April 2nd, 2013
While trite and too often said, we do live in amazing times. Just think of the toys our children, younger than five years old, have to play with. When their grandparents were the same age science students were still using slide rules. Now many homes have smart phones, desktop computers, tablets and book readers. Young children even have tablets designed just to give them a head start on their education.
One of the most exciting developments is how close we are to completely controlling the environment in our homes. The deregulation of energy in Texas is going to mean some exciting developments in competition for supply of electricity to homes and businesses. Homeowners are starting to experiment with computer programs that can rightly be marketed as energy software. Several forward-looking Texas energy providers, such as Just Energy, are offering smart thermostats or smart metering to help customers monitor and regulate their home energy consumption.
Energy software can already allow homeowners to control certain aspects of environmental control in their homes. Smart phones can activate smart thermostats while state-of-the-art hi-tech windows change their reflective properties at the touch of a button.
The only thing restraining technological development is an unusual problem. Before a new technical idea can be developed and brought to market, it is often already obsolete. This means that energy software development, which can be written and modified with greater speed, may well be the wave of the future.
What the greening of homes in America needs is some standards to be set. This would allow integrated research and development that could flange with existing energy software programs.
America is watching Texas, to see what results from this deregulation of the Texas energy market will bring. Already prices to consumers have dropped and new uses of energy producing technology are starting to appear.
Perhaps, the best way for a Texas homeowner to stay abreast of the fast moving energy situation is to stay in touch with their competitive Texas energy provider. This includes letting them know the homeowner is interested in any developments in the area of new energy software that can run on their computers at home.
March 22nd, 2013
Whether you are a student, professional or casual computer user, you will probably need some form of word processing software on your computer. Word processing software can be used for everything from writing reports for school or work to preparing a grocery shopping list or family newspaper, and there are a lot of great programs out there that have tons of capabilities and wonderfully user-friendly interfaces.
Although there are a few popular word processing programs out there that a lot of people use, many of these programs are very expensive. If you can’t Read the rest of this entry »
June 17th, 2012
There are a lot of great options when it comes to word processing software. It is just a matter of finding the right one and getting it at the right price as well. A person needs to shop around for making a final purchase.
The best thing is to find the software that is right for the needs of the individual. If a person rarely uses word processing, there are a lot of decent inexpensive and free programs that are available.Confused? Here â€˜s a little Read the rest of this entry »
June 5th, 2012
If you work with documents on a regular basis you need a word processing software program. Word processing programs allow you to create written documents, such as letters, memos, resumes and other types of correspondence. You can edit your document, add graphics, insert tables, and add page borders and so much more. You can save your document in a variety of formats such as html, doc, or txt. Some programs are not compatible with the write or the notepad default programs that are already installed on your computer. Nearly every computer has some type of word processing Read the rest of this entry »
June 1st, 2012
Word processing software is any interface that allows a user to create a text document. The most basic versions include cut, copy, paste and save options while more advanced versions allow users to tweak documents to include pictures, charts and multiple fonts and character sizes.
Word processing programs are the most common software programs on a computer. The major advantage of a word processor is that the text can be electronically manipulated without having to be printed out. While most of us may not remember having to use a standard typewriter, for those that do the word processor was a Read the rest of this entry »
May 28th, 2012
Many reputable companies offer software that is as powerful or convenient to use as software you may already be using for half the price or even for free! How nice would it be, when your anti-virus program expires, to find a free alternative and to avoid worrying about paying for a subscription year after year? This is, in fact, an entirely realistic expectation for you to have and can save you hundreds of dollars in the long run.
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May 26th, 2012
When it comes to computers there are three types of ware; hardware, software and firmware. What is the difference between them? Let’s start with hardware.
Hardware is any physical component of a computer system. This includes the motherboard, the central processing unit, the disk drives, the mouse, the keyboard, the monitor and any other piece of equipment that you may own. Hardware is the bones of the computer system. Hardware can only be changed by upgrading the physical components of the computer.
Software is the programming. This is the set of Read the rest of this entry »