The latest in modern technology and IT developments mean that certain aspects of life, such as health care, sanitation, and food hygiene, are a lot safer than what they were just a few decades ago.
As a result, we are more at ease with tech. After all it has helped with major things like allowing you to lead much healthier lives.
But is tech really as safe as it seems? In fact, most people would be quick to argue that some of the newest technologies can actually damage our health and put us at risk.
Read on for 5 examples of potential areas of risk in today's modern age of tech.
The average person spends around 90 minutes on their phone every day. Over the course of a year, that adds up to about 23 days spent scrolling. Phone usage is only likely to increase with younger generations using theirs a lot more than their parents. Some people might consider that a bad thing, suggesting that it’s not healthy to spend so much time staring at a screen. But if you’re a business owner, you should consider it an opportunity.
Running an office comes with numerous expenses, from electricity to office supplies. You can't avoid paying for some things, but you can still find ways to spend less. The more you spend on your office, the less money you'll have for treating your staff or growing your business. By saving money around your office, you can often avoid being wasteful too. It can make you more conscious about the equipment and supplies that you're using, as well as how much energy and water you're using to keep the office going. Take a look at some of the ways you could be saving money in your small office.
Editors note: This is a guest post from Digital Diplomat Andy in partnership with Roomba
We live in the era of convenience and speed, and what better way is there to achieve these advantages than investing in a high quality robotic vacuum cleaner? The iRobot company has successfully found a niche in making cleaning of our floors a walk in the park.
With their Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner series, all you need to do is press a button and relax as these machines sweep and vacuum your floors to perfection. Given their well thought out designs and technologies, there is no doubt that the Roomba series bears the best robotic vacuums in the market. Well, let’s see exactly what makes Roombas tick at their job.
It’s 2018, and more businesses than ever are starting to realize that people like fun brands. The stuffy corporate brand isn’t engaging. That's why I launched my collective, Perks of Ambition, an outlet for creative entrepreneur.
That isn’t to say suited professionals or office environments don’t exist anymore, they do and I've worked in plenty of them Today different things matter to consumers, and companies are starting to brand themselves differently in order to gain the interest of potential customers.
Perhaps you feel that it’s time your business took a more exciting approach to its marketing strategy and overall branding.
Keep reading! This guide should help you on your way to making your brand exciting and unpredictable.
Promote values that mean something to people.
What makes your brand interesting to people? Great deals and well-designed marketing campaigns are both things that can draw people’s attention, but every business in every industry is offering those things. If you want to give your target customers a reason to choose you over the competition then you need to deliver something a little extra. You need to stand for something that means something to people. Perhaps your company offers a service of equal quality to a big brand in the industry, but you might decide to take a more environmentally-friendly approach to running your business. This could be the factor that sways customers to choose you over your bigger rival. You need to stand for something exciting. Be passionate. If you humanize your business then people will engage with you.
Surprise Customers With Rewards
Another great way to make your brand more exciting and unpredictable is to surprise your customers with rewards. The long-term success of a company depends on its ability to retain customers. Good sales statistics are always nice to see, but you need to make sure you’re not seeing lots of one-time customers. You’ve got to encourage those people to come back for more. If you email customers with vouchers, discount codes, or even freebies then you’re bound to leave a lasting impression on them. That’ll show them how much you value your client base and help to create a growing number of returning customers.
You could even host competitions on social media to get customers excited and potentially draw attention from people who’ve never heard of your brand before. You could use a random number generator in Excel to select the winner of a prize draw. It’s very easy to organize that kind of competition. The point is that people always get excited by rewards, gifts, or deals of any kind. It makes your brand a little more exciting for existing customers and potential customers. You should also regularly ask questions on social media to get feedback from customers. It’s important to maintain a friendly and continuous relationship with your client base. Social networks can make that very easy.
We all know what technology can do for our business.
Tech helps your business in so many ways now that we cannot imagine our lives without it.
When it comes to the act of productivity in the workplace, technology has earned its keep, but when there are so many ways to keep tabs of productivity, are there any ways to maximize it even further but with something a little different?
OK, it’s the year twenty eighteen. If you own a business, then you don’t need to be told that technology is going to be instrumental to your success. It can help improve all areas of your operations. However, just throwing in some technology into the mix won’t give you your desired results. Actually, it might just complicate matters! To get the most out of technology, you need to find ways to ensure that your technology integrates positively with your business. Below, we take a look at a few things you’ll need to think about to achieve this goal.
There comes times in our lives where we like the sound of making changes and often that can have much to do with the lifestyle you lead.
For me there has been a variety of scenarios. Feeling low on energy, tracking my calories so I can finally get in shape and take a swimsuit photo with confidence. (Thanks to my photog Michael Avon)
Sound familiar? Well one thing I've learned in the past four years as a tech blogger and aficionado, I've found tech through website and apps to help out when I need guidance and motivation.
I wanted to share with you some of the things that you could consider trying.
Editors Note: This is a guest post from Digital Diplomat Makeda Saggau-Sackey from our favorite fashion blog The Glamazon Diaries. Connect with her on Insta @GlamazonDiaries
When it comes to travel, if you were to say I'm extremely passionate about it. that would be an understatement.
The apps in this post are curated from my one of my favorite getaways, a two-week stay in Cuba, but have no fear! Regardless of your international destination, these travel apps will be your BFF navigating you through foreign lands.
Trust me when I tell you that Cuba isn’t the place to be downloading apps from the Apple Store or Google Play. Limited connectivity on the island also means you won’t be able to access apps that typically need data to function, apps like Google and Apple Maps.
In Cuba, WiFi is scarce and as precious as gold for travelers eager to share the sites and sounds on social media. So before you even hop on the flight to Havana, please download the following apps to ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience.
On average, each individual is likely to move at least once in a lifetime. Some people, however, make over two moves in a year. And then there are the digital nomads who are actively challenging the concept of staying put in one place over a prolonged period. Whether it is for work or for home, shifting to a new place outside the city or even inside the same city can be an extremely daunting task!
Video gaming is an industry that dwarfs the film industry by several times, which is quite amazing to consider in the first instance. Video games are now enjoyed by people of all ages and cultures - it’s no longer a hidden activity for those who’d rather not head outside in the summer.
Building a gaming PC is perhaps one of the best technological builds you can partake in, as it offers you the chance to both develop a family media centre and give you that indulgent me-time you may require. With an extensive catalog of games to choose from, or perhaps continuing small hobbies such as the use of online casinos, this could be an excellent indulgence for you to enjoy.
But how should you build a gaming PC? Consider the following:
The next generation of aerial photography and video is here as the AirSelfie2 is now on sale at Amazon and Best Buy.
Read on to learn more about the pocket-sized flying AirSelfie2 camera and a breakdown of all its updated features to upgrade your aerial photography game including a new camera with even better resolution, longer battery life and your choice of four vibrant colors!
If you have decided that you want to become a circuit designer, you will need to make sure that you take the right steps so that you carve out this career for you. This includes pursuing the right education, as well as having a thorough understanding regarding what the job entails.
With that being said, read on to discover everything you need to know about a career as a circuit designer.
Voice assistant integration is a top technology trend of 2018. Now Swann, one of the innovators in home security, has made it even easier to see what’s happening at home.
Thanks to a partnership with Google Home, you can now use your voice to stream video from your security cameras to your TV.
Read on to learn how it works.
Technology has always made our lives better, of course. From light bulbs to telephones, advancements have been made down the years to improve the way we live our lives. While there will always be technophobes, those people still reliant on the news through print media, probably under the light of a candle, there are those of us who have made the most of what technology can offer. In this article, we will look at some of the ways technology is improving our lives today.
If you're looking to save, and you need a little motivation, check out Long Game, the first personal finance app to gamify savings, a lottery, and crypto together.
Did you know the average person has less than $500 in savings?
This app is changing how people interact with personal finance.
Read on to learn more on how you can save with Crypto Spin.
Our friends at Startup Grind Hollywood asked us to pass along this amazing opportunity from the folks at Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange.
Google for Entrepreneurs Exchange: Black Founders is a week-long immersion program focused on addressing the funding gap for startups led by Black founders.
Read on for more program information and how to submit.
You have to be fast because the deadline is August 8th!
If your business isn’t heavily relying on software at the minute, then we would put money on the fact that your business just isn’t doing as well as it needs to be doing. Software is propelling different companies into the modern age of business, and some are relying on it so heavily, that without it they would simply fail. But, we do understand why some companies out there might not rely on it as much as others.
After all, software is a form of technology, and we all know how much technology likes to break on us from time to time. But, we think software is the future, and if you use it alongside a strong management technique, we do believe you’ll create the perfect business. In our eyes, these are the areas that you should be relying on software the most
As a freelancer and solopreneur, I've been so bogged down in the day to day of project work, there have been times when some things slip through the cracks.
If you can't get all done yourself, one of the top strategies from experts is to outsource whatever you can so you, as a business owner, can focus on growth and maintaining relationships with current clientele.
Looking for some extra hands on deck, then you'll love Ask Lorem a new marketplace that connects website owners with freelance developers and designers.
Whether you run a small online store, or your business is in the big-money oil industry, it’s fair to say that spending as little money and squeezing as much productivity out of your business is the key to success. It’s good then that there has never been more tech solutions to help with both these problems, particularly when it comes to software.
Here are some of the tools you absolutely should use if you want to save time and money and run a successful business:
I love the summer, but if you have allergies, it takes some of the fun away. In fact, allergies rank as the the sixth leading cause of illness in the United States!
Heal, the app disrupting the medical industry by bringing back house calls is offering the unique ability through doctor house calls to counsel on environmental factors contributing to allergies in the home.
Read on to learn more about this new innovation!
Blogging is a fun hobby which can be done by absolutely anyone in the world.
Whether you are a savvy fashion expert, a business guru or a home Cook, a blog can be a wonderful way to express yourself and share your passion with the wider world. If you need some help and advice on different ways to blog alongside your full-time job, keep on reading.
Like so many other aspects of modern life, technology has played a big part in disrupting the banking sector as we know it.
To give you a better understanding of how this is the case, we are going to go through a few different ways in this blog post.
And as technology continues to advance, it is difficult to say how things will continue to change and adapt in the near and long-term future.
There is a silent war being fought right in front of our noses, in broad daylight. Traditional media has held the torch of keeping our interest, supplying us with information about what’s going on out there in the world, catch up with politics and news. These are channels like ABC, BBC, Fox News and many more that are similar. They have the been the guardians that stand at the gateway of knowledge. They have for decades and decades formed and shaped public opinion. Yet now, this new young kid is on the block and it's taking over at a rapid pace. Like two coral reefs that start to devour one another late at night when nobody is watching, except everyone can and is. New video streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime are giving customers what they want, which is more control over how and what media they consume. You can access your account and thus your shows anywhere in the world, at anytime you want. Sounds like heaven on earth right?
Well, don’t get too ahead of yourself just yet, there are some trials and tribulations you must go through first.
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