Sunday, October 28, 2012

How Long Do I have to Wait to Leave a Message?



Every mobile phone user has left a message on a friend’s or loved one’s voicemail. Verizon, Sprint,
T-Mobile, and other major cell phone service providers include automated voicemail that takes messages even when your phone is turned off.

There are many conveniences to voicemail. If your friend’s phone is turned off or the battery has drained, you can still get in touch. You might have the opportunity to page your friend or, as the current trend has it, have a laundry list of options including listening to and re-recording the message. The latter could indeed take all afternoon.

In the first place, how long do you have to wait to leave a message? Think about it ― the waiting for the chance to talk, after thinking through your shtick. You take a breath, and are ready to go ― then there’s more chatter. Been there?

It all starts with the recorded voice, often starting with something like, “You’ve reached the voicemail of…” or “Your call has been forwarded to an automated voicemail system,” etc. The dialog goes on to say the person is not available, and you can leave a message for … here’s the part when your contact had the opportunity to input their name, during setup. Per the instructions, however, your friend left a greeting. “Hi, it’s me. I’m not available right now. Leave a message with your name and number, blah blah blah.”

Calling Is a Test of Patience
So now you know you’ve called the right person. The automated voice instructs you he or she not available, which has already been established. Perhaps your friend is checking the phone as this is all happening. After all, you know your buddy isn’t working long hours at an SEO company or financial firm.
The automatic voice, however, keeps on going. “To leave a message …” Yes, that’s exactly what you want to do. Why can’t you just do so, you ask? The ego-trip continues. “Please stay on the line, and wait for the tone.” It’s all sounding so good now. With an internal dialog ready to go, you take a deep breath and prepare yourself mentally to talk, only to exhale with a sigh.

Still Waiting…
“You can also leave a callback number or page the unavailable loser at this number …” You think it would all end here; after all, the intention was to leave a message in the first place. But wait, there’s more! “When you are finished …” Wait, does this mean I can start soon? “Please stay connected to hear some more options.” Life is full of choices, no doubt.

“To start recording your message, listen for the tone at the end of this recording. You can begin by stating your name, number, address, favorite meal, etc.” By now, it starts to sound like an opportunity to speak is nearing. “After the tone, start talking.” Ok, you’re ready; if you’re lucky, though, there will be a long pause between the end of the message and the actual beep. Maybe you won’t hear it, because of the false start. Ever been halfway through a message and ask yourself, “Was that the tone?”, and wonder whether or not your fabulous opening was recorded?

By then, you may have forgotten half the things you wanted to say, but you don’t dare listen to the damage. Half the day could be wasted refining your message on the automated mobile voicemail, and “listening to more options.”

The quotes here are meant to simulate a voicemail call, and are not intended to exactly replicate the script of any specific service.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

iPad Mini vs Google Nexus 7 specifications

Finally iPad Mini released, let compare the specs of iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7



Google Nexus 7
Apple iPad Mini
Operating system
Android 4.1 ICS
iOS 6
Price
$199 (8GB), $249 (16GB)
Wi-Fi: $329 (16GB), $429 (32GB), $529 (64GB). Cellular: $459 (16GB), $559 (32GB), $659 (64GB).
Display
7-inch IPS, 1,280x800 pixels (216 ppi)
7.9-inch IPS, 1,024x768 pixels (163 ppi)
Size
7.8 x 4.7 x 0.41 inches
7.9 x 5.3 x 0.28 inches
Weight
0.75 lbs/340 grams
0.68 lbs/308 grams (0.69 for cellular)
Processor
Quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3
Dual-core A5 processor
Memory
8GB or 16GB; 1GB RAM
16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
Camera
1.2-megapixel front-facing
5-megapixel rear-facing, 1080p HD video; 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 720 HD video
Battery
4,325 mAh; 10.1 hours video battery life (tested)
"16.3-watt-hour"; 10 hours battery life (rated)
Ports
Micro-USB
Lightning connector
Color
Black
Black, white

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Best Extensions and Add-Ons that Ensure Browser Security


You might fall in love with a browser which would have undergone a lot of changes with the passage of time. It has to be kept in mind that there will be certain features that will be kept back in order to make surfing a breezy experience. Certain browsers that are noteworthy make sure that you don’t miss even a single important extension related to it. Take a look at some of the best extensions which users recommend.

If you are looking at security as a major issue while browsing, then it is better to check out Web of Trust. It assures complete security while you browse. When you try to search, Web of Trust performs the job of scanning the database and keeps a check on their security. It consists of a circle with several unique colors that have varying degrees of safety. The colors are red, green and yellow. If the color is yellow, then it means that the final result will not be safe and you need to click the result after giving some thought. In case the color is green, then it signifies that you are completely safe and there is no need of concern. If red color is displayed, then it is an indication that it is not safe and you should avoid clicking the result. With the help of this extension, you will also be able to rank various end results of the search operation.

 For those who are looking at a extension based on nifty using which they can manage the tabs with the help of various computers, they can go for Tab Cloud. With the help of Tab Cloud, users will be able to provide names to every single browser tab and also save the sessions. In addition to this, it is also possible to obtain several statistical information and details regarding tabs from one web browser to another. This facility is already present with Mozilla version 4. Cloud Tab has contributed a lot of additional add-ons as well. There are several advantages when you go for Cloud and you will be able to handle tabs in a much better manner. This proves to be extremely handy for users who have to keep a lot of tabs open all the time.

AutoCopy is a tool which places copies of the chosen content from the browser onto the clipboard. This happens automatically. Well! To be honest, this might not sound like an awesome deal because when you hit the certain keyboard shortcuts, the copying option gets enabled manually. One of the key reasons why many of them prefer Autocopy is because users will not be required to format while copying. There will be certain times during which you will have to copy certain content from WebPages and again paste it in the form of a text content. During such scenarios, Autocopy will be able to perform the job for you.

 Some of us prefer an extension for password management. LastPass extension will be able to safeguard your entire login information and you will be automatically logged into websites. In addition to this, you will also be able to store all you credit card details, addresses, phone numbers and other various details which you might often need. All your details will be completely protected and they will also be synced with the devices that contain LastPass extension. The best part is that you will be able to login with ease and protect all your personal details.

About Author:
Michael Rae enjoys topics like Blogging, Social Media and the latest about the Internet. He writes for Firsthomealarm - ADT MONITORED HOME SECURITY SYSTEM

History of the Laser Printer



It all started when the United States Census Bureau needed to keep track of the population growth from the recent baby boom. In the late 1940s, a computer, called the Univac, was created to do just that. The cost of constructing this new census helper was close to $1 million. The first high speed printer was created in 1953 by Remington-Rand for the Univac.

The photocopier was a precursor to the printer. In 1938, Chester Carleton created the first Xerox machine. The word “xerographic” comes from the Greek words for “dry writing,” as the machine uses static electricity to transfer dry ink onto the page. A researcher for Xerox came up with the idea for the laser printer in 1967. 

Gary Starkweather wondered if he could use a computer to generate the original work instead of a copy. Though pressured by Xerox to drop the idea, he finished the prototype covertly in 1969. The prototype was a modified xerographic copier with a laser. Light from the laser bounced off a spinning drum, creating the page. This prototype was adapted to create EARS, the original laser printer in 1971. 

Later, the Xerox 9700 Electronic Printing System, the offspring of EARS, was born. The 9700 could print 120 pages per minute, making it the fastest printer of all time. However, it proved too bulky and costly for the new generation of end users. As demand for personal computers grew, so did the demand for a desktop printer.

Hewlett Packard met the demand with a new LaserJet printer that printed a mere eight pages per minute. In doing so, the toner cartridge was refashioned to allow the owner to replace it. Other early laser printers include the Brother HL2040 and the Apple LaserWriter. Although it was designed for the personal computer, the Brother HL2040 proved too expensive at $17,000. It did come with its own Xerox machine. The Apple LaserWriter was Apple’s contribution to the laser market in 1985. This was followed a decade later by the first color laser printer, also by Apple.

Aside from its regular duties, the laser printer is credited with the rise of desktop publishing. As their popularity grew, laser printers have dropped in price as well as size over the years. Laser printers are now small enough to be used in homes, offices and small businesses. Research and development into this useful tool continues as manufacturers strive to top each other. It can be speculated what laser printers may be able to do in the near future.

Author Bio
Jennie is a professional business consultant who aids small businesses and entrepreneurs with their marketing and advertising goals. When asked by clients which printing supplies she recommends, she doesn’t hesitate to recommend HP printing supplies and ink cartridges. More about HP ink cartridges.

Monday, October 8, 2012

What Care You Should Take While Buying Computer and Hardware Through Online?



Configurations of computer hardware and peripherals have to be perfect, if you want to make its performance efficiently. The most common parts including CPU, motherboard, RAM, disk drives, cables and many more has to be functioning wholly without facing the problem of crashes, hanging and other annoying problems.

Now-a-days, online shopping is the best choice which you should not miss out. As you can catch some really good deals and offers on anything you might need. There are numerous web stores for computer and hardware available now which gives you the endless choices. You may have a lot of options of computer parts and hardware tools beneath different brands and series.

However, you should consider a few things before making shopping via online.  You need to keep your mind on some points that will make your transaction in a right way without any unnecessary crisis.
  • First, you need to check that the online store is valid or not, regarding the company or website is registered or not. Some stores sell computer and hardware tools through online that will cheat you by selling some cheap parts to you. This is somewhat you can stay away from by checking the company’s identification and reputation. If you have enough knowledge about the company and its history, you need not to be worry and you can do shopping without any hassle. You can take references from other customers who have already made some deals with the company and claim good about the quality of products.
  • The reviews given by the consumers also help you a lot before buying computer parts and accessories from online. Many web stores open comments or review section to assist the buyers.
  • Buying peripherals online can save a big amount of money too. You can grab some great deals and discounts on many parts and tools. To be a saver, you should ask for quotation marks on the items you desire to buy. Such legitimate web store answered you as soon as possible. Thus before purchasing any tools, spend some more time for finding something that goes well with your budget. Price comparison among different websites aids you a lot for more saving. This will support you to find a better quality at best prices.

Buying low-priced computer parts and peripheral is not something to compromising with quality of product. They offer hardware and tools at reasonable prices because they have no extra expenses as compared to physical stores. Thus, it is a good choice for buying hardware via online.

Author Bio
This post is written by Jessica – Guest Author. She mostly writes tips on how to save more with Free Shipping Codes while shopping online. Make sure you use Free Coupons for Newegg to get branded peripherals at reasonable prices.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New HTC One X+ Specifications

HTC One X+ in deep :
  • Upgraded battery power to 2100mAh, up from 1800mAh
  • Upgraded processor 1.7GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor where as HTC One X is having 1.5GHz processor
  • Increased storage space from 32Gb to 64Gb
  • Coming to sofware changes HTC One X+ comes with boosted version fo Android 4.1
  • New Front facing camera with 1.6MP
HTC One X+ Specifications:
  •     1.7 GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 CPU
  •     1GB RAM
  •     64GB internal storage(UK Version)
  •     Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS with HTC Sense 4+
  •     4.7-inch SuperLCD2 display at 720p (1280x720) resolution with Gorllla Glass 2
  •     Internal speaker with built-in amplifier comes with beats
  •     8.0MP rear camera with BSI sensor, f/2.0 lens and HTC ImageSense
  •     1.6MP front facing camera with HTC ImageSense
  •     Bluetooth, Wifi and NFC support