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    Great HDTV deals at Second Act

    Posted by CJCM on 4th November 2007

    Second Act - great offers for HDTVs

    Second Act is the place you should go online if you are looking for a High Definition TV (HDTV). It offers wide variety of HDTV for you to choose from. In fact, Second Act is the authorised dealer of Sharp, Samsung, Toshiba, Denon, Marantz, JVC and Hitachi, just to name a few, but it actually has more brands to consider.

    What is unique at Second Act is that you can buy HDTVs at great prices for factory refurbished, factory closeouts and overstocks, end-of-life, open box products. Second Act also gives you a Great Deal of the Day feature that gives you even further discounts for a single item for a 24 hour period. The deal changes daily at 7am cst. You can subscribe to the deal via RSS or email so that you dont miss the great offer by Second Act.

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    Printer reviews and comparison shopping

    Posted by CJCM on 4th November 2007

    WIZE.com for printer reviews and comparison shoppingAre you shopping for new printer? If you are, you may want to do some research first before you decide on the printer. Unless you know exactly which brand and model to buy, reading printer reviews and comparison shopping is something you would want to get yourself into to start with. Thanks to the internet and the world wide web, produc research via reading printer reviews and comparison shopping is just a few mouse clicks away, and even that it can be done at the comfort your own living room while you enjoy coffee with your loved ones.

    If you are not sure where to go online, why not try your printers comparison shopping at WIZE.com. WIZE provides a wide array of comparative product information on printers and it carries a large range of well-known branded printers for you to choose from. Not only that, it also can help you to read printer reviews carried out by various parties.

    In addition, WIZE online shopping portal lets you sort the products listing either by relevance, price and WizeRank making your online shopping at WIZE much easier and convenient.

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    Shopping for Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B online at Shopping.com

    Posted by CJCM on 8th October 2007

    Sony Vaio FZ140EBHave you tried online shopping before? It’s hard to believe if you have not done any shopping online in this internet era, especially if you browse the world wide web everyday. Shopping line is very convenient since it lets you shop for the items you want to purchase from the comfort of your own home or office.

    Among the hot items being purchase online are notebook computers. Although I am using a Dell notebook, which was purchased by the company I work for, I would have opted for the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140EB if was given a chance to pick my preferred notebook.

    The Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B is a great mobile workstation. It weighs in at just 5.75 lbs and only 1 3/8″ thick when closed. With 15.4″ widescreen display based on XBrite Eco™ technology, coupled with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7100 with Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B performs very much like a desktop machine.

    It also has a generous 200GB hard drive and a huge 2.0GB DDR2 memory and it support Wireless-N which is the newest wireless standard. The multi-format DVD±RW drive lets you burn and play CDs and DVDs..An integrated Web camera with microphone allows Web chatting and video mail (broadband Internet service required). Last but not least, the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B has a built-in fingerprint sensor provides enhanced data security and speeds access to your accounts, without the need to remember passwords.

    Now that you know what the VAIO has to offer, you would be wondering where to get the cute notebook at the cheapest price wouldn’t you? This is where online shopping can help you especially if you shop at Shopping.com.

    Shopping at Shopping.com is really engaging and interactive. One of the nice online shopping features available Shopping.com is that it lets you compare prices of the item you want to buy from many different online stores all from one single shopping portal… how is that for convenient shopping?

    If you are shopping for the Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B at Shopping.com, for example, you will be able to compare prices from many different online stores and decide which store you would like to buy from, of course depending on the prices you are willig to pay for the VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B.

    Not only that, you can also read product reviews and sort the product based on different criteria such as by Prices (Low-to-High or vice versa), by store name as well as by store rating, giving you added convenience to make your decision making much easier.

    In summary, you will find shopping for your Sony VAIO VGN-FZ140E/B at Shopping.com is very satisfying and enjoyable because otherwise you would have to waste a lot of your time and energy walking into one store after another, had you tried to do that physically at the brick and mortar stores.

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    Sydney attractions and accomodations

    Posted by CJCM on 3rd October 2007

    When I was studying in Australia, I did quite a bit of travel around Australia. Sydney was one of the Australian cities I had a chance to visit. This ultra modern Australian city has so much to offer. Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Bondi Beach, Sydney Aquarium, just to name a few, are popular Sydney attractions you should not miss when you are in Sydney.

    Looking for places to stay in Sydney is not hard at all. Choosing a Sydney hotel for your stay is just a matter of your budgets and preferences.

    You can stay in boutique hotels, luxury hotels or budget hotels depending on what you have in mind with your travel budgets. For those travelling in groups, you may want to opt for apartments where not only you will have more rooms but also better privacy.

    If you plan to stay longer and spend more time at any one place, its better to stay at a hotel near that area. Darling Harbour for examples can make you busy for days just cruising, shopping, dining and site seeing around the harbour so a Darling Harbour hotel is probably what you would want to consider istead of North Sydney hotels, even though North Sydney is just facing the Harbour Bridge on the north side.

    Whether it’s Sydney hotels, Darling Harbour hotels or North Sydney hotels, you still have the choices of 2-star, 3-star, 4-star or 5-star hotels to make your visit to Sydney a memorable one.

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    Mobile phone offers mania continues

    Posted by CJCM on 28th July 2007

    Mobile telecommunications must be one of the most revenue generating industry in the world in this fast moving world. Mobile phones that used to be affordable mostly by the working class are now carried even by primary school kids, and the models they show off to their friends can sometimes make my mobile phone Sony Ericsson K750i looks so obselete.

    Mobile phone offers these days are mind blowing to say the least. Back in Malaysia, you could get free phones just for buying certain products using your credit card, pushing further the growth of mobile phone ownerships and possibly adding more statistics to credit card bankruptcy statitics as well.

    With so many offers of cheap phones by the mobile phone vendors, selecting your preferred mobile phone can be a nightmare in itself. If you have school- or college-going children, you definitely have qualified consultants to seek advice on which mobile phone you are going to buy in the near future.

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    Use SEO techniques to improve your website search engine ranking

    Posted by CJCM on 2nd May 2007

    Promoting your website in the internet can be done in many ways. For example, you can send emails to all your friends in your address book and let them know about your products website so that they can visit the site to find out more about your products services. You can even send SMS to every contact in your mobile phone although that is a little unconventional.

    However, the methods mentioned above can only reach those who you know. What about millions others that you don’t know who use internet everyday looking for products and services offered by your competitors? The answer is very obvious. You must conquer the main tool used by these millions internet users in searching for information in the internet, the search engines.

    Search Engine Optimation (SEO) is defined as techniques used to improve a website’s ranking in the search engines. Over at Wikipedia, SEO, which is a subset of search engine marketing, is defined as the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (”organic” or “algorithmic”) search results.

    For some information technology-savvy internet marketers and webmaster, SEO can be self-implemented by learnig about SEO techniques which are widely available over the internet itself. This can save them some good money and in turn provide them opportunities to learn about SEO itself.

    For serious online business owners who have neither skills nor time to learn SEO techniques themselves, professional SEO service is the only choice they have. The experience and expertise posed by these search engine marketing (SEM) companies not only ensure the right search engine strategy deployed for each business type, but also making sure the SEO and SEM efforts give maximum return on investment for the businesses over a long term period.

    Before engaging any third party to implement the SEO strategy for their businesses, it is very important for these business owners to have general understanding about SEO and SEM. Again, the internet medium offers almost unlimited resources for such information. One of the first steps that should be taken by these online enterpreneurs is to understand as much as possible about SEO by studying search engine marketing glossary.

    Having a good general understanding about these SEM glossary will provide the business owners not only knowledge about SEO and SEM in general, but also gives them some advantages when dealing with the professional SEO consultant they are going to engage to provide online search engine strategy for their business.

    SEO implementation that are executed with business owners having a good understanding about the topic will enhance the chances of obtaining successful results as well as fruitful and long-term business relationships between the business owners and the SEO consultant hired.

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    SponsoredReviews officially launched

    Posted by CJCM on 8th April 2007

    SponsoredReviews - win-win for bloggers and advertisersI joined a new web advertising program called SponsoredReviews sometime in mid January 2007. At that time the program was at the beta testing stage so I just joined and requested to be notified upon its launch. SponsoredReviews had been officially launched recently and I just got my first order from them. The first assignment is to review the SponsoredReviews itself.

    It looks like the trend among web advertising companies such as PayPerPost, RevewMe, CreamAid and now SponsoredReview is to always to review itself, which I think is important to create buzz among internet communities. After all web advertising companies also need to promote themselves too, right?

    So what is SponsoredReviews? Do I need to go in detail? With all the buzz, publicity and even controversy around pay-per-post schemes, it is suffice to say SponsoredReviews is not much different from other web advertising services that offers opportunity for advertisers to get their products and services reviewed by bloggers. The bloggers in turn get paid for their review services.

    Despite the similarity in the services offered by other paid advertising companies, SponsoredReviews has it own unique identities and features. The part that I think most bloggers like best is the fact that SponsoredReviews pays bloggers every two weeks after the assignments are completed. Other paid advertising companies normally companies pay bloggers one month after the assignments are completed. Now that is a big plus for bloggers.

    Bloggers are also not required to write only positive reviews. As a matter of fact, constructive critisms are expected so that quality of the products and services being reviewed can be improved from bloggers feedback.

    From advertisers point of veiw, SponsoredReviews has other advantages as well. SponsoredReviews offers a low transaction fees of only 35% while they claim their competitors charge 50%.

    Another good point of the system is that SponsoredReviews offers a Two-way system where advertisers and bloggers can search for each other for assignments. This is definitely unique feature of SponsoredReviews. In other programs, advertisers posts available opportunities and wait for bloggers to reply with offer to review their services, although the advertisrs can reject the reviews if it does not meet their requirements. With SponsoredReviews’s ability to search for each other, advertisers who place greater emphasize on the quality of bloggers now have the option to search for a good blogger in the pool of bloggers and make an offer. But I am not sure if advertisers would want to go through that process. Maybe they prefer the bloggers looking for them instead. Whatever that may be, the option is there and advertisers now have the opportunity to pick the best bloggers to review their products and services.

    Other features of SponsoredReviews include Automated Rating System which will make it easy for advertisers to find high quality blogs. Sponsored Reviews’s bidding system allows both advertisers and publishers to negotiate pricing although bloggers will be able to set their own prices with manual pricing. SponsoredReviews’s system will make recommendations based on their Automated Ratings System, but bloggers will be able to choose their own prices. Of course the final prices will have to be agreed by both advertisers and bloggers.

    So what are you waiting for? If you have good blogs, I would suggest that you register with SponsoredReviews and have an opportunity to monetize your blogs in a new way. Advertisers should also take advantage of the many features available to promote your products and services over the internet. Bloggers Earn Cash, Advertisers Build Buzz. I am off to seek more opportunities and get paid in two weeks time.. :)

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    Save money with compatible or generic consumables

    Posted by CJCM on 4th April 2007

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    I have just refilled my Canon’s inkjet printer using a compatible product available in the Malaysian market. In my case it worked just fine. But I must remind you using a compatible ink product is not recommended by the original printer manufacturers. However, it is entirely up to you to decide. Of course using the original equipment manufacturer products gives you the peace of mind but it normally costs you a lot more than using a compatible product.

    Whether you prefer to use original or compatible consumables, you would still want to get them at cheapest price possible. If you are in Malaysia, the best place to shop is Low Yat Plaza right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. However, with the advent of e-commerce, shopping for cheaper consumables on the internet is now possible. But unfortunately, internet shopping in Malaysia is still not as widely accepted as in Western countries. In those advanced countries there are countless sites on the world wide web you can shop for cheap consumables such as Ink, inkjet cartridges, toner, toner cartridges provided for your printers, copiers and other multifunctions office equipments.

    Inkers is one such e-commerce site. They offer a wide range of compatible or generic consumables at reasonably cheap prices. You will be surprised at the variety of products they carry on their websites. Inkers will deliver your order free of charge to anywhere in the Continental USA via ground delivery service. Inkers online shop lets you place a secured order and allows you to pay online using major credit cards as well as PayPal. If you are not totally satisfied with your order, Inkers has a no-question-asked 30-day return policy. The products also come with one year guarantee. Better still, they will pickup the items from you at no cost to you and would either replace or return you money back. You will not get this kind of guarantee if you shop at Low Yat Plaza or any physical brick and mortar shops anywhere in the world, I don’t think so.

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    Broadband services: Malaysia vs United Kingdom

    Posted by CJCM on 2nd April 2007

    I blogged about how poor is the service provided by TMNet’s Streamyx broadband sercvices in Malaysia. Streamyx becomes the talk of the town every now and then due to its performance that resembles more like a yo-yo than a true broadband service. To be fair to TMNet, I must say the speed and stability of Streamyx broadband had improved significantly lately. But I still experience sudden and abrupt disconnection every now and then, which is quite annoying. The sad part is, no matter how unhappy you are with broadband service in Malaysia, TMNet’s Streamyx is the only logical choice due to the fact that it is the sole provider of broadband services in Malaysia that provides nationwide coverage, well almost. Take it or leave it.. that must be the motto that makes TMNet don’t really care about customer service.

    Now lets take a look at UK. First of all, there are multiple broadband service providers offering competitive product and services. Upon checking the Broadbandsuppliers.co.uk website, I found out there are twelve (12) broadband providers that provide a wide range of products and sercvices to spoil the consumers. From the broadband services point of view, I wish I live in UK but then I can’t stand its cold weather.

    The services offered by these broadband ISPs are also cheap compared to Malaysia’s Screamyx.. oppss Streamyx. The bandwidth offered by these broadband providers are also very impressive. While Streamyx offers bandwidth connection of up to 2Mbps only, majority of UK’s broadband providers offer up to a whopping 8Mbps connection. I am sure broadband internet in UK is very much more fun than in Malaysia due to its competitiveness. But then there is no place like home and Malaysia is my home, so I’d stay with Streamyx for now.

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    Online resources for web developers and programmers

    Posted by CJCM on 28th March 2007

    When I started my tertiary studies in the field of information technology way back in mid 1980s, all I had for references were hard-covered books and computer manuals that I had to carry around the campus for reference. There weren’t even softcopies of user manuals of the programming languages I was learning then. If I need some help in doing my assignments, I had to go and personally see either my lecturers of some friends who were obviously more knowledgable due to the fact they had personal computers at home. At that time there were no internet available yet.

    But that was then. Since the advent of internet, the scenario had dramatically changed, not only in the field of education but in every imaginable field mankind are involved. As for developers and programmers, internet had provided a medium not only for information sharing but also as a medium where the like-minded communities can actually communicate and interact with each other. Web developers and programmers, naturally are the group of people who actually gain the real benefit of internet in the early days. Online communities of every field of information technology are now avaialble all over the internet, serving millions of members of the information society who are always hungry for information related to computing

    Online information resources offer students and professionals alike, tremendous amount of freely available information that allows creativity and skills development to flourish even without the presence of gurus. One such online communities is Dream.In.Code The web development and programming community had been in existence for 6 years now with almost 26,000 members who are actively involved in the exchange of information related to web development and computer programming in their forums.

    Dream.In.Code forums cover wide array of web development and programming topics such as Building Your Site, Promotion & Monetization, HTML & CSS, PHP, ASP, C++, Java, VisualBasic, .NET, and more. Members and visitors also have access to online tutorials, code snippets, online resources as well as interesting contests. You can even laze around in the Caffeine Lounge with other like-minded geeks to exchange ideas and shares your thoughts with them… online of course. All in all, Dream.In.Code is a fun community for beginners and experts to share their knowledge and passion for programming and web development.

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