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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Answers to consumers concerns

Top of the morning out there to you!  I'm Donna J Jodhan at the business desk.
Well, it seems as if this mixed bag of weather is going to continue for some time but let us try to enjoy this summer as best as we can.  Today, our e-bag is bulging with many questions from those of you who are concerned with security for your home computers so I will do my best to answer as many of these types of questions as I can.
Time for me to open up our e-bag.
 
Answers to consumers concerns
 
Question from Celine Pelletier:  Can you tell me a bit about how my network speed in my home really works?  I am totally lost when it comes to understanding stuff about speed of my network at home.
Answer:  Celine, I may have a very good article for you to read.  This article not only talks about home network speed but also about computer processor speed.  Please check it out below.  Hope this helps.
  TechCult's Top 100 Web Celebrities
  By Besim Serdar Çorapçýoðlu(Besim Serdar Çorapçýoðlu)
  Nielsen is also know for "Nielsen's Law" which ultimately points out that since home network speed increases at a slower rate than computer processor speed, user Internet experience is tied to network bandwidth. ...
  BÝLGÝ EKONOMÝSÝ -
http://bilgiekonomisi.blogspot.com/
 
Question from David Avarigo:  Donna, I am getting really frustrated with online advertising and would like to know what you think about using affiliate marketing to advertise?
Answer:  David, I know that online advertising is fairly difficult.  Its growth seems to be slowing a bit these days but I still hear of many who are very happy with the affiliate marketing principle.  Give a read to my reference below.  Hope it helps.
  Online advertising growth slows - Los Angeles Times
  By Justin
  interested in meeting with affiliates, building new business relationships and expanding existing ones. The Mobile … shows are shaping up to be excellent opportunities for tech businesses and those considering entering … ...
  Home Online Business Opportunity -
http://home-opportunity.online-business-news.org/
 
Question from Chris Cordinos:  Recently, I had a security break-in of my Paypal account. I need some help.  What can you suggest?
Answer:  Chris, Your problem may very well be an unhealthy computer system.  One that may be riddled with viruses and keylockers plus more.  An unclean computer.  Maybe you should start with a clean computer but I'll refer you to an article below that I found for you.
Check it out.  Hope it helps you.  Good luck!
  Spliced feed for Security Bloggers Network
  By Jones(Jones)
  The first thing, it all starts with a clean computer system. A computer system with viruses or keyloggers may be the cause unauthorized people to be inside of your PayPal account. Use security programs on your computer. ...
  agribusiness -
http://intabitinsop.blogspot.com/
 
Question from Mario Rodriguez:  I am very frustrated when I have to do my taxes.  I am no accountant, and don't have the patience to sit down and learn.  What can you tell me?
Answer:  Mario,  I'm afraid that I'm in the same boat when it comes to doing my own taxes.  There are several good software packages for taxes out there but I'll let you read my reference below.  Hope it helps.
  Choosing A Tax Accounting Software
  By Ray Lam
  There is business tax accounting software that has been programmed for people who are not computer-savvy. This kind of software is simple as well as user-friendly, allowing individuals to make the most out of the program without wasting ...
  The Rule -
http://the-rule.com/
 
Question from Scott Adenower:  Donna, I need some help to motivate my wife to go out there and do her own thing.  She has difficulty believing that women have a place in the business world.  Help!
Answer:  Scott, I may have a wonderful reference for you.  I am a true believer in women's power in the global world of business and the article that I have chosen for you should help you.  Good luck!
  WOMEN EMPOWERMENT IN GLOBAL POWER OF THE FUTURE
  American Chronicle - Beverly Hills,CA,USA
  My woman owned small business requires me to travel sometimes in order to complete an investigative report. Business has changed and now we use the Internet ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/70705
 
Question from Jamie Farrah:  Donna, my friends tell me that I should be exercising to help me beat my stress.  What do you think?
Answer:  Jamie,  I believe that exercise can help contain stress but I am no expert on the matter.  So, I am going to direct you to a reference that I recently found.  Give a read and see if it helps. It may or may not.
Exercise doesn't seem to ease anxiety, depression
  Mangalorean.com - Mangalore,India
  London, Aug 6 (IANS) Exercise doesn't seem to ease anxiety or depression, says a recent study conducted in the Netherlands among twins, ...
For more detail check out:
http://mangalorean.com/news.php?newstype=local&newsid=87603
 
Question from Robin Young:  Do you really think that I can use the Internet to launch my home business?
Answer:  Robin, definitely.  It's how I got started and many of our clients also got started by using the Internet.  However, with this in mind, there is a lot for you to know and learn before using the Internet to launch any type of business, especially a home based business.  Please see the reference below that I have provided.  Hope it helps.
  mlmcustomers
  By admin
  The Internet has opened unlimited opportunities for people to start a home based business. Just go to Google and enter the keyword home based business and you will find millions of listings. So what does that tell us, obviously that ...
  One Great Opportunity -
http://1-op.com/
 
Question from Bruce Yault:  Donna, I installed Vista a few months ago and those darn virus updates are constantly getting in my face!  What should I do?
Answer:  Bruce, I just found this very interesting article and would like to share it with you.  Please give a read to it.
  shutdown
  By Carol(Carol)
  However, for many users, the constant badgering to update your virus definitions is more annoying than effective. So, to calm Vista down a bit, you can change the way you're notified of potential security risks. To do that, go to Start, ...
  happy seniors pc users -
http://happyseniorspcusers.blogspot.com/
 
Question from Andrei Dimitrov:  I am concerned about security at home for my computer but don't quite know where to go to find some info.  Could you help me a bit?
Answer:  Andrei, Here you go.  A really good article to get you started.  This should help.
  Monitoring Computer Activity: A Personal Safeguard
  By KenS
  Security to your home PC is essential in today's networked and connected world. Having the ability to know everything that happens on your machine can play a vital role in fixing system errors and putting a stop to illegal activity. ...
  Pandora's Blog -
http://blog.pcpandora.com
 
Question from Mark Piedmont:  Donna, does depression affect one person more than the other?  Women more than men?  Who exactly?
Answer:  Mark, I am not an expert on this subject but here is an article that might help to answer your questions.  Hope it helps.
  Depression: What is it?
  By admin
  Every girl, every boy, every man every woman, every mother, every father; yes every body around you are under some or the other stress. A lot of stress and anxiety for a very long time puts one under depression. ...
  Health Wiki News -
http://www.healthwikinews.com
 
Question from Jan Scott:  I am new to computers but wanted to know what I should do to make my home computer safe from hackers?
Answer:  Jan, as this is such a huge topic, I am going to refer you to an article that I pulled up recently.  Please give a read to it.
  Monitoring Computer Activity: A Personal Safeguard
  PR Web (press release) - Ferndale,WA,USA
  Security to your home PC is essential in today's networked and connected world. Having the ability to know everything that happens on your machine can play ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.prweb.com/releases/PCPandora/PCSecurity/prweb1188204.htm
 
Question from Kaye Weston:  Donna, I just graduated as a translator but I don't want to teach.  What other types of careers could I be looking at?  Also, don't want to go into my own business.
Answer:  Kaye,  here you go!  I think that this article will give you a whole new perspective on things.  Don't despair!  Read my reference below.
Success talks
  Southtown Star - Chicago,IL,USA
  Teaching is not the only field in which demand for foreign language education outweighs supply. The military also is in desperate need of translators who ...
For more detail check out:
http://www.southtownstar.com/business/1099255,081008language.article
 
Question from Brent Peebles:  Donna, recently there was a bit of a scare for Facebook users.  Do you have any reference materials to pass on to us?  Some safety tips?
Answer:  Brent, here you go!  A good reference that I found for you.  This should help you.
  Facebook Security Advice: Never Ever Enter Your Passwords On ...
  By Internet Guru
  After the recent outbreak of a worm that hacked user Facebook accounts and disseminated through users contacts, Facebook responded with a post with advice to users on general tips about web security. Facebook head of security Max Kelly ...
  Get The Latest Internet Business Buzz -
http://www.businessopportunitystartup.com/blog
 

I am out of time for this week but here is my tip.
Be very careful when next you go to open those emails from unknown senders or from those posing as well-known news media outlets such as CNN.  A few days ago, I accidentally opened one that seemed to come from CNN but when I read the news headline that said that thousands were killed in an earthquake a few hours ago, I immediately grew suspicious and then I exited in a hurry when the email asked me to click on the link below in order to receive more breaking news.
 
At the business desk, I'm Donna J Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and week ahead.

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