• Technology

    Precision Machining

    As the industry has changed substantially, there are now much fewer people who need to be doing the physical work, and instead there is a demand for skilled engineers to maintain the machines as well as programmers to input in the information so that the machinery can operate fully. This means that why the work has become of a higher quality, costs have reduced, which is why you’ll see incredibly complex machinery is much less expensive than it might have been in the past.

    As technology has developed, this has become more and more precise, to the point where actually most parts are far more accurate than they really need to be. Usually these turned parts which are made using precision machining are produced on a large scale using automatic machining, computer numerically controlled lathes, or rotary transfer machines.

    With a huge and eclectic range of products and parts which can be produced through this method, there is almost no end to the possibilities. Both large and small objects we use every day have been manufactured using precision machining, and all sorts of different materials and results can be achieved. It’s possible for one machine to make all the different components necessary for a single object, for example, although more often each machine will be set to work performing an individual task.

    Look around you. Anything which has been produced and not made by hand is more likely than not made using precision machining. Considering the way this technology has developed in the last hundred years, we can only imagine what sorts of developments there will be in this industry in the years to come. Soon we can see workshops being managed by a single maintenance engineer, with all programming carried out through CAM.

  • Computer,  Technology

    IT Consulting Can Help Start-Up

    This is also true of start-ups, which can sometimes struggle to know exactly what they need in regards to an IT service or which technology and software can help them in their endeavours. With this in mind, here are some of the main areas that an IT consulting company can help any new business get off to a good start in.

    As mentioned above, it can be difficult for new businesses to know where to start when it comes to implementing IT solutions in their fledging company. For this reason, hiring an independent IT expert can help a great deal in installing this essential infrastructure that will pave the way for business success.

    Some of the services that an IT consulting company can provide include advising on cloud computing solutions, network installations, software and hardware choices, as well as delivering remote and on-site IT support and carrying out computer repairs.

    Having this expert perspective on what exactly is needed is valuable for any company, but especially for start-ups as they attempt to establish themselves in their chosen field or industry. This alone can be a very compelling reason to hire the help of an IT professional for an initial assessment and tailored advice.

    The second point that needs to be made is that hiring an independent IT specialist can often provide excellent value for money to starter businesses, as they will not be paying out for in-house technical support instead. Indeed, the cost savings that can be made are one of the main reasons that any business hires an IT consulting company instead of employing an in-house specialist.

    Furthermore, many IT consultants will tailor their services and packages to suit the businesses that they are working with. If they are working with a large business with a very large requirement of support, this can be done for a higher price rather than a smaller budget. For small and new businesses, packages of services can be tailored accordingly.

    This can mean that IT solutions are available within smaller budgets and without unnecessary extraneous services or the need to hire extra staff. This can have many financial and practical benefits for any start-up.

    One of the major benefits of hiring a IT consulting company to help get a new business running smoothly is that having a professional on hand to help solve difficulties and issues can mean that any technical problems will not cause potentially disastrous downtime for the business in question.

    Whereas this is true for large and well established businesses as well as new and smaller companies, technical issues can be potentially devastating for a fledgling enterprise that is trying to make its mark in a saturated global economy.

    Issues with internet connectivity, software issues and systems failures can all derail a small and new business that is trying to establish itself, and having IT experts on hand to help overcome these issues can make a huge positive difference for start-ups. With specialists just a phone call away, potentially disastrous problems can simply become minor hiccups.

    These are just a few of the ways that an IT consulting company can help a start-up company. From advising the new enterprise on the best IT practices and tools to implement to helping overcome technical difficulties without any major problems, there are many great reasons why this kind of service can be valuable for any company that is just starting out.

  • Computer

    Online Store for Desktops

    A few months back my boss asked a simple, yet important question from me, “Because it seems like laptops have taken over desktops and tablets have taken over laptops, do you think that the market or utility of desktops is going to vanish someday around?”

    Well! I spontaneously answered that could not happen. Advanced technology may produce more advanced desktops with revolutionary features but their utility can never dissolve.

    Now when the usage of desktops is so common, the complexities of issues is also quite common. Reason being, its usage is no more limited to a few experts or officials. Certain threats have taken over the nerves of users like cyber insecurity, data theft, personal information theft, data management, applications management and much more.

    Though the desktop technology seems like racing at an unimaginable speed, there pops up the need of several desktop applications just like any other gadget. The irony is no techie has still planned or understood the dire need of an online store for desktop applications so far.

    So the next big question is, “How far we need an online store/ single market place/one stop destination for desktop applications?”

    Not every desktop user is so tech savvy that he/she can actually delete the confidential data permanently. Such users delete the file they are supposed to delete and believe that no one can recover it. Not all know that after deleting the file goes to the recycle bin and can be recovered anytime. Needless to mention, not all of my readers would be aware of the fact I have shared here.

    Well! What a user needs in that case? Though, there are many players in the market that offer such desktop utilities that can ease the task of deleting the files or unnecessary data, the users have to search rigorously for it. In this case if there is a reliable market place just like Google play store, the users can install the utility in moments and use it, saving a lot on time and money.

    Then, in another case, there is a considerable possibility that the hard drive of your desktop is bulking up with redundant data, duplicate files etc. causing fragmentation and slow speed.

    Fragmented data sucks up more space just like the haphazardly piled up stuff in your room. So, what needs to be done is to defragment it timely and remove the duplicate files. But the task of searching duplicate files is quite gruelling as well as stodgy.

    What is required here is a utility to intelligently clean up the duplicate files on a click. As mentioned above, the users find themselves in a confusing state and wonder which duplicate file finder they need to install and from where they should get it. Again, if there is an online store for desktop applications the users can easily read the reviews and download one they like.

    In short there can be profuse instances where a novice desktop user finds himself in a topsy-turvy state and needs different desktop utilities.

    This is where we need to accept as well as understand the significance of an online store for desktop applications.

    Just surmise the presence of as worth an online store for endless desktop applications as Google Play Store or iTunes. How handy the desktop utilities will be? How easy to get an application would be? How hassle free the desktop usage would be?

    I really feel that the next big gift from technocrats should be a reliable and free to download App store for Desktops.

  • Technology

    Surface Pro 3

    The new dock gets you much more you can connect to than the old Surface. Some of the ports now available to you will be two USB 2 ports along with three USB 3 ports. There is also an extra USB 3 port to now make there a sum of six available USB ports. Also to be found is now a new Gigabit Ethernet port which is a huge upgrade from the older docking station.

    Now of course, the main feature of this new docking station is going to be the Mini Display Port video output. This allows you to always connect an external monitor to use instantly right after the docking of your Surface Pro tablet. You can also snap in your Surface pen on the side and store it there with a conveniently magnetized side. The Surface pen is something else that people don’t talk about much but that really sets it apart from the competition.

    To set up the dock, very easy. Just put in place the AC power connector, the wired keyboard, mouse and whatever external hard drive you have then snap in the Ethernet cable for wired access if necessary. Once this easy setup is taken care of, you can easily transform the new Surface into a fully functioning desktop PC just by snapping it into the dock and making sure it is in there nice and firm. From here, you can choose to use it with the second screen only option or leave it so that both the Surface screen and the bigger screen are both on at the same time. There may be some scaling issues you need to adjust based on the bigger display screen but once you get that set up you should be good to go. Now with a bigger screen the Surface is pretty much everything you could want as long as you are not running any hardcore software on it, then there may be a need to do a little bit more testing before you commit.

  • Gadget,  Technology

    Smart House

    For example you might want to wake up in the morning and already have the coffee brewing, the TV tuned to your favorite channel and the curtains already opened on the east side of the house to let the sun in. All of this is pretty easy, but maybe you also want the outside temperature and weather forecast displayed on your bedroom wall, you might want the water turned on and heated up for your shower. When you leave the house you will want the temperature adjusted in your house, and the doors locked. If you think about your routine around the house most of that can be automated. This is why mapping out your own plan is very important before your start.

    As you can see, so far I am only talking about home automation, however the title of this article is the Smart House. You really can’t talk about a smart house unless you understand home automation and what that means. Simply put, a house can’t be smart unless it is first automated.

    So let me give you some examples of making a house smart. When you are at work and your house is empty, different methods will be used to control temperature. First, your thermostat will adjust depending on the time of the year. As the day progressed curtains would be opened or closed as the sun moved. If it’s winter the curtains would be opened facing the sun to help heat the home, and in the summer the opposite would happen. You would be able to see and control all of this from your smart phone, even when you are away. Before you arrive home the temperature would be adjusted and the curtains would open. The garage door would open as you are pulling into the driveway. The light would turn on as would your TV.

  • Computer,  Technology

    Data Destruction Services Benefit You

    Ongoing Quality Control Checking

    Data destruction companies set required standards and employ quality control checks, in order to destroy all your digital data safely. Some companies that destroy their own data do not set any standards and employ quality control checks. Due to this reason, there is no guarantee that all their data is destroyed safely.

    Offers many more services

    There are a lot of data destruction techniques that are used by professional companies. Crushing is one of the effective and widely used techniques to make your data unrecoverable. Because crushing guarantees that sensitive information does not leave the business premises, many companies prefer this approach. Degaussing is another technique that removes the magnetic properties of the HDD (hard disk drive).

    Boost your company reputation

    Some security violating techniques such as data breaching can lead to very serious problems, and greatly affect your company’s reputation. Data destruction companies employ personnel who are good at handling procedures related to destruction of personal consumer data. Proper demolition of sensitive information helps to achieve utmost security, which in turn boosts your company’s reputation.

    Responsible disposal

    It is very important to collect the stuff and dispose it in a responsible way. A professional destruction company will help a lot to dispose it off in a more responsible way. In addition to this, they also ensure a safer and cleaner environment.

    Cost Effectiveness

    By hiring experienced and well-known data destruction firm, you can save a lot of your time and money. However, it is important that you research well about the company, before hiring them.

  • 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 and helps students to stay up to date on the curriculum.

    Embedded with artificial intelligence: The software analyses the scores of students in assessments to determine their strongest and weaker areas. If students are able to solve easier problems in their strongest areas, then the software can be programmed to show more complex questions. More questions on the weaker part can be given to improving the student’s overall knowledge in the subject.

    Boosts student performance: The gamification in digital learning makes the student stay in the system for a longer period. Intelligent software determining the weaker areas and throwing questions at them has helped students in bridging gaps in their learning. In this way, students can show the best performance by securing best grades.

    Teacher’s life has become easier: Tracking every student’s performance manually is a highly difficult task. This is where the software has become the best partner for teachers. Since students are finding adaptive learning more fun, and they are also performing better by way of this method, teachers are spending less time in lecturing. They mostly intervene when students require help from them.

  • 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. This guarantees more constant and shorter wait times for the computer to start up.
    4. One less area of malfunction – When an HDD starts acting up, it could point to a problem with the disk or the reader. This means that even if the magnetic disk is fine, the mechanical parts of the reader might give in to wear and tear long before the disk starts to deteriorate. This does not happen with SDDs due to the storage facilities of this type of drive.
  • 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. You can also give to the paid version try.

    Pros

    • It’s free. You can do an online recording with creative features. But they are limited.
    • You can create tutorials for creative purposes.

    Cons

    • With cam studio, you can only save it in AVI and SWF formats which are not the standard.
    • The free trial is limited for 30 days.

  • 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. These items are usually from the Downloaded Program Files, Thumbnails, and Temporary Internet Files. Simply press the OK button and the clean up would begin.
    4. Old files and previous installations could also be free from junk files if you would use the Clean up system files. However, this type of clean up is usually discouraged if you are a newbie in computer use as you might delete a useful program or folder unintentionally or accidentally. Recovering of these things would then be difficult or even outright, impossible. How to do a system cleanup? Click the “Clean up system files”. The entire content of your hard drive would be available to be deleted at your disposal. Click the items you wish to delete. Kindly read the description of each file, folder or program before you press delete. Then, just press OK for the clean up to begin.