Why Keeping Your Security Software Up-To-Date is Crucial

Sep 22, 17 Why Keeping Your Security Software Up-To-Date is Crucial

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Summary: In order to negate the effects of malware and viruses, you’ll need to keep your security software up-to-date as often as possible. In the case of computer software, and certainly internet security software, technology plays a pivotal role in ensuring the safety of your computer. Now, with the rapid advancement in technology, this has become an even more glaring issue as new malware and viruses are constantly being developed to haunt PC owners everywhere. Minimizing the Damage Done by Malware Not everyone has the luxury of resorting to a series of mission critical consoles to ward off the sting of hackers and online hooligans. However, by properly updating your security software, you can potentially minimize the damage done by these individuals. Ignoring this can have serious consequences. Now, once loaded, your security software is only as good as the information available in regards to that patch. For instance, if a hundred new viruses were to come out in the month of February and the last patch that your current security software was released in January, those one hundred viruses could walk right by your computer’s defenses without a trace. And, while you’re browsing the web thinking your software has you covered, you’re actually walking through a minefield without even knowing. Updating Your Software is Key to Keeping Your PC Clean Be sure to always maintain and update your security software as frequently as possible. Most programs will automatically update once a new patch goes live. But, there is the chance that you have to manually click the update button in order to get started. And, if you continue to wait on this, you could essentially be facing the wrath of a new virus that can steal your information, take over your computer or just simply be a nuisance. The experts over at Constant Technologies, Inc., a custom control center furniture company, believes the best defensive strategy you can take to a virus is staying on top of the latest security...

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How to Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer Than Normal

Aug 22, 17 How to Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer Than Normal

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Summary: To give your battery that extra boost, follow these tips. One of the greatest things about having a smartphone is the fact that it can practically do anything – until it runs out of battery. What makes matters worse is that most smartphone users today will tend to overcharge their battery and even do this multiple times throughout the day even when the battery isn’t at its low point. In order to maximize the life of your smartphone battery, follow these steps. Pay Attention to Charging Cycles Cell phone batteries won’t last forever. They aren’t designed to either. Companies won’t provide you with a battery that’ll work until the end of the time because, let’s be honest, how would they continue to make money on accessories if they did? One of the more important things you can do is to pay attention to your charging cycles. While it might be a bit inconvenient for you, try and charge your battery only when it’s extremely low. If you can, let it charge all the way to 100 percent, or maximum charge. This way, you won’t start harming your battery and letting it die out over time. Turn Off Unused Apps Just by reading this headline, you’re probably already running multiple apps in the background. If they’re not in use, why keep them open? They’re only working against you and draining your battery as you keep your phone running. Furthermore, some of these apps might even utilize location services that activate a GPS system, which is draining your battery even more. Blog submitted by Constant Technologies, Inc.: For the finest network operations center video wall systems, visit ConstantTech.com for more...

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How Console Systems and Furniture Pieces are Keeping Up With the Times

Jun 26, 17 How Console Systems and Furniture Pieces are Keeping Up With the Times

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Summary: The advancement in technology has led to significant changes in console construction. Console systems have significantly evolved over the past decade to accommodate all the new and exciting technologies. A much simpler and more streamlined console system is now possible because of fewer appliance and the utilization of racks to essentially hide excess components. Console Developments The design process of a console system requires the company to invest a significant amount of time analyzing and understanding the customer’s needs. For instance, what is the functionality of the system? Is there an emergency operations center design that needs to be prioritized? What equipment is going to go into the console? Furniture systems need to be designed to address day-to-day operational tasks and maintain the flexibility to accommodate extra operators when it comes to a crisis situation. While technology will change in the upcoming years, consoles will usually stay in place for over a decade – and most people overlook this. Constant Technologies, Inc. an established global solutions company, integrates customized display wall solutions and technology furniture from the floor up to meet your needs and specifications. Ergonomics Additionally, there are other factors to consider when designing consoles – such as the human factor. The ergonomics of console design plays a crucial role in the comfort and health of the operator. The primary monitor should be placed in a relaxed position to avoid neck and eye strain. When an operator looks downwards, his or her eyelids are partially shut, avoiding dry eyes over long periods of...

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An In-Depth Understanding on the Various Models of Turbine Engines

May 19, 17 An In-Depth Understanding on the Various Models of Turbine Engines

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Summary: Turbine engine systems have come a long way since they were first developed. One of the most commonly used propulsion systems in the aviation industry is the aircraft turbine engine. Now, these engines vary in design, with each having its own requirements for maintenance and aircraft engine overhaul. This guide is designed to detail all the specifics of each type of turbine engine so you can thoroughly differentiate one from another. The Turbojet Engine One of the most simplest forms of aircraft turbine engines, the turbojet consists of four sections: the compressor, combustion chamber, turbine section, and exhaust. Now, turbojets were developed prior to World War II in Germany and England. When the gas turbine start up process begins, air is passed through the combustion chamber at lightning fast speed where the fuel inlet and igniter is located. The turbine then causes thrust from the accelerated gases creating a whirlwind. The Turboprop Engine Turboprops drive propellers through a reduction gear, which essentially provides optimal propeller performance even at slower rpm speeds. What this means is that fuel efficiency substantially increases, as well as performance at slow airspeeds. Most small commuter aircrafts like cargo planes and agricultural machines utilize these engines. The propellers tend to function at a lower efficiency as the speed increases, making them ideal for planes that do not require a vast amount of speed. The Turbofan Engine The turbofan is essentially a combination of both the turbojet and turboprops best features. The engine diverts a secondary flow of air around the combustion chamber, which creates an additional thrust. Now, these engines are the most modern versions of aircraft turbine engines and are often found in fighter planes and aircraft that require high-speed transport. They continue to be technologically advanced as new inventions come in, but they still perform their duty admirably – as opposed to having a plane that requires a constant ground power unit on hand at every stop. The Afterburning Turbojet These engines are predominantly found in fighter...

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Power Wherever You Are

Apr 12, 17 Power Wherever You Are

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Getting it to start the first time is always a problem many aircraft and marine mechanics face, especially when dealing with older craft and more power sensitive vehicles. However, with the advent of modern technology in battery pack design, many of the problems faced by mechanics decades ago are now problems best left in history books. With powerful lithium gpu or ground power units, starting a big vessel or powerful turbine helicopter is as easy as a snap and click. With lithium technology present in modern 28 volt battery pack systems, you can have the same amount of starting power and capacity as that of a large array of lead acid batteries at a mere fraction of the weight and bulk. Gone are the days of lead acid water testing, specific gravity balancing, and cell-cycling, as these new self-contained lithium cells are maintenance free and need no outside intervention. Checking up on the lithium cells are as easy as clicking a test button on your power pack and the cells are individually tested and health state reports are either shown on an LED panel, or LCD screen. Using these self-contained systems also allows for minimal user intervention during cycling and battery balancing so you can spend less time worrying about your power pack, and more time working on more important things. Charging lithium technology battery packs are also as simple as plugging them into a mains outlet and allowing the computer controlled charger to fully charge and maintain the lithium batteries....

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Deciding Whether or Not a Refurbished Smartphone Is In Your Best Interest

Apr 11, 17 Deciding Whether or Not a Refurbished Smartphone Is In Your Best Interest

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Written by: Omar Amanat Summary: Smartphones are all the rage today. But, if you want a deep discount, you could consider buying a refurbished phone as an alternate investment. The concept of purchasing used or refurbished cell phones can either be a match made in heaven or fill you with the unfulfilling feeling of not having a brand new smartphone in your hand. So, is purchasing a “revived” smartphone actually worth it? Here are some opinions that will help you lean towards buying or passing on a refurbished model. The Right Time to Buy a Refurbished Cell Phone As you may already know, refurbished phones are obviously sold at a discounted rate. A used cell phone will almost always be cheaper than a new cell phone. If it’s not, well, you’re being scammed. Remember, in the world of consumer electronics, you get what you pay for. If paying for something that someone else already used and then returned, a second-hand phone will come with a relatively steep price drop. Another reason why a refurbished phone might right for you is the eco-friendly nature of making this decision. And, you can never go wrong when it comes to karma points. Another particular reason you might want to invest in a refurbished phone is when your old model crashes and dies. Sure, it may be out of style, but it’s the model that you’ve learned to love and created a special bond over time. And, purchasing a new one would just sever the relationship you had with that specific model. When Buying Refurbished Phones Goes Wrong If you’re the type of individual that upgrades to the newest model every year or so to reap the benefits of the newest features, buying a refurbished phone may not be in your best interest. Even if your purchase feels relatively new, it may not be fulfilling enough for you to be satisfied with your purchase. And, there’s nothing like going into a store and unboxing a “sterile” smartphone straight...

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