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Top browsers review-speed,unique features,security…

Some of the major browsers available in the market.Take a look.

Firefox
Mozilla developers are always offering products that represent the open web
concept. They always try to keep the standards of their product and versions.
Firefox, Mozilla’s web browser, has always upheld these standards and has given a
true mobile experience to its users.
All the features in Firefox are fairly standard, and their security features always keep
the users in a safe place. Also, the user can easily sync this mobile browser with their
desktop versions of Firefox and the home panel for the app is customizable with the
user’s choice. Adding to this, the swiping gestures and simple interfaces that Firefox
has work well in smartphones and tablets, which gives a very pleasant experience to
its users.

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Chrome
Since 2008, after the first release, Chrome has gradually gained the largest market
share in global Internet usage. The browser upholds Google’s reputation for
innovation and industry dominance. In the beginning, the Chrome browser got
many ideas from other browsers, but now, other browsers are inspired by Chrome.
Google Chrome’s best features are simplicity and speed, which is better than other
browsers. The browser has earned many awards for its minimum loading time and
seamless navigation.

Google Chrome offers many security features to its users to keep them safe from
malware and phishing. Its auto-update feature ensures the installation of all the
latest security fixes with ease. When a user navigates to a website that contains
malware or phishing, this browser displays a warning.
Safari
Known for its natural ease of use, Safari is Apple’s lightweight and smooth web
browser. Since 2007, Safari has become the most favorite browser in the mobile
world. The Safari browser is quick and simple to use. However, it does not have the
customization option that a large number of clients look for in a browser nowadays.
Each and every browser has some unique features, and Safari does too. Safari is
amazingly quick. It takes less than two seconds for the program to load and even less
time to navigate interfaces on the site. Safari offers various features to users, such as
tabs, spellcheck, and a secret key administrator. However, customizing the browser
is a bit diffcult. Also, Safari additionally needs parental and zoom controls.
One other main benefit that Safari has is its security features. The browser provides
security from a wide range of malware and phishing sites.

Internet Explorer
When compared to other browsers, Internet Explorer has been the longest in the run.
It was the most popular browser in the past, but it was suppressed by others because
of its lack of security and features. However, recently Microsoft has placed a heavy
focus on enhancing the security and features to give more options to users.
Internet Explorer may be not the fastest browser on the market, but Internet Explorer
has many new features such as tabbed browsing and most visited sites based on
browsing history that works great with the touchscreen. Also, the browser provides
a variety of add-ons for a fully customized browsing experience. The add-ons are
categorized into four groups such as accelerators, search providers and
toolbars. In each category, the user can find many downloads, and most of them
are free.
Internet Explorer has had an awful run in the past; many hackers attacked Windows
OS because of its larger market share, and it has affected Internet Explorer very badly.
However, the latest version of the browser had included effective updates and patches
to reduce those loopholes, and the browser provides a very user-friendly interface.

Opera mini
As we have mentioned in the previous section, if you have a limited mobile data
package, every byte you download is really important. If that person is you and,
if you don’t care about the fancy features that conventional browsers offer, you
should go with Opera Mini.
In the context of Opera Mini, the browser has a best image compression mechanism,
and auto-play videos are disabled by default. This will save you 90 percent data
compared to other browsers.
On the surface, Opera mini doesn’t have a lot of variations compared to Opera’s main
version or any other browser. However, when you try to download an image-heavy
site such as Facebook or Tumblr, you will notice the difference. The images that you
are downloading from these sites look blurry compared to other browsers, but you
will save a massive amount of mobile data.

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ZenFone AR with Tango and TriCam system-The future is here

Asus Zenfone AR Tech specs-Screen 5.7in, 2560×1440 AMOLED
Processor Snapdragon 821 RAM 8GB
OS Zen UI (Android 7.0)
Storage 128GB (expandable)
Cameras 23MP (rear), 8MP (front)
Battery 3300mAh

ZenFone AR smartphone with Tango and Daydream by Google-Future technology
Tango is a set of sensors and computer vision software that gives ZenFone AR the ability to understand space and motion like humans do.Tango detect how far away it is from the floor, walls and objects.

A motion tracking,depth sensing and high-resolution 23MP camera —this is ZenFone AR innovative TriCam system consisting of three rear cameras.The depth sensing camera with an infrared projector lets ZenFone AR measure its distance from real-world objects.ZenFone AR,together with Tango,delivers engaging augmented reality experiences for you to explore and enjoy.

The Snapdragon 821 comes as a surprise but Asus says it’s been tuned for VR and AR. Even then, power users
and gamers have nothing to complain about unless they have a spec sheet fixation. A bigger issue is the ZenUI
skin and Android 7.0 – come on Asus,gives us a stock UI and updated OS.

The Snapdragon 821 might offer a smooth experience, but it’s not as efficient as the newer 835. Expect not more than
a day’s usage from the 3300mAh battery. And yes, there’s USB Type-C,Quick Charge 3.0 and a pretty speedy frontfacing fingerprint scanner.

SonicMaster 3.0 technology combines more audio innovations for AR and VR-more volume, more quality and more effects. The new five-magnet speaker is driven by a powerful NXP Smart AMP, for expansive, high-volume output.zenfone ar gallery

The 23MP rear camera offers good detail and accurate colours. Low-light performance is
decent enough, but falls short of the best on offer from other flagships.Meanwhile,the 8MP
front camera also offers good detail.
Main Camera
23 megapixels PixelMaster 3.0 camera
f/2.0 aperture
SONY IMX 318 sensor (1/2.6″ large sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size)
Focal Length 27mm
6p lens
4-axis, 4 stops Optical Image Stabilization for steady photos
3-axis Electronic Image Stabilization for shake-free videos
Ultra-fast 0.03s instant focus and subject tracking TriTech AF system (2nd-gen laser auto-focus, phase detection auto-focus and continuous auto-focus)
4K UHD (3840 by 2160) 30 frame per second video recording
Color correction (RGB) sensor for the best white balance and natural-looking colors
Dual-LED real tone flash
Raw file support
Blue Glass IR Filter

Battery: 3300mAh (non-removable)
BoostMaster Fast Charging: 60% battery capacity in 39 minutes (18W),PowerDelivery 2.0,Quick Charge 3.0

Front Camera
8 megapixels photos
OV 8856 sensor
PixelMaster 3.0 Camera modes:
Super Resolution (for up to 4X resolution photos)
Night-Depth of Field-Photo Effect-Selfie Panorama
Selfie-GIF Animation-Panorama Selfie-Miniature-Time Rewind-Smart Remove
All Smiles-Slow Motion-Time Lapse-Panorama

ZenFone AR Display-We get a pretty tasty WQHD (1440p) Super AMOLED variant. Colours are vibrant yet never seem oversaturated, blacks are just that, viewing angles are excellent.You’ll love this exellent display.
Display-WQHD (2560 by 1440) Super AMOLED display
79% screen-to-body ratio
Tru2life technology for high contrast and outdoor readability
Slim bezel (1.73mm)
Over 100% NTSC high color gamut display
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Bluelight filter for eye care
10-finger capacitive touch

A classy leather back,a metal frame, a slim profile, and a weight(170g) that lends a feeling of solidity
without seeming bulky makes the AR a looker in an understated way.
Audio:
Speaker 5-magnet speaker with NXP Smart Amp,Hi-Res audio 384kHz,Dual internal mic with ASUS Noise Reduction Technology
Video Recording
4K video recording (3840 by 2160) at 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
720p HD video recording at 30 fps
3-axis electronic image stabilization

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Methods That Simply Protect you against smartphone addiction

When you take a look at your smartphone for THIRTY secs and access some apps for no good reason then you should think for. If the mobile phone is the first top priority of your life, you need to back off right now. Let’s find out some successful methods to prevent this addiction so that you can concentrate on your happiness.

Modify Notifications Settings:

In fact, smartphones are developed to check notifications frequently. Therefore, it’s very evident people get addicted to it quite easily and faster.Even wanting you rarely can stop checking out those notifications. Definitely, you can stop notifications alert by going into particular application info on Android. Go to Options and head to Notification center. So, make certain you’re turning off those app’s notifications those are truly not important.Remove Unnecessary Applications:

Your smartphone is rich with many applications like FB, messenger, games and much more. But every you have on your phone is seriously necessary? So, get rid of out all those unnecessary apps for now. Therefore, it will not only give you some free time, but also free space on your device.

Set a Limit For Mobile phone Usage:

A limitation in almost everything is required. So, set the length of time to use your smartphone. For example, while you’re having your meals, when you’re with your close friends or you’re in social events. You’ve to decide when you will use the mobile phone and when you won’t.

Turn Off Phone Before Going To Rest:

Many of us go to bed with the mobile phone in their hands. We check out our social apps or websites, play games and listen to music for hours in the smartphone just before going to sleep. But, using electronic devices before bed is really dangerous to our health. It will be a much better move if you simply switch off your phone or continue to keep it on silent mode, keep it far away from the bed and it will also allow you a much better good night sleep.Use Third-Party Applications:

There are a lot of apps available on Play Store to manage mobile phone consumption. So, you can enable Rescue Time and App Detox functions on your smartphone. Such apps are going to monitor your usage and place limit when needed. One of my preferred Android apps called BreakFree available on Google Play Store. It offers you information about your usage and applications which are using most of the time. For iOS users, this type of app is going to come shortly on iTunes.

Don’t Buy High-class Mobile phone:

A high-class device may be a trend these days. But there is hardly any need to get all those feature-rich mobile phones which are also complicated to use. You simply go for a smartphone which satisfies up with your requirements neither the mobile phone which will probably confuse you and seeks your precious time.

Toyota will use the Nvidia’s artificial intelligence platform

Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corp. will use Nvidia’s artificial intelligence technology in its self-driving vehicle systems it plans to develop over the next few years.

The announcement was made by Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang in his opening keynote at the company’s GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, reports Reuters.

Toyota will use the Nvidia’s Drive PX artificial intelligence platform, which fuses incoming data from the car’s hardware, such as cameras and radar, and uses artificial intelligence to help the car understand and react to its environment.

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“We’re talking about not just development now but the introduction of vehicles into the market,” Nvidia’s senior director of automotive Danny Shapiro told Reuters. “Now we have the biggest (auto-maker) in Japan using our Drive PX platform.”

Nvidia is known for designing graphics processing chips for the gaming industry, but has branched out into the automotive sector creating the “brain” of self-driving cars.The company also has partnerships with Audi and Mercedes. Audi is working with Nvidia to bring a product to market by 2020 while Mercedes and Nvidia are working to bring a car to the market in the next 12 months.

Last year, Toyota set up a US-based Toyota Research Institute to focus on AI and robotics. The company is simultaneously developing full self-driving cars while also working on what it calls *guardian angel* – partially autonomous technology that may still require involvement from drivers.

How To Protect Your Files From Ransomware ?

You have probably heard of viruses and malware. These dangerous pieces of software can make their way into your computer and wreak havoc. Malware authors are intent on stealing your data and disrupting the proper functioning of your digital devices.

Then there is ransomware. This is crafted by cyber-criminals for extorting data from innocent users, and is rapidly becoming a threat to individuals, small business and corporate users alike.

While the concept of ransomware has existed for more than 20 years, it wasn’t until 2012 that several key technological advances aligned and allowed it to flourish.

Now ransomware has evolved. It combines file encryption, it uses “dark” networksto conceal the attacker, and uses crypto-currencies, such as Bitcoin, to prevent law enforcement from tracing the ransom payment back to the attacker’s den.For a small upfront cost and with low risk of getting caught, ransomware developers can net good returns: industry estimates range from 1,000% to 2,000% return on investment.crime ransomware

There have been many reports of Australian businesses paying ransoms. Even the authorities aren’t safe, with several police departments in the US having paid ransoms in order to recover files. And we’ve even seen reports that FBI experts have advised victims to “just pay the ransom” if they need their data.

The biggest concern with ransomware is the rate at which it is adapting to combat security protections. We recently examined the evolution of ransomware and found that ransomware developers are learning from their mistakes in previous versions. Each generation includes new features, and improved attack strategies.

We also found that over 80% of recent ransomware strains were using advanced security features that made them difficult to detect, and almost impossible to “crack”. Things don’t look good for end-users; ransomware is increasingly using advanced encryption, networking, evasion and payment technologies. The developers are also making fewer mistakes and writing “better” software.

It’s not a stretch to imagine a ransomware developer currently working on ways to attack even corporate databases, or versions that lay low while they identify all of your backup disks.

Ransomware-How To Protect Yourself?

Recovering files from ransomware is impossible without the attacker’s approval, so you need to avoid data loss in the first place.The best thing you can do is practice good digital security:

Don’t fall prey to social engineering or phishing, which is where an attacker attempts to have you reveal sensitive information to them. If you receive a suspicious email from your grandma or work colleagues, ask yourself whether it’s unusual before you click. If you’re not sure, contact the sender via a different medium, such as giving them a phone call, to cross-check

  • Don’t install any software, plugins or extensions unless you know they’re from a reputable source. If in doubt, ask and only rely on trusted download sources. And certainly don’t be tempted to pick up USB sticks found on your pathway
  • Update your software regularly to ensure you are always running the latest versions
  • Important documents need to be treated like valued possessions. Grab a hand full of USB keys and rotate your backups daily or weekly, and don’t leave USB keys plugged in (current malware strains can scan removable USB disks). Having multiple copies means the adversarial effort on holding you for ransom is pretty much worthless.

 

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HP Enterprise to slash 10 percent global jobs

As part of its efforts to cut costs at the company, HP Enterprise is reportedly laying off 5,000 workers globally. According to reports, the layoffs will affect about 10 percent of HPE’s workforce, including employees both in the U.S. and abroad.

Further, reports noted that the Palo Alto, California-based company, which currently hires 50,000 workers, is set to start making the cuts before the end of the year.The company, which focuses on servers, software, and consulting services for businesses, has offices around the world, including in China, Brazil, and Switzerland.

In 2015, it split from Hewlett Packard to become a separate company headed by CEO Meg Whitman. jobs global

Over the last two years as an independent organization, HPE has already undertaken several rounds of layoffs. The major restructuring was announced in June 2016 after several of the company’s veterans left.The company had then consolidated its sales organization.

Earlier this month, in a call with analysts, Whitman said the company is benefiting from growing demand across key areas of the business.

She however said that she’s pushing to cut “layers” in the organization and become more efficient.

She added, “With fewer lines of business and clear strategic priorities, we have the opportunity to create an internal structure and operating model that is simpler, nimbler and faster.”

Chief Financial Officer Tim Stonesifer had then stated that the company is targeting $1.5 billion in savings over a three-year period.

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Smart homes is here : what you need to know

Smart home devices are still niche products, tested and bought by geeks. But the arrival of the Google Home and the loosening of restrictions around Apple’s HomeKit, could see the market growing over the next few months. But before you start filling your home with overpriced gadgets, it’s best to ensure your house is ready.

After years of testing this stuff, long before it was good enough, I can tell you what to look for and what to avoid.

First, you’ll probably want to upgrade and secure your home network. As most smart devices will be connecting wirelessly, you’ll need a robust Wi-Fi network. I’d start by wiring up everything else. Try snaking ethernet cables around your home to connect anything stationary, like a video game console, smart TV or desktop computer.

As an alternative, if you can afford it, one of those fancy Wi-Fi mesh networks will keep all those devices connected. We’ve tested the Netgear Orbi, Linksys Velop and Google Wi-Fi, and all are incredibly simple to set up and blanket a home in fast, reliable Wi-Fi. Google’s is the cheapest, but even it costs $499 to cover an average home.

Then there’s security. Last year the Mirai Botnet wreaked havoc on the internet, taking down Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, among other sites. It was powered by rather dumb “smart devices” that were easily compromised and turned into an army of bots, attacking the infrastructure of the internet.Two devices have appeared this year to address these security issues, the Norton Core Router and the Bitdefender Box. Both look for unusual traffic from your smart kettle, and vulnerabilities like default passwords being used. Neither product is available in Australia yet, but Bitdefender has free software for Windows PCs that can do the same thing. Bitdefender’s HomeScanner software will find any vulnerabilities on your entire home network, not just your PC, before the bad guys do.

When it comes to buying smart devices, it’s best to stick with brands you know and trust – such as Philips, Belkin’s Wemo, or D-Link. The Mirai botnet was successful not because of some grand conspiracy of webcams rising up against us, but because the security on no-name gadgets was poorly implemented. Security is expensive and cutting corners on it is a quick way for brands to compete on price. So think twice before taking a bargain on a baby monitor.

If all of this sounds like a lot of work, it really is. No one should have to go through this much effort just to speak to their hair dryer. It’s no wonder the smart home market is still in its infancy, waiting for that killer app.

But if you do want to talk to your appliances, you’ll want to take the time to get your smart home in order. Nothing is more frustrating than asking your lights to turn on then waiting in the dark, wondering if your lights have crashed, your network is congested, or your assistant simply didn’t hear you.

Removing as many variables as possible will help make your smart home feel smart, not just barely functioning. Just like the assistant in your phone, if you have too many bad experiences you’ll soon give up and go back to typing with your thumbs. If your light bulbs ignore you, eventually you’ll go back to the switch on the wall.

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Top 3 tracking distance running app – Tracks your runs, walks etc.

3 top tracking running app to track your training using powerful GPS and maps,to monitor your fitness progress and much more!

1.Sportractive GPS Running Cycling Distance Tracker

Sportractive is one of the best rated and most accurate time – distance tracker available on the market. It’s for all your fitness activities like walking, running, jogging, hiking, cycling, mountain biking and many more. It tracks your workouts, analyses them and keeps you on track to reach your training goals.

-Statistical analysis of all workouts.
-Track your body measurement(neck, waist and hips).
-Calculation of BMI, and body fat WHtR with individual analysis over a period of time.
-GPX import and export lets you exchange data with other programs.
-Select from more than 25 indoor and outdoor activities.
-Customizable screen to show time, speed, pace, elevation changes, heart rate, burned calories and many more.
-Review your workout speed by the colored track on the map.
-Customizable diagram for displaying speed, pace, heart rate or elevation by time or distance.
-Set personal goals for duration, distance, calories or interval training.
-Monitor your heart rate via Bluetooth. Sportractive supports most Bluetooth LE sensors like the H7 heart rate sensor for Android 4.3 and higher.
-Customizable voice output guides you through your workout.
-Insert workout results manually.
-History of all recorded workouts.
Tracks your runs, walks, bike rides etc.    sportractive    

2.Running Distance Tracker+

Running Tracker+ tracks your distance, pace, calories and more. Its the most accurate running distance / time tracker available on the market, packed into the simplest & most gorgeous interface. It includes access to your music player + voice feedback guiding you as you run towards your target distance- time. It also maintains a history of your runs and improvements over time, and shows you a complete log of your running activities.

Main Features
– Most accurate distance / time tracking available
– Average & current pace tracking
– Running GPS with Maps & running routes
– Calories spent
– Voice feedback letting you know your progress as you run. Customizable per distance / time.
– Run log: run history tracking with monthly averages
– Music player access     fitness22

3.Runkeeper – GPS Track Run Walk

Track exercise, set goals, sweat, and see progress along the way. Whether you’re working your way up to tracking a 5K goal or deep into marathon training, use the GPS app trusted by 50 million users and counting.

OVERVIEW
– Track Workouts – Go for a run, walk, jog, bike, or any activity really. With GPS, you’ll get a clear view of your training in real time.
– Set Goals – Have a race, weight, or pace in mind? We can coach you to get there.
– Follow a Plan – We have personalized routines to fit into your busy schedule. And helpful reminders, just in case.
– Stay Motivated – Join challenges, snag exercise rewards, and share achievements with your friends.
– See Progress – This whole running thing works. You’ll see the sweat and we’ll show you the numbers to prove it!

FEATURES
– Running Groups – Create a custom challenge, invite friends, track each other’s progress, and use the chat to cheer each other on.
– Audio Cues – A motivating voice that you can customize to relay your pace, distance, and time.
– Training Plans – Make major progress by following a plan. We’ll be here for you every step of the way.
– Routes – Save, discover, and build new routes with GPS.
– Challenges – Stay motivated with exclusive workout experiences and rewards.
– Partner Apps – Keep moving with the music you love with our Spotify integration. Connect with other top health apps like Fitbit, MyFitnessPal, and more.
– Bluetooth Connectivity – Wireless headphones and heart rate monitors make great workout companions. Also, sync Android Wear, Pebble, and Garmin watches in seconds.
– Stopwatch Mode – Easily add indoor cardio and gym workouts to keep full exercise log all in one place.
– Social Sharing – Upload your activities and more with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Runkeeper

Home Security System- Different benefits

Security could be established according what is required. And this is a very important thing to think about. And investing in these options could also be very necessary. When you want to properly secure your home and the current space you are staying at, then it might be essential to decide with the help of proper systems. It will be necessary to think of these options and properly decide when you have a better idea regarding what must be considered and how to choose things.

The good thing is there are many options and systems that could help you. Choosing the best ones could help in the numerous choices currently present. You might have various needs. It will be essential to begin with the home security systems services. This is not just a trend. This is also something installed out of necessity. So you may want to focus and think about these things and decide based on what is required.

This is one of the most necessary things to consider. It will be essential to have such options. Some people are thinking that it is best to focus on the means to achieve what is needed. Different benefits can be achieved especially when it is properly installed.
Others are not that certain they should install it. But you should not wait for something to happen before you decide to protect the present investments and options you currently have. It will be important to choose the right services. Aside from that, you might like to think of the proper choices to guarantee that this can be utilized.

Some systems are more advanced compared to others. This has become a good thing for some individuals especially since the advancements allow for more features. And this could also be a helpful thing for you. Newer systems are actually being used. You should refer to such options. Decide on the numerous choices.

There are actually numerous options to consider and various things to think about. When you make good decisions, it might be easier for you to choose when proper guidelines are there. Different choices are present. And this might be good in specific instances. Try to choose something that is according to your needs.

Different systems are there. And these things could be created according to a specific need. For instance, packages or kits for such things are there. But some individuals prefer it if they start with their own and establish the system according to what is needed. You may want to refer to this and try to utilize such options.

When you want to properly establish everything, it would be essential to start with the right cost and properly consider the amount and the need to spend for such things. You might want to be more practical about these choices to help with the various needs currently available.

Different advantages can be experienced because of these things. When you choose the right one and everything is properly installed, then there is a bigger chance you could benefit from everything. Various advantages are actually available and there are specific things that can be acquired because of these things.

Transferring money via mobile phone-increasing trend

Transferring money via mobile phone is becoming more and more popular as mobile wallets continue to build up and develop.
It’s no top secret that the functions of the smartphone are unlimited, but their payment abilities now signify a whole different game-play. And it’s not only financial transactions – mobile wallets are now combining loyalty cards, ID, coupons, event, boarding passes, train tickets, alerts and notifications.

Both Android and Apple have released their tap-and-go contactless payment service and, with almost 60% of the UK’s smartphone users owning an Android handset, financial transactions are increasingly taking place via mobile devices.mobile paymentApple Pay has been in use in the UK for almost two years and countless numbers of retail outlets, from fast food restaurants to the London Underground. Both Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards are compatible with Android and Apple pay, though Barclay clients will have to use Barclay’s own mobile banking app.

Mobile wallets are not just convenient for users but they also allow businesses the ability to engage users with an in-app experience without having to actually build, maintain and pay for their own application.

It’s because of this that integrating mobile payment features into the brand is a highly valuable mobile approach as it’s essential if a brand wishes to capture the future market.

A good mobile wallet can provide businesses the ability to engage users from the beginning of the journey through the end by re-engaging them with notifications and saving their digital statements at the close of transactions.

And it’s not just retail payments you can use your mobile wallet for, it can also be used to transfer money overseas without any hefty bank fees. Websites such as TransferGo offer both a website and app that allows for just a fraction of the typical fee.

Banks charge an average transfer fee of £10.00 while TransferGo charge only £0.99 with an exchange rate mark-up between 0.4-2% compared to the bank’s mark-up of 5%+.

They represent a increasing trend of licensed Authorized Payment Institutions regulated by the FCA and supervised by HMRC which means any payments are fulfilled with the maximum level of security and safety.

This means you are able to transfer the money anywhere at any time which is especially useful if you’re a business which need to transfer money abroad.

You can send the money leaving the office, on your way to or from work, or wherever you please and it will be with the recipient by the next working day.

Mobile payments show no signal of slowing down. Since their launch in 2015, they have grown significantly and by 2020, it’s predicted that payments made via mobile will have increased by a incredible 80%.

So it’s probably honest to state that Apple and Android are both equally ahead of the curve as far as digital wallets are concerned.

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Review- Samsung,Really Fast Portable SSD T5

The updated Samsung SSD T5 is here, and it is a little smaller (74 x 57.3 x 10.5 mm), a little faster (up to 540MB/s claimed, vs 450MB/s for the T3), and comes in capacities up to 2TB.

It’s formatted with exFAT, so is out of the box ready for Mac, Windows and Android. Samsung include a pair of cables – one for USB 3.1, and another for Type C.The T5 itself has a single Type C port.

An aluminium case sheaths the T5,and Samsung assures us it will survive a drop from up to 2m. Being solid state,of course, that figure is extremely conservative. There’s no weatherproofing – this just isn’t the sort of product that typically needs such protection. If
weatherproofing is important to you there are many alternatives, such as Sandisk’s
Extreme 510(HIGH-PERFORMANCE, ALL-TERRAIN, WATER-RESISTANT PORTABLE SSD).ssd t5Samsung offers 256-bit encryption, supporting passwords up to 14 characters in length. The software that manages this is includes on the T5 for Windows and Mac, and from the
Play store or Samsung’s site for Android. It’s simple and professional looking,and activates when you connect the Samsung SSD T5. A nice big selector at the top of the login
screen lets you enable or disable the login function (though of course you’ll need to have logged in initially to turn it off, if it was at any point enabled). The software also has a function for checking for firmware updates, and managing installation. It can be set to auto or user prompted. Just like your desktop SSD management software.The T5 benched at 364MB/s read, and 371MB/s write on a Skylake i5 @ 3.3GHz using CrystalDiskMark through a USB 3.1 connector. On a higher spec CPU it can achieve a theoretical maximum of 540MB/s. We tested the T5 on a Skylake i7 6700K @ 4.6GHz and achieved 552.4MB/s read, and 498.7MB/s write through Type C – which faster than
Samsung’s own claimed speeds.Thus, it is clear that the new T5 is truly at home with a fast CPU. For anything less than a fast i7 its true potential won’t be realized, but let’s remember that this device’s purpose is portability, so in its travels it may well find itself attached to all manner of PCs and devices, now and into the future, so from that perspective
it’s a good purchase so you just know it will be ready for extremely fast transfers
no matter what it’s attached to.
With the T5 Samsung has hit peak performance for a SATA portable SSD. We suppose the next generation will use the NVMe protocol, or perhaps a new super premium category for NVMe will be introduced in Samsung’s portable SSD space, alongside SATA. It’s also possible we may see a portable SSD using RAID 0 onboard to boost speeds. We’ve seen
that already with portable hard drives,such as the WD My Passport Pro, and some esoteric portable SSD brands and products like the Glyph Atom. But for now the T5 is a fast as a SATA portable SSD can get, and it comes from the mighty Samsung and with that some peace of mind regarding reliability and firmware update likelihood, backed by a 3 year
warranty.

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Send all your files wirelessly with Software Data Cable

Software Data Cable app-Connect phones, PC, tablets, Mac and TV – send contents including files, folders, photos, video etc.,wirelessly at lightning fast speed. One stop solution from all your file transfer needs concerning your Android gadget.

Tips for new users:

Install app “Software Data Cable” via Google Play Store

Open the app and start “CONNECT PC” service

Tap “Connect PC” and scan above QR code with phone to get connected

Advantages WITH SOFTWARE DATA CABLE 
• The fewer cables to carry the better
• Seamlessly data transfer without cost
• Keep files on phone in continuous sync with PC or cloud

Main features
• Send contents (file, folder, app, video, mp3 etc.) to other phones wirelessly
• Send contents to computer (and vice versa) without USB data cable
• Easy to use – scan QR code to connect PC and other phone
• Send contents to nearby devices with single tap
• Sync folders to family storage (PC, laptop etc.) and cloud automatically
• File manager – organize and manage your files and apps
• Transfer speed up to 300Mb/s
• Standard file transfer protocol
• No mobile data plan impact
• Secure data transfer in private network
• Extend mobile storage space without cost

WHAT’S NEW
• Stability improvement (fewer crashes and freezes)
• Usability improvement (sync data with SEND or RECEIVE)
• UI improvement (RECEIVE uses a radar view to search senders)

Connect phones, tablets with single tap and share contents (files, folders, movie, music etc.) freely – no need for a Wi-Fi network or mobile data plan.

One stop solution from all your file transfer needs concerning your Android gadget.

The fewer cables to carry the better;Seamlessly data transfer without cost;Send contents (file, folder, app, game, video, mp3 etc.) to other phones wirelessly.

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