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Brittany DiMarco

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How To Save Money Using Technology

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Apr 17, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Technology, quite ironically, can be both an expensive and cost effective interest. A recent article states that consumers spent an of average $2,300 on technology in 2016! It’s common for people to “forget” what iPhones and Androids cost today with all the financing options available. Hearing “your phone will only cost you $21/ month” doesn't quite hit you in the way $800 does. With the rising costs of gadgets, we wanted to highlight the ways you can save money using technology.

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How To Set Up Your First LinkedIn Account

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 24, 2017 12:03:00 PM

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network. Recently, we did a post about How To Network on LinkedIn, then realized you may not even know what LinkedIn is. LinkedIn is a social outreach platform with over 400 million users that are actively seeking work or recruiting candidates. With one in three professionals in the world using Linkedin and 48% of recruiters using ONLY LinkedIn to network, it is easy to see how this platform is valuable to you! Although signing up for LinkedIn is quick, we want to elaborate on how to utilize the sign-up process to its full potential.

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Tech Trends To Look Out for in 2017

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Feb 8, 2017 12:11:00 PM

What a year 2016 was; Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar. Among many other trends, 2016 was a big year for technology and new products. These breakthroughs have changed how we play, work, and live each day. But they’re not done yet. We’re excited to see which technology trends from 2016 will explode and change the world this year.

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Top Tech Gifts For Any Holiday For Under $100 (or more)

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 26, 2016 9:34:14 AM

If you’re reading this it means you’re excited about the top technologies this year or your scurrying for last minute gift ideas for those post holiday get-togethers. Don’t worry, we won’t tell. You’ll be the hit of the party when the recipient of one of these cool gadgets opens their present. There are hundreds of great tech gifts out there, however, we wanted to give you the best of the best; things that everyone can find valuable.

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The Latest Apple iPhone Comparison

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 22, 2016 12:27:11 PM

The holidays are approaching and for many people new smartphones are at the top of their lists. Every year and a half (or so) Apple not only releases a new iPhone model but they unveil two or three different models as well. In 2013 they unveiled the 4s, 5c, and 5s alone. If you have one of the 75 million iPhones sold this year, then you're the result of really great marketing.

Why, you ask?

We're sure you have been faced with the dilemma where you just bought a new iPhone, then 6 months passed and another one was released. You asked yourself if you really needed the new version or if you should just update the iOS and wait it out. Then you found yourself caving because, even though you’d end up paying more, the financing plan is feasible and it looks great. Plus, there's always eBay to sell your old device. There you have it, you have a new phone that does everything your old phone did, plus a little more.

To help make your transition into a new phone easier this year, we’re going to outline the differences in available iPhones. Plus, to show you the improvement Apple has made over the years, we’ll also include a comparison with the very first iPhone.

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Technology: Then and Now

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 14, 2016 6:50:00 AM

Did you know that paper was invented in the year 105 CE by Chinese official, Ts'ai Lun? For many years everyone used pen and paper to communicate and send messages to each other. Now, you can send emails instead of letters and take electronic notes on several different technological devices, such as the tablet and smartphone, which have replaced the use of paper. From landlines to cellphones, technology is changing in the blink of an eye. We’re thankful for the development of technology which has given us life-changing advancements from saving lives to making it easier to contact our friends. So hang on tight while we go back in time and show you how technology has changed!

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Highest Paying Tech Jobs

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Dec 7, 2016 7:30:00 AM

If you didn’t know already, tech jobs offer some of the best paying jobs paired with increasing growth opportunities. Indeed's SVP Paul D’Arcy has said “when it comes to technology it's a job seeker’s market, and employers are often willing to pay a premium to fill these positions”. Nowadays every company is a tech company who want the best designers, developers, and engineers, resulting in competitive benefits, flexibility, and higher pay! If compensation isn't the only factor for you, you’ll be happy to know tech jobs offer value in other work/life balance areas. Whether it's a better commute or better benefits, everyone has different criteria for what makes a great job offer. However, salary ranks at the top for most people and the tech field is where you’ll find above-average compensation.

 


Check out Forbes’ 10 highest paying tech jobs right now:
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The Effects of Technology on Children

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 30, 2016 7:30:00 AM

For most of you reading this, your childhoods consisted of outdoor games of tag, actual dictionaries, and board games. However, today you will see most children constantly engrossed in some type of mobile device or tablet. Whether they have their own devices to play games on or they use their parents' phones and tablets in order to stay occupied, more and more children are connected to these screens. Are these new technologies helping your children grow? Or are they harming developing children?

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Top 5 Technologies to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 23, 2016 12:15:00 PM

With Thanksgiving around the corner people across the country are getting ready to celebrate with family and friends to reminisce on what they are thankful for. Usually we are thankful for loved ones, a new job, and great health. However, have you ever considered how technology has played into your success? Was it the app on your phone that brought you and your partner together; LinkedIn that connected you with your new employer; or the supercomputers that have made great strides in healthcare to keep your body in tip-top shape? That’s why we want to take the time to talk about the technologies we are thankful for this year!

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Career Night with Mary Crane

Posted by Brittany DiMarco on Nov 9, 2016 4:14:24 AM

It was a successful Career Night at Touro Graduate School of Technology this past Thursday, November 3rd. This semester's speaker was a school favorite, Mary Crane, whose goal is to “help students transform from students or employees into professionals”. The students that attended received invaluable information on making their transition successful with Crane's 10 Rules of Engagement for Working Events. If you’re bummed you missed out or stumbled upon this in your search, don’t worry! Today we are recapping the rules of engagement for you, as well as how to get your hands on the other tips that will be helpful to your professional career.

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