The Best Laptops for Writers To Buy, Picked by Famous Typing Experts

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As a writer, while choosing a laptop you need to consider the word processor, keyboard, portability, durability, battery life, screen, and operating system. Here are some of the best laptops for writers.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in winning a free refurbished laptop or tablet? Dell Core Windows 7 Laptop from InterConnection. HP EliteBook 8440p Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop from PCRR. Both laptops come preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010, a Windows operating system, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Are you … A U.S. organization doing innovative and inspiring work in the social sector? Using TechSoup products or educational resources to stay GREEN ?

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Selecting The Bästa Mobilabonnemang Pensioner Who Is An Internet Addict!

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In the process of selecting the best subscription plan for a frequent mobile internet user who uses it in excess, you need to keep in mind a lot of necessary things. The internet speed per kilobits. The internet coverage of the mobile operator.

The State of the Internet 2014

Tech Soup Blog

Mary Meeker of the of the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, does a yearly report on current state of the Internet and IT at about half way through the year. Here's what I found: Internet growth: 2.6 billion people are now using the Internet worldwide, 618 million of them are in China. Global Internet adoption growth is actually slowing compared to previous years.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Interested in winning a free refurbished laptop or tablet? Dell Core Windows 7 Laptop from InterConnection. HP EliteBook 8440p Core i5 Windows 7 Laptop from PCRR. Both laptops come preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010, a Windows operating system, and Microsoft Security Essentials. Are you … A U.S. organization doing innovative and inspiring work in the social sector? Using TechSoup products or educational resources to stay GREEN ?

Used Laptops Needed for Earthquake Victims in Haiti: You Can Help!

Tech Soup Blog

In a time of crisis, there's so much need for food, water, shelter, medical care, and whatnot, but the communications infrastructure has made securing those things much harder, since phone, computer, and Internet systems have been damaged as well. Two organizations are working to see that aid workers, government officials, and the many organizations with damaged infrastructure throughout the country can start getting back on track by helping get quality refurbished laptops to them.

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Making a Case for Mobile Internet: Digital Inclusion at Philadelphia FIGHT

NTEN

If the goal is to work more productively and cost-effectively, nonprofits using a laptop or netbook and their own personal Wi-Fi network for use wherever and whenever they need it, have more options. If your nonprofit needs to be more productive, or cost-efficient, while on the go, it’s time to make a case for mobile Internet. In addition to the mobile computer lab, Philadelphia FIGHT staff members made a case for mobile Internet as a business tool enabling staff mobility.

Case Study: Providing Event Attendees with Wireless Internet via Mobile Broadband

NTEN

How important is it for your conference attendees to have access to the internet? of NCFR Conference attendees said that having internet access is at least somewhat important. A September 2011 industry report published by the Professional Convention Management Association found that respondents spent an average of over $7,000 on internet access, and only 37% provided free WiFi to attendees. And I hear their repeated comments that they don’t want internet access limited.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Computerless February 20, 2007 My laptop is in the shop. It’s a lucky thing my partner has a laptop I can beg and borrow (stealing might cause issues.) It might even arrive before the laptop gets out of the shop.

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Trends: Internet Demographics and Embracing Failure

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They love their gadgets and are constantly on the web via laptops and mobile devices. That’s changed over the years, particularly with the internet boom. The Millennials, Gen Xers, and the Matures. Millennials (ages 18-33) are an important demographic to the nonprofit sector. The are tech savvy.

The Disposable Computer

Tech Soup Blog

You may have recognized the trend: computing (crunching numbers and running programs) is moving away from your computer and is now being delivered as a service over the Internet. Most of us will not need much more than a really good Internet connection and a nice screen to do our work. Tablet computers: So maybe your iPad isn't a replacement for your desktop or laptop, but the Surface Pro is getting awfully close. These laptops are priced between $200 and $500.

Wiki Syntax madness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I have become a complete devotee of Dokuwiki , which I use locally on my laptop, for my to do lists, notes, etc. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Wiki Syntax madness November 26, 2007 As most people deeply imbedded in Web 2.0, I am an avid Wiki user.

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Goodbye Microsoft…

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Goodbye Microsoft… March 29, 2007 Just today, I received in the mail some Sony Vaio Picturebook laptops, courtesy of Gavin’s regular potlatch program. That install got borked when the laptop shutdown accidentally.

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Giving up, a little

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Giving up, a little August 6, 2007 As you might know, I migrated from using a MacBook Pro laptop as my primary desktop, to eating my own dogfood, as it were, and using Ubuntu Linux as my primary desktop.

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Pew: Wireless Internet users the new online elite | Beaconfire Wire

Allegiance Group

Here are two highlights from their latest study: Check email on any given day: Wireless laptop: 72% Broadband desktop: 63% Dialup: 54% Get news online on any given day: Wireless laptop: 46% Broadband desktop: 38% Dialup: 31% hese findings do raise questions about the chicken and the egg. Do hard-core Internet junkies get wireless connections to feed their addiction?

Is the Internet Stupefying Students?

AFP Blog

Is the Internet Stupefying Students?: "By Laptops must be turned off, he says, to ensure students focus on what’s happening in the room, rather than on what’s floating around cyberspace.“In By the professor’s rule, students in the English classes of Dr. Mark Bauerlein at Emory University must take notes by hand. In half of those screens, they’re on Facebook,” Bauerlein says of the situation in other

An Internet Lesson in a Rural Cambodian Village: And Then You Wait.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yes, I hope they will contribute the $10 so we can win the $50,000 (which will certainly help us make improvements to our computer school and the Sharing Foundation's many other programs), but I am also want feedback about how to improve a computer program in a rural village in a developing country with really slow Internet. Mam Sary gets on the Internet via his cell phone connection which costs the Foundation roughly $28 per month.

What IPv6 means to you

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

In order for one computer to talk to another computer on the internet, it needs an address, the same as you have an address so that people know where to send you junk mail catalogs. This system is called IPv4, or Internet Protocol Version 4. Right now, most people in the US own at least 2 or 3 devices that need an IP address – your computer, your laptop, your phone, your tablet, your cable box, etc. It’s a new and improved internet Protocol, IPv6.

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Are You Ready for a Chrome OS Notebook?

Tech Soup Blog

Last Tuesday Google unveiled its much awaited Chrome OS, a new operating system designed with using web applications and the Internet in mind. Attendees to the press event received a test laptop installed with a pre-release version, while others (Hi Google!) Acquiring Technology Hardware Running Your Organization Software Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

The world gets smaller with digital magazines

Judi Sohn

For example, if I download a magazine to my iMac, I can’t read the same file from my laptop. Zinio recently improved the experience of reading magazines online to the point that I rarely download new issues anymore unless I’m somewhere that my internet connection is slow. Tags: Internet & Technology Macintosh I’ve long been a fan of digital magazines. No clutter, no waiting until the mailman decides to deliver the latest issue.

Hands-On with the Google Cr-48 Notebook

Tech Soup Blog

Thanks to our webinar guru Kami I've had a chance to use and test it and figured I'd share my initial thoughts on this pilot laptop. Acquiring Technology GreenTech Hardware Operating Systems Using the Web and InternetLast month, I blogged about the Google Chrome notebook , evaluating its potential applicability to the nonprofit and library sectors.

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Libraries pivot to survive pandemic

Candid

Libraries have helped fill the void by providing hot spot access and in some cases laptops computers to students. This connectivity has allowed patrons to access the internet when they needed it most over the past year. “Libraries store the energy that fuels the Imagination.

Mixed Reality Learning Lab: @techsoup at NCVS

Tech Soup Blog

Susan Tenby , Josephine Dorado , and I camped with our laptops, video cameras, resource guides, favorite game-building sites, and a bountiful new Nonprofit Resource Library in Second Life providing a playful space for participants to get hands-on with mixed reality technologies. At NCVS we had an extra laptop available to allow newcomers to create their Second Life avatars and demonstrate how to work together as we welcomed a new volunteer youth social media tech Markese to the team.

TechSoup’s 5 Basic Things to Protect Privacy

Tech Soup Blog

The risks of being on the Internet are increasing. Smartphone and tablet users are far more likely to use unsecured WiFi than laptop users. Safer Internet security passwords mobile phones privacy Around 15 million people in the U.S. experience identity theft each year with financial losses totaling over $50 billion. It’s not our imagination. There are a few simple things we can and should do to protect our online privacy. Check out TechSoup's list below.

Why Celebrity iCloud Hacking Should Matter to Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

If you pay attention to the news, you may have recently heard about a major Internet hacking of celebrity phones and devices , in which hundreds of photos were leaked to the wider Internet. This may seem like just another Hollywood scandal, but it's really indicative of the new world order of living in an Internet-connected and cloud-based world. apps Backing Up Data Cloud security Using the Web and Internet nonprofits mobile phones cloud computing privacy data

7 Reasons Nonprofits Need iPads

Forum One

The device's hardware includes components not currently found in a traditional desktop computer or laptop. Showing a lawmaker a photo slideshow, short video, animation, or visualization will feel more natural on a panel than on a laptop. " 4) Field Reports: While the practicality of toting a 10-inch piece of glass has not yet been validated in the field, the iPad is lighter than any current laptop or netbook, weighing about 1.5

11 Nonprofit Websites That Look Great on iPads

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Do you attempt to create one website that looks good on desktops and laptops, tablets, Internet TVs, and smartphones using responsive Web design – or have multiple websites to accommodate viewing on different devices? Until then, since the iPad is the top selling tablet and its dimensions are compatible with desktop and laptop devices, if your nonprofit is considering launching a new website, then the following eleven nonprofit websites will help guide your design decisions.

Does my perfect Twitter client exist?

Judi Sohn

Every time I find a laptop bag I say I love, Eric rolls his eyes. Tags: Blogging Internet & Technology AIR twitter “You say that now, but in 6 months you’ll be complaining about it like all the rest.&# I tell him that the problem isn’t me, it’s that the perfect bag hasn’t been invented (that I can afford, at least) so until then I settle for the best I can get with one hand while I’m looking for utopia with the other.

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Internet was primarily a desktop PC or laptop experience and reading news and sending and receiving email accounted for the majority of time spent online. Today, social media consumes the most time spent on the Internet and the majority of that browsing occurs on a smartphone or tablet. Also, over the last decade the amount of time we spend on the Internet has quadrupled.

New! Develop and Expand Wireless Networks with Brocade Hardware

Tech Soup Blog

Now available at TechSoup: Wirelessly connect desktops, laptops, and printers to your network with hardware from the Brocade donation program. Plus, you can grant wireless network access to your guests, constituents, and patrons; easily share printers, servers, intranets, and wireless applications; and take advantage of real-time web conferencing tools without slowing down your internet.

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Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology New tools February 5, 2008 Last week, I spent too much time watching demos from DEMO , which is this twice yearly event that showcases the most bleeding edge internet technology.

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Supporting Teleworkers with the Right Tech for Success

Tech Soup Blog

including, laptops, instant messaging, VoIP, smart phones, and more. Green Office GreenTech Running Your Organization Staff Telecom Services Using the Web and Internet Green ITAs part of celebrating Earth Day throughout the month of April, we'll be featuring posts about how to make your nonprofit or library. more environmentally friendly. This post, from Bo Bandy at our donor partner ReadyTalk , originally appeared on their blog.

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Desktop Security Tools and Resources from TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Norton Internet Security (admin fee: $7) offers all of the features and protection of Norton AntiVirus but adds anti-phishing, anti-spam, and anti-intrusion firewalls; guards against adware, hackers, unwanted email, and unsafe search results; and protects against websites that try to trick you into divulging personal information. BackupPC : A high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops and laptops to a server's disk.

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4 Emerging Technologies That Will Affect Nonprofits

TechImpact

With close to 70% of cell phone users using their mobile device to access the internet, raising money through mobile donations is an area that is expected to only grow. Every day more internet users are accessing the annals of the internet through their mobile device. Image courtesy of River Rock Films. Technology is evolving at the speed of light. Staying ahead of this fast paced world is often times difficult and even confusing. Tech trends come and go.

It's the Seating Chart, Stupid | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

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All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking It’s the Seating Chart, Stupid Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on November 18th, 2010 Where should the Internet team be on the organization chart? Who should own the Internet at our nonprofit? If you want to quickly improve how your nonprofit leverages the Internet, then org charts and owners aren’t the way to go.

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11 Nonprofit Websites That Look Great on iPads

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Do you attempt to create one website that looks good on desktops and laptops, tablets, Internet TVs, and smartphones using responsive Web design – or have multiple websites to accommodate viewing on different devices? Until then, since the iPad is the top selling tablet and its dimensions are compatible with desktop and laptop devices, if your nonprofit is considering launching a new website, then the following eleven nonprofit websites will help guide your design decisions.

What Will Happen When PCs and Mobile Phones Converge?

Tech Soup Blog

The robust smartphones of the near future will likely use a combination of mobile apps and cloud apps and because we'll dock them so much with our laptops, we'll begin using those types of applications much more on our computers as well. Connecting to the Internet GreenTech International Green IT development cloud computing mobile phone cell phones mobile phones ICT for development futurecasting future of technology

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Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

Byte Technology

Google, along with Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the big boys on the Internet are intimately aware of the fact that more and more web searches and surfing are now being done on mobile devices rather than desktop or laptop computers. If you’ve initiated a Google search anytime recently, you may have noticed a new designation underneath the listed results: “mobile-friendly.”

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Nonprofit Tech Forecasts for 2013

Tech Soup Blog

Libraries and nonprofits that provide public computing access, in particular, will be working to expand broadband bandwidth to their patrons, as more of them come to their local computer lab expecting to access wireless Internet and services through their personal devices. Another big trend in the IT press forecasts is the much heralded decline of the traditional PC – laptops and desktop computers. The Internet of Things.

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5 Reasons Why VOIP Is The Future Of Nonprofit Communication

TechImpact

By calling long distance over the internet you are avoiding the use of the traditional phone infrastructure that make calling long-distance so costly. Calling over the internet is much cheaper than traditional methods and many providers often offer unlimited options. Additionally, the majority of providers offer mobile apps and software platforms that can be downloaded to smart phones and laptops to be taken anywhere by your employees.

4 Digestible Cloud Computing Facts

TechImpact

Simply put, cloud computing is any kind of internet-based computing services. Cloud services are reached, generally, through any standard web browser like Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. This level of cloud computing means any internet-based software, application, and service. An older laptop or tablet can access a cloud just as quickly as the latest and greatest laptop can. Image courtesy of pixavi.

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Testing Your Donation Form Part 3: Wrangling Guinea Pigs

Connection Cafe

If you have a quick test, you can hit up fellow parents during practice time with laptop in hand. Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design fundraising tips internet usability Note: This is the third in a series of posts about usability testing your website from guest author Brandon Granger, Senior Interaction Designer for Blackbaud. Brandon has crafted user experiences and conducted user research in the nonprofit space for 12+ years.

The Next Five Big Trends in Mobile App Development

Byte Technology

Health care, online payment systems, smart homes … everything will start to be connected with apps that utilize the Internet of Things (IoT). Put simply, the IoT is about making it possible to connect any and every device to the Internet thanks to the fact the broadband services are becoming exponentially more widely available, driving down the cost of connecting to a virtual world and fostering the creation of more and more gadgets with Wi-Fi capabilities and built-in sensors.

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