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Samsung Galaxy S2: The Best of the Best?

Being heralded as the “best” isn’t at all easy. You need to prove yourself worthy of the adjective and live up to being just that – the best. Only about a month after its release, already the Samsung Galaxy S2 has been said to be the best of its kind among all smartphones available today. There must be a reason why many people say so. As they say, there is no smoke without a fire. There must be something so good about this smartphone that got many raving over it. If it really is the best, it’s for you to find out.
The successor of the Samsung Galaxy S, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is slightly bigger than its predecessor at 125.3mm but is also lighter (116g) and thinner (8.5mm). It runs on Android version 2.3 and has a screen size of 4.3 inches. The display is crisp and bright as it boasts of its Super AMOLED Plus display at 400×480 pixels. There’s also no need to worry about running out of memory as the phone has 16GB/32GB storage and 1GB RAM. If this isn’t enough space for all your files, the smartphone also has a microSD card slot which can hold up to 32GB. Combined with a 1.2GHz dual-processor, the Samsung Galaxy S2 surely runs quick and smooth.
Are you a workaholic? Then the phone might be perfect for you. It has a pre-installed office editor, Polaris Office, which allows you to edit your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. It’s not just a simple editor; it works just like your laptop! You can edit your Word files with text style, paragraph formatting, and justification. Plus, you can create a table on your Word file too! For Excel files, you can edit the border style, size of rows/columns, and merge cells. Full-featured PowerPoint presentations are also possible to edit in this smartphone. And if that’s not enough, a PDF viewer is also available for your convenience.
Are you a budding photographer or filmmaker? Then you’d be happy to know that the Galaxy S2’s camera is 8MP with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, and image stabilizer. Samsung clearly took a lot of features from its digital camera line to put into Galaxy S2. The video, on the other hand, has full HD resolution. A pre-installed image and video editor will also help you create your own films.
How about if you’re a film buff or a couch potato? With its memory, you can surely store a lot of movies and/or episodes from your favorite TV show. Its video player allows different kinds of file formats .MP4, .AVI, .WMV, .MKV to name a few. There’s also a feature which allows you to choose from 3 crop modes on how large or small you want your video to fill in the screen. Subtitles’ size and sync are also adjustable to suit you. A 5.1 virtual surround sound will complete your movie watching.
Addicted to the internet? This phone has HSPA that allows you to download at a rate of up to 21 Mbps! Not only that, it uses and Android web browser that supports Flash and is compatible with BBC iPlayer so you can watch your YouTube videos and play your favorite games!
The Galaxy S2 surely has everything you need and if being the best is the name of the game, then the Samsung Galaxy S2, is no doubt the winner of the game.…

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Mobile Advertising – A New Frontier For Reaching Customers

In the past decade, mobile phone technology has increased at an incredible rate. Smart phones now allow for full web experiences and a proliferation of mobile applications and games. In addition to phones, computer tablets are booming in popularity and most have the same abilities as a phone, allowing users to tap into mobile networks and use the internet almost anywhere.
Those seeking to advertise products and services have a whole new avenue to reach potential customers. This ensures that wherever the phone user travels, the advertising travels with them.
1. Mobile Websites – Advertising on the web is ubiquitous in this day and age, and with fully html capable mobile phones, these web advertisements can reach a user base everywhere. As long as your website is optimised for viewing on a mobile device, this is a straightforward way to reach mobile web users, especially with the rise of portable tablets that can access the web on the go.
2. Games – Mobile games are often available for free on various marketplaces (Android, iPhone, Blackberry, etc.). Many of these games use advertising banners above or below the playing field in order to cover the costs of development and distribution. Taking advantage of this market allows a mobile ad to be displayed constantly whenever the game is played.
3. Applications – Along the same line as the games, many mobile applications are available in ad supported versions. This can allow for more pinpoint targeting; ad space can be purchased for applications that have something in common with the advertising, which can help ensure that the right customer base sees the ad.
In addition to simply posting mobile ads inside other companies’ applications, developing proprietary mobile applications to promote a company is a great way to bring in more customers. For companies that work in fields that utilize computer programs, offering free applications with limited capabilities can not only show customers what kind of things a company offers, but can also entice them to buy a fully functional version that contains all the bells and whistles.
Mobile ads are still a relatively new concept, and, for companies seeking to reach new clientele, mobile marketing is a fantastic way to reach a wide audience. It could well be a good move for your business to begin exploring this area of marketing now whilst the competition are not yet established. In the eyes of many industry experts this is the future, so best to get skilled-up now!…

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The Wii, Motion Technology and Gaming

On November 19th 2006, Nintendo changed the face of gaming by introducing motion technology to games consoles. This allowed for a whole range of different games which required a completely new type of gameplay. Instead of bashing buttons on a normal controller, gamers were given a remote. The remote’s movements are picked up by a sensor, allowing the Nintendo Wii to monitor and record the movements of the gamer. Virtual technology has been showcased in several futuristic films but the Wii was our first taste of motion sensor technology and a taster of things to come.
Before the Wii, no console had developed the technology to take advantage of motion sensors to monitor our movements. The Wii signalled the start of a new type of gaming where your actions could be imitated on the television screen right in front of you. They used this type of technology to develop many simple games such as Wii Sports, which has many short activities such as tennis and bowling. Since then, Nintendo have introduced many more games that require you to use the remote in completely different ways compared to a standard controller.
The main difference with the Wii is that it can require you to be much more active. With standard controllers, you can sit down and not move for several hours whilst gaming. With the Wii, some people prefer standing up as this gives them the room to perform a particular movement. This type of motion technology has attracted different types of people with the elderly being reported as enjoying a bit of Wii action in retirement homes.
This level of popularity has not gone unnoticed, which is evident with Xbox and PS3 releasing their own versions of motion technology. Xbox released their Kinect sensor in November 2010, where no controller was used in conjunction with the system and their main motto was ‘you are the controller’. The Kinect sensor is able to pick up your body movements without the need for a controller and it also incorporated hand movements to scroll through menus. This is very impressive technology and is a sign of the future.
PlayStation followed suit by releasing the PlayStation Move controller in September 2010. This is similar to the Wii remote as you have to use the controller to monitor your body movements. It received impressive reviews with many praising its accuracy and how it has been used to develop motion-based gameplay.
Nintendo started everything back in 2006 but the competition have raised the bar in terms of motion technology with more accurate and innovative products than the Wii. With the 4-year gap between release dates, this was inevitable but in 2012 we will see whether Nintendo can raise their level to continue the good work started by the Wii.…

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How To Get A Cheaper Auto Insurance Quote

When looking for auto insurance, you want to get the best possible cover for the cheapest possible price. There are numerous ways of doing this, depending on the type of cover you are looking for and what category you fit in. With the right approach you will be able to sort out what is best for you.
In a lot of cases there are specialist insurance companies for people. For example women are statistically less likely than men to have an accident. However a standard provider will cover both men and women, meaning your premiums go up in line with more at risk groups. This is why you may benefit from choosing a policy from a company aimed directly at women.
The same is also true of older drivers. Older drivers are less likely to take risks while driving and are more experienced. Therefore you will probably benefit from a policy aimed exclusively at older drivers.
However, there is the chance that you do not fall into this kind of category. In this instance there are other ways to save money on your quote. If you are a careful driver, you can often get better premiums if you have up to five years of no claims. Younger drivers can benefit from refresher courses, both in terms of reducing premiums and encouraging safer driving.
Another way of saving money is to have a voluntary excess also known as a deductible. This is where you agree to pay for the cost of repairs up to a certain amount. While this can leave you out of pocket in the event of an accident in the long term it will reduce your premiums. If you are a younger driver this is very likely to be the case as you are unfortunately in the highest risk category, so anything you can do to save money is worth doing.
When looking at car insurance quotes, the best place to look is online. If this is the first time you are applying for insurance, it is worth looking at the various introductory offers available. Some companies are not available on car insurance comparison sites, so it is worth having as broad a search as possible.
Comparison sites are useful as they give you a chance to see what kind of prices are available to you. A lot of sites also offer clear tables that show what cover you get for your money, such as anti vandalism insurance that will not affect your no claims bonus. It is generally recommended to get at least three quotes to get an idea of what your policy should cost.
With any auto insurance quote, the additional benefit of knowing how much it costs is the leeway it gives you when negotiating with a company. In some cases you may get a discount or possibly extra cover for your money. A lot of companies will have a list of discounts available, such as for having security devices on your car. It is worth getting in contact and seeing what is available.…

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QR Codes: A Great New Marketing Technology

If you are always looking for creative ways to promote your business, there is a great new technology called QR codes that you need to know about! A QR code is a barcode that you can scan with an app on your Smartphone. The scanned barcode contains some sort of hidden content, either a text message, website URL or phone number. The QR actually stands for “quick response”, as it enables someone to access and execute the content stored in the barcode on the fly. Using QR codes is a fun way to engage your audience and it shows that your business is cutting edge.

A Few Simple Ways To Use QR codes:

Add them to your business cards with more information that won’t fit on such a small space.

Add them to product packaging to promote your website or direct them to product support.

Help people find your business by using a one with a link to your location on Google maps.

Use a them as a coupon. The user can scan it to reveal a discount code.

Place a them on your website with your email address or phone number.

Put them on all your business paraphernalia and swag.

How do I create a QR Code?

Creating a QR Code is very simple. There are several websites that allow you to very easily generate one. I used Kaywa. It provides a form where you choose the type of content (either a website URL, text, phone number or SMS) then enter the corresponding information and click generate. Literally there is nothing to it. Your newly generated QR code magically appears to the left, where you can then left click or ctrl click (Mac) to save it to your computer. From there the possibilities are only limited to your imagination!

How Do I Read A QR Code On My Smartphone?

You need to add an application on your phone in order scan QR codes. Just access your app store and search “QR code.” I have an iPhone and I had several apps to choose from. Some were free but I decided to pay the whole $1.99 for quiQR because it received higher ratings. The quiQR app will both scan and generate QR codes. To scan a new QR code just click “scan QR code” then center it in the box, when it is lined up properly it will scan the code automatically. If a website URL is stored in the code, it will bring up your browser and go to the website entered. If it’s a phone number is stored in the code it will dial the number. Obviously there will be differences depending on the app you choose and the operating system on your phone, but this basically shows how easy they are to use.…

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Applying Printing-Press Rules To Digital Books

The New York Public Library has 87 branches, but recently some patrons have decided to forgo all of them, and visit the stacks in their living rooms instead.
As the popularity of e-books has increased, libraries across the country have installed virtual stacks. At the New York Public Library’s website, patrons can check out audio books and e-books, temporarily downloading items directly to their computers or mobile devices, without ever stepping inside a physical library. “As our readership goes online, our materials dollars are going online,” Christopher Platt, the director of collections and circulating operations for the New York Public Library told The New York Times.(1) The American Library Association estimates that two out of every three libraries now offer e-books.
But a recent decision by HarperCollins may slow the growth of libraries’ digital collections. The publisher announced this month that it will set a lending limit for new e-books it sells to libraries. Under the new policy, after a HarperCollins e-book is checked out 26 times, it will self-destruct. The limit is intended to provide a digital equivalent of the ordinary wear and tear that, over time, causes paper books to expire.
The restriction raises interesting copyright issues. In the U.S., libraries are able to lend books as a result of what is known as the “right of first sale.” This legal principle allows the purchaser of a particular iteration of a copyrighted work to resell or lend it without permission from the copyright holder, so long as no additional copies are made. Once I have bought a copy of a book, CD or DVD, it is mine to do with as I wish.
This principle, fairly straightforward when applied to physical objects, becomes more complex for “objects” such as MP3 files or e-books that exist only as bits of digital information. In response to file-sharing sites, which attempted to apply the doctrine of first sale to digital content, copyright holders began to assert that content transmitted digitally was licensed rather than sold. Since there was never any actual sale, they claimed, the right of first sale did not apply and they could, as a result, exercise greater control over how the content was used. End User License Agreements were created, requiring customers to agree that, though they seemed to be paying money to acquire a product, they were, in fact, not buying anything. By asserting a right to limit libraries’ use of e-books, HarperCollins is essentially claiming that its e-books are, like software programs, licensed rather than sold.
The principle of “fair use” provides further information on how copyrighted works can be used. It is less directly applicable to library e-books, since it applies primarily to the replication of portions of copyrighted works rather than to the use of individual copies of whole works. But it offers some useful general guidelines for considering what constitutes copyright infringement. According to the laws on “fair use,” individuals and courts examining whether a particular use is fair or not are instructed to consider “the effect of the use upon the potential market for, or value of, the copyrighted work.”
Publishers argue that unlimited library access to e-books would undercut their sales. If e-books are readily available to “check out” for free at any time, they worry, customers would have little reason to click “buy” rather than “borrow.” HarperCollins said in a statement about its new policy, “We have serious concerns that our previous e-book policy, selling e-books to libraries in perpetuity, if left unchanged, would undermine the emerging e-book ecosystem, hurt the growing e-book channel, place additional pressure on physical bookstores, and in the end lead to a decrease in book sales and royalties paid to authors.”(2)
While the existing case law is murky, I am inclined to believe that, regardless of the possible consequences for publishers, the “right of first sale” applies.
But I doubt libraries will sue to win the point. While the “right of first sale” protects purchasers of copyrighted material, there is no “right to first sale.” If selling e-books to libraries hurts their profits, publishers are free to simply refuse to do business with libraries. In fact, Simon & Schuster and Macmillan, two of the largest trade publishers in the U.S., currently do precisely that.
Just as libraries depend on publishers, publishers depend on libraries for a large portion of their sales. Sales to libraries can account for 7 to 9 percent of a publisher’s overall revenue, two major publishers told The New York Times. Like it or not, publishers and libraries are locked in a relationship of mutual interdependence.
My guess is that publishers and libraries ultimately will find a solution that both can accept. Publishers might, for example, delay release of popular new e-books to libraries, forcing those who want to read the book …

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Chris Cardell “Newspaper Cutting” Advert

CNBC’s Sharon Epperson discusses next-era technology stock buys with Catherine Wood of ARK Invest and Christopher Retzler of Needham Funds. Also often known as Fake News”, VNRs are stories which an organization, political figure, the federal government or any variety of different parties pay a news station to play it as if it had been a story that was independently researched and witnessed. The internet has not modified how we do things simply what we do them with nonetheless it might do with being much less human with truthful info and lesson only with false data being nonexistent.

Multimedia Message Service: Abbreviated as MMs,Multimedia Message Service is a store-and-forward methodology of transmitting graphics, video clips, sound information and quick text messages over wireless networks utilizing WAP protocal. However, the growth of who speaks shouldn’t be with out tensions or efforts by traditionally highly effective voices to retain control over communication channels. Considering the large reputation of Reddit, there isn’t a doubt that there will probably be extra websites like Reddit floating up in close to future.

Ms. Arevich Marín knows that President Obama has essentially ended restrictions on the export of Internet infrastructure and companies to Cuba they usually have succeeded in financing and doing enterprise with corporations from China and other nations. The top two issues that make a very good vlog or quick film are good content (whether it’s scripted or not) and good video enhancing. And that’s what the news is about any more – creating wealth from large numbers of viewers as a substitute of honest investigative reporting. I suppose that is CNN World, not the US channel, but still it’s good news protection.

These statements concerning the telegraph are nearly an identical to the statements made in regards to the Internet. Li and Ye (2006) found that 39.2 percent of a hundred and twenty on-line newspapers within the United States supplied discussion boards—twice as many as in Kenney et al.’s study six years earlier. These are all nice concepts for earning money on-line I just posted a new hub explaining how one can make a ton of easy money on the web utilizing listing script. The reply is apparent: Small news sources and bloggers aren’t sold-out to the government.

This analysis studies six UK news websites and monitors how specific news stories are broken and updated during the course of a day. All of this means that utilizing the Darknet could be very very like time-touring back to the Internet of the Nineteen Nineties. Since good news does not herald excessive ratings, information organizations are inclined to report mostly bad news like disasters and crime. Bradshaw (2008) discusses among the techniques used to combination tweets on the time of the Chinese earthquake in 2008, with the event of Web functions that intention to detect and highlight information traits in real-time.

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Do You Still Read Hard Copy Versions Of Newspapers, Magazines And Books Or Do You

Subscribe at hand picked articles by Justin Grammens on the Internet of Things. IHeartRadio ® – free all-in-one service tghat lets you discover 1,500+ live radio stations or create business-free customized stations that includes the artist you select and comparable music. Usenet and IRC in addition to binary-solely websites have been a part of this unfastened collective, and still exist for individuals who look. As you’ll discover from the above results, Norton Internet Security scored better or equal to different competitor safety software in all the above categories. If the Internet just isn’t accessible, then the know-how that Google and other search engines are creating won’t be accessible.

To date, nonetheless, even amongst early adopters only 10% of those who have downloaded local information apps paid for them (this does not include apps for non-native news or other content). Accedo Broadband® – select from IPTV and Connected TV purposes such as video games, quizzes, puzzles, video artwork, comics, karaoke, way of life, area of interest vod, weather, social media and communication services. Fox News is essentially the most watched of all the TV information organizations broadcast and cable.

The elimination of ideas for information stories are usually not simply eliminations; they’re additionally corrections of culturally undesirable behaviour producing and reproducing the right notion of an vital object of knowledge – what constitutes ‘a excellent news story’ – on this neighborhood of observe. This article investigates how the positioning of citizen micro-journalism was textually negotiated in news stories by attributing totally different degrees of epistemic authority to citizen-made content material. Google News is probably the very best-identified example but many different companies exist, typically utilizing Google search as their primary software.

From YouTube to cell phones with video functionality to picture-pushed social media, there is no escaping the visual technology revolution. This on-line service works in totally automatic mode: you simply add a photograph from your pc or from the internet by entering its URL, select an emotion from the list (pleasure, sadness, surprise, and many others.) and get a funniest gif animation, or a static caricature. Very properly-constructed hub and your points are proper on. I hearken to NPR and that is it. I readily admit to being jaded at this level and that is kind of sad considering how into the news I as soon as was.

Yes, as I say in my hub, it remains to be seen whether folks will probably be involved in a newspaper with augmented actuality – attention-grabbing thought the brand new characteristic could also be – after they can get all their news online. The socialist Derg regime tried that and the folks started to sniff for another supply of truth, and so they occur to seek out it at VOA Amharic Radio transmission. This section of the media relies on an organization that’s serious about this type of information within the sector.

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An evolution of Gordon Murray’s T.25 microcar, the Shell Concept Car is able to 107mpg 2.64l/100km 38km/liters 89.1mpg US at 70km/h/45mph and an improvement of 4.67g CO₂/km on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Jonathan Zdziarski wrote in a weblog post: ‘Sorry of us, whereas experts are saying the encryption checks out in WhatsApp, it seems to be like the most recent version of the app examined leaves the forensic hint of your entire chats, even after you’ve deleted, cleared, or archived them…even if you happen to ‘Clear All Chats’. Many Times, it occurs that you simply missed your TV favourite program because of your lost distant management.

At the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago, a bit of known Arizona-based car maker created a media sensation by manufacturing a car at the show. When expertise surpasses the knowledge or even spirituality of a developing civilization it’s not good. They’re not just technology now; they’re part of who we’re and what we do. They are us!

Some assume that Apple could in any case combine this technology in the upcoming iPhone 5. Whether this technology is integrated or not in the subsequent iPhone, it certainly must be the trend for 2013. It could be noticed alternatively that the students these days days relies almost all the things to trendy know-how which makes them lazy and dependent. When commissioned in 2010 by Lord Mandelson, then Industry Secretary, to look at the present and future position of know-how and innovation centres(TICs) within the UK, Dr Hermann Hauser found what he mentioned was a ‘vital hole between analysis findings … and their development into business propositions’.

This newest line of motion cameras from GoPro has incorporated the newest expertise and it uses essentially the most advanced expertise but. Her quick wit keeps the show shifting shortly and he or she has build a strong TV following. This is why Hannah Montana and Justin Beiber are news whereas weighty matters like wars fade into the background of our lives quickly. Ellul’s argument is that now we have entered a historic phase in which we now have given up management over human affairs to know-how and the technological crucial. This technology is quite expensive at this level with the LCS glasses alone costing round $a hundred.

MIT Technology Review : Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s website for explaining new technologies. Let us go through an inventory of developments that should get the hardware and software giants wrapped up in infinite hours of boardroom debates. Maybe whatever it’s within us that may produce a computer or a cellphone is inextricably linked to the need to take from others to be able to have more for oneself. Internet of Things (IoT) is another very a lot researched know-how now a days.