Near Field Communication – Applications & Opportunities

NFC LogoNFC is a set of short-range wireless technologies that allow communication and exchange of data between devices by touching or bringing them within a radius of more or less 10 centimeters. NFC is an extension of the RFID technology. It requires 13.56 MHz frequency and has short working range which makes it more suitable for secure communication between devices.

NFC allows a device, usually a mobile phone, to collect data from another device or NFC tag at close range. In many ways, it’s like a contactless payment card that is integrated into a phone. In other ways, it’s similar to Bluetooth, except that instead of programming two devices to work together, they can simply touch to establish a connection. Continue reading Near Field Communication – Applications & Opportunities

Back up Your Data Online While You Are Working

Most of us use flash drives to store our data but what if you lose it somewhere or damage it somehow? Some of us external hard disks but what happens if it suddenly crashes? What if your computer’s hard disk fails? There are alternative solutions for backing up your data online while you are working.

There are several free services that offer online backups solutions. Dropbox (click here to download)  is a very popular service which “syncs your files online and across your computers”, providing an initial 2GB of space (that can be increased to 8GB for free if you refer other users). You can pay and get more space if you need it. Continue reading Back up Your Data Online While You Are Working

How Do You Keep Your Passwords Safe?

How many passwords do you have to remember? How do you remember your passwords? Do you use the same password for all your accounts?

We have lots of passwords to remember: our personal emails, our Facebook accounts, twitter accounts, our work email accounts, some FTP accounts and much more.  We all know we should use different passwords for each account because if we use only one password everywhere and someone gets this password we have  a serious problem. Still we have hard times trying to remember what password we used on which website or for which account. Continue reading How Do You Keep Your Passwords Safe?

How Do You Manage Your eBooks?

Most of us have eBooks stored on our computers or on our tablets (iPad, Galaxy tab, Kindle…). With our collection growing it will be hard to find a certain eBook. Personally I classify my eBooks by topics in subdirectories but I still can’t find what I am searching for easily and that’s why I needed a better solution.

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Opera Mini 6 Released

I’ve been using Opera Mini mobile browser since 2006. I first used the version 3.x on my Nokia 6230 using WAP connection. At the time, with such a slow internet connection provided through WAP, Opera Mini constituted a big difference from the default Nokia browser. The Opera Mini never stopped to please by updating to release 4.0 then changing my phone twice to use version 5 on my Nokia E71. The version 5 was fast with tabbed browsing. I loved it and it made my life really easier with the ability to open a link in new tab. Continue reading Opera Mini 6 Released

Do You Believe in Social Media Marketing? [slideshow]

If you are still not convinced about the importance of social media marketing check out this presentation about transforming your marketing to discover the potential this type of marketing offers.

The below presentation titled “It is time to transform your marketing” is made by hubspot.com an online marketing firm. Continue reading Do You Believe in Social Media Marketing?

Best Free Software of 2011

Like every year PCMag.com published a list of the best freeware apps. Freeware is software that is totally free. Freeware can be open or closed source so freeware is different than “free and open source source software” aka FOSS (in the latter you will have access to the source code of the software if you would like to customize it your way). Lot of freeware  applications provide a good alternative to commercial software thus helping small businesses do lot of savings by implementing the use of such utilities.

This list of 208 products is subdivided into the below categories: Continue reading Best Free Software of 2011

How to Increase your Fan Page Ranking in Facebook Search?

Search inside Facebook is becoming more current. Facebook users tend to search inside facebook for things they want. Facebook has been working on enhancing its internal search engine and if you are a business and you want your Facebook page to rank high on search results then it is important to understand how Facebook search works. Continue reading How to Increase your Fan Page Ranking in Facebook Search?

Back up Your Data Online While You Are Working

DropboxMost of us use flash drives to store our data but what if you lose it somewhere or damage it somehow? Some of us external hard disks but what happens if it suddenly crashes? What if your computer’s hard disk fails? There are alternative solutions for backing up your data online while you are working.

There are several free services that offer online backups solutions. Dropbox is a very popular service which “syncs your files online and across your computers”, providing an initial 2GB of space (that can be increased to 8GB for free if you refer other users). You can pay and get more space if you need it. [SURVEY INSIDE] Continue reading Back up Your Data Online While You Are Working

Learn How to Speed Up your Windows Update from Lebanon

Microsoft UpdatesMicrosoft offers regular updates for different versions of windows and for its various software suites. Installing those updates is very important because some of the updates fix critical bugs or serious security vulnerabilities. Downloading the updates on all the computers of your company can be very bandwidth consuming.

For this purpose Microsoft introduced the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) that will help by downloading the latest product updates once and deploying them to computers inside the enterprise.

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