Posted by argus on December 21, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
Fall and winter are not the only times of the year when you should protect yourself against exposure to germs and bacteria. Society has become incredibly aware of germs, and if you’re like many people, you probably carry around some antibacterial cleaner for your hands to keep them as healthy as possible. While that’s a really good habit to get in to, it’s not going to protect the things you carry with you every day. The items that you use on a constant basis are the ones that are most in jeopardy of getting dirty and making you sick. Among all of your belongings, electronics are probably at the top of the list, cell phones being the most frequently used device of them all.
Your Cell Phone in Public
You probably haven’t given much thought to what types of bacteria your phones comes into contact with on a daily basis. When you’re at home, it’s a somewhat protected environment. However, when you venture out to work or to the mall, your cell becomes a landing ground for all kinds of germs. Think about it:
Posted by argus on November 26, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
Optical fiber cable is very common on both commercial and home use. Fiber optic cabling is a medium used to transmit data with the use of light. The type of light used is either diodes or infra-red. These infrared lights are used in advanced industrial applications in fields like telecommunication and computer network.
Optical cabling is faster and more accurate way of sending data from one point to another. This fiber cables are used by more and more companies in sending data as compared to traditional metal cables for new installations. Multi-core fiber cabling contain more than thousands of separate cores that allows thousand separate lines of communication to transfer in whatever form necessary. These optical fiber cabling installations is the evolution of communication in the future.
With the transfer of data in a faster, cleaner and with less interference, optical fiber cable is no doubt the top choice of different companies in transmitting voice, data, and videos. Here are some of the applications of fiber optics in communications:
1. Common Network Carrier. Nationwide networks that has common network carrier. This may include trunk lines for different offices.
2. Ease of Use. Optical fiber cable improve
Posted by argus on October 25, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
Nowadays where there is a lot of networking going on, and almost all the big businesses are connected through networking. It is also becoming very important that you must choose the right Ethernet networking cable for your network because if on a big networks where there is a lot of computers and devices connected to the networks then there is a huge role of Ethernet cables and they got to be extremely quick and supportive hence eliminating any disturbance which can occur during the work. To solve this issue, with the expanding of networks the networking cables is also becoming more advanced and reliable to support the systems. One of the latest and most advanced Ethernet wires are Category6 or Cat6 cables which are considered to be the excellent choice for the most recent networking needs. This article will be focused on cat6 cables and their specs and uses which are described below.
Cat6 cables are considered to be the best choice for the networking installation because its primary feature is that it supports Gigabyte Ethernet which is quite superior as compared to
Posted by argus on February 23, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
The rise of cloud computing has enabled business owners around the world to work more efficiently, flexibly and consistently whilst reducing company costs. Not only does this kind of software allow entrepreneurs and their teams to work from remote locations with ease, it can also help them achieve greater levels of profitability and scalability.
These solutions have already helped thousands of businesses all over the world to work in a more streamline way, helping them remain competitive and keeping their important data accessible, yet secure. But contrary to common knowledge, this pioneering software does more than just store your data safely and create remote working possibilities.
If you’re unaware of cloud computing and think all of this sounds too good to be true, read on to discover how implementing this software could benefit your business in a myriad of ways – impacting your efficiency, overhead costs and (ultimately) your profit.
Firstly, the implementation of this solution will undoubtedly increase your team’s efficiency. Employees will be able to access company data and shared files wherever they are in the world. This means they can work on the go using their mobile phone, laptop or tablet, allowing them to collaborate with other remote workers
Posted by argus on February 20, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
Cloud software has revolutionised the world of modern business, allowing people to work together remotely in real time -wherever they are in the world. The Cloud allows multiple users to collaborate on pieces of work and have access to the same files and company documents from a PC, laptop or mobile phone.
If you’re familiar with cloud sharing, you may have also heard of cloud accounting. In much the same way that The Cloud allows users to collaborate on pieces of work and access files remotely, it also enables business owners and their accountants to work together to balance the books whilst on the move.
If you’re unfamiliar with cloud sharing, you may be daunted by the prospect of online accounting software. You may worry it will be difficult to implement and confusing to grasp; you might also be concerned about the security of your account information, particularly if you’ve not used cloud software before.
But online accounting was created with the aim of making life easier and more flexible for business owners. It will allow you to connect with your numbers, as well as financial advisers, at any time using any device. Not only that, but you should receive a full setup,
Posted by argus on February 14, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
Shared web hosting is very common in today’s online world. There are unlimited web hosting service providers offering shared hosting plans and services which are commonly beneficial for personal blogging websites and business websites. In general terms, you can define the shared web hosting as a service where a single server is shared by many websites. Each website is allocated separate partition/place on the server to keep it distinct from other websites. While the key thing is that each site shares the common sufficient resources like storage space, server-connected CPU, and data transfer etc. It is generally the secure and most reasonable option for hosting as many site owners share the overall cost of server installation and management.
Different types of Shared hosting services
Nowadays, there are various types of shared web hosting available on the best features and services provided by hosting companies, for instance, programming languages and database access. The two major kinds of shared hosting are;
• Linux-based web hosting
• Windows-based web hosting
There are a few hosting service providers offering Windows-based shared hosting in the UK because its performance is much lower than Linux-based hosting servers. On the other hand, Linux hosting is now considered the most popular and cheapest
Posted by argus on February 2, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
This is necessary software and is used to create employee schedules, which could be complex. This is needed to make sure that the business operations run smooth and successfully. It is an important aspect of planning and is used to automate the task of scheduling when employees work. This scheduling software will help the business to keep track of an employee’s attendance, compensation time, generate a calendar of leave, vacation time, sick days, and more. If this is your business’s first time using scheduling software there are things that you need to consider before purchasing the software.
Purpose of the scheduling software
The most important thing to remember is that the software should be chosen according to what the business does. If it is a retail store or restaurant, they hire employees that work a variety of shifts so for their scheduling software finalizing rotating shifts and reducing labor costs is the main priority of the scheduling software. The software should be able to track the data of which day and time of day the store or restaurant does the most business and least business so the manager can schedule enough people to work during the peak times.
With large companies who hire
Posted by argus on January 21, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
Has this ever happened to you:
You walk into a coffee shop or even a conference room for an important client meeting? You’ve been looking forward to the meeting for weeks. Your presentation is fully prepared. You have everything you need, and the client seems really excited about talking to you. The introductions go really well and you sit down to begin your presentation, which you’ve prepared on your laptop. With great anticipation, the client watches you open your laptop, only to see smudges all over the screen. Fingerprints, dirt, grime… and is that a splash of coffee from earlier this morning? Immediately your face turns red as you glance at the client. They look a little disgusted at the condition of your computer screen. This meeting would have gone much differently if you had arrived with a clean laptop screen.
Avoid Embarrassment With A Clean Laptop Screen
That scenario is pretty embarrassing, isn’t it? No one wants to be caught in that type of situation. Not only are you causing an immediate distraction for your client, who was really excited to view your presentation a few minutes ago, but you’re also smudging your professional image. The equipment you use at your job
Posted by argus on January 16, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
It can be a daunting task trying to find the best IT support a company has to offer and the right IT support services for your needs. There are so many factors to take into account, and it can often feel like navigating a minefield.
The truth is that if you want your business to operate at its peak potential, it’s a minefield you must conquer. One of the key factors in running a successful business, and optimising your activities and processes, is finding the right IT support company.
Here’s a rundown of the process of choosing, and the essential steps to getting it right.
Step 1: Assess your requirements in terms of IT infrastructure
This can be quite an involved process, but it’s pivotal that you get it right! Assess your current IT requirements and identify what you need right now, and what you’re going to need moving forward.
Step 2: Do some research
Make a list of prospective IT support companies and do some research. Be sure to get several references and, if you can, speak to someone at a company they’re currently servicing. Check out their customer reviews and client testimonials -They should have dedicated sections on their website where you can freely
Posted by argus on January 4, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
Lately we are seeing an explosion of a real mania for the 3D Laser Printer.
People write about them in the newspapers, talk about them on television, organize seminars and exhibitions dedicated to the subject, they publish books and at least on the web are increasing dramatically the resources available.
Although it is now after 30 years since their first introduction, the 3D laser printers are still a novelty.
How a 3D Laser Printer works
The 3D laser printers are capable of reproducing a three-dimensional object from a digital file and from any type of material: from plastic to metal, even to human cells. With this background, the use of this type of technology can range from the health sector, to fashion, to the automotive, building, and much more with the possibility of endless applications.
The process is simple: from one electronic drawing file or ‘blueprint’, the 3D Laser Printer transforms the digital information into a physical object staring successive layers of material until the entire object is ready.
So far the process seems simple, but the real magic happens when he joins the 3D printer with digital technologies of the Internet of Things. The result is an explosion of technological and social innovation. The advantage
Posted by argus on January 1, 2017 in Technology with Comments closed
It is definitely a deliberately provocative front cover heading designed to attract attention – ‘the rise of the drones’. The Air Force dislikes the term ‘drone’ mainly because of the media headlines about drone strikes taking out Taliban insurgents that imply that drones are autonomous robots, all-seeing omnipotent machines that find and destroy their targets without human input.
Instead the Air Force prefers the term ‘remotely-piloted aircraft’, or RPA, which has also been adopted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority. Certainly in the military context RPA is more accurate terminology than UAV or ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’.
It is true that military platforms like the MQ-9 Reaper (on our front cover) are unmanned aircraft in the sense that a pilot is not physically on-board the aircraft. But it is more accurate to say they are remotely-piloted, as the crew of a Reaper, comprising a pilot and sensor operator, flies the aircraft and makes all the decisions on the employment of its weapons and sensors, from the ground.
While autonomous aircraft may be on the horizon, for now at least UAVs are only unmanned in the sense that there is no-one physically in the aircraft. All decision-making is made by a trained human.
(Indeed, as we
Posted by argus on December 27, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
For many people, getting your phone fixed or repaired is a very costly move. And so, whenever they get a cracked phone’s screen, dropped their phone in the toilet or their battery is no longer working, they usually just opt to buy a new one. However, having your phone fixed or repaired is actually not that costly only if you know the right thing to do.
Consumers have plenty of misconceptions which may either be grounded on some truth or are simply untrue. Specialists in mobile phone repair share some tips below on how to save money for your mobile phone repair.
In most cases, there is still a high chance that your phone can be repaired. So instead of actually buying a new one, just have it checked first so you will know your options. You can actually have your phone fixed. You can buy parts online and watch or read tutorials. But one key thing that you have to understand is that repairing a mobile device requires some technical skills and lots of patience.
Sometimes, it is more cost-effective to bring your device to a trained professional rather than experiment with your device. You can save time, money and effort, and
Posted by argus on December 14, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
As of now, there are numerous devices individuals can make use of that can help make their lifestyle better. And, one of the most popular devices used is mobile phones.
Back in the days, mobile phones are used to make and take calls as well as to send and receive messages. However, with the advancements of technology, mobile phones can provide better features. This is why investing in one is important. To know more, below are some of the reasons why these phones are good investments.
To experience better communication options
First and foremost, investing in latest phones is important in order to experience better communication options. Of course, mobile phones are primarily created to make communications better and easier. However, mobile phones these days can provide more efficient communication options. For instances, individuals can now communicate with their clients with the use of emails. Apart from that, individuals can also send and receive messages instantly. And, individuals can also communicate with other individuals with the use of the internet.
To enhance personal and business ventures
The next reason why investing in the latest phones is important is it can enhance personal and business ventures. As mentioned above, mobile phones can provide numerous communications.
Posted by argus on November 18, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
Since moving over to the digital signal we now watch TV in a different way to how we used to watch when the analogue signal was in place. Now we no longer pick up TV channels with just the aerial on our roof. The advantage of going digital is that there is a lot more choice of channels than ever before. Now we watch TV via the aerial and a set-top box. One of the most basic forms is Freeview. Some of the new TVs even have Freeview built into them and this means you don’t have to purchase an external box. However you might want to move up from Freeview and there are many benefits to doing so, with the main one being access to many more channels. Satellite TV is very popular and there are many options. So which might be the best choice of satellite TV installation for your family?
There are different choices for satellite TV with the three biggest and most popular choices of satellite TV installation being listed at the top:
- Freesat – no monthly outlay
- Sky Digital – monthly subscription with various pricing
- European satellite TV – free to air channels or monthly subscription
- Motorised satellite TV
Posted by argus on November 6, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
Cable TV has pretty much caught up to satellite television when it comes to level of quality, customer service, and cost, but there are several differences between the two you’ll want to bear in mind if you’re considering paying for satellite or cable television. Here is a comparison of cable TV vs. satellite TV.
On average, cable TV costs $10 to $25 a month more as compared to satellite television due in part to the fact that cable TV companies have to pay local area fees and taxes which satellite TV companies don’t have to pay for.
Where I reside in Arizona if I were to order cable it would cost me $57 a month for 140 TV channels. If I were to purchase Dish Network satellite TV service it would cost me $25 for 190 TV channels.
One other difference is the rate increases. Cable Television service has increased by 40% since 1998, while satellite TV service has increased by a mere 8% within that same time frame.
Cable TV providers supply you with a receiver, or cable box, that receives a TV signal via an underground cable. The receiver converts that signal and delivers it to your TV set.
With satellite TV
Posted by argus on November 2, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
With today’s increasing technology in all areas of life, there have been noticeable changes in the television industry. Satellite use is quickly gaining popularity each year. This kind of TV is accepted for being more suitable and diverse as compared to the ordinary cable TV. This diversification has brought many players in the market, and a person should know what to expect from satellite television service providers.
What you should know is that these providers have expanded their programming in order to cater for all target groups in the market. However, there are many factors to consider before signing a contract with any of these providers. Supposing you overlook these significant factors and sign a contract with a random provider, you might not have a good experience.
The first consideration to make are the channels you would prefer watching. Thus, you need to conduct a self-assessment test to know the kind of program that really fits your viewing, for example, sports, action, comedy, or even talk shows. After determining what you need, search for a provider who offers these packages.
The other consideration to make is about the cost of the package. You must ensure that the package being offered to you is
Posted by argus on October 18, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
A few decades ago, the internet was not as common as it is now. In fact, the usage of the internet is rising by the day. Today, you are, perhaps, so dependent on internet that if you are told to spend a day without your internet connection, you will consider it a stiff punishment. Even your school going children may not agree to spend a day without using the internet.
As time is passing by, people are demanding high speed internet more than ever before. The service providers are also happy to capitalize on this situation as it suits them the most. While a large number of people are not quite happy with the high speed internet they have, not many bother to do anything concrete about it.
Last week I happened to meet my friend Jack in the super market. We had met for a few hours and we sat down in a restaurant to have coffee together. We had a long chat too. Jack told me how he had been ripped off on his internet bill by his provider.
After coming home, I kept pondering over our discussions that evening. I did feel that providers were indeed fleecing their customers
Posted by argus on October 6, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
With the busy way of life people have nowadays, it seems crucial to stay connected with your loved ones and business partners wherever you go. There are lots of things you may plan to do during a day and you often have to keep everything under control. This concerns both home duties and job assignments. The round-the-clock availability of the Internet can do many things easier. You won’t have to watch the time to be in the office to hold a conference, for example. Just take a laptop and make sure you will be able to find free and reliable Wi-Fi to join the meeting on time. Likewise, you may travel abroad and take your smartphone, tablet or laptop with you to get in touch with your loved ones any time you need by launching to free public Wi-Fi hotspot. With that said, it becomes understandable, why the prevailing amount of cities across the globe tend to organize free zones for the local residents and the tourists. However, is the technology so reliable and safe as it seems to be? Let us have a closer look at the pros and cons of this technology below.
Positive Aspects of Free City
Posted by argus on October 1, 2016 in Technology with Comments closed
The speed of a VPN is an important thing to consider, and may also be a determining factor for many people when deciding whether they should use a VPN at all. Speed really does matter when it comes to the Internet. Even if a VPN provides improved online security and can help get around blocked content, if the service is slow, the overall experience will be far from ideal.
In this article, I will look at several factors that can influence the speed of a VPN, and how they can be mitigated.
1) The VPN Server Location
Typically, establishing a connection with a VPN server closer to your location will result in better speed. This is because the complexity of Internet traffic goes up as the distance between you and the VPN server increases. The more complex the traffic, and the greater the distance data has to travel, the slower the VPN speed.
If you don’t have a good reason for connecting to a particular VPN location, picking the one closest to you is the best option. For example, if you live in Texas and want to log into a US VPN server, use one in Houston or Dallas instead of one in