Gorgeous LCD Displays That Won’t Set You Back

Gorgeous LCD Displays That Won’t Set You Back

It is always entertaining to watch a movie from the 90′s and see those large, bulky cathode ray tube monitors weighing down desks throughout different scenes. While the CRT was once the most common form of computer display unit that brought us into the modern age of high-definition display, they have since become an irrelevant memory of the past.   Flat panel LCD computer monitor (Photo:†Wikipedia)   Most people now depend on sleek, flat-screen monitors to deliver the visual output of their desktop computer. These new displays provide crystal-clear pictures through a glare free high-resolution display that some people prefer over their television. However, high quality generally means high price. So how can you find a high-performance monitor at an affordable price? The answer lies within†LCD†monitors. LCD Monitors Vs. CRT Monitors While CRT monitors are still being used, they are quickly getting replaced by lighter, more efficient LCD flat panel monitors. However, people who have yet to make the change might be curious as to what sets a LCD monitor apart from a CRT monitor. Below are a few of the most notable differences: Size†- CRT monitors are notably large and bulky while LCDs are sleek and flat making them more versatile for transport. Weight†- LCD monitors utilize advanced components that are smaller and more efficient. As a result, they weigh much less than the heavier, outdated technology of the CRT. Picture Quality†- Most LCD monitors exhibit crystal clear high-resolution viewing offered in high-definition. As such, the picture quality of a LCD is drastically better than on a traditional CRT that does not contain the same technology. What Makes...
Making Sense of Google Apps On An iPhone

Making Sense of Google Apps On An iPhone

If you are an iPhone user but you also love Google’s services then there are plenty of applications designed to help you get access to them on your Apple device. †Whether you have an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or 3G, you have access to the world of Google Apps right at the touch of your fingertips.   Here are 10 of the best iPhone apps which help you make better sense of Google apps.   Google+ With over 90 million users the Google+ social networking platform is one of the fastest growing around. Its intuitive use of Circles to group people together and help share content appropriately is now available for iPhone in a dedicated app. †Google Hangout video chatting is the killer app here.   YouTube The world`s most popular video streaming site is a backbone of the iPhone and since Apple does not support Flash you will need this native app to watch the latest clip of a cat falling off a chair.   Google Earth A full 3D overview of the planet earth is accessible thanks to this excellent application, allowing you to get a satellite’s eye view of the world and even check out its topography up close and personal with intuitive touch screen controls.   Google Translate This app will help you out if you are trying to jump through some linguistic hoops when communicating with a foreign client or travelling abroad. The translation tools are always improving so accuracy is on the rise.   Gmail If you are intimately familiar with the Gmail interface from your PC or laptop and you...
10 Tips for Twitter Awesomeness

10 Tips for Twitter Awesomeness

Every once in awhile I get together with a bunch of friends where I get asked about the secret sauce of social media domination. But the truth is, there’s no real secret sauce other than you really need to treat twitter less like a vending machine for attention and more like a venue for finding more people to talk to about the things you love. I have a primer presentation that I give to clients called The 5 C’s of Social Media Engagement which tries to present a formal framework for social media activities to pursue. †But if you really just get some basics down, you’ll be on your way to some Twitter Awesomeness. So here’s a bunch of tips I recently shared when asked what they should be doing on Twitter. †Take a look. . .     Here’s this month’s 10 TIPS FOR TWITTER AWESOMENESS: 1. Set up listening posts so you can add commentary or promote topics,†trends, people or news in your niche. †Set up Google Alerts with†keywords you care about. †[Tweet this tip] 2.†Find 10 top leaders in your niche and start to follow who they†follow so you enter into the right conversations. ††[Tweet this tip] 3. Search for “?” or interrogative words on twitter to identify†questions you can answer, respond or brainstorm against. ††[Tweet this tip] 4. Stay focused. †Pick a general niche and tweet on topic. ††[Tweet this tip] 5.†Tweet more of what you read & rave. †Not what you eat & peeve. ††[Tweet this tip] 6. Post consistently. †Post often. † Set a recurring calendar item to remind you to search, reply...
The M(oblie) Generation & The iPad Dad

The M(oblie) Generation & The iPad Dad

It used to be that you went to with your black and white marbled composition notebooks. Then loose-leaf binders — those Trapper Keepers were the best! These days it’s quite different, even for the littlest ones in our grade schools. . . This month, I was interviewed as an iPad Dad for Forbes Magazine — they were looking to uncover what’s happening in our schoolhouses across the country.† Originally, I thought I was at the forefront with my kids.† But in reality, our kids aren’t as much of an outlier as I initially thought. At this point, the iPad has taken the first steps for tablets in becoming the notebook killer in our schools. According to Forbes, over 2,300 schools have brought in the iPad to the classroom.† And in fact, over 600 schools have set-up a 1:1 ratio in classes. The iPad is inspiring the sort of learning and creativity in Jahngís kids that Heathkits, crystal radios and, letís be frank, PCs, did for generations past. Here’s the article that come out in Forbes: Education no longer is just about the content, but also about the medium.† That impacts creation, curation and consumption all together. It’s refreshing to see our schools embracing the need to look at the curriculum from such a different approach.† The final trajectory promises to certainly be quite different for this M(obile) Generation. What do you think about all this tech in the classroom?† Good for the kids? Bad? Share a comment...