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Month: July 2017

Affordable Web Hosting Service for Your Business

On a daily basis, thousands of people are registering domain names and hosting their websites for their their personal use or their new business. However, how do you really know where to register your domain name and what service provider to sign up with for your web hosting services.

Here are 6 specific aspects you can look for to help you decide with company you choose to register your domain name and web hosting services.

First, it is necessary to decide on how many domain names you intend on registering and whether the domains will be either personal or for your business. The average cost for registering a domain can be anywhere from $1.00 to $15.00.

And, depending on the business you register, it could cost a fair bit more however, you would be able to find out the cost, once you search and register your domain.

Once your domain is registered, then you will need to direct your domains to a web hosting service company. But, what plan will you purchase and why?

If you have one or two domains, then opt for a basic plan which costs approximately $5.00 per month. You can always upgrade whenever necessary.

There are a few things to watch out for when looking to sign up for a hosting company.

1. Customer Service

One aspect in particular is: customer service. How can you contact the web hosting company? Is it by a 1-800 number or by live chat or both?

2. Hours of Operation

And, when are their hours of operation? Are they open from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, or are they open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week? This really makes a difference especially if you require help immediately for your business needs.

3. Amount of Web Space

Amount of web space is also important because if you have a small website 5MB of space will be plenty for your needs. However, a large site might require a bit more especially if you intend on adding a lot of images, videos or sound files.

4. FTP Access

It is necessary to have FTP access, in order to have the ability to upload your website pages easily. This is particularly helpful for web developers as well.

5. Email

Does your web hosting company allow for you to set up an email account and name your email whatever you wish? It is important to be able to select an email name that corresponds with your website in order to look professional as a business.

6. Control Panel

This is also known as the c-panel. It is important to have access to your own c-panel so that you can control adding or deleting passwords, email accounts. You definitely want control over your website so that when you need to make a change, you can quickly log into your account and make the necessary changes. It avoids having to speak with technical support for every change you need to make to your website.

There …

3D Animation Industry – Discover the Latest Trends and Technology in the Animation Industry

Here is a term that has not been heard of too often, Phenadistoscope. If you are familiar with it then you might be giving away your age. Actually, this was the technique used to give the animation effects. It was a matter of simple drawings that were made to move simultaneously.

We do the same thing today but with much, more advanced methods. The general concept is still there it is the way that results are achieved that is so dramatically different. The techniques of phenadistoscope became extinct by the end of the 21st century when a more exciting and innovative way to get the job done surfaced. If you have not guessed what that is, then it is the computer. Naturally, these dynamic pieces of technology are just never ending in what they can do.

What happened now in the world of animation was that the drawings could be scanned into the computer or even better created on it. The computer has the capability of rapidly displaying all those images that depict movement at a very rapid rate. These are images created from models of 2D or 3D artwork. They are then put into a sequential order, which the computer takes and is able to create the illusion of movement.

The characters of animation today have taken on a dramatic look of realism thanks to the ability to view them from all angles.

The computer is successful at achieving these great results by being able to perform a variety of techniques.

It is capable of making a comic book or cartoon character look as if it were drawn by hand. This is done by a technique knows as cel-shading. To achieve the animation features of skin and facial expressions and cloth as well a technique called morph target animation is implemented. This means that the movements are stored as vertex positions. They in every major frame the vertex will move to a different position.

The works not done yet though. There is skeletal animation that has to be comprised meaning rigging, which is a vertebrate technique. It entails the designing of bone that comprise a portion of the character to allow for visual representation.

After the above has been carried out, a procedure had to be put in place to record the movement. Much like those in video games, called motion capture. Then another exciting aspect is known as crowd simulation. You know those pictures where you see multitudes of people; well this is the technique that is responsible for the realism of these shots.

Often people think of 3D animation as only relating to cartoons. They fail to realize that many other moving objects as seen on the computer for example are animation as well. Perhaps you have viewed the beating heart on a medical site, or seen a 3d plan on a decorating internet show. What you are seeing by way of the presentation is all due to the amazing capabilities of the 3D animation. Therefore, as …

The Pros And Cons Of Auto Dialer Service

We are today living in a world of extreme competition where thousands of companies are chasing one set of customers over and over again almost with the same products and services. In such a scenario only those companies who are efficient, productive and quick to respond to ever changing customer needs and preferences can survive in the market. Even when it comes to other functions such as collection of dues passing of information and other such requirements speed of action is extremely important which can be ensured only with proper use of the best available modern technology.

This fact can be best illustrated when we look at the ever changing needs of the center business. The call center concept which is quite old started with a handful of center executives who were given the task of making a few calls from a manual list which was given to them. Though this did work initially things started falling apart when business volumes started increasing and the pressure of backlog started haunting many call center organizations. Customer service and customer excellence took a beating and this resulted in many customers waking out to some other competitors’ products and services. As far as collection of dues were concerned lack of proper information and lethargy in contacting defaulting customers resulted in mounting overdue and unpaid installments.

To counter this situation a new technology called the auto dialer service came into being and this has changed the whole concept of call center functioning. It has radically made the centers much more efficient productive and customer oriented. From the company’s point of view it has also made the life of call center employees much better which enabled them to concentrate on productive work rather than wasting time on unproductive calls. There have been instances which have shown that with the use of this technology average daily calls made by each call center employee has gone up by almost 100 to 120{90c905eaca51001bdd05d2b9e50215b66b04dff3fb532a24d541d876dbf9d189} this has resulted in better focus on the right target of customers and reduced wastage and slippage.

The reason why this software is so powerful and effective is because of the fact that it works on the philosophy of predictable dialing rather than random dialing. For example if a customer is unavailable or not reachable in a normal scenario the call center employee would have come to know of this only after a couple of minutes of waiting. But this problem has been overcome with the use of auto dialer service technology where the software is so designed that it waits for a few seconds and then automatically moves to the next number. Whenever it encounters a live customer or in other words a human face on the other side it automatically routes the call to a free call center executive.…

The ASUS G1

The Asus G1 is packed full of gaming features that will be suitable for the avid gamer looking for a notebook at an affordable price.

Usually portable gaming systems are typically rather bulky which can be less than ideal for gamers on the go. Acer has produced an extremely portable notebook with a great 15.4″ screen and a unique design to set it apart from the average notebook. Other high-end gaming notebooks are bulkier with 17″ screens and will set you back about $3000, while the Asus G1s is mid-sized and very reasonably priced at $1,799.

The G1s has many unique physical features with an overall attractive design. Measuring 14 inches wide, 11.2 inches deep, and 1.6 inches high, the physical measurements and 15.4-inch screen are pretty standard for any laptop however, the weight edges into the desktop replacement category weighing in at 7 pounds. Most laptops fall around 6 pounds making the G1s slightly heavier than a mid-sized laptop.

The Asus G1s laptops offer a unique design, which attracts people with its dashing looks alone. The chassis appears to be colored in a basic-black look but when examining closely a crosshatch pattern is revealed which adds some extra personality. There are metal rivets in the lid on the hinges adding an industrial look and bright green accents on the sides of the lid for some extra flavor. Between the mouse button sits a plastic eyeball logo colored in bright green, which is illuminated by a glowing green light.

The W, A, S and D keys (the main control keys for most PC games)are highlighted green which enhances the users experience. The 15.4-inch LCD display offers a 1,280×80 native resolution, which is, expected from a display this size while the 17″ gaming laptops they offer a higher native resolution (1,440×900). ASUS’s Splendid Video Intelligence Technology integrates different multimedia data sources to reduce noise and conversion rate for a vivid display. This technology allows for vivid images with better contrast, brightness, skin tone and color saturation for any video application. The Game and Night View Modes provide additional gaming features which enhance the image details of the picture. The 15.4″ screen lacks some of the resolution in comparison to the 17″ models, which might prevent someone from playing certain high-end games at higher resolutions.

The system has a standard set of connections, including four USB 2.0 jacks, a mini FireWire jack, a PC Card slot, media card reader, headphone, microphone and line-in audio jacks, and VGA, DVI, and S-Video outputs for hooking up an external monitor. There’s no ExpressCard slot, but there is a tiny OLED display right above the keyboard that displays the current time. Standard media transport controls sits along the front edge of the system.

Networking connections include a modem and 10/100 Ethernet jacks with an integrated 802.11a/b/g wireless. Included in the box is a sleek carrying case and a gaming mouse. The built-in webcam sports 1.3 megapixels and sits on top of the screen for conferencing communication …

Cyber Crimes And Solutions

We are currently living in Cyber age, where Internet and computers have major impacts on our way of living, social life and the way we conduct businesses.

The usage of information technology has posed great security challenges and ethical questions in front of us. Just as every thing has positives and negatives, usage of information technology is beneficial as well as insecure.

With the growth of the internet, network security has become a major concern. Cyber crimes have emerged rapidly in the last few years and have major consequences. Cyber criminals are doing every thing from stealing money, hacking into others computer, stealing intellectual property, spreading viruses and worms to damage computers connected on the internet and committing frauds.

Stoppage of cyber crimes is a major concern today.

Cyber criminal make use of the vulnerabilities in computer soft wares and networks to their advantage.

Hacking:

Hacking or Cracking is a major cyber crime committed today. Hacker makes use of the weaknesses and loop holes in operating systems to destroy data and steal important information from victim’s computer. Cracking is normally done through the use of a backdoor program installed on your machine. A lot of crackers also try to gain access to resources through the use of password cracking softwares. Hackers can also monitor what u do on your computer and can also import files on your computer. A hacker could install several programs on to your system without your knowledge. Such programs could also be used to steal personal information such as passwords and credit card information. Important data of a company can also be hacked to get the secret information of the future plans of the company.

Cyber-Theft:

Cyber-Theft is the use of computers and communication systems to steal information in electronic format. Hackers crack into the systems of banks and transfer money into their own bank accounts. This is a major concern, as larger amounts of money can be stolen and illegally transferred.

Many newsletters on the internet provide the investors with free advice recommending stocks where they should invest. Sometimes these recommendations are totally bogus and cause loss to the investors. Credit card fraud is also very common.

Most of the companies and banks don’t reveal that they have been the victims of cyber -theft because of the fear of losing customers and share holders. Cyber-theft is the most common and the most reported of all cyber-crimes. Cyber-theft is a popular cyber-crime because it can quickly bring experienced cyber-criminal large cash resulting from very little effort. Furthermore, there is little chance a professional cyber-criminal will be apprehended by law enforcement.

Viruses and worms:

Viruses and worms is a very major threat to normal users and companies. Viruses are computer programs that are designed to damage computers. It is named virus because it spreads from one computer to another like a biological virus. A virus must be attached to some other program or documents through which it enters the computer. A worm usually exploits loop holes in …

Computer Hardware Course – The Advantages of Taking It

Computer hardware courses are an excellent way to learn how to manage the inevitable computer failures that you will encounter as you find yourself depending on your computer more and more everyday. While you do have the option of taking your computer to the service center it can cost you a lot of time and money. Your computer hardware course is invaluable for helping you understand the hardware requirements for your computer that will be enable you to jump to the rescue instead of trudging along to the repair shop.

It does not take an engineer or a technician to be successful in learning about computer hardware. If you are interested in engineering or technician positions however, a background in computer hardware can make you a far more valuable person in your field and can enhance your employability tremendously.

To troubleshoot your computer you can do very well with a simple computer hardware course. You can become your own specialist and forgo spending the money on an IT specialist.

The time invested in a computer hardware study program will pay off quickly when things go wrong. But, this is not the only reason taking a computer hardware course would be a good plan.

Not only will you be able to fix your computer, but you will have the knowledge to build a computer from scratch. The cost of computer parts is often far less expensive than buying a pre-made package. You will also be able to customize your computer so that it is perfectly designed for your needs.

By avoiding the cost of labor from the computer store you will have a far less expensive computer that is perfect for you. You will also no longer need to worry about taking your computer in for repairs as you will know just how to fix what goes wrong.

Computer knowledge is in high demand no matter what career you are involved in. With the information you learn in a computer hardware course you will be able to take on an IT position. Such positions are in high demand as a limited number of people have the knowledge to take on an IT role.

The time needed to take a computer hardware course is well worth the investment. Learning about software and programming can only make you even better with your computer goals. If you are limited in time, not to worry. Many courses are available online or on CD for you to do at home.

Take some time to discover exactly what will be covered in your course. The computer technology field is huge, so you will need to focus. You will never be able to learn everything about computer hardware in a single course. It takes a lifetime of study to learn, and with technology constantly changing you will need to continually work on keeping your knowledge up to date. A computer hardware course will bring you a chance to get ahead of the game and keep up with your …

Importance of Rotoscoping Technique in Film Industry

Rotoscoping is basically a technique used in animation as the animators capture frame by frame live action so as to develop an animation film. Earlier the captured live actions were projected onto a frosted glass panel and were redrawn by the animator. This equipment used for projection is called “Rotoscope”. Nowadays this equipment has been replaced by computers.

Today’s visual effects industry explains rotoscoping as a technique used to create a matte for an element on a live action plate so as to merge over another background. The term rotoscoping usually abbreviated as “Roto” is used to is been used as a tool for visual effects in live action films. Rotoscoping mainly implies cutting an image from a background and then replacing it in another new background or Rotoscoping involves extracting a moving image from a video and replacing the background completely or partially with special effects. When using this technique, editors trace over live action film movement on each frame to use in a video.

Rotoscoping techniques used:

• Articulated Rotoscoping

• Garbage Matte Creation

• Matte Generation

• 2D Motion Tracking

• Rotosplining

• Paint Touch-up/Cloning

Rotoscoping

Silhouette FX is software used in visual effects industry so as to make the rotoscoping easier. This software is designed exclusively to perform rotoscoping. The main advantage for using this software is that it can be used as stand alone software or can also be used to support application with After Effects or Final Cut Pro. This software also helps one to check out all rotoscoping needs from one single point and hence reduces tedious work effort.

Mocha, software is dedicated entirely for rotoscoping. This software uses a planar tracker to help position, rotate, scale, shear and perspective-shift roto-splines. It has a number of spline tools, all intended to make rotoscoping a faster and easier task.

AE CS3 helps in producing innovative motion graphics and VFX for films as it provides needed speed, precision and powerful tools. AE is principally known for its powerful VFX arsenal. New AE comes to market with several rotoscoping tools which makes the process very easier.

Combustion is jam-packed with dominant artistic tools such as an in-context access to motion graphics, 3D compositing, color correction, image stabilization, vector paint and roto, text effects, short-form editing, expressions, Flash output, and much more. Combustion has very good set of rotoscoping tools. The simplicity in Combustion’s roto tools lie in its point tracking and character control ability.

Fusion is a synergy of 2d and 3d tools for definitive and hardcore compositing. Its rotoscoping tools areas great as its other compositing tools since it works in a node-based environment. Mask inputs on a tile are normally drawn as blue arrows, though other colors may be used for pre-masks and garbage mattes.…

SEO Specialists: Easing the Way to the Zenith of Success

I used to wonder what more I had to do to make my business website profitable. I had even consulted many friends of mine; none could give me a pleasing solution to the problem. I had no other alternative but to go for the online solution. After a careful study, I came to know about SEO and its impact. I realized that SEO is the only technique by which one can rank their website higher in search engines. Besides, all of us know that the digital world has a new definition in recent years. All credit goes to many scientific innovations and its correct implementation.

However, a few business experts may disagree with the fact; but the reality is SEO is still a very much effective for online business promotion. Although different SEO experts devise different strategies, but there are about 4 advantages of such kind of service. That’s the reason SEO specialists are always much in demand even in this twenty-first century. Now, let us explore those advantages.

• Increased Traffic – Web traffic, web traffic, and web traffic; that’s all you can think when one thinks about as the first benefit of SEO work. And why not! A better rank always comes up with an assurance to acquire more web traffic. As a result, visitors are likely to become your potential customers in the long run. So, more business profit is waiting for you.

• Brand Awareness – Who would not love to see people uttering his business brand every time they need some specific products and services! All of them for sure; however, an effective SEO service is the convenient method by which you can meet this. The more people would see your business website higher in search engines the more they would seek you. Therefore, a better SEO work means ensuring improved brand awareness as well.

• Better conversion rate – More visitors mean assured possibility to have a better conversion rate. And needless to say, better conversion rate hints at a better sales volume in future. With superior quality content, SEO professionals will ease the way to get better rank in search engines.

• Increased site usability – SEO experts do know that better usability of a website is an imperative to get the desired result. Hence, they prefer making the website more user-friendly. Consequently, it is easier now to navigate for the search engines. at the same time, it would make the website user-friendly for the customers as well.

Therefore, better not to take the risk, and hire them to get these benefits.…

Home Business – Making Money Off The Internet

Are you tired of waking up early each morning, hurrying with your coffee and breakfast, and driving off to your office? Have you been thinking of quitting your job and leave your noisy and mean boss but you can not because there is no other place you can run to and get yourself another job that will pay you a decent living? Were you always done dreaming because you have been fantasizing the day when you have to live your own time without anyone manning it except you? Now, why not start doing it? With online home-based business, away from having your time all on your own you can make money off the internet.

It has been a while since home business has started to take a splash across the internet world wherey all kinds of individuals were given a chance to work anytime of the day in the comfort of their homes. This has been a big break to those people who have found themselves burnt-out already with their 9-5 day job, with no freedom at all to do what they want to do in these hours. Home business is also a welcoming relief to moms and those people who do not have the privilege to work somewhere because they are tied to their commitments manning their household. Home business is exactly the kind that will let them perform their commitments while earning money off the internet while they are home.

What's best about home-based internet business is that you do not have to work all of the long 8 hours typically needed in a corporate or in an office world. A minimum of 2 hours a day, you are done! If you want more, you can stretch it to 5 hours, and results are going to be more prolific than what your day job could pay you. Of course, this is without saying, home business has the most flexible time to offer you. You choose your own time to do the internet work; There is never any restriction in regards to this matter.

You can do the internet job early in the morning, so you will have the rest of the day all yours and do your own stuff with the remaining hours of the day and night. If you prefer it else, you can do it at night when everyone has retired the night so there would be no one to disturb you. With this flexibility, it is all your choice! It is not going to be hard on you because home online business is exactly the kind that allows one to work at its convenience.

Making money off the internet can be the best thing that you can do to make a living. You only have to remember to choose the most legitimate company you are going to sign-up with. While home business via internet provided golden pots to some people, not all were given the chance to be lucky. While there were legitimate companies offering …

Save Your Data in Order to Prevent Painful Loses

AT the beginning of the 21st century, too much personal and vulnerable data is available in a digital form on our PCs. Music, videos, pictures, personal documents, private and business mail contacts – everything is stored on hard disks and other media. Since the storage capacity has increased dramatically during the last years, we store all information on a single place for easier access. The computer is not only a machine anymore, it is our digital memory. Nobody wants to imagine what will happen if he loses all the stored data. In the worst case, this can ruin your whole business or erase all pictures of you and your family of the last years. The only protection mechanism is a regular computer backup. There are some computer users who follow their own strict plan for saving their personal data. They copy their most volatile data to a second hard drive or other media. But the majority of users do not perform backups regularly. Anyway, there are some highly specialized programs that help you to save your private data.

There are several programs available that can be used for that purpose. They differ drastically in price and functionality. There are also several freeware and open source programs. Most of the programs can be configured in a way that the backup is made fully automatic. In most cases you can specify a hard disk, folders or single files that should be stored safely. After the setup of your program, you must check regularly if your program is working in the expected way. Do not trust any program until you are sure it works correctly.

Another important issue is the choice of the right storage medium for you backup. For most home users, a secondary (internal or external) hard disk is the best choice. Please, make sure that you chose a different hard disk and not a different partition on the same physical hard drive, otherwise you will use your data and the backup in case of a hardware failure. In addition, you can save very important data also on optical media like CDs or DVDs. There are also several online storage capacities available. In that case you will not lose your data even in the case of a fire at your office or home. Unfortunately, the risk of cyber attacks on your data has also increased. Before, you should encrypt your vulnerable data before online storage. For companies, advanced storage technologies are available like storage servers for the local network, or magnetic tape storage, or even tape robots.

Regular backups for your PC are absolutely mandatory. You can restore your system and data in case of a hardware failure or software problem, eg virus contamination of your PC. The setup of a modern software suite will not last longer than 30 to 60 minutes. This is nothing compared to a total loss of your data. A good backup program is like a good insurance – it is good to have it in …