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New look! New posts! New everything!

New look! New posts! New everything!

Hello lovelies! After a bit of a hiatus from the blogging world, I have returned! I’m not sure how many of you are excited about this but nonetheless, I bring you fascinating news:

– New site design coming! Since this has turned into a solo endeavour (unless some of you are interested in collaborating, contributing, etc.) I have decided to spruce up the blog a bit.

– I am going to try (very hard) to post daily.

– And as always, I am always looking for contributors! So please, do not hesitate to send and share your ideas. Creative collaboration is always awesome!

I have a lot of catching up to do in terms of posts and discussing topics of interest to all of you and I will provide!

I hope you all have had and are still enjoy what’s left of this lovely Summer (here, near and far!).


Samsung Galaxy S4: Is the fastest selling Android device the perfect phone for the everyday multitasker

The newest smartphone to join the Samsung family is the Galaxy S4 in May and I must say I was quite excited. I currently have the Galaxy S3 and have been quite happy with it since leaving the iPhone behind. While I am still am a supporter of Apple products, I have to say the Android smartphone has won my heart. It’s literally like having a mini computer in my hands.

Anyway, the specs between the two phones aren’t vastly difference. However, Samsung did make some very slight adjustments in terms of camera quality and storage space. While the S3 only came in 16GB and 32GB options, with the S4 you have the option of upgrading to 64GB. In addition to that, you have the option of a microSD up to 64GB. The camera has been upgraded from 8 megapixels to 13 for the rear camera and the front camera from 1.9 megapixels to 2. It is a little lighter in weight but virtually looks the same as the S3. It has a wider HD screen display and is slightly thinner.

The Galaxy S4 camera has been said to be the best on the market according to a French digital optics firm. More about that can be found in the Tech News World article here. Pictures are much more vibrant and has better zooming options.

Little upgrades to the S4 has me wanting to upgrades in the operating system, such as voice control, a sensor software that detects your eye movements so webpages automatically scroll without touching the screen and videos pause when you look away. There is also an “air gesture” option that allows you to magnify parts of the screen when you hover your finger over it. Similar to Apple iPhone Siri option, Samsung has Google Now.

This phone is perfect for the everyday multitasker – which I am. While I am not unhappy with my S4, the flashy user-friendly options has me wanting to make the switch ASAP.

Check out the chart below to compare the side by side specifications of all the popular smartphones in Samsungs line up.

– Kristen

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