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Monthly Archives: November 2013

5 Tips To Protect Yourself From Online Identity Theft

November 30, 2013 |

Technology is a double edged sword and you need to be aware of that. Many people that make use of technological innovations never really know the power of it. Although, they are aware of how these technologies can be used to make their life easier they never understand the fact that most technologies have a dark side as well. Internet surely makes life easier and better for everybody, but things can go terribly wrong if you underestimate the darker side of it. Today, online identity theft issues are everywhere and millions of people around the world are being affected by it.

Here are 5 killer tips that can help you to protect yourself from online identity theft issues in a simple way.

Limit Your Information on Social Networking Sites

Social networking sites have taken the world by storm and today almost everybody has a social networking … Read More

Best Gadgets For Health and Fitness Lovers

November 29, 2013 |

With the holiday season fast approaching there are plenty of gadgets for everyone on the market. There’s even something for that health conscience friend or relative who loves to workout.  Get them a gadget that accompanies their smart phone or computer and improve their health and fitness goals next year.

We have a list of six gadgets that help with just about every fitness issue imaginable.  Sure, traditional health methods to boost energy and lose weight work just fine, but wouldn’t the entire process be much more fun with a gadget?!

1. FitBit Flex Wireless Activity and Sleep Wristband

This sleek wrist band syncs to an app that helps you track your food intake and activity, steps walked, calories burned, how well you are sleeping, and wakes you with a silent alarm. The online app lets you track your progress, mark your goals, and stay connected through social … Read More

How to Gamify Your Work Life

November 28, 2013 |

By Andrew Tipp

You are a professional dude. Or lady dude. You basically like what you do, and want to be awesome at your job. But that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes work doesn’t get done. Tasks are abandoned. Projects go unfinished.

Why?

It’s often because you get distracted. You get bored. Sometimes work feels like a drag, especially the mundane stuff. Can you make your professional world a more exciting place? Is there a way to make work more compelling?

There is. And it’s called gamification.

The idea of gamifying experiences to make them more interesting, engaging and productive has basically been around forever. We encounter it every day. Every time we collect stamps to ‘win’ a free coffee or hit shops on a specific day to ‘unlock’ a special deal, we are participating in gamification.

But how can this concept apply to professional life? By focusing on the game mechanics that keep us playing … Read More

Design-Test Services, Test System Software, Test Fixture Design and More

November 27, 2013 |

Since 1993, Four Hound Solutions mission was to provide customers with a balance between experienced engineers, software specialists and top-level support personnel for the integration of complete test solutions designed to provide cost-effective yet optimal performance. Founded by experienced engineers and support personnel, the goal has always been to provide the expertise necessary for customers to view Four Hound’s personnel as an extension of their own staff so that test plans, system designs and programming technologies can be implemented smoothly and with minimal intrusion.

Extensive Experience

Because of the extensive experience of Four Hound staff, they are able to get customers up and running quickly and efficiently using the most up-to-date Automated Test Equipment (ATE) available. At Four Hounds, customers are not sent just one or two employees to provide service, but instead an entire team is devoted to the needs of the customer. But it goes beyond the team approach, as at the … Read More

Ecommerce is a Great Way to Do Business

November 26, 2013 |

Ecommerce is a great way to do business. By working online you expand your reach to millions you couldn’t reach from an offline business. As long as you can manage the supply to accommodate the demand you have the makings of a great business right out of the gate. However, there are many ways to set up ecommerce software, and they can spell out a lot about how your business will work. The following are some features of good products like this ecommerce cart. This will help you on your way to make a good, informed decision about what your ecommerce site needs.

Good carts are, above all, accessible. Making users jump through hoops or losing their shopping data with unnecessary logins is a good way to lose business. Balance security with session time and convenience in this regard. Well-programmed software will already take things like this into account and be functional out of the … Read More

Take Protective Measures Against Website Hacking

November 26, 2013 |

While it may not be possible to absolutely eliminate the threat of hacking on your website, it certainly is possible to minimise the risk and thwart the attempts of all but the most intrepid perpetrators. For your own peace of mind as well as the protection of your customers and associates, you should take every possible precaution.

In much the same way that you take steps to safeguard your physical property, there are ways to make it more difficult for hackers to intrude on your web domain.

Dreaded Words: “I’ve Been Hacked”

In the digital marketplace, those words are spoken far too often: Statistics point to a hacking episode every five seconds worldwide. The severity of the episodes vary. The question is not if, but when and how bad it will be. It is imperative that you do everything possible to protect your online presence from tampering, and to protect the integrity of … Read More

3 Reasons To Have Security On Your Mobile Fingerprint Scanner

November 25, 2013 |

What is the Purpose of a Mobile Fingerprint Scanner?

One of the most novel devices that are used by police departments is the mobile fingerprint scanner, a handheld gadget that can scan the tips of the fingers and subsequently bring up a whole stream of data about the person whose fingerprints they are, such as his or her full name, birth date, place of residence, place of employment and so on. (Many non-police citizens are also familiar with these from having seen them used on the CSI shows.) They are useful in helping police to identify the “John” and “Jane Does” whose dead bodies they find, as well as suspects. The typical mobile fingerprint scanner comes equipped with scanner sensors and a smartphone connector.

Smartphones owned by private individuals can also have fingerprint scanners embedded in them that make a variety of things possible that would not have been so in … Read More

Great Interview Questions Get Great Answers

November 24, 2013 |

Interviewing people for press articles or blogs can be an intimidating experience. Whether you are speaking to a CEO or a sports star, the sheer charisma and presence of the interview subject can send plans awry, even for the most confident and experienced writers.

The temptation for too many journalists is to trot out the cliched questions which everyone asks. Sports stars will be asked how they felt, for example, or a politician will be asked an anodyne, unchallenged question which allows them to retreat into bluster. Such questions make for poor blogs and articles.

Good interview questions, on the other hand, are gold for good writers. A question needs to produce something new and different from the respondent. Readers crave insight, rather than reading cliches, and all questions should be targeted and focused.

Creating good questions ahead of an interview is therefore a … Read More

Using LinkedIn As A Business Tool

November 22, 2013 |

Whether your business is large or small, using LinkedIn can prove to be an invaluable networking, recruiting, and marketing tool. What sets LinkedIn apart from most social media platforms, is that it is designed solely for professional interactions. While you may opt to connect with people you have a personal relationship with on LinkedIn, it is a place where many people are confident reaching out to colleagues and professional acquaintances they have a less personal relationship with. However, as a business owner, you will likely use LinkedIn differently than jobseekers. Below are just a few of the ways you can use LinkedIn as a business tool.

Recruiting

LinkedIn gives you access to jobseekers in your local area, nationwide, and around the world. This allows recruiters and HR departments to access a larger pool of qualified candidates, with minimal effort. Given the competitiveness of today’s job market, you may … Read More

Online Car Shopping: How-To

November 22, 2013 |

Buying a new or used car can be stressful. This could be due to pushy car salesmen or the feeling of being rushed to buy, when you simply want to browse and take your time. Buying a new car is an investment, and should not make a hasty decision. For those wanting to take their time, there is good news: you can shop for cars, new and used, online. Below are a few things to consider when shopping for your next car.

The Best Websites

When shopping online for a car, there are many websites you can use. Many of your local car dealers have a website with their up-to-date selections, and you can even shop directly from many manufactures to have your car designed with custom features, such as paint, interior, and add-ons. If you are looking for a used car, you can turn to popular sites … Read More

Everyday Devices and Gadgets Used By Brain Surgeons

November 21, 2013 |

Brain surgeons use a variety of high-tech devices and gadgets every day in the operating room, employing classic, standard tools as well as innovative ones to diagnose and treat patients. Brain surgeons, also called neurologists, are responsible for diagnosing and treating brain injuries and illnesses. They conduct neurological exams, gather medical history, do research on the latest technologies, prescribe medicine, interpret tests, and perform surgeries. The outlook for this particular job sector is good, with a higher-than-average growth of 24 percent from now until 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gadgets and Devices

From hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining (designed for diagnosing brain tumors) to laser microscopes, brain surgery instruments are common in the operating and emergency rooms. Common instruments include endoscopes, MRI and CT scan equipment, scalpels, forceps, blades, retractors, hemostats, magnetic stereotaxis systems, neurosurgery imaging and neuronavigation systems, cranial sets, high-speed drills, wire saws, … Read More

Utilising CAFM Software For Asset Management

November 20, 2013 |

As the horizons of an organisation expand, often its payroll, facilities requirements and asset portfolio grow too. What was once a very simple portfolio of assets can quickly become challenging to manage, particularly as more and more classes are added to it. Classes from office equipment to industrial machinery and corporate artwork to fuel stores; planning and managing an organisation’s is no easy task.

It is little wonder then that more and more facilities and corporate asset managers are turning to computer aided facilities management (CAFM) to meet the evolving demands on their organisations.

Traditionally, CAFM solutions were only implemented by large companies, with vast portfolios of assets to manage. As providers bring down prices, however, CAFM is becoming accessible to organisations of all shapes and sizes. Moreover, organisations in almost any industry or field can benefit from facilities management technology as both tangible and intangible … Read More

More than Just Mobile: The Value of Using a Responsive Web Design for Your Website

November 19, 2013 |

Over half of US small businesses in 2009 did not have a company website based on statistics confirmed by the US Census Bureau. With the increase popularity of mobile devices, social media platform and online marketing tools overall, it is not surprising that this figure has drastically decreased since that study was first conducted. However, having a standard website that is designed specifically for computers will force you to leave a lot of profitable opportunities and prospective sales on the tables of your competition. Investing in a responsive web design that is compatible with mobile devices, on the other hand, will prevent those opportunities from slipping through your fingers.

The Flexibility of Responsive Web Design

A major selling point of responsive web design is its overall flexible nature. Even if you decide to learn how to create mobile website online, taking the steps to find flexible web page layouts that can easily be modified … Read More