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Two of The Best Parodied Mac Commercials of All Time

They say you’ll be able to measure your fame when people start imitating you or making a fool out of you.

Let’s take Justin Bieber for example. Bieber, a Canadian teen star made famous by Usher and YouTube, has been mocked and targeted by Internet critics and bloggers all over the world. He’s been victimized everywhere, from YouTube (where millions of parody videos of his music videos are uploaded and viewed every day), to television (with shows like South Park and Saturday Night Live among others), to online blogs and forum sites (where you can find thousands of posters and photos about him). Everyone has something bad to say about Justin Bieber and I’d rather be selling laptops online than counting off all the “Bieber is gay” posters on Google images. But despite all the mockery, Bieber even takes the time to thank everyone for making him more famous by saying: “So I wake up today to almost 15 million on Facebook, over a billion views on YouTube and 6 million of the greatest fans on…

PC Mysteries: Answers to these tech questions

The PC world has grown into gigantic proportions. Computers have evolved at a lightning pace and have developed into super-fast and highly-intelligent machines. And yet, the average user is confounded and confused by so many things that keep happening on a daily basis with his/her PC. That is totally understandable given the fact that everyone making use of the PC is not a techie or a geek. However, the answers to these so-called techie mysteries are quite simple and straight-forward. Here is a brief compilation of the most sought-after mysteries and questions with their solutions.

1. Why does a PC making grinding sounds?

Ans: There are many reasons for this and all of them augur bad news! The simplest reason could be the fan in the CPU is spinning off the kilter. The most common reason is that your hard drive is about to die. It would be good to back-up your drives immediately when you hear these sounds.

2. Why are some programs already running when the PC is started?

Ans: When you boo…

Smart Spy Application for Smartphones

It is a fact that nowadays smartphones have become the perfect medium for abusing, threatening, sending adult messages, exchanging company secrets, and hacking confidential data. So, in case you suspect that your child, spouse, employee, or a colleague has become a victim of any of these threats; there is a silent solution to help them! With the advanced technology for mobile security, you too can become a detective or an investigator just like an FBI or CID agent to keep a non-stop eye on the target smartphone irrespective of yours and device’s location. In this article, you will be introduced to a smart spy application with which you can easily become a remote detective.

Introduction to the Smart Spy App

It is Mobile Spy, the next generation spy program that allows you to track the smartphone of a suspected kid, spouse, or employee to record any evidence of abuse or threat. The app monitors SMSs, calls, photos, videos, GPS location, emails, sites, and contacts list.

All you have to …

A look at Windows 8's new security tools and features

If you have played with Windows 8 preview, you know that it could change the way people think about PC. Microsoft has attempted to combine rich functionality with extra security by still maintaining the convenience and simplicity. Most importantly, Windows 8 comes with added security with some interesting changes that will change the face of windows security. Here is a list of security features that you can notice in Windows 8.


1. Built-in Antivirus:

The first security feature that you will clearly notice is Windows Defender. Any complete security solution should have all vital components like virus detection, network intrusion protection, protection from behavior-based threats, and protection from other types of malware attacks. In previous versions, Microsoft offered minimal protection with Defender. Now, Microsoft has decided to include features of
its Security Essentials to Windows Defender. This means you will find a completely revamped Defender that has all components of a comple…

How To Maximize Real Time Communications

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and the primary rate interface (PRI) services that come with the infrastructure have given offices many different options when it comes to real time digital communications. Some of the features of these services can be integrated into an office so that problems are more quickly solved and communications become more efficient and cost-effective. These ways to maximize real time communications in the office can rely on intrinsic features of the technology or they can involve carefully chosen suites of applications that work together.

Session initiation protocol (SIP) forking is a feature of many business VoIP services. SIP forking allows a single digital channel to be forwarded to multiple destinations. This can be used to send a call from a single phone to multiple other devices. If an employee is not at a particular station to answer a phone, then the signal can be forked to a cell phone or another location until the employee receives the call. Thi…

Amtrak’s Use of the iPhone as a Ticket Scanner

Today’s smartphones, such as the ones available at Dialaphone, are being used for a variety of real world applications. Businesses and organizations are seeing how they can capitalize on the availability of this technology and make it applicable for their needs. Given the portability of mobile devices, it is easy to understand the pull towards the use of these devices. Recently, the iPhone has been given a new task. Passengers riding on the American train system, Amtrak, will begin seeing employees using iPhones. The iPhones have been repurposed to be used as ticket scanners. They can also be used to print tickets as well. Prior to the adoption of the iPhone system, Amtrak was still using an archaic hole punch system that was difficult to monitor. In fact, now, the incidence of errors should be significantly reduced.

According to the company, the initial pilot of the program for a few routes was so successful, that the use of the iPhone will be expanding for use by over 1,700 conducto…