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Samsung Vs Apple Phones Pros & Cons

Samsung Vs Apple Phones Pros & Cons

Smartphones have been around for quite some time now and names like Samsung and Apple dominate the market. These two are the most renowned mobile gadget manufacturers in the world, although they also produce a wide variety of electronics. Samsung and Apple have been competing at all levels of mobile phone production and have close customers. The release dates of their phones are some of the most awaited days in the phone industry.
Here is a descriptive review detailing Samsung Vs Apple phones pros & cons.
Samsung pros and cons
Samsung is among oldest manufacturer of phones and they serve a global market producing a wide variety of gadgets ranging from large 5.5+ inch touchscreen smartphones to old technologies and QWERTY button models. Some of the pros Samsung phones have include the following;
• Android OS – Samsung was first to embrace android OS which has a global reputation for offering millions of applications via Google Play. It also allows integration of advanced computing technologies and software in mobile phones.

• Reputable manufacturer –Samsung is a mobile phone manufacturer powerhouse and has massive followers. Their designs are some of the best and most efficient in the market.

• Compact design – Samsung phones are quite durable and can serve you for many years if properly maintained. You can find phones that are over half a decade old and still perform optimally.

• Latest technology –Samsung offers the latest state-of-the-art features that can achieve all that any mobile phone can currently accomplish. Some include maps and GPS tracking, mobile wallets, high-definition cameras, ergonomic display and fast web browsing, expanded memory and multiple-user interface.

Other benefits , pros and good things about Samsung phone includes competitive prices, durability, speed, availability and ease of repair. Some of the cons of using Samsung phones include;
• High prices for modern technology. The Galaxy S series is one of the priciest in the market.
• Low battery life. Smartphones are heavy battery users due to background applications.
• Frequent release cycles. Your latest phone will soon be out of fashion and new trendy designs come sooner rather than later.

Apple pros and cons
Apple is another world market leader in phone production. Their phones are blatantly the most awaited and feature long queues for a chance to own one gadget. They are renowned for the following cons;
• IOS – Although less preferable to android, the IOS is in no way inferiors and can achieve just as much as android. They offer ITunes and Apple Store for applications and downloading. They also have features like Apple Pay mobile wallets and fingerprint recognition.
• Elegant designs – It is no doubt that apple phones such as iPhone are the most aesthetically beautiful designs in the market. They are also very durable and feature shock absorbing capabilities.

• Apple Phones Latest technology – Just like Samsung, Apple phones incorporate the latest mobile phone technology.

Other benefits and pros of Apple Phones are trending designs, a wide variety of features and unparalleled reputation. Some of the cons of Apple phones include;
• OS limitations – IOS restricts downloads to Apple Store and have various limitations when it comes to 3rd party applications which is a trend.
• Expensive phones – there is no matching Apple when it comes to price and their phones are the most expensive in the market.

Conclusion
Samsung and Apple are the top two phone manufacturing companies and fierce competitors. Their release cycles almost complement each other and comparing their latest devices is often interesting. Above are some of the obvious pros and cons surrounded in using these brands. It also depend on the particular phone so before any body shop for a phone the specifications and other features of the phone must be thoroughly read because once purchased the value of the gadget drop down quickly and most of the time it is not easy to change the phones instantly.

Windows 10 Upgrade Is Free

Windows 10 Upgrade Is Free Even For Pirates

Windows 10 will be free announced Microsoft which came as a surprise to the industry as the Microsoft since its inception of its Operating system Windows have been charging fees for installing and using its operating system. Not only Microsoft is offering a free upgrade to its new operating system windows 10 to the people who have purchased it license but it is also offering a free to pirates(using a pirated copy of Windows).

Although this may have a dent in earning of Microsoft but its policy makers better know how will Microsoft earn its revenue. One of the reason for this drastic step can be that most of the notebooks are coming with free operating systems like Chromebook and others. Microsoft policy makers may have think that their operating system may lose market share if they keep on offering it for any price. Most of the people in world specially in third world countries like China, India, Pakistan and Indonesia use pirated copies of Windows operating systems. In some countries even 1 percent of the copies of Windows used are not original.

Another reason is that Microsoft may be switching its revenue model and also making its pirate users into legitimate users. As far as revenue is concerned Microsoft may shift its strategy to advertisement or hardware based model. People who use a pirated copy also are prone to get more malware as they do not get updates , patches and fixes from Microsoft. Microsoft Windows 10 is expected to come in the summer of 2015 and they users have to run an upgrade if they want to upgrade their operating system.

Another reason for giving free Windows 10 to users is that Microsoft policy and long term goal is to increase its user base and may offer some add on piece of software which users will have to purchase. Recently Microsoft have also announced that it will be discontinue its widely used browser (Internet Explorer). This browser was a part of Windows since last 15 years and this sudden discontinuation of IE in future windows releases also gives us clue that software giants are changing its policies. Also according to recent surveys the IE was losing to its rivalry like Google chrome and Firefox. Google Chrome is now the widely used web browser for desktop users and its user base is increasing .

Last year Microsoft make it free its operating systems for many devices using a smaller screen size as these devices were mostly low end devices. Also it makes its Windows free for some types of laptops recently and now its plan to offer its Windows 10 completely free will go a long way to determine the future of this company and its investors and is being viewed critically by other software vendors.

Facebook Messenger Payments

Facebook Messenger Payments

Facebook have enabled its users to pay their friends via messenger online. With the help of this feature users using their messenger can now pay instantly. To start with this service will be used for personal payments but it may be used for business payments some time in future. Other companies which does offer online payments are PayPal, Ali-pay, Google and Amazon. While this move will be a pleasant surprise for Facebook users it is not a good news for companies like Paypal which solely depends on online payments for its business.

It is also worth noting that to start with the Facebook will offer this service or free without any commissions. Facebook may impose a little fee in future but right now there is no fees on using this service. Facebook already used to take payments in the past when any one want to advertise on its network so they have an existing infrastructure for accepting payments.

The person who want to send payment have to do it from his credit card or debit card. The real strength of Facebook is its user base which exceeds one billion users. In many countries cellular providers does provide money transfer services and Facebook can also be a competition to them once it expands its online payment services all over the globe. Currently Facebook messenger payment services is only available in US.

Facebook also acquired a lot of land recently in Menlo Park, California and this shows that they are definitely planning to expand in to other domains and businesses. This move show that they are aggressive and with their large user base it is pretty easy for them to jump into any business and due to their user power they will have a definite edge.

If Facebook decides it wants to expand its services it could do it so that even the foreign workers who use to send money via Money gram, Westernunion or other services shift and use Facebook messenger payments rather than the existing method its using.

IOS 8.2 Review, Performance and Reasons For Upgrade

IOS 8.2 Review, Performance and Reasons For Upgrade

Apple recently rolled out IOS 8.2 which according to sources offer some performance improvement over last version. Their are mixed reviews of IOS 8.2 from the people who upgraded. For the persons who already have the previous IOS versions installed on their iPhone’s there are plenty of reasons for them to upgrade to the latest IOS 8.2 version.

One reason for upgrade to IOS 8.2 is that it does address a flaw in previous version which prevents iPhone from being attacked by hackers. The IOS 8.2 also provides some performance improvements and response of phones. The upgrad can be applied to most of iPhones including  4S, 5, 5S, 5C,  6 and the Iphone 6 Plus.

Although there are many convincing reasons and positive reviews for IOS upgrade but many users have expressed their concerns about the new app that is automatically installed on iPhone after up gradation to IOS 8.2. This app does provide user to change the settings of apple watch. Some people are even looking this companion app and considers it a malware as it is a must install when somebody upgrades to IOS 8.2. So for the iPhone users who are not interested in purchasing apple watch this app may seem like a unintended install.

Other noticeable improvements the user may feel after changing their operating system to IOS 8.2 are that music and maps minor bug fixes. There was also a bug in Calendar which have now been fixed in 8.2 release. Other improvements that come with IOS latest version are improved connectivity with iPhone hearing aid devices.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Features

Samsung Galaxy S6 Features

Samsung have released Samsung Galaxy S6 which offers a handful of features and is expected to become smart phone of choice for many new android users. The new Samsung Galaxy S6 a featured rich super phone with glossy and and glassy metal body and simply looks amazing at first glance. Galaxy s6 have a 5.1 inch screen which is of very high resolution and super bright for good visibility even in the sunlight and bright lights.

Another cool and new feature S6 offers is its finger print scanner to unlock the phone quickly. Wireless charging is also among the new features in S6 which have been added. This Galaxy S6 is a curvy and nice looking phone but this phone does not have a removable battery and even does not have a microSD slot.

Samsung Galaxy S6 comes with a 16 megapixel camera and also does have a flash light in order to take photo shots in dark environments so that the picture quality remains clear. All in all this phone is a must buy for people who are trying to shop for a new Android phone or want to upgrade to a new latest phone with new features.

Good Food for Kids Health

Good Food for Kids:

Nutrition for kids is based on the same principles as nutrition for adults.
A growing kid needs a balanced diet full of nutrients, which include vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
By eating healthy food items, kids can get the best possible nutrition for growth, development and learning. Kids learning about good food and eating it properly from an early age can develop healthy habits for life.
Good Food, a nutritional lifestyle, means a wide variety of fresh foods from each of the 5 main food groups including:

  • Fruits:

Fruit provides vitamins, minerals, fibre, antioxidants and water, which helps a body to stay healthy. Each fruit helps protecting the body in different own ways. It is important to choose a variety of fruits every day.
A kid should be encouraged to eat a variety of fresh, canned, frozen or dry fruits, rather than fruit juice. If a kid drinks juice, make sure it’s 100 percent pure and limit servings.
Eating fruit may also help protect against all kind of diseases such as heart disease, stroke and some types of cancers.

Servings for Children:

Boys Girls
2-3 years 1 1
4-8 years 1.5 1.5
9 above 2 2


i.e. 1cup = 1 cup of fruit or 100% pure juice, or 1/2 cup of dried fruit.

  • Vegetables, legumes and beans:

Vegetables provide vitamins, minerals, fibre and phytonutrients (nutrients present in plants) that helps a body to stay healthy. Serve a variety of fresh, canned or frozen vegetables — especially dark green, red and orange vegetables, peas and beans. Eating vegetables is a cure that protects against all kind of chronic diseases. Eating different-color vegetables is a great way for a kid to get a good range of nutrients.
Servings for Children:

Boys Girls
2-3 years 2.5 2.5
4-8 years 4.5 4.5
9 above 5-5.5 5


i-e. 1 cup = 1 cup of cooked or raw vegetable/vegetable juice.

  • Lean meats and fish, poultry, eggs, nuts, seeds and tofu:

This is a very important part of diet. Everyone needs to eat these protein foods almost every day. Human body uses these protein foods to make lots of specialized chemicals such as hemoglobin and adrenalin that have important jobs in the body.
Protein also builds, maintains, and repairs the tissues in human body.
Muscles and organs (such as your heart) are made of protein.
Servings for Children:

Boys Girls
2-3 years 2 2
4-8 years 4 3
9 above 5 5


i.e. 1 ounce = 1 ounce of meat, poultry, or fish, 1/4 cup cooked dry beans, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, or 1/2 ounce of nuts or seeds.
Older children need more proteins as they are growing quickly and need extra protein to build muscle.

  • Grain, Bread and Cereals:

Breads and cereals are a good source of fibre, carbohydrates, proteins and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, providing nutrients and energy for a kid’s normal growth and development. Whole grains includes such as whole-wheat bread, oatmeal, popcorn, quinoa, or rice.
Servings For Children:

Boys Girls
2-3 years 3 3
4-8 years 5 4
9 above 6 5


i.e. 1 ounce = I cup cereal bowl, or half cup cooked rice, or cooked pasta.

  • Dairy products:

Dairy food products are the main source of calcium, a nutrient that everyone needs for strong bones and teeth. This group is really important for growing kids. Encourage your child to eat and drink fat-free or low-fat dairy products, such as milk, yogurt, or cheese.

Servings for Children:

Boys Girls
2-3 years 2 2
4-8 years 2 2
9 above 3 3


i-e. 1 cup of milk/yogurt daily.

Each food group provides different amounts of specific nutrients in the right quantities.
If you eat a variety of foods from each of these groups, your body will receive all the nutrients and vitamins it needs to function. That is why we need to eat a range of foods from all the food groups.

Risks & Reasons of Hypertension

Reasons of Hypertension:

Hypertension or high blood pressure, common disease these days also known as arterial hypertension, is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure. It may lead to many health problems and may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
The term Hypertension means “Silent killer” since it has no initial symptoms for years but can lead to a long term disease and complications silently.
Every time the human heart beats, it pumps blood to the whole body through the arteries.
Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing up against the blood vessel walls. The harder the heart has to pump, the narrower your arteries and higher your blood pressure.

Nowadays technology has made our lives so simple that even Blood Pressure can be measured at home with an instrument known as Sphymomanometer.
There are 2 readings given as numbers on this instrument.
The top number is called the systolic blood pressure. The bottom number is called the diastolic blood pressure.
For example, 120 over 80
(mmHg).
where 120 represents the systolic measurement (peak pressure in the arteries) and 80 represents the diastolic measurement (minimum pressure in the arteries).

One or both of these numbers can be high. Normal and high pressure are defined as follows.

  • Normal blood pressure is when your blood pressure is less than 120/80.

  • High blood pressure (hypertension) is when your blood pressure is

    • 140/90 mmHg (Stage 1)

    • 160/100 mmHg (Stage 2)

  • If blood pressure numbers are 120/80 or higher, but below 140/90, it is called pre-hypertension.

Hypertension can also be classified as essential or secondary.
Essential hypertension is the term for
high blood pressure with unknown cause. It accounts for about 95% of cases. Secondary hypertension is the term for high blood pressure with a known cause, such as tumors, kidney failure, heart failure, aneurysm etc.

Causes of hypertension are usually unknown.
Several factors that have been highly associated with the condition include:

  • Smoking.

  • Obesity.

  • Diabetes.

  • Stress or anxious.

  • You are obese.

  • Aging.

  • Lack of Physical activities.

  • Drinking alcohol.

  • Over weight.

  • You take High levels of Salt.

  • Genetics – A family history of having hypertension problems.

These are unknown causes of hypertension – Essential hypertension.
It is said that your blood pressure level gets high as you get older. This is because your blood vessels get stiff as you age. Due to this your Blood pressure level increases and your chance of having a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney disease, or early death.

Secondary hypertension is basically caused by a medical condition that is known cause which includes:

  • Birth control pills.

  • Kidney disease.

  • Tumors.

  • Heart failure.

One more and the dangerous form of hypertension is Malignant hypertension. It may happen because of:

  • Severe headache.

  • Nausea.

  • Vomiting.

  • Confusion.

  • Nosebleeds.

60 million people worldwide suffer from high blood pressure.
Uncontrolled blood pressure may be responsible for many cases of death, disability resulting from heart diseases.
According to research, “the higher your blood pressure, higher the risk”.
So the risk of dying of a heart attack is directly linked to high blood pressure, particularly systolic hypertension.







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