DJ Miller is a graduate student at the University of Tampa. He's an avid gadget geek and spends most of his time reading or writing. He is a huge fantasy sports fan and even runs his own advice site for Fantasy Help.
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By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 19, 2014
The business of big marijuana will make millions of dollars across the US and the world this year. Colorado is expected to generate 70 million dollars in tax revenue alone with the number of actual sales being exponentially higher than that. The estimates for the total impact on the economy is giant and this is because of different factors. The medicinal and recreational use of marijuana are the obvious facts as it has many benefits. The others are the way that technology has made marijuana so accessible.
There really is an app for everything and that includes the sales and consumption of marijuana. There are many different uses for these apps including the instruction for the cultivation of …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 18, 2014
Your small business might be earning you just enough money to pay the bills at the moment, but what about those hopes and dreams you first had about it buying you the car you’d always wanted? The holiday of a lifetime you wanted to take your family on? Thankfully, your small business does have potential to earn more money, and you just need to start thinking about the most effective ways that you could do this. Just because it’s small certainly doesn’t mean that it’s limited when it comes to the amount of money you could potentially make. Here are some of the best ways to make more money with your small business.
Break down your business plan
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 17, 2014
The iPhone 6 is getting all the headlines these days. Apple announced the phone sold more than 10 million units in its opening week—a personal best since the first iPhone in 2007. The iPhone 6 is grabbing so many headlines, in fact, that it’s easy to miss a dark horse in the smartphone race. Samsung and Motorola are the more popular alternatives to Apple, but there’s another company that released a decent contender: Sony.
The Xperia Z3, Sony’s flagship phone of 2014, packs some incredible features worthy of envy. The Z3 actually has some bragging rights over the iPhone 6. Here are four features the Sony Xperia Z3 holds over Apple this year.
Design & Build
The iPhone 6 can …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 13, 2014
Probably most people in today’s generation have at least thought about ways and methods by which they could make some money online. Not only does money-making online seem like the way forward and the way of the future, but it also seems pretty straightforward when you first think about it, and most people think they could definitely give it a go. However, it’s not always as easy as it seems and there are certain things you should remember when making money online or when considering the different ways.
Surveys aren’t the best ways to make money
Yes, of course you can earn money through taking surveys. But the money you’ll earn will be next to nothing, and that’s after …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 3, 2014
Social media has been developing at an alarming rate and doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. There are multiple platforms that each serve their own unique purpose with one common traits. They help people express themselves and be heard which was previously not available during previous years. Twitter is one of the great marketing tools that has been invented in our lifetimes. With a completely free platform, in under 140 characters you can get a message to reach a vast number of people. Twitter gives the uncanny ability to engage with customers or fans that is at the tips of the users’ fingers.
Makes You Look Like An Authority In Your Space
If you would like …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 3, 2014
DDoS has recently been making waves around the online business community. Although all types of DDoS should be taken seriously, not all threats are created equal. Let’s take a look at the major categories of DDoS, and determine the most pressing security issues facing your online business.
Bark and Bite
The first category of DDoS tends to get most of the attention. Attacks targeting Layers 3 and 4 of the OSI protocol are often grouped together as Network Layer DDoS. Meant to overload a network’s bandwidth with bot-generated data, Layers 3 and 4 can be characterized as flashy but clumsy. Network Layer DDoS is ‘loud’; it makes its presence known by consuming abnormally large amounts of data.
If Network Layer …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 2, 2014
Social media has taken the world by storm and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Many people use social media to vent and others to stay up to date with what is happening with the world. Nonprofits and charities have started to get into the social media game as we have seen unlike any other time in the past few years. We will delve into the different ways that social media can help drive charitable donations and how nonprofits can get into the social media game.
Twitter can garner attention in a quick fashion depending on who is retweeting your content. All that it takes is a couple of retweets from people with high follower counts to get the …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | October 15, 2014
In this era of instant gratification, it is not surprising that purchasing groceries, buying last-minute gifts, taking the train, and other similar financial-related activities have become much easier and faster. Thanks to contactless payment systems, all you need to do is tap your credit card, debit card, or pre-paid card, and you’re good to go. Gone are the days of having to wait for the cashier to swipe your card and waiting a little more for the transaction to be approved. Research by Gocompare.com suggested that 22% of UK consumers expected to make a contactless payment in 2014, but some have been reluctant to embrace this new way of dealing with transactions – in the same survey 46% of respondents …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | October 14, 2014
If you’re looking for a new gadget but you’re not sure exactly what to buy, there are plenty of options. With an open mind or a lack of experience when it comes to gadgets, you might not be sure exactly what you’re looking for. In order to avoid getting the wrong thing or misunderstanding certain features, here are the main types of gadgets you can buy and the features of each.
Smartphones are becoming even more advanced, and the price range is very wide, which means that you’ll be able to afford one whether your budget is large or small. From cheaper models such as an Android 4.4 smartphone or the latest Samsung and Apple products, …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | October 3, 2014
In today’s business world, people hand out USB drives as easily as they hand out pieces of gum. Co-workers stop by other people’s desks, plug their USB drives into the machines and start working. Blank USB drives are included in almost every trade show door prize pack. Although perceptions of USB security took a slight hit after the Stuxnet virus, most people didn’t ramp up precautions before they inserted their thumb drives into someone else’s computer.
Security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jokob Lell have shown everyone the dark side of USB with their proof-of-concept malware, BadUSB. Now, security experts are warning that you should treat USB drives like hypodermic needles. You should never plug an untrusted drive into your computer, …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 11, 2014
If you thought only your gaming buddies cared about your online activities, think again. The NSA and its British counterpart the GHCQ are both monitoring online video games, which they insist make for excellent tools of communication, training, and even money laundering, but gamers are not so sure. So far most of their effort in the gaming worlds are confined to popular games like these. There are ways to find people who do not want to be found as well via these games. Of course a good NSA agent would not have a problem but neither would an online detective who knows a missing or person one want to get into contact with plays a certain game, they can …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 10, 2014
It seems like technology can help everything and this includes furthering your career for nearly every single industry. Modeling is a very difficult industry to get your foot in the door. There are politics involved with modeling whether it be the agent that the model has, the modeling firm that one signs with. This article will highlight the different ways that one can help their own cause without the help of an agent or company
Instagram has developed past the point than anyone could have ever imagined. People are discovered on Instagram very frequently whether they are fitness models or even cute children who make their way into commercials. Instagram is a great way to develop a following for …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 9, 2014
Do you feel like your startup is too crazy of an idea to launch? Well, check out these outrageous startups that chose to dream big on their search for success, but be cautious because not every idea is a great one and will fail if you are not careful and smart.
I Wear Your Shirt
In 2008 a man named Jason Sadler came up with the idea to launch a company called iwearyourshirt.com. The concept of Sadler’s company is simple; he gets paid to advertise for companies by wearing a t-shirt with their company’s name on it. He also spends time making videos that market your company and places them on YouTube. Little did he know it would become …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | November 13, 2013
It can be great fun to gamble, whether in real life or online. Online gambling is either where there is real money at stake or you’re simply using virtual money. For many beginners, starting off with virtual money is the best idea, since it allows you to learn the rules, see how you would fare it is was real money and just try it out before you do it for real. However, there are also dangers to online gambling, such as addiction or losing more money than you can really afford to. Here are some simple tips and rules to remember when gambling online.
Take breaks regularly
No matter which website you’re on, it’s really to healthy to keep playing …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 13, 2013
When Twitter introduced hashtags to its users, many people wondered why Facebook, the dominating social media platform, hadn’t thought of the idea first. The question became even more perplexing as the years passed and Facebook never made hashtags a part of its system. Now the company has finally caught up. This could create a great opportunity for you to increase your audience and build your small business.
Know What People Are Saying
Hashtags make it easy for you to know what people are talking about. Before hashtags, you had to rely on people posting their opinions on your business’s Facebook page. That’s not much information.
Now that hashtags have become functional, you can click on them to find related conversations. …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 9, 2013
Ladies, it is time to lock up those sticky-notes and discard your day planners. Instead of keeping track of every note and memo you write on random pieces of paper, let your smartphone handle it all. There are so many great options for apps that help you manage your life, and with the convenience of having everything you need for your day in the palm of your hand, it’s hard to escape how great these programs can be in making your life more efficient.
Your phone doesn’t get headaches or wake up in the middle of the night in cold sweats worrying about the correct time of their next meeting. Listed below are five apps to help you manage your …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 8, 2013
The hundreds of crowdfunding sites available to help raise money online can be broken into 2 main model types: donation-based and investment crowdfunding. Within these models, sites offer a variety of niche focuses. With your startup costs and particular business concept in mind, find help to crowdfund your startup with these 6 sites.
Believers Fund offers the opportunity to explain why your mobile app idea is unique. This crowdfunder allows you to pitch your app to an expert panel made up of industry experts. Your idea will be screened based on the project’s practicality and your commitment. Apps that receive a score over 70% are given a AAA Certified label, which enhances funding chances.
Kickstarter is the …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | September 7, 2013
Education is extremely important but there can be limits to what a school district can offer. Budget cuts continue to be a major concern and there is no sign of it getting any better. There are steps though that these school districts can take in order to keep up with the latest technology.
Grants and Donations
There are plenty of grant programs out there that the school district can apply for. These programs allow for the school district to fill out forms regarding what they need and why they need it. Then approval can be determined based on that information. With grants, there are very particular deadlines and information that has to be provided.
It is essential that the school …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | August 13, 2013
Looking for funny videos online? Here are some of the best types of videos you’ll find to make you guffaw, even if you are in the worst of moods.
Image via Flickr by Tobyotter
Best reason to have kids, by far, is for a source of entertainment. If you don’t have any, don’t worry — there are plenty of kids you can borrow from nieces and nephews to your cousin’s kids. Just keep the camera rolling because you don’t know when these kids are gonna do stuff to crack you up.
Funny kid videos usually fall into a few categories. There are the ones about kids who think they’re funny, kids who make you laugh because they’re …
By DJ Miller | DJ Miller | August 7, 2013
With the rise in social media use, many people are looking for ways to communicate their thoughts, feelings, and opinions with others in the world. Some like to connect with like-minded individuals, while others enjoy debating with people who are on the opposite side. Even if you are not actively involved in such issues, you may appreciate the option to get involved in a cause from your smartphone.
One of the most popular tools to share and learn information is Twitter. This social media platform boomed over the past six years, registering more than 500 million users. There is at least one Twitter app available in every application store, so smartphone users can share their thoughts (in 140 characters) …