Smartphone Wars: The Pressure Is On For Blackberry To Innovate

Smartphone Wars: The Pressure Is On For Blackberry To Innovate

blackberry_ceo_thorsten_heinsThorsten Heins, current CEO of BlackBerry, delivers both praise and criticism for iPhone while promoting its newest line, the BlackBerry Z10, in Australia. Mobile tech analysts like Roger Entner of Recon Analytics reacts, saying that BlackBerry needs to live up to its promise to innovate and be better than ever.

Heins gives where credit is due to Apple. He says, “Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market… They did a fantastic job with the user interface. They are a design icon.” He further adds, “There is a reason why they were so successful, and we actually have to admit this and respect that.”

The BlackBerry CEO then reminds Apple about its lack of innovation these days. “The rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don’t innovate at that speed you can be replaced pretty quickly. The user interface on the iPhone… is now five years old.”

Entner defends Apple and declares that the BlackBerry is just using Apple as a convenient target to make his product look good. “What else is he supposed to say? Apple is a very big target,” Entner retorts. He then adds that the BlackBerry must do better. It needs to innovate further than just offer a multitasking functionality in its Z10 phone.

Telecommunication analysts also contribute to the comparison between the two phones. Jeff Kagan, an expert in this industry, comments that the iPhone commands a larger presence in the market than BlackBerry does today. He, however, says that the BlackBerry 10 has showed remarkable improvement. He awaits what BlackBerry will produce in the coming months to continue enticing its fan base with a fine phone with newer and better features.

“Will these BlackBerry changes matter?” Kagan raises. “Bottom line is the marketplace will be better with more, not fewer operating systems.”

How To Get A Job After Graduation
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How To Get A Job After Graduation

The job market is difficult, especially for new graduates. The number of other job applicants that are out there is intimidating, and explains why it will take a good deal of time and effort after graduation to find a job. But as Ask Men details in “Job Hunting Tips: 7 Job-Hunting Tips For New Graduates,” perseverance will help you reap your rewards in the end.

searching for a jobBe Prepared To Sell Yourself

One of the most difficult things that you must learn as a new graduate is that you are a product. Companies are essentially buying your time, and they want to be sure they are getting a good deal. Although you may find it distasteful, you must be prepared to sell yourself: be ready and willing to talk about your strengths and how you would make a good employee. Whether you have the opportunity to divulge a little information or a lot, having your business cards available to hand out will help ensure people remember you.

Network With Friends And Companies

Social networks such as Facebook are an easy way to access some of a company’s public information, but don’t be fooled into thinking that contacting them online is enough. Establishing a personal connection makes all the difference when it comes to networking; try and get a personal meeting with someone in the company, even if it just to meet for a drink and get acquainted.

Look For Opportunities

Many people know what their ideal job is, but getting that job is often not easy. If you are not having any luck, be open to other positions and activities that will add to your portfolio. Even if it is not exactly what you want, having related experience in the field will be invaluable and will make your resume look much better. The job market can be tricky to navigate, but these tips will lead you to success.

How To Keep Your Pet Safe During A Trip

How To Keep Your Pet Safe During A Trip

pet in travelEveryone looks forward to a vacation, and it can be exciting to plan for. But those who have pets have the added complication of having to figure out arrangements for the duration of their trip. One solution is to simply take your pet with you; but as Prevention describes in “How to Take Your Pet on a Road Trip,” there are still precautions you should take.

Before The Trip
Check with your veterinarian whether your pet should get any vaccinations before you go. If your pet also takes medicine regularly, this is the perfect time to ensure you have enough to last for the duration of the trip. In addition, before you leave you should make sure your pet has an ID tag with your contact information, in case the worst happens and your pet can’t be found.

In The Car
There are several ways to secure your pet in your car; although many pet owners choose to let their pets sit freely in the car, that is dangerous for both you and your pet in the event of a crash. Instead, use a harness or a crate to keep your pet secure. In addition, keep your pet somewhere in the back seat; even if they are in a crate, any accident which causes the front seat airbags to hit them may end up harming them.

At Your Destination
Pets are often nervous and uncomfortable at a new location, so make the transition easier for them by bringing some familiar items from home. Having their own familiar toys, blankets, and bed will make them much more comfortable, and they will be able to relax and enjoy the vacation with you.

Secrets To Great Abs
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Secrets To Great Abs

exerciseWeight gain is common at many times in life, and whether you are a college student looking to lose the “freshman 15” or just finding out how easily weight accumulates as you age, you will likely have the most difficulty losing stomach fat. You may have tried dieting to get rid of the flab, but dieting only gets you so far. In order to really tone up your abs you will have to start exercising, and Fitness Magazine shows you how in “9 Moves To Beat Belly Fat For Good.”

Getting Started

Starting out can be the hardest challenge to shaping up your abs, and this is partly because most people start off with high-intensity exercises. These exercises are known to work, but their difficulty can be a major deterrent to anyone just getting into the habit of exercising. Exercises like Lunge Twists and Step Hops are great for beginners because they are not as hard on the body. The Lunge Twist involves turning your torso as you step forward and lower your body to do a lunge. The Step Hop involves lifting one leg high while you hop on the other leg.

Exercises For People In Moderate Shape

Those exercises are great to start strengthening your stomach muscles, but after a few sessions you will be ready for more difficult exercises. Lunge Reaches and Hands-Up Hops are modifications on the starter exercises. The Lunge Reach involves reaching down while doing a lunge, forcing your stomach muscles to get more exercise than before. The Hands-Up Hop involves doing the same exercise as the Step Hop, but with your hands raised.

Advanced Exercise Techniques

Once you have mastered the intermediate workouts, it is time to really build your core. Advanced techniques like Squat Jumps, which involve jumping while doing a squat, burn more calories by combining exercises, which makes for a more difficult and intensive workout. Following this guide will help you safely lose weight, even on difficult parts of the body.

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