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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Rackspace Cloud Tools: Marketplace For Small Business Owner

November 28, 2012 |

Recently, RackSpace announced and unveiled their CloudTools platform. The best way to think about it is as an app store for cloud data and resources. These apps range from data monitoring to analytics to platform management to application deployment and just about everything in between.

Some analysts view the platform as nothing more than a cloud aggregator — offering a bunch of on-demand cloud-based management solutions for developers and other IT professionals for a single, easy-to-use portal. While there is truth to that claim, it is much more than a simple aggregation platform. Just as with any type of application or solutions marketplace it can be hard to navigate the different solutions. With the CloudTools stable of solutions growing at a rapid pace, users need to be able to cut through the fat and find the right cloud solutions that fit their needs. Here are a few of the most widely used and talked-about cloud … Read More

CLW Criticism against Samsung’s Breach of Chinese Labor Act

November 28, 2012 |

New serious criticism against the Samsung Company was made by the right groups for the illegal practices of the concern in its Chinese division of suppliers. This was announced on Tuesday, which was soon after the South Korean suppliers admitted that they levied severe fines and excess of overtime for its Chinese employees. In recent times there has been several accusations filed against the illegal practices that was happening to the labors in China.

Most of the foreign companies think China to be a source of millions of cheap labor for their producing units and were treating their employees in a similar manner. The China Labor Watch, a New York based journal said to that the employees at the Samsung suppliers unit were forced to work for up to Sixteen hours in a day and the most drastic thing is that they were given rest only one day in a month. This is so not … Read More

Latest Black Friday 2012 Web Hosting Discounts and Deals

November 22, 2012 |

Each Year on Black Friday many companies bring out awesome deals for people to enjoy. This is year is no different. Many people take advantage of this crazy discounts online and offline. Here we list some of the top web hosting coupons and discounts ongoing this black friday 2012.

HostGator Black Friday Web Hosting Deals, Discounts and Coupons

Hostgator is one of the most popular web hosting companies. It offers many hosting plans and different platforms. Also, it is popular for shared hosting, reseller hosting and dedicated hosting. Click the banner below for checking out black friday web hosting discounts from hostgator:

BlueHost Black Friday Web Hosting Deals, Discounts and Coupons

Bluehost is offering great discount on its shared hosting. the regular price for bluehost shared hosting plan is $6.95. However, when you purchase a shared hosting plan from them by clicking the banner below and visiting their site, the discounted price of … Read More

4 DSLRs for Various Types of Photographers

November 21, 2012 |

If you’re serious about photography, the best place to start is with a great camera. You’ll be able to snap the photos you have always dreamed of, thanks to the high-tech digital photo processing paired with the single-lens reflex setup so you can see exactly what will be in your photo. When you’re shopping for a DSLR camera, there are several great options to choose from, depending on what your main goals are when you take pictures.

1. Canon T3i: This DSLR is perfect for anyone who is loyal to Canon’s cameras and who already has one or more Canon lenses that will work with the camera. In addition to compatibility with Canon lenses, the Canon T3i can handle lenses from other brands as well. Some of its other perks include its pro-level video at an entry level price of just $600. It also has a rotating LCD display to make it easy for you to view your … Read More

The 3D Printing Revolution

November 21, 2012 |

One recent trend of note in regards to the manufacturing industry has been the rise in popularity of 3D printing. Simply put, a 3D printer is capable of making a solid, three-dimensional object using information obtained by a digital model. People can design a particular model using computer software and allow the 3D printer to take individual layers of material and turn that model into a 3D object. It’s easy to see why the 3D printing revolution has begun – it’s a technology with a wide variety of applications and potential benefits.

The Makerbot

One example of a company that is producing low-priced, consumer-oriented 3D printers is Makerbot. Makerbot has released a printer model called the Replicator 2 that features both a resolution capability of 100 microns and a 410 cubic inch build volume. Despite these technological advancements, the Makerbot Replicator 2 is aimed at a consumer level, and is in turn priced very reasonably. With … Read More

Have you Protected all your Important Files ?

November 21, 2012 |

Everybody’s got valuable information of some sort that they hold dear. For some, it’s precious memories in pictures, or family videos. To you, it may make perfect sense to plan your taxes and balance your personal finances in an organized manner. Why, some of the music you grew up listening to is fast fading into oblivion. It took forever to find the perfect recipe for Sunday pot roast like grandma used to make. These are just a few examples of your highest priorities for which you rely on your trusty personal computing device as a secure storage option, elevating your PC, laptop, palmtop or smart phone to becoming your prime source of solace. At the end of the day it’s simply because your world – how you live and work, depends on it.

Now, pause for a moment – and imagine how totally devastated you’d be, to find out one day that all your critical … Read More

A Taste of the Omnipotent Life

November 20, 2012 |

It is popular belief that only a deity can be “all powerful” and in multiple places at once. That is until the Digital Signage Media Server was introduced to the world, and gave us mere mortals a taste of the omnipotent life. Read on to discover how this commanding diadem is within your reach.

Pure Power

The Digital Signage Media Server is a vigorous solution capable of powering a network of well over 1000 systems.  This privately hosted server permits you total access to some incredible features such as:

·      Run over thousands of Signage Players ·      Manage an unlimited number of accounts ·      Same software as the Media Cloud ·      Self contained plug and play player ·      Receive live server and player updates ·      Works across LAN, VPN, WAN and over the web ·      Direct access to the backend including the database and all web services ·      Optimized OS and web services to deliver … Read More

Can I Use My Tablet PC For In-Car Navigation?

November 19, 2012 |

In a word, yes! TomToms are all very well, but many Tablet PC manufacturers are starting to pay close attention to the locations services they are including with their devices. In this article, we’ll look at some of the ways you can use your Tablet PCs to navigate just like any SatNav.

Google Maps with Navigation (free). This app tends to come built-in to Android Tablet PC devices, and it’s one of the main reasons for Android’s popularity over competitor products such as iOS (though this is to change in iOS 6). It works off Google’s concise mapping product, simply called ‘Maps’, and provides overhead as well as turn-by-turn navigation. Check it out! It should be on your device from the word go.

MapQuest (free). It’s quite astonishing that this app is provided free of charge. Similar in functionality to Google Maps, MapQuest offers an additional quirk: voice navigation. Read it your destination, and … Read More

Most Companies Are Expanding Cloud Computing Skills: Survey

November 19, 2012 |

By: Patrick Burke


Patrick Burke is a writer and editor based in the greater New York area and occasionally blogs for Rackspace Hosting.

Cloud computing is being embraced by companies both large and small, and those potential employees with skill sets that include cloud know-how are, accordingly, growing in demand, a study released by CompTIA, the IT vendor industry association, reveals.

The increased use of cloud computing by small, fledgling businesses and established enterprises means changes in job descriptions, and a need for vendors and enterprises to reconsider the type of working relationships they have, according to the CompTIA study of 500 IT and business professionals.

More than three out of five companies report they are adding new types of skill sets to their IT departments to keep up with growing cloud requirements. Skills now in demand include private cloud developers and administrators, departmental liaisons, integration specialists, cloud architects, and compliance specialists, the report states.  … Read More

Make Sure Your Computer Is Protected from Viruses and Hackers

November 19, 2012 |

Have you ever had the displeasure of having your computer infected with a virus? I have, and it is not a fun experience. Here is what happened to me.

I grabbed my morning cup of coffee and turned on my computer just like I do every single morning. I took my first sip of my morning coffee and waited for my computer to spring to life. That first sip of morning coffee is always the best. One big whiff of that wonderful aroma and I was ready to face my computer, but the computer screen looked a little different this morning. Instead of the usual welcome screen, I was greeted with a big blue error screen. I took another sip of my coffee, and powered off my computer. I turned it back on and waited for it to boot up. I was greeted with the same blue error screen again. I repeated this same routine … Read More

Cyber Monday: Practice Safe Online Shopping

November 14, 2012 |

Although Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the most popular day to find great sales in stores, you’re better off waiting until the weekend is over before making purchases online. You’re most likely to find the best online deals on Cyber Monday, which is the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Because you’re making your purchases online and have to trust the retailer to follow through on mailing merchandise, you need to be extra careful and implement several safe practices when shopping.

Maintain Online Security: Before Cyber Monday arrives, check your computer to ensure that you have installed the latest updates. You should not only install updates for your operating system and web browser, but also for your antivirus software. If you don’t have antivirus software, now is definitely the time to purchase some and install it. You want to make sure your computer protects itself if you run across any questionable or malicious websites while you’re … Read More

T1 Internet: Why You Need To Jump On The Bandwagon

November 13, 2012 |

Internet has come a long way in the last decade or so. Remember it wasn’t too long ago when you couldn’t surf the web without tying up your phone? And those “50 free internet hours” AOL CDs you used to get in magazines, who could forget those? Internet has made some serious strides, and it’s almost a given that your company does a lot of business online. That’s why it’s time you should seriously consider getting a T1 internet connection. A T1 line for increased bandwidth will up your business growth and has a high number of benefits. It’s just about time to upgrade.

There are two different types of T1 internet connections: a full T1 connection and bonded T1 connection. A full T1 connection is more affordable, but a bonded T1 connection offers a lot higher speeds. Full T1 will get you speeds of about up to 1.5 mbps. Bonded, on the other hand, … Read More

In-memory Technology Of Microsoft To Make Online Transaction Much Faster

November 9, 2012 |

Microsoft is going to introduce an in-memory technology to its SQL server, which is said to be helpful in speeding up online monetary transaction by about double the time that is required now. The in-memory technology has been code named as Hekaton, by Microsoft. The new technology will allow the company to run an entire database from the memory itself. However, Microsoft is still tight-lipped regarding the expected date of unveiling this highly discussed technology.

 Accordingly, the new technology of Hekaton, is being geared up to be used in the workloads of OLTP (online transaction processing), such as the Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP), online banking systems and even other disc-bound payment transaction systems. The technology of Hekaton will be using only a single server for its operation; therefore, it will help in scaling up the RAM installed on the particular server. The new technology is said to provide unlimited usage … Read More