September 17, 2014

Jjot: Note taking goodness

Filed under: Information — editor @ 4:34 pm

If Santa Clause was making a list online of all the good children (and adults) out there, then he maybe using jjot. It’s a note-taking application that allows you to save the info online and sharable to anyone else you want:

Jjot is a lightning fast sticky note web application filled with smart features like archiving, search, and sharing. Jjot is very easy to use and understand (which is nice when you’re tackling any new web application), but what really stands out about Jjot is its speed. Everything you do on Jjot is satisfyingly snappy, which is so refreshing in an age of bloated web apps. Granted, Jjot’s speed might not be enough to make it stand out in the already overcrowded online note-taking and todo applications, but it’s on my good list.

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September 10, 2014

Is Server based aggregation better than client based?

Filed under: Q&A — Grace @ 2:55 pm

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Server based aggregation is the way to go these days as it minimizes bandwidth on the server as well as on the client side. However, client side aggregation also has its benefits.

First, users don’t have to wait while loading the data as it is already on the client server. The waiting time may not matter for text downloads, but can be significant for bigger and heavier downloads like videos. One answer to the bandwidth problem is to update sites with a ping through websites like weblogs.com using web applications like blogrolling to the client. The client only needs to visit the updated sites and download the information before the user requests it.

However, this solution may not work well if the client is charged per downloaded data, therefore, server based aggregation may be better option in this instance.

September 3, 2014

Security for e-commerce Web

Filed under: Information,Quick Guides,Web 2.0 — editor @ 2:08 pm

Security for e-commerce Web
By: MJ

It is very important to check whether the site you are entering is not a scam where you lose your assets. You have to make sure that you have made the necessary and practical security systems in your computer. If you are still at a loos on how to do so, then please refer to the following suggestions:

• Check the security of the server hosting the site
• download the appropriate Security Configuration Guide from the U.S. National Security Agency Web site
• use the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Security Configuration Checklists Repository for instructions and procedures
• Benchmark and Scoring Tools from the Center for Internet Security (CIS) to evaluate an e-commerce Web infrastructure and compare its level of security against minimum due-care security benchmarks

August 27, 2014

Mobile Web Apps – All the rage

Filed under: Information,News,Web 2.0 — Avatar @ 1:57 pm

mobilewebapps.jpgWeb apps have been a normal occurence on the internet for a long time and they have now entered the arena of mobile communications. With more and more mobile phones going 3G, the higher transmission speeds have turned them into more than just wireless telephones but mobile computers that is one step closer to a pocket PC. They use specially designed OS’s and browsers that allows them to access the internet on the go, anywhere there is a bar on your signal indicator. Companies like Instant Access Technologies with their Zabidoo that allows one to browse the web without the need for a URL, wow, now that’s movile internet access. Browsing the internet used to be cumbersome and difficult especially on your mobile where the keypads are as compact as they can get. It supports 1,000 mobile websites and just the thought of browsing with such ease would be enough to claim praise from your aching thumb.

August 20, 2014

ASUS eee faces tough competition

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — Grace @ 1:12 pm

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Asus currently offers one of the smallest laptop computer in the market today but a new player is coming out to challenge its hold on this niche. Introducing The Neo Explore, the ASUS eee killer. Reports coming our way indicates that it is currently priced for P16,998 in the Philippines.

The Neo, as it is fondly called, targets children which was apparent from the invitations to the media to bring their kids along so they can “explore” and “discover” its funky facade. Now, everyone is wondering why ASUS, the makers of eee didnt see this?

Moving on, the initial welcome of the Neo explorer is not that great because it runs on Linux, which is “foreign” to kids who are used to seeing a Microsoft Windows boot up. It is in my opinion that the public will show some cynicism with regards to its user friendliness, not to mention the shock that comes from observers when you are not running a Windows operating system.

In conclusion, I really do not know yet. I’m just guessing these reasons, but you have to admit that there is they are precipitating a sustained commercial attack with Linux to bring the house down, or should i say prices down.

August 19, 2013

Manage Your Work with the Right Web Applications

Filed under: Computers And Technology,Information,Tips,Uncategorized — Mish Asia @ 11:43 pm

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Web applications are what keeps most of us connected and busy. Most can’t live without the mobile phone attached to their hands 24/7 as web applications are not only for entertainment purposes, but since it is mobile, web applications in the present day are vital for work. It is not only a source for information but web applications are sources for organizing daily activities for work. One of the most sought after a web application for business is zoho. Zoho is a management application that allows users have a systematic and organized list of contacts, invoices and the list goes on. It has various business features that can help anyone have an opportunity to be productive and be better in the chosen field. The contacts feature is what most people use as it updates or informs users on what is up with the previous phone calls or conversation, etc. Scheduling for demo or a meeting is easy can be an easy undertaking with this application.

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April 30, 2013

Computer Care

Filed under: Information — Victoria @ 1:02 am

Let’s veer away from the software aspect of the computer world for a moment and take a step back to look at our equipment. Computer maintenance, after all, is more than firewalls, antivirus software, and application updates. Hardware maintenance is a big part of computer care and must be taken seriously.

Here are some reminders when talking about hardware care and maintenance. Whether you have one computer or many or a variety, the first thing you should do is to separate this work and equipment area from places where you eat, drink, or entertain. This will ensure that the least possible damage befalls your equipment. Then you should set a regular cleaning schedule wherein you unscrew the case/cases of your equipment and dust the insides using compressed air. This will prevent damage to parts from dirt build up.

Making sure your hardware is maintained is one sure way of always having something to work on and use.

March 30, 2013

What are Pop Ups?

Filed under: Information — Victoria @ 3:53 am

The Internet has changed the face of communication, that is for sure. But there are also so many new terms that have been created to correspond to what goes on online. There are a lot of transactions that go on online now. You can do most anything on the Net. You can order from restaurants, shop for anything from clothes to grocery goods, you can even pay your bills. The Internet covers so many aspects of life that it is impossible to imagine now what it was like before this connectivity.

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So, while online there are things to know in order to maintain privacy and security. If you go online fairly regularly, you will notice that there are what are called ‘pop ups’. These are web ads that literally pop us as new screens. These can be sources of hacking or viruses so most browsers now block these. This is just one of the many new ways advertising is done and security can be compromised. It is important to always be secure when conducting activities online.

January 27, 2013

Taking a Look at Pinterest

Filed under: Communications — Victoria @ 8:33 am

There are numerous web applications appearing regularly and this is because this is just how we communicate now and how we like to pass time. Several individuals and groups have come out with their list of top ten web applications but we don’t need to do that. Let’s focus on one instead.

A social network that surprisingly has been building a loyal following and has been gaining some new members as we speak is Pinterest. You may have heard of it but if not, let’s look at it in general here. Pinterest works like a virtual board that let’s you create a vision board of your own, share this with others and see other vision boards as well. You can choose the theme of your board and you can ‘pin’ any form of medial you find interesting and you find online on it, hence its name ‘Pinterest’. This is a fun social network site because it uses a lot of images.

January 1, 2013

Is Portable WiFi Worth the Expense?

Filed under: Tips — Victoria @ 12:56 am

Today, the need to be connected has extended far beyond a business need. Today even the regular person is connected on the Internet and can be contacted at any time. Gadgets are designed to enable this, to give the person the easiest access to the Internet. Because of that, more and more telecom companies are coming out with plans that include data plans. In the Philippines, all telecom provider offer cellular phone plans with data packages but not every person can afford these plans. So are the portable WiFi options viable ones?


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There are plans that offer portable WiFi devices for a one time price and an affordable monthly subscription. These devices can connect up to five gadgets at the same time so if the person is part of a group costs can also be split. Reviews for this have been positive so far in that it has enables a lot of people to be connected to the Internet in an affordable way.