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Why is the Cloud’s future secured?

Why is the Cloud’s future secured?

Cloud computing allows you to access all your applications and documents from any place in the world and from any PC, thus freeing you from the confinement of one single desktop computer – everything resides in the “cloud” (a system of servers and computers) and is accessible via the Internet.

Cloud computing merely takes the concept of web applications replacing desktop applications one step further. However cloud computing is not the best (or even agreeable) solution for everybody and comes with a lot of cons. Still cloud computing has a lot of pros which attract a vast number of users and businesses and thus secure its future. Let’s review the most significant ones:

Lower price for computing resources: No need to have a high-performance computer to run your applications. Apps run in the cloud, thus removing the need of the disk space and processing power demanded by the desktop applications. Basically all you need is a PC that can run the client application used to access the cloud.

A performance boost: Computers in the cloud run fewer processes and are kept neat and tidy by the cloud’s administrators.

Cheaper software: A lot of the software you’ll need has a free alternative in the cloud. No need to pay for functionality that can be obtained for free.

Instant updates: Web-based applications are updated automatically – no need to pay unreasonably high prices for updates and upgrades.

Compatibility within the cloud: Documents created in a given cloud system can be read (most of the times) by any other user of the cloud system.

Nearly limitless capacity: Clouds have storages of the order of hundreds of petabytes (1 petabyte is 1 048 576 gigabytes). Makes your 1 terabyte hard disk sound ridiculous, doesn’t it?

Data reliability: Cloud storages have increased data reliability through the use of Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks (RAID).

Access from everywhere: Want to work from home? All you need is a computer and an Internet connection to do that.

No need for synchronization: If you often find yourself questioning where is the latest version of a document – you home computer, your office computer or you flash drive, you’ll like this aspect. Everything is in the cloud.

Easier collaboration and sharing: Anyone you wish can have access to your documents, thus making collaboration a lot easier.

Of course cloud computing has a lot of disadvantages, but given the aforementioned advantages many users think it’s a fair deal. What about you? Does the cloud have a place in your future? Read the rest of this entry »

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Assign a static IP address in Windows 7

When it comes to home networks it is often harder to use DHCP than to give each PC its own IP address. In contrast DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) uses a different model – each computer requests an IP each time it is started.

For small networks using static IPs makes IP management a lot easier and fixing problems associated with a given machine is done faster because you don’t have to always check what IP it is assigned.

To set a static IP to in Windows 7, you first have to open the Network and Sharing Center. Enter network and sharing in the Start menu searchbox, wait for Network and Sharing Center to appear and select it:
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How to set a home page in Opera 11

By default, Opera sets the Speed Dial page as your homepage. Personally, I like this feature a lot, however, many users prefer to have a standard webpage as their homepage. Not to mention corporation where the home page has to be, of course, the company website. So let’s see how we can set Opera’s homepage. Read the rest of this entry »

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Insert sample (random) text in MS Word

There are many reasons for one to wish to insert sample text. Whether it is to preview some document settings, test a macro, test a .doc parser, etc. Well MS Word 2007 has a built-in option for generating sample text.

There are three commands that can do that for us. So let’s review them: Read the rest of this entry »

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Create a custom toolbar in Firefox

This tutorial is about how to create a custom toolbar in Firefox.

By default the Firefox toolbar include the most used browser options – back, forward, refresh, stop, home, etc.: Read the rest of this entry »

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Was the invert colors feature removed from MS Paint in Windows 7?

The first impression that the new look of MS Paint leaves in the user is pretty good. But soon many users started asking “Where is “invert colors”?”, “Was the invert colors feature removed from Paint?”, etc. Not to worry.

The invert colors feature can still be found in MS Paint, it’s just a little hidden.

Suppose we have the following image: Read the rest of this entry »

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How to burn MP4/MPEG4 to DVD playable on a DVD player?

So you have downloaded movies and taken videos in the MP4 (MPEG-4) video format. Want to play MP4 files on home DVD player in your living room sitting on the couch? Well, due to the limits of most DVD players\” capabilities, the original MP4 files can\”t be played directly on regular home DVD players. Therefore, you need to convert and burn original MP4 files to a DVD format. And if you download the right software, you can burn MP4 to DVD. DVD Creator is exactly the professional MP4 (MPEG-4) to DVD converter that lets you convert and burn MP4 to DVD format. Well, this tutorial will show you the step-by-step guide on how to convert and burn MP4 to DVD format to play on home DVD player. Check it out now!

Step 1 Download DVD Creator
Download MP4 to DVD Converter to a known location. Once you’ve downloaded the program, double click the .exe file to install it.

Download at:
http://www.dvd-creator-converter.com/dvd-creator/

Step 2 Load MP4 videos
Click on Load Video button in the upper left interface to locate MP4 (MPEG-4) files, and add them to this MP4 to DVD converter. Drag and drop loaded MP4 videos to the storyboard below to make further operation.

Step 3 Edit MP4 movies (Optional)
The plug-in video editor lets you edit videos quickly and easily. Select a video file in storyboard and click on Edit selected video file button to crop, trim, add watermark, plug in subtitles or adjust video effects, according to your specific request within minutes.

Step 4 Burn MP4 videos to DVD
Once you’ve added videos to the program, now you can convert and burn MP4 (MPEG-4) videos to DVD directly. Of course, you may personalize your DVDs by adding transition effects, customize DVD menu templates, and edit downloaded movies, etc.

So, you just have finished burning MP4 (MPEG-4) to DVD, now you can play your MP4 files on home DVD player in your living room through TV. Also, now you may share your favorite movies with your friends. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

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Merge Two Movie Clips with Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is very easy to use, light and simple video editing application integrated with Microsoft Windows. With this application every not so experienced Windows user can capture, edit and make DVD videos from his home video camera or video recorder and also can save the video back to the video tape.

But in case when you already have captured many video clips and you want to combine this video to one merged video you have to arrange the video clips contiguously and next to save the entire series in one video file.

With this tutorial I will show you how to merge two or more movie clips with Windows Movie Maker to one video file.

First Import the video clips into Collections like shown on the picture below: Read the rest of this entry »

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Split Movie Clips with Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is an complete and user friendly capture, editing and completing video software which is preinstalled with your Windows and you immediately can attach you home video camera or digital video recording device for starting video capturing, video editing, making effects and transitions on your movie clips, adding titles and subtitles, composing with music and export ready movie in raw uncompressed AVI format for later edit or just for making final video on DVD for home cinemas.

With this tutorial I will show you how to split and large video file to smaller clips using Windows Movie Maker. When you have your video separated on small parts you can rearrange them, include effects and transitions or just you can cut parts from the original movie which you don\”t like.

First Import the video clip into Collections like shown on the picture below: Read the rest of this entry »

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Making Video Effects with Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is easy to use Video Editing application for every home user. The application is implemented in Microsoft Windows. With Windows Movie Maker yo can easily capture, edit and export your home videos to your home video camera, digital video recording device or just to finalize on DVD discs.

With this tutorial I will show you how to make video special effects on your video movies with Windows Movie Maker.

First Import your video clip into Collections like shown on the picture below: Read the rest of this entry »

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