Christmas is just a few days away. The malls are crowded, the stores are out of stock, and you still havenâ€™t bought a gift for your special someone.Â If he or she happens to be an avid Apple user, then youâ€™re in luck. There are lots of gadgets and gizmos that you can get within hours of ordering. These are the perfect last-minute gifts! [Read more…]
Trying to take care of yourself is hard enough. But itâ€™s even more difficult when youâ€™re also trying to keep track of the innumerable tasks, appointments and other needs of your family members.
Thankfully, mobile technology is catching up with modern home management needs and is unveiling new tools to share some of the workload. A number of cheap or low-cost applications can be installed onto your mobile phones and tablet PCs to make many daily routines easier and more efficient. Here are five home management apps that can help you manage your home better while freeing up more of your time. [Read more…]
The UK-based air traffic control organization, National Air Traffic Services (NATS) recently announced they were making the leap to flash storage for their cloud-based infrastructure. The big idea is that by moving data to a flash-based storage array system they can increase flexibility, scalability and efficiency of operations. According to a representative over at NATS, the cloud infrastructure would improve collaboration within their organization, and reduce system failures all across the board. The thing is, theyâ€™re actually right. Not just that, but many companies are following suit. Why? Flash storage is both lightning fast and becoming increasingly affordable for both large and enterprise-level companies to adopt. [Read more…]
Whenever a new mobile phone has just come out, itâ€™s customary to compare it with the current leader of the pack to see how it measures up. The hottest, latest smartphone right now is Appleâ€™s iPhone 5, while the reigning champ is Samsungâ€™s Galaxy S3. Which one of these is better? Letâ€™s find out how each one stacks up.
Design and construction
At first glance, this category seemed like a no-brainer: the iPhone 5â€™s stunning industrial design and craftsmanship has certainly no equal. However, the Galaxy S3â€™s slightly curved rear end feels better to the touch, compared to the iPhoneâ€™s stark corners. However, the case for the S3 goes downhill when you pore over its cheap-looking plastic body, versus the iPhone 5â€™s aluminum construction. [Read more…]
The newest models of printers available in the market can now be connected to the Internet.Â This provides for three main benefits including the ability to print from anywhere with a web connection which is facilitated by sending an email to the printer’s email address, enjoyment of various print apps, and the ability to manage e-print settings, using any browser regardless of location.Â For purposes of understanding this product better, we can look into an HP printer that supports its ePrint offering.
The process is quite simple.Â It is initiated by sending an email containing the document to be printed to the address of the printer.Â Printable documents include images, photos, PDFs, and Word and Powerpoint documents.Â It is the most convenient printing option available today although there may be some issues in the appearance of the printed document.Â There may be a slight variation from the original document in style, formatting, and text.Â It is highly recommended to use the software application of computers when printing documents that need to retain its original form such as legal documents.Â In this way, users are given more control in how their printouts would appear.Â The HP ePrint service is provided for free when customers have the corresponding ePrint enabled printer.
An added bonus to the service is the availability of special print applications which allow users to print text, photos, and graphics sourced from the Internet.Â Although the print apps provide access to the more popular contents, browsing cannot be done using the device.Â One interesting feature is the Scheduled Delivery Section which facilitates automatic printing of contents at designated dates and time.
A valid user account with a partnering company is needed to enable users to print their own content using the apps.Â Owners of web-connected printers are currently allowed to download the apps for free .Â There may be variations in the print apps available depending on the model of the printer and the country location of the user.
Web-connected printers are seen as a useful improvement on a common equipment or gadget used for personal and business purposes.Â With the fast pace of life today, people need to have access to the most convenient way of completing their tasks through more options and added convenience .Â Consumers will always welcome products that allow them to have more time to attend to other pressing needs, knowing that there are options available for their printing tasks.
About the Guest Blogger:
Eric is an entrepreneur and frequent traveler who has had the chance to try this printing option.Â He advises people Â like him to have good quality printer inks such as those from Stinky Ink readily available to avoid any inconvenience.
Vaping is a big fad right now. A lot of people, especially smokers, are getting into e-cigarettes in a big way. The main reason is because it is a healthy alternative to smoking. Itâ€™s also a fun activity.
Have you ever wondered how these things work? Short of going to an electronic cigarette manufacturer and asking for a tour of their facility, youâ€™d probably want to know how such a device converts a liquid into smoke. [Read more…]
Not all who set up businesses succeed in what they do. Some fail because of their lack of a concrete plan while the others start out without the necessary tools to run their business efficiently.
Any entrepreneur starting a new business should be prepared well. In this age of the internet, it pays to be able to utilize the technologies and tools available to you. Many are free to use while some require a certain fee.
For those who donâ€™t want to be left behind, creating a website is essential today. This is the tool that will establish your internet presence and make people across the globe more aware of your products or services.
In line with this, you must choose a content management system (CMS) platform that will be easy to manage on the backend. WordPress and Joomla are the most widely used platforms these days. If you have the time and no budget to hire a technical person, do learn the ways to update the backend yourself.
Along with the website, you need to get the services of a reliable hosting company. You need to pay for this to ensure that people can easily search your business and your site is up and running all the time. Make sure that technical support is also provided round the clock.
This tool is free to use and is powerful in helping you keep track of your website traffic. Entrepreneurs need to monitor the statistics in order to come up with new ways to attract visitors to their website and eventually convert them into buyers. Google analytics is the most popular tool being used today.
Point of sale
A point of sale (POS) software is a requirement particularly if youâ€™re into selling goods including digital products. This tool will help you process payments and issue receipts to every purchaser to legitimize your transactions. An advantage of using the POS today is you have the capability of gathering customer data and do a short survey through this software. This feature will help you better understand your target market and find ways to meet their needs.
This part should never be taken for granted. Social media is very powerful and you need to be on them to be able to interact with your target market. For startups, Facebook and Twitter are strongly recommended. Eventually when you have established your business, you can get on the other sites such as LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Plus and Pinterest.
About the guest author:
Teresa Te is a business blogger who has been writing recently about the evolving retail technologies such as the sage retail ideal for various enterprises.