Yoga Postures

October 4, 2009 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Yoga is the best set of exercises not only for a healthy body bit a healthy mind as well. The different yoga postures are geared towards improving the health and flexibility of different parts of the body as well as improving concentration power. Yoga has hundreds of postures that are categorized in groups according to their functions and the part of the body that they specialize in. Yoga has simple and advanced body postures that are used to strengthen and flexibility to one’s spinal column as well as other parts of the body like the arms, legs and abs. yoga postures also help to tone the body and keep it in shape. They also help in building stronger muscles and increase the immunity of the body towards diseases.

Yoga postures can be practiced by people in any age group. Yoga postures provide physical as well as mental stability and flexibility. The yoga postures were developed thousands of years ago by different yoga gurus. Each guru developed different yoga postures and taught them to his students. In addition to simple yoga postures for beginners, there are sequences for advanced students as well. It is often said that maximum benefits are derived by your body with the help of yoga postures that are acceptable to your body.

If you are a beginner then you should consult a yoga guru who would teach you the right yoga postures. He will begin with teaching you simple yoga postures and then move on to teaching you advanced yoga postures. Regular practice of yoga postures like sitting and standing postures would make your spinal column stronger and also make a considerable improvement in your thinking power. This is because sitting postures concentrate more on breathing exercises that purify the mind and improve thinking power. In case you don’t want to learn yoga postures from a yogic guru then you can browse the internet and download videos of yoga postures. You can choose to download those postures that you are comfortable doing.

You can also buy videos of yoga postures and practice yoga postures right at home at your own convenience. Another wonderful way to learn the yoga postures is through yoga software. These softwares remove the drawbacks of videos and helps one learn yoga postures correctly. It is necessary to do some warm up and stretching exercise before you start doing yoga postures. This will loosen the joints and muscles and make you ready for the intense yoga session ahead.

Free Music Videos

October 4, 2009 at 5:03 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Are you fed up of paying exorbitant amounts of money everytime you download your favorite music videos? Well it’s the same case with almost everyone else out here too. I can’t forget how I ended up emptying my pocket for music videos till I discovered how easily I could get them over the internet for free or for the price of peanuts. Now there are thousands of websites offering free or almost free music videos. You can download as many you want and whenever you want. Most of these websites offer free music videos but there are others that might charge you some small amount of money either at the time of joining or per download. But most of this money goes only into the maintenance and upgradation the websites. You might be thinking that if there are absolutely free sites then why should spend money howsoever small on these paid websites, aren’t you? Well that is just because most of the absolutely free music video sites do not have much content to offer whereas on almost every paid website you can find almost every music video you want. Some of the websites that offer free music videos are-
1. http://www.artistdirect.com
2. http://www.bearshare.com
3. http://www.bareshare.com

These websites charge a nominal one time fee and then you can download unlimited number of songs anytime and all the time. Apart from these you can also download free music videos using the various p2p softwares available across the internet for free. You can download either morpheus or limewire or Kaazaa, and as such these three are the best p2p softwares. These softwares help in creating something like a LAN connection between thousands of PCs worldwide. Once you download any of these softwares, you can search for the music video you want. Then you’ll see the related results and you’ll be able to download the free music video of your choice.

Apart from these there are many more websites which stream free music videos. You cannot download these videos but you can watch them online. These can be either selected from a list or requested. The only disadvantage with these free music videos is that you cannot download them. Some of the websites offering such services are-
1. http://www.music.aol.com
2. http://www.music.yahoo.com
3. http://www.mp3.com

Application Development Outsourcing

October 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

For long years after the IT boom began application development was restricted mainly to USA but after the slump of the mid 90s, the IT industry in US was forced to outsource work to other countries like India where work could be done for far less a cost than back home. This ushered in the new era of outsourcing. Initially application development outsourcing was avoided and only testing jobs were outsourced. Testing jobs included the proofreading of the entire coding and then finding the flaws or bugs if any and then fixing or debugging the program.

But with the advent of the 21st century, the Indian IT industry too matured and became capable of handling application development outsourcing. And now slowly the trust on Indian companies that they could also provide application development was also increasing. Now the Indian software professionals were involved not only in rectifying but also in the development of various softwares. With the top three companies namely Infosys, TCS, Wipro in fight for getting the major share of application development outsourcing, the quality of applications developed increased tremendously as compared to previous years.

Now the application development outsourcing was being done to specific companies for specific softwares. There is software developed by Infosys which is known by the name ‘finnacle’ and is supposed to be one of the best banking softwares developed ever. This software is used by many major banks not only across India but across the world.

Application development outsourcing is also being done nowadays on a smaller scale through the various websites like http://www.elance.com, http://www.getafreelancer.com etc. You can post the details of the kind of application you want to get developed and then people can find out about your project and then you can choose amongst a set of professionals fit for your job. For example if you want a particular program on poker games then you can simply put up a project with the specification mentioned like the kind of software you need it to be developed on or the platform on which it will be required to run etc. Thus, you can outsource your application development to someone from developing countries at far lower rates.

Whatever may be the situation of IT industry today or tomorrow, but till IT industry is alive we must all agree to the fact that application outsourcing industry will continue to flourish and will help in keeping pumping the money into the developing countries from the developed nations.

Christmas clip art

October 4, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Christmas is the most popular festival in the world. It is celebrated on a grand scale in the United States as well as in Europe. It is also celebrated with much aplomb in Asian countries such as China and Japan and also in Australia in the southern hemisphere. The typical activities in Christmas include decorating the Christmas tree, gathering in the church and singing Christmas carols, attending Christmas parties and exchanging Christmas gifts. Exchanging Christmas cards is also a very old and popular tradition. However today we are going to talk more about Christmas clip art.

Christmas clip art includes all the sketches, drawing and graphics that are made with the help of a computer. Christmas clip arts are created by using different graphic softwares like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, etc. Christmas clip arts are very easy to create once you get a hang of using the graphics programs. Also your creativity is put to good test when you make Christmas clip arts using different softwares. Many people have made a full time career by making Christmas clip arts for different clients. The card companies are always on the lookout for nice and new Christmas clip arts that they can use in their cards.

If you search on the internet for Christmas clip arts, you are sure to find more than a hundred matches. This is because there are entire websites dedicated to Christmas clip arts. Here you will thousands of Christmas clip arts placed into different sections to make browsing and searching easier. In case you like any of the Christmas clip arts, you can download them to your computer. You can keep the Christmas clip arts on your computer and then use them for by printing them on paper or pasting them on cards. Christmas clip arts are a big hit with the children. Even softwares like Microsoft Word have lots of readymade Christmas clip arts that you can use for various purposes. In case the number of readymade Christmas clip arts is less, then you can download more from the Microsoft website or even download them from third party websites.

All in all, Christmas now looks incomplete without Christmas clip arts. This is because you see them everywhere now during Christmas time. In case you have a creative mind, then you can develop your own Christmas clip arts. You can also post them on various websites so that others can also use your Christmas clip arts.

outsourcing software development

October 4, 2009 at 11:49 am | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

The software industry has seen its share of ups and downs. From the boom in the early 90s and then the burst of the bubble in the late 90s and the return from slump to its strong position now, it has passed through every phase with a lion’s heart. The market for outsourcing software development was not significant initially during the boom period because the USA government allowed a lot of professionals from India, Pakistan and other countries to live and work in USA. This led to creation of the settlement more commonly known as the Silicon Valley. But once the IT bubble burst and led to severe downsizing, a majority of the people from Silicon Valley had to return back to their countries after coming under the axe.

This led to the accumulation of a large number of talented and experienced software professionals in countries like India, and with these resources available a few saw the opportunity for creating an industry which would thrive on outsourced projects. Thus countries like India became the hubs for outsourcing software development. Companies like IBM, Oracle and other big names in software industry began to outsource parts of their work. This led to the huge increase in the profits of the three major Indian IT companies, Infosys, TCS and Wipro. These companies being the oldest and the best in India changed the direction of Indian IT industry while making the most out of outsourcing of software development.

When the companies in USA resorted to outsourcing of software development, the work mainly consisted of testing services. This testing basically meant the checking of the entire code of the software and the indication and removal of bugs found, if any. Outsourced software development work still mainly consists of this kind of work only.

But due to the phenomenal growth of Indian IT industry alongside the rest of the world, the outsourcing of software development too has grown in its horizon, range and volume. Now the outsourced software development work not only includes testing and debugging but also development of new softwares, upgradation of existing softwares and customer support services.

And with the opportunity to utilize low cost trained workforce of India, a majority of the major American companies opened their offices in India and instead of outsourcing their work to other companies they now get it done in their Indian offices.

Well all said and done outsourcing software development has not only helped India but also the participating American companies in more than just one way.

IT Outsourcing

October 4, 2009 at 3:55 am | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

IT or Information technology is another great contribution of western countries (mainly USA) to the world. Though IT as quite old, its potential was realized truly only when the internet reached into the homes of people. This was the time when internet and information technology no longer remained a property of the defense.

What started taking shape in the 1980s turned into a major boom in the early 1990s. But this also ushered in a bad time when the entire IT market collapsed and led to major downsizings and shut down of a lot of small and big companies. Thus thousands of Asians and others working in USA on work permits were forced to leave and get back to their own countries. This made available a lot of highly skilled but unemployed software professionals who returned to their countries like India.

In a last bid attempt to get back out of the IT slump these companies started to think of ways and methods to increase their profits while lowering down the operational costs. All this started with massive scale IT outsourcing to countries like India. Though initially IT outsourcing mainly consisted of only Testing work, later it began to be accepted worldwide that India could not only do the debugging job but also create highly efficient codes and programs and softwares. This new wave of belief brought riches to India through everincreasing IT outsourcing.

IT outsourcing now not only includes testing or development but also maintenance of softwares. A lot of big American companies have outsourced IT services like maintenance and upgradation of softwares to Indian companies. IT outsourcing has several benefits to the companies in the way of increased profit due to lesser price paid. On an average the job done in India costs nearly one-fifth of that in USA. Thus, when the same quality work can be done for a far lesser price, IT outsourcing is unavoidable.

And there are several examples of the benefits of IT outsourcing. By outsourcing a lengthy but easy part of job, you can save a lot of time to spend elsewhere, thus increase your profits and output elsewhere. The faith in the companies at the receiving end of IT outsourcing is displayed by the fact that one of the largest parcel services of the world and one the best F1 racing teams now depend on Indian companies for IT support.

IT outsourcing

October 4, 2009 at 3:22 am | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

IT or Information technology is another great contribution of western countries (mainly USA) to the world. Though IT as quite old, its potential was realized truly only when the internet reached into the homes of people. This was the time when internet and information technology no longer remained a property of the defense.

What started taking shape in the 1980s turned into a major boom in the early 1990s. But this also ushered in a bad time when the entire IT market collapsed and led to major downsizings and shut down of a lot of small and big companies. Thus thousands of Asians and others working in USA on work permits were forced to leave and get back to their own countries. This made available a lot of highly skilled but unemployed software professionals who returned to their countries like India.

In a last bid attempt to get back out of the IT slump these companies started to think of ways and methods to increase their profits while lowering down the operational costs. All this started with massive scale IT outsourcing to countries like India. Though initially IT outsourcing mainly consisted of only Testing work, later it began to be accepted worldwide that India could not only do the debugging job but also create highly efficient codes and programs and softwares. This new wave of belief brought riches to India through everincreasing IT outsourcing.

IT outsourcing now not only includes testing or development but also maintenance of softwares. A lot of big American companies have outsourced IT services like maintenance and upgradation of softwares to Indian companies. IT outsourcing has several benefits to the companies in the way of increased profit due to lesser price paid. On an average the job done in India costs nearly one-fifth of that in USA. Thus, when the same quality work can be done for a far lesser price, IT outsourcing is unavoidable.

And there are several examples of the benefits of IT outsourcing. By outsourcing a lengthy but easy part of job, you can save a lot of time to spend elsewhere, thus increase your profits and output elsewhere. The faith in the companies at the receiving end of IT outsourcing is displayed by the fact that one of the largest parcel services of the world and one the best F1 racing teams now depend on Indian companies for IT support.

Outsourcing Software Development

October 4, 2009 at 2:56 am | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

The software industry has seen its share of ups and downs. From the boom in the early 90s and then the burst of the bubble in the late 90s and the return from slump to its strong position now, it has passed through every phase with a lion’s heart. The market for outsourcing software development was not significant initially during the boom period because the USA government allowed a lot of professionals from India, Pakistan and other countries to live and work in USA. This led to creation of the settlement more commonly known as the Silicon Valley. But once the IT bubble burst and led to severe downsizing, a majority of the people from Silicon Valley had to return back to their countries after coming under the axe.

This led to the accumulation of a large number of talented and experienced software professionals in countries like India, and with these resources available a few saw the opportunity for creating an industry which would thrive on outsourced projects. Thus countries like India became the hubs for outsourcing software development. Companies like IBM, Oracle and other big names in software industry began to outsource parts of their work. This led to the huge increase in the profits of the three major Indian IT companies, Infosys, TCS and Wipro. These companies being the oldest and the best in India changed the direction of Indian IT industry while making the most out of outsourcing of software development.

When the companies in USA resorted to outsourcing of software development, the work mainly consisted of testing services. This testing basically meant the checking of the entire code of the software and the indication and removal of bugs found, if any. Outsourced software development work still mainly consists of this kind of work only.

But due to the phenomenal growth of Indian IT industry alongside the rest of the world, the outsourcing of software development too has grown in its horizon, range and volume. Now the outsourced software development work not only includes testing and debugging but also development of new softwares, upgradation of existing softwares and customer support services.

And with the opportunity to utilize low cost trained workforce of India, a majority of the major American companies opened their offices in India and instead of outsourcing their work to other companies they now get it done in their Indian offices.

Well all said and done outsourcing software development has not only helped India but also the participating American companies in more than just one way.

Affiliate best based business home

October 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

The affiliate business is known as the best home based business today. As mentioned before, you don’t need any setup or investment to start an affiliate business at home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection and you are ready to go. Today there are millions of people worldwide who are earning thousands of dollars a week from their affiliate business. An affiliate is a person who markets the products and services of a company and indulges people to buy the products and services. Marketing is done on the internet itself and hence there is no need to move out from your house to do this business. Also you can become an affiliate of more than one company at the same time. Hence you can get income from more than one source.

Also the affiliate business from home can be done by almost anyone with basic marketing and internet skills. Hence if you are a housewife who has some free time in your hands during the day or a full time working professional who would like to earn some extra income working from home in the evening or a college going teen who wants to earn some extra pocket money or a retired professional who would like to earn passive residual income, an affiliate business is the best choice for you. Also in case you are away from your home for a few days, you can work from else where too as affiliate businesses require just a computer and an internet connection. So you can take your laptop anywhere you go or work from an internet café. The choice is yours.

There are a lot of affiliate marketing tools that can make your work easier. Many affiliate tools are available for free on the internet. You just have to download and install them and then you can use them. However there are many affiliate softwares that cost money but they are worth every penny you have paid for them. The commission that you get depends mostly on how you perform. If you get good results for the company then you can easily earn a lot of money. Also you get to earn commission when your referrals perform well. Such types of systems are two tier and multi tier systems. Hence everyone gains in one way or the other through an affiliate business from home.

Dvdto ipod

October 3, 2009 at 5:13 pm | Posted in Articles | Leave a comment

Do you know now you can watch your favorite DVD movie in your favorite Ipod?
There are a lot of softwares available online which can help you to convert DVD into Ipod movie. There are free soft wares like Handbrake, videora converter and some trial versions of Cucusoft, Imtoo, Xilisoft, pqdvd to name a few which can rip DVD movies into your Ipod.

One such way is discussed here:
The pre-requisite for this are:
* A DVD to avi ripper program (we can use free DVDx 2.3 of sourceforge)
* A quicktime program (we will use the trial version of Xilisoft Video Converter)
* The new itunes software 7(free download from apple)

Method:
1. First of all, from DVD x 2.3 choose “Open DVD Root” menu and select the VIDEO_TS file of your DVD.
2. Arrange the input settings for the DVD in DVDx 2.3 by choosing the correct video track, language of audio, output frame rate, and subtitles in the
“Input Settings” menu.
3. Next, choose the correct parameters in the “Output Settings” menu by Choosing AVI, Export Settings resolution of 320×240, choose a video codec (here Cinepak), etc. and click “Apply”.
4. Click on the red encode button on the bottom right to rip the DVD.
5. This process will take time and disk space depending on the quality and length of the video. Next open Xilisoft Video Converter and choose “File > Add”. Go to the .avi file you just created with DVDx 2.3. Now on the bottom left of the window choose “QuickTime Format (*.mov)”. Choose a destination for the file you created. Lastly, change the video size in the right hand column to 320×240 and click the “Encode” button.
6. Next open iTunes and select File > Add File to Library.
Choose the .mov file created in the last step. Click on “Videos” in the left column and double click on your file to make sure the video works.
7. Last, Load it on your favorite Ipod and there you go!

Likewise there are other ways and means to convert your DVD to Ipod. A lot of in formations are available online which can help you to achieve this goal and you can watch your favorite DVD movie or songs in your Ipod. So whether it is your favorite movie or your favorite song you can carry in your pocket and watch it anywhere anytime.

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