If you're a fan of soccer, there's probably no reason to tell you the World Cup is fast approaching. Equally, if you're a regular on this site it's likely your smartphone will be your go-to place for all the latest news and views.
This summer will of course be the most interactive ever, whether you be wanting World Cup tips, live feeds to games or even fantasy football. Which means there are plenty of apps to download!
With just a few months until kick off, here are our favourite apps to help you countdown to June 14...
The Official Panini Sticker Album
Yes, ripping and sticking is no longer required with the new Panini app. You can enjoy the tradition of collecting World Cup stickers direct from your mobile.
It's free to download and you are given two free packets per day. Of course, if you want to fill it quicker you can buy packets too.
But what about the swaps? Well you can head to the Swap Area and make your trades.
The Official FIFA World Cup App
You'll probably want to hear all the latest news directly from the horse's mouth. The official World Cup app has you covered.
With all the latest news, views and video you'll be kept fully up to date on everything you need to know about Russia 2018.
William Hill App
Naturally, a big part of the World Cup is having a flutter. Fancy another Iceland giant killing? Perhaps you'd prefer to play safe and go for Messi to top score.
Either way, William Hill has got you covered and from now until the tournament will be providing you all the latest odds and offers to enjoy. It's one of the best places to have a punt and will have a huge range of World Cup markets.
An On Demand TV App
No matter where you are in the world, soccer's biggest tournament will be live on TV.
If you're out and about, an on demand app will have your back and you'll be able to watch live games no matter where you are.
The likes of BBC iPlayer or ESPN will steam games daily, meaning you'll never miss out on any of the action.
Football Manager 2018
Think you can do better? Why not download Football Manager 2018 and put yourself to the test.
It's not free and comes at a fair price but it's comfortably the most expansive and in depth simulation game on the market. Can you lead England to their first since ‘66? Maybe the dark horses Belgium are destined for the title under your reign.
There's only one way to find out...
The cell phone has become a part of everyday life. The functions of such devices goes beyond the basic uses of a telephone. Today you can call a taxi, pay for a plane ticket and even play real money online casino games on a cell phone. Most best us casino online players can even download casino apps from iTunes. The role of the mobile phone is becoming more diverse with each new device launched. More features are being added to the devices to make them more relevant to the modern man.
Cell Phones at Work
The latest mobile phones have become extensions of the office. For many tech savvy people, the mobile smart phone is giving a lot of solutions to office problems. Besides the basic ability to receive and make calls from outside the office people can conduct entire business transaction on a cell phone.
People are now targeting cell phone users as potential customers. This is because of the huge amount of time that people spend on their phone. Most of the time the people will be online. Therefore many organizations are using a lot of money to advertise to cell phone users.
Cell Phones at School
The cell phone is now safety and security tool. A way for parents to keep in constant touch with their children. But the convenience offered by the devices can become a hindrance to progress, especially when in the hands of the wrong people.
Teens in middle school can easily be classified as the wrong people to trust with disruptive tech like cell phones. There are many incidents of lessons being disturbed due to a phone ringing or a messaging. That is why several heads of schools all around the world want to keep the devices out of their classrooms. Other school heads even go as far as encouraging students to leave their cell phones at home. There are other schools that have embraced the technology and use the cell phones to help with lessons.
Jurassic World 2015 new super bowl trailer is out, we already saw the first teaser a few months back but it was very brief. This New trailer gave us an extended sneak peak at the movie's story, CGI and actors. We might see another extended trailer very soon. we are all waiting for this one...
The film, which sees visitors return to Jurassic Park 22 years after the events of the first movie, will hit theaters in June 2015. Watch the new Trailer Video below!
Jurassic World 2015 movie was released more than a month ago starring Pratt, 36, and Howard, 34 in an epic movie that continues the events from the last Jurassic Park movie. The movie has already earned $1.5 Billion in the box office worldwide.
After this huge success, Universal Pictures decided to release a sequel, Jurassic World 2 will hit theaters on June,22nd 2018. Spielberg will return as an executive producer and Jurassic World screenwriters Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow, who also directed the film, will pen the script to the sequel. An official title for the sequel has not been revealed.
Latest rumor of the Samsung Galaxy S7 point to an announcement date of late February at it'sGalaxy Unpacked event, same as the dates of the Mobile World Congress 2016 . This would be the same approach of the corporation in previous years, as the Korean consumer electronics giant has utilized the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce Galaxy S devices in recent years.
Another rumor that has emerged in recent weeks is the suggestion that Samsung will release three models of the Galaxy S7 simultaneously. The Samsung product range has been a little complicated in recent releases, and it is suggested that the Korean company will simplify the situation by producing a Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 Edge+, and releasing them at the same time.
Network of the Galaxy S7 will likely complete with Cat 12 LTE, and that this mostly likely be supported by both the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 and Samsung's own Exynos 8990 processor. It appears increasingly likely that Samsung will revert to its old policy of releasing two separate Galaxy S units in different regions of the world, with the East Asian marketplace likely to receive its proprietary technology.
Samsung is particularly known for packing its devices with the highest specifications possible, and the company has pioneered numerous innovations in recent years. The most notable of these is the curved screen technology that is now almost indelibly associated with Samsung, we just going to have to wait and see how innovative how Galaxy S7 is.
Barcelona was the site of much interest from Samsung device lovers who wanted to see what the SE Asian company had in store for consumers. A couple of flagship devices and a 360-degree virtual reality camera received much of the buzz at the industry event.
The Galaxy S7 could easily be mistaken for the Galaxy S6. Okay, so it has been updated with a more metallic look and it is sleeker too, but it is unmistakably an S series device. Fans of the S series device will also be pleased to learn that Samsung have been listening and return some of the features removed from the S6. Namely, the microSD card slot has made a welcome return and storage limits are bumped up to 200GB. The water resistance is also back, so if you spill a coffee on the phone, it might just survive. Remember, we didn't say waterproof, it's only water resistant.
The camera drops from 16-megapixels to 12-megapixels, but the larger pixels and f/1.7 aperture lets in more light for improved low-light performance. The autofocus is faster and a front-facing selfie flashes the screen to provide more light. The 5.1-inch Super AMOLED screen and Snapdragon 820 SoC makes the phone hum along.
The Galaxy S7 Edge also gets the 12-megapixel camera and microSD card slot. It also have more curves in the design and space for notifications. The icons and tabs are larger to match its 5.5-inch screen. The processor is the same as with the S7.
Both devices are released on March 11 and will be compatible with the Samsung Gear VR headset which is offered as a bonus for anyone pre-ordering either device.
The Samsung Gear 360 is a 30-megapixel 360-degree camera that uses 2 fish-eye lenses to capture images and video. Its resolution is 3,820x1,920 which is almost the 4K standard. Each f/2.0 fish-eye lenses covers 195-degrees and images can be stitched together using the S7 or S7 edge. The device is not expected for release until the summer season.
You might know about "Burj Khalifa", a skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates which is currently considering the tallest man-made structure in the world, standing at 829.8 meter.
Well, what you don't know that this enormous building, Burj Khalifa, was constructed by Samsung Engineering & Construction of South Korea.
Yes, One of Samsung's divisions built Burj Khalifa making it on Top list of the construction firms worldwide. However, there were some partners with Samsung on constructing the tower but the Korean giant made the main design and the engineering work (Photo below shows a Samsung's Engineer working on construction site at burj khalifa, Year 2010).
South Korean's Samsung Engineering & Construction made many other buildings and projects all around the world. You can check the source link below to know more about the Burj Khalifa project in company's official website.
Samsung has introduced a new SSD today. It's called 950 Pro, and it's insanely fast. The drive is the first one to bring vertical NAND technology to the consumer space. It's a Non-Volatile Memory Express M.2 SSD, in the M.2 2280 size.
It will be offered in two capacities 256GB for $199.99 and 512GB for $349.99. Thanks to its support for the PCIe Gen.3 x4 interface, it delivers speeds that SATA-using drives can only dream of.
The 512GB Samsung 950 Pro reaches sequential read speeds of 2.5GB/s and sequential writes speed of 1.5GB/s. In terms of random access, it delivers 300,000 read IOPS and 110,000 write IOPS.
The 950 Pro can withstand shocks of up to 1500G/0.5ms and 20G vibrations. Warranty-wise you're looking at five years of coverage for both capacities, with the 256GB model getting that up to 200 terabytes written, and the 512GB unit up to 400 terabytes written. The drive will be in stores in October.
Awards and Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphones are not really fresh news in 2017, but just to add one more fat feather to the two smartphone's arsenal, they now also own the title of being the "Best Smartphones" of 2017. The award was given to the S8 and S8+ after judging it on multiple criterions which includes but are not limited to user experience, innovation, performance, value for money and design. The judges who decide on the award are formed of renowned tech-journalists, market influencers, and analysts.
As the Galaxy S8 managed to stay true to all the criterions mentioned here and excelled more than any other in some, it was awarded the most prestigious smartphone award in Asia at the event after the judges reached a unanimous decision. Although it is without a doubt, one of the best smartphones to hit 2017 yet, do you agree with the decision or do you think the award should have gone to some other smartphone? Let us know in the comments.
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Samsung is the global leader when it comes to smartphone sales and market share, but that doesn't mean it's the leader everywhere. Being the most populated and prospective nation in the world, China is now one of the biggest markets for smartphones in the entire world as well. In spite of seeming like the perfect match for each other, Samsung's hold over the local market in China has been reduced to a mere 3% at the end of Q2 2017; the lowest for the company in any other nation where it has a significant presence.
If you are wondering why it is so, there are two main factors at play here. Firstly, the political relationship between South Korea and China is not going very well at the moment. This has resulted in a number of customers rejecting Korea-made products In favor of products from local manufacturers like Xiaomi, Vivo, Oppo, Huawei and the like. Secondly, the competition from the local manufacturers is too steep for Samsung to match up with them under the current situation. In fact, Apple isn't doing too well in the country either as their share in the Chinese market dropped from 8.5% to 8.2% in just a year. Nevertheless, the American company is still doing a lot better than Samsung, given that their market dropped from 7% to just 3% at the end of Q2 2017 in a quarter-on-quarter comparison with 2016.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
While f/1.7 aperture was only starting to gain recent popularity among select flagship handsets, Samsung has just launched a smartphone which boasts of an exclusive f/1.5 aperture. In case you are wondering, lower is better here. A lower aperture translates to clearer pictures in low light situations so this is great news. The smartphone in question is the W2018 and it's a flip phone! Yup, you read that right, Samsung is still holding onto the flip phone formula in China and yes, it's a China exclusive phone unfortunately.
Other specs of the device are more or less in line with major flagship handsets from Samsung and they are as follows.
Twin 4.2-inch Full HD Super AMOLED displays
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
6 GB of RAM
64GB of internal storage (a 256GB model could be in the pipelines)
12-MP rear camera/5-mp front camera
2,300 mAh battery
Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Colors: Elegant Gold and Platinum
Price: Possibly close to $2,000 or higher!
If it was available near you, would you pay $2,000 for this? Let us know in the comments.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
There was a time when the only real competitor Samsung had was Apple, but those times have changed and they have changed a lot. Make no mistake, Apple is still Samsung's biggest adversary in many ways, but the Cupertino giant is no longer the only concern for Samsung as Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are taking the market by storm by offering high-end hardware at competitive prices. Nevertheless, even amongst so much speculation, Samsung has managed to hold the number one position as the leading smartphone seller at the end of Q1 2018. The stats are not as impressive as they once were and in certain markets, Samsung has clearly lost a lot of business, but even then, the Korean MNC is still the global leader in total smartphone sales across the world. Check out some of the stats below, as presented by the analytics farm Counterpoint.
· Samsung shipped a total of 78 (22%) million smartphones in this quarter, out of the 360 million total
· Apple came second with 52.2 million (15%)
· Huawei holds the third position with 39.6 million shipments (11%)
· Apple remains the number one seller in North America (38%), with Samsung coming in at second (27%)
· In Asia, Huawei, Xiaomi and Samsung are tied for the first spot with 13% each, while Apple has slipped into the second position with 12%
· Samsung is the dominant smartphone seller in Latin America, Middle East & Africa and Europe with 37%, 28$ and 33$ of the market share respectively
The OPPO Reno mobile features a 6.4" (16.26 cm) display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and operates on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system out of the box. The Oppo Reno is powered by Octa core (2.2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo 360 + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core, Kryo 360) processing chip. It comes with 8 GB of RAM. Although to keep running such a large display it has 3765mAh which doesn't seem enough. The screen to body rato is 56.23% and has AMOLED display.
The key selling point of Oppo Reno is its photography ability. It has tried to remove the limit the optical zoom in mobile phone. A 48MP ultra-clear main camera, 13MP telephoto lens and 8MP wide-angle lens make up the Reno 10x Zoom tri-lens setup. Because of these three lenses with different focal ranges, this achieves a full bandwidth of 16-160mm, an effective focal length 10 times that of an ultra-wide-angle lens. The tri-camera setup complemented by dual OIS for ensuring stability even when fully zoomed on hand-held operation. It has Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor supporting a resolution of 8000 x 6000 Pixels and the front snapper is powered by a Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor. Other sensors include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer.
Oppo Reno is powered by a Sony IMX 586 48MP ultra-clear camera. Its 1/2.0'' ultra-large sensors and f/1.7 ultra-large aperture along with MFNR and HDR software algorithms, which protects pictures from getting over-exposed and create stunning details even in low-light. Due to AI portrait optimization for night photography the device can differentiate between subject and its background at night, ensuring a professional photo. For security it has on screen fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with fast charging and it supports dual SIM, GSM, Dual VoLTE, The device is available in Jet Black, and ocean green. For graphics, it uses a Adreno 616 GPU which helps to make video games run smoothly. For network connectivity it has Wi-Fi, Blutooth, USB, and GPS.
It wasn't LeTV, but Qualcomm who revealed the upcoming LeTV Le Max Pro as the first Snapdragon 820 powered smartphone. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas, Qualcomm made two major announcements with the first being an introduction to the automotive Snapdragon 820 chipset, termed "820Am." Apart from helping the driver with real time assistance in navigation and performing other "smartcar" functions, the Snapdragon 820 Am will also enable movement-tracking when supported by appropriate hardware sensors.
The 820 is actually a quad core processor wherein last year's 810 was an octacore CPU. There are four Kryo processor cores inside the CPU and each one is clocked at 2.2 GHz by default. Apart from the Snapdragon 820 processor, the LeTV Le Max Pro will be powered by an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB of RAM.
The extremely well-built Le Max Pro will offer three non-expandable storage options; 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The enormous 6.33 inch 1440p display is beautiful to look at and perfect for consuming media, albeit a little too large for smaller hands. A 21 megapixel camera and an ultrasonic fingerprint scanner further add to the repertoire of the most powerful phone announced so far (theoretically). We will just have to wait and see if such a huge 2k display and the Snapdragon 820 SoC proves to be too much for the 3400 mAh battery housed within.
The first "Jurassic World" movie trailer isn't set to arrive until Thanksgiving, but Universal Pictures is giving us our first taste of the film right now.
The latest teaser includes the very first footage from the film seen yet, and that includes glimpses of dinosaurs, Chris Pratt, the park, and some crazy new vehicles that make the multi-colored Jeeps of old seem mundane by comparison.
The film, which sees visitors return to Jurassic Park 22 years after the events of the first movie, will hit theaters in June 2015. Watch the Trailer Video below!
Some residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota will soon have access to superfast Internet, thanks to US Internet, which has recently announced that it will offer a mind-boggling 10Gbps broadband speed to both residential and small-business owners in the city. Just to give you an idea, this is 10 times the speed of Google Fiber, which is currently available in Kansas City; Provo, Utah, and Austin, Texas.
"The launch of our 10 Gbps Internet service will make Minneapolis the first city in the world to receive access to the Internet at speeds never before experienced in our country, or any other country for that matter," U.S. Internet CEO Joe Caldwell said in a statement. The service will be available for $400/month + a $99 installation fee.
Last year, We reached the 128GB limit in microSD cards. This year at MWC 2015, SanDisk broke that record and introduced New 200GB microSD card. The SanDisk 200GB Ultra® microSDXCTM UHS-I card is now a reality.
Moving files won't take nearly as long, the card is UHS-I rated and can offers transfer speeds of 90MBps which is approximately about 1,200 photos moved per minute. The card is water proof, temperature proof (-25°C to 85°C / -13°F to 185°F), shock proof, magnet proof and even X-ray proof.
The 200GB microSD card will become available worldwide in Q2,2015 at $400. The price will probably go down after the initial launch, the 128GB card is currently $100, having started at $130. It was as low as $90 at one point.
Milanese design school IED - Istituto Europeo di Design - reasserts Italy's heritage of car manufacturing with the Syrma concept car. Working alongside motoring publication Quattroruote, IED's Syrma concept presents an atypical automotive configuration in a number of ways.
Starting with the interior layout that entails three staggered front seats with the driver's seat located in the middle, under the hood lies a hybrid engine with a V6 twin turbo, approximately 4-litre heat engine, and an electric engine that when combined courier an impressive 900hp to the gas pedal.
When running on electric, the Syrma is entirely silent, that is aside from the screeching of rubber as you burn out of your driveway. Created by 11 students as part of their Masters thesis, the concept was developed and then produced in full scale in time for the 2015 International Geneva Motor Show.
SanDisk has introduced the first 200GB microSDXC card a while ago and it's currently on the markets. Now, a company called Microdia, and while it doesn't quite have the same brand recognition as the memory card giant, this California-based company also makes flash memory and accessories. Microdia introduced the first microSD card that stuffs 512GB worth of storage space into a piece of plastic smaller than your fingernail.
Naturally, it won't be cheap. Microdia says it estimates the Xtra Elite will cost around $1,000 which converts to around £655 or AU$1,285 when it goes on sale by the end of this year, though that's not the final retail price. You can buy a 64GB card for around $30, £18 or AU$35.
The Xtra Elite will use version 4.0 of the Secure Digital standard, and feature an Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus with data transfer rates of up to 300MBps. Because it's using SD 4.0, the card features an additional row of pins below the standard ones.
Technology can take people out of poverty. All things prove the evolution of developing the world that skipping past eras.
Only 2 percent of African households have fixed lines, while almost two-thirds of US households still do. Recent Pew Research Center numbers show that cell phones are common in Nigeria and South Africa, as they are in the United States, with about 90 percent of adults owning mobile phones.
In a world where more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet, we need to ask: what is this for all these phones? And do they really matter?
Mobile phones and tablets bring teachers to students in regions with inadequate service levels, like never before, due to lower equipment costs. Rumi's low-power tablets, pre-loaded with whole libraries, were put into operation during the Ebola crisis, when schools in Liberia were closed for several months. Teachers are also learning: the program in Pakistan provided instructors with videos about training methods that they could download at free hot spots.
The Ministry of Education and Sports of Uganda can appeal to teachers' subscribers to check attendance, opportunities and materials without going hundreds of miles to visit each site. Mobile studying can also help in training: a school in Bangladesh allowed parents to make payments through a mobile phone when they are comfortable.
Help Save Lives
Since mobile phones have become common in the developing world, the "mHealth" area (mobile health) has emerged. MHealth programs connect remote communities with medical services and experience, all of which are connected by cellular phones.
Health care workers in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa use mobile phones to contact medical professionals who can help solve critical health problems. This helps field workers determine what is treatable on the ground, and identify patients who may need to go to the hospital.
Another key use of mobile phones is the SMS for life program. He uses text messages to deliver malaria medicines to remote communities. Using simple text messages, the program helps to get medications for malaria to people who need them and checks the level of stocks to avoid the outcome. Another innovative use of text messages is HIV prevention, which helps young people get information about the disease.
Save and spend money
Banking is expensive, especially if you live in a city where there is no bank! In developing countries, a significant part of the population does not have access to financial services, which we take for granted (for example, direct deposit, credit cards or savings accounts). But cell phones allow you to make digital transactions that are cheaper and safer than paying in cash or saving money under the notorious mattress. Financing on cell phones also makes credit available to poor people, and they can invest in building a home or building a small business.
Help people find a job
There are a lot of apps and services to find a job. And it is more useful in countries which are not as modern as Europe countries or USA.
E.g., mobile phones have helped people in Palestine find work. In a press release, they reported:
"In Palestine, the JobMatch service in Souktel helps young people find work. Graduates of colleges using this service reported a reduction in time spent on job search, on average from twelve weeks to one week or less, and a salary increase of up to 50 percent. "
Portability of hobbies (e.g., playing mobile online casino)
One of the advantages is that you can use the applications on your phone wherever you are; for this, you do not need to bind to the computer. This is one of the reasons why many people get a smartphone and the use of online slot games for the casino is really suitable.
Often, casino games are held in a casino or more recently on a computer. While staying on your computer gives you more flexibility than being in a casino. This will allow you to play games when you are away from your home.
This means that you can play in bed, waiting for food to feed, in front of the TV or anywhere. This may say that you are free from your computer. You can even play if you do not have a computer, since many people these days have a smartphone, but do not have a computer
As of Dec 2019, there were more than 3000 formally recognized cryptocurrencies in the world! That means that in less than a decade, over three thousand companies, individuals and crypt ecosystems have been founded.
All of them have been competing with the first one- Bitcoin. When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin way back in October 2008, no one had expected the cryptocurrency rage to linger for a decade. However, Bitcoin continues to not only corner the market, but also dominate it comfortably with over 70% market share in the entire crypto world.
In this article, we will look at why Bitcoin is superior to every other cryptocurrency out there in the market. In addition, we will also shed some light on Bitcoin's greatest feature- its decentralization.
Why Bitcoin continues to dominate the Crypto ecosystem in 2020?
According to experts, the viability and value of a financial asset is determined by the amount of time it has seen. Now you might say that ten years is not a long enough time to proclaim Bitcoin a success. However, if you look at Bitcoin's competition, you will think that Bitcoin quite an old phenomenon.
Ever since 2011, other companies and tech gurus have experimented with different cryptocurrencies of their own. IxCoin, Tenebrix and Solidcoin were some of the earliest competitors to Bitcoin. All of them came up in 2011. They hoped of taking investors away from Bitcoin. Within a few years, all of them winded up their operations.
Two others, Litecoin and Namecoin also came up around the same time. However, Litecoin continues to enjoy some form of popularity in the asset and investor market.
Why the absence of Satoshi Nakamoto was a boon to Bitcoin's success?
One of the major reasons why people prefer Bitcoin as compared to other cryptocurrencies is because there is no concept of ‘Premine'. Premine essentially means that a previously arranged or specific number of coins will be accrued to the Founder first and then start the networking process.
Many investors who want to associate with the concept of a truly decentralized currency do not want to go in for premine. They do not see any value there. By disappearing Nakamoto ensured two things-
Avoiding extra taxes on cryptocurrencies.
You will notice that practically all major alt coins take some kind of dev fee, maintenance fee, storage tax, etc. This literally translates into the same thing as traditional fiat currency. Why would you want to create a digital/crypto and then burden it with the same moulding of taking transaction fee?
Bitcoin did not do that. This made it a truly one-of-a-kind decentralized currency, which worked between sender and receiver. By not having a central figurehead, every concerned party in Bitcoin will have to create and manage the consensus within the system.
Is Bitcoin's Decentralization going to fuel its success in the future?
The brief answer to this is ‘YES"! In the last few years, especially in 2019, Bitcoin has started showing signs of maturity. The investors in the Bitcoin ecosystem are also showing signs of maturity. In other words, the volatility associated with the hugely profitable bitcoin code is seeing some form of stable investments.
According to many, this signified Bitcoin's coming of age moment. Experts state that 2020 is going to be a great year for Bitcoin. This is because the famous ‘Bitcoin Halving' is expected to happen in May 2020. The year 2029 also saw more and more investors taking their assets out of altcoins and investing them in Bitcoins.
There is a belief that if national governments are going to engage with cryptocurrencies in the future, they are only going to have a dialogue with Bitcoins, and no other cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin is a virtual currency that uses P2P technology to carry out exchanges of value without the intervention of any bank or central body. Transactions and the issue of new Bitcoins are entirely controlled by the network. Bitcoins are the first cryptocurrency that was invented. Historically, Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency with the highest capitalization and also the highest price per single token.
Bitcoin is now a consolidated reality and although its listing on the market is subject to fluctuations even quite large from time to time, so far this virtual currency has overcome all the obstacles it has faced. Being the most traded currency, it is also quite stable although always subject to sudden changes in value compared to FIAT currencies, or the so-called traditional currencies.
The algorithm on which the BTC blockchain is based is the SHA-256 with Proof-Of-Work. Thanks to this algorithm Bitcoin can be transacted in a completely anonymous and secure way. Bitcoin accounts are in fact maintained by a public ledger and are assigned to an address, not to a person or an entity. Excluding the option to participate in their creation (an activity that has become too expensive.
The transactions involve the transfer of Bitcoin through special software that mask the complexity of the underlying blockchain: the so-called Wallets. Each wallet maintains a private key (or seed) which is used to sign the transaction by providing proof that the BTCs come from the owner of the wallet. The signature also serves to prevent the transaction from being changed by any third party who intercepts it. All transactions can then be made public among blockchain participants who usually confirm them, every 10 minutes, through a process called mining. Wealth matrix is used to earn money from bitcoin.
The mining precisely serves to confirm a transaction and also to create new Bitcoins. Mining also allows a transaction to be confirmed in a neutral way by all the computers that are part of the network, without the possibility that the blocks that make up the transactions are changed. To do this, the blockchain uses a lottery-type mechanism, which makes it very difficult for an individual or a group to control the blocks to be included in the blockchain and therefore makes the Bitcoin network very difficult to hack. It is highly recommended, especially at the beginning, the daily reading of the official forum (bitcointalk) where you can find discussions, information and news on practically every currently existing project. All this just to have a basic smattering, which is the fundamental condition for being able to operate in this world; depending on what you want to do, then, you will have to specialize in a certain sector.
How to invest in Bitcoin?
To invest in Bitcoin there are several options, some simpler and others more complex. First of all, let's start by saying that the main difference lies in the possibility of owning the Bitcoin token, or the BTC, or investing speculating on the price trend.
To own the BTC it is necessary to register on an exchange , there are more or less famous ones among which we mention eTorox , the cryptocurrency exchange of the eToro Group , which obtained the license as a regulated supplier with license number FSC1333B from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission , i.e. the Gibraltar Financial Market Supervisory Authority.
Alternatively, you can also buy Bitcoin on the platform of the eToro broker, which has become famous in the world thanks to social trading. To join the 10 million traders present, visit the eToro website from
To invest in Bitcoin, however, it is not necessary to own the BTC and manage it through a wallet, but just relies on eToro CFD trading. To trade on this safest bitcoin broker you need to click on the link shown above. On the same platform you can choose whether to buy Bitcoin or invest on the price trend of the Bitcoin quote (BTC / USD).
Bitcoin exists because there is a network of people around the world who allow it to function, these people do it because this allows them to earn money by doing it not only allow the network to function but also certify its security and reliability.
SMS has become a globally adopted channel of communication. Endless chains of private messages have exposed the opportunities text messaging holds as a service channel. The usage of mobile phones is rising fast globally. In a recent survey, the respondents showed SMS has an open rate of 98%. SMS marketing's pro benefit is that texts within 3 minutes of delivery, 90% of recipients open the text message. You only need to get the marketing edge right to hoist your business above the competition.
SMS marketing can be used effectively in sending messages for sales, promotion, appointments, and event reminders. Presently, many brands use SMS marketing for advertising products and services to attain instant results. Here are seven reasons why SMS has significantly impacted the world.
SMS messaging is very quick and efficient. Sending a text virtually guarantees that your marketing message will reach your target audience almost immediately upon being posted. The majority of consumers have their phones with them most of the time, providing a perfect channel for time-sensitive offers. SMS has better delivery over email. There are no spam filters. Therefore, there are no design elements; it is as simple as typing in your text.
High Engagement Rates
People are more receptive to SMS messages. 30% of recipients respond to texts, and 32% will respond to surveys sent by smartphones. This makes SMS a fantastic way to carry out research and boost engagement. SMS ensures the message is delivered straight into the right hands at the right time. With more than 90% of messages read within 3 minutes of being received, you could expect immediate results. SMS is one of the quickest and easily affordable tools to help you reach your target audience.
It's for this reason that almost most marketing agents will recommend that you fully utilize the power of SMS marketing. You can read more on their blog to understand how high engagement rates impact positive results. With expert SMS tips and tactics, you can easily succeed.
One of the most alluring things about SMS for the recipient is concise messaging. SMS is limited to only 160 characters, forcing businesses to get their message across direct and fast. It's heads and shoulders above any other communication methods based on reading rate. Most people send and receive text messages daily as they engage with each other. That being the case, you ought to know your customers have access and know-how to use SMS.
Mobile is a widely used, versatile, and efficient means for B2C communication. Text messages a massive group in a short period. The number of unique mobile subscribers is at 8.1 billion globally. In business, reaching an active customer base with a single tool is crucial for anyone looking to utilize broad marketing strategies. SMS is pretty compatible with every mobile phone, so you need to consider getting your clients on board with the text messages.
Due to its simplicity and broad reach, almost everyone knows how to open, read, and text a message. SMS can be scheduled, and you can send one message to a large group of people at a go. Text messaging is simple and gets the message across instantly without any interference. It can be frustrating to try to solve issues over the phone. SMS cuts down on the frustration creating room for more positive customer service.
Increased Business Activity
As an entrepreneur, the high chances are that you are probably struggling to strike everything out of your to-do list. SMS allows you to improve your productivity by creating a project tracker system to assign, monitor, and organize your tasks. With information overload, employees often spend too much time searching for content that they need to do their job. Promptly, the SMS with information about your lead prospects can be sent to a specific team member for quick action. With this, you can switch your focus on the tasks you want to streamline and those tasks you need to complete faster and smarter.
Using SMS, you can keep your clientele posted about your business, especially when it comes to new offers. You can track SMS easily using delivery reports. These reports permit you to see the efficiency and success of your promotional campaign. For example, SMS can be automated, reminding your customers about payments and pending bills. In the event of any problems with the payment collection, SMS is a great way to keep tabs with your client base and help them make timely decisions promptly.
Text messaging is a powerful tool for driving sales and growing an active customer base because of its popularity and prevalence to consumers. Customers have shown to like SMS, with 64%prefer texts to phone calls for customer service.SMS marketing could be the most beneficial tool for your business.
A strong online presence is necessary for businesses to make an impact in the digital world. That's why a well-designed website is a must. Make it happen with the help of Expre - experts in web design. Who are they, and why should you choose them?
Expre - who are they?
Expre is a web design agency from the United Kingdom. Expre has a simple yet omnipotent mission: to help individuals and businesses leverage the digital presence to its finest. A skilled team of knowledgeable developers and designers can craft impressive websites that attract audiences and bring outcomes.
What can Expre do for you?
Expre provides a wide scope of services to meet the different needs of their customers
Custom Web Design
Expre believes all projects are unique. Close cooperation with their customers helps to create tailor-made designs that reverberate with their brand identity and accomplish their goals.
Today's mobile-driven world requires a responsive website. Expre makes sure that your website works well on all devices, from desktops to mobiles.
If you sell products online, Expre can support you with setting up an e-commerce platform that will increase your incomes.
Expre will help to supply you with an easy-to-use content management system (CMS) which lets you update content on your site, guaranteeing it stays engaging and up-to-date
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
The online space is crowded, so in order to stand out you need to be visible. Expre uses verified SEO techniques to increase your website's ranking on search engines.
What are the biggest Expre assets?
- Expertise: Expre has a team of experienced professionals with a huge experience. They stay up-to-date with the current technologies and trends to supply you with cutting-edge solutions.
- Client-Centric Approach: Expre puts the customer at the heart of the project. They see your specific needs and aims, adapting their services accordingly.
- Quality Assurance: Expre has a team of professionals committed to presenting the highest-quality work. They strictly test their websites to verify they don't have bugs and work seamlessly.
- Portfolio: You don't have to believe in the word—Expre's portfolio speaks for itself. Check out their site to look into their recent projects and the results achieved for clients.
Expre is much more than just another web design agency; they can become your most trusted partners in digital success. Are you ready to move your digital presence to the next level? Visit Expre website to know more about their activity and start your journey toward digital success.
Each technology giant has a few lessons that they can teach the world. These are unlike other lessons as for them, they are learnt the hard way as they had to experience most of them. Today we want to look at a few lessons that we can learn from the creators of the iPhone.
Apple's Lessons Teach Us About
Once you start off something, you need to make sure that you are consistent. This is one lesson that Apple can teach us all. It is because of this consistency that everyone looks forward to seeing what the next iPhone will have to offer. This consistency should be seen in the way that you deliver, the quality and the desired product. Don't slack back just because you have made it to the top. Make sure that you maintain the same standard that you started with. Imagine designing the best pokies online apps and all of a sudden everything crashes down. You will lose customers. Be consistent and always find ways to improve your apps. By so doing, you will also get better with each step that you take.
When people become successful they tend to lose focus. However, for Apple having focus is the one thing that has kept them alive. Despite the fact that the trends change and people shift having focus has kept the creators of the iPhone afloat. This is one of the biggest tech companies in the world, however, they still only make but a handful product. Moreover, with that handful, they are still very powerful and make much more than other companies who have diversified.
The same lesson is valued by real money gamblers, this is because when you play real money best online casino games, you need to have focus. That way you can ration your bets and enjoy the game for a longer time.
Dare to be Different
From the first iMac introduced back in 1988, to the first iPhone of 2007, Apple has been different. This going in line with the motto of the company, Think Different. By different, they manage to attract clients
As the technology evolves, sports betting is also getting affected by it and feature that has probably the biggest impact is mobile betting. There are numerous reasons why bettors are in love with this feature and in this article, we are going to bring them closer to you, especially if you are new in sports betting.
First of all, convenience is what makes this feature so popular since you can literally place your bets anytime and anywhere. So, forget about having to visit your local brick-and-mortar or spending hours in front of your computer. Thanks to mobile betting, punters can take full control of their accounts, make transactions when necessary and enjoy betting on the go. Whether you are travelling to work, having a coffee or taking a walk, you can place wagers from your mobile device and everything you need is internet connection. This feature will save you a lot of time and you won't miss any betting action, especially if you are a fan of in-play betting. As long as you have your mobile device connected to internet, you will be able to enjoy mobile betting.
You may be worried about the selection of sports by using this feature, but you need to know that the offer is equal of even bigger than in brick-and-mortar casino's sportsbook. The odds are getting updated regularly and you will find the latest prices on the mobile app or site as well. Besides having the opportunity to place bets on the most popular sports and events, you are just a few taps away of some hard-to-find sports like darts or cycling. Most of the sportsbooks offer live betting as well and you can always be up to date with the latest action and place bets on your favourite live events. Live streaming is also available at some sportsbooks, which gives extra incentive to mobile betting as the most popular events are being broadcasted live.
Mobile betting customers are considered as a very important audience for bookmakers and they are being targeted with special promotions. So, if you are placing bets via your mobile device, you may expect to get different offers, such as free bets, odds boosts or even extra money on top of your deposits. These offers are available exclusively for mobile users and this is another good reason why you should use this feature more frequently.
Most famous bookies have their own mobile betting apps available on app stores and you can easily download them to your device. However, from the diversity of apps available, there are some criteria that should be considered when deciding to create an account and deposit some money at certain bookmaker. To help you with the decision, we are going to highlight some of the most important criteria you should take into account.
If you still don't have any account created, it is always recommended to check welcome offers at different sportsbooks. Some of them may be purely mobile related and you may get extra money just because you are placing bets via your mobile device. Besides welcome bonuses, you should also check for existing customer promotions which might give you an insight of what to expect in the future.
‘Variety of sports on offer is another important criterion when opening an account at certain sportsbook' said John Pentin, editor in chief of Best Betting Tips leading UK site. Usually, all major sports and events are covered by default, but if you are looking for a specific one that is not so popular, you need to check if it is offered by a bookmaker you want to register with in order not to get disappointed if it is not included.
User experience of a mobile app itself is another very important point as not all mobile apps are user friendly. You certainly don't want to waste time on complicated navigation, messy interface and options that can only bring a confusion. Mobile app needs to be well-structured, intuitive, easy to use and fast enough, so you don't miss the action, especially with in-play betting.
Mobile betting is definitely improving wagering experience and it can be considered as a breakthrough in this industry. Many punters are using mobile apps and it is just a matter of time when a turnover is going to exceed other ways of betting.
It's hard to replicate the luxury and glamour of a land-based casino, but online casinos have managed to do a great job at this. From the US and Canada to Poland and Austria, online casinos have taken the world by storm so that today enthusiasts from all around the globe can come together and play famous games from the comfort of their homes.
Which country takes the lead?
Playing online casino games is a universal hobby. No matter where you live, there are many reliable platforms where you can play poker or blackjack and make money doing so. However, three countries have risen to the top thanks to their well-regulated and well-developed industries:
· The United States
These countries have some of the best online casinos in the world and fans can choose from many great websites that offer not only a huge variety of games, but also special bonuses and daily promotions.
The online casino trend in Europe
Europe's online casino sector is growing steadily and had
more than 12 million active customers in 2017. Platforms such as casinosguide.at and icasinoreviews.info are also very
popular because they help fans pick the most trusted online casinos and the
best bonuses on the Web. Another great thing about the European market is that
it has one of the highest return rates in the world casino gaming industry: for
every €10 users bet, they get a €9.30 return!
Why do so many people love them?
Because they're fun, of course. And because win real money online games are a real possibility. No matter your favorite games and your level of skill, you can find a platform that matches your needs and allows you to make the most out of the experience. But most of all, online casinos are becoming so popular all over the world because they've managed to erase boundaries and they've given players the chance to experience the magic of gaming on their phones, no matter where they are.