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A Brief Primer on the MP3 Format


The internet has transformed our entertainment options in so many ways. As the sad demise of the last Blockbuster store shows, there is little need for us to physically leave our homes in order to get the latest movie or album. The successful companies like Netflix have developed with the technology, moving on from their…

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Common Wireless Security Terms Explained


Here’s some useful wireless and security terms that you may have come across and a brief definition. IEEE 802.11: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) family of standards for wireless LANs, which was first introduced in 1997. 802.11b is a standard that is endorsed and branded as Wi-Fi* by the Wi-Fi Alliance. IEEE…

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The Wireless Future of Metropolitan Area Networks


The most common 802.16a configuration consists of a base station mounted on a building or tower that communicates on a point to multi-point basis with subscriber stations located in businesses and homes. 802.16a has up to 30 miles of range with a typical cell radius of 4 – 6 miles. Within the typical cell radius,…

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What does the Future Hold for XML


Binary XML has been one of those concepts that’s been bandied about for the last couple of years, though not without a huge amount of action. The principle here is simple – with XML as it exists now, text based content can readily be parsed on any platform into an internal binary representation (a DOM),…

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Assessing Personal VPN Solutions


Security is often something we tend to ignore or at least consider it’s for other people to worry about. After all how often do we see or hear about some issue with viruses, ransom ware or identity theft and consider whether it could happen to us. In reality most of us are extremely vulnerable to…

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XML Hints and Tips


What is XML for? XML is intended to make it easy and straightforward to use SGML on the Web: easy to define document types, easy to author and manage SGML-defined documents, and easy to transmit and share them across the Web. It defines an extremely simple dialect of SGML which is completely described in the…

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XML and HTML Comparison


What is XML? XML stands for Extensible Markup Language, a specification developed by the W3C (Short for World Wide Web Consortium), an international consortium of companies involved with the Internet and the Web. XML is a pared-down version of SGML (Standard Generalized Markup Language, a system for organizing and tagging elements of a document. SGML…

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Another Step Towards Paperless Office – Zino E-Reader


We’ve supposedly been in a digital world for several decades now. At least it seems that long since the predictions of no more paper were first bandied about. In reality of course, we’re not quite there yet but in different areas we do seem to be getting closer. Indeed in some areas like photographic albums…

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What are Add to Cart Proxies ?


If you’ve ever sat at a computer pressing the same buttons repeatedly trying to get tickets for some concert then you’ll understand why people sometimes use software to automate the process.  Several years ago I literally spent 10 hours clicking two buttons on a web site trying to get certain tickets for Glastonbury.  I did…

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The Best Rotating Proxies are Worth the Money


It’s worth remembering that anyone can set up a proxy server with only a little technical knowledge.  Download some software like Glype, click a few buttons and enter some basic information and you’re ready to go.  Obviously you need somewhere to host it but you can grab yourself a little space for only a few…

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