Mobile Technology And The Future Of Computing

Computers have gone from desktop behemoths to pocket sized wonders in the space of a decade, and today’s smartphones are miracles of modern technology. Improving processor power and shrinking components promise that the next generation of computers will be as revolutionary as the last.

Companies like Google, Apple and Samsung are leading the way with technology that can be worn instead of stored in a pocket. Apple is rumored to be working on a device that resembles a wristwatch, and Google is set to launch a computer that Read the rest of this entry »

Books And Materials To Help Your Career

Staying current with new IT trends and innovations can be a vital concern for any career professional. Failing to keep your skills up to date could be a costly oversight, one that may result in greater missed opportunities than you may realize. Books, sites and other educational resources that will allow you to keep your skills current and keep you abreast of any changes or trends within the industry may not be an issue that you can afford to take lightly.

Having access to the latest information and Read the rest of this entry »

Education Needed To Work In I.T

Information technology has exploded with growth and job opportunities. You will find open positions for an IT tech in a variety of industries. A degree in computer science is often a requirement found in open IT positions. You can take your education further by obtaining certification from Microsoft or Cisco. Both companies offer certification courses that can make a difference in how long it takes you to get a job. IT techs enjoy advancement opportunities, good pay and Read the rest of this entry »

Free Photoshop Programs

The Industry Standard

When it comes to image editing, there is only one program that is regarded as being industry worthy, Adobe’s Photoshop. That said, there are many alternatives that are not as well recognized that offer just about every commonly used feature in Photoshop.

Even better yet, some of these programs are 100 percent free, a far cry from the full price of Photoshop that most consumers consider to be absolutely absurd.

The GIMP

The best known (relatively speaking) free Photoshop alternative out there is called GIMP, which stands for The GNU Image Manipulation Program. GIMP is available for practically any Operating System, from Windows to Linux.

The biggest problem with default GIMP is the fact that its interface is extremely different from Photoshop. Granted, if someone is new to photo editing it’s not particularly relevant, but many people looking for an alternative have used Photoshop in the past.

The GIMP…shop?

Even if the default version of GIMP doesn’t have the best interface, its open source nature means that other people have made some alternatives. One of these is called GimpShop, which duplicates the interface of Photoshop 1:1.

This UI allows for access all of GIMP’s features through an easy to use interface.

Paint.NET

For people even more picky about their interfaces, there’s a piece of software called Paint.NET. Sadly, this program is Windows only, but out of the many different Photoshop alternatives, this one has the most similar interface.

Just like GIMP, it is completely open source with an extremely large user base that allows for support even if the program were to stop getting regular updates.

A more basic option

There are some people that just need basic photo editing, and Adobe offers those people a very basic version of Photoshop called Photoshop Express. That said, when I call it basic, that might be a bit of an overstatement.

Photoshop Express is web-based and does not really do all that much even compared to the most basic of third-party photo editing software.

This blog was written by an expert in information technology, photo editing software and Texas satellite Internet.

End User Support: What is it?

If you are working in I.T. you’ll find that one phrase that gets bantered around a great deal is end-user support. It is often used with regards to the jobs that are available, and if you are trying to get a foothold in the I.T. industry, you’ll find that this is a topic that you need to be aware of.

First, it is important to realize that the end-user is whoever is going to be using the product that Read the rest of this entry »

How Do I Pick An I.T Career Path?

At the most basic level, Information Technology, also known commonly as IT, is all about computers and how computers process information. Though there is plenty of talk about the IT field at large, you will find that upon closer inspection, it covers many different jobs. How can you tell which one is right for you?

In the first place, think about what you love about working with computers. Do you like maintaining them and making sure that they are in working order? If this is the case, you might do well as an administrator, who keeps things updated and Read the rest of this entry »

Will My Degree Work For I.T?

When people think about working in Information Technology, they frequently think about things like computer science degrees. While a computer science degree is very helpful in getting a career in I.T, the truth of the matter is that it is not essential. There are many practical paths that can take you into this field, and if you show that you are willing to work hard, you can often go quite a long way.

For example, a degree in communications can help. Information Technology is a field that requires a great deal of translation for the layman, and Read the rest of this entry »

Can I Switch Careers To I.T?

You can make a career change to Information Technology (IT). This broad field offers a variety of different career paths, has more vacancies than it can fill, and is expected to continue to grow over the coming years. Some of these paths require a college degree for their entry-level positions, but a professional certification is enough to gain a foothold into this varied and interesting industry.

IT hiring specialists rely on certifications to vet candidates. The most important primary certifications are the CompTIA A Read the rest of this entry »

What Does The Term I.T Encompass?

Information Technology (IT) is a large subject that at its broadest can describe the entire field of Computer Science. Most specifically, it refers to how companies manage information. This still covers many fields, as it implies that the information is stored in a database. The database needs to be maintained by database administrators, and system administrators and technicians are necessary to maintain the server on which it runs. Programmers write the database and support technicians Read the rest of this entry »