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Computers Parts of Computer Hardware

November 30, 2014

Parts of computer hardware have to be handled
carefully, so that they assure maximum effectiveness in the long run.
Moreover, a personal computer has become a basic commodity of daily use,
wherein, most of the day-to-day human activities depend on them.
Therefore, it is essential to possess at-least some basic knowledge
about various computer peripherals.

When you decide to purchase a computer, usually initial assistance is
provided by the customer care centre of your dealer. An engineer or a
maintenance expert gives a visit to your house to check whether the
hardware has been installed properly or not. During this time, you can
ask about various doubts and get clear explanations about the basic
functioning of your PC. Apart from this, you can also refer to computer
hardware related books and refer to magazines.

Generally, plenty of information is available on internet on various
computer hardware related websites. Most of the manufacturers and
computer hardware dealers have their official websites that give
descriptions about the usage and assembling of computer peripherals. You
can simply surf through a couple of websites to get the basics of
computer peripherals, understand their functions and learn about their
maintenance techniques.

A personal computer normally consists of basic parts like: a System
unit, CPU,Motherboard, CD and DVD drives, Hard disk, PCI Slots,
keyboard, mouse, cabinet fan and joystick. As a PC is an electronic
device, it comprises of electronic circuits that perform the task of
operating the software in accord with the hardware. Besides this, lots
of hardware components are assembled together that works on the
operating system. You should have basic knowledge about the fundamental
parts of a computer, so that you can use it in the absence of a
maintenance engineer and during emergency.

Usually, computers come in all types of forms, shapes, sizes and
colors. You can select from the available stock like a computer, a
textbook, a palmtop, a TFT or a desktop, etc. that cater to your needs
and requirements. However, it is essential to learn about the assembling
and dissembling of the computer hardware, so that you can clean the
various components and increase the longevity of your computer.

Knowledge about the different parts of computer helps a person to
take proper care of it. In times of emergency, the data regarding
computer hardware proves useful to keep sufficient backup and to perform
installation process in a correct manner.

How IT Companies Can Effectively Manage Client Hardware

November 26, 2014

Despite the emergence of “The Cloud”, local hardware will always
be required. Even the most basic small business client has a router, a
network switch, a PC and one or more printers. Other clients may have
Firewalls, Servers, Plotters, Multi-Function Units and any array of
other hardware – most of it IP-enabled.

Multiply that by multiple
clients, and you’ve got an awful lot of hardware that becomes really
easy to waste a lot of time and effort trying to manage – if you’re not
organized.

From Chaos to Order

The
first step in bringing order to the chaos is to buy a Label Printer. My
personal favorite is the P-Touch Handheld range from Brother. Anything
that you can easily carry with you, plug into the mains (battery
operated is fine – but batteries run out, and you then start to forget
to label things) and print labels will do the job. If you have more than
one engineer, buy them all label printers and get them to label them
with their own names – they’ll be more inclined to look after them.

Next,
organize a time for an engineer to visit client sites with his labeler
at the ready – grabbing and labeling anything and everything with a
power plug on the end and making a written note of each to take back to
the office.

(Talking of power plugs, get your engineers into the
habit of labeling these too, especially servers. Clearly knowing which
plug belongs to a PC and which to a monitor is a real benefit when
you’re crawling under a dark desk on a dirty floor trying to work out
what to unplug and what not to.)

Why Labels?

But why bother labeling things?

Firstly,
you’re acknowledging the existence of a device. If it’s labeled, you
know about it and can document it for future reference.

Secondly,
when new hardware “mysteriously” appears at a client site and a client
calls you for support on it (probably outside your support contract) you
can save yourself a heap of time trying to work out why Windows 7 Home
Edition is installed on it rather than a Business O/S.

Thirdly,
labeling hardware speeds up the support process. If a user telephones
the Helpdesk to say they can’t print to “That printer in the corner of
the office”, then you can ask them to read the label and quickly
identify which printer it is that they’re trying to print to.

What to label?

What
the label says depends on the hardware, but the label should help you
easily identify the hardware in question. Some examples:-

  • PCs – Workstation name, Fixed IP address (if applicable)
  • Servers – Server name, Fixed IP address, Domain name
  • Routers/Firewalls – External IP address, Internal IP address
  • Network Switches – Internal IP address, Management IP address
  • Local Printers – Locally attached Workstation name
  • Network Printers – Fixed IP address, Queue Name (//Server/Queue)

We’re
not going to worry about Workstation and Server naming schemes, IP
address ranges or any other standards just yet. Right now we’re focusing
on documenting what’s already out there.

In some cases the
engineer won’t be able to identify network equipment. Rather than ignore
the hardware, they should label it as “unidentified” and raise a
support ticket or make a written note to investigate how to identify it
later.

This takes some time, especially if you have a lot of
clients – but it’s time well spent. You should make this type of
‘discovery work’ a part of the on-boarding process of every new client,
as the time spent discovering hardware now will pay dividends when
you’re supporting that same hardware later – perhaps in a time-sensitive
situation.

Document your findings

Going
forwards, make it a policy that from now on, every piece of hardware
you deploy to a client site should have a label on it.

Document
your findings. If you have an RMM tool such as GFI Max, then you’ll
already be able to scan networks for devices. Supplement this automated
information with your own findings.

Pretty soon you’ll have a good
overview of the hardware at all your client sites. It’ll make
supporting the client, both remotely and on-site, a *lot* easier.

The use of the labeler as a force of good doesn’t stop there.

Hardware in the Workshop

Whenever
an engineer brings a piece of hardware back to the Workshop for
troubleshooting, it needs to be labeled. You might label it with the
client’s name, a brief overview of the issue, and if you’re using a
ticket system, the ticket number.

This might sound obvious, but
how many times do engineers walk back into the office, drop off some
faulty hardware and then get distracted by something else? In this
scenario, a colleague may be left scratching his head over who the
hardware belongs to and why it’s here, or worse, think the hardware is
“spare” and go and re-use it for another job they are working on…

Talking
of spare hardware – it’s worth creating a process to deal with this
too. I like to create an area of the workshop that is specifically for
Hardware under Repair, Hardware under testing, and Hardware for
disposal. Then, as hardware comes in…

If it’s hardware that is
to be sent back to a manufacturer under RMA, it’s labeled as such and
placed in the “Under Repair” area of the workshop.

If it’s
hardware that may be faulty and required testing, a ticket is raised for
this and it’s labeled as “For Testing” and labeled with the appropriate
ticket number. The hardware is then placed in the “For Testing” area,
and you can confidently give your newly employed Junior Technician
something productive to do on his first day in the office.

If it’s
hardware for disposal, it’s labeled with the fault and marked as “For
Disposal”. It’s placed in the “For Disposal” area of the workshop and
once every few weeks you arrange for a specialist IT disposal company to
collect the pile and dispose of it in an ethical and
environmentally-friendly fashion.

Save Time With Labels

The
amount of time IT companies can waste trying to re-use faulty hardware
that has simply been left lying around, or re-testing known faulty
equipment is mind-blowing.

A simple system of labeling such hardware saves hours of wasted time.

I
hope this article has helped to describe how armed with a label printer
you can build the basis of a series of systems that lay out how your
business deals with client hardware.

Neuro Linguistic Programming

November 25, 2014

NLP well known as Neuro-Linguistic Programming is the
practical science of detecting and using both the conscious as well as
subconscious way of thinking and behavioral patterns that we are
constantly experiencing.

Neuro Linguistic Programming is the cutting-edge communication field
that enhances our professional and personal development. NLP is about
how we learn, communicate, change, and evolve ourselves in the
surrounding. Neuro Linguistic Programming originally evolved by studying
the relation between communication and thinking. NLP provides specific
“how to” skills to develop a change in one’s self and to assist others
in becoming more resourceful and effective.

Neuro Linguistic Programming involves 3 basic elements:

Neuro: Every individual has established his own unique mental
filtering system for processing the millions of bits of data being
absorbed through the senses.

Our first mental map of the world is constituted of internal images,
sounds, tactile awareness, internal sensations, tastes and smells that
form as result of the neurological filtering process. The first mental
map is called ‘First Access’ in Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Linguistic: Is the assigning of personal meaning to the information
that is being received from the world outside. We form our second mental
map by assigning language to the internal images, sounds and feelings,
tastes and smells, thus forming everyday conscious awareness. The second
mental map is called the Linguistic Map (sometimes known as Linguistic
Representation)

Programming: The behavioural response that occurs as a result of
neurological filtering processes and the subsequent linguistic maps.

The main reason as to why people are interested in Neuro Linguistic
Programming is because it gives the individual the chance to bring about
a change they want in their lives. NLP provides an insight into a
persons’ way of thinking and his behavior, based on which he can create
the technique he wants to make a positive change. Neuro Linguistic
Programming teaches a person to achieve his skills in order to run his
life effectively by using his mind, body and emotions effectively.

NLP can has various benefits which can help a person in different ways such as,

In a gist Neuro Linguistic Programming is a set of processes that
helps us to enhance our communication skills in all walks of life.

Consumer Electronics Show Reveals Top Electronics And Technologies For 2011

November 25, 2014

Last week saw the biggest technology show occur in the heart of the stunning U.S city Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics show. The biggest names in the technology industry arrived with an array of innovative new technologies, which are to revolutionize 2011! So what was on offer from the top electronic companies and even a pop star?!

At the annual CES (consumer electronics show) for 2011, we saw a great number of dynamic and innovative products some that will be a raving a success, some not so much! To revolutionize gaming, the company Turtle Beach has come up with a wireless headset (the PX5) with surround sound, which works with the Xbox 260 and the PS3. The PX5 can be used to not only gain surround sound experience with a headset; it can be used for chat on the PS3, as a wireless headset for mobile communication and AD2P playback. This trendy gamers accessory also has personal customization settings, which allow you to change the level of sound, say of the music or voices in a particular game. This setting can be preset, enabling you to choose in each of your games sound levels for each sound sample. A great gadget which could easily be a success on the current gaming market.

Samsung also exhibited their new bendy mobile phone screen, a technology still in progress. The screen with Amoled technology can bend into an arc, withstanding up to an amazing 450 degrees in manufacturing! Samsung have already released a prior bendy model, yet, it was not as thin as 2011s prototype, nor did it have the same quality resolution. At 0.3mm thick and with high quality resolution, Samsuns model could open up a new future for smart phone and screen technology. We give this one a thumbs up for 2011!

If energy efficiency is your concern, the General Electrics digital energy saving range is for you. Including a smart meter, a nucleus the hub for all connected electronics and a new affordable to the average Joe energy saving screen, the company has a lot to offer for 2011. The 2011 saving screen from GE aims to be more accurate than ever before as it tells the consumer when peak and off peak times occur, enabling them to choose the best time for them economically to use household products. Although there is already a range of energy readers on the market, not all are as smart as this one, nor come at such a good price for the latest technology.

The 2011 Consumer Electronics show, also the debut of several products soon ready to go into production, including the portable Nintendo 3D, part of the 3D revolution that has the world in the last year; and photographic sunglasses by the House of Gaga and Polaroid. The portable Nintendo 3D is bound to be a success as gaming has taken off in the last few years, whilst the futuristic Gaga glasses which can take and display photos may be a fashion novelty for 2011.

The 2011 CES was a great success as all the exhibitions produced innovative and dynamic consumer electronics all of which are apt for the current market and will revolutionize technology in coming years.

Mifi Software,mifi ,microfinance Software,mfi Software

November 24, 2014

The Solution – MiFI:
The Design of MiFI software is made such that it is highly stable, scalable and reliable. Its highly efficient software algorithm would maintain its performance whether its deployed in a Small, Medium or Large Institution. The software was developed after an extensive research in the field of Microfinance Operations and interacting with the experts in the field both at finance level and at field level. The design objective was to develop a software that (a) Promotes Rapid Growth of the MFI/NGO, (b) Provide a stable technology platform, (c) Provide Very High Data Integrity. The software was put under intense computing test environments to ensure that its performance levels were maintained without a glitch. The Best Part of the design objective was to provide a very affordable low cost solution that is made available to MFI/NGO s of various sizes. Although the High-Tech Industry is so much advanced, the expense of procuring the technology solution has also grown exponentially. At Trinity Signal Technology, we want all our High Tech Solutions to be very affordable by all MFI/NGOs. Our innovative technology solution is designed to reduce the cost of ownership and provide the benefits of technology to all consumers.MiFI can function effectively under the most unforgiving environments (like with no network connection, frequent phone/electricity shutdowns, etc). We understand the extreme environments under which an MFI has to operate and our technology solution is designed to consume less resource and still function efficiently. Since MFI/NGO operation is centered on the Head Office it is important to update the database changes to and from the field offices. We provide offline database updating methods at branch offices where network/telephone connections are not consistent. Where there are reliable network/telephone connections, we provide direct online updating method, which updates the head office database with the branch office changes with a click of a push button. For MFI/NGOs with good funding and more I.T budget we provide advance technology hardware like Fingerprint readers, SMARTCard/RFID readers to improve field level data integrity. For other MFI/NGO consumers we provide software base validation algorithms that ensure high levels of data integrity. We provide online access to MiFI Server, where the MFI/NGO can view reports online and monitor the operational efficiency of the Institution. This allows the flexibility to access the reports from anywhere in the world. If required, MiFI can also provide online access to the Funding Agencies that would want to monitor their fund utilization efficiency (or) fund performance. This interface would improve the level of confidence the Funding agency has on the MFI/NGO and that could lead to increased funding and increased growth for the MFI/NGO.

The Benefits:
Promotes Rapid Growth.
Better Fiscal Control
Reduces Overhead Costs.
Reduces unnecessary redundant work and helps re-organize the work force efficiently to increase the growth and performance of the Organization.
Highly Flexible and Customizable.
Improves Field Level Operational Efficiency.
Helps Institutions Provide a Better Service to their Customers.
Provides higher levels of data security and integrity.

The Features:
User-friendly Interface
The Graphical user-interface is designed to be extremly simple and provide a consistent look and feel to the end user. It is aesthetically designed with pleasant colours so that it does not cause much of a train to the eyes. Its design is targeted toward easy learning and pleasant user experience.
Maker / Checker Feature
Ensures that every entry is verified and checked by a higher authority, a process called authorization. Entries that are unauthorized are not processed further. Although this process is tedious, it ensures the correctness of data that is entered.
Group Management Features
Helps the Field Development Officers (FDOs) to monitor Group meetings and Group Attendance, thereby improving operational efficiency. The FDOs can also handle Group Transfers with ease
Built-in Business Intelligence
MiFI incorporates business intelligence features such as Performance Analysis, Risk Analysis and Profit & Loss Analysis which enables the management to take vital decisions and plan their strategy
Comprehensive MIS reports
Provide Online and Offline reports for the management and funding agencies to view the current status of the financial information. Enables the management to effectively monitor the performance of their team.
Security
Ensures that the data is secure, as the system does not allow unauthorized users to access the data and manipulate it, thereby preventing fraud and mis-representation of financial data.
Technology Integration
MiFI can also be integrated with
Smartcard
RFID
Finger Print Readers.

Hard Drive Crash The Essential Data Recovery Report

November 24, 2014

Your worst nightmare just became a horrifying reality. You keep
hearing that little voice in your head mockingly shout “you should have
backed that stuff up” The voice keeps echoing throughout your head as
you perform a quick inventory all of the important information that you
just lost…..your client database, a years worth of e-mail, your entire
inventory database, even your family photos.

Even worse, you’ve
got a deposition in two-weeks and key information needed to help win the
case were also lost. You quickly call a service technician and have
them come over to check the computer out, only to hear the worst news of
all….your data has been lost. When a hard drive crashes, it’s too
late to worry about what you “should have done.”

Today data
recovery is a multi-million dollar industry. The number of data recovery
firms out there seems to exceed the number of fast food restaurants for
the entire planet. These companies specialize in helping their clients
retrieve data on anything from hard drives to flash-roms. In the
following report, we will discuss what data recovery really is; the
different types, the costs, and what you can realistically expect when
it comes to getting your data recovered.

What To Do In The Event Of Data Loss?

Around
44% of all data loss is caused by hardware failure. It’s important to
make sure that you immediately shut your system down if you suspect that
hard drive has crashed. Don’t even try to go through the shutdown
procedure, just pull the plug from the wall. Do not try to run off the
shelf data recovery software or drive utilities. Many times these
applications will assume the drive is functioning properly and will
increase the risk of permanent data loss.

Types Of Hard Drive Failure

When
we discuss data recovery in this report, we will primarily focus on
issues surrounding hard drive failures; since these types of failures
are most common. There are really two primary forms of failure in a hard
drive, logical and physical. Logical failures are usually a result of
file-system corruption. This can occur due to a virus, accidental
deletion of key files or registry components, and in some cases even
electro-static discharge. In most cases where a logical failure has
occurred, the drive is still recognized by the system BIOS, but it will
not boot. In most cases, your data should still be intact on the drive,
even though it may appear to be inaccessible.

If the system BIOS
does not detect the presence of the hard drive, then chances are a
physical failure has occurred. Physical failures can result from a wide
variety of causes. There are really two sub-categories for physical hard
drive failures; mechanical and electronic. Mechanical failures usually
result from a failure of the spindle motor. Spindle motor failure can
result from excessive heat due to a bearing failure. The increased heat
resulting from the bearing failure will expand the drive shaft and
therefore seize the spindle motor. Suddenly, your drive will become
inoperative. Occasionally, you will get a warning that something bad is
about to happen. You may hear a loud whining, a grinding noise, even
high-pitched screeches. If anything like this starts to occur, BACK UP
YOUR DATA IMMEDIATELY.

Another physical issue that sometimes rears
its ugly head is an electronic failure. If you look at a hard drive you
will notice a circuit board on the bottom. This board is basically the
brains of the drive, and it is where the computer interfaces to the hard
drive. An electrical failure can occur unexpectedly at any time. Even
brand new hard drives are not totally immune to having electrical
failures. Sometimes it’s just a faulty component, sometimes it’s
improper installation (i.e. electro-static discharge, grounding out the
board, damaging circuitry during installation). It’s important to also
keep your system clean and well ventilated, since excessive heat can
damage the electrical components on the drive. If you have a system that
is in a somewhat contained area, you may look at adding an additional
80mm fan to cool the internal components of the system, especially the
hard drive. No other component of a computer works as much as the hard
drive, and therefore it is vitally important not to overlook it when
cooling issues arise.

How Is My Data Recovered?

One of the
most often asked questions that customers ask is, “how do you get my
data back?” Well, it’s really not black magic or rocket science. It’s
just a matter of having the right tools and the knowledge necessary to
know what to do, much like a surgeon performing heart by-pass surgery.
Many prominent data recovery facilities have a large array of hardware,
software and tools for recovering data.

Generally speaking when a
hard drive is received by a data recovery firm, the first thing they do
is evaluate it, and determine what recovery solution will be necessary.
If the drive failure is a logical issue as mentioned earlier, then a
scan of the drive will be performed to try and repair the file system
corruption. Sometimes a partition can be repaired and the drive restored
to the status that it was before the failure. If this is not possible,
then a very low-level scan will be performed that essentially searches
every sector of the hard drive for files. Once the files are located,
they can then be copied to the media of choice, i.e. a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM
or another hard drive. Logical recoveries can take up an enormous amount
of time, especially if the drive is on the verge of physical failure.
It’s not uncommon to allow for one day of scanning and a day for
recovering the found files.

If the drive has suffered a physical
failure, then the recovery procedure is quite a bit more challenging. As
mentioned above, there are really two sub-categories of physical
failure; mechanical and electronic. An important element in recovering
data from a physical failure is having the necessary parts to get the
drive functioning again. Unfortunately with hard drives if you have a
20GB Maxtor Hard Drive for example, then you will need another identical
20GB Maxtor Hard Drive for salvaging parts. In cases where the
electronic circuit board has failed on the hard drive, then you have to
have the exact same circuit board on hand in order to retrieve the
necessary circuit components for replacement. Many times you cannot even
exchange circuit board for circuit board. These repairs generally
require soldering skills and a thorough knowledge of electronics to be
successfully completed. You will most likely hear “Class100 Clean Room”
thrown around a lot when talking to data recovery professionals. Simply
stated, a Class100 Clean Room maintains exceptional air purity, and
contains less than 100 airborne particles larger than 0.5 microns in
each cubic foot of air. This is vital in protecting sensitive internal
components of hard drives. Anytime a hard drive is having an invasive
procedure performed on it, a Class100 clean room or better is needed.

The time frame for recovery is generally 5-10 business
days for physical issues and 2-4 days for logical issues. Sometimes if
components are not readily available, then it may take weeks to complete
the recovery. Some firms offer expedite service and you definitely pay
for this added attention.

What About Data Recovery Software

This
is one area where you really do get what you pay for. Try to stay away
from software in the $20-$60 range, since these utilities are generally
very limited in what they can do. Also make sure that you NEVER and just
to emphasize, NEVER EVER get data recovery software that writes
anything at all to the damaged disk. You run the risk of overwriting
data that may otherwise have been recoverable, but will be lost forever.
If you are fairly computer savvy, then there are a few good data
recovery software solutions available.

What To Look For When Shopping For Data Recovery

There’s
an old saying, “you get what you pay for.” In most cases this is true.
However, just because a company with a fancy website quotes you $3,500
for data recovery, does not mean that they are any better than a company
that quotes you $1,500. Also, try to stay away from companies that want
to charge $50-$300 for evaluating your drive. There has been a movement
in the data recovery industry over the last couple of years to offer a
number of free services. Most reputable data recovery companies will
evaluate standard IDE drives free of charge; so don’t let the word
“free” this or “free” that stop you. The data recovery market is quickly
becoming saturated, and a company does not necessarily cheapen itself
or lack expertise by offering free evaluations.

You will find as
you shop around for data recovery that prices vary greatly. You will get
quotes that range from $300 to $5,000 for standard hard drive
recoveries. It’s not uncommon to literally get quotes that have at least
a $1,500 high/low spread. We shopped one prominent data recovery
company where we gave them specific indicators of a physical hard drive
failure. We were eventually quoted a price range of $600 to $2,900 for
the recovery. Many times this is a bait and switch type tactic. They get
you to send in the drive with the low-end $600 price, then they let you
know it’s going to cost $2,100 for the recovery. You end up being well
under the $2,900 high-end price, but well over what other reputable
companies would charge. Since most customers won’t go through the pain
of having the drive sent back, only to have to send it out to another
company, these bait and switch companies end up making huge profits off
of unsuspecting customers.

Try to find a company that will give
you an up front cost for either a logical or physical recovery. Most
companies will be able to tell you within a couple hundred dollars the
cost of a recovery. However, don’t misunderstand a company that gives
you a price for two different procedures. For example, some companies
will give you a price if the failure is logical and a price if the
problem ends up being physical. We called one firm and were told that if
the drive had a logical failure the price would be $400 and if it ended
up being a physical issue the price would be $1,600. This is not a
high/low spread as mentioned in the earlier example, this is simply
quoting a price for two different types of recoveries.

On average
you can expect to pay anywhere from $400 to $600 for logical recoveries,
and $1,200 to $2,000 for physical recoveries on standard IDE hard
drives. If you have RAID drives, SCSI, etc. depending on the
configuration prices can be as high as $15,000. Remember, backup backup
backup backup backup!!

Can My Data Be Recovered?

In most
cases the answer to this question is yes. On average, the success rate
for data recovery professionals is about 75-85%. However, there are
times when the data is just lost, either due to extensive damage to the
platter or unavailability of replacement parts.

How Do I Get Started?

If
you have a hard drive that has crashed, the most important thing you
can do is contact a data recovery professional immediately. Make sure
you aren’t being charged an evaluation fee if you have a standard IDE
hard drive. Most companies only charge evaluation fees for complex RAID
and network server drives.

It is important to do your homework,
call and talk with the companies. When you find one that you feel
comfortable with, give them a chance. Your hardest job, may be finding
data recovery firms that actually have someone available to answer the
phones. Ask questions and be sure to have the following information
available:

Size of the drive

Operating system (i.e. Windows 98, Windows XP, etc.)

Situation of failure (what happened just before the drive stopped working)

Is the drive recognized by the computer or not

Good luck in getting your data recovered, and make sure you always backup your important information on a daily basis.

Electronic Gadgets

November 24, 2014

Electronic devices ranging from cell phones to PDAs are very much a part of our homes now as our chairs and tables. MP3 players are one of the most popular portable music gadgets available. Despite their compact size, they are capable of holding hundreds of songs within just a few gigabytes of space.

Electronic gadgets refers to any electronic device that has a very specific function like voice recording, music playing, video playing, photo displaying, surveillance, etc. Electronic devices ranging from cell phones to PDAs are very much a part of our homes now as our chairs and tables.

Audio electronic gadgets enable one to listen to music. MP3 players are one of the most popular portable music gadgets available. Despite their compact size, they are capable of holding hundreds of songs within just a few gigabytes of space. iPods are perfect gadgets for enjoying ones music personally. They provide quality music output and efficient recording functions. They also feature other options like FM radio, E-book functions and voice recording. Video electronic gadgets enable you to watch your favourite videos and display your personal photos as well. MP4 player is a smart gadget that allows one to watch movies, video clips, personal recordings and also play games to keep one entertained thoroughly in many a ways.

Market trends show that the electronic gadgets have captured most of the market share around the globe where the percentage of entertainment and communication gadgets like game consoles, iPods and mobile phones are at a peak. Due to the advancement in computer technology and development in electronics sector over the past years, theres a rise in usage and popularity of the various electronic gadgets. The gadgets that became quite popular once they were introduced into the market are iPods, digicams, cell phones and laptops just to name a few. These gadgets keep getting updated with time and new ones are introduced to meet the needs, demands and expectations of todays gadget friendly customers.

Electronic gadgets have seen a rise almost everywhere. Ranging from Mp3 Players to digital cameras theres a list thats just too long and meets ones day to day requirements most efficiently. If one wishes to get the very best electronic gadgets of great value, buying it online is one of the safest bet. There are numerous benefits to buy these electronic gadgets online as one can be updated about the product with complete details about it over the internet. Internet offers the wealth of information that keeps constantly getting refreshed with new, updated content. One can read the reviews of the product and search various sites to get a better view of the product and make a sensible purchase decision. Buying online also provides one with the most sought after reason behind every purchase and that is to compare the product price of one brand with the other and that too at the comfort of ones home.

Cell phones have become an integral part of day to day functioning of almost anyone nowadays. New technology on the other hand has expanded the usage of these useful communication devices to fun and entertainment tools by providing them with built in cameras, internet capability and video gaming even. There also are lots of electronic gadgets that come quite handy for use inside ones kitchen to help prepare food in an easier and efficient manner. Other types of electronic gadgets available in the market include: gaming devices, electronic organizers, massagers and fun novelty items. While some of these items may not be that essential for every day usage but they can be required to keep one busy and entertained in times of boredom as well as prove quite useful at times of personal need too.

Android Programming Tutorial- Best For Beginners

November 22, 2014

Its a know fact that Android is an operating system based upon Linux which has a Java programming interface. It offers tools, e.g. a compiler, debugger along with a device emulator combined with particular Java Virtual machine (DVM). Android is made by the Open Handset Alliance which is lead by Google. Android supports 2-D and 3-D graphics utilizing the OpenGL libraries and supports data storage inside a SQLLite database. Google provides for development the Android Development Tools (ADT) for Eclipse to produce Android applications.

Every Android application works in its own process and is isolated from all other running applications. Therefore on misbehaving application cannot harm other Android applications.

If you wish to write programs for Android then according to My online research indicates that the following steps are a good kick off point to to become a master Android programmer:

1. Learn Java.
2. Install the Android Developer Kit, Eclipse, and the Eclipse plug-in for Android programming.
3. Figure out how to use Eclipse with the Android plug-in.
4. Learn how to design Java programs for Android.

Learn How To Program For Android Platform At EDUmobile.org

EDUmobile.ORG conducts the Internet’s most popular private Interactive Android Training Program, that is currently training over one hundred and fifty developers, at both the Beginner and Advanced levels.

Course creators and instructors have worked on mobile apps and mobile gaming projects published by top tier companies such as EA Mobile, iPlay, Oberon Media, Disney Mobile, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros, and Vodafone amongst others.

The Android Tutorials are Delivered By –

[1] Online Video Training Sessions
[2] One-on-One Interactive Online Support
[3] Weekly PDFs and Worksheets
[4] One or Two Live Industrial Projects

Learn more about the Android development tutorial and Android programming tutorial at EDUmobile.ORG

A Look At The Consumer Electronics Industry And Recent Trends

November 22, 2014

The global consumer electronics industry has grown at a fast pace in the past few years and the annual growth rate in the current year 2013 is slated to remain strong and steady. While young buyers (with their fascination for latest technologies) seem to be the most avid purchasers as far as Consumer Electronics are concerned, the old buyers are not much far behind in this respect. A recent survey conducted by a prominent market research firm indicates that consumers in urban markets are already spending a large portion of their income on acquiring the latest Electronics devices. China is a good example of one such urban market which has witnessed a growth in ownership of newest Consumer Electronic Devices among consumers.

Recent Trends In The Consumer Electronics Industry

Customer Loyalty Is Non-Existent – As far as Consumer Electronics are concerned, urban consumers are rarely loyal to anyone. This is especially true when we speak of the operating systems used in the Electronic devices. Rather than sticking to one brand, experimenting seems to be the mantra of the day.

Sales of Multi-Function Devices Touching An All Time High – With the introduction and growing acceptance of Multi-Function Devices, the single-function devices are dying a slow death. An apt example in this regard would be the growing popularity of smart phones and tablets which is slowly taking over the market for single function devices like DVD Players, EBook Readers, etc.

Cloud Based Services And Apps Rule The Roost – As far as consumer preference is concerned, there is no doubt about the fact that both – Cloud Based Services And Apps – have witnessed an increase in use. Not only young consumers but the older ones are also turning to online services at an increasing rate.

Consumer Electronics Have Invaded The Workplace Also – There has been an increased use of multi-function devices in the work place too. This has resulted in an increase in productivity among office-goers, as more and more Consumer Electronic Devices are being adopted at offices.

With the Global Consumer Electronics Industry witnessing a world-wide growth, manufacturers and suppliers of Consumer Electronic Devices have a golden opportunity to make the most of this scenario, & emerge as an industry leader.

Sap Business One Mobile Application For Iphone

November 21, 2014

This mobile app for iPhone lets you stay in touch with your business and customer data while away from the office. It enables you to instantly connect with your SAP Business One application via iPhone to check on inventory and customers, access reports, receive alerts, and process approvals.

REQUIREMENTS
Apple iPhone or iPod touch with iOS3.2 or higher
SAP Business One professional user license
LANGUAGE
Supports all SAP Business One languages
SECURITY
SSL or VPN secured online server access, no data storage or caching on device, no offline usage
Overview:

Complete
Mobile customized reports and metrics, approvals, alerts, business partner and stock data
Intuitive
Easy to navigate with a finger tip
Graphical data representation
Interactive
Real-time data access
Respond directly and trigger remote processes

Key Features

Alerts and Approvals: You can get alerts on specific events (such as violation of limits for tax, unit price or deviations from credit limit, discount or gross profit) and approval requests awaiting for your immediate action. Trigger remote actions, and drill into the relevant content or metric before making your decision.
Reports: You can refer to built-in Crystal reports that present key information about your business. You can add your own customized reports. From the mobile device you can easily share the reports via e-mail.
Business Partners: You can check and edit addresses, email-addresses, phone numbers, contact details, view historical activities, and special prices; contact or locate business partners; create new business partners; log new activities. All changes get automatically updated in SAP Business One on the backend.
Stock Info: You can monitor your stock/inventory levels and get detailed information about every item in your business. Furthermore you can preview item pictures and check pricing information such as purchase and sales price for each item in your business.
Simple Installation and Configuration: You download and install SAP Business One app for iPhone directly via Apple App Store of or synch via iTunes. Within one simple configuration screen everything is set to connect to your Business.