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What Is a Dongle?

A dongle refers to a certain type of hardware that one can attach to a computer or laptop in order to make a program run. In this capacity, a dongle is used in order to implement a higher level of security as a way of preventing the illegal copying of software. This is done because copying hardware...

5 Great Kindle Books for Computer Programmers

5 Great Kindle Books for Computer Programmers

Kindle e-books can be a great resource either for learning how to write programs, or developing high demand software for computers or smart-phones. The selection of available e-books are vast, and can vary depending specific programming languages and user ability. The following is a list of some...

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How to Avoid Spyware and Viruses Online

Viruses, spyware and other kinds of unwanted software (collectively referred to as Malware) have not made the news headlines in the past few years, with the possible exception of the "Conflicker" worm earlier this year. Part of this is because they are no longer "new", a key element to being...

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What Is a Spreadsheet?

A spreadsheet is a useful tool for recording, comparing and computing financial or numerical data. A spreadsheet is also called a worksheet. It is composed of rows and columns. A spreadsheet is essential in fields that work with numbers. This includes accounting and sales, but is also essential...

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What Is a Beta Version?

The beta version is a stage in the creation of a product – typically software -- that will be sold in the market. In the development or creation of a product, the whole process has to undergo several stages before the said product can be deemed as ready for the market. The first stage of this...

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What Is K-Lite Nitro ?

Software should never be illegal, no matter its usage possibilities. How you use it is what should be legislated. However Brasil disagrees and has made a p2p file sharing software illegal. "K-Lite Nitro is a P2P file exchange program with multiprotocol technology that can connect to four P2P...

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What Is Freeware?

Freeware is software that is provided to users without them having to pay for it. Freeware can be downloaded off the net or distributed through CDs or DVDs. If a software requires the user to view ads in order to use the free program then it is not freeware but adware. Additionally, freeware is...

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How Can I View the EXIF Data of a Photograph?

The EXIF data of a photograph contains the file data related to that image. It includes the shutter and aperture settings and the type of camera used. It can also provide the date when the picture was taken, or (if programmed) the image and copyright data. Professional photographers (or anyone...

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April Fool's Worm Threatens Millions of Computers

Conficker.c is a worm that has infected millions of computers and is scheduled to become malicious on April Fool's day 2009. The worm, which is a self-propagating computer program, could cause widespread damage to those who do not yet have the latest Microsoft updates. What exactly will happen...

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What Is Online Bookkeeping?

Online bookkeeping is the activity of keeping track of one’s finances using software that is based online. There are a lot of bookkeeping or accounting software available today. Many of them can be installed on one’s computer and used when one is not connected to the Internet. However, the recent...