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- How Mobile Network Usage Will Change Your Work Environment
- Why You Should Never Have More Than Nine Browser Tabs Open
- How To Do A Proper Self-Review Of Your Career
- Myth Vs Fact: How Much Can Free Windows Tweaks Improve Gaming Performance?
- Top 10 Ways To Speed Up Windows' Boot Time
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Everyone you know has a smartphone and mobile data network usage is growing hugely, but what do those developments mean for IT pros when it comes to managing and deploying apps and equipment? Here are some key trends to watch out for (including average download speeds for Aussies and how many of us really use 4G) and what they’ll mean for your future projects.
I often hear people complain that their browser is slow and unstable. It’s easy to blame browser developers for using sloppy coding practices and not managing memory correctly, but in my experience there’s a more common element: people who insist on having dozens of browser tabs open at once. That’s an unproductive and pointless practice and everyone should stop it immediately.
Annual reviews at work are rarely an enjoyable process. Enhance the experience by performing your own self-review in advance. That will give you all the ammunition you need to respond to criticism and suggest improvements long before your boss confronts you. Here’s how to make that self-review less painful and more useful — not just for this year, but for your whole career.
Windows/Mac/Linux: Namehelp is a DNS optimisation tool that can significantly improve your web performance, whether you use a public DNS (like Google Public DNS or OpenDNS) or stick with your default ISP options. Developed by Northwestern University researchers, the app runs in the background optimizing your DNS configuration and automatically fixing the interaction between DNS and Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
We all have good days and bad days at work. It’s easy to get caught up in the bad and lose confidence on the job. To help boost confidence on those days, workplace expert Lynn Taylor suggests keeping a kudos file of your achievements on hand to remind you of your accomplishments.
When my browser (Chrome, in this instance) gets its hands on a particularly meaty Flash object, the Shockwave plugin responsible goes absolutely haywire trying to render the thing at the fastest possible speed. Which is a good thing, I suppose, except when it completely dominates the CPU and causes my notebook’s temps to sore into the 70°C range. Thankfully, there’s a way to keep hyperactive threads under control.
We’ve explained before that task killers rarely improve performance on Android phones, and the same is equally true of iOS devices. Blogger and education consultant Fraser Speirs offers a well-explained summary of why shrinking the number of apps on your multitasking bar won’t help extend iPhone battery life: because it’s a list of apps you’ve run recently, not apps that are running right now.