Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Bluetooth Problem Could Let Hackers Take Control of Your Devices

Bluetooth Problem
Blueborne, the incredible Bluetooth Issue allows hacking Android phones

More than 5 billion vulnerable Bluetooth devices, including mobile phones, laptops or IoT devices

Perhaps at the worst of times to announce a security problem like this (with the iPhone X presentation monopolizing the day), security researchers have uncovered eight major Bluetooth Issues as vulnerabilities. Three of them are especially dangerous. They would allow attacking devices like Android phones without needing to connect to them.

The Bluetooth Issue, which has been given the name BlueBorne, affect virtually every device in the world with Bluetooth, about 5.3 billion devices with vulnerabilities. Among them are laptops, connected products at home, mobile phones of all kinds with Android, iOS or Windows.

According to Armis Security, this Bluetooth Issue is considered a scenario where an attacker can intercept Android mobile information without having to connect to the computer or pair. That is, as long as the mobile has Bluetooth active, it would be in danger.

The intermediary attack, also known as Man in the Middle, does not require you to access a website or download an application or attachment from your email. The Bluetooth issue called as BlueBorne is in the libraries that integrate for the Bluetooth chip to work.

In the worst case, a hacker could access the computer, take control and execute code with bad intentions. That if, it is necessary that the attacker is really close to the victim, since Bluetooth has about 10 meters of range of action.

At home this Bluetooth Issue, the BlueBorne will not generate many problems, details of these vulnerabilities have not been made public and proximity is required. At the corporate level or even for institutions, it is not known whether anyone has used BlueBorne. In an example rather taken from a series, but plausible, a person with confidential information on his mobile could be in a cafeteria and a hacker could access his files with being close to this person.

For Android phones, Armis has published a free application that tells you if you are affected. This does not mean that they can hack your phone, but your smartphone needs an update as soon as possible.

Google will send a patch on its monthly security updates for Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat. Microsoft few days ago sent a security update for Windows, specifically Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10. Meanwhile, Apple fixed this vulnerability in one of its latest iOS 10 updates, but all computers with iOS 9.3.5 or lower, Apple TV 7.2.2 or lower are affected.

Another perfect example of an even bigger problem with an unknown dimension. All connected products that begin to expand through our homes and that have Bluetooth Issue, are mostly unprotected. Also mobile phones that never receive updates. As long as manufacturers do not send security updates regularly and install them, even the smallest of these products is at the mercy of a large-scale attack, although this in particular requires being very close.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Engineers Developing Methods to Construct Blood Vessels Using 3D Printing Technology

3D Printing Technology
From time to time new and interesting news about 3D printing technology in the field of health arise. In the near future, this technology will allow fabrics to be created on demand to repair any organ affected by an illness. There are a lot of medical advances commencing day to day and 3D printing technology is one among them which is really an astonishing factor in the field of medical science.

However, in spite of the promising of these and other advances, to date, it has only been possible to create fine tissues of living cells in the laboratory using 3D printing technology. When we tried to create tissues with a thickness greater than several layers of cells, those in the intermediate layers died from lack of oxygen and the impossibility of eliminating their residues.

They did not have a network of blood vessels to transmit oxygen and nutrients to each cell. Therefore the challenge was served because if a network of blood vessels were artificially created for this purpose using 3D printing technology, larger and more complex cell tissues could be developed.

To solve this problem, the team led by Professor Changxue Xu of Industrial, Manufacturing and system engineering and with his colleague Edward. E. Whitacre Junior college of Engineering has used a 3D printing technology specially adapted for this purpose with three different types of bio-inks. The first head extrudes a biotin of the extracellular compound, the biological material that binds the cells in the tissue. The second extrude a type of biotin which contains extracellular tissue and living cells.

An alternative to more complex installations

The creation of model blood vessels to aid in the study of diseases, such as strokes, can be complicated and costly in addition to consuming a lot of time. And the results can not always be truly representative of a human vessel. Changxue Xu's research has designed a new method to create models of veins and arteries using 3D printing technology that is more efficient, less expensive and more accurate. Changxue Xu and his team have created vascular channels using 3D printing technology.

An important advance is the ability to establish multiple layers of cells in the channels. Normally, when these microfluidic vascular chips are made, they only have one layer of cells. But the blood vessels within the body are composed of three to four different types of cells. The innermost cells, the endothelial cells, are those that come into contact with the blood, but the other layers of the cells help the internal cells. If there is an injury or a blood clot, there is an entire reaction that takes place between these cells.

3D printing technology has now made a difference in manufacturing. "We can use 3D printing technology to create the mold and use that mold to inject any gel and cells in whatever shape we want," says Changxue Xu. The difficulty so far was that much of the work has usually been done in "clean rooms," rooms that are environmentally controlled to prevent contamination and ultra-disinfected. Changxue Xu has a room like that, so the work has to be done at other universities.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Great Tech Panic: What You Should Worry About?

Tech Panic – Cause for Worry 

Technology has been making great progress in transforming our lives which has given rise to panic. Experts have been weighing on how much one should be stressed with regards to self-driving cars, malevolent AI etc.

 In cities like San Francisco; Boston, Tempe, Arizona where self-driving cars have been verified on public roads, there have been trained engineers on board to ensure that the emerging tech does not take on the pedestrians. Nidhi Kalra, co-director of the RAND Centre for Decision Making Under Uncertainty, had commented that it is that persons’ task of paying attention to what the vehicle seems to be doing.

As per the most optimistic estimates of experts, fully autonomous cars on the public roads seems to be at least three years away and that technology will never be infallible, people would still die in car crashes.

However, eventually, self-driving vehicles would probably save lives according to Mark Rosekind, chief safety innovation office at Robotaxi start-up Zoox as well as the former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and 94% of the crashes are credited to human mistake.

Would hackers leak my emails? 

To gain access of one’s email is not at all tough. We find phishers who seems to get more refined from the increased power of ransomware attack encountered.

Seth Schoen, senior staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier foundation commented that `a cleverly composed email which states `I’m your tech support person and need to know your password’, still tends to function as a shocking percentage of the time.

When it comes to leaking those emails, the threat to the average person is quite insignificant and attacks like the DNC leaks, the Panama Papers together with the Macron campaign hack could encourage your sense of paranoia, unless you are a Kardashian or a Trump, your personal correspondence is likely to be of little interest to cyber thieves’.

Are We Prepared for Cyberwar?

Former US counterterrorism Czar Richard Clarke in his 2010 book had ranked on how well some countries tend to fare in a digital conflict As per his formula, the US had been placed dead last and on top – North Korea.

Clarke had figured that the US and Russia could have the best offensive hacking capabilities in the world. However, North Korea seemed to have a bigger advantage - absence of digital dependence. The solitary kingdom’s hackers tend to indulge in a scorched-earth cyberwar without risking much since its citizen tends to stay disconnected.

The US on the other hand is in need of the internet than its opponents. Hence Clarke found America more susceptible to what he termed `the next threat to national security’. Seven years thereafter we need to quit worrying that the period of cyberwar is approaching and we need to admit the fact that the digital attacks on infrastructure are unavoidable.

On the contrary we need to focus on how we should recover from them. This would mean bringing down our reliance on digital systems and enhance on maintaining our consistent, out-dated, analog systems, in order that we can fall back on them when digital disaster occurs.

Essential to Hold On to Era of Physical Override 

When a team of hackers had blacked dozens of electrical substations in Ukraine, in 2015, the utility companies had the technician equipped to switch the power back manually, within a period of six hours.

They had been alert since the Soviet-era grid of Ukraine seems to be stiff on a normal day. The modern, highly automated grids of America do not tend to break often. US institutions should develop the readiness of Ukrainian-style, in an event of a grid attack. In case of interference, it is essential for voting machines to have auditable paper ballots as a backup.

 Organisations of all types should be kept updated, offline data backups for speedy recovery when cyber-attacks like the global WannaCry ransomware outburst. There is no need to relinquish on hyper-connected infrastructure though it is essential to hold on to the era of physical override – since when hackers tend to hijack the elevator of your high-rise apartment, one can be glad that the stairs was another option to resolve the issue.

Would Hackers Launch Nuclear Weapons?

Senior researcher at RAND, Bruce Bennett who seems to specialize in counter proliferation and risk management had stated that `in spite of the act flicks imagining that very scenario, it seems highly improbable. Nuclear weapon does not seem to be connected to the internet, making it complex for anyone to hack them.

On the contrary such weapons seems to be organized by standalone computers together with code keys that are distributed by human couriers, which is a method developed and maintained precisely with security in mind according to an aerospace engineer and analyst John Schilling, for 38 North a Korea-focused analysis group.

He informed that there could be a possibility of sabotaging a nuclear bomb by hacking its secondary as well as tertiary guidance system, which is a tactic the US could have utilised on the missiles of North Korea, though there seems little chance that the troublemaker agents could launch bombs.

Would AI Turn Against Humans? 

Paul Christiano, a researcher at the non-profit Open Ai had mentioned that AI ultimately would be capable of directing science experiments executing construction projects as well as develop more AI without human involvement. He together with his colleagues does not seem to worry that the evil robots would destroy us someday.

 Engineers at Google’s DeepMind unit and Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute however are collaborating in understanding which kind of AI systems could take actions in reducing the chance of being turned off. Their concern lies in the fact that as AI tends to progress beyond human understanding, the behaviour of the technology may deviate from our intended goals. Hence it is up to the researchers to construct a foundation which tends to have human values at heart.

Am I Being Spied on Through my Microphone – Equipped Device? 

Third-party developers, cyber-criminals and at times also the companies which tend to develop smart devices could have the means of accessing your audio stream. Mordechai Guri, head of R&D for Cyber Security Research Centre at Ben-Gurion University in Israel had stated that they are always accompanied by high-quality microphones and your smartphone or smart TV can be turned into a spying device for advertising purposes.

It is also the same in the case of smart home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home with far-field always-on microphones. Furthermore apps are probing to access smartphone microphone in order to feed on hyper-targeted ads.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Google ARCore Brings Augmented Reality to Android


Google’s Innovative Software Development Kit

Google has released an innovative software development kit – SDK known as ARCore in order to bring about an experience of augmented reality – AR nearer to Android users. The ARCore system being a software development kit will enable anyone to bring the AR features to the prevailing Android phones with any hardware updates. Google had mentioned in a statement recently that the platform has now been made available for the developers for the purpose of experimenting which would reduce the competences of augmented reality to the prevailing and the forth-coming Android phones.

 The company constructed on important technologies utilised in Tango, another AR platform by Google, though ARCore is said to be scalable all over the ecosystem of Android since it does not need any extra hardware. Google has mentioned that ARCore branches from its work on Tango. When it had been introduced in 2015, Tango enabled users with compatible devices to create detailed 3D maps of the world by directing a camera towards an object. The Lenovo PHAB2 Pro had been the first Tango phone which had been released.
 

Work with Java/Open GL….

 
The innovative AR platform is said to be rolled out to Google Pixel together with Samsung S8 that tends to run on Android 7.0 Nougat and more. Google has been functioning with manufacturers like ASUS, Huawei, LG, and Samsung as well as with the other main smartphone makers for scrutiny on quality and performance. ARCore that tend to work with Java/OpenGL, Unity and Unreal technologies is said to focus on three features namely motion tracking, environmental, understanding and light estimation.

These would permit the camera of a phone to identify feature points in a room, detect horizontal surfaces where AR object could be located and interpret lighting conditions in order that virtual objects could be lit properly. The company has also manufactured `Blocks and Tilt Brush application to create 3D content to be utilised in AR apps. Apple had make public its ARKit platform directed on augmented reality applications during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference enabling developers to design apps which would take virtual content at the top of the scenes of real-life.
 

New Visual Position Service

 
Google had mentioned in a blog post that they have been targeting 100 million devices towards the end of the preview. Moreover the company has also added experiments with AR page portraying what the ARCore technology can perform. This move of Google into augmented reality is not surprising wherein the firm had mentioned at its developer’s conference this year that it had been working on a new visual position service which is said to support phone in understanding where people are indoors.

 And this can be done be being proficient in detecting what objects are place before the camera of a device. The iOS 11 of Apple that would be made available to the consumer later in the year will comprise of the ARKit which, as per the announcement at the conference would enable iPhone and iPad developers to experience the combination of digital overlays on the real world.


Five Ways Fitness Centers are Using Digital Signage

 Digital Signage
A large fitness center may have hundreds, even thousands of members who visit every year. These members need to be aware of the rules of the center as well as receive the latest news about changes going on within the facility. The process of delivering information can be done efficiently with the help of digital signage. Colorful, easy to read digital signage captures the attention of most people giving them the information they need to fully enjoy the fitness facility. Checkout five ways fitness centers use digital signage to communicate with members.  

To Make Announcements

A growing fitness center may be undertaking new construction. Perhaps a modernized exercise room is being built or a new swimming pool is being installed. Members need to know about these construction projects and how this activity will affect the exercise classes. Digital signage can inform members of time changes for various classes and where they will be held if the location changes due to construction. Digital signage is helpful to members and is easy for the owners of a fitness center to change as necessary.  

To Introduce Products

 Some fitness centers advise members to take certain products in order to improve their health. For instance, maybe the owners of a fitness center want their members to try a particular vitamin proven to increase a person’s energy level. The owners could use digital signage to advertise the vitamin and explain its benefits. Or, perhaps there is a new piece of equipment coming soon to the fitness center. Owners may want to use digital signage to stir curiosity about this new piece of equipment by displaying an image of it as well as a description. By the time the piece of equipment arrives at the center, there are sure to be many members anxious to give it a try.

 To Introduce New Staff Members

 A fitness center with aerobics, yoga, spinning, weight-lifting and other types of classes probably has a large group of employees. When a new staff member arrives at the center, owners can introduce the person via digital signage. This gives members a chance to get to know the person’s background, level of experience and what sorts of classes the person will be teaching. It may even persuade some members to try a class they’ve never tried before! One example of a resource for fitness centers and other businesses interested in digital signage is www.navori.com.  

To Instruct Members Regarding the Exercise Equipment

Some pieces of exercise equipment in a fitness center are easy to figure out. Others require a little instruction before a member can use them. Digital signage is useful for taking members through the steps of using unfamiliar pieces of fitness equipment. Once a member understands the instructions, he or she will become more confident with every use.  

To Advertise Rules Related to Safety

Most fitness centers have certain rules and guidelines to promote the safety of the people who belong to the facility. For instance, one common rule is to avoid wearing loose clothing when walking on a treadmill. Loose clothing could get caught in the conveyer belt and cause injury. These types of safety rules could be displayed by digital signage around the facility.

Also, digital signage could be used to make members aware of guidelines regarding conduct in the locker rooms. Picking up clothing items, wearing sandals in the showers and making sure valuables are stored in lockers are just a few examples of guidelines to put on digital signage. Lastly, digital signage is useful to the members of a fitness center because it allows them to get accurate, up-to-date information right away.

So, if there is a last-minute time change or instructor change for a class, members can read about it as they come in. Digital signage can help the owners of a fitness center provide their members with first-rate customer service.

Monday, 11 September 2017

You Can Start a Coding Career Without a Degree — Here’s how

Forge a coding career without a degree with this effective strategy.

Most of the people spend their whole life stuck to a job which they don’t like at all. However the modern age offers respite and opportunity from the monotonous job schedules with tech based courses. Coding is the next level 0r newest gig for most of the individuals and once you get hang of it then you can take a real job with it which pays well and always challenges you. It is fascinating to note that more than 7 million jobs are available in varied occupations which require coding skills and it ranges from the software engineering, IT administration to the web development.

There are a number of industries and business which requires technical experts for building products, solving problems and marinating system across its ecosystem. Opting for a career in coding is the right choice for the individuals and there are two great ways of doing it which ultimately leads to becoming a full time programmer or developer.
 

Learn to Code Bundle with major programming languages.

 
Leaning to code or writing programs isn’t a simple task rather it requires careful understanding of various syntax, rules, logic and other attributes depending on the programming language in question. Coding makes use of a wide range of programming languages, technologies and tools which helps in giving shape to desired functions or features. A simple 10 course bundle comprising of the major programming languages will help you in finding the right idea of complex yet fascinating world of coding.

About 105 hours of training is enough to equip any individual with the knowledge of the major web development languages like HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript etc. along with the database management tools like AngularJS and MySQL. Having the knowledge of these major programming languages will lend a hands-on experience in creating a wide range of application and website right from the scratch which can include a whole new social network or a ticket booking websites.
 

Learn to Code Bundle with niche programming languages.

 
Opting for Bonus Bundles for any coding course will help in getting acquainted with niche programming languages. Learning some of the niche development streamlining apps such as Flux and React JS will help in getting a more sophisticated and concentrated knowledge of coding. Just spending 16-20 hours more on such technologies or programming languages will help in increasing the employability of the individuals.

Another widely used and supported distributed version control system is none other than Git which comprises of everything which a coder can dream of. Both of these courses are not designed to make a hole in the individual pocket by being too much expensive rather the first course costs nothing more than $100 and second one is $150. There are a number of websites and books available in the market which can help individuals in shaping and brushing their coding skills to the next level by familiarizing them with the latest tools used by the professionals on everyday basis.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Catching the Hackers While They Act

Catching the Hackers
How investigators trying to catch hackers work

The role of the computer expert becomes increasingly relevant to the proliferation. Nowadays, the attacks such as phishing or data hacking for ransomware purposes are the main issues. Hence, these specialists perform a thorough analysis on the affected devices to solve the issues. And also they obtain the digital evidence to get it right.
While hackers try not to leave traces, their footprints are not so easy to erase. That is why their job is to shed light on the hacking. This can be done by the reconstruction of the activity of the electronic device that has been used by the hackers. This is explained by Telam Maximiliano Bendinelli, the computer forensic expert.
A specialist works with Pablo Rodríguez Romeo in the CySI, said that last year they received a large number of queries from companies about the attack.

Virtual Hijacking of Data

Bendinelli cited virtual hacking of data for extortionate purposes known as ransomware. The hacking of data stored in a technological device to be later released in exchange for a ransom.

With their experience in the cases, the experts dealt with in the study. They found that the cost for the release of the data usually ranges from the US $ 300 to the US $ 1,500, always in Bitcoins.

These experts found sometimes interesting turns in the case of ransomware. They could even solve the situation without paying the hackers.

The hackers trick the users with some fraudulent methods that intend to direct them to some other page. If the user gets into to the page, paves the way to download some malicious codes into their computer for hacking their data.

Some reputed banks are also victims of these attacks, but they don't want to expose it. Rather, they get the experts' consultation to solve the issues.

The intervention of the computer expert becomes crucial in the field. They carry out the corresponding analysis, obtain and safeguard the digital evidence of the users. And also to implement the necessary methods to avoid invalidating the test.

The investigation of the issues arises from an audit, working with those who might be involved. And also identifying the correlation of facts and equipment.

The victims or the users never work with the original evidence. Because the users run the risk of damaging it. Hence, they proceed to preserve the evidence from a forensic copy.

The Forensic copy helps to identify the hacker


The forensic copy allows recovering all the information on the disk. Even the deleted, and also rebuilding the hacker's steps on the computer.
Currently, it is very common to use the forensic investigation software. It allows the analysis and processing of a lot of information with unmatched speed. This kind of software showed very good results. It makes technology a top-quality alternative to the old forensic computer applications.

The specialists summarized the work of the computer expert as a researcher and consultant. This is to carry out the processes, using the benefits offered by the research software and the management of various analytical tools to find hackers. This allows the identification of relevant data and cross-referencing of fundamental information.

Friday, 8 September 2017

Mono-live Gadget Review: Samsung Galaxy J+ with Impressive Specs and Dual Rear Cameras

A new war is being waged in the smartphone market wherein manufacturers are trying to woo customers with ‘dual rear cameras’. This new trend comes after the successful trend of dual sim, fingerprint scanner and larger display which has been prominent in the earlier years. Samsung has announced the launch of a new smartphone Samsung Galaxy J7+ which simply follows the latest trend of ‘dual rear camera’ setup in the smartphone. A number of leaks has emerged earlier which gave hints that Samsung will be following the suit of other smartphone manufacturers who are bringing ‘dual rear camera’ smartphone as the new thing in the mobiles.

Samsung Galaxy J7+ with Amazing camera with commendable performance


Dual rear camera setup is the main highlight of Samsung Galaxy J7+ and this smartphone will help Samsung in competing against the similar devices with similar camera setup. It has one 13-megapixel rear camera having aperture of f/1.7 while secondary camera is of 5 megapixels with aperture of f/1.9 aimed at capturing information. Both of these cameras works together to offer a splendid photo quality which is certainly better than a single camera setup in many ways.

This smartphone also has a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an aperture of f/1.9. This smartphone doesn’t have different design rather it follows the similar standard design language which is found in almost all the Samsung devices nowadays. It does have a finger print sensor in the front along with a metal unibody design which has become a norm in the mid-range smartphone. On the connectivity front this device has 4G VolTE along with Wifi, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS. This device sports a battery of 3000 mAh which is more than enough to last a day or two depending on the usage.

Great specification turns  Samsung Galaxy J7+ into a powerful device


Samsung Galaxy J7+ comes with a 5.5 inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with a 2.5 curved glass and it has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This device is powered by MediaTek Helio P20 Octa-Core clocked at 2.39 GHz along with a ARM Mali T880 GPU. On memory front it has a 4GB RAM with internal storage of just 32 GB which can be easily expanded up-to massive 256 GB using a microSD card.

Colour choices and availability in different regions


Samsung will be the Galaxy J7+ in three different colors of Gold, Black and Rose Gold. Samsung Galaxy J7+ has just been launched in Thailand where will be sold at price of 12900 Thai Bhat which equals to $ 388. Currently this smartphone is in pre-order stage till September 2017 and it will start shipping in Thailand from 22nd September. Samsung has declined to offer any details regarding its availability in different regions. This time around Samsung is also offering free U Flex headphones with all the pre-booking. Tech enthusiasts are hopeful that Samsung will be launching this dual rear camera smartphone by next month in Indian market followed by others.

Microsoft Bring The Subtle Mixed Reality Features to Windows

Microsoft mixed reality
Windows 10 is based on the same model of popular Android OS which gets upgraded after an interval of few months with set of new over-the-air (OTA) updates. Just now Microsoft has announced that it will be updating the Windows 10 next month which will allow it to make use of the augmented and virtual reality technologies to be more precise the mixed reality domain. This software upgrade is seen as the fourth largest update ever made by the Microsoft to Windows 10 and the latest update is expected to reach the target audience from October.

Mixed Reality brings the best of both worlds

Microsoft will also be bringing new plans which will enable the computer manufactures and the virtual reality headset makers to come up with such hardware which can make use of the mixed reality features. At the ongoing IFA consumer electronics in Berlin Microsoft has stated that they are thrilled to bring the best of the mixed reality experience to the users’ right in their operating system which can be used both at work and hole. Mixed Reality is basically a term which has been coined by Microsoft to signify that their software make use of both the augmented reality and virtual reality.

Virtual reality can be described as the virtual world created using the entirely computer generated imagery and attributes while the augmented reality helps in overlaying the text, graphics, sound and video right onto the real world images or scene which is present right in-front of the users.

Currently people make use of the variety of platform to consume the multimedia content which includes not just computer and TV displays but also the smartphones, tablets and the virtual reality headsets. Microsoft I simply aiming to get into the play by targeting the users only at the highly advanced video game players where they can experience exponential using the VR headsets like never before. Microsoft isn’t the only one tech firm who is looking forward to establish themselves as a major player in the world of augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and cloud based services as a whole. Microsoft will have to deal with stiff competition from a number of firms from Silicon Valley namely Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook as well as the Chinese giant Baidu.

More in store for Microsoft fans and users

Microsoft has partnered with a number of firms ranging from Lenovo, Asus, Acer, Dell, HP Inc to Fujitsu to manufacture and market such hardware which has the ability to take advantage of the mixed reality features. This new software update to Windows 10 will help in cutting down the time loss to just 10 minutes from 2 to 3 hours which were usually lost in setting up the VR headsets by the users. This major software update will also brings a range of new features to Windows 10 apart from the mixed reality which includes a new updated Photos app along with considerable enhancement in the saving files capability using the One Drive service.

Outsourcing Your Calls Is a Great Way to Stay on Top of Essential Tasks

call center
Burn out and overload are some of the most common work issues. Everyone has experienced these negative consequences that are associated with working too hard for too long. If you find your day to day activity consists more and more of these tiny little tasks that add up to a major investment of time, you need to do something about it. Your employees may also be up to their necks in a ton of details that are eating up their productivity. Luckily, there is an excellent solution that you can turn to in order to regain your independence from these necessary but boring little details.

When Minutiae Gets Deadly Dull, It's Time to Outsource the Issue 

When the boring little tasks, such as dealing with customer calls, gets too much to deal with, there is a way that you can outsource them. You can contact a call center services provider in order to get this tedium off your back once and for all. A call center will gladly take these calls off your hands so that you can get back to concentrating on the day to day tasks that require your urgent personal attention. The questions, comments, and complaints of your customers are important matters. But you can only deal with so many of them at a time, hence the need to outsource the rest.

A Third Party Call Center Can Raise Your Office Morale and Productivity

The main reason to contact a third part call center service is to get these annoying calls and other related details off your radar. The service you hire will provide you with the necessary details and info concerning these calls so that you can prioritize them. This gives you the breathing space you need so that you can to deal with them at a later date. Meanwhile, the morale and productivity of your employees will see a much needed rise. Not having to spend hours on the phone allows you and your team to get on with important tasks that require your attention. It's a freedom you will love having.

The Time to Outsource Your Customer Calls Is Now, Not Later 

If you are serious about staying focused, productive, and profitable, the time to outsource your customer calls is now. This is the only way you will be free to deal with the urgent tasks that demand your personal involvement. You have so many things to do during the day as it is. Why add spending several hours on the phone dealing with tiny details that a third party call center is much netter equipped to handle? Not every business owner is supplied by nature with the gift of gab. If small talk gets too much for you to handle, leave the job to a trained, well paid professional.

When It Comes to Dealing With Customers, This Is a Job For an Expert

Outsourcing your calls to a third party service is a choice that will pay immediate dividends. It's an investment that will allow your customers to be greeted and served by a friendly, courteous professional who is glad to hear from them. This level of customer service will give your business the true ring of professional quality.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Top 4 Samsung Galaxy Deals You Don't Want To Miss

 
Latest Samsung Galaxy phones, the S7, S8 and S8 Plus, are some of the best devices on the mobile phone market, and every user wants to get their hands on them. Very few people can resist the allure of the super AMOLED display, enhanced camera and battery life, and a host of other breath-taking features that push the far beyond the core functionality of mobile devices and help redefine the cell phone experience.

However, these high-end devices will cost you upwards of $700, and you may have to make certain sacrifices to afford them. If you still need to acquire these top of the range communication and entertainment gadgets, you can compensate for your troubles by taking advantage of the various Samsung Galaxy deals that offer financial rewards.

 Samsung Galaxy

Take a look at four of them.

Best deals from Best Buy

Best Buy has decided to live up to its name, for once! It is offering one of those mind-boggling deals you just can’t forget, making it the preferred destination if you are looking to purchase the S8 or S8 Plus cutting-edge smartphone.

You get $100 gift card and a free wireless fast-charging stand if you sign up for a lease program with Verizon, Sprint or AT&T, or a 24-month instalment payment program. The wireless charging stand goes for $90, but you get it here for free. The good news doesn’t end here. When you buy from Best Buy, you will enjoy a massive discount on the Samsung Gear 360 which sells for $300, but you get it here for only $49. The huge savings will be enough for a subscription to unlimited data plans for your internet use.

The Quidco voucher £30 offer

Considering the massive financial sacrifice you have to make to get your hands on the coveted S7 or S8, you would appreciate any amount of discount, however little it may seem. You can save up to £30 if you decide to purchase the device using Quidco voucher. Samsung has joined hands with the UK-based cash-back website to offer customers the chance to make savings when they buy Samsung products. This offer may not last, so if you are out there contemplating the amazing S7 or S8, or even the utterly astounding S8 Plus, hurry and sign up with Quidco.

25% Discount on Amazon Prime Day

One sweet deal you shouldn’t miss is on offer at Amazon, via the Amazon Prime Day offers. You can lay your claim on the unlocked version of the S8 at just $665 instead of the original price tag that reads $899. The Amazon Prima Day is offering a massive 25% on this device, and you can invest this money in unlimited data plans to keep you online for a whole month.

Samsung’s astounding deal

Well, if the units run out of stock at Amazon, you got very little to worry about because Samsung has your back covered. Samsung has a buy one, get one free deal running at the moment and no fine print to keep you on edge. Just purchase the S8 at $750, activate it on your T-Mobile line, and receive a rebate of up to $750 to help you acquire the second S8 within seven to ten days. Apart from the free phone, you also get a free Galaxy S8 Entertainment Kit which includes six months of free Netflix. The deal will be running for a limited time, and you had better rush before it runs dry.

Samsung Galaxy phones are getting more expensive with each subsequent release, but you can get the sting out of the hefty price tags by taking advantage of the many discount deals available. Visit Best Buy, Quidco, Amazon, or Samsung itself for discount offers you don’t want to miss.

7 Essential SQL Skills That Can Help You Command a Higher Paycheck

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Programming is cool and sophisticated avenue which can lead to huge income and reputable job. If you are looking forward to shape your career in programming then the best to start is nothing else than the databases. In this modern time everything is tied up to database for influential and optimum performance and effectiveness. SQL helps in handling data in the databases, spreadsheets and effectively ends up in managing the back-end of almost every modern application. Here is the list of the skills which will help in mastering the SQL to enhance your programming acumen.

  1. Learn & understand how to structure a database

  2. The very first step towards mastering the SQL is to get to know how the database works. Learning all the aspects of the database ranging from the rows, tables to relationship will help in coming up with the best way to structure the database for specific purposes.

  3. Learn the right way to author SQL statements and clauses

  4. Once the first stage is complete then you can begin with learning the way of extracting the information from the SQL queries. Understanding what a query is designed to do and how it can be manipulated to serve one own needs will help a long way in coming up with such commands which deals with any tasks at hand.

  5. Understand the management of the SQL database

  6. Anyone looking forward to craft a career in IT or data science should must invest his or her time in learning about the management of the database. Taking up administrator course for the SQL data management will help in understanding as well as performing the right actions to ensure efficient management and scalable growth of the database.

  7. Learn to work with popular database programs like PostgreSQL and MySQL

  8. Understanding and learning the database management is great thing to do but if you doesn’t know how to work with latest database programs then it will be simply impossible to land a good job. Some of the most popular database management programs used on global scale include MySQL and PostgreSQL which allows users to manage access, limit users and perform a wide variety of tasks as the database admin or manager.

  9. Get the advantage of PHP

  10. MySQL works simultaneously with the PHP. So the database professionals are required to have a good knowledge of the PHP. PHP is a highly popular yet open source programming language which is used in tandem with the MySQL for wide variety of technologies, applications and programs on global scale.

  11. Equip yourself with the knowledge of technical SQL data analysis

  12. It is necessary to equip yourself with value added knowledge of the data analysis as it will aid in the marketing field. In this modern age a number of professional spends a better part in understanding the users’ behavior, demand and purchase patterns by looking at the SQL tables in order to boost the business revenue.

  13. Start working with the SQL and WAMP

Having the knowledge and understanding isn’t enough if you are not putting it to use. Start working with the WAMP and SQL to enhance your potential, understanding and knowledge base to become a competent programmer.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Google is Testing Search Lite App for Slow Connections

Google gets a major chunk of its revenue from the searching engine business and nowadays almost 80 percent users make use of the smartphone to search online. Google understands a wide portion of the worldwide users lives in slow or poor connectivity regions which seriously hampers their ability to search online.

Therefore Google has begun trial of a lightweight Search app which will be made available only on the Android platform in the Indonesian region. This Google Search lite app will help millions of users to perform search queries with better effectiveness. The best thing about this new Google Search lite app is that it is designed to work better than the default tools and sites available on the smartphone even in the slow mobile network regions.

Google Search Lite: Simple, Lite and Elegant

This Google Search lite app is amazingly fast in bringing results within moments of feeding the query in slow connection areas. Google Search lite app can be used within the existing browser of the smartphone as well where it makes use of the Google’s Lite Mode in order to reduce the load time factor and bring results at a fast pace to the users. Another great feature associated with this Search lite app is that it allows users to switch between languages while making the search through swiping sideways.

This Google Search lite app also features different ‘find shortcuts’ which are designed to take users straight to varies categories of web content. Shortcuts allow users to get endless stream of results in by simply clicking on any of categories from the fashion, beauty to news and almost anything. Users also get a chance to share their search query or download it or simply follow the trail of searchable webs pages. In short Google has brought almost everything into this light version of Search app to ensure people doesn’t lose of chance of successfully searching even in limited connectivity region.

Google aims to retain its numero uno position in search market

Rather than being a simple search tool Google has ensured that the new Search lite app allows users access to a wide variety of web content. So far Google has kept it under wraps whether this app will be launched on global level or it will made available in select countries suffering from limited or slow connectivity issues. Just a few months ago Google has also launched an app named Triangle which was aimed at helping users save more data on the Android platform.

Quite incidentally Google isn’t the first tech firm to come with a light weight version of their popular app. Facbeook has launched a lite version of its popular social network just a year ago to bring connectivity, efficiency and connectivity to the users living in slow mobile networks region on global scale. Currently Google Search Lite version isn’t available on the Play Store but interested users can download the apk file of the same from the internet. IN order to enjoy Google Search in slow connection areas simply download the apk file, install it, choose the language and start making your searches.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Supercapacitive Performance of Porous Carbon Materials Derived from Tree Leaves

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Converting Fallen Leave – Porous Carbon Material

An innovative system of converting fallen tree dried leaves to porous carbon material which could be utilised in producing high tech electronics have been found by researchers in China. Researchers have defined in a study printed in the Journal of Renewable and sustainable energy, on the procedure of converting tree leaves into a system of integrating into electrodes as active resources. Initially the dried leaves are ground into powder and thereafter heated to 220 degrees Celsius for about 12 hours which formed a powder comprised of small carbon microspheres.

The carbon microspheres are then said to be preserved with a solution of potassium hydroxide and heated on gradually increasing the temperature in sequences from 450 to 800 degrees Celsius. Due to the chemical treatment it tends to corrode the surface of the carbon microspheres which tends to make it tremendously permeable.

The concluding production which is a black carbon powder is said to have a great surface area owing to the existence of several small holes which tend to have been chemically carved on the surface of the microspheres. The great surface area provides the ultimate produce with unusual electrical properties.

Permeable Microspheres



Led by Hongfang Ma of Qilu University of Technology in Shandong, the detectives followed a succession of standard electrochemical test on the permeable carbon microspheres in order to enumerate their possibility for utilisation in electronic devices.

The current-voltage curves for these materials showed that the element tends to make exceptional capacitor. Additional tests indicated that the materials had in fact been super capacitors having precise capacitances of 367 Fards/gram.

 These were said to be over thrice the value seen in some of the graphene super capacitors. Capacitor is said to be an extensively utilised element which tends to store energy on holding a charge on two conductors, which are detached from each other with the support of an insulator.

Super capacitor tend to store 10 to 100 times the energy as an ordinary capacitor and has the tendency of accepting and delivering charges much quicker than a usual rechargeable battery. Hence super capacitive materials have the potentials for an extensive selection of energy storage essential in particular in computer technology as well as hybrid or electric vehicles.

Enhance – Electrochemical Properties



The roadsides of northern China are said to be scattered with deciduous phoenix trees which produce abundant fallen leaves during autumn and these leaves are usually burnt in the colder climate, aggravating the air pollution issue of the country.

The investigators in Shandong, China, had recently found the new system of resolving this issue by means of converting waste biomass into porous carbon materials which could be used in energy storage technology. Besides tree leaves, the team together with the others have also succeeded in changing potato waste, corn straw, pine wood, rice straw as well as other agriculture wastes into carbon electrode materials.

Professor Ma together with her colleagues expects to enhance more on the electrochemical properties of porous carbon materials by augmenting the preparation procedure and enabling fixing or adjustment of the raw materials.

Friday, 1 September 2017

WhatsApp Beta for Android Gets Verified Accounts: Here's How It Will Work

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WhatsApp Certified Profiles - Businesses

Certified profiles of WhatsApp for the purpose of businesses are apparently being tested on the Windows Phone beta app. Presently the company has come up and made an announcement on how the feature tends to function on the Android beta version.

For Android beta the company has added launcher App Shortcuts which will enable users to open directly a New Chat, Starred messages or in-app Camera. The feature is said to be live for Android beta users but it is not known on the availability of the same.

WhatsApp App Shortcuts had initially been spotted by Android Police and the site had displayed screenshots of the updated features. WhatsApp also enables these shortcuts to be dragged on the home screen as separate shortcuts and the messaging app also has the potential of creating shortcuts for self-regulating chats as well as camera on home screen.

 Though the new App Shortcuts tends to be useful, it probably will find lesser use owing to the choice of shortcuts. For instance, a new Status shortcut rather than New Chat shortcut would make more sense since the Facebook-owned company had reported that it had over 250 million users on the Status feature. It is rare that WhatsApp user open new chat window instead they tend to chat with those who exist on their friends’ list.

 

Increasing List of WhatsApp Features

 
WhatsApp starred messages shortcuts tends to take the users directly to three pinned chats towards the top of the chat list and though the choice seem to be useful of most of the users, there could be others who tend to end up in not utilising the shortcut at all.

WhatsApp has now added another feature to its increasing list of features introduced in 2017 with this announcement. Another most important feature likely to come up to the app will be the UPI integration for easy money transfers.

 Together with this, WhatsApp has joined in with Facebook, Instagram as well as Twitter in partaking in certified profiles and has taken initiative in increasing the convenience wherein users could interconnect with businesses on the platform.

With regards to the latest update in an FAQ post, Facebook-owned social media app had mentioned that some business account had been certified already by WhatsApp and if one tends to see a green badge with white tick mark near the name of a contact, you are assured that it has been certified by the company as a business profile. The company had stated in its post that `WhatsApp would enable the user to know when one begins talking to a business through yellow messages within a chat.
 

WhatsApp Business Verification Restricted

 
There is no manner in which one could delete these messages from the chat. If one tends to have a phone number of any business saved in the address book, the name seen will be the name one has saved in the address book.

If one does not have a business phone number saved in the address book, then they will see the name that the business seemed to have chosen for their own self, within the app. Moreover if the user does not desire any business to trouble you on WhatsApp, you could have the choice of blocking them in the same manner as in contact.

The company has explained that WhatsApp business verification is presently restricted to small number of businesses partaking in a pilot program. WABetaInfo who had initially spotted the feature had pointed out that with the announcement of 2.17.285 form of the Android beta app, the manner in which users tend to view business account and the information which is made available has been disclosed.

WhatsApp, as per report, has reorganized its servers to enhance the management of contact numbers and in case there tends to be a business contact in your address book, it will apparently not download that contact again.

 

New `Business Info’

 
Moreover, the report had also stated that the new `Business Info’ fragment has the information such as the address of the business, the real name of the business together with the mail address of the business as well as its website.

 If the business seems to have an account on Instagram, one would be presented with the link of that profile also. WhatsApp is said to have more than 1 billion active users on the app used in more than 60 languages and the platform had lately added a multitude of updated features to make it more convenient as well as exciting.

For Android it had made it simpler for users in formatting text to Italic, Bold, Strikethrough or Monospace by selecting the part which they desire to format. GIF support tends to make easy call forwarding, the capability of sharing 30 photos as well as video on one go with more addition to it. In India, where the app has reached to almost 200 million users, it is said to be looking forward in adding UPI enabled in-app wallet too.
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