Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tail for your smart mobile

For those who watch Movies, Television series on your mobile, this post is for you.

Many people including me have tendency of watching movies on my iPhone or any other smartphone which supports video streaming services like Netflix. A movie lasts at least for an hour. Holding an iPhone  which is 137grams for an hour is a pain.
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So, I was looking around for a case which is light weight and can help to support in watching these videos for an hour long. I was interested in a simple design which doesn't add much weight to my iPhone. I found none for a while.

For quite a while, I pondered myself saying that iPhone is designed in such a way that no case on it looks good. It looks fantastic with its bear body.  I am sure most of you agree with me. Ofcourse, other mobiles looks fantasitc too.

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At last, I bumped up into a site where they were selling Mobile Tail which looks like a tail of animal. Its a simple and quite interesting design. Looks designer feel their mobiles as pets. They have derived the concept of tail from this.

It's too flexible that it can hold your mobile vertically or horizontally and the angle can be easily changed by attaching the tail on a different spot on the back side.

ckie state  "A portion of the profits from selling this product will be donated to an animal preservation group".

Not but not the least, whats the length of the tail ? 

Its Length is 125 mm.  If you are interested, buy this on ckie.


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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

5 reasons to use cloud databases

The question of data storage is even more complex when you migrate to cloud solutions. The biggest concern of corporations is the loss of confidential data. However, not all the data can be transferred to a third-party company. In many countries the status of operators of personal data is still uncertain. Yet the number of database storage service providers in the cloud is growing steadily. How do they attract users? The first answer is obvious - saving money. However, there are other motives as well.

Cost Reduction
Normally, low initial cost and lower cost of operation of cloud solutions are considered to be the price advantages of this option of data storage. Choosing a cloud database, a company can save on salaries of database administrators. There are a few really skilled professionals in the market and, often, the ones that are already working in the company are overloaded with current tasks. Moreover, company budget and corporate policy do not allow hiring new employees. Choosing cloud solutions you won’t have to worry about configuring the database server, and the price for supporting it is usually much lower. 


Replacement of Staff - High Availability 
Unfortunately, a small team of in-house employees, overloaded with the database, can not always provide the necessary level of service. This is when cloud solutions, that promise a very high level of availability, and classic IT outsourcing come in handy. Hourly wages can be an effective way of organizing the IT support, including in the evenings, weekends and holidays.

Proactive approach 
The company experts’ skills of the DBMS are very often needed in many projects. On the other hand, this vital task of database monitoring and management is considered to be non-core activity for IT professionals. The team of database specialists, who are overloaded with higher priority tasks, does not have time for proactive work. This is why signing a contract with an external monitoring service provider you should make sure that it includes proactive monitoring. This will help the company get rid of a lot of unnecessary problems. 

Keeping up with the times 
DBAs and organizations where they work need to keep up to date with the latest database technologies. DB Software is becoming more complex, and the training of specialists gets increasingly expensive. External providers can quickly cover the gaps in knowledge and experience of internal teams. 

Lack of experience 
The fact is that many companies do not have database specialists. It's one thing to run a SQL Server or to insure the availability of the application. It’s quite a different situation to correct errors in the database and optimize its performance. Company’s internal IT team can manage for a while, but with the appearance of the real problems, the organization will have to urgently seek the help of an external expert. When it comes to the cloud, your database bottlenecks become a headache for the service provider. Of course, a large company could hire a really high-class specialists of database administration, you just have to get to the first level support line with your problem. 

Each organization is unique, and each of them has specific reasons for outsourcing. However, there are also many common reasons to use cloud databases. The need for high-quality technical support, of course, is paramount.

This article is provided by Marieta Hovhannisyan - a blogger, who is passionate about all things technology. She writes about latest tech news, specifically topics such as cloud computing, IT systems monitoring and big data.

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Free tool to Print screen and store captured files automatically to a specific folder you need !!!

This post is for Windows 7 users who struggle a lot to print screen and save the capture data into a JPEG,PNG etc files.

In Windows 7 and prior Windows platform to capture a screen shot, you need to go through following steps.

  1. Alt+PrintScreen
  2. Win+R ("run")
  3. type "mspaint" enter
  4. Ctrl-V (paste)
  5. Ctrl-S (save)
  6. use file dialog
  7. Alt-F4 (close mspaint)
Dont you think its a tedious process.  I think so. Why not use a software utility which does this task for you. 

Yes there is an utility called Screenshot Utility. This is an amazing tool which doesn't much computer skills to master it.

Just only two steps to follow:

Step 1 : Download the freely available utility from Screenshot Utility to your windows folder of your choice.
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Step 2: Install by double clicking the downloaded executable and follow below images.

Accep the agreement
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Choose next:
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Select your installation folder. Mine I have selected as the default c:\Program Files(x86) folder
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Complete the installation process by choosing restart later and clicking Finish button.
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Now a small Camera icon pops up in your system tray. Its Screenshot Utility icon to change any settings or preferences.
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Right click on the Screenshot Utility icon and select configure option.
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