Brother Ataullah sent me this article through mail. It deals with three websites and their afadiyat. I thought, it may be useful to you guys. Hence I have shared the details here. This article first appeared in Arab News
I think the piece on Quran resources online is very interesting.
A smaller, slimmer PC
The HP Pavilion Slimline s3410.me PC has been designed to be a favorite with families and students. This stylish PC measures in at just 27.6 cm high and 10.7 cm wide and can fit into the smallest of spaces, either upright or sideways. It has a luxurious piano finish casing that covers up unwieldy, unattractive connectors and disc drives, giving the computer a more streamlined, sleek look which is an asset to any decor.
The s3410.me is not only a stylish space saver but packs in great technology, too. The fresh design is easier to use with many innovative, ergonomic features such as an on/off button on the top of the desktop, for when the CPU is set up under the desk. With a 15-in-1 card reader and a host of connectivity ports on the front of the PC, there is no need to reach behind the desktop to add peripherals such as cameras or headphones.
HP's new monitors for use with the Slimline, boast a low impact, minimalist design with a discreet stand that gives the impression that the monitor is hovering above the table top. This "floating display" is not only good to look at, but serves as a functional storage area, created especially for the low profile keyboard. A hot key button on the front of the monitor adjusts brightness, contrast and other settings with one touch, so users can access pre-set viewing modes for optimal performance for gaming, video, photo editing or text. Sharper images and brighter colors come courtesy of HP BrightView technology, on select new monitors, for outstanding graphics whether working on presentations, or editing photos.
Qur'an resources online
n Three years after it began, QuranExplorer.com continues to improve its resources to spread the message of Islam. At QuranExplorer.com you can listen to Qur'an Recitation and Translation online in Arabic, English and Urdu. The free site offers easy navigation and streaming audio. Now the site is promoting a new beta test program from QuranInteractive, an online Islamic education foundation that will provide one-on-one online Qur'an classes for all age groups throughout the world. Offering qualified instructors and using state of the art technology, classes will be available in several areas including Qur'an Recitation and Translation, plus Basic Islamic Knowledge.
Free IT management software
n Why pay if you can get the service free? To manage IT resources, the free Spiceworks IT Desktop is optimized for small and medium organizations with computer networks of up to 250 devices. Download the new third generation release from www.spiceworks.com. The 3.0 version includes the ability to inventory Software as a Service (SaaS) services, share IT reports among users and rapidly flip through the network inventory in a manner similar to popular consumer applications via a new user interface called Network Glide. The Spiceworks' application allows a user to automatically discover, inventory, monitor, track, report on, troubleshoot and repair the hardware and software running on the network.
Online health information
n The women's health advocacy site www.EmpowHer.com was launched in February 2008 and has already logged over 650,000 page views with readers in over 142 countries. The site was recently selected as one of Google News' elite news sites covering women's health. The site aims to create a women's online health community and also endeavors to provide women with the most up-to-date and reliable health information on the Web using the latest Web 2.0 tools.