Month: January 2015

Manufacturing Apps: How Mobile Applications are Altering the Manufacturing Industry

In today’s economy, nearly any new innovation that hints at an ability to increase a manufacturing firm’s profitability is heartily embraced. Without a doubt, one of the most sweepingly innovative changes to arrive in the manufacturing sector over the past few years has been the use of mobile computing applications — or ‘apps,’ as they’re more commonly known — in the workplace.

The environment of a manufacturing facility is fast-paced and deadline driven. And so any work process development that increases employee productivity without sacrificing safety is more than welcome. In fact, it’s often celebrated, and for good reason:

A Motorola survey recently revealed that that manufacturers who incorporate mobile applications into their processes saved a daily average of 42 minutes per employee.

Who could have guessed that allowing a telephone onto the factory floor would one day be encouraged?

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Do You Wear Bifocal Lenses While Using a Mobile Device? Here’s How to Ease Eye Strain

Between smartphones, tablets and your computer, it’s likely you spend a great deal of your day staring at a backlit screen. That almost certainly has something to do with why your eyes tend to ache at the end of the day.

Let’s face it: The human eye simply wasn’t designed to deal with that level of lighting strain. And if you happen to wear bifocal or multifocal lenses, your situation is likely even worse.

The problem you’ve been having while reading on screens goes a bit further than just having to deal with lighting issues. If you wear bifocal and multifocal lenses, or even if you happen to have farsighted vision, you probably need to tilt your head at a fairly specific angle in order to properly view your mobile device’s screen display. That can but a great deal of strain on your neck. If you spend enough time on your tablet, smartphone or e-reader, this can lead to some pretty serious posture problems.

You may have heard about a stop-gap solution that some device users have adapted: wearing computer glasses. And yet while these glasses will make it easier for you to see the screen, they’re not without their own problems. Consider the following:

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Are Dining Apps Altering the Restaurant Industry?

There’s no arguing the fact that making a profit in the restaurant industry is hard work. And when the goal of profits is achieved, it’s often done on the slimmest of margins.

Between the cost of of food, supplies, equipment and salaries, anything that will improve the bottom line will become an instant hit with restaurant owners. That’s one reason the use of mobile apps has revolutionized the food services industry in so many different ways.

From customer loyalty programs to inventory tracking systems, it’s becoming more and more clear that mobile apps are the wave of the dining industry’s future. They increase efficiency and productivity among employees and contractors alike, all while improving the customer experience.

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The Holiday is Over and You’re Left With a Glare

Many of us will enjoy the excitement of receiving a new tablet or smartphone as a Christmas gift this year. After receiving a new electronic device, you’re likely to spend hours fooling around with it and exploring its capabilities.

While your new gift will no doubt dazzle you with the technological marvels it offers, you might find one major drawback. Many tablets, laptops, smartphones, GPS devices, and other electronic gadgets have cumbersome glare issues that make it difficult to see what you’re doing when you use your device in certain lighting situations.

Fortunately, there’s a quick remedy to dealing with glare issues on LCD screens.

By ordering an anti glare screen protector from NuShield, you can easily get around glare problems and take advantage of drastically improved visibility on your electronic device’s display screen.

What’s more, a screen protector from NuShield could offer quite a few other benefits in addition to reducing glare.

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Did You Get a New Mobile Device Over the Holidays? Here’s How to Keep It Protected

See if this doesn’t sound familiar: Your new smartphone or tablet was the best gift you unwrapped over the holidays this year, and you couldn’t wait load it up with all your favorite apps. Playing with your new toy brought you an almost childlike sense of glee. But after only 20 or 30 minutes, you noticed that your new device’s screen was already covered in greasy fingerprints — it wasn’t not looking anywhere near as shiny and new as it did just a half-hour earlier.

So … what can you possibly do? You can protect your screen, of course. And here’s the good news: Doing so is actually lot easier and a lot cheaper than you might imagine.

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