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IT Business Products : How to Get the Most into Your Dishwasher to Get the Most Out of It

While we all know at least one self-proclaimed dishwasher loading pro, after reading this, you can count yourself among their hallowed ranks. And pick up a few tricks to keep your dishwasher in tip-top shape for years to come.

Know your water

If you’ve ever had trouble rinsing off soap, you’ve got soft water. The good news is that you’ll need only a fraction of the dishwasher detergent recommended on the product label. Hard water is a different story. Stick with powder detergents; gels don’t rinse well and can cause build up. Using a rinse agent can eliminate those inevitable spots at the end of the cycle.

Whether you have hard water or soft, regular white vinegar works great as both a rinse agent and gunk build-up cleaner. To clean, add a cup of vinegar to an empty dishwasher about every 6 months and let it run. If your water’s especially hard, do it more often so your dishwasher performs at its best.

Another tip to remember is that with today’s high-tech, highly efficient dishwashers, pre-rinsing your dishes and cutlery by hand first is unnecessary (and it wastes water, too). Your dishwasher should be able to remove all grime and residue.

Load ‘er up!

There are limits, of course, to how many – or few – plates, bowls and utensils you should pile into your dishwasher. If it’s overcrowded, the spray nozzles inside won’t spin like they’re supposed to and could hit the dishes. If it’s half-empty, dishes are more likely to bang around inside and break–and you’ll be wasting twice the amount of water than your dishwasher would use for a full load.

So what’s the solution? Large plates always go on the bottom rack, leaning toward the center. Load them first so you can see how much space is left. From there, add large bowls and pots and pans (either facing toward the middle or down, so they don?t collect water). Be sure to allow cutting boards enough room on each side to get a thorough washing. Finally, glasses, bowls, plastic-ware and large serving utensils all go on top. (Plastic, such as cutting boards, can overheat and melt on the bottom rack?not a pretty sight). As long as the dishwasher is full, glasses and bowl rims can touch and are unlikely to break.

Give ’em a hand

Just like that gorgeous cashmere sweater you’d never think of throwing into the dryer, certain items should always be washed by hand:

  • Chef knives
  • Lead crystal
  • Delicate glassware
  • Copper
  • Cast iron
  • Sterling silver
  • Pewter
  • Hand-painted objects
  • Antiques
  • Glued, wooden items
  • Plastic NOT labeled dishwasher safe
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tools

As with any home appliance, a little common sense goes a long way in keeping your stuff, your family, and your home safe. Now if you could only get someone else to unload your dishwasher…

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IT Business Products : Samsung Governmental Pricing Sheets

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IT Business Products : Instant Video Uploading—Just Add Memories

Capture life’s events, both big and small—Compact in size but still offering high-quality images, digital camcorders make it easy take still-photos or create movies, and upload them to your computer or television.

Share Your Experiences

The utility of wireless, combined with the newly WIFI and DLNA-enabled camcorders, allow for immediate uploading and streaming.

Gone are the hassles and delays of “post-production.” It’s all about instant access. Now proud long-distance grandparents can watch their grandchild’s first coo via e-mail. Brides and bridesmaids can simultaneously share shopping trips in different cities.

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Stream Memories to Your TV

To share videos with those closer to home, camcorders that are DLNA-enabled (Digital Living Network Alliance) can stream video straight from the camcorder to a DLNA-compatible computer or television without the need for cables.

A camcorder’s wireless connection allows you to upload photos and videos to your email account, or post them directly on any social networking site, thanks to the touch of a button.

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IT Business Products : Tips & Tricks: Moving Everything to a New PC

When you buy a new computer, transferring all of the files, photos, videos and settings from your old PC can be a time-consuming hassle. It doesn’t have to be: Samsung Easy Migration helps make it quick and easy.

Samsung recommends Windows® 8.

Upgrading Made Easy

You bought a new laptop and it’s got all the power, features and flexibility you’ve been wanting. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have the data your old laptop has been happily collecting since the day you turned it on. Your old laptop, a product of years of tweaking and tinkering, has everything set just the way you like it, from the size of your icons to the locations of folders that you frequently use.

Luckily you don’t have to spend weeks reconfiguring all of it by hand. Samsung Easy Migration streamlines and speeds up this process so you can take advantage of your laptop’s new features and enjoy the comfort of having all your content and settings right where they should be.

How It Works

With its simple, point-and-click process, Easy Migration collects your documents, photos, music and even Web browser favorites and transfers them to the appropriate folders on your new PC. When it’s done, you’ll find everything in the same place it was on your old computer. Simply specify the types of files you want to move, and Easy Migration does the rest.

What’s more, Easy Migration quickly transfers your selected key settings from your old PC to your new Samsung laptop along with your files. You won’t have to waste time reconfiguring icons, adding words to custom dictionaries, changing default fonts and tweaking other settings after you upgrade.

Easy Migration has two ways to get the job done. If both of your computers are connected to a network, either wirelessly or via Ethernet or USB, you can move your files without additional hardware. If that’s not convenient, you can instead use a USB storage device, like a thumb drive or portable hard drive, as an intermediary: Easy Migration copies the files to the USB device from the old computer, then copies them from the USB device when you plug it into the new one. If you have a choice, you’ll find that using a wired connection is the fastest way to go.

No matter the method, it’s a simple, four-click process that can be finished in minutes, depending on how much data you have to move.

It’s like having a moving company inside your PC—only one that does all the packing and unpacking, too.

*Subject to Operating System and firewall limitations.

The above content is provided for information purposes only. All information included herein is subject to change without notice. Samsung is not responsible for any direct or indirect damages, arising from or related to use or reliance of the above content.

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IT Business Products : Fast Start: Ready Before You Are

Power up and start working in seconds. Save your work and shut down instantly, just by closing the lid. From classroom to dorm room and beyond, Fast Start makes sure your Samsung laptop is always ready—even before you are.

Samsung recommends Windows® 8.

Now you never have to get to class early to start your laptop, worry about saving your work between sessions or fumble a class presentation because your computer isn’t cued up. The innovative Fast Start feature on Samsung’s laptops keeps up with your studies and your social life wherever the school year takes you.

Fast Start: The Fast Guide

Fast Start eliminates waiting around for your laptop to start— just open the lid, and your laptop will be fully powered up and ready to go in only three seconds.

Plus, you’ll be right where you left off, because Fast Start saves your data and system configurations to your hard drive and PC memory. When you’re done working, Fast Start goes into sleep mode as soon as you close the lid. It’s that easy.

5 Ways to Keep Your Cool at School

Fast Start keeps your laptop in sync with you, making it a lot easier for you to keep up with your busy schedule. Here are just five ways Fast Start really helps you chill out—you’re sure to discover a few of your own.

1. The Back-to-Back Attack

Your laptop gets a workout when you’ve got back-to-back classes…and who doesn’t? Fast Start lets you save your class notes and power down instantly at the end of one class,then gets you back up and running for the next in only three seconds.

2. The Perfect Save

You’ve been working on that paper all day and you’ve lost track of time—don’t lose your work along with it before you run out the door. Just close the laptop’s lid and Fast Start saves both your data and your system configurations, and you’ll find them just as you left them (FYI: hitting CTRL-S is still a pretty good habit to get into).

3. The Presentation Panic

Fast Start lets you cue up a lecture or presentation smoothly and swiftly, without fumbling around in front of the class or asking them to wait. Open the lid and everything you need is ready to go in only three seconds, no panicking required.

4. The Professor Smackdown

Not every professor enjoys the clackety-clack of keyboards in class. When the teacher calls for lids-down, you’ve got the confidence of knowing that Fast Start will store your info and put your laptop into sleep mode, saving both your notes and your battery.

5. The Roaming Roomie

Got a dorm roommate with roaming eyes? Keep her from checking out your Facebook wall, tweets or email just by closing the lid…then get back to what you were doing instantly with Fast Start’s three-second startup.

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IT Business Products : SSD and DRAM Expert Reviews

Samsung has been known for innovative products that take form and function to new levels. One of the many areas of expertise is solid state drives. Samsung’s SSDs are blazing fast and reliable. Don’t just take our word for it, see what the experts are saying.

Award-Winning Reviews on the Samsung 830 Series SSD

Maximum PC

“The 830 series SSD is a serious ass-kicker that demonstrates Samsung’s vertical integration to be a concrete advantage”.

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Tech Spot

“[matches] the best SandForce SF-2200 SSDs when measuring read performance, while it crushed the competition in the sequential write tests”.

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“we are certain this SSD will be a hot commodity”.

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PC Magazine

“some of the fastest speeds you can currently find on the market”.

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“SSD that competes strongly with any other SATA based drive on the market today”.

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Laptop Magazine

“the Samsung 830 is the clear winner, performing significantly better than its competitors”.

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“attractive, ultra-slim drive with good, all around performance”.

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“This drive has great performance, good looks and strong value.”

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PC Perspective

“We tested the 64, 128, and 256GB capacities of the Samsung SSD 830 Series, and all were an absolute breath of fresh air. Reads and writes were great, and IOPS performance was nothing short of outstanding. The Samsung engineering team is to be congratulated for a product line that is likely to become the new standard for others to aspire to reach.”

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Award Winning Reviews on Samsung DRAM


“Samsung has a real winner here”

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“an excellent balance of performance, features, and price”

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“good value for money”

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“overclocking potential of these sticks is huge, and again, they manage to clock sky high, using less voltage than many other kits that are exponentially more expensive”.

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Cyber fraud is big business here

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Financial fraud is big business, contributing to an estimated $20 billion in direct losses annually. Industry experts suspect that this figure is actually much higher, as firms cannot accurately identify and measure losses due to fraud, says the ASSOCHAM–PwC(PricewaterhouseCoopers) report titled ‘Current Fraud Trends in the Financial Sector’. The report attributes increasing technology-driven transactions in the financial sector as the main reason for growing cyber frauds. Exploiting technology vulnerabilities has become the weapon of choice for fraudsters. Yet another ASSOCHAM – PwC report ‘Evolution of eCommerce in India: Creating the Bricks Behind the Clicks’ says, eCommerce has grown at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 35 per cent in the past few years. The overall eCommerce business, which is valued at $17 billion now, is expected to cross $100 billion over the next five years. As it expands, so will be the incidence of cyber frauds. As of now, the country’s eCommerce industry is relatively small compared with  its size in countries such as the US and China. A big market with high value eCommerce transactions is a rewarding marketplace for cyber criminals. You have to look at some of the cyber-attacks such as Target and Home Depot that […]

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IT Business Products : Notebooks Built for a Student’s Lifestyle

Ultrafast, super sleek and packed with cutting-edge technology, Samsung notebooks keep up with student life, from your crazy class schedule to your non-stop social agenda. Get all of your must-have features in a notebook that’s engineered to work and play as hard as you do.

Samsung recommends Windows® 8.

Whether you’re in high school or grad school, the perfect notebook is an absolute student necessity. It’s got to be fast, powerful and tough if it’s going to keep up with you, and it has to look as great as it performs. Both on and off campus, Samsung notebooks are engineered to meet the demands of the most insane student schedule, with state-of-the-art technology and must-have features that make your life so much easier you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

Must-Have Features for School

Must have: No downtime

Get it with: FastStart

Because you definitely don’t have time to wait for your notebook to catch up with you, Samsung’s innovative FastStart feature eliminates the agony of slow bootups and shutdowns. Just open the lid and your notebook is fully powered up and ready to go in as little as 2 seconds. Plus, you’ll be right where you left off, because FastStart instantly saves your data and system configurations to your hard drive and PC memory. When you’re done working, you don’t even have to shut down. FastStart does it for you, going into a special hybrid sleep mode as soon as you close the lid—and saving all of your information instantly, so you can manage back-to-back classes, safeguard your hard work, and even keep a roaming roommate’s eyes off your screen with just a click of the lid. Then when inspiration strikes, you’ll be back up and running in seconds.

Must have: Superior performance

Get it with: ExpressCache™

Samsung’s ExpressCache technology intelligently combines solid-state memory with a roomy hard drive that automatically analyzes and optimizes your notebook for trouble-free performance. ExpressCache delivers a notebook that takes 45% less time to boot up, and starts Internet Explorer and your most frequently used applications at double-speed, while still maintaining the safety and integrity of your data.

Must have: Staying power

Get it with: PowerPlus

Samsung’s PowerPlus battery has the staying power to keep up with whatever you need to do. PowerPlus technology allows your notebook’s battery to retain 80% of its original charging capacity for up to 1,500 charges, so even after three years of use, your notebook will still be working long days, right along with you.

Must have: Stunning style

Get it with: Cutting-edge design features

Manage your student life while making a stylish statement—Samsung notebooks are engineered to look as great as they work. With exceptionally slim bezels, Samsung notebooks accommodate satisfying 13″ and 14″ screens in a sleek, lightweight chassis, while additional design innovations, like gorgeous brushed-aluminum bodies, striking backlit keyboards and super-size clickpads, enhance both the style and user experience.

Must have: Great viewing anywhere

Get it with: SuperBright™

Samsung’s SuperBright technology transforms your viewing experience with a screen that’s up to 50% brighter than conventional screens and displays up to 16 million colors. Get brilliant color and images even when viewing in direct sunlight, so whether you do your best work in the library, next to a sunny window at your favorite coffee bar, or right out on the quad, every document, video and photo will look absolutely stunning. Catch up on homework, stay on top of your social networks, and relax with a movie or episode of your favorite TV show anywhere, without compromising on picture quality.

Must have: A quick move

Get it with: Easy Migration

Don’t hang onto your old notebook or PC because you’re worried about moving your content. Samsung’s Easy Migration feature ensures that the first thing you do on your Samsung notebook will be as simple as everything else you do on it. Easy Migration lets you transfer all your files from your old PC to your new Samsung, in just a few quick, simple steps.

Must have: Max convenience

Get it with: Easy Settings

You don’t have time to waste searching for the settings you use most. With Easy Settings, Samsung has made the most commonly used features fast to find and simple to use. Switch networks in an instant. Customize your sound and vision in a flash. Instantly adjust power settings for longer battery life. Enjoy complete and easy control over your notebook, in and out of class.

Must have: Fully charged devices

Get it with: Sleep and Charge

Keep all of your favorite devices—phone, MP3 player and tablet—fully charged even when your notebook is off or in sleep mode. Samsung’s Sleep and Charge feature lets you connect your devices to your notebook’s USB ports anytime, so you’ll always be charged up and ready to go.

Get Your Notebook

Samsung has a complete suite of notebooks built to tackle the busiest student life with power and style, including the award-winning Series 9, the stunning Series 5 ULTRA and the cutting-edge Series 7. Compare features, check out design and find your must-have notebook at

What features are you looking for in a notebook? Let us know in the comments.

If you want the latest and greatest technology tools for school, check out our Back to School Guide.

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IT Business Products : DualView: Fun and Easy Self Portraits

Samsung’s groundbreaking DualView cameras make it simple for anyone to jump out from behind the camera and into their own memorable moments. With the dual LCD screens (front and back), you can perfectly capture that special photo-op whenever and wherever it happens.

Get in the Shot

The DualView camera is social like you, letting you be a part of the photos you share each day. Snap a great shot with your friends at a party or freeze a romantic kiss to cherish forever, either way you’re part of the moment. That once-in-a-lifetime picture with your favorite celebrity has to be quick and easy so you’re not left out. Using the front LCD screen, line up the shot, all smiles, and happily show off the picture the next day.

DualView with Alicia Keys

Picture Perfect

Samsung’s Smart Auto camera mode means your camera knows what you want or how to make the picture better even before you smile, thanks to features like:

  • Beauty Shot – Automatically retouches images so they appear brighter and smoother, hiding imperfections and dark spots on the face.
  • Smart Face Recognition – Identifies the 20 most photographed faces and automatically adjusts to the ideal focus and exposure settings for those faces.
  • Smile Mode – Detects when people are smiling and snaps the picture so everyone looks their absolute best.

Smart Auto

Add Dual Image Stabilization, integrating the best image stabilization technologies to eliminate blur and deliver crisp, clear images in a variety of lighting situations, and your self portraits will be looking positively brilliant.

Endless Possibilities

With all this, the camera isn’t close to done. Take a look at some of the other great features of the DualView camera:

  • HD Video – 720P high-definition video recording with HDMI output for stunning, small format video quality.
  • Countdown Timer – Displays a countdown timer on the front LCD screen so everyone knows when to smile.
  • Child Mode – Displays a colorful animation on the front LCD screen to capture a child’s attention and entertain for a joyful and focused picture.

All of these features on Samsung’s DualView cameras are changing how you photograph yourself. Never miss a photo-op again because you were out of frame or messing with settings. Get out from behind the camera, get into your shots, and start taking pictures that look as amazing as you remember.

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Welcome to your privacy nightmare! Is big business getting out of hand with Big Data?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

“When businesses are allowed to gather personal information, predict your behaviour and make decisions based on it, this is the information wild west. Welcome to the nightmare.” Richard Hollis, director of information security consultancy the Risk Factory, believes that the ability of big data and predictive analytics systems to profile customers is generating “huge problems” in privacy terms for both online, and offline, consumers that are, as yet, poorly understood. He explains: “It’s all about the data these days and everyone wants it – states, governments, businesses. And people don’t understand the implications because they want cheap hotel rooms and the like. But the big question is, who owns the data?” For example, if Hollis went to an online pharmacy to buy some medicine, would his activity information belong to him or the shop in question – particularly if it was going to be used for marketing purposes to personalise offers in a bid to get him to buy more in future? He warns: People are completely in the dark. They don’t know how much their data is worth to companies and they can’t see the negative consequences of a lack of transparency. They don’t understand that companies are in […]

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