In this modern era, it’s unlikely to meet someone that doesn’t have a cell phone. As the digital age has evolved, cell phones aren’t just for calling and texting anymore, but in many cases our lifeline.
Most people believe that they have some degree of privacy automatically on their mobile phones or other mobile devices. However, this is not the case. If you expect privacy to happen on its own, then you will be shocked when some circumstance comes up where you find out that what you assume to be private is archived and searchable somewhere. [Read more…]
Life is a never ending struggle from minute to minute. Form the time we wake up, we have a million and one decisions to make from what to make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner to who’s picking up the kids from school and how we can get that company to accept the deal. Sometimes those decisions end up costing us a great price.
We can get lost in addiction trying to keep up and sometimes our bad decision is as simple as forgetting to wait on the light to turn green. Either way, we are in constant need of recovery from something. With the evolution of technology, that is not only possible, it’s light years faster than it used to be. Below are three of the ways technology is helping us recover. [Read more…]
Having bad credit can be a real downer. But although the modern age has made it easier to build and destroy credit, it’s also made it easier to manage credit, too. With smartphones and the Internet, it’s now easier than even to have a firm grasp on your spending habits and the health of your credit. So for those of you who are struggling with maintaining a good credit score for an extended period of time, here are three ways you can use your phone to help fix your bad credit and continue to keep those scores high. [Read more…]
Technology has literally changed the world. It has made it so that people can work from wherever they are. It made it so that people could keep in contact with friends and family all over the world.
Your computer is a gateway to new worlds, where you can read stories about fantasy worlds or even tour California beaches. When you go on an actual vacation it can do many more things for you. Here are some of the reasons not to forget to take your smartphone and your laptop with you when you head out on vacation. [Read more…]
Even the theory of business communication is tough to wrap your mind around. When, where, how, why – what are all of those rules when it comes to being professional? Are there differences between how big companies and small companies operate? Those are questions that every business person ponders. But, lucky us – new tech in the form of gadgets, devices and software are here to help us out.
But if you want to make the most out of modern communication opportunities, you have to recognize global trends, embrace the mobile revolution, use project management software, allow remote work to happen naturally, and use time-stamping to help you out.
Recognizing Global Trends
When it comes to business communication, you can’t go too far wrong by at least recognizing global trends at the beginning of your analysis process. In other words, look to see what other successful businesses are doing in terms of contact points. What are the major forms of communication? The idea of email revolutionized nearly every industry. And now that everyone is connected all the time via mobile gadgets, it’s more important than ever that you use electronic means like that effectively.
Embracing the Mobile Revolution
Many people still aren’t aware that more people use phones than desktops now. Yes, as of a few years ago, more people connect to the web via their pockets than they do via their offices. That fact alone is of incredible importance, because it means that on a physical level, you’re dealing with a smaller screen, and on a theoretical level, your communications are going to have to move more toward bite-sized as opposed to long and detailed.
Using Project Management Software
And there’s no need for your company to run any sort of proprietary method for internal business communications anymore either. There are inexpensive but super efficient project management systems to install on main systems and on mobile devices, so now every aspect of your business communication will be entirely in sync as long as there’s any phone network available to all members.
Letting Working Go Remote
And gone are the days where people have to come into a building to do their work as well. No more fighting traffic, having to dress up, or dealing with office drama so long as you can get your work done from home. If you want better communication, allow people to communicate from their home or remote environments where they’re comfortable.
New apps on your phone allow you to time-stamp everything as well. And that means not only things like send and receive times, but also how long it takes to do things, and what percentage of your day is spent doing different activities. The more you know about your personal time structure, the better your communication pathways will be.
At some point in many people’s lives, there will be some aspect of addiction to deal with. It could be on a personal level, it might be with a family member, or it could even be work related. But, one positive aspect of the mobile, technological, and gadget-driven revolutions that are present is the fact that common devices can now be used for purposes of addiction recovery, simply due to information flow and application availability.
Consider the following five ways that you can use mobile devices to help eliminate addiction issues, including finding resources that list signs and symptoms, getting apps that help you with bad habits, keeping people connected with support groups, accessible inspiration, and even something like shock treatment for another route of support. [Read more…]
Ah, communication technology – it’s the most amazing thing in the world, keeping everyone connected and webbed together in the tightest of nets. When it works. But that’s one of the things about the advancement of gadgets and gizmos when it comes to communication specifically – it takes some time to adapt to, and there’s always going to be a learning curve involved. And that goes for both professional and personal use.
Think about a few generations of your family, for instance. Grandparents may be completely comfortable with landlines, a bit more hesitant about cell phones, unsure of smartphones, and completely uncomfortable with video chats. But now teenagers don’t even know how to plug landline phones into the wall, and don’t know anyone’s phone numbers anyway. [Read more…]
Mobility, in terms of smartphones permanently connected to all of your web-based needs, is definitely a convenience. But with that convenience also comes additional security risks. They aren’t necessarily worse than your desktop of laptop potential issues, but because of greater mobility, there are certain additional factors to consider.
So, five security imperatives when it comes to your gadgets on the go are going to include securing your email, using password protection, setting up your lock screens, installing GPS locators (in case of theft or just forgetfulness), and using private data apps for things like photos and sensitive business data. [Read more…]
In just 25 years, internet technology has exploded and created a world that can quite frankly be hard to keep up with at times. The World Wide Web was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1990, and was the catalyst for change on a global scale.
E-commerce appeared almost immediately as soon as soon as the World Wide Web was made public. Nowadays, anyone can buy, sell, or just peruse with the simple click of a button, or the swipe and tap of a finger. [Read more…]