Monthly Archives: April 2013

3 Vital Apps that Help Increase Productivity

Apps whether for computers or mobile devices are created for a purpose and undoubtedly, they have made life much more convenient for numerous consumers. It’s no surprise then that millions of people worldwide today like to use them and continue to download them.

It is being predicted that by 2016, the number of app downloads will reach 45 billion a year. Interestingly, more than 1 billion iPhone apps are downloaded from iTunes every month.

In the area of work productivity, there are specific apps worth using. They can help in completing your work on time, organizing schedules and managing various tasks. Continue reading

Webinar as an Effective Online Tutorial Tool

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On the web today, professionals, small business owners and companies passionate about teaching people on how to do things whether in real life or on the internet can use various free online tools. They can create a blog, slideshows or they can also create a video, a podcast or even a webinar.

While videos posted on YouTube and other video sharing sites are popular these days and a good avenue to do tutorials, a more formal option is to hold a webinar. Free and paid systems are available but it’s essential to choose one that can meet your needs. It’s best to learn first about the providers available at www.bestwebinar.com.

The major benefit of a webinar is it allows real time interaction between the presenter and his audience during a specific schedule and attendees can discuss many issues during the live presentation.

For teachers and professionals wanting to reach out to their students and potential clients, the webinar system can become their virtual classroom or training platform. It enables them to connect with people in different places around the world at little or no cost at all. Additionally, this online tool allows them to share their knowledge and skills over the internet. Continue reading

Need Secure Browsing? Opt for VPN!

On a regular internet today, fraudulent activities are just lurking around. Users can be scammed, sites can be hacked and people can become a victim of phishing and identity theft. No matter how careful you are, you can never be sure about your privacy and security while browsing online.

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Active internet users, however, can protect themselves today by using a VPN or a virtual private network. Businesses, private individuals and educational institutions are using this in an effort to keep their vital information private and not visible to the prying eyes of the public.

A VPN is a new technology that makes use of a public network to connect remote networks and users but in a more discreet and secure manner. Organizations and people using this enjoy private internet surfing as data they’re reading is encrypted and therefore, cannot be intercepted by anybody using an unsecured public network.

Various companies now provide this service. You can choose to sign up between the free and paid VPNs. But how would you know a good VPN provider? Continue reading

Back it all Up and Do it via Cloud

Computers may be considered as super machines but being machines, they can still malfunction for varied reasons. Viruses and other malware can attack them, their storage space can get full through time, power failures can occur and affect the hard drive and some hardware can stop functioning well such as when it crashes or freezes which can result in your data, photos, videos and mp3s to getting lost.

This being the case, it is always a must for computer users to back up their files. This way, they can still recover them in case something goes wrong with their device or emergency situations such as a fire, tornado or floods can occur in their homes and offices.

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People today have different ways to back up their important files. They can choose to have a removable hard drive, external hard drive or they can also use the USB flash drive. The latest option available is using the cloud storage service.

This type of service is not only being used by consumers but even by small to medium sized businesses. A 2010 survey showed that many people use cloud for purposes of disaster recovery while some use it to keep primary data. Continue reading

Self-publishing: Best Option for First Time Authors

Writing and publishing a book in print form can be costly. Apart from the cost, it can be difficult to find a publishing company willing to risk on a new writer who’s not yet established in the market.

But thankfully, new authors now have digital tools to use to help them in their venture. So if doing a print book is not within your budget, self-publishing is your best option and doing an ebook is the way to go. This way, you will know the real score without having to spend much money and deal with a third party such as the publisher.

According to Guy Kawasaki, co-author of APE: How to Publish a Book, with the publishing industry not in good shape, authors can do away with the traditional way of doing a physical book and instead should focus on creating a digital book. With this kind of book, it’s easy to market it and sell it online. You’ll also provide interested readers the convenience in buying and reading what you’ve written and gain knowledge from it. Continue reading