If you own a smartphone, you know how important it is to have all of your data saved. This is necessary just in case something should happen with your current device, such as if it is stolen, you lose it or if you decide you want to upgrade to a new phone. Of course, one of the most important things to backup is your list of contacts as these are the last things you want to [...]
From students in higher education to busy executives, a laptop is often one of their most important possessions. These multi-tasking tools can be used in a wide variety of projects, or even to simply connect with one’s family, and that is why it is essential to understand some of the main qualities to look for in a laptop before making a purchase.
No matter how powerful a computer may be, it is important to first ensure that it is comfortable to use. Whether it is the correct size of screen and weight of [...]
Traveling is always an adventure, and everyone should keep a few amazing gadgets nearby to make their next trip as memorable as possible. Here are five gadgets that should be placed in one’s bag as they are preparing for their upcoming trip.
A global phone is not only useful, it could save explorers both time and money by avoiding costly payphones or roaming charges. While these phones may have a camera, an additional digital camera is never a bad idea. A compact camera [...]
There is a lot of speculation about the future of the music industry. Most of the commentary is disparaging, forecasting impending doom. In a recent interview, Garbage’s front woman, Shirley Manson, said, “the music industry has been slow to adapt and has become a dinosaur.”
In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the cylinder phonograph and, in 1999, there’s the digital revolution with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA) is in a legal battle with the music sharing network, Napster. In the 123 years between Edison and Napster, the 78 record debuted, the Victrola went through machinations, the audio cassette went mainstream, Clearwire Internet was developed and the compact disc emerged – effectively killing the market for both the cassette and the LP. Has the music industry been quick to embrace new innovations? Absolutely not. New technology has almost always been met with resistance as it was in the case of the LP, cassette, CD and MP3. But ultimately, it’s not the music executive who will determine the future, it’s the consumer. For the consumer, it’s all about delivery. It’s about getting it quickly, simply, conveniently, compactly and economically even if that means sacrificing quality.
If the history of the music business is anything, it’s a long story about change, about adapting to technological milestones. Shirley Manson is right. The music business, as we once knew it, is a dinosaur. It’s extinct. It’s unclear exactly what the business will look like in ten or twenty years from now, but one thing is clear, people want music. Change may come slowly or with a fight, but as long as people want music there will be a music business, one that delivers.
There has been a lot of debating over the best business tablet since the iPad arrived. Dell, Motorola, Blackberry and Samsung all threw their hats into the ring. The business tablet market is big business. No one wants to miss out on this.
Consumers like the variety. This has allowed multiple manufacturers to share slices of the pie. It is an incredibly uneven proportion that is shared among these vendors. The reason for that is because everyone is following Apple’s lead. The iPad is not going anywhere any time soon.
It has been marketed for personal [...]
When you are choosing which Anti-Virus software you are going to use for your home or business, it can be a rather daunting choice, and we’re going to help you make that choice by talking about 5 of the best Anti-Virus programs on the market today.
5 – Comodo Internet Security sports a wonderful interface, and while it’s malware protection and firewall seem to work excellently, the percentage of viruses it actually detected was rather lacking.
4 – Panda Cloud antivirus is a very easy to use antivirus solution, and has very good detection rates, but [...]
Cloud computing and virtual networks are the latest buzz in the technology world today. Small businesses with limited IT budgets can leverage virtual networks to maximize their productivity will minimizing their IT expenditures.
With a virtualized network, you can save money that might otherwise have been spent on purchasing and maintaining expensive hardware. You can even save money on software licensing costs by taking advantage of cloud-based applications (applications that exist on virtual servers which you access through the Internet rather than having them be installed on your local workstation).Additional information can be found at
Cloud computing can be beneficial to any type of business. The cloud is a term that is used to describe computing needs that are available on the Internet. This is the process of accessing data being which is stored on servers that are owned by a cloud computing company. Using the cloud negates the need of a business to add, maintain or install an internal storage option.
The use of cloud computing is not limited to business use. A home user that is looking for an alternative storage solution can store information online. Data to store [...]
Long gone are the days where businesses have to pay hundreds of dollars on their phone bill each and every month. With an invention known as VOIP, small businesses can make phone calls directly over the Internet. With a crystal clear voice on the other end of the phone, most people don’t even notice the difference between VOIP and a traditional phone line.
If your small business hasn’t made the switch to VOIP yet, here are some key reasons why you should jump the ship today:
Cheap – As noted above, phone [...]