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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hooking Up Wireless Audio Streaming At Home

January 31, 2014 |

Listening to music through computer speakers just doesn’t cut it. If you want to get the most out of your music – from whichever device you are storing it – it’s time to look into wireless speaker options.

With wireless Bluetooth speakers you can easily listen to music from a variety of devices, with AirPlay you can stream video and audio, and with whole home systems from Bose and Sonos, you can connect your entire house wirelessly.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth speakers are probably the easiest, cheapest and most accessible way to stream music wirelessly. A couple of the best known examples include the Jawbone Jambox and the Beats By Dr Dre Pill, allowing users to connect their device to the speaker simply by pressing a few buttons.

You can even turn existing speakers into Bluetooth speakers by attaching an adapter. Logitech, Aluratek, Auris, and Monster all offer … Read More

5 Fancy Up-and-Coming Car Features To Look For In The Year 2014

January 30, 2014 |

The new year brings some exciting new features to the automobile market. Automakers are enticing consumers with a dose of innovation in order to stay ahead of curve. While Mercedes-Benz gives its yearly upgrades to comfort and convenience, other automakers look to add versatility, safety, and economy upgrades.

Automatic Lane Keeping Helps You Stay on Track

The Mercedes-Benz S-class has always been on the bleeding edge when it comes to auto amenities. This year the S-class boasts many new features, most notable however, is an auto lane keeping system for freeway driving. This lane keeping system uses sensors that detect the edges of the freeway lane and automatically compensate steering to keep the vehicle perfectly centered within.

Power Savers

With fuel economy always a concern, Mazda has introduced “I-ELOOP,” into its Mazda 6 sedan. The system recovers kinetic energy from braking and uses it to assist in powering the … Read More

Sky Biz: 5 Ways Cloud Computing Revolutionized Business

January 28, 2014 |

With the advent of cloud computing, businesses can worry less about computing power or storage and focus on the issues that matter to customers or clients. Advantages of switching to cloud computing solutions to run your business include lower costs, increased scalability, improved security, and decreases in deployment time. There’s little wonder why many businesses are switching to cloud computing in order to increase their profit margins. In this article, you’ll learn more about the many benefits of cloud computing.

1. Lower Deployment Costs

Creating in-house solutions to store, access, and serve data can be laborious and time-consuming. With cloud computing, server space is always available for use and projects can be up and running in the time it takes to upload data. Not only do you save on the costs of hardware, you don’t need to lose money waiting for your computer systems to be up and running. With services … Read More

Using Virtual Private Networks In Windows 7

January 26, 2014 |

Information transmitted over the web can be protected by the use of VPNs. This allows the VPN users to create  a virtual tunnel which enables them to access the internet safely, hence engage in safe communication, exchange data and other information, irregardless of internet insecurity. This paper details very easy steps of creating a VPN connection on Windows 7.

The first step is to determine the VPN type and client compatible with Windows 7.

On the start menu right click Computer  and go to properties

Select the system Type from either the 32-bit OS or the 64-bit OS. You will be required to remember this when looking for the correct VPN type and client.

Visit VPNLUX service provider to sign up for a free trial or one of the packages that suits you most, for example Double VPN provides … Read More

Cartridge For Laser-printing

January 24, 2014 |

What Are The Popular Brands of ‘Toner Cartridges’?

Toner cartridges are also popularly known as ‘laser cartridges’, because, these are not used for ‘inkjet printing’, but only for ‘laser printing’. In general, laser printing is used for commercial types of printing needs, where high-resolution images are necessary. ‘Laser-printing’ is the best bet for producing perfect pictures and high-quality documents, and toner cartridges are one of the highly essential elements of ‘laser-printing’.’ Toners’ come in ‘powder’ form, and these powders are blended into the surface, where the printing is to be done, by generating intense heat, and this heat creation is done by using the power of electricity. There are diverse qualities of toner cartridges out there in the market, and one must choose the correct version, in order to get the maximum possible high quality resolution printouts. The main toner cartridges that are presently available are ‘Brother’, ‘Canon’, ‘Dell’, ‘Epson’, ‘HP’, ‘IBM’, ‘Konica … Read More

Car Shopping? 4 Apps That Every Smart Driver Needs To Make The Right Purchase

January 22, 2014 |

Buyers in today’s auto market have such an advantage over buyers of even ten years ago. Technology has put a wealth of information at our fingertips, allowing us to make informed decisions, negotiate the best prices and find the car of our dreams, all with just a handful of smartphone apps. If you are ready to start shopping, these apps can save you time and money, taking the hassle out of car buying.

Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book has long been an industry resource for new and used car pricing. Simply enter the car’s details and you will get a comprehensive value report for new, used and trade-in prices. This can give you more bargaining power because you already know what the car should sell for and how much to expect from your trade-in.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kbb.mobile

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kbb-com/id367353324?mt=8

Edmunds

Edmunds is … Read More

Technology Advice – 4 New Advancments In 2014 For Businesses To Be Aware Of

January 22, 2014 |

An entrepreneur should look to the future and try to stay ahead of the game. It is not always easy, but when doing so, one will have a big leg up on the competition. With this in mind, one should look towards technological advances to find new places to invest in the business. Here are four new advancements in 2014 that a company owner should be aware of.

Dedicated Hosting

In the past, people would run out and find coupons to get free or cheap Web hosting. This might work for a simple blog or personal website. However, this is not a solution for a corporate or e-commerce site as the owner must make sure that pages load quickly. To offer visitors the best experience, one should use Hivelocity. With this hosting firm, one can use a fast and dedicated server that will not throw up any errors.

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The Physical Size Of Big Data

January 21, 2014 |

The people over at Domo have done it again with an amazing infographic titled “The Physical Size Of Big Data”. The infographic talks about how big data would be if it were a physical size. The amount of data is amazing and would tower of us and flood cities and the world. The report was done by a group of students from Stanford University, the report shows that the whole world produces around 1,200 Exabytes of data every year.

There are a lot of cool things about the infographic, for example there are over 80 million iPhone 5s in the world, and if you were to lay them down side by side they would circle the world more than 100 times. By reading this you will appreciate that Data is not physical and how amazing technology truly is.

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Website Woes: 5 Reasons Your Company Isn’t Succeeding Online and How To Recover

January 20, 2014 |

So, you’ve launched your online business and immediate success just hasn’t been yours. What gives? Online businesses struggle for all types of reasons, and the chances are high that the reason your business is having trouble is already on this list. These are five different reasons why your company just isn’t succeeding online.

Your Users Can’t Navigate Your Site

One of the top, most common reasons companies don’t succeed online is because the websites are navigable. Maybe the call to actions are hard to find, or it’s hard to get from page to page because there’s no clear navigation system. Consider the fact that users could be having trouble getting around on your site.

You’re Not Using the Help of Professionals

Another problem is that your marketing efforts could be futile and worthless. By enlisting the help of professionals such as Edgenet, Inc., you could improve … Read More

What You Missed: 6 Innovative Highlights Of CES 2014

January 20, 2014 |

Without a doubt, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the most anticipated gatherings of anything tech related. Each year thousands of tech savvy people and the innovators of such technology converge in Las Vegas, Nevada for what has become the premier event of the year. 2014 proved to be no different as the hottest, newest, and most innovative pieces of technology are unveiled.

Televisions and Video Displays

Ultra High Definition were the key buzz terms on everybody’s mouths with televisions ranging from Panasonic’s 4K, to curved shaped televisions that allow viewers to see clearly from any angle, to the rugged outdoor displays like those offered by the I-Tech Company.

Samsung

Aside from Michael Bay’s presentation cuing mishap, Samsung came out swinging with not only it’s 85″ UHD Television but huge updates to its tablets and the announcement that the Galaxy S5 may include an iris scanner.

Car Tech: Advanced Alarms To Protect Your Car

January 20, 2014 |

It is recommended that a professional auto shop install a new alarm on your car. They have the right tools and knowledge to complete the job. If you do not know how an engine operates, you should never be in there messing around with wires.

The alarm will probably not function correctly if you have never installed one before. There are many wires that need to get hooked up in the right place. One wire in the wrong place will cause the entire thing to malfunction. You will have wasted a complete night for nothing if this happens. The small cost of having one installed is well worth it.

The type of alarm you get is also important. You want to make sure it is loud enough, but not too loud. If you get an alarm that is too loud, it could damage your hearing. Car … Read More

7 Ways The Internet Can Make Your Business More Profitable

January 19, 2014 |

Whilst there are many businesses in Britain that have been quite successful in promoting themselves and making a good revenue stream on their products and services, some of those firms don’t use the Internet to their advantage in order to increase their bottom line.

It is so easy to harness the power of the World Wide Web to your advantage when it comes to promoting your organisation online; however, not many business owners realise this and are missing out on a huge opportunity to grow their business and make even more money than they do now!

If you don’t yet use the power of the Internet for your business, here are 7 examples that you should seriously consider; remember, your competitors are already using the Internet, don’t let them take any potential sales away from you simply because you aren’t doing business online too!

1. Email Opens Up A New Communication Channel

You might be … Read More

Awesome Technology That Will Grow Your Business

January 19, 2014 |

It can sometimes be difficult to keep up with the everchanging technology, especially if you run your own business. There’s far too much paperwork to be doing and no time to spend researching technology trends. Luckily for you, we’ve saved you a lot of time, by digging out the latest awesome technology that will help your business grow.

Cut Price Tablets

If you don’t have a tablet yet there’s probably only one reason; it’s too expensive. Some tablets are certainly pricey and cost more than buying a laptop, which is certainly an expense most businesses don’t need. However, Windows have started to push some of their Windows 8.1 tablets and have cut the price dramatically. Dell, Lenovo and Toshiba tablets have all been reduced in price recently, some to less than £100. This is the perfect time to invest in a tablet for your business, with prices unlikely to stay that low forever. These tablets … Read More