Fight Screen ADD With These Two Tips

On August 31, 2012, in Uncategorized, by cdeal

Do you have many tabs open simultaneously, while focusing on a spreadsheet, and a report? If the answer is yes, then you may have computer-screen ADD. It has become increasingly more common as people often have more than one responsibility, particularly if they work for a start up. The biggest trouble with this is that if you are working on too much at once, you can spread yourself too thin.

With tabbed browsing, it’s not hard to open dozens of browser pages, Word documents, and apps at the same time. Problem is, this is also a terrific way to distract yourself from the most critical jobs on your “to do” list.

In other words, if you’re suffering from computer-screen ADD, you run the very real risk of never getting anything done. Fortunately, there are some ways to battle it, if you follow the tips, you just might find yourself turning into a more productive worker.

Resist the minimization urge

When we focus on many tasks at once, big and small, we can get in the habit of minimizing windows. We do this to set a task aside, but by doing so we are putting it off. By breaking this habit we force ourselves to concentrate on a task at hand until it is finished rather than putting it off.

Email filters

Create filters for your email messages. This is pretty simple but powerful, too: You may set your filters so that only email messages from a certain number of important contacts are delivered to your inbox. Email messages from all other senders are sent alternatively to secondary folders to be dealt with later. But those messages which make it to your inbox? Those are the important ones, those that you need to deal with now. Again, this practice might seem odd at first. You might worry that you’re going to miss important email messages. Nevertheless, you might be astonished at how few of your email contacts frequently send you messages that you need to handle immediately.


It might seem surprising how slowly many companies upgrade their OS, but when you consider all of the planning that should go into it, it makes sense. Windows 8 is coming out later this year, and many companies have not even deployed Windows 7 yet. This is definitely something that business owners should think about doing soon as Microsoft has said they will no longer provide formal support for Windows XP after April 2014. So, if businesses that want to be able to access that support, they will need to begin the implementation process in the near future.

Analyze hardware and compatibility

Business IT departments or Manage Service Providers will first need to evaluate the hardware’s capability to run Windows 7. One of the ways businesses can do this is by using the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 7.0 to execute an assessment of their current equipment. Manage Service Providers will need to determine whether a company’s applications will work with Windows 7.

What OS images to deploy

The next thing in deploying any operating system across an organization is to determine what applications to install and in what order they ought to be installed. Should all applications be installed right after the operating system is installed? Should a company only install the necessary ones then allow users to install ones specific to their jobs at a later date. Naturally the latter of the two will speed the process along and enable users to tailor their systems to their needs.

Choosing the right image deployment tool

The last part of this process is for your IT department or MSP provider to determine what tool they wish to use to deploy the system. There are lots of tools they can choose from; Windows Deployment Service and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 are a couple.

Upgrading to Windows 7, then, is a process that takes meticulous planning. Fortunately, those firms who use MSPs or their IT departments to organize their deployment will improve their odds of a stress-free deployment.


The military is constantly working to develop new technologies. You might believe these only have military applications but many of these military technologies have real world uses. Below are a few technologies that have been recently developed which will change our life.

The laser gun

Science fiction fans have long wondered when we’d get those cool laser guns from Star Wars and Star Trek. Well, the military now has an operational laser gun, a machine called Excalibur. The Department of Defense has long worried about the damage that standard weapons can cause in urban warfare. That’s where laser guns come in. The Department of Defense’s DARPA unit is at present developing laser weapons that are 10 times lighter than current combat lasers. The goal is to one day create 10-kilowatt devices that can be used in precision strikes against ground and air targets.

The doctor is in – your body

DARPA is developing nanoparticles that fight disease and illness in the human body. This could transform the medical industry and the program is moving very quickly. They are already testing this nanotechnology on larger animals.

Thermal imaging on the cheap

Thermal imaging technology is not a new technology, the U.S. military has been utilizing it for some time, but it’s a little pricey. That has lead DARPA to their current task of attempting to decrease costs of thermal imaging technology through their Low Cost Thermal Imager manufacturing program. Ideally, through this work, we will see thermal imaging technology in cell phones and eyeglasses. The applications for this are truly limitless.



Living Forever: You Might Get Your Chance

On August 22, 2012, in Uncategorized, by ShariMayo22

Have you ever seriously considered the ramifications of living forever? Would you want to if it were possible? Well, according to scientist and author Ray Kurzweil, these concerns may become more relevant in the future. He predicts that we may discover the key to immortality in the next 20 years. This may have everything to do with nanobots replacing our blood cells.

This might seem not only far-fetched but also a little spooky. Kurzweil is very passionate about these ideas and so are some pretty well known people. Bill Clinton and Bill Gates are big advocates of Kurzweil’s ideas.

Rise of the nanobots?

Regardless of how “out-there” Kurzweil’s ideas are, they may be a very real possibility. In about 20 years, scientists believe they’ll have found a way to stop and reverse the aging process. Kurzweil then believes that nanotechnology will come into play, replacing human blood cells, and carrying out the work much more effectively.

Exponential technology

Again, this sounds incredible, but Kurzweil is basing his predictions on one fact that can’t be disputed: Technology has been advancing at an exponential rate. And this, Kurzweil argues, implies that immortality is just a few technological leaps away.

Some huge questions come out of the possibility of humans being able to live forever. A few are: Should we even be able to live forever? Who would get to, if it’s possible? Would this drain our resources due to overpopulation? We may be all facing these questions if Kurzweil is right.



Apps to Aid You During and Emergency

On August 17, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Sutton33Cherie

There may be a lot of frivolous apps available, but not all of them are. There are a few out there that will even help you in emergency situations. We would like you to be ready, so we have outlined three apps that will not just help you in small emergencies, like your car breaking down, but larges ones as well, like tornadoes.


AroundMe is a locater app that has been around for some time. Using it you can locate the nearest bank or gas station in a pinch. You can see how this would be useful in an emergency. Say you are on a road trip and someone you are with has a medical emergency: with AroundMe you can quickly and easily find a hospital by selecting that as your category. It’s obvious why AroundMe is such a well-liked app.

CPR & Choking

What this app does is in its name. It gives you lessons and tips on how to proceed if someone is choking in your vicinity (pro tip: familiarize yourself with the app BEFORE you need to use it). This is great for people who have never taken a CPR course or those who are fully trained in it. In desperate situations situation is difficult to keep a cool head so this app is ideal for people who have never taken a CPR course or people who have been fully trained but have rusty skills. It is completely free, and was designed by the University of Washington and King County EMS.

Emergency Radio Free

Emergency Radio Free is an app that gives you access to live emergency radio feeds across the country. You can easily tune it in to only ones in your community so if there is a fire, tornado, or an armed criminal in your community you will be the first to know.

Of course, no app, no matter how amazing, will be able to defend you completely from harm should danger arise. These apps, though, will give you the chance to be better prepared should an emergency strike.


File Sharing Made Easy With Bump

On August 15, 2012, in Uncategorized, by Sutton33Cherie

Thanks to the increased popularity of social media sites, people are looking for faster and more easy ways of sharing images and various files. So, it’s not surprising that iTunes has come out with a solution to this: an app called Bump.

No more emails

Bump allows you to forgo the old method of emailing your friends and family photos and files. Rather you can instantaneously transfer contact info, music, or photos by actually bumping your phone against another phone.

Living up to its name

To exchange files using Bump all you have to do is literally “bump” your phone against another phone. First you have to open the app and choose the files you would like to transfer. Touch your phone to another phone and bump your hands together. The app does the rest of the work and immediately transfers the files over.

You also can use Bump with your computer. You select “photos” or whatever option you would like and tap your phone against your computer’s spacebar. Bump will then immediately transfer whatever files you have decided on to your computer.

A popular app

Bump has become more and more popular. After its update in June it’s been downloaded more than 90 million times. Bump is available for both iPhone and Android phones. If you want to make sending files to your friends and coworkers, or just to your home computer incredibly easier, try Bump.



Our Relationship with Technology

On August 8, 2012, in General, Uncategorized, by Mooney28Geraldine

Remember when you were a child and you were stunned that the graphics on your Atari 64 looked so out-of-date when Mattel introduced its Intellivision video game system? Then recall how dumbfounded you were when newer systems such as the ColecoVision made the Intellivision look like it belonged in the gaming world equivalent of the Stone Age?

Well, now that you’re an adult, it’s time to stop being astounded. Technology changes rapidly. Gadgets that were once considered state-of-the-art quickly become outdated when newer, better equipment hits the marketplace. How do you think all of those BlackBerry fans feel now that the iPhone has shoved it to the side?

Technology is constantly changing

The truth is that technology will always change quickly. The fact that consumer technology turns over rapidly should no longer be considered an amazing thing. Now-a-days, with the pace at which things change, consumers must not expect something they buy now to be on the market a year from now.

Need tech help? Ask your kid

Kids are generally quicker to learn new things then their parents, and therefore, are better at adapting to the changing technological environment. If you are in your 40s then you grew up without the Internet, and your kids don’t remember when the Internet didn’t exist. So, as technology advances at an progressively rapid pace, younger generations are going to more easily adjust to these changes and accept new technologies.

Today’s hot tech is tomorrow’s obsolete operating system

Considering the rapid changing world of technology, it ought to be no real surprise that the same goes for operating systems. Companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft come out with new and improved operating systems regularly, both to stay ahead of the competition and to improve the user experience. If you don’t adopt new systems when they come out, it won’t be a long time before your computer is very outdated. Change is bound to happen, if you do not adapt to it, you’ll be left in the dust and struggling to reap the rewards that that change has to offer.



Manage Your Employees the Smart Way with These 3 Apps

On August 3, 2012, in Uncategorized, by MENDEZ21Dianne

It is very tough to start a business; this is why many start-ups fail in the first couple of years. So make managing your employees easier by employing some of the many apps that are available on the market to help you. The following three apps are some of the best to improve productivity and manage your employees.

Labor Time Tracker

It might seem a tad old-fashioned to have your employees punch in and out of work, but it can be helpful from an organizational perspective. Labor Time Tracker is a good replacement for physical time sheets.  It is an app that costs $4.95 a month for each employee and they punch their hours on virtual cards. It helps you to effortlessly see who is out and who is working, as well as easily track overtime.


Trello is one of many organization apps built to keep business owners on task, but Trello does differ in one essential way: It lets business owners add employees and contractors to their various to-do lists. By doing this, everyone in a company can see these lists and keep tabs on what must be done during the day. Trello also lets business owners delegate tasks to their employees and send them messages associated with the business’s various to-do lists.


TribeHR ranks one of the better human-resources apps out there. Even more notably, it’s affordable – just $2 a month for each user. The app allows business owners to track employee time off, schedule performance evaluations, regulate recruiting efforts, and update employee profiles. In short, it does just about everything you’d expect a full-fledged human-resources department to do at a fraction of the cost.

In the current economy it is difficult enough to build a small business. Make your life easier by utilizing the many apps on the market that are built to help small business owners keep things organized.



Which Browser is Right for You

On August 1, 2012, in Uncategorized, by RENEMosley23

There are lots of options for web browsers nowadays. Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and the tried and tested Explorer are all plausible options. But what is it about a person that causes them to choose to use one over another. Does your choice in browsers say something regarding your character? thinks so.

Different Key Strokes for Different Folks thinks that Chrome users are more bold. They are prepared to try new things, even when those things haven’t been researched.

But what if you utilize Firefox? Based on Blogthings, you’re untamed and willing to buck the system. What ifyou use Internet Explorer? Then you’re likely to be a down-to-earth individual who plays by the rules. Opera users, as reported by the quiz, like to chart their own course to success. These users can adjust to any situation, the site says, with grace and style.

Explorer Still Number One

Of course, Internet Explorer remains the most popular web browser these days, according to the numbers. The website W3Counter states that Explorer holds a market share of 28.8 percent in the browser world. 2nd is Chrome, with 26.4 percent. Firefox comes in third with a market share of 23.3 percent, while Safari pulls up fourth with 6.2 percent. Opera ranks fifth with a market share of 2.3 percent.

Searching for the Right Browsers

The Blogthings quiz is entertaining, but an array of users rely on each of these browsers. Some individuals use several browser depending on what they are using the Internet for at any moment. Our advice? Don’t just take the browser that is included with your pc. Sure, it might end up being your favorite one. But you’ll don’t know this unless you try the competitors. You might find that some smaller browser out there is the best fit for you.