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SmartCompany recently published a great post on useful tools for your business. And guess what software is on place 48. (Hint: one of my favorites)

The tools are separated into eight different categories:

  • Marketing
  • Conversion & Lead Generation
  • Business Management
  • Project Management & Communication
  • Customer Service & Retention
  • Outsourcing
  • HR, Employee Engagement & Appreciation
  • Social Media Marketing

Check out the entire list here

HTC to Launch HTC Preview

compupter6After its decline, it is expected for HTC to come up with a project campaign to reconnect with its customers across the globe. This is after HTC’s announcements about its latest preview program called HTC Preview, wherein clients and interested individuals can view the company’s unreleased devices and software. In this program, users will be able to test those devices for a trial.

The HTC Preview aims to find people with interest in design and innate passion for technology development. The website is open for registration. Once you registered, you will be able to sign in for their product testing.  It is now available in US, Europe and Asia.

Source: The Next Web

An Open Letter To Samsung

tool2An open letter to Samsung is circulating over the web today. In the letter, the sender congratulates the company for its new appointed executive, Dongjin Koh, who promised to make innovations in smartphone manufacturing. The letter also called for the company’s attention to improve its product, especially the ‘bloated and unwanted preinstalled apps’ in their phones, especially their flagship product Galaxy S4.

The letter weighs the declining features of Samsung’s devices and discusses how it affects consumers – today and in a long run. At the end of the letter, the anonymous sender asked the company to prioritize the quality of its products.

Source: CNET

compupter6With the objective of housing more employees and tech experts, eVestment, the company that manufactures Marietta software unveiled its latest Atlanta headquarters. The place has additional rooftop terrace, public and wider spaces, and open areas where employees to work more conveniently. The said facility is expected to be a part of eVestment’s plan to expand in Georgia in the coming years. The facility is located at 100 Glenridge Point Parkway and designed by architect Cooper Carry. Glenridge Point has been in the development stage for suburban offices recently. Tech ventures are coming in the city to build their spaces, which is expected to generate more jobs in the area.

Source: Biz Journals

CellSage to Diagnose Battery Life

tool2You can now track your battery usage using software called CellSage. Kevin Gering from the Idaho National Lab developed the software to help gadget users trace their battery life and help them in choosing the best performing battery. The software can analyze the condition of your battery and how long will it last.

CellSage, from the words Cell’s Age, is designed to work with different batteries. It works by connecting with an app where a program runs to study the geography of the device, how it performs and its cycling protocol. Gering inferred that the temperature and geography affects the performance of battery life.

Source: Green Optimistic


tool2Fitbit launches the latest software update for Fitbit Charge HR & Fitbit Surge. The software is expected to track fitness easier, more convenient and faster for better fitness training. Among the smart features of the software, include the SmartTrack, which makes use of a sensor for a smarter work out. This customized software is built based on your work out activities. It automatically records your movements such as walking and running and tracks them once the app is turned on. It also features a precise heart-rate monitor, called Pure Pulse. It is now available for all Android, iOS and Windows platforms.

Source: Huffington Post



University of Limerick has recently launched its software center, which is expected to provide 90 PhD and 46 post-doctoral positions for research and development. The institution will train software engineers to fill the skills gap in the field of software industry for the next generations. The said investment was funded by the Science Foundation Ireland in Lero, State, and EU structural funds, and is said to be worth €46m. This new investment is only one of the parts of Lero’s move in expanding its specialty in research and software engineering. The world-class research center is also seen to host software researchers from several Irish universities.

Source: RTE

tool2The Reasor company revealed that it is set to launch the latest software for its retail stores, according to its VP, Jarrod Welch. DM Analytics designs the software for retail companies to make data solutions easier and faster. Set to be deployed in 19 of its supermarkets, the software is expected to provide access to several solutions for data integration and analysis. The data incorporated in the software are majority composed of pricing, inventory, sales, labor, and among others. It is expected to provide easy, fast and convenient methods for supermarkets to manage goods batching, invoice settlement, inventory, and in creating tags and product signs.

Source: Supermarket News

Watch your favorite HD videos without wearing your batteries down immediately with the latest software 4K from Kogakuin University and Fujitsu from Japan. This software aims to decrease the power level consumed by smartphones when playing ultra HD videos. It has the ability to display Ultra HD at 30 frames per second (fps) and is expected to increase by 60fps in the future. Currently, Xperia Z5 is the single smartphone in the market that can support 4K screen. But it is expected to change in the future with the latest tech from Kogakuin University and Fujitsu. The software is on its early stage but will be developed for a simpler and cheaper version.

Source: CNET

AMD Out For A Better Performance

computer2AMD and Nvidia are the leading control panels and user interfaces for computers. However, AMD has made a huge and farther improvement with its latest UI evolution – a huge leap from its previous 2002 version. Among the features of the new catalyst include better design with a Metro-inspired interface, better performance (with fixed bugs as highlight), and lightning-fast start-up.

It does not end there. It is also expected to deliver shader caches, which are essential for increasing game performance with lesser stops. This feature allows gamers of flagship titles to perform better. The last but not the least, AMD promises lower heat and power consumption for device’s better performance.

Source: Extreme Tech