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Month: December 2018

  • Everyone can relate to the horror of a computer crashing at the most critical moment, such as when you’re about to save a very important file you’ve worked on all day or if your computer freezes when you’re just about to start an online job interview. Then, the computer screen goes black (or blue).   You may try to restart it as many times as you want, but if there’s something wrong with it, no amount of power cycles can help. It’s time to send it to the computer doctor. If this hasn’t happened to you yet, don’t wait until it does. Unless you’re a master in IT, don’t try to DIY a repair, or else, you may end up losing everything you have in that computer. Check out https://walyinformatique.com/reparation-ordinateur-quebecto help you with your computer needs.      Knowing when to send your computer for professional computer repair is key. Heres what you need to watch out for. 1. Super Slow Speed There could be nothing more annoying than slow computers especially if you have the most expensive Internet package. This will result in an unproductive stressful day. If running updates and cleaners don’t help, you need aprofessional computer repair service; getting upgrades that are not compatiblewith your system will do more harm than good. You may also have a computervirus that you need to get rid of before getting your files and information compromised.It could also mean that your system needs more space to function better. Youcan either add memory if it’s still possible or get a new computer with ahigher memory capacity or a more modern and faster processor. 2. High Temperature This is common on laptops. You can quickly determine if a laptop gets hot fastor if it’s blowing hotter air than usual. If a computer overheats, that’s a lotof...
  • December 10, 2018

    Microsoft Edge as an E-reader

    I was thinking about Microsoft Edge, the eBook business, and the E-reader. I started thinking about Microsoft and the way they handle their consumer services. To start Microsoft has completely gotten out of the consumer music and health business but has stayed in the eBook selling business despite strong competition from E-readers like Kindle, iBooks and Nook. When you get down to it Microsoft runs maybe a slow forth compared to the three services, I just mentioned but unlike music, Microsoft is still staying in the consumer books business. They are banking big on the book business considering they spend money on development to add E-reader features to Edge back in 2017 then released Edge for iOS and Android earlier this year after saying for years that Edge would only be available on Windows 10. Edge for Windows 10, iOS and Android added Cortana reading feature similar to audiobooks recently as a feature update. Microsoft would not be putting all this development into Edge’s E-reader feature if there was no profitability in the software or app. This makes me think as to why has Microsoft has not gotten out of the consumer bookmarket. Remember Windows 10 runs on Surfaces and tablets so my questions are How many books could Microsoft be selling? Why are they building Edges ePub reading features so much? Why are they still in the consumer book market when they have been getting out of most consumer services? To me, there are a lot of unknowns and I wonder if this might actually be a consumer market where Microsoft is making money or hopes to make money or even can make money. I would like to point out that Microsoft is still in the business of renting and selling movies as well. Now with Microsoft possibly moving...
  • One month after it announced a large Nook tablet, Barnes & Noble today revealed a smaller 7-inch version which may make more sense for its customers. “The new NOOK 7-inch tablet is a lightweight and affordable option for book lovers who also want the ability to browse, send emails, and listen to music,” B&N’s Bill Wood says. “We think this new tablet will delight both current NOOK users as well as introduce new customers to this affordable NOOK device.” The new Nook 7″ tablet is an alternative to Amazon’s line of Kindle Fire HD tablets. But it comes with a major advantage: It’s a real Android tablet that comes with the Google Play Store. So you run any Android apps you want, including the Kindle app if you’re so inclined. Via Thurrott
  • The Newton Mail subscription service might be dead, but its owner just found an unusual lifeline. Essential has acquired Newton developer CloudMagic for an unspecified amount. The phone maker didn’t say just what it would do with its new purchase, but said it was constantly searching for companies that could “accelerate [its] product roadmap.” Terms of the deal aren’t public. This doesn’t necessarily herald the revival of Newton Mail. While it had clever features (such as resurfacing unanswered emails and recalling sent messages), it had roughly 40,000 paid subscribers — and some of its features were available for free through competitors like Google’s Gmail. However, it does hint that Essential might be looking for more ways for its devices to stand out. The Essential Phone had eye-catching industrial design, but its only distinguishing software feature was a camera app that was widely regarded as sub-par. This might give it email features that you don’t always see out of the box, such as emailing people on your behalf. Essential is making the acquisition at a difficult time. Although the company is starting to hint at plans for a new phone, it has largely been quiet since releasing its first handset in 2017. Sales haven’t been stellar, and the company recently laid off nearly a third of its workforce. Moreover, it’s still dealing with accusations of sexual misconduct against its founder Andy Rubin. The firm is clearly betting that investments now will help it provide more compelling products and convince the public to focus on its future, rather than its troubled past. Via Engadget
  • Every small, big or medium scale company dreams of digital domination!  Thanks to the online boom, today having a quality online presence is imperative for every brand, irrespective of their industry vertical. It holds especially true for the lifestyle, e-commerce, entertainment, and service-driven industries. Today, the cyber literacy rate has increased phenomenally. And this is producing more cyber-savvy customers and online viewers. Hence, a customer will research more than before, to decide whether he/she would follow a brand and make a perchance. Therefore, it is essential to invest time and money in tried, tested, proved and smart SEO (Search Engine Optimization) tactics that will help you appear in the top search engine results. The field and scope of SEO are immense. Also, the most popular search engine, i.e., Google has its frequent and unwarranted updates. A successful brand is one who can align its SEO strategy and marketing strategy, with the Google algorithm changes. And, this task might seem exciting, but it’s no child’s play. You need to deploy advanced SEO tactics and also reach out to an SEO agency to help you get started. You can search for an agency in your region. For instance, if your business is in New York, makes sense that you reach out to a New York-based SEO agency or expert for professional guidance and help. SEO tactics to help your brand rank high Start-up or an established business every business today wants to experience high SEO ranks. Discussed below are few of the useful SEO tactics to help you get started. Take care of Domain Authority (DA) DomainAuthority indicates the link quality and volume that gets generated over aspan of time. If your website has increased DA, there are chances of havingmore links. There are many tools available to measure your DA. You...
  • Today on the show Brandon talks about the movie Skyscraper with The Rock. We get into the entire movie buying process. We talk about the app Movies Anywhere. We get into how to listens and subscribes to podcasts using apps on Android. We talk about Apple Music and apps that offer ad-free listening. We get to talk about advertisements on TV and much more.
  • Measuring someone’s heart rate is simple today – even a smartphone can do it. Just pick up your Samsung Galaxy S5 (it’s a four years old model), run S Health, put your finger on the camera, and wait – it will measure your pulse with no issues. From here to more complex life-saving tech there is a long way to go, you might say, but we are headed in the right direction. Tech giants all over the world are building their newest gadgets with health monitoring in mind, and they will soon release their new line of life-saving smartwatches and more efficient fitness bands for us to try. The Apple Watch is not the first life-saving device that might come to mind… but it may become in the near future. Apple has reportedly patented a new way of measuring the users’ heart rate, basically turning the device into an EKG unit. According to the patent description, the users will have to squeeze the device between their fingers for it to send a weak electric current through the heart that will track the organ’s function and detect any irregularities. Rather than simply collecting data through a basic heart rate monitor, this new sensor would be able to collect more in-depth data and perhaps even predict “future afflictions”. Apple has recently given up promoting its smartwatch as a luxury accessory and seems to shift toward its life-saving and health-monitoring potential. Apparently, the Cupertino giant wants to shift at least partially on the Apple Watch as a medical device. At the same time, Samsung also wants a slice of the med-tech cake for its own Gear series of wearables. A report has recently surfaced of the South Korean tech giant patenting a new sensor that can measure the wearer’s blood pressure. While gadgets...
  • December 7, 2018

    How to create your brand name?

    Your brand name is essential. Other than letting people know that your company exists, it also allows people to discover who you are and what does your brand stand for. There are several ideas that a brand name can suggest, based on what you intend it to be. For instance, you might want it to be bold and quirky, simple and cute, smart and edgy and the like. Hence, selecting a brand name and having the logo made is not an easy task. It needs both your creative and analytical skills. Are you planning to start your own business? If yes, then selecting a brand name is essential. Here’s how you should go about it: Understand your purpose It means toknow what you are here to do. Is your service something unique? Do you wish tocater only to a niche audience? You need to delve deep on these questions. Onceyou have answers to these questions, you can form your brand name. Here youalso need to keep in mind the tone and feel you want to reflect in your logo aswell. Today, there are expert names like BrandRootthat helps companies create theirbrand names and logo and survive excellently in today’s competitive market. 2. Know thatsimple is strong When you arebrainstorming for a brand name, it’s always best to keep it simple. The idea isto create a strong and lasting impact in the minds of the people with yourbrand name. And this can be done with a simple and reliable brand name. Keepinga one to three-word name is good. That way your customers will find it easy toconnect and recall as well. Choose a word that defines your company motto,product, and your brand philosophy as well. 3. Opt-in for adescriptive brand name When youopt-in for a descriptive brand name, it draws the...
  • If you have recently started a new business enterprise and are considering ways and methods to help you generate more profits, then this article will be of immense help to you. Today, business marketing is primarily dependent on digital marketing, which means marketing on the internet. On the internet, you will be required to market your wares through social media and other websites. Digital marketing will help you to expose your business to a global audience. In this article, you will learn about how you should handle your digital marketing and SEO services to ensure your business is thriving. It is vital that you should hire an external SEO company to do these services. The reasons are plenty, you can consider doing these services yourself also, but the chances are that you will not be as efficient and knowledgeable in this department as the professional companies would be. Thus, it would be best if you could hire a professional SEO company for handling these services. But first, you need to understand why SEO is essential. SEO and how to use it SEO or search engine optimization is vital for the success of your business as it will help to make your business website easily discoverable by more and more people from all around the world. When your site is discovered by people quickly, then it can also be used for marketing your business and digital marketing. The discoverability of your business website is crucial for digital marketing as it will help people to learn about your products. Thus, your success will depend on your digital marketing, and your digital marketing will be dependent on your SEO. SEO primarily consists of a number of activities which will help your specific business website to feature in the top when users’ type in...