Top Technology for Road Warriors

Top Technology for Road Warriors
If you're someone who finds themselves on the road often then you'll be familiar with the challenges this can create. While technology in many ways allows us to hit the road and work on the move, it also has a rather unfortunate downside of making us reliant on power points and WiFi spots if we're going to carry on staying productive and remaining in touch. You can actually continue to do your job while driving from spot to spot thanks to e-mail, the cloud and video conferencing technology, but if you don't have access to WiFi or your power runs out this then leaves you stranded and quite possibly gets you into trouble when your boss or your clients can't get hold of you.

The solution? You just need to ensure that you have the right technology with you at all times which you can use to create a more flexible set of conditions for working. Get this right and you'll find you can be considerably more productive and that you're far less likely to get caught out. Read on and we'll take a look at some of the very most useful gadgets, gizmos and software packages for those who like to take their work and their lives on the road for extended periods.

Windows 8.1 Tablets

 When it comes to portability, battery life and convenience, tablets have always had the edge over laptops and computers. Unfortunately what they offer in terms of flexibility though, they somewhat lack in terms of sheer power and productivity. It is possible to work productively on an iPad, it's just a lot more difficult when doing even basic things like opening an e-mail attachment.

Fortunately though there's now a third option that offers you the best of both worlds: Windows 8.1 tablet/slate hybrids. Essentially these are devices running Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system that feature a range of flexible form factors that allow you to use them as tablets or as computers. They also feature touchscreens which lets you use them while standing up and much more easily, and tend to have quicker boot times and longer battery lives. The cream of the crop here is the Surface Pro 2 which has an i5 processor, 6 hours of battery life (10 with the impressive 'power cover' accessory), a snap-on keyboard and many other impressive features. For something a little lighter and cheaper you can look at the various atom-processor-powered options, or even some of the 8'' options that can give you full Windows right in your pocket. Throw it in your cargo trailers and you'll have all the computing power you need without sacrificing space or flexibility.

The Galaxy Note 3

If you're looking for the most capable smartphone for someone who wants to stay productive while moving around a lot, then the Galaxy Note 3 is probably the best option for most people. This is a smartphone that has an impressive high-powered processor and a whopping 3GB of memory. It is capable of multitasking by running more than one app on the screen at once, it has a pen for taking notes, and it has a bigger battery than any of the closest competition. That's a lot of features for any phone and puts it almost on par with a computer. You'll also find that the internet tethering comes in handy a lot when you're at a loss trying to find a WiFi spot.

Accessories and Software

Then there are a ton of accessories that can help to make life even easier for the worker who wants to take their job on the road with them. One example would be a solar charger for your phone, a backup battery, a stand and Bluetooth keyboard (to turn your phone into a true mini-computer), a notepad (still the best way to take notes), a Bluetooth headset (for chatting while you drive) and an SD card (for transferring files easily between devices).

Software can meanwhile help you too – particularly cloud software including things like Dropbox (great for dropping your files), Evernote (for taking handy notes) and IFTTT (which will manage a lot of your online accounts without you having to do it yourself).

Nancy Baker, the author of this post, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for Yucaipa Trailers, well-known dealers of motorcycle trailers. She is passionate about cycling and travelling to exotic places. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.
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Apple vs Everyone else - What 2014 Has in Store for Us

Apple vs Everyone else - What 2014 Has in Store for Us
Another year means another Apple smartphone and tablet. Apple has a tendency to be very secretive about their latest devices. The fact that the iPhone 5S was going to have a fingerprint scanner leaked fairly early on last year. With that being said, that's a fairly hard secret to keep. Apple isn't letting anything slip about the next slew of iOS devices. Here's what Apple may have in store for us in the year 2014.
Two Sided Display on 2014 Macbook Air
There have been a few leaks about the next installment of the popular Macbook Air series. Rumor has it, Apple has patented a two-sided display for the new laptop. There's a possibility that the 2014 Macbook Air will come with a two-sided display. One "normal" display, and the one on the back for rear-touch input. Think of the back touchscreen on the PS Vita.
Larger iPhone
Smartphones are getting bigger. Some of the most popular Android devices are well over 4.7 inches. The size of the iPhone 5 was met with a mixed reception. While most people commended Apple for finally giving their flagship phone a larger display, others noted that four inches is still extremely small for a smartphone. Bigger smartphones seem to be more popular. Rumors have been spinning that the next iPhone was going to jump to a five inch display. However, that seems like a pretty huge jump. A lot of fans of iPhone also like the small size compared to Android phones. Either way protecting you phone will still be paramount so Apple iPhone covers will always be in demand.
The iPhone Will Have Different Sized Displays
In order to avoid alienating their market, some have rumored that the next iPhone would come in different display sizes. This would be a great idea for two groups: 1. Those who might want to switch to iOS from Android, but like having the big screen that's so common in Android devices. 2. iPhone fans that prefer the more compact size of the iPhone. This would satisfy both types of users and probably grow Apple's iPhone user base by a pretty decent margin.
More than One Flagship
Over the years, Apple has been releasing one flagship smartphone every year. However, that all changed last year with the iPhone 5C. It seems unlikely that Apple is just going to abandon this idea. They clearly see the success of Samsung, that releases a slew of smartphones throughout the year, and Apple may try to replicate this success with releasing more than one flagship phone and start to diversify.
All in all, most of these possibilities are just rumors. Nothing concrete has been leaked about any of the upcoming Apple products. With that being said, a lot of these ideas make sense and it would probably be best for Apple to use some of these ideas in the future. Who really knows though?
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Five Huge Mistakes People Make Online When on the Job Hunt

Five Huge Mistakes People Make Online When on the Job Hunt
The job market is challenging at every level, and maintaining a presence online is critical while a person is searching for a new position. When done properly it is a great networking tool, but when done wrong, it can take someone out of the running very quickly. The biggest mistakes people make in online job hunting are outlined below.

Being Inappropriate
The social media age has brought the opportunity to share life moments, and nearly everyone has a Twitter or Facebook account. While it may not seem fair, these profiles will most likely be scrutinized during a job hunt. Photos, comments and lifestyle choices that are deemed inappropriate can cause a candidate to be dropped from consideration.

Too Many Profiles
Placing too many incomplete profiles across social media does not impress prospective employers. Best practice is have a single, well-done profile displayed on two or three networks, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Hiring managers looking to fill sales jobs in the medical field will have an easier time targeting candidates this way.

Being Too Private
Hunting for a new job while still employed can be tricky, and many people try to keep it quiet. The searcher can take a subtle approach to this issue by simply changing status on LinkedIn to let recruiters and hiring managers know they are open to possibilities. A job hunter can also let a prospective employer know of their interest by discussing company culture and how they might fit into it.

Too Many Connections
Many job seekers tend to make as many connections as possible on networking sites, thinking it will get them closer to that new job. In reality, the quality of connections is more important than the number. Recruiters will often contact a person in a target's network to find out more about them, and it is better that the information comes from a trusted source.

Only Looking Online
With many people being either under-employed or not working at all, employers are receiving large numbers of applications for any position that becomes available. This has led to jobs not being posted publically, which means those who search online exclusively are missing opportunities. Going out to network in-person can open the door to higher-level positions that may be on offer only from recruiters.

Above are the tips above can help online job seekers avoid pitfalls and gain the position of their dreams.
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EMCO Remote Installer V 4.1 Review

EMCO Remote Installer V 4.1 Review
Would you be comfortable visiting every machine located on local network and install applications manually? Obviously not!! For support professionals and network administrators, there is always a need of handy tool that can automate the whole task by allowing them to remotely deploy applications on almost any computer they wish.
These tools are useful in performing silent installation or un-installation over client machine even without needing any intervention. It’ll make you free from going through series of installation wizard to install any particular application. Instead, it automatically install EXE setup or MSI packages and makes the computer ready to use application instantly.

Application overview
EMCO Remote Installer developed by EMCO Software is designed to make remote software deployment not only easier but faster too. It can also collect information about preinstalled applications on the client computer and later, helps you to install, uninstall or repair it even while sitting at one place.

The application is available in two versions: free and professional. Free version will supports up to 5 PCs only. Whereas, professional version will unblock the full application capability and lets you perform install, uninstall or repair procedure on almost any number of PCs. You can find more in depth information about the product here: 

It supports all the latest Windows OS including Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. You can download this application from its official website and follow simple steps to install it on your computer.

Note: You’ll need to perform some basic tasks before going for application deployment. Please check and make sure that the right edition of EMCO remote installer you’re using (Free or Professional), all the networked computers are connected properly and port were open before deploying applications and lastly, the targeted application needs to support silent installation.
  • The tool is capable to install applications on any or selected group of PCs over network. Again, this capability is limited to 5 PCs if you’re using free edition. Consider choosing professional edition if you’ve pretty large number of PCs, say hundreds or thousands.
  • You’ve flexibility to install EXE, MSI or MSP packages on computer connected to network. Installations were performed in silent mode even while checking the integrity of targeted computer so they won’t file system and registries and increases new vulnerabilities.
  • Software installations on dynamic group of remote PCs.
  • EMCO Remote Installer can install multiple applications concurrently on remote PCs. Choose applications order to being installed on the targeted computer, all in one step.
  • This tool offers flexibility to preconfigure set of installation tasks along with a list of remote PCs where applications need to be installed. After which, all you’ve to do is just one click all the installation task will be done for you.
  • Ability to schedule application installation at any specific time duration. It can be done for single or multiple installations.
  • Perform application uninstallation from single or multiple remote PCs, all at once.
  • Applications needs to be repaired after certain time duration as it may ran into problems or due to registry corruption. This tool is capable to repair applications from targeted PC over network. Again, you can repair applications installed on multiple computers all at once.
  • Get insight information about updates of installed applications on remote computer. The tool will flash vital information about installed applications like name, version, manufacturer, supports OS, specs and requirements etc. Later, you can export all the information into files to have the latest copy of software and later, install updated copy of application on every targeted computer over network.
The software has inbuilt capabilities and features to address all your needs of virtualizing application installation procedure. EMCO Remote Installer is 100% safe and awarded and strongly recommended by tech magazines.

The application can and will perform well on software inventory activities too and make the most complicated tasks lot easier. You’re free to try and explore all its premium features at no cost. You’ll have very slim budget if your requirements are high or have pretty large number of PCs in your organization.
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Is Cloud Computing Catching On?

Is Cloud Computing Catching On?
Businesses have long been seeking ways to cut costs on computer purchases, software purchases, and other workload requirements. Each time there is a new hire, a company often needs to invest in new computers and the software required to help their employees do their jobs effectively. Cloud computing is one of the latest forms of technology used to help improve the efficiency of a company. Most companies have already tried out cloud computing without realizing it. If you use an online email exchange like Hotmail or Gmail, you are using cloud computing. One of the hottest forms of cloud computing is online streaming of television shows and movies. Websites like Hulu, Amazon, and Netflix are all growing in popularity as people find they no longer need to hold large DVD collections in their home and can access them on-demand from their account. The great aspect to cloud computing is that you don’t need to have massive amounts of storage on your computer, all the data is stored on the services computer cloud.

Reducing Costs
If you have a digital product that you need to distribute to the customers, using cloud computing is a highly efficient way of doing so. It also helps businesses to juggle workloads easier in data centers, reducing costs by 50% or more based on the number of employees and equipment required. The only thing your customers need to have is the interface software required to access their data in the cloud. This will be the largest investment your company will make in the cloud computing world as you must build one that is easy to understand and easily accessible for the customers. Take a look at the companies that are really paving the way in the cloud computing world like IBM, Apple, and Amazon to get a better understanding of their interface software. Currently, IBM is predicting they will end up with over $7 billion in cloud computing revenue. With potential revenue increases like this, it makes sense why so many companies are starting to see the benefit of cloud computing and why they need to invest in a quality interface for their company.

Building a System
Outsourcing your design to a third-party service is by far the cheapest and most effective way to get started with cloud computing. Large companies like Dell are creating new data centers that are completely focused on cloud computing offerings. Working with a company that understands the requirements for cloud computing, and will be able to easily provide you with the needed services can make a drastic difference in your bottom line, and overall data service offerings to the customers. The next step after building a quality system is to work on marketing and branding. Check out the unique offerings for trusted companies like Agency Fusion in Utah to get an idea of how they can build a marketing program to announce new cloud computing services to your customers.

Winning the Customer
While cloud computing is growing, one area of concern is related to the security of the system. Customers need to know that their information will be safe and protected. With online fraud problems on the rise, investing in a secure system is essential to launching your new cloud computing software program. Just like any new product, cloud computing is something that will take some getting used to for many businesses. However, if we have learned anything from the success of Amazon and Netflix, it is the way of the future. Cloud computing provides the customers with convenience. Companies can use it to reach out to their customers through online chatting functions, which drastically helps to improve relationships between customer service agents and the customers. No longer will the customers need to sit on automated phone calls for several minutes before they are finally able to receive the support they need. If you want to show your customers you are ready to move with the future, you need to jump into the world of cloud computing.

Nicole is currently associated with Agency Fusion in Salt Lake City, Utah. They provide software, apps, and unique website development. If you need help with branding, strategy, and design, check them out on LinkedIn.

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Amazing Rom Downloads for Android That You Can Enjoy On Your Next Journey

Amazing Rom Downloads for Android That You Can Enjoy On Your Next Journey
As an Android fan I can list a large number of things I think make it the better mobile platform when compared with iOS. That's familiar territory though and we've all heard these arguments a hundred times, so rather than going down that road again, I'll list a few useful downloads that you can enjoy on a long journey – on Android only – and let them do the talking for me.

On a long journey you want something that can engross you and keep you entertained, and that means you want high quality media entertainment.

Games are ideal for this, but the problem with mobile games is that they're designed to be 'pick up and play' type experiences that you can dip in and out of: they're not intended for long sessions of gaming that last for several hours on a car journey to the airport for example.

But this is where Android has the edge. You see on Android you can download emulators that will let you play a number of games designed for home consoles and even PCs. That's right: you can play games that were designed to be enjoyed in long sittings, that were crafted by teams of companies, and that have become classics throughout the years. Best of all, these games are completely free, and there's no legal problem with playing them as long as you own the original cartridge or disk.

So if you can think of a game you used to love as a kid, there's nothing to stop you now from going ahead and enjoying that game on your phone or tablet next time you're stuck in the car. Here are some of the best games you can get up and running on Android devices…


Half Life

Let's start off with a surprise one that will leave many people with open jaws. That's right: you can play the original Half Life on Android. How you ask? Simply by using the handy DOS emulator known as DosBox. This will let you install the original Half Life game on your Android device, and as long as you have some decent specs, it should run at decent speed. You may want a controller though.

Mario 64

Here's another incredible classic you can enjoy easily on most Android devices. With an N64 emulator this one will run surprisingly smoothly and it's still just as impressive to explore the Pincess' Castle and collect the stars as it ever was.

Zelda: Ocarina of Time

And while we're talking about N64 classics you should definitely get back to Hyrule for a bit of exploration and some real in-depth gameplay that will last you for even the longest drives...

Sonic Adventure

If you were never a Nintendo kid when you were growing up, then you may understandably not have access to Mario or Zelda or may just not be interested. Why not install a Dreamcast emulator then and enjoy some Sonic Adventure instead? That's right, incredibly you can play Sonic Adventure in its original form and it's still just as much goofy fun and high-packed action as it ever was.


Shenmue was the ultimate in ambitious game titles when it first came out, with more to do and explore than any other game, a full orchestral score and amazing attention to detail. Well turns out that it stands up pretty well even today and will give you hours and hours of gaming that really sucks you into its immersive world. This is the kind of game that will just seem unreal when running on Android. You won't want to get out even when you reach the airport parking.


Symphony of the Night: Just to make sure that Sony get a fair look in as well, Castlevania is one of the most incredible RPG/action/platform games ever created. The animation is stunning, the exploration is absorbing and the gameplay is addictive. This is a classic that's definitely worth dipping back into.

Nancy Baker is a freelance blogger who is a part of the team at Park N Jet, a company offering airport parking services in Seattle, WA. She enjoys taking her family on vacations. You can catch up with her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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5 Apps To Avoid Car Accidents And All The Trouble That Comes With Them

5 Apps To Avoid Car Accidents And All The Trouble That Comes With Them
When people drive at the same time as using gadgets it's a huge deal because lives are at stake. It's easy just to laugh it off because you do it all the time, but if you speak on your mobile or fiddle around on your iPad it's not just your life you're putting on the line. For all the unsafe people out there I've threw together a bunch of great apps that will help you stay out of trouble when you're on the road, because even if you don't hurt anyone you want to avoid getting in trouble with the law.


Once you leave home in the morning you want to get to work without any hassle. You want to stay away from any areas where there has been an accident because they can be dangerous with some cars forgetting to slow down. Trapster will tell you which route to follow based on any accidents that are still getting cleared up. It's also got a few more features including the ability to let you know where speed cameras are positioned and where police cameras are sneaking around.

How many drivers do you see with their phone attached to the side of their ear while they're driving? The number is far too many, but I bet you're guilty of it on occasion too. You might think Cellcontrol is too extreme, but it will essentially stop your electronic gadgets from working once you reach a certain speed. That means your iPad, mobile, and laptop will be out of commission. It can also tell when you're a passenger in a car because I'm sure you'd get annoyed if you got cut off for no reason.


This app is similar to the last one we talked about, but the reason I included it is because it's a powerful tool for people running their own company. If you give drivers their own vehicles and mobile phones it will allow you to choose what they do with their mobile phones while the vehicle is in motion. As a company you certainly don't want any of your drivers involved in an accident for a number of different reasons including legal ones, so this app would be perfect for damage limitation.
Drive Safe

Drive Safe will simply help you with the DMV knowledge exam, but if you haven't even passed your test yet you should definitely take a look at it. If you know the answers to the questions contained inside the app it's going to make you a safer driver, plus it's going to stop you from failing your written exam. If you've already got your license you still might want to check it out, because if you're not able to pass the practice tests there is something fishy going on.

Even if you're driving along at high speed it's very tempting to read your text messages when you hear your phone beep. This is one of the most unsafe things in the world because you'll literally sitting in a piece of heavy metal hurtling along the road. is the perfect tool you need because when you switch it on it will read your text messages aloud for you. There is much less chance of you getting into any car accidents and you won't need to call in the lawyers to defend you in court.

The right side of the law

If these apps have taught you anything it should be that both your hands should be on the steering wheel at all times. Hopefully you think a few of them will be useful and if so you should download them because they might just save your life.

Today’s feature writer, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for T.E. Paralegals which specializes in WSIB claims across Toronto. She is a voracious reader and she enjoys catching up with her favorite sitcoms in her free time. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.

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The Top Apps to Keep You Busy on a Long Journey

The Top Apps to Keep You Busy on a Long Journey
Going on a long journey has always had the potential to be somewhat boring. While you can always read and listen to music, there's only so much reading you can do if you're on a coach for hours before you start to fatigue – and especially if you're someone who gets travel sick.

Fortunately, these days we have smartphones on our person 24/7 that can provide all manner of entertainment. You can read on a smartphone yes, but you can also watch TV and films, play games and get work done. 

But a smartphone is only as entertaining as the apps you are running on it, so if you want to be fully entertained on a long journey then you need to make sure you download the best options. Read on to find out what the very best Android apps are for keeping you quiet over long distances…

Don't Look Back

Don't Look Back is a game for iOS and Android that takes a very minimalist approach to both graphics and game play, letting the user fill in the blanks while painting a canvas of red pixels and getting gamers to simply move and jump around the screen battling snakes and other run-of-the-mill enemies.
What makes Don't Look Back unique though is the haunting atmosphere, and the amazing story that is told in very subtle ways. For a pixelated shooter this short game has an incredibly haunting twist at the end that will stay with you long after you've finished playing. It's the perfect length for a coach or plane journey, and it's a great introduction to the 'indie gaming' scene.

Web Developer Tools

Web Developer Tools is an Android app that lets you code HTML and see it live without needing to be online. This is brilliant if you're a webmaster or you're interested in web design, and if you have a long journey ahead then it will let you use that time productively.

Kingsoft Office

Speaking of being productive on your mobile, you should also look into the brilliant Kingsoft Office – a full office suit for use on the go that will give you access to a word processor, spreadsheet and more. It's a little limited in some respects (there's no live spell check for instance), but for the most part it will let you do whatever you need to in terms of work while traveling.

Google Currents

If you fancy a spot of reading on your travels but want to try something a little lighter than a book, Google Currents may be just the ticket. Essentially Google Currents is an app that gives you access to all your favorite newsfeeds offline – by downloading the text and images while you sleep. This means that if you're traveling and you have no signal, you can still catch up with the latest news and opinion from your favorite blogs.

Sonic 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is one of the best retro plat formers ever made (just ask anyone) and has been lovingly ported to Android and iOS devices to be enjoyed on the move. The app was just released for Android and recently saw a huge update on iOS and now has full HD graphics, the inclusion of new hidden levels (based on a previously scrapped level) and access to more playable characters. This is the definitive version of what many consider to be the definitive Sonic game.

Candy Crush Saga

Okay so it's not the best made game ever and in many ways it seems it's just out to try and get you addicted so it can take your cash… but that doesn't change the fact that Candy Crush is incredibly addictive and can keep you quiet for hours at a time. If you want to forget you're on a long journey then just installed this little puzzle game – you'll be there before you know it!


Finally, if you're using a bus rental and having a family member drive, then you may want to download a GPS app that you can use to help out with the navigation. If you're bored otherwise, why not do something useful?

Nancy Baker, the author of this article, is a freelance blogger who is currently writing for, US Coachways, reputable providers of bus rental in Miami. She loves to cook for her family and friends. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.
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The Five Coolest Technological Innovations Being Used in Education

The Five Coolest Technological Innovations Being Used in Education
Modern technology has revolutionized education and made achieving a degree easier and more accessible than ever before. If you're looking to go back to school, you might be interested in the ways online programs are using technology to educate students outside of the traditional classroom environment.


Mobile Computing
The mobile market continues to expand with each passing year, and experts expect smartphone shipments to hit 1.7 billion by 2017. Mobile learning, or m-learning, capitalizes on this development in the form of educational apps and eLearning, an educational approach that relies on computer software, the Internet, satellite television and other modern media to instruct students. Most importantly, nursing students who familiarize themselves with m-learning will prepare themselves for work in the medical field, where mobile computing is increasingly used to access and manage medical records and document patient care.

Online Learning

Online learning, or distance learning, enables students to study a subject from home or work instead of inside a classroom. In the past, distance education relied on radio and television to deliver training to students, but the majority of institutions now utilize the Web instead. Most online courses such as online Master of Science in nursing programs feature a computer-based training system to create a virtual classroom where you can review educational materials, take tests or quizzes, and communicate with students or faculty.

Virtual Laboratories
Schools aren't just using virtual classrooms to educate students -- they're also using virtual labs. Computer and Web applications can now simulate the laboratory environment, enabling students to remotely control lab instruments and equipment, perform experiments and analyze data. Virtual labs also benefit schools as well: the cost of operating a virtual lab is much less than maintaining a real laboratory.

Electronic Books
It's not just paperback and hardcover books that are finding their way onto tablets and E-readers -- so are textbooks, as well. Unfortunately, unlike with a traditional book, you don't own an electronic book; rather, you own a license to a digital copy of the book. eBooks, however, do offer several benefits: you can search for keywords, create temporary annotations, and increase or decrease font size to improve readability. Additionally, E-readers are much more portable than traditional textbooks.

Massively Open Online Courses are freely available to anyone with internet-access. MOOCs typically make use of all of the technologies described above and rely on cloud computing to host courses and course materials. MOOCs offer students all of the same resources one can find in a traditional classroom.
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