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Thu
18
Dec
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Survey Shows How Far Americans Will Go for Web Access

Given that you're reading this right now, it's a fair bet that the web, or Internet access, is important to you. But, how important is it? In a recent survey, Harris Interactive found that women would rather give up "relations" for two weeks than ... access to the information superhighway. According to details on a survey recently released by chip manufacturer Intel (who commissioned the study), 46 per cent of women queried about the importance of the Internet versus "hanky-panky" replied that they would be more willing to engage in abstinence than lose their web access. By comparison, only 30 ... (view more)

Tue
21
Oct
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WiMax Ultra-Hi Speed Service Launched in Maryland

Trivia time: which was the first U.S. city to offer area-wide broadband access? We now have an answer for you -- Baltimore, Maryland. When visiting the storied metropolis you won't need to be on the lookout for "WiFi available here" signs anymore, ... because the entire city has become one enormous hot spot. Mobile WiFi is a fourth-generation (4G) wireless technology also known as WiMax, short for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. Wireless telecommunications giant Sprint has teamed with Seattle-based carrier Clearwire to offer WiMax service to thousands of potential consumers. ... (view more)

Tue
07
Oct
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'Satsuki Decoder Pack', and 'Access The Internet Using Email Only'

Satsuki Decoder Pack Satsuki Decoder Pack is an exciting new tool that allows users to open any media file from any application. The uses are nearly endless for such an exciting program, courtesy of freewaregenius.com! http://www.freewaregenius.com ... Access The Internet Using Email Only Some useful resources for the global email-only community. www4mail is an open source application that allows you to navigate off-line and search the whole Internet by email, using any standard web browser and an email program. http://emailonly.szs.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob ... (view more)

Mon
25
Aug
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Rhode Island Tops US Broadband Speeds, Alaska Slowest

Rhode Island has the fastest broadband speeds in the United States, but overall the country continues to lag far behind the likes of Japan. The figures come from a study by the Communication Workers America, which is campaigning for faster access ... nationwide. Rhode Island had a median speed of 6.8MBps, narrowly pipping Delaware (6.7), with New Jersey (5.8), Virginia (5.0) and Massachusetts (4.6) rounding out the top five. Alaska was the slowest at 0.8MBps, just below North Dakota (1.16) and Montana (1.32). Wyoming and Idaho also ranked in the bottom five meaning that, aside from Virginia, ... (view more)

Mon
21
Jul
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Can't Find your Shortcuts in MS Word 2007?

If you have recently upgraded to Office 2007 you may be in a quandary as to where the shortcuts are located. If you are anything like me, you are absolutely lost without them. I am here to show you how to retrieve those shortcuts that have always ... been so helpful to you. Follow the steps below: Click on Office Button | Customize or right-click on the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) and select Customize Quick Access Toolbar. Now that you know where to find it, the rest is pretty intuitive. There are some changes because you are now looking at commands that are based in groups on the ribbon where ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jul
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'Access Your Computer Remotely', and 'Desk Drive'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Access Your Computer Remotely Thanks to virtual network computing, you can access your home machine from anywhere, from the Wired How-To Wiki. http://howto.wired.com Desk Drive Desk Drive solves a really annoying problem. You pop a USB thumb drive or DVD into your computer and then you ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jun
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Starbucks' Free Wi-Fi Deal Not As Good As Its Coffee

It has long frustrated me that I can't saunter into my local Starbucks, buy my favourite over-priced java, slide into an over-sized comfy chair, and browse the Internet. Well, actually, I could, but I would have to pay around $30/month to get it. ... For most Starbucks customers, myself included, the price of a coffee is high enough. Independent coffee shops have had a long tradition of offering free Internet access to customers. The logic is that, if you give them Internet, they are likely to stay longer and buy more. Plus, independent owners are often less the boardroom, bottom-line driven ... (view more)

Tue
13
May
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Congressman Calls For Second Life Ban In Schools

A member of Congress who campaigns for tighter controls on how children access the Internet says it should be illegal for schools and libraries to provide access to the online game Second Life. Described as a 'virtual world', Second Life allows ... players to create their own characters and interact with others in a surprisingly wide range of activities. Some comedians and singers have given performances 'inside' the game, while one computing firm held Second Life job interviews for a real-world post. But it's more adult activities such as (entirely fictional) drug dealing and prostitution which ... (view more)

Thu
06
Mar
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Tool Can Hack Into A Windows PC Sans Password

A New Zealand-based security consultant has released a tool that can unlock a Windows computer in seconds without a password. The hack, which involves Windows XP computers but has not been tested with Windows Vista, was first demonstrated by Adam ... Boileau at a security conference in Sydney in 2006. Microsoft has not developed a fix for it yet. (Source: com.au ) The tool released by Boileau can unlock Windows machines or login without a password by plugging in a Firewire cable and running a command. Boileau did not release the tool in 2006 because Microsoft was cagey about whether Firewire ... (view more)

Tue
05
Feb
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Open Access Now Guaranteed For Wireless Airwaves

It's now guaranteed that a major part of America's wireless airwaves will be accessible to any device or computer program. That could mean more choice for cell phone owners who want to access the Internet on their phones. The guarantee comes because ... bidding on the relevant part of the airwaves (the C block of the 700 megahertz spectrum to be precise) has passed the $4.64 billion mark. The government has agreed to proposals, championed by Google, ruling that any bidder paying more than this amount would have to follow open-access rules. The airwaves are being freed up by television ... (view more)

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