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TECH TERMS - DESKTOP

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWhat is a computer desktop?

Definition: The windows environment uses the image of a desktop, with various objects lying on it, as a working metaphor.

The "desktop" itself is the first screen you see after bringing up Windows.   The "objects" on this desktop are icons that may portray application shortcuts, files, folders, or various types of documents.

Icons can be organized on the electronic desktop just as real objects on a real desktop, by moving them around with your mouse, placing one atop the other, or even throwing them into the recycle bin.



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TECH TERMS - DESKTOP

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TechTerm_Image 2008.pngWhat is a computer desktop?

Definition: The windows environment uses the image of a desktop, with various objects lying on it, as a working metaphor.

The "desktop" itself is the first screen you see after bringing up Windows.   The "objects" on this desktop are icons that may portray application shortcuts, files, folders, or various types of documents.

Icons can be organized on the electronic desktop just as real objects on a real desktop, by moving them around with your mouse, placing one atop the other, or even throwing them into the recycle bin.



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TECH SPORTS - TV

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The fight for unused television spectrum continues.

The game over how this technology will be used is heating up.
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TECH SPORTS - TV

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The fight for unused television spectrum continues.

The game over how this technology will be used is heating up.
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GMAIL GADGETS

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Do you have a Gmail account?

 

If you do . . . I thought you would be interested to know that Google has added some gadgets.

 

Check out this article for more details:

 

Google Adds Gadgets To Gmail (Docs And Calendar)




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GMAIL GADGETS

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Do you have a Gmail account?

 

If you do . . . I thought you would be interested to know that Google has added some gadgets.

 

Check out this article for more details:

 

Google Adds Gadgets To Gmail (Docs And Calendar)




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ELECTION MAPS

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Election Day is only 7 days away.

Do you have directions to your voting location?

Google Maps will help you find your way to the polls
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ELECTION MAPS

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Election Day is only 7 days away.

Do you have directions to your voting location?

Google Maps will help you find your way to the polls
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WAITING FOR START UP

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While you are waiting for your computer to start up . . . you should read this:

In Age of Impatience, Cutting PC Start Time

You know you have the time.  :-)



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WAITING FOR START UP

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While you are waiting for your computer to start up . . . you should read this:

In Age of Impatience, Cutting PC Start Time

You know you have the time.  :-)



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TECH TERMS - TOOLBAR

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What is a Toolbar?

 

Definition:  A collection of frequently used commands or options.  Toolbars typically contain icon based buttons, but other components can be placed in toolbars as well.



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TECH TERMS - TOOLBAR

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What is a Toolbar?

 

Definition:  A collection of frequently used commands or options.  Toolbars typically contain icon based buttons, but other components can be placed in toolbars as well.



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ELECTION TECHNOLOGY

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Election Day is almost here.

Technology continues to change how we participate in the electoral process.

Check out this article:  E-voting Snag Fixed as Early Voting Starts

Make sure you vote!




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ELECTION TECHNOLOGY

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Election Day is almost here.

Technology continues to change how we participate in the electoral process.

Check out this article:  E-voting Snag Fixed as Early Voting Starts

Make sure you vote!




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TECH ROOTS

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Are you looking to find your family roots?

Check out this site: Public Genealogy

Hope it helps.



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TECH ROOTS

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Are you looking to find your family roots?

Check out this site: Public Genealogy

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POWER SAVING . . . NOT TRUE!!!

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Here's a list of power saving myths.

 

Hmmm . . . funny how rumors and innuendo become truth.

 

Very interesting.  :-)



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POWER SAVING . . . NOT TRUE!!!

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Here's a list of power saving myths.

 

Hmmm . . . funny how rumors and innuendo become truth.

 

Very interesting.  :-)



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POWER PLAY

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We all know using our high-tech products takes lots of power.

 

Please see the article pasted below on ways to help you reduce your energy costs.


Please read: Gadgets use a lot of power, but here are tips to save on energy costs

 

Hope you find the information helpful.



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POWER PLAY

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We all know using our high-tech products takes lots of power.

 

Please see the article pasted below on ways to help you reduce your energy costs.


Please read: Gadgets use a lot of power, but here are tips to save on energy costs

 

Hope you find the information helpful.



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TECH TERMS - HYPERTEXT

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What is Hypertext?

 

The easy to spot underlined words or phrases used to link via a click directly to documents another screen or page.

 

Hypertext is useful for browsing through databases with large amounts of information.  In a web document, the link is a URL pointing to another Web page or other resource.



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TECH TERMS - HYPERTEXT

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What is Hypertext?

 

The easy to spot underlined words or phrases used to link via a click directly to documents another screen or page.

 

Hypertext is useful for browsing through databases with large amounts of information.  In a web document, the link is a URL pointing to another Web page or other resource.



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START-UP . . . MAYBE LATER

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Looks like the funds you needed to start your great new technology company have dried up for now.

 

So you may have to wait until things settle down with the financial markets before getting any funding to get your start-up venture off the ground.

 

Don't give up and keep the faith.



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START-UP . . . MAYBE LATER

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Looks like the funds you needed to start your great new technology company have dried up for now.

 

So you may have to wait until things settle down with the financial markets before getting any funding to get your start-up venture off the ground.

 

Don't give up and keep the faith.



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GOOD-BYE ANALOG

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We are now living in a Digital World.


Like the circle of life.


When one technology fades away . . . new technology replaces it.



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GOOD-BYE ANALOG

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We are now living in a Digital World.


Like the circle of life.


When one technology fades away . . . new technology replaces it.



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THUMB SECURITY

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News Flash!!! - Improved security on thumb flash drives.


I guess you can say that they have their "thumb" on the problem.  :-)


Yeah, I know it's a corny joke.  Just humor me, and laugh too!  :-)



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THUMB SECURITY

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News Flash!!! - Improved security on thumb flash drives.


I guess you can say that they have their "thumb" on the problem.  :-)


Yeah, I know it's a corny joke.  Just humor me, and laugh too!  :-)



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FULL MUSIC STREAM

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Would you like to use your personal wireless network to stream music all over your house?


You can even do it without spending any extra cash.

 

Check out this article that explains:  How to Stream Media around Your Home


Are you, "Ready for the World" of streaming audio?







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FULL MUSIC STREAM

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Would you like to use your personal wireless network to stream music all over your house?


You can even do it without spending any extra cash.

 

Check out this article that explains:  How to Stream Media around Your Home


Are you, "Ready for the World" of streaming audio?







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TECH TERMS - PDF

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What is PDF?

Definition:  PDF or Portable Document Format is a platform independent file format used to deliver published documents online.  It supports hyperlinks to other PDF documents or to web URLs.

It was originally developed by the Adobe Corporation for use with its Acrobat line of products.



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TECH TERMS - PDF

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What is PDF?

Definition:  PDF or Portable Document Format is a platform independent file format used to deliver published documents online.  It supports hyperlinks to other PDF documents or to web URLs.

It was originally developed by the Adobe Corporation for use with its Acrobat line of products.



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Internet & the Financial Crisis

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Technology has changed how we look for information during times of crisis.

 

It seems that everyone is looking for financial news on the internet.

 



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Internet & the Financial Crisis

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Technology has changed how we look for information during times of crisis.

 

It seems that everyone is looking for financial news on the internet.

 



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FASTER STARTUP

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CompSpeed_Oct 2008.jpegDo you want to speed up your computer startup time?

I found a free software application that allows you to do that.


So when your computer finally does startup . . . check it out.   :-)




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FASTER STARTUP

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CompSpeed_Oct 2008.jpegDo you want to speed up your computer startup time?

I found a free software application that allows you to do that.


So when your computer finally does startup . . . check it out.   :-)




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BOOKS & VIDEO GAMES

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Getting kids to read books instead of playing video games can be very difficult.


Folks are confronting this issue by using the new technology to get them excited about reading.


Reading will always be fundamental.  :-)


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BOOKS & VIDEO GAMES

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Getting kids to read books instead of playing video games can be very difficult.


Folks are confronting this issue by using the new technology to get them excited about reading.


Reading will always be fundamental.  :-)


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LOCKED OUT

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Have you ever been locked out of your free email account?

Unlocking the account and getting your messages can be difficult.

I guess free email does not mean easy email.  :-)



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LOCKED OUT

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Have you ever been locked out of your free email account?

Unlocking the account and getting your messages can be difficult.

I guess free email does not mean easy email.  :-)



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TECH TERMS - VIRTUAL WORLD

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What is a Virtual World?

 

Definition:  Computer-based, simulated environment.

Prospective inhabitants access a downloadable program that lets users interact with one other via avatars, two- or three-dimensional graphical representations of real-world life forms.



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TECH TERMS - VIRTUAL WORLD

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What is a Virtual World?

 

Definition:  Computer-based, simulated environment.

Prospective inhabitants access a downloadable program that lets users interact with one other via avatars, two- or three-dimensional graphical representations of real-world life forms.



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SUPERHERO TECHNOLOGY

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Technology has changed how movies are made.


The recent DVD release of the blockbuster movie, "Iron Man", is a classic example of how technology has changed movie making.


By the way, just thought I would let you know. . .  I'm Iron Man!


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My son is both Iron Man and Superman!


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I'm so proud of him!  :-)



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SUPERHERO TECHNOLOGY

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Technology has changed how movies are made.


The recent DVD release of the blockbuster movie, "Iron Man", is a classic example of how technology has changed movie making.


By the way, just thought I would let you know. . .  I'm Iron Man!


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My son is both Iron Man and Superman!


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I'm so proud of him!  :-)



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EMAIL OVERLOAD

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The current financial crisis has inspired people to directly contact their political leaders.

 

This e-citizenship has even affected the U.S. House of Representatives web site.


Technology continues to make it easier for people to share their thoughts and opinions with everyone.



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EMAIL OVERLOAD

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The current financial crisis has inspired people to directly contact their political leaders.

 

This e-citizenship has even affected the U.S. House of Representatives web site.


Technology continues to make it easier for people to share their thoughts and opinions with everyone.



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