All About Integrated and Sled Scanners

The barcode scanning technology has had a boost from the handheld scanners to phone integrated scanners. Bluetooth and WiFi is the standard communication mode between the scanner and the database storage to help the decoding and interpretation of the code on the item. Phone applications significantly those compatible with Android operating systems enable the reading … Continue reading “All About Integrated and Sled Scanners”

The barcode scanning technology has had a boost from the handheld scanners to phone integrated scanners. Bluetooth and WiFi is the standard communication mode between the scanner and the database storage to help the decoding and interpretation of the code on the item. Phone applications significantly those compatible with Android operating systems enable the reading of the code.

Types of Barcode Integrated Scanners

· Computer and mobile phone scanner, this kind of scanners, have an operating system that has been installed in them and there connect wirelessly through the two networking ways as discussed before. In addition to those connectivity ways, mobile scanners connect to other devices through mobile network providers.

· Smartphone Sled scanners have a barcode reader attached to a smartphone turning it into a barcode reading device. Despite smartphones having cameras, scanning can be slow and unreliable. Therefore a sled scanners attached to it makes it quick and easy to use and it can handle a great deal of scanning. They can connect to the inventory records on cloud space or in other devised storage through WIFI, Bluetooth, and mobile data.

· Bluetooth companion scanners, these are a small pocket-sized scanner that is commonly paired with a displaying device such a phone or a tablet through Bluetooth during the scanning process. They rely entirely on Bluetooth connectivity, and they communicate with those tools they have been paired with.

· Offline Data Collection scanners, these do not have real-time connectivity but instead collects the data and stores it in their memory, retrieving them it at a given point. These are preferred in areas that lack wireless connectivity and cannot be applied where there is time to time fluctuation in the inventory.

Tips to consider while picking a mobile barcode scanner.

· Consider the budget and the longtime use of the scanner. Prices of these scanners will vary depending on their make, durability, and ability of scanning. For example, mobile scanning applications may be cheaper compared to the sled scanners.

· The other point is considering those that are self-reliance as opposed to those that will require extra devices to accomplish the task. Bluetooth scanners that have their power source that is long serving and a display or sled scanners are better since they can work on their own and can help with real-time update of inventory information as well as allowing editing of the data.


Barcode scanning software is available on applications stores online, such as Google play store and Apple stores for both smartphones and computers and by following the installation process, one can experience their effectiveness.

The Amazing Power of Your Emotional Self

What if I were to tell you that your emotional Self is an amazing source of all your personal power? Does that sound like an exaggeration?

And I use the term ‘power’ here in its truest form: capability, potential, capacity for healthy relating, talent and skills. Not power acquired by privilege, by a corrupt system, by money or by gender. This type of power is open to abuse and other people suffer because of it.

We have seen recently the shock response to exposure of sexual abuse within the Hollywood film industry and recognised how others within a warped system were complicit: warped because the system is set up in such a way as to perpetuate the abuse of power with its glorification of those at the top.

As an individual you too are a ‘system’: comprising a physical body, a brain/mind and also an emotional Self. To function optimally you need to understand how your ‘system’ works, how each part contributes toward the whole. How, when one of these aspects is ignored or denied then, you too will experience a kind of distortion.

In order for your physical body to function well and not to break down (experience dis-ease) then you must nourish it with a healthy diet, sufficient exercise, adequate recovery time and sleep.

All personal growth we might wish for our Self begins with awareness. I like to think it begins with simply ‘noticing’.

Notice how you think and talk about your Self. Discover how this stems from your beliefs, some of them unexamined. You will have taken a big step forward.

If you can also learn how to communicate in an assertive manner, then it’s likely that your future path toward whatever success you may desire will be smoother.

After Self-awareness comes acceptance and then understanding. Now we are delving deeper into this magical but natural ‘system’ that is you.

But surely by now you will realise that the deepest aspect of you (and me and everyone else) is your emotional Self. It is this aspect whose connections stretch way back to childhood.

I hope you can appreciate that unless you can learn how to relate to this fundamental aspect of you, then potentially it can be a ‘spanner in the works!’

Your emotional Self is also the major, and often hidden, cause of distortion in the ‘system’ that is you. Why might that be I hear you ask? Or maybe, instinctively and intuitively you know, or can take a good guess at, the truth.

Is it any wonder that you, like most people, find it so difficult to accept your emotional Self? It is into this deep, dark part of your soul you must go if you are to heal any past hurts. But the irony of it is that to heal your hurts you must revisit them and there’s the rub.

To choose this route is to step onto the threshold of pain. Instinctively you know it’s going to hurt and so you, and most other people, will avoid it like the plague.

And you can be amazingly creative in the ways you find to justify not going there. You may have spent much of your life involved with all kinds of activities that take up so much time of your time, your energy is all spoken for.

You may also have devised, often unconsciously, ways of creating drama in your lives that take priority. This drama may be physical, in the world around you wherever you happen to be. It may continually rear its head in your intimate relationships, or it may be a certain long-standing attitude you have held.

An unexamined belief may be held to be a truth, when in fact it may only be your ‘truth’. The root cause of any difficulties you experience in your relationships or your life in general you often may believe is out there in someone or something else.

You may see yourself as a genuine caring person and be the first to admit you are not perfect, but in the next breath you tell yourself you are ‘only human’ and any foibles you may own up to are made light of: they are idiosyncrasies, to be laughed off or sighed about, whereas you might truly fail to see the effect they have on others.

In this way you may fall into a habit of judging others without realising that, this too, is another diversionary tactic to avoid looking too closely at your Self.

If you become judgemental, you may struggle to accept so much about others and the world.

In so doing you might deprive yourself of much that could bring you pleasure and closeness.You take yourself on a merry dance away from the pain.

When this becomes a pattern in your life, you fail to understand that the one person you are judging the most and finding the hardest to accept is your Self.

You may be crying out for love, understanding and acceptance inside but, for whatever reason, you have never learnt how to give it to your Self.

So, if this rings any bells for you, how do you begin to break this particular pattern? You stop looking out there in the world for what is not right; there will always be things, even people, we wish were different.

First of all, you accept that the emotional YOU is the inner aspect of the ‘system’ that is creating the distortion. Your emotional Self is crying out for attention and understanding. Not allowed any recognition or release, it is often the prime cause of your physical and mental ‘pain’, maybe even the problems in your relationship.

So what can you do? First of all you accept that this is so: that to function fully, naturally, you must embrace all aspects of your Self. And then you begin the inner journey with the help of someone who understands where you are.

You open the door to your pain and step, ever so gently, over the threshold and into the darkness.

You begin to learn how to accept, understand, appreciate and love the whole of your Self. This is when you will come to recognise and appreciate how powerful you are.

23 Amazing Uses for Banana Peels

Banana is a fruit commonly found in most households. Yet – we never realize the diverse benefits and uses that this fruit has. Apart from being a fantastic source of potassium, banana peels are packed with nutrients and vitamins. It holds so much more than just nutrition. It aids us in so many beneficial uses within our daily lives. Next time you eat a banana – preserve it!

Listed below are a range of fantastic and convenient uses:

1. Bruises

Having an unsightly bruise can be embarrassing. Simply rub the inside of a banana peel over the bruise. This will help diminish the appearance.

2. Depression

Wash out the skin of the banana and boil it for a few minutes. Allow this mixture to cool and drink it. Research has found that this concoction can ease depression. It contains a component called tryptophan which stimulates the release of serotonin.

3. Skin Exfoliation

It is great for natural exfoliation. It improves skins complexion. Simply massage your skin two or three times a week. The nutrients absorb into the skin, rejuvenating and removing dead skin cells. The result is soft, youthful skin.

4. Teeth Whitener

Simply rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth to remove stains and give it a whiter glow. Do this for about 2 weeks to reveal a pearly white smile.

5. Shiny Shoes

Banana peel rubbed onto leather shoes is a natural shoe polish. It creates a great sheen.

6. Get Rid of Warts

Rub the peel over warts, or simply tie the peel over a wart before bed time. This will help remove those annoying skin warts.

7. Wrinkle Reducer

Mash it up, add an egg yolk and apply to face. Leave for 10 minutes and repeat weekly.

8. Antidote for Acne

Massage the inside of a banana peel onto your skin. Repeat process 2 to 3 times a day for amazing results.

9. Damaged Hair

Blitz it in a food processor. Apply to hair and allow the nutrients to absorb for 20 minutes. This helps strengthen and moisturize damaged hair.

10. Rashes and Itches

Rubbing it onto skin that is itchy or has rashes, provides instant relief. Not forgetting it nourishes and invigorates dry skin.

11. Silver that Shines

Polish silver by rubbing it with the inside of the banana peel to create shiny gleam.

12. Ripen Avocado

Place an avocado into a paper bag along with it. Leave it for a day and it should be ripe and ready to eat.

13. Remove a Splinter

Apply it onto the splinter. The enzymes in the banana should cause the splinter to move around, making it easier to fish out.

14. Fertilizer

Throw some chopped up banana peels onto your soil – for a cheap yet effective fertilizer.

15. Dark Spots and Scars

Apply some mashed banana peel on your scars and dark spots. This is an effective way to naturally lighten spots and scars.

16. Meat Tenderizer

For a succulent, tender roast, add it into your pot of meat before roasting.

17. Psoriasis

Simply rub the affected area a few times a day, and the dry skin will simply vanish. It will also soothe the skin and prevent itching.

18. Vinegar

It makes a simply marvelous, and nutritious vinegar. You can use this on salads, pickles – or just about any food that requires vinegar.

19. Animals Food

Dry it up – grind them up, and feed it to chickens, rabbits or any type of live stock for a nutritious meal.

20. Make Smoothies

Blitz together some banana peel and any other fruit you prefer for a refreshing smoothie. Bananas contain a large amount of antioxidants which prevent cell damage.

21. Scratched CD

Fix a scratched CD by rubbing the inside of the banana peel over the CD. Wipe with a soft cloth, and say goodbye to that skipping CD.

22. Ink Stains on Skin

If soap and water does not do the trick in lifting off ink stains on skin, simply rub it over your skin and watch the ink magically lift off.

23. House Plants

Liven up dull house plants by rubbing the inside of a banana peel over the leaves. This lifts of dust and creates a lustrous shine.

Online Entrepreneur – Did You Know These Amazing Benefits Of Being An Online Entrepreneur?

The days are changing very fast. Technology is moving at a rapid pace. The internet is spreading to every nook and corner of the world. This has given a rise to a new breed of entrepreneurs which is the online entrepreneur. Obviously, there are many benefits of being an online entrepreneur. Let us look at them briefly.

• Convenience: One of the biggest benefits of being an online entrepreneur is the convenience to work from anywhere. There is no geographical restriction at all. All you need is an internet connection and a device to connect to the internet.

• Saves time: If you work in a conventional office, you have to spend a considerable amount of time commuting between your home and the office. An online

entrepreneur can save this time and hence utilize it for earning more money.

• Flexible working hours: A traditional office has its limitations. People have to eat and sleep. Because people have to sleep at home, many offices are closed at night. An online entrepreneur does not have that type of restriction. You serve the entire planet, so that means you will have to be available at all times. The internet allows you to keep your business open at all times. You also have the flexibility of choosing your work hours.

• Choose the people you wish to work with: This is not a 9 to 5 type of job. If you do not like a particular customer, you can just as well ignore him or her. You have the option of choosing the people you wish to work with.

• Enjoy your work and earn at the same time: Obviously, when you work online, you will do the work you enjoy the most. In addition, you get paid for it. This is like having your cake and eating it too.

In this age of the internet, accessibility is very important. Being an online entrepreneur makes you accessible from anywhere and at any time. This is the greatest benefit of being an online entrepreneur.

Luckily for you, there are organizations of experts who offer free reports on how people can build their own online business from scratch. You will need to educate yourself on the online industry if you wish to see success. Furthermore, you will have to surround yourself with the right people. There is a lot of people who have been in the arena before to help you avoid common pitfalls.

Mobile Apps and Their Impact on Our Future

It’s unbelievable, yet true that currently 2.1 billion people worldwide own a smartphone and use it about over 200 times a day, engaging with different kinds of apps. It’s amazing how mobile apps have captured every aspect of our lives.

Accelerated mobile web pages (AMP ) is changing the web app landscape

Google started the AMP project almost a year back. Recently Google also announced that there will be a separate search index for mobile web. This completely changes the mobile web trends – especially from an SEO perspective. Google Amp supported web apps will load much faster on mobile devices and reduce bounce rates in large numbers. It will also benefit publishers with increased ad visibility and more visitors.

The AR and VR magic

Augmented reality and virtual reality apps are going to be the new trend in the mobile apps world. Mobile apps developers for Android and iPhones have already been working on virtual reality apps that server the entertainment industry. PokemonGo is a standing example of the success of such apps. Although it’s not expected that VR will catch on so soon, AR is already making it big in the mobile apps world.

Artificial intelligence is real

There is going to be a significant increase in the investment in the artificial intelligence in the near future. Through the use of advanced analytics, cognitive interfaces into complex systems, and machine learning techs, AI will be able to provide access to powerful insights in to the businesses that has never been available before.

Cloud driven mobile apps

Cloud driven technologies are influencing how the mobile applications are developed and used. Cloud computing today has strongly routed itself in the world of mobile apps. It makes mobile apps more accessible from anywhere and anytime – without placing a lot of load on the phone memory or space because these apps directly fetch their inputs from the cloud.

Enterprise apps and micro apps

The prime goal of enterprise mobile application is to help you restructure and streamline your business processes. A micro app on the other hand is targeted to suffice only a specific role. These both kinds of apps are crucial for the success of businesses in today’s world.

Security apps

Security is of utmost concern in this highly connected world. According to a study by Gartner, almost 75% of the apps do not even pass the basic security tests. This includes a number of features such as login methods, access to external storage etc. It can be easy for hackers to exploit this, if security is not given a proper thought during the development phases itself.

Mobile commerce

As more and more shoppers move from web to mobile, the commerce trends are shifting from the web to the mobile domain. Even mobile payments are making things quite easy for customers.

Other happenings in the mobile domain are the rise of the wearable devices and IoT. Mobile apps development for Android and iPhones is seeing a transformation from traditional – basic apps, to apps that can do a lot more!

10 Awesome Facts About The Honey Badger

Honey Badgers are among the most amazing animals in the world. Let’s try to get to know them better.

Fact 1: They are also known as the “Ratel.”

The name “Ratel” has probably been taken from the Afrikaans language which is native to Namibia and South Africa. It also may have been derived from the rattling sound that they make when they are frightened. It’s quite interesting to know that the Infantry Fighting Vehicle of the South African Defense Force was named “Ratel”. Its scientific name is Mellivora capensis, which means “honey eater of the cape.” The “cape” refers to the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa where they were first described.

Fact 2: They live in Africa and the Middle East.

If you want to see honey badgers, you may want to visit these places: Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park in South Africa, Tsavo National Park in Kenya and the Etosha National Park in Namibia. They are also known to raid refuse bins in certain campsites such as the Mana Pools National Park and Hwange National park in Zimbabwe.

Fact 3: They are the world’s most fearless animal.

According to the Guinness Book of records (2002), the honey badger is the “world’s most fearless animal.” They may look cute and adorable-but don’t be deceived. They’re rather tough, so don’t mess with these guys. You will know why as we go on.

Fact 4: Honey badgers kill and eat snakes.

Yes, you heard it right! Honey Badgers can attack snakes-even the most vicious and venomous ones. They can devour an entire five feet-long snake in just 15 minutes. They kill snakes by grabbing them behind the head. Other creatures that fall prey to this fierce animal include termites, earthworms, hares, tortoises, and even crocodiles that are about a meter in length.

Fact 5: They are solitary creatures.

Honey badgers live in solitude. There are reports, though, of honey badgers coming together in a place where food is abundant. They are said to have no permanent shelter. After digging a hole and staying there for about a day or two, they travel again and look for another place to stay.

Fact 6: They are nocturnal during summer and diurnal during the winter.

In areas where human activity is frequent, however, honey badgers are mainly nocturnal.

Fact 7: They have very thick and rubbery skin.

Their toughness and looseness of their skin make them resistant to bites from other animals. They are also able to twist around, allowing them to turn and bite predators.

Fact 8: They don’t have visible ears.

This fact is pretty obvious, as their ears appear to be quite hidden.

Fact 9: They have been known to live for 24-26 years.

There is not much information regarding the lifespan of honey eating badgers. However, there are sources saying that they can live up to 24-26 years in captivity. In the wild, they may have a shorter lifespan, probably 7-8 years.

Fact 10: Honey Badgers release scent from their anal glands.

There are suggestions that honey loving badgers release scent from their anal glands to “fumigate” the bees driving them away from the hive.

Honey Badgers may not sound as sweet and good-natured as how the name implies, but they are still one of the most unique animals that you can find.

How to Utilize Your Freedom of Living and Lifestyle

Feeling like you don’t belong takes a few minutes to dissipate and the rewards are amazing. Think about how it is to see the world with a fresh pair of eyes. Is there anything you want to change about your current circumstance? Start here. Just like in a board game. Roll the dice. Take a few steps and day after day the goal becomes clearer and new goals are added. International living is similar to raising a baby, a puppy, a new job. It is the miracle of life and breathing to learn, to celebrate cultural differences, to be pissed that things have altered, to be in sunshine. Allow for all of it.

People are people. We eat food, we drink liquids, we go to the bank, we wash our clothes, we go to parties, we have children, we grow old. And then we speak a different language, noises are made that are offensive, intelligence is learned or natural, truancy is accepted or not, church is a ritual unquestioned. International living will expose everything. That is why we do it. Yes, the real estate is colonial, steeped in history and human drama, yes, the sun shines almost 365 days a year, and yes, we have freedom because we do not own the country and the country does not own us. We have Freedom from the repression of our rooted paradigms, freedom from the obligations of doing it the ‘right’ way.

With global expansion and awareness, with the unifying force of the internet, we can explore international living to the ends of the earth. Embrace this. Do the work to look at real estate, the infrastructure, the banking, the laws, the demographics. The people will be a ‘boots on the ground’ experience. Living inside a culture will make richer and open-minded humans. Judgment will be in a box in the closet and ‘allowing and letting go’ will be your best friends.

When countries and nations are formed there is inevitably a commitment. The same will hold true when you build your own existence in a new land. Adventure is a gift in life. In every person there exists a writer! Take the time, the breath of fresh air to write it down. The world is an international marketplace. I found my words in Mineral de Pozos. My children are forming theirs.

Passion will guide you. If you are drawn and lit up by the house, the place, the weather, the quality of life, the pace, the new friends that you will make, then international living will be for you. Attract good people to help you make the transition… there is a huge amount of ‘pay it forward’ in this process and many leaders before you to assist. Just ask.

4 Amazing Health Benefits of Going to the Spa

Spas aren’t just a thing of extravagance. They are a place where you can go and unwind after a long, stressful week at work. If you have never been to a spa before, there is no time like the present to do so. Just check out some of the amazing health benefits that come from heading out to the spa today.

Eliminate stress.

Everyone needs some time to get away from the stress of the world and relax. A nice therapeutic massage can help you do just that. Surround yourself in a nice sauna and enjoy an hour-long massage from one of the trained professionals. Your stress will be gone, as well as your aches and pains.

Give your health a boost.

When you get a massage from a trained professional, they will be able to let you know which areas are too tense. Once you know what muscles you are overworking, you can begin focusing on what you can do to keep your muscles relaxed and live a healthy lifestyle. In fact, many massage therapists can provide you with a few suggestions on your eating habits and lifestyle.

Unwind mentally.

Whether you think you need a trip to the local spa or not, everyone deserves some downtime to pamper themselves and enjoy not having to worry about anything else. Trips to the spa will stimulate you physically and mentally. In fact, you might even notice that your self-esteem is higher when you leave the spa. Foot scrubs are great for invigorating your senses. Pedicures and manicures are ideal for giving your psyche a boost.

Eliminate toxins from your body.

Eliminate excess fluid and toxins from your body with the help of detoxification. A good detox will help you feel great and eliminate any excess water retention and bloating. You can also check into colon cleansing or juice fasting while at the spa.

With each procedure offering so many benefits, it makes sense why so many people head out to the spa and enjoy taking in everything that they have to offer. Make an appointment today to revitalize your body and rejuvenate your senses. You will feel wonderful and you deserve it. So go ahead and treat yourself with a great anti aging facial or a relaxing massage that will rejuvenate your body and mind to keep dealing with everyday issues, such as work, family and career.

Be Good To yourself.

Bass Guitar Tab – Learn To Play Amazing Grace

In this bass guitar lesson you will learn to play a melody with the help of bass tablature. To play melodies is a great way to practice finger dexterity and you can actually play them to your friends!

First we will take a look at a bass tablature staff:





These four lines represent the strings on your bass guitar. We will assume that you have four strings on your bass. The top line represents the first string on your guitar, the string with the highest pitch or the G-string.

On these lines you will find numbers telling you to press down your fingers on the frets. Here is an example:





The number 3 tells you to press down the third fret on the third string and play the note. The number 0 tells you to play the open second string, that is, without pressing down a fret.

In this bass guitar lesson you will play the melody in the second position. That means that you play all the notes on the second fret with your index finger, the notes on the third fret with your middle finger and so on.

I will write down the lyrics to the song Amazing Grace one line at a time. Below every line I will give you the corresponding melody written with tablature notation as previously explained. Let us start with the first line:

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound





That saved a wretch like me





I once was lost but now am found





Was blind, but now I see





I suggest that you learn the melody by heart and practice it using the previously mentioned fingerings.

5 Things Australia is Famous For

Australia is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, and with good reason. Here is a short list of some of the things you have in store for you if you chose to check out this amazing place.


This one sort of goes without saying given that Australia is a massive island. The beaches in this country are second to none and you have what seems like endless choice or which beach to head to. Beaches in the cities and towns are popular and will often be crowded with amateur surfers and city folks looking to cool off on the weekend. Sydney is packed with great beaches like Bondi and Coogee which are popular with backpackers and Byron Bay is famous for it’s hippy feel and great beach, especially if you want to lern how to surf. There are also plenty of rural beaches to choose from and, if you have the means to get to them, you could find that you’re the only one there. Cactus Beach in South Australia is a great example of a place pretty far off the beaten track. If you are planning on spending awhile in Australia, the remote beaches alone are justification for buying your own car to get to them.


The saying ‘throw another shrimp on the barbie’ isn’t famous for no reason – Australians love their barbecues and claim to have it down to a science. Add to that some of the world’s best beef and you have a recipe for a fantastic meal over the grill. Barbecues in Australia are usually as much about booze as they are about the food and almost always turn out to be a great party.

A Passion for Sports

I doubt any other country in the world gets into its sporting events quite the same way as Australia does. Australians take team support to a whole new level on both the national and international stage. People will get just as excited and offer as much support for their local Australian Rules football teams as they will for their Olympic athletes. If you have a chance to visit Australia during a major sporting event, you can be sure that there will be plenty of people at the pubs watching and cheering on their country. Or if you are able to land tickets to a local event like rugby, cricket or Aussie Rules, make sure you take advantage of the opportunity. Make things more fun and pick a side to cheer for and you will get to experience friendly Aussie sporting rivalries first hand.

Wilderness Camping

Australia is a huge country and its landscape is diverse. Camping is a fantastic way to explore Australia’s nature and explore some of the more rural towns and get to know locals outside of a city setting. Camping is another compelling reason to buy a car and oftentimes, backpackers who are leaving the country will sell their car with camping gear included. If you can meet a local with a bit of know-how and 4×4 transportation then even better as you will really be able to get out there. If you don’t have your own gear or transport, there are plenty of companies out there who offer camping tours. There are even campsites along the road between Melbourne and Adelaide where you can hand feed wild kangaroos.


Australians are among the most open and friendly in the world and if you get away from the tourist trail they get even better. Aussies love to party and if you are able to make some local friends you are sure to be in for some crazy nights, whether it be partying until dawn in Sydney or heading out to a bachelor and spinster’s (B&S) ball in the country. Australians can handle their alcohol so unless you want to end up praying to the toilet in the morning, it’s not advisable to try to keep up with them.