Want your home to work with you to offer better comfort levels, greater convenience and a much-welcome reduction in your utility bills? Then investing in smart control technology could be a wise choice
Smart technology can stretch into pretty much every aspect of home life. You’re probably already familiar with the headline-grabbing systems, such as multi-room audio and video, cinema-style spaces and ultra-fast networks teamed with breakneck broadband. But home automation doesn’t have to be all glitz and glamour. In fact, it’s the more nuts and bolts tech that can make the biggest difference to how your house works for you. Gadgets offering central or remote control of heating, lighting, energy monitoring and security systems may not be ‘show-off-to-your-friends’ additions, but incorporating them into your project will bring convenience, greater functionality and even the potential to save energy and money. So how do you get a smarter home?
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Cloud computing is gaining in mainstream popularity, and that interest isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon, however a new era is on the horizon as web hosting and cloud computing provider Rackspace partners with several big names in technology in an effort to standardize the cloud. The company has teamed up with NASA, among other big name partners, to create an open source cloud computing system named OpenStack, which is made up of tried and tested code that Rackspace already uses for its Cloud Servers and Cloud Files. Additionally, some code from the NASA Nebula Cloud Platform is also being used in this project.
Open source cloud software will allow individuals and companies to create their own products, which will help to standardize the cloud. Standardization will make it easier for applications and software programs to work together and help to prevent cloud lock-in. Allowing customers to choose, and freely change, their cloud providers …
For busy students, not having the right file on hand can be a major setback when working away from home. You may try to have your flash drive with you at all times, but what about the times that you forget to save an important document on the drive or forget to bring it with you at all? Cloud-based apps are designed especially for situations like these, so you can have all of your important documents fully accessible, whether you’re working from your home computer, laptop, tablet, or even your smartphone.
For students enrolled in technology degree programs, understanding and gaining personal experience with cloud-based apps can not only improve your convenience and organization for your classes, but can help you become more familiar with the technology you will likely encounter in a future career.
The following list compiles the top five cloud-based apps for fostering student learning and performance.
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You’re working, going to school and taking care of your family, and it’s exhausting! When you decided to continue your education, you knew it would be tough, but you didn’t expect it to be this confusing. One of your biggest reasons for choosing an online learningprogram was to keep it simple, but you’re having trouble keeping everything straight day after hectic day. Don’t get overwhelmed. You may just need a bit of help to be more capable in school and to help you stay organized. That’s where technology can help. New software programs from Apple for the iMac and iPad are designed to help you keep your life clear and efficient.
Apple iMac and iPad
Apple is known for making innovative products that you can use without having extensive knowledge of technology. The original Macintosh personal computer was a simple-to-use, revolutionary addition to people’s homes. The desktop iMac has come a long way. It is …
There are thousands of remarkable apps available for download and install in apple app store. In this post we are going to review top ipad apps that are perfect for the small business, home office worker and entrepreneurs.
NoWait seeks to replace the venerable pager in your non-reservation restaurant by giving you something that the pager can’t: the chance to communicate with your guests while they wait to be seated.
The service texts guests with their wait times and customizable messages. It also develops text and email marketing lists, based on info you receive from your waiting guests. You can use the app to manage your wait list and contact guests when their tables are ready. NoWait also syncs your devices so you can manage the wait list from anywhere. Contact NoWait for usage-dependent pricing.
MeetingResult ($9.99) is designed to boost the value of your company’s meetings. The app uses a custom methodology …
Here is the short review of top 8 security softwares to protect your PC or notebook from viruses, spywares and malicious softwares.
Symantec Norton Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition
The Small Business Edition of Symantec’s Endpoint Protection consolidates antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and intrusion prevention into a single suite that’s sold on a per user basis, so it can be easily scaled to the number of employees in your office. You can also centrally manage the security suite so you can control the security for all computers and servers.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2012
Internet Security 2012 features Kaspersky’s Hybrid Protection, which mixes traditional antivirus protection on your PC with cloud-based, real-time threat defense to keep you safe from today’s ever-evolving threats. Kaspersky’s Safe Run technology lets users open suspicious applications, files, or emails without allowing malware to reach your PC. A two-way firewall helps prevent hackers from getting into your systems.
McAfee Internet Security 2012
Turbocharge your internet experience with this alternative web browser.
Everyone is familiar with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, which can be considered the big three when it comes to web browsers. But a little searching reveals that there are a lot more options available to users with regards to accessing and surfing the web. Opera is one such alternative, offering tabbed browsing amidst other features typical of most modern web browsers.
Interestingly enough, Opera’s relative underground status helps it be one of the safer browsers available at present. Since the number of users running the browser is small, hackers tend to pay less attention to it. What’s more, excellent technical support along with an extensive, integrated phishing and malware database, Opera offers a good degree of security when online.
The following details a few ways you can boost performance and surf the web with greater convenience on Opera.
Turn on Turbo
This week social media giant Facebook set out a clear and direct challenge to their largest rival, Apple, in a bid to move onwards and upwards in the mobile internet market. The two companies have been circling each other for a number of years now, with both showing massive growth in their own separate specialist areas, but occasionally treading on each other’s toes.
Do you think using mobile phone spy software like iPhone Spy to monitor a spouse or child is a little too “James Bond” for your tastes? After all, just five short years ago no one resorted to using “snooping tools” like iPhone Spy to monitor loved ones—but that’s only because iPhones hadn’t been invented yet! Because today when it seems like everyone has at least one smart phone, using a mobile phone spy app to monitor a loved one isn’t too James Bond—its common sense! In fact, here are three reasons why you absolutely need mobile phone spy software in today’s society:
Keep Children Safe
Today, children are constantly bouncing from one activity to another making it almost impossible for a parent to always know where they are at any given time. Mobile monitoring tools like iPhone Spy provide Real Time Location Tracking using GPS technology so they can see where their children …
AMD has announced a new line of products and tools for embedded customers. These offerings extends over products, software, design and sales support. These also include the immediate availability of three new low- power processors for the AMD Embedded G-series platform, as well as the new Systems and Technology track for the AMD Fusion Partner Program that is aimed at embedded solutions providers.The new addition for the AMD Embedded G-series platform allows deeply embedded or “headless” systems. These don’t require a graphics solution , to take advantage of the new “Bobcat” CPU core. These new processors are available in 5W and 18W power bands and provide a set of advanced computational features not available in the X86 solutions.
As for the new systems and technology track for the AMD Fusion Partner Program, it offers embedded solutions providers personalized incentives and tools, training and technical enablement resources that align with their individual business objectives. This program …
Nvidia announced that Tegra zone app is now on the Android market, providing a single place for consumers seeking the richest games of their super phone or tablet powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile super chip.This free app delivers a curated selection of Tegra processor- optimized games, as well as professional game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD video trailers, gameplay videos and many other features. Sale and delivery of the selected games are through Google’s Android market. Games on Tegra Zone app are enhanced for Tegra 2 super chip powered devices, and are more realistic and interactive. Among those selected as launch titles are Dungeon Defenders, Samurai II: Vengeance and Galaxy on Fire 2 THD.
The Tegra 2 super chip is finding a large and ever expanding market, particularly among those interested in console- quality gaming on their mobile device. It is built with the world’s first mobile dual-core CPU which packs together the best Web …
Start up company Answerly has released a browser extension named InboxQ that delivers a stream of questions from Twitter to the user. The fact that Twitter is presently a platform for a lot of Q&A activity and that this can be used inventively for connecting businesses and brands to customers has lead to the development of this platform.
Once the plug in is downloaded, users can set up campaigns, share questions, answer and even track these answers.The use of natural language processing software helps to detect real questions and yields answers of relatively high quality. Together,InboxQ’s sharing features lets users to refer a question to any of the Twitter followers via a direct message.
Being the first in class, InboxQ is sure to get more of Twitter as a Q&A service. There are examples of brands which have picked up Twitter usage exponentially following the use of InboxQ. Maybe, InboxQ has a role to …
Sony announced debut of the music streaming device,Music Unlimited in U.S, Australia and New Zealand. The service is available on Sony devices like PlayStation 3, Blu- ray Disc player,personal computers and Bravia televisions. The service will also be offered on Android smart phones using an iOs app to be released soon.
Sony Music Entertainment together with partners Universal Music Group, EMI Music and Warner Music Group Corp plays the lead role in Music Unlimited and offers a song base of over six million. Music Unlimited was earlier available in countries like U.K,Italy and Germany, to name a few.
Music Unlimited will have its basic membership providing an interactive radio experience for $3.99 per month and a premium service for $9.99 per month. The later gives subscribers on-demand access to the library and the ability to manage music through play lists. Sony also features a service that will scan the local library and play lists …