Archive for August, 2011

Network Outsource Named As One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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We’re very excited to announce that for the third year, Network Outsource has made the Inc. 500|5000 list of America’s fastest growing companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy — America’s independent entrepreneurs and fastest-growing private companies in the country. This achievement is a testament to […]

My Apple Turnover

Nowadays it’s pretty hard to escape the draw of Apple and their line of products. As a lifelong Windows user (at least since my Commodore went out of style), I found myself in the situation last year where syncing my beloved iPhone and iPad with my Windows machine was becoming extremely frustrating. Let’s face it; […]

Facebook Updates its Privacy Settings – Again

Facebook is overhauling its privacy settings – frequent targets of criticism for their opaque policies and difficulty of use. This comes as Google’s new social service, Google+, gains popularity. Google+ allows users to customize the privacy settings on everything they post. Connections are separated into “circles,” simplifying the sharing and concealment of information. Facebook’s new […]

Showing Students the World Without Leaving the Classroom

Are school budget cutbacks limiting your field trip plans? These three websites can give students a better understanding of other countries without ever boarding a plane, or even leaving the classroom. Toporopa lets you explore the Old World sans passport. This site focuses solely on the geography, population and history of Europe. Toporopa, which is […]

Turning The Table On Spotify

Last time we checked, the majority of our readers were only dabbling in streaming music services.  In most cases free services, such as Pandora, Grooveshark or Last.FM were being used more frequently than the paid versions, Pandora One, Grooveshark Plus, or even the pay-only services such as MOG or Rdio. Since our poll, new services […]

Using Web-Based Mind Maps for Classroom Collaboration

Summer’s winding down, and the new school year is coming into view. To gear up for September, Network Blogsource is adding a weekly education column called Thursday’s Teacher Tech Tips, offering advice and suggestions for teachers to enhance their classrooms digitally. We will cover topics from new products like e-readers and tablets, to resource websites […]

Closing the Digital Divide in Schools

Having grown up in a digital world, kids are inherently tech-savvy. On an average day, a teenager wakes up to his cell phone’s alarm clock, turns on his laptop to check for any updates on his Facebook page and watches a video on his tablet or iPod on the bus on his way to school. […]

New York Times Tech Tips: Travel Edition

For the second installment in our series of tech tips – courtesy of The New York Times’ resident tech-guru, David Pogue – we’re highlighting technology that eases travel. Pogue suggests a few must-have apps and websites for travelers that take the stress out of getting there. Here are a few of his finds: is […]

Don’t Touch that App! Mobile Malware is on the Rise

Malware isn’t just a problem for traditional PCs anymore. Malicious software targeting mobile devices is on the rise, and thousands of smartphone users have already been affected. Lookout Mobile Security released its Mobile Threat Report this week, highlighting some scary trends in phone security. According to the report, the average user is 2.5 times more […]

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