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Android Security Apps

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The more you rely on your android and its many apps to simplify your daily life, the more important it is for you to keep it safe from viruses and make sure you never lose it. The following apps serve this very purpose.


Where’s My Droid
- This is one of the oldest apps for phone locating. It has an easy to manage interface and an online Commander. You can find your phone by making it ring or vibrate or by using the GPS location feature. You can control it via WheresMyDroid.con, text your attention word, protect password, get notification of changed SIM card and it does not drain the battery of your phone. The premium version also offers a remote lock, remote wipe of SD card and phone data and a few more features. A tried and tested, reliable app.


Lookout
- Lookout app scans your android automatically and … Read the rest

EE’s 4G Network Going Live On 30th October

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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 … Read the rest

How Web Bugs Can Compromise Your Privacy

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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 … Read the rest

How to choose a domain name

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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 … Read the rest

Cloud Computing and the Print Industry

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For the uninitiated, cloud computing is basically 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 … Read the rest

Benchmark your data storage device

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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 … Read the rest

10 Must Have Google Nexus 7 tablet apps

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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 … Read the rest

6 Tips for Small Businesses: Getting Started with Online Marketing

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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 … Read the rest

Considerations for eBook Creation Software

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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 … Read the rest

5 Android Apps for Businessman

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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 … Read the rest

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