22/07/2014

Tips on Buying Portable Speakers

Gone are the days when we used to carry the entire music system along on a trip. Carrying a music system was good as carrying an extra piece of luggage, thanks to its heavy weight. With the introduction of portable speakers, entertainment on the go has become simpler. The best part about portable speaker is that it is handy, lightweight and an ideal companion on a fun trip. This speaker is ideal for everyday use. It can be used to listen to soothing tunes while doing yoga asanas or play loud music at a house party. Whether you are in the lawn or in a car, this portable speaker is a great device to hear music. There is a wide variety of portable speakers available online but you must know the right kind of speakers that will suit your lifestyle. Here are a few tips you must remember while buying portable speakers:

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Core features

This usually happens in case of gadgets. We are carried away with the unique features but in the long run, we hardly use them as we don’t even what they are meant for. Read the specifications carefully and make your choice. Ideally, a good quality portable speaker must have an amazing sound output. This is the basic requirement of a portable speaker. Sometimes we take a decision on the basis of add-ons and we completely forget what we are buying them for. Add-ons are not that essential, check whether the speaker delivers powerful sound. If you are buying portable speakers online, buy them from a reliable online shopping portal.

Quality

Don’t fall prey to the tempting price tag or any other false promise made by a brand. You need to do some research before buying the portable speaker. There are a lot of brands offering portable speakers. You don’t know speakers everyday and hence, you must invest in a good quality portable speaker.

Bluetooth

Yes, Bluetooth is not just restricted as a technology to facilitate hands-free calling. Most devices are now getting Bluetooth ready. Go for a portable speaker that is compatible with Bluetooth enabled devices. This feature will allow you to stream music from other Bluetooth devices such as a smartphone or a tablet.

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Wireless

There is a whole new range of portable speakers that runs without any kinds of cords or wires. Go for wireless speakers if you are mostly on the move and say goodbye to wires and cords.

Memory Card Support

Not all those who are on the move own a car. Go for a portable speaker with microSD card support. This feature allows you to listen to the tracks stored on your memory card. This feature is ideal for trek lovers, cyclists or anyone who loves to indulge in any other sporting activities.

Compatibility

One must remember that the portable speaker is compatible with the device with which it is going to be used. For instance, the OS on iPads and iPods are not compatible with certain portable speakers. Hence you must check the compatibility of the speaker with your device.

Warranty/Return Policy

In case of online shopping, check for the type of warranty offered. There are deals that may be too tempting but those may have a tag of vendor warranty. Go for manufacturer warranty to play safe. Also, check the return policy of a particular shopping portal.

16/07/2014

The Future of Mobile Couponing

With the increase in use of smartphones, marketing managers have found a new way to increase in-store sales. Mobile Couponing is slowly gaining traction amongst Indian consumers. In-store sales can be increased through online offers, employing a mixture of distribution as well as redemption technique. One such technique is to publish advertisements in print media, that prompt users to send a SMS to receive a discount coupon.

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Now a days, every consumer searches on Google for a product & reads product reviews before buying it. So, marketing managers could advertise on sites like Zoutons.com for Best of coupons, Discount offers or Vouchers Code on products purchased from top retail stores, which can be printed or sent to the consumers mobile phone. Discount coupons can be offered directly by the advertiser, if a consumer chooses  to receive them from a particular brand, or consumers might need to search for discount coupons through a mobile app.

Redeeming an offer generates a one-of-kind chance for connecting the source of the advertisement to the actual purchase. Essentially, there are three methods of redeeming discount coupons in-store; the buyer can just present his or her phone to the cashier, cashier may manually entering a promo code received by the buyer, or scanning a bar-code or QR code provided to the buyer. One example can be redeeming Amazon Vouchers at Amazon Retail Stores.

The future is looking very bright for this exciting medium but several enhancements and improvements have to be brought about to retail point-of-sale infrastructure. In-store scanning devices have to be updated to modern optical imagers, which are capable of scanning a bar-code from a consumers's mobile phone. Another option is to use contact-less payment technology, that grabs the discount-coupon directly from the buyers smartphone and process the discount at the time of checkout. In either case, one-touch redemption process will keep queues moving a lot quicker as compared to when using print coupons.

The role of Smartphone Apps cannot be ignored here. Now-a-days more retail stores are sending out discount coupons to their customer through  apps. These smart apps target customer based on their location. This helps in increasing customer loyalty as well as sales.

30/06/2014

Huawei Mobile Brand - Best from China

Huawei is a leading ICT solution provider on the global mobile market. Its customer-centric exclusive approach towards innovations enables the company to launch successful products and win the global mobile community. The hard growth of the mobile market share of the company is conditioned with the innovations realized in the simplest solutions. The mission of the company lies in the domain of life enriching and efficiency improving through the best connection in the world. Through expertise and innovations the company designs and develops best communicating devices on the market. Huawei is one of Chinese brands placing stakes at providing ultimate solutions at the most reasonable price unlike other globally renowned brands providing products which price mostly consists of the brand name and marketing investments rather than of innovations and quality materials. To understand what Huawei products mean for a modern mobile user we should better review the hottest offers of the brand.

Huawei Ascend Mate2 is one of the most wanted Huawei smartphones on the market believed to be one of the most empowered gadgets in the segment. It offers a user to experience an ultimate speed of data transfer with a new technology of connection in 4G LTE networks enabling a device to develop downloading speed of about 150Mb/s. The gadget gets a powerful battery of 4050mAh to last longer in the hardest drive experiencing a freedom of smartphone usage. The power saving technologies will not let you feel your device turns weaker. The developer claims the smart gadget to last up to 2.5 days in the hardcore usage mode on a single charge. The HD 6.1” display enables a user to view even more of HD content in the clearest and brightest colors. Great 13MP rare camera is designed for the clearest and sharpest picture capturing in every possible mode (low light, fast motion or lens flare, etc.). The device has got an additional 5MP front camera for unforgettable selfies on the widest background a mobile device can ever capture. Another camera option to mention about this Huawei smartphone is specific software improving the quality of every photo. Face enhancing technology enables a user to convert any photo into the greatest portrait.
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Despite the complexity of the technologies and software stuffed in the smartphone the Huawei Ascend Mate2 features a rather simple user interface being synonymous to elegance, simplicity and usability. The gadget is specially designed for extreme one hand control with special close button location to navigate the phone simply with one hand despite its large size.

Another popular gadget among Huawei smartphones is Huawei Honor 3C has got a durable quad core 1.3GHz heart under the thin case added with 2GB RAM. Its 5.0” display provides a crystal clear vision of HD content and will take a user to the next level of smartphone experience. This is a simpler solution by the Huawei brand than the previous one still the device ensures fast and rather smooth connectivity and the greatest hard drive performance no matter running a 3D game or a media content application. The same deal is with internet browsing as the device enables a user to download as well as upload data at the fastest speed.
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The Honor 3C phone is equipped with two cameras: 8MP back wide angle camera (Sony lens) and 5MP front camera (Samsung lens) to take amazing HQ pictures. The developer claims the back camera to be a perfect solution for macro shooting.

For the most fastidious and demanding mobile user the brand has a real monster device being Huawei Ascend P7. This smart gadget will take a user to the edge of excellence with super clear display, ultra powerful core and ultimate software giving a user even more an excellent smartphone can ever do. The excellence starts at the first touch to the display made of 7-layer glass with super precision none of the smartphones has ever experienced before. The ultra thin case is only 6.5mm. Every detail of the design of the device is engineered to redesign your experience of using a smartphone.
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Every button seems to be on its ideal place for a one hand navigation and control. Its design was inspired with a drop of water for a no-corner experience. The device has got a 8MP back camera with 5-pieces aspherical lenses for the clearest and most distinctive photos of your life. Its slim case hides under the hood a 4 core 1.8GHz processor able to transfer data at the fastest speed ever. Super power saving technologies will keep the device alive for 420 stand-by hours and up to 14 hours in the mode of hardcore usage.

Considering the brand’s tending to excellence and perfection the global community is waiting for the next launch being Huawei Honor 4.

All new Huawei smartphones are available at Flosmall store, see them.

23/06/2014

Alcatel Onetouch Idol X+ Review

Alcatel has recently launched a successor to last year's Onetouch Idol X. Surprisingly, Onetouch Idol X+ comes at the same price as last year. It is exclusively available on Flipkart from 3rd June.

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The device is thinner and lighter when compared to its predecessor. The glossy back makes it difficult to hold but it comes with a metallic alloy frame around the side. The phone’s 5 inch screen has FHD resolution (1920 x 1080p) and it protected by corning gorilla glass 2, making it scratch resistant and an anti-fingerprint oleophobic coating increases the charm. It boasts a compact edge-to-edge IPS capacitive display. Clarity and colors have thus become a strong point of the smartphone with full HD display.

The Idol X+ comes with a “true octa-core” MediaTek processor. The quad-core processor was the weakest point of last year’s edition by Alcatel, and that seems to have been resolved this time. It is powered by 2GHz octa core processor and runs on Android 4.2. The handset is supported by a 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. However, there is no slot for an external SD card and this might be a drawback for those who are looking for larger storage.

Connectivity features include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. Backed by a 2500mAh battery, the phone gives up to 27 hours of talk time on 2G networks, and 16 hours of 3G talk time. FM radio is also available. The phone comes with a 13MP primary camera coupled with LED flash and a 2MP secondary camera.  Correct exposure clicks true to life photos and the details are attractive. The front camera comes with a ‘Beauty Face’ option to remove blemishes from the picture and to smooth out skin tones. The camera also supports full HD recording.

Other than the processor upgrades, additional improvements on the phone presented by Alcatel include audio enhancement. Idol X+ come with JBL headsets and the improved sound quality is referred to as “Hi-Fi”. The high performance sound experience can be a plus one for many music enthusiasts.  Another attractive addition to the box is a splash proof boom band. This boom band is useful for the health conscious smartphone users. It gives insights into you daily calorie intake, tracks your sleep levels and the number of hours you sleep and also sends alerts when you move away from the phone.  It can be connected to the phone with Bluetooth.

With many additional features and add-ons like  JBL headphones, improved processor, great call quality, attractive camera and a sleek look, this phone is a great choice for all those who are looking for many additional choices and features. With no information on whether the phone will get a KitKat update, it can be strict no for some Android lovers.

You can get this mobile on some leading Indian website like Amazon, Flipkart, Tradus, Infibeam, Rediff Shopping, Indiatimes and more. And offer and deal on mobile visit CouponzGuru.com.

General Specifications:

Display
5 Inches , IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Camera
Primary Camera - 13 MP, Secondary Camera - 2 MP, LED FLASH
Video
HD Recording, 1080p
Battery
2500 mAh
Processor
Octa-core 2 GHz Cortex-A7, Mediatek MT6592
RAM
2 GB RAM
Internal Memory
16 GB
3G
HSDPA 900 / 2100
Operating System
Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM
Dual Sim (GSM + GSM)
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n

Things You Must Do Before Travelling Overseas

Whether you are travelling for work or have planned a vacation, going overseas can be very exciting. You experience new cultures, see new places and taste new cuisines. Most importantly, travelling increases your knowledge and opens your mind to new things. While you prepare for stepping out of your country for an extended period of time, you already have a list of things to do. This may include getting your passport and visa ready and making hotel reservations. However, there are many other aspects to consider. For instance, you wouldn’t want to be stranded without connectivity, if your laptop battery does not last too long or if you do not know enough about the destination.

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Aspects to Consider When Planning Your Trip Abroad

It is quite natural for you to feel excited and anxious at the same time, especially if this is your first time travelling abroad. While there are many aspects to consider, the most essential thing is to remember to have fun. Here are a few things you can do to make your travel a better experience:

Google the Destination: There is so much information about everything on the Internet. Read about the destination in general and check out some images as well to know what to expect. Get information about sightseeing, including the places you should visit and how to access them. You can take a print out of the map and mark out place you want to visit and even the hotel where you would be staying. Don’t forget to get a list of famous restaurants in the area. You may even like to find out about the dos and don’ts of the destination, especially if it is culturally very different from what you are accustomed to.

Take Travel Insurance: Many of us feel that this is a useless expense. However, it is not uncommon for flights to get delayed, airlines to lose your luggage or even falling ill after eating something new. Insurance will cover for all these contingencies. What if your bag gets stolen? It may have less expensive things like your phone laptop  charger or laptop battery, but could have essential travel documents. You would not want to spend precious foreign currency on things like that. If you have travel insurance, the financials will be taken care of.
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Make a Separate List of the Not-So-Obvious Things: Most of us make a list of all the things we need to pack. This list typically contains items like slippers, socks, toothbrush, clothes and jackets. However, there are a few things that we tend to overlook. This may include your hands-free device. You may think you would not need it, but you could be consulting a map while talking on the phone and your hands-free device may prove very useful. Similarly, a spare laptop battery always comes in handy. If you are going on vacation, you may not want to look at your phone messages or emails on your computer. However, these devices are useful for staying connected and adding convenience. 

Manage Your Money: You don’t have to carry all the money you would need during your stay. However, you should have some local currency before you step out of the airport at your destination. So, find out whether your arrival airport has an ATM. Also, locate the closest ATM to your hotel. Even if your hotel has the facility to exchange currency, it may not offer you the best rates. You can also consider carrying some traveller’s cheques, which is a safe way to carry money.

When you’re done packing everything, from insurance papers to your laptop battery, don’t forget to change your status on Facebook!

12/06/2014

Indian Brands Going Global: Attractive Advertising Campaigns

The first advertising campaign by an Indian brand targeting international audiences that comes to our mind is the crisp advertisement series by Hugh Jackman for Micromax mobiles. The brand has even released television commercials for X Men: Days of Future Past, the movie and Micromax mobiles at the same time. The ads pitched the movie and free content from the movie in Micromax mobiles. Let us take a look at how Indian brands are trying to make their presence felt in the international market.


Micromax Advertising Campaigns

The Changing Faces of Indian Brands and Their Advertising Campaigns

Micromax mobile is not the first Indian brand that has used an international brand ambassador to pitch its products in the global market. Timex watches have been endorsed by the Australian fast bowler, Bret Lee. So, it has been done before, but for a limited audience and keeping the sentiments of the Indian consumers in mind. However, the new trend is that many Indian brands are targeting international audience.

Reliance Entertainment has already made its global presence felt in the entertainment world by co-producing blockbusters, such as, “The Help”, “Need For Speed” and “Lincoln”. But advertising and marketing Indian products are a different ball game.

The Indian audience is touched by emotion. From “sharing of joy” by Coca Cola or “Har Ek Friend Zaroori Hota Hai” by Bharti Telecom, almost every successful Indian advertisements thrive on emotion. However, when it comes to targeting international audience, the advertising strategy should a little different. You can either get you brand endorsed by an International celebrity or make your brand’s presence felt with creative advertising.

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The first two decades of the twenty-first century have seen a massive change in the way India is seen by the rest of the world. It is no longer considered as a country of snake charmers and the Maharajas. In fact, India is seen as a rising power, an emerging economic giant of the world. We will see many Indian celebrities endorsing top international brands. The advertisements for Longines Dolce Vita featured our very own Aishwaria Rai Bachhan along with renowned international stars, such as; Kate Winslet and Chi Ling. Indians have also made internationally renowned advertisements. Take the example of the advertisement for the Camlin permanent marker. It shows that vermilion, which is a symbol of a married woman in India, applied with Camlin permanent marker could be so permanent that it cannot be removed from a wife’s forehead. As a result, her husband gets his life back. Another advertisement that became very popular among in India and abroad was the Google Search ad. The advertisement shows two friends separated by the Indo-Pak border are reunited with the help of Google search. Although Google is not an Indian brand, the advertisement for Google India became famous in the whole world.

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Indian mobile phone brands, such as, Micromax and Karbonn are now competing with global rivals, such as, Samsung, Apple, Nokia, LG, and Sony. Micromaxmobiles CEO, Shubhodip Pal says "A change in advertisement strategy became imperative as we wanted to change the perception that an Indian handset is not necessarily a China-imported product but has innovation built into it.”

Indian mobile phone brands are mainly targeting the younger consumer base through their advertising campaigns. “The younger consumers have realized that the Indian brands offer the same features and technology but at a value-for-money price, unlike the older consumers who are still brand conscious,” says Himanshu Chakrawarti, CEO at The Mobile Store.

India has internationally renowned manufacturing designer brands, such as, Zara and Next.  Our designers are well-known. Sabyasachi’s creations have been worn by Hollywood stars such Goldie Hawn.

10/06/2014

5 Must Have Apps for 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

This football season GadgetMedia helps you celebrate the spirit of the biggest sporting event of the year; “2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil” .We present to you 5 football apps that every football fan must have in order to be up to date with the tournament, from fixtures to results to top scorers and also the points table.

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This app helps you to keep track of the big matches, set reminders and also gives you details not only of a team but also of every individual player. The app consumes a total storage of 4.66MB and has more than a hundred thousand downloads.

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This is the official football app launched by FIFA to help football fans keep track of club matches, but it has now been updated to help you be in touch with the World Cup. This app also gives you news feed and also makes match highlights available in video format so that you never miss a goal. With total size of 29.05MB and more than a million downloads this app is important for every football fan.

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This app has features like countdown until the first kick-off and also another very intriguing and helpful feature that is; it displays the coming match on your Home screen. It also gives you news feed on players, selections, team sheets, and also about coaches.
It is a very useful and an extremely light app with a required storage space of 2.69MB and more than a 1, 00,000 downloads.

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This app provides information about the FIFA 2014 World Cup, its schedules, team standings etc in a nicely presented format. It is extremely user friendly and one can easily switch between screens to access other content with just a swipe. This app is extremely light and has great reviews by its users. Another key feature of this app is that it also provides the user with live match odds.

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This app is also termed as one of the best second screen app to keep football fans around the world through live scores notifications and social comments on FIFA World Cup 2014 match events. This app also provides a virtual stadium for 2014World Cup fans to support their teams during match time. It also allows football fans to share their wisdom with other football fans in the virtual stadium and through various social networks. With a storage space of only 5.86MB and more than 1,00,000 this interesting app hits our list.

So these were the top 5 must have football apps that no hardcore football fan can afford to miss, so sit back and enjoy this footballing season.

05/06/2014

Latest Fashion Trends

"Fashion is what you're offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you pick out of that fashion" - Lauren Hutton.

Style is something that is unique to a person. The way you dress up, the accessories that you like to put on and the way you carry yourself are some of the things that reflect every bit of your personality. Fashion trends change in almost every season. For instance, every time you go for onlinemobile shopping, you may find new collections of handsets and cell phone cases. It is important to keep track with new fashion trends, so that you can make yourself stand out from the crowd. Here are the hottest fashion trends that are creating ripples, these days. Choose your style and get ready to rule the fashion world.

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Things that are Setting the Style Trend

Some of the things that are setting the fashion trends on fire this season are:

Palm Ring, the Accessory to Spice It Up!

From Sarah Jessica Parker to Jennifer Lawrence, famous celebrities have ditched their rings to flaunt their chic designer palm rings. After the fancy finger rings, this is the latest obsession for the fashionable women. You can wear a palm ring complementing your dress for any evening event or a theme party.  Accessorizing a part of your body that has never been done before seems to be quite a welcome change!

Cool Off With Those ‘Fugly’ Pool Sliders!

Fugly’, the fashionably ugly, pool sliders from the 80’s are back with a bang. The designers have reworked on them with various styles and they are trending the fashion streets this season. They are not just extremely comfortable to wear but perfect for the summers. Top fashion brands have put on an exclusive collection of these flats. So let’s welcome these rubber soled footwear back to the front seat.

Go Gothic!

Put on your black nail paint along with your leather jacket and go gothic this season. Show off your darker side and get appreciated for it. The pierced look, the latex clothing, the wine red lipstick and the crucifix motifs are doing the rounds of fashion trends this season. So go mysteriously gothic.

Show Off Your Belly With Crop Tops!

From Deepika Padukone to Kareena Kapoor Khan, a lot of Bollywood beauties are donning the crop tops this season. Make a case for navel gazing; and if you have a flat belly to show off, don’t step back. Pair them up with funky skirts or denims along with high heels and you’ll be good to go.

Rock with the Celebrity Face T-Shirts!

This is the latest trend that has hit Hollywood. Wearing the face of famous people on your shirt is what the most in-thing these days. You can choose to wear a t-shirt with your famous personality’s face. Not just be chic with these t-shirts but also pay your tribute to someone you admire. Team them up with your trousers, jeans or skirts, they look good with most of the bottom wear.

Keep Swapping Those Funky Cell Phone Cases!

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Is your cell phone something that you carry wherever you go? These days it is not just a necessary gadget for communication but the funkymobile phone cases can help you make a style statement. Available in variety of colours, patterns and with customized prints, cell phones can be matched with the dress you are wearing. You can easily get them through online mobile shopping.

Take your pick and sizzle this season with the latest style trends. Get these things at reasonable rates from any of the reputed retail websites. So be a fashionista this season and flaunt your style!

03/06/2014

Mobile Phone Offers – Utility and Relevance

Your mobile phone is your constant companion. You carry it everywhere and use it to make your life simple in more ways than one. This is possibly why many of us replace our handsets at frequent intervals. After all, who doesn’t want a smart companion! Naturally, cell phone offers are becoming more and more relevant. Most of us are keen on grabbing the most attractive offers and discounts on cell phones, and thus saving a lot of our hard earned money.


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However, choosing the best handset for you does not necessarily have to be about finding discounted deals on cell phones alone.

How to Evaluate the Offers

Before dwelling on other factors, the offers themselves need to be scrutinized and evaluated well. Especially when you are shopping online, several aspects should be taken into consideration. As soon as you come across an offer, the first thing you need to do is to compare it with other similar deals. Flipping through a few eminent online portals would be enough for clarity. In some cases, prices may be hiked and then reduced again on the pretext of extending an offer!  Once this doubt has been clarified, you should take a look at the cost of accessories. Check whether the accessories have been priced correctly. Are you being made to pay up extra for them?

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Similarly, shipping charges would have to be inspected closely as well. While some portals would offer standard rates, others may choose to overcharge. In some cases, the price deduction on account of the offer would be adjusted smartly in the shipping charge! Evaluating these facts would ensure that you have landed a true offer and not an apparent one!

It is always a good idea to shop from an acclaimed online portal. In this way, you can be sure that you are getting a genuine offer. Trusted sellers have a reputation to live up to. They believe in building on customer loyalty. Therefore, mobile phone offers by a reputable online portal would be the ones that provide for actual savings.

Things to Consider before Grabbing an Offer

Smartphones offer a host of features these days. In fact, you could say that these devices have replaced our laptops in so many ways! Starting from making and receiving calls to surfing the internet and playing games, almost every important tasks can be handled from your handset. And this is why it is important to choose correctly. The features that are relevant to you must be picked carefully before deciding on the model you wish to spend on. Selecting a high end device simply because it is available at discounted rates hardly makes sense!

Another determining factor would be the aesthetics. Mobile phones have almost secured a place among fashion accessories these days! You will find handsets with stunning looks.  Some even sport solitaires!  So, if aesthetics is your priority, you may not wish to settle on a plane contoured handset just because it is available at discounted price.

It is also important to consider that brand of your handset. Products from top brands would usually feature a right combination between look and functionality. If you prefer a particular brand, settling for another one because of the price advantage may not be a good idea!

When You Should Grab an Offer

Simply put, you should not buy a product only because it is being offered on discounts or special offers. However, if you find a suitable product for you on offer, you should not miss the chance. There are offers that would help you save thousands of rupees! And, if you your purpose is to gift, offers could be quite handy. You can spend the amount saved on purchasing a special accessory that would go well with the handset. 

30/05/2014

The Use of Mobile Phones in Education


In this age of digitization and with the increase in use to mobile phone usage, an entire new world has opened up in education. The smart devices have allowed students to learn and study, while educators are using it to teach in a whole new way. Learning and educating can occur anywhere in real-time and is not limited to classroom. Students are using their cell phones for school-related activities like
  • Looking up information in class
  • Taking pictures or recording video for a school assignment
  • Uploading school-related content to the internet
  • Texting in class with you or other students as a part of an assignment or lesson
Following are our five favorite apps that help learners use mobile phones for educational purpose

Celly

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The free Celly app is used by several schools for student and parent engagement. Celly stands out because of its ease of use and flexibility. Celly instantly connects students with teachers and can be accessed from mobile app, the web, or by SMS.

StudyBlue For Educators

http://www.studyblue.com/
The free StudyBlue For Educators app lets you learn on-the-go. It has different study modes like quizzing, review sheets, flashcards. The Score feature allows you to self asses yourself, Store feature organizes your notes and Collaborate helps you connect with your classmates.

Coursera

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The free Coursera app has made education free, open, online and mobile. With its free online courses, it connects students, teachers and learners from everywhere.So, whether you are commuting or on the treadmill or cooking you can browse over 600 courses in more than 20 subject areas.

Udemy: Online Courses

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The free Udemy: Online Courses app provides you with on-demand online courses, 24 / 7, so you can learn whenever and wherever you want. So squeeze in a few lectures before you sleep or during lunch or while you commute. Whatever you do and wherever you are Don’t Stop Learning! with Udemy app.

Splashtop Classroom

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The free Splashtop Classroom screen sharing app which allows teachers to share their computer instantly with students. Teachers can turn their PC/Tablets/ Mobile into an interactive whiteboard and broadcast it to many students simultaneously.

 

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