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Keeping the system safe with remote control software

As an IT professional, your main job is to keep the servers running. Repairs and small fixes come under your job title, however the most demanding tasks will always relate to security/potential breaches of your guard. Viruses in the past used to cause many problems because the initial security breach couldn’t be tracked. The technology market experienced such a rapid rise that software developers were still trying to figure out...

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Hardware Maintenance Costs

Hardware maintenance is easily one of the most important parts of maintaining the servers and networks that run your business. Keeping that hardware secure and functional is an important job. Unfortunately, it can be quite expensive. Thankfully there’s a way to cut costs on your hardware maintenance contract without sacrificing the service itself. The key lies in a handful of simple tips that you can put into action to reduce your...

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Nokia Symbian phones outsold by the company’s smartphones

A recent report in Bloomberg has shown that, so far this year in the UK, the Symbian phone handsets manufactured by Nokia have been outsold by their smartphones, which use the Windows Phone operating system designed by Microsoft. The Bloomberg report was based on information gained by Kantar Worldpanel, whose research indicated that the percentage of British users of Nokia phones that had opted for a Windows Phone handset stood at 2.5...

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How Mobile Phones Can Help Fight Poverty

The number one pervading problem in impoverished countries- particularly those in Africa- is isolation. People in rural villages are so cut off from the rest of the world- internet is still unheard of in many locales- that the circulation of money only occurs in the village or when a few residents venture to a more urbanised area, usually by foot. What can be done about this problem? The introduction of mobile phones to these regions. There...

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Are Warranties Really Worth It?

My personal experience with warranties has been a bad one. I am one of those super careful people who fills out all the little forms, sends in the warranty, and files it away in a well-organized cabinet. However, not once has a warranty still been valid when the product failed. The last time I bought a laptop I finally said, “Forget it!” Am I alone in this experience? Due to increasing complexity and mobility of any...

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How Can You Control Lifecycle Campaigns with Your Email Marketing Software?

Research is continuing to show that lifecycle campaigns are highly effective in any email marketing strategy. A study recently conducted by StrongMail showed that 46% of companies worldwide are utilizing these types of campaigns to keep subscribers in-tune with their message. 44% of those companies said they use them to drive cross-selling and up-selling initiatives, while 76% said they use them to power their welcome programs. Driven...

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Moving Forward: Business Communications with Smartphones and Tablets

The machines have taken over the world and they are now in control of people’s lives. Sounds like a Terminator movie but I am not talking about SkyNet. I am referring to the small handheld device that controls the lives of millions of Americans. The smartphone. From affordable models by Motorola and Samsung, to more expensive techie favorites like iPhone and Blackberry, the smartphone has become the “it” device in 2010 and 2011....

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Sony Xperia S – The End of an Era

Sony & Ericsson have become so synonymous in the phone world that they did away with the ampersand and just went plain Sony Ericsson. They stopped short of choosing to be known as some sort of hybrid entity like a Brangelina or a Beniffer, but you could be forgiven for thinking that the companies were as good as married in their mobile endeavours. Not any more though, unless you think that one spouse engulfing the other like a creature...

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Motorola Motoluxe – Luxury Android at Budget Price

In 2012, it seems that everyone wants an Android smartphone. The reality, of course, is that not everyone can necessarily afford the one they’ve got their eye on. It was with this thought in mind that Motorola created the Motoluxe, claiming that it would ‘break boundaries but not the bank’ at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. So I suppose the question is: does it? Well, as far as Android-touting gadgets go,...

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Tips for Getting the Best from Mobile Broadband

As more and more of us get a smartphone, a tablet PC or both, mobile broadband is becoming an ever greater part of the UK’s technological landscape. But what are the best ways to get online and what is mobile broadband really good for? If you’re on a budget, or have pretty basic needs when it comes to broadband on the move, you can probably get by with a smartphone. The key advantages are of course financial – you’re likely to be...

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10 Business Chores You Can Move Online

Business owner? Webmaster? Got enough time? No, thought not. Running a business or a website is an exercise in managing your time. Each and every hour must count. Large businesses can throw big resources at these things, but you need to use your ingenuity to find a much more effective solution. However, in contrast to large businesses, you can move quicker. Technology can level the playing field and big businesses struggle to innovate...

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Could the BlackBerry 9790 soon be used for payment?

RIM has announced a European trail of its new NFC software, a feature available on the BlackBerry 9790, to enable it to be used for cash and card free payments. NFC is widely regarded as being the defining feature that will make or break  the best mobile phone contracts at the start of this year, and the lack of NFC support has been one of the biggest criticisms leveled against the new Nokia Lumia Windows Phone. The Canadian manufacturer...

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Safe Online Shopping Tips (Infographic)

Holidays are coming. Presents are to be bought. Today more and more people buy online. It is very easy and actually in some cases it can even be cheaper. And you do not have to go to the store, wait or bump into other people and huge crowds. But there could be some downsides, like the risk of security issues. There are all kinds of viruses, hackers, spam or scam emails trying to get your PayPal password and so on. The internet is full of...

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Best Holiday Travel Apps for Flight, Cars, and Kids

As we enter the heat of the holiday season, stress picks up as the deadline for Christmas gifts and holiday party dishes approach. And THEN you have to get where you’re going when the day finally comes. To make your life a little easier this holiday season while travelling, here are a few of the best iPhone and Android travel apps for Flight, Road Travel, and Travelling with Kids. Best Flight Apps Kayak iPhone | Android –...

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The New iPhone – What We Wanted and What We Didn’t Get

As the Rolling Stones once sang, “you can’t always get what you want”. This would seem to be the case with the latest iPhone, as there were many new features that people were expecting to see that didn’t make an appearance. Even the phone itself – people wanted an iPhone 5, instead we got an iPhone 4S. But as the song continues, “sometimes you get what you need.” The iPhone 4S may not include all of...

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Top Ten Gadgets for Christmas

From toys to tools, the list of hot gadgets for 2011 is extensive.  Here are some of the highlights: Kindle Fire The Fire boasts a 7″ multi-touch display and a Wi-Fi connection. The platform uses Amazon Silk, its own browser. The Internet connection allows users to access 18 million movies, TV shows, magazines, songs and books; making the Fire a media treasure trove. Thousands of apps can also be downloaded including Hulu Plus,...

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Five Tips For Understanding the Google Fresh Update

WHAT IS GOOGLE FRESH? Google Fresh is the newest update to Google’s ever-changing algorithm. In an attempt to weed out outdated results for search queries, the company has enacted a change that will bring newer, “fresher” results to the top of search results. The change will affect 35% of websites, giving priority to those publishing new content to their domains regularly. This is not necessarily different from what Google has been...

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HTC Explorer – A Pocket Sized Android

After many months of producing high end Android smartphones such as the Sensation and EVO 3D, HTC has turned their attention back to the mid-range market with their latest offering. The Explorer seeks to make a name for itself in the section of the market that had been conquered by HTC’s earlier Wildfire and Wildfire S smartphones. Like the Wildfire handsets the Explorer runs on Android. This is a more up to date version though, and...

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Unthink: Pros and Cons

In recent years, a wide range of social media sites have sprung up. Most serve a similar purpose – to connect users from around the world with one another. Among social networking sites, Facebook is easily the most popular and now it has a new competitor: Unthink. The newly-launched site was brought into the limelight by founder and now-CEO, Natasha Dedis, after she tired of watching Facebook continually violate its users’ privacy...

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Mid-Range Phone

With Samsung one of the modern age’s electronic darlings, the Ace was clearly going to get a lot of attention upon its release – and it has. So what does the phone have going for it – does it stand out? And is it better than other mid-range phone deals? Well one of the premium competitors is the HTC Wildfire S and the Ace just seems to be put together in a number of ways better than the HTC. The Taiwanese made phone is for one thing...

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ESIGN Act and The Protection of Consumers

Real Estate was one of the first business sectors to adopt electronic signatures in critical, high-value transactions. Now e-signatures are prolific across all industries. There are many benefits to their usage, such as boosting efficiency, providing greater security to businesses and consumers, and making important transactions much easier and less time consuming. There are also laws that have been enacted worldwide that establish the...

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The Battle of the Budget Smartphones in the Big Boys Corner

The price of a new generation smartphone is pejorative for many, the iPhone 4S comes in more expensive than its now much less appealing predecessor the iPhone 4 at just under £500. By new generation of smartphones, I mean the revolution which has now happened with the launch of iPhone 4S and Android phones like the Galaxy S2. These smartphones bring something truly magnificent to the smartphone market, but are all priced in the...

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Wikileaks Suspends Publishing to Raise Capital

Wikileaks, a website founded by Julian Assange designed as a whistle blowing site focused specifically on revealing secret US government files, has shut down after being subject to what Assange refers to a financial block that is “arbitrary” and “unlawful” by companies that include PayPal, Bank of America, Visa, and Mastercard.  Assange contends that this blockade has given the company no choice financially, saying in a statement...

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What are the most Common Flash Design Development Issues?

Even though Flash Design Development results in some of the coolest websites today, there are a number of issues seen with flash websites that need to be handled effectively to see the best results come out of it. Let us check what these issues are and how they can be handled to prevent any problems come out of them. Search Engine Friendly Coding Flash websites have a reputation of not being search engine friendly. This is because search...

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Financial Future Rests on Content

There are two types of businesses that stand to take financial advantage of the latest entertainment technology; those that provide content to be available on the internet and those that deliver that content. With so many delivery services it would appear the most money will be made by those creating the content. That doesn’t mean you can say goodbye to YouTube, but it does mean that other players are getting into the game with the...

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