THE ONGOING frustration with internet services in the country is well known, with daily reports of intermittent service, pre-historic download speeds and paltry data allowances all hindering rural users.
And many are pessimistic of an improvement in the near-term in spite of the roll out of the National Broadband Network, saying they fear being left behind due to their geographic isolation.
The advent of big data and its influence in various industries has been felt and appreciated across the board. The law enforcement sector is one of the fields where big data has been utilized to combat crime by employing advanced technological methods that were not available in the past decades.
With each passing year, leading smartphone manufacturers unveil a wave of new mobile devices. Each new generation of smartphones is more powerful and capable than its predecessors. We are at the level of technological advancement where anyone with a smart device — smartphone or tablet — has enough computing power to complete most of their at-work or at-home tasks without using anything else– just a smartphone. This wasn’t possible five or six years ago.
Canada has unveiled plans to become a leader in the big data revolution. The Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains has made it clear that the government is committed to the free flow of data – “the raw material of an innovation economy” – while speaking to business leaders and data scientists at Environics Analytics in Toronto on July 28 and laid out five key elements of its plan towards becoming a leader in this space.
In the fast-moving world of technology, more emphasis should be placed on the basics- in order safeguard our computers and mobile devices.
Asharaf Rogers, Technical Training Manager at weFix – smart device repairs, explores a few fundamental guidelines he says will be valuable to consumers:
The no-go areas:
Rogers says direct sunlight is the main no-no and advises consumers to keep devices away from the following areas: