Monday, August 20, 2012

AppZapp: The Best App Store

Among the smart phones available in the market, iPhone is the best because it can function as a video camera, a portable media player, an Internet client with email and web browsing. Aside from that you can send and receive texts as well as visual voicemail. Not only that; it has also Wi-Fi and cellular data connectivity like 2G and 3G. Amazing isn’t it? The device is also a multi-touch screen with virtual keyboard.

Did you know that the easiest way to organize and add to your collection of digital media. AppZapp the App Bargain Guide for the Apple App Store for iPhone & iPad. Browse the site to buy and download AppZapp Pro - Free Paid Apps. You have the chance to look all App sales, new Apps on the Apple App store. What is very interesting is that you can have alerts on App-sale in the future. Furthermore, now you have the chance to share with your friends by the worldwide AppZapp community.

Search for the perfect accessories for your iPhone from cases to speakers to headsets. And the easiest way to buy a new iPhone Pro is through the Apple Store App. Get iPad Pro, whether for your business, school or career, you’ll surely have the best with its advanced design and breakthrough technology. Browse AppZapp to find out about iPhone Free on the App store!

USB 3.0 for High Speed Performance

We know that the greatest success story in the history of computing is the USB connector. Indeed, there are more than 2 billion USB- connected devices sold up to date.

Now, USB3.0 is a way to increase the performance by a factor of 10. Isn’t it amazing to have a faster charging your iPod by 10 times? Maybe, you have experienced using your USB3.0 now and have found out the difference!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Size Matters

Since there is a wide range of refrigerators on the market, selecting/buying one requires a great deal of thought. I do hope that these buying tips will help you decide which features best suit your needs.

SIZE: What size do you need? The dimensions are also an important consideration. Standard refrigerators are usually roughly 5.5 feet tall, top-mount range from 24" to 36" across and about 27" to 32" deep and compact ones usually about 20" tall. However the internal dimensions may vary. In deciding what to get will depends on your needs. A young, single person may simply have somewhere to keep drinks and leftover. While a couple with teenaged sons may get a larger size. Remember that a model that is too big wastes both money and energy, while one that is too small could waste energy if it becomes overcrowded with food and drinks.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Gifts For the Holiday Season

Do you already have a gift for your loved ones this holiday season or are you one of those who are not done yet with Christmas shopping? This holiday season, I have tried buying unique gifts like those personalized holiday gifts from Pexagon. For me, flash drives are perfect gifts for those people who are tech savvy. Indeed, I have lots of friends who are tech savvy and I bought flash drives for them. When they received their gifts, they really liked it because these drives are not just the ordinary flash drives that we have seen. These drives are available as business card flash drives which is perfect for business people and administrators, the earth-friendly wooden USB flash and of course the ordinary thumb drives which is available in 14 colors and upto 16 GB capacity. My friends just loved these flash drives that they can put anything that they want because of the option of free line of personalized laser engraved text!

If you are still planning to buy gifts for the holiday season, visit Pexagon website now and get some holiday gifts. Did you know that Pexagon is offering 20% off from their personalized thumb drives and pens? Furthermore, you can get a personalized laser-engraved pen for as low as $1.59 after discount, Business Card Flash Drives and wooden USB flash drives for as low as $15.99 after discount.



Friday, August 3, 2012

The Toshiba Cell TV

The Toshiba Cell TV is one of those devices that stand out during the CES or Consumer Electronics Show which was recently ended on Sunday in Las Vegas, Nevada. This television is the pride of Toshiba requiring no remote control. The television makes use of the gesture technology. One can simply wave his hands in the air to control the menu, fast-forward movies and turn the volume up or down. Toshiba is the first one to show this technology publicly although it has not been perfected yet.

If you were looking for a cool new Television, you should check out this one because it comes with many features that have not been seen on a TV previously. It comes with amazing technologies which makes your experience quite enviable. The Television comes with a 4k resolution quality and you can also get LED brightness which is twice as bright.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Camera Buying Tips Part II

LCD Viewfinder
One of the most important basic design features to consider is the camera's viewfinder. The LCD screen can see what your picture will look like before you take it. Consider LCD quality and the construction of its screen, whether it is fixed or positioned on a rotating mount.

Most digital cameras have a built-in flash. This triggers automatically in low light conditions when set to auto mode. Some cameras include additional features, such as red-eye reduction or night portrait mode.

The obvious reason for using a digital camera's self-timer is so the photographer can be in a photo. A self-timer sets your digital camera for a delayed exposure, usually giving you about 10 seconds before it takes the picture. Some models have a custom self-timer, which lets you set the countdown time.

Audio recording, Movie mode, TV connections, and Computer connections
Look for these features also.

There are three basic sizes of digital cameras. Know what’s the size of your camera that suits your needs. Compact digital cameras are designed to provide a moderate feature set, stylish looks, and a tiny, pocket size. Standard digital cameras are similar to 35mm point-and-shoot models in appearance and features. If you care more about robust features like interchangeable lenses, flashes, and other accessories, you will most likely have to consider a larger-sized camera or professional camera.

Formats: Common formats are the Joint Photography Experts Group standard (JPEG) and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF).

Digital Camera Brand:
It is a matter of personal preference.

Price range
Prices are based primarily on resolution and features. The newest consumer electronics products are always priced at a premium. The best bargains are usually found on last season's models.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Camera Buying Tips Part I

What should I look for when I want to buy a digital camera?
Digital cameras capture and store photographs electronically instead of using photographic film. It records images on memory cards, no developing cost, you can print only what you like, it has LCD viewer and the like. Modern digital cameras are multifunctional, capable of recording sound and/ or video.

In buying, identify what you need. Is it for professional graphics work? Will you want a zoom lens? What is your budget? How much you want to spend? Also knowing what kind of photos you will be taking will help you decide. Before you decide what camera to buy consider the following:

Resolution: This describes the detail an image holds. Higher resolution means more image detail. Decide the resolution on what you plan to do with your photos.

The AA batteries are common, however non- rechargeable alkaline batteries are capable of providing enough power for only a very short time. CR2 batteries are lithium based and intended for single use. Most consumers use AA nickel metal hydride batteries (NiMH), which provide an adequate amount of power and are rechargeable. Proprietary batteries are built to a manufacturer’s custom specifications. They are almost lithium ion, which accepts only a certain number of recharges before the battery life begins degrading.

Memory/ Storage:
Memory is where pictures are stored as you take them. It determines how many images you can store. If you plan taking many pictures without having access to your computer for downloading, you should plan to buy an extra memory card such as compact flash cards, memory stick, SD/ MMC, mini SD, XD picture card and others, which is determined by your camera.

The lens may zoom from moderate wide-angle, through normal, to moderate telephoto; or from normal to extreme telephoto. Consider the lens in order to take a good photo, may it be near or far from you.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Samsung’s Transparent Laptop

Samsung’s transparent laptop is one of the gadgets astounded the public of the CES. The laptop has AMOLED screen. This laptop is being celebrated as it is the first and largest transparent OLED prototype. It is a 14-inch laptop and it is up to 40 percent transparent.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

RF Simulation Time

I have been simulating the IP3 response of the buffer circuit I am designing lately. I noticed that it is very long to simulate the IP3 using the transient and DFT method. Here I list the time to simulate:

Using the QPSS method is far faster than using transient and DFT method. I can save about 13 minutes. Utilizing the QPSS means I am using an RF license though.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

RF for the First Time

I met my soon to be boss two days ago, that was March 9, 2011. He is a Japanese engineer working in our company for almost 16 years already and he is now the department's manager. Early next month, April, he will join our division as our General manager. This young brilliant man is only 38 years old and have been to many countries like China, Singapore, USA, and Philippines to develop cutting edge technologies and innovative products. He is responsible in creating RF designs used in RF applications such as audio portable devices.

Having been in circuit designing for 8 years, developing multi-purpose Integrated Circuits like linear regulator, motor driver, operational amplifier, dc-dc converter, and LED driver Ics, it would be my first time to be involved in RF design.

Since last week, I was asked to develop a super buffer. So I shall be getting good IP3 and 1dB compression from my design. I have two-tone signal in my input, f1=98MHz and f2=100MHz. From the equation (f1*2)-f2 and (f2*2)-f1, I shall have 96MHz and 102MHz as my 3rd order frequencies.

Simulating the circuit, I can get the 3rd order frequencies, which is shown in figure below:

To get the IP3 of the circuit, line is extended to the 3rd order graph through the 1st order line. Their intersection is the IP3, which is shown in the figure below:

To verify the data, I also get the transient response at the emitter and collector of the transistor. The transient response of the collector and emitter of the transistor is not distorted until input signal is 111dBuV.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

TCL 3-D TV, sans glasses

TCL Corporation has recently showed its 3-D TV technology that doesn’t require glasses on the CES convention. The Chinese company made the first no glasses required set in order to solve the problem with 3D glasses which include headaches, eyestrain, and nausea. It is a 42-inch TD-42F and sells for about $20,000. TCL 3DTV Project Marketing Manager King said that it is already on the market in

This 3-D technology adds a layer rippled lenses to the front of the TV screen to produce the three-dimensional effect. These could also be used in the home as well as on billboards. How does it work? There are actually eight lenses on the screen itself. You see only a few of those perspectives depending on where you stand in relation to the TV. The TCL’s TV set only displayed animation on the show floor. Review says that the 3D aspect of the screen did not “pop” forward as much. Well, it is better to see it yourself.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blio e-reader at CES

The recently ended CES presented the Blio e-reader software application that can turn any laptop, netbook or smartphone into an image-rich, and full-color electronic reader. Blio E-Reader is free software that makes eBooks like you have never seen before. Because of its brilliant 3D, stunning and full-color pages come alive. Moreover, it uses publishers’ original PDF files to preserve the exact format of books and magazines while supporting interactive multimedia, including video and Web links. Now, everyone can enjoy a vast selection of cookbooks, travel guides, how-to books, schoolbooks, art books, children’s stories, and magazines.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Quasi-Periodic Steady State Analysis

I have learned that there are many ways to get the IP3 (input referred 3rd order intercept point) such as using the transient and DFT method, and the QPSS or quasi-periodic steady state analysis. It's my first time to use; I found it easy and interesting though.

How to use the QPSS? Using Virtuoso Analog Design Environment, here are the things to be set up:

1. First, make a test circuit creating 2 voltage source with frequency 1 and frequency 2 for the positive and negative input of the amplifier. For my analysis, I've used f1=98MHz and f2=100MHz. Of course, I should have the same amplitude for my 2 signals.

2. Engine setting is shooting.

3. Conservative is used for accuracy.

4. Pre-determined Sweep Range for the input signal. For example from 60dBuV to 120dBuV.

5. For the sweep type, I usually use the linear type with step size of 2.

Saving the netlist and running the program results to the following graph:

image credit by silvaco

Monday, April 30, 2012

Periodic AC Analysis

I am simulating the same circuit and getting its IP3 characteristic. This time Periodic AC analysis (PAC) and Periodic Steady State analysis (PSS) have been utilized.

Unlike in QPSS (quasi-periodic steady state) analysis, one tone is used. It means that one frequency will be applied in the input signal, e.g. 98MHz. Thus the positive (+) and the negative (-) inputs will have the same frequency and magnitude but the other input will have 180 degrees phase shift.

Source type is sine wave (voltage source) and the small signal parameter is employed to input the value for the PAC magnitude and PAC phase as well.

PSS analysis set-up:
1. The name of the frequency F1 with a value of let's say 98MHz is a large signal.
2. Ticking the auto calculate will give you a beat frequency of 98MHz.
3. For the output harmonics, you can select from range, let's say from 1MHz to 1GHz; and make 10 orders perhaps.
4. Select the desired signal frequency (98MHz).
5. For accuracy, tick conservative.
6. The input signal should be variable so you can sweep a range, maybe from 60dBuV to 120dBuV.
7. For the sweep type, I usually use the linear type with step size of 5.
8. Furthermore, the integration method parameter should be gear2only. This is optimized in the PSS Options section.

PAC analysis set-up:
1. Since 98MHz is used in the PSS analysis, then the Beat frequency is 98MHz.
2. Sweep is Absolute.
3. Single Point frequency is 100MHz.
4. For the sidebands, you can select from range, from 1MHz to 1GHz perhaps.
5. Select index frequency and some order frequencies like 96MHz and 100MHz.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Medical Nursing Scrub Options

With technological advances, medical nursing scrubs are no longer consist of the basic hspital green and white that was worn by many in medical profession. Today, there are new patterns and colors which serve to uplift patients and caregivers. Even for men, there are many medical scrubs that come in a greater rabge of colors and styles than before.

FOr me, the nursing scrubs with V-neck and one chest pocket along with oant having one pocket makes nurses more smart and intelligent. And I just love those men wearing lab coats that are made up of wrinkle resistant polyester. They look neat and handsome. The wrinkle resistant polyester offers splash protection and also it keeps out the cold. Aside from that it gives them the convenience of one handed snap for easy changing and easy acces to the inside pockets.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Accept Credit Cards

It's been four years now that I am enjoying the benefits of having a credit card. I never used credit cards before but one time when I had a petty schmooze with a good friend of mine and she said that credit card gives him the fastest transaction whenever she purchased services and goods in the Internet. She encouraged me to accept credit card because I am doing many online transactions. So I applied and got approved. From that time on I rely heavily on my plastic. Since I am a good payer, I never had any problem with the interest rate and never had any penalties. Afterall, the interest rate that my credit card provider imposed is considerably low.

Now that I am opening my restaurant, I am planning to apply for a restaurant merchant account so that my business will boost and to accommodate all types of consumers around the world. I know that there are many business travelers and foreigners prefer credit card in paying out. Aside from that, this would help my restaurant get recognized by more online and offline costumers.

Searching for the best credit card provider, I was captivated with the promo of Merchant Account Providers. They offer free credit machine, 1.09% Plus 0.19% per transaction and there is no application fee as well as no set up free. Upon reviewing their profile, they offer low-priced processing fee making them the best and most convenient merchand provider. They also provide various type of point of sale for local store, internet, and phone to mail order business.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Attractive Nursing Scrubs

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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Top Earning Celebrity Couples From Forbes

Forbes has recently lists the top earning celebrity couples.

1. Jay-Z and Beyonce: They banked $122 million smackeroos. Beyonce earned $87 million to his $35 million.

2. Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart: They earned $69 million. It is a blessing from Harrison’s bloated $65 million paycheck for “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Calista’s $4 million is from “Brothers & Sisters.”

3. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: They earned $55 million total, both bringing in exactly half the loot.

4. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith: They raked in $48 million

5. David and Victoria Beckham: They have earned $46 million.

6. Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi: They made $36 million last year, between Ellen’s TV show, those Am Ex commercials, and her stint as a CoverGirl.

7. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson: Most of their $35.5 million came from his fee for “Angels & Demons.”

8. Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy: Jim Carrey made the bulk of the household income.

9. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes: They made measly $33.5 million.

10. Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow: They made $33 million.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2010

It is 2010 and there are a lot of new movies to look forward to featuring robotic superheroes, sparkly vampires, and renegade wizards. Check it out!

1. Inception

Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ken Watanabe, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine
Director: Christopher Nolan
Release Date: 16th July 2010

2. Iron Man 2

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson
Director: Jon Favreau
Release Date: 7th May 2010

3. Toy Story 3

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen
Director: Lee Unkrich
Release Date: 18th June 2010

4. Tron Legacy

Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Jeff Bridges, Olivia Wilde
Director: Joseph Kosinski
Release Date: 17th December 2010

5. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kieran Culkin

Director: Edgar Wright Release Date: TBC 2010

6. The Expendables

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Director: Sylvester Stallone

Release Date: 23rd April 2010

7. Arrested Development

Starring: Michael Cera, Jason Bateman, David Cross, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi

Director: Mitchell Hurwitz

Release Date: TBC 2010

8. Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood

Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett

Director: Ridley Scott

Release Date: 14th May 2010

9. Clash Of The Titans

Starring: Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Director: Louis Letterier

Release Date: 26th March 2010

10. A Nightmare On Elm Street

Starring: Jackie Earle Haley

Director: Samuel Bayer

Release Date: 16th April 2010

11. Alice In Wonderland

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Martin Sheen, Stephen Fry, Matt Lucas Director: Tim Burton

Release Date: 5th March 2010

12. The Green Hornet

Starring: Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Christoph Waltz, Edward Furlong

Director: Michel Gondry

Release Date: 22nd Decmber 2010

13. The A-Team

Starring: Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper

Director: Joe Carnahan

Release Date: 11th June 2010

14. Piranha 3D

Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O’Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Director: Alexandre Aja

Release Date: 19th March 2010

15. The Cabin in the Woods

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Amy Acker

Director: Drew Goddard

16. Cop Out

Starring: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Adam Brody, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jason Lee

Director: Kev Smith

Release Date: 26th February 2010

17. The Book of Eli

Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis
Directors: Albert & Allen Hughes
Release Date: 15th January 2010

18. The Last Airbender

Starring: Noah Ringer, Dev Patel, Jackson Rathbone, Nicola Peltz
Director: M Night Shyamalan
Release Date: 2nd July 2010

19. Looper

Director: Rian Johnson
Release Date: TBC 2010

20. Paul

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen
Director: Greg Mottola
Release Date: TBC 2010