Archive | September 2010

TechTutor 2 – Cloud Computing for Education

The Internet is rapidly improving the ability to communicate and collaborate with others. It has tremendously allowed content to grow growing at an exponential rate, available to a broad audience, and anyone can contribute. It also made a huge growth in low-cost and free technology for social interaction, publishing, collaborating, editing, content creation, computing, etc. And because of these developments, internet technology is benefitting a lot of students in their learning stage.

Cloud computing, in a nutshell, is a way to provide computer applications to users without the need for those users to purchase, install, or support software on their local computers and/or servers. Cloud computing provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), meaning not only is the software hosted on a remote computer, but data are stored remotely too.
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What’s with Google Instant?

If you have been surfing the web, chances are you have tried ‘search engines’, be it Yahoo, Bing or Google. Looking for something you need would be a lot easier if you use a search engine like the ones that I just mentioned. Given this reality, the battle for search engine supremacy has been going for quite some time. It seems Google is winning the fight, but don’t count Bing and Yahoo out yet.

The challenge right now is not only to provide the right information for every search but to provide them in a much faster way, not to mention of course relative information. The key is to provide what the user needs, the right information and the fastest way. Now that’s a challenge really. That is why Google recently launched ‘Google Instant”, a new search enhancement that shows results as you type.
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Free Calls Are Coming

The price of making phone calls using our mobile phone is changing in a very rapid pace – its getting lower and lower. Unlimited calls and unlimited SMS are all over, offers that will cut the revenue of telecom providers and a strategy to maintain their customer base. You can buy SIM cards everywhere that is why switching from one mobile operator to another can happen in a blink of an eye.

Here’s another problem for telecom operators, free calls are coming. Yes, you heard it right – free calls brought about by internet technology particulary Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP.
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