Explore the Earth from HomeWritten by Jesse S. Somer
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Another neat aspect of technology is that you can tilt and rotate satellite’s view to give you a more 3-D perspective on buildings, mountains and landmarks on terrain. Many people have asked me if photos are real time and if you run out front of your house will you see yourself? We would need a lot of satellites out in orbit if we hoped to have this kind of ‘Big Brother’ capability and I‘m sure ethical questions would also be raised.
If you are looking for directions program will actually drive or fly you on best route to get where you are going. The website has photos of ten of most popular ‘destinations’ so you can check out quality of high-resolution photos. With ‘Measure’ tool you can see how far it is to local airport or from Paris to London. With ‘Pro’ version at $200 (there are three versions) you can also measure area, radius, and perimeter, which can have many applications in professional situations. There are also different layers of mapping information you can click on so all volcanoes or golf courses will come up automatically if they are what you choose to see in a specific area. If you are searching for places to dine, when a restaurant comes up on screen you can click on ‘more’ and information such as hours of operation, menus, reviews, and links to business website become available.
Pretty cool huh! The only problem you may have is that your computer may not be powerful enough to handle software or 3-D graphics capability. You also miss out if you own a Macintosh, as a compatible version hasn’t been built for them yet. Don’t take my word for it, go to site and check it out. You may find that it has applications that could change face of your business as well as way you look at traversing our world, not to mention ease to which you will be able to locate pizzas anywhere on Earth.
Jesse S. Somer M6.Net http://www.m6.net Jesse S. Somer doesn’t have the whole, wide world in his hands…but he does have it on his computer.
Do You Have Dead Pixels?Written by Lynn Chan
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You can also do a low tech way by changing your desktop's background color to black, white, red, green blue and yellow, checking screen each time you change colors. This is of course not fool proof especially if you have tons of icons on your desktop but it's a good 'backup' check if you don't have Internet access to download file or whatever case may be.
If you do find dead pixels, don't panic yet, as mentioned earlier, a small amount of dead pixels could be inevitable but if you have a lot of them and your notebook computer is still under warranty, this may be a good time to call up manufacturer and ask for assistance.
Related Resources: Dead Pixel Buddy http://www.laptopshowcase.co.uk/downloads.php?id=1
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Lynn Chan helps new owners learn proper notebook care and use. Take care of your investment, find out how at http://www.notebook-computer-infocenter.com