QUICK TIP: How to do 2 Hours of Youtube Training in 1 Hour

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Need to do some online training that’s delivered via Youtube, and haven’t got the 2 hours necessary to sit and watch the whole thing? Youtube offers a handy little feature that I’ve just used today and it saved me almost an entire hour. I had to catch up yesterday’s Google Partner Academy training and it was dragging a bit, so I doubled the…

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Why Constantly Using Your Smartphone Makes You Tired

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Have you been using your iPhone a lot and, coincidentally, feeling pretty tired? You may even be feeling strain around your temples that you think is stress? A lot has been written about the impact of television, computer, and phone screens on your sleep patterns when you view them in the last hour or two before you sleep. Studies have provided fairly compelling…

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5 Factors Hindering Growth in Developing Countries

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I walked into the bathroom yesterday morning and, as per normal, there was no water in the pipe that hangs in through the bathroom window. For the first few waking hours of each day, there is no running water from any of the taps around the house. For the remainder of the day, the pipe into our bathroom is the most likely to…

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Too Connected For Our Own Good?

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Around the world, we’re all becoming ‘connected’ 24 hours a day. We’re tweeting, texting, emailing, Facebooking, and generally accessing and accessible from the moment we wake up (sometimes even moments before), until after we’ve switched off the light and are about to drift off to sleep in bed. China has 500million internet users; Brazil had 210 million mobile phone subscribers in August 2011,…

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Why the NBN Should be Costed in Rupees

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ONE in eight Australians will be able to work from home by 2020 under an ambitious blueprint for the National Broadband Network that predicts it will save the typical family $148 a week. At least, that’s what yesterday’s Herald Sun declared. For those not yet familiar with the currency exchange rate, that’s savings of about Rp. 7113. (The Indian national currency is Rupee,…

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Help — how can I stop all this SPAM I’m getting?

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In my regular ‘Nitty Gritty — Online’ column for Australian Business Solutions magazine, due to hit the shelves in a few days time, I address the question “Is there anything I can do to minimise the amount of SPAM that I’m getting each day?”. With only 500 words available to cover this whole, complex topic, I just briefly touched on how to avoid getting your…

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Are you breaking the law with your Wi-Fi connection?

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According to the Herald Sun newspaper today, “a Monash university student has admitted in court scamming thousands of dollars worth of Internet access in what experts say is potentially a rocketing problem”. Considering I work with this type of technology (Internet, Wi-Fi, etc…) all the time and I’m not aware of the laws around this topic, I imagine there are many more people…

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