Monday, November 24, 2008

Consumers Flock to Cyber Monday for Holiday Shopping

As more people avoid mall mania on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is gaining in popularity to become the biggest online shopping day of the year. While online shopping makes life easier, the question still remains…”WHAT do I get my friends and family for the holidays?!”
Join Jane Buckingham, style and trend expert, as she a unique look at this increasingly popular shopping day. She'll also have the top online tricks and tips, as well as inspiring gift ideas for any budget!

Statistics show the number of Cyber Monday shoppers more than tripled between 2005 and 2006 and according to a Reuters report, Cyber Monday traffic increased 26% in 2007 as compared to 2006.

While online shopping makes life easier, the question still remains…”WHAT do I get my friends and family for the holidays?!” Trend expert Jane Buckingham, author of "The Modern Girl's Guide to Life," and Editor-in-Chief of, discusses online shopping tricks and tips, the latest features from and inspiring gift ideas for any budget.

- How to personalize your online shopping experience

- Hot gifts ideas for under $25

- Online shopping features that can factor in a person’s budget, wish list and personality profile

- Gift Gurus – if you hate shopping, let the gift-giving experts do the work for you

- Procrastinator? Picky? Last minute gift ideas and the hard-to-shop for

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christopher Ferguson, NASA Astronaut

portrait astronaut christopher fergusonPhiladelphia's own, NASA Astronaut, Christopher Ferguson may be seeing stars right now, but Technically Speaking's own, JC Lamkin had a chance to catch up to him when he was on the ground. Listen in to the interview to find out how Christopher Ferguson (Captain, USN) became an astronaut.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Speed up the PC – Robust CyberDefender Application Streamlines and Extends Computer Life

Today, CyberDefender launched its new Registry Cleaner application, speeding up the common PC by ridding the registry of the junk, clutter, and holes. Now is not the time to be spending thousands of dollars on a new computer, instead save money by speeding up the old one.
  • The CyberDefender Registry Cleaner not only keeps the computer running faster, but also keeps it running for a longer time.”
  • CyberDefender Registry Cleaner automatically detects and corrects many of the most common problems including: Invalid paths, fonts, file types, CLSID, DLLs, sound, help files, shell extensions, AppEvents and class keys.
  • It allows the user to quickly and easily undo any changes that are made to the computer in case a problem occurs, ensuring the safety of the computer and data files.
  • It is easy to use for novice and advanced computer users.
  • The program offers responsive and helpful customer support to sure make certain registry problems are eliminated.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Every parents nightmare, cyberbullying

Every parents nightmare - a website uploaded with exposing pictures of your child, death threats coming to them through their cell phones, or harassing emails sent out in their name.

With Cyberbullying going on in our communities/nation/world, a cyberbullying, Derek R. Randel, Stopping School Violence LLC, 847-853-4308 expert lends himself to helping those in need. Derek is a professional speaker, used to live audiences, call ins, and the need for spontaneous remarks. His solutions for parents include:
  • Time to talk
  • Internet in the bedroom
  • Computer locations
  • How to respond
  • Saving the documents
  • Personal information
  • Who to contact
  • Signs to look for
  • Social networking sites
  • Types and examples of cyberbullying
If you want to know more, please visit the website.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Taking the dumb out of Smart Phones

More and more we are realizing how smart phones permeate our lives and how dangerous it could be to place bank info, user names and passwords on a device that could so easily crash or go missing.

Someone has to take the dumb out of Smart Phones!

Smart phone users tend to place all types of personal information on their devices simply because it’s so convenient. Yet, if their iPhones crash (which happens more than we’d like) or their Blackberries or Windows Mobile devices go lost or stolen, all of that data gets lost or – even worse – ends up in the wrong hands.

Also, when a smart phone goes missing or crashes, users often lose files that don’t get backed up on their computers: music, ring tones, text messages and other files. Listeners (many of whom use Smart Phones) can come to understand the seriousness of carrying around a device with so much valuable data and the need to protect it.

CyberSynchs ( is a cool, easy and economical solution to losing you data. CyberSynchs is a small application that loads onto your phone and backs up all of the data to their secure server. What’s even better is that the CyberSynchs web server allows you to erase all of the data from your smart phone should it go missing.

Earlier this year, Amos Winbush, CyberSynchs’ founder discovered that his iPhone had crashed and his personal and professional life came to a screeching halt. The idea for CyberSynchs actually came to him one night after learning that he’d never retrieve the data from his crashed iPhone.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008


Image representing barcampphilly
Like Podcampphilly, BarcampPhilly is sort of a lecture for computer users (mostly social media) who understand that collaboration is the key to learning. However, instead of one person doing all of the talking, everyone discusses their own experiences with a certain topic. This knowledge sharing technique is unique in that normally, opinion leaders prefer to hoarde information for themselves. The feeling is that hording will give them an edge. Barcamp operates on a different premise.

During the November 8, 2008 Barcampphilly, over 100 computer user collaborated on ROI for Social Media (Bus./Mktg.); Using Social Networks for Social Change: facebook, myspace & more (especially for nonprofits) ; Building Better Web Developers - What should colleges be teaching?, What Tech stuff is Happening in Philly and more.

Located in the University of the Arts, this un-conference had intentional focus on openness and collaborative learning.

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