Over the last two decades, the Internet has pervaded our everyday lifestyles in a way that makes the cyber world less of a luxury and more of a necessity for access to opportunity and information. With that in mind, not everyone requires the same connection speed for their Internet service, as we all tend to use it with a different purpose in mind. To make the search for the ideal Internet connection a little bit simpler, let’s look at some common Internet options and dissect which speed may best meet your own online needs.
By far the most inexpensive of Internet options, dial-up – otherwise known as analog (56k) – is famous for — beyond its trademark connection sound — boasting the slowest Internet connection speed on the market. Using an ISP-provided public telephone network to connect, the quality of the access is relatively poor compared to its competitors and reaches a meager speed height of about 56 Kbps, much too slow for quality streaming or downloading. Still, dial-up is the economical option for a family living on a low budget, or for anyone who
Since its creation in the earliest days of the Internet Era, the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) has struggled to find a place as anything more than a tool for the presentation or formatting of text and images. HTML 5 has provided both the base functionality and ease of extensibility that promises to elevate the once-lowly markup language to a useful application development tool.
A complete study of HTML 5 is far beyond the scope of this short article. For a more thorough review of the topic, the interested reader is encouraged to visit the World Wide Web Consortium’s HTML 5 Specification site. Instead, we will turn our attention to three areas where HTML 5 is already proving its utility.
As a small business owner, you know that time is money. You simply do not have the time to devote to online marketing efforts that may or may not generate visitors to your website and convert them to customers. You have a finite amount of time to devote to online marketing efforts. Moreover, you need to see a return on the time investment when you allocate your valuable time resources to online marketing.
Most small business owners agree that internet marketing would benefit their business. However, with limited time available to learn the techniques of online marketing and even less time available to monitor successes that do not immediately translate into ROI, small business owners need a lean, mean initiation strategy to quickly and efficiently implement online marketing.
Six tips to help small business owners get started with internet marketing include:
Land that User!
The most important page of your small business website is the landing page, also known as the homepage. Your homepage must engage the user and compel them to investigate other pages within your site. Your landing page should not include all of the information
To many gamers, 3D seems like a gimmick – but if the general entertainment market moves towards 3D, it would be foolish for consoles to not at least be 3D capable. Currently, the only next generation console looking for release in the near future is Nintendo’s offering. As with the Wii, it doesn’t appear that Nintendo are directly competing with either Microsoft or Sony – looking instead to solidify their position with the more casual audience with the Wii U. This infographic by ladbrokesgames.com details some of the interesting aspects of Sony’s financial motivations in the technological arms-race that is console development.
Of particular interest are the rumours of an always-on approach to DRM (or the ability to use purchased games on a single console) – effectively killing the used games market. Interestingly, Ubisoft (pioneers, for good or bad of “working exactly as intended” always-on DRM) were recently seen to be backing down from such an approach because of the image problem it had created for the company. Do you think such a move would be terrible PR for Sony, or good financial sense? Do you think 3d offers an enriched experience, or wish it would quit circling the drain and
It’s iPhone season again, just in case you hadn’t noticed. We’ve been bombarded by hundreds of supposed leaks, photos, videos, rumours and educated guesses. All of these have been promising additions, changes, new features and the like, but it seems in recent days like the rumours have been going in the opposite direction.
Let’s take a sample. First, after months of speculation, it seems that Apple has finally chosen not to include NFC in their new iPhone 5. There was a wide assumption that they would do so, seeing as Passbook e-wallet functionality has been baked into the new iOS 6 software. It’s a feature that the iPhone’s main rivals include as standard. The choice not to include it seems like a regressive step. The technology is certainly ready even if the customers aren’t. It isn’t even prohibitively expensive, so they can’t claim it’s to do with keeping costs down. Heck, even the BlackBerry Curves now have NFC contactless payments built in.
On the world’s most anticipated (and probably most expensive) smartphone it seems like an unusual move to create the software and then fail to implement the hardware. That means it will be another year before we see iPhone 5 NFC
Android apps are mobile software designed to run on android operating system which has become the most popular platform in tablets and other mobile devices. Since the introduction of android platform hosted by Google, more than 350,000 android apps have been made available and easy to download from Google Play online store.
Majority of android apps offer a businessman platform to address his/her business issues professionally. Here is a list of 5 Android Apps for businessman.
1. Google Drive
Take charge of your businesses’ productivity using this android app. It gives you storage of up to 5 gigabytes encouraging you to save everything including your businesses’ documents in any format. These files are available offline hence accessible without the need of a mobile data bundle. Google drive can take a photo of printed text and converting it to a Google document and sync files with your PC.
2. Dolphin Browser HD
This is another powerful web browser for your android giving a businessman quality and fast access to the internet. It offers a multi-tab functionality letting you open more than one webpages in several tabs. Switching between these tabs is much easier making this browser look like the usual home desktop browsers.
The social web is entirely changing the way that authors are publishing and readers are reading books. But all of this change is creating an overwhelming decision for writers who are looking to create and publish ebooks. There are innumerable software programs and apps available that authors can choose from. It can be overwhelming to figure out which software is the best.
Here are some considerations for writers who are just beginning their research into the best services to fit their needs.
Price – all too often price is the deciding factor in any purchase. The cost of some of the available ebook software can run high, but if you’ve figured out how many copies of your book will sell, the price may be agreeable. However, for aspiring or first time writers, cost may be prohibitive; in this case, look for a free solution – there are lots of them out there.
Learning curve – a lot of the older software available demands that the author is quite technically savvy. As new software and apps are developed, the process is made easier and becomes more streamlined. Even if the author is comfortable with HTML, maybe they feel that the time they could spend
When you buy a data storage, or build your own, say, a RAID, you naturally want it to work fast. I have never met a single person who does like the slow drives.
However, often the real-life read/write speed of a device is somewhat different from the values advertised by a vendor or in case of DIY device from the design-time speed estimation.
There are many reasons why a device performs slower than expected. For example, when analyzing NAS performance, you should take into account the throughput of network to which you connect the NAS. For the external drives connected to a PC via USB, the overall performance will be limited by USB bus which at least five times slower than the slowest hard drive.
However, before you set to find out why your data storage device doesn’t provide the maximum performance, let’s learn how to measure the performance.
The process of measuring various performance characteristics of a data storage device is called benchmarking. The main measured parameters are:
- linear read and write speed – speed at which a device can read or write sequential blocks of data;
- access time – time for which a device spits out the first block of the requested data;
- Input/Output operations
Google’s Nexus 7 is the first tablet from search giant and technology powerhouse that may very well put up a formidable competition. Besides, Galaxy Tab the only real threat could be posed to Apple’s iPad is the Nexus 7 tablet. At £200, it’s cheap on pocket, for the 8GB model, and feels like a quality piece of hardware also. This is where is poses a serious threat to other contender including Samsung as well. The sheer amount of hardware and software features packed into Nexus tablet could turn out to be an inevitable turn-on for end-users. It exudes ‘Google Magic’ with every usage. Though it is in the budget tablet category, you won’t feel as if you compromised something by purchasing this one. It uses the “Jelly Bean” Android OS (the first to use this OS), and thus makes finding of apps for this device a bit tricky. It enhances itself with the apps and here are ten of the best apps for the Nexus. Let’s assume that sooner or later you’re going to get your hands on this lucrative and fruitful tablet from Google. But is the Google Play store ready to serve the new crop, let’s find out.
The internet has changed the way we do business and a website is an essential part of any company. Whatever your business is, the internet is the easiest way to let the world know about your services. From multinational firms to small one man bands, if you don’t have a website, then you are losing out and somebody else is taking your potential clients. When you start a website, the first thing that you will need to decide upon is what you wish the address of your site to be. Websites all have an address and these are known as domain names. Choosing domain names is quite important as this is generally how people will find you and sometimes judge your worth before they even look at your site.
A good idea is to try and make your domain name close or the same as the name of your company or the service you supply. For example if your company is called Hats With Tunes and you sell hats with built in radios you might want to choose a domain name such as hatswithtunes.com or radiohats.com. This way people browsing the internet can see straight away what your company provides and
computing over a remote network of servers in one location securely accessed by various signed up individuals and organisations. The data held on these networks are securely held and are able to be accessed by various people working on the same project. In a nutshell, it is like a global hard drive. Rather than having to carry USB sticks and email documents across time zones and locations, all the people working on a particular project can have 24/7 access to the various bits of data from different contributors going into that project. Initially, this all might seem very disruptive to the print industry. However, cloud computing poses a number of benefits and companies in the field of print are learning to adapt.
Firstly, it is speeding up the production process through real time collaboration. Collaborators no longer have to send designs back and forth but share information over the cloud, making changes as and when necessary.
Secondly, it allows companies in the industry to improve their offering to their customers and clients. For example, products can now be tailored to meet specific low number orders as cloud computing reduces the cost of producing print goods (see below) while increasing the speed of
Any hidden web page object that is used to track visitors without being clearly visible is known as a web bug. They are invisible in order to covertly track a web visitor. If the object was visible, it would get in the way of the page, make visitors suspicious and probably be blocked. Scripts, iframes, images and other objects are used to create web bugs. The images and objects used generally don’t have any borders and are transparent though sometimes they merely blend into the background. The elements of web bugs are downsized to such a degree that the human eye simply cannot see them.
In addition, their tiny size means that their transfer rates will be all but unnoticeable. Visitors are tracked using cookies, IP addresses, header information and much more. Although web bugs may only track the visitor’s current page, there are bugs capable of going through the whole browsing history of an individual. You should not confuse web bugs with the software kind which describes an error, these bugs are deliberately created in order to track visitors.
Why Are Web Bugs Used?
As you might suspect, the whole point of creating web bugs is to improve the level of information
For most of us these days, using a computer has become a daily occurrence, so much so that many of us can’t imagine life without it. Completing work projects, checking correspondence, interacting socially and shopping online have all become part of our everyday existence, but not everyone has become part of the Digital Age. There is one significant group in our society which has been left behind by events, and it’s perhaps time to include them.
A significant number of the older members of our communities have little or no experience of computers, and will not be aware of the many benefits that regular internet usage can bring. In an era when we are encouraging young children to find their way around the web and to become increasingly au fait with everything computers can achieve, it seems a shame that we are neglecting those at the other end of the age scale.
Those who were born in the 1980s and beyond have grown up in an era of technological innovation, and are therefore better equipped to understand the many gadgets and gizmos that have appeared on the shelves of our stores ever since. Although there are plenty of older people who know
Cloud computing not only transforms home computing, but the way we work and live. If that sounds overblown, consider how working from home and consuming entertainment have changed over the last few years. And the rise of the ‘Internet of Things’, which will co-ordinate internet connected devices, can make your home life more relaxing and enjoyable.
There are already lots of advantages to embracing cloud computing in your home, whether it’s for work, pleasure or managing your household.
Cloud Storage for the home:
One of the big early selling points of cloud computing has been the availability of cheap, plentiful storage space for photos, videos, work documents and anything else you can think of. Cloud storage providers include UK-based Memstore, along with U.S companies such as Dropbox, Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
It’s important to check out the various options and not just sign up to the most familiar brand names, as costs can vary depending on the storage needed. And in the UK it’s also well worth considering a UK-based provider like Memset, as they’ll be fully-compliant with UK specific laws and regulations, which isn’t the case for businesses based elsewhere.
Backing up anything valuable to you, whether its photos of your family,
4G finally goes live in the UK on the 30th of October heralding a new dawn of super-fast internet for Brits. After heavy delays caused by legal threats between the networks and legal threats within the industry, Orange and T Mobile’s owner, Everything Everywhere, has been granted permission by Ofcom to plough on ahead with the launch of the first LTE network on British soil over their existing 2G spectrum.
As part of the deal Everything Everywhere has been forced to sell off a chunk of this to Three Mobile so that they don’t have monopolistic control over the new technology. Next year, the other networks will get their pick of the airwaves as the government prepares to sell of the 4G spectrum. Unfortunately, however, Apple’s iPhone 5 will only work at full speed on the old 2G spectrum that will be available from EE and Three. If you’re an iFan, then you’d better make sure your brand new iPhone is on one of these providers.
The platform for 4G services will only be available through the new “EE” brand so even T Mobile and Orange customers won’t be able to get the highest speeds unless they transfer their 4G ready pay
If we look few decades back, it was almost impossible to think of working with a computer without any proficiency of knowledge about it. Gradually, the developers made it simple by making use of a graphical operating system. Now, it is simpler yet by the invention of Raspberry Pi, it has been developed by a charity called Raspberry Pi Foundation. It is not more than the size of a credit card. The feature which makes it genuinely special is its ‘ease of use’, especially for the beginners. Another important factor is its price, which is either $25 or $35, depending upon the version. The price is good news for them who can’t afford to buy a usual desktop.
These days computers are important, as these have become important means for communicating, be it for business purpose or some personal need. We could assure you that Raspberry Pi fulfills the basic needs of all classes of people. However, you need to understand one thing clearly, from the moment you take the circuit out of the package, do not expect things to happen automatically. If you do not know how to work with Raspberry Pi, land up on Raspberry Pi’s website for online
The company behind Orange and T-Mobile, Everything Everywhere, has undergone a huge transformation, launching a new brand called EE. In terms of numbers of customers, they could already boast of being the largest network in the UK and now they can also lay claim to being the only true 4G network for at least the next year. Their new flagship stores opened on October 30th, the same day on which their 4G network went live and ended its test phase. This new high-speed network will cover 16 major cities in the UK by Christmas with the goal of being able to offer 4G to 70% of the population by this time next year. While this is all huge news to the UK phone-landscape, it has undoubtedly caused confusion amongst existing customers and has people wondering just what it is exactly that they’re being offered.
If you’re already signed up to a plan with either orange or T-Mobile, you’ll still need to sign a new contract and basically join a new service if you wish to take advantage of EE’s 4G network. That being said, if you’re happy with your current plan, that won’t disappear and everything that you enjoy about your
Here are five windows operations that you can use on some occasions with windows or associated software.
1 – Open new links in brand new tabs on Windows Internet Explorer
If your mouse has three buttons – then use the middle one to open new tabs. Hover the mouse pointer over the link and press the mouse wheel to open up new tabs. All you need to do is place the mouse pointer over a link and then press down on the middle mouse button (the mouse wheel).
The middle mouse button is able to roll forward or back, however, it is also able to be pressed down and clicked just like a button. If you do this on a link then it will open up that link in a new tab. This is a lot quicker than pressing right-click and clicking on “open in a new tab.” It is an easier way to research certain items by simply clicking in order to open new tabs.
If you are feeling the super lazy you can hold CTRL and press Tab to scroll through your tabbed windows – or you can even hold Alt and press Tab to see a screen of windows – which
These apps have added to the scope of communication, location tracking, learning, gaming and entertainment thereby causing a sudden boost in the mobile application development industry. They are fast gaining significance for companies who wish to promote their products and services to smartphone users.
Trend wise, it is the mobile game applications that are most popular in the mobile app stores. We expect more game applications will be created by mobile application development companies to engage users while teaching them more about business activity.
Most Popular Mobile Apps in 2013
We expect the following top applications to lead others in terms of popularity in 2013.
The most popular application of 2012, Facebook can be used to market a company’s products and services while keeping connected to the target market. Customized Facebook applications allow companies to launch specials, showcase products and organize polls and giveaways for all mobile users on the go. The use of a company logo and corporate colors add a corporate look and style to the mobile app.
Companies such as movers, cab companies and car sales can create an application similar to the Mobile Tracker to allow users to track their friends anywhere in the world. All you
Tablet devices are not cheap. Even the good starter models are going to cost you over $150. So you have a moral obligation to make sure that you pick one that going to be right for you. It is in your best interest to purchase a tablet device that is going to have a clear return on investment for you in particular. The tablet must provide you with both a short term and long-term use. You must ensure that the return on your investment is more than just having another gadget to fill your drawers at home. This article has seven tips that will help you to pick the right tablet device for you. It features tips that are less about technical specifications, and more about real-world issues revolving around usability, usefulness and practicality.
1 – The feel, shape and grip of the device
This should be the most obvious factor when you are choosing a hand held device, specifically because it is a “Hand held device,” which indicates that it is going to spend a lot of time in your hand.
Why should the feel of the device affect how easy the tablet is to hold? A tablet may be heavy, slippery