• Gadget,  Technology

    Developing Technologies

    Foldable Smartphones

    The companies like LG, Samsung, OPPO, and ZTE are working on foldable smartphones. It is very likely that this new kind of smartphones will attract a lot of users. Samsung has already said that its foldable phones will hit the market this year. The company has been working on this technology for the past few years. For some people, it will be uncomfortable to use a bendable smartphone. But for many, these phones will offer cool things like better display, extra screen size, and not having to worry about the screens getting cracked.


    The reports suggest that the 5G (fifth generation of mobile technologies) networks will become a reality this year. Many telecommunication companies are already reportedly testing this service in many parts of the world. 5G will offer 10Gbps speed, according to the experts. The technology will use low power and allow many users to connect to a single device at the same time. But, the cost of using 5G service will be

  • Computer

    Tips to Help You Buy a Laptop Power Charger

    Theoretically speaking, a laptop charger should stand the test of time. However, in reality, they don’t last that long. They may get damaged or stolen, for instance. If your charger is not working, you won’t be able to charge or use your laptop. So, it’s important that you get a new one from a nearby office supply store or electronics/computer shop. You can also buy them online. Given below are a few tips that can help you opt for the right one.

    Laptop charger

    Don’t Opt for a Universal Power Charger

    While the universal charger is a good choice, it may not perform to your satisfaction. This type of charger supports a lot of models but their components can’t meet the specific power requirements of some laptops. Typically, the problems are related to the fit, power tips, price, and voltage. So, it’s better to get a branded one.

    Don’t Buy a Solar Charger

    Solar chargers are eco-friendly and efficient. There is a difference between these and OEM models. Although they can be safely used with most types of machines, we can’t say for sure if they

  • Computer,  Gadget

    Laptop PC or Tablet

    Laptop PC or Tablet: Which is appropriate for you? We will help manage you through all the different preferences and limitations of the two, Laptop PCs and tablets to help you to settle on a cognizant choice on your next gadget. So check out our guide to choose between laptop computer or tablet, and go forth as an informed consumer into yonder bloated market. By and large, tablets are 7-11 inches, while portable laptops are 12-16 inches, which right away suggests that the previous will be easier to bear. On the off chance that you are going for one of the bigger tablets or a cross breed like the 18.4-inch Galaxy View Tablet, you may like to consider whether getting a small laptop computer is going to work out better for you.

    Portable PCs are better when thought about than tablets, primarily due to their size and the capacity to store more hardware. Multitasking is less demanding on a Laptop PC than on a tablet, in spite of the fact that tablets

  • Technology

    Smart Buildings

    The Tip of the Iceberg

    With the advent of smart building technology, we are at the precipice of a world very different from the one we know. We are soon to see entire smart communities composed of smart buildings, smart cars that drive themselves on smart highways lined by smart street signs and smart billboards.

    And why are these smart buildings and smart cities necessary? Haven’t we done just fine without them? While that is certainly debatable, it is becoming difficult to deny that urban areas around the world have infrastructures that are severely strained by ever-increasing populations. The World Health Organization reports that in 2010 more than half of the world’s population lived in cities. They estimate that the number will increase to 60% by 2030. The United Nations estimates it will be over 70% by 2050. With power distribution systems, water management systems, sanitation systems, transportation systems and more encumbered by increased demand, and with the budget constraints that most municipalities face, there is a strong push toward increased efficiency and sustainability in cities around the world. Additionally, many governments are now enforcing laws mandating cleaner technologies and reduced emissions.

    The world in

  • Technology

    Proper Visual Management Tool

    The Ability to Brainstorm

    All great platforms will allow your employees to brainstorm and throw ideas up on the big board without having to start the planning process right away. In order to do this properly, they should be able to have a digital holding center for all of these ideas where all of the team members can access it, no matter where they might be. This brings us to our next requirement.

    The Ability to Work With Remote Team Members

    There are many reasons why team members cannot be all in the same location at once. Maybe different team members are on other teams as well and time slots do not match up. Maybe there are field teams and corporate teams in your company. No matter what the reason is, these visual tools should be able to be used by all team members no matter where they are in the world. This means there has to be a web-based interface and the ability to host several users at once.

    An Easy-To-Use Interface

    All of these tools need to be usable by all members of the team. Unlike some programs, where only certain

  • Computer,  Technology

    Laptop And PC Recycling

    Laptop and PC recycling comes with a number of advantages. One of the advantages is that the process aids in preventing misuse of resources. Since the old devices are used in making new ones, no new natural resources are used in the process and this aids in preventing misuse of resources.

    Recycling also has economic benefits in that it aids in saving energy and money that will have been used in manufacturing new devices. Since the money is not used in recycling, it’s used in uplifting the economic status of a country.

    The recycling process is also eco-friendly as it eliminates accumulation of waste which often results to the spread of toxins and diseases. Since there is no accumulation of waste, there is no generation of greenhouse gases and as a result there is no climatic change. This means that people live in a healthy environment that is free of pollution.

    The first thing that you need to do is to erase all personal information that might be in the device. Removing all the information protects you from identity theft and also ensures that your personal files can’t be accessed by someone else.


  • Technology

    List Internet Service Providers


    Verizon is a leading brand when it comes to ISPs globally. It is all about delivering high connectivity, great surf speed that includes nothing less than 1.23 Mbps. The service provider delivers high speed Internet connectivity by using the fiber-optic network or the FiOS. However, with this in mind it is not always possible for everyone to opt for the technology of FiOS. There is a great possibility that due to a different geographic location you might not be able to gain access to a better network or even feel compromised with the lack of FiOS.


    Comcast is a great brand that is known to deliver XFinity service that is a collaboration of high-speed connectivity through fiber optic. It is with the recent upgrade to the technology of XFinity that can provide 1 Mbps surf speed. You get 15 Mbps download without any hassle or technical glitch. However, chances are that some geographic locations are out of reach. It is possible that due to a different geographical location you cannot benefit from it just yet. However, the standard version will still provide you with 992 Kbps surf speed.


    Cox ISP

  • Computer,  Technology

    Fix Wi-Fi Connectivity Issues

    Check if the wireless radio is on

    The initial thing that you should start with is the special function key or the hardware switch if you are using a laptop. Remember, this should be the switch that helps you turn on/off a wireless radio. This is required to see if it was not accidentally turned off.

    At times, it is possible that the wireless radio is turned off to manage power settings on your device. Go to Power Options and change the settings that will keep it on even during low battery.

    Go to access point

    You should keep this in mind that if the access point to your wireless is obstructed by physical objects then it will affect the strength of the signal. You need to change the location of your wireless router to a place from where it can receive signals without any obstruction. Another thing to do would be to placing the wireless router in a central location if you are in your house.

    Reset Router

    If you are able to gain access to wireless router then you can try turning it off and restarting it. This would reset

  • Technology

    Helpdesk Customer Service

    A helpdesk is nothing if it does not seek to improve. There are a number of ways that good companies should be keeping on top of things particularly when it comes to customer service.

    First of all, they have to make sure that the helpdesk staff are up-to-date with all the latest issues and know how to handle them. With something like IT support, where things can change quickly, this requires regular initiatives to ensure the customer gets the right answer and access to the appropriate expert advice.

    Another way to ensure your helpdesk is up to scratch is to survey your customers and ask their advice. This can be done by a follow up call or email and helps you find what works and what needs to be improved.

    Other helpful ways to track the success or otherwise of your helpdesk is to monitor phone calls and to retrain staff when necessary.

    One of the bug bears for those who outsource their IT infrastructure is the level of support received when there is a problem or issue. At M2 Computing our helpdesk is based in the UK and manned by skilled IT technicians

  • Technology

    Effective Real-Time Data Visualization

    It’s not a new concept; data has been visualized in pictures for centuries. A map is a type of data visualization, for instance, as are the many charts and graphs that have been used since the end of the 18th Century. What is new is the massive quantity of data available to nearly everyone, and the wide array of tools that can be used to create compelling visualizations. Think about the cool infographic you saw the other day. Was it created painstakingly over several days of carefully reviewing ethnographic data compiled by a dogged scientist over the course of his career? Maybe, but probably not. It was more likely created by some marketing department somewhere (not that there’s anything wrong with that) using somebody else’s data and somebody else’s visualization tools.

    The purpose of this post, though, is not to discuss the merits of data visualization in general, but rather the specific subset of data visualization that deals with real-time data. This is a completely separate species of data visualization and should be treated as such.

    Real-time data visualization refers to visualization of data that is continuously updated as new data is generated by connected devices

  • Gadget

    Taking a Screenshot on a Mac

    Screenshot Software

    It can be termed as the best way of taking screenshots on a Mac device. This is because it is an ideal method for any kind of user, whether starters or pro users. The software is free and has different screenshot modes to capture the screen, application window, webcam and even web pages. It also has editing options, sharing options that are flexible and cloud storage making it an amazing choice. It is without a doubt a comprehensive solution for all Mac users with an interface that is simple to get the job done in seconds.

    Using the Mac keyboard

    This is the default way on how to make a screenshot on a Mac. It is a process that can be achieved through simple steps.

    • Turn the cursor into a cross hair reticle using Command+Shift+4
    • Click the cursor and drag to highlight the areas needed for the screenshot. This will be done by a rectangular cursor and you can make adjustments by pressing the ESC key to make the selection again
    • Release the mouse drag. A camera shutter will signify that your screenshot has indeed been taken. You can find
  • Computer

    Taking Care Of USB Flash Drive

    Protect the USB connector

    The USB connector is the part that enters the computer so that you can access your files. Dust and dirt can get into the connector thus causing short circuit that would damage the electronic components when you connect the USB to power. To avoid this you should keep the connector covered when not plugged into the computer. The best way of doing this is capping it. There are some drives that have a feature that makes it possible for you to extend the connector into the drive itself.

    Watch how you remove it from the computer

    If you are like most other people, once you are through with your work you yank out the USB drive from the computer. While doing this is fast, it can result to damage of the USB connector and the port of your computer. The best way of going about it is always going to the system tray icon “Safely Remove Hardware” and authorize the computer to remove the drive. When you use this process you ensure that you shut down communication between your computer and USB drive; therefore, you avoid damage.

    Protect it from

  • Computer

    Follow To Avoid Making Computer Recycling Mistakes

    Know your recycler

    With the long list of recycling companies out there, it is a good idea to know your recycler. You should avoid thinking that one recycling company is just as good as the next one. You should never recycle your equipment with a company that is not certified. You need to work with a company that follows the set standards to protect the environment while also ensuring the highest levels of data privacy. You will get better accountability from companies that have the relevant certifications and you are better off working directly with the company than with a third party.

    Be wary of “free services”

    If the service sounds too good to be true, that is because it probably is. When it comes to computer recycling, cheap can turn out to be very costly. There are free services turning up all over the place and you need to ask yourself what is in it for the companies. The truth is that the service providers know the value of your used electronics. The cheap services could mean that the company is cutting corners and it is very possible for your sensitive data to end