HTC’s New Rezound Phone

There is a new Android phone soon to hit the market, courtesy of HTC. The Rezound, a 4G device, features Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), but is scheduled for an enhancement to 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) shortly. If youre a Droid owner already, you may want to consider upgrading to this new HTC model. And if you do not own an Android, now might be the time to jump on the smartphone bandwagon.

The Rezound is a robust, solid phone with plenty of resilience – a good choice for more clutzy users whose phones tend to undergo more than the average daily licking. While youll still of course need to safeguard the device with an adequate cell phone warranty, the Rezound will offer you a little more flexibility when it comes to everyday wear and tear. It measures 5.08″ X 2.58″ and weighs 6 ounces – and while that bulk may turn you off, its power specs will have the opposite effect. The Rezounds got a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and a 4.3″ screen with a 1280 X 720-pixel resolution.

In speed tests, the phone clocked in at 12 mbps when it comes to download, and 10.38 mbps when it comes to upload time – not too shabby. Call quality on the Rezound is pretty spectacular, too – but thats not even the highlight on this new device – its audio quality is. The phone comes with Beats brand headphones offering an outstanding listening experience – and by the way, simply plugging the headphones into the phone prompts the included Beats Audio Software to be installed instantly.

In the photo-editing department, the Rezound offers a decent shooter, at 8 mega pixels, and all of the standard editing features. Image quality has been reported as clearer and crisper than average, however not so in dimmer light. Additionally, one last flaw in the device is its poor battery life. Other than that, HTCs new Rezound is definitely on the list of highly recommended smartphones.

Apr 5, 2012 - Health and Fitness    1 Comment

Hairstyles for African American Men

African American men’s hairstyles are versatile and can be worn short or long. Some women have a phobia about how they might look if they cut their hair. Men don’t usually have this concern and can wear their hair both short and long. Short haircuts for men are easily acceptable in society, sometimes more than longer styles. Keeping your hair in the best shape should be the first goal and then style. It is recommended that men should have a personal barber or hairstylist just as women do. This person will get to know your type of hair and can give the care it needs. Keeping a close cut shape up is also easier this way.

A good place to look up for a new hairstyle is by doing a simple search of latest hairstyles 2012 in the magazine or on the internet. Many barbers and hair salons alike will offer these types of hairstyle books for their clients to browse through their waiting time. Talk candidly with your hairstylist to ensure that you are getting the look that you want. If you are considering growing your hair longer for a long hairstyle, your stylist can offer recommendations for hair care. Locks are also popular among African American men and require a certain know how to ensure that they are grown properly.

Apr 4, 2012 - Computers    1 Comment

It is not a bad idea to buy a cheap computer

A colleague recently poured scorn on the idea of buying cheap computers rather than going for well known makes or the latest updated, and expensive, machines. Some people just need to have the latest, whatever it may be sure, choosing a brand name you know is sensible but I wondered what actual use that most people make of their home PCs. Im the kind of person who as a child had to know ALL the capabilities of such things as cassette players. What were all the switches for and what could you do with those connections on the back? Id read all the bumf that came with my new toy, and exploit all its possibilites if I could. You cant do that with even a software application these days never mind the machine itself. Are you aware of even half the functions of Word, for example? I doubt it. Do you use all of those little holes on the back of the tower? Of course you dont. No, like most of us you do your email, upload photos, surf and download whatever youre into and thats probably about it. Do you really need a faster processor or the very latest graphics card? Id suggest what youve already got will do you or if not then a cheap computer is certainly an option.

Apr 3, 2012 - Health and Fitness    No Comments

Night Sweats In Men Is Not Uncommon

Night sweats can occur in anyone and at any age. Even though night sweats in women is a topic that is far more talked about because of menopause and pregnancy, women aren’t the only ones who can suffer from night sweats; night sweats in men is a common problem for many men as well.

In general men tend to be warmer at night when they sleep, but night sweats in men are different than simply getting too warm at night. Sweating at night isn’t uncommon, but night sweats are typically defined by excessive sweating that can leave pajamas or sheets wet. This type of sweating is usually caused by something more than a warm room or too many covers, although the surrounding environment and bedding can make the sweating even worse or trigger it more often.

An occasional bout of night sweats here and there generally isn’t anything to be concerned about, but if it starts happening on a regular basis it may be time to see a doctor to get to the root of the cause. There are a number of things that can cause night sweats in men including acid reflux, hormone changes, specific health conditions, drinking too much alcohol or taking specific medications. Understanding what is causing this excessive sweating at night is the first place to start when treating night sweats in men.

In some cases a few dietary and lifestyle changes can help curb these night sweats. In other cases it may require some tests to make sure there isn’t an underlying health condition that is causing the sweating. Sometimes finding relief for night sweats can help people discover a health condition that needs to be addressed. In many cases addressing the health condition will help treat the night sweating.

Night sweats in men can be an uncomfortable and disruptive problem, but it isn’t all that uncommon. It is something that should be monitored though and when it occurs too often or if the sweating is severe it should be addressed by a doctor.

Apr 2, 2012 - Relationships    No Comments

It is Not Really Difficult to Pull Off a Best Man Speech

If you must deliver a best man speech at a wedding, chances are this it the very first time you will be speaking to a group of people. It is totally understandable that you might feel nervous. However, you need to fully understand that best man speeches usually aren’t like some other speeches that you might have at the back of your mind. I am talking about the speeches you generally listen to at conferences and seminars.

When it comes to making best man speeches, the atmosphere at the wedding receptions are generally quite informal (compared to seminars). Besides you are supposed to talk to men and women you’re accustomed to. Making a speech also becomes less of a challenge when you are familiar with the topics you wish to mention in your speech because you don’t have to struggle to memorize them.

As far as giving a best man speech is concerned, there’s no need to keep in mind anything that you are not very familiar with. Think of this – you are going to speak of topics you are quite familiar with. The only difference is you’ll be having a few more individuals to listen to than you normally do. Not a big deal in my opinion. If you’re a best man and reading this article to get some tips on best man speeches, I am sure you are feeling a lot better already. Yes, It is vital that you take an optimistic approach towards your best man speech in order to enjoy every moment of the reception party and that could only happen when you are confident about pulling off a great best man speech.

Finally I am going to reveal the secret to making a successful best man speech. Practice your speech hard. The harder you rehearse for your speech, the easier it becomes to deliver. So, prepare very well for your best man speech and soon you are going to discover that making best man speeches is not the most difficult job you have ever done in your life.

Apr 1, 2012 - Health and Fitness    No Comments

TMJ Relief

What exactly is a temporomandibular(TMJ) and how do you know when it’s “out of order”? How do you get TMJ relief if you are suffering? That’s what this article is about to tell you.  It’s as if there are hidden, mysterious causes of this health concern lying in wait for you, ready to ambush your good health at any second.  One wrong move — a backpack that’s too heavy, too much clenching of the teeth, poor posture  — and TMJ disorder will pounce on you as fast as a cheetah pouncing on a gazelle. Read more »

Evaluating A Good Medical Billing Service

Many companies offer medical electronic billing services, each claiming to be the best in the industry. If you had initially offloaded your billing function to statement processing companies, you may be wondering if collection rates have improved substantially. Outsourcing billing is a good step in reducing costs but it might not improve your accounts receivables.

Collection can be tedious. It can get more difficult if there are complex billing rules and follow strict deadlines. In addition, healthcare and insurance companies try to delay or avoid paying the bills. With all these difficulties, it becomes more vital to assess the medical billing process and collections to determine which outsource company can provide a good medical billing service. Here are some measurement metrics to help determine an effective medical billing service.

The gross collection ratio is the total amount paid divided by the total charges billed. You should compare this to other ratios that conduct similar practices to yours. The net collection is similar except that the amounts are after write-offs. A good performing service will demonstrate ratios over 90%. The elapsed time between billing and collection is vital in evaluating the efficiency of a good billing service. You should have a standard elapsed time for normal cases and another for medical specialties. This can help you identify if the billing service does timely follow-ups with the payer and expeditious remediation of any outstanding issues.

Mar 30, 2012 - Technology and Gadgets    No Comments

How GPS tracking system works?

Why should you care how the global positioning system works – as long as it works, right? Right. But how many technologies work perfectly 100% of the time, under all conditions? Not a single one. And that’s fine if we’re talking about a toaster or a fax machine.

GPS however is categorically different. Sure, most of time the loss of satellite signals is not going to be the end of the world. But it only takes one unfortunate accident during a trip into unfamiliar wilderness, a first-time outing on a new lake or a wrong turn into a creepy neighorhood. Suddenly, understanding how your GPS vehicle tracking receiver works – not merely how to press the buttons – becomes absolutely critical. Is not that why we carry GPS receivers in the first place? As a safeguard against the unknown?

With a basic knowledge of how the system works, including its limitations, you won’t be unpleasantly surprised in the field. To illustrate the key concepts behind GPS, we include a few simple exercises that you can try, just to see how these concepts work in reality. They won’t make take long to accomplish. Even if you’re not a GPS beginner, we highly recommend doing the exercises because not many people take the few minutes necessary to understand what’s going on inside the black box they rely on.

Mar 29, 2012 - Technology and Gadgets    No Comments

It is not difficult to buy a good quality printer

Lexmark, HP, Canon and Epson are a few of the biggest manufacturers of inkjet printers and ink cartridges. These types of printers are less expensive than laser printers, but they also can have high maintenance costs. This is due to the high cost of replacing ink cartridges. Today there are a number of companies that manufacture copy cartridges that come at a much lower price than the manufacturers cartridges. Many consumers opt to purchase these to cut costs, especially when using the printer at home or in a small office. Other ways to save on ink cartridges include ink refilling and refilling machines, which can be found in many office supply stores. It is also possible to purchase ink cartridges online, and some great deals can be had that can include free shipping. It is easy enough to find these companies by doing a quick search in the internet.

Printers are highly sought-after pieces of equipment that are used in nearly all office set-ups today. They come in an array of sizes made by numerous top electronics manufacturers, and a variety of types are on the market today. In the past many consumers had dot-matrix printers, which now seem to be obsolete. Still, some businesses do use them, but most have replaced them with inkjet or laser printers.
The newest printer in the market is the 3D printer, although most households and offices will not need to use these high-tech printers. The most common printers are inkjet types, followed by laser printers. Inkjet printers print letters and pictures with droplets of ink and require ink to do this, which is housed in ink cartridges. Laser printers use toner. Toner is much more expensive than ink cartridges and as a result are usually only used by companies that do a large amount of printing.

Mar 28, 2012 - Health and Fitness    No Comments

The Bad and the Good Diets – Just the Facts

There are a few facts you need to embrace before starting a diet:
– Diets are not a joke, nor are they to be taken lightly. When you decide to follow a weight regulation feeding plan you must truly commit yourself to it and understand that it`s going to take some time.
– No good diets will ever promise you results in a flash. On the contrary- they are known for working gradually and that`s exactly what`s great about them. Every change in your weight is somewhat stressful for your body, so when you lose or gain a lot of pounds too fast, it is quite possible for you organism to go into a state of shock.
– The positive effects of a healthy diet are felt long after you`ve finished it. The same goes for the negative effects of a bad diet. That is why you need to choose wisely. Just because it worked out good for someone else, doesn`t mean it won`t damage your health. Every single person is unique and that is why you need to consider every aspect of a diet before starting it.
– One more thing good diets have in common is the diversity. A bad diet would be fixed on a small group of similar foods, without taking into account that our bodies need a lot of substances they cannot produce on their own and get from feeding. When we exclude a certain type of foods from our menu, we might very well be excluding an entire group of vital supplements. In order to avoid that, a healthy diet would encourage you to eat a wide variety of foods and even if a particular product is banned, you can be sure a substitute is included.