Working Remotely: The Tools You Need

There are many benefits to working remotely. No longer are we limited by our geographical presence when all that is required is a laptop and a good Internet connection. We can now attend overseas meetings without stepping foot onto an airplane. However, what you do to prepare yourself can have a monumental impact on your productivity. Equipping yourself with the proper tools for your specific needs can save you much more than the time of a tedious commute. Location, Location, Location You can have all the tools that you need but without an organized, quiet workspace, distractions can hinder your productivity. Find a bland space that has everything that you need and nothing more. You do not want to be fixated on that dining room wall that needs painting when facing an impending deadline. Ignore personal email that sets you off course and make sure you are not surrounding yourself … Read More ›

The History of Google – then and now

It is hard to imagine life without Google. It has become so embedded in our daily web searching that we almost take it for granted. We certainly cannot imagine how we would function without it. Well, thanks to Larry Page and Sergey Brin, we don’t have to. Google began as a research project conducted by the two Stanford University students in 1996. Page, who was already intrigued by the Web for its mathematical characteristics, was encouraged by his advisor to choose the exploration of mathematical properties of the World Wide Web for his dissertation theme. While search engines at that time ranked results according to how many times the search term appeared on a page, Page preferred to incorporate into the search function the number of links each website had. For instance, a website with more links would be more valuable than a site with fewer links so the search … Read More ›

Best Websites to Find a Job

The most common method for finding a job is by exploring the numerous job search sites available online. The job seeker has a multitude of options to choose from, including social media, job boards, and staffing companies. While there are thousands of job sites to choose from, the best career websites stand out for their user-friendly search tools and their innovative characteristics. While there are many other sites to consider that are not discussed below, the following job search sites will give you a good head start. LinkedIn – This social networking site enables users to establish connections through their extended network. It is the top site for recruiters and hiring managers, and as the largest professional site, has more than 400 million members in over 200 countries. In 2011, its membership increased by two new members every second. Membership is free with a basic account that allows for messaging, … Read More ›

Pixel – The Best Phone by Google

If you are anything like me, you were pretty excited last October when Google announced the release of their Pixel and Pixel XL phones. It’s not as if I don’t love my iPhone 6 because I really do. It’s just that I often find myself feeding into the hype around new electronics, particularly Smart Phones. For me, my phone has become synonymous with my camera, one without the other seems so foreign to me. That’s why I paid particular attention to the specifications and capabilities of the Pixel’s camera. With a 12.3 MP rear camera and an f/2.0 lens, the Pixel is a force to be reckoned with. Add in the IR laser-assisted autofocus and the 1,55 μm Pixel size and you begin to see why this phone would get the attention of anyone who frequently finds the need to capture beautiful sunsets, their children at play or their dog … Read More ›

How to Expand Your Knowledge of Using the Internet

It wasn’t that long ago that there was no Internet to rely on for information. Those of us who are considered part of Generation Z, even perhaps millennials, may express disbelief that there was a life before the Internet. It may come as a surprise to many that it has only been twenty-five years since we were introduced to the Internet. Or that prior to the invention of the Internet we were forced to crouch over books and encyclopedias, hopelessly attempting to fill pages of information from one small paragraph. The Internet did not make its appearance for public use until 1991 and most of us agree that with its arrival, the world became a much bigger place and that life post-Internet was never quite the same. The wealth of information the Internet provides is immeasurable. With just a couple of taps of the fingers we are exposed to a … Read More ›

Generation Z: How They Are Changing the Internet

It is no wonder that at the first mention of Generation Z, many people look puzzled. After all, Generation Z is made up of newcomers, arriving just as we feel like we have finally figured out those smarty-pants Millennials. Before we get acquainted with the whole Generation Z crowd and their relationship with the Internet, let’s figure out who are the people that make up Gen Z. Precise dates have not been assigned to when Generation Z emerged, but birthdates typically range anywhere from the mid-1990s to early 2000s—basically the seven to seventeen age range. What is undeniable is that Generation Z was practically born with some form of device in their hands, and that is because we handed it to them. By age two or three, most Gen Z members have been placated or distracted with a phone. It is too effective of a distraction not to use it … Read More ›