Day: May 1, 2020

Home / Day: May 1, 2020

What Is the Internet of Things?

May 1, 2020 | internet | No Comments

There’s a lot of noise at the moment about the Internet of Things (or IoT) and its impact on everything from the way we travel and do our shopping to the way manufacturers keep track of inventory. But what is the Internet of Things? How does it work? And is it really that important?

What is the Internet of Things?

In short, this technology connects any device to the web and many other devices. In simple terms, this is a complex network of things connected with each other. This network collects and shares data and information.

The devices include a number of objects, such as smart microwaves, self-driving cars, wearable devices, and complex sensors, to name a few.

How does it work?

Devices that feature built-in sensors connect to the IoT platforms that integrate information and data from a number of commonly used devices. Then powerful analytics are used to … Read More

Gift Ideas For Gadget Lovers

May 1, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

So what is considered a gadget? Is it a gizmo? Well, according to Webster’s dictionary: a gadget is often a small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty. Do they really mean useless items that people have a lot of fun playing with? Sometimes! Futile or with a purpose, the gadgets below make perfect unique gifts no matter what the occasion. Gadget lovers will be going gaga!

Atomic Projection Clock: An amazing gift idea for any gadget guru. They’ll feel like they’ve stepped into a warp zone with the time glowing all around them. It’s a no glasses needed, no hassles self-setting way to gift them the gift of time. You can find these at any electronics store or online.

Lightning Detector: Gadget lovers rejoice! This is the mother of all gadgets! A lightning detector can track storm patterns and even report … Read More

Computer Game Genres

May 1, 2020 | computer | No Comments

People who play computer games learn the type (genre) that interests them. Then, they cull through choices that fit the genre before they purchase. But, a person who wishes to give a computer game to a family member or friend may want to observe the recipient’s game play in order to minimize the risk of giving the wrong type.

Computer game genres include: combat, adventure, fantasy, strategy, sports, simulations, and teaching. While not a complete list of genres, these types list in the top ten. Combat appeals mostly to boys. They often include violence, anger, and realistic carnage. Look for an age rating and parental comments about the game, and especially, get the approval of the parents of a young person before you give such a game as a gift. Realize that repetitive use mimics repetitive teaching.

An adventure game can appeal to boys or girls, and they tend to … Read More

Satellite TV Programming Guide

May 1, 2020 | programming | No Comments

With more than 256 channels to choose from, satellite TV programming offers far more TV listings and viewing options than cable or over-the-air TV.

Satellite TV also gives you access to music channels, pay-per-view movies, sports packages, adult channels, and international programming.

DISH Network Satellite TV Programming

DISH Network programming packages start at $31.99 per month.

They also offer pay-per-view movies and events, adult programming, and sports packages. International programming includes: African, Arabic, Armenian, Asian, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Israeli, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, South Asian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Urdu channels.

DISH Network has the biggest variety of movies and shows and the most HD (high definition) programming of the two satellite TV providers.

Here are DISH Network’s current satellite TV programming packages:

America’s Top 60 ($31.99 per month)

This package includes the following program channels, plus your local channels:

ABC Family, America’s Collectibles Network, Angel One, … Read More

However, each company wants to minimize their project costs and be able to develop a viable product with respectable set of features. One best way to introduce cost efficiency is to opt for bespoke software development services. In other words, you should hire third-party/individual resources for your project or even in some cases completely outsource your project to a third-party company.

Using Agile Software Methodology

Often just categorized as a modern concept for software development, Agile is much more than that; especially if you are looking for a rapid turnaround time for feature development. Agile allows faster development of a set of features through sprints and milestones. Practiced through a Product Owner, who figures out the features in the product scope; Agile allows defining the critical path of features, their order and how features should be developed in the project lifecycle.

The project team is a primary stakeholder in defining … Read More

So, your new site is complete – congratulations! There are a lot of moving parts to a build, from coding to design to content.

However, if you want to attract and retain customers, you can’t have a “set it and forget it” mentality once the initial work is finished – marketing your business is not only about creating a web presence.

It’s crucial that you make a website maintenance plan a priority for your small business. Here are 4 reasons why:

1. You want to offer a good user experience.

Broken links, 404 pages, half-baked landing pages, slow loading times… your visitors will go elsewhere if they don’t find what they’re looking for fast. The last thing you want for your business is for customers to experience frustration.

Also, you’re not going to build trust among buyers if you don’t offer a good user experience – who’s going to want … Read More

Local SEO is a highly effective form of local online marketing. It allows you to promote your business to your local customers whenever they need it. Local SEO uses Google and business directories and yellow pages. Millions of users daily check these directories to find out the local businesses in their area.

Local SEO is not like dropping the leaflets in people’s letter box or putting ads in the local newspaper which may or may not seen by someone interested in your product or service. Local SEO makes you reach to your customers whenever they need it and ready to make a purchase.

Here are some major factors that prove local SEO services help you to attract new customers, thus increase your business.

1. Local customers are switching online to find businesses in their local area: The world has gone mobile and approx 65-70% of people using the Internet to … Read More

Timothy was twelve when his parents bought him a computer for his room, thinking it would be helpful to him with his homework, as he was entering junior high. Timothy took to the Internet immediately and soon discovered chat rooms and email. At first, Timothy’s parents watched over his shoulder frequently to make sure he was using the Internet safely. After a little while though, they stopped monitoring his online habits. Soon problems arose, however. Timothy began to spend all of his free time in his bedroom, and was moody when asked to spend time with his family. His average grade dropped from an A to a D and he became irritable and angry when he was away from his computer. Timothy is a high risk for Internet addiction.

Computers have long been used by both children and adults as reliable sources of information. Over 20% of children now have … Read More

Today, almost every person owns multiple gadgets, from laptops, mobile phones and cameras to eBooks, tablets, music players and GPS devices. While most of these devices provide trouble-free service for several years, it is the portable nature of these gadgets that can make them particularly vulnerable to damage, theft or loss when taken out and about. The only way you can protect yourself against the loss is to insure your gadget.

Think about it this way – if your gadget was damaged or stolen would you be able to stay without it for any length of time? If you are going to be devastated should something happen to your gadget it is a sure sign that you need to get gadget insurance.

Aren’t gadgets included in home insurance?

Not necessarily. There are a few home contents insurance policies that cover gadgets too but all don’t. If you are already paying … Read More

Cleaning Up Your Computer Registry

May 1, 2020 | computer | No Comments

When you use a registry cleaner it helps to easily and safely clean up or repair problems within your computer registry with just a click of your mouse. Memory in your PC that stays unlearned over some time will make your PC run extremely slow because it’s a very impotent component of your operating system, so it’s crucial that you learn how to properly clean up the computer registry. The best way is to use a high quality registry cleaning software that will speed your computer up quickly.

Problems that affect your Windows registry can cause your system to crash very easily. Errors can be created for all your personal information found in the different files on your hard disk. There can be a lot of reasons for these problems like characters being left behind after removing a software program or the improper removal of software. Other reasons are missing … Read More