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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Create a Podcast

What a podcast really means, It means "Distribute (multimedia files) over the internet for playback on a mobile device or a personal computer" i.e.-A sound file distributed by a podcasting server.

To get started, sign up for a Gcast account( with a password and a four digit PIN. Once the site assigns you a URL, recording a podcast is no more difficult than leaving a message on a friend's voice mail.

you simply dial(from ur Phone)the toll free number, enter your pin (Gcast recognizes your account via caller ID), wait fir the beep, and then start speaking. Afterward, you can go to your Gcast site and edit the podcast's properties to make it easy for people to find.


Wimax(Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access ) is a telecommunication technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances from point to point services to cellular types. It is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard, which is also called Wireless LAN. With wireless high speed broadband connectivity for your PC, Wimax enabled laptops and mobile devices provide you the freedom to connect to the internet just as you do with your cell phone service, anywhere, anytime sans roaming charges(again!). with speeds similar to DSL or Cable and faster than using your cell phone service to connect, WiMAX allows you to access all data-intensive applications, including streaming media on the internet, live video-conferencing, mobile TV and much more while on the move.

Some more great application of WiMAX.......
It can deliver larger amount of bandwidth(upto 10 mbps practically)

PSP: The multimedia monster

The playstation portable(psp) is a handheld game comsole manufactured by Sony computer Entertainment. In 2004, the psp became the first handheld video game console to use an optical disc format called Universal Medai disc(UMD). Other distinguished features of the console includes its large viewing screen, robust multimedia capabilities, and wireless connectivity with the playStation 3, other PSPs, and the Internet.
A remodeled, similar, and lighter version of the playstation portable 2004, was launched in the early september 2007. The redesign also features composite TV output, supports charging via USB, double the onboard RAM(64 MB), and a brighter screen. It also caches UMD data in memory to reduce game load time.

GAMING:: the psp system's list with over 350 titles already includes the ultimate in portable games with the new offerings like 'God of war-Chains of Olympus' and 'Final Fantasy-Crysis Core'.Most of the time you are engrossed with the single player mode but this is not the limit. In multiplayer, you can play with people online, or play with nearby PSP system with out am internet commection.

WACHING MOVIES::You can watch movies on its superb widescreen 480x272 size LCD which can display 16 million colors. You can also connect the PSP to a TV and watch movies using the TV-Out cable. Videos can also be copied on its memory stick from a PC or Streamed from a PS3 or the internet.

LISTENING TO MUSIC:: The PSP is also a music player with equalization, visualization and the sound quality ia also exceptional. it has got onboard stereo speakers but sound even better with headphones. It plays MP3s,WAVs, WMAs, ATRAC3+ and MP4. With the addition of internet radio.

Wi-fi and Internet:: The new PSP has Wi-fi built in, which you can use to do lots of fun stuff. you can directly enable WLAN and start playing games with other PSPs nearby without fiddling arounf with confusing settings. you can play with upto 16 connected PSPs at a single time! And if you are at a Wi-fi hotspot, you can go online and play a multiplayer game with people anywhere in the world.You can also browse the web, download music and videos and stay up-to-the-minute with your blogs, podcasts and news feeds.

Computer Security : some people just don't take it seriously enough

Security software comparison across the globe are strictly working towards improving their software to battle hackers. Software giant Symantec corporation has released statistics which state that the majority of people-while aware of the need for security software-do not take serious action. Since many people are not tech-savvy, they prefer not to understand the dynamic of security software.
Tom Powledge, vice president of Symantec, told that 25% of computer users are mature, secure and concerned about security. However, 32% are completely seamless and automatic, for example digital families in which parents are concerned about their childrens' security online. A further 22% are aware of security but don't really care much about it. they prefer to accept whatever security software is bundled with their computer.Finally 21 percent are technically savvy enough to recommend technology products to people who are less aware.
Further consumers complain that security software is too heavy for their PCs; installation takes forever, and the software makes PC sluggish. "There is a perception that security software slows down the computer. And in past it's fair to say that this is true".

How computer users relate to security software::
22%--Accept anything
21%--Recommend to others
25%--Secure & Concern
32%--Ignorant And in need