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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Top 5 Kitchen Gadgets

July 31, 2013 |

Ever wondered why the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, or why you always find it full at parties? It could be because of the fabulous gadgets we store in there. There is no end to the list of ingenious gadgets which have been invented to help us manage kitchen activities. The selection here are not all necessarily high tech but they will all make life easier and some may make you wish you were always tied to the kitchen sink.

All in the Preparation

Preparing ingredients can be the messiest part of cooking so any gadgets that can help minimise the fuss at this stage are a must have. If you are a fan of rich flavours garlic will no doubt be a regular feature in your cooking. However, you might not be such a fan of the lingering smell that clings to your fingers. … Read More

3D Printing Comes Of Age

July 31, 2013 |

If Gene Roddenberry is up there somewhere looking down on us, it’s a good bet that he’s wearing a wide smile. It’s amazing just how prophetic the original Star Trek is proving to be, foretelling advances that we’re starting to see within 50 years of the series, well in advance of the 23rd century when Star Trek takes place.

Perhaps the most obvious example is the communicator, which bears an uncanny resemblance to a flip-top mobile phone. Nowadays, our Android or iOS smartphones actually go far beyond anything that Star Trek envisioned. Of course, we can’t beam down to a strange planet and then call Scotty back in orbit on the Enterprise, but we can call just about anywhere on Earth.

There are many other examples. The Enterprise traveled the galaxy, seeking out new life and new civilizations, boldly going where no one had gone before. We may not be traveling the galaxy ourselves … Read More

Simplify Your Email Responses

July 31, 2013 |

Most business owners spend a great deal of time answering emails and drafting new ones. If you’re running a web design business or handling an online component of any kind, you’re going to spend even more time than the average business owner. The frustrating thing for many business owners is that they have probably feel they have more productive things to do.

If you ever feel that way, or if you just want to save some extra time, here are some tips for simplifying your email responses. You can do this with just a short amount of time upfront.

Streamline Your Labels and Filters

Depending on how organized you are, you may have dozens of labels for all areas of your business, web design projects, and relationships. However, despite the fact that these labels are intended to make life easier, the sorting function can actually take up more time. If you … Read More

Common Broadband Problems – A Guide To Troubleshoot.

July 31, 2013 |

So finally, you decided that it’s time to be involved in the world and get a broadband internet connection. Nope, you are no longer the odd one out who doesn’t have Internet connection at home. You can now surf the internet 24/7 at your own convenience. You can finally download the songs and videos you’ve been watching for months now. You can catch up on pod casts. And yes, you can finally join that online forum where you can meet new people who share the same interest and passion as you do. But there are several problems that you may encounter with your broadband. These problems need to be addressed properly to enable you to continue your new-found hobby. Here are two of the common problems and how to easily solve them:

A. Poor Signal

This is can be very frustrating. You’re already there, and all you have … Read More

Professional Web Design Services For Online Businesses

July 31, 2013 |

If you are an online businessman, you probably already know just how important it is to have an effective website. Your website should be user-friendly, powerful, and informative. Moreover, it should be optimised for SEO so that it can be easily found by the search engines. Most businessmen who are new to the Internet initially think that creating a website is a very easy process. But they fail to understand that a lot goes into designing a strong website that can attract potential customers.

 

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  • Need for a Professional Web Designer

If you are seriously planning to enhance your online business, the first and most important thing for you to do is take the assistance of a competent web design company. When starting your online business, there are many trivial things … Read More

RC Toys – A Selection Guide

July 31, 2013 |

RC toys are something that is equally loved by kids and adults. RC cars and RC helicopters are the most popular form of RC toys that even the adult can’t resist. There is a large number of RC toys available in the toy market of 2013, including cars, helicopters, trains, planes, trucks, bikes and what not. These toys come with different power options, including gas and electric. Children and even adults can live their dream of becoming a pilot or a racer by playing with these RC toys.

We have seen great advancements in the field of RC toys recently, almost all kinds of vehicles can be found with an RC version. Just enter a toy shop and you will be amazed with the number of amazing options you have when it comes to purchasing RC toys. But before choosing which RC toy you should go for, keep … Read More

Smartphones And Water: The Case For Waterproof Cases

July 30, 2013 |

If you’re old enough to remember the 80’s movie classic ‘Gremlins’ You’ll no doubt remember the scene when ‘Rand’ receives the very special creature known as a Mogwai. He was given three very specific instructions. No direct sunlight, no food after midnight and most importantly, above and well beyond all else do NOT get it wet.

It turns out these furry lovable creatures (unless the rules are broken) share a common bond with another small and unique possession we are familiar with, the smartphone. While prolonged direct sunlight is certainly not recommended, especially without a decent anti-glare screen protector, it is the third rule that once again is most important. Much like our fuzzy come demonic friends, the gremlins, a couple drops of water is all it takes to turn one of our most cherished companions into a living nightmare.

Who hasn’t tipped over a glass of water near … Read More

Technology For Truckers: Keeping Drivers Safe (and Less Bored) On The Road

July 30, 2013 |

Truck drivers spend a lot of time away from home. It’s not uncommon for new drivers to be away from home up to a month at a time; with no friends and family around, it can be a pretty lonely existence. But technology is making those long-haul journeys a little more tolerable … and safer.

From smartphone apps to online safety courses, there are plenty of technological resources available that can help truckers on the open road.

No-hassle Truck-weighing

Truck drivers don’t like to waste time on the road, but when they stop at busy weigh stations and have to wait for a paper ticket showing their truck’s weight, they can lose an hour out of their day. Now, CAT Scales – which has 1,450 weigh stations nationwide – makes it easy for drivers to get in and out of weigh stations quickly.

With … Read More

SSD versus HDD: What’s Best For Business?

July 30, 2013 |

The hard disk drive has ruled as the king of secondary storage since the 1960s, beating tape reels and punch cards. At the time, it was the latest and greatest storage technology out there, able to access information non-sequentially and, over time, reducing its form factor and increasing its storage density so much that it’s hard to imagine any other storage tech beating it. But that’s where solid state storage comes in. Faced with the increasing viability of solid state arrays, many businesses have to face the difficult decision of whether to ditch the hard drive in favor of solid state storage.

Hard Disks

The most obvious benefit of hard disks is their ability to store massive amounts of data. A single drive can now store up to 4 TB of information, while the largest consumer SSD is only one-quarter of that. The price of hard disk storage is incredibly low, especially when you consider … Read More

5 Ways Businesses Can Save Money By Using VoIP

July 30, 2013 |

Sometimes making a business more profitable is simply a matter of finding ways to save more money. After all, saving money will increase your margins just as much as having a higher income stream in most cases. One approach to achieving this is using a VoIP system instead of a traditional phone line or cell service. Here are a few examples of ways you can save money through a VoIP service.

1) Cheaper Bills Overall

Most VoIP companies will give you free unlimited calling inside the United States by paying just the set monthly fee. This usually means that you’ll save a lot of money when compared to a traditional phone or cell service since not very many of them will have an unlimited plan for a reasonable amount of money.

2) Great International Rates

Another feature of Voice Over IP systems is that the international rates tend to … Read More

3D Technologies Becoming More Accessible

July 29, 2013 |

There was a time when a computer weighed about 200 tons and occupied an entire room. Today, we’ve got smartphones that can do everything from mapping our way to a destination to capturing high-resolution photographs.

That’s how technology evolves – what was once inaccessible to the general public eventually becomes part of our daily lives. And 3D printing technology is no exception.

Soon, consumers will be able to design and print their own 3D creations with a device that fits in the palm of the hand.

A Lucky Duck

A duck named Buttercup gained superstar status when a 3D printing company made a prosthetic foot for the bird. He had been born with a malformed foot that was later amputated to prevent pain and infection. Once fitted with his new 3D replacement, Buttercup walked as normally as any other duck.

The technology that helped Buttercup regain mobility … Read More

Cellular vs. Satellite: Understanding the Differences

July 29, 2013 |

Almost everyone has a cell phone these days — from your little sister in elementary school all the way up to your grandmother. It’s hard to imagine life without these handheld devices, which allow us to do so much more than simply make phone calls.

In fact, today’s cell phones are so powerful and have so many capabilities that it’s difficult to imagine a situation when a cell phone won’t come in handy. And while it’s true that for the vast majority of the time, and in the vast majority of situations, a cell phone will allow you to stay in touch or get help when you need it, there are actually plenty of situations when a cell phone just won’t cut it. In those cases, you need a satellite phone if you’re going to make a connection.

A Vast Global Network

You might be thinking “A cell phone and a satellite phone are the … Read More

Advance Your Career Through Online Certification

July 28, 2013 |

The Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Online is a formal qualification course that enables students to gain knowledge and skills related to assessment and training program delivery and development within the Vocational Education and Training field, also known as VET. Completion of the course opens up a variety of employment opportunities for students. These commonly include enterprise trainers, training advisers, RTO assessors, vocational education teachers and many others.

Helping other people to learn is a motivating factor for most students to complete the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment Online program. Having this qualification means that graduates can start working as a professional assessor or trainer over a range of sectors including workplaces and educational facilities. You’ll develop the necessary skills to create meaningful learning environments, design learning products and processes, assess student progress and deliver effective training in specific areas of expertise.

By taking online courses, … Read More