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Where is Social Media Heading in 2015?

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With another year behind us, we can’t help but make predictions for the coming year. And while it’ll be interesting to see what new innovations await us in 2015, it’ll be equally interesting to see which existing technologies and trends evolve. Social media falls into the latter category, and is continuing to grow and react… Read more »


Optical Character Recognition and The Digitization Wave

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Optical Character Recognition, popularly abbreviated as OCR technology, is very relevant to the concept of paperless office and the wave of digital revolution. The basic idea of OCR however is not new. Don’t you read and recognize characters? The OCR/ICR machine has evolved to from the same basic concept of tracking – matching and identifying…. Read more »


Facebook at Work: Enterprise Social Networks

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Efficiency and spending time on social networks may sound like two contradictory terms, but Facebook actually wants companies to believe its latest offering will be able to achieve this. Facebook at Work is the latest effort of the social network leader to completely dominate your time online. The product is quite similar to the original… Read more »


Creating a Website: Builder or Designer?

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For non-web designers, web builders are basically nothing but a magic toolbox. Something that was totally out of people’s reach can now be grasped with very little effort. However, there are things that web builders can’t do that web designers can. However, the question remains whether or not you should hire a web designer to… Read more »


Checklist: Prevent Hard Drive Failure

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The hard drive is a main data storage center for computers; when it crashes, you may lose your valuable data and information which could cost you a lot. There are a many contributors which may become a reason for hard drive failure ranging from virus attack, damaged block and sectors, corrupted operating system files, NTLDR, boot.ini, and… Read more »


It’s Simple: Complete Helps you Get Things Done

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Complete is a new, crowd-based to-do app that puts a positive spin on your traditional to-do list. Using the power of motivation, knowledge, and social networks, Complete helps users overcome challenges and GTD (Get Things Done) rather than simply managing their tasks. The app lets users share tasks on their Complete feed and help each… Read more »


7 Tips To Find New Blog Topic Ideas

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If you have been a blogger for any length of time, you come to realize that writing several articles every week can turn into hard work. Usually the most frustrating part of the whole writing process is coming up with original topics that haven’t been beaten to death by every other blogger in your field of… Read more »


My Invisible Girlfriend Totally, Definitely Exists

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Did Jan Brady suddenly get into the tech entrepreneur space? I ask because I came across a website, courtesy of the ever-bountiful Reddit, that lets users create an Invisible Girlfriend or Boyfriend. And if you don’t understand the Jan Brady reference here…well you should have watched more Brady Bunch. I always imagined that the George… Read more »


Corporate Events on a Budget

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Coordinating the perfect corporate event isn’t an easy task, especially if you are working on a tight budget! You need to think about where you can compromise and cut costs but still put on events that appeal to everyone. Whilst your manager may have asked for a posh water feature, if it is going to eat… Read more »


Keeping Employees Happy for Better Performance

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The workforce is, obviously, one of the most important aspects of a successful business or company. They are the ones who make things happen and, even though CEOs and other important positions have their share of importance, employees are the driving force and may have (or have not) the potential to create great value. Accordingly,… Read more »


7 Gadgets We’ll See in 2015

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The world is full of gizmo freaks these days. The courtship between mankind and machine is destined to reach its peak in 2015. With thousand of innovative ideas getting poured in into the scene every moment, enthusiastic entrepreneurs ready to invest millions of dollars every day, and billions of users ready with their aspirations to catch… Read more »


Big Data for Small Business: The Guide

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More now than ever before, it’s important to understand the impact of data on business. Making data relevant, not only to aid consumer decisions but also to inform business decisions, is the challenge in making big data palatable.   This infographic explains how big data can boost efficiency, cut costs, and tailor decisions. There are various resources… Read more »


Handle: Saving Email From Itself

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“The answer is not to replace email, but to enhance it with the data we all need to manage action: reminder times, projects, locations, and due dates. That is what we are launching today,” says Shawn Carolan, founder and CEO of the newly launched iOS app Handle. Handle, the software and services company dedicated to… Read more »


Burnbook: Can an Anonymous App Have a Conscience?

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Don’t feed the trolls. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all lived it—feeling the wrath and pent-up rage of a snarky, faceless troll throwing zings your way. They’re hard to keep at bay: recently many magazines have shut off their comment system, finding it better to have silence than vocal baiting. But what do you do… Read more »