Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Get Away with Spending $80 Magsafe power cord through Fray Fix



Gadgets come as handy, convenient and beneficial for our daily toil whether at school or at work. But these products that make our lives easy are not as perfect as we expect it. Technology also has its downside and flaws. Even your MacBooks cannot escape this imperfection.

Power cords often get frayed and some have gone upset after purchasing a new Magsafe power cord for 80 dollars. This seemed to be a high-priced good to be bought by students and even for professionals who are still at the start of their careers.

But someone who has been pissed off with buying new Magsafe power cords came up with a new idea of producing something that would aid the fraying of such accessory and also to lessen expenses of buying new ones in a local Store. Upon the success of an experimental stage on the Fray fix, this person decided to share it to the public for a very convenient and affordable price.

Pointing to the terrible design of the laptop power cords as the cause of the usual malfunction and that also leads to the total fraying of the accessory, the Fray Fix now comes as a solution to the fraying problems.

For only $9.99, the fray fix will help you save so much money and hassle from buying, from time to time, power cords. With the usage of this fray fix, you can be guaranteed with minimal chances of fraying. Interested customers are advised to buy it here or through this site: www.thefrayfix.com.

Maybe at this moment, you still have second thoughts and questions in mind. The next paragraphs are intended to explain on how the fray fix really works.

How Fray Fix Works?


Mainly, this prevents fraying and helps cease the cords to fray up to its worse case.

Heat resistant silicon is the main material for this device and so this prevents fraying by securing the area of the exposed wire. Another function is to support a stress relief attached to the power cord thus keeping it away from incidents that may cause fraying.

This fray fix was also designed, in a way, that it will not deter the wrap around the cord feature or from switching on the power cord’s adaptor.

With the use of such gadget for a price of only $9.99, you can truly get rid of spending $80 for power cords gone weary.

5 Must Have Mobile Apps for Small Business Owners

Starting your own business can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do in your life. This career path will open you up to a vast amount of opportunities that other people only dream about. Having a small business means you get to set your own hours, be your own boss and reap your own financial rewards. And with the increasing quality of technology on devices like your mobile telephone and tablet, starting a business has become even more enjoyable. Here are five fantastic apps to help small business owners run their operations more smoothly and more efficiently.

Evernote

Evernote is one of the top applications available on mobile devices. This app is great for everyone, from students at university to entrepreneurs starting a new business. Evernote allows users to categorize notes into folders and organize information that is pertinent to their business. Whether you need to remember information from a meeting, or a certain client's name, Evernote is a great tool to implement into your small business.

Hootsuite

If you are utilizing social media for your small business (and you should be), than Hootsuite is a wonderful app to help you manage all of your social media accounts. You can post status updates, pictures, information and more, all with the convenience of one application. Furthermore, you can grant permissions to certain members of your small business, so they too can change information on your business' social media pages.

Skype

It's amazing that just a decade or so ago, calling outside of your home city or country was almost unimaginable due to the high costs of placing international phone calls. However, now applications and technology allows us to make phone calls anywhere in the world with crystal clear quality for free. Furthermore, applications like Skype even allow us to make video calls where we can visually see the person on the other end. Skype is a must have for managing and keeping contact with clients and merchants. And with Skype capabilities on phones and computers, you can use the application no matter where you are.

PDF Forms

Small businesses are going to need to read and sign a lot of forms. Because of this, it's pertinent to have a PDF reader and signer on your mobile device, as this will cut down on time that it takes to print, sign and scan documents back to the sender. PDF Forms is the perfect software to access and view PDF documents on your mobile device. And unlike other PDF files, you can easily fill out forms and sign documents right from inside the app.

QuickBooks

The last app to make this list of 'must-haves' for a startup business is perfect for managing your money. QuickBooks will keep track of the money your business makes and the money your business spends. Best yet, QuickBooks will also take looks into ways that your business can save money by cutting down on certain expenses and costs. This app is worth the cost, as it will certainly be worth it when paying taxes at the end of the year for your business.

Conclusion

Starting a small business has never been easier. Unlike ever before, small business owners can access and control every element of their business from the palm of their hand on their mobile device. For an extra element in your business arsenal visit Virtual Office Chicago to find out how they can the traditional tools of a big business at a fraction of the cost. This makes it extremely convenient and easy to run your business, while also enjoying your life outside of work. Utilize these five apps in this article and you will make the best of your small business.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Kelly Clarkson’s Twitter Sneak Peek

The stars have truly aligned for Kelly Clarkson. The AI alum who is set to marry on October 20 of this year recently posted a photo of herself in her bridal gown on Twitter. In the photo the songstress is reading a book, sans make-up, with soft tresses and barefoot. Her hair is coifed in soft curls around a dainty tiara and her immaculately white gown features a sweetheart neck and spaghetti strap. The skirt is fluffed that she almost looks like a Disney Princess.




And what a princess she must totally feel like right now. “Ok, just saw my engagement shoot pics & I have to share one!!! ? Thanks @kobyb and @TerilynBrown! Ready to #TieItUp!” Clarkson exuberantly tweeted.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Killing Season Movie Review

Spoiler alert!

Blood, gore and extreme violence – it just doesn’t seem to fit any of Robert De Niro’s impressive resume of blockbuster films, but surprisingly, this movie works. John Travolta is no pushover either, as he delivers in this movie, transforming himself into a gaunt, lean and bitter former Serbian soldier who is out for revenge.

The movie begins with scenes from the Bosnian War – a reenactment of course - and how it ended when American and NATO forces intervened. This particular war occurred from 1992 to 1995 and maybe because it is on the other side of the world, Asians for the most part were oblivious to what is now called the ‘most devastating conflict’ since World War II.



There is one scene in the film that is almost reminiscent to Schindler’s list where an American soldier opens a train carriage only to step back in horror and disgust to find hundreds of dead bodies, eyes open in hunger. Theirs was definitely not a peaceful death. It is a powerful image, and one that is repeated again, later in the film.

Fast forward to the next 18 years and we find one Serbian soldier (Travolta) who finally gets the intelligence report he needs to track down and kill the man he thinks is responsible for his people’s untimely demise – Col. Benjamin Ford (De Niro).

Slimmest Smartphone: HUAWEI Ascend P6

Chic and Stylish, these are the two perfect words to describe the latest in the HUAWEI line up of smartphones. Check out HUAWEI Ascend P6, the world’s slimmest smartphone. This top of the line gadget is only 6.18mm in height, with a 1.5 GHz quad core processor, a 4.7 inch high definition in-cell display and a 5MP front facing camera – all in a sleek, metallic sheath.

The HUAWEI Ascend P6 truly outdoes all other smartphones. Being only 6.18mm and 120g in height and weight respectively, this revolutionary smartphone is handy and can fit anywhere, even in tiny dress or formal wear pockets. Despite its size, it still packs a strong punch as beauty is combined with state of the art technology. HUAWEI Ascend P6 has touch screen technology that works even when the user is using gloves.

“The HUAWEI Ascend P6 is a star among smartphones with its industry-leading design, high-quality camera, and intuitive user interface, Huawei’s proprietary Emotion UI,” said Johnson Ma, country device manager of Huawei Technologies Philippines. “Building on the success of our Ascend P series of fashion smartphones, the HUAWEI Ascend P6 provides unsurpassed technology and a design that is simply stunning.”




The HUAWEI is perfect for any individual. Fashionistas will swoon over its elegant body; Techies will marvel at its technological features, Businessmen will favor its practicality and Yuppies and Students will appreciate its user friendly and varied functions. Obsessed with ‘selfies’? This is the perfect smartphone for you.

HUAWEI Ascend P6 boasts of an industry first: a 5MP front facing camera that includes filters to enhance and edit any photo you take. Create model worthy face shots and share with friends. The 5MP front facing camera and the 8MP rear facing one has a BSI camera with F2.0 aperture and 4cm macro view for a 1080P full macro view for video recording and playback. In layman’s terms, this gadget will transform the mundane into marvelous and the novice photographer into a professional photojournalist.

HUAWEI Ascend P6 leaves nothing to chance. It features contrast and color enhancement, auto scene recognition, object training focus and instant facial beauty support. Its unique user interface has been optimized to enhance security and include Huawei’s Me Widget, MagicTouch and SmartReading. It also premieres the new panoramic shoot and facial recognition functions.

The features don’t stop there. HUAWEI also presents its Automated Discontinuous Reception (ADRX) and Quick Power Control (QPC) for full battery optimization which improves battery performance by as much as 30%. Its Air Sharing capability also lets you connect to a range of devices to boost productivity.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Art Imitates Life: Maja and Kim and Gerald in Between



It doesn’t make sense – two beautiful and talented women, fighting over a man. This is a storyline favorite among soap opera writers, it seems. It’s been written about over and over - and over again that it almost it feels like and sounds like a clichĂ©. It’s a plot that demeans women and reduces them to mindless zombies that live in search of an able bodied man. (well – even if the man isn’t able bodied, women apparently still fight over him.)

Art truly imitates life and true to form, we now have two attractive women who are fighting over a man. The tabloids are now full of news that Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador are apparently not in good terms. Maja is in a relationship with Gerald who is Kim’s ex. Ugh. Kim is allegedly sore that Maja went into a relationship with him, even if they already parted ways and have stayed that way for over three years.It’s just in bad taste to talk, write or even think about. Kim is attractive – and can have any man she wants. Maja is the same, why fight over Gerald? Why destroy a friendship over one man when you can have so many others?

Monday, July 22, 2013

American Ninja Warrior: Superhuman stunts and Daredevil feats on TV

AXN featured its newest addition, its spectacular and adrenalin pumped TV program - The American Ninja Warrior TV series. The new TV show is a spin off from a Japanese sports entertainment competition where agility, stamina and endurance is tested.



In this show, competitors try to beat the clock to go through a show-stopping obstacle course. The difficulty is set by ‘stage’ where physical challenge increases as the contenders progress. Stages by stage and from hundreds of wannabes, the numbers are slowly whittled to a mere handful that competes against each other for the best or shortest, time.

American Ninja Warrior is a must-see indeed. Even if you are not sports-minded, the impossibility of the race course and the span of time given to clear each stage is a nail biter indeed. Each episode is a nail biter from start to finish. Watch the show and root for your favorite contender.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Bruce Lee: 40 years ago and still remembered

Today, July 20, marks the 40th year when Bruce Lee passed away. He is perhaps the greatest Chinese American action hero in Hollywood. Surpassing even the status of beloved funnyman, Jackie Chan. Lee brought intensity to the big screen, a martial arts God that favored and feared no one. He was a legend.



Across the shore, in Hong Kong, Lee’s daughter, Shannon, spoke at an exhibition set to honor his father’s legacy. She was only 4 years old when the Martial Arts icon died from acute swelling of the brain at age 32 – at the height of his career. Shannon is also the chairwoman of the Bruce Lee Foundation, one of the organizers of the exhibit, which will run for a period of 5 years.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Pacific Rim Movie Review

There really isn’t much to say about Pacific Rim. Although the concept of the aliens arriving under the ocean is original, the rest of the story feels borrowed and used. The bridge that opens into another dimension feels so much like Stargate or the more recent Avengers movie. The actions sequences between the Kaeju and Jaegers (pronounced Yay-ger) are reminiscent of the Transformers franchise and the plot itself, seems to be taken straight out of the 1980s Voltes V and Daimos. The dialogue is predictable, the characters, forgettable and the ending is pretty much unsurprising.



The movie will potentially appeal to the hyper-masculine crowd, however. The fight scenes are vigorous and strategic and while there is no blood and gore, you can see tensed muscles straining in combat, which could be enough for every action fan.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Easy Ways to Update Your Bathroom

You know a gracious home when you see one – the guest bathroom features elegant linen hand and bath towels which may even be monogrammed, there’s a bud vase with a single glorious bloom, a selection of exotic hand soaps and perhaps an incredibly fragrant candle or potpourri. These are the sorts of niceties you see in a home where someone really cares about the comfort and well being of family and friends. 

If the home is near a lake or there’s a pool, no doubt you will find a basket full of beach and sun towels, another one filled with flip flops or shower sandals and a trove of thick terry cloth robes for your trip to and from the pool house or shower. This may sound very complicated and expensive to execute but the reality is that when you genuinely care about people, it’s almost second nature to plan ahead and provide for their needs. 

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On way the most savvy hostesses get things done right is by shopping online – they don’t waste valuable family time running from store to store to shop for the best deals when it’s so easy to do it any time of the day or night from the comfort and safety of home. If you have not shopped online before, take a moment to look at the websites of the major bed and bath stores like http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com you already know and trust because you know you can count on them to stand behind the goods they sell. 

When you shop online it’s easy to browse for great ideas and good deals plus you can look forward to getting the goods delivered directly to your door. There’s no need to burn gas, brave traffic or haul stuff when you shop online.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How Much Advertising Should You Put on Your Blog?

One of the big questions for bloggers is whether or not they should monetize their blogs. If you do decide to generate some income from your blog, one of the most popular ways to do this is to incorporate advertising.

There are pros and cons to consider with advertising on your blog, and you have to ask yourself whether you really want to advertise in the first place. One of the potential problems is that ads can sometimes distract readers from the content and can even make readers distrustful of what you are saying because they feel you are only blogging to make money.

However, if you do decide to use advertising on your blog, here are a few of the considerations to keep in mind.

Start Off Slowly

The first thing to remember is to avoid going over the top. If you go from no ads to ads all over the blog you are likely to damage the relationship with your readers. There are many types of advertising, and whatever you start to experiment with, always remember to take things slowly and avoid cramming your blog with advertisements overnight.

Analyze the Advertising on Other Blogs

Check out other blogs in your niche and find out which types of advertising works and which you definitely want to avoid. You can get a good idea about the balance that you want to achieve by simply looking at other blogs and working out where they have gone wrong or what they are doing right. If you find a type of ad that you feel your readers would not appreciate, make a note to avoid this with your own.

Experiment With Different Ads

There are many different types of ads that you could use on your blog, and you should start by experimenting with a few of these. These include:

  • Direct ads, where you agree to feature the advertiser’s ad on your blog for a certain period of time.

  • Sponsored posts, where an advertiser pays you to publish a post on your blog.

  • Ad networks like Google’s Adsense, where ads are placed on your website according to the content of your blog.

  • In-line ads, which appear as links in the text of your blogs and do not look like ads at all.

  • Popup ads, which still remain popular even though they can be very obtrusive.

Once you have familiarized yourself with the above types of advertising, you should begin to experiment with different options to find out which work best for your blog.

Ask Your Readers for Feedback

Inform your regular readers of your decision to feature advertising, and ask them for their feedback as you start to experiment with different types of ads. If you receive negative feedback about a new popup that you have just added, you will instantly know that it is not working out. Alternatively, positive feedback can help you to develop your advertising in a way that is not detrimental to the reader experience.

Find the Right Balance

One of the big issues you will face is how to make enough money while avoiding harming the experience for your readers. You may find that if you place a lot of advertising on your blog in very noticeable places, this generates more clicks and more income but also gets in the way of the content. You have to work carefully to find the right balance to avoid upsetting your readers while still making enough advertising income.

The fact is that there is no definite answer as to how much advertising you should use on your blog, because it depends upon the type of ads you use as well as your niche and readership. Some bloggers will tell you they have had success with unobtrusive ads, and others will tell you that popups are much more effective, but when you try these for yourself you may find that they do not work as well. So start experimenting, take it slowly, and ask for feedback from your readers, and soon you will learn what amount of advertising works for you.

*Edward Olson is a professional writer. He loves to share writing and blogging tips on marketing blogs. For fast internet, click here to check out where you are serviceable!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Gloomy Day for Glee: Cory Monteith Found Dead




When is death considered a welcome release? When is it considered a tragedy? When the deceased is old and fragile, does death become bliss? When the departed is still at the peak of youth, is it called an untimely loss?

Cory Monteith, known to so many Glee fans as Finn Hudson, was found dead on Saturday, July 13 at a hotel in Vancouver. He was 31, an age of so many possibilities, so many chances and so many choices. He was yet to arrive at the peak of his life.

The actor who rose to fame for his smooth voice and adorably awkward dance moves has had a history of substance abuse and addiction. Police responding to the scene have found no evidence of foul play as records reveal that he returned to his room alone. No confirmation has been given regarding speculations on drug overdose.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Lone Ranger



There’s still a few more days to go before the ‘Lone Ranger’ hits Philippine shores, and so far, the reviews have been confusing. Personally, I am a Johnny Depp fan, and I have always admired his chameleon like ability to adapt to his cinema roles but when I heard he was playing Tonto, I had a few reservations of my own.

Over the years, I’ve had misgiving about Hollywood cast directors and their choices. Too many times, I feel that film authenticity has suffered if only to place a bigger star to improve billing and to draw in a crowd. Of course, crowd means money…and who can resist an extra ca-ching?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Turbo Movie



From the same company that brought you Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, comes another movie that talks about life and the pursuit of dreams -Turbo. Turbo is a jam packed action movie about an unlikely hero - a snail who dreams of life in the fast lane.

Turbo is a snail with a dream – a dream to win the Indy 500 – a fast paced race for cars. As fate would have it, one day, he gets a chance of a lifetime when a freak accident happens and alters his molecular structure. On the road to chasing his dream, he meets and makes friends with other snails - stereotype busters like him.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Despicable Not: The Minions of Despicable Me 2



Since the release of its first movie, the minions of the Despicable Me franchise has won the hearts of viewers the world over. And who can blame anyone? These pint sized, yellow, bubbly, innocent little things that are blindly loyal to their master Gru are powerfully invincible….and eternally funny. These creatures are so powerful they can withstand any blast – nuclear or otherwise. This could very well be the number one feature any super villain could ask for. But what is most remarkable about these weird little munchkins is their loyalty to Gru, an indication that they would follow Gru to the ends of the Earth….if that is where he wishes to go.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rolex GMT, Your Choice to Highlight Personal Great Charm

The Rolex GMT Master released in 1955 had been serving international airline pilots and to a large extent its excellence should be attributed to the rotatable bezel and 24-hour hand which could ensure the wearer simultaneously read time in two time zones. In today's world, not only professional pilots but also travelers are fond of using Rolex GMT watches. For an ordinary person, wearing one of those Swiss watches means a lot. For one thing, in modern society, people's brand awareness has been growing. As every watch enthusiast knows, Rolex is such a famous brand offering various terrific watches and the possession of a GMT Master watch with this renowned trademark surely makes the owner proud and confident. For another, looking extremely luxurious and attractive, of course the Rolex GMT watch lends itself to highlight the refined taste and great charm of the user.

You have already been familiar with Swiss Rolex GMT watches and I am wondering whether or not you want to buy them. If you do have an obsession with those fabulous accessories, purchase one of them to reveal your individuality, style and taste. Lots of replica Rolex watches are on sale in online stores and the advice is that you browse them to seek out your favorite model. Why should you consider buying replica watches rather than authentic designer versions? The most important reason is that each and every imitation watch is much cheaper so that you could afford it so easily. replica Rolex gmt is such a hot seller because it is low-priced, nice-looking and high-quality. I take it that you will become fascinated with this replica Swiss watch on sale. Don't hesitate! Now have a careful look at varieties of replica watches online and shop for the one to your liking!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Candy Crush and The Social Games Phenomenon



Are you familiar with social games? If you’re still wondering what those games are, just log in to your Facebook account and see the games there. Those are just some of the types of social games all of us are “enjoying”. One popular social game now, is none other than Candy Crush Saga.

And apparently the developer of the candy puzzle game is up to something bigger. In a report by MoneyMorning.com, “A Candy Crush Saga IPO could be in the offing as its maker King is lining up banks to put together a U.S. initial public offering, according to The Wall Street Journal.” It would seem that game developer King is really raking in the success of its various social games.

Going into detail with social gaming, Candy Crush is just one of the many games that are becoming virally popular in social media circles and even on mobile gadgets. In the general sense, social games are any games that require players to ask for direct or indirect involvement from other human players in order to progress within the game. Other examples of social games include Words with Friends, foxybingo, and the all new Plants vs Zombies Adventures. There are, however, slight differences to these aforementioned games.

Words with Friends, is a multiplayer social game requiring you and the other players to have the app in your smartphone or mobile, or to be simultaneously online over at Facebook. The game foxybingo, has its own community site that you need to have an account to play. It then lets you play real money bingo and other casino games with the opportunity of chatting with co-players. As for games like Plants vs Zombies adventures, they follow the format of Zynga games Farmville and CityVille. You build your town and go on adventures all in one player mode. Social gaming applies when the game requires you to ask friends for help in accessing the next levels of the game.

Returning to Candy Crush Saga, “(the game) is presently the #1 game on Facebook and the 2nd-most popular free game available on Apple Inc.’s App Store,” MoneyMorning.com details. Whether or not having a public offering for the game would be successful is a different argument altogether. Maybe they should study first how Zynga did it.