Sasha Talks Tech
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In a world that is changing and no longer a nine to five kind of place, then you may have noticed that many businesses are embracing remote and flexible working. Business can quite easily glow global these days with the technology that we have. So our employees need to be able to work the hours that will be best for the business but also be beneficial to them. If your business is embracing flexible working, but you’re not sure if you’re ready to embrace it just yet, then as the theguardian.co.uk says, now is the time to embrace it. So here are some of the benefits. And don’t worry, when there is a job to do you won’t be tempted by the TV at home!
If you're thinking of starting a business, or you already own one, you've probably noticed how important technology has become. Your business needs to make use of it if you want to keep up with your competitors and provide for your customers. However, even if you've got good business smarts, it doesn't mean that you're an expert when it comes to technology. A lot of people can feel a little lost, no matter their age, especially when it comes to technology for business. There are so many tools out there that knowing what's useful isn't easy. Take note of some of these key tools and concepts that are essential to pay attention to.
Construction is one of the fastest growing industries right now. Housing crises and increased business activity mean that there is an abundance of work out there, you just need to go and find it. But don’t get complacent and think that anybody can just start a construction company and get rich quick. There are so many mistakes you can make that will bring the whole thing tumbling down, these are some of the top ones.
The world of tech never ceases to amaze us. It’s constantly growing and changing, and it’s forever improving the way the world operations. So much so, that there’s so much that technology can do for the world of business too. Whole businesses, and multimillion-dollar businesses at that, can be created from a bedroom. And going one step further than that, businesses can be run pretty much by themselves too. That’s right, the world of the automated business is only going to get better. So if you’re at the point where you feel as if you’re constantly working and you could do with freeing up a little of your time, you should think about automating some of your processes; starting with these five areas.
Fresh, flashy tech pops up all the time nowadays, something which is completely new, or maybe some old technology which has been revamped and made into something else. Regardless, whenever something new comes out, most people don't know what’s going to happen. Is it going to be just another random product that comes and goes with not much notice, or is it going to be the new thing that shakes the tech world as we know it? Well, the truth is, no one ever really knows, but that doesn’t mean you should completely stay away from it. Even if it does turn out to be a waste of time and money, you can be that person who can safely say they've bought that new gadget and can give your well-educated opinion recommending it to no one else. It's a very specific appeal to buying things, yes. With that out of the way, let’s look at some tech which has popped up over the recent years which has been tested not to be entirely useless, and even some would say worth owning.
From getting a job to having someone walk your dog, there is is an app for just about everything. Since the creation of the first smartphone, the last few years have seen it become a must-have item for all types of people. And its growing ubiquity means that it is now the most commonly used device to access the internet. This growing popularity has opened the door for countless apps to be developed and play a part in all aspects of our lives from shopping to dating, and entertainment to news. Let’s take a look at the main types of app and how influential they have been.
If you already have a great idea for manufacturing items that are in high demand, the next step should be to find premises for your equipment. If you don’t require a ship or office, you simply need a place to work from and store your machinery. No matter if you are a designer who is creating custom clothing items and accessories for order, or a mechanic who creates parts for rare cars, you will need a safe workshop. Instead of buying or leasing one, you might want to start off in a spare room or garage. Find out more about which ideas you can make come true from your home workshop.
Now we know this isn’t going to calm any nerves (especially if you are new to this side of things), but Google scrutinizes about 200 variables when it comes to ranking a site. That’s a lot. The reason we used the word ‘about’ is because no one actually knows for certain; it is part of the challenge. Either way, the number is high; it is intimidating.
The thing that you need to realize, though, is that not all of these ranking factors are born equal. Some are considered to be absolutely must-have while others are seen to be, well, more like bonus points that may have the smallest smidgen of influence on getting found.
So, to help you decipher what is important and what is nice, we have compiled a list of the Google ranking factors that everyone should know about.
Are you the smartest gamer you could be? You might instinctively want to say yes if you’ve put endless hours into your favorite games and climbed online leaderboards. Still, being a smart gamer goes a little deeper than that. We’re talking about being smart in terms of the way you consume games and the way in which you look after yourself whilst you’re playing games. Your approach to games in themselves comes into this, of course, but you have to remember that there’s a world outside that screen whenever you play a video game, whatever the medium through which you’re playing one.
So, in answer to the title of this article, you might not be the smartest gamer you could be. You might have mastered the skills necessary to boss all your favorite games but you might not have quite mastered looking after your health, saving money, and perhaps even improving your performance by getting better gear and equipment. We’re going to talk about all of these things in this article, and you’ll hopefully be able to become an even better gamer afterwards (or, at the very least, a smarter gamer).
When it comes to choosing your tech, you may feel as if you know what you want. But do you really? Do you know exactly what you should be using, what’s best for your business, which pieces will suit you personally? It’s easy to look at the latest launches and decide that, yes, that’s exactly what you need. But how much of that is marketing, and how much is really you knowing what you want? If you’re not starting to question yourself, and feel unsure of what is really the best tech solution for your needs, then you’ve come to the right place. Because we’re going to talk through the top tips on how to decide what's right for you.
Starting a business of any size requires you to take care of your accounts right from the get go.
Whether you plan on aiming high or staying small, taking care of your accounts properly is a must. However, considering how best to do this for your business is crucial.
Let’s discuss how you should take care of your company accounts in the way that’s best for you:
Heal, the leading app in doctor house calls is now expanding its services.
The Heal Health Network aims to bring patients, primary care, and all providers together for the first time.
In addition to qualified doctors, Heal’s on-demand platform now offers curated services like lactation consulting and soon physical therapy.
These services are often prescribed or recommended by doctors, but difficult for patients to find, schedule, and coordinate. With HHN, doctors through Heal can recommend curated and vetted providers to patients who can now receive lactation guidance, and other services conveniently at their home or office.
“The Heal Health Network finally closes the loop between patients, doctors, and health services providers for the first time,” said Dr. Renee Dua M.D, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder at Heal.
“As many of us know, it’s hard enough having back pain, or a new baby to care for. It’s even harder having to wait three weeks, on average, to see a doctor only to find out you have to wait again and commute someplace else to get physical therapy or lactation services. We’re making it so everything comes to you on your schedule."
"Soon, if you wake up with back pain, you can see a Heal doctor and get physical therapy, all without leaving the privacy of your home or office, all on the same day. More importantly, the care between you, your doctor and your therapist are now coordinated so your doctor can recommend a health service provider and then your service provider can keep your doctor up-to-date on progress, in real time.”
As of today, highly-qualified, highly-vetted lactation consultants are available to patients in California 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., through a simple request via the Heal mobile app or website.
Rates will range from $80 to $199 per session and these health service providers will be available in two to 24 hours.
Click here for more info.
You can also connect with Heal on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you now know that Apple has released three new devices, the 8, the 8 plus, and the iPhone X.
The X is Apple'high end model that has loads of great features, the main one being the facial recognition feature that replaces the fingerprint ID on the iPhone X. The reception of the two versions of the iPhone 8 has been pretty poor, so it seems that people are waiting for the iPhone X to come out, but is that really sensible.
It costs $100 more than the 8 Plus, but is it really worth it?
Change How You Charge - featuring Samsung
If you are anything like me you are constantly draining your battery while capturing the best content using those awesome but battery draining apps like Instagram, Snapchat or iMovie.
Now, you don’t have to just use the cable and charger that came in the box with your phone, there are so many new ways to charge your phone. Check out this route via Samsung!
When you’re great with technology, or you have a huge interest in all things tech, you may be thinking about how you can use your skills and knowledge to take on the world of business. And so you should be. Because when you are skilled, and you love all things tech, why shouldn’t you use what you know to build a better future for yourself?
But it’s usually at this point that you start to think of all of the online businesses that you could be making. After all, an online business can often be bootstrapped to success. But, you shouldn’t have to limit your options. Because just like you use your tech tools to do anything you want online, you can use them in a wide range of business areas too.
So much so, you could actually transform a certain area of business and make it so much better. Like manufacturing. Manufacturing has long been seen as the type of business that involves huge investments, factories, and old-fashioned supply chains. But that’s definitely an archaic way of looking at things. Instead, you can take your tech skills to completely transform the industry, just as some businesses already are. So if you’ve always wanted to make your own products, here’s how you can use technology to do it.
Whoever said running a business was easy? Nobody, that’s who!
Yes, people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg seem to manage things effortlessly, but that’s only because they have worked hard to get to where they are today. Of course, they are still as susceptible to a bad day at the office as any of us. They are only human after all. We think!
Running a business isn’t easy, and some days will be better than others. Still, no matter how positive you feel when you walk through the door in the morning, there may be any number of disasters waiting to ruin your day. Or there may be none. You won’t know until you arrive at the office, though you may be able to preempt some of them. While we can’t predict every issue you will face at work; we have come up with some of the common woes faced by business owners today. Have a look and see if any of them apply to you. But don’t worry, we have provided some useful solutions to turn your day around if you do encounter any of them.
All hard drives are transitory products, and there will come a time when they stop working. In the meantime, there are several care tips you can use to improve the lifespan of your hard drive. Think of it as making the most out of the hard-earned bucks you used to buy your storage unit. Ideally, that’s what most people want, and no one will hesitate when given the opportunity to extend the use of their units. So, if you want to avoid the consequences of a failed hard drive, you’ll find the tips herein quite helpful.
After the exciting time Sasha Talks Tech had at the inaugural Dublin Tech Summit, we're super excited to now head to Lisbon, Portugal Nov 6-11 for the annual Web Summit tech conference.
Founded in 2010 by Paddy Cosgrave and co-founders Daic Hickey and David Kelly, the Web Summit is one of the world's largest technology, innovation and entrepreneurship events. The conference launched in 2010 in Ireland and will remain in Lisbon until 2020!
Read on for 4 things we are super excited about at 2017's Web Summit this November.
One of the biggest issues when it comes to home security is the cost.
Looking to DIY?
Then look no further than Swann.
The Australian company, on Tuesday, announced the launch of their latest product, the wire-free Smart Security Camera.
Swann's Smart Security Camera is perfect for keeping your home, apartment/dorm, or small business safe!
It can be used for everything from keeping an eye out for potential intruders to checking in on your dog while you are at work!
Read on for 4 things you'll love about their latest release!
With Apple, Samsung and Nokia battling for global dominance, it's easy to think there are limited options in the smartphone department. However, there are a lot of other great smartphones out there, ones which you will probably have never heard of, but ones which have some really amazing and impressive features of their own. They are cheaper than the big brands and will surprise you with how powerfully they can run and the stunning designs.
Let's take a moment to check out some of the smartphones on the market you’ve probably never seen before.
Good intentions, terrible leader? How do you know if this is you?
When you decide to become an entrepreneur, you’re not just announcing to the world that you have ideas and plan to make them a reality. You also agree to be a leader, and that’ll happen as soon as you hire your first employees.
The problem is, it takes time to acquire leadership skills, and in all likelihood, you’ll be navigating blind for the first few months. While you can’t expect to be the perfect boss at all times, there’s every chance that you are - often unintentionally - annoying your employees in one way or another. And if you want your company to be happy and productive, then this is one thing you need to avoid. Below, we take a look at fifteen common ways bosses annoy their employees.
Take a read, and you’ll be on your way to being a better boss!
Does the concept of learning from home appeal to you?
The chances are you know someone who works from home - maybe you even work from home yourself - as working remotely is becoming a more and more popular trend.
But what about learning from home, is this something that you would consider for yourself or your children?
When it comes to learning from home, there are some incredible tools that you can take advantage of. Each of which can help to make learning from home easier and more effective. Wondering what these amazing tech tools are?
For everything that you need to know, read on....we've got your back :)
In business, if you look like you’re doing a good job you are halfway to doing a good job. This is because, a lot of the time, it’s all about perception. It’s all about selling yourself and your services to potential customers by not only doing a good job, but by looking good as you do it.
And to make your business look good in this sense, you need to ensure the building or room(s) in which it works from look good. In fact, they need to look better than good: they need to look official. And to make your office look official, make sure to read on to find some advice on how to do so.
When I was a kid everybody had a landline phone but these days it isn’t as common. Most people in their twenties don’t have one, yet everyone has a cell phone. I didn’t bother buying one when I moved into my own house because I hadn’t used one for years.
The older generation and businesses still use them, but it seems like they are a fading trend.
In 2004, a tiny 5 percent of people said they didn’t have a landline in the house at all. Just 3 years later, that figure had ridden to around 15 percent.
Who knows how rare they’ll be in a few years. The same thing happened to phone booths so it makes sense that landlines will become obsolete as well. But is it really a good idea to get rid of them completely?
Thinking about Christmas presents? Probably not, first we need to get through Halloween and then a little later Thanksgiving. Besides, there’s no point in starting Christmas shopping until after the Black Friday sales. As such, you may want to think about just treating your family to some cool tech. You’ll be pleased to know that many of the devices that we’re talked.
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