The Epitome of Modern Mobile Design: Anticipating The Samsung Galaxy X

The mobile world is in for a tremendous shakeup as 2017 promises to be a great year for smartphones and other devices. Several key products will be launching this year, giving consumers plenty to look forward to. First on most tech manufacturers’ agenda this year are products built on the emerging popularity of virtual reality (VR) products. Apple is set to come out with a completely revamped iPhone in the 4th quarter of the year. The new product line will feature all-glass builds and AMOLED displays, and will most likely compete closely against the highly anticipated Samsung flagship, the Galaxy X. The Samsung Galaxy X is a definite game changer, and while Apple and VR technology stand to gain a huge share of the consumer market, Samsung is essentially assured of its own niche thanks to the Galaxy X’s revolutionary features. Design and Display The Samsung Galaxy X is rumoured to have what is in all likelihood the product’s most talked about feature: a flexible folding Super AMOLED display. This one feature sets the Galaxy X apart from other smartphones because it brings back the old folding clamshell phone design, this time with a modern touch. As far as screen resolution goes, no official specifications have been released but earlier prototype demos have shown that Samsung’s flexible folding Super AMOLED displays run at full 1080p HD. There are also talks of the Galaxy X featuring a 4K display. If true, the Galaxy X won’t be the first smartphone to feature a 4K display, but it will definitely be one of the coolest looking flagship products on the market. Other...

Ensuring your smartphone battery lasts!

As a smartphone owner, you no doubt know the feeling. You may have charged your phone overnight and have 100% power at the start of the day but come late afternoon and your phone battery is down to its last bit of power. Although batteries have certainly improved, they hardly last a day. This is because we are constantly busy with our phones, checking emails, surfing the web, checking out social media, using apps and playing games. No wonder the batteries don’t last! In this blog, we are going to look at a few tips and tricks that could help your battery last a bit longer. Keep your charger close Before you start practicing battery saving tips, it’s always useful to have a charger with you. Why not buy a second one and keep it in your bag. That way, if your phone needs a quick charge all you need to do is find a plug point. The great thing about modern smartphones is that most of them charge relatively quickly, so even if you plug it in for 10 minutes, you can easily add 20 to 30 percent battery power. If finding a plug point is a problem, consider a mobile power bank. These can give your battery a boost without the need to ask someone if you can use their power. A cool battery lasts longer High temperatures are a real danger to your smartphone battery. Why? Well, if your battery is left in the sun, or placed on a hot surface, it will heat up significantly. This just reduces the life span of the battery significantly....
How Much Money Should You Save for Emergencies

How Much Money Should You Save for Emergencies

You’ve heard financial experts say it again and again. Building an emergency fund is the starting point of financial freedom. In fact, emergency funds should no longer be an option but a necessity every consumer should strive to have. What is an emergency fund? An emergency fund, as the name suggests, serves like a cash reserve you’ve set aside for unexpected expenses and emergencies. Especially in today’s volatile financial market, you cannot take chances anymore when it comes to your finances. What if you lose your job? What happens if you have a medical emergency that your insurance does not cover? How about if your car unexpectedly broke and you have no cash for repair? These are unexpected circumstances you do not wish to happen but still needs to prepare for any way just in case. An emergency fund is exactly the type of fund that can cover these bases for you. How much do you need? To know how much emergency fund you’ll need to save up for, the first thing to do is figure out how much you spend each month. This should include all expenses such as utility bills, food, rent if applicable, clothing, transportation and etc. As a rule of thumb, experts recommend that consumers aim to save up three months’ worth of your monthly expenses. Three months should be ample time for you to get back on your feet again after an unexpected financial situation. How to start saving for your emergency fund? Now that you know how much you need for your emergency fund to be enough, the next step is to devise...
Quick Facts about Your Credit Score

Quick Facts about Your Credit Score

Whether you’re planning to take out a personal loan or apply for a phone contract in the future, you need to understand that your credit score plays an important role with your approval. Put simply, your credit score is a quick indicator creditors and providers use to determine your credit worthiness. A bad credit score obviously means bad news. You’ll generally have a harder time getting approved for any financial product when you have one considering that you’ve been tagged as a high risk borrower. At this point, you might want to do something about your bad score but before you go on and try to improve it, here are some things you need to know: What is a credit score? A credit score is comprised of a three-digit number which generally falls between 300 and 850. These scores are labeled into five things starting from poor to fair, good, very good then excellent. When providers run credit checks, the check your score and consider it as a major factor when providing approval or disapproval for your application. How is it calculated? There are different credit report agencies that calculate your credit score. Calculations are based on your credit report which you can double check for free at Experian. When formulating your credit score, there are several factors that are taken into account which may include your payment history, amount of debt owed, new credit accounts and so on. All of these factors are assigned a numerical value and calculations are then based on how much they affect your credit worthiness. Payment history, for example, plays a huge role...