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Ricoh Takes the Title from HP

For many years HP has owned the printer market and not had any competition. How many IT professionals go with the notion of " No ones every gotten fired for buying an HP ". I have somthing that might surprise some people but Ricoh has taken the award for printer line of the year away from HP.

Presented once each year, BLI’s “Outstanding Printer Line of the Year” award recognizes the vendor whose product line has proven to be the best. The selection is made by BLI’s highly experienced staff of test technicians and editors after subjecting scores of office printers of all types (from monochrome and color personal printers to large workgroup models) from every major vendor to BLI’s unique battery of laboratory tests. Among the many factors considered by BLI in selecting a “Line of the Year” recipient are the reliability, overall economy, print quality, ease of use, productivity and administrative utilities offered by the models in its line.

In commenting on Ricoh’s line, BLI Senior Printer Analyst Marlene Orr noted, “Ricoh offers printers in every segment of the market, from small workgroup to departmental printers, designed to meet the diverse needs of business users. It has taken top honors for its color printers two years running and, now, after submitting its line of monochrome printers to BLI testing, Ricoh has proven to be the clear choice for this honor, as its products have received more Highly Recommended ratings and ‘Picks’ than any other vendor. In fact, BLI tested eight single-function printers from Ricoh, ranging from small workgroup to departmental offerings, including GelSprinter ink-based products and color and monochrome laser printers and seven earned Highly Recommended ratings, while five garnered Pick awards.”

I currently have 5 on my network and they live up to this award. I had never heard of Ricoh before and was told that the reason is because Ricoh does not run many ad campaigns, instead they invest that money back into the independent dealerships and reserch. The printers on my network installed in a snap.

Ricoh CL5000 A3/A4 full colour duplexing laser printer



Why Pay When Its Free

So I was looking for a place for ring tones and found Cellware. Cellware is the first mobile social networking site to offer - complete selection of content for cell phones. This new site is adding a twist to the mobile industry by integrating multiple fun factors into the consumer.s mobile phone experience. Cellware is taking the mobile industry to a new level with the advent of social networking. No other networking site offers all 5 types of content (ring tones, wallpaper, videos, games, applications) as well as such a robust community environment. Competitors are offering Some Content and Some Community features, but nothing to compare to Cellware.

Cellware is - compelling and fun Mobile Social Network. Our extensive library of digital entertainment allows users to download free ring tones, videos, wallpapers, games and applications. Cellware allows their members to design, create and customize their own ring tones using our innovative technology and share their latest ring tones, wallpaper, videos, images, games and applications for their cell phones and mobile devices with family and friends. In addition to allowing their users to download free ring tones and mobile content, we also encourage our members to be active on the site and will offer a percentage of the revenue our site receives from advertising for their activity. In other words, members can generate income simply by being active on the site!

Mash Up Your Ring tones - Want to mix two tracks together? No Problem! With their brand new mash up editor, you can pick two of your already created ring tones, and then choose to either overlay them, or combine them end to end. Have a beat to drop? Can you spit some lines and flow? Make your very own ring tone with this tool, download it for free and send it to your friends!

Record Ring tones From Your Phone - It's Very Easy! Call a toll free number, record your audio, and we'll convert it to a ring tone for you! You can instantly download your newly created ring tone and send it to your cell phone or a friend.s mobile device.

Text To Speech - They think text-to-speech is a new and exciting technology and it.s perfect for making ring tones! Simply go to Cellware, click on create ring tones from text, type the text you want, choose a voice and we'll convert that to a ring tone for you! You can instantly download these ring tones for free as well and share them with friends and family.
Name Tones Ringtones - Their database has thousands of different names and variations of them. All of your friends can have personalized ring tones. Check them out by clicking on Personalized Name Tones.
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Monophonic Ring tones - Monophonic Ring tones are ring tones that can only play one type of musical tone at a time.
Polyphonic Ringtones - Polyphonic RingTones are ring tones that can play several types of tones at a time. The original Polyphonic Ringtones used sequenced recording methods such as MIDI. These recordings specify what instrument should play a note at a given time, but the actual instrument sound is dependent upon the playback device.
Music Ring tones - Music Ring tones are also known as True Tones or Real Tones. True Tone Ringtones are ring tones that are encoded with a high fidelity format such as MP3, AAC, or WMA format, and represents the latest revolution in ring tone technology. Real Tones have recently become Popular as ring tones as they are typically excerpts from songs.
Voice Ringtones - Voice Ringtones are ring tones that are tones of people.s voices. Common voice ring tones can be punch-lines from comedians, quotes from celebrities and just other quotes in general from both famous and non-famous individuals alike.
Sound Effect Ringtones - Sound Effects Ringtones are taking the Industry by storm and Cellware has a large inventory of sound effects that members can download for free and send them to their cellphones and share with friends instantly.
Compatibility of Ringtones With Your Mobile Phone
The Ringtones on Cellware.com are compatible with most of these Carriers: Cingular, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Nextel, Alltel, Boost, and Virgin.

Cellware was created to offer the users what the mobile content market was lacking - a community environment with a large, diverse selection of FREE mobile content providing the ability for members to create, edit and then offer their own content for profit. Cellware
is the only community of its kind that offers a revenue sharing model with its members. It.s one-of-a-kind approach that is perfect for the entrepreneur or anyone that wants to make money on their own productions without having to go through promoters and agents. Cellware
gives the members all of the tools necessary to create, download and get free mobile content for their mobile devices. Cellware can help you download and/or make free ring tones, real tones, polyphonic ring tones, wallpapers, images, animations, mobile games, cell phone applications, and more for your cell phone.

You can browse through our large selection of cell phone ring tones wallpapers, backgrounds, videos and games by genre: Puzzle Games, Racing Games, One Thumb Games, Hollywood Games, Guy Games, Casino Games, Sports Games, Arcade Games, Teasers, Adventure Games, Action Games, Mobile Pet Games, Applications, Holiday Wallpaper, Pets & Animals Wallpaper, Babes Wallpaper, Love Wallpaper, Nature Wallpaper, Art Wallpaper, Humor Wallpaper, Movies & TV Wallpaper, Sports Wallpapers, Inspirational Wallpaper, Music/Concert Images, Animated Wallpaper, Celebrity Wallpaper, Hunk Wallpaper, Sports Videos, Stunts Videos, Babes Videos, Comedy Videos, Music Videos, Movies & TV Videos, Family Videos, Odd Videos Pet.s and Animals Videos, Name Tones Ringtones, Rap Ringtones, Rock Ringtones, R&B Ringtones, Hip-Hop Ringtones, Movies & TV Ringtones, Alternative Ringtones, Alerts, Voice Ringtones, Dance Ringtones, Country Ringtones, Sound Effects Ringtones, Humorous Ringtones, Funny Ringtones, Instrumental Ringtones, Latin Ringtones, Holiday Ringtones and many, many other types of mobile content.



What is the name of that game show?

Dennis Miller is back on Television and I think it’s a great thing. He is the funniest man I know and always tells you whets on his mind in a very thought provoking funny way. Quotes like "You know there is a problem with the education system when you realize that out of the 3 R's only one begins with an R” make me laugh and think at the same time. Miller will be hosting a new show called Amnesia. The game goes like this: Miller asks you questions from your own life to see how much you know about yourself, and if you do you win, I have no idea, but I'm guessing fabulous prizes and/or money. "It's a comedy first that just happens to be wrapped in a game show package, and that allows me to be who I am," he said.

I'd like to be a contestant on this show. I feel like I could do very go at it. I do have that problem with names though. The commercial I saw was a guy trying to guess what his wife's wedding dress looked like. Who could honestly do that?

"Amnesia" is the second hosting gig Miller has lined up in the past month. He recently inked to host "Sports Unfiltered" for versus.



More Salary Studies

I am a sophomore and thought it was time to start looking for an internship at a local company. I was pleasantly surprised at an article I found on TechCrunch while looking for this summer internship. This article says that last year, salaries of up to $70,000 were common for the best students. This year, Facebook is said to be offering $92,000, and Google has increased some offers to $95,000 to get their share of graduates. Students with a Masters degree in Computer Science are being offered as much as $130,000 for associate product manager jobs at Google. This is great for all of us that are in this profession. I do not understand why everyone thinks that all the jobs are going overseas. While there are many jobs that overseas, jobs in this profession a there for to be filled. It is more competitive and competition only makes you better or should make you better. The salary does vary greatly due to company, location, industry, experience and benefits. It just goes back to what my father always said to me "Find something you have passion for and make a career in that and you shall be successful". What do you think about the computer industry job outlook? I like to hear from the seasoned veterans out there.




What happens when you try to email a video or large file to friends and family? It takes a long time and half the messages bounces back because recipient’s inboxes are over quota right. Well this problem has been solved. Give Dropsend a try and you will ask yourself “Why didn’t I think of that. This is a simple concept, major problem solver. DropSend took the problem and turned it into a wonderful opportunity. Give it a try. DropSend is the new way to send large files online. You can also use it as an online hard drive. You don’t have to install anything on your computer, and there’s no long-term contract. Try it for free! It is for sale also.



There are two great reasons for joining Newsvine but I’m keeping those to myself so here are two really good reasons:
1) It’s news from the microwave-No slow developing stories here…Get the latest and greatest as it is being “seeded”, reported and reviewed by thousands of other members.
2) Great exposure for those who contribute useful and interesting information. Move up the vine and make a name for yourself.



Gamers All Grown Up

Have you ever been told that video games are for kids? I have many times and so I did a little research and look what I found out. I did a search on who plays video games and was directed to the ESA. A few facts are Sixty-nine percent of American heads of households play computer and video games. Ninety-three percent of people who make the actual purchase of computer games and 83% of people who make the actual purchase of video games are 18 years of age or older. The average age of the game buyer is 40 years old. Adult gamers have been playing an average of 12 years. Among most frequent gamers, adult males average 10 years for game playing, females for 8 years. Fifty-three percent of game players expect to be playing as much or more ten years from now than they do today. The computer gamers are thirty percent of most frequent game players are under eighteen years old. Twenty-six percent of most frequent game players are between 18 and 35 years old. Forty-four percent of most frequent game players are over 35 years old. The console gamers are forty percent of most frequent game players are under eighteen years old. Thirty-five percent of most frequent game players are between 18 and 35 years old. Twenty-five percent of most frequent game players are over 35 years old. So next time someone tells you that video games are for kids give them some these facts. Also tell them there is big money involved with video games. Gaming is now major league.



UltraPortable Air

The MacBook Air is the thinnest laptop on the market. I have been looking for a more portable laptop for several months and the Air grabbed my consideration. Did pulling this laptop out of a manila folder get your attention like it did mine? There are a few things I do not like though is the limited ports, no ExpressCard or card-reader option and the battery is not user upgradable. These are things I believe will be easy to work around and that is why I went ahead and pre-ordered the Air . The price was right for my budget and since I carry my computer everywhere this will take the load off my shoulder. Once I receive the Air i will report on the functionality of it and how much of a load it took off. Who else has order a Macbook Air and what do you think?