Friday, February 23, 2007

John W. Scherer Video Professor Blog Feb. 23, 2007

Wanna talk about technology?

Winning the spyware battle

Is your computer running at a snail’s pace? Are you bombarded with pop-up ads and don’t know where they are coming from? If so, your computer is probably infected with spyware. If you surf the Internet regularly and have never used anti-spyware software, your CPU is swimming with it. This article will shed some light on what programs will work best for you to eliminate spyware. If you have any more questions about computer safety or Internet help, visit
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The next Ansel Adams
Do you yearn to be the next Ansel Adams? Because today’s digital cameras make photography so easy, there is no question why it is so popular. If you are looking to take your photography to the next level, here is a review of some new cameras that will help you shoot professional-looking images.
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In a related note, organizing, editing and managing digital images can sometimes be a nightmare. Video Professor has a couple of tutorials that help consumers get a handle on this chore. The Learn Digital Photography and Learn Photoshop® CS tutorials give amateur photographers the skills to shoot like the pros. The Learn Digital Photography tutorial includes tips and tricks for taking the best photos, removing red eye and scratches, sharing photos with family and friends and even how to use your digital camera to film and edit short movies. The Learn Photoshop CS tutorials give users all the information they need to expertly use one of the world’s most powerful photo-editing platforms.

Will your existing software work with Windows Vista™?
If you are an early adopter of Microsoft’s® new operating system, Windows Vista™, you probably already know what applications run or don’t run properly. If you are still up in the air about upgrading because you’re unsure if your software will work, Microsoft announced a list of 800 software applications this week that work fine on the new operating system. But with that good news, there are certain software applications missing from the list, including some Adobe® applications and the Firefox® web browser.
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Off topic:
Might as well face it, you’re addicted to e-mail
It seems that in the last decade our workload has increased significantly. Few of us, if any, work a typical “9 to 5” job, and even if we have core hours at the office, we often can’t leave it behind. We go home and check our e-mail, or our portable PCs deliver the news right to our palms. Well if you are addicted to e-mail, there may be help yet. An executive coach has developed a 12-step program that can help cure you of this affliction.
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You have to set limits
Even Bill Gates, Mr. Microsoft, has to limit the amount of time his kids spend on their computers. What ever happened to going outside and playing in the park or starting a football game in the yard? Kids these days are spending more time in front of TVs and computers instead of experiencing the outdoors. Trust me, as the Video Professor, I love computers as much as the next guy, but kids need to be kids, and that means going outside and playing, running, jumping etc. Parents, wake up and tell your kids to get off the Internet.
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Have a good week!

John W. Scherer
CEO and Founder