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Google Play is Google’s Android Market where you can buy and download mobile apps from. Android apps are on the rise and today there are so many different kinds of apps catering for various needs such as entertainment, lifestyle, business, gaming and so on. The popularity of the Android Market, now coined as ‘Google Play’ has been growing tremendously over the past year. With over 25 billion downloads, Google Play is the place to go for the newest, coolest and amazing collection of apps.

Speaking of gaming, the website is flooded with thousands of games and some can be so addictive you’ll just want to spend all of your time trying to get to the next level. One such game is FlaTank – A retro 2D Tank Maze War Game, which is available for free download. With over 72 5-star ratings, and above 20000 downloads, this game is undoubtedly very entertaining – especially for those who fancy war games.

The concept of the game is simple. All you have to do is work your way out of the maze while killing all the foes you meet with ammunition. There are lots of levels to get through and so it can keep you busy for a while. Do have a look at the website at this link, and tell me how it was! 🙂

– Millie

The rapidly increasing rate of micro jobbing sites has been a blessing for online freelancers who can now work from home and make money doing things they love. The micro jobbing sites allow freelancers to post jobs or ‘gigs’ for as little as $5, giving them the option to charge as much as $100 for tasks they can carry out from home.

Freelancers signing up for micro jobbing websites like famousgigs.com are offering a vast varieties of services like creating banners, advertising products and websites, social media marketing with Twitter and Facebook, transcribing audio and video files, creating mobile applications, writing articles, and so on. FamousGigs allows freelancers to set their prices and sell their services to anyone interested. It is a new website which is following the Fiverr revolution and it’s growing fast, moving towards being yet another success story.

The good thing is you can get jobs which are normally time consuming to do, such as creating several hundreds of backlinks for your website or carrying out search engine optimization, for as less as $5! Of all the gigs listed on this website, the most popular ones are providing social media marketing through the top social media websites: getting more followers on Twitter; getting more Facebook likes; getting more views on your YouTube video, etc. and with tasks that promise to increase the traffic to your website, its popularity is growing fast.

The most interesting gig I’ve seen so far on famousgigs.com is a freelancer willing to sell to the buyers an opportunity to expand their dropbox accounts to up to 18GB….now this is really worth the $5, isn’t it? Head on to famousgigs.com and see what else is being offered at dirt cheap prices! 🙂

– Millie

It is not very frequently that we go out to purchase a laptop and hence when buying one we have to ensure that we get the correct kind, with the required specifications, and at the most reasonable prices. However, with so many websites and stores struggling to sell their stocks of laptops, it can be quite a confusing process to choose the best laptop, one that is most suitable for your requirements. It can be difficult to decide where to buy the laptop from, which ones are the best for different purposes such as the best laptop for gaming, internet surfing, one to take to college or university, and so on.

But do not despair as there is now new tools available that will help you choose the best laptop. With the features available on suggesters.org, you can now search for laptops based on their specifications. The website tool also allows you to sort the results, view the specifications, compare different laptops and rate them according to your likings. With this tool you’ll be able to conveniently choose the best laptop for your needs. Hence keep tuned to this website and you’ll find it extremely useful to buy your next laptop. Compare laptop prices and get to know which one is the most reasonable one, offers the most amazing features, and read about the different brands available. Suggesters.org lists many types of laptops from HP to Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Samsung, Apple, and many more.

Suggesters.org has further plans of extending their services to digital cameras, cell phones, hardware, e-books, tablet PCs and lots of other electronic and digital items, so keep tuned!

You have to agree that enterprises nowadays are so technology-oriented that most of their operations are dependent on systems. System failures can not only cause loss of valuable time and efforts but when the systems fail at the wrong time, it can cost companies both money and customers. This is the reason there is an increasing trend in the number of organizations who are focused only at providing IT support services. There is a significantly huge market for this kind of work and there are many players as well – and they know that they all play vital roles. Considering this then, what factors would make it easier for companies to decide which is the best IT support service provider?

IT service companies provide a range of support models, from backup and data recovery plans to helpdesk support. Some go deeper into offering support for specific applications used in an organization. Others provide server solutions. But that does not mean you have to hire different IT support service organizations to carry out these different tasks! That would just be ridiculous! Actually there are many providers who serve in many ways, for instance TSG (Technology Service Group) goes to the next level whereby they claim to not only provide IT support, but they bring themselves forward in ensuring that your organization will not experience any functional problems if they’re in the lead.

Like I mentioned that IT support should be provided in various fields as opposed to just one or two services they provide, TSG literally diversifies in four major domains: Microsoft SharePoint, Support in Sage Software, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, CRM Software, amongst others. Without a doubt these IT infrastructures are different and have totally different functionalities; however TSG is able to tap into these and provide credible enterprise solutions at a global level.

There might be other companies out there too, if you’ve had any experience in using IT Support Services then please comments and tell us about your experiences. Which company has worked well for you? Which one were you disappointed with?

Do have a fruitful week!

–          Millie

Hey everyone! Hope you’ve had a great weekend! This is sort of a follow-up post from the previous one where the discussion is about technology in products other than the computers and the endless stream of web marvels. The latest home theater systems are one to appreciate in this day and age as they are crowned with features that will take your breath away! Imagine using your smart phone as remote control and or being able to connect to the Internet right from your TV set to access the latest movies, music videos and much more!

Sony Bravia HX820 offers just that! It has a monolithic design with integrated Wi-Fi and Skype’s Video Call functionality installed. Sony has also introduced an X-Reality PRO system which optimized video quality by compressing HD signals. This one is available in both 46 and 55 inch sets.

On the other hand, competing with Sony, Panasonic also has its VIERA GT30 model which features a flush design with full HD 3D. The VIERA also has capabilities to connect to the Internet with a built-in Wi-Fi. Panasonic uses cloud-based systems that allow viewers to download HD content directly to their home theaters via the Internet.

Amazing, isn’t it? ‘Smart’ TVs are in demand at the moment and such companies are making them affordable for anyone to own one! There’s a website that you can subscribe with to get all the home theater news, do check it out!

Till later! – Millie

Google doodle celebrates Earth Day with an awesome image of the waterfalls in a secluded and beautiful park. Things to look out for are: the lion, the koala bear, the butterfly, the frog, the panda bears, the bird in the sky, the fish jumping straight into the bear’s mouth! and the penguins!

Head over to Google and see if you can spot ALL of the above!! 🙂

– Millie

Everyone knows and feels the impact of Facebook on our social lives. Facebook is the application that majority of us like spending our time on, work put aside. With millions of users able to communicate and share information with each other in real time, our love for Facebook cannot be denied. However we’re not here to talk about Facebook today, but like the title of this blog suggests: An interactive and collaborative environment for the benefit of organizations around the world, regardless of the size of the company in relation to the number of employees, or the type of organization. It is a fact that collaboration and communication are the number one key factors to make an organization successful. Without the link between different departments and employees from different levels of the hierarchy, imagine how difficult it can be to coordinate one small project and to get everyone working towards the same goal!

So today’s website in focus is Socialcast: An enterprise application that brings together the features and user-friendly appearance of Facebook and the microblogging trends of Twitter, put together to form the ideal solution for organizations to use to enhance collaboration between executives and employees. Business social networking is like a fun way to do work that can otherwise be boring. I have witnessed many employees accessing facebook in their working hours – Socialcast brings an application equally fun to use and most of all, it can be configured to the required work environment. The different features of the package allow organizations to enhance communication within and outside the organization, in different ways: Sharing of files, engaging in real-time, online discussions and the connection to the organization’s CRM system also gives back a competitive advantage.

Enterprise 2.0 Applications are the new ‘buzzwords’ in the IT and Business sectors and Socialcast is a really good example of how technology has been integrated in the organizational field.  With Socialcast, the impact of collaboration can also be measured using their Social Business Intelligence Analytics tool. And for people on the move, their organizational networks can be accessed through their smartphones as well.

I reckon that at the rate of which the development of technology is catching up with other aspects of our lives, very soon we’ll all be living lives that revolve around our iPhones and Blackberries (some of us are  already there..)! Lol..

Please feel free to leave comments of any other platforms you’ve come across that integrate IT with Business to provide organizational benefits.

Have a motivated day! 🙂

–          Millie

Online market places are on a rapid increase on the Internet and new avenues have opened up for freelancers to get micro jobs online, and for organizations to outsource work. The micro jobs, popularly known as ‘gigs’, are small one-time tasks or services that freelancers provide for a small fee. The micro jobbing scripts have opened up countless opportunities for freelancers to make money online. One such website that showcases gigs and connects outsourcers with freelancers is Fourerr.com.

Fourerr.com is the platform on which freelancers offer jobs for a fixed rate of $4. The types of jobs could vary from writing articles to graphic design, programming, SEO and online marketing gigs, providing tips and advice on any matter, selling e-books and so on. The good thing about this site is that vendors and buyers can find exactly what they want and make several low-cost transactions. The site is fun to use and very user friendly.

Once you register as a vendor, you can add gigs and provide descriptions of the services you want to sell. As a buyer, it’s really easy to search for what you want and review all the sellers before making a purchase. Buyers and vendors can communicate with one another using the messaging feature on the website, as well as keep track of their transactions.

Registration at Fourerr.com is free, so if you’re looking forward to getting something done for the cheapest price or making some extra cash online, register with them and enjoy the benefits of online jobbing markets! Please feel free to add comments or add other sites that provide similar services.

–          Millie

Hey folks! how you all been? So today is Charlie Chaplin’s birthday and Google Doodle have put up a funny video clip of Charlie on it’s homepage! do check it out!! 🙂 – and oh, by the way…turn on your speakers!

Have a great day! 🙂


A new type of Internet Technology that uses remote servers to control and maintain data and applications, Cloud Computing allows individuals and organizations to access their files, use remotely installed applications and work from any computer that’s connected to the Internet. Cloud Computing is a form of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In simple words, it’s where applications are hosted on remote servers and provided to their clients as a service. It eliminates the need of installing and running software on the clients’ computers, hence saving them the costs of buying and renewing software licenses.

Cloud Computing opens up many opportunities for businesses as it brings down their costs in investing in software and maintenance of programs and storage facilities. The list of services provided on a ‘Cloud’ is everlasting and businesses are taking advantage of the scalability benefits they get from Cloud Computing. The most popular service provided to businesses through Cloud Computing is Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. It’s the rule of any business: if the customers are satisfied, then the business is rewarded. Cloud Computing provides a means of streamlining business processes and allowing employees to be more productive and efficient at their work.

There is a website I stumbled upon while doing some brief research on Cloud Computing: it has so much information on how businesses are taking advantage of this technology and what other services are provided on a ‘Cloud’. If you’re looking forward to implementing cloud computing, all the best! Hope you all find the technology very useful!!

– Millie

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