January 2010 | The Communication Blog

Sunday, January 31, 2010

What's Important When Buying A Mobile Phone

By Jane Cross

Buying a new phone should be a lot of fun but that isn't always the case because it's so difficult. If you would like to get a brand new phone then the foremost thing you'll most likely need to consider is the design. Even though we all know that the most essential thing is making sure that you get a phone that works well and provides you with all the advanced features and services that you require it's difficult to not be attracted to a phone that looks wonderful.

When you begin looking for a phone the first thing you need to think about is what kind of features you need. If you're an entrepreneur then you're requirements will mostly be a lot different to someone who rarely uses a mobile.

The next thing you must to consider is what sort of service you want on the mobile. As an example, do you need to to listen to MP3 songs on the phone? The more you decide about what you need from your mobile the more probably it is that you are able to get the correct one.

Another thing you need to make a decision on is whether you desire to get a touchscreen mobile. While most phone buyers like the idea of having a touchscreen phone they can be quite tough to use and do take some effort to get used to.

Another choice is to purchase a mobile that has a touch responsive pad, although a lot of phone buyers also find these quite tricky to use so you need to make sure you try them out before you purchase.

Buying a contemporary phone mobile should be an exhilarating and fun event and not something that is demanding. For this reason you should take some time doing some research into the sort of mobile you want to buy so that you don't make the wrong choice. Keep in mind, you need to use your mobile phone for a lengthy period of time so the last thing you want to do is get the wrong one.

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Halting Unsolicited Calls - Even When You Do Not Recognize The Number

By Channing Pierce

Have you ever been receiving calls from somebody with an unlisted phone number? The Reverse Phone Detective is one of the top picks by customers when it involves directory lookups for annoying, unwelcome calls.

You'll be able to move to the Reverse Phone Detective web site and type any phone digits and within 5 seconds, realize out who it's that has been calling you. You'll find out what town and state they're calling from and even see a Google Map view of the decision's origination.

The results are broad. The caller's identity can be revealed - their name, address, carrier, household members and different details they were making an attempt to cover from you after they dialed your number.

And if it's a mobile phone they're using, they are in for it - as the Reverse phone Detective offers you a link to assist you report a criticism to their carrier for the misuse of their service!

This has become a massive problem and for several individuals, it drains their checking account because unwanted calls to your mobile phone can run up a bill you did not foresee. Telemarketers have the audacity to ring you and pester you, and then refuse to tell you where they are calling from - or their names.

It happens with bill collectors, too. And did you realize that currently, you could possibly even have bill collectors calling you concerning a debt your neighbor has? These collectors are calling from untraceable (or therefore they suppose) cell phones to harass you regarding a neighbor's debt because they found the person's address on Google Maps and see that you live right next door. You do not wish to be doing their grubby work for them, and now you will have ammo to coerce them to prevent calling you and putting this seedy apply into action.

Sometimes, you may have a personal reason to carry out a reverse phone lookup. Perhaps a liaison went South and suddenly you're getting calls in the middle of the night, nonetheless your ex claims she or he is not the culprit. Thanks to the Reverse Phone Detective - you can be in a position to bust whoever is responsible and put a stop to the unwanted calls straight away.

Unwanted phone calls are a kind of harassment. Whether the other party thinks it's simply a harmless prank or not - you don't have to place up with it anymore. If you employ the database on the Reverse Phone Detective website (details and a link are below) and cannot get the results you want, they also have a bevy of trained assistants to help you locate the data - without any extra charge to you. Visit the website and enter in a phone number now and put an end to the current nightmare of exasperating strange or unsolicited phone calls!

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Leadership Communication: 5 Tips To Engage Employees

By Marcia Xenitelis

Most organizations use tools such as the intranet, emails from the CEO, Town Hall meetings and blogs as a means for the CEO to communicate with employees. However this focus on information tools whilst necessary in letting employees know the details of what is happening do little to engage employees with the reason for change. This is especially true when those changes relate to a merger or acquisition, a restructure of the organization, the announcement of financial results or other complex change messages. In these instances an engagement strategy needs to be designed to ensure that employees truly embrace the reason for change.

Transformational leadership is about engaging employees in changing behaviours to support the new business objectives. However whilst information is important, as part of leadership communication it only serves to provide information on what is changing and when, it is not an engagement tool.

These following 5 tips illustrate how you can ensure leadership communication will achieve desired business outcomes.

1. Step one is reviewing all the current tools and methods you use to communicate with employees. You need to scrutinize the content of that communication and determine whether it is one way information or whether some could be adapted as an engagement tool.

2. Step two is very important for transformational leadership because you want to create an "Aha!" moment for employees. This means you convey information in such a way that creates a paradigm shift in their thinking about a topic. The focus for employees needs to be that they finally understand what the change will mean to them, how they can contribute and why it is important.

3. This third step is about conducting focus group research to find out what employees actually think about a particular topic and then what information you have to counter their views and to create a change in how they think. The objective is to find out what information will make employees stop and say, "Aha! now I get it". Once you have the answer to this it is easy to design engagement strategies that will focus employees on the change to the organization and the work that they do.

Benefits of focus group research are that they are a good format for allowing topics to be explored further and frequently will uncover issues or ideas which hadn't been considered prior to the session. Focus groups generally are held for one and a half hours duration and in groups of 8 - 10 participants. The facilitator should lead the discussion but leave the actual dialogue to the participants, and steer them around to the main issue if they have gone off topic and to ensure that all the topics that you wanted to cover within the timeframe allocated are. Well facilitated focus groups identify the key messages to focus your leadership communication strategies on as they relate to specific business objectives.

4. In this fourth step you gather the information sourced from the focus group feedback. The key data you are looking for is what the opinions are of employees about a particular topic or issue that directly relates to the business issue at hand. Then if it is based on false information or assumptions you find the factual data to refute this and then present it in such a way that employees are engaged and understand the basis for change.

5. Step five is all about taking the information you have gathered from the focus groups sessions and with that identify a business goal that you feel confident that your leadership strategies will impact. Use of that research data forms an essental part of your leadership communication strategy that can be measured by business achievements.

When you have gathered all the outcomes of the focus groups you will then be in a position to identify the key messages and data to bring about change in your organizaiton. Transformational leadership is about understanding what is of concern to your employees and what they need to know to support your business objectives. Development of an employee engagement strategy that focuses on "Aha!" moments and information is the essence of transformational leadership.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Anatomy of A Strategic Business Plan

By James Scott

With legions of halfwit, template loving business plan wannabe writers polluting the web it's no mystery that companies are having a tough time getting funding. It use to be that when a company was ready to get down to business for serious expansion they would call a consultant that would help them bring all the pieces together in a strategic fashion and then this consultant would take their extended industry knowledge in combination with the unique concepts of the client's business and he would author a business plan.

This business plan would include everything that the venture capital firms, angel investors, private investors and institutional lenders would need in order to make a quick, no nonsense decision about whether to fund the company and how much equity they would get in return.

Today with the cancerous cloud of predatory consultants seeking out startup business prey to suck dry that businesses are too broke and exhausted to move forward with a solid consultant after they have been through the costly obstacle course and fun house of mirrors set up by wannabe consultants who reel in their prey with a few big words and industry terms and at the end of the day, they are going to put your business plan together with some cracked template software that spits out overly generalized business plans that receive laughs and snickers before being tossed in the trash by investors and venture capital firms.

If you want a real business plan, call a consultant that is completely submerged in the venture capital industry and has experience with plugging businesses into the capital machine. An consultant will first give you a consultation so he can assist in any corporate structuring or turnaround issues that need attention before the business plan is together. After the company's structure is complete with executives, solid management, strategic partners, advisory board and board of directors, there is still one more thing to do before the business plan. You must decide what mechanism you're going to use to raise capital. Are you seeking debt or equity investment or both, how much equity you will give away for the amount of cash you're seeking. How many shares does your corporation currently have and so on. You'll most likely need to put together a private placement or consider taking your company public on the otcbb. After all this is done then it's time to write the business plan.

Don't shoot yourself in the foot, don't write the business plan yourself, when you've found a consultant, here are the topics that should be covered in the business plan (this knowledge will help you audit their work before you even hire them). The table of contents should read, at a minimum, like this: executive summary with objectives, keys to success and strategic advantages; Market, Market: Growth and Development Analysis with Industry Analysis and Location Based Services; Current company position with Company overview and vision, key successes to date, technical achievements and commercial position, include info about your technology platform. Talk about your management team, product and services offering, competition, market entry/ Five Forces Analysis, barriers to market entry, comparable business model, target market needs, target market characteristics, market demand drivers, PEST analysis, SWOT analysis, marketing implementation and strategy overview and tactical components, process development map, financial model and projections.

There you have it, the process to follow before the business plan is written and the concepts to be covered in the business plan so that you get the attention you need from investors and the money you deserve for your business.

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Do You think You're Ready To Raise Capital for Your Business? Most Likely . . . You're Not!

By James Scott

Whether you're trying to raise debt or equity capital there are still certain unwritten rules that apply that cater to the mentality of today's investor and funding community. Certainly there are scores of private placement memorandum and business plan chop shops that wouldn't know how to properly consult with your company or write a fundable document even if they wanted to but they will gladly take your money to throw together a template and try to pass it off as custom work.

The issue is this, it's not necessarily the consultant, though these fly-by-nights shoulder a large portion of the blame, but the client usually doesn't even have the proper structure in place to attract a funding source even if they had the most incredible PPM and business ever to hit the venture capital marketplace. Here is a simple (very basic) way to evaluate your company to find out if you are properly structured to attract capital. Have a corporate meeting and ask yourselves the following questions: What type of corporate structure do you have and why did you choose that particular structure? Break down your executive infrastructure, where do your individual executives stand in your industry, do the unthinkable, Google everyone's names; are the people running your company real industry players? Are all the basic positions accounted for (president, CFO, controller etc)? Next, look at your advisory board and board of directors. If by some miraculous act of God you actually have these two groups represented in your company, how did you qualify them? Sorry but if you have an attorney on your board because he's, um...well, an attorney, that's not good enough.

You need an industry specific legal guru who not only spells out the intricacies of your business genre's regulation but they must also be actively qualifying potential strategic partnerships as alliances for your company. He should be reaching into his client base and actively picking companies that could enhance your company in distribution or in any other way that will have a profitable outcome for all involved. Each of the members must be serving a similar purpose.

Next, on what criteria are you basing your share price or loan amount? If you don't have a clear cut 'use of proceeds' model, you need one. This and many, many other questions need to be asked before you are actually ready to raise capital and in all reality, until your corporate structure is in place you shouldn't even attempt to write a business plan or a private placement memorandum. If you are serious about setting up your company to attract investors you need a turnaround consultant, you can't do this on your own. There is an entire industry that centers around structuring companies for their first and ongoing capital raise.

Before you blackball your company by prematurely attempting to raise capital, the critical concepts you need to keep in mind are (precisely in this order): corporate structure, infrastructure, advisory board, board of directors, use of proceeds, business plan, private placement memorandum, investor finder, funding. Look at each aspect listed here as its own item, break it down and analyze every minute aspect of each element and look at everything objectively and eventually your company will evolve into a structure that is fundable and stabilized for years to come.

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Private Placement Memorandums and OTCBB: You Can Easily Go Public With Your Company

By James Scott

Are you a business owner raising capital with a Regulation D Rule exemption (504, 505 or 506) also referred to as a Private Placement Memorandum, PPM or Offering Memorandum? If you are using this mechanism to raise capital then you'll, no doubt, have to have a solid comprehension of the most distinct and important part of the Private Placement Memorandum referred to as the 'Offering Circular'.

When your consultant or attorney is asking you for details on everything from business location to management, from dividends to risk details, you need to make sure that this information is complete and accurate. You'll need to audit the documents after they are completed. A solid Offering Circular has kept countless companies from being sued by investors that didn't get the investment return they were anticipating.

While the business plan is meant to grab the initial attention of the investor or funding source, the Offering Memorandum is meant to spell out the down and dirty details of the venture so that you are protected from lawsuits down the road, while simultaneously exposing the various ins and outs of your venture to give a 'reality check' to the investor before they hand over the cash.

The offering circular needs to be powerful yet very compact without the redundancies of using space to say the same things over and over again to pull the investors attention from the negative to the potential profit margins or management's impressive pedigree. With all this said, yes it's true the offering circular is one of the parts of a PPM spells out the technical aspects of the enterprise with a focus on inherent risk of investing but this can be done in a balanced way to also demonstrate the positive aspects of your venture by giving solid descriptions of your management team and, in place, distribution centers and contracts in place ready for capitalization.

When authoring the offering circular demonstrate the risks with a well balanced demonstration of the system in place to overcome these risks and dominate your market niche.

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Why Grocery Stores Should Calm Down

By Adrienne Monson

Grocery stores are being usurped by the big, warehouse-like chains. This is nothing new, and I myself, have done plenty of my grocery shopping at these huge places. They have cheaper prices, a fairly large selection, and the super stores have everything (from regular food groceries, to clothes, to auto supplies) in one convenient location. I completely understand why these types of stores are blowing their smaller competition out of the water.

However, I was at my local market the other day with my three-year-old son, who was getting understandably impatient waiting in line to check out. When the store clerk saw this, she asked me if it would be alright for her to give him some candy. When I gratefully nodded in the affirmative, she pulled out a little package of Smarties for my son to munch on while we waited. Of course, my son was more than happy to sit in his cart while he got to devour his treat, and I did not have to have the headache of keeping him in line.

This is just one of many examples that this local grocery store has demonstrated. All the employees are incredibly friendly, the bakery always gives us a free cookie upon request, as well as a very large sized sample of their soft-serve ice cream. The atmosphere is so pleasant that my family and I will go there just to walk around and enjoy the free samples if we have nothing to do.

So while I truly understand the benefits of going to the chain superstores, I must admit that I would rather make my life a little less convenient by having to go to my local market and an auto store separately just to support the friendly people at my local grocery store. Simply knowing what nice people they are makes me concerned, as a consumer, that their business continues to stay above water.

And while I may be stereotyping a bit here, I have had similar experiences at other locally owned markets in various locations. Though I was not a regular at those particular stores, I was still treated as such. And let's be honest here - who doesn't like to get the royal treatment, no matter where they are?

I think that the saying of business not being personal is somewhat relative. After all, don't you just love it when you can go to a place on a regular basis and know the people who serve you? Isn't it nice when said people actually take an interest in your personal life along with making sure you are one hundred percent satisfied with your shopping experience? Just some food for thought here. I'm not saying to boycott the larger chains, by any means. I am merely expressing my appreciation for the "mom and pop" stores that are still around. I hope they can continue to thrive in their business ventures, and I also extend my appreciation to their customers who keep them in business.

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Adelle Laudan Biker Romance Books

By L.J. James

When I received the Novel "Iron Horse Rider" from the Author Adelle "Legs" Laudan I have to admit I was expecting a book about a Biker fighting and causing trouble. You know your Typical Biker Bad Boy Story. What I received was something I was not expecting at all.

The Novel Tells the story of a hardcore biker named Shane, Shane had always kept women at arms length and showed them no emotion, That was until he met Kelly. Try as he might this biker who had always kept to himself could not fight off his feelings for her and soon found himself Married to the Women of his dreams.

After 10 years of Marriage Kelly is taken from Shane in a Tragic accident while they are Ridding. Shane finds everything around him reminds him of Kelly, His home, his shop, even his Clubhouse. His Brother's try to Support and comfort him, but the looks of sorrow in their eyes for him is more then Shane can bare. He soon realizes staying in the world He has Known and loved is not an option. Soon Shane is on his Iron Horse with the wind in his face and no destination! As Shane rides He finds the pain he feels for his loss begin to lessen!

With advice from a Mysterious Biker he keeps running into, Shane finds himself at a Micmac Indian Camp. Shane is welcomed into the Camp by the Tribes Chief and soon finds himself becoming Friends with the Chief's Daughter Tia who has recently lost her Husband! While the two Share their pain they soon begin to feel something for each other. Is it possible for either of them to feel love again while still suffering from such a great loss? A member of Tia's Tribe is taking no chances and tells Shane to stay away from Tia. He soon finds out you never tell a Biker like Shane what to do!

I found the writing in this novel while in no way simplistic was easy to read. I also found the story easy to follow ! Adelle "Legs" Laudan describes and expresses the feelings of Biker Brotherhood perfectly. When She explains Shane's feelings while Riding you can see in your mind where he is and you can almost feel the wind in your Face!

In life we all have our worlds we live in, When something Terrible happens sometimes We cling to what We know. Shane does what He as a true Biker must after such a terrible loss, He goes out and finds not only a new life but a new World to live in for a while.

I have to say I enjoyed the story. It was not what I was expecting or would usually read but I found I could not put the book down. I think some Men who Ride will enjoy this book, While many I feel will find it a little too much of a Romance novel! I do believe almost all Women who has ever ridden a Motorcycle or dated a Man who rode one will love this Novel.

As I know now Adelle "Legs" Laudan is a writer of Motorcycle Romance Novels, She works to promote the image of Motorcycling one book at a time! To order Iron Horse Rider or other Novels by Adelle "Legs" Laudan including the upcoming Iron Horse Rider 2 go to http://adellelaudan.com/IronHorseRider.html

I am Your Bro LJ James Check out my Articles and Biker Radio Show at AmericanBikerX.com

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Blues Guitar Lessons DVDs: Improve Quicker Without Moving From Your Home

By Troy Scott

As a beginner learning to play the guitar can seem like a pretty steep hill to climb. There are notes and chords to learn and correct finger placement and technique to establish. Don't be discouraged to quickly by letting these things get you frustrated.

In this regard, if you are interested in learning or mastering finger picking techniques, there are some different options that you will want to explore on the Net today. If you are interested in learning guitar and have never participated in guitar lessons, you really might like to turn your attention to finger picking. On some level it is a great way for you to be introduced to guitar.

Don't get frustrated at this point. Take a deep breath and take comfort in that you have made the first step in learning how to practice the guitar seriously. What is that first step? The first step is to...

If you are interested in taking guitar lessons of one type or another, you do need to fully appreciate that there really is a variety of different guitar learning options that are available to you today. Of course, there are many different guitar playing styles and techniques that trying to figure out what type of guitar lessons might be best for you can be confusing. Through this article you are provided a brief overview of one of the more interesting guitar playing techniques: funk-skunk.

These tips should help you get started, and if you're serious about taking some guitar lessons for beginners don't waste another second and check out this review for an award winning guitar course that I recommend. Another characteristic of Metal guitar is the use of drop tunings. If you play Metal your guitar should be tuned low. It gives you a totally different kind of control over your strings, your sound is more aggressive and you can do more with hammer-ons and tapping.

A growing trend at this juncture in time involves the number of men, women and young people who are taking guitar lessons on line. When all is said and done, the opportunities that are available to a person today when it comes to guitar lessons online really abound. This includes such guitar basics of finger picking.

Blues Guitar Lessons second rule: It's ok to be sad. Really. Gotta pay your dues if you wanna sing the blues and you know it don't come easy, as Ringo Starr once sang. If there's one thing universal about human nature is that we all experience the blues, we all have our own share of sadness and heartbreak.

To wrap up I would just like to say thanks for reading, and I hope this article helped you understand what it takes to get there. Hard work, patience, and most importantly, a teacher. It's all very well learning from the internet, but the internet can't stop you and say "Hey, that's great, but you might want to look at changing the way you do A, B or C...", neither can it tell you when you are doing something exceptionally well.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Cell Telephone Reverse Free Lookups And Your Peace Of Mind

By Aaron Silverton

Ever received confusing or incognito mobile phone calls? Do you receive them constantly to the point that you think them to be done by prank callers? Getting prank calls can be quite annoying. It can trouble you particularly when it occurs during work or while you are already resting. Not only it is troublesome but it may also trigger your curiosity. It can be ordinary to wonder about the person behind it and his reasons to do practical joke calls. Well, you can only get to have your reassurance when you get the answers behind it. Rather than feeling bothered, exasperated and irritated then it might be more practical to put a stop to your questions by getting information behind this prank caller. You can now do that employing a cell phone reverse free lookup.

Another situation that can prove the cell phone lookup service to be highly useful is when you see an unknown number on your phone bill. Well, you have done additional efforts simply to trim down your phone bill and now you have mystery numbers contributing to the expense. Rather than calling the mobile phone number company for a complaint that isn't well-based, then you can first look for more info behind the numbers. In this kind of situation then you can easily give yourself the reassurance especially when you can already take concrete action because you have the right pieces of info.

The flexibility of a Reverse Lookup Service When short of valuable pieces of data or info and when all you have is a mobile phone number, then you can consider using a cell phone reverse free lookup online . You do not need to hire someone else solely to do some looking into nor do you need to stress yourself by asking the same questions without getting any handy answers. With an internet reverse lookup service, you get full names, addresses, property records, employment information and even the household members of that person.

Total Privacy and restraint another advantage to this online service is that you do not have to involve or trouble anyone else. Your folks might also be prepared by these practical joke calls but you would not need them shocked without any clear basis. You get to pay higher bills but you know that you can solve the problem by yourself. You don't want to hire anyone else just to get the info you need . And true enough, with an online reverse lookup service, you are the only person involved in the search. That implies that you can get your required data with all the privacy and discreetness you want.

With a cell phone reverse free lookup service, you can have peace of mind without ever needing to spend a lot. You do not have to mess around nor unnecessary energy as obtaining your needed data can be as simple and as speedily as a usual web search. You can be guaranteed that you get your hands only on updated info because these websites invest much to have complete database.

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Reasons Why People Shop For Car Parts On The Web

By John Cooper

Shopping online is something that is growing all the time. More and more people are finding it to be the easiest way for them to find the things they want or need. Here are some key motivators that have people wanting to shop for auto parts on the web.

The convenience factor is one of the most popular reasons that we find people using the web for their shopping. They can get what they want without stepping out the door of their home. Being accessible at any time throughout the day or night is another feature that this offers them as well as there are no times those stores close.

The prices that they offer the consumer are very reasonable and often a lot cheaper then what people can find in the stores that they would use in the past for their auto parts shopping. The web stores have far less to pay out when it comes to overhead and these savings that they have are passed on to their customers in the lower prices that they are able to offer.

The shipping times that they offer their customers are very quick and are yet another reason people are looking in this direction when it comes time to buy auto parts. Most times the part you need will be shipped the very next business day at the latest. The online stores are often able to find the parts you need far more quickly then the stores we have opted to use in the past.

The costs of shipping are quite inexpensive as well when you look at them. These are something that we pay even when making a purchase of this type at a normal store. We don't see the price of the shipping most of the time when we buy it at them as the price is built right into the cost of the item.

Knowing these key reasons people shop for auto parts on the web can help you see things a bit more clearly then before. This also explains why it is growing so quickly with people all over the world. Everyone loves the thought of being able to save money.

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What Makes a Cat Purr?

By Martin Davis

It is a tale as old as time. When cats curl up on a warm, comfortable lap and are treated to a tickle under the chin and a stroke along their spines, they purr to ensure everyone around them knows exactly what they are feeling at that moment. Unconditional happiness. It is a sound everyone enjoys, a faint, soothing thrum that vibrates to the tips of their feline fur.

But what you may not realise is that there are other reasons why cats like to purr and below we take a look at just what these are. When it comes to cats purring they are able to do so from day two of their lives. The amazing thing is, when a kitten is feeding they are actually able to purr at the same time. But when feeding, it is completely impossible for them to meow as well. As with all sounds that cats make, when they purr it is because they are trying to communicate with others. It is not just the domestic cats that can purr, either. A number of the larger wild cats such as mountain lions and pumas also have the ability to purr as well

Kittens are notoriously playful and spend a great deal of their time purring and seeking affection and attention. They are also very clever and may even use their purr to distract you before they pounce.

Unbelievably, one of the other chief reasons cats purr is to suggest fear or to let it be known they are unwell. Cats in feral situations have also been known to purr to communicate to another cat that they are submissive to it and will not be aggressive. Domestic cats may also do a similar thing.

Purring may also be used as a pain and stress reliever while a mother gives birth to a litter of kittens, as well as communicating reassurance and comfort towards her newborns. Studies have shown that cats will purr when they are close to death, creating a euphoric state of mind to reduce fear and anxiety. Contrarily, purring near death may also suggest anxiety.

Recent theories suggest that when cats release endorphins (also found in humans), they start to purr. Endorphins are released both when the cat is happy and when the cat is in pain, making it difficult to determine the precise reason a cat may be purring.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Reverse Cell Phone Number Can Offer You Reassurance

By Aaron Silverton

Are you the very jealous type who consistently ends-up in a debate with your serious other due to unfamiliar numbers in their call logs? Why not consider finding concrete proof with a reverse cell phone number search? This will be able to satisfy your mind from overreacting and needless bickering with the one you love.

When you find an unfamiliar number in their call history, yellow pages or somewhere else, it's not smart to right away confront them because of it. The same is applicable to calling the number without knowing who you are calling. You have to agree the whole point of being paranoid and envious is actually because you don't need to risk the concept of losing the person to an unidentified caller, right?

A reverse cell phone number look up is very helpful to give you assurance. There are several service suppliers online which will help you with this task. If you are not especially up for the searching on your own, you may want to opt for a supplier who charges a fee for the service. They will be more than accommodating in helping you identify who the number belongs to and where it is registered. This is essentially a smart move particularly if you want to have a better chance at saving your relationship. As you subscribe to their service, you are bound to their privacy agreement and legal policies. This may keep all parties safe from any legal issues. You are safe as well , as long as you promise to use the information you get in restraint. As long as you don't end up stalking the person in query or posing harm to them, then you're good to go.

There are more ways to figure out the information withheld to the mystery number. If you opt to go for the paid services, they are going to be able to offer you the data you want. This may include the name and site of the person or maybe any other info that has been registered to their account. You may do this job on your own if you do not would like to spend. You can decide to try searching for the information through the many search engines in the World Wide Web. If they have registered their number in any public network for whatever reason, then their number and other information will be certain to come-up from your search.

If you're successful in your reverse cell phone number activity, then you will have your answers. If it turns out to be an individual of interest, then you may be able to properly confront your significant other to establish what is going on behind your back. You would then have a fighting chance to a fair answer as you would have the proof in your hands. However , if it turns out to be no one of interest, and could not pose any potential threat to your relationship, then you must let yourself breathe and be chuffed. Remember, the entire point of doing this is to have peace of mind without ending-up in a nasty squabble.

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Going Green Can Save You Massive Amounts Of Cash!

By Robert Holdsworth

The Question: "How can we afford to "Go Green?" The Answer: "You can't afford not to!"

As companies and institutions everywhere are asking, "How can we afford to go green?" Others have learned that the real question should be, "How can we afford not to?" Between the savings from energy efficiency, government incentives, rebates and well structured financing and lease options, energy projects can be excellent investments rather than daunting expenses.

By taking a carefully planned "whole facility" approach, companies can target both the "low-hanging fruit" (such as lighting upgrades and maintenance solutions) and a combination of other equally significant and cost effective solutions (such as available technologies to improve the efficiency of HVAC, refrigeration, equipment loads, etc) to achieve substantial returns. The efficiency gained across multiple load categories will amass to very significant reductions in overall energy consumption and costs. Often, these savings can help to fund more expensive, longer term solutions. Experts all agree that increasing energy efficiency is the most important and financially prudent step any business can take in "going green". By reducing demand and consumption first, the scope and cost of secondary phases (such as adding renewable energy sources) can be better controlled.

Many government and utility programs have been designed to reward companies following just such an approach. For example, New Jersey's Pay for Performance program returns up to 100% of the money spent for design and 50% of the money spent for implementation which significantly reduces payback time and increases R.O.I.

Furthermore, equipment lease or rental agreements can be used to eliminate out of pocket and capital expenditure costs and immediately enrich cash flow. Structured properly, these agreements cover the entire project cost and have such low monthly costs that they are off-set by the savings. In other words, the monthly energy savings outpace the monthly lease payments creating additional, immediate, unexpected cash flow and profit for the facility.

In addition to cost concerns, companies are often interested in knowing how energy reduction programs will affect their operations. A professional, well designed system should improve lighting quality, enhance occupant and employee comfort, reduce wear and tear on system components and improve equipment performance.

So again, the answer is, "You can't afford not to go green".

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A Look At A Postal Code Map

By Adriana Noton

Countries throughout the world use a postal code map in their postal stations. These maps are compiled for each country, state, country, and region and are kept in a centralized location where they are scanned into scanning machines that are used in postal stations throughout the world.

The kinds of scanners that are used for postal stations are often very large. Letters are collected from villages, towns, and small cities and transported to large, centralized distribution centers where the scanners read bar codes that have been placed on envelopes and parcels.

Many of these scanners also are made to reach the handwritten numbers and letters on envelopes. These letters are often more difficult for the scanner to read appropriately and, when it is not possible to discern the number or letter, the machine passes the letter or parcel to a human for review. The individual reviewing the letter will then direct the item to its appropriate distribution point.

People will find a postal station in almost every small town or city. Mail is distributed to, and collected from, the residents of the town. In most cases the mail is collected by services on a daily basis and transferred to the centralized station where it is sorted and shipped to distribution points in other regions.

The main scanning machines that are used in centralized stations are very large. When mail is dumped on the link chain conveyor it moves very quickly through an ever narrowing group of sorters that lead to the main point for scanning. As the mail is scanned, it is then directed to bins for local, national, and international distribution. When hand written letters or numbers cannot be read, the scanner sends the letters to a human who has a small handheld scanner. The code on the letter is scanned with the handheld scanner and the data is transmitted to the main computer. This allows the main scanner to read the numbers and letters when they come through again.

When the wrong postal code is placed on a parcel, it can be directed to the wrong country very easily. Many people put codes on their letters they are unsure of, when this occurs the letter or parcel can be missing for several years before it finally is returned or ends up at the correct address.

Scanning machines use a global postal code map that is built in to the hard drive of the system and updated regularly. An individual who does not put a postal code on a parcel will find that the postal station will put a label with the correct postal code on it so that the parcel will be sent to the proper location.

In many cases people are able to get maps that contain postal codes for their region or area. However, some large regions have several codes for cities and use many maps simultaneously in their distribution centers.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Create An Author Expert Media BIO In 10 Easy Steps That The Media Will Love

By Annie Jennings

When an author or expert is seeking publicity and promotion for their book or business in media outlets such as TV, print, newspapers, magazine and online you will need the tools of the trade. The media would like to know right away the most important information about you that will help them learn all about you. Start off with your education, credentials, affiliations and academic achievements.

2. The next element of your media bio should contain information about your books including the complete titles that you have published, any special paper or reports or studies you have created. 3. It is important to list your topics, areas of specialty and area of expertise that include your main expertise and associated areas as well. 4. Include how many years you have worked in your industry and this showcases your experience and helps build up credibility for you. 5. Be sure to include your membership in associations, any peer recognition, special awards as well as this can set you apart from the others in your field.

6. If you have appeared on any media such as radio shows, TV shows or been the quoted expert in magazines, newspapers and online mention them and include the most impressive and influential. You can get into more detail on your website. 7. Do not include personal information in a professional bio unless the information directly relates to your subject matter. You can include the personal information later on your website is if fits better there. Keep you bio tight and to the point without distraction.

8. Fact check your information so it is correct and reflects your most current situation. Your facts, such as your education and experience can be verified so you want it to be exactly right. 9. Always post your bio on your website and if you plan to expand your bio, entitle it "expanded bio" so the media sees the bio you provided to them along with the expanded bio so they can follow along. Any bio you create should be consistent and include the same information each time. If you follow this formula, your media bio will have the fact necessary to support your media pitch and will have no need to change significantly.

10. In closing, your bio is an essential tool in getting booked as an author or getting booked on media as an expert commenting on a news story. The media will read over your bio and decide. Always have your professional picture ready to send to the media. Take the time, in advance, to get a professional headshot created as the media moves fast and when they ask for your picture, you will need to send it to them immediately.

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Iphone Repair

By James Keyes

If you have a broken iPhone and are in need of repairs you only have to look as far as the Internet for a repair service. However when you are doing research for an iPhone repair service there are some things you should look for.

First, be sure you use a service that sounds trustworthy. They should have a good reputation in the business. You need to be able to leave your iPhone with their repair professionals confident that they are the best at what they do. If in doubt try reading their customer reviews, checking them out on eBay Feedback or simple Google them.

Your phone should be covered under a warranty (usually 90 day parts and labor). If you have any issues with a repair within the first 90 days, all you should have to do is contact them. They should guarantee that they will correct the problem in a timely manner. After your warranty period has expired, your iPhone should return to its original Apple Manufacturer's warranty if your coverage is still in effect.

Their repairs should be so meticulous and professional that even Apple's own technicians should be unable to distinguish their work from their own, should you decide to return your phone to Apple. They should also be able to provide a fast turn around time. They should offer free First Class return shipping. You also have the option of being able to upgrade to overnight return shipping, via Fed Ex, for a nominal fee.

You should be able to talk to real people on their customer service number rather than waiting painfully through endless menu options. You should be able to contact them during regular hours Monday through Saturday to ask questions or check the status of your repair. You should not have to wait for a reply via e mail.

They should specialize in iPhones, so you should be able to trust your phone to these iPhone repair professionals. They should have diagnosed and repaired every kind of damage possible to the iPhone, so regardless if you have run it over with a car or dropped it in a toilet, they should be able to diagnose and fix your iPhone at a reasonable cost.

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What You Need To Know About Reverse Phone Detective

By Adrian Logan

It is now very much possible for anyone to trace any phone number and do investigative works just like the CIA all thanks to reverse phone detective websites. You can now easily track down any phone number with reverse phone detective. It is now possible to find a person's name, address, and other information from public records just by entering a phone number into the system.

Why would you need to use reverse phone number lookup?

* Find out more about an unlisted phone number
* To find out the caller of the prank call
* Find out about suspicious numbers
* Get the address of friend and colleague

To find out who own that land line or mobile phone numbers, you can use reverse phone detective. There are so many websites on the internet that offers these services, some even do it for free as long as it is not a mobile phone line.

Bad News...

There is no free reverse phone lookup service for cell phone number. For landline, it is possible to get it free because there are free public phone directories which contain the name of the person. Unfortunately, a public or free cell phone directory does not exist for cell phones.

Good News...

Although the reverse phone directory is only available for land line for free, there are websites or businesses who offer this service for a fee. These websites or businesses also pay major cell phone carriers to get access to their internal databases and because they pay to get access to this datas, they also charge whoever wants to use their services a fee. The good thing is that it is inexpensive.

Reverse phone detective websites are not all similiar. A few of them is not able to deliver you the results you need. But there are of course many reverse phone detective websites that are very reputable and they guarantee that you will be satisfy with the result.

Any good reverse lookup directory to recommend?

Reverse phone detective is the service which I personally use and I strongly recommend it. It is regarded by many as the best reverse phone look up directory. Click on the link below to go to the official reverse phone detective site.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

The Samsung UE55B7020 - An Initial Review

By Karen Puckett

Taking a Look at The Samsung UE55B7020 LCD TV reveals a liquid crystal display tvs that is almost stunningly thin and extremely elegant looking in its presentation. This is so because the manufacturer has placed LEDs or light admitting diodes around the edges to serve as the backlight media. There's no evidence of picture blur along those edges, by the way, which is what LEDs are famous for.

The UE55B7020 television set itself measures a very nice 55 inches and has a resolution in its picture field of 1920x1080. It makes use of the Samsung-proprietary WCE (wide colour enhancer) to push that LED engine. It can do so because it has a 100 Hz video capability in its motion plus, which is another Samsung proprietary function. There are no inexpensive fluorescent tubes used to backlight; only LEDs.

Generally speaking, the use of light emitting diodes also means that this UE55B7020 television set is far more energy efficient. Because these LEDs can be arranged around the edge of the screen, the tv's casing, therefore, is much thinner than in those TVs that make use of traditional technologies for backlighting, meaning those fluorescent tubes.

There is a wide range of sophisticated multimedia and network features contained within this particular Samsung UE55B7020, by the way. Most experts say that the network functionality of this TV is what really televisions it apart. This model can be connected to a network of PCs through use of a standard Ethernet cable. It can also be connected via a wireless adapter for wireless PC networks.

There are a number of ports, including USB, that comes standard with this particular Samsung. Any personal computer that will be hooked to it must have a DLNA software package installed on it, but Samsung has taken care to include network interfacing software with this package. In addition to everything else, the UE55B7020 TV can play music, video and most any other multimedia file through one of those USB ports.

To create the vivid pictures that the UE55B7020 television set displays, Samsung has gone out and created the same sort of picture panel that started being featured back in 2006 on most flat-panel LCD computer monitors. This allows the television set to present extremely clear and crisp images. The Samsung name for the panel is, of course, the "Ultra-Clear Panel." Colours and richness are first rate all round.

The UE55B7020 television comes standard with a high quality surround sound system that includes Dolby Digital Plus and what Samsung refers to as a Trusurround SRS HD. There is also an RMS unit that comes with a nice woofer and 15 watts of sound power. Along with all that, but Samsung has other nice features such as a smart content manager and auto volume leveller contained within it.

The Samsung UE55B7020 LCD TV features a very nice LED backlight function that helps to make this television set among the thinnest of any on the market. At 55 inches, sitting down in front of it is almost like sitting down and watching a movie in a theatre. It has extremely nice surround sound capabilities, and the price -- while not inexpensive -- is still within the market for TVs of this sort.

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HTC Hero

By Agnes Lamont

Introducing the HTC Hero Smartphone. The Google Android phone you have been waiting for. Supercharged by Google's Android operating system the Hero is one to own. The design of the phone is daring to say the least. Most recent phones have all become slick shapeless blobs as they have all lost their hard lines and angles. This HTC Smartphone is very angular. The phone feels more rugged and tough than rest of phones on the market today. The angles make for a more comfortable and natural feel in your hand.

Keypad, Display & Browser - Just like the latest Google Android smartphones the display is multitouch with a vibrant 480-320 screen. The WebKit browser makes good use of the multitouch feature with pinch to zoom out and spread to zoom in. Flash support is also incorporated into the core WebKit browser. The brightness is similar to other phones of this type but feels warmer than most. If you are a little worried about on-screen keyboards, don't be. The keyboard is particularly good on this phone. There are three keyboard layouts in both portrait and landscape modes. The standard full QWERTY keyboard, a phone keypad and a cut down version of QWERTY - which has two letters per key. The full QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode is a dream to type fast with.

Widgets - The HTC Hero Smartphone is loaded with a slew of new applications and widgets. Most of which are HTC unique, meaning you won't be seeing them on non HTC phones. The standard clock and weather widgets are present but there are interesting widgets like the Twitter widget. This enables you to read recent tweets or update your status without having to open the Twitter app. The Hero comes with multiple desktop themes, each with different backgrounds, widgets and shortcuts. You can customise these and save your configurations as well. Switching between these themes, or scenes as they are called, takes only a couple of seconds and lets you completely rearrange your entire desktop almost instantly. Use one scene for home and one for work, this lets you organise better.

Social Networking - The Hero Smartphone asks for your Facebook, Twitter and Flickr logins when you first turn it on. One thing I like is after you log in to Facebook it does not dump all 500 of your Facebook friends into your contacts list; it keeps the list in the background for when you need it. The Facebook connection here is deeper and more useful than the likes of the Palm Pre. While scrolling down your phone contacts if you have linked someone to a Facebook profile you can view their most recent status. In the contact tab you can view all the usual information such as phone numbers, email addresses, photos, birthday and all recent txt messages and conversions. Also displayed are email history, recent Facebook updates and Flickr photo albums.

The Hero Smartphone is the best Google Android driven phone to date. The features such as integrated profile and unique widgets combined with the phone's design and interface make this the best smartphone to date. This is the best alternative to the iPhone and Palm Pre.

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Practical Applications of Geographic Information Systems

By Adriana Noton

A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a system used to gather data and incorporate it in order to store, scrutinize, distribute, and show geographic information. GIS data displays actual world features such as elevations, terrain, and transportation networks, in a digital format. Images that are displayed come from the area where the information was retrieved. Users can take the information for such purposes as analyzing the digitally displayed data, mapping the data, and editing the data. A GIS will include application software for aerial photography, surveying land, extensive geographical mapping, remote sensing, and much more. It is often used to study global problems in an effort to find solutions much more quickly.

Recently, Geographic Information Systems have been developed to be used by the public. For instance, Bing Maps and Google Maps are GIS applications now used by millions of people around the world. Through interactive web mapping, the public now has access to large volumes of geographical information. Another important use of GIS is its use when studying climate change. It is now used in the tracking and analyzing of data regarding the impact of climate change. For example, GIS is used to study the ice melting in the Arctic.

Earthquake mapping is another way one can use GIS. One can map tectonic shifts in high risk earthquake areas for public safety planning and business development such as determining insurance rates. In regards to business marketing techniques, a business can use GIS to analyze demographic data to find regions where they will likely sell their products or services. Governments can utilize GIS to analyze census information such as health and education statistics. This is helpful for creating or modifying public policies and government spending. It can also provide health research assistance such as analyzing heart disease research data. As well, it can help with the creation of jobs in the appropriate regions which can give a boost to the economy.

Not only is GIS technology used for climate change research, it can be used for security and law enforcement logistics, urban planning and development such as selecting where to develop communities and roads that will have the least environmental impact, business marketing and evaluating a potential business market, cartography, management of natural resources, natural resource mapping, archaeology research analysis, and tracking and analyzing natural disasters with the intent of improving emergency response time. As well, GIS technology can be used as an educational tool for technology schools and universities for such studies as geography, science, and mathematics. Even high school students can make use of GIS in their curriculum.

Mapping where places and objects are located will help people find places that have the attributes they are searching for, and if there are problems, they can then identify what needs to be done and put together an efficient and effective problem solving strategy. As well, they are able to see important patterns emerging. The objective of GIS is to identify new trends from the analyzed research. Studying data using the Geographic Information System will help one learn and understand information much quicker and easier.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Green Screen Use In Television

By Phillip Guye

The appearance of cable TV saw the virtual explosion of television channels, broadcasters, production homes and content producers. The explanation being because satellite tv and direct to home platforms have indeed pushed the frontiers of TV broadcasting beyond all conceivable bounds and onto an international scale. It is no wonder that TV networks across the world exploit the employment of a Green screen.

One of the common strategies that are used in television program production is that of using a Green screen in the background of the studio where a selected programme is being shot. This is part of the method of chroma key which deals particularly with the removal of certain photos in the background of the shot and superimposing this with some other image, which is more sufficient for the production. For instance, one can employ a screen that's green in colour behind a broadcaster who is reading out the weather stories. When spectators watch the programme, the green or blue screen as the case may be , is replaced with a weather map or scenes of certain towns or satellite images being shown instead.

A Green screen is extremely handy for chroma key uses, on account of the fact the normal human skin tone has very little parts of green in it. This provides help in high standard of image superimposition as well as the replacement of background, without interfering much with the general view of the broadcaster who is standing in the foreground. If there had been any green hint or tone in human skin, parts of the body would became invisible when using the other coloured screen, making the effect quite strange and intensely tasteless and incongruous.

One of the main blessings of using a Green screen is that it is fairly easy to execute as well as being cheap. If one were to employ a enormous plasma or HDTV screen behind the broadcaster, the effect could be marvellous, but the price tag would be far bigger than using a green screen. In these days of depression, where cost management is the key, the dice is loaded for using less expensive options.

One can easily make a Green screen that may be utilized in television programme production. For this, something as straightforward as a table fabric might be employed. This fabric has to be frequently painted, so that there are no smudges or uneven areas that would stand out when the show goes on air. One can also employ a plain wall that's regularly painted in green to form the colored background. One of the tips to remember when using such a screen is if the background image is one of trees or forests, green is a more acceptable color to use than blue for the background, while if the image is of the sea or the sky, green would not be so good. Using a green screen is therefore an efficient way of utilizing chroma key methodology in TV program production, which is preferred due to its simplicity and inexpensiveness.

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Green Screen - Techniques to Use

By Phillip Guye

The Green Screen Technique, refers back to the mixing of video or photographic photographs shot in 2 different locations, with one serving as a setting to the actor in the foreground giving a feeling the actor is truly, physically in that location. This process involves the removal of one of the colors to bring in another image that serves as a background for the subject.

The term Green Screen technique is used as the green color is often used as a backdrop since digital cameras are supplied with image sensors which are much more fragile to this color than other colors. This offers the most clean mask, aside from the other facility of smaller light needed to light up a green screen which is also thanks to the image sensors' higher sensitiveness to this color. Green Screen methodology is used in numerous science-fiction, action, and horror flicks which require a large number of effects to provide the illusion of transporting us to the world and times in which the story is working with.

Green Screen Technique is a blessing to the cameramen, as he does not need to bother himself anymore about the background, as the screen itself is a non permanent background, which may be employed to play with colors and designs, and make virtually anything a fact. Actually it offers a great flexibility to photographers, to bring their creativeness in creating glorious backgrounds and transport you to a legendary place and time in a most convincing demeanour.

Green Screen Technique is well liked by professional filmmakers and photographers. Apart from being helpful for film makers, especially people who are working with science-fiction and horror films, which need lot of effects, this technique is also utilized for still photography in print media and on the internet. For portrait photography, this strategy is most beneficial. It may also serve as a help for lecture room dissemination of technical information, and photography hobbyists can use this technique to experiment with their creativeness. You'll substitute the green screen with a solid colored, flat sheet, but since green is an essential color in the background, the sheet should also often be green. After filming, in the post production stage you can lose the green background thru special software and bring in a new image which is married to the subject you have filmed, which gives a fantastic feel of being in different milieu or times altogether.

Some heavy factors on Green Screen system which should be remembered while using this Green screen technique include correct lighting, and cameras of high quality which can create sorcery through the green screen. Note that if you're using lighting in a non-professional demeanor, your product will end up with different shades and shadows on the screen. Green Screen methodology is being at length utilized in commercial photography and film making today, and with a number of programs, you can bring your gifts into full play with this help.

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Catch Your Cheating Spouse With Reverse Phone Detective

By Brock Davis

It is possible that your spouse could cheat on you. If you notice that your spouse is acting strangely and having weird phone calls, it is a sign that you need to do something instead of just thinking whether is your spouse cheating on you.

Maybe you have find unrecognized suspicious numbers on your spouse cell phone and on your phone bills. Or maybe there are situations when you see your spouse talking to someone you do not know over the phone in a whispering voice and will suddenly end the call when you are around. All these are suspicious scenario.

You will want to catch your cheating spouse after seeing these things. No doubt you will get suspicious that your spouse is fooling around.

There is a 50% chance that your spouse is cheating on you or it could also be a false alarm and nothing serious is happening. If you try ask your spouse about the calls, you also can't be sure you will get an honest answer.

It is natural to get more suspicious if your spouse is still receiving those call and acting strangely. But there are tools available in the market to help you confirm whether is your spouse cheating on you.

There is things you can do to catch your cheating spouse. Do not believe that there is no way you can do anything about it. Now you are able to find out many information on any phone number in question. This is true. You can soon catch your cheating spouse.

Reverse phone detective makes it possible for you to find out who the owner of the numbers, the address, and other public information about the numbers in question. If your spouse is betraying you, use the search results to catch your cheating spouse.

Before you check, please be mentally prepared. You might find some shocking information like your spouse is having an affair with an old flame. If the number are from some business partner or colleague, you probably can feel more relieved.

You do not need to remain clueless. Instead of letting your imagination go wild trying to think what could have happen, use reverse phone detective to find out the truth.

You can check the number instantly and put your worries to an end. Your spouse will never know you have check up on him or her. Use reverse phone detective now to check out any suspicious phone numbers.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Check Comcast Availability - Is Comcast Available In My Area?

By Tim Ames

Whether or not you can get Comcast Cable depends entirely on where you live. Some areas are contracted with a single cable provider to provide programming to all residents within that area. Comcast does cover a large geographic area, but your area may be contracted with another carrier, so you do need to check availability before getting too excited about the amazing cable, Internet, and phone packages that Comcast offers its customers.

So considering that Comcast is the largest cable television provider, the second largest internet service provider, and the fourth largest digital telephone provider in the country, youre going to find this company hanging out in a lot of areas around the country. By the end of 2008, Comcast surpassed AT&T as the largest Internet service provider in the country.

Prices can vary greatly by geographic area, so it is important to know what you will have to pay. Some areas are larger than others and this can have an influence on the prices you pay.

You are able to see if you can bundle all three of Comcasts services together. Those services are cable television, high-speed Internet, and digital telephone service, the Comcast Triple Play.

This can save you some money each month as well. And when you sign up for Comcast's Triple Play, you can get $300 back in gas or groceries, which is another great way to save money. So you're having even more money thrown back into your pocket and that money is to be used on things that you need every single day of your life. And speaking of bundle packages, there are a lot of areas in which Comcast's Triple Play package is available. You want to see if this package is available because you can get digital cable service, your high-speed Internet service, and your digital telephone for one price each month. Everything is combined into one bill instead of having to pay three separate bills.

If you love family programming, there is a family programming tier. You do have options when you choose Comcast Cable, so see what they are and sign up for what suits you. So go ahead and check to see if Comcast is available in your area. If it is, check out the great deals for individuals of all types. If you are a sports fanatic, you can add on the sports tier. If you love movies, you can watch tons of them through the ON DEMAND feature.

So go ahead and check to see if Comcast is available in your area. If it is, check out the great deals for individuals of all types. If you are a sports fanatic, you can add on the sports tier. If you love movies, you can watch tons of them through the ON DEMAND feature. If you love family programming, there is a family programming tier. You do have options when you choose Comcast Cable, so see what they are and sign up for what suits you.

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Reverse Lookup Canada: How To Track down Somebody In Canada With Reverse Phone Search

By Marc Marseille

A reverse cell phone search is a cost efficient way of locating just about any person with the use of their phone number. There is no need to know their name or year of birth. The reverse lookup services can find address information as well as several other imperative information with a mobile phone, unlisted mobile phone number or a home mobile phone number.

There are several companies that offer reverse telephone lookup services in the United States. The query that many have is; How to find somebody that resides outside of U.S. soil. The good news is that, you can find people anywhere in the world.

Reverse lookup Canada services are just as popular in Canada as it is in the U.S.. International people search tends to take a little longer to receive the results, but there are companies that can trace people wherever worldwide from Zimbabwe to Finland. Locating individuals in Canada however, is immediate just like U.S. individuals lookup.

The fact that Canada shares the same North American soil as the United States, it is common for some U.S. people lookup databases to also carry data on Canadian populace. The convenience of sharing the same directories is particularly important because many citizens of the United States have family unit members in Canada. The same circumstances holds true for Canadian residents.

The desire to locate family members, old friends or even an old boyfriend is something that is shared by many. Since people tend to relocate fairly regularly, especially in a bad economy, it sometimes becomes fairly hard to stay in contact. Reverse search directories can play a large part in keeping everyone in contact.

The reverse mobile phone databases can also be used in many different ways. It can also be utilized to find somebody who decides to be untrustworthy. There are often times when crooks will run off with your capital and resolve to seek retreat in Canada. Reverse search in Canada can support you in finding their precise position.

The reverse telephone finder directories can also track distressing cell phone calls from uninvited acquaintances and crank callers. The fact that a crank callers or rip-off artist is in another nation does not give them exemption from being uncovered.

The ability to locate any person by the use of their cell phone number across state lines or across North American boundaries is a impressive resource. In addition to the apparent benefits of staying in touch with love ones, it is a means to look-up the source of annoying phone calls, and position of swindle artists. Reverse lookup Canada is just an alternative exciting way to remain familiar to our allies to the north.

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iPhone Fix For Beginners

By James Keyes

So your iPhone 3G is hopelessly stuck in Recovery or Restore and you are about ready to toss it out and start all over. You have searched the Internet for a solution but you keep getting the run around when it comes to tech support. Here is some help on how to get your iPhone 3G working properly again.

You will need your iPhone 3G of course, iTunes, Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, Registry Cleanup Utility, and Windows XP. The quickest fix for your iPhone 3G is to sync it to a different computer. This will cause the computer to recognize it as a new device and install the software on it like it's never been used before.

However, be advised that everything you have on it now will be gone. If you managed to hook up the iPhone to a new computer you can sync it to that computer. It will recognize that it is synced with another computer and ask you if you want to sync it to this one; do so. WARNING! Do not make the mistake of disconnecting your Iphone 3G while syncing is in progress or else you will get stuck in the restore mode again.

If you do not have another computer to sync it with use the iPhone Restore ModeBackup to backup your applications, videos, music, and applications. This is a precautionary measure. Uninstall Quicktime, iTunes, and other Apple component software from your computer. Follow the process listed on the Apple Support page, Removing Quicktime, iTunes, and other software components for Windows XP. The link is available in the resources section. Restart your computer when done. To make sure everything is completely uninstalled run the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility. Restart your computer. If you have a registry cleanup utility run the program and restart your computer.

Install the latest version of iTunes. Restart your computer. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone 3G. Once iTunes recognizes your phone it will prompt you to download the latest iPhone software. Follow the installation instructions in the Apple iPhone Software Update page. WARNING! Do not make the mistake of disconnecting your iPhone 3G while syncing is in progress or else you will be stuck in the repair mode again. These steps have hopefully helped you return your iPhone 3G to its original working condition. Even after a successful recovery your phone may revert back to being stuck. If so simply repeat the process.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Choosing The Right Investor To Take Your Business Public

By James Scott

So many companies dream of going public to raise massive amounts of capital, as set up for an exit strategy, to make acquisitions with stock and for many other reasons. While your intentions may be pure and with genuine motives, you're entering shark infested waters of boiler rooms, crooked attorneys and underbelly consultants who have made careers off of taking well intentioned executives just like you for a 24 month rollercoaster ride while they take every penny you have as your company shrivels up like week old road kill.

Just and honest consultants in the 'public offering' industry are as rare as the illusive white elephant. This industry exists in a cesspool surrounded by rose gardens; from afar it looks amazing and an image of a dreamland but get up and close and the sludge and odor are enough to make you run and hide. So what do you look for in a consultant? The best consulting firms are the 'boutique firms' with minimal overhead that keep a low profile and are made up of 3 or 4 'partner' consultants.

These firms typically have the experience of working with the large consulting groups but for one reason or another have decided to leave and go out on their own. The great thing is, these small groups typically have massive contacts and process your entire public offering in-house. Offering a complete turn-key solution that is managed in-house offers a huge advantage because there is accountability and you can actually build a relationship with the people that are making your dream of a public offering come true.

These 'boutique' consultants will usually stay onboard as growth consultants for the life of the company in exchange for modest fees and a pre-IPO or pre-OTCBB equity position. The large firms will hack you out at the knees and gouge you with fees while they take massive amounts of equity in your company which takes away your bartering chip when you need to offer more stock to the public to raise capital.

The small firms will also work one on one with you to show you how to use your stock to grow through acquisition and other nifty ways to use stock to grow. Seek out the boutique consulting firm and save the attorney for spot audits. Hold on to your cash. Why pay outrageous fees to lawyers when you can pay 60% less with a small consulting firm that will add all the bells and whistles for free and actually get your stock trading, usually in half the time?

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White Cyc Studios: Incredible Technology

By Phil Guye

White cyc is an individual element used to build a cyclorama that encircles the stage. All the changes in technology have done tiny to switch the way in which the cyc is lighted over time. All the new technology has increased the importance of correct lighting, and using the right kind of material for the white cyc.

What technology has done is take century old technology and make its use necessary for making virtual backgrounds for virtual and computer effects for the up and coming flood of films, and diverse video applications conditional on PC systems requiring faultless virtual backgrounds that may only be created in white cyc studios. White cyc studios technology dates back to nineteenth century German Theaters and has bounced round the entertainment industry for a long time. White wall surface was use for early twentieth century Broadway plays and finally ended up in Hollywood use for creating computer effects.

The white cyc is an extraordinarily helpful tool when it comes to lighting the white surface stage set. The white cyc provides the lighting designer with an abounded number of lighting chances for staging the specified computer effects scene. The white cyc with correct lighting will draw the viewers focus to the subject that the producer wants to show off. This is the major advantage of white surface backgrounds, and the reason white cyc studios are used for TV commercials, stories programs, music videos, dance routines, and other sorts of film media. White is used for the color of the cyc as it leaves the background void so a new background with the desired effect can replace it. The void background is excellent for digital fashion photography enhancing the model's appearance and keeping total focus on the model.

The number of white cyc studios technology walls can be painted green to combine green screen effects in the white cyclorama studios. This works as the cyc is void of background allowing for the green screen background effect to turn up in place of the white cyclorama background. Using the cyc enhances the green screen effect by giving it illusions depth and infinite space. Robert Rodriguez exploited a method similar when he was filming Sin City when he uses his 1956 Chevy Panel truck in the flick. He places his van on a platform and films it from all different camera angles. The actors were filmed in front of a green screen background and were composite in the wagon film to appear to be inside of the wagon. In reality the actors never were in the van during filming. With the inflating number of computer effects in pictures and TV programs today cyc lighting is very essential in creating special visual effects.

Movie producers have doubts about using white cyclorama residences for CGI effects. The producer's doubts are quickly dismissed with clear understanding of what the cyclorama studios can do when they witness the results from the production studios. Another use for white cyc studios technology backgrounds is on talk shows when music groups stop by to play one of their new music pieces. The white surface provides the perfect area for creating a quick music environment.

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Finance Power: How To Easily Control The Mind of an Investor

By James Scott

Discovering the 'thumbscrews' of investors is crucial to getting them to take action. In over a decade of dealing with global investors there are several elements that I've discovered to be universal truths about the mind of the private investor (angel investor, accredited investor).

When talking to an investor for the first time, it's more important to listen than to speak. It's more important to ask questions than answer them. It's more important to discover their needs and wants than to exclaim your own. Your first conversation with an investor should be all about piercing the armor and finding the trigger points that prompt a reaction that gets to the center of their 'childlike' state.

What I mean by this is, investors, just like anyone else, has insecurities that are rooted in their childhood and what they are outwardly today, is typically a polar opposite of what they are on the inside. For example, an arrogant, chest beater seems proud and obnoxious on the outside but the reality is that they are over compensating for an insecurity that is rooted in an individual or collection of childhood incidents.

Maybe they were made fun of as a child, maybe they're father was verbally abusive, maybe their teachers would single them out in class opening them up to playground mockery. When talking to these individuals it's important to listen to their voice and intonation when the conversation topic changes. Take notes on their psychological adjustments to the conversation. After you feel you have discovered the triggers that induce the 'pleasurable' responses, end the call, and set your second phone appointment with them.

On that second call, you want to have your conversation ready to go using the triggers you found in the first conversation. Play off of those insecurities that you found, become their best friend without being chummy but it is your mission on this call to be the "guy that understand me" to the investor. You want the overall tone of this conversation to have the response from your target along the theme of, "wow, this guy gets me" , "I can see investing in this company".

By using this method and not coming across as 'fake', you have become an investment opportunity and a shrink all rolled into one. You want to be the one person that this investor can lower his guard to because everything he says, you seem to be the one person who understands him at his deepest level. You seem to naturally be tuned into his insecurities, emotions, needs and wants. Sound strange? Try this out on the next investor you talk to, I guaranty you will be shocked with the results.

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