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(San Francisco)—Mobile phone giant Samsung Electronics will be adding two safety features to its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5, as a means to deter rampant theft of the mobile devices nationwide.
Samsung users will be able to activate the “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” anti-theft features of the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy S5 for free.
The said features will automatically lock the phone once it detects any unauthorized attempt to reset it. “Find My Mobile” and “Reactivation Lock” features will be available on models sold by carriers U.S Cellular and Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy S5 will go on sale next week.
Samsung takes smartphone theft seriously which is why the company said in a statement “We are continuing to enhance our security and anti-theft solutions”
It can be noted that Apple created a similar “activation lock” feature for the iPhone last year.
COMBATTING SMARTPHONE THEFT
The announcement came as U.S law enforcement officials required manufacturers to create kill switches in order to combat the rampant smartphone theft across the country.
Further measures to combat smartphone theft are also being made in other parts of the country. For example, earlier this week, California legislators have introduced a bill that will require all mobile devices sold or shipped in the state to be equipped with anti-theft features starting next year. Assuming this bill does pass, it will be the first of its kind in the United States. New York, Illinois and Minnesota are considering similar legislations too.
According to the Federal Communications Commission, one in three U.S robberies involves phone theft. Law enforcement officials say that smartphone manufacturers have done the right thing to respond to their call for action. Samsung’s latest move to help fight smartphone theft is proof that the wireless industry can join forces and work together with the law to keep consumers safe.
Imagine digging in a finger-licking plate of smoked turkey, beef jerky or smoked bacon—heavenly right? I know, I know, I’m drooling just talking about it too. Most people would immediately head over to a nearby restaurant or BBQ joint whenever they start craving for smoked or grilled food. However, don’t you wish to make your own smoked or grilled dishes in the comfort of your own home? Fortunately you don’t need to wish for it anymore because it is now possible with the help of electric smokers. Out of the different types of electric smokers in the market, I’ve had the chance to try out the Emson Electric Indoor Pressure Smoker 7Qt and let me share with you my insights about this wonderful produt.
My husband and I bought the Emson Electric Indoor Pressure Smoker 7Qt last month but it was only last week that we were able to test it out as my in-laws were coming over the weekend and we wanted to impress them by preparing their favorite dishes and one of those included smoked turkey. Since we had a smoker, we figured, why not try it out? So, how did our turkey-smoking adventure go?
First, we had to try smoking other types of meat so that we could practice and perfect the process of smoking turkey before my in-laws came. My husband tried smoking fresh salmon using the smoker and the results were absolutely incredible. Next we tried smoking Cornish hen and as expected, it was gastronomically satisfactory. I can’t believe we were able to cook chicken that was so tender and so moist!
The Emson Electric Indoor Pressure Smoker 7Qt is an indoor pressure smoker that can smoke meat faster than traditional smoking methods. This product combines the power of a pressure cooker and smoker in one meaning it can cook food up to 70% faster. Since it has an increased internal pressure of 15psi, it causes wood chips to release fragrant, flavor-enhancing smoke better too. The pressure smoker only required 3-5 chips but you’ll need to buy wood chips separately because they’re not included in the package. The smoke is kept contained inside the pressure smoker until the pressure is released.
The Emson pressure smoker has an adjustable four-level rack that can surprisingly hold up to 6 lb. of food. You can put sausages, turkey meat, ribs and even a whole chicken. It can also sear and barbecue meat quickly and well. This product comes with a digital timer.
So how was did our turkey-smoking go? It went better than expected. We smoked the turkey for about 7 hours and it turned out absolutely delicious! It was exactly how we wanted it to be—crisp on the outside, moist and tender inside. For me, Emson Electric Indoor Pressure Smoker 7Qt is definitely among the best electric smokers out there. My in-law’s reaction to the smoked turkey we served them was priceless! They said it tasted like it was cooked by a pro. I couldn’t be any prouder.
The Emson Electric Indoor Pressure Smoker 7Qt is definitely one of the best kitchen appliances we have in years. If you’re ever planning on getting an electric smoker yourself, be sure to check out this website before you decide on a specific smoker.
The Pebble Smartwatch is one of the most successful Smartwatch on the market today. Not only is it compatible with most smartphones—both iPhones and Android—it can also perform a number of functions and even hold up to 8 apps at a time. No wonder it’s one of the most popular Smartwatch today.
If you’re a Pebble user, you might want to check out some of the best apps that are currently available for your Smartwatch.
Timer—Timer is one of the best timer apps out there. You have the option to decrease or increase time by 10 seconds so that anything under 10 minutes won’t take too long to set. It also has a countdown display once the timer starts. Available for iOs and Android.
Pebble Locker (Android)—when you have your Pebble watch near your Smartphone, you can disable your lock screen using the Pebble locker. The lock screen is restored when the Bluetooth connection between your Smartphone and the Pebble watch is broken. The Pebble locker also works with other devices that use Bluetooth and even for specific WiFi networks such as disabling security when leaving and coming home. Available for Android only.
Music Boss—The Music Boss helps you control volume, EQ and helps you navigate through songs and playlists when you’re listening to music or audio content using your Smartwatch. Available for Android only.
Go Pro remote—having a Go Pro remote can be very handy especially if you’re mounting your Go Pro camera on a helmet or places that are out of your reach. The Pebble watch is waterproof and can go anywhere the Go Pro camera can. However, remember that the remote app still needs to establish communication with your mobile device. Available for iOS and Android.
Pebble Calendar 2.0—it’s a simple app that gives you a full-month view calendar on your Pebble Smartwatch. You can toggle on a few settings such as language, week settings and displaying holidays. Pebble Calendar 2.0 works well with both iOs and Android.
Huebble –if you own Philips Hue smart bulbs (or are planning to buy some) then the Huebble is definitely a must for you. It is an app that allows you to control Hue lights from the watch. Available for iOs and Android
There are over 200 hundred Smartwatch apps available on Google Playstore and the Apple store, but you don’t need to try all of them at once. Choose wisely and pick those you think meet your needs and suit your style.
Apple is set to release the iPhone 6 soon and many people are already pretty excited about it. A lot of speculation is going on about its look and specs. But, what exactly can people expect with the upcoming Apple iPhone 6?
Although there is no definite date set for the iPhone 6 release yet, if we take a look at Apple’s track record, we can safely assume that the company is most probably moving towards a September release. Apple is known to release its major products around the same time. However, since nothing is definite yet, let’s just keep our fingers crossed and wait for an official announcement.
IPHONE 6—WHAT WE ARE EXPECTING
- NEW iOS—There are a lot of reports saying the new iPhone 6 will be equipped with the new iOS 8. The iOS 8 is said to bear similar designs with the iOS 7. However, the iOS 8 will be offering other features such as a better and fresher version of Apple Maps. An in-ap public transportation function will also be available with the upcoming iOS.
- IMPROVED SIRI—besides a new iOS, Apple is also looking towards improving Siri. Apple is aiming towards making Siri more collaborative with third party apps.
- BETTER SCREEN SIZES—although nothing is official yet, there are a lot of rumors going on about the iPhone 6’s screen size. According to the grapevine, Apple is set to release two (2) screen sizes: 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches. If this is true, then it would appear that Apple is trying to compete in the Phablet market this time around.
- TREND AND POWER TRACKING—this power management system is helpful for tracking the user’s habits as well as adjusting the phone’s performance according to the user’s preferences. This feature will help monitor the charge and discharge cycles of the device to match its CPU performance.
Apple has not made any official announcement on the iPhone 6.