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What is ISP

Isp stands for internet service provider or independent service provider. Isp is a company that provides individuals and other companies access to the internet and other related services such as website building and virtual hosting.
Isp is the company which provides user the facility of internet. Isp provides many ways to connect to internet. The user may connect through dial-up, dsl or broadband, wireless modem, wi-max. The speed of internet depends upon the option you choose from isp. Dial-up connection is very slower the dsl. If you want to download movies then i suggest you to purchase dsl.

The Isp provides other facilities also that may be email accounts, domain registration or hosting. Your tv cable operator may also provide you the facility of dsl but its better to test the internet speed of them before using it. Some internet provider companies (isp’s) may give you some limit of downloading and uploading data.

The isp’s are connected to back-bone(internet) and web servers. When a user type a url in the browser the request goes to isp if that url is correct then it transfers the request to web server attached to that isp. If the page is found in that web server then it sends back to isp and isp sends that page to the browser of the user. If the page is not found in web server then isp will transfer that url request to other isp near to it and the process goes on.

Some isp’s have their own telephone lines but other use lines of telephone companies to give there facilities to the users. The companies which use other companies telephone lines are called independent service providers. There is also wireless internet which is through wireless modem and you can also connect your mobile to that wireless modem through gprs and enjoy your fast speed of internet on your mobile.

The best way to choose your isp’s is that you must see following things in your isp:-

Isp which give unlimited downloads and uploads.
Isp which  gives national connection using usb. If you travel most then you can go to purchases usb connection of internet which is wireless and connected through usb device that isp’s give you.
The dial up is good for just viewing websites and not for watching movies.
You can choose that isp which gives you extra services like email accounts and other facilities.
Also check to see if you are purchasing isp service within your wallet.
Check the service of any isp from your friend house or your college to get satisfied before purchasing it.

Healthy Skin Look Younger and Beautiful

Search by very little skin healthy and beautiful something that everyone dreams of is own. But today, somewhere along the line of the skin of people just do not show his true age. Life seems a cruel game by a couple of years, play is not desired in our appearance. But there are some things you can do with a few tips for healthy skin.

Zagg iPad

The newest Zagg iPad keyboard is referred to as the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2 by Zagg. It is designed and created under a partnership between Logitech and Zagg whісh are among the largest and most respectable brand names in computer, electronics accessories and mobile devices. This keyboard combines Zagg’s unique design and Logitech’s electronics expertise to offer a product thаt surpasses many expectations.

How to choose reliable Web Hosting?

Web technology is constantly improving and playing an important role in our lives. Accordingly a web hosting is to be needed that one can provide more features and ease to use functionality in any complex website.

Although there are many web hosting companies floating in the market but you can trust only on few of them because they are updated and provide 24×7 supports for cause. Choosing reliable hosting services is another important job to be done. Generally people looking to ensure reliability and stability thus they jump on cheap web hosting.

If you are going to host personal one then we might not mind if the web host puts banner ads on it. However if it’s corporate or something professional then we might not want all these kind of banner ads on it.
Choosing a reliable web hosting service it’s equally important to choose a free web host or commercial web hosting solution. Let’s go through some important aspects.


Basically ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) are use for the ones who want to put up small sites with low amount of traffic. This technique is best for personal web hosting.

Free Web Hosting

If your ISP doesn’t offer you a web space then Free Web Hosting is the solution. This is usually supported by advertising and is best way for hosting personal web pages and very small business.

Standard Paid Hosting

It is a good option for web based business. By paying some money which would be once a month we would get better space and services on the web hosting provider’s site. The cost per month will be based on the services you want that is bandwidth length, CGI access, database support etc.


Now it’s the time to know what you require and which plans are meeting your requirements If your plans for  a website that simply involve showing off photographs or  for a simple informational page or two, then any web hosting plan will be sufficient for your requirements.

But if you have a medium sized website or if you intend to sell products or services, have a think about what your site will look like then choosing a hosting provider for this type of site may require a little more thought and effort off course.

Configuring Cost Plan

There are lots of hosting plans out there that will be sufficient for your requirements. However, all you really need is just one that suits your budget and your needs.


Not only should the web host be reliable and fast, it should guarantee it’s up time (functional time). All hosting providers will have downtime now and again .The host should provide some sort of refund (example: discount) if it falls below that figure.

Disk Space and Technical Support

Most sites need less than 10 MB of web space, so even if you are provided with a host that tempts you with 200 MB or 500 MB (or “unlimited space”), be aware that you are unlikely to use that space, so don’t let the 500 MB space be too big a factor in your consideration when comparing with other web hosts. Don’t go for the web hosts that provide 24*7 services instead check out for how long they take to respond. And off course check out if they are technically competent.

Online Research

To gather more knowledge about the web hosts go for online research. See what are the customer’s reviews and feedback about that particular host. Check out for the online forums for that web hosts.

Opting Windows or Linux

Linux servers are generally less expensive to buy and operate than Windows servers. There are many more free Open Source applications for the Linux servers. As Linux is open source in nature it is more stable and secure than windows operating system.


Before choosing a web hosting service, first of all go for an online research for each and every hosting service. Check for each of the hosting company services like their up-times and their resource allocation and space adjustments etc on the disk. Check whether the support given by the providers is appropriate or not.

IT & Consumer electronics

Welcome. This website was created to provide useful information about consumer electronics such as TV Sets, Mobile Phones, MP3-Players and Video Game Consoles, and help you to choose between the many competing technologies. With so many models and styles to choose from, the process can be overwhelming at times, but rest assured that with a little advice, you can find the perfect device for your needs.

A little preparation is usually helpful when choosing a new product. Are you going to use it for business or pleasure? Do you have an existing model you will be upgrading from? What is your budget range, and how long do you intend to keep the product? Will you be the one using it, or is it a gift for somebody else? The answers can make a difference as to which model or brand you choose.

The TV Sets page explains the different technologies available and why they should matter to you, and the differences in the features and the relative costs. The Mobile Phones page explaind the difference between simple phones and advanced models and help you choose the right phone for your needs. The MP3-Players page showd you the range of available products and help you to make sense of the market so that you make an informed choice. Finally, the Video Game Consoles page listd the various platforms and compares them to help you get a game that you can enjoy for years.

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Surging Chinese property prices stoke bubble fears

Property prices in Chinese cities rose at the fastest pace in 16 months in November, the government said Thursday, amid growing concerns about bubbles building in real estate.

Property prices in 70 medium and large cities rose 5.7 percent in November from a year ago, the biggest jump since July 2008, figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed. It was the sixth successive year-on-year increase following a slump dating from December last year when the government attempted to rein in runaway prices and as the global economic crisis kicked in.

After trying to cool the market a year ago, Beijing this year responded to the economic crisis with tax breaks and other measures to prop up the property sector, which accounts for more than 20 percent of urban fixed investments. But concerns are rising that bubbles are building in real estate due to rampant speculation.

The house price-to-income ratio — the ratio of the median market home price and the median annual household income — is expected to hit 8.3 in China this year, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences said in a report on Monday. A rational range is between three and six, the think tank said.

In response to mounting public complaints about excessively high house prices, the government said this week it would curb speculative home purchases next year — possibly by restricting bank loans to the sector. In policies announced this week, Beijing said sales of homes by individuals will be exempt from paying tax only after at least five years of ownership, instead of two years previously.

A Closer Look At Global Property Markets

Indices make a useful way to track market sectors.  Property is one example.  The FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Global Real Estate Index Series is a set of indices that let investors keep track of different regions of the global property market.

(EPRA = European Puplic Real Estate Associateion.  NAREIT = National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.)

Conveniently, many of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT property indices are tracked by iShares ETFs.

Basic types of Web hosting services

1. Shared hosting = large number of sites share resource of one server on the Internet (memory RAM, CPU). This is the most common form of Web hosting service. Advantages: Lowest-hosting service, (usually) good-performance. Small and medium site’s on the high-end server-in.-Backup, Security and integrity of the system provides the ISP provides more than 99% of the hosting needs of different types of firms- There is usually a large number of presentations on the same drive / server (there can be several thousand).- Usually the problems with the implementation of specific customer needs (insufficient freedom of use).

2. Virtual dedicated hosting (VPS Virtual Private Server /VPS hosting) = A number of sites on a single server has a separate space that behaves like a separate computer, but share resources with other VPS’s. It is used for demanding Web sites. Advantages: More quality hosting than shared hosting. Control-level operating system and Control panels.-Unlimited development environment (use of various Internet technologies). – A large disk space.-Possibility of defining the amount of RAM assigned,-backup, security and integrity of the system ensures the WHP. Disadvantages:-More expensive but VPS hosting is better than shared hosting,-used part of the server resources. -It takes more knowledge to manage hosting of shared hosting.

3. Dedicated hosting = Rented computer owned by Web hosting provider, who can be with full control of the client, or with partial control of the client (managed hosting service). Advantages: No-investing in hardware.-Full access to the server, with the inclusion of protection of the Web hosting provider (WHP )- Almost full access to the server, without concern for backup, security and integrity of the system that ensures the WHP (Managed hosting) .- Unlimited development environment (the use of various Internet technologies). Disadvantages:-You need an Internet service administrator. Min-cost of this type of hosting is 3x more expensive than the most expensive virtual private server.

4. Co-location hosting = Private computer in the premises of the hosting service. Advantages: Performance-up to the investment in hardware (depending on the needs of service). – Independently controlled and allocated monthly transfer of Unlimited data.-development environment (the use of various Internet technologies).- Including additional protection server by WHP. Disadvantages: Cost-purchase-required administrator of server. -Hhigh costs of hosting.

5. Reseller hosting = client becomes a reseller hosting. Types of hosting service can be any of these hosting services. Typically, Web design and Web development company offering hosting to its clients. Advantages:-Companies that uses this type of hosting are usually involved and the technical support site (redesign, maintenance) and are responsible for hosting. – Usually full technical support. Disadvantages:-cheap services of this type are very unreliable.-large number of sites, reduced server resources.

6. Clustered = hosting site on multiple servers. It is the number of servers located at different locations. Advantages:-It is used for very demanding (and visited) Web services / sites.-Independent assigned and controlled monthly transfer of unlimited data.-Development environment (the use of various Internet technologies). – Including additional protection server by WHP. Disadvantages:-Very expensive-hosting. Need an experienced administrator. Very consuming paperwork for this type of server.

Is Netflix trying to embarrass certain ISPs?

Netflix says ISPs don’t want to share the costs of delivering streaming video, so the company will publish a list of ISPs best at delivering Netflix content. Which ISPs will be at the bottom?

Netflix really wants ISPs to share the costs of delivering streaming video. CEO Reed Hastings, shown here in a file photo, plans to get tough by publishing potentially embarrassing information about ISPs.

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said it is “inappropriate” for Internet service providers to require his company to pay all the costs of delivering streaming video to a subscriber’s home, and tomorrow he plans to do something about it.

In a letter from Hastings to Netflix shareholders published today, he said it is only fair for ISPs to accept some of the financial burden since it is the ISPs’ customers who have requested Netflix’s content. Hastings made it clear that he hasn’t received enough cooperation from ISPs.

In response, Netflix plans to publish statistics about which ISPs are best at delivering “the best, most-consistent high speed Internet for streaming Netflix.”

If you’re an executive at Charter Communications, you’ve got nothing to worry about. The only early tidbit Hastings revealed about tomorrow’s post is that Charter was the top-performing ISP. But for bandwidth providers further down on the list, the disclosure could prove embarrassing. How much do you want to bet that some of the poorer-performing ISPs are the ones giving Netflix the hardest time about streaming costs?

Hastings wrote: “We think the cost sharing between Internet video suppliers and ISPs should be that we have to haul the bits to the various regional front-doors that the ISPs operate, and that they then carry the bits the last mile to the consumer who has requested them, with each side paying its own costs.”

In the letter, Hastings said he hoped to get some “voluntary agreement” on the issue. Following that, he lowered the boom and disclosed the plans to publish the performance list. Netflix’s message was that either ISPs pay their fair share, or they’re in for a fight.

A move like this is out of character for Netflix. Typically, the company isn’t a street brawler.

It’s rare for executives to go public with a disagreement, and they’ve been in plenty of them over the years; with film studios, Blockbuster, various partners. Taking this spat public is a sign that Netflix hasn’t managed to budge some of the bigger ISPs on the issue and that the company may now be more willing to flex its muscles.

Netflix is riding a wave of consumer interest. Hastings said today that for the quarter ending December 31, the company added 3 million new subscribers while rocketing past earnings expectations.

In a public relations battle, Netflix is going to be tough to beat. This is the company that did away with the dreaded late fees for video rentals and was first to offer a compelling Web-streaming service, one that enables viewers to watch thousands of titles for only $7.99 a month.

Much of the public consider that a better deal than traditional rental stores offer. When compared to pay TV services, a growing number of people argue Netflix wins there too, providing more bang for the buck.

So, we’ll see if Netflix can get its way on this issue. We’ll post Netflix’s ISP list as soon as it goes up.

Vaseline: Your Secret Beauty Weapon

Who doesn’t have Vaseline sitting around in a cupboard or drawer in their washroom? Though we don’t use it nearly as much as we should, we all own it for some reason. But why?

What is Vaseline?

Vaseline is a product that was created in the late 19th century by a chemist named Robert Cheesebrough. Throughout the course of his work, he observed that the factory workers were using the rod wax to moisturize their skin and discovered that the wax also helped speed up the healing time of any skin cuts and wounds. He took this knowledge and made up several different batches or “lines” of products that contained the key ingredient, petroleum jelly, and put them in vases. This is where the “vase” in “Vaseline” originates from.

To Improve your Smile

Did you know that you can brighten your smile with just a touch of Vaseline? Take a small amount on your finger and then rub it all over your front teeth and gums to really make your teeth glisten. When you’re watching a beauty pageant on TV, notice their gleaming smile – that’s all thanks to Vaseline!

To Soften your Feet

If you have rough and calloused feet, you can use Vaseline to help soften them up. Soak your feet in a warm tub of water for up to 15 minutes, and then rub the rough areas of skin with a pumice stone. When you are finished exfoliating the skin, take some Vaseline and rub it into those areas. Throw on a thick pair of socks and go to bed. When you wake up the next morning, you will notice a considerable difference in the softness of your feet!

To Moisturize your Lips

The simplest lip gloss product that you can ever find is Vaseline. Taking a bit of Vaseline on your finger and then rubbing it into your lip will not only hydrate your lips, but it will give them that wet, kissable shine. You can apply Vaseline right overtop of any lipstick you may be wearing, too.

To Style Dry Hair

Have dry hair? Then pick up a jar of Vaseline. Dab a very small amount of Vaseline onto your fingers and style your hair as you usually would (do use it sparingly as Vaseline can quickly make your hair go from healthy looking and shiny to greasy and oily in seconds). The Vaseline will hold your style and your hair will feel and look better too!

To Tame your Brows

Did you know that Vaseline can be used as a great product to hold your eyebrows in place? Take a tiny little bit of the product and then apply it to your eyebrow area with either an eyebrow brush or with your fingertip.

To Remove your Eye Makeup

Yes, Vaseline can also remove your eye makeup if you are ever in a pinch. Put a small amount of Vaseline on a cloth or a towel, and then rub it gently over top of your eye area. You should notice that all eye makeup has been removed, including your waterproof mascara!

Designer Makes Furniture from Discarded Electronics

Discarded electronics are a major problem for the environment, and there’s no better example than China’s Guiyu electronics waste site, but some people come up with original ideas that make recycling them look easy and cool. Take Benjamin Rollins Caldwell, who’s Binary Collection features pieces of furniture any computer geek would love to have in their home.

For the Binary Low Table, the designer used bent computer tower cases as a basic frame, and proceeded to add various computer parts like motherboards, computer chips, LED displays and hard-drives, until the structure was completely covered. Even the glass panels were salvaged from an old warehouse. For the Binary Chair 01 and Binary Chair 02, Caldwell used a frame made of an old industrial printer, covered with a collage of electronics. Apart from being completely functional and visually appealing, the Binary Chairs also have an interactive quality, as the various buttons and keys can be pressed, the hard-disks can be spun and the antennae raised.

So why dump a bunch of toxic electronics in a landfill when you can create something as beautiful as BRC’s Binary Collection?


The Diploma of Associate Engineering (D.A.E) course in Electronics qualifies a student as Electronic Technician. These technicians play key role in the engineering team i.e. Engineers, Technicians, and skilled workers. Technicians executes the instructions of engineer’s in designing, developing tests, manufacture and installation of electrical and electronic devices and equipment such as communication equipment, medical monitoring devices, navigation equipment and computer ware. On the other hand these technicians play central role in production line as they supervise the production line equipment, and provide very valuable guidance to skilled workers for efficient and better production.

Major focus within course material remains on laboratory experimentation. These lab practices and projects represent up to 60% of the course material and are used to reinforce theoretical concepts associated with the study of electronics. In PPI, we have electronics laboratories to support the delivery and understanding of the electronics course curriculum, and to provide greater opportunities for students to complete laboratory projects as part of their study scheme.

The demand for jobs in the electronics related fields is a result of recent proliferation of both consumer and industrial electronics product. The design, installation, servicing, and maintenance of the equipment have created significant employment opportunities in the electronics industry.

Job Opportunities for electronics technician’s and technologists are increasing because many industries are using electronic products and systems. Key sectors include Telecommunication, Audio/Video, Media, Computers, Robotics, Energy Conversion and Efficiency, Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution, and Electrical Equipment Manufacturing.

Great Introduction to Consumer Electronics

If we merge the data about electronics, so it could be 100GB hard drive only for introduction. So here I’ll overview some great things about electronics in short article. I managed here some qualitative points for you which I think you never listened about. People are changed by changing the era. From the first morning of the new century, I was pointing out a great thing to my friends that Jewelry and fashion will be replaced by consumer electronics and related devices. That’s a bitter reality. I inquired here a question from my readers that basically what are consumer electronics and how it is possible to get the latest electronics in just few dollars. Let’s start!

Basically, electronics are the great combination of some electrical components that are signed digitally and they are working under human directions. Common electrical components that are being used in consumer electronics are semiconductors, diodes, capacitors, motors, transistors, vacuum tubes and integrated circuits. We never thought about those things because we are just fond of using these electronic devices. We just made a fun to listen music by plugging in stereo headphone into ears. Sound quality works behind these headphones basically the wisdom of those components.

After the modernization or you can say after overcome of 21st century, we’ve multiple choices to purchase an electronic device which fulfills our needs of entertainment. Here, I choose consumer electronics as a topic of this article because I know the real importance of these electronic devices being a savvy. Today, we can find best of the electronic devices in our local market but that is not an end. Here is some other great choices to purchase such kind of products that also offer saving on your time and money. I know topic is getting bored now but it is a special part of this topic. So, we are talking about resources to purchase consumer electronics over the internet.

If you really want to count consumer electronics so I think you have to increase your fingers now. Because consumer electronics can’t be counted on fingers. Some common consumer electronics are as follows: Digital Players like MP4, MP3 & iPod, Mobile Phones, Laptops, Tablet PCs and Computers. These are the devices that work under your guidance and ruled your daily routine life.

So, we forgot another time we are changing our topic to some shopping points. If you really want to save some money by purchasing a good consumer electronic devices so you should choose a good Daily Deals or Coupons website. Such kind of websites daily offers thousands of great packages to their consumers. You can save here up to 80% on clearance items and will also be eligible for Free Shipping. You can get the most entertaining Electronic Deals with less time and money spending.

Fitness And Nutrition For Health

In the age which we live there is an unprecedented focus on getting and staying healthy. As more and more research points to the effect of fitness and nutrition on our overall health, the findings become more difficult to ignore. There is no doubt that the food that we eat and the physical activity that we perform significantly impact our weight and our body’s overall health and longevity.

When you look at fitness and nutrition and the consequences of ignoring their importance, it is not difficult to see how large a role they play in our health. First and foremost, it is important to understand how powerfully diet can affect us. Natural, whole foods – such as fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean proteins – give our bodies the vitamins that it needs to function effectively. We have energy when we eat right. And when we have energy we burn fat. Eating properly allows us to maintain a healthy weight and keep undue stress off of our hearts; it also allows us to keep our blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the healthy range. Most importantly, good nutrition keeps our bodies stocked with antioxidants that fight off a range of illnesses including cancer.

But nutrition does go it alone; fitness and nutrition go hand in hand for achieving good health. When we keep our bodies active through a consistent exercise program, we are adding to our body’s ability to metabolize food and keep weight down. Further, good fitness means strong and limber muscles and a strong cardiovascular system. Exercise also lowers blood pressure and reduces stress levels.

Learning how to pair fitness and nutrition for optimum health means a commitment to a particular lifestyle. It is essential that you revamp your diet to eliminate fatty, high-sodium, and processed food and replace it with fresh, natural – and even organic – choices. But remember, fitness and nutrition work best as a team. Implement a consistent regime of physical activity into your daily schedule including cardiovascular work, stretching, weight training, and even yoga or Pilates.

When you truly understand the importance of fitness and nutrition in your life, you will understand how crucial these lifestyle changes are in order to live a long and healthy life.


Benzoyl Peroxide is likely the most common used anti acne ingredient in all consumer grade over the counter treatments. From big brands like Proactiv, to lesser known product like Exposed Skin Care, they all include Benzoyl Peroxide in their ingredient lists.

What is Benzoyl Peroxide, and how can it help you treat your acne? That’s what we wanted to find out and in this post we’ll share our findings.

You’ll find this ingredient in most cleansers, but also creams, serums and lotions. The primary purpose of Benzoyl Peroxide is to kill of the p. acnes bacteria that exist in your pores which cause breakouts. How does it kill them off?

Acne bacteria can only exist in an non oxygen rich environment, so when a pore is clogged it’s a perfect spot for them to “Do their thing” and cause acne breakouts. When Benzoyl Peroxide is applied to the skin it naturally introduces oxygen to your pores. This in turn kills the p. acne bacteria in the pore stopping a current breakout or reducing the severity of a current breakout. Even though you may clear your skin many dermatologists will recommend that you continue to use a 2.5% solution of Benzoyl Peroxide as bacteria levels can and often will rise after the initial break out is cleared up.

A secondary benefit of using Benzoyl Peroxide in your acne treatment is it can clear out pores of dead skin cells and other cellular debris. Clean pores is the first step to being acne free and not allowing the acne bacteria to cause future breakouts.

To use Benzoyl Peroxide there are several ways. As mentioned many popular brands like Proactiv and Exposed Skin Care used this ingredient in their cleanser. Also there are generic brands you can opt to try as well. I suggest you check out some acne treatment reviews that discuss the active ingredients used in the products they review as well as their over all effectiveness. This will give you a good guideline to start with.

Keep in mind when choosing an over the counter acne treatment it’s not always the first one that works for you. Often one ingredient or another can cause different conditions to occur on different peoples skin so be patient.


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Bluetooth headsets give you the liberty to talk without taking your phone out from the pocket. It connects the cellphone over the Bluetooth platform and you just need to wear it on your ears to be able to talk. We are offering a host of Bluetooth headsets in the likes of one-ear Bluetooth headset and Bluetooth stereo headsets to match your cellphone.It is convenient and easy. In the i phone accessories section,

we are currently offering i phone cable/chargers, i-phone cases/protectors, i-phone earphones and i phone other externals. Our I-phone accessories are designed to cater to your need and moreover, they are cost-effective too. I phone earphone sections offer earphone for your i phone that you will treasure for sure. Wholesale mp3 and mp4 players section offers variety of mp3 and mp4 players to match your test and moreover our varieties mean you will have more options for your choice. Mp4 players produce exquisite sound quality when you play a song on your mp4 device. We offer from 1GB to 8GB range mp4 players currently.

Wireless internet is becoming more common all the time, with laptops set up in cyber cafes where people can drink coffee and check their email all at the same time. The computer user can do all the web searching in relative privacy thanks to the electronic accessories which can be added to the computer. Conversely, more and more transactions are being sent electronically across the airwaves so security is becoming a larger issue than ever before. Merchants who sell products online must be able to assure their customers that information submitted at a website is not being accessed by unauthorized personnel.

Music is a prime user of electronics, both in recording and in playback mode. Stereos, record players, tape decks, cassette players, CD drives and DVD players are all the result of advances in electronics technology in the last few decades. Today people can carry a playlist of hundreds of songs around with them easily in a very small device–easily portable. When you add Bluetooth or headphones the music can be heard by the user, but does not disturb those nearby.

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Electronics, Electronics, Everywhere!

Ever walk the streets of Manhattan, keeping an eye people in general, and seeing how many are absorbed with their current new electronics toy? If they are not talking on their cell phone, then they are texting away to whoever it is on the other end anxiously awaiting their vital message. With all you see, I would turn it into a game on my way home from the office and try to count how many people I would actually see either talking or texting before I made it onto my train, which was all of 1½ blocks away. More often than not, I would count at least 25 or more individuals with a phone to their ear or their fingers feverishly keying in their message. Never ceased to amaze me!! Where have the days of boom-boxes on one’s shoulder gone?!

Round 2 of excitement then usually came on my 50 mile train ride home at night. With 75 minutes spent on the train, there was always the ring of a cell phone or the tones of some other electronic device that would keep me and other fellow passengers awake. Not to mention the constant loud chatter that we would also have to put up with. Needless to say, it would lead to many interesting confrontations between a weary passenger looking to get some sleep after a hard day at the office and a young commuter looking to arrange his or her date for the evening for all to hear. Some of the verbal exchange cannot be repeated here!!

So, after years of seeing the advances in electronics and more and more people glued to their pieces of technology while they’re walking or riding or, God help us, driving, I figured it was best to help feed the hungry masses rather than get worked up over it. After much time, money and effort, I came up with the following: http://www.myelectronicsshopper.com,
a smorgasbord of everything electronic!!

Come hungry America and eat well.

About the Author

I am a “Baby Boomer” that is trying to keep up with all the new technology and gadgets coming out on the market today. I may be getting older, but my mind is still young.

SIM Only Online

SIM Only Online is the website committed to offering you a clear and concise comparison of SIM only deals.  We provide the unbiased and honest details in a simple, user-friendly format, enabling you to gain a fast and effective grasp of all the SIM only deals available from all the mobile networks.

SIM Only is a mobile deal that provides you with the best of both worlds; you can enjoy the generous allowances and extras benefited to contract customers, whilst experiencing the freedom and short-term commitment of Pay As You Go.  You don’t have to pay extortionate prices, and you can keep your old phone instead of having to pay off a new one.  With great flexibility, competitive monthly cost and plenty of minutes and texts included, SIM Only is becoming the popular choice for mobile users across the UK.

SIM Only Online is regularly updated with the latest deals for SIM only contracts from O2, Vodafone, Orange, 3, Virgin Mobile and T-Mobile.  We provide all the information you need to know in order to make an informed decision about your choice of SIM only deal.

At SIM Only Online we aim to provide you with a customer-orientated and genuinely beneficial service, where you can trust the information displayed and confidently choose a SIM only deal that suits you.  There are many benefits to choosing SIM only over standard mobile contracts and Pay As You Go, but the deals vary and the right one for you will always depend on your personal requirements.

Our comparison tools are designed to give you everything you need in a clear and fresh format, so that you do not need to trawl through the various home websites of the providers.  They all advertise various offers on the different types of mobile deals, and it can easily lead an overload of information.  At SIM Only Online, we have done all the research for you and presented you with the results in a precise, exact and visually pleasing layout, so that all you have to do is decide which deal is right for you.  Thank you for using SIM Only Online – SIMply the best choice for SIM only comparison!


LOVEFiLM Instant is already available on 175 devices including gaming consoles, a growing number of Internet-connected TV sets, Blu-ray players, tablets and PCs. The agreement with LG further extends LOVEFiLM’s offering into the direct-to-TV market and into even more homes across the UK.

Simon Calver, CEO of Amazon’s LOVEFiLM, said:
“With this latest platform launch we are strengthening our penetration into the living rooms of UK consumers, bringing instant entertainment to more homes than ever before. With every new platform launch we take another step towards our goal of being available to as many people, in as many ways as possible.”

Stacey Seltzer, Head of LG Smart TV, said:
“We are very excited to add Amazon’s LOVEFiLM to the already extensive range of content on LG’s Smart TV platform. LG’s Smart TV provides a powerful new offering in home entertainment and we have invested significantly in this technology. Working with Amazon’s LOVEFiLM is further proof of LG’s commitment to providing customers with the best possible service.”

LOVEFiLM is an Amazon.com company and is Europe’s largest subscription service, streaming movies and TV episodes over the Internet and sending DVDs by post.

Amazon’s LOVEFiLM today announced it is working with global electronics company LG to bring LOVEFiLM’s video streaming service, LOVEFiLM Instant, to LG’s award winning Smart TV platform. This deal will give UK film fans yet another option to watch LOVEFiLM’s vast range of films and TV episodes instantly on their big screen.

The LG Smart TV platform already boasts over 250 applications in the UK, with access to almost limitless content on demand via the Internet. The addition of LOVEFiLM Instant, which provides a unique offering of instantly streamed films and TV episodes, is LG’s first ever film and TV subscription streaming application.

LOVEFiLM recently introduced an unlimited streaming-only package which provides access to films and TV shows via LOVEFiLM Instant for an introductory price of 4.99 per month.

LOVEFiLM members watching movies via LOVEFiLM Instant on LG TVs will have instant access to thousands of titles, with a continually growing library.

Exclusive streaming access to titles such as sci-fi action sequel Terminator Salvation, RED starring Helen Mirren and Bruce Willis, Batman sequel The Dark Knight, breakout comedy The Hangover and mystery thriller Unknown, will be available from launch.

Forthcoming titles on LOVEFiLM Instant will include Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal and family animation Gnomeo & Juliet.

The application will also enable members to manage their movie rental list, rate movies, read reviews and search movies by cast and crew. Members can also find films within the bespoke collections via LG TVs, which will make it easier than ever to discover new favourites.

Functionality is further enhanced by LG’s Magic Motion Remote, which is controlled by movements and gestures, instead of buttons.


energyhelpline.com is an independent price comparison service which provides customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.  Every month we help thousands of households and businesses to find better energy packages and pay lower bills.

We compare all major suppliers in the UK to help you find your best deal, and then take all the hassle out of switching with our simple online forms.

Our website is really simple to use and includes help and information available on every page.  We also have a dedicated team of advisors who can help with any queries on our freephone customer helpline 0800 074 0745 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm and Sat-Sun 9am-5pm).

They can even do the switch for you over the phone if you would like.

energyhelpline.com also has a business energy comparison service with a dedicated team to help companies switch their commerical gas and electricity supplies. Advisors are available for any queries on our freephone business helpline on 0800 970 26 26.

We also work closely with affiliates and partners in a number of different ways, ranging from placing links to us on their websites through to providing software that allows them to offer our service themselves.  If you’re interested in how we can help your website, click here for more information.

How do I use the site?

With great ease! Finding a new supplier with energyhelpline.com is incredibly simple and shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.

Answer a few basic questions. To tailor your search to your individual needs you need to tell us a little about your gas and electricity usage, such as how much energy you use, how much you spend and how you would like to pay your bills (it may help if you have an old bill to hand, but don’t worry if you can’t find one).

Check the results of your search.They will automatically be arranged in order of price, with the cheapest at the top.All you have to do is choose which company and tariff is right for you To help make your decision we also include the service rating of each supplier.

And switch!

Why should I switch?

Since the energy supply market was deregulated, there has been intense competition by energy companies offering a variety of tariffs and deals. However, millions of us are yet to take advantage of this, and are still paying over the odds for our energy. By comparing all these suppliers and tariffs you could switch to a provider which offers improved service, cheaper prices or better value.

It’s a simple process, only takes a few minutes and could save you hundreds of pounds.


What happens when I switch?

Switching gas and electricity suppliers with energyhelpline.com couldn’t be easier.

Once you have chosen a new supplier you will need to provide us with some basic details to process your switch application. This information is forwarded to your new supplier who will arrange the switch. We will send you an email to confirm the details of the switch and a contact point for your new supplier.

Within a month you should be given a supply transfer date by your new supplier.  On this day you should take a meter reading and submit it to your new supplier – this will be passed onto your old supplier so that they can arrange your final bill. Your new supplier will organise the entire transfer process.  You do not need to contact your old supplier and there will be no interruption to your gas or electricity supply.

The only changes that you will notice will be a lower bill and/or improved customer service from your new supplier

Do I need to contact my old supplier?

No – your new supplier will organise the entire transfer process.  You do not need to contact your old supplier.
You should, however, ensure that your new energy provider receives a final meter reading from you so that they can organise a final bill with your old supplier.

There is no need to change any meters, wires or pipes – your new supplier uses the same equipment as your old one.

Do you list all suppliers?

Yes, energyhelpline.com is a completely independent service offering you a chance to review every energy supplier in the UK.  We list all suppliers by price and do not filter our results, meaning you get the biggest choice possible

What are all these different tariffs?

The energy market has been criticised for being too complicated, and it’s easy to see why. There are hundreds of tariffs to choose from. Watch our video below for a brief guide to the maze of energy tariffs!

Tariff types

Can I go green?

Yes – the market for green energy is growing rapidly and we want to encourage more people to make the switch.
That’s why you can use our price comparison tool to specifically search for companies which guarantee that their electricity comes from renewable sources, such as hydroelectric projects, wave and solar power or wind farms

Are your prices up to date?

Completely – we continually monitor the market, checking with suppliers on a regular basis.  This means that we can always provide you with the latest up-to-the-minute information based on the most comprehensive data available.



Our philosophy is a simple one, to offer the latest, greatest handsets at unbeatable prices. The vast majority of our handsets are free and most come with either cashback/line rental discounts, or fantastic free gifts such as a Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PSP, iPods and LCD tv’s etc.

Combine great offers on the latest phones with our outstanding advice and service and you’ll see why we believe we are a top online mobile retailer.

Alia – blackburn
Thankyou for a great deal.No problems with the cashback claims.Great service,most recomended.
Michelle – Shropshire
unbelievable price and really quick delivery, I can not find fault with anything. A brand new Nokia on PAYG for a ridiculous low price
Helen – Oxfordshire
I read some bad reviews for the OSPS online, but OSPS were one of the few places that had the phone I wanted, and at a reasonable price, so I went ahead and ordered it. Their customer service has been among the best I’ve ever experienced! The phone wasn’t in stock, but they kept me fully informed every step of the way, both by phone and by email. I was always aware of the status of my order, and the delay was only a few days. The phone was then sent next day delivery by DHL. (Again they rang me to tell me, and gave me the tracking number.) Extremely helpful service from start to finish – I would happily recommend OSPS to friends.
Bill – Birmingham
Excellent service, second to none. I got my phone in no time at all and the deal could not be bettered elsewhere. Shall definitely be getting my custom again.
Mark – Kilmarnock
I am pleasantly surprised at the service I have recieved (had recent problems with sky and O2 that were frankly dealt with in a disgusting manner), everything has been explained up front and the hiccups (my fault) have been dealt with swiftly and professionally. Must praise Paula in the customer services team as it has been a long time since someone has listened and been able to deal with and sort out immediately my problem. 10 out of 10 and I hope this continues!!
Mahmoud – Derby
Phone delivered when promised, service quick, staff friendly on the phone! A happy customer, thanks.
Jenny – Nottingham
I was a little worried about ordering from a company online i hadn’t heard of, but my worry was soon gone. I ordered a Nokia handset, it arrived the next day and was everything i wanted. I have since recommended a few friends and they to have had a great, quick and safe service. I will certainly return.
Lorraine – Reading
I have had great pleasure dealing with Onestop phoneshop.co.uk. CUSTOMER SERVICE= EXCELLENT SALES TEAM= EXCELLENT WEBSITE= EXCELLENT MOBILE PHONES= EXCELLENT GIFTS= EXCELLENT I have told everyone I know how happy I am with your company. Thank you



is a UK company connecting consumers with information and offers. The web site is also a free entry point for some of the most valuable prize draws on the Internet.

Completion of the registration page will take you directly to a range of short sponsored questionnaires. Each time you submit a completed questionnaire you will automatically be entered into the relevant sponsored prize draw. You only need to complete the registration page once. You can enter as many prize draws as you wish, but because questions and prizes change monthly, unless clearly indicated on a prize draw, we cannot accept more than one entry per month from the same person for the same draw. We do however welcome new entries from family and friends.

All prize draws will normally take place within five working days of the beginning of every month and winners will be notified by email. For more information click on the Prize Draw Rules link at the bottom of the home page.

MyOffers practices ‘permission marketing’. This means that when you submit your questionnaire answers you do so on the understanding that you will receive offers (only from MyOffers, its sponsors or its clients) based on the information you have provided. MyOffers, its clients and sponsors may also use the address details on the registration page to send you offers or information in the post. If you prefer not to receive such offers from MyOffers or its clients, please log on and amend your details. You can amend your details or de-register at any time, simply sign-in at the top of the page, and select ‘My Account’ link.

PROMOTER AND DATA CONTROLLER: MyOffers Ltd registered in England Reg No. 3895253, 46 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU.


Welcome to dress-for-less.com – Europe’s leading online designer fashion outlet.
At dress-for-less you can find exclusive products by leading brands/designers from around the world. All of this, and only of the best quality and prices for you!

Top designer and branded fashions at attractive prices!
dress-for-less is the designer outlet specialising in fashionable, reasonably priced designer and branded goods. We constantly search the globe for the best & most reasonably priced bargains from the fashion world. We buy the best and most attractively priced items from overproduction, remains and end of season stock for you. By no means is any of our stock second class or of inferior quality. With dress-for-less you can always be certain of getting one thing: The highest quality designer and branded goods at the lowest prices.

Our product range is large – but what you see in the shop today can already be sold out by tomorrow.
The answer is to snap up items. The availability of items is updated by the second. Therefore items you have just seen can sell out in an instant and are automatically deleted from the website.
Be informed of our latest offers!
Our product range comprises approx. 12.000 items and you can find new offers on our website daily. Therefore it is worth looking at our site frequently or signing up to our newsletter, which briefly informs you of attractive new arrivals and exclusive offers.

Your purchase with dress-for-less is completely safe and risk-free.
We pay special attention to the security and confidentiality of your data. The security protocols (SSL) employed by us are always of the highest level and your data is used only for the handling of your order/s.

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We are strongly committed to attracting and supporting students and delegates from all educational, professional and cultural backgrounds. We work in partnership with you to achieve your goals.


Kaplan Financial

Kaplan Financial is a leading provider of professional accountancy, tax and financial qualifications and business training.


Kaplan Financial prepares over 40,000 students a year for professional accountancy exams such as the AAT, ACA, ACCA and CIMA. Kaplan Financial also offers tax qualification programmes, and training for investment professionals such as CAIA®, CFA®, FRM®, IOC®, IMC and CISI Certificate Qualifications.


Kaplan Law School

Kaplan Law School is a leading provider of legal training and law courses in London. They train graduates and aspiring law professionals towards the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Legal Practice Certificate (LPC) and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC– formerly known as the BVC). In partnership with Nottingham Law School, Kaplan Law School teaches Nottingham Law School’s market leading courses in London.


Working with firms to provide a ‘Bridge to Practice’ for their students, Kaplan Law School delivers high impact practical modules tailored to the needs of trainees in those firms so they can hit the ground running.

Kaplan Hawksmere

Kaplan Hawksmere has over 20 years experience in the training and conf

erence industry with over 60,000 customers each year attending a wide range of industry specific courses and CPD programmes.


Kaplan Altior

Recognised as the market leaders in skills training and consulting servic

es to the legal profession for over 25 years, the acquisition of Kaplan Altior in July 2008 completes Kaplan’s ability to provide career long training and education for the legal profession.


Kaplan Publishing

Kaplan Publishing provides targeted study materials, which help individuals to achieve their educational needs whether they are studying on their own, participating in distance learning or attending a classroom course.

Kaplan Professional

At Kaplan Professional we excel in running courses to support managers throughout their career from Team Leader to Senior Manager.


Kaplan Professional is one of only a few private training organisations accredited to deliver a number of courses from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

English Language

Kaplan Aspect is one of the world’s leading providers of courses in English as a foreign language. We offer a vast range of English courses, exam and university preparation products and work and study programmes to suit your personal objectives. You also have an unrivalled choice of 38 prestigious Kaplan Aspect English schools worldwide. When you enrol on a Kaplan Aspect English course, you can expect consistently high standards of teaching and student care at all of our schools.


Web Hosting UK

Web Hosting UK

About the Company :

Webhosting UK was established in the year 2001 with a pivotal aspiration to offer the best quality unmatched services and customer satisfaction that was in everyone’s price range. Since it’s inception, Webhosting UK has been committed to entrust customers with effective & easy to use web hosting services backed by unmatched 24/7 quality technical support and guaranteed server uptime. We offer premiere web hosting services supported by UK€™s most seasoned system administrators and knowledgeable technical support team. Our team comprises of Red Hat Linux & Microsoft Certified professionals along with tech savvy developers. We have in-house network managers & technicians, our work is not entrusted to any external company. The technologies we use are of the highest standards and are carefully monitored in a multi-tier environment.

Company and Datacenter information :

Webhosting UK is run from our registered office located in Leeds, UK. We employ highly qualified, experienced staff members to provide constant and uninterrupted sales and technical support to our customers.

Our Servers are located in the World-class Blue Square Datacenter based in Maidenhead, UK, powered with lightning fast speeds and uninterupted connections to ensure smooth functioning of all the websites and applications hosted on those servers.


Company Registration Number : 6471390 Registered in England and Wales.

VAT Registration Number : 934 7987 65

Registered Office : 4th Floor Fountain House, 4 South Parade, Leeds, UK, LS1 5QX.

Datacenter Address : Blue Square Datacenter, Maidenhead, Berkshire, UK

So what makes Webhosting UK different?

Webhosting UK hosts it’s clients’ websites on its own servers with custom-built features to ensure supreme stability, paramount features, finest speed and above all guaranteed uptime for your websites. Every member of Webhosting UK family prides himself/herself on listening to suggestions and feedback of our customers which helps us in improving our support and services even further. Our network & infrastructure is tuned with latest technologies so you get the performance you thoroughly deserve along with 24/7 unmatched technical support through our Helpdesk, Live Chat and Toll Free Phone support.

Apart from our superior technology and affordable pricing, we have one key feature which is very unique, we allow all our clients and members to gather together, share ideas and talk to each other on our community forums as well as give feedback to our forum admins on how they think we can improve our services further. Many hosting providers would never offer such a service in fear of unison by their own customers turning against them. Such a feature has turned Webhosting UK into a very friendly environment with honesty being one of the best policies.

How do you provide such a service at such an affordable cost?

Most of the day to day administration of our business is automated which allows us to keep our overheads low. Our highly skilled technical support team are able to resolve issues instantly and effectively which saves us a lot of time. Saving time means saving money, and we are passing these savings on to our clients! We do not charge any kind of setup fees with our packages nor do we include any hidden or unnecessary administration charges. Our ultimate aim has always been to ensure customer satisfaction by offering the best of UK web hosting services at the most affordable prices.

Making a difference :

We are changing the ongoing trend in the web hosting industry by offering top quality service and support at highly affordable prices. Sign-up today and you can benefit from our confident 30 day money back guarantee!.

If you have read this far you might possibly wonder where the catch is, after all, there usually is a catch when something really good is offered at such an affordable cost. However, we are very pleased to inform you that there’s not catch, no hidden costs and no ads! Just QUALITY.

Awards :

#1 UK Reseller Web Hosting Provider
WebHosting UK has been awarded and recognized as the best Reseller hosting provider in the UK by Webhost Directory.
#1 UK Dedicated Server Hosting Provider
WebHosting UK has been awarded and recognized as the best dedicated server hosting provider in the UK by UK Dedicated Server Directory.


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HomeAway, the world’s #1 choice for holiday homes, with 1 million holiday home listings across a global family of sites.

Eclipse Internet

Eclipse Internet is a UK Internet Service Provider based in Exeter, Devon. It is owned by Kingston Communications. It supplies ADSL and Dialup connections to the home user market. The company has services for the business market including SDSL and a Leased Line service. Amongst many awards, the most recent has been Winner of Best Business Broadband and Best Business email 2008.


Eclipse Internet began in 1995 as a South West internet service provider utilizing an 0845 dial-up number.

In 2001 Eclipse launched its first Broadband product, based on BT’s wholesale ADSL service.

In 2004 it was purchased by Kingston Communications for a total of £12.5 million. £9.5 million was paid in cash, whilst the remainder was paid in Kingston shares.

In 2005 Eclipse began trials of a combined digital television, telephone and broadband service.

In 2008 Eclipse won Best Consumer ISP at the Internet Service Provider Awards. Eclipse also rejigged its broadband packages into three new packages and removed its fair use policy, the only restrictions on use now being the amount of data downloaded.

In 2010 Eclipse gave an official response to proposals by OfCom to investigate Net Neutrality in the UK


Best Dedicated Hosting Winner 2011

best-dedicated-hosting-ispaThe Internet Industry Awards

We are delighted to receive this award.  It focuses on our Dedicated Hosting solutions.  These provide our customers with a secure enterprise level environment and state of the art technology, all at a manageable cost.

Best Customer Service finalist 2011

swcc-logoThe South West Contact Centre Forum

We are passionate about providing superhero support to our customers – a theme that runs through the whole business.  Our team is delighted that we have been shortlisted for this South West Contact Centre award – this news is testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at Eclipse.

Contact Centre Manager with under 100 personnel 2011

swcc-logoThe South West Contact Centre Forum

Our very own Will Lebatteux has been shortlisted for this award with South West Contact Centre Forum.  Will manages the Customer Services and Technical Support teams, ensuring that we always focus on our customer and in doing so, delivering excellent customer service.

Internet Services Provider of the Year Award finalist 2010

CNA 10 FinalistThe Comms National Awards

The CNA’s are regarded as the industry “Oscars” and there’s fierce competition across the UK’s leading vendors and providers to win these awards each year.  This year there’s been a record number of entries, and to become a finalist is a fantastic achievement for Eclipse.


Best Broadband ISP finalist 2010

PC-Pro-2010PC Pro Awards

The PC Pro awards recognize providers with the best reliability and service and are judged by readers’ reviews.  Companies who make the list of finalists have demonstrated they are already performing at a level above industry standards.


Best Customer Focus Award 2010

logo-best-business-awardBest Business Awards

This award is given to companies that best demonstrate their commitment to customer service – and Eclipse was chosen based on the unique flexibility and support it provides.

Customer testimonials demonstrated that Eclipse Internet offers unparalleled support and comprehensive advice for SMEs.

Call Centre Customer Hero Award 2009

logo-call-centre-clinicUK Call Centre Hero Awards

Technical Support Analyst, Nick Shepperd, beat tough competition to win this award which recognizes call centre agents who have consistently gone out of their way to deliver the highest level of service to their customers.  It also recognizes the incredible level of commitment that is given to providing excellent technical support to all of our customers.


Best Business ISP 2008

best_business_isp_ispaISPA Awards

Great value for money, exceptional reliability and great customer support for our broadband, hosting and communications services helped us to win this award.


Best Business Email 2008

best_business_email_ispaISPA Awards

Our Hosted Exchange email service provides businesses of all sizes with mobile enabled, enterprise-grade email.

It also lets staff access email anywhere, and share contacts, calendars and documents for truly remote working

Best Consumer Broadband Award 2007

best-consumer-broadband-winner07ISPA Awards

Our broadband packages impressed the judges for offering users a choice of performance levels. Judged on value for money, speed and email offering – to name but a few, our unique service beat off strong competition to win.


PRO-Awards-OL_NOMINEE06Best Broadband ISP 2006

PC Pro Awards

The awards are a combination of an online survey completed by thousands of PC Pro readers and editorial reviews. The Reliability & Service Awards are one of the most comprehensive, respected and coveted set of Awards in the industry.


award_pcadvisor06Special Mention

PC Advisor Awards 2006

In the May 2006 edition of PC Advisor magazine we featured well in the results with a special mention reader award because the feedback we received was extremely positive. We were also commended for the Web Hosting award as well as the award for Security and Antivirus protection.


nba_regional_winner05Regional winner of Business Innovation of the Year 2005

National Business Awards

We won the regional final for The Business Innovation of the Year Award for one of our innovative Broadband products.


Best Heavy Business Broadband 2005

finalist-best-heavy-business-brdbndISPA Awards

One of our innovative Business Broadband products impressed the judges this year, earning us an award for heavy Business Broadband.

BT Total Broadband

BT Total Broadband is a broadband internet product offered by BT Retail, which is part of BT Group plc. It was formerly known as BT Yahoo! Broadband, BT Openworld and simply BT Broadband. BT is the largest ISP in the UK with currently 4,600,000 broadband users.

BT Home Hub

Main article: BT Home Hub

The BT Home Hub is a wireless Internet router from BT. It is based on the IEEE 802.11g (WiFi) standard and also supports IEEE 802.11b devices. It is significant as it marks BTs departure away from traditional telecommunications services and towards Internet and media products. It supports VoIP Internet calls and is compatible with existing DECT handsets. It works with the existing BT Fusion service and works with the BT Vision video on demand service.[3] The device connects to the Internet using a standard ADSL connection. It will be able to support the WBC products using ADSL2+ (up to 24Mb) when BT Wholesale launches them in April 2008. BT launched a new look Home Hub in October 2007 with an enhanced wireless footprint[clarification needed]. In July 2008 the Home Hub was relaunched with a new smaller design, Draft-N wireless, additional connections and a new user interface, unlike the previous replacement the new Home Hub was given a .0 release making it the Home Hub 2.0.

BT response to Virgin broadband

In January 2010 BT launched a new fiber-optic product called BT Infinity. 4 million homes in the UK are covered by this service. Most homes will get FTTC service and have up to 40Mbps broadband, those with FTTP will get 100Mbps and a 20GB monthly usage allowance, with an unlimited package also offered.[4]

Virgin offer an up to 100Mb service although, as some commentators have noted,[5] since both are using FTTC the difference in speeds consumers actually achieve is likely to be negligible.

How to power cycle a BT Home Hub 1.0

The BT Home Hub 1.0 doesn’t have a ‘restart’ button. Follow the steps below to power cycle.

  1. Turn off the power to the Hub
  2. Wait one minute then turn on again
  3. Wait a couple of minutes until the Broadband light is on
  4. Wait a couple of minutes for the Internet light to show steady green or flash


How to power cycle a USB modem

  1. Shut down the computer that the modem is connected to. When the computer is switched off, disconnect the USB cable between the computer and the modem.
  2. Switch the computer back on and wait until it has fully booted up and the desktop has loaded.
  3. Reconnect the modem by plugging the USB cable back in. The computer will detect the device and the modem will go through the start up procedure.
  4. This completes the power cycle routine. USB modems usually have lights that indicate when they are powered up and the ADSL signal is OK. Check the documentation that came with your device for further information.


How can I pay my bill?

There are a number of ways to pay your BT bill. You can set up a Monthly Payment Plan (where you pay a set amount each month) or a Whole Bill Direct Debit (where you pay your whole bill automatically when it is due). Alternatively you can pay by credit or debit card online, over the telephone, bank transfer, cheque or cash.

It’s worth noting that your bill will show that we charge in advance for our services. Your first bill will also include charges for any calls you have made in the first few days of having the service.

Pay online

See your latest bill and pay it online by credit or debit card now at My BT.

We accept Maestro (Switch), Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, Visa and Mastercard.


Monthly Payment Plan

Spread the cost of your bills over the year by paying a set amount each month by Direct Debit on the day you choose. Monthly Payment Plan is subject to status. To set up a Monthly Payment Plan, visit www.bt.com/payments or call our automated telephone service on 0800 44 33 11. You will need your bank account details.


Whole Bill Direct Debit

Automatically pay the whole of each bill when it is due by Direct Debit. We give the date on your bill when we’ll collect payment (normally 10 days after the bill date). To set up a Whole Bill Direct Debit, visit www.bt.com/payments or call our automated telephone service on 0800 44 33 11. You will need your bank account details.

Information about the payment processing fee

Customers choosing not to pay by Whole Bill Direct Debit or Monthly Payment Plan will be charged a payment processing fee of £1.80 a month / £5.40 a quarter. The payment processing fee will be charged by BT Payment Services Ltd, a separate BT Group company. This fee is one of the lowest in the industry.

Over the telephone

Pay your bill with your credit or debit card by calling our automated telephone service on 0800 44 33 11.
Please have your bill handy so you can check any details you’ll need. We accept Maestro (Switch), Solo, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, Visa and Mastercard.


Bank transfer

You may be able to pay your bill through a simple bank transfer from your current account, over the phone or online. We don’t charge for this facility, but you should check with your bank or building society concerning any charges or terms and conditions that might apply. You will need to quote our bank account number (00375853) and sort code (20-00-00). You may also be asked for a reference number – please use your BT account number (shown at the top of your bill, for example EA12345678).



Make your cheque payable to BT Payment Services Ltd; cross it A/C payee only and write your account number on the back. Send the cheque and completed payment slip to Telephone Payment Centre, Durham, DH98 1BT (or use the envelope provided). We don’t accept post-dated cheques. Don’t send cash by post.



Use your BT Payment Card to pay your bill in full or make payments towards it, providing you pay the full balance by the date stated. You can pay at PayPoints in supermarkets, newsagents, stores or petrol stations displaying the yellow PayPoint sign. Alternatively, please take your bill and barcoded payment slip to any PayPoint outlet. Please retain your receipts.


Late payment charges

Please pay your bill promptly as failure to do so could lead to a late payment charge of £7.50. Switching to Monthly Payment Plan or Whole Bill Direct Debit means there’s no risk of getting a late payment charge.

There is no need to call us to let us know you have paid your bill.

Pai Skin Care

At Pai We Are Experts For Sensitive Skin


All of our products are formulated with sensitive and allergy-prone skin in mind.

We carefully select ingredients with proven remedial and skin soothing properties and keep our products free from irritating chemicals and alcohol.


If you have highly reactive or sensitive skin, then it is important to know exactly what is in your
skin care products.

That’s why all of our products are certified organic by the Soil Association, so you can be reassured
our products stand up to scrutiny.

You won’t find “parfum” on any of our ingredient lists – a term that legally allows manufacturers to
include up to 200 synthetic chemicals, including phthalates, in their products without declaring them
on the label.

Pai was the first skin care company to list all ingredients in plain English, so you don’t need a
chemistry degree to understand what’s in the bottle.

Our Unique Products

Unlike many brands on the market, which commission factories to both formulate and manufacture their products, we have our own in-house R&D lab and manufacturing facility.

That means each and every Pai Skincare product is unique and the result of our own hard work, dedicated research and rigorous testing.

Our professional team of formulation chemists are constantly sourcing and testing new natural-active ingredients so that we can develop high performance products without compromising on purity.


How to Read a Cosmetic Ingredients List

With faux-organic beauty products taking over our shop shelves, learning how to spot a true organic beauty from a chemical imposter has never been more important.

The key is in cracking their ingredients list, a feat often easier said than done.

These lists can be difficult to decipher – what with the rolling microscopic text, the long chemical names and, of course, the Latin!

I’d go as far as to say that in most cases ingredients lists are intentionally off-putting.

After all, the last thing the ‘natural’ mega-brand manufacturers want is for you to actually know what’s in their products…

At Pai we buck the trend and list all of our ingredients in single lines with plain English translations.

Surprisingly, we’re still the only cosmetics company to do this, but as a chronic sensitive skin sufferer I know how important it is to understand exactly what you’re putting on your skin.

With that in mind I’ve pulled together my top tips for navigating ingredient lists – follow these and you’ll be making fully informed buying decisions in no time!

1. Read from Top to Bottom

Ingredients are always listed in proportional order with highest quantities at the top of the list.

So if an ingredient you don’t like the sound of features somewhere in the top half, it’s probably best to leave that product on the shelf.

2. Understand your ingredients

The Cosmetics Safety Database is a useful tool for getting to know your ingredients.

It’s an online directory of cosmetic ingredients that gives each a toxicity hazard score (0 being least harmful and 10 being most harmful).

It does have some flaws though, so be mindful of the following:

i. where there is 100% data gap (ie. no scientific data available) an ingredient is automatically given a hazard score of 0, regardless of its potential toxicity.

ii. concentration is not taken into account – an ingredient may well be harmful at 100% but harmless at 0.1%.

iii. where ingredients have the same name there is no distinction between the naturally derived and synthetically produced versions. These can be a world apart, particularly when it comes to skin irritancy.

3. Know your Organic Kitemarks

Not all organic standards are equal.

Look for the Soil Association or USDA kitemarks as these demand the cleanest ingredients – with 70% of their non-water ingredients having to be organically grown, harvested and extracted.

Standards such as ECOCERT allow companies to use as little as 10% organic ingredients in products that carry their ‘organic’ kitemark.

I’ll blog about this in more detail later in the week.

4. Seek out Organic Stars

A product claiming to be organic should have its organic ingredients clearly marked, usually with a star ‘*’.

If 70% of its non-water ingredients are organic then you’ll expect to see quite a few stars. If there are just a couple then you’ll know that its organic credentials are, at best, tenuous.

5. Know your irritants

Pai customers don’t just want to know that their products are organic, they want to ensure they are sensitive skin friendly too.

The following ingredients tend to be most irritating. This is by no means an exhaustive list and everyone’s skin is different, so it’s important to isolate your personal triggers:

i. Detergents – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine

ii. Preservatives – Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol and Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate.

iii. Fragrance – ‘Parfum’ the term can signify artificial fragrance which is a bad irritant. With natural essential oils – care must always be taken as in high dosages they can be irritating. Some, such as lemongrass, are irritating even at concentrations as low as 0.1%.


Why Choose Maxifuel ?

Developed by Maximuscle, Europe’s leading sports nutrition company, Maxifuel is committed to providing proven, safe and effective products to help you beat your best during exercise – whether you’re an elite athlete or a fitness junkie.

The unique power of Maxifuel brings you three sports nutrition systems to help you get focused, boost energy and stimulate recovery. Maxifuel’s three sports nutrition systems have been formulated to compliment each other, and morph to create the most complete elite sports nutrition system available for today’s demanding amateur and elite athletes.

Maxifuel is designed to push every athlete to the max. From exercise junkies to Olympians – it gives you the power to succeed when the old you is beaten. Take your exercise performance to the next level with the elite sports science of Maxifuel.

Part of Europe’s No.1 Sports Nutrition Brand

Maxifuel has been developed by Maximuscle, Europe’s leading sports nutrition company, guaranteeing you products that are proven to work.

Formulated by industry experts

All our products are based on research and are designed by the industry’s leading nutritionists. Each product provides the precise amount of active nutrients needed to aid exercise performance.

Trusted by Britain’s elite

Ultra-distance runner Brian Cole, British Triathlon Federation, elite cyclist Henry Furniss, GB 400m runner Andrew Steele, GB swimmer Chris Walker-Hebborn and GB skier Chemmy Alcott all choose Maxifuel to optimise their training performance and recovery.

Quality control and drug-screening

Maxifuel products are safe, efficacious and effective. In conjunction with Maximuscle, Maxifuel has developed and pioneered the world’s first sports nutrition testing programme, with every batch screened for banned substances.


Maxifuel Fuel Starter Packs

Maxifuel starter packs and sample packs are a great way to try out the incredible training effects of the Maxifuel product range on your output, and see for yourself the incredible results of the best performing products on the market. Put together to allow you to trial a mix of products and flavours for before, during and post activity, why not see the results for yourself?

The sample packs are designed to give you a taster of the top products that can help you beat your best. Including a core mix of gels and bars to provide instant energy and focus, these convenient packs are great for consumption over a couple of full sessions, and give you fantastic performance enhancing results each time.

This Ultimate Event Pack is perfect if you’re training for a specific event or race. It provides you with complete support for the build up and post event as well as all the power products to help you go faster, for longer. Ideal for multiple sessions, once you’ve sampled Maxifuel – we’re sure you’ll want to continue to using them and beat your best every time.


Benidorm Apartments

It’s really easy to get Freeview from Top Up TV. The Top Up TV T215 Set Top Box offers you Freeview channels in standard definition. If you want to watch the new HD Freeview channels, chose our i-CAN Easy HD Freeview Set Top Box featuring BBC ONE HD, BBC HD, ITV HD and CHANNEL 4 HD, plus you can also watch BBC i-Player HD programmes (requires Internet Broadband connection). You can add Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports 2, ESPN and GOLD Plus to your box for a monthly fee to both boxes.

What has changed in my Programme Library?

We have introduced a new A-Z listing for all of the programmes in your Programme Library. This will make it easier for you to find the shows you’re looking for. You can either scroll through the alphabetical list using your Channel + or – buttons, or type in the first letter of the programme you’re looking for by selecting the corresponding number key on your remote control.  For example, if you’re looking for the latest episode of ‘Fringe’ simply press the number 3 on your remote control labelled ‘DEF’ 3 times (once for D, twice for E and a third time for F).

You also now have the option to view just your Own Recordings by scrolling to the right through the list at the bottom of your Programme Library screen.

Finally, you can now select programmes by category (or genre) so if it’s comedy you’re in the mood for you’ll find everything in one place.

How to check for the latest DTR software

Latest software from 26th July, 2011.

This new version is essential to ensure that your Sky Sports 1 and/or Sky Sports 2 viewing is unaffected by necessary signalling changes.

Current versions:

To check that your current software is up to date, press the Menu button, and select Option 4 and then Option 6. Your current software version is shown at the top of this screen, which should be:

– Thomson DTi6300: current 7.04
(from 26th July ’11) previous 6.54
– Thomson DTi6021: current 7.04
(from 26th July ’11 previous 5.52
-  All other models: current 7.04
(from 26th July ’11) previous 5.50

Please note these software versions are updated regularly to improve the performance and features of the box, and the version numbers will therefore change over time.

Your box should automatically detect newer software, and if a newer version has been downloaded, you will see a message in your Message box (via the DTR Menu). Follow the instructions in the message to apply the latest version.

If for any reason you don’t have the correct version number, simply put your box into Standby, and avoid using or making any recordings for at least an hour.  The box should then check for the latest software and download it automatically. Again, when a newer version has been downloaded, you will see a message in your DTR Message box. Follow the instructions in the message to apply the latest version.


If this doesn’t update your software then you can Force the box to detect and load the latest version:

1. On your remote control, press the MENU button.

2. Select Option 4, SETUP, followed by Option 6, HELP.

3. Press the DTR remote control buttons 1397 in quick succession to load the ENGINEER MENU.

4. Move down to Option 22 (may be 21), select FORCE NEXT OAD, and press OK to action.

5. You will then see PASS displayed.


Now place your box in STANDBY and your DTR will pick up the new software within an hour. During this time, you should see the RED lamp for standby and a CONSTANT GREEN lamp on the front of your Thomson box as the download happens. For other tyupes, a very small RED lamp will be shown.


After approx an hour (may be quicker) the GREEN or RED lamp will go out when your box has the new software.


Now turn your box back ON, goto MENU then MESSAGES, you will see a message New TopUp TV software available, this will confirm that your recorder has downloaded the new software. Simply switch your box IN/OUT of standby and for the software to update!


To then confirm that you have updated your recorder to the latest version select MENU, SETUP and HELP to show Software version 7.04. Your DTR has been successfully upgraded.
If you were suffering from missing channels due to incorrect software then when you switch the box on again, you should perform a ‘Channel Scan’ to resolve.
To do this:

– Press Menu
– Press Set-Up (4)
– Press Scan for Channels (1)
– Press Green button to start the scan

‘Scan complete’ should show at the bottom of this screen when it has finished. If you then press Guide, you can check if you now have the missing channels.

If you’re still having problems please call 08444 159 159 and a member of the Technical Team will be happy to help.

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