It is the time of year for sunshine, long lunches, and a good holiday break. But even if you plan on turning your phone off for a device-free Bank Holiday trip, you may still be interested to know there are several apps that will help to preserve your battery life. After all, you are going to need your phone for taking holiday pics, getting directions and (of course)… using the trusty weather app! Here BTA’s IT experts give you the low down on the top 4 battery saving apps for smartphones.
Wearable technology such as Google Glass, Apple's iWatch and Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch is beginning to gain traction with consumers. What seemed too futuristic only a few years ago is now becoming mainstream. But is there a role for wearable tech in business? And more importantly, can your company gain an edge by introducing wearable tech? The short answer is yes; our business IT experts explain.
A few weeks ago, the world celebrated International Data Privacy Day. The goal of the day is to draw attention to all the personal information you own, and make sure it is secure as it can be. Most of us know to strengthen passwords and log out of sensitive accounts, but not many people know how to spot a fake app. And with apps for everything these days, knowing the difference between a real app and a fake app may prove to be a very useful skill indeed.
Sure, your business uses cloud services—Microsoft Office 365 for example, or perhaps you even have StorageCraft Cloud Back up for your Office 365. But what about your IT infrastructure? Is it in the cloud? Many businesses are still reluctant to completely move to the cloud because they think they are too big, or the process will be too complicated. The truth is—moving to the cloud now will make things less complicated later. And unless your business is larger than a bank, you are not too big.
The end game for many technology start-ups is to sell to a large company, or go public to facilitate growth. LinkedIn is hardly a start-up anymore, but it has now done both—going public in 2011, and then selling to Microsoft this year. But it was only last week that Microsoft completed its acquisition of LinkedIn after winning a bidding war with Salesforce.com.
They both tell decent jokes, they both stream BBC4 if you ask for news, and they give recipes and random facts with ease. They can quickly tell you how to get somewhere, play you a song and will never forget your birthday. These are voice controlled smart assistants after all—and the longer you have them the better they know you.
There are some IT terms that are no longer “IT”. In fact, they are now mainstream words used by youth and adults alike in everyday conversations. Some of these words are so commonplace, that you may even be surprised to know have their roots in IT! Here are top 5 tech words you will hear used by more than just your IT company.