• Gadget

    Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha

    The metal form is constantly being promoted for Alpha, even to a point that one would expect that the whole gadget is made of metal. However, it just has a metal casing around the edge, supplanting the plastic painted to look like metal that used to be a part of Samsung’s previous cell phones. The back cover is still made of plastic and is removable to uncover a 1,860 mAh removable battery. The Alpha likewise has a built-in 32GB storage, 2GB RAM, and 12MP camera.

    The Alpha is not intended to be a successor or substitution for the Galaxy S5. The screen on Alpha is more modest at 4.7 inches, yet it is just 1280×720. It does still depend on Samsung’s standard Super AMOLED tech, however. Considering the 720p places, this model clearly lies in Samsung’s mid-range offering.

    Heading off to 720p is a good decision for Samsung. The lower resolution implies that the display will utilize considerably less power than a full HD one would, and that takes into account the utilization of a thinner lithium-ion battery. The overall gadget is consequently more slender and lighter; it is just 6.1mm thick and 115 grams. By correlation, the Galaxy S5 is 8.1mm thick and 145 grams. The screen has a thickness of 312 pixels for every inch, which is great. However Samsung’s AMOLEDs utilize a Pentile subpixel arrangement, which can deliver blurriness with this resolution.

    The lower resolution screen will additionally serve to make the gadget more responsive, to better rival with iPhone. The new Alpha by Samsung has an Exynos 5 Octa processor, which is believed to have no difficulty pushing the pixels on a 720p screen. While the Galaxy S5 was a responsive smartphone, yet Samsung’s gadgets have a tendency to get a bit slower with time. However, Alpha will assuredly evade that. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha is a support against some disappointing trends for the world’s biggest cell phone creator.

  • Gadget

    Use IOS 8 on iPhone and iPad

    • You can mark your e-mail as read by a simple left to right swipe that will mark it ‘Read.’ Remember that if you want to mark a conversation then you will need to choose each unread message and apply the swipe gesture.
    • To trash or flag a message left to right swipe and there will be a menu that will reveal several options like move to Junk, Flag, Forward, Reply or Notify.
    • When you are within your Inbox then swipe from left to right that will delete it without you having to go for any submenu.
    • Customize swipe: Settings-> Mail, Calendars, and Contacts -> Swipe Options; from here, you can change the gesture to what you feel better like a right swipe command.
    • You can easily minimize an email that you are reading by dragging the message to the bottom of the screen. This way you can access other e-mails in your Inbox. Press and hold on to the e-mail title and drag to the bottom of the screen. Tap on the message to retrieve it back.
    • It is easier to reply to the e-mail notifications, tap the Flag icon and select the option of Notify Me, Confirm and you are done.
    • At times, you are coordinating with a person in a different time zone than yours, at this time you need to know when exactly they are available. For doing this use the Time Zone Override feature that can be enabled to show you event data along with the specific time, Settings-> Mail, Contacts, Calendar->Time Zone Override and toggle to enable it.
    • When you are getting many e-mails in a day it is hard to exactly know how many are left unread, here is how you can enable the option, Mail-> Mailboxes->Edit-> Unread
    • To search something, when you are in Inbox, drag down to reveal the search option, this will help you search your entire inbox easily. You can choose the option of All or Current mailboxes.
    • It is often the scenario that you are waiting for an urgent message to reply or have a time set to the project that requires timely input. At this time, you need to know the time of an e-mail message arrival, drag the message to left and you will see the time it was replied.
    • When you press and hold down the Copy option, it will be revealed along with More menu. Want to delete message then select the More function and delete the message.
    • While in iMessage if you want to send a quick picture to another then hold down the camera icon to reveal the menu. Swipe up for picture capture and swipe left for recording a video instantly.
    • At times, when you are annoyed by a slew of messages pouring in you would definitely like to use the Mute option. Go to the specific message Details-> toggle to choose Do Not Disturb, now you have muted the iMessages as well as SMS ringer.
    • To see attachments of a message go to the message choose Details and scroll to locate the attachments that are sent using iMessage.
    • Often, when message clutter is too much you might need to delete them go to Settings-> Messages-> Message history, choose the option to keep a message for 30 days, 1 Year or forever. After the set timeline the message would be automatically deleted.
  • Gadget

    Laptop For College

    Toshiba chromebook

    The device starts at $279; therefore, ideal for a student who is operating on a tight budget. The laptop will allow you to easily complete your school assignments without any problems.

    It also has a long battery life; therefore, you won’t have to buy a new battery every now and then. It comes with two USB 3.0 ports; therefore, you can use your flash disk and charge your phone at the same time.

    Although, the gadget has the above great features, it’s not ideal for multitasking purposes. This is because it does not have a powerful processor. As a result of this, you should not be surprised when your professor’s online class fails to load on your device.

    Samsung Ativ Book 9 Lite

    The device has great features such as a stylish design, comfortable keyboard, and a decent battery life. It’s available with a touch screen.

    The 13.3-inch ultrabook packs 1,3×768 resolution, 4GB RAM, and quad-core 1GHz AMD A6 APU. These specifications will allow you to handle your school work without any problems; however, you will have problems playing games. This is because the specifications don’t allow the device to play games.

    As a student, it’s wise to go for the non-touch screen device as it’s cheaper.

    HP G62t series

    The series features a 15.6-inch display, standard intel graphics card, dual core processor, and over 350 Gigabytes of hard drive space. Just like the other units, the specifications in the device are enough for intense lectures and take-home projects.

    It weighs 5.5 pounds; therefore, you will carry it easily around college. The 51/2 hour battery life means that you have ample time to complete your work even if there is no power.

    To ensure that it’s long lasting, the laptop comes with a one year warrant. If you are interested in buying the device, the prices start from $449.

  • Gadget,  Technology

    Temperature Sensor for Housed Electronics

    Temperature Sensors

    Even in programmable options, temperature sensors are of a great benefit to anyone who has a 120 mm fan kit and wants to only run it when necessary to save on electricity. This is a great “green” addition to any setup. Many wonder how IC temperature sensors compare to other types; to include RTD, thermocouples and more.

    The best feature of them is the ease of integration with any 120 mm fan kit as well as the many other size fans that are provided by distributors. In addition, they are the low cost solution. Any limitations are not a concern when it comes to electronic system protection applications. This is because they have a smaller temperature range.

    Simple Sensors for Simple Systems

    These sensors can make it easy for anyone to add protective elements to any system. Temperature once the 120mm fan is install depends on many things. Among them are air flow, thermal resistance, ambient temperature and output power. Fans reduce amp temperature but there is always the issue of noise.

    That’s why installing a sensor is smart. It makes the 120 mm fan kit only run when the temperature is that high that forced-air cooling is required. In turn, this minimizes noise output. The result of a well-designed system is reduced noise, and in most cases the fan won’t even be needed unless the components are being overused. When mounting the sensor, the best spot is on the other side of the circuit board, or away from the heat sink.

    The sensor should be mounted in a place that provides good correlation with die temperature. If the heat sink is mounted against one side of the printed circuit board, mounting the sensor on the other side of the circuit board works well. IC1 consists of a temperature sensor, a 1.25 V voltage about, and a dual comparator.

    Finding the Right Products

    There are many suppliers that give both the 120 mm fan kit, mounting supplies, filters, temperature sensors, cords and everything one needs to build the perfect setup at home. Often times, they come at deep discounts when ordered in bulk. However, if they are needed singly that is welcome too.

    Further, the experts that run these supply stores that are found in brick and mortar locations as well as online are usually happy to help anyone to choose what they need. No one should be hesitant to delve in and start building the perfect cooling system to protect their components whether in a residential or commercial setting.

  • Gadget,  Technology

    Technology in the Hotel Industry

    Offering Free Wi-Fi

    A number of recent surveys suggested that 85% of travelers are of the belief that Wi-Fi for hotels must be free. A large number of guests, especially business travelers choose specific hotels other others because of the free internet service that is offered. A large number of travelers today choose to take this service for granted. A number of hotels for security and other reasons choose to offer free Hotel Wi-Fi to guests that enroll in the loyalty program. Other hotels provide Wi-Fi in select areas such as their lobbies or in the business centers.

    Transforming your Lobby into a Tech Hub

    This brings us to the next point. A great deal of hotels are putting good use of internet kiosks to create information centers that minimize the need for guests to stand in long lines at the reception to ask simple questions. These kiosks contain information on directions, restaurant recommendation, guides to nearby attractions, etc. By integrating this service with the Wi-Fi for hotels, establishments are offering critical information such as flight, weather and other local data right on the guest’s smart phones.

    Adding Security with CCTV for hotels

    With the advent of Wireless CCTV technologies, hotels are adding high value security measures that allow guests to feel safe at all times. By installing CCTV for hotels in floor lobbies, the main lobby, restaurants and a number of unmanned areas all across the property, it is possible for the operators to create highly secure environments for all their guests.

    Offering Hi-tech Business Centers

    If your hotel offers conference and business center services, the right use of technology can allow you to keep in touch with clients and organizers on a real time basis. Meeting planners are able to enjoy the convenience of consistent access with the hotel to make sure all their requests are taken care of before their arrival. Furthermore, during the events, the hotel Wi-Fi allows attendees and organizers to stay constantly connected, allowing them to gain added value while away from the office.

  • Computer,  Gadget

    Influence of Tablets on Kids

    Nowadays the children are exposed to phones and tablets right from their births (quite literally). So, on an average, you will find yourself to be less smart than the little one, in terms of using the gadgets. While we may take months to learn gadgets they only require a couple of minutes. So, their intelligence has been decided to be utilized in a far more organized way through several tablet companies.

    Companies are coming out with new concepts so that kids only benefit from using tablets and the parents can be sure that their child is up to no mischief. Tablets are now coming with learning enabled moods so that the child can learn while they play.

    What has been included?

    Tablets include several games which are specifically designed for the children. They help in imparting education. Certain apps are there which help kids identify the alphabets, animals, fruits. They teach how to write. Certain applications are also there which displays stories and rhymes.

    Advantages of using tablets, imparts methodical studying; enhances learning of the kids; learning is available according to age; memory and reproducing what they have learned becomes better; games teach them to overcome difficulty with intelligence.

    Why should parents allow their kids use tablets?

    Tablets come with parental settings. The parents can control the activities of the children on the tabs. They can keep a watch on their progress, per day usage and many more things. What is better is with tablets parenting becomes much easy. Especially the working parents would have much less to worry as their children would be learning the right things according to their age. Thus, this ensures that tablets are safe and allowing your little child to use tablet can be advantageous both for you as a parent and your child.

  • Computer,  Gadget

    Cleaning To Elongate The Life Of Tablet Or Device

    A Tale Worthy of a Belated Christmas Present

    If your family’s anything like mine, the minute there’s a new trendy toy to play with, everybody wants to try it out. My mom got a new laptop this Christmas. Like clockwork, the device made the rounds at our festive gatherings over the last week. Did I mention I have five nieces?

    Fast forward to New Year’s Day, and my mother’s once pristine laptop is full of:

    • Sticky spots
    • Smudges
    • Dirt
    • Fingerprints

    The screen looks passable when it’s backlit, but as soon as the power goes off, you can see the evidence of all the grubby-fingered borrowers swathed across the screen. In an effort to restore the laptop’s original glow, I went online to find a solution. I got more than I bargained for.

    A Lesson in Post-Holiday Tech Accessories

    After a little research I began looking for an all-inclusive cleaning product. The funny thing is people always ask for the latest iPod, iPad, laptop, or smartphone, but very few recipients think to ask for practical accessories to go with them. I looked at:

    • Solutions
    • Cloths
    • Static clings
    • Aerosol sprays

    Nothing quite had the ease and portability that fit my mom’s on-the-go lifestyle. It was then that I remembered seeing sticky screen wipes at a conference I’d attended several months before. To my relief, I found several companies that offer a full line of screen cleaning products.

    They market currently supplies quality:

    • Sticky clean stickers
    • Microfiber cloths
    • Sticky screen wipes

    These silicone and microfiber products are the gift that keeps on giving. The silicone adhesion is residue-free and the microfiber square removes debris, is washable, and reusable. I got my mom the travel microfiber cloths so she always has them on hand wherever she goes.

    Best of all, the products and packaging (where applicable) are customizable when you order in bulk. Not only did my mom get the scratch-free pristine clean she needed, she also discovered a unique way to advertise her small business.

  • Computer,  Gadget

    Maintain Professional Image By Cleaning Laptop Screen

    Avoid Embarrassment With A Clean Laptop Screen

    That scenario is pretty embarrassing, isn’t it? No one wants to be caught in that type of situation. Not only are you causing an immediate distraction for your client, who was really excited to view your presentation a few minutes ago, but you’re also smudging your professional image. The equipment you use at your job should be as polished as your company’s image, especially in the eyes of your clients or customers.

    Use Microfiber Screen Cleaners For Cleaning Laptop Screens

    Imagine this scenario unfolding a few other ways. What if you had a microfiber cleaning cloth that you used right before you left your office? When you arrived at the meeting, your laptop would already be in great condition, and you’d be ready to give your presentation. Or, perhaps you cleaned the screen right before you left, but there were some dust particles in your laptop bag. When you opened your laptop, your fingers left a few fingerprints on the screen. However, because you have your Screen Cleaner adhered to your laptop (with your company logo on it, of course), cleaning your screen before you start your presentation is simple. The client is very impressed with your attention to detail, as well as with your screen cleaner.

    Various promo companies want you to avoid those embarrassing situations. It’s important to always present your clients with a professional image. They microfiber travel cloths are great for tucking in your laptop bag to ensure that your screen is always presentation-ready. Sticky cleaning pads are a great accessory and easily accessed because they stick right to your laptop. Microfiber is the best material for cleaning your laptop screen. They’re soft and made with split-ended technology, which is designed with a negative electrostatic charge. That means they attract the dirt and grime instead of just pushing it around like cotton or other materials.

  • Computer,  Gadget

    MacBook Pro

    Start with the design both inside and out. The Pro has an aluminum body, solid state design, and a Core i7 processor. It is more powerful yet thinner and lighter than its predecessors. Try 17% thinner, a significant difference.

    Two sizes are available. A smaller 13 inch version weighs in at just three pounds. The 15 inch version weighs just four pounds.

    Some fans have been clamoring for a touch screen application from Apple, and the new Pro delivers but in a different way.

    Apple has created The Touch Bar. It replaces the function keys that have long occupied the top of the keyboard. This can provide automatic adjustments for system controls like volume and brightness. It provides interactive ways to adjust or browse through content and type with features like emoji and predictive text.

    Speed has also been improved. The Pro is said to deliver graphics at a rate 130% faster than before.

    The retina display has become an Apple standard and some new enhancements provide colors even more vibrant than before. Brightness is increased by 67 per cent.

    Audio is enhanced with totally redesigned speakers. Apple promises 58% more volume and two and a half times more bass. The Pro will enable you to mix a track on the fly, edit video on location, and enjoy a movie as you head to your destination.

    For the first time Touch ID is available on a Mac. This enables instant access to logins and fast, secure online purchases with Apple Pay.

    The MacBook Pro has a better feel. The keyboard is more comfortable and responsive. The Force Touch Trackpad has been enlarged so your fingers have a little more room to work with.

    Those needing extensive business applications will find four USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports included on both sized devices.

    You will need a new Thunderbolt 3 adapter if you wish to use a hard drive. Once connected, you can integrate data transfer, charging, and video output in a single connector, delivering up to 40 Gbps of throughput for twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2.

    The device offers 3.8 GHz with Turbo Boost Processing. Users can expect up to 10 hours of battery life.

    And, of course, users will get the MacOS operating system. You can connect with all the Apple apps, iCloud, iPhone 7, Apple Watch and other features.

    Prices tend to run to the high-end. They start around $1,500 for the 13 inch model with 256 GB of storage and no Touch Bar or Touch ID. The “Touch” features begin at the mid-level model which runs $1,800. Add more storage to 512 GB and the price hits $2,000.

    The 15 inch has similar price elevations. The bare bones model without the Touches runs $2,000. The mid and high-end models with both Touches start at $2,400 for the 256 GB model and hit $2,800 for 512 GBs of storage.

    Overall the MacBook Pro has formidable computing power, superb build quality and the long battery life you would expect.

    It is an attractive replacement for those seeking a Mac quality high-end desk top in a laptop. Though it comes at a handsome price.

  • Gadget

    Samsung Goes Light

    The chassis is sleek and thin. The design is simplistic in a silver case. The body is magnesium-alloy, which some may find a bit too bendable for a premium notebook.

    Samsung has designed a built-in recliner to set the device down to 180 degrees to share your view.

    It does have a slim 0.61 inch edge. Coupled with the lighter frame it makes a nice companion for a business trip or vacation.

    Speaking of business, the 9 may be lacking in bulk but still has the work ethic.

    The left side includes a USB 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack, and a power input. Flip to the right and find two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD card reader and an HDMI port. There is plenty of connectivity to help complete most any task.

    The display is extremely vibrant. Colors pop on the screen with 1080p resolution. Users will find a high-end clarity whether watching movies or editing work documents.

    Keys have been ergonomically designed. The touch pad is glass-coated for a smoother ride.

    The finger print reader is a breeze to use. It is placed conveniently on the right side of the keyboard. You should be able to log in to Windows in a few seconds.

    Power is a plenty. Samsung has packed an Intel Core “Kaby Lake” i7-7500U CPU with 8 GB of RAM, along with a 256 Solid State Drive to handle a heavy workload.

    Solid graphics muscle comes from the Intel HD Graphics 520.

    The device includes the Windows 10 operating system.

    The 9 should also get you through the work day unplugged. Samsung claims you can go up to 12 hours without charging. Re-charging takes about 90 minutes.

    Samsung users should be able to generate a lot of performance from the Notebook 9, especially if they already have several Samsung devices.

    The machine comes loaded with a handful of Samsung apps, many to sync with a Samsung phone.

    SideSync lets you beam your smartphone’s screen to your PC, while PC Gallery and PC Message are useful for quickly accessing your Galaxy phone’s photos and texts. A built-in online support tool provides fast customer service.

    On the downside the keyboard can seem to be a bit shallow. The lighter design may also cause some to feel the machine sort of sink as they type a document or answer a bevy of emails.

    Pricing for the Notebook 9 starts at $1199.99, which gets you the aforementioned Intel Core i7-7500U CPU, 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Intel HD 620 graphics.

    The extended model adds 16 GB of RAM and a graphics card upgrade for a few hundred dollars more.

    While some may be set off by a chassis that seems a little too flimsy and flexible, others will appreciate the high level of performance the Samsung Notebook 9 will deliver. All in a thinner and lighter package.