Three Things The iPhone 6 Has That Defeated the Competition

by on Sep.25, 2014, under Personal Tech

Many Android users condemn Apple for introducing and being proud of features that have long been implemented with Android phones, but it isn’t the end for Apple because of the 10 million devices it had sold throughout the world today. Even if investor reaction is mixed, Apple may have stayed in the game because of the following reasons.

  1. Ultra High Resolution Camera

Even if the iPhone 6 might have a lower resolution, 8 megapixel camera against the Sony Xperia Z3, which has 20.7 megapixel sensors and very good camera features, the iPhone 6 wins because of its auto-focus feature, which had allowed even non-professional photographers to take stunning photographs and images. The OIS has no optical image stabilisation, but it has a faster autofocus and reduced the effect of shaking in most smartphone photography.

  1. Ergonomics

Many reviewers said that the iPhone 6 feels better than any Samsung unit on their hands. The phone took a leap from the industrial-feel the iPhone 5 has by incorporating casual, smooth edge. They instantly fit your hand too. Its rounded shape, and heightened screen. Because of its high screen, Apple had placed its power button on the side. However, some complain that the iPhone could be bent when placed inside their pockets for too long.

  1. Performance

With the new A8 Processor, the iPhone 6 was faster than the previous generation iPhone. It is also very responsive, but ocassionally, the new iOS 8 update is making things a bit jittery, according to new users. However, its battery life has now extended in 13 hours and 16 minutes with heavy usage in web surfing, video streaming and GPS.

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Sweating is a Blessing, and Here Are Three Reasons Why

by on Jul.28, 2014, under Health

Most people complain about sweating, and the demand for deodorants and fragrances skyrocket especially during summer or hotter temperatures. However, those in tropical countries should be thankful. Sweating is an important part of the body’s waste management cycle.

1. Clean Skin
Sweating can be smelly, but the toxins building up from your pores are the ones that emit the smell. When you hold your sweat using clothes, it is highly likely to deliver pimples, rashes and other skin infections because the toxins from your pores are held inside your body. Cardio makes for good skin.

2. Fat
Fat is energy stored in the body, and by sweating, your fat seeps away because your body is using energy to burn the fat in your body for energy. Sweating heavily during exercises uses up energy in your fat, detoxifies your skin and makes you feel lighter as your fat is used up.

3. Sickness
Making yourself sweat when you are sick is helping the body fix itself as toxins and viruses in your body go along with them. It also helps regulate the temperature of your inner organs, helping them work at full efficiency especially when you are sick. Try to get into a sauna or spa if you are sick.

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Spending Time With Technology in the Beach

by on Jun.29, 2014, under Personal Tech

Summertime is the right season to hit the beaches and taking photos of new memories made in these places is a must. However, not all equipment can last against the waves, the water, and the heat of the sun. Here are a few things you could do if you want to spend time using technology while on the beach to record your experiences, or entertain yourself.

1. Pocket Speakers
What better way to spend your afternoon in the sun with pocket speakers that are battery-operated and compatible with your smartphone. Some pocket speakers are quite loud, and some are even water and sediment-proof; perfect for beaches.

2. Life Proofing Devices
Many people use their smartphones and its sharp lens to take photos of events near the sea, and sometimes, in the sea itself. Many professional photographers who use their phones to capture their moments have life-proofed their equipment. Check it out for yourself.

3. Books
Going to a beach and reading a book is a great way to get a tan without having to wait too long in the sun. Bring books, or better, have your smartphone or tablet protected from the sun’s heat.

4. Specialized Cameras
If your smartphone lens couldn’t cut it, specialised cameras, such as GoPros, could help capture the moment as you see, or as you want your audience to see it. The good thing about these specialized cameras is that you would not have to edit them, and they are built to be independent and stable.

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Osmo’s New Product to Return Toddlers and Children to the Real World

by on May.26, 2014, under Personal Tech

A research study had shown that children exposed to an iPad or mobile touchscreen device less than two years old will develop very passive personalities, simply because the devices give them what they want. It may also affect their responsibilities and may also generate undesirable social traits, such as selfishness and the like.

However, Osmo, an iPad application, has accessories and software that would help return children to the real world. The game, designed by former Google, Disney and Ubisoft employees in a start-up company called Tangible Play, will engage children to recognize real world objects by using the front camera of the device.

It’s clip-on plastic mirror, allowing the camera to see the ground, will allow it to see and judge the player’s actions depending on its command. It only recognizes Osmo game tiles and puzzle pieces accurately, but it can also recognize real life objects.

The software is sold in three games, complete with accessories sans the iPad, at $49 promo price. However, it will go up to $99 after the promo.

However, observers note that it is still “using the iPad” meaning that it is only one application and they can shift to another application if they tire of the game. Some experts also noted that the game itself is not the solution, but the way siblings see and imitate each other, is also a great factor.


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Heartbleed Bug Finds First Hacker Arrested

by on Apr.18, 2014, under Personal Tech

Internet and network security specialists have warned many business, websites and companies to have their consumers change their passwords every two weeks because of the Heartbleed bug. One hacker who had used the glitch had been arrested by authorities.

The Heartbleed bug, according to network security specialists, is a glitch in the encoding and encryption systems used by many websites that manage user login information. The attacker receives large chunks of hidden data from websites, services and even smartphones. Many website, internet and security specialists are currently patching their systems to take care of the glitch.

A 19-Year Old computer science student had been said to be a hacker and Canadian authorities had seized his computer equipment as they suspect him to have exploited the Heartbleed bug to collect confidential information from the country’s tax collection agency. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, was charged with one count of mischief

Right after news companies had announced the existence of Heartbleed, computer company Yahoo had its information exposed for 24 hours. Mumsnet servers also became vulnerable as most of their systems are based on OpenSSL. Both companies had notified their users and advised them on measures how to prevent the incident.

Different organisations and groups had released tools that could help companies and individuals check their systems for the existence of Heartbleed.


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Internet Balkanization and The Future of Industries

by on Mar.26, 2014, under Personal Tech

They who hold the most information is the one who wins the competition and this is true for corporations battling each other, and even countries. Ever since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on illegal NSA spying activities, many countries questioned their relationship with the United States as the scenario had created an air of mistrust. Recently, Europe and several South American nations have diverted their fibre optic cables away from the prying eyes of the NSA and the US government.

The US’ actions pushes countries in the world to secure the information coming inside and outside their countries, having the internet, which has connected the world along with businesses, split into individual networks. Like airports, countries will need to filter information before they enter and exit the country. They may also ban certain websites, services and information.

While far from total surveillance, it achieves the same results, but only with local governments performing the surveillance.

Information coming out of countries may also be manipulated as they are first regulated before being sent out.

For industries, this might mean a great slowdown in business activities. Companies with international clients will face drastic problems with schedules and import/export services. The regulation will also limit technological progress as news and information from outside the country may come in later inside the country, or not at all.

Internet balkanization is not just bad for individuals. It may spell the end of globalization, which had facilitated economic progress for many developing countries.

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When Has Convenience Gone Too Far?

by on Mar.03, 2014, under Personal Tech

Technology is the proverbial fire that helped man survive throughout history. Technology had always aided man to perform tasks that take superhuman strength and ability to do. However, today’s technology makes it more convenient to do even the most menial tasks for people. Man’s tools develop his evolutionary direction. However, if man’s tools do not improve his abilities, then he is doomed to fail.

Today, we have the internet, which helps us access millions and millions of information all around the world in lightning fast speed. We have mobile internet devices that allow us to perform tasks that would have taken at least five people to send and receive, and those five people doing the deliveries will be slower too.

Our own internet accounts are storing and analysing our preferences to help us find interests that are close with our former selections. Slowly, we are losing our capability for making choices. Slowly, we’re also losing the discipline of researching proper information through careful reading of scholarly textbooks. It might be time consuming, but these things help us improve our cognition.

Today, the internet has caused ADD among many internet users. With a declining attention span, the world’s concentration was wiped away by convenience and self-evaluating and analysing preference selection systems that make it difficult to think for oneself.

Then, where would technology lead us to in the next few years? Self-driving cars will only enhance the dependence we have with technologies. It helps keep the roads safe and keeps the wallets tighter, but where will man’s reflexes and ability to respond to problems and situations go?

Tools develop man’s evolution. We should choose our evolution properly.

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Rave Parties, the UK Nightlife and Compensation Claims

by on Feb.21, 2014, under Legal

Who knew that my trip downtown would have me end up with a broken wrist because of a simple drink and confusion in a UK rave party? Regardless of what happened, at least I ended up with proper compensation, a now-working leg and the respect of everybody involved. I also have my no win no fee compensation claim lawyers to thank for.

That night, I was strolling around town and found myself inside a bar for a drink. I ordered a scotch for myself and people were dancing all around me. Then some guy told me that I was the one who stole his girlfriend from him in the previous month.

The guy became irate as I explained I haven’t had anything to do with him. Then he said I was sitting on his seat earlier that night. As I sat up to walk away, he grabbed my wrist so tightly and threw me towards the bar, my leg hitting the chair so hard it was broken.

The stranger immediately realized what he’s done and he asked the bar to contact an ambulance. I was brought to the emergency room, but the guy had been gone.

As we made my injury compensation claim, my claim lawyers had the help of the bartender to identify my assailant. My insurance covered the medical costs for my leg and loss of wages. My assailant had also paid for my medical costs as witnesses, including my fiancée, a concerned bar goer and the bartender herself, had identified the man as an assailant.

So, the next time someone gets irate at you in a bar, just run away. Do not attempt to explain yourself. Like the explanation of my assailant, when people get drunk, they do not know what they’re doing.

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Mobile Computing and the Future of Complete Surveillance

by on Jan.21, 2014, under Mobile Computing

When one person knows the attitudes of another, it becomes easier for him or her to manipulate the person. Should the governments of the world have power over surveillance and information about individuals, they could then control the whims and opinion of the people to their own will. Sadly, this is happening in the world on a very fast pace.

The public only knows that China is one country that openly states the government monitors social networks and its internet websites and it decidedly blocks out certain forms of content online. While they are honest, they are not revered. The US was revered for giving people the freedom to use the internet without any discrimination, until Edward Snowden revealed everything.

However, even without Snowden’s revelation, almost every person in the world is showing different countries in the world who they are and potentially, their own confidential information and records. Social networks show an individual’s photo to almost every person in the world even if they privatize their media. They also indicate their addresses, contact numbers and other information. These information would be enough for identity thieves to steal something from any individual in the world.

With the increasingly-hypnotizing appeal of technological developments in mobile internet devices, which include sync and meta services that shape the services to your will to allow it to find establishments, services, products and even individuals that interest you, the world is submitting itself to total surveillance without even resisting.

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Nvidia Upgrades Tegra Note 7 to Expand Influence in Mobile Computing Market

by on Dec.30, 2013, under Mobile Computing

Computer manufacturer Nvidia had announced expanding its Tegra Note 7 tablet with new features to secure its position in the world’s lucrative mobile computing and internet devices market.

Nvidia’s Tegra 7 runs on Android, its edge being designed for Tegra Zone gaming, front facing speakers with the widest frequency range available in a tablet and a camera with a 100-frame per second slow motion recording. It also features up to 10 hours of battery life while playing high definition video.

The new unit will be using a Tegra 4 processor, which the company claims will make the new tablet the world’s fastest 7-inch tablet.

Mobile Computing Will Increase in Power This Year

The popularity of mobile devices, including Nvidia’s Tegra Note 7, will only continue to expand. Experts are saying that mobile computing will continue under Moore’s law to improve in power while retaining its usability and capabilities.

Experts predict that further enhancements to cameras and integration of interface-to-application will continue to increase as developers widen their designing outlook. With more hardware power, experts said that applications will border on more ambitious functions, and gaming capability may be similar or even more powerful to conventional computer systems.

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