Ten significance of iphone 5S ready to be launched July 2013

This is a guest post by Rosette Summer. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.

Faster processor:
According to sources familiar with the plans of iphone 5S, the basic design is just the same as iPhone 5. The significant factor is it comes with a more powerful and advanced processor.

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Better camera:
Being the S-class iPhone, it is obvious to get the bar raised and iphone 5S matches with the level with iPhone optics that comes with a much better camera in the same casing. As per the recent speculation, its camera which is based on LED technology comes with Smart Flash and a fingerprint chip while the versions will support time-division duplexing (TDD) standard of China. The improved camera of iphone 5S is produced by Sony and the “smart flash” comes white as well as yellow LEDs and a low-light capability of ƒ2.0. With this the white balance is expected to get improved.

Thinner casting:
The best part is instead of making the casting thinner the device is essentially the same with a slight betterment in the overall quality.

Higher-resolution display:
According to the speculation, in comparison with iPhone 5, the latest model will have a higher-resolution display. In that case the screen of 5S will be more detailed and brighter while the handset will come with a little bit less thickness.

Increased storage capacity:
As per the other anticipations, it will have an increased storage capacity measuring 128GB which is much more than what was available with iPhone 5 with a maximum capacity of 64GB.

New A7 Apple chip:
The new iphone 5S which is going to be launched this summer is expected to be powered by a new A7 Apple chip. This will be baked in 28-nanometer process. It will also have a fingerprint-sensing authentication system. This authentication system is based on technology which was triumphed over by Apple during its borged AuthenTec last fall.

Display:
iPhone 5S is speculated to have the same display like that of iPhone 5 with specifications of 7.6mm and 112 grams. It will be same slim as iPhone 5 and weigh same too. Like the present top-of-the-line iPhone 5, it is too anticipated to come with the same metal case. The two color choices may be “white & silver” and “black & slate”.

Variety of colors:
As stated by an industry analyst, iphone 5S will be available in a range of different colors for the first time.

Larger screen:
According to some analysts the newer version will carry a 5-inch screen and this is an upgrade from the previous ones. Apart from being thinner and lighter it will be with bigger screen too. Some predict that the phone will be launched with a 5-inch screen with same resolution of 640 x 1136 pixels which is just the same as iPhone 5 screen.

New operating system:
The latest iPhone 5S comes with iOS 7, the new operating system. This is going to make multitasking and data syncing a lot better.

For the Apple fans the launch of iPhone 5S is going to be quite exciting and though not the most innovative one, it is expected that this gadget is going to be much better than its predecessors. With new powerful processor A6X, 15-megapixel camera loaded with 360-degree Photo Ball feature is definitely going to make exciting photos. Above all it can be said that iPhone 5S with all its new features and technology is going to come up as one of the best models you can check out.

About Author:
Rosette is a technology lover who loves to try and review the latest technologies in the market. Keeping an eye on the technology market, the author also writes about anticipated products in the technology industry for companies like Sim Only Deals that can create a rage. She advises that there are many options you can look at if you want new gadgets deals with them.

My 25th Birthday and A Message!

I had no idea that I’ll be blogging about this to night, sitting on top of my home in this cool breeze. Actually, I dint want to blog about this quite intentionally and I had a reason for that, which I’ll explain shortly.

The Past
I had no idea of how to celebrate my birthday, in my childhood. For me it was special prayers and a visit to temple, for many years.

It was in my masters degree(MCA) that my friends started it and I continued it for my friends. I love them. I love them all. They are special to me.

We spent a lot on parties and sometimes it would take at least 1 or 2 days to come out of the hangover :p

It was fun and a sweet memory in all our hearts, to carry forward..especially the things we talked and did in the party and it’s not just about the ffOOd.

The Present
I finished my masters degree last year and continued with my usual works, not much changes in my life in terms of lifestyle, locality and work.

But it isn’t same for my friends. They had to move to other places get job or to get some special coaching. So the party hangover was all over!

The Intuition
All these years while we had party, I would tell everyone that we shall celebrate next time in any ashrams. We could donate the helpless and could make life more meaningful. Everyone was supportive and were ready to contribute.

But it never really happened 🙁

But Why?
Because we just talked. We just thought.
There is lot of difference between thinking and doing.

It was something like: As thinking is like half doing, I’ll be thinking twice :p

We never acted upon it.

Birthday
Today is my birthday again..and I dint want to live in the planning phase any more.
So made firm decision and took action.

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The Influence
Now suddenly everyone is charged. Self motivated and ready to serve and make a difference.

Again, Why?
At least, why now and not until now?

I could find the answer to this question on this day of my 25th birthday!
It is because, people need to taste it at least once.

The Message
Today we could feel the difference between sitting in a cool comfortable place, talking random stuffs, passing time(as if we live forever) and to be in a place where we realize we can help too. We distributed food and fruits to hundreds( 180 to be precise ) of children with our own hands. We are blessed enough and we should do whatever we can do and beyond what we could do, if we did not have the goal to serve. yes its possible.

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The Future
We have decided to continue with this activity, even more actively and to help more and more people in coming days.
It need not be birthdays. We never knew we are so blessed until we saw the world of physically disabled and mentally disordered: those are just worldly name to them, which many of them have proved wrong.

Rewind
When I decided to get out and contribute, I thought not to blog or Facebook about this as I’m doing it for my own satisfaction. But later on learnt that, there is a message. And I must communicate it to the world.

Golden Words

“There are people who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.”
– Khalil Gibran

“At the end of life, what really matters is
not what we bought, but what we built;
not what we got, but what we shared;
not our competence, but our character;
not our success, but our significance;
Live a life that matters. Live a life of Love..”

“It’s not what WE get. But who we become, what we contribute..that gives meaning to our lives.”
– Ton Robbins

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives.
Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you.
Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous.
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough.
Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God.
It was never between you and them anyway.”
—— Mother Teresa

Ask And You Shall Be Given.
Give And You Shall Deserve.
– Satish ( your’s truly 😉 )

“If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway.”
– Mother Teresa.

Do Good Anyway!

Life Is Short, Follow Your Heart!

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They some how already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address:
Most Inspiring and Life Changing



Today, Thursday 25 August 2011, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced his resignation as CEO of Apple and expressed his love to serve as Chairman of the Board, Director and Apple employee.

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Here is the complete resignation letter written by Steve to the board:

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.

Steve

Note: Tim Cook Named as new CEO of Apple.

We wish him good health and happy life moving forward.

The Top Ten Electronics for Your Car

This is a guest post by Michelle. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines.

Technology has made dramatic improvements over the past six years. Electronics is one of the main beneficiaries of this dramatic improvement. Electronics is one of the most popular items being sold to automobile owners today. Let’s take a look at the top ten electronics for your car.

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Car Alarm
The car alarm is probably the most important thing to have for your automobile. It can prevent thieves from stealing your prized vehicle.

Remote Vehicle Starters
One does not have to be present within their car or truck in order to crank up their vehicle. A remote vehicle starter gives one the luxury of cranking up their automobile without being in it. This ingenious electronic item is great during the colder months of the year.

CD Player
A CD Player is essential for anyone who enjoys listening to music while driving. One can easily listen to his or her favorite recording artists while traveling down the road.

Amplifiers
Amplifiers can help enhance the musical sound that travels through the speakers. Quality sound is produced once the amplifier is connected to the CD player.

Radar and Laser Detectors
Radar and laser detectors are exceptional for drivers who have a habit of being heavy on the pedal. Radar and laser detectors have the capability of detecting speed traps established by law enforcement agencies. Radar and laser detectors can minimize the chances of one getting a speeding ticket.

Satellite Radio Receiver
Satellite Radio has been gaining more popularity within the past three years. Satellite Radio is ideal for anyone who enjoys continuous music throughout the day.

High Definition Radios
High Definition Radios are great for drivers who prefer high quality music without noise distortion that normally comes with conventional radios.

GPS Tracker
A GPS Tracker can provide accurate directions for travel destinations.

Rear View Cameras
Rear View Cameras allows one to see all activity that is taking place behind his or her vehicle. This is wonderful for anyone who is concerned about being followed or trailed at night.

DVD Player
A DVD Player is excellent for long trips. Passengers can watch their favorite movies while on the highway.

The top ten electronics for your car listed above can help make your life easier and more exciting.

Bio: Michelle specializes in the automotive industry, and is very interested in electronics. On the side Michelle works for Cash, for cars the #1cash for cars company.

10 Open-Source Programs for a Variety of Uses

This is a guest post by Cathy Pierce. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

Open-Source software is more popular than ever because many Open-Source programs are now on-par with purchased software. To get even more bang for your buck (so to speak, since all of these Open-Source programs cost only a few clicks of your mouse) here are some of the top Open-Source programs that have a variety of uses.

Open Office — Probably the best free Open-Source alternative to the Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office includes Writer (a word processor), Calc (an Excel-like spreadsheet program), Impress (a Powerpoint-like presentation program), Base (an Access-like database program) and more. In addition to having its own native file formats, Open Office also can recognize and open any MS Office file format.

Notepad++ — Created as the souped-up programmer-targeted alternative to Microsoft Windows’ Notepad program, Notepad++ is great for editing source code, creating Cascading Style Sheets, or typing out the occasional good old .txt file.

Miranda — Miranda is a an all-in-one instant messenger application that lets you combine contact lists from all of your other IM applications, even Facebook, and IM them through the Miranda interface. It’s a small and efficient program that saves your chat history to your hard drive for added security and can be customized with skins.

Audacity — A great audio editing and recording program. Audacity lets you record live audio, convert cassette tapes and records into MP3 format, change the speed and pitch of recordings, blend sections of different recordings together to make your own sound mixes, edit numerous file types including MP3, WAV and AIFF and more.

GIMP and GIMPshop — GIMP, the GNU Image Manipulation Program, is a powerful image-editing, painting, drawing and photo-manipulation program that boasts the same kind of power as Photoshop. In fact, if you download the add-on, GIMPshop, the menus will rearrange and some features will rename themselves so that those comfortable with Photoshop can effortlessly convert right to GIMPshop.

NetBeans IDE — An Integrated Development Environment for programming in numerous languages, including Java, JavaScript, PHP, Python, C, C++, CSS and more. An excellent tool for web and software development, and useful for editing existing web pages and Cascading Style Sheets as well. NetBeansIDE is split into modules for each program so you only install the module for the language you want to program in.

TightVNC — TightVNC allows you to view and remotely control another person’s computer through yours. You see their desktop as if it belongs to your computer and can move the mouse and use the keyboard to make changes that affect that computer even though it’s far away from you. TightVNC is great for tech support, administration, accessing your home computer’s software from another location and more.

Cabos —A free alternative to Limewire, Cabos allows for peer-to-peer file sharing. It uses the Gnutella network and enables fast downloading. Use it to get the latest music or movies out.

GnuCash —Keep track of where your money is going with GnuCash. It’s free accounting software that implements a double-entry bookkeeping system. Use it for large or small business, or even personal, accounting needs.

AssaultCube – All work and no play isn’t the way to live. Escape the daily grind with this multi-player first-person shooter game. Turn your home office into an arcade for a few minutes.
These are just a glimpse of the hundreds of free Open-Source programs out there for you to download and make good use of. While these programs are useful for a variety of things each, there are also many great programs aimed at doing one particular task well. Since Open-Source is free, you’ve got the power to try as many different programs as you like until you find the one that works best for you

Cathy Pierce is a business professional turned stay-at-home mom. She loves her kids, good TV and the Web. Follow her on Twitter @mrscathypierce.

Earn Money For Shopping, By Shopping!

This is a guest post by Jessy Troy. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

For many of us shopping is a bit of an addiction. With so many sales and chances to get new products online, it can become more like a mania. Of course, this means we suffer the empty checking account or high credit card bills in silence, promising ourselves that next month we will stick to budget. But what if you could shop and also make a little bit of that cash back? Yes, I am talking about making money while you shop, and without any of those mystery shopper scams.

This isn’t some kind of far off dream, and it has been proven to work again and again. This is because developers in the retail world have put increasing focus on better ways to shop online, as ecommerce becomes a regular part of the average consumer’s life. An entire industry has been created around making money as a shopping incentive to stimulate the web-based economy, and you can take advantage of that fact. Try these three tips to get you going.

Earn by Reviewing

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Do you like reviewing products, or maybe just trying new products to see how they work for your own purposes? There are some sites out there that will actually pay you to write up a review about what you were already using anyway. These are not writing-specific, so don’t worry if you aren’t a world class author. They want opinions from real consumers trying real products right now.

Sadly, you have to be careful when finding these websites, as some are scams. But one good one to try is Epinions, which is a popular site approved by consumer protection agencies. They work by promoting certain products with your reviews, based on your opinions. Then, when sales are made, they distribute a percentage of that into a payment pool, which is paid out to the people who made reviews. Once you have $10 (within the U.S only) you can request to be paid. For those outside of the U.S, the amount is $100.

Sell Your Gift Cards for Cash

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It has happened to all of us: you are at yet another ridiculous white elephant daytime office party and you are handed an envelope. Without even opening it you know that it will be a gift card, and almost certainly to a place you never shop at or visit. Most of those cards sit at the bottom of a drawer and are never used. But what if you could sell it to get a bit of extra cash?

There are some sites that will sell your gift card for a percentage of the price, usually between 60% and 90%. Gift Card Granny is a great example of a site that buy and sell gift cards. Ebay is another great option, as they have gift card sections where you can get up to the full price for it. Some sites also offer a way to trade yours in for a store you actually like.

Answer Questions, Get Paid

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Product answering sites are becoming all the rage. The idea is a wonderfully simple one. You sign up, answer questions about products and if your answer is selected as the best you will be paid for it. Once it adds up to a certain amount you will be able to request a payout, which will  be sent to an online payment third party, like PayPal.

There aren’t the many legitimate sites that work this way. So far, the best I have found is IMShopping. The only downside to this site is the amount that has to acquire before you are paid is higher than some sites, but still lower than others like Inbox Dollars. You also have to wait if you go over $40 until the next pay cycle.

Bonus!

Still want more? Try a paid survey site, such as MySurvey, or Inbox Dollars.

This is a guest post by Jessy Troy, whose online passion is collecting DIY gadgets.

5 Tips for Disposing of Ink & Toner Cartridges

This is a guest post by James Adams. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

Ink and toner cartridges for printers inevitably wind up empty at some point. Whether it’s the first or the fiftieth time you’ve had to replace your cartridges, it’s important to know what your disposal options are. Tossing the spent cartridge in the trash may seem like the easiest way to get rid of it, but it is also the most environmentally damaging. The plastic casing will just sit in a landfill while the chemicals from the ink leech out into the ground. Fortunately, there are many other, more eco-friendly, options available.

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Recycle for Charity
The saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure can be true in the case of your empty ink and toner cartridges. There are many websites and organisations that can take your old cartridges and turn them into money for charities.

  • Recycle4Charity is a US-based recycling program that collects empty ink and toner cartridges and makes a cash donation to charity per qualified cartridge. All shipping expenses are covered by prepaid shipping labels.
  • Recycling Appeal is based in the UK for both individuals and businesses that allows you to choose from a number of open “appeals” when recycling your cartridges. Or start an appeal of your own if the charity you wish to donate to isn’t listed.

You may also be able to recycle your ink and toner cartridges locally. Check with schools, stores, and nearby charitable organisations to find out if they have their own cartridge recycling programs.

Recycle for Cash
Ink and toner are expensive, especially for high-end laser printers and all-in-one units. Why not turn your empty cartridges into cash? Several recycling services exist that will pay you to send them your empties.

  • FreeRecycling.com will pay for over 150 types of ink and toner cartridges. Local pickup is free, and they also offer free shipping boxes for non-local shipments. Large shipments are accepted.
  • eCycle Group is a good solution for when you have multiple ink and toner cartridges to get rid of. They pay for shipping as long as you meet their minimums and offer competitive pricing on a variety of cartridge brands.

Some electronics and office supply stores offer recycling for cash, as well. The payment often comes in the form of a discount on future ink purchases or credit toward other purchases made in-store. Visit retailer websites or call local locations to find out which places in your area offer these programs.

Recycle at Work
Take a moment to think about all the waste generated at your workplace. Offices, schools, and other institutions that print a lot of documents or send a lot of mail use hundreds of ink and toner cartridges. Instead of throwing them all away when they’re no longer useful, consider starting a workplace recycling program if there isn’t one already. Gathering up used cartridges and recycling them could save an enormous amount of waste every year. Send them somewhere local or choose an online recycling program that accepts bulk shipments.

Refill & Reuse Your Cartridges
If it’s possible to refill the type of cartridges used in your printer, this can be the most economical choice. Refilling ink cartridges takes a little time, but is worth the effort. Check online for refill kits for your brand of cartridge. This can be a messy process, so before trying it for the first time, you may wish to visit websites like RefillInstructions and Printer Toner Warehouse, which offer instructions on how to safety refill a variety of cartridges. Make sure to print a test page or two once you’re done refilling to check that everything is in working order.

Return to Manufacturer
If you can’t find a viable way to recycle your empty cartridges, you may be able to return them to the manufacturer. Contact the makers of your cartridges and ask about disposal. If the company is indeed willing to take the cartridges back, make sure that they will either recycle the cartridges or reuse them. Some companies may simply dispose of used cartridges, which would defeat the purpose when trying to be environmentally conscious. But if you’re comfortable with their disposal methods, go ahead and send your empties.

It only takes a little extra effort to recycle or reuse empty inkjet and toner cartridges. This small time investment is a win-win situation, as it can have a big impact on both the environment and your budget.

This guest post was written by James Adams who analyses and writes reviews of the newest consumables for HP printers for CartridgeSave.co.uk.

10 Ways to Save Money on Printer Cartridges

This is a guest post by James Adams. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines here.

When the printer seems to be drinking ink instead of efficiently printing documents, there are some steps that can be taken to optimize ink usage. Older printer models use more ink than newer models so consider replacing printers that have been in use for more than three years. New models of printers allow more control over print settings. Spend some time walking through this logical series of steps to evaluate the settings and lower the consumption of ink and toner.

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1. Reset the automated cleaning function – When the printer performs an automated cleaning of the print heads, ink is wasted instead of used for printing. While the process is necessary for the printer to function correctly, the frequency of these cleanings can be reset to reduce the ink consumption. Refer to the user manual for instructions. The printer that is used daily will only need the print heads cleaned weekly.

2. Use “draft” printing mode – Within the printer properties, set the default printer to print every document in “draft” mode. Documents that are going to reside in a file that is opened only occasionally can be of lesser quality. When the printed document will be presented to a customer, the print quality setting can be changed for the one print job. Since the default is set to “draft” the next document will be printed in draft mode.

3. Print in monochrome – Set the default color setting to “grayscale” or “monochrome” to use only the black ink. Black ink is much less expensive than color ink. Most text documents are entirely black and white. When draft copies are needed for a color document, the black ink can be used until the final copy is printed.

4. Choose a finer font – Some fonts consume a great deal of ink because each line is thicker. Choose a font that has very fine lines and a narrower footprint within the print line. The research to find a better default font may require the use of some ink, but the long-term benefit will be evident.

5. Use cartridge completely – Never change an ink cartridge before it is completely empty. Wait until the print quality has been directly impacted before removing the old cartridge and inserting a new one. While a little bit of ink in one cartridge may not seem like much, over time the habit of removing a cartridge with usable ink remaining will cost money.

6. Send digital pictures to print service – Printing one picture with a reduced resolution consumes an acceptable quantity of ink. When multiple high-resolution photographs are printed, an entire ink cartridge can be consumed. Save money and use the expertise of a photo printing service for printing photographs.

7. Evaluate compatible or remanufactured cartridges – Out of pocket costs may appear to be lower when choosing to use less expensive compatible ink cartridges. While some remanufactured cartridges may deliver comparable quantities of printed pages, most consumers are disappointed with the cheaper versions. Just for proof, purchase one full set of the compatible cartridges and track the number of printed pages. Then decide which printer cartridge is best for use in your printer.

8. Outsource high-volume print jobs – When a very large document is to be printed, contact the local copy shop and inquire about the cost of their services. The cost of paper, ink, and employee time will be more than working a deal with a copy center. Set a certain threshold for the number of pages that can be printed on the office printer and send all larger documents out to be printed.

9. Refill cartridges – Some printer cartridges can be refilled by a service or refilled in house to save substantial funds on ink and replacement cartridges. Toner cartridges must be refilled by a service, but this can save a great deal of money over the course of a year. Find a reputable refill service and ask if they have deals for frequent ink refills. Monitor the number of pages printed from a refilled cartridge and determine which approach is the most cost effective for printer.

10. Recycle spent cartridges – Many retailers have started to offer money-saving coupons in exchange for spend printer cartridges. Those cartridges are sold to a refill service instead of being thrown into the landfill. Use the coupon to purchase the new printer cartridge and save money on your print costs.

Print quality is important for some documents, but most of the printed pages produced are for internal use and do not require excessive use of ink. When looking for ways to save money on the ink cartridges in the printer, know what the printer is currently doing to consume ink. Familiarize yourself with the settings that can be improved. Reset one and then see how the print quality is changed. Reduce the number of automated operations the printer performs that consume ink. Evaluate business practices that consume unnecessary ink. Reward employees that come up with creative ways to reduce the amount of printed material produced each month. Choose the best practices to prevent being penny wise and pound foolish.

James works as part of the team of writers at CartridgeSave.co.uk who analyse and review Pitney Bowes supplies and printer accessories. If you would like to read more of his work, you can visit their website.