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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Keep Pictures Pretty With Tablet


This is an all in one app as it can also take pictures aside from editing them. It has a built-in stabilizer, which is beneficial for those who have unsteady hands. You can also zoom in to your subjects without going near because it has a 6x zoom function. You can edit a picture that you just took or from your camera roll and apply the many filters available. Pictures can also have built-in borders and can be shared instantaneously with the members of your social network.


This app will let you customize your pictures with over 100 effects, 280 overlays and almost 200 borders. It can also take new pictures if you do not want to edit your existing ones from your Camera roll. The edited pictures can be saved as high-resolution photos that can be printed out later. Your pictures can look like they were taken 50 years ago, oversaturated with colors, or muted in pastels.


You can enjoy almost the same features that you are used to in your favorite desktop photo editor with this app. It can support up to 5 layers and allows adjustment of the image, which includes gradient, color range, and selecting opacity. You can also work around the brightness, contrast, temperature, exposure and saturation. This app is certainly for those who want to have stylized pictures, as the wide range of filters available with this app will overwhelm you

Photoshop Express

Who says Apple has no love for anything Adobe? This is the mobile version of everyone’s favorite desktop photo editor. It can do most of the basic commands like crop, straighten, and apply filters and borders. Of course, the best thing about it is it is free! You would have to purchase some of the more advanced filters and borders though.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

VR (Virtual Reality), on the other hand, is quite different from AR. In fact, the two only share one thing in common – computer based simulation. As mentioned above, the simulation provided by VR needs to be of such good quality that it is indistinguishable from reality. Theoretically, this is impossible. Therefore, for practical purposes, VR only means a degree of approximation, sufficient for a user to get a ‘live’ experience of the simulated environment. Moreover, VR is interactive and responds sensorially, in ‘real-time’, and just as in real-life e.g. in a VR application, imagine you are in a forest, getting ready to burn a pile of cut-down bushes and dry leaves. You douse the pile with gasoline. A fox is keenly watching you from a nearby place. Then you throw a lighted match-stick on to the pile… the system will respond immediately showing a strong, quickly spreading fire burning on the pile, its shape occasionally altered by the blowing wind… and as in real-life… the fox (scared by the fire), must run away? – and it does! The system may allow you to change the direction, speed and alteration in the speed of the blowing wind, angle of throw of the match-stick etc. and the system will respond with the new results immediately! Thus, VR enables one to experiment with real-life scenarios and get sufficiently accurate results just as though he/she were in the desired environment/ place, in person, but saving time, travel & resource costs etc.

AR (Augmented Reality) & Virtual Reality (VR) applications (apps) are both based on computer simulation of real-life scenarios and environments. The simulation will bear a high degree of resemblance with whatever is being depicted from real-life, either graphically or sensorially. The term ‘sensorially’ is broader than ‘graphically’ because it means all things perceptible to our senses I.e. graphics, touch, sound, voice, smell and so on. Usually, the degree of resemblance with the original has to be many times higher and more accurate in the case of VR than in AR apps.

Prevent Laptop Overheating

The internal fan of any laptop computer just isn’t powerful enough to keep the heat away from the inner components. Laptops today are getting more powerful and yet becoming smaller in size. This means all those working components such as the CPU and the hard drive have to be packed together into this tiny little space. It is no wonder that laptops just suddenly crash for no reason as there is no room for the hot air to escape.

Invest in a good laptop cooler pad and you will feel the difference of your laptop’s temperature. Information about all the top rated and bestselling cooling systems can be found on this laptop cooling pads list. You will find reviews, images, videos, pros and cons, comparisons, discount pricing and lots more.

An average lifespan of a laptop nowadays is considered to be around three years of good working order. After that time you are looking at its gradual wear and tear. The main cause of laptop breakdowns is overheating.

Below we will look at some of the symptoms your computer may have to determine whether it is in fact overheating. All of the symptoms below can be avoided by using a laptop cooling pad.

These are typical symptoms to look out for if you suspect overheating.

Use a Laptop Cooler Pad To Prevent Computer Crashes

We all know what it is like when our computer crashes; pretty frustrating. Luckily, most of the time all we have to do is re-boot the computer and things are back to normal. If you find that the crashes are fairly regular then it is because there is something seriously wrong and will need to get looked at quickly.

Overheating is a major factor in computer crashes. Many people assume that when their computer crashes, that it is due to a virus, a part failing, or simply due to the Operating System itself. While some of these may be true, it is more often than not, a symptom of overheating.

A crash due to overheating can be characterized by the entire computer system being unresponsive or, “locked up.” This generally results in you having to manually restart your computer. After restarting, the laptop may seem to operate normally for a time, but eventually it suffers the same crash symptom, regardless of which program you are working in.

Use a Laptop Cooling Pad To Prevent Unexpected Laptop Shutdown

You must remember a time when you were happily working away or playing a game on your laptop and sudden the whole thing just shuts down on you without even a warning of any kind. This unexplained shutdown of an operating computer IS a warning that something isn’t right. Chances are the reason for the shutdown is because the fail safe software in the computer detected too high a temperature and so closed off all working components. Computers will automatically shut themselves down before overheating in order to prevent any further damage.

Once a laptop shuts down, it may refuse to power back up for a fixed period of time. If it begins to reboot and then shuts down immediately then this is a sign that the computer has figured out that it is too hot.

Identify Refurbished Cell Phones

First stop is the cell phone’s mobile carrier. As we all know most of the smartphones are “locked” to a specific mobile carrier; the mobile carriers could give you very valuable information about the phone. In other words, they can simply tell you if that cell phone has ever been registered with them to connect it to the network. All they need is an IMEI number, an ESN number, or some other unique number. In any case they can reveal the phone’s previous history if they want to. However, there might be chances of them not giving you the desired information. In that case you have another option to contact the Smartphones manufacturer. The manufacturers keep all the records of their serviced units whether repaired or refurbished. They can use the serial number of the phone to let you know the desired information.

Next in line is purchasing unlocked Smartphones. Unlocked Smartphone means that the phone has been altered to be used on any carrier’s network and this is okay. Retailers try to increase the market of the phone by unlocking it to connect to the multiple networks. However, you need to be careful while going for an unlocked Smartphone. The phone may not reveal any previous history of being connected to a different carrier. Secondly, unlocking a phone may also void the warranty in some cases. Warranty information is another “must’ look into. Brand new Smartphone always come with a warranty of at least one year. However, the typical warranty period of refurbished smartphones is 90 days. So it is much easier to identify a refurbished unit if it is being sold as a “new” Smartphone with a 90-day warranty. Take care of that!

Apart from all the above mentioned ways to find refurbished Smartphones, you can also check the packaging of the unit to determine its brand new status. You can investigate the condition of the packing, the serial number mentioned on the box and serial number on the phone. Remove the back cover and also take a look in the battery compartment area. In a few cases, the unit itself reveals the state of refurbishment, all you need to do is a careful examination of the physical unit in hand. Last but not the least is the price itself, compare it.