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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Acer Iconia Tab A510 Review

April 30, 2012 |

With the increasing trend of owning a tablet for convenience instead of lugging around the laptop all day, Acer has also accepted the challenge and released their Acer Iconia Tab A510 in the market. Let’s go deep into Acer Iconia Tab A510 review.

Features:

A510 is a tablet that seems to be designed for comfort and has a sleek black design. The tablet has a long battery life and the latest quad-core processor, the speed of which is 1.3 GHz. It is an Android tablet, running on the latest Android Ice cream sandwich operating system. The Acer Iconia Tab A510 has an inbuilt storage capacity of 32GB which is more than enough for users who own a tablet to be able to work on the go. The tablet also has a slot for a memory card that can add up to 32 GB of memory space in addition to the inbuilt memory. The tablet … Read More

Top Apps for Hair Stylist

April 29, 2012 |

Salon quality apps that every stylist should check out

 

Hair Education

This unique new iphone app gives you an insight into the latest designs and techniques of Christiana Lanza. You’ll find three very detailed, step-by-step photo tutorials for his Linear Azzur Advanced inspirations 2012 cut and colour styles. It’s very easy to use, and really sits at the cutting edge of styling.

Verdict: Limited to just a few styles and techniques, but incredibly insightful.

 

Glamour’s Take Me To The Hairdresser

Define women’s hair styles by length, colour and style, and then find examples from a slideshow of celebrity images from red carpets around the world it’s great for finding a little inspiration from celebrity trend setters, but little more than that. Nevertheless, it’s certainly a good app to show clients to talk about new styling ideas.

Verdict: Limited in its use, but possibly good for finding inspiration if you need some.

 

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Top 10 iPhone Apps And Accessories to Stay Fit And Healthy

April 28, 2012 |

Keeping healthy is important – there are all manner of apps and accessories for the Phone that will help you do that The iPad is a little large for most exercise apps

 

Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

The Smart Blood Pressure Monitor allows you to measure, track, graph and share your blood pressure directly from your iOS device. With a companion app available Free on the App Store, the device provides instant blood pressure and pulse measurement; with automatic backup and a health follow-up.

 

Medisana Thermodock

The Medisana Thermodock turns your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad into a mobile thermometer. As with the Glucodock it plugs into the docking port on the iOS range and keeps track of your body temperature; perhaps ideal if you’re running and need to track it. It’s available for $89.95 From the Apple Store.

 

Wifi Body Scales From Withings

If you’re a Few weeks … Read More

Driverless Cars: The Importance Of Google’s Pitch To Detroit

April 26, 2012 |

It’s been a poorly-kept secret for several years now that Google X, the outlandish laboratory funded by the internet giant, has been working diligently to bring a self-driving car to the market. The lab has already created a software system, manufactured specifically-designed cars, and even taken these cars out on the road for a spin. Since the inception of an autonomous driving program, Google engineers have logged hundreds of thousands of miles in driverless cars.

The company is now looking to bring this product to the general market. Anthony Levandowski, the head of the project, was in Detroit this week to raise support and gauge interest among major automobile manufacturers. Specifically, Google wants to find a production partner that shares its enthusiasm and wants to use its technology. Autonomous cars will likely remain an aftermarket niche specialty unless one of these manufacturers gets on board. And this is where Google is likely to run into … Read More

The Mobile Cloud

April 26, 2012 |

With the rise of powerful cloud computing applications–and smartphones– the future of the Web is more about access than ownership. Applications won’t be owned, they’ll be accessed through the cloud. The same will be true for books, music and every other form of consumable digital media. Though Amazon stands as the giant of public cloud computing, there are many Amazon competitors that offer services with varying degrees of similarity to the electronic retailer’s own products. This is all made possible through elements of the cloud that only require minimal processing power on the devices used to access them. Mobility is the natural evolution of cloud technology. It won’t be long before everything that can be done on a computer will require neither a hard drive nor a computer, but a smartphone and a fast wireless connection. Here are a few current cloud-based technologies breaking ground in the mobile space.

1. Cloud Printing – Digital printing has … Read More

4 Ways Gravatar can Enhance Your Blog Posts

April 25, 2012 |

Sometimes a bit of mystery can contribute to the appeal of your brand, but more often than not, readers tend to feel more engaged and personally connected to a piece of writing when they can see an image of the person writing it. A new service called Gravatar offers a universally applicable avatar image that makes it easier to add an author’s picture to your company’s blog posts. If your business is looking for more effective corporate blogging strategies and a better response to your content, consider the following four ways Gravatar can enhance your blog posts.

1. Adding Personability to Your Blog

Not to discredit the written word, but there is something slightly more personable and intimate about being able to look at another person’s face when they are speaking to you. Although this can technically be accomplished with video blogging, a similar effect can occur by simply adding an avatar image somewhere around … Read More

Healthy Living at Your Start Up

April 23, 2012 |

When you start a new business, it’s likely that you will try to incorporate as much technology as possible into your operations. Though technology makes the office run more efficiently, jobs centered on technology are notorious for harming the health of workers. To prevent employees from becoming ill, make an effort to protect their health in the office.

Why Are Tech Jobs Unhealthy?

Jobs that incorporate technology often involve long hours, which lead to sleep deprivation and caffeine consumption. Tech jobs also typically involve sitting for long periods of time and staring at a computer screen, which can lead to physical complications and vision trouble. Employees working in high-demand positions often sacrifice lunch hours for work, which can even lead to nutritional deficiencies. When employees are sick, productivity suffers and employees experience a poor quality of life.

Addressing Basic Needs

Employees need to consume healthy foods in order to perform at their best. Make sure … Read More

Smart Home Automation

April 22, 2012 |

Want your home to work with you to offer better comfort levels, greater convenience and a much-welcome reduction in your utility bills? Then investing in smart control technology could be a wise choice

 

Smart technology can stretch into pretty much every aspect of home life. You’re probably already familiar with the headline-grabbing systems, such as multi-room audio and video, cinema-style spaces and ultra-fast networks teamed with breakneck broadband. But home automation doesn’t have to be all glitz and glamour. In fact, it’s the more nuts and bolts tech that can make the biggest difference to how your house works for you. Gadgets offering central or remote control of heating, lighting, energy monitoring and security systems may not be ‘show-off-to-your-friends’ additions, but incorporating them into your project will bring convenience, greater functionality and even the potential to save energy and money. So how do you get a smarter home?

 

Taking command

Control is … Read More

Adapting Mobile Development for Google Glasses

April 19, 2012 |

Google Glasses, called Project Glass by Google, proposes bringing augmented reality glasses to the mass market. It sounds like a futuristic promise, but Google wants to make this a reality. The device is worn like a typical pair of glasses and controlled with voice commands. Augmented reality glasses work with a heads up display that appears right in front of your eye. Google Glasses are going to take some time to materialize, but that’s more than enough time for the mobile development market to prepare itself. Given how different the Google Glasses input and interface is compared to current smart phones, a great deal of adjustment will be needed for this platform.

Unique Challenges of Google Glasses

One of the first obstacles that mobile developers need to overcome is the user interface that Google Glasses uses. You won’t be able to simply port over the same layout that worked in your smart phone applications, since … Read More

Top 5 iPhone Apps For Weight Loss

April 15, 2012 |

Even if you do not have a plan losing your weight in this year, perhaps, you have made some goals to be fit and you may like to accomplish in a new year. For your help, we have given an organized list of the top five free apps of iPhone that are really useful to help you to losing weight and managing your plan well.

Weight Management App

Download this Weight Management App of iPhone that help you accomplish your fitness plan. Here you can make a budget of your everyday calorie, save record of your diet and workout, and also see the graphs of your development with this iPhone’s App of Weight Management. When you have entered your statistics, you can make a custom strategy, with a deadline in your mind, depending on your idea of per week losing weight. As the app is unbelievably easy to use and helps to manage weight loss … Read More

Nokia 808 PureView Review

April 13, 2012 |

Nokia’s new blower packs more pixels than most DSLRs, but its Symbian operating system hails from the dawn of time. Can its mammoth snapper make up for the lack of a modern smartphone OS?

41 MegaPixel Camera

Nokia won many fans with the N8 and its 12MP snapper, but the 808 takes camphones to a new level, It’s kitted out with a four-element Carl Zeiss lens and huge, 41 MegaPixel 1/1.2in sensor -that’s more than two times the size of that in the iPhone 4S, It’s only a tad smaller than the CX sensor in Nikon’s 1 series interchangeable lens cameras.

While Nokia’s dearly chuffed with that 41MP number, the largest images the 808 can actually create are 38MP, That’s still huge: enough for larger-than-A3 prints at 300dpi (standard print resolution for magazines). It also means you can select a small part of your photo and blow it up into a crisp, printable image, … Read More

Are We Heading Towards a World of Multi-Phone Owners?

April 10, 2012 |

In a recent blog on his website, Stephen Fry wrote about his own tendency to carry more than one smartphone on him; in fact, he carries one of each of the major operating systems (sorry, Symbian), saying ‘As a matter of course, the iPhone goes in one pocket; the Lumia or HTC HD7 Windows Phone into another (I can interchange happily there, whichever is charged and simmed up will do); the BlackBerry (bless) Bold into one more and then I have to choose an Android handset.’ Okay, so Stephen Fry is definitely a little eccentric, but is this an indication of the direction that the western world is heading in?

It’s not such a strange idea. Take the examples of computers and games consoles: it’s not unusual to own, say, a Mac and a PC, and it’s certainly not odd to own both an Xbox and a PlayStation – why? Well, despite being used … Read More

Top 8 Running shoes for Triathlon

April 4, 2012 |

Triathlon-specific running shoes typically have a quick-closure system (elastic laces can be added to any shoe) and vents intended to drain water, but you don’t need these features to finish a race. Find a comfortable shoe that matches your running style. If the shoe has tri-specific features, that’s a bonus. Here’s the list of top 8 Running shoes for Triathlon.

Adidas Supernova Glide 4 $115

Just because you prefer or need a lot of cushioning in your running shoes doesn’t mean you don’t care about speed. The Supernova Glide 4 from Adidas offers a responsive ride for a shoe that softens impact as well as it does. This is a great choice for the triathlete who wants to feel fast even with a nice, thick layer of cushioning underfoot.

Asics Gt-2170 $110

The GT-2000 series from Asics has been around for 17 years, and for good reason. Runners needing a reliable blend of cushioning … Read More