Importance of Mobile Phone in Our Daily Life

Mobiles phones have intruded in our lives and have made their own unique stand. Once considered as a luxury is now the thing closest to our hearts. Mobiles have even replaced the wristwatches people now find it easier to see the time in their mobile phones. Mobiles phones have become the personal dairies for many. A mobile phone acts like your mother and wakes you up in the morning; it is your reminder that keeps you updated of all your meetings and important events. Calculator and notes section has made the mobile phone your personal assistant. Mobile phones because of their varied multi-function capabilities have replaced many other devices.

When you are stressed and need some music to soothe your soul then just turning on your music player on your mobile will work for you. Now a day’s most mobile phones have a music player or an FM receiver. This will ensure that you won’t get bored at any point of time. Phones have also popularized the camera feature. Now point-and-shoot imaging has been rediscovered with the mobile phone camera. Mobile phones now offer expandable memory features. This has enabled the user to store multiple files and multimedia in his phone. Phones have even introduced a hard disk in them and this has increased the memory capabilities of the phone tremendously. Mobile phones now flaunt up to 8 GB of memory expansion.

Accessing the internet has become mandatory in many professions. Now mobile phone is also replacing the laptop by enabling internet access through the mobile phone. This has given way to service providers to provide various internet services. Mobile banking and stocks updates have become a common affair for the mobile phone user. Mobile phones are still a style statement to many; this depends upon the kind of phone you purchase.

Mobile phones are available below one grand and the cost runs up to tens of thousands. There are diamond-studded phones which add to the class and status of a person. Mobiles phones are best know for their communication purpose, calling from anywhere anytime and going transnational has enabled increased communication among people. The lowering of call rates in only helping and this technology is reaching the rural areas to enable higher communication in them.

Mobile phone has popularized the messaging service and this has made it easy for people to send across messages and nearly wiping out the traditional lettering system. Thus mobile phone has intervened in our lives in a positive manner and continues to make it better.
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Beware the Seductive Power of Technology

I Like Technology. I’m conceding all the good and fun things that computer-based technology has brought into our lives; I’ll not fight that battle. Not only would I lose any argument against the wonderful additions technology has made to our lives, I would be fighting against myself. I love it that I can flip open a Star Trek “communicator” and talk to almost anyone, anytime. I love the very idea of having a communication device out in my back yard, near the bird feeder, that is communicating with a satellite in low earth orbit. Wow! And do I ever love my computer-oops, computers. As in many computers. In fact, my job is strongly tied to technology and I love to get paid. However, this article is a warning, a plea to open our eyes wider than our big screen TVs, to step back out of cell phone range, to put down our PDAs for a minute and look at what has gotten a hold on us.

Technology is Seductive

Technology has the power to draw us in and cause us to lose perspective about what is happening. Just try talking to your child (or maybe your spouse or best friend) the next time some slick TV program or commercial is shimmering across the screen and you’ll see what has all of their attention. Technology draws us in. But if we’re drawn in, we’re also leaving something behind. We could be abandoning loving or developing relationships or the quiet time necessary to think purposefully about our lives, where we are going and how we want to live five years from now. To continue this idea, that technology is seductive, let’s look at the natural progression of how we respond to new technology.

Technology as a Toy

All new technology comes to us in the guise of a toy, thus its initial seductive pull on us. No matter the age, the new technology feels like a toy. It is smooth, pretty and flashes little lights. It makes cute sounds and we respond to it from the childlike (or childish) center of our being. It is not the sophisticated 35 year old business executive that is responding to the new all-purpose, highly-evolved technology thing, it is instead the seven year old child inside that is gushing and filled with Christmas morning lust. We might not even have any way to use it yet, but we play with it. We turn channels, set the volume on the 96 surround sound speakers (yours doesn’t have 96?), take pictures of our toes with it, and enthusiastically pursue carpel tunnel problems as quickly as our thumbs and fingers can fly over fun little colored buttons. It is a toy. But it does move evolve into our next category and that makes us feel a little better about it and helps us avoid the fact that we just spent a year of future retirement on a toy.

Technology as a Tool

The toy usually becomes a tool. In our strong desires to justify the purchase of the toy, we look for things it can do. Ah, it keeps my calendar. Cool! Now I won’t have to keep track of my $29.00 day planner and worry about losing it. I just need to worry about losing my $495 PDA. But it can also take pictures. That’s important. It’s also good that it can erase them because I find I take a lot of pictures that are really crap and now I not only spent time taking the pictures, I also get to spend time erasing them. But the toys often turn into very serious tools. I may continue to use my cell phone toy as I unconsciously blow through red lights and make turns without signaling (need that spare arm for the cell), but I also realize this toy is a serious safety tool. I don’t want to be broken down on the highway and not have this link to help. The same 50″ flat screen wall hanging that is a toy is also a tool to be aware of threatening weather and important current events. And the notebook computer that empowers me to look at pictures of potential Russian brides helps me write this article and project investment returns. Toys have the potential of becoming tools. From puppies to working dogs. But there is a third and more dangerous level.

Technology as a Tyrant offers one definition of a tyrant as, “a tyrannical or compulsory influence.” Wow! Think cellphone, e-mail, Skype, compulsive checking of forums, chat rooms, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and all the other current flavors of Turkish delight known as technology. These things can be toys (relatively harmless except for what they might be replacing), they can be tools, or they can become tyrants. When deeply engrained into our work or social structure, they change from being puppies or work dogs and become pit bulls that can bite and clamp down so that it is very difficult to dislodge them. I used to be able to keep up with the demands of my job. Once upon a time I actually had a little time that I could budget weekly that was “walk around and get to know everyone better” time. No more. Now I am constantly juggling attention among appointments, drop-in unannounced visitors, snail mail, phone calls with the pink reminders, cell phone calls, and e-mail. I can never get one caught up without intrusions from all of the others. The first four were barely manageable, with cell and e-mail added, I’m no longer in control, the pit bull is. So, what happened?

How Did We Get Like This?

Okay. Here is the crux of this article. Technology is on a different evolutionary rate than us humans. It reproduces faster than mice and changes species with each generation. We were enticed, and continue to be enticed, by technology due to its seductive dark side. It beckons to the seven year old inside and draws us in. As a tool, technology is embraced and embedded into our lives, seemingly as a partner, one called alongside of us to help us. But, without an understanding of the evolutionary path of technology, we do not control its place in our lives. It becomes a tyrant that bullies us and pulls us around on its lease instead of the other way around. Because of the initial seductive nature of technology, we don’t easily see that it will tend to take us to where we don’t want to go and make us pay more than we first thought we were willing to pay. So, what shall we then do?

What We Must Do

I’m not offering a plan but an approach. The approach depends upon fully understanding what has gotten a grip on us. I suggest the following critical pieces for beginning to manage technology and protect our humanity:

  • Clearly see that technology is seductive and separate out and control the childish reactions to the initial toy aspects of new technology. Gratification can be delayed (an adult response) and toys can be both played with and put away.
  • Think through both intended and unintended consequences of bringing a shiny, new technology toy into your life. What is it replacing? How will you control it so it doesn’t put you on a leash?
  • Do not assume that a new technology tool is better than an older one that worked well for you in the past. I have a colleague who keeps in a pocket a little list of things to do, thoughts, and insights. His pen and paper list worked a lot better than my PDA when when my technology tool lost both primary and backup batteries and I lost passwords to multiple accounts and forums. Which is better?
  • Many new technology tools cannot be avoided. However, they can be managed. Think of ways to limit their use and how to communicate your policies for your use to your colleagues, family, and friends. For example, I check my email once a day and make it clear to my colleagues that I am not sitting at my computer all day waiting for the chime (evidently, they are).
  • Finally, pay attention to the things that technology tends to replace and redouble your effort to work on relationships so you have no regrets.

Monitoring Employee Internet Use

The Internet has become an invaluable resource in the workplace, the world’s biggest reference library, social media center, and pornography outlet is now only a click away. This availability presents a significant risk factor for employer liability and costs employers thousands of hours in productivity each day. Monitoring employee internet use is one way to reduce employer liability, and whether or not you agree with the principles behind internet monitoring, many employers agree that it is a necessary evil.

Internet abusers range from upper management employees in private offices viewing hardcore pornography, to the department assistant in a cubicle that spends 3 hours a day doing online shopping, making travel arrangements, and paying bills through the company Internet. Internet abuse is endemic in the workplace and organizations are being forced to face the problem head on, or suffer the consequences.

Among the many consequences of internet abuse is a loss of productivity and scores of litigation issues such as sexual harassment, hostile work environment and discrimination. Monitoring Employee Internet access is one way that an organization can limit its liability.

Defining Internet Abuse

Defining Internet abuse is the first challenge, and creating an organization wide acceptable use policy (AUP) is the first step in the definition. An AUP defines what constitutes internet abuse in your organization. What was acceptable internet behavior in one organization may be unacceptable in another, so the AUP is a highly customized policy, based on the organizational mission. The organization determines what lines will be drawn when it comes to internet abuse.

The key to a successful AUP implementation in most organizations is similar to other policy development issues in the workplace. There must be “buy-in” from the “top-down”, in other words, the leaders of the organization must agree to the principles of the AUP and endeavor to push that policy down to the directors, managers and supervisors within the organization. The most critical stage of AUP development is dependent on upper management “buy-in” and their willingness to demonstrate the importance of this policy to the rest of the organization.

Internet Workshops

Holding a series of Internet workshops with the employees of your organization is one way to introduce your new acceptable use policy. As an educational session, an internet workshop can address the sensitive issues surrounding internet abuse in an open forum where employees can ask questions and provide input in a non-confrontational setting.

During the internet workshop, the organization can begin to educate the employees about Internet abuse and give them a chance to re-evaluate their internet habits at work. It is important to be as open as possible with your employees regarding your chosen methodology for enforcing the AUP.

For example, if the organization has decided to employ internet blocking technologies, the AUP should define the specific types of websites that will be blocked, for example, many organizations block pornography, “gross depictions” and “hate” websites. Discussing the types of websites the organization has decided to block and answering questions regarding the reasons for blocking will reinforce the organizational mission, and demonstrate the types of websites that are inappropriate within your organization.

If your organization is going to monitor and report on employee internet access, the workshop will give you a chance to show the employees what the internet reports look like, and discuss the circumstances in which they will be used. Taking the mystery out of what the organization is planning in regards to internet monitoring and blocking will reduce employee speculation and set new expectations throughout the organization.

Problems with Internet Monitoring

The technical aspects of blocking website access and monitoring employee internet access are not without problems. The software for blocking websites has advanced tremendously over the past 5 years; however, there are still problems with blocking “all” inappropriate websites and blocking websites that you did not intend to block. No system is perfect and you will need assistance from your selected software / hardware vendor in addition to your information systems department.

If possible, it is always better to meet, in person, with the vendor representatives prior to the purchase of any internet monitoring software. Voice your concerns with the vendor and secure “after sale” support with the vendor help desk. If you have an information systems department, make sure they are involved from the start of the project to help address any technical problems that the new system could bring.

Monitoring Employee Internet Access- the People Side

Outside of the technical issues that will occur, the people side of internet monitoring can be the most problematic of all. Even with the dissemination of information given at the internet workshop and taking great care during your policy development, some employees will, inevitably feel that internet monitoring is unfair. Given this fact, it is of the utmost importance that the internet reports are accurate, beyond question. Even if they are correct, there are still issues to consider. The scenarios listed below are examples of how employees could react if they are confronted with the accusation of internet abuse. Moreover, the excuses below may be completely accurate and good explanation by the accused.

“It wasn’t me!”

It’s always possible that some other person was on the accused employee’s computer surfing the Internet. Once a user steps away from the computer anything can happen. Another person sits down and starts using the computer logged in as the accused, everything they do on the Internet is recorded under somebody else’s name. One suggestion is to have the user lock their computer before leaving for an extended period of time; this will reduce the chances of misidentification of the internet abuser.

“They have my password”

This is a similar situation to the one mentioned above, if I have a user’s password, I could log-in as the user and all of my internet access would be attributed to them. How they got the password is another issue entirely, however the user makes a good point and has a potentially valid excuse for an internet report that shows abuse.

“The Internet Report is Wrong”

This can occur if the monitoring software is setup incorrectly or if there are network issues causing identification problems. This is another reason why you want your information systems department involved from the start and technical support from the vendor who sold you the internet monitoring solution. Defending a internet report that shows abuse is a difficult when you don’t understand how the technical aspects of internet monitoring work.

The Bottom Line

Internet reporting is not an exact science, the reports could be wrong, and the person accused of Internet abuse may be completely innocent. The key is to research the potential offender and look into their history. People who abuse the internet usually have a history of doing so, so look into their past Internet use first and then look at the internet records on their computer. In short, do a “reality check”. Too often we take technology for its word and fail to look on the human side for insight that may confirm or make us question our suspicions. This practice will help reduce the number of errors that could be made during the investigation of internet abuse, and help the employer maintain their credibility.


Internet abuse is a fact of life in most large organizations today. Monitoring employee internet use and employing blocking technologies can be helpful in reducing employer liability and improving employee productivity. Developing an acceptable use policy to outline acceptable internet behavior in your organization is the first step in the process. To implement this policy successfully, the policy must be supported by upper, mid, and line level managers. The organization should endeavor, with enthusiasm, to educate the employees of the organization about internet abuse and share the organizations plans to monitoring use and block inappropriate websites.

Prior to purchasing a software or hardware solution for internet monitoring / blocking, a vendor should be selected and invited into the organization to explain the technical problems that can occur with internet monitoring and blocking technologies. During this vendor selection process it is very important to include your information systems department and other technical staff. Arranging after-sale support with your vendor of choice is highly recommended.

Finally, there is the people side of the problem. Internet monitoring and blocking are only as good as the software and hardware solutions that are developed. There are many ways that these solutions can fail, so doing a thorough investigation prior to accusing an employee of internet abuse is also highly recommended.

How Technology Creates Wealth

Markets create energy because they are dynamic. They are constantly evolving in response to changes in the economic, political and technological environments. Understanding what causes a market to evolve helps you predict where opportunities will emerge; how fast they will develop, and when and whether mass adoption will occur. If you can capture this energy, you can use it to drive the sales process.

Dynamic systems create energy. If left unchecked, any systemic change tends to grow. A snowball rolling downhill gets bigger. Growth creates momentum. As the snowball grows bigger, it goes faster. Momentum creates energy. The faster the snowball rolls; the bigger it gets; the harder it hits the tree. Energy drives change. (Source The Fifth Discipline)

You can use the energy sources created by an evolving market to motivate prospects to buy your solution. Persuading people to try out a new technology is an uphill battle. You have to invest a lot of your precious energy – sales resources, capital, technical expertise, etc. – into convincing prospects they can benefit from using your technology to support their business. However, if you understand what is driving market change- an increasingly mobile workforce, higher need for personal security, faster access to global markets – then you use the energy created by the market to motivate prospects to buy. Thus, you need to invest less of your own resources and you can sell more productively and efficiently.

Technology markets create abundance.

There are two laws that explain why technology-enabled markets generate extraordinary amounts of energy.
1. Moore’s Law predicts that technology is going to improve in the future and cost less.
2 Metcalf’s Law states that technologies become more useful as more people use them.

The combination of these two laws creates an economy of abundance that is unique to technology markets. As Moore’s Law predicts an endless supply of ever-increasing resources and Metcalf’s Law promises that innovations will be quickly adopted, the nature of the economy changes.

Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, said, “Every 18 months processing power doubles while the cost holds constant.” The implications of Moore’s Law are that every 18 months technology is going to cost half as much and be twice as powerful. Moore’s Law has held true for over 30 years. Previous economies were based on the laws of scarcity, where you have a limited amount of resources and value is based on how scarce they are – gold, oil, land, etc. The more you use up the resources the less energy you have.

A technology-based economy is based on the laws of abundance. According to Moore’s law, there will always be cheaper resources tomorrow. This ever-increasing pool of resources enables customers to implement new business strategies. If it isn’t possible today, it will be possible tomorrow. Improved technology is constantly fueling the market, creating energy.

Furthermore, thanks to this simple formula technological obsolescence is only a few months away. Customers can never afford to sit still for fear that a competitor will be able to leapfrog ahead of them if they adopt the next generation of technology faster. This anxiety is another powerful source of energy that you can use to drive your sales.

Metcalf’s Law also has a powerful effect on developing markets. Robert Metcalf, the founder of 3Com, said “New technologies are valuable only if many people use them… the utility of a network equates the square of the number of users. ” This means that the more people use a technology, the more useful it becomes. If there was only one fax machine in the world, it wouldn’t be useful. With two fax machines you can send mail back and forth faster and cheaper than if you send it through the post office. With 2,000,000 fax machines, you never have to wait in line at the post office again.

According to Metcalf a technology’s usefulness equals the number of users squared. If two people use a fax it is four times easier than using the postal system. If 20 people use the fax machine, it is 400 times easier. This creates a geometric increase in the technology’s utility, which is just another way of saying why customers would want to buy it. So if 2 people want to buy a fax machine today; 4 people will want to buy it tomorrow; 16 people will want to buy it the day after tomorrow; 256 people will want to buy it next week, and 2,147,483,648 will want to buy it by the end of the month. That is a lot of potential customers lining up to buy your product, which is what market energy is all about.

Abundance creates demand for your technology. Since technology markets create abundance they are not subject to the constraints of scarcity. They have unlimited growth potential and consequently unlimited potential to create wealth.

How To Make Money On The Internet As A Beginner

We all know that a lot money is changing hands on the internet and the amount is growing everyday, but how do you get your hand into the game? This article will show you how to get started and start climbing the internet money ladder no matter your level of experience. Never in history have you had so many options available to you at so little expense.

The First Thing To Understand

Platforms! You must understand platforms to get off to a real start to making money on the internet and you have come to the right place. Just because you have an internet connection doesn’t mean you are set to make money, you have to plug into some internet platform to make money. What is an internet platform? The simple answer is they are an organized way to communicate offers and take in the money. A platform is the nuts and bolts that enables you to make an offer, someone see that offer, accept it, then purchase it and often to have it shipped to them. When it comes to making money, platforms are everything.

Here is an important point whether you are on the internet or in the real world: To make significant money you must understand commercial platforms, that means what they are, how they work and how to use them, even how to make them.

Let’s start with a real world example and then take it to the internet world. A Walmart store is a huge money platform. Go to Walmart and you can see the item, pick up the item, know the price of the item, buy the item and go home with it. That is a real world, bricks and mortar platform for making money, but get this, they do pretty much the same thing over the internet on their website as they do in the store. You can’t handle the merchandise, but you can see it in several pictures. Just like the store you can check it out, see the price and buy it. The Walmart brick and mortar store is the Walmart brick and mortar platform and the Walmart internet site is the Walmart internet platform. Simple so far, right? Right!

Take Amazon, Etsy, eBay, Craigslist and Walmart, the internet sites of these companies are all internet money platforms. All of these and many, many more dot-coms are internet money platforms. Not all dot-coms are internet money platforms, but all traditional internet platforms are dot-coms or have a commercial “company name”.com internet address. This may seem obvious, but bear with me. It gets better.

Your First Decision

The first decision you will have to make when it comes to your online business and platform is whose platform will you use, yours or someone else’s? You can sell items on Amazon’s platform or eBay’s platform, any other company’s platform or you can make your own platform. It doesn’t have to be expensive to make your own, but it probably will be time consuming and even frustrating if you aren’t familiar with things like shopping carts, payment systems and figuring state to state sales tax.

If you aren’t familiar with internet sales and marketing I suggest you practice first by buying some things online and then selling somethings online using someone else’s platform. Just about anything you can buy at a bricks and mortar store you can buy online. Get your shopping list and get started. Once you learn how it works you can climb the internet ladder from buyer to seller and on to your own platform if you wish.

What Are The Successful Companies Doing?

When you buy things online first pay attention to how they are presented. Did they use a picture? More than one picture? Other graphics? Buyers Reviews? Did they offer other options? Did they offer an up-sale; offering something more expensive or maybe an accessory or a bulk package of multiple items to make the value of the total sale go up, hence the term up-sale.

Next, notice how you check out. Did you go to another page? Did you go to another company’s website that processed the order? What logo’s did you see along the way? Different credit card companies? Processing companies? Did you see a refund policy?

What options did they offer for shipping? Did they have a standard shipping choice that was included in the purchase price? Did they offer different shipping companies and perhaps the United States Postal Service as an option? Do they offer international shipping? You had better figure that one out when you offer something or you might be unpleasantly surprised to find out how expensive it is to ship 30 pounds of merchandise to a remote area of the world and you were offering free shipping!

Starting With Someone Else’s Platform

So you make oak widgets for the dining room. You thought it would be nice to sell them on the internet. Great idea, but how are you going to do it and how will you get paid? Why not start with someone that has figured that all out? Etsy is a platform for selling arts, crafts and certain other merchandise. That might be a good place to start. Then there is eBay where you can auction off products. Put “selling arts and crafts” into a search engine and you will find many more.

Here is the advantage with eBay or some similar online auction company, if you don’t know what to charge for your product put a few up for auction on eBay and see what they bring. Cheaper than paying a company to analyze your product, search the market for similar items and prices, get back to you in a few months with an estimated market price and a big bill!

PayPal and eBay have split, but it still is nice to have a PayPal account. You can get one and a business debit card for free. I have one in my pocket. Square and other companies process payments online. There was a time you had to go to a bank and pay ridiculously high fees and sign contracts to have a merchant account to process payments online. Not anymore. Don’t like PayPal or Square? Other payment processors are a search engine search away. Speaking of search engines Google has a payment system and so does Apple. It seems like everyone is getting into this, even Microsoft.

What about Craigslist for the things around the house you could trade for cash and not miss? Craigslist is a little different because people often meet in person, exchange the money at the meeting and the buyer simply carries the item home. Still it is a platform and you could learn somethings while cleaning out the basement or garage and make money to boot!

Your Very Own Platform

Creating your very own platform doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does involve some work. Buy your domain name from a domain name registrar. Go back to the search engine and find one you like, then enter some choices you like on the registrar’s available name search engine and pick one that is not taken. Should cost about ten bucks and the price of a coffee give or take. Now find someone to host it, that is put it online for you. You can find free hosting using a search engine and if you are learning free is good enough to start.

Follow the hosting company’s instructions to link your domain to their hosting site and you are now on the internet. Well, you do need to put up a website, but you can drag and drop to do that with a little text editing and maybe a picture or two from your smart phone. YouTube has videos that show you how. Weebly is one popular free hosting company, but there are others. Start for free and if you need more options you pick a monthly paid plan that fits your needs.

Digital Product Options

So you finally finished that great novel you have been working on since the kids were in diapers. Amazon has a kindle eBook service where you can publish a digital book and keep most of the money that comes in from the sales. Maybe you made a three mp3 recorded series on fly fishing or making chocolate cakes or how to do anything. Gumroad is a popular platform for the sales of digital products like these, that means eBooks, videos and courses with multimedia including PDF files for guide and workbooks. Once again, they aren’t the only one.

With digital products there are so many options that it is hard to justify creating your own sales machine from start to finish. I have websites that promote my products and then seamlessly link the buyer to another site and company that handles the sales and downloads.


People have to find what you have to sell. If you put your son’s skateboard on Craigslist someone will see it, probably a lot of people. If you put it on your new website there is a good chance that only you and your close friends you show your neat new website to will see it. You have to promote your website and your products if you use your own platform and it doesn’t hurt if you promote them if you use someone else’s platform.

The topic of promotion is much too big to cover here, in fact, if you were to count the content on the internet a large percentage is on this one topic and that is too much to cover in an article. On the other hand I can’t leave you without a clue, back to the search engine and enter terms like “internet marketing,” “internet promotion,” “product promotion,” “advertising on the internet” and you should find more than enough to keep you busy for a lifetime or two. While you are looking, you might as well learn about AdWords, Facebook ads, banner ads and network ads, so enter that in too.

What To Do Next

So what do you do next? Start! Sell something on Craigslist and learn how to set up an account. See how they handle sales. Make a digital trip over to eBay and Etsy to see how they work. If you don’t have something to sell, then keep your eye out for something you can resell. Since you have got that search engine warmed up enter “drop shipping,” “drop ship services” and “drop ship products” to find something you can resell.

Remember this: TEST, TEST, TEST. Don’t buy ten cases of something to sell before you know there is a solid demand. Don’t offer a hundred things unless you know you will make money on the transactions instead of lose money. Try using a drop shipper to avoid keeping inventory or investing money in your products. The common drop shipper will fill your orders as they come in, one sale at a time. Oh, and one more thing, Good Luck!

If you would like to learn more about making money and building wealth I am pleased to offer you my new eBook, “Empty Pockets” as a free resource. It is a book covering the reasons most people are not wealthy and how to fix them.

I not only do coaching in the area of wealth, I am a Strategic Life Coach and as my schedule permits I offer a no obligation coaching experience to show you the value of coaching in areas of life from wealth and health to relationships and careers for people from all walks of life. Allow me to help you achieve your goals and change your life. Just click on the website to contact me and schedule your coaching experience as my schedule permits. There will be no expense to you, the appointment and materials for this introductory session are all on me.

Best and be blest, Scott Hogue The Strategic Life Coach

Disclaimer: In any area where there is risk you must consult a professional in that field that knows your unique circumstances. Scott Hogue is an educator and does not offer professional advice. If you chose to use any information provided you proceed at your own risk. Any companies or trademarks mentioned in this article are the property of their owners and any reference to them is not to be considered an endorsement of the author or article by them or an endorsement by the author of these companies.

The Importance Of Free Animation Software In Graphic Designing

Have you used copied software to create your animations? The CD market is full of copied programsin some of the countries. You may have probably thought they are legal. But most of them are illegal. However in some of the countries copied programs are continuously seized by the authorities. The graphic designers who use these get disappointed due to these activities because some of the amateurs to the graphic designing field are having financial barriers to access to the genuine versions of the commercial packages.

The concept of open source began recently and still it’s being developed by the professional developers to help the designers overcome the barriers. Though there are some excellent non-graphic programs are released for several other purposes like web browsing,animation software industry has a step ahead to develop more and more open source programs. Though the pros in the graphic designing industry have money to expend on software beginners do not have hundreds and thousands dollars to afford for the software.

However there are quite a number of free animation software have been developed for the designing of 2D and 3D animations. 2D and 3D animations are extremely useful in designing cartoons, video games, movies, flashing text and images of the web pages. Some of the open source animation software that can be used to create 2D graphics are pencil, Cynfig, Creatoon..etc. There are some other software like 3D softwares designed for the free download and usage. Some of these free softwares are Open FX 2.0, Anom8or..etc.

Some people tend to think free animation softwares are no worthy to be used for the excellent graphic designing. But the quality always does not depend on the product. The software developers have developed these open source software for the benefits of the people who can’t afford for the commercial softwares.

Creatoon 3.0 provides you the free access to 2D animated software with the features like, real time editing, previewing and automatic in-betweening. Further this software facilitates the combination of both bitmap and the vector graphics. The more advantage features are the lower memory consumption and the unlimited zooming. This software allows the file formats TGA, BMP, JPG, PNG and the TIFF. There is no any special hardware required to install this software in your computer. However higher the capacity of the VGA card it would be easy to handle you the graphic related work. Further this software facilitates cut out shape animations. One of the major advantages of this software is you do not have set each and every frame for the animation. Though creatoon is 2D software it facilitates 3D animation up to some extent. Further with this software you can easily do the corrections to the mistakes you have done.

Moviesand box is open source 3D software. This software will provide you the ability to create 3D characters and the figures. This free 3D software is compatible with the operating systems, Mac OS 10.5, Windows XP and Ubuntu 10.04 or any newer version.

Some of the 3D softwares do not compatible with the Linux versions. Blender, Agsis, Art of Illusion are some of the free 3D softwares that can be used with the Linux operating systems. Agsis is a software that can produce graphics similar to the realistic world. This software has efficient tools to create 3D graphics. Art of Illusions is software that can be used to produce high quality graphics and has many features like other commercial softwares do.