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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

Power Save Option or Sleep Mode

October 4, 2012 |

Power save mode is an option which can be easily activated with the operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. Activating this mode will ensure that your monitor is off when there is no activity in your PC.

Turning the monitor off doesn’t mean that processes going on in the computer will be stopped or hard drive will stop working. It depends upon the user to fix duration for which he wants his monitor to be at an inactive state, it may be 10 minutes, 20 minutes or an hour.

As nothing is done during this state of monitor, it is also referred to as ‘Sleep’ mode of the computer.

Power saving option varies slightly in different O.S.

Windows XP:Users can change settings by going to ‘Control Panel’, there you can find ‘Power Options’ which include System Standby, System Hibernate and more. There you can select the option according to your … Read More

Low Cost Airlines that offer Mobile Phone Apps

March 30, 2012 |

For better or worse, this is the age of mobile computing – and even low cost airlines know that. Even though these companies usually operate around a “no-frills” motto, some of them have not failed to realize the importance of connecting with their customers through the new channels.

And even though there’s notably an absence of mobile-ready websites from most European low cost airline guides, not all is lost. There are a few low cost airlines that already availed free mobile phone apps, that make it so much easier and pleasurable to interact with them.

In case you’re not familiar with it, this article will run you through the best official lost cost flight apps that you should probably download to your smartphone or tablet.

EasyJet Mobile App

This is simply one of the best mobile apps released officially by an European low cost airline. Not because it’s so amazing by its own … Read More

PSP E-1000: Budget PlayStation Portable Announced

August 17, 2011 |

Sony has announced that a new, low-cost PlayStation Portable model will launch in Europe later this year.

The new PSP E-1000 will not have Wi-Fi, but will only cost €99 – which equates to about £86, although Sony is yet to confirm a UK price. Read More