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The 4 Uses of a Bluetooth Speaker

by Admin - on May 26th 2018 - Comments Off on The 4 Uses of a Bluetooth Speaker

GetVoIPBluetooth speakers are not just used for blasting music wherever you go. It has many uses, although people tend to forget.

This guide will let you learn how else you can use your waterproof motorcycle speakers and make the most out of the driving experience.

1. During a Phone Call

Bluetooth speakers are loud and most have great quality, which is why it can be used for conference calls and boardroom meetings. Another thing that’s good about it is that it can be used anywhere and anytime since it’s completely wireless and portable. Now, you would not have to worry about not hearing your boss’ instructions and praise over Skype.

2. As, an Alarm Clock

Most Bluetooth speakers come with an alarm clock feature. Simply sync it with your phone, set the tune to the music that you prefer and wake up to the sweet sound of your preferred music or sound.

3. Talking to Voice Companions

Use your Bluetooth speakers to talk to voice companions, such as Alexa, Google, or Siri. You can ask your preferred voice companion to play music even without touching your phone; all you need to do is connect the speakers to your phone and voila! You can now do basically anything by just talking to and addressing your voice companion.

4. Amp Up Your Car’s Audio

If you want better quality sound and audio on your car, then use a Bluetooth speaker. High-quality ones can easily beat most cars’ audio and sound system. And yes, you can blast the music up without having to think about the music sounding all blown up and all over the place.

Sure, it’s great to use your Bluetooth speaker for listening to music, but you can make the most out of it by doing these things as well. Grab one today and discover how it can make your life easier and better.

Be an Awesome Girl Boss in 6 Ways

by Admin - on Apr 6th 2018 - Comments Off on Be an Awesome Girl Boss in 6 Ways

Female business leaderMore women are occupying leadership roles in business, and it only makes us hopeful about the future. It is safe to say that most work environments have become less harsh for women leaders. If you are an aspiring girl boss, here are some pieces of advice to help you become an effective leader:

1. Never ever doubt yourself

Despite the many times that you have proven yourself worthy, there will still be people — men and women alike — who will doubt your ability to lead. But, no matter what happens, don’t let it affect you. Believe in yourself and be confident in your own capabilities.

2. Empower and inspire others

Create an atmosphere not of envy, but of support. Inspire women to be the best version of themselves. Have a mindset of abundance and not of scarcity, that you may feel that lifting other people up doesn’t equate to dimming your own spotlight.

3. Ask for what you want when you deserve it

According to YEC Women on Forbes, women must not rely on others to open opportunities for them. As a leader, you need to learn to be in charge of situations. Don’t see yourself as a victim or a passive individual. Know what you deserve and ask for it.

4. Seek help when necessary

You don’t have to prove yourself every time by showing others that you can handle things and situations on your own. The Huffington Post contributor Lorri Sulpizio discusses the importance of asking for help when you need it. This doesn’t make you incompetent, though. In fact, it shows how much you value collaboration and collective effort.

5. Prioritise self-development

Do not be complacent and strive to always be better at what you do. Allot a personal time to reflect on reading or using a career counselling app to help you make better decisions every day. Acquire new skills and learn by observing and doing.

6. Lead like a woman

Know that your biggest asset as a leader is that you’re a woman and you have strengths that are innate to you. Do not try to modify your style and use your feminine strengths to be a better leader instead. Communicate with empathy, be nurturing to your team, and trust your instincts more often.

Being a woman leader poses more challenges, but it also provides even more opportunities for growth and self-love. There is not one leadership method you must follow to be an effective leader, but the reminders above will most definitely help you rise above all challenges.

Why Cache is Money: Making Internet Speed Efficient

by Admin - on Feb 2nd 2018 - Comments Off on Why Cache is Money: Making Internet Speed Efficient
Guy surfing the internetThe Internet is a system that sends and receives packets of information. This is its fundamental process, and sometimes it isn’t exactly efficient. Everything a user does is repeated action: a request for an information packet, receipt of the information, and then the whole process is repeated.
For many businesses, a fast Internet speed may not be enough to prevent hitting the bandwidth limit when the amount of data and actions are repeated. Many schools, shopping malls, telecommunication companies, and ISPs recognise this difficulty. But through caching, both source and recipient have the answer on how to get a fast Internet speed for both the company and their clients.

What is Caching?

 Any user downloads everything on the Internet: every website, video, or information. Caching helps because it stores information about a user’s browsing behaviour. The data is cached so a computer would not load everything repeatedly and slow down your Internet connection and use up significant bandwidth.
For many companies and even small businesses, it prevents them investing in infrastructure and materials that could eat up precious resources. For many ISPs, caching enables them to deliver a smoother over-the-top (OTT) content experience. Their users don’t have to reload every bit of data for a page or website. They could provide caching as an expansion for a wide range of users.

Caching: Attainable for Small Businesses

 If you have a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) for your business, your connection is 99.99% reliable and could receive extra features that come with a DIA subscription. But caching will allow your clients and you to use your connection at peak usage without slowing it down. For many SMEs, a fast Internet connection improves services and enhances their business image.
Caching data as a way to control bandwidth is the most effective, most widely implemented strategy all over the world for many businesses. For many companies in the digital age, fast online services for both clients and employees is the way increase both profit and productivity.

Information and Business Management Made Easier

by Admin - on Nov 28th 2017 - Comments Off on Information and Business Management Made Easier

Businessman accessing important protected files on his laptopRunning a company is not easy. After all, managing people, as well as the daily business operations, is not something a person can do alone. Over the years, people have focused on finding ways to make work easier. One of the things that help make life easier for humans is the invention of computer software specifically in the field of information management.

Over the years, companies have been looking for agencies that offer information management systems to streamline their operations. Zywave suggests that you look at the software to learn what the buzz is about.

What is information management system?

Working with other businesses or institutions is a norm. But challenges might come up when the sharing of information and communication is not as clear or as organized as it should be. Internally, and information management system is used by businesses to coordinate departments and organize all the data needed in a single entity. This makes it easier for different departments to work together.

An information management system has four main features namely data collection, open access, report generation, and scalability.

What are the features of an information management system?

Data collection is the part where user input the data in the database and it is stored in the system for other users to use and for the system to process. Users from different departments or businesses can easily access data from the database. This reduces the risks of mistakes, as data stored are uniform and accurate. The data stored goes two ways: first for users to access and second for the database to analyze.

Reports based on the data collected will be generated. To help businesses adjust to their growing (or shrinking) size, information management systems can be adjusted based on your company’s needs. The scale of the program is adjustable, making it a worthy investment over the years.

Having a hard time running your business? Maybe it is time to invest in an information management system to make life and business easier.

Why Your Business Needs Clover Flex

by Admin - on Oct 13th 2017 - Comments Off on Why Your Business Needs Clover Flex

A POS SystemClover flex is a compact point-of-sale (POS) device designed to serve customers more efficiently. This handy tool can take orders, scan, and even print receipts. Furthermore, it is light enough that you can bring this POS device to your customers wherever they are for easy and faster checkout. Here are some more amazing benefits of this portable POS device.

Better Business Management

This device allows business owners to easily keep track of their sales through its web dashboard or mobile app. There is also a built-in barcode reader for easy inventory management.

Flexibility

Another added advantage of using this device is its flexibility. Clover makes it easy to accept payments through different methods such as magnetic stripes, EMV chips, and other contactless payments (e.g., Android pay and Apple pay, credit and debit cards).

Business Efficiency

Aside from taking orders and managing your inventory, this device’s all-in-one POS capability makes it possible to readily accept payments and print receipts from anywhere you are. It also can email or text the receipt if the customer requests it.

Avoid Piling up Paper Receipts

Clover accepts electronic signatures, as well as electronic receipts. This lessens the need for paper receipts, making it a greener choice for business owners. And because everything is electronic, it is much easier to sort through any chargeback.

Portability

It lets you enjoy doing business from wherever you are with 3G or WIFI connectivity. You can accept payments even when you are at home or while on the go. You will also be able to easily monitor and manage your employees and customers wherever you are.

Clover Flex may be small, but it offers the same capabilities, as well as security, of the other larger clover devices. It offers a powerful all-in-one POS system that can help make your business process more effective and efficient.

Can You Trust Your Mobile VPN Provider?

by Admin - on Aug 22nd 2017 - Comments Off on Can You Trust Your Mobile VPN Provider?

Woman using vpn on her laptopVirtual private networks (VPNs) have been popular due to an increased level of data privacy and security, yet being unaware about trusted providers can bring more harm than good.

Mobile VPNs are not immune to this imperfection, especially since the use of smartphones brings a whole new level of risks for careless users.

Australian Research

Those looking for a trusted VPN provider should avoid using free services, according to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Australia. That’s because providing free services seems to good be true, as the required IT infrastructure for an efficient VPN network carries a hefty price, said Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, an International Computer Science Institute researcher.

In other words, using a free service not only puts your data and online privacy at risk but also allows fake VPN providers to monitor your traffic. For businesses, it’s important to find a trusted third-party provider like DBA Services, preferably those that offer a complete suite of services from a VPN network to remote DBA support. Some providers even offer their services at cheaper costs than hiring an in-house team, which can save expenses for your business.

How VPN Works

For the uninitiated, VPNs protect your online privacy through an encrypted tunnel, which can be done using different protocols. You need to take note that while your Internet service provider can’t see your traffic, they know if you are using one.

Finally, using a VPN network does not fully make you invisible on the Internet. It only makes it harder for hackers to steal your information, or ward off snoopy ISPs that scout for details to be sold to third-party groups.

Conclusion

Data security and online privacy have become more important as more people are online for different reasons. While a VPN network increases your chances to securing your data and online identity, be prepared to spend a certain amount to expect good results.

The Wonders of Barcodes: What are They really?

by Admin - on Jul 14th 2017 - Comments Off on The Wonders of Barcodes: What are They really?

Photo of a barcode and a scannerGrocery checkout counters are one of the most common innovations long before the era of tablets and cellphones replaced them.

Who would not be fascinated with that gun that emits light and makes a sound every time the cashier uses it to scan a product. Not to mention the sound of the cash register with the cashier’s fast fingers that make the job look a lot easier than it is.

Those guns are barcode readers. Most people know what a barcode is. It is that zebra lines-like image on every product that has numbers below. But, how do they work and why is a special barcodes printer needed to print them?

How do barcodes work? 

Barcodes are unique numerical combination assigned to each product known as Universal Product Code (UPC). This code aims to help grocery stores speed up the checkout process and have a more organised inventory of their goods.

Each code represents information. This includes the country of origin, item, manufacturer, and price. All these information find storage in a single database you can easily change without changing the barcode itself (i.e. price increase).

The zebra lines, on the other hand, represent the numbers. Each code is divided into seven units and colour-coded to represent numbers from 0-9. You can do this in such a way that even though you scanned the item upside down, the computer would still be able to identify them.

How do you print them? 

There are now two kinds of barcodes. Aside from the traditional (linear) zebra one, 2D barcodes (i.e. QR codes) are also making its way to the market.

You print barcodes via direct thermal printing or thermal transfer printing. Direct thermal uses a heat-sensitive layer that does not use a ribbon or ink to print. This is not a recommended choice as it usually fades and can last for only about a year.

Thermal printing, on the other hand, uses ribbons to print on the labels, and they last longer as it is fade-proof.

Thanks to barcodes, buying things from your local grocery became very convenient. 

3 Accidents Commonly Encountered in Labs

by Admin - on Jul 13th 2017 - Comments Off on 3 Accidents Commonly Encountered in Labs

Medical technologist is working in the laboratoryLaboratories are great settings for cultivating scientific curiosity and knowledge, where theories are put into practice and see the results of applications firsthand. In most educational institutions, labs are well-equipped with various tools and chemicals for experiments, ranging from basic tests to relatively advanced ones.

As with any environment that involves scientific equipment and inexperienced hands, accidents can happen. The following are some of the most common mishaps in laboratories populated with students who are either too excited or too preoccupied/uninterested in listening to instructions.

Spills and Breaks

Glassware is a general lab fixture, thus dropping and spilling its contents are frequent occurrences (especially for the more careless types). Reinforcing the virtue of attentive, step-by-step operation and handling of chemicals helps minimize accidental spills – and their potentially disastrous consequences. Having a handy spill kit nearby is also advisable for safe and proper clean-up of spilled fluids, should they occur.

Heat and Chemical Burns

Improper handling of hot tools and chemicals often results in severe burns. Using tongs and water baths prevent any harmful contact with hot surfaces. Emphasise the importance of using protective clothing like gloves and coats. Never underestimate the volatile nature of certain chemicals by measuring them carefully, and using only appropriate containers for transfer and storage.

Contamination

Washing hands before and after lab sessions are constant reminders for a reason. Hand-washing procedures prevent students from carrying whatever foreign substance they interacted with outside of the lab – risking contamination of other surfaces (tables, clothing, etc.) and causing illness or other harmful complications. Make hand-washing with clean water and soap for strict compliance for anyone who enters and exits the lab.

Briefing students and colleagues alike on safety rules not only prevents catastrophic lab accidents, but it is also an indication of a successful learning environment. Spending appropriate time on imparting safty measures is equally important as the knowledge shared inside the lab.

The Revolutionary Technology: How GPS Transformed Society

by Admin - on Jun 4th 2017 - Comments Off on The Revolutionary Technology: How GPS Transformed Society

Woman's hand holding a smartphone showing map app using gpsNowadays, nearly all industries and applications use Global Positioning Systems (GPS). These systems have transformed the technology today by being more useful and interactive in several industries. From delivering data real-time to locating individuals, GPS inertial navigation systems have developed since the society first used it.

Internet Integration

For GPS to function properly, Internet compatibility is vital. For example, the signal on your mobile device will assist the GPS when you’re looking for a certain establishment in your vicinity. It will use your device to search for relevant results for your current location. The combination of the Internet and GPS will reveal where you are as long as the system works properly on your device.

GPS is revolutionary, as it demonstrates that technology progresses with the world. Fortunately, its adaptation happens to enhance the convenience of daily life. Moreover, these Wi-Fi-enabled GPS programs already have useful features, so you must choose wisely when buying one.

Real-Time Data Delivery

You can even place GPS sensors on objects to trace them easily. This is useful in scientific experimentation or exploration, tracking missing services and fleet vehicle management. Even those who are in the horse racing industry use GPS sensors to send live data during races. The viewers can stream the information with play-by-play commentary and monitor the race without physically attending it.

Real-time information aids several organizations, such as the consumers, government entities, law enforcement, and entertainment sector. When it comes to the usage of the government, they can attach sensors to military individuals, missiles and planes. This can help them plan strategies for proper attack positioning and situation resolution in wartime situations.

GPS have had a substantial influence on the way the society lives their lives. This technology is important in any industry around the globe. GPS technology is the reason the world has now the capacity to detect, trace, and even prevent people from getting tracked.

CAD and RMS: Technologies for the Police Force

by Admin - on Mar 29th 2017 - Comments Off on CAD and RMS: Technologies for the Police Force

Police Doing Surveillance

It is not uncommon that CAD dispatch is now used in law enforcement. Not only does it make officers efficient and productive, but it also signals the era of technology as a replacement for manual encoding and filing systems.

However, the combination of CAD dispatch and RMS promises a better service. This is the trend that simplifies the storage of data, the retrieval of information, and the encoding process. eFORCE Software says that Automating CAD and RMS helps police officers handle many tasks in the shortest possible time. One example is the ability to respond to incidents while sending records to various units.

CAD Dispatch and RMS for Better Policing

There is no doubt that the integration of these two technologies has contributed to better policing. One of the objectives of police chiefs is to automate records and respond to incidents faster than they have done before.

In one city alone the number of residents will be astounding. Encoding the needed information on a database will take a quite a while. The good news is that computers can now help in these tedious tasks. They can check for stolen vehicles and track down plate numbers. Records and warrants can be checked with an RMS.

All it takes is a single click and you can find the needed information. All you need is a database and a bit of training.

Modules and Data Storage

What is good about most CAD dispatch and RMS is the availability of core modules to teach police officers how to store and file accident reports, warrants of arrest, accident reports and other incidents of crime.

With the help of the CAD dispatch, everything else in the RMS can be accessed easily. Though the dispatch may be used separately, it wouldn’t hurt to use this with an existing system, such as the RMS. If used properly, the CAD dispatch and RMS may be great tools to gauge the performance of police officers.