How to take advantage of your camera

You have a new camera and you don’t know how to take advantage of it?

Here are 5 tips to help get the most out of your camera:

1/ Take good care of your camera:
If you want your camera to last, you better take good care of it. This is a fragile product and it needs maintenance.

2/ Be creative and try new things with your camera:
You would think that you take pictures when you travel but what about when you have dinner you are walking in the streets in your hometown? Just be creative and you will unleash your creativity!

3/ Use accessories:
Memory cards can be helpful to add memory. Lens filters will help you get new effects. Tripod will help you get stability and it will be easier for you to take great pictures.

4/ Follow your intuition:
Don’t force it. You will take a great picture when you don’t think about it. Just follow your intuition and take as many pictures as you want. Then, some of these pictures will be great!

5/ Don’t hesitate to fail!
You can’t take great pictures all the time. Just be patient and don’t be harsh with yourself. You will become a better photographer at some point…

Have fun and have a good time with your camera!

3 things to look for in your new printer

Buying a printer no longer means investing huge amounts of money. These days the price of most consumer printers is measured in tens of pounds, rather than hundreds. Nor is quality as variable as it used to be: while more expensive models usually do deliver better results, even relatively inexpensive printers perform much better than their predecessors of five or ten years ago.
All of which makes choosing a printer much easier than it used to be. Nonetheless, when you’re buying new printer, a little homework will help you to get the best machine for you. Here are three tips to help you in your printer purchase.

Affordable use
If the printer is for home use only, you want a machine which is easy to use and low cost to run, so that you can afford to print off school projects and web page information without it costing you a fortune. Be wary of manufacturers who use a three-colours-in-one ink cartridge; when one colour runs out in theses printers, the cartridge is finished. Look for manufacturers whose printers have the print head built in, so that when you finish one colour, you simply replace that ink tank; this is a much cheaper option.

Multi-functions
These days, it’s cheap and easy to buy a multi-function device; i.e. a machine that is a scanner, copier and printer all in one. These machines will print documents from your PC, but will also allow you to scan documents into the computer and photocopy material too. All of the major manufacturers offer these types of machines, and prices are very competitive. What you need to check out is the cost of owning and using the machine (see point 1 above).

Photo printing
There are two different types of photo printers. Some machines use a ribbon technique called ‘dye sublimation printing’. These produce a very high quality print which is equivalent to, or even better than, that produced by traditional photo processing in shops. However, with these machines, you are limited in the sizes that you can print, and it can also be expensive.
The alternative is inkjet printers. To be able to print high quality photos you must have at least six colours available, and some of the top end printers now use up to 10 different colour cartridges. If you use these inks and good quality inkjet photo paper, you can achieve stunning results. Which inkjet printer to choose is really matter of personal preference and budget; but there are some great, affordable models on the market.

Memory Mice IQ Brain Teaser – it’s a lot of fun!

For geeks like us, it’s always good to work on our memory! We use it a lot I guess!

JMT Apps has released another great game: Memory IQ Brain Teaser.

It’s a memorization game with 26 levels and tons of features where you have to memorize sequences of numbers or letters, then pop the mice to uncover the sequence in the right order.

Check it out at http://bit.ly/gRxanI

If you want us to review an application, don’t hesitate to send us an email! Have fun and enjoy this app!

Touch Screen Mobile Phone: Touch or not Touch?

There is a new frenzy about touch screen mobile phones: touch or not touch? That’s the question my friend…

What are the strength and weaknesses of touch phones?

Touch screen is still a recent technology and some progress has to be made in order to be successful. Apple has it right and its touch screen technology is amazing but there is still progress to be made. If you want to write a long message, you can’t beat a real keyboard. Touch screen is intuitive for sure but again it’s not that simple. With a keyboard, you have many more options…

I have a blackberry with a real keyboard and I write a lot of messages so I guess touch screen is not for me. It’s a matter of preferences. Just make sure that you are aware of what you like and what you want when you buy a touch screen mobile phone. Enjoy!

http://www.dialaphone.co.uk/

Find the right mobile phone for you

You get so many ads right now on TV, magazines, internet or even on your mobile phone about the latest mobile phones. You shoul buy this or you should buy that but you don’t exactly know what is gonna be the right phone for you. It’s not that simple to find the phone that you will enjoy and have fun with.

Here are a few things to consider:
– What is the most important for you: Do you want to use it to make calls, send text messages, emails, pictures? Do you care about social networks (facebook, twitter)? Do you care about games or applications (Rocket Frenzy is a great one…)?

At the end of the day, it also depends on how much you are willing to spend. Phone manufacturers have been able to spend a lot of money on R&D because phone carriers have subsidized them massively.

It’s a matter of either you want to spend a lot of money on your phone or not….

Enjoy!

http://www.phones4u.co.uk/