Great Internet Ideas – Tips and Advice
Monday – Tech Tip
To Buy or Not To Buy Windows Vista – You may have heard in the press or seen in the news, the release of Windows Vista and also the new Office 2007. However to experience the full range of features most people would have to buy a new computer even if you have bought in the last 12 months. You can buy an upgrade version which you can run on slightly older machines. Unless you are extremely enthusiastic, there are bound to be teething problems and fixes released by Microsoft so I would wait at least 6 moths.
Tuesday – Jargon
MySpace – Founded on July 2003, MySpace has become one of the most popular online communities that allows any user on the Internet to connect and share their journals, pictures, and interests with their friends and millions of other people on the Internet. Major Businesses promote their upcoming products on there and leading music artists promote their songs on there so it is becoming a better marketing than TV because of the direct and interactive access with the consumer. Primarily it is a way for friends to keep in touch with each other regardless of where they are and a good way to make new friends and search for long lost contacts as well.
Wednesday – Product
Splashpower Charger – This product is relatively new but if it takes hold will make every regular traveller and all of us really very happy. The basic goal of it is to eliminate all the different chargers you need for your mobile phone, digital camera, blackberry, MP3 player etc. as this one wireless pad will charge all those items via a light form of radiation. Some products are already splashpower enabled and you read more at the Splashpower website.
Thursday – Google Maps
What the US has been enjoying for years has now hit Australia. The fully featured version allows you to say type in hardware store and you suburb and it will show simply the closest ones and illustrated directions to get there as well as company details. Business can register their details with Google for free. You can search for specific businesses and home addresses as well and it gives you step by step detailed directions, travel times and distances. All of this conveniently can be accessed by mobile PCs and mobile phones that is Google Map equipped.
Friday – Gripe
I am not sure what your Internet bills are, maybe somewhere between $ 25 and $ 100 per month. Now what would be the benefit if a business, an area or an entire city offered Internet access for free, maybe with individual download limits per month. Well a very large number of businesses, restaurants and public buildings like libraries in the US and Europe offer wireless Internet for free using our own laptop. Recent studies have showed in the case of the businesses and restaurants they are more profitable and far more popular than their competitors and library patronage is up which is having positive effects on community literacy levels and local employment and also reducing criminal and anti-social behaviour like graffiti. Once again Australia seems to be lagging behind though only focussing on the cost.