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.

Cameras

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.

Laptops

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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Game Of Clones Between Apple And Samsung

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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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How Mobile Is Changing The Business Environment

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Google has addressed the importance of mobile in search through its Hummingbird algorithm. Users are more likely to search for answers through mobile and it is for these reasons why businesses must take a good look at the keywords that potential consumers use that will lead them to the website. Site content should be able to answer questions like “Where can I find an emergency electrician or where can I find the best restuarant?”

For local search, it is important for the electrician to list down his contact information, address and directions accurately. Once this information is present in the website, Google will be prepared to deliver the results.

Electronic tools that are available to businesses to conduct their operations are also changing. Apart from emails and industry-specific software, there are a number of mobile apps available for a much cheaper than traditional software. Small businesses with small budgets are now able to compete with multi-national companies through Cloud-based apps that include billing, scheduling and project management.

Brick and mortar stores are also realizing the importance of mobile to reduce the number of people lining at checkout during peak hours and help customers locate products they are looking for. Mobile POS systems that will allow SME’s to set up a state of the art system for cashiering for a minimum charge.

Every year, customers are getting close to leaving their wallets at home that is why businesses are now implementing the rewards programs on their customer’s mobile devices. Instead of requiring their customers to carry a card, they simply present a smartphone app. There are reward apps like Shopkick Local that provides increased exposure by displaying local stores alongside the major retailers.

As the world continues to shift from desktop to mobile, businesses are starting to adjust their own thinking that is why changes are now taking place in the workplace and the process through which they reach out to customers. Even an emergency electrician Perth has to shift to mobile because smartphone owners use their devices to go online when looking for services. If you do not have a mobile app, you are already behind. Mobiles are devices that make the connection to clients easier and more efficient.

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SIM Only Plans: Tips And More

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It is now common in many telecommunication companies, both the big and small ones, to offer consumers the option for SIM only plans. This is available for both their postpaid and prepaid plans. This will give them the option of not buying a new handset together with the service plan. All they need to pay for is the SIM card and avail of the provider’s network service. The SIM card can then be inserted in any compatible phones along with the data plan in it.

The Subscriber Identity Module card or more commonly known as the SIM card is a tiny removable card that has the ability to store data in order for a certain subscriber to be singled out among the millions of subscribers in a certain mobile network. The SIM can be removed and inserted into any other handset as long as it is compatible and the phone is not locked to any specific network.

SIM only plans can be availed along with other services that are offered to regular plans but the bill is more affordable since the customer will only be paying for the services and no added hand phone cost each month. It is no secret that the big telecommunication companies have no profit when it comes to selling new hand phones but their profit mostly comes from the plan they offer.
A new smartphone is a great way to encourage customers to register to a 12-month or 24-month long contract. For customers who want to have better value using their current handset and not bothering in getting the latest one, SIM only deals will prove to be a more practical option.

Here are some of the reasons a customer might opt for a SIM only plan:

  • Possessing an unlocked phone that they want to continue using or even those locked but willing to pay so it can be unlocked just to keep using them.
  • The contract is over but the phone they want is still months away from being released into the market.
  • For consumers who are finding ways to cut back from their monthly handphone bills.

There are many benefits and options to customers who are willing to try the SIM only plan such as the 3 SIM only.

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The Benefits Of Having A Website

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Having a website for your business is almost an inevitable strategy for improving your profits. Perhaps the first question that you should know is what a website is. In its most bare form, a website is a single domain which consists of various web pages. People should know all of this by now but surprisingly, a lot of people still do not know. Many still do not know the benefits that a website can provide for their business. It is quite shocking that many businesses do not actually have a website. If you are an entrepreneur and do not yet have a presence online, you are losing great opportunities for your business. Using a website can be used to accomplish different marketing strategies that will help your business grow.

As an entrepreneur, you should know where your consumers are. Think about it, what if your customers know about your business and services but cannot reach you? This is one of the lost opportunities when you do not have your own website.

Here are some benefits of having a website for your company.

  • Cost effective. If you put up an ecommerce type of business, you will know exactly how much your website will cost you. Unlike a physical store wherein it is susceptible to different unexpected occurrences which can ruin your budget, websites will not pose you with the same risk.

 

  • Accessible 24/7. Your website and other accounts in social media are accessible around the clock. Try to imaging that you want to buy something specific from a particularly store. However when you get to the store, it has already closed. Surely this is very frustrating and irritating. You will think twice again before going back and find instead another store that is more accessible. Since your website operates round the clock, this is convenience for your customers and your clients will be able to easily access your services and products.

If you are convinced to have your own website, you can seek the help of professionals from Perth Web Design. They are more than willing to assist and help you in creating a unique website for your business.

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Things you may not know about Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge

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Human hair extensions Loughborough is an important source of a woman’s confidence and self-esteem. Some people may not agree because they have never experienced the anxiety of temporary hair loss. Human hair extensions provide the most effective solution for women who want to hide thinning hair due to illness, medications or hormonal changes. Hair extensions are also the better option when you want to new hair style in an instant.

In order to reach the target audience who uses their mobile phones for search, hair extension websites make sure that they can be accessed in any platform. One of the platforms that is frequently used to access websites is a smartphone like Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It has several features added and clearly shows different options that can be accommodated on the 142.1 x 70.1 x 7 mm and 132G technological marvel.

Many of the features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge are known by most users particularly those who happened to own some of Samsung’s previous models. However, Samsung S6 Edge has new features that you should know:

  • The screen edge – if you will set the device to: Settings > Edge Screen > ON, the display can illuminate in a certain color that is based on the person calling or sending you a message.
  • The heart touch – is a sensor on the Galaxy Edge that allows you to send a preset message to a contact without picking up the phone. To enable the feature, all you need to do is to go to Settings > Edge Settings > Quick reply > ON so that a custom message can be sent to the contact. When a call comes, you do not even have to pick up the phone and you only need to touch the Heart Sensor for 2 seconds to reach the caller.
  • The Perfect Capture – allows a user to choose from Panorama, Selective Focus, Virtual Shot and Fast & Slow Motion. From the gallery images can be viewed by the album or date. You can also filter to show people images and documents with a variety of editing options and a range of color modifications.
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Shipping Your Gadgets Properly

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Christmas is coming in three months and you are thinking of a wonderful gift for your family and friends.  You wait for a sale or you start saving up for the latest gadget you see in the mall.  However, having electronic gadgets as presents for your loved ones does not just end in buying them.  You also need to wrap them and if you are apart from one another, ship them.

In order to make sure that your loved one will get that special gift in one piece, here are some tips which you can do for proper shipment:

  1. Keep the batteries safe.

Know that static electricity build up happens during temperature changes and air pressure in air transits.  If you do not plan to ship the gadget through a shipping company, make sure that you package it in a way that does not expose the battery terminals, and the power buttons are kept from being turned on during the shipment.  There are available packaging and shipping supplies which you can buy nearby or online. Paper Mart shipping supplies, for example, come in different styles that you can use.

  1. Choose the appropriate materials and packaging method.

The idea is to minimize impact as much as possible.  One method which you can use is the double boxing method. To put it simply, this method requires a separate a box aside from the original container or box.  The padding made by the double boxes helps in absorbing bumps or vibrations during trips.  If you live far away from your parents or need to get a train on your way to your gatherings, then you might as well start learning this technique.

Another method is using a bubble wrap, kraft paper, or foam inserts.  Seal the box well with a packaging tape, then cover the box with a bubble wrap, and then double box it.

Some would say, why go through the hassle packing when you can call the experts to do it for you.  It depends on your values, except of course if you are oceans apart; it would still be more special to hand the gift yourself to your loved one.

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Useful Equipment For The Modern Realtor

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Every professional wants to be at the top and be the best in their field.  It is good that there are gadgets and high technology that can help bring a professional to their A-game.  Realtors are included in the playing field.  There are websites that help investors find a property like what they do in HomeUnion real estate investing, but other than that technology has so much more to offer for property realtors.

Some people might think that property realtors are traditional and old school.  Some might even think that there are no gadgets made for realtors.  Well, think again, because here are five awesome gadgets which realtors can use to attract home buyers.

  1. Drone – Usually drones are used during events for overhead shots. Realtors can leverage their game by getting shots of properties from different angles.
  1. Mini Mobile Printer – There is an Israeli start-up, ZUTA Labs that create mini printers that will fit into your pocket. You will be able to print from your tablet, laptop or phone onto different sizes of paper.  Imagine if you have this gadget, you can just print all the documents that you need and your clients can sign them on the spot.
  1. PowerBank – Of course, if you are a realtor, your phone will be super busy. So you need to have a strong power bank on hand, everytime.
  1. Phone-enabled locks – You don’t have to use keys anymore with phone-enabled door locks. You no longer have to lose and find your keys, or carry bundles of keys with you all the time.  Kwikset has iPhone-enable door locks which can make the life of realtors easier.
  1. CCTV Cameras and monitor – Make sure that you know what is happening in your neighborhood properties and get your properties a CCTV camera which you can monitor wherever you are.

These are just a few of available gadgets that you can use.  This year, it is going to be even more exciting for property realtors, which means, they get to enjoy their job even better providing their clients with their dream houses.  If you are a realtor, feel free to expand your reach through technology.

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