• 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

  • Computer,  Technology

    Save Money by Building PC

    Work Tasks/internet/Office

    The least demanding PC, simply used for tasks that don’t really require much recourses, is obviously going to cost the least. In this case, the PC can cost as little as a few hundred dollars, but of course, there are factors to consider as well.

    You should take into account that technology gets old very quickly, and that even tasks like browsing online or working with Office programs can become more demanding in the future. So if you’re buying a PC that’s already using out-of-date hardware, you might need to upgrade much sooner than you’d like.

    Recommended Specs

    You don’t really need to splurge on an expensive motherboard, in fact, a simple Intel Graphics HD card will more than suffice for watching movies or anything of that nature.

    However, investing in an Intel i3 or i5 processor is a good idea because it simply makes everything a lot more efficient. Since RAM got much cheaper, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get 6GB of RAM, even if you likely won’t be needing as much.

    Finally, the Solid State Drive (SSD) has revolutionized the PC industry, so it’s one of the

  • Gadget

    Really Need a Smartwatch

    The first thing to consider is the fact that smartwatches work in collaboration with your smartphone, meaning that even though you sport a wearable tech device on your wrist, it will only work when connected with your smartphone located within a specific range. Smartwatches are designed to provide you with basic notifications such as calls, texts, emails, and most even allow you to reply to them.

    But the chances of you writing or reading an email or reading a long article on a smartwatch are highly unlikely. Unless of course you’re stuck in a dire situation and the only chance of survival is through reading info on the screen of your smartwatch. You may however do these tasks on your smartphone though, and get rid of the extra device you have to haul around on your wrist.

    On a brighter note, there are a few situations where a smartwatch might prove handy such as using it to pay at the gas pump, open your car doors, identify yourself at the bank, or buzz open the door to your school or office. This would eliminate the need to take out your keys, wallet and your ID.

  • Computer

    Fix Blue Screen “ADPU” Errors

    Getting to Know SYS Files

    “SYS” files are known to work with third-party device drivers. “Adpu320” is related to hardware used in controlling and configuring “RAID” adapters and channel buses installed in the computer. Fortunately, several procedures can fix this error, such as:

    Know if this File is Causing the Error

    BSOD errors have numerous causes. They’re brought about by conflicting system and program files, corrupted files, or problematic paths. Hence, solving BSOD issues properly means knowing its cause.

    Most people are unaware that crucial information can be found at the bottom part of the BSOD. Look past the confusing alphanumeric notes and focus on short word sets with “.exe,.sys or.dll” extension names. If you see adpu320.sys at the bottom part of the screen, it means that it’s the file triggering the inconsistency in the system that results to blue screen errors.

    Take Advantage of Safe Mode

    After seeing the problem, try loading your computer in Safe Mode. There’s a chance that several programs and processes running in the background triggered the error.

    Load Safe Mode by pressing F8 or F10 continuously after the motherboard’s splash screen appears on the display.

  • Computer

    Optimized Hard Drive

    Partition your hard drive

    It’s perhaps one of the most useful tweaks you can to a hard drive but still most people are not doing it. Perhaps they just want the maintenance simplicity of having a single volume when they open the Windows Explorer.

    Dividing the hard drive into multiple partitions has quite a few benefits and one of the obvious is keeping the OS and application files separate from other data. This makes installs and uninstalls a lot safer and cleaner because it poses less risk to the stored data files. Partitioning also keeps your page file (also called a swap file) separate from the other files, increases the reliability by reducing the chance of file system corruption affecting other partitions, and allowing you to boot from multiple operating systems and versions.

    There are quite a few free and paid partitioning applications out there. Windows has its own built-in tools too.

    Regularly defragment

    A single file can have pieces of it scattered all over a hard drive’s physical surface. And when a lot of files are stored this way, excessive fragmentation can occur. This slows down access to the fragmented files as

  • Computer,  Technology

    View Inside the Cloud

    Coughlin thinks of cloud computing as “an outsourcing for your technology assets”. He further says that “cloud computing is a service in which an internet connected machine and remote digital storage are both used to provide a number of capabilities for both business and personal uses. Technically speaking, he said that there were three types of cloud computing services that are commonly put to use: infrastructure as a service, platform as a service and finally, software as a service. With the first mentioned cloud computing service, Parsik says, clients have access to virtual servers in the third party service provider’s data centre, which can be used any way we want.

    In this case users have to install their own software and also be responsible for maintaining it. This option gives the users enough flexibility and scalability says Parsik. Another feature is that if a user needs 3-4 servers to run his systems, and needs 50 during the holiday season, he will not have to buy more servers but can just rent the additional servers on the cloud system. An example of an Iaas is Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud, which is also called as EC2.

    Paas includes

  • Computer

    Different Types Of Computers

    Supercomputers

    Supercomputers are the most expensive and the fastest kinds of computers. They can perform superior calculations and intensive tasks. Mechanics, quantum physics, molecular theory, and weather forecasting are best studied by means of supercomputers. Their well-designed memory hierarchy and their ability to process parallel things give the computers greater transaction processing powers. A typical supercomputer can do up to a trillion or more individual calculations every second.

    Server computers

    Server computers are at a lower level as compared to supercomputers. They try to solve complex problems, but do not focus on single problems alone. An instance of server computers would be those that Wikipedia stores its encyclopaedia on. These computers go and search the pages that you are looking for. However, it becomes a job for a server when the computers have to go and find lots of people and send them to the right place. They are usually large in size and they have many hard drives and large processors. Running on them are the programs that allocate resources and serve client requests. They are designed to be resistant to crash and fail safe. A server is a central computer, which comprises lots

  • Technology

    Need to Run a PCI Scan

    In order to know when the PCI Scan is required, we should know about the PCI DSS requirements first. The PCI DSS requires merchants to run both “Internal and External” vulnerability scans, in order to keep the credit card holder information system up to current security standards.

    External Scans: External scans should be conducted from the outside of the organization and must include all the external IP addresses. These scans will help you to know about vulnerabilities in your security system that might be breached by the hackers to get hold of the sensitive credit card holder data.

    Internal Scans: Internal scans must be performed from inside the organization’s network from multiple locations to know about the security system within the card holder data environment.

    These scans will point out flaws and will give you a review of your internal security that might get exploit by attackers, once they get their hands on it.

    When is a PCI Scan required?

    PCI scan must at least be performed on quarterly basis. To make the system extra secure the quarterly scans should be supplemented with scans in between quarters; other than this, it is necessary

  • Computer

    Fix Corrupt File Errors

    Restart Computer in Safe Mode

    “DLL” errors often emerge because several conflicting files load in the computer. Know whether these conflicting files are loaded during startup by logging into Safe Mode, which minimizes the number of drivers loading on startup, which makes troubleshooting slightly easier.

    Restart your computer and log on to Safe Mode by choosing it among the Advance Startup Options upon rebooting the system. If the error didn’t show, it means that one or more of the processes and drivers loaded on startup caused the problem.

    Trace the Error’s Possible Cause

    Different procedures will help trace possible causes of the error. Among the first ones is taking note of the programs you installed or uninstalled. Think if the error appeared after placing new software or after uninstalling a program. Changes in system configuration brought by installation and un-installation process can trigger these errors. If these errors appeared after these procedures, undoing those might solve the problem.

    Disabling several startup processes and drivers using “msconfig” will also help pinpoint the issue. This, however, requires trial and error by disabling and activating one file at a time to see the probable triggers. It

  • Computer,  Technology

    Virtual Desktop

    In essence, your applications and storage are all run from a remote server that you can access from anywhere. For instance, if you are in a client’s office and want to open some files or data, you simply log on to your virtual desktop and all the information is there waiting for you. It also allows people to share and work on documents and projects without having duplicate data complicating things.

    Many small and medium size businesses are utilising it as a cost effective method of maintaining a high degree of IT capability without having to spend large amounts of money on expensive infrastructure.

    The benefits for SMBs

    Using a cloud based virtual desktop has a number of advantages that set it apart from an in house IT provision. It is more flexible, enabling you to access your virtual desktop from anywhere, 24/7 – all you need is an internet or Wi-Fi connection; It’s secure and your critical data is regularly backed up so you don’t have to worry about whether it is safe or what will happen if you lose that valuable data; It takes away the worry out of software updates, online security, server problems and

  • Technology

    Cloud Technology

    Cost Savings

    In the present economy, businesses need low cost and high production. Cloud solutions is a step in that direction. It reduces expenses without losing productivity. With the cloud, there are no upfront investments for hardware or software. Because the cloud platform is utility based, you only pay for what you use. Cloud services can save you time and money as well as give you a competitive advantage.

    Access to your Data – Anytime, Anywhere and with Any Device

    The users can access their data and applications from any device, anytime and anywhere in cloud computing technology. Because data is accessed over the internet on your cloud provider’s servers, management and employees have 24/7 access wherever and whenever they need it. The cloud allows a user to access their vital business information while a person at a hotel, business meeting, on vacation or working in remote area as long as they have an internet connection.

    Scalability

    Scalability is the major reason for which companies move their business smoothly. There are some seasonal business processes that go through periods of extreme activity, but then this activity slows considerably when the busy season is