Video from Huawei reminds us that the P10 and P10 Plus both get announced in one week

Next Sunday, prepare to be overwhelmed by an avalanche of new phone announcements. For example, Nokia, Huawei and LG are each planning on unveiling some new handsets on February 26th; among the new models greeting the light of day will be the eagerly awaited LG G6 flagship, a possible high end phone from Nokia, and both the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus. And just to remind you about the latter models, Huawei has posted a video on social media.

The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are expected to be available in some unusual colors for a high-end smartphone. During the last week or so, Huawei has …


How Cocoa Beans are Processed

How much do you love a cup of hot chocolate in the morning? Maybe you’re a lover of chocolate bars and chips? If so, you might as well know how those sweet pleasures of life came to be. Chocolates come from cocoa beans. But to make them rich and tasty, not just any other cocoa beans are used. Only especially handpicked, top quality beans can create chocolates and chocolate drinks that can delight your meticulous taste buds.

Cocoa beans come from trees called cacao trees. These trees are mostly grown in tropical countries where the warm weather contributes greatly to the high quality production of these fruits. Once the beans are ready for harvest, the long and complex process of turning the beans into fine chocolate takes place.

Right on, it is easy to see that the source of great-tasting chocolates is premium grade cocoa beans. If the raw ingredient is not good enough, the finished product is not going to be anything better. The best cocoa beans right now come from the Dominican Republic. Out there, organic cocoa are grown and cultivated to perfection, at par with the world’s standards of quality for organic foods.

After harvesting the cocoa beans, it would have to be fermented and dried. These are two very important processes in cocoa bean production because these stages add to the aroma and quality of the beans. The better the fermentation and drying processes are performed, the richer taste and aroma the beans will have. Strict quality control standards have to be implemented in these stages so that only the most desirable results are achieved.

After fermentation and drying, the cocoa beans have to be handpicked to separate the good fruit from the bad ones. They have to cleaned, fragmented, and stripped of husks before they are blended to become cocoa mass. But even prior to that, the cocoa beans have to be heat-treated in order to fully get rid of possible bacteria contaminants. Heat treatment may mean roasting them over a high temperature. After which, they are grounded finely until they become liquid cocoa mass.

In its liquid cocoa mass form, the beans would then be made into butter to make it fit for chocolate production. The cocoa mass will be filtered so that all solid ingredients are removed. Cocoa butter becomes the raw ingredient for chocolate and chocolate drinks. And they are usually shipped in liquid or solid form.

Cocoa butter is currently used in many applications these days and not just in making chocolates. If you were observant of the newest spa body and hair treatments, you’ll see that chocolate massage and hair wax are now being offered. Some toiletries and cosmetic items also add cocoa butter into their ingredients list to make their product fit for its purpose.

In its powder form, cocoa can be used to make cookies, cakes, chocolates, drinks, and all other sweet goodies everybody can’t resist. Milk, sugar, and butter are added to it to achieve that taste as required by the recipe. Sooner or later, the finished products such as chocolate bars, delectable cakes, chocolate chip cookies, and all other chocolate-based food items will be shipped to grocery stores and convenience shops for everybody else to consume. Just imagine what life is without chocolates. Surely, it will be bland and dull.


Source by: Cristian Stan

New image of HTC One X10 mid-ranger leaks

Early in January, when everyone was still accidentally writing 2016 on their checks, tipster Evan Blass posted a tweet about the HTC One X10. This is a mid range model that would be a sequel to the HTC One X9. Blass’ missive included an image of the One X10 along with the news that the phone would be unveiled some time in the first quarter. We are a little more than half way through that three month period, and to be honest with you, we sort of lost track of the HTC One X10. It wasn’t like HTC didn’t have the new U Ultra and HTC U Play to occupy the part of our brain that deals with the manufacturer.

As …

Convert JVC Everio mod files to iTunes dv/mov/mpg/avi/wmv/mpeg for OSX

How to convert .MOD files to iTunesDV/HDV/MOV/MPEG4 ,QuickTime,iPod,iPhone,Apple TV?

The informal .mod format is widely used nowadays in some JVC, Panasonic, Canon, Sony camcorder brands for saving video files, but iTunes, QuickTime, iMovie HD, iMovie08, iDVD, iPhoto, iWeb, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, iLife, iPod, iPhone, appleTV, etc won’t accept it.

Convert/transfer MOD files into iTunes/ QuickTime on mac

Generally speaking, iTunes and other suites accept DV, HDV, MOV, MPEG-4 files. In order to transfer your JVC Everio camcorder MOD files into iTunes for further operation, you’d first convert the mod file to iTunes DV, mod to iTunes HDV, mod to iTunes MOV, mod to iTunes MPEG-4 etc. There is a quick option for this task-mac mod to iTunes converter.

Mac software mod to iTunes/QuickTime converter

As an excellent mod video converter software, mod to iTunes/QuickTime converter for Mac is small sized and fully functional for users to convert .mod video files on Mac OS. It supports to convert JVC Everio, Panasonic, Canon, Sony camcorder *.mod to mov, mpg, mp4, dv, mpeg, flv, mkv, avi,etc.No worry about any quality loss.

Besides the *.mod files on Mac, mod to iTunes converter for Mac can also convert between any popular video formats like AVI, FLV, SWF, WMV, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), MPG/MPEG, MKV, M4V, etc. It also allows you to extract audio clips from video files and converts beween regular audio formats like mp3, flac, aac, m4a on Mac OS X.

 
With mod to iTunes converter for Mac at hand, you can convert JVC Everio .mod to iTunes DV, convert JVC Everio .mod to iTunes HDV, convert JVC Everio .mod to iTunes MOV, convert JVC Everio .mod to iTunes MPEG-4, convert JVC Everio .mod to avi, convert JVC Everio .mod to mpeg, convert JVC Everio .mod to wmv, convert JVC Everio .mod to flv, convert JVC Everio .mod to flash swf, convert JVC Everio .mod to 3gp,convert JVC Everio .mod to M4V, convert JVC Everio .mod to MKV, convert JVC Everio .mod to iPod/iPhone/appleTV, etc on Mac OS 10.4 or Mac OS 10.6 easily.

Converting Mod video file to iTunes program on Mac supports different video frame aspect ratios like 16:9, 4:3 and full screen. It ‘s easy to use.

Note: some camcorder brands support .MOD file format

JVC MOD camcorders

2004: GZ-MC100 (SD), GZ-MC200 (SD)
2005: GZ-MG30 (HDD), GZ-MG70 (HDD)
2006: GZ-MG37 (HDD), GZ-MG77 (HDD), GZ-MG505 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2007: GZ-MG130 (HDD), GZ-MG155 (HDD), GZ-MG255 (HDD), GZ-MG555 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MS100U (SD/SDHC card)
2008: GZ-MG7230 (30 GB HDD, MicroSD)
2009: GZ-MG630 (60 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG670 (80 GB HDD, MicroSD), GZ-MG680 (120 GB HDD, MicroSD)
Panasonic MOD camcorders

2003: SV-AV100 (SD card)
2005: SDR-S100 (SD card)
2006: SDR-S150 (SD/SDHC card)
2007: SDR-S10 (SD/SDHC card), SDR-H18 (HDD, SD card), SDR-H200 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-H20 (HDD, SD/SDHC card), SDR-H60 (HDD, SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-S7 (SD/SDHC card)
2008: SDR-SW20 (SD/SDHC card)
2009: SDR-SW21 (SD/SDHC card)
2009: SDR-S26 (SD/SDHC card)
Canon MOD Camcorders

2008: FS100 (SDHC), FS10 (SDHC), FS11 (SDHC)
2009: FS200 (SDHC), FS21 (SDHC), FS22 (SDHC)


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Buy an unlocked 16GB Moto G4 Play for $99.99 from B&H Photo

B&H Photo is one of those stores in New York City that is a retail landmark. If you’re a longtime PhoneArena reader, you’ll recognize the name from some of the great smartphone deals that they have offered in the past. The store is located at West 34th Street, less than half a mile from the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. Today, B&H has a great deal on the unlocked 16GB Moto G4 Play for those who shop online.

Normally sold at B&H’s store and on the website for $149.99, an instant $20 savings takes the price down to $129.99. But wait! There’s more. While you …

How Efficient Is Your Client Intake Process?

Following up with clients can be a cumbersome process if it is not systematized for consistency and flow. Having a successful, repeatable process pays for itself over time. Client confusion over what comes next is eliminated. Delegating the process to others becomes effortless. Attaching metrics to the process identifies what works and what does not.  

So, what can you do to streamline your client intake process? The fewer the steps, the more time becomes available to work on other critical business tasks. The first thing to do is to document the steps. Add the approximate time it takes for the step plus the cost of any materials that are sent out. Sometimes, materials are more important to us than they are to clients. A follow up email survey to clients on how valuable the materials were to them would identify which materials to eliminate or change. Brochures and client profile questionnaires can be too lengthy. 

Next, review the documented steps. Add up the time the process takes and multiply it by your average labor rate. Add in the materials cost to get the cost for one client. Next, multiply the result by the number of clients who go through this process per week, month, or year. If the cost seems high, avoid tweaking it by rationalizing the time or cost now. That step comes next and your first estimates tend to be more honest since the numbers were not attached to them initially.  

Evaluate the steps and materials that cost the most. Determine what can be reduced or eliminated without sacrificing the value to the client, not to you. For the steps and/or material costs that could be reduced, plug the new data into the new process and calculate what the annual savings will be if they were adopted. Implement the new process and measure the new result to determine if the changes really did save time and money to your business.  

If the savings were not significant, consider outsourcing the process or automating it for lower rates. Try reducing more steps by repeating this streamlining process. Perhaps, your process is as efficient as it needs to be for the size of your current business level.  

A business owner told how his client profile form had two pages of questions he requested his clients to answer as part of his coaching intake process. He reasoned that the answers to the questions would familiarize himself more with clients to make the coaching sessions less sterile. After realizing the automation cost in collection, the time involved in keeping information up-to-date, as well as becoming generally familiar with two pages of answers, he chose to streamline his intake process and reduced the number of questions by 60% . Both he and his clients are much happier without sacrificing quality. 

How will you improve your client intake process?


Source by: Helen Ewing

Harman stockholders agree to $8 billion purchase by Samsung

Stockholders of Harman International voted to allow the purchase of the company by tech giant Samsung for $8 billion. The deal was originally announced on November 14th. While access to Harman’s automotive business is part of the reason for the acquisition, the deal also gives Samsung’s mobile devices the ability to offer built-in premium audio names like Harmanm Kardon, JBL, Bang & Olufsen and more.        

Out of a total 69,883,605 outstanding shares, 49,460,322 (70.8%) were eligible to vote at the stockholder’s meeting. Some attended the meeting …

Budget Asus Zenfone 3 Go could be shown at MWC 2017

A report from Italy claims that ASUS is about to introduce a new budget smartphone at MWC 2017 this month. Allegedly, this is going to be the Asus Zenfone 3 Go, a successor to one of the more popular devices in the Zenfone 2 line-up.

The source claims that the smartphone will feature a 5-inch display with 720p resolution and is going to be driven by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, paired with 2GB of RAM. A 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front facing cam are to be added as well.

The leaked image below shows a metal build that’s pretty conventional-looking, …

elocity a7 the most powerful android tablet to date

After Samsung Galaxy Tab’s moderate success, it is natural to expect that similar devices will be introduced soon. eLocity A7 is a tablet that is designed to integrate computing power, connectivity and portability. The tablet is released by a Philadelphia-based start-up, the Stream TV Network Inc. that seek to reshape the media landscape with the A7, to create an environment which allow faster accessibility to on-demand content. Just like Samsung Galaxy Tab, it is also powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo), the table comes with a variety of mobile apps, including Adobe Flash, a common document format, that isn’t available in the iPad.
Unlike Galaxy Tab, which uses the 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, the eLocity A7 has NVIDIA Tegra 250 1GHz dual-core processor, which ensures faster 3D performance and computing power. The tablet uses 3-axis accelerometer which is useful not only to adjust screen orientation but also games. The 2-cell Lithium Polymer battery is claimed to be able to run 100 hours of music or 5 hours of video on a single charge.
Just like the Tab, eLocity also sports a 7″ capacitive display and multi-touch support. But unfortunately, with 4GB of internal storage, it is much less than other tablets that have at least 16GB, however, thankfully, this drawback is redeemed by the availability of a MicroSD slot that can support up to 32GB of memory card.
Unlike both Galaxy Tab and the iPad, the eLocity A7 has a 1080p HDMI output and a USB port that can support an additional 64GB storage. The tablet has a dimension of 8.2″ by 4.8″ and weighs just over a pound, slightly bigger and heavier than Galaxy Tab, but still less bulky than the iPad.
The tablet offers two standard connectivity options, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) and Bluetooth. It can be safely used during a flight, as the Airplane Mode can eliminate all emissions. The 1.3 Mp webcam is for quick video call with family and friends.
One huge drawback of the tablet is the absence of 3G technology, which severely limits its connectivity option, because sometimes, it is easier to find 3G Internet access than Wi-Fi hotspots. And if you’re in a rural area, you may even consider a GPRS/EDGE connection useful.
Owning an eLocity A7 should be appropriate if you have set up a wireless network at home or can share internet connection through tethering from a 3G and Wi-Fi capable cellphone.The tablet is now available in major online stores such as http://Walmart.com, http://BJs.com, http://TigerDirect.com, http://Sears.com, http://Newegg.com, http://MicroCenter.com and http://Amazon.com. The tablet is currently sold for less than $370 in Amazon, far cheaper than both Samsung Galaxy Tab and the iPad.Specifications:Form Factor & Case Tablet TypeCPU NVIDIA® Tegra™ II T-250, 1~1.2GHz, 1MB L2 CacheGraphics NVIDIA® ULP GeForce®Operating System Android™ 2.2 FroyoMemory 512MB On-Board Memory, Supports 1.8V DDR2 667 MHzStorage 4GB eMMC Module via HSMMC Interface for System Boot and StorageLCD Display 7-Inch WVGA (800×480), 16 Million Colors, TTL I/FBrightness: 60 Nits ~ 220 Nits, 8 Scales, User AdjustablePanel Backlight Brightness is Adjusted Automatically by Ambient Light SensorTouch Screen Capacitive Touch Panel1 Point + Zoom-in/out GestureAudio 1 x Built-in Microphone2 x .5 Watt Stereo Speakers1 x 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack (Combined with Mic)Communication WLAN – 802.11b/g and Bluetooth® 2.1SIP Module SDIO(Wi-Fi) and UART (BT) Interface1 Internal Antenna for Wi-FI and BTCamera Front-Facing 1.3MP CMOS Webcam via Parallel InterfaceKeyboard Software KeyboardI/O Ports 1 x Standard USB 2.0 Host1 x HDMI Output for 1080p True HD Viewing1 x 3.5mm Headphone Out Audio Jack 1 x Micro SC card, Push-Push TypeDC-in ConnectorDocking PortVideo Codecs Decode: H.264 MP, H.263, VC-1Encode/Decode: MPEG4 SP, H.264 BPAudio Codecs Decode: AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, BSAC, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WMA 10Encode/Decode: PCM, AAC LC, AAC+Audio/Video Containers AVI, MP4, 3GP, ASF, MP3, OGA, QTStreaming Protocols RTP, RTSPImage Formats JPEG, BMP, GIF, PNGApplications: Internet Android Default Browser, Flash Plug-inApplications: Communication SMS MessagingApplications: Entertainment Photo Gallery – Viewing, Rotation, Slideshow, Photo Album, Photo EditingMusic Player – Play/Pause/Next/Previous/Time Slider/Shuffle/Repeat/Playlist, Sort by Album, Artist, TypeVideo Player – Play/Pause/Fast Forward/Rewind/Time Slider/Full Screen/EnlargeCamera – Photo Snapshot/Video RecordingApplications: Personal Tools Contact – Add/Edit/Delete Contacts, Integrated SMS, Phone Number, EmailCalculator – Basic and AdvancedAlarm ClockE-Book Reader – FBReaderJMemo – Text MemoSensors 3-Axis AccelerometerAmbient Light Sensor (for adjusting LED backlight)VibratorSystem Status Indicators 1 Dual-Color LED for Power Status:Green (Fully Charged or DC-in) / Tangerine (Battery Low) / Orange (Charging)Universal AC Adaptor Output: 19V 1.57A 30W DC-in / Input: 100~240VBattery 2-Cell Li-Polymer Battery Pack (3.6V x 1500mAh x 2)Dimensions 8.2″ (W) x 4.8″ (H) x .5″ (D)Weight 1.02 lbs.


Source by: Michael Jones

LG fans reveal what they like about the camera innovations found on LG phones

LG has released a video that shows what LG users, both past and present, think about certain innovative features of the snappers found on LG phones. For example, we hear from a few LG users about the wide angle feature. “It allows me to take great shots of the city,” says one LG user in Brazil. Another person raves about Manual mode. “The nicest thing about having the Manual feature is to be in control of everything.” Stateside Jackie notes the difference in her Instagram photos, which she says “look a lot nicer” when taken with an LG camera. She also raves about the higher quality of her …