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The Future of the Cloud: Why Software Will Become Extinct

This is a guest post by Frank Anderson. Imagine a computing world without files, without external hard drives, without disks or downloads or data to store. It’s a concept called cloud computing, it’s in its early stages, and it will fundamentally change the way we deal with hardware, software and the Internet.

As things stand, most computers still run software and operating systems that were pre-installed, downloaded from a Web site, or installed at home from a disk. Data files created by that software are stored on hard drives and backed up on external storage drives or online storage sites. With cloud computing, all these functions are moved to the Internet.

Cloud computing is a service that delivers computing elements on the model of an electric utility. Services such as software and file storage are delivered online. The programs and data are kept on servers.

An example: Right now, if you wanted to write a Word document, you would open Word
from your hard drive, create a file, and…

Motorola Droid 4 – The RAZR with a QWERTY

This is a guest post by Simon about Motorola Droid 4. After a bit of a slump when the first iPhone was launched, Motorola managed to pull itself back from the brink by releasing the Motorola Droid (also known as the Milestone in some markets). This highly popular Android device came with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and has been one of the most popular phone brands in recent years.

Motorola has since produced 3 Droid phones, although only 2 of these made an appearance outside of the US. Now the company is set to launch its fourth Droid, which builds on earlier versions while also sharing many design characteristics with the new RAZR.

Like the RAZR, the Droid 4 is powered by a dual core 1.2GHz chip with 1GB RAM, and comes with full LTE support. The screen is a little smaller than the RAZR's, measuring just 4 inches instead of 4.3, but the phone does come with a physical QWERTY keyboard, a major factor in the popularity and success of earlier Droid phones.

The Droid 4 also sees an im…

Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime: World’s First Supercomputer Tablet

This is a guest post byAlia Haley. In this post, we will talk about Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, a tablet based on Android operating system. This is the successor of Eee Pad Transformer tablet PC and world’s first tablet with ARM Cortex A9 processor (Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core CPU). With use of this processor, this will be the most powerful consumer tablet and ultimate consumption device on the planet. Performance, gaming experience, graphics everything will be maximized still with a battery backup of 12 hours with a 22 WH battery. Are you excited? Read on to know more.


Apart from a star processor, Asus is throwing many other extra goodies to make sure you buy the new Transformer Prime. Starting with the looks, the design is reworked with finish that is more metallic, thickness has gone down to 8.3 mm and the weight decreases to 586 grams. If we talk about the original Transformer, the thickness was 12.9 mm with a weight of 690 grams. The metallic finish makes the tablet more durable…

Backing Up Your Files on the Cloud

This is a guest post by Lauren Bailey about backing up files in cloud . If you’ve read any recent technology-related article on the web lately, it has probably been about cloud computing services. These services are all the rage these days, and with this budding industry come hundreds of startups trying to outcompete each other for your business.

Where My Cloud Computing Began

For a good while, I had been a big proponent of Dropbox, which is a great thumb-drive cloud service. I essentially use Dropbox as I would a flash-drive; it holds 2 GB for free, and I can access it from any computer with an internet connection. However, when you get to larger data-storing cloud services, Dropbox has some steep pricing ($9.99/month for 50 GB and $19.99/ month for 100 GB).

Massive Cloud Storage

Thankfully, I never bought into the higher storage pricing for Dropbox because recently I have come across. I never really considered Dropbox a backup service because the company seemed to be focused on easily…

Yahoo invisible detector – insights on a new online service

This is a guest article by Iulian about leading Yahoo Invisible detector service http://www.detectinvisible.com/. There are several online businesses which are basically ruling the online industry, and one of them is Yahoo. Founded in 1994 by Jerry Yang and David Filo in Santa Clara, California, Yahoo! started to grow significantly over the years, now having millions of users all over the world. One of the most widespread products of Yahoo is Yahoo Mail and Messenger. Over time yahoo messenger had become a habit for millions and soon they’ve introduced the possibility to become invisible for other users. It was obvious that a whole new kind of service appeared online, that of yahoo invisible detector.



The yahoo invisible detector as an online service first appeared when yahoo was at protocol 13, now being at protocol 17, and at first there were several websites offering their services in order for you to find out which buddy of yours is hiding. Unfortunately, as soon as yahoo started …

Flight Scheduling Now on Google

It is a guest post by Kate Croston.Step aside, Orbitz. Move over, Priceline. Google has further solidified its position as a one stop shop – the search engine now allows you to search, compare, and book flights. All you have to do is go to google.com/flights.

The move hasn’t come completely out of the blue, though. In April Google purchased ITA –a company that develops software for the travel and airline industry – for $700 million, and in May Google began offering flight schedules. It was only a matter of time until Google put the acquisition to further use. In addition to the normal travel site amenities like searching, comparing, and booking, Google Flight Search will also show you a chart detailing which days are going to cost you the most to fly, and give you suggestions on where to travel.

"This is only the beginning of the transformation of general search into travel search that will save the consumer steps in the travel planning process," travel technology analyst No…

AMOLED display coming to Samsung Galaxy Tab range

This is a guest post by Erica about the arrival of AMOLED display to Samsung Galaxy Tab range.Samsung could be transplanting a seven inch AMOLED screen into an upcoming addition to its Galaxy Tab range of tablet computers.

You may have experienced an AMOLED display in a small portable device before as Samsung, Nokia and HTC have all used them in smartphones to date. However, the expense of producing AMOLED screens has prohibited them from appearing on larger devices like tablets, until now.


The seven inch Galaxy Tab was launched last year but an update with an AMOLED screen would be most welcome, cutting energy consumption and improving colours and contrast ratios across the board.


The rumours about this device state that it will run Android 3.0, feature a three megapixel camera on the rear, a two megapixel snapper on the front and have a display resolution of 1024x600 which is not bad for a device of this size.


The hardware powering the new Galaxy Tab will consist of a 1.2GHz processor w…

Motorola Atrix - Half a year ahead of the iPhone 5

This is guest post by Simon about the Atrix and the iPhone.The Motorola Atrix was released in April, months ahead of the new iPhone. We look at the features the device has brought to the market half a year before the new Apple product even sparks up its iOS.



Motorola Atrix has Dual Core Chip



The Atrix came out of the blocks at a gallop, sporting its new dual core Tegra 2 chip. The device can run at a super fast rate and is future proofed for years to come, such is its pace. This dual core processor and the innards of the Atrix will be something that Apple can only hope to emulate when it arrives. The Atrix shares the same inside as the iPad competing Xoom tablet and Apple will probably rely on the same iPad processor for the iPhone 5 upon its introduction.



Atrix with Fingerprint scanner



There have been so many rumours abound that the iPhone will come with this that and everything else and one of the speculations is for the device to come with a finger print scanner. Now, whether this …

How Quality Link Building Helps to get Organic Traffic

Internet has become a successful medium of earning income by selling goods online. When sale is involved, marketing comes in evidently. So if you have a website where you are selling some goods of your own or someone else’s then you must be adopt a good marketing strategy so that many people visit your website and see the products you have to offer them. Unless they know about what products or what discount schemes you are offering to them, they will not be able to purchase goods from your website. Generating organic traffic is very important for anyone who is selling through websites. To generate such traffic, link building is the method which can yield positive impact.


What is Organic traffic

Organic traffic is the type of traffic which is resulted without any paid links, or clicks. When users give a search to any search engine like Google, the search results are displayed and after that when the user clicks on a relevant link, then this process is said to generate organic traffic fo…

Top 5 Online Resources for College Students

Being a successful college student means that you have to manage your time well, meet multiple deadlines, prioritize tasks, and still enjoy the last few years you have before you officially become a grownup. If you're a college student who's having some trouble managing everything, the good news is that there are a number of online resources that will help you work and study more efficiently. Here are five of the most popular online resources that will make your life easier as a college student:

1. Infomine – Created by librarians at University of California, California State University, Wake Forest University, and other U.S. colleges, Infomine is an internet library of online research resources for college students and professors. Infomine provides you with access to scholarly journals, ebooks, databases, and many other online materials that are useful for research projects and papers.

2. Mint.com – Managing your finances as a college student can be tough, especially if you…

How to Safely Move Computers to a New Office

When moving to a new office, you have a lot to plan. Not only are you boxing up your belongings, you need to move the furniture and computers. With some patience and a plan, you can successfully move your old office to a new office easily and quickly.

If you have old office furniture and don’t want to bring it to the new office, then consider selling it or placing it in storage. If you think you may want to use that old desk again, then wrap in nicely in storage wrap and store it in a storage unit. If you don’t want to use that bookshelf in your new office but it cost you a lot of money and you’ll never find one like it again, move it to storage. A small storage unit for office furniture can be purchased for under $100 a month.

Moving computers can be done if you take the proper steps. Don’t just toss computers into a box for the move. First, turn off all computer equipment and unplug them. Wait until the computers have cooled down before doing anything else.

If you are moving a lapt…

Preventing a Vulnerable Network with Good Patch Management

Every admin knows the importance of good patch management, but not every admin knows the tips and tricks that make for a great patch management strategy. There is so much more to patching than just running Windows Updates, and in this article we’ll share with you the nine tips for great patch management to prevent your network from having vulnerabilities.

1. Stay informed

You can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken, so staying informed is the right place to start. Subscribe to the security and patch bulletins from your operating system vendors and your critical application vendors. You really want to consider subscribing to a third party alert like the ones offered by SANS, Bugtraq, or others so you are aware of vulnerabilities even when there aren’t patches yet, and also to cover the smaller but no less important applications that are on your network.

2. Test your patches

I’d rather deploy an untested patch than not patch at all, but I’d really prefer to test all patches first. Whet…

Pros & Cons of Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is a source where multiple websites share the resources and space of a web hosting server, keeping website partitioned from each other while creating a secure environment for multiple sites. The Web hosting company charges variates in accordance with the space and bandwidth requirements of client, as each site operate on its own space and bandwidth. When one purchase/ hire a shared web hosting, domain name is included and added to server which enables to develop / upload website and allows getting it online.

As a general rule, it is a good feasible idea, to go for shared web hosting specially when in small business scale with limited sources and budget. Before making any hosting decision, the concept of shared web hosting and it’s all pros and cones must be kept in mind.

Pros of Shared Web Hosting

The main advantage of shared web hosting is that you are free from worries, to up-keep of complicated server technology and proper technical maintenance. That’s the whole p…

5 Benefits of Cloud Hosting

The popularity of cloud computing in recent years can be attributed to many things. The ability for many users to share resources is certainly one of them, by doing so a group of users can leverage the participation of multiple users into significant cost savings. One of the many aspects of cloud computing is that of cloud hosting.

Cloud hosting is the use of multiple servers that are all connected together. These connected servers are cumulatively referred to as a cloud. Sites on the servers may use resources from any or even all of the servers in the cloud.

The concept of cloud hosting has become very popular during the last few years because all of the hard drives, processing power and memory are shared by all of the sites in the cloud. Servers can be added to or removed from the cloud according to need. The benefits of cloud hosting are numerous but five of the more significant and apparent ones are listed below:


1. Scalability

The concept of using numerous servers that are all co…

Is Social Media vital part of SEO strategy?

Any SEO campaign or digital marketing strategy will inevitably need the social media. This is because of the more exposure of the social networks than any other medium. The time of print media as marketing medium has passed away and now is the correct time to implement your optimization techniques through the social media.

Importance of social media in present times

The importance of the social media and channels can be easily understood by the fact that a common man takes more than few hours to update his personal profile. It should be noted here that he does not work professional or anything related to business area. So what do you think about the power of social media? It definitely helps the business and corporate world to get their target audience quite easily. Getting quick response, comments and sharing data become easier.
It is rather the convenience and time factor which greatly impacts our thinking about the business marketing.

Social Media Marketing

This forms an integral par…

Relationships of social media with SEO

SEO or Search Engine Optimization is defined as the technique of increasing the visibility of your website and make it possible to be viewed by maximum rush of people who are involved in using internet. Search Engine Optimization means optimizing your website so that it can be easily recognized by the search engines of the World Wide Web while any searching process. This basically adopted to develop a variety of characteristics and put some positivity to increase the quality of your website so that all internet users can find it easily and fulfill their requirements. If you are engaged in any type of online business then this technique will be very helpful for you in fact the adoption of this technique is must before starting any online business so it is preferred that you should adopt this technique, this will not only increase the customer traffic but also help you in increasing the quality of your website and the ranks given by the search engines which will directly affect your rev…

Protecting Your Network Security

With the countless hackers and malware programs out there lurking and waiting to rob confidential information off your computer, protecting your network security has become an important IT task. If you want to keep your information as safe as possible, you might want to consider having antivirus, anti-spyware, and adware programs in conjunction, to run on your system. In addition to these, you also want to have a strong firewall constantly monitoring your system. Most antivirus programs have firewalls built into them. To give you peace of mind and the utmost safety, make sure you have all of these programs running on your computer.



Having a reliable antivirus program is like having a home security system. You wouldn't want to go on a vacation and leave all your hard-earned investments and property open to anyone to just come in and take. Therefore, you purchase a home security system. Antivirus programs work along the same philosophy and are the best bet to keep your personal data…

Using Free Online Backup Services to Enhance Team Efficiency

Getting a team to work collaboratively in today’s technological environment can be challenging. The days when a marketing group sat around a table drawing out steps in a campaign are gone; today, we make our contributions digitally. In some ways, that makes things much more flexible, but at times it can mean an efficiency hit.

The virtual conference room

Accordingly, we’ve found ways to get everyone together in a virtual environment. We use video conferencing software to exchange words and visual ideas in real-time. We use email to move data back and forth.

Unfortunately, this becomes inefficient and bulky at times. Think about the life cycle of a single document, perhaps a departmental procedure. It starts out on the computer of the person creating it. From there, it’s sent as an attachment to the manager. The manager makes changes, and then sends it out to the entire team (of let’s say five members) for comments or additional ideas. At that point, there are now seven iterations of th…

Best way to manage all data of the computer

Data management in computers

There is no denying the fact that data management has its own working importance for a common person and also to an analyst. It depends a lot on your managing skills and the level of interest in different data types. Most of the people and computer owners like to divide the data into several folders files or drives so that they can easily access the required one on very less time. Management of data in computers basically refers to arrange the data of same type in different locations in the system. It can be easily grasped into the memory and moreover, you will be tension free. Disc utilization also gets efficient and more organized.

Some top benefits of mastering the art of computer data management

The biggest merit of managing data is the easy and quick accessibility of the required file or folder in need. You will not waste your precious time and efforts on searching for the correct file. When you manage your data in computer, it definitely organi…

Stay connected Overseas and 3 ways to Save Money on Overseas Calls

When it comes to staying connected during travel to a foreign country, you must have money savvy ways to accommodate your financial needs. However, most often people struggle between expensive hotels, airfare, food cost and other traveling expenses, as well as, this additional cost of staying connected overseas! So, is there any way to save money on overseas connection? Is the only way to save money on connection could be to avoid connection with your friends and family, while traveling? Well, you don’t have to worry any longer! There are few ways through which you can save money when staying connected that won’t empty your financial resources when you want to call your family from a far away place!

Why not simple roaming charges? If you have, ever, used the overseas roaming services, you would know the answer to this question. An average roaming package by the companies would mount your international call charges and you may have to suffer high costs of around $1000 or more. Moreover…

Best Free Project Management Software

Businesses in today's day and age seem to be faced with various problems, such as escalating expenses, overdue deadlines, and improper delegations of tasks, to name a few. Because of this, it would be of the utmost essence for companies to choose the perfect project management software for their business. Fortunately, there are many options in today's market that can satisfy practically any demand a business might have, regardless of how big or small it might be. Here are some of the best offerings in project management software today:
1. Asana

Asana focuses mostly on improving a team's workflow. One advantage that this service has over the rest is that smaller teams can use it completely free of charge. Also, aside from all of the basic features that project management tools tend to have, Asana developers have made it possible for users to get task notifications directly in their email inboxes. Plus, Asana can be used on most tablets and mobile phones. In fact, it even has…

Using OHS Online Induction Programs for Trades

If you regularly employ (or contract individuals, even other businesses) using online induction software will greatly benefit your working process. Online inductions will give your new employees (or contractors) a very professional experience as they enter your company. More importantly, a proper training program will help alleviate your Occupational Health and Safety obligations. Just because you are in the construction business does not mean you cannot use online tools to get this job done. Smarter business trades industry business owners are turning to web-based business software solutions for a number of reasons.



Software provides a centralised training location. Online software applications are more commonly used by those in the trades industries because of their increased need to keep legal OHS documentation stored safely in one place. It is common to have changing employees or contractors in these industries, and moreover, it is very common for them to be working on a variety of…

Reasons Why OS-Independent Client-Server Systems Work Well For Business

This is a guest post by Sachin about the reasons Why OS-Independent Client-Server Systems Work Well For Business. Client-server systems are on the increase. With the growing reliance on a number of devices, and more people using an operating system other than Windows, we have seen an increase in the number of business applications, including small business accounting software, for example, running as web-based applications. Managed servers, including those smaller virtual servers sold cheaply online, come with limited support, such as, extremely important features like offsite backup service, and disaster recovery storage. Web-based applications are applications that are written in the code of the Internet. There are a number of advantages of having an application that works in any browser. Here is a look at client-server systems based on the language of the Internet.


Client-Server Systems. Client-server systems are everywhere. We are using them without realising. Online banking and Fa…

Five Extremely Bad and Common Online and Offline Marketing Disasters

This is a guest post by Sachin about 5 Extremely Bad and Common Online and Offline Marketing Disasters. While there has been a boom in online marketing, facebook marketing, Twitter marketing, and other social media marketing, we continually see ridiculous offers that we don’t believe. The same has been the case with offline marketing for many years. Bad marketing strategies are everywhere, and they are a cheap grab at getting attention that normally leads to a company losing business. They can damage your brand for many years to come. Bad marketing has become so common, it seems that many business owners have forgotten what it is like to be a customer. Here is a look at some of those common and disastrous marketing strategies that definitely don’t do anyone any good.

Website exchange programs. If you don’t know anything about SEO (search engine optimisation), it is about time you learnt a little. Google will not help out your site just because you have exchanged a high number of links…

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