Pros and Cons of Modern Communication Devices

There is no denying the fact, that among all the inventions the Internet and mobile phone are the two that have changed communication the most. There are three reasons of this: the devices significantly reduced the time in which information is sent, they are widely available, and let us pass messages in various ways.

The advantages of modern communication devices.

First, via the Internet information reaches the other person almost immediately: emails are a faster version of letters, while documents (photos, records, music etc.) can be quickly sent as an attachment or uploaded on the special websites in just a few minutes. Also mobile phones make information get to someone at once which is of great value at work.

Then, both the Internet and mobile phone are widespread across the globe and there is hardly anyone who doesn’t own these devices. Thanks to them people can easily contact with their families or job associates living abroad.

Lastly, while using these two inventions we are not limited to one form of communication. The Internet lets us exchange written information via emails, social networking or IM, but we can also hear and see one another thanks to video chats. Mobile phones enable both texting and calling, with the additional function that lets the users attach pictures, recordings and photos.

All the benefits of modern communication are obvious and it is out of question for people not to take advantage of them. However, what is worrying is that communication by the means of technology is becoming not common one, but the only way of communication. People tend to forget about all the values and advantages of a face-to-face conversation and meetings.

Not face-to-face communication is adapted too much…

So why is communication that is not face-to-face being adopted too much? It is mainly because overworked societies act in haste and suitably to the old saying: “time is money”. People find it unnecessary to waste their time on travelling over some distance or getting stuck in a traffic if they can save minutes by calling someone from the place they are.

Furthermore, people began to think that it doesn’t make any difference if they see somebody face-to-face or with the use of a video camera. They find these two ways equal while the Internet conversation: lacks true emotions, we cannot hug somebody when they are sad, or observe their true feelings.

Probably the worst use of modern communication devices is when one wants to avoid confronting stressful or difficult situations at person. Now, a lot of teenagers break off with their partners by texting them. The result may be that in the future they can be unable to face serious problems that cannot be dealt with in other way that during a face-to-face talk.

As the mentioned points indicate, instead of developing real relationships, people hit it off with strangers via the Internet; instead of talking to their neighbors, they get on the phone and they no longer know surrounding them people.

If we do not cultivate the traditional way of communication that is face-to-face one, more and more people will: have troubles with building real relationships, suffer the feeling of isolation, and be characterized by low emotional intelligence.

Source by Jolanta Wencel

Windows Hosting versus Linux Hosting – Which is right for you?

There are literally hundreds of thousands of web hosting companies out there. Many of these companies offer both Windows hosting and Linux hosting plans. Windows plans usually cost more because of the license costs imposed by Microsoft. Knowing this, how can you know when you need Windows hosting and when Linux hosting will work just as well or better? Keep reading to find out.

Windows operating systems are found on something like 95% of all personal computers in the world. With such a total dominance, Microsoft Windows is top of mind to most new people looking for web hosting.

In the web server world though, Windows based servers are less less than 20% of all websites on the internet. This is according to the latest web server survey from securityspace.com. By choosing a Linux hosting plan, you will find yourself in good company.

When do you have to use Windows Hosting?

1. .NET technologies including ASP.net are not available on Linux platforms. If you have a website built with Microsoft .NET technologies you will have to choose a Windows hosting plan. In fact, if you need ASP without .NET features, most Linux hosting plans do not offer support for it.

2. Access Databases are only available with a Windows hosting plan. Access runs on a Microsoft Windows platform and can not run on a Linux Operating system.

3. MSSQL is an enterprise class database put out by Microsoft. If you need an enterprise class database there are some alternatives that run on a Linux platform but if you need Microsoft's MSSQL database, a Windows hosting plan will have to be your choice.

4. If you are using Microsoft's Sharepoint services like some of the Sharepoint features found in FrontPage 2003, a Windows Hosting plan is your only choice.

What is the advantage to choosing Linux Hosting?

All the major services you need to run an enterprise class website are available on Linux based systems for free. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP are being used together to provide the infrastructure behind some of the most traffic intensive sites on the internet.

PHP runs better on a Linux server than on a Windows server. Having said that, unless you are putting a heavy load on your PHP scripts, this will not be noticeable.

In general, Linux hosting plans are at least 20% cheaper than Windows hosting plans. If you do not need any of the features mentioned above, Linux hosting is a fine choice for your needs.

For Microsoft specific technologies, Windows hosting plans are usually your best bet. For everything else, Linux hosting plans will usually do quite well. With the cost savings usually found with Linux hosting plans, Linux hosting is usually the right choice for you.

Source by Joe Duchesne

Pest Control Advice (How to Kill Cockroaches)

If you live in a warm climate, you know that roaches can be everywhere and that they can enter your house at any time they want. And it is very disgusting to see cockroaches crawling on your wall, floor, and any part of your home. Cockroaches have been around longer than we have and so getting rid of them won’t be easy. You will need the assistance of a pest control professional in dealing this kind of problem.

There are simple rules which you can follow in dealing with the cockroaches. First thing you should know about cockroaches is that they breathe through their skin. Cockroaches need oxygen and they cannot breathe if their shells are covered. An easy way of killing them is by putting oil to their skin. You can use olive oil or any kind of oil would do just fine. All you need to do is spray them with water mixed with the oil. This method will suffocate the cockroaches.

Another thing that many people recommend is vinegar. Spraying vinegar will suffocate the roaches as well, according to experienced home owners. Vinegar is known to work not just in cockroaches but in spiders as well. Rubbing alcohol is also another suggested cockroach killer. Mixing rubbing alcohol in water and spraying them with the roaches will be effective. Any way in which you can put a cover on them so they can’t breathe would be an effective strategy.

You really have to address the issue why these roaches are hard to find and look for ways to eliminate their food source, shelter, and other ways that they can survive. Seal any food source in your home properly. Make sure you clean the kitchen, the floors, and all areas which would be potential for roach infestation. Also make sure that there’s no water or moist area waiting for them.

These methods are very common and you can adopt them on a daily basis. But if you have tried all these tricks and still found roaches crawling in your house, then it would be high time to call your local pest control company for quality assistance.

Source by Louis Carlo Valderama Lim

Tennis Stretching

Q: Why is tennis such a noisy game?

A: Because each player raises a racket

I enjoy playing tennis, but it is a sport, which is very demanding and that requires flexibility, strength, endurance, and agility. In order to play well at any level, exercise and stretching should be a part of your routine. Tennis stretching exercises maximizes performance, while also reducing your risk of injuries.

The main muscle groups that are used consistently when we are playing, includes:

• calf muscles
• hips
• quadriceps
• upper arm and forearm
• pectorals
• rotator shoulder cuff muscles
• trapezius

Even though Roger Federer is considered a natural tennis player, his # 2 World Championship wins are not without an intense work out. Stretching and workout exercises for tennis player are different for a 19 year old, then a 30+ year old player. When you are younger, you are building a strong body foundation, with exercises that include dynamic and static stretching, cardio, weightlifting, and for power, plyometrics. When you become an older tennis player, you are concentrating more on a full body workout with specific attention to the muscles and joints that are under constant stress.

I find that not stretching before playing not only gives me more pain afterwords but I find that I'm very stiff and do not hit through the ball as well. Also, I have noticed that even the simple tennis stretching routine has improved my coordination, it will improve your blood circulation, and it will give you better mental alertness. Do you have enough mental alertness to get this joke?

Q: What is a tennis players favorite city?

A: Volley wood!

When you finish laughing, let's start your stretching routine by stretching those wrists with rotation, stretch the chest with the reverse chest stretch, then stretch your Achilles heels. To further prevent any injuries, include lateral lunges, the cross shoulder stretch, and the tennis elbow stretch. Remember, to stretch before and after every practice and game. I want you to remain healthy when playing the "sport of Kings." A regular stretching exercise gives you good posture, lowers back pain, increases your muscle balance, that can lead to folded muscles.

If you are like me and you play a lot of tennis, do not forget to use ice as a part of your muscle and joint recovery treatment. For 20 minutes, apply ice for about 20 minutes to reduce the inflammation in your body that may be giving you trouble. Occasionally, do the same to your wrist, shoulder and elbow – even if you do not feel any pain. Doctors and trainers state that pain is a sign that the inflammation has reached a high level, so use ice to bring it down again, to keep us ready to play again.

Source by Salem A Brasseur

Have You Been Making Use Of Tribe Pro Within Your Home Business?

With the strategy that I am about to share with you, you can have your content shared and syndicated by hundreds of people all at the push of a few buttons. What this will mean for your business, is lots of instant traffic from interested prospects, lots of backlinks which will give your site more authority plus you will look super popular to your prospects. Using a system called Tribe Pro all this is possible.

Tribe Pro is a platform that is designed to distribute content through the sharing process, essentially everyone shares each other's content, it was founded by Ronnie and Stacy Gauny and is becoming increasingly popular. The more the network grows the more effective it becomes, it's almost unstoppable. It will be most useful to those network marketers who are building their business using the internet, especially if you have your own website which contains content that needs promoting.

Everyone in Tribe Pro has a common objective and that is to generate more traffic, leads and sales for their business. Its perfect for network marketers as we operate on a similar principle in our business model, helping others to help others and make a ton of money in the process. So to make the most out of this system you are going to need to share other peoples content in order for them to share your, makes sense really.

Major search engines like Google like to see social action on your sites and are going to give you more exposure in the search engines. Imagine if you are receiving exposure over say 100 people Facebook account, who each have 200 friends (most have more), that's an incredible 20,000 people that could see your content. Add to that the extra ranking boost that it will give to your website in the search engine listings, its plain to see how Tribe Pro can transform your business.

Leverage is the name of the game in internet marketing and with Tribe Pro you will not need to personally share content. By using the higher membership level automation kicks in and the sharing is done using systems, which is very effective and frees up your time. List building is made easy with Tribe Pro thanks to integration with Aweber & Getresponse, you can create a 'double lead' when someone joins your tribe they can also be subscribed to your list.

It's also a very easy to operate and requires no special skills, plus there are training videos that will show you everything you need to do to get started. Another thing to consider with this tribe marketing concept is the fact that it's getting tougher to market on sites like YouTube & Google AdWords, plus the recent Panda update affecting the visibility of article directories carrying retarded content (most of them). It really is a win win situation.

Source by James T Hicks

How I Made $1.4 Million With AdSense & Facebook

Many people think that arbitrage is no longer relevant… but they would be way wrong. I am going to show you how I made over $1.4 million dollars with arbitrage using Facebook and Google AdSense.

There are a few small factors that people forget about when trying to be successful with arbitrage. In this article, I am going to go over how to increase AdSense revenue and decrease Facebook ad spend… resulting in higher profits and higher ROI.

Facebook Ads

If you are not using Facebook Ads to drive traffic to your website, then you are missing out on a crucial vertical of quality web traffic that can boost your site to the next level. Many people have tried Facebook Ads by creating an ad with the default image and default targeting.. but don’t get the results they are expecting.

The key to Facebook Ads is getting high CTR (click-through rate) ads. When this happens your relevant score goes up which results in lower CPC (cost-per-click). When your CPC’s are low, your profits raise… and this is the key.

So how do you get higher CTR ads? Well, knowing your audience is one important piece. This allows you to target specific demographics and weed out any Facebook users that probably wouldn’t have clicked your ad. This will lower your CPC.

Another very important piece of your Facebook Ad is your text and image. Using the default image that Facebook picks for you will most likely get you no results. Ads that stand out more will get more clicks so the key is to make a highly engaging ad with a targeted demographic. One great method I use to create high CTR Facebook Ads is to use text on the image. I use Adobe Photoshop but you can find many free tools that will allow you to do this. Facebook only allows 20% of text on an image and I like to use the max amount. Use text colors that contrast with your image and make it pop.

Google AdSense

Increasing your AdSense revenue will also help raise profits. There are some great ways to do this that many people don’t know about.

A great tip to increase your AdSense revenue is to check out your placement on your site. How many ads do you have above the fold? Do you have ads in high traffic areas? Does your ad contrast with your page or blend in?

Answering these questions can help raise AdSense CTR and CPC. Another important factor is having image and text ads enabled. When you only enabled one, you are missing out on possible revenue from advertisers. Many people are moving to their mobile phones for internet browsing and it’s your job as a webmaster to make your site mobile friendly. Just having a mobile friendly site will increase your revenue by 15%.

One of the most important parts of increasing AdSense revenue is to increase your pageviews. The more times someone browses through your site, the more chance of an ad getting clicked. Keeping users on your site is a very crucial part if you want to make anything with AdSense. Your pageviews per session should be higher than 3. Each extra pageview you get increases your chances of more revenue so have a user-friendly site with engaging content that will make someone stay longer.

Advertising Management System

Having an advertising management system is a necessary piece to this whole equation. Without the AMS system I used, I wouldn’t have been able to make the amount of money I did. Having a place to see each Facebook ad campaign and correlating AdSense pages/campaigns is the only way to make this amount of money. You can do it manually and do OK, but if you want to be very successful, you must use an advertising management system.

Source by Tyler Horvath X

Top Open Universities Offering Distance Learning PhD Programs in India

Distance learning PhD programs are gradually gaining importance among the employed academic community. Due to the establishment of quality online education facilities in India research scholars can now pursue teaching or academic jobs while studying. Deserving scholars generally give up further specialization mid way due to work pressures and the inability to attend regular college after a while. Quality distance research and doctoral courses have changed that.

Universities in India Offering PhD Distance Learning Programs

There are many such universities, offering doctorate degrees in various subjects:

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

Its main campus is located in Delhi/NCR region. All over India it has 67 centers, offering doctorate degrees in four streams – Education, Physics, Mathematics, and Tourism Studies.

Vardhaman Mahaveer University

Its main campus is located in Kota. This university is situated in 3 centers, offering doctorate programs in History, Economics and Commerce.

Nalanda Open University

Its main campus is located in Patna. All over India it has 6 centers, offering doctorate programs in Urdu, Hindi, Chemistry, History, Economics and Botany.

Dr.B.R. Ambedkar University (BRAOU)

This university’s office is situated in Hyderabad. Doctorate program on Development Studies can be pursued in Development Studies.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University

Office of this University is located at Ahmedabad. Enroll for online Phd courses at this popular university.

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Distance Education

The main office of this university is located in Dehradun. It has 2 centers. PhD programs that can be done through distance learning mode include management and technology, science and engineering.

Alagappa University

It is located in Karaikudi, where people can pursue PhD in Biotechnology.

Institute of Management Technology

This is located in Ghaziabad and offers doctorate programs.

IGNOU

People can select their preferred subject in pursuing their research and submit their researched work to receive doctorate degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). It is one of the most renowned open universities in India.

Let us check eligibility criteria of PhD program of this Open University:

A person should have got a minimum of 55% marks from a recognized university during post graduation on any of the following subjects with specialization in computers in education or Educational technology:

– Educational Technology

– Distance Education

– Education

– Instructional Design

In case of a SC/ST/Physically Handicapped (PH) candidate, minimum 50% marks is a must.

– M.Phil

– 5 year of professional / teaching / administrative experience in ODLI

Other details:

Fee of the IGNOU distance learning PhD program is Rs. 15000, to be paid in 3 annual installments of equal amount. Duration of the program can be anywhere between 2 and 5 years.

Source by Kali Pada Giri

Information Security Company – Offers Services to Ensure Data Safety and Security in Organizations

There are many dangers in the world of technology. The use of computers has increased tremendously, and users while looking at a website may not even realize that while opening a site, viruses or malware may be secretly inserted into their computers. Personal information also may get leaked or stolen. This can be triggered by using application security services and no attacks on the computer and the data and information secured gets hampered. Cross site scripting is used for circumventing the same origin policy and gaining access to sites. Hackers use this way to access information like credit card, personal information and much more creating havoc with the identity of a person.

Web application security ensures that the trust of customers is not lost and returns visitors increases in the number. If the customers come to know about the security laxity in a company, they may avoid associating themselves with the company in the future. This may harm the business substantially. It can also result in the non-compliance of security measures that are necessary for companies to follow when the company is dealing with the open web environment.

Any person or a company operating through the Internet platform needs to ensure safety and security of data and information which should be the largest concern of an organization. Information security and its need are increasing day by day. Unauthorized access, data disclosure, data modification and data breaching can play havoc with the personal information or important data that are available in a computer. For any organization, information acts as a lifeline as most of the work is done using the medium in this digital world. The relativity of this medium is necessary so that the critical information of an organization does not fall in the wrong hands. If high quality information finds its way with the wrong people, the company can lose its reliability and credibility once and for all.

Beside usernames and passwords, the organization also needs to use layers of protection like Application Layer and Network Layer. If a proper information security system is not ensured in an organization, it can result in greater risk. Thus, more and more organizations are ensuring application services security measures thereby keeping their organization safe and secure.

Information Security Companies offers a wide range of services and measures that ensure that their client organizations and individual users do not face the embargo of a security breach and their trust is not broken.

Source by Anshul Srivastav

Buying Images Online is Not Difficult at All

In the world of today, the internet has made all kinds of information within the grip of few clicks. Whatever you are looking for, you can easily find it online and can save your precious time too. Instead of going here and there, get yourself equipped with the wonderful world of internet. Whether you are a student or an employee, you can have information relating to your project easily instead of wasting your time going to the library or to the office, looking for the information. The internet can give you the instant result and can save your lots of time and effort. In the same manner, it can help you in buying the images also. It can give you the information regarding the top image websites in an instant.

You can buy images almost any theme or kind for your school's projects, for decorating your room, for your commercial advertisement. You can buy images of any type whatever you are looking for. These images are available in both the patterns ie these images are free as well as paid. The free images will not be of that high quality. The free images are of low resolutions. So, it is always considered wise to go for the paid images. The paid images have that quality and clarity. If you are looking for better and effective quality, the paid images are the best. These paid images can make you stay distinct among your competitors and can take your business to the next higher level.

If you are looking for the pictures regarding your announcement, you should not even think twice to go for the paid images. Because it can give you more quality PR pictures, probably the one you are looking for. So, you have to be at your toes while selecting the pictures for your advertisement, because it can give you the negative impression and could drag your business downward. Beware of the negative reviews before the launch. Go for the paid images to make your advertisement a grand success.

With the subscription plan, the images are available at your fingertips. Based on a lot of factors the prices of these images also vary. Quality, resolution, size, theme, country and licensing etc are some of the features of the images which contribute in varying of the prices of the images. Although there are so many factors that are related to an image, it is a very easy process to buy images online.

Source by Raj Kumar

Think Music Theory Is Too Hard? Here’s Why

In my opinion (as a 35+ year music professional), music theory is taught in the most confusing and painful way imaginable. One example of this, students are often confronted with multiple sets of systems to described the same thing in different classes.

For example, Scale Degrees are referenced using numbers (0-9) in private lessons, roman numerals (both upper and lower case) in analysis, terms like Tonic, Submediant, Dominant, etc. when you get to theory class, and something called “Solfege” (Do-Re-Mi) in ear training. Too often the student has no idea all these systems are referring to the same basic thing, scale degrees. And this is just one example!

Scale Degree Naming Schemes…

  • Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
  • Names: Tonic, Supertonic, Mediant, Subdominant, Dominant, Submediant, Leading Tone
  • Roman: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII
  • Solfege: Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti

Can Music Theory be made easier to understand?

Yes it can. All it really takes is boiling theory down to its simplest form. Then, present it in a uniform way, much easier to understand. For example. Let’s take a better approach to Scale Degree presentation mentioned above.

Instead of using different systems for private lessons, analysis, music theory class, and ear training, we could use standard numbers (0-9) for all of them. We’ve removed the obstacles of having to learn solfege (including all the solfege names for notes not in the scale), english names for each scale degree, proper use of upper and lower case roman numerals, etc., BEFORE any functionality of music can be learned. We get right down to business using a system every student is already familiar with, the numbers 0-9. Again, this is just one example.

With consistency across the board, all of this can be learned and retained easily. If planning on attending college where all these terms will be needed, you can always learn these terms and systems AFTER you understand how music works. Believe me, it is MUCH EASIER that way!

As indicated before, this is only one example how something that can be explained so simply has become unnecessarily complex.

So, the solution is to make music theory simpler, not the current trend of making it harder. I believe the study of how music works can be reduced to these two basic concepts… First, learn the major scale. Then, use the major scale to learn everything else. Sounds pretty simple to me!

Source by Mark A Clark