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What you should know about IP v.6

New IP v6

There has been a great deal of talk over the last few weeks about some big changes that are happening to the Internet: mainly, the transition to IPv6. Exactly what IPv6 means is still a mystery to most people. Luckily, we have a simple explanation that can help you to better understand it.

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Switching to Windows 7 from Vista

Upgrading to Windows 7

One of the items I loved about Windows Vista was the ability to have various Gadgets on a sidebar within Windows. Reviewing my calendar, checking my computer’s resources, and seeing updated news didn’t require opening my browser at all. When you upgrade to Windows 7, you might notice that this sidebar has disappeared.

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Are Computer Tablets Worth the Cost?

The Future of Tablets

The tablet industry has seen an impressive amount of growth after Apple introduced their signature iPad in 2010. Subsequently, the tablet market has diversified with assorted iPad alternatives offered by competitors such as Android, Microsoft and also Motorola. However, tablet computers may not be right for everyone. Despite its recent popularity, who’s to say that the iPad won’t go the way of the 8-track? Of course, the choice of whether or not a tablet is right for you is one that should be educated. Before you decide to purchase one of these expensive machines, or even if you are already an owner, think about these pros and cons.

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A Guide to NFC Mobile Chips

Mobile Payments

The payment systems we use are not incredibly complicated, but what if they could be even more straightforward? NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is hoping to achieve that. NFC mobile chips hope to change our current payment systems by letting us transmit data from one device to another, at close range.

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4 Tech Terms Worth Understanding

Know Your Tech Terms

For the majority of us, technology is quite prevalent in our day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, we often are unclear about what the terms pertaining to technology actually mean. This mini glossary of tech terms can help you to understand some of the most common terms.

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What is the difference between OEM and Retail software?

Software Differences

Over the past week, I’ve had a couple people ask me this question. They’re often unsure if they should purchase software on a computer when they buy a system new, or if they should purchase the software and install it after they receive a new computer. There is often a price difference between the two options, but there are also stipulations. So, let’s explain them.

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