Can MS Surface knock down the iPad?

Category:All | Mobile & Tech

“Is it Possible?”

“Is it Possible?”

When the iPad came out, tablets became an iconic centerpiece. Apple has then become a market leader and this year, Microsoft released its latest tablet device to compete with the iPad. Can the Microsoft Surface beat the dominant iPad in the tablet world and is the Surface a better choice against the leading tablet? Let’s discuss how the Microsoft Surface stacks up.

Hardware Specifications

The MS Surface looks sturdy and sleek and it can match Apple’s build. It’s longer and narrower as compared to the iPad. It’s a thicker and beefy tablet which makes it heavier than the iPad. Kickstand and Touch Keyboard are features that make it a stand-out from the iPad. The built-in kickstand makes typing and viewing comfortable especially when you’re using it on a tabletop or a desk.
The MS Surface has a widescreen layout while the iPad has a traditional 4:3 screen ratio. Because of this, displays will look sharper.

Processor and RAM

“What’s the Difference”

“What’s the Difference”

MS Surface uses Intel Core i5 which is almost the same processor found in the MacBook Air. The iPad uses a dual core processor which makes the MS Surface a winner when it comes to processor speed. MS Surface RAM has a 4 GB of RAM plus it has a Micro SD slot which means that users can add up to 64 GB of extra space. The iPad only has 1 GB of RAM. Wireless -MS Surface has Wi-Fi support whereas iPad can be both used on WI-FI and 3G/LTE.

Battery

Given that MS Surface has a more powerful processor than the iPad, its Intel Chip can drain its battery. It may last for around 4 hours whereas with an iPad it can last up to ten hours. The iPad is still the king when it comes to battery life.

Camera

If the camera is important for you, the MS Surface is not a preferred choice since it only has about 1-megapixel. iPad has a 1.2-megapixel on the front and 5-megapixel at the rear.

Software

MS Surface lets users create different accounts upon using it. With its start screen, you will see a tiled interface and you just need to move from side to side to browse through the tiles. Touch the tiles to perform the function it supports. It comes with Microsoft Office Programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. It’s like your regular desktop PC just turned mobile with live tiles. Microsoft aims at being simple and touch friendly with the traditional elements of desktop MS computer.
When it comes to Apps, the iPad has over 200,000 apps whereas MS Surface has only about 80,000 apps available. With today’s tablet users, apps are very vital.

Conclusion


Clearly the MS Surface can’t knock down the iPad. Both tablets are strong enough to drive different types of consumers on their end. Both tablets cater to different types of user. If you’re the type who loves using Windows, then you may choose MS Surface. If you’re in for apps and for longer battery life, then iPad will work for you.
MS Surface is taking its stand in the market tablet and it may or may not beat the iPad in the tablet market! Let’s just wait and see!


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The Key to Online Dating Safety

Category:All | Love Stuff

“Introduce yourself to online dating”

“Introduce yourself to online dating”

You desperately want to do it. You get online dating service with hopes to finally throw in the towel then start screaming all night through. Wrong, and wrong again. Online dating is never for desperate people. Online dating opens the door for you to meet your special someone for a long time more than just a partner for a single night. That’s right, and right again. In fact, studies show that there is a rising percentage in its success. The majority of today’s population knows one person or more who met their partner online. Customarily, it has imposed danger and availing the service spelled the clients as victims but things have changed for the better, if not for the best.

“Look for the perfect match”

“Look for the perfect match”

Plunging into internet dating will work for you as it has done several other couples now into long-term committed relationships and enjoying them. Follow these tips and open your door to a relationship while having the assurance of a safe venture:

Most of the online dating sites offer guidelines for beginners. Otherwise, seek the assistance of a younger friend in getting you familiar with the technology in case you do not know the way to get started.
Do not mislead people by making public a false identity such as age, background, or personality. If you are establishing friendship, neither of you would like to know that you are liked or loved as somebody you are not. Remember that you will not remain friends without faces for a long time. Somewhere along the way, there will come a time that you will have to meet up and know more about each other. Starting a relationship with a lie or lies will end up untrue as it was started.
Browse the internet for a website appropriate for you. They are designed for specific interests and types of personalities.
Being honest does not mean you do not safeguard your identity. Use only your first name or nickname during the initial stage of the conversation, providing more details as you get to know each other more and finally meet in person. A legitimate online dater practices this and as such will understand if you do it.
Give out a cellular phone number rather than home phone or work phone. This way, you can easily change if circumstances warrant.
Suspect anyone whenever financial information or money dole out is involved, be it direct cash, check, or money order.
Do not rush into personal meeting. It is in taking time that you see the inconsistencies in the behavior. A telephone conversation is a better gauge than over the internet because you get a better sense of compatibility check.
Arrange a meeting up in public and keep it short. Have somebody knowledgeable about your plans.

Take the time, self-protection, and common sense an online dating requires for an experience that is safe, sound, and successful.


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3 Ways to Make Time for the Gym

Category:All | Fitness Items

“Want to shed extra pounds – make time for gym”

“Want to shed extra pounds – make time for gym”

Gym membership can be pretty expensive. Then again, if you really want to lose weight or stay fit, it is just the right investment for you. For most people, the concern is not really the membership fee, but rather finding the time to go to the gym. If you have the same concern, read on. This article will give you 3 tips on making time for the gym.

Wake up really early

“ Always good to wake up early”

“ Always good to wake up early”

This has worked for a lot of people. If you used to wake up at 7AM and still not find time for the gym, you may have to wake up earlier. You have to be up by 5 or 5:30AM depending on how long you wish to stay in the gym as well as its distance from your home. Don’t worry about being too early because there are people who go to the gym at this hour. Also, there is a better chance that you can use your favorite exercise machine during this hour of the day.
For some, waking up this early is a bad idea. In reality, doing so can be very pleasant. The gym is quiet at this time and your body is also more prepared for it especially that you just had a good night’s sleep. Moreover, you can enjoy your day without having to worry about the gym.

Schedule a gym date!

“Set a date and mark it in your calendar”

“Set a date and mark it in your calendar”

There is a better chance that you will show up in the gym if you schedule a date with friends or co-workers. This is a great way to make the most out of your time. You are not only exercising, but you are also socializing with others.
Your spouse is also a great gym date. It can be good for your marriage, and working out together can just give you the motivation you need. It also serves as alone time for the two of you.

Quit the gym and look for something different

If you cannot find time to go to the gym, then you should just give it up. Perhaps it is not meant for you. You can go with sports teams and play during weekends. Being part of a running team is also a good idea. You can take part in training and participate in running events.


Anyone who finds time to go to the gym and works out religiously will see positive results. As wonderful as it sounds, we know that visiting the gym requires a lot of time and effort on your end. Stay motivated and look for a way to be in the gym regularly. If after several attempts you still cannot find your way to the gym and make use of your membership, think about something else. After all, the gym is not the only way for you to lose weight and stay fit.


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3 Trading Precious Metals Tips

Category:All | Finance Articles

In the recent turnout of economy where recession is sporadic and more and more people are scared of losing their jobs in an instant most people can only think one thing: starting a business. Starting a business and nurturing it at the same time while you are doing your day job might be a little hard to imagine, but when desperate times call for desperate measures, everyone is expected to adapt and surpass these hard times in order to survive. Trading precious metals like Gold, Silver and Platinum have been around for years and for those who are already familiar with it can readily attest that there are some good bucks in the trade only if you know what you’re doing. So for those of you who want to try this field out, here are a few tips on how to work around in dealing with such valued lustrous metals:

Keep in mind that Market Commodities are not always stable

“Keep a track of the changes in market”

“Keep a track of the changes in market”

Having this thought constantly on your mind keeps your subconscious to be extra careful with trades all the time. Trading metals or commodities in general can be quite tricky because of fluctuations, so being familiar with the market movements is always a good attitude towards the business.

Know your Clients and Suppliers

Being connected to the right people will not only boost your profit but your network too. Trusted suppliers are key ingredients to a successful trade because not only will they provide you with the merchandise you can earn from, they are also a big part of keeping up your reputation in delivering quality products. Another tip is to vary your product line and its prices according to the demands of both current and potential clients. Do not be afraid to play a healthy competition with your competitors.

Know Your Product

“Know the products you want to invest in”

“Know the products you want to invest in”

Being knowledgeable in what you are dealing with is what good traders are made of. If you have familiarized yourself with your metals even before you attempt on trading them, chances are profits and improvements in your business will always be on your way. Not to mention, being knowledgeable would also protect you from crooks who are offering you with nothing but fool’s gold.


Trading metals like any business can be tricky but being able to study both your goals and the risks you’re getting into being already halfway there. Remember that in any business the chances of making it always rely on perseverance, hard work and dreaming big. If you can dream it, then you have all the means to do it. Choose an investment that does not only promise big profits but also tickles your interest as an individual as well, in this way, your business will not feel like work at all.


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How To Ask And Get Your Dream Promotion

Category:All | Business Items

“ Thinking about asking for a promotion?”

“ Thinking about asking for a promotion?”

There comes a point in an individual’s career wherein they feel the need to move on up by getting a promotion. The problem is, the thought of asking the higher management for that possibility is enough to give anybody an anxiety attack. The good news is there are a few good ways to get around the feeling of intimidation. You can’t just let yourself fail once you put yourself out there, can you? Yes, we do understand that there’s a lot of heavy competition going on, but isn’t that what makes the prize that much sweeter? Before you let fear get to you, we have rounded up some of the most excellent tips on how you can ask for a promotion—and actually get it.

When should you raise the subject?

It’s hard to determine, what is the perfect time to make a move, but most individuals opt to “pop the question” at their annual review. You don’t really need to wait that long though, if your annual review is months away. If you simply can’t wait and you think that now is a perfect time as any, then you can request for a private meeting with your boss. From there you can ask what he or she is looking forward to deserve a pay raise or a promotion. It is important that they provide you with the specifics so you’ll be clear on what else you’re lacking (if there’s any).

Get ready to take that giant leap

When vying for a promotion, there should be no second thoughts, no hesitations. If this is what you want, then this is what you should go after. Show your boss that there is no other person right for the job. Do your research, and do it well. Work on a plan and prepare ahead of time even before you raise the big question to your superiors. Prove to them you’re ready for that next step, by starting with your strengths and what you have already contributed to your department and the company as a whole. Prove to them your loyalty and how you’ve gone far and beyond your efforts to make the projects you’ve worked on to be a big success. This is no time to be modest about your accomplishments. You are going to need some heavy convincing if you want to start climbing up the corporate ladder.

Show them you mean business

“Talk straight to the point”

“Talk straight to the point”

One of the biggest mistakes one can make after asking for a promotion is lying low and waiting for any signs of development. This is another chance for you to show them your perseverance and determination. You can casually mention it to your boss once a week or so. Your boss will surely be reminded of how willing you are to advance.
There you go folks three ways on how to make the burden of asking for a promotion lighter. You’ll have a bigger chance of getting it for sure. Chin up! The world is full of possibilities!


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