Author: indoconnect

The S5 Arrives

The last year or so, the big debate on the best smartphone to buy was centred on whether to choose the Samsung Galaxy S4 or iPhone 5. Then last February, that discussion has been overtaken by how appealing is the new Samsung S5 which was launched at the Mobile World Congress in Spain. The verdict (so far) from the world’s technology press is that the changes are more evolutionary than revolutionary with the most outstanding features being the new 5.1-inch high definition (1080p) screen, a 16 megapixel scanner, a finger-print scanner and a heart rate scanner located next to the LED flash. The S5 is Samsung’s flagship model and buyers expect the best and latest. The heart of the smartphone is the powerful Snapdragon 800 2.5GHz quad-core processor. The skin though is still the same in plastic (and not metal as some had hoped for) and in terms of looks, it is still similar to the S4 with its rounded corners, the main differentiating feature being the back of the phone having a rubber indented case which is supposed to make it easier to hold. The back case can be replaced in various colours. Phone security is enhanced thanks to the new finger print scanner (first introduced by iPhone) which will be welcomed as it unlocks the phone and open its use for mobile payments. It was reported that...

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Learn Fashion Design

Singapore has seen a phenomenal rise in the world of fashion over the past years and as it establishes itself as a rising fashion hub, the need to foster talent is greater. Fashion Designing as a career has gained popularity and the educational institutes and private schools have grown in tandem, to roll out comprehensive courses for the aspiring designers. A fashion designer is that creative person who not only designs apparels and accessories, but also who understands the trends in fashion and works within a team to translate a design concept in to a final product that you...

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Effective Strategies for Achieving Your Goals

  There are many variables that can keep you from achieving your goals if you let them, which is why your focus is absolutely vital. But all the focus you can muster will be of little good unless you have the motivation and direction you’ll need to succeed when pursuing any aspirations or objectives you have! What we’re going to discuss here today are 3 simple strategies you can employ to help you increase your success in trying to reach goals you’ve set for yourself! Possessing Passion You’ll never be able to reach goals of any sort unless you...

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Time Management Tips: Exercise to Increase Energy, Capacity and Lifespan

Do you habitually plunk yourself down at your desk for hours on end, wrapping up tasks without regular breaks? If so, you risk shortening your life dramatically. But 9 fast free exercise bursts, well timed, can create a life-giving surge of health! Check out these “Movement Moments” as free exercise tips. Time management tips can shorten your life if productivity is your sole concern. How often do you deny yourself breaks to remain at the desk or computer terminal for hours on end? Any prolonged sedentary activity works against you and can actually shorten your life. Recent evidence suggests that the body is poorly suited for prolonged periods of sitting. The American Heart Association’s journal, Circulation, has published a report that every additional hour spent watching television daily without rising from the couch increases the risk of mortality from heart disease by 18%! If you sit without moving for four hours running on a daily basis, your susceptibility to death from cardiovascular disease increases by 80%, compared to those who remain seated for two hours straight or less. This study, notably, used a control group that met exercise guidelines. And one’s diet did not alter these results. How can this be? Well, studies trace strong links between overall sedentary time with increased blood lipids, blood glucose, and fat tissue, even in people who performed moderate to vigorous exercise several...

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The Case for Leasing vs Buying a Car

After the first open bidding exercise in January 2014, a car buyer here will have to pay almost $80,000 for his or her Certificate of Entitlement or COE in the ‘Open’ category (any type or size of vehicle) before adding on the price of the car. As COE prices are not expected to head too far south this year. As car ownership costs are very high when is leasing a better alternative? Leasing is a convenient solution for people who do not wish to tie up too much of their funds, especially with the new loan regulations that require...

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