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Tech Lovers: Put an End to Dropped Calls and Improve Cell Phone Reception

There are lots of technologies available to help boost your cell phone signal. You could install a signal booster, set up a cell to VoIP antenna, or hop carriers. Which option is right for you depends on your specific situation. We’ll help you decide the best decision for you and your calling habits.

Signal Booster

Using a signal booster, you can improve the cellular reception in your car, home, or office. There are a range of models and options to choose from, but they all work basically the same way. These devices relay the signal between your phone and the cellular tower. This can be a simple repeater or a smart signal booster. The difference is that a repeater will just repeat anything it receives. On the other hand, a smart signal booster will clean up the incoming signal before forwarding it. This can improve call quality while boosting your signal.

Cell to VoIP

Similar to a signal booster, there is a range of devices you can purchase to pickup your cellular signal and transmit your call over the internet. This is a good option when you have a broadband connection in an area with poor cellular reception. However, rural areas will commonly have poor cellular service and lack high-speed internet service. Also, if you’re going to use VoIP, why would you pay for a cell phone bill? You can save a lot of money by switching to a VoIP service and forwarding your calls to your cell phone when you’re away from your home or office.

Switch Carriers

Depending on where you live, the carrier with the most national coverage may not be the best choice for you. It’s much more important to have coverage where you live and work than to simply cover a large part of the country where you don’t typically make your calls. Before switching carriers, always check their sites to see if you’ll get service in your area. T-Mobile has a dedicated page of its coverage maps, with with a zip code finder and detailed information about its network’s range. It also offers a no-contract service that allows you to switch carriers easily if your calls are dropped too frequently.

Deciding What To Do

Now that you see the options you have, you’re probably wondering what you should do. Unfortunately, there’s no one answer for all situations. With some troubleshooting, you can figure out what’s right for your needs. Begin by using your phone to map out the signal strength in your area. If you’re having too many dropped calls at work or at home, take your phone on a tour of that location. Note the places where your signal drops below two bars, or cuts out entirely.

Finding the Signal

If you have at least two bars near a window, you could focus on making and receiving your calls in that area. Simply moving your home office or repositioning your desk can make a big difference in cellular reception. Ensuring that you’re not blocking your phone with your hand or pointing the antenna away from the location with the best reception can also help. If none of these options work, you can consider installing a signal booster. Most of these devices will need to be setup in a location with at least two bars of service.

Jumping Networks the Right Way

Don’t make the mistake of jumping out of a contract with poor reception at home only to find that your new contract has poor reception at work. Instead, you should focus on the no-contract plans that allow you to easily switch if the service doesn’t meet your needs. These pay-as-you-go plans will usually offer the most competitive plans because customers can easily switch services at any time. For this reason, they also tend to offer the best coverage.

Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, Chase & Goldman Sachs Will Help Fund Mobile Payment Company, Square

San Francisco-based portable installments organization Square has secured a rotating credit office in the low several millions headed by Goldman Sachs with interest from Morgan Stanley, Jpmorgan Chase, Barclays, and Silicon Valley Bank. Square streamlines business transactions for people and organizations with its charge card onlooker, purpose of-offer framework, and individual wallet.

Established in 2009, Square has brought $341 million up in wander financing and will utilize the new obligation financing to reserve development as it anticipates that deals will approach $1 billion not long from now.

Social Finance Brings Up $80 Million In Series C Funding With Help From Venture Capitalist, Peter Thiel

San Francisco-based shared loaning commercial center Sofi (Social Finance) has brought $80 million up in a Series C round headed by Discovery Capital Management with interest from Wicklow Capital and Peter Thiel alongside past speculators Renren, Baseline Ventures, and DCM. Sofi brings down understudy premium rates by associating graduated class borrowers and gurus for refinancing private and elected learner advances.

Propelled in 2011, Sofi has since financed $450 million in advances in excess of 5,000 parts and will utilize the new money to grow its credit offerings to incorporate contracts and individual credits.

Social Finance Raises Upwards Of Seventy Five Million Dollars To Help Eliminate Student Debt

Understudy loaning administration Social Finance is near securing another round of to the extent that $75 million, as stated by two gurus acquainted with the organization’s arrangements.

The San Francisco-based organization is one of another era of loaning and counseling administrations sponsored by wander speculators that are looking to help borrowers better deal with the just about $1.2 trillion in understudy credit commitments at present crushing the money related spirits of America’s graduates.

Social Finance, which works together as Sofi, has officially brought $77 million up in its last adjust of wander subsidizing in 2012 from speculators, including the Chinese long range interpersonal communication administration Renren, Baseline Ventures, and DCM.

Ackuna App Translator Announces its First Contest, Sponsored by Kilgray Translation Technologies

A few months ago we posted an article about the new app translator Ackuna, which is a meeting place for both translators and developers to come together to help make the web more multi-lingual. In case you missed it, you can read our interview with Irene Renko from Ackuna here: http://soshitech.com/2013/10/21/johns-interview-with-irene-renko-of-ackuna-inc/.

Since then, Ackuna has consistently become the go-to place for developers looking for an easy way to localize their apps, as well as provide a fun social networking platform for translators to practice their craft and promote their services to potential new clients.

Now, Ackuna is launching its first ever contest for the month of April, with some rewarding prizes for the winners.

To participate, users simply have to sign up at http://www.ackuna.com and register for the contest by March 31st. Participants compete by translating a popular app, while earning points for various accomplishments and tasks within the system. At the end of the contest, the top 3 translators with the most points will be determined the winners and will receive a year’s license to the MemoQ Translator Pro software (valued at over $770 retail) as well as other great prizes, like Amazon.com gift cards.

The contest is open to everybody, however there are structures in place to ensure only serious participants will get far in the contest. Points are only awarded for the most correct submissions, while points are deducted for inaccurate translations.

“While Ackuna has elements of a game already (with the ability of earning badges within the system, scoring reputation points, etc.), we wanted to have a contest as a fun way to showcase our site to new users, while at the same time rewarding the most dedicated and accurate translators,” says Alex Buran, Founder and CEO of Ackuna. “I also must extend a big ‘Thank You’ to Kilgray Translation Technologies for sponsoring this event and donating such amazing prizes. I’m sure the winners will be happy as well!”

So far, Ackuna has received some great apps by developers to use for the source material. According to the head of marketing at Ackuna, Matt Bramowicz, “It seems this contest has sparked a lot of interest amongst the developer crowd. We’re receiving some really popular and fun apps to use for the contest, and we hope all the translators involved will have a great time competing to win those prizes!”.

For more details about the contest or to register please visit http://ackuna.com/pages/memoq_contest. Registration is open until March 31st, and then the official start of the contest will begin on April 1st.

Turkey Continues The Nations Social Networking Crack Down!

The social networking crackdown in Turkey proceeds, as the nation has moved to piece secondary passage access to correspondences administrations like Twitter through Google DNS. Youtube, an alternate administration offered by the worldwide inquiry goliath, could be next in the wake of declining to uproot features asserting government debasement.

Head administrator Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration called the boycott a “preventive measure” after the administration had been utilized by residents to spread assertions of debasement inside the legislature. “Twitter has been utilized as an intends to complete deliberate character executions by flowing wrongfully procured recordings, fake and created records of wiretapping,” the administration said in an articulation.

After Twitter clients ended up unable to gain access to Twitter starting Thursday, numerous turned to Google’s DNS benefit as an approach to bypass the boycott. By writing in Google’s DNS addresses ( and into their program, they were ready to keep utilizing Twitter. That demonstrated just a makeshift result, in any case, as the legislature has uprooted access to that administration also.

How the Internet of Everything Will Shape the Next 25 Years of Internet History

March 13, 2014

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, an important milestone as we look at how far we’ve come and how the Internet of Everything (IoE) is shaping our future.

Developed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a researcher at CERN, the Web was borne from the need to keep track of complex, large-scale projects without the loss of important information. We’ve come a long ways since March 1989, when Berners-Lee published his idea of “linked information systems.”

Today, IoE is driving connections beyond just data. The convergence of connecting people, things, data and processes is transforming organizations, industries and our lives. The growth of mobility and cloud computing is further driving innovation and an increase in the number and kinds of connections.

To illustrate this transformation, let’s take a quick look at life just two decades ago. According to a new national survey to mark the 25 anniversary of the Web, Pew Research revealed that in 1995, 42 percent of U.S. adults had never heard of the Internet and an additional 21 percent were vague on the concept—they knew it had something to do with computers and that was about it. In addition, 20 years ago, only 14 percent had access to the Internet.

Life today looks dramatically different than it did in the mid-1990s. The World Wide Web has transformed into an Internet of Everything world, where virtually everything is or will be connected to the Internet. From smart cars to Internet-enabled eyeglasses and even trees that tweet, the IoE is not only connecting the unconnected, it is driving unprecedented value from these connections.

Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest innovations in the history of mankind, but the future looks just as transformational. Here are just a few ways the Internet of Everything will evolve in the next 25 years:

IoE will contribute to a rise in economic opportunity. We estimate that the Internet of Everything is a $19 trillion global opportunity over the next decade. This number is sure to increase dramatically over the next quarter of a century as more organizations and governments deploy Internet-enabled technology across various industries.

The Internet of Everything will be more personal and predictive. As more connected people, things, data and processes collide, the Internet of Everything will drive the growth of what Gartner describes as “personal worlds.” With the help of mobility and cloud technology, the Internet of Everything will merge the physical world and the virtual world to create a highly personalized and often predictive connected experience.

The Internet of Everything will drive an intersection of technology and humanity.The idea for the Web began as a way to better share complex information and the future of the Internet will expound on this idea. The Internet of Everything will be driven by increased connectedness that puts powerful information at our fingertips. This capability will have tremendous impact on our world. Over the next 25 years, the Internet of Everything will help us scale and manage our precious resources and ultimately improve our quality of life. How we shape this transformation is up to us.

Posted by:David Evans