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How to do Physical Backup using DVD and CD and Best software
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How to do Physical Backup using DVD and CD and Best software

After that little experience of recovering my 4GB Kingston Thumb Drive labeled “STARFIRE” that decided to give me headache on Monday July 15th 2013 and keel over and die as regaled in my fanciful “How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive”, I had gotten a little concerned about the failure of my Backup *.zip Archive. That shouldn’t have happened…and I’m still investigating! So much so in fact, that after ridding myself of that little bauble and upgrading and gradually recovering my files using the ZIP File Recovery Tool (I’m STILL recovering some Blog Archive files that were de-coherent!! Bummer dude!) I penned an article on freeware to do a Professional Backup in How to Backup you Data using the A List of the Best Free Backup Solutions. Alas a slight oversight! I ...
Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster
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Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster

Emancipate yourself from Mental slavery None but ourselves can Free our minds Excerpt from the Song Redemption Song from the Album Exodus by Bob Marley It’s Tuesday August 6th 2013. Happy Independence Day dear reader when you read this! Your snail of a computer is your best friend that you use to do most of your typing. But sometimes, you do wish she was a little faster aside from using keyboard shortcuts How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer. Heck, maybe even play a few games, especially on Jamaica’s Emancipation day, the day of this article being written, August 6th 2013. But how do you speed up your computer and Emancipate yourself from slow downloads and the just-can-only-type-in-Microsoft-Word performance? Worse, with the hot weather in the Summer ...
Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution
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Skype clocks 2 Billion Minutes per Day worth of VoIP Calls driven by the Mobile Computing Revolution

Skype, the Internet VoIP Platform that’s owned by Microsoft since May of 2011, has now hit a major milestone since Wednesday April 3rd 2013. The World apparently spends 2 billion Minutes per day (yes rasta, you read it right!) on Skype  using this Free and Paid VoIP platform, a figure that includes both Desktop Applications and the steadily growing smartphone and Tablet World as described in How the Apple iPad killed Ultrabooks, Printing and the Mouse as the World Rediscovers Tablets. That 2 billion Minutes per day includes, on both Mobile and Desktops: Internet phone calls Video calls Group chats Instant messages Not surprising, Facebook may have a big part to play in achieving this milestones, as Skype’s deeply integrated in Facebook, powering Big Blue’s...
Facebook Home announced alongside HTC First
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Facebook Home announced alongside HTC First

At a press event today in California Facebook has announced a new software for Android phones called Facebook Home. Facebook Home is a suite of apps that integrates the world's largest social network almost every functionality of an android-powered smartphone. The mobile web is an area Facebook is keep on cementing its presence in and it today's connected world being more than just one of hundreds of apps installed on a smartphone is a definite edge. Facebook Home comes with an app launcher, cover feed, chat heads one of the honest mobile apps today - Instagram. Facebook has taken their partnership with Taiwanese phone manufacturer HTC to another level and has also announced the HTC First - an affordable android phone that comes reinstatement with Facebook Home. The HTC First will be th...
iOS 6: Sign of Apple Stumbling?
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iOS 6: Sign of Apple Stumbling?

I am surrounded by Apple products daily; an iMac, an iPad 2 and an iPhone. I use the iPad 2 the most and have grown to appreciate it’s benefits when compared to a traditional laptop or desktop computer. One of the things that gets to me though is the inability for the system to properly multitask(when youtube is sent to the background for example it stops playing) and play flash files, two things that a tablet computer should be able to do in this day and age. There was renewed hope for these improvements when the iOS 6 was announced, I was hoping that I will be able to get what I truly want out of an iPad. The ‘improvements’ that came with the iOS6 update is sadly disappointing, as a matter of fact they seem less like improvements and more like simple add-on patches. Take for example t...
How to use CPU-Z to Identify Processors
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How to use CPU-Z to Identify Processors

If you are like me, you probably follow a lot of the news in the Processor world with a fervour of a horseracing fanatic. The minute the latest Processor that comes out, you are all over its specs. But what under the hood of your machine? Is there a way to know without opening the cover and blowing past PC dust bunnies? Turns out there are two (2) rather simple ways to determine the Processor you machine is running. The first method is fairly straightforward and might be familiar to you: Right Click on My Computer icon on your Desktop and choose Properties You should see your Processor type come up along with other information on your PC or Laptop Alternately go to Start on the Desktop Toolbar and then choose Control Panel Choose the System icon and you should see your Proce...
Microsoft Flight Simulator goes Freemium – Phoenix takes Flight in the Spring of 2012
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Microsoft Flight Simulator goes Freemium – Phoenix takes Flight in the Spring of 2012

From my previous article Minecraft Apple iPhone and iPad making brick building Games Social, you can see how fan support, especially from rabid, half-crazed fans who apparently have Acme Acres of free time on their hands, can propel a Gaming Cinderella to the darling of the Social Gaming elites. Interesting, as Minecraft is a Premium subscription Game. Support of another type too, this time of the increasingly popular Freemium Gaming model, can also propel games to stratospheric heights of super stardom, most notable example being Angry Birds. After all, aside from giving away money (Gold perhaps?) what else can beat Free? With some hard numbers from analyst Flurry to back up the increasing popularity of the Freemium gaming model, especially among Game Developers and Publishers as note...