A Recap: The Top 3 Gadgets Of 2014

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With today’s advancement in technology, there’s a new gadget released every few weeks. Whether it’s a smartphone, a camera, a laptop or a tablet, there is always a newer and better version available. The year 2014 has offered some of the best gadgets in the market and without a doubt, 2015 will be a better year for technology. To recap and to help techies with their Christmas shopping, here is a list of the best gadgets one can buy that was released in 2014.

Phones and Tablets

1. According to Techradar, HTC One M8 is the best smartphone of 2014 which puts the iPhone6 in the second place and LG G3 in the third place.

2. Nokia Lumia 930 won the first place in the best Windows phone category, Nokia Lumia 1020 came in second and on the third place is Nokia Lumia 1520.

3. Let’s talk about the budget. Not everyone can afford a high-end smartphone but that doesn’t mean consumers should compromise quality and capability. The top three cheap smartphones are as follow: Motorola Moto G, Sony Xperia M2 and Nokia Lumia 630.

4. People nowadays are hard at work and prefer to bring work anywhere, thus the birth of tablets. The best three tablets of 2014 are iPad Air 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab S, Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet.

5. If you can find smartphones on a budget then you can definitely find cheaper tablets too. The Nexus 7, LG G Pad 8.3 and Amazon Kindle Fire are the top three options when choosing the best yet cheap tablets.

6. It’s a hassle sometimes to bring both phone and tablet when going out. With today’s technology, there’s always a solution to everyone’s problem, thus the phablet. It is both a phone and a tablet in one gadget. Its size is also somewhere between a smartphone and a tablet. The first best phablet of 2014 is Samsung Galaxy Note 3, second is the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the third is Nokia Lumia 1520.


1. Based on reviews by Techradar, the best SLR for beginners are Nikon D3300, Canon EOS 100D or (Rebel SL1) and Canon EOS 1200D or (Rebel T5).

2. For those who prefer an SLR worthy of a professional, the Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Nikon D800 and the Canon EOS 1DX are on the top three.

3. For those looking for a more compact camera that can be brought anywhere, anytime, here are your options: Sony RX100, Canon G15 and Fujifilm X20.


1. Ultrabooks are brands by Intel which focuses more on design which makes it rather more expensive than other laptops. The top three ultrabooks of 2014 according to Techradar are as follow: Acer Aspire S7, Dell XPS 13 and Acer Aspire S3.

2. Chromebooks are more affordable versions of Ultrabooks, only less-stylish. Dell Chromebook 11 is on the top of the list followed by Toshiba Chromebook 2 and Acer Chromebook 13.

3. If gaming is more your genre then you should choose between these three contenders: Gigabyte P35W v2, Origin EON17-S and MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 3k.

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Advantages Of Using Illustrated Maps


It cannot be denied that maps have been used for thousands of years already and it has been a useful tool in so many ways. The advantages of using maps are the reason why map making continues to be a thriving profession. The history of map making is lengthy and diverse that it was not surprising to know that there are many categories with regards to making maps. Though there are many different kinds on the market, the most appealing to viewers illustrated maps. Aside from the amount of art dedicated to the making of illustrated maps, it is more popular to viewers because it is the easiest to understand.

If you are not aware of what an illustrated map is or never heard of it before, think of a map that has a certain pattern to it which is why finding a road or a landmark is mucheasier compared to using a regular map. If you are a first time visitor to a stranger city then an illustrated map will be a big help in ensuring you will not be lost while you are wandering around alone. The illustrated map can be understand by a user quiet easily and it will be a helpful reference to get to where they are going without spending too much time studying the map. For first time travelers, it is pretty common to have anxiety because of the unfamiliar places but with an illustrated map in hand, it lessens the anxiety.

Another thing that makes illustrated map stand out is that emphasis is given to the establishments and landmarks on a certain area or city which is not seen in a traditional road map. There is a specific art added to the making of these illustrated maps that makes them unique from other types of map making methods. It is not only beautiful and attractive to look at but it is also easier to understand.

If you are the type of person who has a difficult time when it comes to map reading, illustrated maps is the solution. This is the reason why many tourist spots around the world have adapted the concept of illustrated maps as a guide in these places.


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Home Theater On A Budget

Home Theater On A Budget

You may think that you have the best set up when it comes to your home theater but unless it has been installed there by professionals then there is a big chance that you could do better. There are simple tricks and techniques you could employ in order to make a big difference to your current set up without having to spend a lot of money. Having an HDTV as well as nice speakers does not guarantee you the best cinematic experience if the set up is not optimum. Here are some things you could do to get the best out of your audio and video system:

  • For the video, replacing an old model of television to an HDTV does not mean that you have everything in place. There some things that you should get right such as the best viewing distance for your HDTV. Upon purchasing your new television set, you might have thought where you are going to place it and the position but you might not be aware that there are specific distances in order to get that sweet viewing spot. The formula to get that distance is quite simple – all you have to do is double the size of the diagonal screen of your television and that is the inches that you should position your couch or chair away from your television screen.
  • You should also set up your television in order to get the best out of the settings. This can be done by purchasing a calibrating tool that is DVD-based. There are cheaper options and there are also those that have full features but you will have to pay a bit more.
  • The sound is one of the most important aspects in a home theater as it is on the same level as the video. Both should be at its optimum setting in order to get the best experience. The speakers should be placed in the right positions. Measure your distance away from the television and the speakers should also be the same distance away from each other. The angle should be between 22 to 30 degrees and make sure they are on the same level as your ears.

If after having tried the above tips and tricks does not seem to satisfy you and you could cash out into hiring wiring & installation specialists then it is best to do so.

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How To Print Your Selfies In Seconds

How To Print Your Selfies In Seconds

Ever since photography turned digital, many people assumed that the days of printing images on paper are over. Polaroid cameras are no longer in vogue as well as Fuji films; but wait; instant cameras are not yet history and shouldn’t just be eliminated from our lives.  People are starting to be obsessed with instant photography because of the introduction of Fujifilm Instax cameras that allows users to print photographs taken directly from the camera. But since many people do not carry cameras around except when they go on holiday, Instax Share SP-1 printer prints photographs taken through a smartphone.

Instax Mini 7’s makes use of 4 AA batteries. The film pack’s packaging includes instructions on how to insert the film pack. Once the LED indicators stop blinking on the aperture setting ring, you can start taking pictures with the camera. If you will look closely, there are four different symbols on the aperture setting: indoors, cloudy, fine and clear or sunny. Set the camera accordingly to get high quality pictures. The film counter shows how many films remain in the camera but remember that if the back cover is opened, the counter number will reset.

Make sure to set the aperture correctly otherwise the photograph may be overexposed or underexposed. For example, when a photograph is taken on a sunny day, make sure to set the aperture accordingly so that the image will not appear washed out.

Memories from your smartphone can be printed easily through Instax Share SP-1 printer. The picture you have taken through your smartphone can be sent to printer through an app that you can easily download from Fuji Instax Share application. It takes about 16 seconds to print a high quality image that is as big as a credit card.

Another new technology is used by Carbonless Books Perth that does not require carbon paper to print a duplicate of your invoices, receipts and other important forms. Each sheet of the carbonless paper has reactive clay or micro-encapsulated ink as coating. Carbonless Books Perth makes sure that your original documents and business forms are biodegradable and stain-free.

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Benefits Of CCTV In Municipal Pipe Inspection


In order to maintain a fully functioning municipal sewer system, it is important to perform the needed inspection of all municipal pipes. It is also the best way to perform preventive maintenance to make sure potential repair problems does not develop into something worse. The regular schedule for the inspection of the pipes should be followed religiously. Neglecting it could lead to various problems such as the buildup of sludge, corrosion, possibility of deterioration for the pipes, invasions of roots from trees above ground among other problems that can worsen as time goes by. If existing problems in the municipal sewer are not given the proper attention it deserves, there could be major issues in the future such as the pipe collapsing and major blockages. The result could impact the whole neighborhood as they experience plumbing outages. This is why it is important to perform maintenance regularly and to follow inspection schedule for the municipal sewers.

One of the modern technologies that helps make inspection faster and more convenient is the use of CCTV technology. Nowadays, municipal pipes are inspected with the help of CCTV technology. This type of technology will not only save time but also money compared to other types of inspection methods. With the use of the CCTV, professionals will be able to perform a visual inspection of the inside of the pipeline. The operator will be able to look into the entire pipeline and inspect if there are any signs of breakage, roots from tress, leaks, corroding pipes and other possible problems that could be a reason for the pipeline to fail or to disrupt its normal operation. CCTV can be used as inspection tool for pipes with varying diameters ranging from 4 inches up to the largest which is 60 inches.

Using this technology, the municipal pipe inspection can prove to be one way of preventing any failures in the pipeline system that can be otherwise very expensive to repair. There are various problems that can result from failures in the system but the most common are sludge buildup, mineral deposits, sediment buildup, scaling deposits, trash and debris accumulation, roots, erosion and many other major issues. If you have any problems with your pipeline, contact Pro-Jett.

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The Benefits Offered By Custom Boxes

The Benefits Offered By Custom Boxes

Technology continues to develop over the years thus the invention of new electronic devices, gadgets and modern appliances used in everyday lives. Consumers used to purchase items that are readily made and are available only in a standard form for everybody. With the help of technology, everything can now be customized according to the desire of the customers. There are now different software available that makes it possible for online shops to let their own customers design their own shirts, mugs, among other products.

For online businesses, having their own brands stamped to their shipping boxes could mean a great deal to the business. It is the modern way of shipping and branding the business as well as a way of engaging with customers. For others, it may seemed unpractical to invest on customized boxes for packaging your items but there are various benefits to having your company name and logo on the box. There might be a substantial investment at first but the business will reap the benefits in the end.

  • Good packaging. One of the tell tale signs of a successful business is evident in their packaging. Packaging not only helps a business get their own image but it will also convey product ownership to their customers. Sending out products in plain packaging says a lot about the kind of effort the company exerts for their business as well as their customers.
  • Brand reinforcement. When a customer receives a package from a business that uses packaging with customized company name and logo, there is the presence of brand reinforcement even before the customer sees the product. A product can easily be associated with a business that often attaches its name to it and a customized packaging is the best way to do it. Branding will eventually be stamped into people’s mind and make them think of the company upon seeing familiar colors or logos that resemble the brand which makes customer think of positive things about the business.
  • Better shipping experience. A big difference can be felt in even the littlest things such as customizing the packaging of your very own online business. It will make you feel more connected and engaged with your customers. An excellent shopping and shipping experience is what makes PaperMart.com successful both online and offline.
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Sink Vanity Unit Types You Can Choose From

Sink Vanity Unit Types You Can Choose From

When it comes to bathroom vanities, there is no denying that restroom and sink vanity units are becoming more popular as many people are now realizing the advantages that these types provide. They have become the perfect bathroom storage place and they can store many different items. Restroom and sink vanities are great at keeping clutter away and making your bathrooms cleaner and more organized. But did you know that these ever so useful products have many other different types? Yes, it’s true because producers nowadays produce in large numbers so that they could accommodate the growing demand. Restroom and sink vanity units can be chosen by their quality, the design, the cost, the utility, as well as the texture. So if you are looking for sink vanities in the market, you might come across the following types.


This type of sink vanity is the most common and most popular today of the many bathroom vanity units. But they can also quite vary depending on the type of wood used or its quality and the prices can also be affected by both factors. There are many kinds of wood used in the creation or production of wood vanity cabinets like mahogany and oak.


Glass vanities are definitely the best bathroom vanities for public places like hotels and malls. They are very presentable and can be incorporated with other materials like glass and stainless steel. In fact, you can even go for customized designs and wall mounted ones. However, they cannot be ideal for house’s with kids.


Modern vanities are a combination of different materials. Modern and antique vanities are best suited for permanent bathroom fixtures. If you want a standard look for your bathroom then you can use an antique vanity.

You should know that bathroom vanities are divided into two major types: single or double bowl. There could be many different styles or design like minimalist, rustic, or even French. They could also be classified between classic or modern and the difference between the two is that classic designs are more sophisticated and ornate while modern designs focus on innovation and necessity.


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Game Of Clones Between Apple And Samsung


Everybody is aware of the rivalry between Apple and Samsung that even lead to legal battles. This battle for dominance in the global market has turned out into a game of clones. Samsung is set to take a leaf off Apple’s books for the next version of its flagship Galaxy smartphone. According to WSJ, expect Galaxy S7 to have a pressure sensitive display when it is launched next spring.

On the other hand, Apple is going to introduce its very own pressure sensitive 3D Touch tech on its iPhone 6S, its current flagship phone. This additional interaction layer on the iPhone will allow users to press down harder on the device if they want to view content. In short, there will no longer be a need to tap the screen several times.

The new, more sensitive touchscreen tech of Apple did not emerge from out a vacuum but it was tested by Cupertino on the Apple watch, a wearable device. The technology is now being called 3D Touch, a fancier and more sophisticated moniker. The 3D Touch advantage represents a marginal hardware gap vs. Android devices with relatively few iOS apps getting the chance to make interesting use of the technology.

This same hardware feature catch-up race played out when Apple added the fingerprint reader to its iPhone 5S in September 2013 when Samsung was planning to put the fingerprint scanner on its flagship device the following spring.

On the software side, Apple has always been accused of appropriating features from Android to be added to their iOS. According to WSJ sources, expect Samsung to add a new high speed charging USB Type-C port to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. The port is supposed to deliver a full day’s charge in less than 30 minutes or even less. This is a very significant addition considering that it will solve most the customer’s problems regarding battery life.

If you are going to give away a Samsung or Apple device this Christmas, you can opt for the Paper Mart tulle for sprucing up gift packaging. An expensive gift certainly deserves the best kind of packaging provided by tulle fabric.

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