Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Thursday, February 27, 2014
In the modern era, it seems as though there is a huge focus on personalisation and being unique. In many ways, this is a positive thing and it is refreshing and positive to see people defining themselves in their own fashion. It can be very easy to fall into the herd and run with the pack so anything which allows people to personalise their style and to create an identity that they really believe in has to be seen as a good thing. However, it is also important for people to be able to personalise themselves and their belongings at their own pace. There are some folk that like to truly stand-alone from the crowd and there are some that like the comfort of sharing opinions, thoughts and ideals with others. This isn’t to say that people within this group won’t benefit from little personal touches in their outlook.
This is where finding products that can add a personal touch to your life is so important. People who want to be completely independent will be able to find exactly what they are looking for. People who are happy to be part of the gang but like to have small things that stand them out from the crowd will also be able to benefit. There is also the fact that if you are looking for a gift to give someone, the personal touch will always be very much appreciated. Taking the time and effort to find or create a personal gift, as opposed to giving a generic off the shelf present, will be of tremendous benefit to the recipient and in return, to the person who gave the gift. Personalisation takes thought and consideration, which is often much more important than money.
The smartphone is an integral part of life
Of all the gifts or products that can be personalised, it is easy to see why personal phone covers are in high demand. In the modern era, phones are a natural part of our everyday lives and it seems as though some people are attached to their phone every hour of the day. If it wasn’t for the necessity of sleep, some people would never be off of their phones so you can see why having a personalised phone case is crucial.
There are many different options to choose from. A personalised photo can be used to create a cover with an image that spans the entire case or it can be used to cover a part of the phone’s case. There is also an opportunity to add a message to the phone case, which again provides greater flexibility and benefit from this style of product. If you are giving a gift to someone, it is possible to create a very special and personal message to someone or you can add a personal joke. There is also the opportunity to make a message or statement for yourself with your personalised smartphone cover, which is exactly what plenty of people are looking for today.
Can you be unique with a branded smartphone?
With so many people using the latest brand name smartphone, it can be difficult to do so in a truly unique way. If you are using the latest Apple phone, the newest Samsung model or even a popular Android enabled phone, you will find that there are many more people around the world who have the exact same model. On a small scale, this may mean you have issues telling your phone apart from your friends. On a larger scale, it may be more difficult to convince yourself and other people that you are a truly unique character when you have the same phone as millions of other people around the world but there is a chance to at least make your phone look unique and individual.
Creating the right image and personality for yourself is crucial and there are many ways to do this. Having the right look and identity provides people with confidence and enables them to feel better about themselves and how they engage and interact with other people. This is definitely a positive thing in life and if using a personalised phone cover can help people to feel moer confident and happy, it is something that more people should look into.
My name is NIcola and I have interests in Health & Fitness, Technology and family matters.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 by Tech News 24h · 0
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Over the past few years, the face of medical technologies has seen tremendous changes. The use of App Store along with iPhones has also changed significantly. There are several apps that healthcare professionals should consider downloading to help them on their day to day activities.
Besides the medical apps, there are other non-medical apps for physicians, which when configured appropriately, can be applied in the medical field.
Here is a list of the top 10 apps that dominate the free Medical Apps in the App Store for physicians, medical students or any other professional in the healthcare related field.
Feedly is an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) reader application that works across most browsers including Firefox, Chrome and Safari as well as mobile devices that run Android and IOS. It presents website content in an easy to read format from a variety of sources and medical practitioners can customize the display of the information and share it with others. Medical professionals can access great information written by the rest of the community members in the field and be enlightened.
Evernote is an app that’s available on several devices including Web, Android, iPhone, Desktop and iPad among many others that allows you to capture anything. It is used extensively to store PDF files and keeping track of medical notes by physicians. You can use Evernote to take pictures of your handouts or store Trauma protocols the hospital is working on. Simply put, this app prevents you from having to carry with you, paper documents.
This was released to the App Store in the summer of 2009, and has eclipsed several free medical apps with its recent updates. The app has a reference section with 6,000 generic, OTC and brand drugs in addition to a drug checker. The recent update of the app sees an addition of a Disease and Condition section that contains very useful information with pictures and videos.
DropBox maintains a folder on your iPhone which is synced automatically over the internet. With this app, you can store all your medical files, ranging from your medical literature PDF files to other documents, photos and your Grand Rounds presentations. You can access all these files using the free Dropbox on your iPhone or any other mobile device.
5. Skyscape Medical Resources
This app provides a collection of medical information as well as a decision for healthcare professionals. Some of the resources include evidence based clinical information on symptoms and diseases, RxDrugs, Medical Calculator, an up-to-date Med Alert drug information and Archimedes.
The Snellen EyeChart is an eye chart that is used by healthcare professionals to measure visual acuity. This iPhone app is held at 4’ for rough acuity, but the original chart is usually placed at 20’.
Epocrates is one of the most trusted application in the field of medicine and is widely used in med schools and institutions. Its recent version, the Epocrates RX, has drug interactions and information, pill identifier and a medical calculator, a feature that even Medscape lacks. It allows you to view continually updated clinical data.
This is a free iPhone medical calculator that provides professionals access to several medical formulas and scores. It among the most popular medical calculators in the App Store. Other features include support for SI units, custom overlaid controls, lists of recently used equations and bibliographic reference for formulas.
9. Medical Radio
This is a ReachMd product. Medical Radio is popularly known for its XM satellite-Radio broadcast feeds of medical information, with feeds available through the app. The app allows users to keep up-to-date with the changing clinical guidelines.
This app is mainly for medical students. It displays short descriptions from over 1600 medical eponyms, for example Virchow’s node, Sheehan’s syndrome. It is a free learning iPhone app for medical students.
Josie is a passionate blogger about new medical technologies and works alongside of healthcare companies such as Admedus.
Monday, February 24, 2014
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Friday, February 14, 2014
#1 CFC (ex CallsFreeCalls)
- Internal message protection: all messages transmitted via the system are protected with an enterprise-level encryption algorithm.
- Free internal calls (within the CFC community).
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Friday, February 7, 2014
Modern smartphones are far more than just devices that allow you to send and receive calls. Our phones are an extension of our personalities and a part of our everyday lives. Many of us modify our phones with personalised phone cases, ringtones and wallpapers, but have you ever thought about how you can make your phone a part of your day-to-day life?
There are apps for almost every purpose, from forum tracking and photo management to health and fitness. The most common fitness apps are calorie trackers and exercise loggers, but there are other fitness aids too. Here’s a quick look at some of the most interesting ways you can get fit using your phone.
Track your heart rate
Did you know that your phone’s camera can be used as a makeshift heart rate monitor? There are many heart rate apps that will measure your heart rate for you. These apps aren’t quite as good as traditional heart rate monitors, since you have to stop what you are doing and place your finger over the camera to measure your pulse, but they’re still much more convenient than counting beats yourself.
Go for a run
Apps such as RunKeeper are ideal for fitness devotees, but if you want to turn your exercise into a game so that you can stay motivated there are more interesting alternatives. You could play Zombies, Run! – a fun fitness game which tasks you with going on supply runs and avoiding zombies in your area. Or, if you just want something to encourage you to move around, but don’t feel like running, why not go Geocaching or play Ingress, a free game from Google that makes you explore landmarks in your local area.
Log your progress
Losing weight and getting in shape is much easier if you can see how far you’ve come. Log your fitness level, motivation, weight and key measurements in the Bodybuilding.com app, which integrates with your online BodySpace account. The app also lets you upload progress photographs, and browse the Bodybuilding forums. Talking to like-minded people is a great way to stay motivated.
Turn all of your fitness into a game by logging how much exercise you get on Fitocracy. The Fitocracy app awards you with points for completing exercises. Once you earn a certain number of points, you level up. Excel at certain activities and you earn badges. The points and badges are just for fun, but you can compete against friends, or even form groups and engage in mini competitions against other groups to earn the highest levels. Fitocracy turns every fitness related activity into a game, and the badge system is a great way to find new exercises to try.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
- Excellent camera with a 13 megapixel sensor
- Super bright AMOLED full high definition screen
- Super fast quad core processor
- Some user interface issues but hopefully they will be fixed with a software update.
- As the 5th update of the galaxy phones we would have preferred an edge to edge display design.
Kevin Shaw is the author of this review. He runs an independent blog reviewing latest smart phones in the market and his blog is certainly one of the most trusted blogs for product reviews and queries.
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
If you are looking for a Samsung Galaxy Ace review, then in this article we are telling you absolutely everything you need to know about this awesome budget smartphone. From A to Z we have got all the details and specs on the Galaxy Ace, so before you think about buying, read on to find out if this is the phone you have been looking for.
Samsung Galaxy Ace Review - The Intro
There are many great mobiles on the market these days, but most of these new mobiles have jaw dropping prices. Who can afford to spend £500 or £600 on a new smartphone? Most of us are looking for something much more reasonable than that, and that is why we are giving you this review.
As far as features for money go, the Samsung Galaxy Ace has it all. After all, just because you do not want to spend a fortune, does not mean that you want to compromise on performance. No one wants to buy a dud phone which conks out on them at the first opportunity.
The Galaxy Ace is part of Samsung's bestselling Ace series of budget mobiles. Whilst the company might be better known for their high end Galaxy phones, Samsung make some pretty impressive budget phones too, and the Galaxy Ace is one of the original models, and one of the best too. You can read more about Samsung and their line up here.
Samsung's Galaxy Ace Out of the Box
Enough generalities though, let us take a look at just what exactly makes the Samsung Galaxy Ace such an awesome budget phone. We are going to lead you through the specs so you can see just what you are getting for your cash.
We need to start with what is under the hood, since a mobile's processor is what is going to really give you good performance. The Galaxy Ace has 278 MB of RAM and an 800 MHz single core processor. Those numbers might not mean much to you, but rest assured that the kind of power and speed you are going to get are going to be more than enough to perform every day smartphone tasks.
On top of this processing power the Galaxy Ace is running an Android operating system, specifically the 2.3 Gingerbread version. This means that you are going to get great customisation options, as well as a solid and dependable operating system which is easy to use and does not steal a lot of RAM to use.
What about the screen though? Screen specs on a touch screen phone are obviously going to be important to you. The Galaxy has a three and a half inch display made of tough Gorilla Glass. This gives you a nice amount of space for reading and typing, whilst still keeping the Galaxy small enough to keep in your top shirt pocket, which makes a nice change when you think about carrying one of those big, modern phablet phones around with you.
A camera? Of course! What modern smartphone would be complete without a great camera to take your pictures with. The Galaxy Ace has not only a solid 5 MP camera, but you are also going to be getting an LED flash as well as autofocus, so you will get the perfect picture every time, whether you want to preserve a memory or just post to Facebook.
If you are taking pictures then you are going to want to have some space to store them on, of course. You will get only 158 MB of internal storage on the Ace, which is not much. You do get up to 32 GB of storage on a Micro SD card though, which you can buy pretty cheaply, and the Ace will come with 2 GB of external storage included.
Money - The Important Factor
We are not done with the Samsung Galaxy Ace yet, but let us interrupt ourselves just for a moment to talk about the best feature of the phone- its price tag. If you want to pick up the Ace SIM free you will pay only £120. Can you believe that? It is one of the cheapest smartphones around.
Even better, if you are thinking about getting your phone on an incentive contract, then you can get the Ace for a mere £7.50 per month. That is a contract with Talk Mobile and it also includes one hundred calling minutes, a whopping three thousand text messages and a 250 MB data limit.
If you pay just £1 more you can get an even bigger calling plan with your Galaxy Ace from Talk Mobile, this time £8.50 per month will get you one hundred calling minutes, five thousand texts and a 500 MB data limit.
Appearance Counts for Something
You cannot judge a book by its cover, but appearance has to count for something when you are choosing a new mobile phone, and the Samsung Galaxy Ace is not a bad looker at all. Smooth lines and rounded corners make the Ace fit snugly and comfortably in your hands. The casing might be plastic, but its etched diamond pattern combined with a metal rim make the Ace look much more expensive than it actually is.
It is pretty portable too. At only eleven centimetres by six, a bit over a centimetre in width and weighing just 113 grams, you will barely notice the Samsung Galaxy Ace in your pocket if you are carrying it around with you all day.
This truly is one of the best smartphones on the market in this budget range. Perhaps you are looking for a kid's first phone, or maybe you want a cheap hand set to run a second SIM card, or maybe you are on a tight budget. There are plenty of people who can benefit from buying such a great phone for such a low price.
Our verdict on the Samsung Galaxy Ace. We love it. It is going to be tough to find a phone which can match this kind of performance for this kind of price!
Before purchasing, Phil Turner wanted to find and read a Samsung Galaxy Ace review, so he went online and found plenty of great reviews.
Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Tech News 24h · 0
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Where the technological world is today in relation to apps is a lot further than we were five years ago. The rapid acceleration in mobile technology, more advanced phones and seamless syncing between devices can be accredited to the history of technological advancement, as observed by Gordon Moore. He stated that every 18 months, the number of transistors on circuits will double, thereby giving much more computing power. As well as this, the size of these circuits half in size in the same time period, allowing us to get much more computing power out of much less space.
It is easy to see how we have only just begun to scratch the surface of the possibilities of mobile apps, even though there are already some pretty advanced ones out there. The blank slate provided with mobile technology is about to open the floodgate into smart apps i.e. apps that use ‘cloud computing’.
Smart apps think, so you don’t have to. That’s the theory anyway. Many of today’s apps (although smart apps are making a breakthrough) are quite limited in their capabilities. They may serve a fantastic purpose, but in terms of what they could be achieving, they are greatly under-achieving. Valuable information that could make a user’s life so much easier is being discarded by these apps, such as user preferences etc.
Smart apps, on the other hand, will use cloud computing, much in the way that a desktop or laptop may, to remember a user’s previous selections and make browsing much simpler and straight-forward.
As mentioned above, the surface of mobile app development has only just been scratched, and there is a lot of potential to do so much more with it. Future mobile apps are going to be expected to have the following criteria, as a very minimum:
- They will know the user, based off previous uses
- Predict their searches, again based off what the user has previously searched for
- Use context-based predictions; predicting what the user may want based on the context it is searched for.
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