Carrying around stacks of business cards you receive is a thing of the past. Instead of trying to remember where you put the most recent business card you’ve gotten, there is now a way to store all the necessary information right in your phone. Microsoft has an updated app that can now scan and save business cards right to your phone. This feature was released in an updated version of Office Lens, an app for Windows Phone. You can take a picture of any business card and the app will then crop the image on its own down to the relevant text, format it for legibility, and save it for you to OneNote. OneNote is a Microsoft document management app. Continue reading “Digitally Store Your Business Cards” »
If you’re looking to do something philanthropic, how about pledging your support to a few Kickstarter projects? Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform for creative projects of entrepreneurs who ask for funding. This way, they raise enough money to start their business or find out if there’s consumer demand for the product.
As a contributor, the most exciting thing about these projects is getting your hands on the new product that has not been out in the market yet. Only a few of you get a taste of what could be the next big thing. (And no, it’s not the Apple Watch.) Let’s zero in on these Kickstarter projects involving high-tech products for the living room. Continue reading “The Best Home Gadgets on Kickstarter” »
Technology is a tremendous asset to our lives and has worked its way into every aspect of society. Searching the web for immediate answers, news sent directly to our phones, even banking is now done online and with our mobile devices. While the innovation of technology has increased the convenience in our lives, it also has some negative drawbacks when it comes to finances. The ability to swipe a credit card significantly increases our willingness to buy things, especially on a whim. The classic excuse of “I don’t have any cash on me” is getting more and more challenging to use, since that can usually be refuted with the accessibility of your credit card. Continue reading “Our Financial Lives and Technology” »
If your kids love science, they’ll love these state-of-the-art science museums found all over North Myrtle Beach. Young toddlers and teenagers will find fantastic opportunities to learn about science and technology right in the heart of the city. So when you want to take a break from the sand and the sea, let these museums recommended by Seaside Vacations be the source of delight and wonderment to these inquisitive minds. Continue reading “Science Whiz Kids Unite at North Myrtle Beach” »
New technology and trains don’t appear to go together. For a transportation technology that has been around for almost two centuries, it would hard to imagine trains being on the forefront of new technologies. But if you take a closer look, trains have been steady in their adaptability and innovation in technology. From remote control locomotives to trains that go over 200 mph, the industry is looking forward to the next best thing. High speed rails are seen in Europe and Asia and could eventually appear in the United States, making a trip from New York to Miami a plausible idea. Continue reading “Train Entertainment Technologies” »
No business is static and thus business should be left on the improvement trend. Making improvements is a conscious choice in which you are required not only to balance time but also choose an area that will bring impact to the business. The following methods will boost your business: Continue reading “Best Methods to Boost your Business” »
Forget everything you know about pools. Well, don’t forget how to swim, put the correct amount of chemicals in, change the filter, and put on the cover. But besides those things, forget what you know about pools because the future is here, which is actually the present. Pools have been around for centuries, but in this modern era of consumerism and ridiculousness scientists have spent years developing the latest and greatest pool gadgets to make your pool experience the best possible. Your neighbors will be jealous when they look over the fence to see these unique pool gadgets and accessories. Continue reading “Pool Accessories & Gadgets” »
Hiking and backpacking season is upon us. Whether you enjoy day hikes in the park or week long backpacking trails, technology is important even if you’re trying to get away from it all. The “there’s an app for that” slogan doesn’t work when you’re out in absent cell tower areas. So before you hit the trail, make sure you have tech resources to be prepared for your hike.
This is a piece of technology that should be used by backpackers in remote areas. Phones normally don’t work on deep trails so having a GPS can be handy while trying to navigate backwoods trails. Make sure to get one waterproof, there’s no reason to cut costs when getting a GPS. In some instances a quality GPS can save someone’s life. Here’s a list of excellent GPS selections for your backpacking trip. Continue reading “Hiking Technology” »
Direct mail marketing can still maintain its place in a place in your modern marketing portfolio. Even in our digital age, sending mail to a home or office is the best way to keep current customers and find potential sales targets. If your direct mail effort is not working as effectively as you would like for your business or organization, there are probably mistakes in your approach. Your direct mail effort could definitely be failing to attract the attention it deserves. With just some slight corrections, your direct mail campaign can get back on its feet and start making you money and building your customer base. Continue reading “Reasons Your Direct Mail Is Failing” »
Money can’t buy happiness, but these days it can buy you some pretty cool stuff. As home automation starts to be a thing of the present rather than the future, home gadgets are becoming just as cool as any other portion of the tech sector. Don’t believe it? Let me build my case.
Exhibit 1: Home Security
Most cable companies offer home security over your wireless network that can be accessed from any device, even remotely. (Although if my home security is only as reliable as my Comcast wireless, I’m in trouble) These systems can detect the sounds of breaking glass, and even help with flooding detection. But my pick for home security is this home lock from Goji. The sleek design and welcome message are enough to make it look high tech, but this lock also features bank-level security, wi-fi access, and snaps photos of visitors and alerts you via text message and email. Continue reading “Cool Home Goods for Techies” »