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Digital Detox: 3 Tips to Survive Without Tech

We first heard of digital detox vacations back in January 2012. Forbes.com even featured an article on the apparent rise of digital-detox vacation packages in the travel industry. Truth be told, we’re not surprised given the rapid advances in smartphone, notebook, and tablet technologies. We imagine that, for some people, being constantly connected can be an overwhelming experience, especially those who own several gadgets – all of which have the ability to stream information at such a fast,

Benefits of Audio Books over Physical Books

Reading books never fails to be an interesting and enlightening experience. Taking in the words and playing around with the imagination to transform them into powerful and vivid scenes of delight is an experience that has never failed to snare many a reader over and over again within the pages of their favorite literary work. This, however, can prove cumbersome at times especially in today’s society where everyone is on the move and can hardly afford time to open a book at all. Enter modern

Back Up! What Software Should You Use For Back-upping Your Data?

I’m a person who can be considered a pack rat. I loathe throwing anything away just in the off-chance that I might “need it someday”. I’m not just talking about receipts or other documents—I’m talking about books and notebooks from high school, old clothes that I eventually part with to give to charitable causes, old toys, nearly everything. Until my roommates scream at me to get rid of some of my junk, I just keep it around “in case.” image source: credits to www.flickr.com by

Troubleshooting Common Web Browser Problems

It is the age of the Internet and almost every individual who owns a computer in the world has the capability to access the World Wide Web one way or another. With millions of websites catering to a wide host of interests and sources of information, it is almost undeniable that people will turn to the Web first to obtain new knowledge and share their experiences with the rest of the world. image source: credits to http://blog.churchpost.com Our computers and mobile devices sift through the I

Best E-Book Reader Apps for Bookworms

In the age of “smarts”, most hardbound and paperback books have taken a backseat to more portable, space-saving e-books. While the experience of reading a real book is still far more fulfilling than just sliding your finger through the virtual pages of your favorite Rowling or Gaiman novel, more and more people now prefer e-book reader apps over local bookstores and libraries. With hundreds of e-book reader apps available in Google Play Store and App Store, choosing one that best fits your

3 Bitcoin Challengers to Watch Out For

Bitcoin is an experimental digital currency that enables encrypted transactions anywhere in the world through peer-to-peer technology. Unlike regular money, Bitcoins are decentralized, meaning, exchange, payments, all sorts of monetary deals are collectively carried out not by banks or authorities but by participants within the network. It is one of the more prominent applications of crypto-currencies, a concept where data encryption and decryption is used to facilitate the creation and transfer

Gartner Downgrades 2013 IT Spending Forecast to $3.7 Trillion

The American research firm, Gartner, has announced that global information technology (IT) spending will reach $3.7 trillion by the end of 2013, some two percent more than last year's figure of $3.6 trillion. The announcement came as a surprise to many as the new projection is slightly lower than the 4.1 percent growth that Gartner had estimated just three months ago. A report issued by the Connecticut-based firm suggests that the reduction is due mainly to recent fluctuations in US dollar exc