Essential Things to Remember When Buying a New Digital Camera

These days, many people use their smartphone to take photos. They’re excellent for capturing snaps on the move or taking selfies. However, if you want to take your photography a bit more seriously, a smartphone camera isn’t going to do. It can only do so much before you need some more options. So you will probably want to look for a digital camera to help you take your photos. You might want something you can carry with you everywhere or just a camera you can have on special occasions. Before you decide which one to buy, consider the factors below.

What Do You Want to Use It For?

The first thing you need to think about is for what purpose you want your camera. For most people, it will be a casual gadget that they get out whenever they’re having fun. You want to use it to preserve memories when you go on vacation or to get pictures of your friends. However, you might be thinking about taking photography more seriously. If you are, you probably don’t want to jump straight into getting a professional camera. You’ll end up with a complicated camera and too many options you might not even use. Another option is to get a bridge camera, between a simple digital one and a professional one. It will offer you more control over your photos without overwhelming you.

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How Portable Should It Be?

There’s no doubt that you will want to carry your camera around. But some cameras are more portable than others. Do you want to be able to slip it into your pocket or the phone pocket in your bag? Or are you fine with a camera that takes up more space and perhaps even needs its own bag? You can get plenty of small digital cameras that you can carry with you wherever you go. For example, the Canon PowerShot G7 is small enough that you won’t notice it’s in your bag most of the time.

Essential Specs to Compare

There are lots of specifications you should look at when you buy a camera. You might be unfamiliar with a lot of them, so consider these:

  • Megapixels (MP) – most cheaper cameras will have at least 14Mp
  • Zoom – look for at least 5x optical zoom
  • Image stabilization – this helps you take clearer pictures by reducing blurriness
  • WiFi – with WiFi, you can upload photos straight from your phone, sometimes to Facebook and other social media
  • Face detection – if you mostly photograph people, this helps to recognize faces

Your Budget

Of course, you also need to consider your budget. The better the camera, the most expensive it’s going to be. But you don’t want to spend too much on a camera that’s too complicated for you. You could pay a few hundred or even less, or you could spend thousands on a professional camera. It’s worth paying a bit more for something that will last longer.

There are lots of things to consider if you need a new digital camera. Don’t make your purchase before you’ve given it a lot of thought.

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Tips on Getting A High Speed Router

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Everything we do today seems to have something to do with the internet and the digital world. When being connected to the World Wide Web is essential to your business or your home, a high performance router that can give you fast and reliable connection is very important. There are so many routers out in the market today, but if you know how to differentiate them you can get the best one for your needs – whether it’s for business, home entertainment or gaming.

If a top of the line router promise to give you very high speed, consider the price and see whether it’s really a good trade for you. Some high-speed routers still rely on system speed in order to perform at their optimum speed levels. Check out dual or multi-band routers which broadcast on 2 or more different spectrums. These types of router will allow you to use internet on more than one mobile and computer devices with wi-fi connection. Also, consider a router that allows for guest network for your business or home guests that might want to access the internet as well. Lastly, be sure to purchase routers with warranty. In case there is a problem with your purchase you can return it for repairs or even get a replacement for it when it’s not working as promised.

Photo credits:  ddpavumba, freedigitalphotos.net

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Top 5 Smartphones with Powerful Battery

Smartphone users are usually troubled with one of the hitch that they have to endure with their heavily priced mobile phones and that is the battery backup. Given the kind of models that are launched in market in current world, having a mobile phone with great specifications is no big deal. But most of the smartphones lack in offering good battery life. It is a huge matter of concern for buyers. For people that are closely concerned with this facet, here are some of the mobile phones that they can explore in the market:

Gionee Marathon M2

The Marathon range by Gionee has amazed the market with its captivating looks and admirable features. It is the antecedent of Marathon M3. Turning your attention towards the topic of today, the battery life of this model is 4200 mAh. I must say that it is a praiseworthy contribution by this brand when compared to other models in the market. Other features that you can find in the cell are: a 5 inch screen with 854×480 pixels resolution. Other than that you have got 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek Processor with 1 GB RAM and 400 GPU Mali. This model also allows you to tag up 32 GB external storage via SD card.

Lenovo P780

Mobile articles by Lenovo are also praiseworthy as they are embedded with all the major features and ensure optimum functionality. Lenovo P780 has got massive admiration due to its impressive battery life. Well, this model is fashioned with 4000 mAh battery capacity which is definitely something amazing. No matter how much you use your mobile, you can go with it without fearing of a battery crash any soon.

Gionee Marathon M3

What better can you find when you are getting a battery capacity of 5000 mAh.  Gionee Marathon M3 splashed out of the blue with such an amazing battery life for all the people who crave for this feature. You can easily use the phone for 2 days without having to charge it. The results of this model are quite impressive as the people who have used the phone seem to give positive reception about this model.

Micromax Canvas Power A96

Micromax mobiles have given a sigh of relief to the market. Their models are brilliantly crafted for all sorts of customer needs. Micromax Canvas Power A96 is a hit model, counted in terms of massive battery life. It has 4000 mAh battery capacity. You can find this model very reasonably priced. It is a perfect purchase for buyers who are keeping an eye on affordable mobile sets with great battery life.

Lava Iris Fuel 60

While keeping an account for mobiles with commendable battery life, how can we possibly miss Lava Iris Fuel 60? This model is available in battery capability of 4000 mAh, which I believe is pretty cool. By having such a cell phone, you don’t have to carry a power bank along-with 24×7. Once you charge the battery completely, you can expect 2 days processing without any trouble.

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Acer Liquid M220, the first Windows Smartphone released

The Acer Liquid M220 running with the latest Windows 8.1 OS (upgradeable to Windows 10) exhibits powerful specifications that can cater to the different needs of Smartphone users in any occasion.  Tech giant Acer announced that their ever first Windows-powered smart phone is now available in the market.

Acer Liquid M220

Acer Liquid M220

Acer Liquid M220 elicits exceptional aesthetic qualities to complete this performance-packed smart phone’s superiority not just in terms of functionality but also with regard to overall look and feel.

Specifications

Best features and qualities of Acer Liquid M220 that fascinate me are as follows:

The anti-slip is its remarkable physical feature as inspired by a Thai silk suit material, comes with a textile finish that gives it a sophisticated and fashionable guise and feel, which also doubles as extra grip for the phone to make handling safe and secure.

Acer Liquid M220

The vivid 4-inch display and 233 pictures per inch (PPI) screen resolution perfectly matches the phone’s 5-Megapixel main camera (with autofocus and LED flash) to shoot the best pictures and videos whether for fun or professional use. The secondary 2-Megapixel front camera, on the other hand, is also fit for the “selfie” generation.

Voice operated camera, I can shoot the best photos or even record a video hands-free. Impressive, isn’t it?

The two sim card slot.

The MicroSD card slot, which is expandable up to 32GB storing my photos, videos and other documents and files, will never be a problem.

Customizable colors for my calendar entries, easy navigation and alphabetically arranged apps that makes searching easier.

I am beginning to love Cortana, the intelligent personal assistant. By the way this feature requires internet connection and a Microsoft account.

I can integrate Windows experience across several screens—phones, tablets, and PCs—thus, I can shoot, share, work, and play anywhere.

The kids corner, wherein I can limit my kids phone access

Video call via skype

Best of all, coming in at a modest and affordable price range of P2,490, the Acer Liquid M220 is definitely a “steal” yet worthy of every hard-earned peso that makes it a truly value-for-money smart phone for every Filipino.

Know more and get updated about the Acer Liquid M220 and all other Acer products by visiting the Acer Facebook page or follow Acer via Twitter, or go to www.acer.com.ph.

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Review: The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge for Business

It seems as if the latest round of smartphones have been built with business people in mind. Entrepreneurs are the most immediate example, but also think about sales staff and staff who provide onsite technical assistance and need to communicate with team members and executives back in the office. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the latest examples of phones that are smart choices for mobile business execution.

samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
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KNOX, KNOX: Galaxy S6 Tops the Android Market

There’s no shortage of Android smartphones to choose from, but the Galaxy S6 Edge “outshines every other Android phone on the market,” says CIO. Among the top items CIO praises is that Samsung built-in KNOX mobile enterprise security, which features new and improved fingerprint scanning.

KNOX is the solution for people who embrace BYOD (bring your own device) sensibilities but need to divide their phone for business and personal use for security reasons. How good is it? The Department of Defense has given KNOX a thumbs-up.

The Edge is good for multitasking capabilities, something many smartphone users long for, particularly if they use their phones for business and personal uses. You can even resize open windows so that you truly have a miniature computer screen at your fingertips. It has an impressive screen, too, with an ultra-sharp, 1440 X 2560 pixel, 5.1-inch display.

Business News Daily likes the improved TouchWiz feature that includes a tool that helps you quickly find files–you can, of course, run Microsoft Office on the S6. Even the QWERTY keyboard is praised for displaying the numbers above it, so there’s no need to switch back and forth. Small wonder the site gives the Edge 4.5 stars out of five.

Other notable, business-friendly capabilities include:

A useful default Android email app with better message monitoring, drag-down swiping to see full messages and easy organization

Runs multiple applications with little lag thanks to 3GB of RAM

Just about perfect interface and performance, according to an exhaustive, multi-page review from TechRadar

An infrared blaster that lets you control external remote devices (handy for presentations)

An external speaker that reaches impressive volume

A 16 MP HDR camera delivers better quality in low-light settings than most smartphones

Compatible with Google Wallet; the KNOX fingerprint also works to validate payments through PayPal

The battery gives up to 20 hours’ talk time and 13 days on standby

Phone works with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling service

TechRadar praised the Edge’s wireless and fast-charge capabilities, along with its Ultra Power Saving Mode. In separate reviews, the Edge delivered two and four hours of performance following a 10-minute fast charge. One reviewer ran the phone down to at 4 percent power and was able to run another two hours by switching it on.

Android Phones are a Better Value

If you’re still struggling over the OS question, consider that Android phones continue to hold their own in the business market. They are much more flexible than the other OS choices out there. Business Insider lists several reasons to stay with Androids, including:

More customizable

Visible file system

Better Notifications bar

Talks to any multimedia app

More free apps

 

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