Oct 11, 2017

A Complete Guide to Dummy Phones

complete guide to dummy phones

Have you always thought that real smart phones are in display of a cell phone shop? We hate to break it to you but you have been duped! Those are dummy phones most of the time. A dummy phone, or a non-working phone, is used commonly as a representation to indicate that the store have that model. More importantly, this is used to prevent theft of expensive phones.

You may have search the web and find no luck in searching info about these dummy phones. Well, fear not. This guide will delve into what's inside a dummy mobile phone, how to spot a one from a real one, some examples of realistic toy cellphones and where to find wholesale dummy cell phones.


What a Dummy Phone Interior Looks Like

You may think that it looks real from the outside. But, one Youtuber opened a Samsung toy phone to show what actually is inside of it in this video. Spoiler alert: don't be surprised if we find no electronics in there.

First, he removed the top case (the one with the screen) and we can see that it's just a cheap plastic that's just glued to the metal body. The Menu button can easily be detached as well. Then, he showed the back part. He opened the cover and a thin metal sheet, which represents a battery, is attached in the middle. The camera is just a lens that is fastened on to what seemed to be the receiver.


Comparing a Dummy iPhone to a Real iPhone

Due to lack of resources online, we refer again to this Youtube video comparing a dummy iPhone 6 to a real iPhone 5s. The Youtuber who uploaded this first unboxed the iPhone dummy and when he flipped it, we can see that there is no Apple logo on the back. He said that the dummy iPhone 6 fits more comfortably in his hand than the actual iPhone 5s. The ports and buttons are really perfect replicas of the real ones.


Fake vs. Real: The True Test

fake vs dummy phone

Do you want to know if a phone is a counterfeit? These are some warning signs that you should look out for:

SUBTLE APPEARANCE DIFFERENCES: You might find it hard to search for differences at first glance because the fake one's aim is to really fool you. However, a keen viewing might lead you to some obvious ones. Observe the color, location of buttons, size or spelling of the brand name. Counterfeiters are able to copy almost all the phone's details down to very small ones. Therefore, it makes it more difficult to tell if a phone is original. As much as possible, you need to view the phone in person to scrutinize it properly.

FEATURES: iPhones made from China are the best example for this. One can hardly tell the difference between an Apple-made from China-made from the outside. But, once you opened them, the features are way too different. China-made iPhone iTunes app lead to Spotify. Like, what the heck? Then, the counterfeit display is much dimmer compared to the authentic one. The point here is you need to read the specs of the phone you are targeting to buy before making that purchase.

FUNCTIONALITY: Bogus phones are occasionally made out of cheap sub-standard components. Processing speeds are much slower. Also, operating systems might have missing essentials. That's why the phone may not be compatible with affiliated software and applications.

WARRANTY: All manufacturers have a limited warranty for their products. One give away to tell if it is a fake one is when it doesn't have a policy wherein you can return a damage product. So, beware!

PRICE: This might be the biggest sign that your phone is a counterfeit. If it's a lot cheaper than the actual price, you might want to reconsider this. Remember to opt for quality rather than cheap without a guaranteed satisfaction.


Realistic Toy Phones Available at Unlimited Cellular

dummy phones

LG Vortex VS660 Replica Dummy Phone is available in bulk packaging. Some android phones for dummies are Samsung Omnia II I920 Replica, Samsung Galaxy Tab SCH-i800 Replica and LG Chocolate Touch VX8575. These are also available in bulk packaging. They look and weigh the same as the real phones they model. They are frequently used as kids' toys or shop displays.


Where to find Wholesale Dummy Cell Phones

You can find affordable wholesale options for dummy phone needs at us, Unlimited Cellular. You can always save more when you buy in bulk.

Source: blog.unlimitedcellular.com



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Oct 1, 2017

Bodycad Announces First Use of Its Unicompartmental Knee System in Patients

Bodycad has announced that the first personalized restoration procedures using its Unicompartmental Knee System in patients have been successfully performed.

Bodycad's revolutionary system is designed to optimize personalized restoration of the patient's unique anatomical features and kinematics. The system is based on proprietary 3D rendering of medical images of the patient's anatomy, resulting in a better fit and the potential for improved clinical results and patient satisfaction.

Bodycad’s Unicompartmental Knee System"The personalized restoration enabled me to perform the procedure in an exact manner with minimal bone resection," said Dr. Brian Hamlin, Co-Director of the Bone and Joint Center of Magee-Womens Hospital of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of two orthopaedic surgeons to perform the procedure. "The reconstruction resulted in a well balanced knee with optimized tracking while avoiding overcorrection."

Bodycad uses proprietary imaging algorithms to produce a precise 3D image of the patient's knee. Its suite of Personalized Restoration Software enables a seamless integration of the image to implant process called the PREP (personalized restoration evaluation process). The efficient, rapid, and highly automated process is the only one of its kind in the world that is impeccably integrated between software and modern manufacturing such as 3D printing.

"I was involved throughout the production of the personalized restoration," said Prof. Werner Siebertof Vitos Orthopedic Clinic Kassel and incoming President of the German Orthopaedic Society, who also performed the procedure. "I provided patient imaging, consulted with a Bodycad PREP Tech on the resulting rendering, and then reviewed and approved the final design. The result was an exceptional fit for the patient."

"Everyone's anatomy is unique and that's why standardized implants have limitations," says Jean Robichaud, President and Founder of Bodycad. "These recent procedures reinforce a growing body of evidence that demonstrates the benefit of personalized restorations."

Earlier this year, the company received US and European clearance for its Unicompartmental Knee System and is working collaboratively with practitioners to offer this personalized approach to orthopaedics.

Source: newswire.ca

Sep 11, 2017

Sanko announces the iPhone pocket shaver

iPhone pocket shaver

iPhone accessories that utilize the Lightning connector are a dime a dozen but this one may be the most... interesting (or useless) of them all.

Japanese precision parts manufacturer Sanko Co. Ltd. has just released a pocket shaver for the iPhone. The device has a single shaving head of the type you would find on a normal electric razor. The gizmo has a Lightning port adapter attached directly to the razor cylinder and uses your iPhone's battery to power the blade.

The pocket shaver is only available in Japan and sells for 980 yen (about $9).

Just what everyone on the go needs, an electric razor that both fits in your pocket and drains your iPhone battery before you can even finish shaving.

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Source: techspot.com

Sep 8, 2017

Evidence that new iPhones will have wireless charging


In a few weeks, Apple will challenge Samsung for smartphone dominance when it finally releases the next-generation iPhone, and rumors seem to indicate that the device — unofficially dubbed the iPhone 8 — will include wireless charging.

Now, the reputable battery and accessories company RAVpower is jumping the gun to announce what it calls the first wireless charging pad made with special technology just for "next-gen Apple devices" and tells Mashable mass production has already begun.

If this isn't considered a legitimate confirmation that wireless charging will be included in the next iPhone — I'm not sure what is. 

Chances are you probably aren't familiar with RAVpower, and we don't necessarily blame you. All you really need to know is that the company has been around since 2011 and has been making battery packs, cables, and mobile accessories ever since.

The company may not be as well-known as Anker, which was also founded in 2011 and also rose to popularity selling high-quality battery packs at super low prices, but it's every bit as legitimate. RAVpower isn’t some knockoff company cranking out iPhone accessories based on online leaks.

And if it's making wireless charging pads for the new iPhones, it means they’re spending some serious money to do so. To be wrong at this stage — mere weeks away from the official announcement — would be huge a gamble that would hurt not only the company’s finances, but its reputation.

As fast as wired charging

At first glance the $45-50 wireless charging pad RAVPower shared exclusively with Mashable looks like any old generic Qi-based wireless charger

RAVPower's new wireless charging pad that'll work with next-gen iPhones.

RAVPower's new wireless charging pad that'll work with next-gen iPhones.


RAVpower’s website doesn’t explicitly say the charger’s for the new iPhone 8, but the company’s general manager Allen Fung didn’t shy away from providing us with more detail when we asked. He sent Mashable the following statement (emphasis ours):

"Our sources tell us the next iPhones have special technology for wireless charging that we have in this charger. Our wireless charger will wirelessly charge the next iPhones at full speed, as well as being able to charge other mobile devices wirelessly."

Apple typically doesn't allow its partners to announce things that would hint at any of its unreleased products and forces all companies to sign strict non-disclosure agreements.

So why the heck would RAVPower shoot itself in the foot by making this announcement? Fung said it himself: His sources, which are unlikely to be Apple, but probably people close to Apple who are familiar with the schematics, have shared detailed information with his company.

We've already seen leaked images of what are believed to be Apple's own wireless charging pads, so it's definitely possible RAVPower has the inside scoop on the special tech needed to start production on them now. It's one thing to manufacture iPhone plastic cases based on leaked dimensions, but another to build accessories that require chips and controllers, and safety certifications to ensure they don't explode. RAVPower is clearly confident in the information its executives are receiving.

Leaked images of what are believed to be wireless charging pads for the new iPhones

Leaked images of what are believed to be wireless charging pads for the new iPhones


Independently, a source familiar with RAVPower's wireless charging pad told Mashable the "full speed" claim means the iPhone will charge up just as fast as it would when it's plugged in. It's a no-brainer that Apple would include fast wireless charging for the new iPhones since Samsung's Galaxy phones already support a similar feature.

The product's website says the wireless charging pad can deliver 10 watts of output charge and was designed to work with "next-gen Apple devices" and also supports Android devices as well. 

Let's break down what that means: A standard wired power adapter, like the one included with every iPhone, only delivers 5 watts of power. That's fine, but if you want to charge your iPhone faster, you need a power adapter that delivers more energy, like one with 10 watts or 12 watts. 

A wireless charging pad with 10 watts of output would send twice the amount of power wirelessly to next-gen iPhones. Why would it need double the output for wireless charging? 

The answer is really simple: power loss. When you're charging wirelessly, the charging pad sends the same amount of power through to the device as with a wired cable, but you lose some energy from the excess heat. That wasted power means your phone's not being juiced up at full capacity.

Wireless charging for all new iPhones

It's also important to note the careful wording for "iPhones" (plural) in Fung's statement. Fung wouldn’t elaborate further on his statement when asked, but we can use deductive reasoning to connect the dots ourselves.

For months, reports have claimed wireless charging would be coming to not just the iPhone 8, but also the revamped version of the 4.7- and 5.5-inch iPhones (tentatively referred to by leakers and media as the "7S" and "7S Plus"). KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has been extremely accurate reporting on unannounced iPhone features, was the first to report on this.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a number of leaked images that appear to back up those claims, including dummy models with glass panels. Glass, as you might already know, is a better material for inductive charging to pass through compared to metal.

A dummy model for the new 'iPhone 7S Plus' with glass back for wireless charging

A dummy model for the new "iPhone 7S Plus" with glass back for wireless charging


To add to all of this, famous Apple leaker Sonny Dickson told Mashable his sources have confirmed all three new iPhones will indeed have wireless charging. He also said that Apple probably won't include a wireless charger included in the box and sell it separately. Apple blogger John Gruber has also heard the wireless charger will cost extra. 

That makes sense. Samsung's flagship Galaxy phones have come with built-in wireless charging for years but have never shipped with a wireless charger in the box. 

Another prolific iPhone leaker, Benjamin Geskin, also told us he's confident Apple will introduce wireless charging for all of this year's new iPhones. Geskin has been the source of a steady number of leaks on the iPhone 8, most of which have been corroborated by other reports.

And if you're still on the fence that wireless charging will be one of the key features Apple touts at its unveil event... well, maybe this soothing new charging sound hidden in iOS 11, which could be what plays when you place a new iPhone on a wireless charging pad, might convince you it's happening.

We keep saying this every day, but this year's iPhone event is going to be the biggest ever. Not only will we get a brand new iPhone with plenty of new features, but we're also expecting some big changes to the current models. 

The latest rumors claim Apple might hold its iPhone event on Sept. 12 and launch the phones on Sept. 22. Are you shaking from excitement? Because we are. 

Source: mashable.com

Aug 11, 2017

Easy Composting Because of our Friendly Worms [VIDEO]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The lowly worm is a hard worker when it comes to helping us recycle, reduce our carbon footprint, and lessen overall landfill waste.
Yard and food waste make up a major component of solid waste in most landfills throughout the United States. Vermicomposting, or composting with earthworms, is an excellent technique for recycling food waste in the apartment as well as composting yard waste in the backyard.

The worms take items such as junk mail, food scraps, and coffee grounds…and turn the waste into rich fertilizer to provide nutrients to house plants and more. Worm composting kits can be purchased or made at home, inexpensively.

For more information on sustainability, or composting with worms, visit the vermicomposting website.

Source: KRQE News 13

Aug 9, 2017

Luxion KeyShot 7 - Amazing Capabilities & Features

Luxion, the rendering software gurus, has announced the release of KeyShot 7, which includes updates that make the 3D rendering process faster and more awesome than ever before.

Architectural rendering 3D, Animators and engineers utilizing the KeyShot 7 engine can now look forward to a host of new features, including new material types (such as clear coat and metallic materials controls) and new texture mapping methods.

KeyShot 7 also offers new lighting controls, meaning that HDR output, new environments and a new integrated HDRI Editor with interactive Sun & Sky are all added to the 3D artist's pallet and enable the user to create renders that are so photorealistic that you might question the nature of reality itself.

Check out the image below for an example of the awesomeness of the new multimaterial capability. Looks real, right?

In addition to the rendering environment tweaks, there are upgrades to the UI and workflow as well (because everyone is on the usability train nowadays, and if you're not making things easier to use, then your product is old hat!). Consequently, the new user interface has been completely updated with new layout and hotkey customization capabilities.

Boosts to productivity come from new workflow features, including a completely new sampling method, re-tessellation, adaptive performance mode, eight new render passes and more output capabilities that are all aimed at reducing render time and letting the user get on with proper work.

"KeyShot 7 has amazing capabilities, but we were not satisfied with only adding features," said Claus Wann Jensen, Cofounder and CEO of Luxion. "Every one of these features and every improvement must consider the user's workflow from import to final render—simplifying every task, providing absolute flexibility and complete control across interface, camera, materials and lighting. With the input from our users, I'm convinced we have done that with KeyShot 7."

You can find out more about what's new from the unsurprisingly aesthetically pleasing website at this link right here.
Soure: Engineering.com

Jul 21, 2017

That Million Dollar Curb Appeal for the DIY-er

This article is originally posted at smoothair.ca. If youwant to read full article, visit http://www.smoothair.ca/home/million-dollar-curb-appeal-diy-er/

April showers bring Mayflowers…or so they once said! Hopefully that English proverb holds true for ushere in the Pacific North West this spring. While it has been dreary outside,long days and warmer weather await!

But what to do with yourfront yard once the weather turns?

Right now it is useless. Itlooks tired. It looks old. The neighbours think the house is abandoned (notactually but you get the point). This spring you are going to make your yardscream modernity – and on a DIY budget no less! Now roll up your sleeves andprepare to transform your tired yard into a magnificently modern masterpiece.

Lawn TLC

The key to a beautiful house isa beautiful lawn. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for lawn repair and abag of turf builder, combined with a regiment of moss killer and weed remover,are quick and cheap options to restore that deep green hue.

Consider borrowing yourneighbour’s push-mower to get that short uniform look and do not forget to edgethe lawn. With proper edging and a close shave, you will have a fantasticlooking lawn all summer – don’t forget to water!

Plant A Tree

A regularly pruned tree ofmoderate height, say…no larger than 7 feet, can be a focal point in yourgarden. It draws eyes from the house itself and provides depth to a wellmanicured lawn that is cut both short and uniform. You can grab a juvenile treefor around $20.

Be Bold: Stain Your Cement

The world of stained cement isa marvelous one. You are only limited by your imagination…and maybe yourbudget. But I know you are a DIY master with a small pocketbook. Fear not! Thepeople over at doityourself have a wonderfulbreakdown of staining that cement, and for as little as 50 cents per squarefoot. Not bad at all!

 Accentuate with Native Shrubs

Small, upright shrubs placed instrategic areas in your front yard provide multiple benefits. Shrubbery helpsto define features by framing or highlighting them and provides privacy whenused as a hedge.

Using native vegetation isbetter because you know it can survive in your yard and requires less maintenanceover time. It can also be cheaper as you can transplant vegetation from a localforest significantly reducing the costs associated with preparing your yard(don’t snag any plants from your neighbourhood park).

Also, using native vegetationwill attract wildlife such as butterflies and birds. Local vegetation can beused to create waterwise gardens too; meaning you can havea garden that looks like a million bucks, and is environmentally friendly!

Modern Lighting for Any Budget

At this point your front yardis most likely the envy of the block. But you can really make this thing pop.Small, stainless steel bollards are a perfect accent to a well manicured yardthat can give that million-dollar curb appeal for under 100 hundred dollars.

There is a HUGE selection ofbollards to choose from, but we are going for an ultra modern aesthetic andshort, stainless steel bollards are all the rage. If you buy solar, you don’thave to pay for electricity or bury any wire! Double Bonus.

I should warn you though.Making these simple, easy changes to your front yard may cause realtors toapproach you with an offer of selling your house. That is the price a successfulDIY-er must pay for their ingenuity.

Credit to Realspace 3D forthis post.

Jul 20, 2017

The Best At Home Espresso Machine

This is article is originally post at MyEspressoShop.com - best at home espresso.
So you're finally ready to upgrade to a professional-grade espresso machine? Congratulations! We know it's a big step, so we're here to help you along the way.

Buying a high-end espresso machine is one of the best investments (if not the best investment) a coffee lover can make. Not only will it allow you to be able to enjoy real authentic espresso, cappuccinos, and 'velvety' lattes in your own home or office, but it will also allow you to save money in the process (win-win!).

We feel it's important to emphasis this point again: With a good machine, you will be able to make your own drinks at a fraction of the cost you would have to pay at coffee shops. With that being said, not all espresso machine are created equal. When you are buying your espresso machine, you want to be sure to choose the right one.

Below, we will be going over some of the different options you can choose from that are currently on the market. (Also, please note that when we say 'best', this is simply our personal opinion. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to features and qualities they prefer in an espresso machine, so we just wanted to share some of our favorites with you!).

Best Manual Espresso Machines

La Pavoni Europiccola Manual Espresso Machine. This particular espresso machine by La Pavoni is arguably the 'top of the line' in the entire market for manual espresso machines. Not only does it feature a classic design with its inclusion of the retro press (which essentially gives you complete control over every aspect of your shot), but it also has a beautiful chrome finish to it.
The machine is completely manual, so it will take some time to get used to. You will need to practicing using it to get comfortable with the amount of pressure you need to use, as well as figuring out the right pulling technique to really get the best possible shot each and every time. Because of the manual nature of this machine, it is more recommended for those that are willing to learn, have patience, and really want full control over the entire process.
This is not the machine to purchase if you are simply looking to find one that does all of the work with the click of a button.

Best Semi-automatic Espresso Machine

The Rocket Espresso R58 Espresso Machine is by far one of the best options if you are looking at semi-automatic espresso machines. Manufactured by Rocket Espresso, the R58 has a level of craftsmanship that absolutely shines. Because it features dual boilers for both steaming and brewing, it is going to provide you with the ultimate level of control.
Along with this, it comes with a plugin PID with a large display that can provide you with the details you need to be able to change the temperature of both boilers at once. You can either utilize the included water reservoir or simply pump a constant supply of fresh water into the machine. While Rocket's R60V espresso machine is also fantastic, it's quite a bit more expensive than the R58. That's why we give Rocket's R58 machine the edge.

Best Automatic Espresso Machine

La Spaziale S1 Dream T Espresso Machine. This was a harder category to choose for, because there are many fantastic options. But the majority of us feel that the La Spaziale S1 Dream T is the number one automatic espresso machine on the entire market. It comes with a fully featured programmable touchpad and features two different boilers which will allow you to both brew espresso and steam milk at the same time.

Jul 19, 2017

Essential Elements to Modern Real Estate Marketing

This article is originally posted at insanelyclevermarketing.com.


When you’re in real estate, you need to be leveraging all the tech you have at your disposal to keep on top of the many changes constantly taking place in your marketing funnel. If you’re looking to refresh your modern real estate marketing strategy, here are some essential elements to think about.

Create a Foundation Before Going Mobile

You’re not going to need to worry about managing various leads when you’re out of the office if you’re not generating enough to develop your business! With this in mind, it’s absolutely essential to build a decent digital marketing foundation for your brand; something to attract your target market, get you seen on SERPs, earns your website clicks, and turn idle visitors into leads.

Start off with a professional grade of real estate web design, ending with a platform that you’ll be able to optimize with ease, adding new posts and photos without the need of any expensive development. From there, most of your efforts should go towards scaling your content creation, and building a system for promotions and ads to dangle your message in front of the right leads.

Nurture Leads with Personalised Messages

As with any modern real estate marketing campaign, the emails you send out to your leads and existing clients need to be carefully drafted. Of course, it’s 2017, and you don’t need to be hunched over a desktop or laptop to do this anymore. As long as you have the right apps and tools in place, you can send automated and manual emails directly from your smartphone.

If your mobile CRM gives you a notification that one of your leads is interested in a particular property, you can start to nurture them from your phone immediately. Start by adding your newest interested leads to automated drip emails through an email marketing interface.

Then, follow this up by manually writing more personalised emails to the hottest prospects.
Many of these interfaces will also allow you to add notes and reminders to get back into contact with certain leads. The best part of this model is that you’ll be reaching them when they’re the most interested, which is essential in the modern marketing arena.

The best part of this model is that you’ll be reaching them when they’re the most interested, which is essential in the modern real estate marketing arena.

Go Real-Time With your Device

This is where your modern real estate marketing really gets fun. Standard office work is inevitable for any business owner, but the real-time, on-the-go side of your marketing can be heaps of fun when you employ the right tactics.

Modern mobile devices have opened up all kinds of opportunities for mobile content creation, such as videos. You could, for example, start shooting little clips and video tours of your open houses, not to mention conversations with clients, walks around town, and various other aspects of your local market, without ever having to sit down at a desk.

Sure, you should have some kind of plan in place for your content, but don’t neglect the power you carry around in your pocket!