January 2011 | The Communication Blog

Monday, January 31, 2011

Applications using the Android Platform

By Dan Edison

Applications can be built for mobile devices from Googles Android platform which provides open source operating system software for developers. The top ten Android apps created from the Android platform can help users do a variety of tasks.

Cab4me is an Android apps that allows the customer to call a cab from the nearest location by clicking on the application. The location of both the user and the nearest cab company is identified by the GPS to enable this facility. Locale, a second application, automatically sets your phone to vibrate mode as soon as you enter the office and also enables forwarding of calls to different groups based on your location, whether the office or the home. PicSay can be used to edit pictures by highlighting, changing colors, adding bubbles and even distorting the pictures.

Softrace is the fourth among the top ten Android Apps which allows you to create live races on bikes, skis or even foot with your friends. Here you can even track your friends progress. The application uses Google Maps API for this. TuneWiki is another social networking application and with this the user can share with his friends the music on his cell phone. Both audio and video is available along with the lyrics of the song that comes along with the music. Social events in the users life can be synchronized by the use of the Wertago which rates the current top entertainment spots in your city.

Life 360 is one among the top Android Apps and is also a social networking application. Here the user can get complete information regarding his residing locality and the events going on there. He can even get updates and alerts during any period of crisis in his neighborhood. With the use of the GoCart Application, the user can make informed decisions regarding any shopping he has to do. He can scan barcodes to know the different prices. This application makes use of the Android built-in camera which is GPS enabled.

The Android GPS is used to create Ecorio which helps you to track the amount of carbon you are leaving behind while travelling in your camera. The Compare Everywhere is ranked the tenth among the top ten Android Apps and it enables the user to compare the prices of different products at various retail outlets along with quality comparison.

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Here are Some Great Reasons to Think About Buying the Captivate Instead of the iPhone

By Tomas Ghuman

The Samsung Galaxy S is Samsung's Android smartphone that was introduced in March. There are many different versions of the Galaxy S as each cell provider has its own unique take on the phone. As of January 2011, Samsung has sold 10 million Galaxy S phones globally and the phone has captured several international awards and honors.

The phone was initially launched in Singapore on June 4, 2010. After only being on the shelf for a weekend, Samsung came out with a press release that all stores carrying the phone had been sold out. It was then introduced in other Asian countries and then eventually in Europe. Next came the US, where all variations of the phone have been wildly successful.

Because the device has continued to crush the competition, the Captivate is being looked at as a major thorn in the flesh for Apple as this is one of their stiffest competitors yet in the mobile devices business. Finally, there is a phone to compete head to head with the iPhone as other companies such as Samsung have caught up in the world of cellular communication. This is ultimately very beneficial for all of us as having options usually tends to force better quality and better prices.

Many of the consumers who have Samsung's smart phone enjoy it for the screen which is much larger than most other smart phones. This AMOLED screen has a very colorful and bright picture. These colors are especially exceptional and easy to notice when using the camera and camcorder options on the phone.

In addition to these nice features, the Galaxy S also has music software that is similar in functionality and ease of use to that of iTunes. This, of course, appeals to anyone who wants to listen to tunes with their phone acting as an mp3 player.

Perhaps the greatest feature and one that truly sets this line of phones apart from the iPhone and other smart phones is the Swype texting feature. This easy to use feature makes it so simple to text, type, and email.

If you are looking to buy a smartphone and want something with similar capabilities but a much better price, then look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S. This phone will give you everything you want and so much more at a very reasonable price point.

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Product Review: Otterbox Defender Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab

By Ahsan Currimbhoy

Since the emergence of the iPad, the tablet market has become relevant. While older tablets ran on watered down versions of computer operating systems, this new generation of popular tablets seem to be running on either smartphone operating systems such as iOS, Android and WebOS (upcoming HP/Palm tablet) or full Windows 7 (such as the HP Slate or upcoming Asus Eee Pad). The portability of tablets make it a viable option to carry, moreso than laptops as these operating systems have many applications and tools ideals for both personal and corporate use. Also, given the power and coverage of mobile internet on 3G and 4G, tablets are truly the ultimate device for somebody who is constantly on the go.

This particular 7" tablet by Samsung is running the highly acclaimed Android 2.2 operating system with their popular TouchWiz user interface on top. It features high end hardware, similar to what is found on their Galaxy S series of smartphones (which in the United States includes the Captivate, Vibrant, Fascinate, Epic and Mesmerize) meaning it has the same powerful 1GHz Hummingbird processor (which based on various benchmark tests is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, single core processor on the market), 512MB of RAM and is available with the options of 16GB or 32GB internal storage plus it includes a Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB more of storage. Unlike the iPad, this tablet also includes a good 3MP rear camera for pictures and videos and a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls and self-portraits and is capable of making phone calls (either through speakerphone or Bluetooth). This tablet is available by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

A great on the go device like this one requires accessories to keep it in pristine condition and in turn preserve the resale value, as a device like this one should retain its value well. There are two products which can provide ultimate protection to all aspects of your phone or tablet, those being a case to protect the body from scratches, scuffs, bumps and drops and a screen protector to protect the most important part of a touchscreen device, the screen.

As somebody who has used cases by many different manufacturers, none impressed me more than Otterbox. The awesome styles coupled with ultimate protection make it the best purchase to protect this expensive and powerful device. This particular case for the Galaxy Tab is a part of the Defender series by Otterbox.

It includes three layers of protection including a high quality polycarbonate shell and a durable silicone skin as well as a clear screen protector. As a result, the entire device is protected. I have also found this particular design by Otterbox to protect devices better than anything else on the market. If you are have or are planning purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Tab, then it you should take a very strong look at the defender case by Otterbox.

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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Is Apple Too Restricted?

By Alex Speirs

Apple has been around since the late 1970's and is, as we know, a very successful company. Both its name and logo have become a household name and anyone from today's young generation knows it instantly as the maker of iPods, iPhones and iPads. Most of us love the iProducts but Apple is not without its harsh critics who berate the company for its so called "restrictiveness". So will Apple's restrictiveness hurt it in the long run?

When it comes to its iPhone, it is true to say that Apple does have a very strict developer policy, for example, their apps they have to be made with Apple- approved languages. Of course Apple has every right to have rules surrounding Apps development under the Apple branding but some critics say that these rules are so stringent that there is not enough room for developer innovation and there is way too much 'censorship'. They did announce an ease on restrictions on apps late in 2010 but some say the rules are still unclear and that even Apple doesn't know what it wants in its store. Others blog that all this pre-testing makes for slow additions to its store. Apple's response to its criticism is that it requires developer policy to maintain its high level of quality of apps in its store.

Apple fans and consumers say Apple is justified in its policies and means they have confidence in the apps they buy. Apple's own Apps store is predicted to boast up to a half million Apps in 2011, which is fantastic. Protection and high levels of quality assurance aside, some writers blog that the restrictions will hurt the iPhone because innovation at important levels can and are being inhibited. The Apple iPhone was outsold by Google Inc.'s Android in 2010 but Apple's profits remain incredible so financially they don't seem to be adversely affected. Check out Apple's latest deal with Verizon too - that's one to watch.

Critics also say that it is not just developers who have difficulties relating to Apple but that publishers find Apple equally difficult to work with compared with other brands. All agree that Apple could loosen up a little on all of its many rules. Maybe its deal with Verizon is Apple beginning to do that very thing? In spite of the critique about lack of innovation, many critics and consumers alike are eagerly awaiting the iPad 2, this coming April. Let the consumer be the judge.

Love it or don't. Too restrictive? Perhaps. Whether its restrictiveness will hurt in the long run, time will tell. Personally, I think not. There will always be room for Apple and Apple products and Apple are doing very nicely profit-wise, in case you hadn't noticed. The mobile marketing industry keeps a very close eye on where Apple is going with its products and what come next, as it is of vital importance to know what is trending and what its target audience is buying at all times. It is all very exciting for the mobile marketing industry.

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Here's How To Do a Reverse Phone Lookup For Free

By Grant Dougan

If you ever are curious about who is the owner of a particular phone number, you can call on what's known as a reverse phone search. This is a great trick to use anytime you need to learn details on a phone number.

You can probably already imagine that there's numerous times that this tool will come in handy. You might be seeing texts or telephone calls from a number that isn't familiar.. This type of phone lookup is also utilized by people when they keep seeing phone number on their partner's cell telephone that they don't recognize.

Before the world wide web it was very tough to find this information. At the time there really wasn't any easily available place that allowed you to conduct this type of search.

Now it's uncomplicated to use this type of search if you are online. Organizations have established businesses that put together large databases that have data on almost every phone number out there.

You will be required to pay a fee for this, but it is minimal. However, we are going to show you a trick that could let you find the information for free.

We're going to rely on one my most used sites - Google! Go to Google and with quotations, type in the telephone number you're curious about (ex: "134-939-1757"). Take a look at the search results that appear after you press the search key.

Why this will work sometimes is that the telephone number might have been put on a website at some time. It's possible the individual posted a classified ad or filled out some sort of profile page online. If the phone number has landed on a webpage, Google will find it. Have a look to see if there is any usable information that comes up and if there's any useful information on the website.

If this doesn't bring up anything for you, a paid service will give you the individual's name and address and might also provide you with details on their history (address history, job history etc).

On a side note, I typically recommend to use a company that offers a membership option. Using this option you will only be billed once and are then able to use as many reverse phone searches as you need. You are only billed once and can then use a reverse phone lookup anytime you want.

Getting info about the owner of any phone number is easy with a reverse phone lookup. This is a great tool to have access to.

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The Droid X and Social Networking

By Gareth Jale

With social media exploding, the tools to stay connected are constantly changing. From photos to music to thoughts and opinions, sharing your life is a snap in the digital age. With today's smart phones, there are so many kinds of social media that will help you stay connect more than ever. This is one of the most popular phones and the list of social apps for it grows every day, so finding the best tools available can be difficult. Here are some of the best ways to stay connected with your smart phone.

One application that comes preinstalled to the phone is Twitter, which is just effective as its online counterpart. Simply click it to open the menu and you can search Twitter for users or specific tweets and see what your friends and favorite celebrities are up to. Of course, social networking is meaningless unless you contribute, and the Twitter app makes it a breeze to update and post your own tweets to let all your friends and followers know what's going on in your life. You can post photos and tweets, retweet, and share links to your favorite sites all from your phone. If you tweet a lot, it may be a good idea to protect your phone's sensitive screen from fingernail damage with a screen protector.

For the Twitter fanatic, the relatively new app Memetweets will keep you posted on all of the happenings in the Twitter universe. It combs the website for the most popular links and tweets by looking at the number of shares and retweets and lets you know what people are buzzing about.

And just like Twitter, Facebook will also be preinstalled into your phone. Even more than a personalized case, a Facebook profile helps you carve out your own digital identity. Facebook is the undisputed king of social media, and the Droid's mobile app makes several changes to the Facebook page you're used to seeing on your computer. Overall the streamlined look greatly improves the site's navigation for your Droid. You can upload pictures, change your status, and keep track of what's going on in all your friends' lives anywhere you are.

As social media grows, it takes on new forms. Flicker is also a very popular site that allows users to share all their photos with the online world, and the Droid app will let you upload your photos to your account and keep an eye on what your friends are taking pictures of. Last.fm is a music based social media platform. You'll be able to enjoy all your music straight from your Droid X (There are countless accessories that can improve your listening experience), and share all your tunes with your friends while checking out what they're currently listening to. It catalogs what you're enjoying at the moment and makes recommendations of other bands you may like, and boasts one of the largest online catalogs available.

Those are only a few of the most popular apps that are available for this device. Countless others exist and are gaining popularity every day. Applications such as Foursquare, Urban Kite, and Meebo are all helping to change the face of social media. With more sites and apps showing up daily, the world of mobile social networking will continue to evolve and grow. The Motorola Droid is one of the best tools to keep up with these changes and stay connected with the online world.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Samsung Transform and Its Gaming Features

By Gareth Jale

The Samsung Transform has already had a number of free games written for it and users can enjoy a free download at any number of sites around the Internet. Such things as football, tennis, mini pool and racing are just a few of the sports games that have already been written and released. Many users are interested in the new hungry shark games that was designed to be hilarious and quick for instant entertainment. Even though these games can run well on the stock phone, they can even be enhanced with different accessories that'll provide a more effective experience. Such things as belt clips, chargers, cases, memory and screen protectors have been engineered to provide the utmost in performance for that new phone.

In the early days of cellular technology, phones were larger and more rugged, and did not contain the type of sophisticated technology of today's models. In the present time, phones are not only smaller, but contain more built in electronics and are thus more delicate. A small cracked or scratched screen can easily hinder the performance of the unit. This is the main reason why most users purchase a protective case almost immediately.

Different kind of cases can appear in many variety of colors and styles designed to go with any kind of fashion. This will provide the type of protection required to keep the Samsung Transform safe and secure from the normal wear and tear of daily use. These models are not only stylish, but can be purchased in many different outer materials, including plastic, leather and metallic shells designed to go with the fashion sense of any user. A handy case can easily provide the right protection against scratches and bumps. It can be easily removed for handy access.

The soft inner lining of these models provides the maximum protection against the scratching that comes from rubbing against hard objects. Another great item to obtain is a screen cover. A large amount of high quality screen protectors are available to protect the phone's most precious feature, the screen display. These are usually manufactured from a polymer material that is self-adhering and provides the right insurance against unwanted fingerprints and scratches. A private screen protector is a specialized version of a screen protector that blocks the view of nearby bystanders at certain angles. It will shield data from being seen either in a horizontal or vertical direction. The only way to see what is on the screen it by looking at it straight ahead. Of course it still provides the protection against the type of damage caused by everyday use.

A screen protector will also not leave any leftover residue when it is removed. Some advantages include a clear view, privacy, and the elimination of glare. There are way too many accessories that can be purchased in order to make the unit even more functional. Whether it is a screen protector designed to protect the display from scratches or one that will provide privacy against prying eyes, getting one of these items can provide great insurance for this most valuable component.

This model is a marvelous piece of technology and should have the kind of protection designed to keep it in tip top shape and quite functional. Most users are smart enough to realize that the proper accessories not only help to safeguard their valuable new investment but can also help to provide the best possible experience. This usually means proper functionality and availability at all times while still enjoying the service that became a trademark of the Samsung brand.

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Digital Dictation Changes The Way Transcription Is Carried Out

By Richard Gray

There have been huge steps made in technology arena over the past decade which in turn has seen the dictation industry undergo a massive shift in how work is carried out. In this ever changing mobile world, professionals of any type can both send and receive messages and work remotely from any place at any time.

20 years ago, both the legal and medical professions will have recorded their dictations onto magnetic tape using analogue systems. When finished, they would be collected and sent via post where they would be transcribed.

Digital dictation has totally transformed the dictation industry in a way which mirrors how digital photography changed the photographic industry. Voice files are stored on a media card similar to those used by digital cameras. The digital dictation device can be plugged into a pc or a docking station and the files can be sent securely over the internet.

Adopting the digital process rather than using the traditional process will see a reduction in the chance of a file being damaged or lost in transit. It also means that the turnaround from dictation to transcription is reduced meaning it can be done in a matter of hours as opposed to days. Encrypting the files also allows companies to restrict access to the files so no matter where the dictation is carried out, the files remain secure.

When a file is received by a transcriber, they are alerted straight away - and like with any digital document it can be stored in an organised folder system meaning workflow can be managed far more effectively.

Previously, once a tape had been dictated, they would tend to be blanked and used again - whereas digital technology allows companies to archive all their original dictations. This is a key advantage when upgrading to digital dictation - they can be saved for an indefinite amount of time and take up less physical space than tapes.

Another massive advantage of digital dictation over analogue tape is the sound quality that is produced. This means that a dictation takes less time to complete - in that it is far better due to the eradication of background noise, meaning first time results are far more accurate and the need to rewind the tape is massively reduced.

Because of the technological and digital progress that has been made with regards dictation, it is little wonder that this is now becoming the default standard for dictation, particularly where the medical and legal sectors are concerned. The timeliness, accuracy and enhanced process that digital offers now mean analogue tapes are fast becoming a thing of the past.

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following modifiable notes

By Pansy Curtis

Did you know that you can earn money through bonds as well as debentures? But of course, you have to understand first what debentures are and how they work. You also have to check your risk appetite so that you know if you can handle the risk profile of a debenture. The first rule in investing is never to lose money.

A majority of people, who want to get some kind of benefit from fixed interest investments, usually invest in some kind of unsecured note, bond, debenture, or fixed term deposit. The idea behind investing in these is that one should be able to get a higher return over a long period of time as compared to a short term investment. The interest paid on these forms of fixed interest investments is quite sufficient even though there is no such capital growth.

Debentures are a financial tool used by companies to finance their investments. They borrow money from investors through debentures and in return they promise a fixed rate of interest to be paid regularly depending on the terms of agreement. In corporate finance, debentures fall under fixed income investments because your return is stuck at a particular interest rate.

A debenture usually has a fixed interest rate so you know how much you will be getting at each interval. Debentures are a cheap way for companies to raise finance because it is fuss-free and doesn't need complex assurance of payments like collateral and other security features.

Debenture loans usually have no collateral or asset secured to the loan terms. This is why its usually considered as an unsecured kind of bond. There is no guarantee for repayment in the form of collateral, asset, or line of income for the company that receives the loan. Because its such a high risk loan, it is usually given to companies that are unable to qualify for bank loans.

Just like any other loan, the debenture investor will receive the money they initially loaned in full when the maturity date arrives. As for the interest payments, they can be received on the date of maturity or they can be paid to the investor on a regular basis. Debentures are usually issued by finance companies and the money is then given to those people who are unable to get a regular loan for some reason.

As mentioned earlier, because of the lack of collateral, the risks are high. The returns, in turn, are higher because of that. The debenture is easily transferrable to other individuals. Investors can also negotiate their debenture rights with the company. Investors in debentures, however, are mostly passive investors. They just want regular income from the debentures.

Two types of debentures exist: Convertible and Non-Convertible. Between the two, convertible debentures have a lower return because of the convertibility feature. Convertibility means that the debenture can be changed into shares after a prescribed period. Non-Convertible debentures carry a higher return because there is no feature that will allow it to be converted into company shares which will give you higher gains.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Reverse Email Search

By Bill Castle

Have you gotten an email that has a very vital message but you don't know the person who sent it? Or have you received something very threatening that might endanger you and your family?

These messages are very important their source should be verified immediately because it contains life-altering information. Because no name or any clues attached to the message, you need to use a service that traces the source and provide you with the data you need. It is necessary for you to obtain the services provided by email address lookup sites.

Email address lookup sites are basically services that will let you locate a person by email. They have a database that contains millions of accounts and they are constantly updated to provide accurate and timely data to their users. Their services usually require fees but it's worth it as they would provide very helpful information. Some websites also allow membership so that their customers can access the website for a flat fee without extra payments. Membership to these sites is usually at $40 while a single search would cost customers $15.00. The membership option is a very attractive offer since it gives unlimited search ordinarily for a year.

The basic information supplied by these websiets is the sender's address and name. But customers can easily extend the search site to other purposes. Some have actually used the site to search for the actual phone number of the sender. These sites have also been used to screen the sender for possible criminal records. This is very effective when you are trying to look for the source of threatening messages. With the additional data at hand (name and address) you can search through criminal records if the sender has some violent past.

Email address lookup isn't just a simple service that tries to locate the name using email addresses. It's often used to protect people and has been valuable for businesses as it can screen candidates. Homeowners have also used the service to getting in touch with their loved ones and protect themselves from spammers, threatening emails.

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The Executive Mindset for Globalization, Mergers and Taking A Company Public

By James Scott

Oddly enough, to understand the mind of an executive, CEO, CFO or qualified company founder one must first look at the reality of death. Until the executive faces this mandatory prerequisite for entry into a legitimate process of going public, globalizing a concept or merging into or acquiring an organization one must look into the mirror and ponder the necessity of death.

I don't mean death in a physical sense I mean death to the egoistic mind that is innate in man, death to self-centered nature that has allowed you to get to where you are now but will stunt your abilities to go any further, death to the belief that your high IQ will open doors (McDonald's employs more Johns Hopkins certified geniuses than any other employer on the planet, without street-smarts, a staggering 'emotional' IQ and a portfolio of contacts that can gag a horse you're nothing but a cast skin that will shrivel beneath the rays from the sun and your ashes will be blown into infinity where no one will even remember your name), death to the emotional triggers that cause you to 'react' rather than deliver a calculated and strategic response, death to fear of unbridled leadership and accountability (put up or shut up and get out of the way), death to the escape of using amateur terms such as 'I didn't know', 'I never got the documents', etc. (you're now the end all and be all, are you up to the task and the responsibilities of being held accountable by global alliances, a board of directors or shareholders?), death to the misconception that you can create, grow and fund a powerhouse entity on your own (the roadside to success is littered with the rotting carcasses of self-proclaimed 'lone wolves' and other mind midget wannabe's, don't be another cautionary tale, retain the services of professionals and employ qualified help).

Once the executive has considered and executed the above they will be better suited to assemble a qualified team to journey into the darkness of the rabbit hole. The ability to adapt is strengthened when one dies to that which restricts him. The smart executive will depend less on his strengths as a facilitator of services once qualified people are in place giving him the opportunity to hone his skills by memorizing tactics and executing these strategies in a way that customized to each individual situation, dilemma and obstacle, the execution of tactics is strategy. Tactical memorization allows one to use these processes as templates in which one can apply diversified obstacles to formulate strategic solutions. It is important to realize that the case law and theories learned at the university level offer a decent (not exceptional) platform in which to begin research into how to go about using these theoretic processes in order to come up with qualified plans/strategies that deliver optimal results any time, any place.

A successful executive will use more 'emotional IQ' than the 1904 Alfred Binet version of intelligence. I have yet to see a successful adult that has come out of a junior high gifted educational program. Emotional intelligence encompasses everything that is needed in order to succeed in both business and life. It's the a ability to bring in a right brain communicative/creative mentality into a left brain analytical environment with the ability to speak a left brain language while bringing the solutions that can only be formulated with a creative mind.

Death, in this case, means closure. It is the zen moment of clarity that allows one to see their strengths and weaknesses in a new light which allows them to move forward in a manner that is true and honest first to the self and then to those on the outside. Death means to be in a constant state of self-awareness and intellectual/social development that will absolutely make you a force to be reckoned with and one whose consultation and advice will be sought out by those who see the empirical successes that litter your path.

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Review: Otterbox iPhone 4 Etched Impact Case

By Ahsan Currimbhoy

Ever since Apple first released the iPhone in 2007, it has been the most popular smartphone on the U. S market. The one thing which made the iPhone stand out from the competition was the fact that it was the first ever multi-touch capacitive touchscreen smartphone on the market. And since the release of the first iteration of the iPhone, the market for capacitive touchscreen smartphones have grown enormously. Many competitors including HTC, RIM, Palm, Samsung, Motorola and many more had released products which would rival the iPhone. Apple knew that in order to remain on top, they had to make the fourth iteration of their hot selling smartphone much better, and they did just that with the iPhone 4.

The iPhone 4 features the same quick 1GHz A4 processor found on the iPad, a beautiful 3.5" display which boasts a 960x640 resolution, the highest resolution found on any smartphone, a front facing camera for video calls and videoconferencing (Apple even introduced their own videoconferencing software built in, FaceTime), and a 5MP camera with flash capable of recording video up to a resolution of 720p. The powerful processor, the beautiful display along with the smoothness of iOS, Apple's smartphone operating system, is what makes the iPhone 4 deliver a positive user experience.

One thing about the iPhone is that due to the popularity and how advanced the device is, the resale value tends to hold very well. Whenever an iPhone 4 user will be ready to upgrade to their next phone, they should be able to sell their iPhone 4 and use that money to pay for their next phone (with 2-year contract), perhaps even a future iteration of the iPhone. But in order to maximize the resale value of the phone, the smartest thing to do is to purchase a case in order to keep it in like new condition.

As somebody who has owned many smartphones and used many cases, there is no brand which I prefer over Otterbox. The quality of their cases can be seen by how durable they are coupled with the great feel of the case and innovative designs. This particular Otterbox case is a part of their impact lineup which offers extra layers of protection and is built to be a great heavy duty yet stylish case.

This case can offer maximum protection for your phone from potential scratches, scuffs, dust, bumps, cracks and minor falls. This case is custom designed for the iPhone 4 and includes easy access to all ports, buttons and cameras. This case also offers a textured skin for outstanding grip. And it is available in various designs including a red heart, teal lion, orange floral, green floral, pink hummingbird, blue wheat floral, black skull, black lines and purple circled lines. If you are looking the best protection for your powerful smartphone, then look no further than this Otterbox impact case.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Political Power Broker - Economic Power Brokers - Power Broker Consultants

By James Scott

The truth is, if you're an Ivy League MBA student chances are, you're going to be a great employee in a strategies firm that focuses on regional economic turnaround or international expansion processes but you're dreaming if you think you'll spearhead a campaign or sit at the negotiation table and lead. It's simple; you just won't have the skills.

The minimal relevance of the archaic formulas you memorize from self-proclaimed scholars stuck in the bubble of classroom economics will get you nowhere. The internship that you battle for in NYC or Boston or some other international hub is just a name on a resume but it will be validated by your contact portfolio and the right brain negotiation gifts from god which, if you're reading this from Yale or Harvard most likely are missing from your abilities as you've kept your nose stuck in the binder of your text book while simultaneously lacking the motivation to get out there and get your head kicked in by people that have a well versed comprehension of 'street economics' (if you're dying to comment and tell me that this was a run-on sentence, point made). You can't learn how to fight if you're afraid to walk into a dark alley alone.

Street Economics and Text Book Economics is a matter of theory and strategy. The pie in the sky theories so prevalent in your education will clash with the reality of street economics. Formulaic theory is great if you exist in an corporate high rise cubical and want to pound the keys of a calculator all day without looking up but if that's the rout you want to take, pack up and move to India as those technical mind numbing jobs are always outsourced.

The world looks to US M and A Firms and international alliance facilitation firms for innovation and the ability to put the pieces of the puzzle together for those with left brain ailments and inability to comprehend concepts that step outside of a calculation and into the negotiation room. When I say negotiation I'm not talking about a used car salesmen or some Long Island intellectual automaton living in a condo talking big and name dropping to make up for their lack of track record.

By negotiation I mean the ability to sit down in a conference room with stadium seating with ten different groups and one hundred different demands and come to a conclusion that leaves everyone in the room feeling as if they got exactly what they wanted and you carry those contacts with you to the next project to strengthen your position and expedite the results for whatever economy needs reason and strategy to arise out of the chaos that is so typical in regionalized economics on the global scene.

EU strategies won't work in the US. MENA region processes will not work in BRIC nations. Your education centers around overgeneralizations and ancient concepts not even remotely applicable to the 'street economics' you're going to need if you actually plan on becoming a force in this industry. When a regional government under the scrutiny of the IMF comes to you for economic turnaround, what does your professor tell you from his nitwit, text book mindset? He'll hand you a book of theory (untested of course) which talks about various stimulus programs which will never get to the root of the problem, therefore the issue remains and grows like cancer.

Regional and national economies are a matter of enforcing trade, piggybacking off of legislation, lobby support and contacts with precision focus, US Congressional influence, UN pressure point mechanics, EU participant influence with countries that matter (Britain, Germany, France etc.), rapport based alliances (Yes, it's the good old boys club, get over it. You're either inside or your outside.) and corporate contacts that can contribute to a think tank on how a district can capitalize off of localized elements in the ground, companies carrying the economy and strategies to offshore and bring in jobs. Offshoring works in reciprocating situations where a win/win is relevant and realistic.

You're most likely angered by this enlightenment. Your professor will tell you not to worry and that your degree from a school considered to be 'prestigious' by mind midgets will take you places. You'll try to take away from the contents in this post by telling yourself "I'm different, my last name is......" or "my father is.........", but at night, when it's just you and the voice in your head, you'll know that what I've said is valid and what you do after that will dictate how far you are able to go.

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Notable Apps for the Samsung Transform

By Gareth Jale

The first thing to keep in mind when looking about for the right apps is that there are no apps that do everything for everyone with perfection; the right app will depend on exactly what you need it for and in many cases, what you can live with and what you can live without. For example, the best apps for productivity might seem a little too inflexible for people looking for all around apps to help them throughout their day. And similarly, if you are looking for highly technical apps, you might find yourself disappointed by the relative simplicity of most apps available on the market free of charge, and you might have to purchase a specific app instead of downloading a freely available version.

If you keep that in mind, then we can continue to talk about some productivity apps, starting with GTasks. This is an app that is designed to sync with Google Tasks, a productivity package marketed and distributed by Google for desktop computers. You can use GTasks or Google Tasks through Google Calendar or Gmail, and it basically helps you handle your tasks with a minimum of fuss and interruption. It is one of the most useful apps you are likely to find anywhere, since it helps you keep track of what you are doing, where you are going, and where you need to be.

Of course, where you need to be can vary from day to day, and indeed, from moment to moment. This is why it is more essential than ever to have a good wireless Internet signal on your smart phone. If you have a connection in range, you'll pretty much have an entire world of information at your fingertips.

Of course, if you don't have any access to the Internet, your smart phone becomes nothing more but another phone. This is where an app such as Wi-Fi analyzer becomes so useful to everyone. With this application, you'll be able to find a signal anywhere, and you can find out how strong the signal you are getting is as well.

There are a number of accessories you might want to look into once you have a Transform, such as a case or a screen protector. But alas, it is honestly up to you what you want on your phone. But we highly recommended protecting your phone with accessories.

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Features of the Droid X

By Gareth Jale

The Motorola Droid X is the latest Android phone offered by Verizon Wireless. There are so many unique features on this phone that it is a must have for all smart phone users. For example, one of the better features of this smart phone is the ability to record and playback HD video. Users will be able to capture all of the best and most memorable moments they experience by using this phone.

User of this new device can also view TV programs on the go. Customers can also view movies, news, and other important programs. You will find it hard to be bored when you have this device. Users will also be able to connect to Wi-Fi or become an actual hot-spot for other devices and be able to offer HD wireless services.

Also, as a Droid X owner you can take advantage of the amazing Android Market. There are thousands of applications that one can download; many of these apps are free or very low cost. Included in these applications are thousands of games, weather applications, news applications, and sports applications. It is very simple and takes only a little of your time to download an application for your smart phone. In addition, you can find calculators and other measuring devices, laser levels, phonebooks, ringtone applications, and even ghost radar applications in the Android Market.

For the new Motorola Droid X, Verizon Wireless has an extremely powerful 3G network for all of your mobile browsing needs. Anytime, anywhere, your phone can pull up any website to view information. In addition, mobile email can be set up on your phone, as well as other network sites such as Facebook and MySpace. Additionally, there are free navigation services on your new Droid X.

There are also many accessories for your new phone. To protect the delicate screen on your new phone, consider one of the many Screen Protectors. These are placed on the screen of your phone to prevent any scratches from occurring from normal day to day use. The screen protector is a light- weight protection agent that you will hardly even notice on the phone. Motorola Droid X screen protectors are a must have for all smart phone owners.

Accidents happen we all know that, but we should still be prepared for them in case they do. Purchase one of many Cases to add safety and style to your new device. Cases can be purchased in many colors and designs. They are intended to snap onto your phone for the perfect fit. There are many other accessories that can be purchased as well, including items such as headphones, microphones, and chargers.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Holsters and Accessories for the HTC Evo

By Gareth Jale

Based on the number of accessories that were released, both by HTC and third party manufacturers, it is clear that the Evo has been a success.

A common term for the Smart phones being produced by manufacturer HTC is "Superphone". This is due in many respects to the fact that this company had the foresight to link up with T-Mobile and Google to offer the very first Android style phone in 2008. HTC has also kept up with the pace of increasing technology, and as customers have constantly demanded more from their phones, they have delivered with innovative styling's and industry leading hardware and software. With all the smart phones that are available, sometimes it's just hard to pick one model.

These phones are now thought of as multi-media devices rather than phones in many instances, allowing customers to stay connected with everyone in their lives as well as stay entertained. With high definition video, browsing capability, camcorders, pictures taking, email and live streaming apps, there is nothing left unturned by HTC in its quest to keep users in touch and aware of what's new.

Accessories are plentiful, and users should take advantage of them in order to keep their investment looking new. Some of these accessories include headsets, batteries, holsters, cables and Bluetooth headsets. With all of this support readily available, it makes great sense for any consumer to take advantage of these offerings. A holster is becoming more popular as it will keep the unit within easy reach at all times in order to answer all crucial calls that come through. Although these items were initially designed for access, they also serve as protection for the delicate instrumentation onboard. Although choosing a holster may look like it's easy, it is not, there are many things that come into play, for example style, design, and material.

Many of the holsters come with a design on the face to coordinate with the lifestyle of the purchaser. Some even come with special attachments such as a magnetic closing belt clip to more easily attach it to an article of clothing. Some designs consist of fashion plates and even some retro embossed with polka dot designs. Many of these accessories also come with a screen protector, which will provide your phone will a protected film to guard your phone's screen from scratches and such. There are many different colors available the consumers will not have trouble finding one that fits their style. It seems that designers have heeded the call for more innovative designs for this accessory for customers who were tired of the plain black model.

There are great deals more accessories, and these include such things as a spring top belt clip that is specially designed to go with some of the holsters being offered. There are also cases and covers, skins, headsets. Each of these was designed to improve the Smartphone experience and make the user be able to continue enjoying the features built into this stylish model. Chargers for the home and car chargers too are also being marketed for those individuals on the go, and these are essential to keeping the unit fully functional. Batteries, memory cards and car mounts are also necessary to fully optimize the Smart phone experience. There is also a great deal of variety when dealing these accessories as well.

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Best Assessm ent Inside The Nuvi 1690 - Check It Immediately

By Sandi Strider

With revolutionary solutions for communications, Garmin creates worldwide positioning methods (GPS) for many different requirements and at many different reasonable costs. Irrespective of how easy your navigation needs are, or how complex and regular they may be, there's an solution to obtain you exactly where you should go.

By using 24 various satellite programs to pinpoint your exact location, you'll by no means have to pull about at a gasoline station once more to ask for directions. This gear was developed through the US Department of Defense to support them strategically plan their positioning, as well as the exact same trusted technologies is employed for the daily navigation requirements.

Garmin GPS has become a trusted name in navigation and communications since 1989, and has grown to turn into a large, international firm with a large number of workers. This employee base is responsible for the creation of amazing innovations daily within the fields of communication and navigation technologies.

It is possible to rely on their products to supply you with accurate details and dependability. Any checklist of leading five or leading ten navigation devices is guaranteed to get a minimal of 3 - 6 Garmin GPS devices on it. When searching for a GPS system to add to your electronics portfolio, undoubtedly take into account a Garmin gadget for dependability.

From large finish, substantial quality GPS items, to the everyday requirements in navigational companies that meet you and your families wants, you will find a navigational method that meets your requirements inside Garmin's large and exclusive item line.

Through the Garmin StreetPilot i5 to the Nuvi 35, you will come across the GPS gadget that finest fits your daily travel wants with dependability and reliability in their technology. You'll be able to locate costs ranging from $399 to $799, over, beneath and in between, as they have mastered the ability to provide each and every budget having a system that a lot more than meets the price.

As a trusted title in the navigation and communication business, this business is 2nd to none in providing products that are functional and convenient. Ask a gross sales associate to support you evaluate your wants and you'll locate yourself in possession of a gadget that's properly suited for your journey and directional necessities.

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Marketing In Sports Today

By Dylan Hall

Sport in today's making is becoming one of the fastest and largest industries today. Social media agencies are additionally growing everyday. Particularly marketing and public relations has turned out to be on the rise of the sport globally.

Millions of pounds are spent on all different concepts of the topic of Sports Marketing and pr, such as broadcasting rights, sponsorship rights, licensing and even merchandising every year. Social media comes along in both sets of fields of Marketing and PR in almost any situation.

Becoming part of the specialized economy and in everyone's day to day society, sport itself has become so demanding for the knowledge in many different fields of Sports Marketing and pr for the nearer future. Each day we will find ourselves in some kind of source in sports or any other field of work that involves either marketing or public relations. For example social networking i.e. 'Twitter' is used almost every second to promote certain events and ads because it comes at no cost.

What is pr? It's what we see, what was said, who said it and how they send there message across. Furthermore media and advertising is a powerful form of public relations. News is always making and connected to the media and is constantly around us especially at this current time within the economy. From newspaper articles, radio, web pages and blogs, TV and even press releases. To do all of this, it always comes at a cost especially in how we advertise. For example large name brands such as Adiddas will be able to produce an advert on TV which means it will reach a wider spectators and this will gain more publicity rapidly and further directly to its potential customers.

Increasing more by the day, sponsorship and rights is taking over in what is seen a much better way of advertising your organizations, logos and names of brand products. Particularly in technology and professional sports world is more than highly dependent on funding of a corporate sponsorship. In particular promotion is one of the key aspects of arranging sponsorship deals. Sponsorship can be used for events, venues, teams and individuals. Very often it is seen as sponsorship is used to promote its products through a certain individual.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cable Internet 101: How To Deal With Your Customers

By Jayden Reyes

Internet has been one of the major contributors today. It allows us to have some multitasking which saves a lot of time to do it. Not only it allows us to perform multitasking, but it can be used for other purposes. But what kind of purpose do they have for the customers or subscribers? First of all, internet is a great source of any information that we're about to use. It is more than just borrowing books from the library. In other words, internet is also called as the world's largest virtual library. As you search around the corner with a single click, results will appear immediately.

Before we discuss about the different pros and cons of a cable high-speed internet package, let's get to know first about the cable internet. When we speak of the cable internet, it is a type of internet connection that your computer or laptop gains access to the World Wide Web through its cable provider. It is faster than any other types of connections like broadband, wireless and dial-up modems. Cable internet with high-speed can give you up to 10 megabytes per second which is the fastest among the others, and it's good enough for the subscribers.

It gives you a greater chance that a new customer or subscriber will be interested and willing to listen about the offers you have. As the potential customer or subscriber listens to your sales pitch, it gives you the confidence that one of your packages for cable internet can be obtained any time they want. If your sales pitch is quite attractive to the customer or subscriber, he or she will ask you to provide more information about the package offered. This is where the real deal begins for both you and your new customer or subscriber in a cable internet business.

Please take note that as a business guy, you must know the interests of a customer. Since cable internet has a large demographic market, you must deal with any customer or subscriber in a convenient way. For example, if a new customer or subscriber passes through your area, you need to approach him or her. It needs you to apply your marketing skills for your cable internet business. In addition, you also need to lend him or her some leaflets or flyers about the packages offered by your provider.

Speaking of ratings, it can be good or bad. If the customer service cannot answer their questions or to solve any problems, the customer will give them a bad rating. If the customer service of the cable internet provider is truly professional in answering the questions, they will receive a good feedback from the customers itself. The same thing goes to the high-speed internet, which is one of the highest priorities out there. It will be decided by the customer itself whether to buy it or not, even if it's the right package deal for them. This is how you come up with the right deal for the customers or subscribers in the cable internet industry.

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The Truth About Home Wireless Routers

By Paul Mellor

Taking a look at purchasing a wireless router for home could seem like a dismaying proposition if you do not know what all of the different variables are in a router. This isn't the truth and with a clear explanation of the apparently complicated routers you can really simply pick the one which is best for your folks and you. The very first thing you will want to take a look at is the sort of wireless cards you've got for your computers or desktops. There are a few different wavelengths of signals that are used and you wish to match your router to your laptop PC or desktop.

The prevailing signals are 802.11, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n. Check what kind of wireless card your PC has so they're compatible. The signal types also account for the distance the router sends out the wireless signal. It is frequently said that ( G ) and ( B ) travel 160 feet inside and 400 feet outside. Which is a good distance for most homes as you won't be going much further than that in the house unless you've got some kind of shed or out of doors patio you would like to use your wireless from.

The ( A ) signal will get about 1/3 the distance as the prior 2. The ( A ) looks to be old technology and is slowly being retired of production. Be certain to try avoiding getting this sort of wireless card if feasible. Now that we understand what kind of wireless router we need, which specific brand is the best? What's the best wireless router for home? Which is the best to line up? Linksys is the premiere brand when referring to routers. Though if you have got an Apple or Mac you'll want to go with the airfield intense as it was built to be used with that brand and will most likely be a breeze to line up. So picking up a Linksys router will be the simplest products to handle.

They're typically really straight forward. Now you will need to stay clear of the highly inexpensive routers as they'll require a lot of further steps to properly set them up and offer less easy to use options. A mid priced Linksys router will be the best way to go. The high end highly priced routers will sometimes just get you more range and are created for larger office spaces and buildings. Other brands to think about if the Linksys doesn't fit your style are the Belkin and NETGEAR routers. They're both awfully solid brands and you'll definitely be OK with that decision.

A wireless router gives you final liberty in being anywhere in the house and having the ability to straight away connect to the net with no wires. After you get a wireless router you can truly never return to the way things used to be. It is incredible to be well placed to lay in bed with your portable and just simply click an icon and BOOM you are attached to the Net and didn't have to attach any more wires to your laptop computer.

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Is It True That Microsoft Software Improves Project Performance?

By Adriana Noton

There are several ways that Microsoft Software Improves Project Performance. These ways are many times able to be seen from the amount of work that a company is able to get done when they make the effort to use this software in their business. There are a lot of different advantages that are able to be experienced when a company takes the time to examine the use of this line of software.

When it matters the most, you need to know that you have a line of software that can deliver top quality productivity results that will get your company the results that deliver results. This is where this company comes into play; they have made it their point to be known as the number one company in the world that people trust the most with their business needs.

No matter the amount of work that you need to get done, you are able to find a line of products that will deliver the level of quality that you need and want from a product. Many of the larger companies insist that they use this type of software, in their day to day operations; they see the many benefits that are able to be experienced.

One area that tends to see a lot of issues is that of dealing with email. There can be a nightmare for any person that has to take the time to track employees down and send emails all the time to them. With the email program, all that an employee needs is sitting in front of them as they have a calendar along with note pad and an email reader. All of this leads to more productive employees. And in the end more profits for the company.

Other areas that are important to consider, is that of the project planning. There are tons of pieces of software that allows for the best possible project planning around. If you are a company that has a lot of employees located all over the world, then coordinating with all of them is quite difficult and will at times become a massive nightmare.

Using the project planning software suite allows for real time changes to be made on all copies at the same time, this helps in getting the project done quicker as well as allows the customer to see the finished product in real time and suggest changes that they can see being done.

These advancements are what are setting the average company into the realm of being out of this world great. No matter if the company is a start up or one that has been around for a while; it never hurts to have a little extra help through discount computer software.

Now that you have the facts, you are able to make a decision to the question does Microsoft Software Improves Project Performance? You can be the judge with all of the information that has been laid before you. This decision needs to be made based on the fact that you are looking out for the best interest of the company. After all if you are going to succeed, then you need the best tools in your corner and have a little extra advantage over the competition.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Straightforward, Cool, but Efficacious Guidelines to Understand and Master Essay Writing

By Danny Ricks

Essay writing is one of the assignments essential in school. Students are asked to create a writing job and the mentor grades it according to its content and grammar and construction. In essays, one is tasked to gather and organize data, debate conflicting points of view, or air his view regarding a specific issue. This is indisputably a great drill in that the student is given the chance to use his cognitive abilities. He also learns how to structure his thoughts so that he can put them into words in a coherent form, thus developing his writing skills. The hard truth, nonetheless, is that writing is never easy for a good number of learners.

Although writing can be a difficult task, there are simple steps by which this difficulty may be overcome. First off, one should begin to tackle the assignment as soon as possible. As soon as the project is given in class, one should work on it right away. This allows a student to formulate well the structure of the essay, and he can make adjustments, alterations, and improvements along the way, especially toward the end. Many students are fond of cramming; they do their assignments when the deadline is near. The outcome thus is a haphazard work that warrants a low grade.

Nothing beats an essay writing that incorporates firm ideas with underpinning specifics. A lot of essays have inferior content as children only write general information or ideas they have accumulated over the years of training. A good research is the best treatment for a weak essay. The library abounds with books, magazines, newspapers, and other educational supplies that have a lot of important details that are related to the assigned topic. The Internet also offers different materials, many of them not existing in the library.

When all the supplies required to make an essay are at hand, writing them into a coherent whole is the next problem. Creating a skeleton or framework would be an excellent guide. This bodywork allows the student to plot the flow of the essay. It lets him discover as well where to enter the bits and pieces of information he has researched. When all is mapped out, one could begin writing a rough copy. A draft could include just key words that a student could link together until they all make sense as the student puts more words to garnish the work.

Getting started in essay writing is one of the hurdles a student needs to get through. But once a few words have been created, thoughts start coming, and so the piece starts to have form. And a sound start should be paired with an equally sound conclusion. When the essay is through, it is all the time worthwhile to proofread it. Proofreading will make sure that there are no grammatical errors and the sentences are well structured. If there are mistakes or improvements to smooth the course of thought, this is the apt time to modify the material until the result is one that truly deserves an exemplary mark.

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The HTC Evo Shift 4G and Social Media Apps

By Gareth Jale

The HTC Shift Evo 4G makes social media more enjoyable than ever. With a full QWERTY keyboard, D pad and touch screen, this stylish new phone from HTC steals the spotlight and focuses it on social media. With social gaming being one of the hottest new trends out there, the Shift Evo 4G will be helping to deliver it with its very powerful processor. From email to gaming, Facebook and Twitter, it's never been easier or more fun to stay socially connected.

The newest 4G offering from HTC, the Shift Evo improves upon its predecessor with a slightly smaller screen, but offers a slide out QWERTY keyboard. This gives users a second text input option over the touch screen's keyboard, making it easy to type messages quickly. Users who text frequently on social media sites may prefer the ease that the keyboard provides. By combining a full keyboard with the touch screen, users have an option on whether they want to use the touch screen or slide out keyboard to compose their thoughts.

The fast processor included in this phone makes it easy to keep up to date on social sites. Notifications for new messages are available for a number of popular social sites. Android makes it easy to customize features within messaging such as new themes for text messages, or pop up notices for new Facebook or Twitter updates. Those who need frequent access to email will enjoy being able to check their email with the Shift Evo 4G. Options are available for all of the most popular email providers such as Gmail, as well as an ability to use an Exchange server to retrieve and send emails.

Compared to its predecessor, it is smaller, lighter weight and can be more easily tossed in a purse or pocket when not in use. Because of its improved size, there are a number of accessories available as many are universal. That would mean that those who are seeking a case for it will have it a lot easier than those looking for a case for the original, Evo. This can make staying connected easier as the phone is protected and easier to carry, with less risk of it becoming damaged or scratched.

The Shift Evo 4G's touch screen makes it so much easier for users to browse the Internet. Though the touch screen is durable, Shift Evo owners often chose to use a screen protector to keep their screen responsive. This can lengthen the life of the touch screen as heavy use may cause scratches or other signs of wear that can reduce responsiveness. Users are often cautioned to be careful not to scratch the screen while sending messages or playing games, and keeping the screen clean can keep their phone looking new for longer.

Whether someone wants the new device for casual usage, social networking or even gaming, the phone will definitely not disappoint. Those new to the world of social media on their phone will find it is an easy transition from their home computer. Experienced media users will enjoy the additional level that having their updates available at a finger touch provides.

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The Advantages of Having a Vehicle Tracking System

By Sherry Smithson

Once a luxury option, vehicle tracking systems now come standard in many cars and SUVs, with buyers having the option to upgrade a system with additional capabilities. Depending on the system you choose, the price of your vehicle could raise by a few thousand dollars, although better deals can be found through vehicle enhancement shops that feature more options than car manufacturers. If you've been thinking about implementing a vehicle tracking system, price is one consideration. But there are also some obvious benefits-some practical and others pleasantly accommodating-that come with having a vehicle tracking system, four of which we list below.

1. No More Hassling With Paper Maps

Some people still prefer reading a paper map but for drivers who like the convenience of having directions read aloud to them while they are traveling, nothing can compare to a vehicle tracking system. During their initial stages, GPS systems suffered glitches requesting that drivers make incorrect turns but have come a long way since their original release. GPS systems that are available today have been perfected to where the system completely removes the necessity for reading a printed map.

2. Helps Recover Stolen Vehicles

Comparable to how satellites can expose the location of "chipped" pets that have run away and are lost, GPS tracking systems enable your vehicle to be located and tracked. This is especially useful in the event that your vehicle has been stolen. For example, if the car thief isn't technologically savvy enough to remove the built in vehicle tracking system, your car's location can be pinpointed and recovered.

3. Eliminates the Stressors of Learning About an Unfamiliar Area

If you're traveling in unfamiliar territory, having a well-equipped tracking system can apprise you of entertainment and restaurant options in the vicinity of where you travel, as well as the locations of doctor offices, hospitals, and police stations in the event of emergencies. Valuable for business trips and vacations alike, a system that lets you tap into a new area by satellite can bring some of the conveniences of home to long distance travel.

4. Makes it Effortless to Stay Away From Traffic Jams

A variety of systems are equipped to attain live traffic information regarding your predicted driving route. This is convenient because instead of having to listen to programming in order to access traffic information, traffic details are provided immediately. If issues present themselves, the vehicle tracking system can modify your travel plans by adjusting the route to avoid traffic.

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Basic Considerations On Catching A Lady's Heart

By Ricky Clark

Welcome to Doctor Love's dating tips for men. This is the place for all the best advice for bringing the ladies a-flocking to your side. Dating is the key to beginning a blossoming relationship.

Are you screwing it all up? Then you need some help. Dating ain't easy and there aren't really any real rules for getting it right. But there are some broad guidelines (no pun intended), and it may just be a matter of memorizing them.

Here are some tips. But don't take my word for it; try them out and see if they lead to success.

Rule number one is all about grooming. You can't go out dressed like that! The t-shirt isn't funny anymore and the checker pants look like they haven't seen the wash in a while. Dress up a little bit. You don't need a tux, but try for a sport jacket.

Just a little bit of work will get you out there a swinging. A haircut is a good start. Perhaps a shave. Definitely ditch the torn jeans - some nice slacks will do fine. Then dab a bit of aftershave and you are one handsome dude.

Don't overdo the dress; you don't have to break out the funeral suit or anything. But definitely dress it up a bit more than you might do normally.

The next rule of thumb is to be mannerly. Make Emily Post proud. Open the door, doff your hat, pull out your date's chair. Chicks dig this stuff, for real. But don't go overboard here. Be nice, but don't be super-sugar sweet. Nobody's going to fall for that fake stuff.

Finally, learn how to listen. This may be the hardest one for most folks. It doesn't matter what your dating is talking about, engage. If you pay attention to what she is saying, she will be able to tell. Also, keep your eyes on her face, not down lower.

Don't forget to add to the conversation. Don't just sit there like a lump, ask questions, pipe up with a relevant anecdote, or at the very least nod your head and go "uh-huh" so that she knows you're still alive. Follow these rules and your date may take the bait.

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Significance Of Body Language

By Bath Hugenkiss

Human beings employ diverse ways and techniques for communicating with one another. Undoubtedly, words or verbal communication is the most prevalent of all. Even so, at occasions words aren't just enough or necessary in communicating thoughts. In such a scenario, non-verbal communication or body language comes into role. Every second human beings express their innermost feelings with their physique language and thus it wants to be taken care of.

It has been seen that many people try to boost their body language without knowing specifically what it is all about. If you're also planning to function on this aspect of your personality then make sure you have some detailed understanding about the same. Here you may begin understanding about this non-verbal communication strategy by knowing what all items are included beneath it. Mainly people today believe that it's confined to body posture only but this is just not correct. It really is a lot wider idea and includes various points like movement of eyes, facial expressions, gestures and a couple of much more.

Surely, by now you know that body language is in action mode pretty much all of the time. With this, one can know that it's of high value in social globe and you need to have to understand its significance. A variety of researchers studied importance of this type of non-verbal communication and ended up with different outcomes and interpretations. For example, one researcher known as John Borg said that human communication comprises of 93 % of on verbal communication like facial expressions, gestures, and physique posture. Rest 7 percent is communicated through words or verbal communication.

If you have understood the significance of non-verbal communication in the society, you have to be thinking to operate hard on it. Nicely furthermore to improving your expertise, it is crucial to understand the body language of other people today too. This tremendously aids in understanding what the other person is attempting to convey. In addition, it helps in gauging how he or she is reacting to your conversation.

Many individuals are there who love reading facial expressions of others and attempt to understand to their language. It is best to also do exactly the same and get pleasure from it.

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Taking Your Company Public, M and A Consultants, Corporate Strategies Consultants: Remember Leadership

By James Scott

Companies that lack growth are typically missing the element of leadership. Egotistical CEO's that disrespect their staff and lack the necessary communication to yield productivity is usually the wrong person to back during an IPO or globalization initiative because without the cooperation of those in the trenches, the process becomes dysfunctional and all efforts are in vain. An individual in a senior executive position needs the dedication and emotional fuel that comes with a staff that backs his efforts.

The 'C' level executive needs uncompromising character (make a promise and break it one time and it's over, your staff will never trust you again) and a strong work ethic but another aspect that shouldn't be ignored is the visual presence of a CEO with a powerful and elite advisory behind him assisting him in optimizing his strategic and tactical maneuvers to get from point 'A' to point 'B' in an expedited and streamlined manner.

Publicity assimilation needs to be issued in a way that feeds information to those who need it in a passive manner without stuffing it down the throats of junior staff members in a way that displays force-feeding or excessive action stemming from the ego of management. Treating support staff and sales agents as subservient of a lesser god and intellect will eliminate your ability to flow forward as one, singular cohesive unit which is a mandatory prerequisite to globalization, IPO's and M & A.

Leaders can only function if they have a dedicated following. Verbal communication, keeping your staff in the know, having trusted informants on the floor and real mutual respect will give your roots depth and strengthen your position as a director. Your word needs to be golden with your staff and must supersede any advisory by board members, VP's or political advisory. Those who insist on pressing the issues that diminish your integrity need to be dealt with immediately and typically termination of their position is the only way to set a precedent that is demonstrative of consistency (obviously, if you are in a difficult situation and the survival of the company is at stake or you are paying people to deliver the bad news, these things need to be taken into consideration before a termination is facilitated).

Leadership, influence, strategy and consistency are the arteries which will pump blood through the body of the company which delivers life and vitality to a corporation that is in the process of international expansion, mergers, acquisitions and the almighty IPO. The CEO's job will be challenged with obstacles which will test the above but dedication to principle with an eye toward the end result will be the lantern that guides him through the chaos of the process.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Academic Apps for the HTC Evo Shift

By Gareth Jale

It's really difficult to narrow down a list of all the applications out there that you could use on your HTC Shift Evo. However, we can recommend four applications for those students interested in purchasing this phone. With them, you'll be able to take notes quickly, look up any words you don't know, gather information on almost any subject and stay organized even if you're not the type of person who normally does. With just four simple apps, your life at school will become much easier.

The first application that we can suggest is called Wapedia. This handy program gives you access to Wikipedia and other alternative wikis. By using this, you're essentially carrying around an entire encyclopedia in your pocket. You'll have access to information on just about any topic you can imagine. If your stuck in line or waiting for a bus, you can take this time to organize any of your work, or simply look it over before turning it in. And since Wikipedia tends to list sources, you can find them when you finally do make it to the library. Even if your teacher doesn't accept Wikipedia as a legitimate source, you'll still be covered.

Another very useful application is the Droid Dictionary. It's simply for looking up words you don't understand. If you'll be working with some new words for the foreseeable future, then you can even save them locally on your phone. This dictionary app will be very handy, especially in those classes that require you to learn specialized vocabulary skills. No more flipping through pages to try to remember that word anymore. Instead, you'll have it easily at your finger tips within seconds.

Now, on to one of the best apps that will simplify your life at school: Evernote. This application with help you keep and organize all your notes. It can handle information from many different sources. It even clips portions of web pages and saves them if you need it. Don't forget your camera either. Evernote also organizes your pictures. If that wasn't enough, it helps keep all of your notes organized with an indexed search feature. That means you've got your own personal search engine exclusively for your notes. It doesn't matter where you put it, Evernote will find it. As a bonus, Evernote will also keep you on track with to-do lists. This is an absolute essential app for any student.

The final app for students is called Droid Scan. This app is nothing short of amazing. By using the phone's camera, this app will scan snapshots of notes, book pages and any other kind of text. It stores the shot as a jpeg or PDF file. The best part is that it also integrates with Evernote to make the documents searchable. Do you ever get tired of copying the teacher's notes from the board? Take a snapshot of it instead. This program recognizes handwriting and converts it too. No longer will you have to lend your notes to a friend who missed class. Simply email them a copy of your notes and they're done. You can even give them pictures of the teacher's notes. How's that for amazing?

So, there you go. Your school life will be much easier when you have these applications to help you out. You'll be able to research subjects, take notes from any source you can imagine, stay organized and look up words. These apps really put the power of your device to the ultimate use. Make sure to take good care of your phone because it's essentially your second brain for school. To do that better, consider some accessories to protect your phone. A screen protector will keep your screen from getting scratched. And a case will soften any impacts, dents or scratches to keep your phone looking new.

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Garmin 255: The Magic Of A Gps System

By Tim Caroll

With a Gps navigation device you can conveniently determine what your location is and where you need to be. This can be handy even if you are on a path you have taken before. This enables you to locate ways around traffic, to get people, and even new dining places to try in a given location. These days it is very typical for people to possess a mobile GPS device that they can connect into their automobile and utilize while traveling.

You can also rent them whenever you rent a vehicle for a really low cost. When you are in unfamiliar area it could be difficult to depend on a roadmap to get around and also to navigate. The technology with Gps navigation though allows you to always be able to get directions to any location. If you can't get off on your exit, the route may also be recalculated for you so don't be concerned, it will all work out eventually.

You can enter different information in to your gadget to get information. For example you can enter a physical address, intersections, highways, interstates, tourist destinations, names of dining places, and even ask for local tourist attractions if you are trying to think of something fun to do while traveling in a new place that you simply are not familiar with.

It is possible to save frequent routes in your Gps if you'd like. Learn how far it is to a gas station to program your travel routes and much more. You may also select the voice on a number of these units which is a great perk when you will be listening to it often.

Many people feel that they're lousy with regards to directions. A lot of us cannot remember what we are told and we don't always write this down. Many adults do not even know their directions when they are out on an open road thus being told to go North just isn't enough for them to actually get where they are headed. Having a Gps navigation device though they can be on a long travel and not have any worry about it.

With a Gps device you could possibly get around without difficulty. You won't have the uncertainty or the frustration of the inability to find your way. Because the information that comes back is by way of satellite you can always be confident you are receiving up to date directions too. That isn't often the case when you get them on the internet.

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