Nov 7, 2018

A Beginner's Guide to 3D Art and DAZ Studio

This tutorial was written using DAZ Studio 3, but many of the tool bars and options remain the same across multiple versions of the program. | Source

Obtaining the software:

There are a number of company offering 3d rendering services and 3D rendering programs on the market. Some of them specialize in character models (Like Poser and DAZ Studio) and some that specialize in landscapes (Like Bryce and Carrara). You can use which ever you are comfortable with, but for the purposes of this guide, I will focus on DAZ Studio. There are two versions of this program; an advanced program that you can purchase (like Poser) and a free version which can be downloaded from their website:

At the risk of sounding like a DAZ Studio advertiser; you can often check back at their site for free downloads that work with the program.

Left: Content toolbar. Center: Active scene window. Right: XYZ movement toolbar

Using DAZ Studio:

Click on the DAZ Studio icon on your desktop or in your start menu to launch the program. The first time you run the program it will ask you to register. Click on the option to register online and it will give you a free registration code for you to enter. If you receive any other pop up messages, like ones asking if a default camera is okay to use, just hit accept.

Once you’re through that, you should see an empty viewing window with two toolbars on either side. As a general rule, the toolbar on your left is for the content you have installed and the toolbar on your right is for toggling movement and sizing options for a model you have added to the scene.

Feel free to browse through your models in the left hand menu. The content is broken down into categories like “Figures”, “Props” and “Poses”: these three being the most commonly used. Under figures you will find most of the character models you download like DAZ’s Victoria and Michael series, as well as their installed clothing. Under props you will find some of the smaller accessories for outfits and environments and under poses you will find pre-set stances that you can put your character or environment into depending on what you have installed.

No one can tell you what will make a good render. How you wish to arrange a scene is entirely up to you. For my example I will put the basic Victoria model into a forest in the shadow dancer outfit. The forest and the basic Victoria model were included with DAZ Studio and the shadow dancer outfit I downloaded free from DAZ’s website. (What is available will likely change over time). Once you find a figure in the left hand menu, double click it to load it into the scene, then use the controls on the right hand menu to adjust where it is in the scene and how big it is. With people models, and some animal and environmental models, you can also adjust where the arms, legs, neck and every other joint bend. Essentially, just click on a part of the model and a new set of movement options will appear in the right hand menu.

From the menu at the top of the screen, you can find your options for rendering, loading lights and primitives and saving your most recent renders.

Note that there are two ways to select the models in the scene. You can click directly on the model in the viewing window and a grey box will outline the part you have selected, or you can click on the “Scene” tab on the left hand menu. This shows you a list of all the items currently loaded into the scene. Click on one to select it then use the parameters tab on the right hand side to adjust it.

Once you have arranged your scene, take note of where the camera is. What you’re viewing in the window is what the render will basically look like, so you want to adjust the camera to get the best possible angle. The controls for the camera can be found in the upper left portion of the viewing window.

You might also consider adding a new light source. By default, the light source is the camera, but if you want it to look like the sun is overhead, rather than wherever the camera is pointing, then you will want to add one of these. On the menu at the top, go to “Create” and “New Distant Light” or “New Spotlight”. Point light is much smaller and won’t cover the entire scene as well as the other two. (A good use for the point light is candles or simulated magic). The light you insert into the scene will be automatically selected and you can use the parameters on the right hand side to move and rotate the light until it is coming from the desired angle.

Once you are satisfied with all of these options, click on “Render” from the top menu. Depending on how powerful your computer is, a render could take anywhere from a minute to ten minutes. The basic scene I created won’t take long to render because it doesn’t involve anything too fancy. But, the more you load into the scene, the longer it will take to render. Things like shadows and reflections will also slow down render time. Once the render is complete go to file > Save Last Render and then you can save the image you just rendered to a folder where you can then share it and edit it like you would any other two dimensional picture.

Left: Surfaces tab where you can change mats and adjust colors. Right: Parameters tab where you can activate light source shadows.

Advanced Tools You Should Know About:

The basic scene we composed above looks nice, but is missing a certain element that will really make it pop. For me, this is because of the lighting. A light source will create the proper illumination, but what will really make it look good is realistic shadows. To create these, click on your light source again. Remember, this can be done from the viewing window, or by clicking on the “scene” tab from the left hand menu (in case you can’t find the light source in the viewing window). Scroll down on the right hand menu until you reach the bottom of the parameter options. You should see an option that says “Shadow Type”. Select “Deep Shadow Map” from the drop down menu. This will increase the time it takes to render your image, but the results are very drastic. It will create all the necessary shadows from your characters and environment making everything bolder and more realistic.

The other tool you should know about is a tab in the left hand content menu. It’s called “Surfaces”. If you don’t see this tab then click on the “View” menu on the top, then “Tabs” and check off “Surfaces”. (If any tabs are missing they can be turned on in this view menu.) This tab controls what image or ‘mat’ is laid out over the 3D models in the scene. So, for example, I could exchange the skin texture of the Victoria model, for a picture of a stone surface, the result of which makes Victoria look like a stone statue. This is a really neat ability because it also lets you turn parts of props invisible, to make it look more to your liking, and lets you change the look of existing models to make them look different. Any image you have on your computer can be used as a texture for a 3D model, but depending on the picture, it may be distorted and may show the lines where it begins and ends. The best images to use are repeating textures. For my final render I changed the texture on Victoria’s shirt.

The surfaces tab also controls things like reflections and bump mapping, so it is a tool that all DAZ Studio users should learn about and play around with.

Also, from the edit menu there is an option called “Backdrop” this will let you bring in images on your computer to be used as a background for your figures. For example, if you wanted to put Victoria in a picture you took of the Grand Canyon, you could do that here. Your picture will not become 3D, but any model can be manipulated to appear as if they are in the flat picture.

A final (basic) render.


DAZ Studio is a detailed and often complex program to use. While this article, and the tutorials on DAZ’s website, can help, they barely scratch the surface. Because of this, a great deal of your knowledge will come from trial and error. It’s a fun program to play around with, so don’t be afraid to try new things. But, if you do get stuck, there is also a rich community of experienced users who are more than willing to help you with any problems you might have.

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Oct 4, 2018

3D Architectural Rendering - "Realistic Outcome"

It's very obvious that developers these days are broadly in need of realistic and highly professional visualizations to achieve marketing goals effectively. When you spend somethings on your business budget you have to think twice and remember that the appearance of your projects are detailed, and every tiny detail plays it's crucial role in selling your idea or property.

If you are having a rendering that is cheap and looks manually hand drawn, chances are the result will be completely opposite to what you wanted. Don't wade instead, make sure you present your project in the most frugal , realistic way. There are some clients that are lackadaisical when they don't like it, or they just show antipathy of the outcome.

Architectural rendering is the most popular and flexible tool being used in the planning and development of any building plans or interior spaces. There is wide variety of rendering techniques being used today that you have to knell of and one of that is architectural rendering based on 3D technology.

Advantages of 3D Architectural Rendering

Here are some uses or advantages on having a 3d architectural rendering for our building plans:

1. To advertise a far finished building structure or to visually provide clients a more realistic medium in presenting a design.

2. Completely transform the way any building or structure is conceptualized, designed, presented and sold in the residential and commercial property development sectors.

3. The uncompromising quality, accuracy in fine details, and an ability to allow multiple vantage points to be ordered at attractive costs.

4. Anodyne to the eyes of prospective clients, investors and buyers, that they can visualize the architectural design and clearly envision what the building exterior or the interior space will look like.

5. To visualize structure in most realistic way before it's built, making design and decorating choices extremely easier and more natural. You don't have to be loquacious in presenting your plan, we know that a picture costs a thousand words, however not every picture can successfully compete in today's visual communication environment and win your new client or design competition.

Architectural rendering has to be ostentatious , consist of accurate details, realistic finishes, professional landscape rendering and background, as well as lighting and shadows.

6. An invaluable tool in the planning and design process. It enables developers to sell the concept to all the important decision makers, including planners, consultants and customers.

7. Taking an aerial shot, eye level view or ground level photographic picture of existing conditions and show how your new structure or modifications simulated in 3D would look like as well as indicate material changes.

These can be most effective tools for any of your marketing materials or for architectural review board presentations. It may slightly help you as the architect to express your preliminary concepts in a very schematic and it's the most scrupulous way in presenting your design to your clients.

Architectural rendering done as 3D visualization are not that expensive these days. They are much more within reach then most of professional watercolor renderings. There's been such an explosion of computer renderings and architectural virtual walk through tours in the current decade that we can only expect further steady growth in number of architectural firms and property developers deciding to immediately benefit from what's architecture rendering industry has to offer today.

"Developers, architects and designers wants to make their life much easier on every project."

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Jul 20, 2018

Fusion of Technology Lies in 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling

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Gone are those days when we used to hold the pencil in our hands and spend hours in sketching up the model structure of our designs related to anything architectural. Now, we are a generation where we can see the fusion of technology which helps in 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling of various designs and making them visualize in a more creative way.

These 3D models or house rendering are used extensively by the construction and fashion world to make people see their creativity with a realistic approach like lighting's, textures, supplementary effects and colors to your landscape or buildings. Let us know what these two different terms like to tell us about their individual identity.

In the golden age, we used to have sculptors who used to build various sculptures. They also would wish to have a tool which could make their work easy and hands to rest. Well, the past has gone and the present techniques used in 3D Modeling are just amazing.

Today, software like Maya, Soft-image, 3DS Max and other software in the computer makes your work of modeling a structure easy and with proper textures and effects too. They provide you with a set of tools that help you design the model according to your imaginations but in a computer representative form.

It also has various forms like Primitive, Surface, NURBS, Sub-division and Polygonal Modeling which help in designing a model on the basis of the scenarios. Later on these models are created more beautifully by the designer with the required touch ups in a stage called 3D Rendering.
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3D Rendering is the most sought technique used by the Engineering field in today's era because of the esthetic and practical options and effects it gives your models in a 3 dimensional form. It has created a revolution with the different angles it provides to the image along with set-ups, product modeling, animation effects and many more things.

It can be seen in various forms like interior and exterior rendering, photo-realistic rendering, material rendering or textured rendering. Each one of them has their own characteristics and they surely give you an excellent visual appeal. Interior & Exterior rendering give a day and night effect in your villa styled model along with floor plans and even water bodies. Photo-realistic rendering is the one we look forward for as it gives our villa, bungalow or company the desired look with lighting, texture and color combinations.

So, we can conclude that pragmatic strength of a human and his thoughts lay in the origin. Similarly, 3D Rendering and 3D Modeling are the roots which are responsible for the success of both, the company and the designer. It is artistic way through which he conveys the company's thoughts to lure the minds of people waiting to see something of their taste. It is kind of a communication method that leads you to win the hearts of people by adding an extra piece of vision into their imaginations.

Lastly, these are the best methods as they show the quality and professionalism of the graphics you use to give your company a chance to be noticed amongst that big crowd of people.

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Jul 10, 2018

101 inspirational quotes by David Brett Williams

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Here are 101 inspirational quotes that will help you to get a handle on who you really are. When you determine your authentic self, aim to share, little by little, who you really are. That is, if you dare and if you are brave enough.

Bruce lee inspirational quote

"Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." - Bruce Lee

Alan Alda Inspirational Quote

"You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself." - Alan Alda

Kristi Yamaguchi Quote

"I learned to put 100 percent into what you're doing. I learned about setting goals for yourself, knowing where you want to be and taking small steps toward those goals. I learned about adversity and how to get past it." - Kristi Yamaguchi

Jul 9, 2018

15 Best 90s iPhone Case

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Premium protection and slick designs are why we love iPhone case. And when you are a ‘90s kid the 90s iPhone case even come better with ‘90s themes. iPhones are fragile and that is pretty much bad news for anyone.

To ease the worry of getting your phone scratched or broken, cases are brilliant protective. There are varieties of iPhone 6 cases on the market and you can choose the one that suits your style the most.

Best 90s iPhone Case

Here are 15 iPhone Cases for ‘90s kids.
dino case
Probably what everyone remembers. The Dino design is liquid resistant, strong, and has a funky design. You will love holding your phone.

Fresh Prince
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They say “even if you’re not West Philadelphia born and raised…” you can still rock the Fresh Prince-inspired 90s iPhone case. It offers protection from water, dust, snow, and shock. It feels handy as well. Flaunt your style with one of the best shows the ‘90s gave us.

nokia case
This handy nostalgic case has a slim profile and it is impact resistant. It is designed with an anti-scratch material as well for your handy pleasure.

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Jul 4, 2018

iPhone 4 Screen Replacement and Repair DIY

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iPhone 4 screens replacement is a nightmare and sadly, quite very common. It happens at one point or another; your phone slips out of your hand and the ground breaks its fall, or you accidentally knock it to the ground or worse, you accidentally sit or place something heavy on your screen. Then, you pick up the phone and your worst fears are confirmed.

Especially when it is the iPhone 4 screen or any other latest line-up, you get to think of how expensive fixing the phone would be (i.e. from the insurance plan you never probably paid for to the cost of fixing the phone at an Apple store without a discount). It gets so tiring and sometimes, all you can think of settling for is getting a new iPhone instead of spending almost the same amount in getting it repaired.

How to Replace iPhone 4 Screen

Well, this is easily solved. With just a few steps and an affordable iPhone 4 screen replacement kit, your iPhone 4 screen is fixed plus you get to do all by yourself.

Remove the two-star screws at the base of the Phone

To start the iPhone 4 screen replacement you need a star screwdriver from your repair kit. Now, getting a repair kit is quite easy and with one from Unlimited Cellular, you get to spend lesser.

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Use the small star screwdriver to unscrew the star screws at the base of the phone just below the home button. Be careful not to drop the screws given that they are quite small. You could put them in a mini bowl.

Pull up the screen carefully with a Suction cup

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In the array of your repair kit, there should be a suction cup. Firmly place the suction cup at the lower half of the screen such that it sticks to it. In a case where your screen is completely shattered or broken in various places, you should cover your screen with one or two strips of clear tape. This is also quite effective in keeping your fingers free of injuries.

So, after making sure the suction cup is not stuck to the home screen but just the lower half of your screen, carefully pull up the cup to lift up the frame of the screen. When one part of the screen comes up, carefully remove the cup and place it on another part of the phone (preferably a corner). Pull that part up again.

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Jun 22, 2018


Vray Rendering

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 Why is Vray so popular among 3D artists and why is it  Vray and Architectural Rendering work so well together? The rendering powerhouse is used to create 3D models, special effects, and graphic design. V-Ray has been the most sought-after program on the market. Although the software doesn’t retail for cheap, it has remained a popular choice for designers since its launch in 2007. This begs the question: what makes it so good?  


Before we get into the skinny of the V-Ray software and its advantages, let’s go through the role of rendering machines. V-Ray rendering generates the image from a 3D model, most commonly 3ds Max.

To illustrate, imagine creating a clay sculpture. This clay sculpture acts as your 3D model. Now that you have your 3D model, you may want to share it with your coworkers right now. As you can’t bring your clay sculpture around, you take a picture with your camera. The picture of your clay sculpture is what you send to your boss or friends. The camera acts as your rendering machine.

Rendering machines and software essentially translate your model into a flat image. The latter can be printed and/or shared online—allowing you to get your ideas across. For industries that rely heavily on the software, it’s important they provide an accurate translation of their models. This is emphasized in architecture applications and design, where everything is up to scale.


3D rendering software, like V-Ray, were already used in the late 90s and the early 2000s. Their applications are still the same for today: graphic design, architectural modeling, and special effects. Chaos Group, the company behind V-Ray, was a small 3D design and animation studio headquartered in Bulgaria.

In 1997, the group had to render atmospheric effects. Unsatisfied with the render plug-ins at the time, the group decided to create their own. Atmos Blender, the company’s in-house rendering engine, was created. Little did they know that would be the backbone for V-Ray, which was released to the public five years later.

Artist support was satisfactory in V-Ray’s early years for architectural rendering. However, it wasn’t until 2008 that V-Ray gained attention in artist communities. It became a software to look out for. Without missing a beat, Chaos Group released an interactive version, V-Ray RT, and the much-anticipated V-Ray Maya. The rest, as they say, is history.

V-Ray continues to be a preferred choice within professional artist circles. It has been used to create special effects in films, simulate living conditions for architectural settings, and produce hyper-realistic images.

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Jun 18, 2018

California says coffee won't kill you after all

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

The unprecedented action Friday by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to propose a regulation to clear coffee of the stigma that it could pose a toxic risk followed a review of more than 1,000 studies published this week by the World Health Organization that found inadequate evidence that coffee causes cancer.

The state agency implements a law passed by voters in 1986 that requires warnings of chemicals known to cause cancer and birth defects. One of those chemicals is acrylamide, which is found in many things and is a byproduct of coffee roasting and brewing present in every cup of joe.

If the regulation is adopted, it would be a huge win for the coffee industry which faces potentially massive civil penalties after recently losing an 8-year-old lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court that could require scary warnings on all coffee packaging sold in California.

Judge Elihu Berle found that Starbucks and other coffee roasters and retailers had failed to show that benefits from drinking coffee outweighed any cancer risks. He had previously ruled the companies hadn't shown the threat from the chemical was insignificant.
The state's action rejects that ruling.

"The proposed regulation would state that drinking coffee does not pose a significant cancer risk, despite the presence of chemicals created during the roasting and brewing process that are listed under Proposition 65 as known carcinogens," the agency said in a statement. "The proposed regulation is based on extensive scientific evidence that drinking coffee has not been shown to increase the risk of cancer and may reduce the risk of some types of cancer."

Attorney Raphael Metzger, who won the court case on behalf of The Council for Education and Research on Toxics, said he was shocked the agency would move to nullify the court decision and undermine its own report more than a decade ago that drinking even small amounts of coffee resulted in a significant cancer risk.

"The takeaway is that the state is proposing a rule contrary to its own scientific conclusion. That's unprecedented and bad," Metzger said. "The whole thing stinks to high hell."
The National Coffee Association had no comment on the proposed change. In the past, the organization has said coffee has health benefits and that the lawsuit made a mockery of the state law intended to protect people from toxics.

Scientific evidence on coffee has gone back and forth over many years, but concerns have eased recently about possible dangers, with some studies finding health benefits.

Big Coffee didn't deny that acrylamide was found in the coffee, but argued it was only found at low levels and was outweighed by other benefits such as antioxidants that reduce cancer risk.

The state agency's action comes about a week after bipartisan bills were introduced in both houses of Congress to require science-based criteria for labels on food and other products. One of the sponsors, Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oregon, alluded to the California coffee lawsuit as an example of misleading warnings.

"When we have mandatory cancer warnings on a cup of coffee, something has gone seriously wrong with the process," Schrader said in a news release. "We now have so many warnings unrelated to the actual health risk posed to consumers, that most people just ignore them."

The lawsuit against Starbucks and 90 companies was brought by the tiny nonprofit under a law that allows private citizens, advocacy groups and attorneys to sue on behalf of the state and collect a portion of civil penalties for failure to provide warnings.

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, better known as Proposition 65, requires warning labels for about 900 chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.
The law has been credited with reducing cancer-causing chemicals, but it has been criticized for leading to quick settlement shakedowns and vague warnings that are often ignored.


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Jun 17, 2018

3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market Overview, Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis, Growth Opportunities and Restraint to 2022

3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market Research Report 2017 examines the market dynamics, competitive landscape and discusses major trends. The report offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual and potential market situation, and future outlook. The research includes historic data from 2012 to 2017 and forecasts until 2022.
The 3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market Report also covers the market characteristics, size and growth, segmentation, regional breakdowns, competitive landscape, trends and strategies for this market.

3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market: Manufacturers Segment Analysis (Company and Product introduction, 3D Rendering And Visualization Software Sales Volume, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin): Autodesk, Pixar, Chaos Group, ArtVPS Ltd, Lumion, PTC, Bunkspeed, Dassault Systèmes, Maxon, SketchUp, Gatan, KeyShot

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To provide information on competitive landscape, this report includes detailed information about Product Types, Applications & profiles of 3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market key players and Regional segmentation. For each player, product details, capacity, price, cost, gross and revenue numbers are given.

3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market by Product Type Segment Analysis (Consumption Volume, Average Price, Revenue, Market Share and Trend 2013-2022): ON PREMISES, CLOUD-BASED

3D Rendering And Visualization Software Market by Application Segment Analysis (Consumption Volume and Market Share 2013-2022; Downstream Customers and Market Analysis): ARCHITECTURE, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT, DESIGN AND ENGINEERING, HEALTHCARE AND LIFE SCIENCES, ACADEMIA, OTHERSs

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May 21, 2018

Best VoIP Router Modem to Buy in 2018

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Making high-quality Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls with a wireless broadband network provider instead of a conventional phone line requires a standard and configured modem router. However, since most conventional routers are not configured to accommodate and optimize VoIP traffics, the VoIP calls become frustrating with sloppy calls connectivity. Check out as we list the best VoIP router modem for areas with slow internet connections.
Now, the most important feature of a standard VoIP modem router is the Quality of Service (QoS) which allows for VoIP calls to be given precedence over the bandwidth. It is, therefore, to be noted that configuring modern day routers to the dual-band 802.11ac standard simply gives them an edge over conventional routers such that they are configured for high-speed internet connections using a robust Quality of Service (QoS).
While routers using Beamforming technology are capable handling calls quite easily, using a VoIP modem router is simply better for areas with slower internet connections or with many devices latching on to the internet. This is why we’ve picked out 7 Best VoIP router modems that would allow you make that VoIP call easily.

May 16, 2018

7 Best Antivirus for Android To Keep Your Phone Secure

With the numerous cyber threats out there, if you are not running any anti-malware or antivirus installments on your Android smartphones and devices, your devices are at risks of getting infected with malware and viruses that could cripple your android system. See our list below as we list the best antivirus for Android smartphone.

While one of the best ways to keep your phone out of touch with these threats is to refrain from visiting shady and unlicensed sites or links, it doesn’t keep these malicious threats away for long since they come through various channels like the ads displays and apps downloads.

With a good antivirus, these threats are eliminated and the best news is that the installation of the best antivirus for android phones is not expensive. Many of them are available in free versions perfectly capable of doing away with the encumbrances of threats and the paid versions equipped with other features such as anti-theft feature, blacklisting controls, and many other features.

While it is noted that almost $30 can be paid to cover the services of your mobile which can be quite taxing especially when there are other Android devices available for protection, it is very advisable to get the antimalware or antivirus apps from Amazon or other websites of cybersecurity companies. These deals get your services covered for just a little addition to the initial cost of securing one device.

However, with a wide range of the antivirus to choose from, making a choice might be a tad difficult, so, we’ll do our best by pointing out 7 best antivirus for android to keep your phone secure.

Best Antivirus for Android Smartphone

Bitdefender Mobile Security and Antivirus

When looking for the best antivirus for android that will protect your phone flawlessly at a steady pace, Bitdefender’s Mobile Security app offers one of the best antivirus features for Android. Most of the times, with just a tap on a link or site, our mobiles are exposed to threats.

Basically integrated with robust privacy-protection tools as well as performance impact reduction options, Bitdefender’s Mobile security app works effectively as a guard to mobiles by redirecting the destination of the link and keeping the mobiles away from potential cyber scams. This defines it as one of the best antimalware apps for androids.

Avast Antivirus 2018

Potentially accessed as one of the best antivirus for Android, Avast Antivirus offers users an interface which scans through the entire device for potential threats or forms of malware. Incorporated with anti-theft tools, blacklisting features as well as firewall and apps permission tools, users are offered wider range of protection. The good news is that its availability in a free version which offers the basic protection services to users and with a premium subscription, the additional features are basically available.

The premium version also offers an “in-app locking feature” which inculcates apps permissions tools into its feature. Therefore, the device will require a PIN before launching its apps.

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May 9, 2018

Learn The Importance Of Graphic Designing Services

Graphic design is a major element of today's IT world. The potential and scope of growth associated with this field are really enticing, and this is the reason why more and more people are plunging into the arena of graphic design. 

However, being a graphic designer or the owner of a graphic design company is not that tough; the real challenge lies in making your business grow at an impressive speed. So, how to promote your graphic or logo design company in the market?

How to Promote Graphic Design

Logo designing is one of the important aspects of any graphic design services, hence it is important to keep this point in mind. In addition to this, the landing pages along with exposure in social media is another interesting criteria to remember. Below are some of the tips you can consider:

Facebook Page and Twitter Account

Having a Facebook page or Twitter account for your graphic design company isn't enough. In order to get the attention of your potential customers, you need to post consistently. So, use the Facebook page of your business, Twitter account, etc. to post ideas and samples of your creativity. In short, showcase your portfolio.

Talent through generic contents

Showing your talent through generic contents is also necessary. Come up with interesting graphics that carry the potential to attract the common users. In addition, make sure the contents can be shared easily. 

Business cards

Business cards will never be out of fashion, and for this reason, make sure your logo design company has got a powerful and interesting one. Nevertheless, the design has to be crisp and not too loud. A business card can prove to be an effective sales pitch. 


Apart from the business card, postcards can also prove to be an effective tool for marketing. Getting the postcards printed is quite easy, and the effect they create in the mind of your potential customers is really powerful. Make sure you include your contact details on the postcards.

Understanding your client's business niche

Understanding your client's business niche is also essential. If the client or customer wants to hire you, it is obvious that he/she wants you to know a lot of things about the business niche. So, if you are dealing with a customer who is related to bakery business then you need to showcase some samples of logos and graphics associated with the bakery.

Promotion of a graphic design company in the web world can be a bit challenging because already there are many players in the field. Therefore, you have to be consistent and smart with your approach. This way you can generate positive results. Good luck folks!


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Feb 24, 2018

How IoT Will Change Project Management

Nowadays, it’s hard to keep up with so many technology advancements, as digital solutions for business constantly offer massive innovations. However, the corporate world wouldn’t be able to survive on the market without them because the fast pace of the technological revolution started to fundamentally change business process management. But nothing caught organizations and customers off guard like the transformational power of IoT.

What is IoT?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the new way of interacting with the world via technology. To put it simply, IoT is a unique concept which is supported by sensors, programs, hardware, etc. in order to connect every device (with an active network infrastructure) to the Internet. This includes more than mobile and laptop devices, as IoT is able to connect almost anything, from coffee makers and wearable gadgets to the individual machine parts.
According to Gartner projections, 8.4 billion connected “things” were supposed to be used worldwide this year. Which means the connections we are familiar with are slowly changing, hence, people and machines are beginning to share an unbreakable bond.

How IoT Impacts Project Management  

Although IoT usage is still in the development phase, Ericsson and Stringify expect to see 28 to 30 billion connected IoT devices by 2020. Considering these changes are doomed to arrive, let’s examine to what extent the IoT will impact current Project Management operations.

Project Collaboration

Due to interconnected systems and people, team collaboration will sense drastic changes. Though remote work is already an option many companies adopted since the Internet allows them to manage talent across the world, with IoT, the collaboration will become even easier than it is today. All of the shared data will automatically reach all team members no matter the location.

Big Data Will Become Easy to Handle  

Given that this system operates automatically, the IoT will instantly crunch big data to provide measurable analytics in real-time. In other words, project management will get a chance to rapidly make smart decisions reinforced by empirical data.
This implies that project managers will have a significant role in both IoT and team management, considering they will have to motivate and encourage employees to accept these changes. While productivity is expected rise due to a fast exchange of information, IoT projects differ from the traditional staff’s routine.

Project Timeline Lasts Longer      

Contrary to existing project timeline durations, IoT projects will not be finished so quickly. The project timeline will not be considered as complete on its implementation because there must be a plan in the case of a mechanic or other unexpected failure. Therefore, managers have to accept the role of a supporting team leader throughout various departments.

Integration of New Methods

The IoT will impact more than just the employees’ work routine, it will also make changes in the business network, database, and entire systems in use. Of course, networking will become simplified, however, companies will have to integrate new methods (aka standards) for making data from one establishment understandable to another. In summation, managers will have to be willing to incorporate new analytic standards that will enable them to transfer comprehensive data to other organizations.


Changes are coming, and they are coming fast. Although IoT is yet to become part of most businesses, all paths lead toward massive IoT adoption. Meaning, in the near future, project management will experience significant changes that can support business growth, but only if prepared for IoT benefits.