What is “Bluetooth” ?

September 27, 2016

Bluetooth – A wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices, and building personal area networks (PANs). Invented by telecom vendor Ericsson in 1994, it was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS-232 data cables. It can connect several devices, overcoming problems of synchronization.

Bluetooth is managed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), which has more than 25,000 member companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking, and consumer electronics. The IEEE standardized Bluetooth as IEEE 802.15.1, but no longer maintains the standard. The Bluetooth SIG oversees development of the specification, manages the qualification program, and protects the trademarks. A manufacturer must make a device meet Bluetooth SIG standards to market it as a Bluetooth device. A network of patents apply to the technology, which are licensed to individual qualifying devices.

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Blog Update #443 – This Week (CSW) Reviews The Latest Version Of SUPERAntiSpyware

September 26, 2016

Dear Readers,

This week the (CSW) crew will be bring you the latest version of SUPERAntiSpyware.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


Dante’s Inferno (Divine Edition) – PS3 Game Review

September 25, 2016

Genra: Action

About This Game:  In Dante’s Inferno, players assume the role of Dante as he travels on an epic descent through Dante Alighieri’s nine circles of Hell – limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery. Players assume the role of Dante, who descends into Hell after returning home to find his beloved Beatrice murdered, with Lucifer seducing her soul into the underworld. His mission is to save Beatrice, but he soon realizes he is also in Hell to face his own demons and ultimately to redeem himself.To take down the demons of Hell, Dante is outfitted with two primary weapons: the Scythe he takes from Death and the Holy Cross given to him by Beatrice, which has spiritual powers that will help Dante collect souls and spells from the creatures he defeats on his journey. The game also features a deep upgrade system so gamer can customize their abilities to their specific gameplay style. Each circle showcases its own distinct look, with demons, monsters, damned and geography that are crafted straight from the poem’s vivid descriptions.

Gameplay: 7/10 – This game has so many glitches and very irritating puzzles. That seem to be there just to stall your advanced in stead of having any real value in the game.

Learning Curve : Easy – Medium difficulty – There are control issues and there are a lot of strange physics in the game. Dropping to your death,  falling off ledges or getting killed by some environmental factor is common place.

Graphics/Sound: 8/10 – The combinations of the amazing visuals and the very epic feeling instrumental music. Makes a great over all feel of a truly epic game.

Lasting Appeal: 6.5/10 – This game will take you under 5 hours to beat at first. Then maybe an 1 and 45 min to beat the second time. My big issues is I unlocked all the extras while playing on easy. So I had really no reason to want to replay it again.  There is the “Gates Of Hell” but it is very limited and not at all randomized.

The Whole Package: 7.5/10 – I loved this game even when it was way shorter then I expected. And I lost even more love for this game after playing G-d of War 1, 2 and 3 for the first time.

Overall rating 7.5/10 – This game has really fast load times. Very cool weapons and a difficulty level that increases after each zone

Till My Next PS3 Game review….

Remy “Se7en”


EPD 321: Fan Mail Friday’s (09/23/2016)

September 23, 2016

Dear (CSW) Team,

Should I lock up my Smart Phone ?

Sent In By “Smart Phone Security Redux

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Should I lock up my Smart Phone ?

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Remy’s Reply: Well first off it depends on what you have loaded on your phone. But as a rule I say it should be locked up tight. just in case you misplace it or it gets stolen.

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Erin’s Reply: I’ve had it both ways. A lock screen may slow things down but better safe then sorry.

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Matt’s Reply: Yes. No other answer is needed. Just like any PC/Computer/Laptop. A way to secure your data, contacts and details on your phone is essential. You should have and need a way to lock your phone, whether it be an iPhone, Android or Windows Phone. You don’t want to misplace your phone or lose it and then have someone else access all that data from that device.

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Danny’s Reply: Well, I’m of 2 minds. I hate the lock screen. And I tend to only lock it when I’m on the go. Other wise I leave it unlocked.

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Erin


What does “IBM” mean ?

September 20, 2016

IBM – (International Business Machines Corporation) – An American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.

The company originated in 1911 as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR) through the consolidation of The Tabulating Machine Company, the International Time Recording Company, the Computing Scale Company and the Bundy Manufacturing Company. CTR was renamed “International Business Machines” in 1924, a name which Thomas J. Watson first used for a CTR Canadian subsidiary. The initialism IBM followed. Securities analysts nicknamed the company Big Blue for its size and common use of the color in products, packaging and its logo.

In 2012, Fortune ranked IBM the second largest U.S. firm in terms of number of employees (435,000 worldwide), the fourth largest in terms of market capitalization, the ninth most profitable, and the nineteenth largest firm in terms of revenue. Globally, the company was ranked the 31st largest in terms of revenue by Forbes for 2011. Other rankings for 2011/2012 include №1 company for leaders (Fortune), №1 green company in the United States (Newsweek), №2 best global brand (Interbrand), №2 most respected company (Barron’s), №5 most admired company (Fortune), and №18 most innovative company (Fast Company).

IBM has 12 research laboratories worldwide, bundled into IBM Research. As of 2013 the company held the record for most patents generated by a business for 22 consecutive years. Its employees have garnered five Nobel Prizes, six Turing Awards, ten National Medals of Technology and five National Medals of Science. Notable company inventions include the automated teller machine (ATM), the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the Universal Product Code (UPC), the financial swap, the Fortran programming language, SABRE airline reservation system, dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), copper wiring in semiconductors, the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) semiconductor manufacturing process, and Watson artificial intelligence.

IBM has constantly evolved since its inception. Over the past decade, it has steadily shifted its business mix by exiting commoditizing markets such as PCs, hard disk drives and DRAMs and focusing on higher-value, more profitable markets such as business intelligence, data analytics, business continuity, security, cloud computing, virtualization and green solutions, resulting in a higher quality revenue stream and higher profit margins. IBM’s operating margin expanded from 16.8% in 2004 to 24.3% in 2013, and net profit margins expanded from 9.0% in 2004 to 16.5% in 2013.

IBM acquired Kenexa (2012) and SPSS (2009) and PwC’s consulting business (2002), spinning off companies like printer manufacturer Lexmark (1991), and selling off product lines like its personal computer and x86 server businesses to Lenovo (2005, 2014). In 2014, IBM announced that it would go “fabless” by offloading IBM Micro Electronics semiconductor manufacturing to GlobalFoundries, a leader in advanced technology manufacturing, citing that semiconductor manufacturing is a capital-intensive business which is challenging to operate without scale. This transition had progressed as of early 2015.

On August 6, 2015, IBM announced that it will buy Merge Healthcare Inc for $1 billion.

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Blog Update #442 – Time Off -Week 7-

September 19, 2016

Dear Readers,

As the title suggests this is week 7 of the time we are taking off from our regular duties. We will still be posting 4 posts a week minimum and answering comments. That would be our Survey Site Reviews our Terms and Definitions and Fan Mail Fridays and our Weekly Blog Updates.

Till The Next Blog Update,

Erin


EPD 320: Fan Mail Friday’s (09/16/2016)

September 16, 2016

Dear (CSW) Team,

What’s your opinion of the 3 Smart Phone operating systems out there ? Because my contract is almost up and I can’t decide on what phone to get.

Sent In By “The Operating Systems Blues Redux

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Remy’s Reply: Well first off I’m strictly an Android man. I say once you go Android you don’t tend to go back. I also like the Android interface and store.

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Erin’s Reply: Well I’m an i-Phone girl and I would not have it any other way. I’ve always gone with Apple and plenty happy with it.

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Matt’s Reply: Well, personally I own an iPhone, so I use Apple’s Operating System on a daily basis and find it to be very useful and easy to navigate. There are constant updates, along with plenty of Apps and Games to play on the iPhone. I haven’t used any phones that utilize the Android or Windows Operating Systems, so I can’t speak about them really, other than that from what I’ve seen over the years, they both seem to be well designed Operating Systems that work very well alongside Apple’s Operating System. Competition between different companies is good for business and goo for consumers.

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Danny’s Reply: Well I’ve moved around a lot from Apple to Android to the Windows operating system. I tend to like the Android operating system the best. Android seems the simplest for me anyways.

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Erin


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