MERIT Solutions Blog

MERIT Solutions has been serving the Chesapeake area since 1982, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Video games can make your brain younger?

Maybe mom was wrong: Those old video games might not rot your brain afterall. In fact, they might make our brains act younger. The New York Times recently ran a feature story highlighting research from brain scientists that implies that certain video games can boost the power of our brains.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Want to be more productive at work? It’s time for a nap

Feeling rundown by the end of your workday? A power nap may be the ticket. Writer Melanie Pinola, in a recent feature for the Lifehacker Web site, covered the benefits that short naps can have for workers struggling to make it through the workday. You might be able to use Pinola’s research to argue for your very own workday snoozes.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Breathing new life into a sluggish iPhone or iPad

Does your iPad regularly crash as you surf the Web? Does your iPhone struggle to pull up videos and Web pages? The odds are your device is getting old. And that often means sluggish performance. There is hope, however. Lifehacker writer Gordon Whitson in a recent feature provided several tips for owners hoping to inject new life into their lethargic iPhone or iPad.

0 Comments
Continue reading

What features should your smartphone boast?

Smartwatches are generating a lot of press these days. The Samsung Galaxy gear smartwatch has already been strapped to some consumers’ wrists. Rumors say that Apple is set on developing its own smartwatch, the iWatch. But what features should a smartwatch ultimately include?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Why you must learn about your Twitter followers

Amassing a large group of Twitter followers isn’t overly difficult. Inspiring these followers, though, to actually buy the goods and services that your company offers, though, is a far more challenging task. Even more difficult? Persuading these followers to spread the word about your business among their neighbors and family members. Fortunately, the Small Business Trends Web site offered a useful strategy that business owners can utilize to create more engaged Twitter followers.

0 Comments
Continue reading

What matters most? Quantity or quality?

Is your business focusing on quality or quantity? It's a significant question, and one that ITWorld writer Matthew Mombrea does a excellent job of addressing in a recent column. As Mombrea writes, both quality -- producing high-end services or products -- and quantity -- making as many products or services as you can -- can make you money. But what should be your priority?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Why would businesses need an Xbox One?

The new Xbox One promises to be great for enjoying graphics-heavy video games, surfing the Web and watching high-definition movies and TV shows. But will it also become a terrific tool for holding company meetings via Skype? Microsoft is promoting it that way, based on a recent story by PC World writer Christopher Null.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tired of your screen? It’s time for new wallpaper

How long have you been staring at the same desktop wallpaper? If it's been years, it may be time for upgrading. Luckily, the writers at the lifehacker Web site have listed several of the best places online to find free desktop wallpapers. Read the list so that you'll have no excuse for displaying a dull desktop.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Don’t want to give up Windows XP? You’re not alone

The big day for fans of the Windows XP operating system comes April 8 of 2014. That's when Microsoft will no longer offer support for the much-loved operating system. Microsoft, of course, wants users to upgrade to one of the company's more recent operating systems. But in a recent story, InformationWeek writer Kevin Casey says that business owners are reluctant to make the move.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Which smartphone should you buy? Who cares?

You want to be a smart consumer. You're willing to research before choosing your next smartphone. Here's the thing, though, not everybody believes that this research is required. Jesus Diaz, a writer for the lifehacker Web site, is one. He says that today's smartphones are so the same it doesn't matter what one you purchase for your own use.

0 Comments
Continue reading

The era of the PC isn’t as over as you might think

You might think the PC era is just about over if you believe everything you read in the tech media. Indeed, the sales numbers for tablets are soaring. The numbers for PCs aren’t quite as impressive
0 Comments
Continue reading

Windows 8.1 unlikely to solve the OS’ problems

Don’t like Windows 8? Well, you probably won’t like Windows 8.1 — Microsoft’s effort to fine-tune the operating system — either
0 Comments
Continue reading

Avoiding the e-mail crush following a vacation

What’s the worst thing about taking a vacation? The thought of coming back to a overloaded e-mail inbox
0 Comments
Continue reading

Why Office Mobile isn’t a good investment

Should you shell out $100 each year — what it costs to have a subscription — to get Microsoft’s Office Mobile on your iPhone? Quick answer?
0 Comments
Continue reading

There’s another alternative for those mourning Google Reader

Google Reader, the favourite news reader of millions, died earlier this year.
0 Comments
Continue reading

Why tech-less meetings should be your goal

Do your work meetings seem to drag on forever and then accomplish little to nothing? Maybe technology is responsible
0 Comments
Continue reading

A 24-hour charging solution

Charging your smart phones is a pain. You often forget to plug them in before you leave for the day. Inevitably, when you forget, you’re left with no your smart phone when you need it most
0 Comments
Continue reading

Protecting your smartphone from disaster

What’s the first thing that goes through your mind after you’ve dropped your smartphone? That might not be printable, right
0 Comments
Continue reading

Monitoring your employees: No easy answers

Faculty members at Harvard University were shocked to find out that university administrators monitored their e-mail accounts recently to uncover the source of a media leak about a school cheating scandal. But should they have been? Privacy matters Thomas Claburn, editor-at-large for InformationWeek, isn’t so sure
0 Comments
Continue reading

Is your business website missing the essentials?

Your business phone is quiet. Customers aren’t sending you e-mail messages.
0 Comments
Continue reading

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Recent Comments

Tim Meyers Tip of the Week: Change Your Display in Windows 10
26 August 2019
Don't change only your operating system, change your display as well with a modern sunlight readable...
Tim Meyers E-Waste: An Often-Forgotten Environmental Issue
23 August 2019
E-waste and recycling and other waste management activities have not yet been determined, but they a...
Tim Meyers How to find the ideal desk height
23 August 2019
The table where you sit should be at the right height because it is necessary to have a good positio...
Tim Meyers Self-Driving Cars: Would You Hand the Wheel Over to a Computer?
23 August 2019
Self-driving cars are just cars, so they might have sensors, but no computer brain. Still, they are ...
Tim Meyers Checking Up on Medical IT in 2019
23 August 2019
Because almost all the personal information of the patients are on computers and on a cloud storage ...