Friday, August 10, 2007

Quiet a Shrieking Monitor

Old CRT monitors have this tendency to produce a shrill high pitched sound as then age. Try this tip and save yourself from the noise.

The problem is mostly caused by a vibrating flyback transformer. In this case, you just need to set up your display settings again. The easy fix is to increase the refresh rate at which the monitor is operating. This might require you to lower the resolution.

  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Display Settings and click the settings tab.
  • Then click on the "Advanced" button. Under the 'Monitor' tab, select a refresh rate higher than 72 hz.
  • Typically, refresh rates that are higher than 72 Hz give a better display experience and may reduce eye strain.
An alternate fix is to perform "percussive maintenece". give the monitor a good, solid whack on ths side. This will stop the vibration, albert temporarily.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Fujitsu LifeBook S6311


Fujitsu Life Book 56311 :

This is an Ultra-Portable business notebook, it has enough oomph to run most office applications and media players. Its battery life is very healthy, you can comfortably work on it for around seven hours while you're on the move.

Features : It weighs 1.73 kg only and it was powered by Intel Core 2 Duo T2080 processor clocked at 1.73 GHz and 1 GB DDR2 memory. This makes it powerful enough to run most everyday applications without any hiccups. The 13.3 inch display with a native resolution of
1024 x 768 makes it a little bulkier than 12.1 inch ultra portables.

Ergonomics : The size of the keyboard in most ultra-portables is restricted due to the size of the notebook itself. This notebook houses a regular sized keyboard that offers good comfort while typing. A unique feature is the set of buttons on top of the keyboard that provide one touch access to the web browser, e-mail client. Most of the ports and audio jacks are placed at the side of the notebook.

Good : It has excellent battery life.

Against : Price

Fujitsu LifeBook S6311 Notebook PC Specifications :

  • Intel Core Duo Mobile Processor T5600, 1.83 GHz
  • Intel 945GM Express Chipset
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 9345ABG / 3945BG Wi-Fi Network Connection
  • 512-MB DDR2 667 MHz RAM
  • 80-GB Serial-ATA Hard Disk Drive, 4200 rpm
  • 13.3-inch Superfine XGA Display, 1,024 x 768 resolution
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 graphics card, 128-MB VRAM
  • Dual layer DVD Super Multi Writer
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 56 kbps v.92 modem/fax
  • Smart Card Reader - SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
  • Fingerprint Recognition Technology
  • Bluetooth v2.0
  • Type II PC Card slot
  • Realtec ALC262 HD audio codec; 2 x speakers
  • Genuine Windows XP SP2 Home/Professional
  • 6-cell Lithium Ion, 15 hours backup
  • Dimensions: 295 x 238.5 x 34 mm
  • Weight: 1.75 Kgs

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Ability Office is real alternative to the MS Office


Office suites are among the most widely used applications on desktop computers. Whether it's creating documents, spreadsheets or a presentation, Office suites have always been a great boon. While MS Office is clearly the most widely used office suite in the commercial category, and Open Office is the rightful choice in the freeware.

About Ability Office 4 Professional :

The Ability Office 4 looks like MS Office 2003. This Office Suite has four main applications: Write, Spreadsheet, Database and Presentation and they are very similar to MS Office 2003 counterparts: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. This suite also includes three supplementary applications that are usually not found in other office suites, they are : Draw, Photopaint Studio and Photo Album.


Ability Office is compatible with most Office file formats; hence, moving content to the application is easy. The option to save documents as PDFs, which is not available in MS Office but it was available in Ability Office.

For : It was an alternative to MS Office 2003.

System Requirements :

It works on all Windows, Pentinum Class or higher, 32 MB RAM or more, 40 MB free disk space.

Highlights...

  • New module - Presentation
  • New module - Photoalbum
  • Latest Windows 2003 look and feel
  • Much improved Microsoft import/export
  • Option to set Word/Excel as default open and save
  • Autocorrect and Grammar checker
  • Much improved save to PDF
  • Photopaint includes vector drawing as standard

Price : 74.99 $

Website : http://ability.com/

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Peoples Info Drives Traffic to your blog


Peoples Info is a good cool looking Social Bookmarking site with a nice template design and it was launched on June by S.V. Narendra.

About the owner of the site : He was writing a blog about Gadgets and Technology. He was also writing reviews on various blogs.

His Blog Tech Treak gives sufficient information to feed my mind. If you like his blog you can subscribe and keep in touch with his articles.

About Peoples : It was a Good Social Bookmarking site, when you visit the site, the banner of the site welcomes you by telling, Share your info with the world. There are so many categories to submit you story to show the world like news, entertainment, Technology etc., and it was very easy to submit your stories in 2 easy steps. You can drive traffic with this nice social bookmarking site.

Look this site : http://pe.oples.info

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Intel's offer to lower operational costs

Intel Corp has launched a new processor technology to help small and medium businesses to reduce their operational costs.

The company's Indian subsidiary has developed a new processor - vPRO - and an upgraded version of Centrino pro-processor for managing the services of small and mid-size businesses.

'Infotech firms such as Wipro, 3i and Zenith are building application and services on the vPRO platform to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) reduce operational costs and consume less power,' Intel South Asia director Narendra Bhandari said at an industry-media conclave here over the weekend.

'The new processors will transform the business client platform and manage the IT infrastructure remotely.'

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Common Command Console Utilities

WindowsXP has few console utilities you can easily run from the command line:

Computer Management - compmgmt.msc
Disk Managment - diskmgmt.msc
Device Manager - devmgmt.msc
Disk Defrag - dfrg.msc
Event Viewer - eventvwr.msc
Shared Folders - fsmgmt.msc
Group Policies - gpedit.msc
Local Users and Groups - lusrmgr.msc
Performance Monitor - perfmon.msc
Resultant Set of Policies - rsop.msc
Local Security Settings - secpol.msc
Services - services.msc
Component Services - comexp.msc

Locking File Associations

If you have your file associations the way you want for a particular file type, you can remove it from the list that gets displayed in the Folder Options / File Types screen

1. Start Regedit

2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

3. Scroll to the file association you want to lock.

4. In the right panel, create a new Binary value

5. Call it EditFlags

6. Give it a value of 01 00 00 00

7. Now when you go to the Folder Options / File Types screen, you won't see that file type listed.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Cooler Master A Cool Data Companion


External casings are widely used with Laptop hard drives as portable data transfer solutions. The X Craft 250 is an eSATA/USB casing from Cooler Master, it promises to keep high-capacity laptop hard drives cool.

Crafted in aluminum, the core design is objective. The meshed screen running along two sides takes care of Ventilation. Power hungry laptop drives are addressed by the use of split USB cables. Cooler Master provides rubber grommets for attaching the hard drive to the PCB. It also provides shock resistance. Mounting the hard drive is quite easy, Cooler Master has been generous enough to provide a little screw driver, screws, and the grommets. The package bundle consists of the drive, a nice pouch, and the necessary backup software.

Specifications :

HDD Support 2.5

Interface USB 2.0/1.1

Transfer Rate 480 Mbps high speed, 12 Mbps full speed USB operation

LED Indicator Power-Blue LED, HDD Activity-Red LED

Case Material Aluminum/Plastic/Metal

Dimensions 5.35in (L) x 3.19in (W) x 0.75in (H)

Weight 0.31 lbs/140g

OS Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Mac 9.1 & 10.2 higher

P& G backup system Windows XP/ 2000/ 98/ ME

UPC Code RX-250-U2BN-GP-870423004202

RX-250-U2WN-GP-870423004165

Features :

  • Supports 2.5" HDD up to 160G/7200RPM
  • Compatible with both PC and Mac Platforms.
  • Mirror finished aluminum casing
  • Superior Cooling Solution: Aluminum casing with high quality mesh design provides excellent heat dissipation and ensures your HDD stability
  • One-touch backup system: P&G (Press & Go) built-in
  • Plug & Play and Hot-swap capability
  • Smart indicator: Attractive blue LED indicates power/HDD activity
  • Best Protection: HDD shockproof mounting mechanism protects your HDD and important data
  • High Transfer Rates: up to 480Mbps
  • User Friendly : Easy installation and portable
  • USB Bus-power support