Text Box: Digital Convergence
Text Box: These devices are also capable running customized and simplified internet applications directly from your TV with a variety of topics like: Music, Movies (Netflix), Games, Facebook and other multimedia applications.
While the concept of Smart TVs is still in its incipient stages, the  technology is now being incorporated into many other devices such as DVD players, game consoles and smart phones.  Best of all while some premium services do charge a monthly fee, most are 100% free.

Digital Convergence is the merging of digital technology components and features such as voice, texts, video, TV, radio and pictures, the combination of all of these features and abilities from multiple electronic systems into a simplified, converged and computer-mediated communication system to enable individuals interact, play, communicate, collaborate and share information in many new and different ways.

Convergence between computers and consumer electronics is escalating, creating challenges and

Text Box: opportunities for both businesses and consumers. The consolidation of separate email, voice, and video, fax and data resources will only accelerate in the coming years.
Devices such as: Apple TV, Logitech  Revue, WD TV Live Hub and Boxee Box scan your computer files for (Pictures, Music, Videos) and play them on your home stereo or your TV screen.
Some like (Apple TV, Logitech Revue, or Boxee Box) require a high definition TV, others like the WD Live TV Hub can be connected to any TV Set.
Text Box:  Issue 8, Vol 1

Jun 2011


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Cloud storage refers to the use and access of a server-based storage space via an Internet connection. Cloud users may upload their files, pictures etc using a computer, smart phone or other devices. In cloud storage, files are stored remotely in the cloud server and can be accessed from any location using a standard web browser. The on-line services may be offered for free from companies like Microsoft and Google or by a paid a storage provider service.

Microsoft Windows Live SkyDrive is part of Microsoft's Windows Live range of online services. SkyDrive is a file hosting service that allows users to upload files to a cloud storage and then access them from their Hotmail account. It uses Windows Live ID to control access to the user's files, allowing them to

keep the files private, share with contacts, or make the files public. Publicly-shared files do not require a Windows Live ID to access. The service offers 25 GB of free personal storage, with individual files limited to 100 MB.

Tools such as Gladinet Cloud Storage can be installed to allow drag-and-drop uploading directly from Windows Explorer. Up to five files can be uploaded each time if the tool has not been installed. Microsoft added Office Web Apps support to SkyDrive allowing users to upload, create, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents directly within a Web browser.

As with other Web technologies including email  no guarantee is given to the users for a free future access and confidential documents should not be kept online.

As of August 31, 2011 all TV transmission over the air in Canada will be digital

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