1. Eight Easy Ways to Improve the Battery Life of Your Power-Hungry Smartphones

    It’s so easy to become obsessed about the battery life of our smartphones. Perhaps, one day battery life will no longer be an issue, but today, battery capacity doesn’t seem to increase much. If you struggle to keep your smartphone operational for the whole day with single charge, you should do the following:

    1. Plug it in: This is very obvious, you need to plug your smartphone in, whenever you have a chance. You don’t need to wait until your smartphone nearly die. You can do this in the workplace and you can charge your phone while you are working. You don’t even need to bring a charger, you can simply connect your smartphone to your computer with the USB data cable.

    2. Adjust the power settings: High-end smartphones are quite ravenous due to their powerful hardware. Luckily, you can adjust the settings to reduce power consumption. As an example, you can reduce the screen brightness and it’s not really necessary to make it very bright. With proper power configuration, you may add 30 minutes to 1 hour to the total battery life.

    3. Bring an extra battery: If you are an outdoorsy kind of person, it is likely that you will be far away from the nearest wall socket. An obvious solution is to bring an additional battery wherever you go. Make sure that your phone and the backup battery are fully charged before you leave home.

    4. Turn off wireless features: You don’t need to enable Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS all the time. Many people enable these features continuously. A quick way to disable them all is by tapping the Airplane mode, wait for a while and tap it again. All connectivity options will be disabled except cell reception and data.

    5. Make the screen sleep faster: You should set the phone to disable the screen after 15 or 30 seconds of non use. If you let the display to stay awake for too long, it will consume too much battery life. It’s also a good idea to use dark or no wallpaper. Screen savers could also eat plenty of power.

    6. Limit background apps: It can be quite surprising to know how many apps that run in the background. It happens when you already install many apps and most of the time, you don’t use them. These apps may get real time information, constantly download updates and update locations. Some smartphone models allow you to put some apps to sleep and they won’t work in the background.

    7. Enable airplane mode more often: This feature is originally meant to quickly disable all wireless capabilities of your smartphone, without switching it off. It is practical when you want to use your smartphone in the airplane. You can also enable this feature when you are working or driving your car. Your phone will consume minimal amount of power and it won’t distract you.

    8. Turn it off: If you don’t want to use your phone for two or three hours, because you are busy working or want to rest, it’s better to turn it off. It is true that starting your phone will consume batter life, but you should do that if you don’t need to use for your phone for hours.

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  2. Five Ridiculous Mistakes That Employees Make With Their Computing Devices

    Many IT people share their thoughts on silly mistakes that they wish employees in their workplaces wouldn’t make.

    1. Forgetting to lock the computer: Many people forget to lock their computers when they walk away from their cubicles or office rooms. Your computer monitor isn’t meant for people to see. Although there may not be a rogue employee nearby who seeks to rifle through unlocked computers for confidential information, it is stillpossible someone will send joke emails in your name or do other things that cause you unnecessary troubles. 

    2. Leaking too much information: It’s easy to leak information by sending things accidentally to the wrong people. Employees may misplace important printed documents and send the wrong files to numerous recipients. It is important to re-read everything you say in instant messages and emails. Always make sure that what you send will reach the intended recipients. Before attaching files, you need to review them. This can be quite tricky, because a piece of critical information could be hidden somewhere in a big spreadsheet. You need to take routine precaution to make sure that nothing confidential is being distributed.

    3. Forgetting to save files: It’s annoying for IT staff when employees are complaining that they lose their files, because they forgot to save them. It is important for you to save your files regularly in multiple places, such as local hard drive, removable flash drive, network storage and the cloud. It means that if your laptop is broken or lost, you can still restore your files. It is also important to encrypt important files in your laptop, because they can be easily compromised.

    4. Not separating professional and personal files: Laptops and mobile devices are often used for both personal and professional purposes. It means that your personal and professional files can be placed in the same folders. When your access to company network is being revoked because you switch job, it is a common practice among IT staff to wipe your devices. It means that you will also lose personal files in these files. If you want to place some personal files in your work laptop, make sure that they are placed in separate folders. So, you can move and delete them when necessary to your personal devices.

    5. Not reporting problems: Mishaps and failures may happen, regardless of everyone’s best efforts. It is a big mistake not telling IT staff about what has happened. IT staff appreciate it when they are told that there’s something wrong, so they can avert potential disasters. Something that appears insignificant and small may change the troubleshooting methods drastically. You shouldn’t miss any small detail, so the effectiveness and efficiency of the troubleshooting step can be maintained.

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  3. Servers

    Servers (A basic need)

    What are Servers?

    Any computerized process that can be used by another process is a server. Server with its clients

    A server is a computer designed to process all the requests made by other computers over a local network or internet, and those computers are client actually. Server software deals with all tasks coming towards it or you can say it processes all the requests of clients and so a string hardware supports it in this. But, as the size of network increases so the hardware requirements. A more powerful hardware is required for such large networks.

    There are some common types of servers

    FTP Servers: To handle the file movement through File Transfer Protocol.

    Email Servers: To handle sending and receiving emails in a network.

    Web Servers: To show pages and to run apps in browsers.

    Network Server Types:

    Client-Server Network:

    In client server network there is a computer that acts as a server and not as a workstation and all the workstation computers access it and perform their tasks. Now, it totally depends on the network, larger the network is, more servers will be available for completing processes and each server will perform a specific task assigned to it.

    Peer-To-Peer Network:

    In this network, all the computers can behave as server as well as client according to their need. It works for handling private things but it does not work very effectively for larger networks.

    Specialized Servers:

    These servers are for some special purposes like DNS i.e. Domain Name. This server holds a complete data of domain names, domain names are human-language names used on internet, and convert them into computer-language names( number addresses).

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