Common Misconceptions
Computer technology has changed quickly in just a few decades-and what was true then isn't necessarily true now. Today's computers are more powerful, safer, and more stable-and many of these beliefs don't stand up to further examination.

1033: The Six Vital Questions to Ask Your New Computer Tech BEFORE You Hire Them
The vital questions that you will want to ask before you hire a computer technician. Never let a novice technician near your network. You friend's son can do much more harm then good. Network downtime translates into lost revenue.

1034: 4 Things That Make Cool Smileys Really Cool Software
Using the search term "smileys", Google churns out 28,200,000 results; Yahoo with 94,000,000. The figures indicate the increasing popularity of cool smileys and emoticons with the way people communicate on the internet today. No wonder, smiley and emoticon providers have proliferated like mushrooms on the internet; each claiming their bunch of cool smileys is the best.

1035: Biometrics - No Need to Ask For Papers
Biometrics, in its various forms, has been around for ages; but never has it been perched to become the all intrusive Orwellian invasion of our personal rights than it is today. The birth of today's biometrics dates back to the mid 1800's and is attributed to, among others, Francis Galton. Galton's vision is what ultimately fueled Hitler's vision of the super race. Galton believed that through genetic engineering the undesired traits of man could be eradicated producing an advanced species of man.

1036: Keeping Infringing Technology at Bay
One clear way to mark the advancement of technology is to follow the government's use of that technology to further invade our lives. In this article we are going to look at Bio-metrics and RFID to determine the limitations, precautions and methods of limiting or defeating their encroachment in our lives, or in the case of some needed benefit, how to limit their destructive and sometimes dangerous consequences.

1037: Speeding Up Windows Vista Part1
Speeding Up Vista Boot Time Windows Vista has a lot of great new features and visual enhancements that make it the most feature-rich and pretty version of Windows to date. However, with all the new features and effects, it has a much higher system overhead. If you don't always have the fastest hardware, this quick guide will help you get the most out of your system by reducing the heavy workload put on it during the boot process.

1038: The Information Security Management System
Information security is now too important to be left to the IT department. This is because information security is now a business-level issue: Information is the lifeblood of any business today. Anything that is of value inside the organization will be of value to someone outside it.

1039: How to Conduct a Wireless Site Survey - Part 3
In part 1 I talked about what equipment you will need to do a site survey; in part 2 I helped you visualize what the airwaves would look like while walking through the area to be surveyed. Having the equipment and an idea of what you are looking for is a great start; we need to push on however into specific skill sets.

1040: What to Look For When Buying a New Computer For Your New Business
Before you purchase your new computer you must first decide on what your needs are for the business you have chosen. The following are things to consider in advance of this most important purchase.


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