Wireless Technology – A Wave of New Business

At a time when wireless is just about to make its dent on the IT landscape – resellers can move another notch up the value chain by weaving a business model around wireless products and services as part of their business strategy.

Taking advantage of this opportunity involves getting up to speed with one of the hottest trends in technology today – the explosive growth of wireless data services that will soon put the power of Internet commerce into people’s pockets by providing the opportunity to do real-time transactions on the road.

The need is there in the overall Asian region – primarily in the form of a growing mobile workforce implementation in the corporate front & home networking in the SOHO segment and devices are available to serve that need. About 30 million mobile wireless devices are now used on a daily basis in India and sales of digital wireless handsets are expected to grow far faster than sales of personal computers in coming years.

But what can these wireless data devices be used for?

Most of the mobile data applications now on the market are the new consumer applications such as e-mail access or information services such as …

How to Make a Cheap Homemade Mouse Pad

Shopping for a mouse pad can be an eye-opening experience. How could a seven-inch by five-inch piece of flimsy lined rubber cost upwards of eight dollars? The mouse pads with pictures are almost twice the price! I cannot justify spending eight dollars on an ordinary mouse pad. It is a waste of money when considering the cost of printer ink, paper, and other necessary computer supplies. This made me think about the possibility of making a cheap homemade mouse pad instead of buying an overpriced piece of flimsy rubber from the store. Try these easy ways to make a cheap homemade mouse pad, and never buy a high-priced store-bought mouse pad again.

Buy a Sheet of Thick Colorful Craft Foam

Craft foam is pliable but durable, and it is the ideal material when attempting to make a cheap homemade mouse pad. Even the thickest craft foam is less than one dollar a sheet, and it comes in a rainbow of colors. Visit the craft aisle of a local discount store, and look for sheets of colorful craft foam. Trace an old store-bought mouse pad, and cut out the new homemade version with a pair of sharp craft scissors. This cheap …

Saving Your Family Treasures: Newspaper Clippings

Most of us have an article or photograph that we have clipped out of a newspaper intending to keep it as part of our family treasures to hand down to future generations. Personally, we have clippings of my little sister who managed to get her photograph in the newspaper several times as a child and a couple of me as an adult. We also have saved several obituaries and a couple of newspaper articles that are special to us. I’m sure you have something you feel is important enough to hang on to also.

Have you ever noticed that if you leave a newspaper in your car that within a week it has turned a golden yellow color? Modern newspapers are not made to last. Our older newspaper clippings have been around long enough to turn dark mustard colored brown. If you, like us clip out an article intending it to last long enough to pass down to your children’s children then you need to take some simple steps.

There are two routes you can take to preserve your newspaper clipping: the simplest is to photocopy or scan it on buffered acid free paper. If you want to keep the …

News Alert: Dorothy and Toto Buy Home in New Orleans

A quick take regarding this whole Gustav exodus from New Orleans. While I pray all of the Gulf residents are heeding the eloquent advice of the highly capable Mayor Nalin of New Orleans to “get your butts” out of there in order to avoid a repeat of Katrina, I can’t help but remember back to the horrendous destruction that befell hundreds of thousands of Midwesterners this past summer when tornado after tornado ravaged towns and communities. The storms whipped through taking lives, flattening homes, and destroying spirits but once the news cycle came around again, for the most part nothing more was said. I’ve driven through that part of the country and though the people are self-sufficient and strong, they are by no means wealthy. Why didn’t we hear about their plight for months afterward? Do they still need help? Why were they not catered to or covered by the media with the same level of concern or interest as the evacuation of Gustav? Just another one of those mysteries that fall through the cracks I suppose. All I know is if I were Dorothy, I’d be riding the next house to New Orleans. That Kansas stock must be some …