Mobile and Tech News

May 28, 2012

IT Is Going Mobile

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 10:50 pm

As commerce is going mobile, so is the need for information technology help. IT consulting is moving into the mobile arena with great expediency as businesses have further need for effective communication over mobile devices.

As more and more people do more and more business on their tablets and smart phones, the good and bad follow. The great thing is that consumers now have a much more effective way to get what they need immediately. Businesses also have a great way in which to target and provide for customers without having to go through a great deal of unnecessary advertising. The arrangement is more cost and time effective for both consumer and producer.

However, with new commerce, new problems. Hackers and other malicious users are now programming their viruses and identity theft algorithms for mobile devices specifically. Mobile websites are no longer have a complete safety that they did before, as the attention of many criminals are now based specifically upon mobile devices.

On top of that, the increase in commerce itself is providing a greater need
for it because of the increased traffic on mobile lines. Websites that have less than stable code or an ineffective web host are finding themselves with decreased uptimes and lag times when it comes to loading their webpages on mobile devices.

These situations are only enhanced when competition is enhanced. Metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles and New York are especially prone to malicious users and IT problems. Los Angeles IT support is especially
important for any business that is looking to increase their usership inside of the metropolis.

As a matter of fact, New York IT support companies are finding themselves overworked because of the new commerce that is constantly moving online. However difficult it is to find a company with enough time to give you proper IT consulting, is well worth it in the long run. You need an
expert opinion when it comes to technical affairs to keep those technicalities away from your customer base. Consumers are becoming less and less patient with businesses by the day.

February 18, 2012

The Transfer to ARM based PCs has Begun

Filed under: IT support — netmobil @ 9:42 pm

Microsoft is about to make a resounding move reminiscent of the technological changes it brought to the world with the release of Windows 95. The integration of document processing tools on the impressive digital platform made Windows 95 the world’s signature leading operating system and
redefined business production operations.

IT support specialists are now getting prepared not only for the introduction of Windows 8, but for the final – and long expected – package of Microsoft’s mobile platform, Windows on ARM. WOA moves Windows from the x86/64 PC platform to that specifically licensed by ARM, the UK chip designers, for low-power processors in smartphone and tablet mobile devices.

Mobile technology that had once been forestalled for Windows is now destined to make a powerful presence and possibly bring good and substantial changes into the computing world. They will be part of the move to integrate WOA devices into today’s business and consumer tech environments.

WOA is slated to be the Windows platform for tablets and smartphones. The specialists are undergoing training to ease users into the new touch-operated Metro user interface. ARM-based PCs are presently being assigned to developers for designing and testing apps. WOA will use only parts of Windows desktop, mainly the familiar file management tools provided by Windows Explorer.

WOA is expected to come out later this year on tablets at the same time when Windows 8 will be released. The Office suite will be issued as Office 15 and will be designed for seamless, individual operation on Windows 8 and WOA. IT support Los Angeles will be able to plan and design company specific apps that will also be routed through the Windows Store.

Tablets have already proven their enterprise use. Apps enable them to be used for retail display terminals, portable catalogs, point of sale terminals, and such tasks as on-the-go document processing. The ability of tablets, phones, laptops and PCs to see themselves across one platform would represent a major accomplishment for Microsoft. The success of WOA will depend in large part on developers and IT supportspecialists.

Get the Most Bang for Your IT Buck

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 9:06 pm

If you live in LA and need help with your IT operations, you have found the best place to go for Los Angeles IT support. When you need IT consulting, it is important to make sure you know exactly which services you need. Many businesses make common mistakes when it comes to the purchase of IT consulting services. If you are looking for Los Angeles IT support, remember to take these helpful tips and tricks into consideration to ensure you get the best value possible when dealing with your network solutions.

First, remember that your internal IT department, as well as any consultants you may hire, are trained to offer you the best services and products available. It is always wise, helpful, and prudent to seek out and receive second and even third opinions from other IT firms. Before you make any major purchase of equipment or services, shop around to make sure you and your company are receiving the best possible value.

If you want to save the most money possible, remember never to hire IT consultants on an hourly basis. Look for per-project or monthly fees if you need regular IT consulting and maintenance services. When you hire a firm on an hourly basis, you are essentially paying them to work even when they
are not. If they need to perform research or pick up parts and accessories, you are paying for their time. When you purchase services on a flat-fee or monthly basis, you pay only for what you need, while ensuring the project time is not unduly extended to increase the amount of payment.

It is often tempting to hire the cheapest Los Angeles IT support you can find, but it is seldom wise. Perform research on a company before you decide to contract its services. Ask around your industry for referrals to good IT professionals in your area. Look online at customer reviews and check out your local branch of the Better Business Bureau. It is possible to find efficient and helpful IT services on a budget; all it takes is a bit of research and some common
sense.

Google Docs are Supported by IT Consulting Firms

Filed under: IT support,Uncategorized — netmobil @ 8:51 pm

If you are involved or about to be hired by an IT support firm and are worried about the potential for your knowledge of Google Docs, do not be worried. Though a lot of IT firms still don’t support the use of Google Docs, many have finally begun to move to a Google Docs platform, a platform that competes with Microsoft applications but that is stored online and is entirely free. Not only is it saving the IT firms a lot of money, but with features and uses that Google continues to update its users with, it is
sure to become a lot more popular in the business world. IT consulting New York and IT support Los Angeles are beginning to use Google Docs a lot more and are training the individuals and employees of their companies how touse this simple software.

The staff while using Google Docs has office-wide abilities to share information with other employees or to mark concerns and point them out to their bosses with complete and total ease. IT consulting New York has especially seen a rise in the use of Google Docs because they have seen how integrated it is and the many uses they have that they will have as advantages over IT support Los Angeles if they don’t make the change to using Google Docs regularly as well.

Now the question is what firms have begun to use Google Docs? Basically it has been the intelligent firms because they are saving a lot of time and money, all the while by staying up to date with technology that has seemed to increase very quickly in the last decade and it looks like it will continue to do so. The firms that have chosen to not use Google Docs are going to fall behind if they don’t eventually change their practices and quickly adapt to the changing world around them that is using the cloud for storage, and instead of Palm Pilots, iPhones to record what they need to get done the next day. Some IT Consulting firms are beginning to integrate Google Docs into their systems and businesses and you will see that they
will continue to do so as the years continue to fly by.

Why Small Business Owners Should Not Hire Independent IT Contractors

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 8:33 pm

Every small business at times needs IT support. Whether it’s a small job or an ongoing need, the temptation is to hire a freelancer, an independent contractor to provide IT support Beverly Hills.

Hiring a freelancer seems to make sense when compared to hiring a full-time employee, because of the cost savings and the ability to pay only when services are needed.

However, when hiring IT support Century City, freelancer vs. full-time employee is the
wrong comparison. The best solution is to hire an IT support managed services provider, a company that offers support on a contract basis.

Here’s why.

An IT support firm is more accountable in case of malpractice or willful misconduct. A freelancer without a business to lose may not be as concerned about providing the best service. This is not always true, but an IT support firm is more stable and trustworthy in this sense.

More importantly, a freelancer is one person. If a project is too large for one person, or if the freelancer lacks the technical knowledge in one specific area, the business owner may have to hire another freelancer. An IT support firm has a full staff with expertise in varied areas, and can
spread the work around to qualified professionals.

Along these same lines, an IT support firm has a pool of knowledge, which the team members can share and draw upon. A freelancer offering IT support Beverly Hills has only his or her own knowledge. While
anyone can and should look up questions if necessary, a freelancer has much less access to other people’s experience than an IT support firm’s members do.

Hiring IT support Century City can be a difficult decision. The business’s IT infrastructure is at stake, and hiring the right support is crucial. In some cases, it may seem easier to hire an independent IT contractor, and cheaper as well. The problem is that even if an independent consultant works out in the short run, there may be problems in the long run.

Over time, hiring an IT support firm will prove less expensive and more
cost-effective than hiring an independent contractor.

February 16, 2012

Deal reduces legal uncertainty for lenders and gives morsel of hope to real estate markets

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 11:13 pm

Just got back to Scottsdale from Big Bear, time to blog about real estate. Bigwigs from Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, and Ally were called to HUD headquarters and told they weren’t leaving the room until they came to an agreement on a housing settlement. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau founder Elizabeth Warren, the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and President Obama and his administration were some of the key players in securing some measure of relief to distressed mortgage holders. I know the Big Bear and scottsdale real estate markets as well as Arizona luxury homes market including high end properties like golf course and country clubs have been hit hard overall, including many medium level homes for sale in scottsdale as well.
The agreement that entails $25 billion in financial relief to assuage outrage over foreclosure abuses is certainly an historic achievement but will not cure the stricken market. It will, however, buy the lenders a guarantee that they will not be subject to lawsuits by federal agencies or 49 states attorneys general who signed onto the deal. What it will not do is protect the banks from suits brought by consumers, even those who partake of the settlement money. In addition to Scottsdale, Arizona I have noticed that the Big Bear real estate has been affected as well.
At the same time, the federal government made an agreement to accept $1 billion in fines from Bank of America to address charges of falsified claims submitted to process loans.
The best news may be that the agreement includes new standards with independent monitoring to ensure proper protocols for dealing with borrowers with distressed mortgages.

Author Jeffrey Zaslow Dies of Injuries in Auto Accident

Filed under: Legal Headlines — netmobil @ 3:04 am

Good to be back to San Francisco after my Santa Cruz and San Jose trip. Fifty-three year-old author Jeffrey Zaslow died in northern Michigan on Friday morning in an auto accident in northern Michigan. The Antrim County Sheriff’s Office reported that a vehicle had apparently lost control on M-32 and veered into a truck Friday morning and the driver was killed. I have not heard any DUI news. Someone I know who is an expert on the subject in question was telling me about a similiar incident over in Oakland or San Francisco I believe. I am not sure if a DUI was involved.:
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Zaslow wrote for the Wall Street Journal. He was a best-selling writer who lived in West Bloomfield, MI. He co-wrote The Last Lecture and had recently published a new novel, The Magic Room.
The online news website, MarlpleNewtownPatch, posted the story under the headline, “MN Alum, Author Jeffrey Zaslow Dies in Auto Accident,” February 11, 2012, edited by Jennifer Kim. The piece notes Zaslow was a featured speaker last month at the West Bloomfield Optimist Club breakfast meeting and a recurrent speaker all over West Bloomfield and Farmington, MI. If you are in San Jose, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Oakland I can endorse this leading San Jose auto repair there.
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Optimist Club President Robert Brooks was quoted in the article as saying, “He recently spoke at one of our meetings and our members were in awe of his commitment. His whole community will miss him dearly. He embodied optimism in all he did. He’s an outstanding individual in his family and his community.”
Michael Ramsey, auto writer for the Wall Street Journal was quoted as saying of the columnist, “Zaz was just about the nicest person I have ever worked with. He was brilliant and funny and totally humble. He was sweet and deeply in love with his family. He had an eye for the meaningful and there was no one else like him. I am so sad about this news.” This is a top Santa Cruz auto repair incidentially.
“It’s such a tragedy. The West Bloomfield community has lost a treasured author,” Killian said. “He spoke at the library just last week to his devoted readers who found inspiration in all of his books, from The Last Lecture to his new book, The Magic Room. His storytelling was such a gift to all of us.” That is true whether you are in Santa Cruz, San Jose or the like.
The accident occurred in Antrim County, in northern Michigan where Zaslow was returning from an appearance at a Petoskey bookstore on Thursday.

August 3, 2009

Curious About iPod Car Adapters? How They Work, & Why You Need One!

Filed under: iNews Headlines — netmobil @ 7:32 pm

iPod car adapters may be the best invention since white bread. If you love music and have an MP3 player or other iPod, no doubt you want to listen most when you are in your car, but that is a luxury you don’t have at the moment. Technology has made it possible for you to listen any time you like – even in your vehicle. No more lugging around CD’s, or listening to radio stations full of commercial
interruptions!
Depending upon your budget and level of experience with electronic installation, you can have crystal clear sound of your favorite songs everywhere you travel. Yes, some do have better sound quality than others, and some are easy to install. If you don’t mind a little more difficult installation or can afford to pay someone to do it for you, you will definitely get superior sound quality.
There are several different choices of iPod
car adapters
on the market today. If your vehicle is older and has a cassette player, you may choose an adapter that plugs into the headphone jack and then is inserted into the stereo. The sound quality of this option leaves a little to be desired, but you can listen to your music if you don’t mind a little interference.
If your car came equipped with a CD player, you may want to choose an iPod car
adapter that connects through the use of a cable. This cable plugs into the back of your CD player where the CD changer port is located. This does require some skill, so you may want to have it installed professionally. With this option, you can expect very clear, high quality digital sound. You can also change the music simply by using your car stereo buttons.
Recently, some makes of automobiles are being manufactured with built-in iPod jacks. If yours is not one of these models, it can now be added after the fact. With an after-market iPod car adapter, you plug a cable into the jack, then into your iPod and the music comes through the stereo. This option provides the highest sound quality, and you have no wires to worry with. This can be expensive by the time you pay for installation, but is well worth it if you can afford it.
Hopefully, this information has helped you understand how different options work, and what sound quality you can expect. If you love music, go for the best you can afford. iPod car adapters are one of the most popular inventions ever made, because people love their music! You can now take it everywhere you go.

July 17, 2009

Unlocked Cell Phones Coming To The U.S

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 4:27 am

Unlocked cell phones have not made it into the U.S. market yet, but Nokia and Sony Ericsson have U.S. ready cell phones that they believe can compete with the most popular phones. The Nokia N97 with touch screen is one of these cell phones, which also supports 3G and Wi-Fi, has a 5-mega-pixel camera and also has 32 GB of memory. Then there is the Sony Ericsson W995a that is setup for 3G and Wi-Fi, has an 8.1 mega pixel camera, bright display screen, media player, GPS and stereo Bluetooth. The Nokia N97 rivals the features in the Cupertino, California based Apple iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre, while the Sony Ericsson W995a can compete with the Verizon LG enV3 or the Samsung Memoir T929. Here you can find more technology as well as California News and reports.
The problem with these cell phones is that they are not purchased through a plan like the Verizon LG enV3 or the Samsung Memoir T929 that is under T-Mobile plans.

July 11, 2009

AT&T Offering Small Business Reasons To Use Mini Notebooks

Filed under: Uncategorized — netmobil @ 9:06 pm

In a new campaign effort to broden their particular 3G services, the telecommunications giant AT&T is tattempting to convince small businesses of the advantages the mini notebooks can offer with the AT&T mobile broadband card. This feature basically permits the mini notebook to be used in any specific location like driving down the road with the mobile broadband card used to connect to the world wide web. All in all, the firm in question has partnered up with Acer and Hewlett Packard in the new campaign which is offering the mini notebooks at prices which cannot be found elsewhere in most stores. The small business will need to sign a contract for service for the AT&T mobile broadband card for two years to receive the mini notebook at the offered price of $199 from AT&T. By the way, I found this great Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys wesbite. Check it out! More details on the Adobe Apps Blog For their part, the experts say this is a sign that mobile operators are increasing their efforts to sell their mobile broadband data packages, with Verizon also getting ready to offer a package deal for mobile broadband cards and the mini notebooks.

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