Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ways On How To Efficiently Use Your Ipad

iPads are wonderful devices that offer consumers a wide range of features. If you have just purchased your first iPad, learning to use it can be difficult. With all of its immense technology the iPad can intimidate new users. Do not worry, this article contains great advice that will help you to use your iPad to its full potential, read on to learn more.

The iPad does not come with a user manual, but sometimes it is useful to have one. If you're trying to figure out how to set a particular feature on your iPad, having the manual handy can help. To get a copy, simply visit the Apple website. There you will find a Pdf version that is easy to download.

A neat feature in Safari on the iPad is the quick scroll. Many people do not know about this and waste time scrolling by hand up the page to get back to the beginning. All you have to do to get back to the top of any page is to tap on the title window at the top.

Turn on multitasking gestures in your iPad settings. These multitasking gestures give you ways to control your screen with a few flicks. You can switch windows, switch applications, and more. It makes your iPad feel very sci-fi as your touch becomes your only control. If you don't like the gestures, you can always turn them off again in settings.

As discussed earlier, iPads are amazing devices that offer a number of benefits to users. Due to its state-of-the-art technology, however, learning to properly operate an iPad takes a little bit of education and learning on your part. By applying everything that you've learned from reading this article you should be well on your way to becoming an iPad master. Good luck!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Don't Understand Web Hosting? Keep Reading For Help

If you're going to have a website -- and you should -- you need to have a reliable web host. How do you find a web hosting company with the features, support and price that serves your needs? Here are some tips that will help you select the right web host.

Take the time to research web hosts on the internet or on specific blogs. Then narrow down your first few choices. There are far too many web hosts, to do research on every one. But, by researching a short list of hosts you can avoid all the pitches and gimmicks that many of the hosts will try to sell you on.

Before choosing a web hosting service, decide whether your website is purely for personal use or whether you will at some point want to use it for business purposes. This would include whether you'd like to eventually sell items such as artwork or personal craft items. If this is the case, you will need more available space for graphics or a shopping cart.

Don't purchase a web hosting plan just because it offers unlimited disk space or bandwidth. Compare these plans with plans that offer a reasonable amount of space and bandwidth to determine which is the best plan for your needs. Sometimes plans that offer a finite amount of space or bandwidth are better for your particular needs than plans that offer unlimited quantities of space or bandwidth.

When choosing a free web hosting service, check to see how they make a profit from providing this service to you. Ask if they sell your personal information to third parties, and whether you can monitor which ads appear on your site. If there is no control over these things, then fork out the money for a basic package from a reputable hosting service.

There are many web hosting companies to choose from, but not all will be suitable for your site. Take the time to compare hosts, and put these suggestions to use as you assess your needs, make comparisons, and ultimately select the right web host with the service and features you need.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Great Tips For Blogging About The World Of Technology

With today's technological age, blogging has become an important part of anyone's digital presence online. Many people have blogs and if you don't have one, you could be left in the dust. To understand blogging, you have to know every aspect of it. If this is your desire, then keep on reading.

On a particular day, or days, each week, provide a definition to a word relevant to the topic of your blog. Include some history or other important notes of interest. Be certain that you have properly researched the word before you post it, and make the presentation exciting for the reader.

You should make it easy for your readers to contact you when they need to. Place your email in a contact us section on your site to make sure that your readers can easy talk to you when they need to. This is very important for making the most of your blogging venture.

Take your time when you begin your blog. Don't try to accomplish everything and have it all ready to go at once. It's best to focus on one part of your blog at a time and get that part right before going on to another. A good way to start is to simply write about things you love and excel at. This is sure to provide information others will want to read and it should also give you a natural boost in search engine rankings.

Have your blog feel friendly and warm to visitors. Reply to comments that people leave, and this means more than just thanking them, try to have real conversations. If you can develop a relationship with your readers, they will tend to be more loyal to you, and keep coming back.

The knowledge you have gained today, should have helped you gain an understanding of what it means to blog and build a digital presence for yourself. Go ahead and share this knowledge with your friends, even the ones that blog already, and see what they have to say about this article and what you have learned.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Sign of the Changing Times and Computers

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Today has been a tech news day that really puts into perspective just how far we have come in the past decade of technological development. New trends in mobile technology, mobile devices, laptop computers, and other devices are exploring innovative new fronts; while the older trends are getting an unceremonious retirement.

Intel announced today that would no longer be manufacturing Desktop PC motherboards for install in desktop PCs. This move, by Intel, puts a vary visual marker on where we are at as a technological society. The fact that desktop versions of motherboards shows that Desktop PCs have officially become obsolete. Manufacturers, including Intel now, have recently leaned-toward the trend of simply making all motherboards built for laptop-compatibility, but not for desktop. What this means, is that all new motherboards can fit into a desktop or a custom computer package, as well as a laptop; but desktop motherboards cannot go into a laptop computer. Add to this, that many POS and cash register computers are being replaced with iPads and other mobile devices, and we may see a laptop-exclusive world within 5 years.

Another surprising event that has come to pass recently, is the recurring failures by Microsoft to produce desirable, innovative, efficient programs and products. The biggest proof of how much Microsoft's product value has degraded, is the popularity of freelanced computer technicians that are offering to take Windows 8 off of your computer and replace it with Windows 7 for a fee. Yes, people are eager to pay to downgrade from the latest Microsoft software to an earlier version. This shows exactly how the image of Microsoft has changed from the once all-powerful innovators to the old man that doesn't realize he was overdue for retirement years ago.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Software Development and Testing

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Software development is not an easy job, not by any means. In fact, it is a veritable candidate for "World's Toughest Job." What makes this job so taxing, is not the fact that computers speak in a language other than our audible and written forms, it is not the fact that in order to tell the computer to do some task, it must be told in the form of a code that has every outcome or variable predetermined, it because the room for failure is so great. There is only one true "correct" in the world of software coding, and that correctness is absolute. 

Even the smallest of errors can transform even the most sophisticated software into a jumble of useless scribbles. Every single variable must be in perfect position for all parts of a software program to run correctly. Ensuring that every tiny piece of a code that can contain billions of billions of variables, can drive the human mind to the brink, if forced. That is why the safest way to ensure correct software processes is by using software testing tools. Let the computer do the hard work for you, and then make corrections based on the reports that it generates.

One of the world's premier quality assurance software testing services is through Inflectra. The best part of Inflectra's options for software testers and programmers, is that they bundle their various software testing suites into bundles that give you -- the client -- all of the tools necessary to effectively test your software. No necessary add-ons or paid upgrades, just exactly what you needed.

To learn more about Inflectra, the products they offer, or to speak with a technical specialist and discuss your options, visit them online at:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Upgrade Your Factory Parts to Add to the Life of Your Computer

Don't get me wrong, I love electronics stores like Best Buy, I really Do. But one thing I don't like about the computers that they sell in these environments are factory-spec's. If you don't know what that means, you can liken it to factory cars that roll off the assembly line with stock parts. The one main difference is that while cars are built to last many years, the parts within these computers are not.

Cheap parts is the way that brands get those super low prices on their laptops. While this may get you through a few years without any replacement parts or laptop repair; in the long run, those parts are eventually going to burn out -- and they will do so at the most inopportune moment.

Parts People, a company out of Austin, Texas that specializes in laptop repair, have earned the nickname: "The Dell Laptop Experts." While this is a badge of honor for Parts People, it does not wear as well on Dell Computers, as it is evidence that Dell fills their laptops with the cheapest of parts. In business for over 10 years, Parts People have replaced hundreds of thousands of Dell laptop parts, but the problem of cheap factory parts is not limited to only Dell. The majority of popular brands use cheap factory parts.

The only way to get around this is to purchase a stock laptop, then replace all the parts preemptively, or to build a custom computer from-scratch; both of which can be expensive to do. Thankfully, if your Dell brand, or other brand parts burn out on you, Parts People have plenty of low cost options for replacing and upgrading those parts.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

PCB Production and How it Powers Manufacturing

What exactly is a prototype PCB? A PCB is a microprocessor unlike any other. Whereas processors found in your home PC or MAC computer are designed and programmed to handle and perform a multitude of tasks, PCBs are uniquely designed to perform a single specific task indefinitely.

Picture the automated machines and robotics that are used in assembly lines and manufacturing plants. These machines perform the same mundane task day in and day out at a very high rated of speed and without error. These machines are powered by a PCB assembly that acts as the machine's brain, telling it to perform the task.

PCB manufacturing companies such as Best Proto in Chicago, IL are the ones that program these functions into the processors. The engineers tasked with creating and programming the PCBs are required to hold a great deal of knowledge in both engineering and computer programming.

As technology is becoming a greater and greater part of our lives, more industries and businesses are moving towards automating many of their processes. With automation, must come PCBs, and the future looks bright for both automation and PCBs.