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New Technology for Your Home

By TedLevin, published on Apr 14, 2014

Give your home a futuristic update with these new technologies

Technology is a very apparent part of our lives and society today. People rarely leave home without their smart phone, not to mention all the technologies they use in the car and at their destination, work or play. Technology helps us be more efficient and makes our lives easier.

There is research in progress to develop “smart homes” with interactive walls, floors and ceilings, but most of us can’t exactly afford those extreme measures. However, you can afford some technologies in your home that will simplify and streamline... (more)

Tags: home improvements, home technology

Home Security in 2014: Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe

By TedLevin, published on Feb 26, 2014

With reports on neighborhood crime and community violence, it can feel like you need to hire the National Guard to stand outside your house in a human fence. But since your neighbors probably wouldn’t appreciate your keeping a tank in the front yard, here are five smart security tips to keep your home safe and burglars out.

1. Build a Perimeter of Defense

Securing your home is both an interior and exterior concern. Starting out the outside, it is important to establish a secure perimeter. You can build this by making your home less appealing to potential burglars.

Signs... (more)

Tags: family, security, home security

The Job Growth Plateau Is Continuing in 2014

By TedLevin, published on Feb 17, 2014

Since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the economy has yet to fully recover. Unemployment rates spiked with around 10 percent being unemployed and have steadily decreased to just under 7 percent in these past 5 years.

While the economy seemed to be on an uphill trend in 2013, these past two months have provided a weak outlook for the job market.

Current Outlook

The US economy added 113,000 jobs in January, according to the government. While that is an improvement from December’s 74,000 jobs, the slowest pace in the past three years, 184,00 jobs were... (more)

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Financing a Business in 2014: What Are Your Options?

By TedLevin, published on Feb 15, 2014

Starting a new business can be a big investment, in many ways. Not only does it take creativity and big ideas, but it also takes a lot of money. In fact, big ideas can’t get off the ground without the financial backing to make it all happen. It’s a classic catch-22; you have to spend money to make it, but the more you spend it seems like the less you make. So how do you get the money to back your business without going into debt from the get-go?

There are easy ways to finance your small business that take planning, but can also help you to make a profit earlier in the game. The following... (more)

Tags: financing, business, finance

Streamlining Your Business: Steps to Cut Overhead Costs

By TedLevin, published on Jan 27, 2014

In today’s economy, there is no telling what tomorrow might bring. It doesn’t matter what industry you are in, or what products you sell; times are still tough. There is no way around it. In order for businesses to survive in such conditions, you have to think small...with overhead costs.

As you begin establishing a client base and trustworthy team to increase business, you have to always have costs in mind. Some costs of business are unavoidable; rent, paychecks, insurance, and so on. And while costs are unavoidable, it can seem like the more you spend the less you grow. It’s a catch-all... (more)

Tags: business

Stop Dieting and Gain Control of Your Health

By TedLevin, published on Jan 14, 2014

With the thousands of diets, dieting pills, and quick weight loss tricks evident in society today, it’s difficult finding a proven path to a healthier you. Do you know the key to gaining control of your eating habits? Eliminate the word “diet” from your vocabulary completely and invest in preventive medicine.

Eating good and nutrient rich food isn’t simply a matter of dieting, but it involves an entire lifestyle change. Unfortunately due to the late 20th century’s shift in eating habits and the rise of processed foods, the majority of what people eat contains high sugar amounts, artificial... (more)

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Google Takes Another Step Forward with Cars

By TedLevin, published on Jan 7, 2014

In recent news, Google decided to partner with car makers Audi, Hyundai, GM, Honda, and chipmaker Nvidia to bring Android into cars. What does this news mean for the typical smartphone user?

Google has taken enormous strides in developing convenient and seamless ways to transfer information with a PC, laptop, tablet, or smartphone without losing any personalized preferences or information. All of these devices sync and create an incredibly convenient experience.

Yet, this same approach hasn’t been accessible in vehicles. The growing awareness against using smartphones while driving... (more)

Tags: cars, mobile, google, android, google cars

Do Mobile Users Prefer Android’s KitKat or Apple’s iO7?

By TedLevin, published on Dec 30, 2013

The holiday shopping season revealed specific preferences of mobile users. Apple and Google’s Android continue to develop and compete. Where do the strengths and weaknesses lie with each operating system? What do consumers prefer? How do these devices rule the average person and shopping during the Christmas season?

As recent research indicates from Apple, almost 74% of Apple users are accessing and downloading apps with the newest iO7 platform. That’s a strong percentage of users who prefer and utilize the latest Apple platform to emerge onto the mobile scene. This is a boost in percentage... (more)

Tags: iphone, mobile, android, mobile os

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