1-1-11 iPhone Alarms Not Working

If you’re like me, you likely use your iPhone as an alarm clock. And why not, when you have such a wide selection of alarm tones and music to choose from. Unfortunately there is a problem whereas users of the owners of iPhones running certain …continue reading

68 Year Old Man Punches Youth On Airplane For Not Turning Off Apple iPhone

For anyone who has flown on a commercial airplane, you are familiar with the request made by a flight attendant, to turn off electronic equipment during takeoff and landings. These requests are made since it seems that electronic equipment could interfere with the electronics on …continue reading

How can I use Facebook at work?

With the rise of social networks, particularly Facebook, came with a new way to procrastinate – often, for hours at a time. Many employers are well aware of the attention and time drain that Facebook can become, and have blocked employees from Facebook, and other …continue reading

Different WordPress Themes For Different Browsers

It’s going to happen. As you struggle to make sure the latest craptastic release of Internet Explorer doesn’t further send Web standards straight to hell, you find that your perfect theme isn’t going to work with the older release of said browser. And yes, I …continue reading

Age Of Booty

Set in the swashbuckling era, Age of Booty is a casual real-time multiplayer strategy game that puts players at the helm of their own pirate ship with the goal of sending your enemies to the briny deep, and looting and capturing towns for …continue reading

Fat Cell Derived Stem Cells Useful For Tissue Reconstruction

Two studies appearing in the current issue of Cell Transplantation 19(10) discuss stem cells derived from adipose (fat) cells and their potential use in plastic surgery and tissue reconstruction. The studies are now freely available online.

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Adipose-derived stem cells …continue reading

Game Performance Booster – GBoost v1.02.696

GBoost is a free Windows game booster service that allows you to temporarily strip down your slowing PC to its bare essentials for gaming. This improves the overall speed of your game, helping to reduce frame rate drops and lag spikes as well as …continue reading

Children Under 6 Warned Not To Play 3D Games Or Watch 3D HDTV

Some of the big name makers of 3D devices and also makers of 3D HDTV’s warn that children under 6 years old should not use the devices. Currently the warning applies to devices in which no 3D glasses are needed to be worn by the …continue reading

Environmental Diseases Approached From Different Angles

Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new approach to studying potentially deadly disease-causing bacteria which could help speed up the process of finding vaccines.

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Dr. Andrea Dowling, from the Centre for Ecology and Conservation at the university’s …continue reading

Amygdala Impacts Social Life

Scientists have discovered that the amygdala, a small almond shaped structure deep within the temporal lobe, is important to a rich and varied social life among humans. The finding was published this week in a new study in Nature Neuroscience and is similar to previous …continue reading

Questions And Answers – Quora

Everyone has questions, but at the same time, everyone has answers. Whether you realize it or not, you have a wealth of knowledge about topics that other people have no idea about, and that knowledge can truly help other people out. Just like you have …continue reading

Prevent Others From Changing Theme Packs In Windows 7

Windows 7 includes a variety of theme packs. Theme packs contain specific desktop backgrounds, window colors, sounds and screen savers. By changing the current theme pack, you can change all these settings at once.

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Changing the theme pack is …continue reading

Add Artistic Horizontal Lines To A Word 2007 Document

It’s easy to add a standard horizontal line in Word. Simply type in three hyphens and press Enter. Word automatically converts the three hyphens into a black horizontal line.

What you might not know is that Word includes many artistic horizontal lines. So …continue reading

Manually Undo En And Em Dashes In Word 2007

In a previous tip, I showed you how to prevent Word from automatically changing hyphens to en and em dashes. However, instead of disabling this feature, you can manually change en and em dashes back to hyphens on an as needed basis. You can do …continue reading

ProBlogger: Secrets For Blogging Your Way To A Six-Figure Income

Blogging has become a popular and fascinating pastime for many, but more and more bloggers are finding it can also be an excellent source of direct or indirect income.

Although the barriers to starting a blog are low, without expert guidance it is easy …continue reading

Facebook Was the Most Visited Website in 2010 – But What Now?

If Yahoo has been shaking in their boots for the last year, maybe Google should have been too. According to recent data, not only was Facebook the most searched for term in 2010, it was also the most frequented website in the U.S.

According to …continue reading

MySpace Aims For Major Layoffs

MySpace aims for major layoffs that will affect 50% of its employees. Multiple sources have claimed that this once social media giant is going under, and they are going down bad.

Trusted sources at All Things Digital report that MySpace management is in …continue reading

IT Efficiency Exam: Score 100% With Answers To 10 Common School IT Systems Management Problems

IT infrastructure is vital to the integrity of the learning environment, so a clear understanding by all educators of the most common IT management challenges is key. It will result in fewer problems, better communication, and more effective school management.

Today’s school IT systems …continue reading

Create Great Social Media Case Studies

One thing I’ve learned over the past year is that great case studies are key to the successful adoption of social media tools within any business. Great case studies provide employees with ideas and examples on how to integrate the social media tools in their …continue reading

Compress Media Files In Your PowerPoint 2010 File

One of the great things about PowerPoint is that you can embed video files into your presentations. The downside of this is that the embedded video files can dramatically increase the size of the presentation. Fortunately, you can compress the videos to keep the size …continue reading

GSM Hacking Goes Low Cost, High Tech

The people that were stating flatly that GSM networks, phone calls, and carried data were essentially safe because the associated costs of hacking were so high (around $50K), were shown to be wrong this week.

A pair of cell phone researchers showed that it now …continue reading

Stopping Spam From Hitting Your Inbox

I’ve hated spam from the earliest days of it back when there was really nothing one could do about it short of hitting the delete button on their mailbox. At the time, like so much junk mail from the postal service, it was a fact …continue reading

Will the Verizon iPhone Live Up to the Hype?

One of the most talked about product launches might finally arrive. For nearly a year, rumors have swirled about the mythical Verizon iPhone – a smartphone that would, until now, have been incompatible with Verizon’s CDMA network. However, it is reported that 5-6 million …continue reading

Being Dropped From AdSense

Anyone who likes to think it can’t happen to them doesn’t understand the point of this author’s article on how he was dropped from the AdSense program. He doesn’t believe anything he could have done would have prevented Google from sacking him from …continue reading

Life Imitates Video Games When Man Plays Real-Life Frogger

Long before Facebooks, the Internet, or even video games, life has tended to imitate popular art. Oscar Wilde even said in 1889 “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life”. But when life imitates video games, people end up nearly dead.

Earlier this …continue reading

Chattanooga Police Lose “Take Home” Cars

We’ve all seen police cars at homes, apartments and other residences where police men and women live.  Apartment complexes give police a discount on rent just to have the presence of a patrol car available as a deterrent to crime.  For years Chattanooga, TN police …continue reading

Suing Spammers Replaces a Man’s Day Job

I have often wanted to quit my day job… all too often I feel that way by 8:01 AM on any given weekday.. heh

I also hate spam and would love to join a cause to fight and curb it. It seems like some young …continue reading

New Years Non-Resolutions and Folding Chairs

The entries have been a bit sparse of late.  That’s either because

there’s nothing that catches my fancy (or ire) I just don’t give a shit the moon is in Virgo (and I am not) all of the above

The answer is, of course, number …continue reading

Small Scale Renewable Energy Provides Power to Remote Kenyan Village

Recently, I watched Chris respond to being asked if he could live without his cell phone. I can relate to being tied to a cell phone. Back when I had a Kyrocea smart phone, I used it for everything.

I now live at work. …continue reading

China Makes Skype Illegal

In a long line of Chinese censorship acts we can now add VOIP clients to the list. Skype and other non-Chinese government approved VOIP applications are effectively illegal for use inside of China. Essentially, all VOIP programs, except made by China Telecom and China Unicom, …continue reading