What to Consider When You Switch From Android to iPhone

Although they may be tempted, many users are afraid to take the radical step of changing their cell phone and operating system… what about the photos, the music collection, and the contacts? The process of moving from iOS to Android or vice versa and migrating all the data can be cumbersome, but not impossible. So there is no reason to stay “stuck” in the network of Apple products or Google: here we tell you how to make the jump without despair in the attempt. In this installment, we cover the steps to move from the Android system to the iOS.

Use a Migration App
If you do not want to do the process of transferring your data step by step, you can use the services of a migration app, such as the free Copy My Data or AT&T Mobile Transfer, although the available applications vary from one country to another. This type of application transfers your contacts, calendars, photos, and videos through a Wi-Fi connection, so you do not need to connect your phone to a computer.

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How to Transfer Your Contacts and other Documents
During the configuration process, when you add the email accounts you want to your new iPhone or iPad, you can also choose to include the data associated with each email account, be it contacts, calendars or notes.

On the other hand, if you store your contacts and calendars in an account of a social network such as Facebook, Twitter or Weibo, you can use the apps of those same networks to transfer them to your new iPhone.

To do this you must log in from your cell phone in the particular app you want and activate in the calendar and contacts settings. According to data from July 2015, Apple sold 47.5 million of the iPhone in the quarter that ended in June, 35% more than last year. But iPad demand continued to decline, 18% less than the previous year. Also, if you create an account in iCloud, using your Apple ID, you can also import the contacts that you have recorded in the vcard file and keep them stored in the cloud.

To do this from your computer go to http://www.icloud.com, enter with your Apple account and click on “Contacts”. Click on the icon on the bottom left that looks like a small wheel and mark “Import vCard” in the menu.

When you turn on your new iPhone, the setup wizard will help you activate iCloud on your cell phone. If you skipped that step in the configuration process you can activate it manually by going to Settings or Settings> iCloud. With iCloud, you can also access from your iPhone any Word, Excel or PowerPoint document that you have saved in the cloud.

How to Transfer Your Photos
In order not to lose the photos and videos of your Android phone you will have to transfer them to your new iPhone or iPad using an app or a computer with iTunes. You will find various data transfer apps in the Apple App Store and in the Google Play store depending on your country.

In addition to the general data migration applications mentioned earlier, there are also other specific ones for photos, such as PhotoSync. Alternatively, you can transfer your images to iTunes using a Mac or PC computer. For this, you will have to first pass your images from your Android phone to your computer and then synchronize them with iTunes.

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The HTC Desire HD – Browsing Like Never Before

One of the prerequisites we look for in smartphones is their browsing abilities. With this feature, you never have to wait till you get to a computer to browse the internet. Whether Android or Windows Phone 7 OS, HTC has created a number of smartphones that come with powerful mobile browsers. Examples of these handsets are the HD7, the 7 Pro, and the Gratia. Now, they have created yet another smartphone that comes with powerful browsing capabilities. This is the HTC Desire HD.

To help with loading web pages and multi-tasking the phone will need a mobile processor that is up to the job. This is exactly what the phone has to offer. It comes with a 1 GHz Scorpion processor. This will allow you to run multiple applications while running the phone’s web browser. In addition to the phone’s processor, the phone also comes with its own GPU or graphics processing unit. This will allow you to enjoy more from graphics, streamed high-definition videos, and high-resolution images.

For optimal browsing, you will need a display that will allow you the best visibility and readability the technology has to offer. The HTC Desire HD comes with a 4.3 inch capacitive touch screen LCD that has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It can display as much as 16 million colors, and anything viewed on its large screen will be spectacular.

The handset comes pre-installed with a highly advanced Android OS that will further make your browsing experience more worthwhile. It comes with the Android 2.2 OS Froyo. It is fully integrated with HTML 5 and Adobe Flash, which will result in web fidelity. This simply means that you will have access to millions of websites found across the web that rely on the said plug-ins.

The high-speed internet capabilities of the phone are off the charts. It can download at speeds of 14.4 mbps and upload at speeds of 5.76 mbps. This is more than twice the speed compared to conventional mobile phones. This simply means that the HTC Desire HD will make you enjoy nothing but lightning-fast internet.

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Social Media in the Workplace and Neuroscience

As Matthew Lieberman points out in his book ‘Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect’, if Facebook was a religion, it would be the world’s third largest after Christianity and Islam.

No workplace would get very far these days by attempting to ban specific religions and, likewise, organisations must introduce policies that cater for this ‘grip’ that social media has on our lives. After all, it’s here and it’s not going away; ignoring it is not going to work.

In order for organisations to approach social media policies with full understanding, we must look at some of the neuroscience behind it to discover exactly why social media has taken such a leading role in our lives.

The Universal Appeal of Social Media

Certain features of social media platforms make them instantly appealing: they are easy to use, require little or no expertise, they help us connect to our friends, they keep us up to date with latest news and gossip, they keep us visually engaged and entertained with photos and videos, they are free… and so on. You get the picture – most people find it easy to like them.

Of course we have the personal devices and broadband Wi-Fi connections available now too, so that we can be on the social media networks all the time, if we wish.

And some people do wish – that’s the worry for organisations that are counting up the cost of lost productivity.

Director magazine commented in 2011 on a global survey of IT workers which concluded that the spread of social tools ‘designed to increase productivity is actually costing businesses millions of dollars per year in lost productivity.’ It points out that ‘45% of employees work only 15 minutes or less without getting interrupted.’

So why are we so distracted by social media?

The Neuroscience

The workplace often glosses over the fact that we are deeply tribal beings at our core, and this makes social interaction essential to our everyday life.

Social media is therefore addressing a very basic need we have; without this it couldn’t possibly have swept to such popularity within a few years. Yes, the devices and the technology and the smartness of the platforms have all enabled it, but what has driven it is our need to connect with each other.

Lieberman points out in his book how this social intelligence is different our ‘general intelligence’ as evidenced by the involvement of different parts of the brain:

‘The brain regions reliably associated with general intelligence and its related cognitive abilities, like working memory and reasoning, tend to be on the outer (or lateral) surface of the brain, whereas thinking about other people and oneself utilizes mostly medial (or midline) regions of the brain.’

We can argue about the relative merits of communication by texting or photos or smileys, as opposed to face-to-face communication, but the reality is that, while we are arguing, social media is busy getting on with it. It’s not stopping!

Dr. David Rock talks about the special power that social media has on the brain:

‘When your reputation is attacked online you are getting a similar reaction in the brain as physical pain. When someone says something nice about you, the pleasure centre of the brain lights up… it’s a pure drug in a sense because it’s rewarding to the brain.’

Stressing the importance of social contact and social issues to the brain, Rock recognises that, like all drugs, it can lead to addiction, as people become obsessed with ’empty neural calories’ as he calls them – a type of ‘junk food’ for the brain.

The dopamine burst (just like a sugar fix from a soda or a fat fix from a burger) we get from ’empty’ time on social media makes people feel good, but it’s not doing much for the development of the individual, nor for the workplace.

Clearly, as the brain’s level of social interaction increases it becomes less effective in the type of non-social thinking that we must often engage in to do our job efficiently. Lieberman says this:

‘To the extent that the social cognition network stays on when we engage in nonsocial thinking, it tends to interfere with our ability to perform.’

Organisations therefore need to implement policies that balance the two sides of the coin – recognising the need but defining what is excessive – in order to maintain productivity.

Addressing the Needs

Vanessa Robinson, from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK points out that employees’ performance should be ‘determined by outputs, not by their activity’.

The majority of people will use social media as part of their daily working life without it impacting on their performance; and it may even aid performance, as many of the same tools used to connect with friends are used by businesses to connect with customers, remote staff members, hire employees and for training and development.

The best solution is to implement written policies that clearly set out to employees what is and isn’t acceptable use of social media.

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Funny Games for Non-Gamers

For game fanatics, almost any games could catch their interests as they are fond of motion graphics and playing via computer devices. But, for non-gamers they could hardly appreciate a game. Funny games online are suitable for these non-gamers, who can just play during their spare time. Since most of these non-gamers are busy persons who have no time in playing level-up games, or those games that require more time before they will end. These individuals are more interested in short-term games, of which they can just play in a matter of minutes only.

They prefer games that are attractive to them and not that intense. Action games that have various levels are not suitable for them, as they could not commit more of their time in playing. These individuals usually considered as busy persons. But, there are some people who have fewer interests in graphical forms since they were born. No one can blame these individuals as it is innate to them. Despite of their lack of interest with regards to gaming, the will surely find funny games attractive. These types of games will not just offer competitive situations, but more of fun and excitement. In fact, the competition it offers is for the sake of fun and excitement only, not as serious as other competitive games.

Gamers can play funny games for short periods only. They can win a game in just in few minutes only, and can already judge themselves regarding their performance levels. Funny games are creative, innovative, interesting, and exciting games. Thus, they garnered most people’s interests, including non-gamers. There are also non-gamers who become addicted to some of these play-offs as they realized how games can bring remarkable fun to them.

Having loads of tasks at home, in the office or in schools truly bring stress to any person. The pressure of being stressed can make life miserable. The essence of living is to appreciate what life brings; hence it is a right for every individual to have a break. You can have a break from work without wasting an ample of time. You can just pause in working for a few minutes, and play short games for a while. Doing this definitely lessens stress. It can make you forget pressure and stress. It will suddenly free your mind from problems, making your mind pre-occupied with fun thoughts brought by playing. It is good to be stress-free even for a while, so that you will be able to start working again nicely. Much better outcomes can be produced if you are happy while you are working. Playing also can lightens mood and can enhance your optimism towards things.

There are indeed several benefits of playing. Making this as a habit is not bad at all, because it can make you happy. The negative part of frequent playing is addiction. Being addicted to games is different from making play as a habit, because addiction disrupts daily routines. Playing games as a plain recreational activity is certainly beneficial. Fun game-plays can be found in various internet sites. Many of them are available for free. Some can be played anytime as long as you have access to the World Wide Web. These are game-plays that are down-loadable, so that they can be played without internet connection.

Mostly computer devices are being used in playing games nowadays. Personal computers, computer tablets, and mobile phones are among the most popular gaming devices. Computers are truly innovative tools that enable almost all kinds of fun and entertainment. One of the uses of these devices is for entertaining. Thus, they are most valued by people. Great advancements are made from to time to time to bring extraordinary enjoyment to people. When you go outside, you can certainly see several people who are using computers and mobile phones, and many of them are into playing.

Funny games are well-programmed to be played on computer devices. Their fantastic features were designed creatively by skilled programmers and game designers. The good thing is that, they are so generous to share their crafts to the public. Game owners are the only ones who can play their crafts. They usually share their games to others to gain enormous appreciation, and to entertain people as well. With the advancements of the Internet, games can be shared easier and faster compared before. Game makers can upload their crafts to various gaming sites, so that their games will become popular. The more popular a certain game is, the more it will gain positive feedback from people. Game owners can also benefit when their crafts are already popular. They can earn profits through game promotions and by selling them to public. Popular games have higher cost values than less popular ones.

Free games gained high demands most of the time, as there are lots of people who are seeking for these. There are just few who can spend money to buy plays. Hence, free ones are more popular. There are high valued games that can be played for free, however you can just access their trial versions. Offering trial versions is helpful for those who are interested to buy, but not yet sure if they will really pay to access a particular game. Playing trial versions can help them decide if they will avail the game or not.

Many of these funny games online are considered as arcade games; therefore they can be played via PC’s and mobile phones. Playing can be done anywhere and anytime if you have access to these fun play-offs. Even when you are not at home, you can still play if you have mobile phones and computer tablets. Actually, you do not need to spend great amount of money to play these games. You just have to search for them in the Internet, as there are lots of gaming sites that offer creative and exciting games that even non-gamers will definitely enjoy them.

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