Posted on September 5, 2011 by technongadget
Senior citizens often need help as they no longer have the ability to do things, which they used to do. In many cases, family members can not always be at home to help them. They may have to attend their school or work. Many families also can not hire a private nurse or helper to stay the whole day to assist the elderly. In these kinds of situations, the best way is to purchase few aids and gadgets for your loved ones.
Some useful gadgets for seniors include Walking Stick-Adjustable Folding, Pain gone pen, Over Bed/Chair Tables, Pill reminder, Long handled reaches, Tablet Crusher, Home Security/Career Alarms, Grab Rails, Hearing Aids / Loop Systems, and others. The above gadgets come for a resonable price and ensure that the aged can be independent of them.
However, you need to know that seniors helping gadgets can not stop any emergency from happening, so you can be extra careful by removing things at the house which can cause injuries to the aged people. You can also ensure that your parents or aged are roomed on the ground floor so that they don not have to climb upstairs and injure themselves.
Portable games can be very useful for the elderly as they can not move much. It provides them with the entertainment that they need. Since the aged people are at home the whole day, it is a good idea to schedule your time accordingly. This will give them a feeling of dignity.
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Posted on September 28, 2010 by technongadget
Many computer users are fed up with consistent attacks of adware which is basically software that is not meant to harm your system but to display unwanted advertisements on your computers screen. These adware often come through other software that is available for free. For instance, if you download new wallpapers or new themes on your computer or any games etc, you run the risk of downloading adware also. Usually, adware is not harmful and don’t cause any serious problems but it can be highly irritating. It can also slow down your system and will hamper your productivity. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to get rid of adware.
Instead of focusing on removing adware, you should focus on prevention of adware on your system. Don’t download any software that has not been published by any reputed manufacturer. You need to be cautious while downloading icons, emoticons and futile software etc. There is plenty of software that can help you in removing adware. Such software first scan your system for all the adware and then clean out all the adware from your computer. But you should buy anti-adware software only from a recognized and certified manufacturer.
Many a times, adware come through junk mails or spam. You should not open and click all the spam because that will automatically install adware on your system. You should delete all the temporary files, cookies and folders from your system on a regular interval. Always update your anti-adware software for better results.
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Posted on August 31, 2010 by technongadget
Broadband internet connection has come as a boon for net users. Before the arrival of broadband, the only option for internet users was the dial-up connection in which telephone lines were used to access the internet. The dial-up connection was very slow and costly. It used to take a long time but arrival of broadband connections changed that scenario. Also known as High Speed Internet access, it provides high download and upload speeds and also enables you to surf websites with far better speed. You can also make voice calls with the help of broadband connection. That explains the rising popularity of broadband connections. There are different types of broadband connections.
SDSL refers to ‘Symmetrical Digital Subscriber line’. SDSL connection requires separate phone lines to provide access to the internet. It is ideal for those who have vast amounts of data to upload.
ADSL is ‘Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line’ and it is most popular type of broadband connection. In this mode of connection, devices are used to connect it to telephone lines. ADSL connection is famous for providing higher download speeds. Compared to SDSL, ADSL offers slower upload speeds.
3G is the latest technology in broadband connection. With the help of 3G, you can access internet on your mobile phones with relatively higher speed. Using 3G, simultaneous transmission of data and voice becomes much easier. It also offers fast data transfer.
Wireless ISP is another type of broadband connection and it refers to ‘Wireless Internet Service Provider’. Popularly known as Wi-Fi, it can work every effectively within a certain range. However, accessing internet through Wi-Fi can be difficult at places like hill stations or basements etc because of poor signal.
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Posted on July 30, 2010 by technongadget
Data has become the most valuable commodity in today’s world. That makes the role of collecting and transferring data even more crucial. New technologies have arrived on the scene to make these functions friendlier for the users. When it comes to transferring data you can’t help but think of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Both these technologies are used in establishing connection between two devices and transfer data.
Talking specifically about each one of them, let’s start with Wi-Fi first. Wi-Fi connection uses wireless router to convert the data into radio signals. Thereafter, data is transmitted to the devices attached to it. It is used to provide connectivity to the internet. Usually, in case of Wi-Fi, router is connected to a DSL internet connection. On the other hand, Bluetooth devices use radio waves to transmit data from one device to another.
Both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are quite different in their operations. For a layman, it is hard to set up a Wi-Fi connection without knowing a bit about networking whereas anyone can set Bluetooth devices. You can connect endless number of devices using Bluetooth but Wi-Fi connections are restricted to routers and modems. Wi-Fi form LAN connections using which users can share data and communicate with one another apart from accessing the internet. But Bluetooth devices create PAN which only allows limited amounts of data transfer. Wi-Fi connections can have range of 300 feet whereas Bluetooth devices have an effective range of about 30 ft only.
The main use of Wi-Fi is in transmitting data from a system to DSL internet lines but in case of Bluetooth, the main usage area is transfer of audio data from cell phones to wireless headsets. Bluetooth have slow data transmission speed compared to Wi-Fi connections. To sum up, both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth have different spheres of operations and they both serve different purposes to different users.
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Posted on June 30, 2010 by technongadget
Netbook and Notebooks are wonderful examples of rapid advancement of technology. Most of the gadget lovers are often confused between these two. People who are willing to change their ageing laptops are struggling to choose one between these two types of systems. Before you make your final decision between the two, you need to be aware of basic difference between a netbook and notebook.
Let’s start with the size aspect. Netbooks definitely enjoys an upper hand when talking of size. They are light, compact and small and look very sleek. The screen size of netbook is usually 11’’ or less. They weigh almost half of notebooks and are perfect for portability. Netbooks also have an advantage over notebooks in terms of battery life. Compared to notebooks, netbooks consume less power and last much longer than notebook. Netbooks have small screens and no optical drive and that helps in saving power consumption. Netbook is ideally suited for internet browsing and for basic data processing. A notebook has high speed processor whereas a netbook has low processor. Netbook also has low disk storage capacity and relatively less RAM. Most of the netbooks have hard drive space of 160 GB.
Netbooks are idle bet for gadget freaks. However, on the down side, netbook is not really equipped to play movies, games or for other multimedia purposes. Notebooks are perfect for heavy computer users and for running all sorts of applications. Notebook offers speed and multitasking abilities.
Coming to price issue, netbooks are definitely more conveniently priced than high end notebooks. In fact, cost is the single biggest factor working in favor of Netbooks. Netbooks are easy to carry whereas notebooks are heavy and pricey. One should choose between the two depending upon his computing requirements. For basic users, Netbooks are perfect bet whereas for heavy users, notebooks are a must-have.
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Posted on May 30, 2010 by technongadget
We all have heard of presentation or seminar. There are two distinct parties in a seminar; presenter and the participants who either listen or interact with the presenter. Most of the times, the only technology being used in a seminar is a projector or a laser pointer. But then, we are living in the era of technological revolution. Now, you can sit in your office or home and participate in a seminar thousands of miles away. You could just be a participant or even give a lecture listened by several people in real time. You can also answer all the questions raised by the people. It could be a class lecture or a corporate conference. This path-breaking technology is called webinar.
The webinar makes use of modern technologies like the internet, computer and the speaker or headphone. Webinar not only save time but money also. No one including the presenter or the participants needs to be physically present there. All one needs to have is an internet connection. Some of the important features of webinar include multimedia files, keynote slides, markup tool, digital video camera, remote mouse pointer, full motion webcam, real time audio communication, and speakers etc. Webinars can also organize web tours for participants with the help of URLs and scripts.
People attending the presentation activity can chat for live questions and answers. Screen and application sharing is also an important part of webinar. It helps in saving money spent on travel and material. Considered as the most effective method of conducting meetings, webinars can be conducted from 2 to more than a 1000 people anywhere in the world. Considering the benefits offered by webinars, they are here to stay.
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Posted on April 30, 2010 by technongadget
We all know the concept of voice mail and how it works. It is a wonderful tool in the hands of people and corporate houses. In fact, the best example of how voice mail works is to check out the customer support of any company. You will be welcomed with a sweet automated voice that instructs you about different options. Voice mail is not just that automated system. It is much more than that. What actually voice mail system does is to record messages from people both inside and outside the organization. Here, we are talking from a corporate point of view.
In corporate houses, there is this centralized recording equipment that records, stores and plays back the messages. It also acts as an answering machine. Voice mail is a wonderful tool for corporate as they can answer many phones at the same time. It is also used in transferring callers to their respective numbers for personal assistance. Voice mail system saves a lot of money for business houses. There is no need of hiring someone just to attend the call. Company can leave the calls unattended and it will be diverted to respective call recipients. Choosing right voice mail system is very important.
Quality voice mail systems are quite expensive so it makes sense to thoroughly analyze its functions. It should meet all the business requirements of the corporate. Don’t go for the glamorous features that you won’t require. Using internet, one can get all the information pertaining to voice mail systems.
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