Archive for September, 2010

FREE Own Your Space Digital Book for Teens from Microsoft

Saturday, September 11th, 2010

Microsoft has released a free e-book covering a wide range of security topics. Although intended for teenagers, it’s suitable for anyone who needs a primer on internet security.

It’s difficult to write books for teenagers that don’t fall into the “trying too hard to be cool” trap, but Microsoft has done an admirable job. The text is a comprehensive guide for teenagers (and new computer users) that covers everything from how to spot phishing tactics to setting up your browser to protect against browser-based exploits to dealing with cyberstalking and bullying.

Download HERE (choose the “Own Your Space Teen Book _All Chapters.pdf” option)

DVI Video Convertors and all their versions

Monday, September 6th, 2010

We’ve been recently working with the different standards of DVI and just thought it would be worth pointing out what they are all about.
Wikipedia has a great article on DVI – DVI-A, DVI-D and DVI-I (yes they couldn’t make it easy on us and have just 1 standard…). Just be aware there are not converters for the difference formats (as such) – since you are actually not only physically changing pin configurations, but also from Analogue to Digital, Analogue to Dual Link etc – which is electrically a different thing as well. It will work in some combinations depending on what hardware is present at either end.
Have a check out of the tech article HERE