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Posts By Kath Kreger

High-Tech Travel: The 5 Most Advanced Cars For The Tech-Savvy Driver

March 3, 2014 |

If you embrace living in the 21st century, you’re probably decked out with devices. You always have the latest smartphone, you’re hooked into social media 24/7, and your entire life is organized on a tablet. If this description fits you, then you should have a car that fits your technology fetish as well. Having a tech-friendly car will allow you to truly stay up to date and hooked into all your devices no matter where you go. There are plenty of affordable vehicles that are loaded with the latest technology. Read on for a list of some cars that score big in the digital technology department.

Dodge Dart

In the compact class, the 2014 Dodge Dart has been named the “Most Connected Car” of 2014 by Connected World Magazine. This model boasts an advanced console that features a UConnect 8.4 inch touchscreen. A modern GPS navigation system is combined with SiriusXM … Read More

Always Loved Technology? 6 Careers To Embrace Your Passion

February 21, 2014 |

There are many people that want to take their love for technology and apply that passion towards a career. Technology is a very vast market, and there is never a shortage of things to talk about. However, one may have a little bit of trouble figuring out exactly what they want to do. However, there are plenty of career opportunities for those that love tech. Here are the top six careers that will allow you to embrace your passion for technology.

1. YouTube Personality

While it might not seem like a viable career, there are many different YouTube personalities that have made a decent career out of talking about tech products. These products range from PCs, mobile phones, laptops, TVs, video games, and all other things that are technology related. While it’s hard to gain a YouTube following, this career path allows you to be your own boss and talk about … Read More

6 Amazing iPhone Accessories From CES 2014

February 21, 2014 |

According to the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of adults in the United States now own a Smartphone. Naturally, designers and entrepreneurs have come out of the woodwork with new accessories for your device. Here are six amazing accessories.

The PowerAll

The PowerAll (http://www.thepowerall.com/) is a rechargeable 12000mAh battery with two USB ports that will charge your smartphone six times before needed a recharge itself. The charger doubles as a 400 amp engine-starter and has an LED flashlight. It’s about twice as thick as a smartphone, so you’ll probably want to leave it in the car.

Surfr

EnerPlex’s Surfr (enerplex.biz.) is a solar charger, and one of the coolest Samsung cases to come out at CES (there is also an iPhone 5/5s Version). The case has a 2500 mAh capacity, so it’ll double your phones stock battery life. Solar charging isn’t very fast, so fortunately the Surfr can also … 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

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.

4 Tips For Keeping Your Cell Phones In Pristine Condition

January 10, 2014 |

You have invested a lot of money into your phone. Smartphones are one of the most expensive devices that you can buy. Given how often we use them, they are also the easiest to mess up. There are many different reasons why someone would want to keep their phone in good condition. A lot of people like to sell their old phone when they get a new one. Other are just embarrassed by walking around with a phone that has giant cracks in the screen. Either way, here are the four best tips to keep your phone is pristine condition.

1. Buy a Phone Case

If you don’t mind sacrificing the form factor of your smartphone, a case is the way to go. How do most people end up damaging their phone? Dropping it. Cases are instrumental in preventing damage from drops. Most smartphones aren’t like the indestructible Nokias of old. … Read More

5 Amazing Ways Your Phone Can Be Used For Everyday Tasks

January 6, 2014 |

Today, using a cell phone is no longer limited to making phone calls alone. With the advent of smartphones, you can now use your phone to do just about anything, including everyday tasks. Knowing a few amazing ways your phone can be used to complete tasks throughout your day is a way to make more out of your time while also doing so from anywhere you are located.

Managing Your Tasks and Schedule

Phones are capable of managing your tasks and schedules, regardless of how hectic they are each day. You can use various apps and tools to schedule meetings, set up appointments and even turn on timers to ensure you are never late again. Using your phone as your personal assistant for remembering important dates and times for meetings is really easy and most every phone has this capability.

Checking Your Home Security System

Some home … Read More

International Business: 6 Tips For Building A World-Friendly Website

January 3, 2014 |

Geography is not a problem for businesses nowadays. A wide range of online consumers are found locally and globally. To attract these customers from various locations, it’s important that you design a global-friendly website. Here are 6 ways that you can improve the worldwide appeal of your site.

Include a Webpage Translator

As the owner of an international website, you must cater to the needs of many people. First, visitors must understand the website. Reading is the main way that they understand what the site is about. If a customer can’t read your site, they are much more likely to simply bounce back to the search engine. Make sure that your webpages can be translated into languages other than English. An easy way to do this is to incorporate Google Translator into your site. This will help your international users comprehend the info you are providing.

Include Different Currencies in the … Read More

Up And Coming Tech Company? 4 Ways To Market Yourself Successfully

December 30, 2013 |

The tech industry has never been more competitive than it is right now. Therefore, if you have a tech company that is just getting started, it is critical that you take the necessary steps to market your company successfully. Even if your company is great at the services you provide, that will not matter if nobody knows you exist. This article will discuss methods you can use to market your company to the masses.

1. Social Media

We are currently living in the age of social media. As popular as social media sites are right now, all signs indicate that it is only going to get more popular in the future. Websites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are wonderful places to connect with potential customers while also getting the word out about the products or services that your tech company offers. You can also find out which products and services … Read More