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Computer Talk

We will be talking about computers, everything from web design to search engine optimisation, plus disability and computers

I've been using a website called websdr.org for a few years now in order to monitor myself on software defined radios around the world. Basically, when the conditions are right you can tune into a frequency on one of these radios which is based abroad and if you're lucky you can actually hear yourself talk. I often use it to monitor my modulation and make sure that I sound good.

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If you are a friend of mine on Facebook then due to a divine please note I have had to create a new account. Basically, Facebook suddenly blocks my account accusing me of harbouring malware on my PC. In order to unblock my account, they insisted I download some software. Well, nobody blackmails me and I'm certainly not downloading any software until I know exactly what it is. So, unfortunately, Facebook has got me by the short and curly's and I have no alternative but to create another account.

https://www.facebook.com/PennRWooding

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Have you been greeted with the above message when climbing into Facebook recently?

Well, if you were then you are certainly not alone, it seems that lots of people have experienced exactly the same issue. I certainly don't have any malware or viruses because I run security. Anyway, even if I did, how Facebook would know is anyone's guess.

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I've been using Plantronics for many years now. They are top-quality headset microphones that you won't be disappointed with.

If you shop around then you can buy a pair of Plantronics DSP 400 microphones for as little as £30. But realistically expect to pay around £40. However, what I want to bring to your attention is how the microphone headset connects to your computer. Some of the cheaper versions use a jack plug to connect to the audio and speaker part of your computer. They will require a soundcard in order to work properly. However, if you opt for the USB version then no soundcard is required, you simply plug them in and you are ready to go. If you do purchase a pair of Plantronics DSP 400 which only have the jack plugs then you should also get included with the package a USB adapter which enables you to plug the microphones into a USB socket. Unless you've got a good soundcard then I would always advise you to use a USB connector, or purchase the USB only version of the DSP 400 microphone headset. I found that the jack plug version don't work that well with Dragon NaturallySpeaking and I've had problems getting the microphone to dictate accurately. On the other hand, the USB version is absolutely fantastic and dictation is almost flawless when using this type of connection.

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I'm sorry if the title is misleading, I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to give you a conclusive answer as to how you can increase your mobile AdSense earnings, however, I can give you the benefit of my own experience using AdSense over the years and show you what I have recently done with my AdSense layout on my own website.

Please feel free to get involved either on the YouTube video, or by commenting underneath this blog post. As a lot of people who publish AdSense on their website will know, earnings from AdSense has dropped dramatically over the last couple of years. I've always believed that the decline in earnings are directly related to website usage using smart phones.

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