The Future of Privacy – for the Rich only?

 

According to the UHRD (Universal Human Rights Declaration) everyone has a right to privacy. Now correct me if I’m wrong, or maybe it changed while I was busy on Facebook, but the last time I checked this right was free. I didn’t get a notice or email requiring subscription fees in order to keep this right. However, it would seem those who control all the technological advances are under the impression that they deserve to know everything about the people who use their innovative little gadgets. This begs the question, are the poor people the only ones who will suffer? Continue reading

Why Facebook Sucks – Bad!!

 

Nobody can argue with the fact that Facebook is a great way of getting in touch with people you hated so many years ago, especially in your teen years, then accept them as “friends” just to find out your life-long dream of them ending up miserable didn’t quite surface. This is just one of the many reasons why Facebook sucks. Continue reading

Nintendo To Launch Mini Games For SmartPhones?

 

According to Nikkei, a Japanese business publication, Nintendo has a plan to move into mobile mini games. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told investors that they were planning on how to rely on mobile platforms to advance their gaming business. The paper goes on reporting that Nintendo will be initiating a mobile project in 2014 that will rely on smartphones to market its console games. Part of this strategy is calling for video and information delivery to mobile users, but Nintendo is expanding this to comprise its console titles’ demos. The demos will be free, intended to simply hook players convincing them to buy the full games on Nintendo hardware.

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As per the distribution, Nintendo is arranging a raid into mobile not close to what numerous enthusiastic fans and Wii U depreciators may be calling for. The organization is supposedly arranging free mini-games for cell phones that’ll act as demos of full-estimated reassure and 3D games. The mini games will likewise accompany the capability to buy those full-valued games through one’s cell phone, Nikkei reports. Continue reading

The Top 5 WordPress Plugins for Social Media

 

There is no doubt that social media sharing buttons are a must-have for any blog. They offer a convenient way for your site visitors to share your content with others in their sphere of influence, so that your work can be exposed to more people. Thankfully, WordPress has developed a robust framework that is able to accommodate several different types of social sharing plugins, making the process of adding social buttons to your site as easy as clicking a few buttons. Continue reading

How To Sync Google Calendar With Outlook 2013

 

Google Calendar is one of the most powerful tools to keep track of your schedule, meetings, and important events. Coupled with Microsoft’s Outlook 2013, these two tools will come in handy for any user trying to better organize his or her time.

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Unfortunately, Google Calendar Sync was discontinued recently and it has been replaced by Google Apps Sync, which is available only for paying customers. Thankfully, there are other ways to sync Google Calendar with Outlook 2013, completely for free. Here is quick step by step guide:

1. Firstly, log in to your Google account and spot the “Calendar” button on the Google Bar. If you are logged into your Gmail account, you will see that the “Calendar” button no longer exists. Instead, select the Calendar function from the Apps launcher icon.

2. Hover the cursor over the calendar which you want to synchronize and select it. Activate the dropdown menu and select Calendar Settings. This will open the Calendar details page.

3. Click the green ICAL icon next to the Calendar Address if your calendar is public. If your calendar is private click the green ICAL box next to the Calendar’s Private Address.

4. Now copy the URL in your browser and then you can paste it in any software that supports *.ics formats (iCal).

Next, you have to choose from two different methods to complete the sync with Outlook 2013:

Method A:

1. Open Outlook and go to Calendar>Manage Calendars

2. Choose “Open Calendar” and pick “From Internet” from the list. Here you will paste the Google Calendar’s URL and you are ready to go.

Method B:

1. Open Outlook and hit the File tab and click on Account Settings twice.

2. Find the Internet Calendars and click the New… button.

3. In the dialogue box copy the URL from Google’s Calendar and then click Add.

4. Close the Account Settings dialogue.

5. Open the Subscriptions Option dialogue box. Here, type a folder name where you will store the imported calendar. Next, make sure to check the box for Update Limit. Also, check the attachments box if you want to transfer the files and data from the Google Calendar Events. Now your sync is complete and you are good to go.

Finally, you can check your Google Calendar in Outlook 2013 under the Other Calendars tab. Of course, you can choose multiple colors, depending on the user. Also keep in mind that the imported calendar is read-only, as explained by the lock icon. This means that changes made in Outlook 2013 are not synced with the Google Calendar. To send changes back to Google Calendar, you will have to export it.

Differences Between the iPad Air and iPad 4

 

Every time a new piece of gizmo hits the market, tech lovers are itching to analyze it and see how it compares with its predecessor. It was no different with the iPad Air when it unveiled late last year to replace the iPad 4. There are quite a few differences between the iPad Air and iPad 4:

1. The All Important Design 

This is perhaps the area where these two differ most. The thinness and light weight of the new iPad are what earned it the name “Air”; it measures just 7.5mm thick, making it almost 2mm thinner than the iPad 4. It weighs in at 478g, a whole 184g lighter than iPad 4. Its area is also smaller (240 x 169.5mm as opposed to 241.2 x 185.7mm of the earlier version). Both tablets are housed in an ultra-light aluminum casing though the colors are different; the iPad Air arrives with either a black face and gray back panel or white face and silver back panel as opposed to a silver back and white or black face of iPad 4. Apple has retained the 9.7 inch display of the previous model so the bezel has been reduced in order to compensate for the more compact design of the iPad Air.

2. Hardware 

The iPad Air has a 64-bit 1.4 GHz dual core A7 processor running the show, which is an upgrade over its predecessor’s 32-bit 1.4 GHz dual core A6X processor. An M7 co-processor has also been introduced in the new version to reduce the main chip’s workload. Both have a 1 GB RAM. The front and back cameras are similar in both units in terms of pixels, but the lenses of the iPad Air are smaller. The Air’s battery is understandably smaller the iPad 4’s but still supports 10 hours of video and gaming. The storage hasn’t changed, coming with 16, 32, 64, and 128 GB options.

3. Operating

While the 4th generation iPad ran on iOS 6, the iPad Air runs on the more efficient iOS 7. iOS 7 is more powerful than iOS 6 with games and applications opening and running faster and more steadily. While the iPad 4 is upgradable to iOS 7, the Air isn’t capable of using iOS 6.

The iPad 4 was itself quite a formidable device and improving on it was a tough task. However Apple managed to do just that with the iPad Air. The design of the new tablet is undeniably the most important alteration that Apple made and it has proved quite popular with tech lovers. The tweaks in hardware and the operating systems also combine to give the iPad Air a slight edge in terms of performance over the iPad 4.

Top Rated External Battery Backups

 

mophieA lot of people depend on electronics like laptops, tablets, cell phones, and other mobile devices in their everyday life. Some people use them for work, some for school, and others for entertainment. The one thing all these people have in common is that the batteries in their electronic devices are always running out and need constant batteries.

External battery packs are used to charge your electronic devices on the go, without having to plug them into an electrical outlet. They are very handy whenever the battery of one of your devices dies and you don’t have anywhere to plug it in, or if you forgot to bring your charger with you.

Here is a list of some of the top rated external battery packs on the market.

Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation

This is a popular brand of extended battery packs that can charge most devices, and they have three different models. The 2500 mAh Powerstation mini is the smallest model they make, it costs $60 and is perfect for charging smartphones. The 4000 mAh Powerstation costs $80, and is more powerful than the mini. It is powerful enough to charge smartphones and tablets, but it won’t fully charge your tablets. The 6000 mAh Powerstation Duo is the most powerful Powerstation Mophie makes; it costs $100, and can fully charge your tablets. It can also charge two devices at the same time.

MonoPrice External Battery Packs

These lightweight external battery packs are powerful enough to charge your phone or tablet, the more powerful model, can charge up to two devices at a time. The MonoPrice battery packs are quite cheap compared to the rest of their competition which makes them one of the most popular brands of external battery packs. The cheapest one they sell is $8, while their most expensive is $29.

New Trent iCarrier

They started by making battery packs for apple products like the iPhone and iPad, they have expanded their service to include other brands now. These external battery packs arguably hold the longest charge; they can charge a phone a number of times before they need to be recharged, which make them worth the retail price of $70.

 Anker Astro Series (The E3, E4, and Pro)

These external battery packs might be the most popular on the market, they are very powerful devices that can charge all mobile devices and tablets, they can also charge netbooks and some small laptops. They can charge multiple devices at once, and give you the best value for your money. The E3 sells for $40, the E4, $47, and the pro costs $60.

If you are tired of your mobile device batteries running out on you at the most inconvenient times, you should look into purchasing one of these