Xiaomi has taken the lead in the budget category smartphone once again by introducing the entry-level phones Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C in Malaysia with a starting price of less than $100(RM 360). Both phones feature a large-sized display screen, reasonably big batteries, and up to three rear cameras. The phones are equipped with an IPS LCD panel of 6.53-inch. The dot-drop notch display produces an HD+ resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio. Both devices come with large 5,000mAh batteries. These devices have 2 GB of LPPDR4x RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage.
For additional storage, these devices come with a microSD card slot. The Android operating system along with MIUI 11 comes preloaded on the Redmi 9A and Redmi 9C smartphones. The Redmi 9A is powered with the powerful Helio G25 octa-core processor that works at 2GHz whereas the Redmi 9C has Helio G35 octa-core SoC that ticks at 2.3GHz. Both smartphones house a 5-MP camera for selfie and front videos.
The Redmi 9A has a single rear camera of 13-MP whereas the Redmi 9C has a triple-camera system module that includes a 13-Mp primary camera lens, a 5-MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor with LED flashlight. The 9C features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for security but the Redmi 9A doesn't have this security feature. The Redmi 9A and 9C come with other common features like dual SIM slot, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB-C, IR blaster and 3.5mm audio jack.
While the HTC Desire EYE already received its Android Lollipop update outside of the US, the handset's version that AT&T is selling is still running Android KitKat. Fortunately, HTC and AT&T are now ready to update the phone.
According to HTC VP of Product Management Mo Versi, AT&T's HTC Desire EYE should be updated to Android Lollipop starting today, June 30. Mind you, the update brings Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 6.0 UI, but it's still going to include various changes and enhancements.
For now, it doesn't look like the update is live, but some AT&T Desire EYE owners should get it over the air before the end of the day.
Salary is the worst addiction that makes you kill your dreams and work your whole life. We get up early in the morning and travel to work 9 to 5 for an income that only fulfills our basic needs. On top of that, we don't have the freedom of our own life. We can't travel, take days off, or rest if we like it. Jobs bound us to a strict routine of slaves and keeps our mouth shut with minimum wage.
The world is starting to see how jobs take away our entire life. That's why people are more focused on starting their own business. But it's not as simple as most of us might think. Most startups usually fail within the first year, and very few of them manage to become a stable business with a decent income. The problem is our education system. They teach us how to be a good employee, but no one tells us how to start a business. They don't give us practical education or experience.
We discover new things by making mistakes and suffering terrible losses. We can only withstand a limited number of losses before we fall down. And not all of us have the courage to get up again and give the business another shot.
So, what's the solution to this problem?
Use the internet and contact experienced people of the same industry to learn from them. Don't for the time when you will give up everything and start working on your new business. Learn things whenever you can. Only when you are sure that now you have learned enough to start a successful business of your industry should you take the next step.
The Internet is the source of valuable information where you learn from the experience of other people. This article is one of them. This is a humble approach to share our experience and knowledge with all ambitious entrepreneurs and businessmen. Here I have shared things you must have when starting a new business. You don't necessarily need all of them. It's just some things that may be helpful for some businesses and essential for some industries.
A Unique Selling Proposition
This is not optional. If you are to start a business, you must have an idea that is unique. Of course, the entire business idea can't be unique due to the saturation we have in every single market. However, you can add one unique thing in the same cliché idea to stand out in the market.
For example, for a food business, you could have a great taste that your customers won't find anywhere else. Whether it be quality, low prices, or additional service, that's for you to decide. It's not something you would find easily. You will have to research the entire market. See what people are doing and what your customers expect. Look for a market gap and make it your unique selling point.
Focus all your business processes and marketing on that unique selling point to attract and retain customers. As long as you keep offering that uniqueness, you will keep getting returning customers. And a business with loyal customers never fails.
At Least Six Month of Budget
It's a frequently asked question: how much money do you need to start a business? There is no one right amount. It all depends on the industry and the scale of the company you are starting. There is also not one formula to get an exact number. But here is something that will give an approximate idea of what you need.
First, make a list of initial necessities you will need for the business. For example, equipment, workers, office, etc. write down the price that would be spent before starting operations.
After that, get an estimate of how much money you will have to spend if you don't get any return at all. It includes rents, bills, and wages.
Finally, multiply the monthly expenses to six and add it with initial expenses. That's your total investment. Remember, you multiplied the monthly expenses to six because you must have at least six months of budget to keep the business running. You can't expect profit at the beginning, and you need a strong backbone to suffer losses for this time period.
You start your marketing before you start operations. This means that you will spread brand awareness and let the world your business exist. So, you will be getting calls from prospects who may be interested in your product or services. If you don't properly retain them, you will lose potential customers. That's why you will need a professional phone number with a receptionist to answer all such calls.
For many businesses, having a receptionist is crucial. For example, a doctor can't make an appointment and deal with customers while also treating a line of patients.
Now you might be wondering how a new business can afford a receptionist. It's difficult enough to pay for other expenses, and hiring a receptionist before starting operations would be way out of budget. Fortunately, there is a perfect solution for it.
There are businesses that let you outsource receptionist work. You get an answering service from a reliable company that will professionally deal with all your calls. Every time someone calls your number, it will be attended by a real person who will guide them as per your instructions. This will present you as a professional company to impress your prospects.
You will be left way behind the market if you don't have a website. You might wonder since when a website is so important. It's become crucial as most of the world population regularly started using the internet. It works like an online branch of your business where you will get customers. Whether it's a product or a service you offer, you can rely on the internet to get you leads that you will contact to convince and convert into customers.
You need a domain, hosting, and a website. The first two barely cost $50 a year. As for the website, you can get one in any budget. There are sites you can get in $20, and you can have them custom-built for additional cost according to your requirements. With this, you should also consider acquiring some digital marketing services to promote your website and attract potential customers.
A Network of Relevant Professionals
A network is one of the biggest assets of a professional. People think money is all they need to start a business. Honestly, you can always arrange the funds. But you can't have someone else run the business at your place. It's very important that you stay in touch with every professional that is remotely linked to your industry or business.
Even if they are not in the same industry, save their contact number and keep in touch. You should try to have one person from every profession in your network. You never know when you might need a lawyer. Other than that, the expertise of a marketer is also useful. Furthermore, keep business cards of reliable electricians, mechanics, plumbers, and other such professionals for maintenance of your office.
Many businesses are not allowed to operate without a license. For example, if you are a dentist, you will need to get a license first. You get the license only after your fulfill certain requirements. The government doesn't want an unqualified person to provide services that could harm somebody. That's why a license is important. Get information about its requirements and complete them before you even start the plan of your business.
Document of Roles and Responsibilities
You might be working alone, have partners, or employees. Many businessmen underestimate the value of documentation, which they later regret. You need to write detailed roles and responsibilities of each actor and have him sign before you start working together. If you don't do that, it will later cause problems between you two.
It's particularly important if you have a co-founder or partner. Decide what goals each of you must achieve to keep the business running. If you are the one doing all the work and the other one only benefitting, sooner or later you will sick of it. Write documents and decide that each will only be rewarded after achieving certain goals and milestones.
Team of Business Developers
There are businesses with lousy products and services that keep running and making profit just because they have great business developers. Their job is to bring work for you, in other words, customers. It takes more time to attract a customer than to retain it. You can't spend all your time looking for customers and convincing them. Your expertise lies elsewhere, and that's where you should focus.
Work on your product or service to provide the best user experience. Business developers will bring customers to your doorsteps. If you can retain them with quality, they will keep returning, reducing your marketing cost. Make sure you find some experienced business developers and hire them on commission at the initial phases.
Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta is on and Xbox One fans are loving it. The early beta access kicked off yesterday and will continue through January,18th. In the wake of the ongoing beta Microsoft has detailed all Halo 5 retail editions and launched the pre-order campaign. Halo 5: Guardians is going to come in three retail packages Standard, Limited Edition and Limited Collector's Edition.
The Standard Edition of Halo 5: Guardians ($60) will naturally pack the game within a standard Xbox One plastic box and all pre-orders will receive a special Halo 5 poster.
The Limited Edition ($100) will pack the game disc within a premium steel book with some cool additional content - both physical and digital.
The Collector's Edition ($250) will include everything the Limited package offers, plus a commemorative, numbered statue designed by 343 Industries.
Has it not been long you became a lover of photography? Do you spend more and more time with the camera? I realize that the beginnings are always difficult. But whoever tries nothing has nothing! The important thing is to try and want to do it!
This is the reason I have put together these ten errors most often committed by the beginning photographers. You should also read this article to avoid doing it too!
#1: A professional camera is not everything
Do not believe that a professional camera will make you an experienced photographer! There is nothing more wrong than thinking that a super expensive camera will allow you to become a pro and make great photos of good quality. Because a good photographer can make a beautiful photo with any smartphone. We advise you first check all available options in your device or in the device you want to buy, and to think how you can use them. A quick note: even the best screen in the camera will not make the beauty and sense of reality of your photo! So, look at the photos still on the screen of a pc. It must also be well calibrated!
#2: Photography is a freedom of expression. Do not copy others!
It's always good to watch and be inspired by other
people's photos. But it is not at all allowed or professional to copy the ideas of
others. It is very important to know how to analyze the photos, their
colors and their framing, to know how to draw the conclusions and to use it by
making his own photos!
You can also participate in photography training organized by famous photographers, read books and magazines on photography and ask the professionals for advice but above all, especially what it takes is to listen to oneself and not to be afraid to experiment and test, to seek one's way.
#3: Do not use flash
The flash is often well liked and used by amateur photographers as well. But it is rarely or never used by professionals. The flash iterates in cameras making the photos too bright and too flat. So, if you are really interested in photography, leave out the flash and get different light effects instead use a diaphragm or other accessories that help capture the right light. If you do not want to give up the diaphragm reduce its power so that the light captured may seem more natural.
#4: Avoid excessive blurring of backgrounds
Many people like to use the "bokeh effect." It's a nice effect but does not overdo it! It is good to use it from time to time, but it is especially advisable to focus on the entire framing and on the background, which is also very important in a photo. Never underestimate the backgrounds of the photos because their choice is essential.
#5: Do not take photos without thinking - focus
When you take pictures, you must always have a clear idea of what you want to capture and how. Remember the principle of the third-party rule on the division of the image or division of gold. It's just the right time to use the principle.
#6: Do not take photos against the sun or in direct sunlight
Good weather and the shining sun can make us believe that it
is the perfect time to take pictures. Nothing more deceptive, except you
are looking to create some lens
flare in your photos! Of course, you have to experiment and try it all
but we must not forget that with that time, there are more shady areas so the
nose and even the hair will project shade. It is advisable to use a
shaded place which gives a much more pleasant and delicate light.
And if you're talking about shadows - never take pictures so that your shadow appears in the frame with the camera in your hand. It's a mistake as simple as putting your finger in front of the lens.
#7: Never use AUTO mode!
It is true that the AUTO mode was created especially for beginners of photography. But if you want to progress and develop your abilities as a photographer do not use it! Check all the options available in your device and try to use them. Try also to take pictures in RAW format. The photos in this format are subsequently much easier to process and edit. It is easier to make the necessary changes.
#8: Photo processing program? That's not all!
And if we talk about photo editing, they are used to highlight and expose the beauty of your photos and not to create photos! Photo processing programs have been created to make photographers' lives easier. But it is better to take beautiful pictures from the start so with a good framing and a good light to do editing just if it's really necessary. Use multiple gradations of lights, contrast and image saturation to become an expert. If you can lay your hands on one of the best mirrorless camera we have in the market today, then you are good to go with shooting great photos.
#9: Do not give up the colors to give more impotence to black and white photos
Black and white photos are easier to take. But if you want to progress in your photography adventure, it is to be used with moderation. Take the photos in color! And do not be afraid! Especially if the colors are essential for example the photos of Autumn, autumn leaves etc. or the rainbow.
#10: Do not be angry if you are given constructive advice
Nobody is born expert! Neither does anyone become an expert right away as soon as they start in their field. The beginnings can be difficult and we learn all our lives. Accept any criticism that comes from an expert or a professional photographer. They can teach you a lot. Thanks to this kind of criticism you can progress. But do not compare yourself to others, especially not professionals, and especially not when you start. This can only cause useless frustrations, and you do not want to be discouraged from the beginning.
Do not wait any longer! Take your camera and take as many photos as you want! It is not necessary to go to distant and exotic countries to be able to take beautiful pictures or to find beautiful landscapes. You can find inspirations around you in everyday life and in the simplest objects. Just keep your eyes wide open and have your device handy.
The pricing of the three main versions of the Apple Watch was finally announced at the company's Spring forward event.
The Apple Watch Sport is made out of special aluminum alloy, which is 60% tougher than regular alloys, but still as light. It's offered in 38mm and 42mm versions and will cost $349 and $399, respectively.
Then there's the Apple Watch, what you'd consider to be the classic version. It features a stainless steel body and its price is dependent on the band you choose. Prices for the 38mm range from $549 to $1049, while the 42mm will sell from $599 to $1099.
Finally, the Apple Watch Edition, which is made out of 18K gold is going to start at $10,000 for the 38mm one and $12,000 for the 42mm. Tim Cook didn't specify any further pricing information about it but one thing's for sure, it's a limited edition thing and will only be offered in select Apple stores.
Customers can try the two simpler versions of the Apple Watch in many Apple retail stores starting April 10. You can pre-order them from the same date with purchases shipping from April 24. Not all countries will get it at first, as sales will commence in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK and the US.
The Google Store has started carrying ASUS' ZenWatch 2, which offers the latest Android experience while starting at fairly lowprice of $149 USD.
The ZenWatch 2 looks a lot like its predecessor ZenWatch, however, it is much-improved in many ways. The device boasts a larger battery with fast charging and up to 66 hours of use in between charges, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage.
The ZenWatch 2 is also IP67-rated for dust and water-resistance like many of its rivals, but unlike most, it comes in two sizes. The Google Store is offering the 45mm option with a rubber strap in Light Aqua, and the 49mm option with a leather strap in Navy Blue.
Designed for comfort
Curved glass and a stainless steel watch casing that conforms to your wrist, with soft leather or rubber straps for all-day wear. Choose from two sizes for an ideal fit.
Wellness support for mind and body
The built-in biosensor and redesigned ZenWatch Wellness Manager app monitor your activity and relaxation levels.
Make it yours
Change up your look with a choice of over 30 exclusive watch faces, or create one of your very own. Customize the background picture, color, number style, and more.
Lasts long and charges fast
Goes all day with over 24 hours of battery life and only takes an hour to charge back up to 80%.
For specification detail, check out the link below.
Source: Google Store
LG's round-faced smartwatch running Android Wear, the G Watch R, is due to become available on October,14th. The news reportedly comes straight from the Korean company itself.
LG hasn't yet officially announced pricing for the G Watch R internationally. However, the press release unveiling the new watch for the German market mentioned a recommended retail price of €299.
That will probably translate into $299 over in the US, as mobile devices and accessories usually cost the same amount in both euros and dollars. Today LG has once again shied away from saying anything specific, but "a company spokesman" did confirm that it would be more expensive than the already available G Watch.
Google has just officially released the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the first Nexus device to get its Android 5.0.2 factory image is the Nexus 7 Wi-Fi "nakasi". Google didn't release any official Change-log but it looks like that its a Hot-fix update to fix some critical bugs.
Android 5.0.1 update was just released a few days ago, and Google already released 5.0.2 starting with the Nexus 7 and Soon it will hit the rest of the Nexus family. The OTA Update is not yet released but it's expected to start Rolling-out very soon.
Big day for all Google Nexus Fans worldwide, as Google Play Store starts to accept Pre-orders for the Moto Nexus 6. You can now pre-order your Nexus 6, a $649 gets you the 32GB model, and if that's not enough, you can spring for the 64GB version at $699. At least it's available for some people there appears to be a staggered rollout, and a lot of early buyers are seeing "out of inventory" pages for the 32GB version and "coming soon" for 64GB.
Both versions are available in white or blue. Shipping and taxes vary on speed and location; typically Play Store hardware is offered with ground, two-day, or next-day shipping options at increasing expense, though apparently they aren't leaving the warehouse until late in November. Nexus 6 buyers get 6 free months of Google Play All Access.
Google is already have its latest tablet, HTC Nexus 9, available for purchasing on Google Play Store but it's not available on all regions yet. Luckily for Nexus users in the Middle-East, the Google Nexus 9 is Now Available on the Middle-East, the tablet has launched in Qatar, UAE and Kuwait so far and is headed to more countries.
Middle-East users can now enjoy Google's latest Lollipop-tablet. X-cite, a major electronics retailers in Kuwait, is listing 2 variants of the HTC Nexus 9 with a price tag starts from $480 for the Black 16 GB 4G LTE and $580 for the White 32 GB 4G LTE variant. Nexus 9 is heading to more regions as Google tends to make it available worldwide.
Sony has shared information on its developer blog on how to get started creating HTML5 and Android TV apps for its upcoming TVs and home entertainment systems. In the process, the company also spilled loose details on its upcoming lineup of Android TV products.
Sony TVs running Android TV will start arriving in 2015 with the company waving goodbye to the Google TV platform. Google Cast is also going to be supported on select Bravia models. The company's Blu-Ray and Home Theater system products will support HTML5 apps, too.
Nevertheless, Sony encourages developers to continue supporting previous Google TV-enabled products. We know that this is unlikely to happen as everyone is eyeing the upcoming release of Android TV.
Finally, as we promised, the Official Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop Update is Rolling-out in Europe. The OTA (Over-the-air) update started in Poland for Unlocked Galaxy S5 devices with model number SM-G900F.
As seen already, Samsung Galaxy S5 runs TouchWiz-ed version of Android 5.0, so the user experience will not be dramatically different from the one in version 4.4. However, thanks to the brand new ART runtime, we reckon that users will feel a noticeable improvement in the responsiveness of the device.
The update will begin rolling out to more markets across Europe very soon and other regions by the end of this Month. Check the Hands-on Video of this Galaxy S5 Lollipop Update.
Lollipop Firmware Details:
• Model: SM-G900F
• Model name: GALAXY S5
• Country/Region: Poland
• Version: Android 5.0 [LRX21T]
• Changelist: 77433514
• Build date: Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17:41:00 +0000
• Product Code: XEO
• PDA: G900FXXU1BNL2
• CSC: G900FXEO1BNL1
• MODEM: G900FXXU1BNL2