More consumers are more computer savvy these days than ever before and this is proving to be a nightmare for retail locations for several products. Online vitamin and supplement companies are quickly putting brick and mortal stores out of business because of the large savings consumers get when they order online. While many people are in favor of supporting the local community and local businesses, but we are in a difficult economic situation now and people are taking every avenue possible in order to save money. Purchasing supplements and vitamins online result in savings anywhere from 30% up to over 60% so there are substantial savings to be found online! Local supplement store like this are becoming a thing of the past:
The overhead and cost to run a store combined with the ridiculously low prices found online has all but pushed retail stores out of the picture. They need to pay large amounts of rent in order to get a good retail location with a lot of foot and car traffic and then they need to spend money on advertising to get people through their doors. Then they need to pay staff to work at the store and pay for inventory to stock the store. Their products do not leave the shelf unless a person physically walks in looking for what is on their showroom.
An online supplement and vitamin company can operate from any warehouse and the rent is much cheaper. They advertise online where they are put in front of millions of people that are actively seeking what they are selling. This is just one example of how technology is pushing out the mom and pop shops. Pretty soon everything will be available online and there will be very little retail locations. The big box stores will always remain around because of the sheer volume that they do, but their profits will indeed suffer.
To see how advanced the online vitamin and supplement companies have become take a look at this video. The size of their warehouses is quite impressive!
Apple’s iOS7 was released last week to those with an Apple Developer account for testing purposes and to work out any bugs before its public release in the Fall. I was able to get my hands on the new update and am willing to help others attain iOS7. If you are interested, simply contact me and I will provide instructions. There is a $5 charge for the file and installation instructions via Paypal. If you are not a iOS user and use Windows instead, read the article about Windows 8 password information located on this blog.
iOS7 New Features:
Control Center- Control Center gives you quick access to the controls and apps you always seem to need right this second.
Notification Center- Notification Center lets you know about new mail, missed calls, to-dos that need doing, and more.
Air Drop- Sending a photo or a document to someone via text or email.
iTunes Radio-Features streaming radio stations you’ll love from day one — from the best selection of music.
Multitasking- Multitasking has always been a smart way to switch between apps.
Having a Photo Booth at your wedding party has become a very popular way to create even more entertainment to your ‘once in a lifetime’ reception. They inject a large amount of unusual fun into the celebrations, and make even more wonderful remembrances for you to take away from your big day.
The impulsive characteristics of people at a party can make for some images that will give a whole different perspective of your wedding, than the one you’ll receive from the formal wedding photographer. It is absolutely twice as nice to possess both types of images to show, and to think back at in the future.
Here are the top 5 reasons to consider a Photo Booth at Your current Wedding event
1. A photo booth is a fantastic way to feature more events into your wedding ceremony party. They can be used for photograph challenges and some other games. You can make use of props, outfits and signs to make your photographs more unique.
2. Photo’s make amazing party mementos for attendees to take with them. When you employ a photo booth, it simple to mix, match and exchange photos amongst friends and family. You can also print out multiple duplicates so that everybody gets their favorite.
System security is a common concern to many Windows users. In spite of the development of a lot of new security features in Windows 8, Windows 8 passwords are still adopted by most of its users to enhance system security. However, when it comes to Windows 8 password, there are some misunderstandings on it. I’d like to talk about them one by one in the following paragraphs.
What does Windows 8 password refer to?
When one of my friends lost his password for files and asked me to recommend tools for password recovery Windows, I knew he had misunderstood the meaning of Windows 8 password. In general, we can see four common types of passwords used in Window 8. After we have created a user account, we can then set up a login password for the account. We can also set a password to lock active sessions. It is also workable to set passwords for wakeup and Screen Saver. Actually, we when talk about Windows 8 password, we actually refer to the first one, the login password. It is used to prevent unauthorized access to your system so that the data in Windows 8 PC won’t be peeped by others.
About picture password and PIN code
As we all know, for a Windows 8 local account, they have three authentication methods to log in the system – text password, picture password and PIN code. So, does it mean that you can create any of the three passwords as your login password? Of course not. As a matter of fact, picture password and PIN code are only supplements for the traditional text password. That’s to say, you can create the picture password or PIN code only after you have made a text password. Also, these two password methods are optional to simplify your login process.
Growing up we all heard that we would be cruising around in flying cars and living in a fully automated world by now, Jetsons style… Well as we all know, although technology has come a long way from brick cell phones and dial up AOL… Home automation hasn’t really happened, unless you are a genius nerd or pretty rich. With that being said Belkin has introduced Wemo products that provide at least a touch of home automation, it is affordable, and easy to use.
There are three Belkin Home Automation products so far: The Wemo Switch (a plug socket), Switch and Motion (a plug socket bundled with a motion detector) and Baby Monitor (a baby monitor you can listen to via 3G as well as wifi). They are all an app-controlled device that works with your home’s WIFI to give your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch the ability to turn on or off anything that plugs in.
Can remotely switch appliances on or off based on time or motion.
Modular system can accommodate multiple switches and motion detectors.
Operates over WIFI and mobile internet, at home and away. A lamp, a fan, a heater, curling iron, stereo, you name it. If you can plug it in, you can control it with WeMo.
iOS device support only.
The Belkin WeMo Switch, lets you turn electronic devices on or off from anywhere inside–or outside–your home. The WeMo Switch uses your existing home Wi-Fi network to provide wireless control of TVs, lamps, stereos, and more. Just download the free WeMo app, plug the switch into an outlet in your home, and plug any device into the switch. You’ll be able to turn that device on or off using your iPhone or iPad. You can even set schedules for your devices and control them remotely using a mobile Internet connection. You can also add additional switches to your home to control more devices.
Special thanks to CheaperThanAShrink as that is where I found this gadget and many other cool things to buy!
Understanding the fundamentals of photo editing will leave one yearning to understand more. If you begin dabbling with your photographs, you’ll get the feeling that there is more than you can do in advanced photo editing. You will discover that the time you used to the methods in making your pictures look presentable you will be pleased with your work of art once it is completed.
The primary thing which you have to know regarding advanced photography editing is that whether it is for non-portraits or portraits you’ll never leave the fundamentals behind. Rather than you will want to balance these through adding on some in between editing methods which will make your photography editing obtain best results. Therefore, instead of simply adjusting the normal brightness and contrast of your picture, you could intensify this editing to next level through placing in the precise level of shadow as well as highlight details. In order to obtain a balance exposure to your pictures, midtones must also be given a proper attention. This will improve its quality with regards to its appearance. Photography is a great career choice, and if it is something that you are considering then we suggest that you learn how photographers get their bread and butter.
Living the life of a street photographer is not that easy, yet could be a very interesting one.
He will be featuring subjects from all walks of life and from different candid situation. He will be documenting their actions – how they jump, talk, sleep on the streets, and how they run their life for survival. Everything under the sun, in different settings and situations should be vividly documented because ideally photographs tell stories and one will precisely know what message is being conveyed by just looking at it.
Street photography is of a very wide range but a street photographer is mostly interested in the issue of “life”. One of his goals is to document a man’s ordinary life, the lives of the disadvantaged and the underprivileged ones, be it in a candid way, in a humorous way, in an emotional way…anything that he finds interesting… He took shots and preserves what he sees and what he got interested in. Whenever and wherever in this world he travels, with his favorite camera and lenses plus some extra battery packs on hand, he can took snapshots of whatever subject arouses his interest.