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How to Select a Wi-Fi Modem?

Wi-Fi ModemOne crucial hardware piece that is required by a majority of the internet users nowadays is Wifi modem. Once you own and install this device, multiple devices such as computers, laptops, mobile phones, tablets and so on will be able to connect to your local area connection. Therefore you can very well understand the importance of the Wifi modem as it is the main center from which the internet connection is disseminated to the devices which support Wifi.

When you are about to select a Wifi modem, you have to remember that the market is flooded with different models of Wifi modems. You can either get hold a reasonably priced modem or you can even purchase an expensive modem having additional features. But then investing in an expensive Wifi modem would not be wise because you will surely not require all the additional features it contains.

Generally, the Wifi modems contain these two features: Ethernet ports (which help you to connect your wired computers to the LAN) and Wifi radio (which helps you connect your wireless devices to the LAN). Therefore the modem you select must have these two basic features for sure.

If you want the modem for normal internet usage then you can go for the ones which offer 100Mbps Ethernet ports. However, if you are involved in transferring huge amounts of data from one device to another and your internet usage is unlimited then you must look for modems that offer Ethernet ports having a speed of 1000Mbps (Gigabit Ethernet).

The Wifi modem with Gigabit Ethernet ports is obviously expensive so invest in it only if you actually require it. In case the budget is a problem then you must go for the affordable modems having 100Mbps Ethernet ports as these are also good.

Wifi Modems support different frequencies and speeds. The most common modems support the 2.4GHz frequency and offer a speed of 150Mb/sec. While there are others which support 2.4GHz frequency and offer a speed of 54Mb.sec. However, modems supporting 5GHz frequency have also come into existence in order to meet the needs of the modern era. If you live in a very urban area where everyone uses Wifi then the smart move on your part would be to go for the 5GHz Wifi modem.

You must also ensure that your Wifi modem has USB ports so that you can connect your portable hard drives or pen drives and transfer or store data as and when required. Investing in a modem that supports 3G data card would be the perfect option for you.

If you download lots of things from the internet then purchasing a Wifi modem having an in-built torrent client or download manager would be extremely beneficial because even if your computer is switched off you can download things with the help of such a modem.

Always remember that you must invest in a Wifi modem that belongs to a well-reputed company so that you can get an assurance that the modem will work appropriately especially under stressful circumstances.

How To Select An Internet Service Provider

Internet Service ProviderThe word ISP means Internet Service Provider which is a service provider that helps one connect to the internet using any device. For connecting to the World Wide Web through any device you will need the ISP. There are various numbers of service providers who allow you to connect to the internet in many different ways. There are different ways for you to connect to the internet but it is also confusing on what type of connection is a better one for a good connection here are the details of the various ISPs in the world which will help you in getting a connection.

Different technologies available to connect to the world

There are different technologies through which one can connect to the internet using the ISP. Here is the list of the technologies that can be used.

• Dialup Connection – This is a technology made for the people who want to connect to the internet for a small amount of time. This is a technology which requires connecting to the internet before using and disconnecting after using it. this technology do not need any wireless connection. It uses the landline telephone service to connect you to the internet. it is a slow connection and can be used only for browsing things like e-mails and other simple websites.

• DSL or Cable – This is a connection type mainly made for the people who use the internet quite often. The DSL or the Cable is the technology that provides you the chance of getting high speed internet easily. Using this technology you can even get a wireless connection using a wireless router.

• Satellite Connection – This is a connection which can be used when you do not have a DSL or a Cable service in your area. This connection receives wireless signals directly to your home via antenna from your ISP and later can use it to connect to the internet easily. this is a connection that gets hampered due to the disturbance in the weather.

• People looking for portable internet service then 2G, 3G and 4G is the option that you can use it to connect yourself to the internet from anywhere while moving from one place to another.

Selecting your ISP on the basis of usage

If you have a high usage then you should select the ISP which gives you a good amount of data limit so that you can use it without keeping a count of the amount of data downloaded. There are various service providers who give you the option of going for the unlimited packs. If you do not need a high volume data pack then going for the lighter one will help you in saving money.

Amount of Speed required from your ISP

Speed is what is required by all these days. If you are looking for high speed then search for those ISP else with a low speed internet you can use for just surfing and checking your emails regularly.

So based on these you can search for the required ISP easily and select according to your needs.

5 Ways Of Doing Online Conference

Online ConferenceOnline conferences are events which allow the events to be shared in distant places connecting many people across the globe. There are various ways of doing online conferences. Applications may include presentations, meetings, chatting and giving lectures from your computer. For some conferencing of the online version certain software and applications have to be installed and downloaded. Sometimes the conferencing is between two persons, sometimes between a person and group and sometimes among different groups.

Through video chats – this is the most common form of online conference which is also widely performed. Video chatting applications such as Skype, on certain social media handles like Facebook and Google chat and hangouts you can easily do the video conferencing online.

By texting through different modes – by common email chats to other platforms where texting is easily done for online conference, you can also involve live sessions of the question and answers. Text chatting can be made public and private depending on your choice.

Through certain sharing – sharing of the application, screen and desktop which enables the receiver to see everything that the presenter shows on the screen. In some applications of the screen sharing there is an allowance of controlling of the desktop remotely.

By audio communication – audio players with the usage of speakers and headphones you are enable to do audio communication of the conference online. Though this is cumbersome to understand but is also a way of online conference.

Through live and streaming video – this is a very intensive process. In full motion of the webcam, files of the multi media and through the video camera of the digital variant is pushed in front of a live audience. Hereby you can also present slideshows.

There also exists other methods of conference though not live but online as you can record the activity of the presentation and view it later. Usually there is a cost that you have to bear which is per minute depending on the type of conference. The three models of the online conference include software, the appliance and service of the hosting. To get comfortable with the online conference requires skill and is also challenging. In fact more daunting is to precisely conduct a meeting online. For business purposes online conferences are useful. The relationship between the workers remains intact and you do not have to bear extra cost for traveling.

Sometimes there arises a need for paying attention even if the person who is conducting the meeting and who is listening is not in the same room. You have to be a good facilitator in order to step up your ethics of online conference. You have to believe as if you are in office and conducting the business so there should not be guests and uninvited people while you conduct an online conference in your room with your computer. Focussing on the content, presenting the accurate slides are all business ethics that have to be followed during an online conference with people.

How To Fix A Broken Phone Screen

Broken Phone ScreenAre you worried because the delicate touchscreen of your mobile phone has cracked ? Well, rather than banging your head about where to ask for support, you can follow some simple guidelines and at least give it try to fix the broken screen of your cell phone.

Broken digitizer: In most of the touchscreen phones, the technique that is responsible for touchscreen facility is called digitizer. So, when the LCD or LED screen of your phone breaks, remember that fixing your digitizer is more important to sustain the touch facility of your phone.

Get organized: When you are ready to fix the broken screen of your cell phone, you should find a clear desk where you have sufficient light. Then remove all the essential parts such as battery, SIM card from your phone. Fixing the broken screen of a phone is not easy. You cannot do the job without having an adroit jewelry screwdriver.

Get started: In most of the popular touch screen phones like Samsung galaxy, Nokia Lumia or HTC, you will get to see a couple of tiny screws around the battery, that attach the screen of your phone with its base, so try and remove all those screws with the help of the jewelry screwdriver.

Remove torx screws: You will not be able to access the display screen of your phone until you remove all the torx screws. Once you are done with removing the screws, try to lift the metal chassis of your cell phone now. To remove the chassis, try to bend the PCB, but do not put so much force into it so that its shape gets disturbed you end up cracking it beyond repair.

Separate the display unit: While fixing the touchscreen of your phone, your aim should be to completely separate the display unit from the motherboard. Otherwise instead of fixing the display you may cause any harm to the motherboard that could stop your phone from working. Just near the display you will see the screen is attached with a couple of tapes with the mother board. Try to detach those tapes, but remember, again very carefully. Remove the locking element of your phone and this way your phone’s touchscreen unit will get completely detached with the mother board. Now you are free to work solely upon the screen.

Final do: Now, if you reach the section where you see that the display screen is attached with some adhesive gasket with the digitizer, then you should very carefully try to separate these two unit. For that you will have to produce some heat right beneath the joints of the digitizer and the gasket. Once, enough heated, both the parts will fall separate, but again you should know that it is no child’s job and to do it flawlessly it’s difficult without assistance from the professionals.

Get expert help:
If you think that after working till this far you need professional assistance to fix your phone, then you can visit the mobile store from your did you buy the handset or call the merchandise company directly and ask for a service number.
So, follow these tips and get your phone’s display fixed in no time.

How to remove malware from MAC

malware from MACA most recent scam has been attacking mostly the Mac users. This scam redirects the users from genuine sites to false websites and informs them that their Mac has been infected by a virus. They are given a choice to download software that will protect them from such viruses. Such software is available in different names such as ‘MacDefender’, MacSecurity’ and ‘MacProtector’. These are actually malwares that aim at obtaining certain personal credit information from them and use them for fraudulent activities.

To overcome this problem Apple has come out with a security update 1011-003. This allows the user to update their software without any cost. It automatically detects and clears all the malwares. Below are some instructions that you can follow to get rid of the malwares.

• How to keep away from the malware installation?

If you see any notification concerning any viruses on your screen then you must first quit the browser. If this does not happen in one attempt then you must ‘force quit’ your browser. There can be instances where your browser may install this malicious software on its own. You must cancel the process and be sure of the fact that you do not enter your password. You must go to the location for all downloads and pull the installer to the trash and then empty it.

• Removing the malware

If you take notice of any such malwares that has already been installed to your Mac, then do not provide all your credit card information or any other sensitive inputs under any condition. For the removal of all such software, follow these steps:

1. You should close the scan window.
2. Then go to the ‘Applications’ folder and then into ‘Utilities’ folder. Launch the ‘Activity Monitor’.
3. From the pop up menu select ‘All Processes’ found at the north east corner your window.
4. Go to the ‘Process Name’ column and then search for the names of all the installed apps and click on it.
5. Then go to the ‘Quit Process’ option in the north west corner of your window and select the quit option.
6. Cancel the ‘Activity Monitor Application’.
7. Enter the ‘Application’ file and find out the app.
8. Pull this application to the ‘Trash can’ and the empty it.

It is extremely important for all the users to know that the genuine security updates are provided by Apple only through ‘Apple Support Downloads’ and ‘Software Update’ sites. The users must be careful when they are asked for personal information.

What Is The Best Way To Back Up your Data?

data back upBacking up date as the name itself suggests is your licence to happier times during crisis.

Here is a guide on how to back up your data easily:

Look for a proper storing device: a device which is relatively bigger (in inbuilt space) is the best option. The closest would be an external hard drive, big enough to store every data. It is portable so your data remains safe with you and accessible by you at any possible time. Apart from this creating a partition may also serve as an option but hard drives getting corrupt and not working is a regular feature across the computers and thus not reliable.

Online backup service is really significant when you are looking to ensure an optimum possible backup for your data. You may have got a solid external hard drive for data backup but what if it gets stolen or corrupted or misplaced? Well, this is where you would need the additional support from the virtual data backup service. In this case, your entire data stays stored online and hence no accident or stolen/misplaced/corrupted hard drive can do anything to your data. With an online storage you would be able to access the files from any computer, anytime, regardless of the situation of your local storage. Just make sure that your online data backup company uses redundant servers to ensure best security for your valuable data. Moreover, there should be SSL encryption on your data to steer clear of the hackers.

Business mobile applications

Business mobile applicationsToday’s world involves the usage of i-phones, Smartphones or your tablets to such an extent that life without them would be impossible. However these appliances are more misused than used and cool consumer apps are more widely circulated and used around the world than the ones which actually help. If you have a business of your own then this article is going to show you a few apps which are really helpful for the growth of your business. In a business you need different apps for different purposes:

Business social networking apps: these apps help you stay connected to other business firms (colleagues) and your fellow workers. Through this app you can also make your profiles and be there for people to get details about you and your firm. This helps in expansion. There are apps like- LinkedIn, addappt, campfire, cardMunch, Bizzabbo, yammer and hootSuite. These are pretty much social networking websites only and help to connect.

Business productivity apps: these apps basically help you to work at a higher speed thus making you more productive without making mistakes. They include Audio Memos app which make recording of things you find important and save them in a particular drop box, LectureNotes is an app which allows you to make diagrams like pi charts and graphs for later references. It also allows you to take down notes in your own handwriting.

Business travel and entertainment apps are the ones which help businessmen to plan their trips (official and business) and help in organising meetings. TripIt is one such app which manages the time and as if by magic organises and makes a schedule for your entire business trip. Waze is an app which chalks out the entire map to the route you are taking and automatically cuts out the ways and roads which are in all probability heavily crowded by people.

To buy or not to buy a Dual SIM phone

Dual SIM phoneIn this modern era, the use of dual sim phones is very much in demand and in style among the young generation. It allows you to keep two different numbers. From a single phone you can receive or dial calls from two separate sim cards. Inexpensive dual sim phones have attracted large number of consumers in the market today making it quite difficult for the reputed companies for making dual sim phones.

The most important point why dual sim phones are very much required as it avoids the problem of using two different phones. Sales person, businessman who travels through different places and professionals especially needs dual sim phones. It helps to reduce the cost while travelling. During your travel you can make use of those service providers who charge less for receiving or making calls. People who want to use cheap phones will go for dual sim phones as they get the benefit of using two connections at the same time.

Brands like Samsung, nokia, motorala are getting to know that there is a massive sale of such dual sim phones so they are focusing more on manufacturing dual sim phones in place of cheap phones because some unpopular manufacturers are capturing the market by selling dual sim phones.

Beside these companies is also providing some eye catching features in the dual sim phones in order to make it more striking to the customers. Some features like audio and video player, Bluetooth facility, internet, camera etc are the major apparatus of dual sim phones. The various colors available and its glossy design have captured a huge market.
Thus we can say that it is preferable to buy dual sim phones as it offers more complex features, in the upcoming days more companies will come out with new models these types of phones.

How to take care of your Charger?

take care of your ChargerIn this modern era mobile gadgets such as mobile phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras has captured the global market. Internet surfing, inspection of mail online buying and many more are being performed by means of a gadget, smart phone or tablet.

In order to achieve full satisfaction, fully working battery is needed so that it works throughout the day without any problem. For this one should keep his phone charged through a device called battery charger. It should be utilized in such a manner that it maximizes the life of the battery. Previously every phone or tablet company offered different chargers for different phones but now universal chargers have been introduced in the market to reduce the charger wastes.

Every one needs a charger for any electronic device and customs do take care of the charger so that it can function properly and help the battery attain its utmost life cycle. Firstly we have to see that the charger is well suited or not for the device being charged. Using incorrect charger may damage your gadget.

You should also notice whether the device is charging when linked to the mobile phone or tablets through the phone’s pointer. If the pointer is not showing its any charging signal then it means either the phone is not properly linked or the charger is not functioning properly. In such a case remove your charger as soon as possible to prevent from being damaged. One should make sure that the mobile phones and chargers are free of rainfall and dampness before opening of the charging process. Do not shake or put it down as it can loosen the interior parts of the charger.

As soon as your phone or tablet is charged remove the pointer form your device and finally remove the charger from the socket. In this way you can take care of your charger and be secure of having a longer life battery.

Choosing the Right Speaker for your Computer

Speaker for your ComputerGiving additional speakers to your computer can be a good investment and can help you to experience the benefits of your computer in a better way. They are devices that are attached to the computers and are very useful for recreational purposes. They are capable of making the music and the sounds very lively. They can give you live experiences of the movies that you watch. In today’s world where there are so many applications, games and MP3 music, it is very difficult to have a computer without speakers. With time there have been many improvements in the kind of speakers that can be found these days. The most standard form of speakers that you can buy is given below.

Standard Speakers: This kind of speaker is most popular among the people can be found in most households. These are normal versions having 2.1 channel and also include a sub woofer of 2.1 channel. They can produce decent and enough sound that can be played in houses or corporate sectors. They are very much suitable for your budget as they are cheap, require less complication while installing and also has less wiring as compared to the multi channel models.

Multi-channel Speakers: They are modified version of simple speakers and can provide you with surround sound effect. Channels here refer to the output of the device. The 5.1 surround sound is equivalent to 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. They can bring the games into life and have amazing sound quality. They are very good in their quality but are retentively much expensive than the regular speakers.

USB speakers: If you have any portability issues then you can use this as they are powered with amplifier that is drawn from a USB port. This does not require any batteries or AC power source.