How a geomagnetic storm can impact your life
It’s only when a geomagnetic storm affects our livelihood that we begin to appreciate its power and our fragility. A geomagnetic storm disrupts our way of living by damaging the satellite technology that orbits our planet. For example, when satellite systems fail, airliners can no longer use weather data to plan safe travel routes. As a result, all fights get grounded. This may have happened on October 2011 when the Anik F2 satellite failed due to an “anomaly” as cited by the owner Telesat, Canada. The satellite failure grounded all flights into and out of all 25 communities in the territory of Nunavut, Canada. The technological failure also closed all banks and ATM’s, restricted retail transactions to cash and reduced work productivity.
Our lives have become intertwined with technology. While in most cases this has created efficiencies, it’s highly contingent on the … Read More
According to the National Day Calendar, February is Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) Month. Open source (OS) software can be a fantastic resource for non-profit organizations that need technology, just as a for-profit business does, but often have fewer resources to pay for expensive solutions.
So, what is an open source software? You probably already use some of the most popular open source packages without even realizing it.
WordPress (blogging and website design)
Firefox (internet browser)
Android (mobile device operating system)
These are all open source software. OS software developers (aka the copyright holders) make the source code available to anyone to view or edit. The software or app is also free for anyone to use, copy, or give away. OS software is often developed in a public collaboration. For example, if you click on About Firefox in the browser’s Help menu, you will see that the Firefox internet … Read More
Computers have become the part and parcel of every business unit, and as these are sensitive gadgets that often need repair, upgradation, and periodic maintenance. Your business is no exception for sure but do you know how you can find the best computer maintenance and repair support? If you are not fully aware of it, know the essential details of repair and maintenance before you hire a service and verify the needs with your available resources.
Check if service provider is endorsed by manufacturers’ certification
Some computer repairs facilities enjoys their manufacturers’ endorsement as preferred service providers. Check if the service provider you have selected is an authorized and preferred counter for computer repairs. Also check if the technicians working there have done their course on computer repairing. As computers are getting complex every day, only trained technicians can manage repairing job with professional proficiency. Specifically you should ask if … Read More
9 Easy Ways to Increase Online Conversions
So you’ve built a great website with professionally designed graphics, user-friendly navigation and compelling content. But instead of the steady stream of traffic and purchases you were expecting, you’re not even getting a trickle.
So what gives?
Too many entrepreneurs and small business owners have an “If you build it, they will come” mentality. They think that building something that looks nice is all they need to do to attract buyers.
The truth is that creating a website, no matter how visually appealing, isn’t even half the battle.
The hardest work comes after your site is up and running, when it’s time to market your product or service, engage potential customers and convert them into leads and sales.
Whether you’re struggling to get eyes on your offerings, build your list, or want to grow your sales, these tips will help you effectively utilize … Read More
Computer Eye Strain; What Is It?
Computer eye strain is caused when you overuse your eyes and they become fatigued. Eye strain can occur when looking at a computer screen, or other device, for too long. Normally resting your eyes can help relieve the symptoms of computer eye strain. Symptoms of computer eye strain can include; headaches, difficulty focusing, dry eyes, watery eyes, eye discomfort, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and tired eyes.
Computer Eye Strain; How Does It Cause Meibomian Gland Dysfunction?
The meibomian glands are the tiny glands on the lower and upper eyelid margins that secrete oil, which when we blink, protection the surface of the eye. This oil helps keep the water element of your tears from drying out too quickly. Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is a very common type of dry eye disease where the meibomian glands do not secrete enough oil or the quality of … Read More
Golf is steadily shedding its elite status, as a new demographic of consumers is introduced to the sport. Today, golf continues to witness active participation from people across all ages in different parts of the world. The rising popularity of the sport has led to an increase in the number of international sporting events organized across the globe — Golf’s Ryder Cup scheduled to be held in France this year is a case in point. The increasing popularity of this sport has not only translated into a bigger TV audience for international sporting events, but has also pushed up sales of merchandising and golf equipment. Of particular significance has been the spurt in sales of golf apparel, with many brands broadening their range of offerings to cater evolving demand.
Advent of ‘Footgolf’ Likely to Introduce a New Consumer Segment to the Market
As golf is becoming a popular sport in … Read More
The majority of people can manage well with fundamental stretching exercises that don’t require anything aside from body positioning and gravity. You can still find tools that can be used to help you improve your flexibility. If by using some gadgets, you are able to stretch when you otherwise wouldn’t, investing in them is worth it. The following are some useful gadgets to invest in:
A stretching mat: While you can pad a hard floor with a thick towel or a blanket, a mat is a better reminder to do you stretches. A mat can also be used for your abdominal workouts or floor exercises. Some stretching mats can go for more than $100, though a top of the line mat, with adequate cushioning and long enough to prevent your head from hitting the wood floor, can be bought for $60 or less. The mats can also be compacted for … Read More
Since the time that computers became mainstream, consumers have been looking for ways to speed them up. Whether you’re a business user or a regular PC user, you’d probably like to know how to clean up your machine and get it working better and faster. A lot of programs and tools have promised to do just that over the years, but most have been completely useless – if not outright malware or spyware. Fortunately, there is Avast Cleanup. It really DOES deliver as promised.
Avast, of course, is not a new company. It’s been one of the biggest names in computer security for years now. Its antivirus products have always been considered by experts as among the best. Now, it offers this helpful premium tool to help optimize PC performance.
It can be very irritating to see that you are running out of disk space. Instead of having to decide … Read More