Stream Satellite TV on Your PC

satellite-tv-pcDirectstarTV is a leading retailer of DirecTV, offering the best deals on DirecTV packages. Through this service you have access to discounts that are unavailable to customers enrolling via other outlets. Whatever your choice, directstarTV is your one-stop shop for the best deals on DirecTV packages and subscriptions, and their excellent customer support will guide you in determining which package is right for you.

One of the biggest perks of satellite television is the ability to stream your subscription to a PC, whether remotely or in your home. Perhaps the most popular way to stream via the internet is through a SlingBox, which uses your broadband connection to give you access to your television from anywhere in the world. As long as your laptop is connected to the internet, you'll be able to access your television as if you were right in your living room. Read the rest of this entry »

Laptop Security Tips

It is important to keep your laptop as safe as possible. In this day and age, secure laptops come in many shapes and sizes, but they are a necessity if you carry sensitive information with you. The reason for this is an obvious one; laptops are not cheap to replace. This is only made more complicated though because the information contained on your computer is even harder to replace and some of that data may be confidential or sensitive information you may not want to fall into the wrong hands. Here are a few laptop security tips to help you keep your laptop and data safe.

1) Laptops are expensive and extremely portable. This makes them a perfect target for run-by thieves. Never leave the computer unattended no matter where you are because you never know who is waiting to get their hands on an easy target.

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Laptop Security Hardware- Protecting Your Laptop

When you have an expensive laptop that you use on a regular basis, it is important to keep that device as secure as possible. With regards to physical theft, one can take many precautions to help reduce the possibility of a theft occurring. Laptop security hardware will help keep that computer safe. There are many different devices that you can use and each one has its advantages and disadvantages.

You can make use of laptop security cables, but the mobility of the device will be greatly reduced requiring you to disconnect the cable in order to go somewhere. At the end of the day, if you really want to keep it safe you can instead, make use of a laptop security cabinet or laptop security safe which will make it extremely difficult for any thief to gain access to the device. Of course that does the same thing in that it makes the mobility of the unit less then satisfactory which is why several unique alarm systems have also been developed. Read the rest of this entry »

Laptop Security Safes

There are many things out there to choose from when it comes to keeping your laptop secure. Whether you are a student wanting to prevent a laptop theft or a business professional not wanting the confidential data on the computer getting stolen, making sure that your laptop is secure even when you are not around may mean that you can make use of a laptop security safe. Sure you could just use any safe, but they are big and bulky. A laptop security safe has been specially engineered to hold a laptop and is a lot smaller then a normal one.

This form of laptop theft security keeps your laptop behind a tough and very durable locking mechanism. While it may not stop every potential thief as there are some that will attempt to open the safe or take the entire thing with them should they feel as if the information on the computer is worth enough, it will prevent most thieves from going after it as they would prefer grabbing what they can easily. Read the rest of this entry »

Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook Review

dell latitude 2100 netbook notebookThere are many great choices today with regards to laptops and notebooks. Many people are wanting them for work and school, but no everyone has unlimited funds to purchase them. However, one particular company continues to offer some of the highest quality laptops that have many advanced features all at a relatively affordable price. The Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook Notebook is one of these such laptops.

Of course there are many other options which are much cheaper, but none of them can even come close to the features which are available on the Latitude. They make the perfect choice for work, school and even play. When coupled with either Linux or Windows they can feature advanced office tools that will help make your daily job or class schedule easier to handle. At the same time, they also make great multimedia machines too for when it is time to play. From movies to games, you can experience many great things with this mini notebook. Read the rest of this entry »

Toshiba Netbook Reviews

Toshiba Netbooks: New Colors, Full Features

People want small things; a small mobile phone, a compact car, and small laptops to bring to different places. While there have been a number of notebooks available in the market before, they were unreasonably expensive. That is why netbooks are currently gaining popularity because they’re full-featured, like that of an entry-level laptop in a small and handy package.

Toshiba has been one of the leading manufacturers of computer & laptops, as well as other computer parts. And as the trend of netbooks comes into the market, the technology world also waits for a Toshiba netbook.

There are three models of Toshiba mini laptops we like especially– Toshiba NB100, Toshiba NB200, and Toshiba NB205. Read the rest of this entry »

Asus EEE PC Review

asus eee pc netbookWhile there are still many people choosing to purchase full sized laptops today, many others are instead choosing the compact mini notebooks instead. The traditional laptop is big, bulky and heavy. They can get extremely hot during use because of the larger processor in them. However, for the most part, they are only for those who need a fully-functional computer with them wherever they go.

People that choose to purchase the Asus EEC PC, chose them because they are lightweight, compact and still allows them do the important things such as surfing the web, checking their email, taking notes and even playing simple games. They do not come with a lot of memory or a fast processor, but this does not mean that they are slow. This particular notebook has been especially tailored to be as quick as possible while not affecting the final price tag in any way.

As a result, many people have found that the extremely low price of purchasing a brand new Asus EEC PC to be more then affordable and Read the rest of this entry »

Psion Netbook Pro Review

psion-netbook-proNetbooks have become so popular over the years that it is imperative for manufacturers to keep up with the demand. As expected, the big companies have been busy releasing various models just so they can get a large share of the market before the momentum slows down. Unbeknownst to many, there are other lesser known brands in the market but they are not widely available to the consumers. One of these brands is the psion netbook pro. This brand is known for products aimed at the mobile enterprise market. As such, it has banked on the idea that there will be demand for an ultraportable notebook that has the basic features needed to use the Internet and run simple programs. Read the rest of this entry »

Microsoft Courier Tablet vs. Apple iPad Touch Apple Tablet

Over the past few months, the high-tech industry has been working itself into a frenzy of excitement over the newest idea about to hit the market: Tablet computers. One of the recent examples of the tablet computer is the new 7" tab from T-Mobile and Samsung. Granted, this idea isn’t exactly new. Back in 1993 Apple released the Newton MessagePad, which is similar to the much-anticipated tablets that will soon be released.

Both Apple and Microsoft are hard at work designing their interpretation of the tablet computer. Apple is currently working on the Apple iPad, while Microsoft is designing the Microsoft Courier tablet. We all know how desktop computers work. Tablets are one of the few mysteries left for us to discover. That being said, which tablet will best for you? Which company will turn the fantasy of a tablet into a perfect reality? It’s hard to say at this point. There has been some information leaked on both tablets, so all we can do at the moment is look into the supposed details.

Microsoft Courier Tablet Pre-Review

microsoft-courierThe Microsoft courier tablet is a little different then one would expect, so it will be interesting to see the reactions it gets from users when it is released. It sports 2 7-inch colored screens, which will cause it to resemble a book, or a really cool day planner. It combines gestures, a multi-touch commands, AND a stylus pen. Yes you read right, a stylus pen. Some believe that the pen interface belongs in the tablet pc era, but not in the touch interface devices. The pen interface obviously has its pros and cons. It is also going to be one of the main differences between the courier and the apple tablet.

As far as the hardware goes, it has been reported the Microsoft courier tablet will run on Microsoft’s Windows 7. Also the courier will have a built-in camera on the back, and Wi-F. That’s about all that we know about the courier, and from the rumors that have surfaced, is seems that the world can expect "mid-2010" delivery. While it does look attractive, the controls and interface seem to lack the intuitiveness that defines Apple’s products. The gestures and motions seemed strange and not natural from the videos. Lots of funny tapping, throwing items, cutting them out and other strange motions. Whereas Apple’s products work on intuition, it appears that you will have to read the manual carefully to figure out which gestures are appropriate to get stuff done on the courier. Perhaps this isn’t going to be an issue at all, only time will tell.

It has been said that the Courier is "almost the exact opposite of what everyone expects the Apple tablet to be." No one knows for sure what the apple tablet will actually look like. We have never seen a full sized prototype leaked to know for sure. All we have to go off of again are rumors and a few blurry pictures that back them up. As far as the world knows, the apple tablet may not even exist, though with Microsoft hard at work on the courier, Apple may be forced the join the tablet race whether they want to or not.

Apple Macbook Touch Tablet Pre-Review

apple macbook tabletThe Apple iPad tablet is assumed to be a bigger iPod touch with a 9- or 10-inch multi touch display, an iSight camera, with Wi-Fi and of course, 3G capabilities. It with either be running the iPod OS or more likley a version of Mac OS X like Snow Lepoard which apparently already has some touch screen capabilities built in to the code. However, Apple’s products always seem to work better with other Apple products. Your ipod syncs to your Mac, your Mac syncs to your .Me account, your .Me account will sync from anywhere online. While convenient, it can also be annoying for those who like more freedom. A la “Jail breaking” your iPhone or iPod touch. We are quite excited about the number of ipad cases, ipad covers, and other accessories for the iPad that are coming out in the near future!

Let’s pretend for a moment that both devices are for sure coming to a store shelve near you. What will be the result of the Courier Vs. apple tablet batter? If you have seen Apple’s “get a mac” ads, you will laugh when you see what the apple iPad touch tablet is rumored to look at. It looks like a sleek, cool looking device that will allow you to own rock band and create a movie masterpiece within minutes. On the other hand the courier has the feel of a business-oriented device that lives to create spreadsheets and pie charts.

As always, each company is going to be offering devices for two different customer types. Leaving you with a deceivingly tricky question: PC or mac?

Lenovo IdeaPad Netbooks Join The Market

lenovoAs the demand for netbooks continues to rise because of people who are always on the go and don’t want to carry a heavy burden under the name of ‘laptops’, Lenovo also decided to join in the trend as they presented their versions of the Lenovo netbook.

All Lenovo netbooks have built-in wireless cards and Ethernet ports so you can connect to the Internet however you want. Send emails, surf the internet, play some casual games and do your work wherever you want. Because of their small sizes and hand weights, you can bring them around from home to school or to your office. Type your work in restaurants or surf the Internet in the middle of the park – and then safely tuck your Lenovo netbook inside your purse without even feeling the weight. Lenovo netbook notebooks have the highest quality Read the rest of this entry »