Getting the Most of your rural Arizona home

When living in rural Arizona, you probably love the feeling of being out, away from a major city and having the open air, desert and maybe even mountains around you. This is a natural beauty that many other people never get to experience. However, may tech companies feel as if being this far out, it is not worth wild to install and setup higher-bandwidth connections for you to use the Internet. Installing these cable connections, whether it is DSL or fiber optics, it is an expensive investment for the companies, and if there are only a handful of homes in your general area, the Internet providers are just not going to provide you with the option of signing up for their service. This doesn’t mean you need to accept connecting to the Internet with a dial-up modem. This modem is slower than molasses and it just can’t handle modern websites. This is exactly why you need to look at HugesNet Plans for Arizona.

The Available Plans

HughesNet is different from a traditional Internet provider. This is because the company runs off of a satellite connection. With the clear open skies of Arizona, you should never have a problem connecting and maintaining a satellite connection, which can give you many of the same speeds you might expect when living in an urban community. You just need to determine what sort of service you expect to utilize the Internet for.

HughesNet Plans for Arizona provides three different options. This includes a 10 gigabyte a month, a 15 gigabyte and a 20 gigabyte per month. Every website you visit sends and receives data, so whether you are checking your email or streaming video, it downloads data. Now, if you just plan on using the Internet connection to check the daily news, send emails and browse the Internet on a basic level, the 10GB plan is perfect for you. Now, if you plan on watching movies through a streaming service, you need to go with a larger plan. 10GB a month is enough to basically cover three hours of HD content or 15 hours of SD content. The 20GB a month plan essentially doubles this up to 30 hours of SD and seven hours of HD programming.

It just comes down to what you are looking for and what kind of content you plan on downloading and accessing on the Internet.

BlackBerry acquires WatchDox

Blackberry has been in some serious trouble since its boom in the early 2000’s fell down sharply. In recent years the company has placed a bigger focus on the software side of its business rather then trying to keep up a position within the mobile world. Blackberry have now confirmed that they have taken a massive step towards achieving their goal of becoming a bigger player in the software world by acquiring Watchdox. Watchdox is a startup that has created a cross-platform technology for digital rights management and for companies to share files securely. Blackberry has reported that they are paying around $100-$150 million for the Israeli startup, the deal is said to include the company taking on all of the 100 employees. Blackberry is keen to not disclose the full details of the deal, however they have said that the new acquisition will fit well with their BlackBerry’s Enterprise Mobility Management. John Chen the company CEO was quoted as saying This acquisition represents another key step forward as we transition BlackBerry into the premier platform for secure mobile communications software and applications, supporting all devices and operating systems. Together with last year’s Secusmart acquisition, Samsung partnership, our own internal development efforts, and now the acquisition of WatchDox, we now have capabilities to secure communications end-to-end from voice, text, messaging, data and now enterprise file-sync-and share.” WatchDox was started in 2008 and came about after a recognition of a failing in security between enterprises and individual users. This area focuses on the use of mobile devices within the cloud and the obvious risk factors they have when they are exposed to document sharing. In 2011 the company received a round of funding to the tune of 9 million dollars. It was incidents such as leaks by websites like Wikileaks which showed once again the obvious failing there are in security between enterprise and individual users when it comes to data sharing. In basic terms WatchDox allows an employer to securely share documents with its employees and authorized people. The software allows the company to know that the chances of those documents being extracted and exposed are reduced or removed all together. This acquisition will been seen as a big boost to BlackBerry and give it a huge step ahead in its own enterprise security business.

Four Of The Best Graphics Cards for the Money 2015

 For a gamer, a graphics card is the most important component in a PC. Choosing the best graphics card at an affordable price range can be somewhat confusing at times as there are a variety of them available today which offer different features. Below is a brief look at some of the best graphics cards for the money 2015 that you should consider.

1. Nvidia Geforce GTX 960.

The Geforce GTX 960 is one of the most affordable cards today which has been designed with the Maxwell graphics architecture and has been made to be full featured gaming right to its 1024 cuda cores. It uses significantly less power than the cards it competes with directly like the R9 280 as it requires only a single six-pin PCIe cable so as to feed its humble 120 watts TDP. Some other value added features that make it recommended include shadow play, MFAA and G-Sync support. However, one disadvantage is that the Geforce GTX 860 has been fitted with a 128 bit memory bus which can make it hard for it to hold up well for high resolution gaming beyond 1080p and it may have a hard time holding up against high bandwidth requirement games in the future. The GTX 960 costs about $195 – $210 on most online and retail shops today.

2. AMD Radeon R9 280X.

This card is an updated model of the previous generation AMD Radeon HD 7970 with more memory bandwidth and a higher clock rate. It comes with a 384 bit memory bus and 1792 stream processors which even the GTX 980 cannot match and also a 3GB memory capacity. When Nvidia had launched its Geforce GTX 970, the Radeon R9 280X was somewhat overpriced but it was significantly dropped and now various versions of the 280X can be found at $240 or even less. It is an excellent choice for 1080p gaming and can also handle gaming at 1440p. All these make it probably the currently best graphics card at a price range below $300.

3. Nvidia Geforce GTX 970.

The Geforce GTX 970 is a powerful graphics card which features the Maxwell architecture, one of the best 3D technologies available today. Its frame rates matched the class of the Radeon R9 290X while selling for less forcing AMD to drop prices on its single GPU models. Nvidia had originally released some incorrect information regarding its memory bandwidth, L2 cache and ROPs which caused some commotion about the card, but this still doesn’t change the fact that GTX 970 will beat most cards it competes with on the same graphic settings. There are faster cards, but even if you are playing at 1440p, most of the times you will hardly notice the difference. The GTX 970 costs about $300 – $350 on most online and retail shops today.

4. AMD Radeon R9 290X.

One of the simplest rule when buying a graphics card is, buy a slightly cut down version of a flagship GPU a year after it goes on sale. This ensures that you get high end features for less than the price of the top model and after the original price has dropped. When the AMD Radeon R9 290X was launched, it had set a very high bar for single GPU performance but after it was matched with the cheaper GTX 970 in terms of performance, its price significantly dropped. It comes with the Hawaii Power-board architecture which is known to be a highly capable gaming product. It is however quite power hungry as it comes with a 512 bit memory bus and 4GB graphics memory. When compared with the GTX at 1080p, it is a bit slower but continues to close the speed gap as resolution increases. The Radeon R9 290X costs about $330 – $370 on most online and retail shops today.