SMB Tech Roundup: Data Security, Résumé Clichés and Onward to 2011

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout john paul titlow Related Posts Tags:#biz#Reviews center_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App On Tuesday, LinkedIn decided to sit us all down for an honest heart-to-heart. The buzz words we’ve been using in our LinkedIn profiles, they told us, are a bit much. The company released a list of 10 phrases that are overused across millions of profiles, such as “innovative,” “motivated,” “results-oriented” and “dynamic.” Topping the list was the phrase “extensive experience.” Our own Mike Melanson covered the announcement, advising readers that perhaps it’s time to start avoiding these phrases. Also on LinkedIn’s company blog this week, they reminded users why maintaining unique passwords across sites is really important, especially in the wake of Gawker’s recent security woes. The business networking site was kind enough to identify which of its users might be at risk as a result of the Gawker exploit and emailed them with a reminder to change their passwords. Speaking of online security issues, VentureBeat had a timely post on Wednesday outlining how companies can protect their data in this new “Wikileaks world.” Check out ReadWriteWeb’s security tips for SMBs for more ideas. Now users of Web form-building app Wufoo can accept recurring payments from those forms, thanks to a brand new integration with Chargify. This is ideal for companies who sell any kind of subscription or otherwise need to charge customers on a periodic basis. Chargify is the first automated recurring billing solution to be baked into Wufoo, but it joins good old fashioned PayPal, Authorize.net and Google Checkout on the ever-growing list of Wufoo integrations. Small businesses are optimistic about the near future, according to a survey released this week by Ebay. It found that 72% of SMBs were expecting increased sales this holiday season and that 60% are generally “optimistic” about the future as 2011 approaches. Looking to grow your business in the new year? Google announced it’s going to give growing small businesses a hand by matching the first $100 in AdWords spending a company does up until Feb. 15. Customers who spend that much will be given a $100 credit for more ads. The “Big Small Business Plan” as they’re calling it, is available now for existing AdWords customers, but newbies have to sign up for the service by Dec. 31 to qualify. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

3 New Canon Cameras Under $1000 — Still No 4K Video

first_imgCanon adds two new DSLR cameras and a new mirrorless body — all under $1,000. Don’t expect to shoot video in 4K.All images via Canon.Canon has just announced the arrival of their new DSLR cameras — the EOS 77D and Rebel T7i. Also joining the camera lineup is the Canon M6 — the latest mirrorless body from Canon. These cameras will hit the shelves in the coming months with a few stand-out features.The DSLR bodies are very similar, including the sub-$1,000 price point and the lack of 4K video. These cameras improve upon their predecessors in a few ways, but many features remain the same. Each of these cameras is absolutely fine. Not great. Not cool. Just fine.Canon 77DA seemingly mild step up from the Canon Rebel series, the 77D’s target audience is the beginner photographer/videographer. Like the 80D, the new camera will have a 7,650-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and offers anti-flicker mode to help deal with artificial lighting. To distinguish itself from the Rebel series, the 77D will feature a top LCD screen so shooters can see their settings while taking photos or recording video.If you’re trying to decide between the 77D, and the 80D, just remember, the 80D only reaches 16,000 ISO, whereas the 77D has an ISO of 100-25,600 — and 6 fps shooting capability. Both are solid cameras for new video professionals. Choosing one over the other just depends on the type of shooting you’ll be doing.Canon 77D Specs: 24.2 MPS CMOSDual pixel AFHD 1080p video up to 60 fpsDIGIC 7 image processorExtra control dialISO 100 – 25,600Back button focus1.1 lbsBody Only Price: $899.99Canon Rebel T7iThe T7i is a significant step up for Rebel users, offering greater accessibility to its interface and shooting modes. In live mode, you’ll be able to see how changing the settings affects the image. This will help first-time shooters learn how different exposures can change your image. Canon is also pushing the camera’s auto-focusing capabilities.Once you’ve lined up the shot you want using Live View on the LCD touchscreen, there’s virtually no wait for the camera to focus thanks to the EOS Rebel T7i’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF which helps deliver the world’s fastest autofocusing speed at 0.03 sec. Equipped with phase-detection, it can quickly and accurately determine how far away an object is and where the lens should focus, and offers fast, smooth and precise autofocus that stays locked onto your subject, even if your subject is in motion, for both photos and videos. Both cameras offer Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth capabilities for when you want to shoot wirelessly. Canon also announced a forthcoming wireless remote called the BR-E1, which will be compatible with the 77D and the T7i.Canon T7i Specs:24.2 MPS CMOSDIGIC 7 image processorHD 1080p video up to 60 fps3.0″-inch touch screenUp to 6 fps shootingISO 100 – 2560045 AF points1.078 lbsBody Only Price: $749.00Canon M6Canon clams that the EOS M6 requires virtually no wait time when capturing action-packed moments. The video capabilities are similar to the previously mentioned DSLR bodies — HD 1080p video up to 60 fps. The M6 captures footage and stereo sound in MP4 to save space and has a touch screen auto-focus setting.The M6 is compatible with the full line of Canon EF and EF-S lenses.24.2MP APS-C CMOS SensorDIGIC 7 image processorHD 1080p video up to 60 fps3.0″ tilting touch screen LCDBuilt-in Wi-Fi with NFC, BluetoothDual Pixel CMOS AFUp to 9 fps shootingISO 25,600Combination 5-axis image stabilizationBody Only Price: $779Would you consider purchasing one of these cameras? If so, which one and why? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

TCI Integrity Commission Investigation

first_img Former Labour Commissioner arrested on corruption allegations confirms Integrity Commission Illegal Work Permit ring busted by Police and Integrity Commission Veteran Public Servant arrested in corruption probe, Tourism Deputy PS taken in today Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 9th 2017 – Providenciales – Deputy Premier and Minister of Border Control and Employment, Sean Astwood has stated that his ministry is continuing their efforts to eradicate legacy issues including corruption by the Civil Service. This comes amid the joint and collaborative efforts of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and the Integrity Commission to treat allegations of corruption and associated crimes, which threaten the national security of the country.Earlier today, both police and officers of the Integrity Commission visited the offices of the Labour Department in Providenciales and seized a number of documents in connection with ongoing investigations.Minister Astwood also confirmed that, “these activities will be on-going and we are committed to seeing them through to ensure that the Ministry of Border Control and Employment can operate as a well managed, efficient and responsive organization that consistently delivers on its corporate objectives and responsibilities.”Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews#IntegrityCommission Related Items:#IntegrityCommission, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Gareth Bale thinks he deserved the Puskas Award

first_imgWelsh forward Gareth Bale, finally opened up about not winning this year’s Puskas Award and losing vs Mohamed Salah.Award season was really hard for Gareth Bale, the Welshman who lost the Puskas Award against Mohamed Salah earlier this year.Every single person who watched the ceremony believed that either Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo would get recognized with the prize, but the Egyptian forward had more votes than anybody else and even he was shocked when he got on the podium to pick up the trophy.We still hadn’t heard from any of the other players who lost against Salah, but this month’s issue of Four Four Two gives us an insight into what Gareth Bale thinks of losing against the Liverpool player.Gareth Bale was recognized by the magazine for that goal in the Champions League final against the Reds, a bicycle kick goal that is extremely difficult to reproduce for any other player in the world bu Bale managed to score in the most important match of the season at club level.It’s pretty obvious that the Welshman is convinced that he is the one who deserved to win it above Salah and even Ronaldo, who also scored a beautiful bicycle kick goal against Juventus earlier in the season.⚠️ NEW ISSUE EXCLUSIVE🗣️ Gareth Bale: I should have won the Puskas Award 👀It was a pretty good goal…➡️https://t.co/gmvBuoy0Gb#FFTNewIssue pic.twitter.com/11LjAUC4vh— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) December 3, 2018Bale gave an interview to the magazine where he was honored with the award, he described what he felt when Mohamed Salah won the Puskas Award and explained why he feels he is the one who should’ve been in that podium accepting the honor.“Yeah, I was surprised by that, to be honest,” said Gareth Bale to Four Four Two.“What can you say? It makes the award look a little diminished, although it was obviously a great goal by Salah.”“The strike was instinctive. I got my body positioned correctly, got my footwork right, and caught it perfectly. When you catch the ball perfectly, you know it’s on target.”“You just have to hope the keeper doesn’t make an unbelievable save. So as soon as I hit it, I knew it had a chance of going in. If you watch it, you see my head turn straight away. I knew where the ball was going.”Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“I think you’d have to say that [it was my best goal],” he added.“There haven’t been too many like that! I did love the one in the [2014] Copa del Rey final against Barcelona, but as this one was on such a big stage – the Champions League final, the biggest game in club football – and technically it was the winner, I’d have to say that it’s the best,” he concluded.Honoured to be nominated for the 2018 FIFA #Puskas Award. To score a goal like that on the biggest stage of world football was a dream come true! https://t.co/58DL3wucfR #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/K2GmCNDaxr— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) September 3, 2018Now that the year is gone, there is no question that the Puskas Award was not the goal that everybody else expected.The two top goals that were eligible for any award this year were Cristiano Ronaldo’s against Juventus and Gareth Bale’s masterpiece against Liverpool.But picking one above the other is a very complicated endeavor as both are equally beautiful, but the Welshman’s achievement seems like the more important of the two.It’s kind of sad that Gareth Bale hasn’t lived up to the expectations he made at the end of last season, injuries have always prevented him from reaching his highest potential.Contrary to the incredible career that Cristiano Ronaldo already has under his belt, seems like Gareth Bale will have to be happy with the few individual awards he gets and the protagonist role he has experienced for both his club or his country throughout his career.This goal he scored in the last Champions League final, was actually the biggest chance he was ever going to get for a major recognition and he lost it against a goal that practically nobody liked.Important three points tonight! 💪🏻 #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/dADv2Zaa7W— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) December 1, 2018Do you agree with Gareth Bale or which other goal deserved the Puskas Award? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

School and law enforcement officials hold school safety summit

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 27, 2018 Posted: April 27, 2018 School and law enforcement officials hold school safety summit Updated: 9:22 PMcenter_img Ed Lenderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Law enforcement and education officials met Friday to discuss how schools can best prevent and address threats in San Diego County.District Attorney Summer Stephan and the San Diego County Office of Education kicked off the meeting with some 200 leaders gathered to talk about ways to address threats, including violent ones such as the threat of a school shooting, and offer input into how officials can further improve the regional response in such cases.Related Link: San Diego People: Preventing Gun Violence “The physical, emotional and mental well-being of students and staff in San Diego County schools are of paramount importance,” Stephan said. “As tragedies continue to unfold across our nation, in which students of all ages, teachers and administrators lose their lives to acts of targeted violence on school grounds, we want to renew our commitment to making schools a safe place for students to learn and grow.”Since the start of 2018, law enforcement officials have forwarded 40 incidents of school threats to Stephan’s office for review, which has resulted in 21 juvenile prosecutions, according to the office.Other threats were resolved at the school level.A team established by the DA’s office works with law enforcement agencies to address school threats. That team planned to present an updated School Safety Protocol Friday that will be used countywide. Other presentations include one by clinical and forensic psychologist Manny Tau, and county student services leader Bob Mueller will offer practical tools that schools can implement immediately. Ed Lenderman, last_img read more