Category Archives: Technology

OST to PST converter: How to convert OST file to PST format

Conversion of OST files to PST format using manual method is complicated with the risk of data loss. You have to pay much attention for every step for performing the conversion process to keep away all the risks and you should have some technical knowledge to perform the procedure of migration process of OST files to PST format.

Even if you completed all the process successfully, there are possibilities that all mailbox data may not be recovered. So, the best way to convert corrupted OST files to Outlook PST format is to use an OST to PST converter tool. 

Source- vMail OST to PST converter

Progressive Web Apps: The Future of Mobile

There’s no denying that mobile is here to stay. Whilst the desktop was once the king of online interaction, power has shifted to mobile. Whether we’re using mobile apps or the mobile web – the vast majority of our online minutes are now spent on smartphones.

Apps undoubtedly lead the way when it comes to the optimum mobile user experience. A testament to that is the fact that 90 percent of consumer’s mobile time is spent in apps. With all that being said, there is a fallback of mobile apps – and that’s friction. That’s the effort and time spent finding, downloading and installing an app.

So what if there was a way to combine the UX benefits of a mobile app, with the frictionless nature of the mobile web?

I’ve got some great news for you. There actually is. It’s called the Progressive Web App – and experts think it might just be the next big thing.

Progressive Web Apps are mobile websites which look, feel and perform like a mobile app, but you don’t need to download them from the App Stores. That means a few things. They don’t take up storage space – they don’t use as much data, and you only need to click a link to use them.

You can even save a PWA to your home page, and access it as if it were a regular app. Awesome.

The infographic below delves a little deeper into what the PWA is, looking at some case studies and features that can give you a little more info.

 

This infographic is powered by AppInstitute.

DVR Comparison: DISH Hopper vs DIRECTV Genie

When choosing a TV provider, the DVR a company offers can play a big part in your decision. For satellite TV customers, this means comparing the DISH Hopper 3 with the DIRECTV Genie. Both are whole home systems that allow you to record live TV, watch On Demand programming and access apps across multiple TVs. When you become a DISH or DIRECTV customer, you can upgrade your basic receiver to a whole home DVR for little to no cost, depending on the provider’s current promotion.

The most important feature of your DVR is the hard drive, which saves the TV and movies you want to record. The DIRECTV Genie includes a 1 TB hard drive, as compared to the Hopper 3’s 2 TB hard drive. This means that the DISH Hopper can hold roughly twice the recorded programming, about 500 hours of HD video.

Your DVR will also record multiple channels at the same time, which is great for busy families who all have different interests. DISH’s Hopper records as many as 16 channels at once, while the DIRECTV Genie lets you record 5.

DISH also includes Primetime Anytime, automatically recording ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX every night during primetime. This only takes 1 tuner, leaving 15 others available for recording other shows. The recordings aren’t stored on your Hopper’s hard drive either (unless you opt to save them for an extended period of time). If you’d rather take advantage of all 16 tuners during primetime, simply turn off Primetime Anytime!

For a complete comparison of these 2 DVRs, take a look at the Hopper vs Genie infographic below.

Image via PlanetDISH.com.

IT Trends 2016: What to Expect

To make predictions in the world of IT is hard. Asking companies what they are going to do with their IT department in the upcoming year is easier. So, Spiceworks report shows us the answers. Answers allow us to make predictions for the IT 2016 year. Glorium Technologies decided to illustrate all of it in the infographic below.

4 main trends are expected this year: IT budget remains the same, CIO’s are to make more with less. Security remains underinvested. End of life of a product is going to be the prior issue to invest money on.

Modern Technology in the Construction Industry

At a time when we are all becoming increasingly dependent on technology, few people realize the benefits modern technology are providing within the construction industry. Internet access and working ‘in the cloud’ have cemented themselves as everyday use both personally and professionally, however concepts which were perhaps considered too far-fetched  are now becoming a reality. This infographic from IronmongeryDirect looks at this in more detail.

Wearable Tech

Traditionally a construction worker involved with lots of manual labor would have been limited by their own strength and endurance. Wearable tech such as the Fortis Exoskeleton developed Lockheed Martin, and the Dual Arm Power Amplification Robot developed by ActiveLink, both blend humans with machines. These pieces of equipment effectively now allow anyone to lift heavier loads – the Dual Arm Power Amplification Robot promises loads of up to 100kg to be lifted easily. Does this now open the door to people who were previously considered unsuitable for the job to now work?

Automation

Machines that help improve a workers’ efficiency are now becoming increasingly common. The Semi-Automated Masonry system is a world first for on-site masonry and it claims be 20% faster with up to 2,500 more bricks laid per day than if it had not been used, in addition, it promises savings in cost of up to 30%.

Welding is another task that has seen the use of robots to assist a worker with their job. Construction sites across Japan are using robotic welding systems to save welding time.

3D Printing

Unlikely to be associated to the construction industry, 3D printing is now being used by approximately 66% of manufacturers and its use is growing as the technology and its capabilities grow too.

 IronmongeryDirect - Technology in Construction