Archive for July, 2006

Memories of Those Who Make Us Who We Are

Once again a month of posting helpful information on technology is ended. And once again I will depart from the usual to talk about an unrelated topic. Life is filled with those who shape us. Some may know that they are shaping you by their actions. Such as a teacher or business mentor. Part of […]

The Death of the CRT

Is the CRT dead? The Cathrode Ray Tube has been around for more years than many of us, infact more than twice the years of some of us. It has been used for televisons, video monitors and computer display terminals. But now, Apple computer has declared that the CRT is dead. In fact it has […]

Emergency Alerts – Coming Soon to a Cellphone Near You

In 1951, President Harry Truman created the nation’s Emergency alert system. This system required radio stations to broadcast only on certain frequencies during emergencies. That evolved into the test on TV and radio stations the famous: “This is a test of the emergency broadcast system. This is only a test.” New technology advancements as well […]

MySpace, now number 1

Internet tracking firm Hitswise announced on July 11 that for the week ending July 8, 2006 ranked as the number 1 visited web site in America.  My Space accounted for 4.46 percent of the US traffic.  It moved past Yahoo mail for the first time and outpaced the home pages for Yahoo, Google and […]

Microsoft has ended support on some older Windows versions.

Do you still use Window 98 (either the standard version or Special Edition) or ME? On July 11, 2006 Microsoft ended support on these operating systems. Users of those versions will no longer have the protection of software fixes issued by Microsoft. If there are any previously unknown flaws in these operating systems and hackers […]

Information on the repeal of an old Telephone Usage Tax

On May 25, 2006 The US Department of Treasury announced that a 3% Federal Excise Tax (FET) on long-distance telephone calls, in one form or another for most of the time since 1898 has been repealed.  It was created to pay for the cost of the Spanish-American war. It was considered a luxury tax since […]

Golf tips – Number 2 technology related

This tip has very little to do with technology, although number 2 does have some slight elements.  This isn’t mine I found it spmeplace on line, but i thought it rather funny and since here in Maryland where I live I have a feeling that many will be trying to get out early today to […]

10 Hi-Tech Tips to consider

Small businesses need to take advantage of advances in technology. Technology can be used to increase productivity and reduce costs. It may be remote working or just the availably of instant communications. Just be prepared some of these may also place you in greater dependence of providers of hi-tech products and services to help them […]