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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
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.

Ways & How To Prevent Heart Disease

How to prevent Heart Disease:

Heart disease also known as cardiac disease is basically a term that refers for any type of disorder that affects the heart. Cardiovascular disease refers to disorders of the blood vessels and heart. While cardiac disease only refers to disorders of just the heart. It is basically the result of the narrowing or blockage of the arteries, the blood vessels that supply the heart with blood, oxygen, and nutrients. This is called as coronary artery disease or coronary heart disease which happens slowly over time and is the main reason why people have heart attacks.
Other diseases might happen because the heart might not pump well, or because of the valves in the heart which can even cause heart failure.

Heart disease nowadays may be a leading cause of death, but that doesn’t means that we need to accept it as fate. It is a major cause of disability. Some risk factors such as family history, age, gender also have a big impact about having this disease. Smoking, Drinking Alcohol, taking unhealthy food items, not having enough sleep and not visiting your doctor on a regular checkup basis may lead to have heart disease.
The risk of heart disease increases as a person age. For a male it increases over age 45 and for a female it increases over age 55. However, someone can also have this disease if they have a close family member who had this disease at an early age. Even some people are born with a heart disease because of their family history.
There are some key heart disease prevention steps that you can take.

By adopting a healthy life style today you can avoid heart problems in the future.
If you follow some tips today you can prevent yourself from getting a heart disease in the future.

  • Say NO to smoking.
    Smoking increases your risk for heart disease.
    It is advisable that do not smoke. It is not a good thing.
    If someone smokes, quit it. It will lower your risk for heart disease.

  • Do NOT drink.
    Avoid Drinking Alcohol as it is not good for health. It causes High Blood Pressure which leads to a heart disease and can damage your artery walls.

  • Exercise on a regular basis.
    Exercise daily. Physical activity helps you maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight can increase the risk of getting heart disease.

  • Eat healthy food items.
    Eating healthy food items can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. So be sure to eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  • Check your Blood Pressure, keep it under control.
    Blood pressure is the force that your blood makes against your artery walls.
    If this pressure is too high, it can damage your artery walls.
    To lower your risk of a heart disease your blood pressure level should be 120/80.

  • Check if you have Diabetes, keep it under control.
    Diabetes is a disease in which your glucose level is very high. Diabetes has 2 types.
    Type 2 is the most common type these days which usually begins at the age of 40.
    If your level of diabetes is too high, it can damage your artery walls. Usually this risk in more in women than in men.

  • Learn how to manage stress.
    Research shows that getting angry over something or getting upset can lead you to a heart attack. So just keep calm no matter how harsh the situation is.

  • Get enough Quality sleep.
    People who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk of obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes and depression. You should take 7-9 hours sleep every night.

  • Lower your Cholesterol.
    Once every 5 years get your Cholesterol level checked.
    High levels of Cholesterol can lead to a heart disease. Your Cholesterol level should be 200mg/dL.

Prevent Heart Disease

iPhone 6 To Be Launched In August

iPhone 6 To Be Launched In August

A wonderful news for the Apple fans is that Apple is Launching its iPhone 6 4.7 inches screen variant in August of 2014. Previously it was scheduled to be launched in the month of September in 2014. The other models of iPhone 6 with bigger screens will still be launched in September.

All the previous versions of iPhone made success stories but in past few years apple have lost its sales due to fierce competition from Android and Samsung mobiles. iPhone customers are hoping that the new version which will be iPhone 6 will bring many new features and functionality into the arena. There are many rumors about the new features that will be offered and included in this new iPhone 6.

Some of the new features can be a much better camera in iPhone 6 than the previous versions. The processor will be and advanced one , will have more cores and surely be faster than the previous versions of iPhone. Although not confirmed but a possible good feature in iPhone 6 will be its ability to charge it via wireless as some models of Nokia already charge using wireless


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