• May 29, 2013

    All About Bluetooth Headset

    Technology provides us easier and better life these days. Everything made, is made for ordinary people to feel better and make obligations easier. The same thing is with headsets. These little devices changed our lives in so many ways. We can connect them with our mobile phones, laptops, PCs or some gaming consoles. People use headsets every day for work, entertainment, relaxation, you name it. It doesn’t matter how old are you or where do you live. Headsets are here to give better quality in communicating among team players or coworkers, to help someone relax just by listening to music. That is why they are so popular. There are different kinds of headsets, different ways of connecting and different purposes for every headset. Common headset consists of earbud and microphone. Main difference is in their design, there are mono and stereo headsets. Mono headset consists of one earbud, usually can go on both ears, and microphone which is part of that earbud. This kind of headset is generally for communication, that’s why business people use it. Good thing about it is that you can hear what is going on around you. The other kind, stereo, covers both of your ears. Microphone is usually part of the earbud, but is can be on a cable near your mouth. Some people say that stereo headsets are better for enjoying music than mono, due to surrounding sound system. They are usually larger than mono headset. Also, headsets can go in your ear and on your ear. Most people tend to choose the ones that go on your ear because they are more comfortable. You can connect headset with some device by wire and by Bluetooth. Bluetooth is better because there aren’t any wires that can get in the way. It is more simpler...
  • May 27, 2013

    Podcast Episode 19

    The Technology Geek – Episode 19 Today in this podcast we discuss World Security Expo BYOD Securing the Device or the data New 2600 Movie – HTML 5 Single Sign on Identity Management Solutions Working 40 Meters on HF Ubuntu Phone / TV / Desktop / Server Yahoo Board Approves a $1.1B Pricetag For Tumblr Yahoo Pinkie-Swears It Won’t Ruin Tumblr Yahoo Joins Growing List of Bidders For Hulu Google Drops XMPP Support Goodbye, Lotus 1-2-3 Fast and Furious 6 Released Microsoft Unveils New Xbox New Android malware intercepts incoming text messages, silently forwards them on to criminals Apple fixes 41 iTunes security flaws, some more than a year old Blueprints of Australia’s top spy agency headquarters stolen by Chinese hackers Microsoft Spying in on Skype conversations Twitter moving to two factor authentication Chinese hackers who breached Google in 2010 gained access to thousands of surveillance orders NYPD detective accused of hiring email hackers Apple 1 breaks auction record, goes for $671,400 Google to build YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 Google Acquires Kite-Power Generator FiOS User Finds Limit of ‘Unlimited’ Data Plan: 77 TB/Month Google may build wireless networks in emerging markets, WSJ says Flickr’s revamped site hit by performance problems Foursquare partners with Gnip to sell check-in stream Apple’s WWDC keynote scheduled for June 10 Broadcom unveils new 5G Wi-Fi chips for PCs, tablets, phones Google set to upgrade its SSL certs Should I buy a Mac or wait? How do I set a location based reminder in Android? Could I text with an iPod? How could I create my own Roku channel? How can I monetize a podcast? How can I create videos with Apple iMac? Is there a universal remote control to eliminate having several remotes?
  • With accessibility to television and film becoming more convenient for the active person, is the TV and Cinema experience declining? Attending the cinema has always been considered a social experience, then during the 1970s -80s when home video and TV boomed, the audience-film experiences became reduced to a domestic one. Many film scholars felt the cinema had died because people found the conveniences of watching movies at home with their friends and families more appealing. Could the domestic TV experience now be on its way out too? With the release of devices like myTV2GO-M Plug and Play Freeview DVB-T Tuners it is possible to watch and record TV/film from your ipads and iphones. So watching television is going to be even more secluded to the individual, almost resembling a book reading experience. I guess another argument could be made for the potential decline of book reading. If people now have access to television and movies when commuting to work or lying in bed, what is preventing the possibility of book reading losing its already reduced demand? When one medium goes through a popularity demotion, this usually causes a domino effect, resulting in even less fashionable mediums declining even more. It’s not credible to have TV/Films screened on mobile devices!? Film/TV critics and essayist have been quite consistent in mocking the idea of viewing a film from a mobile device, filmmaker David Lynch famously bellowed “Don’t watch movies on a F*%#ing phone”. So it is clear the actual makers of film/tv material are not keen to the idea of their work being viewed on a mobile device and that is understandable. The amount of time and effort put into producing a film or TV series from an artistic point of view may make the concept of it being viewed on a...
  • May 11, 2013

    Podcast Episode 18

    The Technology Geek – Episode 18 Today in this podcast we discuss May 11th US Armed Forces Day Star Trek Pretty Good Privacy – Mailvelope or Safegmail Downloadify Removed From Chrome Web Store Hemlock Grove Pays Off For Netflixs Washington Court Data Breach Exposes 160K SSNs Eight Indicted in $45 Million ATM Heists Microsoft to Patch IE Flaw, 9 Others Next Week Google Has Aggressive Plans for Strong Authentication Boston Replacing Microsoft Exchange With Google Apps World of Warcraft Loses 1.3 Million Players in First Quarter of 2013 Microsoft May Acquire Nook Tablet Business From Barnes and Noble The Onion Describes How the SEA Hacked Its Systems Microsoft’s Most Profitable Mobile Operating System: Android Tool Reveals iPad and iPhone User Locations Resets All Passwords Following Security Breach Adobe’s Creative Cloud Illustrates How the Cloud Costs You More Facebook in talks to buy Israel’s Waze for up to $1 billion AT&T launches new prepaid company AIO Wireless Microsoft Mulling Nook Media LLC Purchase For $1 Billion WWE partnering with Yahoo what that mean for YouTube Yahoo reportedly looking to dump Microsoft search pact Amazon cloud photos app hits iOS, syncs with camera roll YouTube begins paid subscription pilot FCC proposes freeing up more spectrum for in-flight Wi-Fi What’s the best microphone for recording to the iPod Touch? What Bluetooth headphones do you recommend? – Kinivo What’s the best OS to run in BootCamp? Can I migrate my contacts and e-mail from outlook 2007 to windows live? How do I import blackberry contacts? What’s the best place to start an internet radio station? Is there a way to watch the NFL on the Roku?
  • A developer published a Chrome extension called Downloadify designed to let people download MP3 copies of the songs they stream over Spotify’s Web-based player. Downloadify description on Chrome Web Store stated “Simple Chrome Extension to Download all Spotify Songs,” The extension quickly disappeared from the Chrome Web Store as this violates their Google Chrome Web Store developer agreement. “Those writing Chrome extensions agree that they will not engage in any activity with the Web Store, including the development or publication of Products or other materials, that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others [or] enables the unauthorized download of streaming content or media.” Spotify is looking into the issue of how this happened as they do not want to risk any backlash from licensing agreements with major music labels.
  • On April 19, Netflix launched all 13 episodes of Hemlock Grove, a horror thriller from Eli Roth.  In Netflix’s quarterly report they stated “We’re very pleased with its early performance. Hemlock Grove was viewed by more members globally in its first weekend than was House of Cards and has been a particular hit among young adults.” This caused Netflix stocks to rise very heavily.  Putting Netflix stock at a high it had not seen in sometime since the huge drop after the whole quickster debacle a few years ago. So far more people have watched the new supernatural show than the political drama House of Cards.  Hemlock Grove along with House of Cards, clearly shows the company’s desire to be a media player similar to HBO and Showtime. It appears that Netflix’s original content strategy is paying off, with more than 3 million new subscribers signing up last quarter. That brings Netflix’s total membership to more than 36 million members. Netflix’s next original content offering is a new season of the cult comedy TV show Arrested Development. All 15 episodes of that series will be available on May 26.  Netflix original programming will also add ‘Orange is the New Black’ on July 11th.
  • May 7, 2013

    5 Must Haves For Startup Business

    Starting up a new business in the current economic climate is a risk – but one that can be rewarding, both financially and in terms of achievement. The good news is that there is a steadily growing arsenal of technological tools available to entrepreneurs; tools that allow you to make your mark in the marketplace, without exceeding the constraints of your budget. Some of the must-haves in this list are fairly obvious, but it’s often the most obvious ones that we fail to see until it’s too late. However, this list isn’t only about the apps and software you can get to grips with; there are also one or two basics worth thinking about Your web connection is important. It allows you to share data, communicate with your clients and even conduct conference calls. What you don’t want is a connection that threatens to pack up every time you share a large file or in the middle of an important meeting. This may be going against the grain, but it’s worth spending that little extra on your web connection and get a dedicated business internet connection. Not only will you be able to perform all your necessary tasks without any worry, but the standard of technical support available to business owners is far superior to that offered to domestic customers. Your company relies on data. Figures, leads and expenses are all vital to gaining an accurate overview of your business’s performance. Leads and figures can help to decide how marketing strategies perform and those vital financial figures will tell you just where your money is best delegated. However, all it takes is one computer crash and all that data’s lost. While you could do manual back-ups, these are also subject to various risks. A far better idea is to sign...
  • Commercial video games have been on the market for a considerable amount of time now, and there’s a good chance that anybody under the age of 30 was exposed to home video game systems during their youth. While advanced, high-quality computer games took a few more years to develop, they’ve been around for a quite some time as well. Traditional video game systems and computer games are still very much alive. In fact, there is some evidence that certain segments of the video game market are actually growing; however, there’s a new player on the scene that they’re already competing with: free online games.  Why Are People Playing Online Games? One reason some researchers believe that people are playing more online games is because they’ve come to accept advertising as part of their gaming experience, and they aren’t bothered by ads that interrupt gameplay from time to time. Ad-based services like these are popular in other areas of media of well – sites like Hulu, which offers streaming television shows for free, does the same thing. When asked why they play free online games, the responses are typical – for mental stimulation and to relax. Those are pretty much the same reasons people provide when asked why they play traditional commercial video and computer games. Online Games are Profitable for Companies Making Them Traditional videogames and computer games often take years to develop. In addition, they can be incredibly expensive; however, online games don’t cost nearly as much as they don’t offer the use the same depth. After all, the person playing the game isn’t spending $50-plus for the game, so this is acceptable. Companies developing online games also don’t have to take the risk of investing millions of dollars in the production of a game to have it not...
  • Nowadays, there’s a computer in almost every house. Because of this, more and more people are trying to learn how to maintain their own computers to save themselves the hassle of having to bring it to the shop as well as the money they have to pay for labor. While computer components are not as sensitive as some people would believe, there are still a few things you need to keep in mind when opening up and doing maintenance on your PC. Here are a few tips to get you on the right track: Unplug the power supply when opening the pc This may seem obvious but I’ve seen quite a number of beginners and even intermediate to advanced users who keep the power supply plugged in. While this is fine if you know what you’re doing, it’s still best to err on the side of safety and completely unplug the power supply from the socket. Use anti-static wrist straps, an anti-static mat or simply ground yourself on the case Static electricity is the enemy of every computer component. A bad electrical discharge can fry ram chips, motherboards, video cards, and add-in boards such as sound cards. So if you plan on installing any components or even just popping your pc open to give it a good cleaning, be sure to wear an anti-static wrist strap or use an anti-static mat. In an emergency, you can simply plant your feet properly and just touch the casing to ground yourself before performing any maintenance on your system. Be sure to do this constantly to keep yourself grounded. Don’t force components into place This may seem funny right now but there are a lot of people who tend to just force the components into place. Each component was designed to fit in...