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5 Tips for Creating Engaging Infographics

Infographics are a great way to get information across to a large audience without the need for excessive reading and explanation. This trend is becoming more and more popular in social networking circles and businesses alike, and now is the perfect time to get on board by creating interesting infographics for your audience. Follow these 5 tips to make the most attractive and engaging graphics possible.


Top 5 Tips for Safe Downloading Online

The internet is an incredible development in technology that has revolutionized everything from personal communications to mass media, but it has a dark side as well.

Most of us have had some experience with viruses or malicious software, and we know how devastating these programs can be.

Computer failure and identity theft are just two of the many consequences that can result from irresponsible web surfing, so be sure to follow these tips for safe downloading online.


The Role of Tablets in Education

In every generation, changing technology and cultural norms create new ways of thinking and interacting, and this naturally carries over to the classroom setting. So while our grandparents learned to use old-school typewriters, our parents had electric typewriters.

We, on the other hand, took keyboarding classes in the computer room. And kids today are growing up with all manner of devices in their lives, from home computers and laptops to mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.

Gartner’s Predictions for IT Trends in 2013

Each year technology companies launch some new product or service touted as the next big thing, poised to revolutionize its particular market.

The fall of 2012 is shaping up to be particularly exciting in the computing world, with Apple recently introducing their iPad Mini, the smaller and more affordable version of their industry-leading tablet, and Microsoft’s upcoming release of the complete relaunch of its operating system, Windows 8. Each of those releases should make a real impact in personal computing, but what about in the world of information technology?

Tech and Auto Companies Work to Bring the Internet to Your Car

It seems like all anyone wants to talk about these days when it comes to automobiles is the concept of the connected car.

And nearly every major automaker has joined the race to produce the first real contender. Sure there are already plenty of vehicles on the market that feature hands-free, Bluetooth technology, along with in-dash infotainment options (navigation plus music and video functionality, for example).

But if you’ve heard any of the buzz pertaining to some of the concept cars popping up at auto shows across the globe, you know that cars of the future are slated to feature everything from dashboards that charge your devices wirelessly, to cars that can interface with your home and office computers (not to mention the computers in nearby cars and other buildings), to hands-free, talk-to-text functions that will allow you to read your texts, tweets, and even web pages without ever having to look at a screen.

But those days are a long way off…aren’t they? (more…)

Tech Expenses That Businesses Shouldn’t Skimp On

Technology plays such an important role in business today that it’s difficult to imagine how anyone could have run a company before the advent of the internet, personal computers, and cellular phones.

Indeed, technology has changed every aspect of our lives from the significant to the mundane. Smart phones are now as ubiquitous as wrist watches, and people are more tuned in to technology than ever before.

What this means for businesses is that there are several tech expenses that simply can’t be skimped on.

5 Ways to Improve Your Wireless Router Signal

You pay an arm and a leg for the top of the line internet service, and yet you still struggle with a weak, inconsistent signal. It happens to the best of us, so don’t despair. But if you’re sure the issue isn’t coming from your ISP and your computer is set correctly, it is time to take a look at your wireless router.

That’s the gadget with the antennas that is actually responsible for sending that trusty internet hurtling through space and into your computer.

The Best New Tech Gadgets for Your Home

Technology is evolving almost as quickly as it can be thought up. It is truly astonishing what is possible today, especially when it comes to our homes.

New construction is emerging to create zero carbon footprint green houses, while other companies focus on ‘smart’ homes that understand your schedule and automate a whole range of common needs, from brewing a pot of coffee to adjusting the air temperature.

But you don’t need to completely remodel your home to bring a bit of those high tech home improvements into play. Just take a look at some of these great new gadgets that make any home more high tech, whether it was built last week, or last century. (more…)

How Technology Is Improving Your Dining Out Experience

Technology is changing the way we do things in bigger and more significant ways than ever before. Of course, this kind of revolution has been at work for the last couple of decades, as technology has continued to improve upon itself in apparently exponential leaps and bounds. It’s easy to look around and see the ways that technology has improved our lives and given us newer, more efficient ways to do the things that we already do and need to do on a regular basis. What’s interesting, however, is to think about the ways that these technological developments and advancements are changing and shaping the businesses and establishments that we solicit on a day-to-day basis. In fact, many of the businesses and services that we make consistent use of have adopted some of these brand new technologies, and some of them in ways that have exciting and neat implications to the consumer. (more…)

Are Tablets the Future of Education?

Technology is playing a larger and larger part in the world of education, and this hardly comes as any kind of surprise.

Recent advancements have seen stunning innovations in consumer technology becoming available at more and more affordable price points. Just this year, Google introduced its Nexus 7 tablet computer.

Boasting a 16 gigabyte hard drive and technical specifications that rival the dominant species in the tablet community, Apple’s iPad, the Nexus features a 7-inch display and a gigabyte of RAM.

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