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Monday, 31 December 2012

Google Now: Explained!

Google Now? MKBHD give a break down on Google Now.

Integrating Social Strategy for SEO Benefits


If you manage or maintain a website, then you know how vital SEO can be in driving up your web traffic. This year saw some big changes to Google’s search algorithms, calling for an updated and more involved approach to SEO. Google now incorporates social media rankings as well as regularly updated, relevant content into its search algorithm. This means that if a website hopes to rank highly in search results, it should incorporate social media efforts as well as new content creation (such as an up to date blog) into its SEO strategy.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Google+ Tips & Tricks (How to add circles)

More G+ Tips & Tricks

Google+ Tips & Tricks (disable comments, prevent sharing & more)

This is a really great post for both new and old G+ users hope you enjoy.

Chrome Extension Lets You Save Web Content to Google Drive


Google has launched a new extension for Chrome called "Save to Drive," enabling users to save web content to their Google Drive.

After installing the extension, users will get an additional icon in Chrome, letting them save an image, an entire page or an image of the visible page to your Drive.

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Considerable Cost Savings for Businesses With VoIP Networks And Unified Communications


Tech blog DigitalOlympus.com recently released a new study about how businesses can save costs significantly on the telecoms side by switching to VoIP and adopting a unified communications (UC) architecture. Selecting VoIP business phones and integrating VoIP phone system equipment into a platform that supports unified communications is critical for cutting costs and boosting performance when it comes to hosted business communications networks.

Monday, 24 December 2012

407 operator facing $25-m lawsuit


The company that operates the 407 highway has been hit with a $25-million class action lawsuit over its allegedly “callous” toll collection practices.

Hamilton lawyers David Thompson and Matthew Moloci have launched the lawsuit on behalf of people who declared bankruptcy and owed the 407 ETR company outstanding tolls and fees at the time.

The lawsuit alleges that the 407 company has been unlawfully collecting outstanding fees by using measures that violate the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.

The lawsuit’s statement of claim alleges the 407 ETR company uses the threat of denying a vehicle permit renewal to coerce payments from those people who should be protected under bankruptcy legislation.

How Netflix Is Quietly Shaping the Online Advertising Industry



"How much for an ad on Netflix?" Ever since the video streaming service proved that Americans have an insatiable appetite for premium TV shows and movies, it's a question that Netflix has heard from many inquiring media buyers. The answer, to the chagrin of Madison Avenue, is a resolute no - Netflix doesn't run ads.
Despite the explosive growth of all-you-can-eat premium video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Video, the supply of ads alongside ultra-premium content has struggled to keep up. That means a lot of 30 second commercials all dressed up with nowhere to go; something advertising executives are beginning to notice.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Autodesk Developing CAD Software to Design, 3-D Print Living Tissue


Autodesk, the industry leader in CAD software, has announced it is partnering with biological printer manufacturer Organovo to create 3-D design software for designing and printing living tissue.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Army Introducing Unified Capabilities during Infrastructure Modernization



The Army is using the Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) contract vehicle to do the foundational engineering work necessary to expand Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) across its command post and garrison environments. These efforts are setting the stage for the enterprise-wide implementation of Unified Capabilities/Communications by FY 2016.

In last week’s post I provided details on the steps DISA is taking to introduce Unified Capabilities/Communications into the Department of Defense’s IT environment. This week, I turn to the U.S. Army and take a look at how it is contributing to the DoD’s Unified Communications initiative. As DISA’s approach made clear, the Network Services Directorate will provide an approved set of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) solutions that Defense customers can implement. These solutions will be Internet Protocol (IP) based, interoperable, and compliant with the security standards set by the DoD CIO as part of the baseline for the Joint Information Environment (JIE).

Google Play Allows Enterprise-Hosted App Stores

In a recent statement, Google announced that companies housing their own Android applications can now use the new Private Channel feature of the Play Store in order to internally distribute them to employees.
According to Google Play product manager Ellie Powers, “whether you've built a custom expense reporting app for employees or a conference room finder, the Google Play Private Channel is designed to make your organization's internal apps quick and easy for employees to find. Once your company has loaded these internal apps using the Google Play Developer Console, users just need to log in with their company email address to browse the Private Channel and download apps.”

The Developer Console serves as the system controller, allowing administrators to distinguish between users who have permission to upload the apps to a private channel and those who are allowed to download them. A support article about this feature says that creating dedicated administrative Google accounts is a wise idea to protect access even if a key employee one day leaves the company. There is, however, a required $25 fee for publisher registration and the current functionality is limited to Google Apps for Business, Government, or Education customers only.

This Google Play Private Channel could be the element that sets Android apart in the business realm, as it currently sits in second place behind Apple’s iOS. Good Technology, an enterprise mobility firm, released survey findings earlier this year which reported that, at the time, the iPhone was easily the most popular smartphone for the business market. Since then, Google has made substantial progress in this field, even though the market numbers have not yet noticeably changed.

Christmas 2012 online shopping deadlines


If you're reading this, it probably means you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet. There's still time, however. We've put together a list of some popular online retailers and their deadlines for getting those last-minute tech gifts delivered by Christmas.


These deadlines apply to the 48 contiguous U.S. states only and on items that are in stock. Some retailers with physical stores may have last-minute in-store pickup options as well. Check out the links to each store's deadlines for more details.

Samsung promises to fix Exynos kernel exploit “as quickly as possible”

Remember that potentially catastrophic vulnerability discovered last week by a XDA-Developer member? It’s been patched, which closes the exploit for most people, but the majority of users are either unaware of the fix, or unaware the issue exists in the first place. Samsung has acknowledged the problem, and promises to push an update as soon as possible. This could come in the form of a carrier-independent OTA update, though at this point we’re not sure whether Samsung has the means to do so.




Samsung is aware of the potential security issue related to the Exynos processor and plans to provide a software update to address it as quickly as possible. The issue may arise only when a malicious application is operated on the affected devices; however, this does not affect most devices operating credible and authenticated applications. Samsung will continue to closely monitor the situation until the software fix has been made available to all affected mobile devices.

A large number of Canadian devices are affected by the exploit, including the Bell Galaxy S II i9100 and all carrier versions of the Galaxy Note II. The Rogers and TELUS Galaxy S III, all Galaxy S III variants and the original Galaxy Note are note affected because they run Qualcomm chips. We’ll update you when we know more about Samsung’s plans for pushing out a fix.

My Source:
mobilesyrup

Mayan Ac Tah Explains What Will Happen On December 21st, 2012

This is a video of a mayan explaining the true meaning of 2012, No sorry guys the world will not end. but it is cool what he says will happen, I believe this the most.





Ac Tah, of the Mayan people, gave a talk in Santa Monica last month. In this exert he speaks about what is happening around December 21st 2012 and it's significance to the world.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Samsung Galaxy Grand smartphone announced


Samsung has officially announced the latest Galaxy branded smartphone, the Galaxy Grand. They were pretty forthcoming in terms of specs, however Samsung was quiet in terms of when the handset would be available for sale, which markets the device would be available in and how much it would cost.

Simply put, we can review the specs for the Galaxy Grand, however we are going to have to reserve any excitement until we hear some more details. That being said, the Galaxy Grand will arrive running Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz and the latest versions of the Samsung Hubs preinstalled.

Moving over to the hardware side and we have a handset that looks strikingly similar to the Galaxy S3. Not to say that is bad though. The specs include a 5-inch display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (with support for cards up to 64GB in size), a 2,100 mAh battery, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and HSPA+ 850/1900/2100MHz and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900MHz connectivity. Otherwise, the Galaxy Grand will have a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera and come available in a dual-SIM (GT-I9082) and single-SIM (GT-I9080) variety.

My Source:
androidcommunity


Monday, 17 December 2012

Adobe Premiere Pro and other Adobe Creative Cloud tools used to produce up to 150 wedding and commercial videos per month

Imagine creating upwards of 150 wedding videos a month—that’s roughly five each day! Each one has to be creative and stunning; after all, the videos memorialize one of the most important events in couples’ lives. At Sandals Resorts, a talented crew of four manages production of wedding videos for the company’s 21 Caribbean resorts. The team also creates promotional spots for the resorts, as well as for other subsidiaries within the Sandals Resorts International group of companies. Sandals Resorts Group Manager of Media Management Egbert v. Frankenberg and Creative Director Marcel Lee sat down with us to talk about the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 from Apple Final Cut Pro and how they stay efficient, meet tight turnaround times, and produce vast quantities of videos without sacrificing quality.


Sunday, 16 December 2012

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Keep Employees Happy With Hosted PBX




Hosted PBX systems aren’t just good for companies that enjoy their cost savings, or customers who enjoy the benefits of reduced phone system downtime, or operations that benefit from all the many features available with hosted PBX that can’t be had with most in-house PBX systems. There are other benefits to hosted PBX as well, which directly affect businesses’ employees and may actually be the most important reason to switch to hosted PBX.
With hosted PBX, rerouting phone calls to employees at their homes or their cell phones is a breeze, and this simple fact eliminates the need for employees to be tied to their office phones. Instead, they can tap into their companies’ phone systems from anywhere in the world, so long as they have a phone with them. And that gives them a degree of freedom that is becoming increasingly important for employees in the 21st century.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Build a Gaming machine

Want to Build a Gaming machine? check this out.




 Also for all you CPU Builders check out this precision Micro Screwdriver from Delta Regis




 Link to the Micro Screwdriver http://www.deltaregis.com/Electric_Screwdrivers

Google Chrome omnibox Tip


Do you know that you can search other websites, such as +YouTube, from Chrome’s omnibox?

Chrome automatically saves a list of the search engines you come across while browsing. So, if you visit http://www.youtube.com, Chrome will add the YouTube search engine to your list of search engines. And, from then on, you’ll be able to search YouTube directly from the omnibox by typinghttp://www.youtube.com, pressing space, and adding your search terms. If you want to view, update, or modify your search engines, follow the pathChrome Menu > Settings > Manage search engines. #Chrometip

ProTip: On the Manage search engines page you can also define keywords for websites to save yourself some typing; for instance, typing “yt” could be a shortcut for http://www.youtube.com.

My Source:
Chrome on G+

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Apple Legend Guy Kawasaki Has Become A Hardcore Android Fan ( Cool )

I was preparing for our Wednesday night ReadWrite Mix event with Guy Kawasaki by reading his latest book,APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book, when I came across something strange — an offhand remark about how “real men use Android.”

This struck me as odd, because Kawasaki is probably best known as a former Apple evangelist, a relentless promoter whose work in the 1980s helped create what’s known today as the cult of Mac.

It’s especially weird because in the world of Apple fanboys there is no greater evil than Google’s Android operating system. The late Steve Jobs vowed to wage “thermonuclear war” against Android, which he considered a ripoff of Apple’s ideas.

Apple’s snobby fanbloggers sneer at Android as an ugly, stupid, low-class knockoff used only by people who have no taste or who can’t afford Apple products.

But guess what? Kawasaki really is a passionate Android fan.

Think Different — Think Android

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Transporter Provides Your Own Private Off-Cloud Storage for Sharing Files (I want one asap)

Users of free cloud-storage providers, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Apple iCloud, are often faced with file-size limitations and lack of privacy. What's more, upgrades typically require recurring fees.

One Santa Clara, Calif.-based company is offering an alternative way to share, access and protect files. Called "Transporter," the device stores user data exclusively on your local network and the local networks of other Transporter users you authorize for access,according to the company's Kickstarter page.


"It's completely private, unlike the cloud," the page says. "Most cloud solutions store your files on remote servers that are shared with other customers and have terms of use allowing the provider to access, review, distribute and delete your files at any time."

Transporter features unlimited sharing, remote access from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device, offline access to files and no monthly (or surprise) fees. Check out the video, above, for more.

The company also guarantees 100% privacy because shared data is transferred "directly between Transporters, is never stored online and is always encrypted during transit."

So far, the campaign has raised just over half of its $100,000 goal, with 32 days to go. Would you use Transporter?

Website: filetransporter

My Source:
mashable

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

How to Theme your Android Phone like a Super Boss (Galaxy Nexus)

I want to do this to my new Galaxy Nexus, but it just seems like so much work, Im stuck trying to decide.

Google I/O 2012 - Keynote Day 1 (2 Hrs long)

This is a few months old but still really good.


I hope to attend in 2013.

Occupy Wall Street campaigners buy-up debt to abolish it

In my late teens I took on debt, some of it was my fault, but some of it was companies taking advantage of my age and the fact I was not educated, after they in debited me, they then proceed to charge intrest rates even the mafia would be ashamed of. 10 years later and I still have not got my self out of debt, the more I learned I realized it was a scam, selling my little debts to debt collectors so they can add on 29% intrest on a student who had nothing.anyways i can write a whole book on debt my real reason for this posting is because I found this article and found it very interesting.

PS I am not ashamed to say I owe money because I feel like I was tricked and used by big companies to get me into debt, if anything the guy who calls my phone 10 times a day only to get the same respons out of me and the person who charge an 18 year old kid 29% intrest should be ashamed. 

A group of campaigners linked to the Occupy Wall Street movement is buying-up distressed loans for pennies in the pound and cancelling them to "liberate debtors at random".


Monday, 10 December 2012

Avaya’s Pellizzari on Radvision acquisition

Avaya Canada president has advice for partners in his company’s new video purchase


When I caught up with Avaya Canada president Ross Pellizzari at the company’s recent Avaya-Evolutions tour in Toronto, one of his top priorities for the coming new year, and one of the biggest opportunities he sees for partners in 2013, was the company’s recently-completed purchase of videoconferencing company Radvision.



In part two of our video interview with Pellizzari, he explains the importance of the acquisition, and how the company’s partners fit into its plans to make Radvision’s Scopia technology an even bigger part of its business.


Please also check out the first part of my video interview with Pellizzari, where he discusses the top priorities for Avaya Canada in 2013, and top partner opportunities heading into the new year.



My Source: 

By Robert Dutt
channelbuzz

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Apple and Google are teaming up to bid $500M for Kodak patents



In the name of business, your enemy today might be your friend tomorrow, if you both can work out a mutually beneficial deal. In line with this, Google and Apple — supposedly arch-rivals in the mobile operating system field — are teaming up to secure a big patent portfolio that Kodak is setting up for grabs.
We reported on this news a few months back, in line with Kodak’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Back then, Kodak had been hoping to fetch at least $2.6 billion from its patent auction, although it did not get sufficient bids during its first call for proposals.  What had been interesting to note was that rival companies were trying to come together in order to bring down the asking price of Kodak.

Introducing the Jaguar XFR-S | Jaguar USA


I think I found my next car.

U.N. summit votes to support Internet eavesdropping



A United Nations summit has adopted confidential recommendations proposed by China that will help network providers target BitTorrent uploaders, detect trading of copyrighted MP3 files, and, critics say, accelerate Internet censorship in repressive nations.

Approval by the U.N.'s International Telecommunications Union came despite objections from Germany, which warned the organization must "not standardize any technical means that would increase the exercise of control over telecommunications content, could be used to empower any censorship of content, or could impede the free flow of information and ideas."

The ITU adopted the confidential Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection -- only members, not the public, currently have access to the document -- last month during a meeting in Dubai. A related ITU meeting in Dubai, which has drawn sharp criticism from the U.S. government and many Internet companies, began this week.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

How VoIP has progressed since its infancy







In today’s business climate, people want the convenience of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), in which employees use their personal mobile devices to access company resources such as email, file servers and databases. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is also a part of the BYOD movement.

“People want their voice to follow their devices,” says Alex Desberg, sales and marketing director at Ohio.net. “To meet this demand, VoIP providers are looking at assimilating voice and video, integrating tablets with phone systems and running different types of voice applications.”
Smart Business spoke with Desberg about how technology has improved VoIP capabilities, how it can help keep a business up and running in the event of a disaster, and the cost savings associated with this phone service.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Social Media Keynote Conversation: Vic Gundotra, Senior VP of Engineering at Google+


SMX Social Media Marketing conference keynote conversation involving Vic Gundotra, the Senior VP of Engineering for Google+, and our own Editor-in-Chief, Danny Sullivan.

The Importance of "Big Data"




More and more software applications are moving away from personal computers onto remote servers or into the cloud. Fifteen to twenty years ago one of the big computing considerations was "Hardware vs Software". Today, the consideration is "Bandwidth vs. Application". An internet connection that can support this generation's bandwidth-heavy applications is critical. 


The advantges for organizations are that server or cloud-based applications can be accessed by multiple users on an "on-demand" basis. Additionally, centralizing resources is becoming increasingly vital, as it allows for simpler integration between multiple channels of information.

As an ISP (Internet Service Provider) BroadConnect is experienced and thoughtful in deploying exactly the right Internet connections to support all of your needs.

BroadConnect Internet Connection Types:
ADSL / Bonded ADSL
T1 / Bonded T1
Fibre Optic
4G/LTE Wireless Backup

http://www.broadconnect.ca/ 

Google+ head Vic Gundotra admits he was asked to stop using Twitter by ‘his boss’




Vic Gundotra
, formerly Senior Vice President of Social (and now, of Engineering) at Google, and head of the company’s social networking service Google+, hasn’t posted anything on Twitter since July 2011.

If you’re wondering why, well, you need wonder no longer because the man has publicly admitted, on stage at an event, that he was asked by ‘his boss’ not to tweet anymore (hat tip to Mahendra ‘@ScepticGeek’ Palsule).

At the tail end of a conversation with Search Engine Land editor Danny Sullivan at the SMX Social Media Marketing 2012 event (video embedded below), Gundotra gets asked a question from the audience about his social networking behaviour, to which he responds with some interesting commentary on his Twitter and Facebook usage.

Donald Trump Bans Glenfiddich Whisky At His Resorts




Donald Trump has banned Glenfiddich Whisky from his resorts after Michael Forbes, one of the tycoon’s most well-known opponents, won top honors at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Scottish liquor brand.
“Glenfiddich should be ashamed,” Trump told the Guardian, claiming that Forbes, who famously refused to sell his farm to Trump’s golf resort in Scotland, won the “Top Scot” award last week because Glenfiddich was jealous of the billionaire’s inhouse whisky brand.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Demonstrating Avaya Radvision Scopia Video Conferencing

Fully Managed Video Conferencing

Video Conferencing is no longer the "wave of the future". It is HERE and NOW. In the past, in order to ensure proper delivery of video conferencing services, extensive infrastructure investments had to be made. This became an obstacle that often made Video Conferencing not cost-effective for many organizations.
With advances in video and mobile technology, Video Conferencing has become a seamless -easy to use- service, available on multiple platforms that many people already own (such as PC, Mac, iPad, etc...).
Watch our Video Conferencing Solution in action at Avaya Evolutions 2012

Different industries will find their own benefits for Video Conferencing. Medical operations will find Video to be an indispensible diagnostic aid, educational services can creatively use the service to provide webcasts and learning sessions. How will you use Video Conferencing to strengthen your business?

My Source:
broadconnect

Samsung Galaxy S4 should hit the stores in April 2013



If the rumors are true, Samsung is looking to go big with its next flagship Android phone, presumably to be the Galaxy S4.


Not only is it rumored that the next batch of galactic goodies will pack a quad-core processor and 13-megapixel camera, as CNET's Scott Webster recently reported, but there's also word it could come with an "unbreakable" screen, according to one analyst quoted by Reuters.

Nova Scotia based cloud provider comes home




A Nova Scotia-based cloud service provider has opened its first Canadian data centre to assure potential corporate customers here personal or sensitive data won’t leave the country for storage offshore.

SimplyCast.com, which calls itself a platform-as-a-service marketing firm for organizations needing to automate email, SMS and social media communications, said Thursday it has opened a Toronto data centre after three years of operating from Michigan.
Co-locating in a Toronto facility is ideal for federal and provincial governments as well as Canadian businesses and institutions looking to keep their data safe and at home, SimplyCast CEO Saeed El-Darahali, said in an interview. "This will open up a new market that we previously could not enter."
Full account billing is done in Canadian currency, he added.
The first two Canadian customers are a university and a municipality, he said.

Fun with Corning Gorilla Glass


PCMag.com Editor-in-Chief Lance Ulanoff finds out just how unbreakable Gorilla Glass (used on iPhones and other smartphones) really is at CES 2011
Corning Gorilla Glass.

Apple to produce line of Macs in the U.S. next year




NEW YORK -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says the company will produce one of its existing lines of Mac computers in the United States next year.

Cook made the comments in part of an interview taped for NBC's "Rock Center," but aired Thursday morning on "Today" and posted on the network's website.


In a separate interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, he said that the company will spend $100 million in 2013 to move production of the line to the U.S. from China.

Nexus 4 stock issues caused by ‘huge demand,’ LG says




As you already know, the Google Nexus 4 is out of stock in most markets where Google is selling it via its Play Store. In case you haven’t purchased yours yet, chances to get one before Christmas aren’t looking that great, especially if you’re hoping to get one at an affordable (Google Play Store) price.

Google Drive vs Dropbox!

RIP Dropbox? RIP SkyDrive? RIP Box? RIP iCloud?

The competition at a glance: http://goo.gl/wrqv0

Dropbox Pricing: https://www.dropbox.com/plans
Drive Pricing: https://www.google.com/settings/storage/
My Source: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105555694224602845621/posts

Nova: The Spy Factory (52 min Full Video)


Program: NOVA
Episode: The Spy Factory

Examine the high-tech eavesdropping carried out by the National Security Agency and the pitfalls of surveillance in an age of terrorism.

CIA, FBI, NSA organizations investigate the al qaeda involvement in 9/11 September 11 2001 twin towers world trade centre wtc bombing truth conspiracy

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

How to: Find your lost Android phone

Ok so I know I just posted a post about a phone tracker. but than I found this one.
The thing I like about this one is it has a feature that can make your phone ring
if you think its close by but just on silent. thats kind of cool

Bo Inspects the 2012 White House Holiday Decorations

Happy holidays from Bo & the white House.

Bo is beautiful.

Recover a STOLEN Android! Prey for Android and iOS Review

I recently just purchased a Google Nexus I wanted a way to keep it safe if I lose it or worse.
So I installed this app, Hopefully I never have to use it. but just in case. here it is.
Can't find your Android? Was it stolen? Bummer! Fear not though, there's hope with Prey by Fork LTD, which
works on both iOS and Android as well as your desktop or laptop!


Prey lets you keep track of your phone or laptop at all times, and will help you find it if it ever gets lost or stolen.
It's lightweight, open source software, and free for anyone to use. And it just works.

Get Prey here:
Android: https://market.android.com/search?q=pname:com.prey
iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/prey-anti-theft/id456755037
http://preyproject.com/

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

How to Turn Your iPad into a Laptop for Under $20


It is hard to believe that it has been over a year since I bought my wife her own Apple iPad. For the most part, she has used the tablet like most everyone else does. She sends and receives emails, surfs the Internet, plays games (Words with Friends is her favorite), and in general uses the tablet as a toy. There is nothing wrong with using the Apple iPad as a toy, since I believe that tablets should be fun to use and not weigh us down with work.

SwiftKey Flow

Forget about the whole Android versus iOS battle, when it comes to third party
keyboards, things get really bloody really fast. Some pople prefer the stock keyboard
that Google builds into Android, others swear by Swype, and then there’s SwiftKey.
SwiftKey is easily our favorite, and with their new “Flow Through Space” feature,
we’re even more in love. Here’s how it works: Instead of having to swipe a word, lift
up your finger, swipe another word, and so on and so forth, now all you have
to do is swipe over the spacebar to insert a space. Put another way, you never
have to take your finger off the screen. Confused? Just watch the video below.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus Tutorial Part 1 & 2

Part 1
Part 2

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Launch Event (57 min long)


Ok Ok I know what you are thinking. I have so meny posts about the Galaxy Nexus
when the Nexus 4 is out, Well I did some research and decided that the N4 is not much
better than the Galaxy Nexus, I mean come on the Galaxy is only like a year old.
Anyways I was using a BB Bold for like the last 3 years and Androids have sure come
along way in that short time, All you have to do is look at the past 12 months
So much has happened so still so much going on.
So I cracked & caved in and got the Galaxy Nexus today. I have had for about 6 hours
and so far i'm impressed, Some time next week I will do my full review
so I guess for the next few weeks you wil see lots of posts about Androids,
& Galaxys on my blog so I hope you enjoy my posts.

How to Theme your Android Phone like a Boss *Galaxy Nexus*


Here is a step by step tutorial teaching you how to setup widgets and the layout to
make your Android phone look like a boss! The demo was done with the Verizon Galaxy
Nexus, but in theory you can do this with any Android phone.

**DOWNLOAD OF PRESETS AND ICONS**

http://www.hangar1337.com/goodies/boss.zip

-Quick List-

Clock: BobClockD3
Icons: MetroStation Icon Pack - added to the desktops with Desktop visualizer
Weather widget: Themed Beautiful Widget 4x1 (Weather)
Music widget: Pure music widget with transparent theme
Calendar: Self themed Simple Calendar Widget
Banner: minimalistic text
Battery Circle: Circle Battery Widget
Battery Stats: minimalistic text
Color: Where applicable I used the following HEX color code: #FF33B5E5

Thanks to Armando Ferreira for this cool video.
Google+ - http://gplus.to/wicked4u2c

Monday, 3 December 2012

Broad Connect @ Avaya Evolutions Nov 20, 2012 (Toronto)

I recently had a chance to visit the Avaya Evolutions in Toronto Canada.
Here is a small clip of my coverage of the Broadconnect Booth.

http://www.broadconnect.ca/

LG Nexus 4 Softkeys on Galaxy Nexus | How To Guide


From the leaked images we have seen of the LG Galaxy Nexus 2 it seems that the bottom softkeys are blue. I will show you how to easily change the softkeys of your Samsung Galaxy Nexus to look like the NEW LG Galaxy Nexus from Google.
Softkeys Download - http://goo.gl/VAhSz
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Sunday, 2 December 2012

The trick to building a multi-billion-dollar public company?


Starting a business isn't easy and it's even harder if you start it outside of Silicon Valley. Why? Because it's harder to get money, find talent, build PR, get lawyers who understand what you are doing, etc.

But Rackspace's chairman, Graham Weston did it (Rackspacehttp://www.google.com/finance?q=NYSE:RAX is now valued about nine billion as a public company). It wasn't all a bed of roses, though, as he gave advice as part of this panel, given in front of London's top startup founders.

Saturday, 1 December 2012

SIP Trunking: An Advanced Replacement to PRI


A SIP (or Session Initiation Protocol) Trunk is a voice call routed over an IP network. Unlike traditional telephony, where clusters of physical wires are delivered from the service provider to a business, a SIP trunk replaces these fixed Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) lines with a flexible, feature-rich system with full PSTN connectivity.The popularity of SIP Trunking has been increasing as a powerful, cost-effective replacement to traditional ISDN interfaces, such as PRI (Primary Rate Interface). 

Compared to PRIs a SIP Trunking solution, over a T1 connection, can offer 39 channels as opposed to 23. Additionally, unlike PRIs, SIP Trunks can be purchased one at a time. For most businesses, this represents a huge cost savings and decreases the amount of unused call capacity. 


SIP Trunking benefits at a glance:

Scalable
Flexible
Centrally Managed
Cost Savings
Easy to Administer
Rapid ROI

My Source 


Nexus 4 vs Galaxy Nexus


I gave it much thought, I think I might just go with the Nexus over the Nexus 4.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Explore a Google data center with Street View

This is a really good look inside Google.See how your Data travels the net.

UN about to take control of the internet? (Long Read but "IMPORTANT" post)



The future of the web will be decided in a dark room by UN politicians and authoritarian governments — at least according to Google and some other opponents of the International Telecommunication Union’s plan to reform its 25-year-old guidelines. Leaked documents have shown that ITU members are interested in adding more internet regulations to the ITU’s mostly telecommunications-focused rules, something critics worry will let countries justify repressive filtering of the internet or upset the current balance of power by pushing more regulation. Supporters, meanwhile, hope it will help internationalize the internet, counterbalancing the more US-based Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which currently manages domains and controls the internet’s backbone.
Starting December 3rd, these concerns will come to a head, as ITU members meet in Dubai to discuss proposals and hammer out a treaty. The debate over the new regulations has been going on for years, and it will likely continue well beyond this meeting. As the meeting gets underway, we’re likely to see a lot of Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt -- some of which may be justified. Before talks begin in earnest, here’s what’s on the table, who’s involved, and why it matters.

How the ITU could put the internet behind closed doors

This is very interesting and is for anyone who uses and loves the internet and its freedom.
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Thursday, 29 November 2012

SOCIAL MARKETING - The State Of Union Address 2013

Google: Behind the Screen (47 min long Documentary)




This 50 minutes documentary gives an in-depth look in the world of Google and search.
What if all the world's information would be available and easy to find? What if all the news, all books, all texts, photographs and videos would be collected in one place, and made available, always and everywhere?
This is the goal of Google, and the company seems to be realising its core mission at an amazing speed: through its popular search engine, through Google Earth, with which users can find any kind of information based on geography, and through Google Print, a project in which Google digitizes complete libraries.
Google is divulging ever more information, in the process hiring the smartest people in the industry. But is the company aware of the responsibility it has, being the guard to all the world's information, including personal information about its users?
This documentary takes a look into the world of Google, in the company's headquarters in Mountain View, California and in its London offices. We see --among others- Vint Cerf, named 'the father' of the Internet who explains the inner workings of Google as a company. Since 2004, Cerf has been working for Google, helping them to develop new applications for the Internet. What is his view on the development of the Internet, and on the role Google plays in today's world?
With its motto 'Don't be evil', Google seems to have the best intentions. But there are also claims that Google is slowly turning into Big Brother, keeping track of its users and continuously making decisions about the information it provides to an ever faster growing number of users.
Will Google turn out to be a new Library of Alexandria, serving as a middleman that brings all useful information to anyone? Or is it turning into a monopolistic Big Brother that challenges the freedom of information?
Research: Martijn Kieft Director: IJsbrand van Veelen

BroadConnect BroadWorks Call Center



BroadConnect Telecom offers call center solutions that are both flexible and affordable.
Our solutions provide a feature-rich Call Center environment built on a carrier-class platform.
The rich feature set allows companies to greatly improve customer care, create virtual call centers anywhere and manage and calls effectively and efficiently through a centralized phone number or set of phone numbers.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Differentiating between VoIP and SIP




Although the acronym for both VoIP and SIP appeared to be similarly confusing, their definitions make it easier to understand their differences. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are technically as different as night and day. In fact SIP is a signaling protocol that uses Voice over IP as a trunk, or base.

PadFone 2 - two years in development, seamless one-step docking

ASUS PadFone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S3

Has Apple Really Ever Invented Anything?

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" (TED Talks)

I Love TED Talks.This is a very good outtake. A little over a year old but still very relevant.
http://www.ted.com As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy. Read our community Q&A with Eli (featuring 10 ways to turn off the filter bubble): http://on.ted.com/PariserQA

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Patent wars over wiretapping VoIP & surveillance backdoors into Internet chats



After Microsoft acquired Skype, we looked at a Microsoft patent called "Legal Intercept" meant for monitoring and recording VoIP communications. At that time, there were questions about if Microsoft would ruin Skype by making a backdoor for easy spy and pry government and law enforcement access. But a California-based company called VoIP-Palalready had such a surveillance patent that is meant to "allow government agencies to 'silently record' VoIP communications."
The Microsoft patent was filed in December 2009, but a company called Digifonica (International) Limited had filed a similar wiretapping VoIP patent in 2007. Then, in May 2012, VoIP-Pal attained five VoIP patents from the acquisition of Digifonica Gibraltar. One of the five patents is called "Lawful Intercept" and is meant for "intercepting VoIP and other data communications."
According to Infonetics Research, the VoIP services market will grow to 410 million subscribers and will be a $74.5 billion market by 2015. VoIP-Palquoted that forecasted dollar amount in May when the company successfully beta-tested the newly patented technology on its ground-based server. Then in August, Voip-Pal completed a successful beta test of 'soft switch' VoIP network framework. The company defined Lawful Intercept as:
a revolutionary technology that addresses the national and international demands by governments to enable law agencies the ability to perform scheduled and live intercepts (wiretaps) on Digital Voice telephone conversations. Network Service providers such as Skype may soon want to be in compliance with government regulations regarding Lawful Intercept.

HELP!! GOOGLE IS SPYING ON ME!!!


Some good tips for all you people who are worried about the Internet spying on you.
*Me personally I do not mind.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Rothesay Netherwood School Selects Next-Generation Avaya Network to Enhance Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Learning

TORONTO – Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions and services, today announced that Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick, Canada, has selected Avaya to build a next-generation, collaborative network that removes technology bottlenecks and supports the school’s innovative approach to collaborative learning.

An independent, co-educational boarding and day school for grades 6 to 12, Rothesay Netherwood draws students from around the globe. The school’s aging network infrastructure was unable to keep up with its 21st century demands, limiting online collaboration inside and outside the classroom. Some buildings lacked network connectivity, while some classrooms lacked phones. The school provides laptops for each student, but had no easy way to enable secure network access to the personal tablets, laptops and smart phones that students increasingly bring with them to campus.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

What if materials could defy gravity?


What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air? ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation.
http://media.mit.edu/~jinhalee/zeron

Installing Avaya IP Office - as quick as getting a cup of coffee!


Watch as Christian Wright walks you through the installation of Avaya IP Office in less than 7 minutes - about as quick as it takes him to brew and drink a cup of coffee. Built from the ground up specifically for small and medium-size businesses, IP Office delivers the communications capabilities big businesses are used to—with the elegant simplicity and ease of use small businesses consider a "must have." Learn more at
http://avaya.broadconnect.ca/

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Scopia® Video Conferencing: It Just Works


Video conferencing is moving out of the boardroom and into the real world. Scopia® video solutions from Radvision, an Avaya company, connects customers, clients, colleagues, students, teachers, technicians, trainers, doctors, patients and more in high-quality, interactive face-to-face meetings using almost any video-equipped device over any type of network.For more information on RADVISON Check out Broadconnect.
http://avaya.broadconnect.ca/products/avaya-video-conferencing-solutions/
http://www.broadconnect.ca/

Free vs Paid

Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

This is truly inspirational. Ironically I found this video less than 24 hours after sitting and listening to Steve Wozniak speak about his life.
DJ FOCUS I love it.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Introduction to Aquaponics


For all my fellow humans, This is an Introduction to "AQUAPONICS" in my personal opinion this is a very "Useful" Technology that might one day help with growing food crisis around the world.Not to mention this can be done on a small scale level or a large commercial scale. What can be better than growing your own vegetables & fish?

Macbook Pro SSD Upgrade (2011/2012)

This is very "Useful"

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Avaya Channel Introduces Its New Radvision Video Products

As part of their unified communications program, Avaya recently announced that the members of Avaya Connect Channel Partner Program can receive the training to become authorized to sell Radvision Scopia video solutions. This will provide a way for Avaya partners to enhance their competencies and capabilities with the advancements of interoperable features and video alternatives for collaboration in real-time.
The Avaya Connect channel partners that have the training and authorization to sell the new Scopia solutions can attain the highest levels of service integration and technical support.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Parrot AR.Drone Range Test


I will be getting this soon & using it with a Go Pro camera to get arial shots for Videos I produce.

Samsung in Last Development Phase for Flexible Screens

Samsung is reportedly in the last phase of development for flexible screens, according to the Wall Street Journal. The new screens will use plastic instead of glass to create devices that are lighter and bendable. Most importantly, they won’t crack! (Goodbye, spider-webbed displays.)
Samsung has been working on these displays for a long time now, and it’s likely that the company will have new phones with plastic screens as early as the first half of next year. With the competition heating up, the company definitely needs to get it out there as soon as possible. LG has a Liquid Crystal display version that it is trying to get to market, so Samsung is pushing ahead to make sure it’s the first company to the finish line.
Samsung is relying on its OLED technology to make flexible screens a reality. Currently, the tech is used in Samsung’s top phones, but the company is still using glass surfaces on those devices.
Nobody’s saying how much Samsung is investing in the technology, but the company can afford it after a stellar year of sales. The Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung’s third quarter profits surged 91% from last year’s number to approximately $6 billion. (Even if the company has to give Apple a billion provided the lawsuit doesn’t work out, that’s still a boatload of cash.)

Why Flexible?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Stand For Your Life! (The standing desk)


A recent study says sitting for more than three hours a day shaves years off your life expectancy. Forbes reporters take a number of 'standing desks' out for a spin in this special report.
To order your very own 'standing desks' check out this link
http://www.torontoofficefurniture.com/height-adjustable-desk/

Dragon Dictate (Now you can talk to your MAC)


I love this App. Dragon Dictate for Mac 3 has been designed to turn your talk into text faster and more accurately than ever before. Just speak your mind to capture ideas at home, work or on-the-go, create content, cruise through email, search the Web, or control your Mac. See how Dictate works and the latest feature enhancements.
I will be using this App to help me write my short storys, I will keep you posted on how it works out.

Videoconferencing Adoption with the Polycom QDX 6000




Videoconferencing Adoption with the Polycom QDX 6000

An excessive transformation is being accomplished with conferencing technologies.
Values of real-time cooperation are arising on the enterprise radar. Creating a new level
of awareness and demand for cooperation are caused from the economic conditions
around the world and the increasing environmental concerns. Enduring tough economic
climate, as well as cost control is being looked upon by organizations. Small and
medium sized businesses are realizing the advantages of virtual collaboration to replace
traveling. As well as the additional increase, in the use of video by the people has
broadened the business users’ horizon for video adoption. The SMB is evolving in to
the next prime target market for a bounty of business technologies ranging from IP
technology to mobility answers to videoconferencing.

Monday, 12 November 2012

New technology that will change the world

HULC a human assisting robot will be available to the handicapped in 5-10 years and will alllow them to walk again!!!

The iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S 3 (Review of both)

With Xmas right around the corner its wise to make Informed purchase. The iPhone 5 and Galaxy S 3 are very different phones. The former has a smaller screen, thinner design, and an operating system that is very much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of experience. The Galaxy S 3 has a huge display and a much larger form factor that is more conducive to gaming and video watching, but perhaps a bit difficult to use with just one-hand. In this video, we compare the merits of both the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S 3!

Soundflower (Proper Audio Re-Routing for Mac)

Soundflower is a powerful, but yet light tool to use for many situations and times. Soundflower re-routes your audio and media to another place, so you can broadcast it, Record it, or even hide it from something else. I show the best uses for Soundflower, and demonstrate them throughout the video. I also show a closer look at the application, and the best uses for it.
Enjoy Soundflower for FREE: http://cycling74.com/products/soundflower/
I love this App.

Make Your iPad a Second Monitor (dual display)