Almost everybody has a laptop or computer these days. Most jobs ask for computer skills as standard, and everyone uses computers in their free time. Despite that fact, few people understand how to look after their device. If you have a laptop, you want it to last for a long time. People spend small fortunes on devices, and so it is important that they don’t break too soon. There are particular things that everybody needs to do when they have a computer. These simple things will ensure that your device works well. Backup your files When...

One of the main challenges facing new business owners is how to get word out about their new business and bring in more customers. It is success at this that determines whether the business will go on to flourish or become one of the 80% of businesses that fail. In this piece, we take a look at some of the things you can do to ensure your business attracts new customers and gains attention in a competitive market place. Offer something special Unless your business is entirely based on an invention that has never been seen anywhere else,...

Virtual offices are a relatively new phenomenon with Ralph Gregory credited by many as opening the first ones over twenty years ago. Since then they have grown in popularity with businesses of all sizes and ages. Whether you’re looking to cut costs, improve productivity or are simply a new start-up, there are many benefits to using a virtual office. Wherever you’re based in the world there will be virtual office space available at the right price and location for you. Professionalism It is essential for every business that they appear...

Music is better enjoyed with friends. You never know where a dance party could break out, which is why everyone should have a reliable speaker to tote around to picnics, parking lots, and the Olive Garden. Picking the right speaker, however, is never a party. Like selecting an entree at the Olive Garden, choosing a Bluetooth speaker is a dark, confusing activity that no one should be forced to endure. No one, that is, except me! For this guide, I played with 11 different speakers — testing their sound, Bluetooth connectivity, range,...

BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new smartphone called the Classic, featuring a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones — and most smartphone customers — have embraced touch screens. BlackBerry is courting its core customer, the business user. The physical keyboard is something traditional BlackBerry users prefer because they find it easier to type on than the touch screen devices. The company is also emphasizing battery life and security as a way to set its phone apart from competitors. The company...

Most of us love looking at these beautiful cars, some of us lucky enough to buy one to pleasure and some people may consider them as an investment. The idea is simple. They are rear autos that are not made any more. That means they will only become even more on demand and valuable going forward. So, it seems like a solid idea or is it? Here are some of the points you should consider if you are thinking about investing on these vehicles. How Long Have You Got? You shouldn’t expect to flip them pretty quickly unless you are lucky. You...

Software companies often promise to revolutionise the way that your business works, increase your productivity or treble your client base. As these claims often come with a large price tag, those who are considering investing in new software for their business should consider the following before taking the plunge and investing your businesses money: - Review your Business Needs Firstly, consider every aspect of your business and consider if improvements could be made anywhere. Could the rate that you process orders be reduced? Are you...

Military drones are often used to store sensitive data, ranging from troop movements to strategic operations. While this may make them vulnerable to enemy interference, a new system is aiming to protect these unmanned aerial vehicles from cyberattacks. Researchers at the University of Virginia and the Georgia Institute of Technology developed the system and tested it in a series of live, in-flight cyberattack scenarios. As military and commercial drone use continues to grow, protecting against such attacks will become a priority, the...

A US jury on Tuesday cleared Apple of abusing its dominant market position in an antitrust case over online music for the iPod.The class-action antitrust case in California federal court featured dramatic videotaped testimony recorded by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs before he died in 2011. The $350-million lawsuit accused the tech giant of illegally forcing iPod users to purchase their music on its iTunes service. The suit said iPod buyers between 2006 and 2009 were blocked from buying music from other vendors, advancing Apple’s...

Unlike the disembodied Siri and Cortana, Amazon’s personal assistant software has a dedicated speaker box to call home: the Echo. This $199 cylinder came as a big surprise when it was announced early last month, promising to answer questions, play back music, and help you shop at Amazon even more efficiently. Though it has yet to ship out to many of its first, invite-only purchasers, The Echo has today been torn down by the guys at iFixit, and we can all inspect the way it’s been put together. At the top of the speaker, there’s...