• 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.

    5G

    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

    Digital Learning

    Personalized learning method: Digital learning can be easily customized by teachers, according to a class’s need and even every student’s need. Based on the student’s strong and weak areas, the learning method adopted for each student can be different, suiting their requirement and goals. With this facility, teachers can bridge existing gaps for each student, and help them in achieving their academic goals.

    Interactive content: Learning through software comes with interactive content, which includes videos, audios, quizzes, puzzles, and games, making the entire learning process more fun. Students rather get driven to this fun way of learning, and tend to spend more time on it. If the content is interesting, grasping and retention becomes easier for students.

    Regular assessments and real-time feedback: Students can take assessments after every chapter, to know how well they have understood the concepts. Students can also take the assessments multiple times for more practice. The real-time feedback from software helps in better learning of concepts. The system tracks the scores of students and allows teachers to see students’ progress at both individual level as well as class level.

    More organized way of learning: It comes with calendars, prompts and reminders

  • Computer

    Fast Solution to Slow Computers

    1. Less Fragmenting – As compared to storing data in a specific location on a magnetic disk, SSDs host one large memory station wherein all files are placed. The computer no longer needs to move a mechanized reader over a spinning disk to find particular files. When more data is saved unto a magnetic disk, there is a higher tendency for the data to become cluttered. This feature is absent from SDDs which means it takes less time to open programs and access information.
    2. Less Errors regarding “DLL, SYS and EXE files” – Due to less fragmenting, important boot files and “.exe,.dll and.sys” files are found faster. This results to a lower tendency for these files to go missing or to become corrupted when new programs and updates are installed. That translates into fewer malfunctions.
    3. Faster Boots – When a computer running an HDD is powered, the hard drive has to bring the disk to a particular speed before it can start reading anything from it. This is what makes boot times long. On top of getting the disk to spin, it then has to find the files on it. With SDDs, there is nothing to spin.
  • Gadget,  Technology

    Recording Skype Video Calls

    Solution 1- Screen Grabber Pro

    The first tool is Screen Grabber Pro. This a tool packed with lots of cool features. You can use the paid version or you can use it for free with basic features.

    User Guidance and Facilities

    First, you need to download the software. After downloading you will get easy directions on how to use the tool. Here is a list of features you will get with the tool.

    Pros

    • You can start recording your screen with just one click and when done just save it.
    • You can take screenshots while recording on screen.
    • There is also a handy editor if you need to edit something.
    • There is a task scheduler available. You can record a task in the future by setting up the task scheduler.
    • You can do on screen video editing and adjustments.
    • You can record via webcam, audio.

    Cons

    • Well, this software is really good. So, there are no major cons that are worth mentioning here.

    Solution 2- Cam Studio

    User Guidance and Facilities

    The Cam Studio is another great video recording tool. This is free.

  • Computer

    Clean the Junk Files In PC

    1. You could also uninstall any program that you no longer use or need. Simply click Start menu. Press the Control Panel icon. Choose the Add/Remove Programs. From the list, you would see the programs that you do not use anymore. If you are not sure, you could also check the importance of that particular program by checking the “Last Used On” tab to see how frequently you use that program. Then, uninstall the unused or unwanted programs.
    2. Another place where there are usually lots of junk items acquired is the “My Documents” folder. To ensure that you would not regret deleting useful documents later on, you might want to make a copy of those important items in a CD before you proceed with the cleanup. How to remove junks from your My Documents folder? Simply select and delete the documents that you no longer need. Do the same with “My Pictures”, “My Videos” and “My Music” folders. Videos and pictures actually take up so much of the hard disk space.
    3. Windows could also help you speed up the process of clean up by simply deleting the items that it has already checked for you to delete.
  • Technology

    Spec Your Order for Custom Cable Assemblies

    Email specs

    If you are lucky enough to have a stand-out engineering team, and know what you need, you can simply email the specs directly to the manufacturer. Even if the job is custom, you may have had a similar one created previously. Perhaps your team just understands custom cable manufacturing and is able to create the proper specs on their own, without guidance from the supplier. Before your final order is placed, they will still review the request with you, but emailing the specs is for the customer that has a good understanding of what they need going into the ordering process.

    Discuss options over the phone

    If your team is mostly sure of what is necessary for the job, but still has a few questions before the final order can be placed, then a call to a manufacturer is a good idea. The professionals there will be able to talk with you to narrow down your options and help you make a decision. They will likely also be able to make suggestions about other products that could be better than what you had in mind, in order to improve cost or function. Since

  • Computer

    Optimize Windows Registry

    So when you experience any of these symptoms, it is time for you to clean your Windows registry. Then again, before you optimize it, see to it that you consider several important factors. For instance, you should avoid installing every application you see. Sure, there are plenty of great applications online. However, before you install it, you should think thoroughly if you really need it.

    If you need certain applications at the moment, you may consider using their portable versions instead of installing them. Portable programs install in their own folders and do not add entries to the Windows registry. It is also easy to uninstall them if you do not need them anymore. Simply delete their folders and everything they contain.

    See to it that you uninstall applications the right way. If you delete one of your programs, its folder can go straight to the Recycle Bin but it can also leave behind broken shortcuts, folders, files, and registry entries. Hence, you should not just delete a program. You should use the Uninstall feature of your computer or use a software program especially designed to uninstall programs.

    • To use the Uninstall feature, just open
  • Gadget

    Need a Bluetooth Speaker

    Enjoying your music outside of your house used to be a messy situation involving extended speakers and lots and lots of cables. With the advent of technology, which brought to us the outdoor Bluetooth speakers, life has become so much easier! All our iPods, MP3 players, phones and laptops now come with a Bluetooth enabler, and it is just so much simpler to hook them all up to one good Bluetooth speaker for amazing music that we can pick at all our parties.

    Whether it’s a party on your patio, a late Sunday brunch you want to enjoy in the lawns, a barbecue shindig with a bunch of your closest friends, or even just a night under the stars with that special someone, you no longer have to worry about providing the perfect music for each occasion. And you don’t even need an official DJ! Mix your own music according to your taste, create your playlists on your devices, and just connect them with your conveniently built, smart devices. The best part is, it doesn’t even create a space crunch! Most of these devices are built to be smart, portable, small and neatly confined to very little

  • Computer

    Avoid a Computer Crash Disaster

    I thought I was doing all the right things. I have a cloud backup service that backs up daily behind the scenes, and I also back up regularly to an external hard drive.

    Then my computer hard drive crashed. It’s never a matter of if, by the way, it’s a matter of when it will crash!

    Since I hadn’t needed to access my backup files before the crash, I never checked to see what was actually in the backups. As it turned out, everything wasn’t getting backed up like I thought it was. I hadn’t checked with my cloud service to make sure I had it set up properly, nor had I checked the back-ups I was saving to my external hard drive to make sure files were being included correctly. Some of my files got backed up but not all.

    Luckily, my computer tech guy was able to restore my files. But of course, there is still the worry I had before and during the time he was working on my computer, plus the added cost that I wouldn’t have had to incur if I had done my backups correctly.

    Using an online

  • Computer

    Fix Windows System Errors

    Cool Down Your Computer

    Your computer’s hard drive, as well as many of its other components, is sensitive to temperature. Extended periods of use or a faulty cooling fan can cause overheating, which will, in turn, wreak havoc on the circuits. Errors may be solved if you simply turn off your PC and let it rest for a while. Cleaning the cooling fan with light, pressurized air (never vacuum your PC’s internals) is also advisable so that dirt doesn’t build up and interfere with its operation.

    Clean Your Registry

    A damaged registry can cause fatal errors, as this is where a lot of system information and settings are stored. Cleaning your registry of unnecessary or corrupted data can thus fix problems, or even prevent them from happening if it is performed regularly. It is possible to repair and clean your registry using any of a number of cleaning programs that can be downloaded for free. The user interfaces of this type of software are usually friendly and unintimidating, so you should have no trouble putting them into operation.

    Be Aware of Your Programs

    It will help a lot if you make yourself aware

  • Technology

    Social Engineering

    Social engineering, also known as human hacking, takes on several forms. Some as basic as a phone call with the caller pretending to be someone they are not, others as sophisticated as outlaws getting a job with a cleaning crew or telephone company for physical access to an environment. Corporate leadership must understand the risks of social engineering and take steps to protect their organizations.

    One of the greatest “hackers” of all time, Kevin Mitnick, would pretend to be someone he wasn’t to gain trust, and later access, to company systems. He was so thorough in his actions he once joined a cleaning crew so he had physical access to environments where he easily penetrated their systems and stole valuable information. Social Engineering grows more and more sophisticated and much of it comes from what Kevin Mitnick started decades ago.

    Ever notice how almost no one locks their computer when they walk away? I’ve seen lawyers, human resources employees, and even the controller of an organization leave for long periods of time without locking their computers. How much critical, private, and personal information do these employees have access to? How difficult is it for a disgruntled