August 2, 2015

Technology Trends


Remote Workers Build Tools to Make Remote Work Even Easier

Doist, the company behind Todoist, has grown from 1 to 40 employees in a short amount of time. That kind of growth can be traced to the company's ability to embrace a remote work environment. The staff of the company is scattered around the globe.

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Amazon Web Services Announces Availability of Amazon Aurora to All Customers

Amazon, the online shopping giant, is making its MySQL-compatible database engine called Amazon Aurora, available to other businesses in a few select regions. Amazon Aurora provides functionality compatible with more expensive commercial database technology, but at more affordable price.


Do You Have an Android Phone? If so, You May be at Risk

Some Android phones running an older version of the mobile operating system may be at serious risk of a security hack. The problem is caused by the Stagefright media pack installed on the phones. Here's more on the issue and on what is being done.

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5 Killer Tips to Keep Your Small Business WiFi Up and Running

Is your business relies on WiFi connections, it's likely that you've been disappointed in its performance. Luckily, there are ways to improve your WiFi connection speeds -- and some could be done in just a few seconds at no cost.


Finally, Microsoft Releases Windows 10

Windows 10 is here! The Start menu is back. Cortana is now fully integrated with the system and Microsoft has decided to start anew with Web browsing (au revoir, Internet Explorer), introducing the Edge browser.

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Be Skeptical of Those Promising Top Ranking on Google

Be ware of telemarketing companies claiming they can help you achieve better ranking in the search engines. A flurry of such calls have again gone out to small business owners. But what can such companies really offer?

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Verizon and Vice Media Inc. Announce a New Content Partnership

A deal between Verizon and independent digital content network Vice Media Inc. demonstrates the growing importance of the mobile video market. The telecom and the digital content producer have signed an agreement to provide material for Verizon's upcoming mobile video platform.


The Y2K Bug and Running a Big Business Like a Small One

Aside from confirming that we're classic over-reactors, there were lots of lessons to be learned from the Y2K scare more than 15 years ago. One of the main lessons learned was how to manage a small business and to trust in those around you.

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Finally, YouTube Android App Shows Vertical Videos in Full Screen

Worry no more that people who see your company's YouTube videos you shot in vertical view will see those black bars on the side. The site's Android app and desktop site now feature a fix that shows those videos in full-screen mode without the black bars.