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Category Archives: Technology

Keep Up With Tech Trends

Think Smart

Nowadays, people are getting smart. Companies are creating better smart phones. Don’t know what the time is? Check your smart watch. You can now even wear your computer with smart glasses and smart homes are getting popular too. Yes, developers are finding new ways to bring smarter things in this world. Create your own application or device that will keep the momentum going.

Some Privacy, Please

With plenty of emerging news about invasion of privacy, people are becoming more conscious about keeping things to themselves or just among a few people. Private applications like, Snapchat or ones that secure your pictures and other information have made waves because people favour them more for their privacy-promising quality. Look into creating or capitalizing more applications that will cater to this consumer need.

Drones!

With Amazon launching the video for their Prime Air, you know that they are coming. And with a great feedback of interest from everyone who watched the videos, we can predict that drones will no longer be something that we see on TV but something that we’ll be experiencing very soon.

Data Forever

With growing popularity of social media or websites, unlimited data became and still is a huge trend. Look into ways to use that unlimited data as opportunity to use it for either better advertising, create better products or develop the consumer’s experience. The possibilities are endless.

Hiring A Virtual Assistant

1. Stretch your budget. We all try to work within a budget. And one of the reasons why many people are considering a virtual assistant is because of its cost effectiveness. Consider spending more to hire a virtual assistant with more experience. Try to see it as an investment.

2. Communicate what you want. When hiring a virtual assistant it is important to let candidates know what you want and your expectations. You should also be clear about your budget, how long the contract will last, and the tasks you expect to be completed.

3. Test the water. Before agreeing to a long-term contract with a virtual assistant, assign a small job and see how the candidate will fare. Look into the discipline, scope of work, and timeliness of the VA candidate.

4. Availability of the VA. Most virtual assistant work for numerous clients at the same time. Make sure that the VA you will be hiring is available to go online during your clinic’s working hours or during the time when you need them the most. They should also be able to do multiple projects at the same time.

5. The quality of work and professionalism. This is one of the most crucial things to consider prior to hiring a VA. Look into the quality of the work delivered by the candidate and try to assess if it meets or exceeds your expectations.

Make Smartphone Battery Last Longer

Charging battery frequently: The smartphones we use have big batteries so that we do not need to charge them again and again. But a lot of people are in the habit of charging them frequently and this is something that must be avoided. By charging your battery a lot of times you are putting extra strain on the battery and this will only have a negative impact on the life and performance of the battery. It is advisable to charge your smartphone battery when it gets really low. This will keep the battery in good health and ensure that your smartphone does not run out of charge after every few hours. Leaving your smartphone on charging overnight is also not a good habit and must be avoided as much as possible.

Using third party chargers: Many people have the habit of using third party or cheap chargers to charge their smartphones. This is something that really harms the battery and your smartphone a lot. There is no point in spending 500 dollars on a smartphone and charging it with a cheap battery. Most of the brands also recommend that your phone must be charged with only the supplied charger. These third party chargers can also cause damage to your smartphone. So you must avoid this mistake and always charge your phone with the company provided charger.

Switch off Data when not required: Data is something that most of us use on our smartphones. But it also uses a lot of battery and all the applications you have on your smartphone also drain your smartphone battery. When you do not need data it is best to switch off data as it will help your battery last longer. You also might have some unwanted applications on your smartphone that you may not be using anymore. It is better to go ahead and uninstall them and it will also help in saving your smartphone battery.

Technology Changed Art

Technology has taken art into a new level of creativity. Let us talk about how technology has changed traditional art into digital art. We know that internet is ruling the world with its power. So, artists decided to present their art online with the help of internet. This is possible with use of technology.

You must have seen art galleries and attended painting exhibitions in your life. These doesn’t work well these days so artists find a way where they can get more attention and more praise for their work. Most of the artistic stuff is now seen online and is circulated to the art lovers.
There are some places where exhibitions are held and we do respect them. But presenting paintings, sculptures and art work online is in trend. Some of the artists are also showing their art on the basis of card swipe panel or coins.

How this work – when you enter coins or swipe card in the panel, the panel shows you some of the art work for a few minutes and then gets closed and if you want to see it again or explore more, further you need to swipe your card or add coins into it. This is how artists are using technology.

How digital artists are using technology for their art work
Digital artists already in touch with technology are aware of the systems that are in trend and use them to create their art work and sell them online.

Some of the professional digital artists are earning a lot of bucks by selling their art work. They can also design the ones that you want and are also ready to make any modifications you need.

They use different software to explore their skills and made it more impressive. They are using technologies that offer new ways to express their art work in a realistic way for much more time.

They are using different types of media and mix them to provide a more creative art work. Their 3D art work looks as real as it is present live in front of you.

Technology not only brings changes in education, medical field, industry and business but also brings a huge change in the art work and the artists as well.

Technology opens different paths for the artists to enter into for a good earning. They made their profession more powerful along with their art work.

Use 3D Pen

First of all, a 3D pen is somewhat like a glue gun. The plastic filament of the pen heats up and forces the plastic to get out of the tip. And the melted plastic can be used to draw anything that you may want. As soon as the melted plastic comes out of the pen, it begins to cool down fast giving the desired shape of the object.

3D Pens and Filaments

Creating plastic models with this type of pen is an affordable hobby. You can buy a pen along with the plastic filament of different colors for not more than $100. But if you can afford to spend a bit more, we suggest that you go for the 3D Simo Mini, which is a great choice for professionals.

As far as investing in the plastic filament goes, you may want to make sure that the filament is flexible and durable. If you are a beginner, we suggest that you go for the PLA filament.

Getting started

You need to consider a couple of things prior to getting your 3D pen ready for the work. First of all, you need to set the temperature of the pen keeping in mind the plastic type. It’s a good idea to go through the filament guide that came with your 3D pen.

Now, you should put the plastic into the container of the pen and then hang on until the temperature goes up. Typically, it takes around one minute. Once the pen is heated up, you can press the button to let the plastic flow out. You can then draw your desired object.

Things you can create with this pen

With these pens, you can make 3D plastic objects. Aside from this, you can use this pen for adding decorative designs to different objects, such as vases. Moreover, you can use these pens for modifying and repairing 3D printed stuff.

2D sketches and 3D drawings

The simplest way of creating 3D drawings is through 2D sketches. Then you can use the pen for extruding plastic paintings on it. Since this process is simple, we don’t need to talk a lot about it. With practice, you will be able to use the pen well.

All about Compressing Files

First of all, the software Winrar exists which can be downloaded for free from the web for almost any version of windows operating system and can be used instantly to compress files. It can also compress a folder of file(s). But you have no control over how reduced the size will be. Winrar will do it automatically as it is configured to do so.

If your operating system is windows, sending a file to a compressed zipped folder is another option to compress a file but you do not have to download anything. It comes handy with the operating system and you just have to right-click on the file you want to compress and select send to compressed zipped folder.

If you do not like the above two ways, you have the option to reduce files to your desired size by Adobe Photoshop or using the special feature of file size reduction of adobe acrobat reader.

These are all good choices for compressing files. You just need to make the right choice for your particular task. Sometimes you will need to experiment a few trial and error runs until you are comfortable with one way.

If you have varying tasks which require varying ways of file compression/size-reduction, you will really need to find the right solution for you by testing them out in your spare times or assigning the task to one of your subordinates or assistants.

As technology advances, I am sure much more user-friendly options for file compression/size-reduction will develop and then you would not require to test to find the right solution all the time but on the contrary, there will be just the optimal solution and you can use it to your advantage all the time.

With the growth of technology, as life becomes more comfortable, the level of security you can impose on your files becomes challenging. You will not only want to compress your files conveniently but also send them safe and sound without leakage over the web. That is why it is preferable to send password-protected files and/or encrypted files. But then the question arises whether it is always possible or convenient to apply these methods or some other solution needs to be developed.

Getting PC to Speed Up

• Limited space-when downloading things from the internet most people will store it on the hard drive. If there is too much stuff on the hard drive it will slow your computer down. Delete any software programs, entertainment media files, and games that you no longer use and are just taking space on your hard drive. Once this is done your computer will be faster.

• Get rid of temporary files-there is generally a lot of unwanted stuff that is stored in your cache memory so make it a habit to delete all of the temporary files, history of websites you visited, and cookies at least once every two weeks. All of these unnecessary files can take up a lot of space on your computer. To use these slow computer solutions go to your Start Menu and select run. In the box there type (%temp%). This will show you all of your temporary files. You can select and delete what you want.

• Repair your windows registry-approximately ninety percent of all slow computer problems are because of window registry errors. Here there is a track record of all of the software found in your computer. With your frequent downloading people tend to pitch in many software entries that are unwanted resulting in a slow computer. You can increase your computer’s performance by using a registry cleaning program.

Fixing Computer Problems

• After a power outage-there are many sudden power outages, spikes, and voltage problems that can damage a computer. The damage can cause many software and technical snags along with interrupting your work. This can lead to damage to the hardware, loss of data, etc due to a sudden power outage. The solution is to use an uninterrupted power supply (UPS). It can provide a constant flow of energy to your computer even if there is a sudden power outage. It will give you enough time to save your data and if needed, to shut down the computer.

• Slow down of computer performance-when you notice that your computer is slowing down a lot and it seems to take a long while to execute a simple command it could be due to your computer being loaded with fragmented data, unnecessary files, spyware programs, corrupted registry, etc that makes your computer slow down. The computer solution to this problem is that you need to delete any unnecessary software and data that you do not need or not using, and learn to manage your programs. When you clean your registry regularly it can boost your computer performance speed by thirty percent.

• Fuzzy images are displayed on your computer monitor-the monitor is the display unit of a computer that is very sensitive to electro-magnetic radiations. These types of radiations are transmitted from the radio, microwaves, television, dishwashers, etc. Mobile phones also transmit this electro-magnetic radiations, which is one of the main cause to have your monitor display fuzzy images. Your computer solutions to this problem is to move the disturbances away from the monitor

All about Audio PED

Now most Bluetooth headsets equipped with the camera available on Amazon are dubbed “spy headsets” and there is a whole variety of them available with price ranging from $30-90. But, AudioPED is a lot more than just a Spy cam or even a Bluetooth headset as it has basic health monitoring sensors as well. I managed to find one headset that came close to it; The Ctronics Hidden Wearable Spy Camera HD that costs $90. As you can easily predict, the price increases with an increase in memory size, functionality and the camera quality. Now there is no concrete price tag from the team right now, but it is widely reported to be around $109 which is a lot more than the other Bluetooth devices but let’s look at the specs of the new Bluetooth handset and see if it’s really worth the hefty number of dollars!

Sound

Since these are basically Bluetooth headsets, it is important to start off with the primary function: sound. The Audio PED offers a top-of-the-line quality sound to its users, and it can be streamed directly via the internet instead of storing it on the device itself. This feature is absent in the competitor as it relies on internal storage for all the songs and sounds. Its storage is also a notch above with a 32 GB card support compared to the maximum of 8 GB being offered by Ctronics Hidden Spy Camera that comes very close in cost.

Audio PED also has an intricate noise-cancelling system so that your calls aren’t interrupted by nearby noise. It is not currently on offer in any Bluetooth headset we could find so it is a big plus for the new device.

Video Recording and Battery

1080p HD video recording is offered by both Audio PED and the Ctronics device. Video recording capability is the prime feature of both devices, and there is nothing separating them on video quality. However, Ctronics device only offers up to 1.5 hours of video recording in a single charge while Audio PED has heavy-duty lipo batteries on both sides. They ensure you get extended hours of playback and video recording on the device with up to 16 hours of playback possible.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Audio PED has the unique function of being able to connect via to Bluetooth to several devices at once including your laptop, smartphone or even iPod. This feature is absent in the Ctronics device and any other Bluetooth headset I have come across under $200.

Prevent Laptop Overheating

Use a Laptop Cooler Pad To Prevent Computer Crashes

We all know what it is like when our computer crashes; pretty frustrating. Luckily, most of the time all we have to do is re-boot the computer and things are back to normal. If you find that the crashes are fairly regular then it is because there is something seriously wrong and will need to get looked at quickly.

Overheating is a major factor in computer crashes. Many people assume that when their computer crashes, that it is due to a virus, a part failing, or simply due to the Operating System itself. While some of these may be true, it is more often than not, a symptom of overheating.

A crash due to overheating can be characterized by the entire computer system being unresponsive or, “locked up.” This generally results in you having to manually restart your computer. After restarting, the laptop may seem to operate normally for a time, but eventually it suffers the same crash symptom, regardless of which program you are working in.

Use a Laptop Cooling Pad To Prevent Unexpected Laptop Shutdown

You must remember a time when you were happily working away or playing a game on your laptop and sudden the whole thing just shuts down on you without even a warning of any kind. This unexplained shutdown of an operating computer IS a warning that something isn’t right. Chances are the reason for the shutdown is because the fail safe software in the computer detected too high a temperature and so closed off all working components. Computers will automatically shut themselves down before overheating in order to prevent any further damage.

Once a laptop shuts down, it may refuse to power back up for a fixed period of time. If it begins to reboot and then shuts down immediately then this is a sign that the computer has figured out that it is too hot.

Unless you’ve been working in a hot environment, high temperatures, direct sunlight, etc, you should take a sudden shutdown as a warning to back up your data at the first opportunity and to give the cooling system a serious cleaning.

Use a Laptop Cooling Pad To Prevent Data Loss and the Blue Screen of Death

This is probably one of the scariest moments in a person’s life when they see that Blue Screen of Death come up. A hot temperature in the laptop can be a cause of this and when it happens there really isn’t much you can do about it. Typically, your computer will shutdown automatically after displaying the BSOD, or you may be forced to manually shut it down. Usually the computer will restart itself and run diagnostics to determine what caused the fatal error.

Overheating of the CPU, the RAM or the hard drive can cause data corruption and lead to the laptop locking up and shutting down. If the Blue Screen of Death appears repeatedly, it can be an indicator of a very serious problem, and you may need to reinstall the operating system which is not a job for anyone unfamiliar with computer maintenance.

Use a Cooling Pad To Prevent Sluggish Behavior and a Continuously Working Fan

A very good indicator of whether something isn’t quite right with your computer is when it starts to get sluggish. You will notice this when you click on folders or files and find yourself waiting a few extra seconds before the applications actually open. You may also find that certain or all your desktop programs take such a long time to open and run. There can be many reasons for this sluggish behavior and one of them is overheating.