Technology

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    July, 2009

  • Secure and Responsible File Sharing - July 29, 2009 02:44 PM
    File-sharing technology (or peer-to-peer technology), first made popular by programs such as Napster and LimeWire, allows users to share all types of files by connecting their computers using the Internet and networking software. Although sharing can give you access to a wealth of information, one should be aware of its many drawbacks and the ways to avoid them.
  • Safe Online Banking - July 29, 2009 10:45 AM
    If long lines at the bank and endless voice messages unreturned by your broker have got you down, the Internet's financial management resources can be a breath of fresh air. But without a human face in front of you, you need to take a few more precautions to safely juggle your money online. This section will help you protect against the Web-savvy swindlers preying on your e-finances.
  • Wireless Security - July 29, 2009 09:34 AM
    Wireless networks are becoming as pervasive as fast food restaurants. As Internet access becomes increasingly mobile and convenient, it's all the more important to ask, how secure is wireless?
  • Internet Safety for Kids - July 28, 2009 04:11 PM
    The Web is filled with opportunities to connect with people. Chat rooms, message boards and social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook are linking millions of people virtually. The sites in this section will detail the steps you can take to tell if these people are a danger to you or your children, how to keep the bad ones away, and what you can do to keep your computer's Internet connection safe for children.
  • Identity Theft Prevention - July 28, 2009 09:20 AM
    The chances are that you or someone you know has been the victim of identity theft. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission estimates that identity theft affects 9 million Americans each year. So prepare yourself, and use the sites in this guide to prevent identity theft.
  • Preventing Spyware - July 27, 2009 04:36 PM
    Spyware is sneaky, sneaky stuff. It covertly installs itself on your computer, and can track where you go and what you buy on the Internet. It also has the annoying tendency of slowing down your computer, thus turning everyday tasks like checking your e-mail into frustrating and laborious endeavors. Luckily, there are plenty of easy ways you can prevent spyware.
  • Computer Virus Protection - July 27, 2009 11:38 AM
    Computer viruses can do some serious damage to your computer and the information stored on it. These self-replicating programs can delete files and hijack your computer, putting it to work for their own purposes. Preventing viruses and other malicious code from gaining access to your computer is the first and most important step to keeping your computer healthy.
  • October, 2008

  • Students’ Guide to Web Search - October 26, 2008 12:41 PM
    Sure, the Internet is filled with cool sites like MySpace and YouTube, and lots of sites overflowing with information and help for homework assignments. But how do you know if a Web site is a good one? How do you know if the information it contains is truly reliable? The Students' Guide to Web Search helps you learn how to tell a good site from a garbage site, and shows you how to start searching smart.
  • Teachers’ and Parents’ Guide to Web Search - October 20, 2008 10:57 AM
    The Web can be an overwhelming place for young students, but in today’s technology-driven world they need to take advantage of all it has to offer. Parents and teachers can equip children with the skills needed to search wisely, recognize unreliable material and stay safe while surfing the Web. Use the Teachers’ and Parents’ Guide to Web Search to find out how.
  • August, 2008

  • Understanding YouTube - August 13, 2008 09:24 AM
    YouTube, the popular social Web site that allows anyone to upload online videos, presents a new set of challenges for parents. Because YouTube can be a lot of fun for both parents and kids alike, the more flagrant videos that also populate the Web site can sometimes be overlooked. This guide takes you through what is out there and how to monitor your child’s YouTube use.
  • July, 2008

  • Getting Things Done (GTD) - July 28, 2008 09:51 AM
    We know—GTD (Getting Things Done) sounds like a cult or a New Age fad. But the difference between GTD and many fly-by-night time management concepts is that GTD’s creator, David Allen, offers a practical way to get organized—something that most of us who live and work in the modern world could use. Dive into the resources in this Web guide to get started with GTD; you’ll be Getting Things Done in no time.
  • June, 2008

  • PDA - June 16, 2008 10:31 AM
    These days the pen-and-paper method for personal organization is losing favor to the feature-rich personal digital assistant (PDA). The PDA was conceived as a hand-held digital organizer with essential features like a calendar, address book, and notepad, but has blossomed into a device capable of providing many of the same services as modern personal computers and cellphones. With some PDAs users can make calls, browse the Web, send e-mails, and organize their life, all with a compact, pocket-sized gadget.
  • BlackBerry - June 06, 2008 04:50 PM
    Blackberries can be found in the wild, but also in the hands of enterprising business people seeking a competitive edge in today's fast-paced society. One of many similar devices, BlackBerries are, by reputation, the quintessential smartphone. Rapid popularity growth over recent years has made this hand-held calling/e-mailing/Web-surfing device a staple of today's on-the-go wireless culture. You'll find a host of resources on the Web dedicated to enhancing the user experience for this tasty trend in modern communication.
  • Bluetooth - June 06, 2008 04:11 PM

    When it comes to technology buzzwords, Bluetooth is one of the less self-explanatory. Although it sounds like an unfortunate dental ailment, it's actually a technology that allows for short-range wireless communication between electronic devices. These devices transmit data as radio waves instead of over conventional cables and wires. Bluetooth is commonly used in wireless cellphone headsets and in laptop computers.

  • April, 2008

  • 怎樣搜尋互聯網 - April 23, 2008 11:14 AM
    Dulcinea’s 指南教導你如何搜尋你所需的網頁﹐並將指引你往更多網站搜尋。無論你尋找甚麼,它將會幫助你成為一位更精明的網上搜尋者。

    當你有一個問題﹐你的答案必會在互聯網某處找到﹐而知道答案在那兒和準確判斷網站的可信度便成為你成功的根本。這個網路指南將會帶你到網上研究的精華﹐幫助你發展靈巧的判斷﹐顯露無形的網頁和介紹四個網上主要研究工具﹕搜尋引擎﹑網錄﹑社會按書簽的網站和資料庫。
  • 怎样搜寻互联网 - April 23, 2008 10:47 AM

    Dulcinea’s 指南教导你如何搜寻你所需的网页,并将指引你往更多网站搜寻。无论你寻找甚麼,它将会帮助你成為一位更精明的网上搜寻者。当你有一个问题,你的答案必会在互联网某处找到,而知道答案在那儿和準确判断网站的可信度便成為你成功的根本。

    这个网路指南将会带你到网上研究的精华,帮助你发展灵巧的判断,显露无形的网页和介绍四个网上主要研究工具:搜寻引擎、网录、社会按书签的网站和资料库。

  • Downloading Movies - April 11, 2008 11:44 AM
    Once upon time, deciding to rent a movie meant that you were too lazy to go out. Now, you can exert even less effort by avoiding the trip to the video store, too. When you feel like watching a film, simply walk over to your computer and buy or rent it. But make sure you understand what constitutes illegal downloading: violating Digital Rights Management laws can cost you more than late fees.
  • Nanotechnology - April 10, 2008 11:03 AM
    Nanotechnology may become the most influential force in the world since the emergence of the World Wide Web. It may end world hunger, increase the speed of memory chips, modify the human body or become a devastating weapon. This guide explores what nanotechnology is, how researchers are hoping to use it and what the critics are saying about the consequences of using this potentially world-changing technology.
  • Video Games - April 09, 2008 11:01 AM
    Anyone who’s played a video game knows they can be addictive, and this guide will help you support your habit. Read about new games and consoles, get reviews and cheat codes, connect to other enthusiasts via blogs and forums, find arcades and play games for free online.
  • Downloading Music - April 08, 2008 10:54 AM
    For a few years, it probably felt like you had a special secret: you could download music for free from the Internet. Now, the record industry has uncovered the “secret” of illegal downloading, shared by you and millions of others, and it is not happy. Fortunately, if you know where to go, you can avoid getting sued and still find plenty of music online. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
  • Internet Marketing and Privacy - April 02, 2008 10:42 PM
    For as long as there have been consumers, marketers have gathered information about consumers in order to better target a marketing pitch.  With the advent of Internet advertising in the 1990s, marketers gained another avenue to track consumer behavior to send targeted marketing offers.   This guide provides an overview of the best Web resources for learning about off-line and online consumer targeting practices. It educates you about the data that marketing companies may be gathering about you, and offers advice on how you may be able to control the data that is gathered about you.
  • Как искать информацию в Интернете - April 01, 2008 10:32 AM
    Dulcinea Media расскажет Вам, как найти именно то, что Вы ищете в Интернете, а также укажет Вам полезные интернет-ресурсы, которые дадут более глубокие знания по вопросу успешного поиска в сети. Мы постараемся Вам помочь стать настоящим профессионалом поиска информации в Глобальной сети.
    Итак, начнем.  У вас есть вопрос?  Скорее всего, Ваш вопрос уже есть где-то в Интернете. Все что вам необходимо для успеха в Вашем поиске – знать, где и каким образом искать информацию, понять, можно ли доверять найденным веб-сайтам. Наше пособие  расскажет Вам об основах Всемирной паутины, поможет получить необходимые навыки и познакомит Вас с четырьмя главными инструментами поиска в Интернете: поисковыми системами, Web-каталогами,  социальными  закладками и базами данных.
  • March, 2008

  • TV Shopping - March 27, 2008 11:51 AM
    Television technology changes so rapidly that it can be hard to choose which features you need when buying a new set. Fortunately, the Web hosts articles on all latest and greatest developments in TV tech, and of course, sites that are poised to sell it to you. This guide will help you to learn the issues and be a careful shopper.
  • Understanding Wikipedia - March 17, 2008 05:12 PM
    Since its founding in 2001, “Wikipedia” has exploded in growth, providing Internet users with millions of articles on a broad range of topics.  But the accuracy of information on Wikipedia cannot be taken for granted.  The site itself writes that "while some of the articles are of the highest quality of scholarship, others are admittedly rubbish...use [Wikipedia] with an informed understanding of what it is and isn't."  To attain such an understanding, read on.
  • Digital TV Broadcasting - March 17, 2008 03:12 PM
    By now you’ve probably heard that TV broadcasting will switch over to digital (DTV) on February 17, 2009. You’ve probably also heard Cassandra-like warnings about everything you’ll need to be prepared for this event. The great likelihood, however, is that you won’t need anything, and that if you do, the effort and cost on your part will be minimal. With the help of a few Web resources, you can find out what, if anything, you need to be prepared.
  • GPS: Global Positioning System - March 13, 2008 09:50 AM
    GPS units can give you precise turn-by-turn directions when you’re driving, keep you on track during a back-country trek and even help you locate fish when you’re out on your boat. This guide shows you what GPS is and where and how to buy a unit that fits your needs.
  • January, 2008

  • Social Networking: Cast Your Social Net on the Web - January 01, 2008 12:19 PM
    You’ve undoubtedly heard the names Facebook, MySpace, and Friendster thrown around in recent years. These sites are examples of online social networks, and are a tiny fraction of the number of similar sites taking root on the Web. We're all familiar with social networks offline; they could be one’s professional contacts, college friends, or family members. Online social networks take this idea of connecting with others and make it digital. Whether it’s for fun, business, romance, or any other reason, more and more people are interacting over the Net. To learn more about this phenomenon, and to do some networking of your own, use the resources provided in this guide. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.
  • November, 2007

  • How to Search the Web - November 18, 2007 06:28 AM
    Learn how to find anything on the Internet with quality Web sites. Become a smarter, savvier searcher. FindingDulcinea also offers foreign language versions of this guide in Chinese, Russian and Spanish.
  • October, 2007

  • Computers: Getting Personal With Computers - October 29, 2007 01:13 AM
    No matter how ubiquitous computer technology has become, true comfort and ease with computers remains elusive for much of the world. It’s no surprise that there are libraries’ worth of information online on the progenitor of the Web: the personal computer.
  • Political Blogs - October 25, 2007 12:26 PM
    Political blogs provide average Internet users with a platform for communicating personal political beliefs to anyone willing to read them. Spanning all political ideologies—there are conservative blogs, liberal blogs, moderate blogs and beyond—political blogs are characterized by varying degrees of clarity, insight and vehemence. In this Political Blogs Web Guide you’ll find a selection of the best political blogs and tools to help you discover your own favorites.
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