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Life is full of surprises — not all of them welcome ones. Here’s how Apple, Android and Windows let your phone ride the Wayback Machine back to a time before things went wrong. Factory Reset or Rebooting There are three solutions built into every smartphone that could get you up and running again; a soft reboot, hard reboot or a factory reset. Here are the details on how each method works whether it’s for a Windows, Android or Apple device. Try Rebooting First The first thing you should try is a ‘soft’ restart to resolve whatever is the problem; this is as easy as turning your phone off, waiting a while and then turning it on again. Here’s how to reboot phones using the three major OS’s: Rebooting an Android Phone Rebooting an Android phone is as simple as holding down the power button until the power off/restart screen appears,…

Cloud Computing No one will argue with the fact that the Internet has changed practically everything about the modern business landscape. Digging even deeper, however, the true impact can be seen in cloud computing. Information is no longer tethered to local machines and can instead be accessed from anywhere with an Internet connection, opening up a new frontier for working and communicating remotely. Each year brings new changes to the cloud landscape, and 2018 will be no exception to the rule. So, what does the near future of cloud computing look like? Here are 4 predictions on where things will most likely be going in 2018 and beyond. 1. Niche Application Availability Most of the first applications to truly take advantage of the cloud were relatively broad-reaching in nature. Salesforce, for example, helped to pioneer the cloud and has been utilized across a wide variety of industries for years. As…

Eradicate Racism The destructive power of racism can be overwhelming, but is there a way to effectively combat this social vice? There are many ways to eradicate racism, but technology is seen to have the greatest potential to ultimately kick racism out of the world. In fact, scientists are currently exploring how technology can be used to build empathy and minimize tension between various groups of people. For this Transbeam SD WAN blog post, the purpose is to highlight how technology has played an integral in the fight against racism. Hashtag Activism Hashtag activism, or social activism, is the practice of fighting for a cause through social media, especially Twitter. It derives its name from the use of hashtags (#), which are normally used to talk about a cause on Twitter. With this kind of activism, you don’t have to go out in the streets to protest. All you need…

Screen Capture Studio Movavi Screen Capture Studio is an indispensable tool for people to use in recording various types of screencast videos. Teachers can use the software to record educational videos to help students understand the subjects that they teach. It can be used to give a tour on the features of a particular software. You can also use it to create a video gameplay tutorial to teach newbies how to play the game. If you like to watch online movies but don’t always have internet access, you can use Movavi Screen Capture Studio to record the movies so that you can watch it offline. The screen capture software is also suitable for recording the video calls conducted over Skype or other instant messengers. Movavi Screen Capture Studio can be downloaded from the download page at the official Movavi site. After downloading the program, you must run the setup and…

Lab Mice Tagging Lab mice are raised for experiments that benefits humans. But, did you know that labs don’t want healthy mice? Labs spend big bucks for sick mice because it’s they carry the disease the experiments try to cure. So, they order mice with epilepsy, arthritis, or obesity. They come with diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, or cancer. Not only are the mice sick, but they are also sick in certain ways. Perhaps it is the term of the illness or the degree of the problem. Some are so lethargic, they could not fill out a timesheet if they had too. Breeders charge developing the rodents to fit the lab specifications in addition to their age, gender, and DNA. Too expensive to get things wrong. NBC News reported that labs can spend as much as $100,000 for a custom-built mouse. The report goes on, “Always a mainstay of scientific research, mice…

High Tech Laser Engraver What’s your business up to? And, what do you need to compete? You need answers to both these questions if you’re looking to invest in a high tech laser engraver. For instance, if you just need one occasionally, you look for certain features. If you use engrave frequently, you need others. If you engrave different surfaces as you need them or if you do mass numbers at a time, you look for certain tools. Where to start? Put some serious effort into assessing your needs. A small but successful trophy store has certain needs. A manufacturer that produces tools and components has other needs. And, the business that engraves numbers or barcodes for warranties and inventory has yet another set of problems. Lorraine Ross, writing for EngraversJournal.com, even describes “tech tatts.” She says, “Some of the most popular items being engraved today include iPods and mp3…

Smart Manufacturing The Internet of Things provides data collection, analysis, and processing with greater speed, efficiency, control, and visibility than ever. It’s natural that such innovations would soon be applied to manufacturing; where speed, control, and visibility are integral components of profitable operations. Together, such tech development is referred to as “smart” manufacturing. With IoT, you’re able to collect data pertaining to your operational systems in real time. This allows you to maximize your investments in manufacturing equipment. You’ll be able to visibly detect proper operation, or erroneous operation, find the problem, fix it, and keep producing. Think of “smart” manufacturing as acquiring the data requisite to truly fine-tune your operations. What’s more, innovations that analyze such data are continuing to develop. The cutting edge continues to swing, by no means is it stationary. Like a blade swung in an attack maneuver, as it grows closer to finishing its arc,…