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The Best Action-Packed Pixel Art Games to Play in 2020

The world of gaming has come a long way. From 2D to 3D and now, we have some crazy AAA titles which not only creates an immersive experience for the individual gamer but significantly keeps them hooked by offering them state-of-the-art graphics and some really amazing gaming mechanics. 

But even in an era where ultimate graphics rule the market, there is something quite different and charming about the pixels form together into a creative and interactive element. We, the millennials especially come from a time when we used to stay hooked playing games on our favorite consoles like Atari and Sega. And back then, games were all designed on pixelated motion pictures. To be honest, those games had some of the best storylines and the most interesting characters, all in all. 

There is just something about these pixel art games which makes the whole experience a lot better. 

Are you an active gamer who still craves playing these pixel art games even in 2020? Then worry not, as we bring some of the highly interactive and action-packed pixel art games, the best of the best. 

Dead Cells

You are running out of time, and your score keeps getting smaller and smaller as you progress through the game. Each second that passes simply decreases your chance to score better against your opponent. You have to make decisions, and you have to make them quick. The task is simple! Kill plenty of monsters, gather loot and somehow reach the exit of every stage. It sounds like a typical pixel-art old school game, but it is not. Here, you are challenged to fight against time and death also. 

The game is pretty challenging because it is fast-paced and time-bound. You are tasked with taking out brutal enemies on a gloomy island. The only thing which you can use to your expense is your wit. Different game areas have different special doors that are scattered across various levels. They are only accessible if you can reach them on a set time and apparently each of these doors is filled with plentiful loot. Being frantically quick and achieving big is what makes the game quite exhilarating. 

Dead Cell is an interesting game for players who want to exercise their brain’s analytical abilities. 

Faster Than Light

Have a knack for exploration and that too in space? Well, look no further than Faster Than Light where half the ship you are on is technically under siege and fire. Apparently, the rebel scums never get tired of sending waves of lasers one after the other to damage your spacecraft’s entire hull. Survival sounds like a challenge doesn’t it? Well, guess what it is brutal and harsh, and very unforgiving. But the game is so cool that you just can’t have enough as you keep coming back to play it over and over. 

Faster Than Light features 10 different types of ships with multiple layouts. Each ship can help you progress through the game and earn interesting achievements throughout the game. You find powerful weapons that you can equip to your ship and use it against more difficult enemies within the game. The game has a ton of content that keeps you hooked and is fairly unjustified based on price. The entire experience is tenfolds better because it brings different playstyles and random characters. 

FTL is a game that you don’t easily get bored of, and apparently, it stays fresh every time you play it. 

Stardew Valley

Not much of a fan of hardcore killing, blood, and gore? Want a peaceful game where you can just earn profits without investing much. Apparently, Stardew is one title where you can kick-back, relax and work on your profit generation strategy. Stardew Valley is a farm building game that promises a lot of content and a whole lot of fun. Imagine a game where you simply inherit farmland and start with a basic plot which you slowly transform in a money-making machine and look aesthetically amazing. 

Just when you think the game has finally come to an end, the game comes out as an entirely new branch giving you a real blast of some extra fun. Stardew Valley is an interesting game where you start off as a basic farmer working on the plot of land but just as you move forth, you can observe that the farm ultimately becomes an optimized money-making machine that looks incredibly pretty. The game options are limitless and in fact, give you enough room of freedom with a calming soundtrack. 

So if you’re looking for a casually styled gaming experience, look no further than the Stardew Valley. 

Hotline Miami

Not only the game is fast-paced but it packs quite a punch for all those seeking blood, gore, and some mind-blasting beats. With Hotline Miami, you take the traditional arcade action to the next level. Created by Dennaton Games, this instant classic is a great one that offers pixelated gore and a traditional top-down view. You are tasked with shooting evil people and as you progress through the game every level just brings a new challenge your way. Each level is unique with creative bosses. 

If you want to go on a killing spree, you can do it on the Hotline Miami. The game includes somewhat scores of weapons and each of these weapons has their own playstyle which keeps the player going. Even though the main storyline of the game is just a few couples of hours but the game is so creatively designed that it can a whole lot more than just those hours, or probably a whole lot longer. In the end, the temptation to score high and make ultimate combos is what keeps the gamer hooked. 

So there you are, some of the most exciting, action-packed, fun and thrilling pixel art games which one must play? If you haven’t decided what you should be playing this season, these titles may interest you. Have you played something similar lately, or are you a fan of the pixel games? Leave a comment. 

Loop Technology Makes Ear Plugs to Keep All External Sounds at Bay

If there is one thing to keep your mind peaceful, it’s good music. 

And we often tend to listen to music at high volume but we don’t see the problem. Prolonged music listening or loud sounds can impair our hearing and we can have a serious problem in the future. 

According to a report published by the World Health Organization, almost 1.1 billion people in the world at risk of hearing loss. And a major reason for hear-loss is none other but listening to loud music such as rock and roll, heavy metal, and EDM. Well, you can’t stop listening to music now, can you? But, here’s what you can do! You can take some precautionary measures to keep ears safe. 

Loop has come up with a marvellous idea to block the loud noises out and yet, give you a thrilling experience of listening to music. Usually, when you ask a person why they don’t choose to wear earplugs, you will often find answers like it feels uncomfortable or it may look very awkward. But with Loop, you don’t have to worry about any such thing. Loop offers comfort and style in just under $30. 

How Does the Loop Technology Ear Plug Works? 

Loop came into existence to deliver improved sound quality to its consumers. When you try to listen to others wearing an ear plug, the end result is often very muffled and usually, you can’t make any sense. 

However, with Loop sound waves enter into your ears through a small opening. It passes through a hollow acoustic channel so you can comfortably hear whatever the sound you wish to hear without damaging your eardrum or suffering with hearing loss whatsoever. The unique shape of this ear plug is what ensures that you can peacefully listen to your favorite music and listen clearly wearing them. 

The design simply relaxes the sound wave and transfer it in a more monotonous pattern. 

How does it Work? 

These ear plugs work in three different phases. 

Phase # 1: Acoustic Resonance

So here’s how it all works! The sound wave normally enters into the Loop via a small opening. Then there’s a hollow channel inside the ear plug which guides the sound to the acoustic resonator. The resonator is pretty much the same length as the ear canal and takes almost a quarter of the incoming sound’s wavelength. How does it happen, thanks to the latest most accurate 3D printing technology which is used to design the acoustic resonator. 

Phase # 2: Advanced Filters

The acoustic resonator is itself the advanced filter which makes sure that it filters all types of frequencies. It is created and installed by a company named the Dynamic Ear Company who specializes in creating technologies for hearing aids. To check if there are any leaks in the sound filter, they pass the acoustic resonator through a UV light. Upon confirmation, that there are no leak holes, they ship the product to the parent company, Loop. 

Phase # 3: Ear Canal Protection

To ensure that your ear remains safe, Loop has created the device in such a way that it keeps all sound waves at bay. The ear plug filters the sound evenly by 20 decibels so a person can listen accurately. For Ear canal protection, the company uses ear tips which ensures that the earplugs perform to their best. Both the earbuds come with memory foam which are adjustable. They have soft silicone ear tips which are available in all three sizes. 

What Happens When All Three Phases are Combined? 

When all three phases are combined, Loop results in providing an accurate 20dB sound reduction across all frequency types. As a result, music and speech comes out in complete clarity.

In short, Loop makes you party harder and longer. 

Did you enjoy reading this article? Well, stay tuned for more interesting technologies as we will share. 

Enjoy the Wonders of Reverse Image Search

We live in a world of technology and the internet, where everything is only a click away. And thanks to a variety of search engines, we can access the whole world by simply typing a word or a phrase. It is a day to day slang now that if you don’t know anything, or if you are confused about something, just Google it. Google, being the name of a search engine, but due to its vast popularity globally, it has become a household name like Coca Cola or Pepsi. Instead of saying, ‘let’s search this on the internet,’ we say ‘Let’s Google it.’ 

Thanks to Google and the internet in general, we can partially diagnose what ailment or disease we have by looking up the symptoms on Google; we can listen to the latest music videos right after they are released, and now, with Netflix, we even have home cinemas. And, just when we thought life could not get any easier, and technology could not get more advanced, we came across this amazing technique of Reverse Image Search!

So, What’s the Fuss About?

Nowadays, there are many search engines or websites available that when you upload a picture or image for reverse search, it helps you quickly discover visually similar images from around the web. Or simply put: give it an image and it will tell you where the similar images appear on the web! Interesting right? I find it absolutely cool. 

It is a content-based image retrieval query technique that involves providing the CBIR system with a sample image that it will base its search upon; in terms of information retrieval, the sample image is what formulates a search query. It will help you find the original source of photographs, memes, and profile pictures on your device.

The Wonders of the Internet…

Journalists can use the reverse search option to find the original source of an image or to know the approximate date when a picture was first published on the internet. The search is pretty much standardized. If you wanted information on the most beautiful places on the planet, all you had to do is key in your search term, and the search engine will return the best results it finds. Now in a different scenario, you found the picture of a really exotic and breathtaking location that you admired so much? And you didn’t know anything about it, so that’s where image search comes in handy.

It Works Like A Breeze!

Searching by images instead of keywords is surely interesting. It is useful for verifying the source of photographs, WhatsApp images, screenshots, and memes. Tinder and Facebook users have used ‘search by image’ to research profile pictures of their potential dates while travelers use it to find the photo’s location.

With reverse photo lookup, you could actually do fascinating things, like the following:

Find out more about the object in the image; The picture of the exotic place and you find its exact location and all of its details

Find visually similar images; you get to see even more breathtaking views of that very place you loved!

Find the original sources of that image; if you need to credit the right source of a particular photograph but have difficulty in discovering who the original creator is, then reverse image finder is your answer.

Find plagiarized photos; photo pilferers may think they are smart, but Google image search makes you smarter. If you have some original photos and want to know if someone is using them without your permission or giving any credits, then reverse image search is your friend to the rescue. You will get to see how many other pages have your image.

Create backlink opportunities; so, when you find people who are using your photographs without attributing any credits to you, you could ask them to mention you as the owner or author and tag you either or link back to your page. 

Identify people, places, and products; if you have photos of anything and you want to get more information about it, then reverse image search is your go-to. For example, if you’ve seen a dress you loved on the internet, you simply put that picture up, and you will be traced to exactly that brand’s page or website. Happy shopping with that!

Discover more versions of a particular image; maybe your current version of an image is not getting the job done. With reverse image lookup, you can get more versions of a particular image, whether that means a different size, format, or one that is clearer in graphics and not as blurry.

Detect fake accounts; this is great to identify people misusing social media by adopting fake identities. If you think you are cute or even simply photogenic, and generally, people cannot stop gushing over your pictures, you may as well check with reverse image search right now if someone might be using your photo on a fake social media account! So, keep your personal reputation clean.

Now many search engines claim that the images you upload in their tool is 100% safe and secure. Although some save the content in their database, most do not. Never forget to go through the Privacy Policy of the service you are using.

Reviewing the Apple Watch Series 5 – Always on & always perfect, the best one can have

Apple’s watch has often gained top-class features each year, but it still remains overshadowed by the iPhone. The iPhone 11 may have dominated this year’s current news cycle (following leaks of its specifications) but Apple’s Watch Series 5 is something that has taken us all by surprise.

In fact, its release was announced when the iPhone 11 was launched on September 10, 2019.

In comparison to the Apple Watch Series 4, the Apple Watch Series 5 showcases three new key features:

  • The display is always on.
  • An in-built compass.
  • International emergency calling feature.
  • A faster processor.
  • An app measuring ambient noise (also present in Series 4).
  • 32GB of in-built storage (the previous series had 16GB).

The Apple Watch Series 5 has been launched at the same price as the Series 4. Let’s have a look at how well it fares.

The design aspect of Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 does not look different in comparison to the Series 4 one. It comes in a 40 mm case size for people with slimmer wrists and a 44 mm case size. It weighs only 36 grams which makes it barely noticeable on anyone’s wrist.

Even better, it never gets tangled under a shirt’s cuff and its curvy base is ergonomic in delightful terms.

Well, it does look like it was designed by an expert on watches (and it really was!). Its design proves it.

Gone are the days when consumers were upset over the Apple Watch not having a round shape. Its current shape has become an icon, and Apple further refined the features without enlarging the body which not only gave it a further visible screen area but also made it quite attractive as well.

The Apple Watch Series 5 in the iconic white strap | Source: 9to5MAC

Do we need a circular-shaped Apple Watch? I think not because the current design is truly iconic in its own sense.

What is more heartening about the Apple Watch Series 5 is the way it has been presented. It comes in an elongated box (giving customers an occasion to open it). It is wrapped in a protective bag that is soft and tiny.

Packaging of the Apple Watch Series 5 | Source: 9to5MAC

The watch’s straps are kept separately in the box. They come in an elegant leather version, high-performance fluoroelastomer strap, flexible nylon weaves or a metal band one (customers can choose from any one of them). They all come in multiple colors.

The finish? Customers can choose from stainless steel, aluminum, ceramic  and titanium.

The best part of the watch’s materials? They all are recycled hence its environment-friendly.

There is no change in the watch’s design because there simply wasn’t a need for such. In the future, the watch might become not just thinner, but the bezels could be shrunk too. But, at the moment, the Apple Watch Series 5 is exceptionally marvelous.

The Apple Watch Series 5’s display – ‘Always-On’ is a big deal!

Almost all smartwatches in the market have had displays that were always on. In case of Apple’s Watch Series 5, it’s a little more than that.

The Series 5 has a screen which is always on indeed and shows more than just the time. When inactive, the display shows information on the screen but in a dimmer mode. When you raise your wrist to see the time, the screen turns on.

Another positive point the watch has is a fitness tracking display. If you are jogging and want to see the number of meters run without the need for stopping, the display will show it to you (which alleviates a previous complaint on the series 4).

The series 5’s always-on display is more than just anything. Users get to choose the correct watch face. Apple overcame considerations for battery life, to make it function properly.

There is a whole new collection of watch faces to select from; ranging from the California watch face to the simple numerals’ duo. Apple made it easy for users to match the numbers’ color with that of the watch’s strap for a real matching look.

Is there a noise app in it?

The Noise app is interesting, as it signifies Apple’s continuing commitment to users’ health. It notifies users when they are entering a noisy environment and even warns them about the consequences of excessive noise.

For instance, if you are in a disco and the sound levels reach 90 decibels (dB) then it will warn you about the noise level. It may not be instantly helpful, but it does provide users a step above in level of awareness of our surroundings.

Which OS does it run on?

Apple Watch Series 5 runs on WatchOS 6 (which is also available for previous generations too) has new additional features that are fun to have.

After each hour passed, the watch makes a ‘beeping’ sound which is reminiscent of watches the current generation had in their childhood; minus the annoyance it would cause today.

How well do the Apple Watch Series 5 and WatchOS 6 work together?

They both work together quite well, with exceptional performance and an easy to learn user experience. It has beaten all other platforms.

The usability is fun, and the feedback is tactile in nature. Users can also use the digital crown to zoom in and out of the screen, which looks great due to its cohesiveness & smartness.

Battery and performance of Apple Watch Series 5

Previous models have fared better in comparison to the current series 5 in this regard. The Apple Watch Series 5 lasts 16 hours in a day and the older models lasted longer. Hence, a nighttime charging is needed.

The good news is that Series 5’s always-on display does not suck much battery life. The battery only drains when it is intensive use: such as installing apps, testing the compass and maps, tracking fitness cycles, using Siri and the like. It would then leave it with 10% with such robust use.

Depending on the user’s usage of the watch, the Apple Watch Series 5 requires almost daily charging (provided the usage is strong)

Smartwatches offered from competitors such as Fitbit, Garmin, Moto and Samsung offer a longer battery life, but they lack the features Apple Watch Series 5 has. At the moment, it is still pretty much a trade-off.

Compass and Maps made better

The Apple Watch Series 5 has a built-in compass, a feature most consumers would have yawned at.

In fact, consumers and die-hard Apple fans need to realize how useful the compass feature really is. Imagine taking a hike in the forests of Colorado, or a hike on the shores of Manhattan beach.

The compass is not only synced well with the maps but also gives users an idea of where they were heading. It is essential when users are either hiking, camping or traveling in a distant area.

The compass does take advantage of the watch’s built-in magnetometer and Apple is opening its API to third-party apps.

However, it should be noted that certain watch bands can interfere with the built-in magnetometer present in Series 5. In fact, a band with a magnet will put the compass’s performance out of loop. Hence, when going out on an adventure, leave the Milanese loop strap (or the modern buckle) at home.

Price and Availability of the Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 is available on Apple’s online store, it’s retail outlets and its partner locations. The pricing options are as under.

For Aluminum body:

  • 42 mm costs USD$ 400.
  • 44 mm costs USD$ 430.
  • 42 mm with GPS & Cellular connectivity costs USD$ 500.
  • 44 mm with GPS & Cellular connectivity costs USD$ 530.

The stainless steel one starts at USD$ 700, the titanium one costs USD$ 800, Ceramic one costs USD$ 1300 and the Hermes version starts from USD$ 1250.

Conclusion

When compared to older models; such as Series 2 (GPS & water-resistant), Series 3 (cellular connectivity) and series 4 (medical-grade health measuring features), Series 5 is a serious upgrade. Apple has set the bar for smartwatches quite high which is impossible to match.

Rival smartwatch makers lag behind the series 5 in other features despite matching it with the screen part.

Series 4 owners can have new features if they install WatchOS 6. Whereas, Series 3 owners can get heart health watch and the always-on display with the WatchOS 6 upgrade. But Series 5 is best in its own style, sense, and uniqueness. It is simply un-matchable.

Say Hello to the New Motorola Razr 2019 – Motorola’s Answer to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X

The new fold-able Moto Razr 2019 |Source: Self

Who could have anticipated its return after all those years, yet here it is. The New Motorola Razr has made a fabulous comeback as an Android smartphone that can be folded in half (akin to its iconic flip predecessor). The 2019 Razr may look pretty much like the ones still stamped on our minds, but it replaced the old T9 keypad and the small LCD with a 6.2-inch plastic foldable OLED panel. Its camera is a double duty one with 16 megapixels.

Instead of Android 10, it runs on Android 9 Pie. Upon its launch in January 2020, it is expected to cost USD$ 1500 (equivalent to GBP 1170 and AUD$ 2200).

Why is the new Razr fundamentally different from the other foldable phones present at the moment? It turned a typical sized smartphone into something that is compact and easy to carry around. When the Razr is folded in half, it softly snaps shut from top to bottom. One side lays snuggled on top of the other, without a visible gap between both halves of the screen.

Because of this, Motorola has solved the world’s biggest design puzzle which has left other foldable smartphones (including the Samsung Galaxy Fold) in a conundrum. Not only is the phone pocketable, it reeks of nostalgia yet is streamlined to weather the future.

What sets the new Motorola Razr apart from its predecessors and other phones?

The original Razr was one of the world’s bestselling phones which helped it earn an iconic status. Motorola updated it into a newer version which is wider, heavier, and replete with new features. The foldable Razr gives Motorola a unique opportunity to steal the show.

This phone comes at a time when foldable smartphones are teetering precariously on the edge between reality and fantasy. It was only last year when foldable phones were pegged as a revolution in the smartphone design, and made the dream of a large-screen device being portable a reality.

However, what went wrong were the issues with screens and massive delays in launch, especially from major players, including Samsung and Huawei. It is now Motorola’s turn to bask in the spotlight. If Motorola comes out successful, it will herald a new era for the fold-able phone industry.

The new Motorola Razr folded and unfolded | Image Credits: T3 & Yanko Design

What’s it like using the new Motorola Razr?

In terms of the screen, it is a 6.2-inch P-OLED screen that is foldable. Motorola worked together with Lenovo’s laptop team on this design. The screen is like a thin film that curls in the shape of a teardrop when the screen is being folded.

The New Motorola Razr’s patented hinge design has an open cavity covering the looped part of the screen. Most plastic screens do not fold completely flat without a crease appearing in the middle. The thin layer of air gap is hardly conspicuous. When the screen curls like a teardrop, it creates a gap of 0.2mm between the hinge and the display.

The front screen might look tall but it is narrow with a ration of 21:9. It also has a resolution of 2142 x 876 pixels. Most of the apps are located on the bottom side of the screen along with the controls. This makes it easy for users to reach and use them with just their thumb. It also works better than other phones with one hand only.

The New Motorola Razr folded | Source: Self

On the outside, users can see an 2.7-inch OLED external screen. It is a quick view display that shows essentials such as time, notifications, alerts, signals and battery life. Users cannot type on it but can respond through recorded messages or their voices. In fact, users can use it to check what they look like in selfies.

Google Pay and Google Assistant can be used on the quick view display, as well as for controlling music. The useful yet addictive Motorola gestures are present too. Move the phone in a twister pattern to turn on the camera and shake it sideways to turn on the flashlight.

You can hardly feel the hinge tension, when opening and closing the phone because the movement is smooth and gradual. The hinge’s gears are visible, and magnets hold their sides together. This mechanism prevents the creases from forming on the screen.

People have been asking about the presence of a thick plastic chin on the bottom of the New Motorola Razr. Such is because it reminds us all of its original design so hence it gets a good score for nostalgia. It also houses the optical fingerprint reader, the antennas, vibrating motor, GPS & Wi-Fi units. Most importantly, it is like a handle for users to hold on to when they are watching a video.

To make a call, the phone has to be opened but when on a call, the phone can be closed and the conversation can continue as long as you are using the speakerphone, connected via Bluetooth or are on a video call. However, it closes out most apps with the music player being an exception (the quick view screen helps control music tracks).

The 21:9 screen is termed by Motorola as its Cinemavision display. Small black bars will be bordering the sides when videos are being watched.

Beneath the exterior display is a 16-megapixel camera that is used to take photos and selfies. The five-megapixel camera that is visible when the Razr is unfolded is used mainly for video calls. However, telephoto and wide-angle lens won’t be available. But a software aided portrait and night vision mode are available.

The new Motorola Razr completely opened | Source: Self

The phone is available in 4G and not in 5G. It does have quite a decent amount of memory but has no SD card slot. The phone also lacks a SIM slot so there are pretty much quite some tradeoffs for those looking to buy the new Motorola Razr.

Specifications of the New Motorola Razr

Specifications of the phone are as under:

  • Snapdragon 710 processor.
  • 6GB RAM.
  • 128 GB of internal storage.
  • Snapdragon 710 processor.
  • 2.7-inch Quick View display (800×600).
  • 6.2-inch foldable pOLED display (2142×876).
  • 16 megapixels front-facing camera focal point 1.7 with night vision mode).
  • 5 megapixels internal camera.
  • USB-C port present.
  • eSIM.
  • Fingerprint reader.
  • Android 9 pie.

What do users get in the box?

When prospective buyers think of buying and unboxing the Motorola Razr, their experience is most likely to be memorable. Motorola has created a unique and eye-catching box with sharp corners which will have a tinted, transparent top with a speaker grill.

This way, users can play music from their Razr phones through the box when they slot the phone in the box in an upright position.

The phone comes with:

  • Wired USB-C earbuds.
  • An accessory case for sunglasses.
  • 15-watt TurboPower charger.
  • USB-C cable.
  • Headset adaptor.

Conclusion

While the phone comes equipped with some pretty good features but with a hefty price tag of USD$ 1500, we wonder if its worth the buck. It runs on Android 9 instead of 10 (for which Motorola promised timely updates) and the battery power is 2,500 mAh, which is 10 percent less than what Google’s Pixel 4 currently offers.

With the phone being launched in collaboration with its exclusive telecom partner Verizon, users may need to go to competitors with the compatible ECM format if they wish to switch their carriers. Other than that, the processor will be 2 years old at the time of the launch.

Still, the new Motorola Razr is primed to be a hit among customers when it goes into official launch. For its price tag, this phone is truly going to be unique among the many present in the ever competent smartphone market. It is truly a comeback sign from Motorola and its answer to the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X.

Microzu Innovation

Are you an industrial shopper? Or Are you interested into online/offline resseler prefer partners? Or are you interested in smart living technologies? If you are interested in any of these then you have set your foot to the right place because Microzu is an efficient combination of physical retail locations, quality electronic technology products and it is an e-commerce website which provides services at incredibly competitive prices. Microzu is based upon H-commerce and the term H-commerce is invented by the fonder of microzu. H-commerce is believed to be a platform for online, offline and mobile commerce combined in to one technology.

Microzu has the following five categories:

  1. E-commerce provider
  2. AI cloud solutions
  3. Showroom of smart home products
  4. Virtual warehouse marketplace
  5. Smart home applications

Y-Box

Individual consumers can utilize the Y-box as the microzu’s premiere technology hardware. It is basically a home to all-in-one, including the private cloud server, storage, firewall hub, wi-fi extender and others. Microzu provides quite a few services, while using microzu you can have a peace of mind that the hardware you will be using is completely safe. Y-box is one of the most popular products and it is also completely safe to use. It is a combination of e-commerce, technology services, artificial intelligence and so much more.

Some of the sources through which the microzu generates revenue include electronic commerce orders, retail walk-in sales, wholesale accounts, cloud solutions, AI, and lastly, smart living and home services. All these sources make microzu one of its kind due to its vast variety of services.

Some of the goals of microzu are as follow:

  1. To make sure that microzu has retail places where the industrial shoppers or other consumers can get quality products at affordable prices.
  2. To ensure that microzu leads the electronic retails in smart living. It also aims at making microzu a reliable place for the consumers.
  3. Another major aim is to go for online and offline reseller prefer partners.
  4. Ensure expertise in the field of smart living.

The company has been able to create an intranet of things with the help of developing a cloud hardware which acts as a private application server. The unique thing about microzu is that it not only focuses upon technology but also focuses upon human security.

Ybox is a private home cloud platform that comes with hardware and software. It comes with seven unique features is able to operate with any operating system or communication carrier. All the technological products that are created microzu are safe and secure from malicious intruders. Microzu aims at generating revenues through the business opportunities that they create for the public and the consumers. The unique idea of having virtual warehouse marketplace, smart living gears, applications, hardware and software.

However, there are some restraints behind the drivers behind the market. The problems are that the market is not necessity-driven but it is convenience-driven. Also, there is a high cost of switching for the already existing smart device consumers. There also some issues related to the privacy and security.

The start od microzu leads back to the selling of computer parts but in the current times, microzu is a full fledge company which is technologically advanced and has come up with unique ideas. Not only this, the company now focuses upon smart home and electronic services, virtual warehouse focusing and so many other things. The unique thing about the company is that it comes up with the unique and innovative ideas with the help of the expertise of the engineers and others experts working in the company. It then invests on these innovative ideas to make sure that the market demand is met.

Out of all the goals that the company has, it mainly focuses upon technological advancement to have a smart living. The company also aims to become the go-to place for firms and consumers where they can find the right products on an affordable price. The company’s mission is to become an asset for the society and for the environment as well. They also aim to create scholarships for students who belong to the fields of technology or business. With the philosophy of being creative and aware, microzu aims at providing advanced services to the consumers.

TTSPY Review: A Leading Parental Control Application For Smartphones

What is TTSPY?

TTSPY is a leading parental control application for smartphones that allows parents to monitor text messages, calls, current GPS location, Snapchat, WhatsApp and much more

Why we need TTSPY?

Thus, while other monitoring applications have limited functions or support, a multifunctional TTSPY telephone tracker can provide support for all users. Actually, it is the most efficient software to track online activity and the location of someone who exists today.

Features of TTSPY

By installing TTSPY on your child’s phone, you can see exactly what he’s doing and who he’s talking to on social media and his smartphone. You can also track the position of their phone.

There are two editions, Basic and Premium, which support a variety of mobile devices, including iPhone, iPad and Android devices. You will find below a list of the features available with the Premium Plan:

1. GPS Tracking: TTSPY not only records the GPS location of your child’s phone but also sends it so you can see exactly where your child is all day long. You can even see his position in real-time on a map.

2. Read text messages: read their text messages sent and received, even if they are deleted from the phone.

3. View call history: Find out who they are calling and who is calling them. Get details such as phone numbers, contact names, date, time and duration of calls.

4. Read instant messages: Watch their instant messaging conversations like WhatsApp and Skype, as well as social networking sites like Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram. This feature is only available on rooted Android and jailbroken Android devices.

5. Keylogger: Record all user keystrokes while using their Android phone. This feature is only available for Android OS version 4.0 and later.

6. Read emails: Read all incoming and outgoing emails. You can also read emails sent via Gmail and other email clients.

7. View photos and videos: View all photos and videos stored on your child’s phone.

8. Monitor Internet activities: check the websites they visit, their search history, and the web pages they visit.

9. Access contacts and calendar: Browse your child’s contacts to see who they are communicating with. Check all calendar events on their phone.

How does TTSPY work?

TTSPY collects information about the target device and sends you to your control panel (your account will be created after purchase). … TTSPY collects data from the device on which it is installed and displayed in the control panel where you can access any Internet browser.

Compatibility Information

TTSPY Compatible With All Popular Devices

For iOS Devices

  • Well-suited with all iOS versions
  • The device must be Internet-enabled
  • You do not need physical access to the device if you already have its iCloud authorizations (Apple ID & Password).
  • Physical access is required if iCloud backup isn’t activated on the checked device or 2-factor/2-step verification is enabled.
  • Monitoring of calls
  • Oversight of the full contact list
  • Sent/Received Text Messages
  • WhatsApp
  • Browsing History
  • Events
  • Notes
  • Installed apps

For Android Devices

  • The target device must be a fully functioning Android 4+
  • The target Android device must be linked to the Internet
  • You’ll need physical control of the device to install TTSPY
  • Instant messengers monitoring works on rooted Androids only
  • Monitoring of communication apps (Snapchat, Skype, Facebook messenger, Viber, Line, WhatsApp, Telegram) and optional blocking
  • Current GPS Location
  • Text Messaging (including recently deleted)
  • Monitoring of phone calls
  • Review the full contact list and block unwilling contacts
  • Read all emails (both incoming and outgoing)
  • Internet usage: Browsing History/Bookmarks/Keyword alerts/Optional blocking
  • Calendar Activities
  • Device Wipeout
  • & more!

Determine Your Android Version

  1. Open your phone’s menu. Tap System Settings
  2. Scroll down towards the bottom
  3. Select About phone
  4. The OS version of your device is shown under Android version

Customer Service and Support

If you need any technical support, contact our customer care service. Note: To use TTSPY to its full potential,  

Common Questions

Q: What is TTSPY and how does it work?

TTSPY is an excellent cell phone tracking app that makes it easy to track your kids’ activities on their smartphones. Available for Android and iOS, it allows you to read all of your child’s call logs and SMS (even deleted), track their GPS location and monitor their phone activity.

The way it works is simple. Simply download the TTSPY application on your child’s phone and she will provide you with details of phone usage. If TTSPY is installed on an iPhone or Android phone, you can then monitor the phone’s activity from the TTSPY website.

Q: Is TTSPY hidden?

The application is invisible to the monitored user. There is no indication that TTSPY is running while it is active. The application has no icons on the phone. It starts automatically each time the phone is turned on and stays hidden.

Q: Is TTSPY legal?

The TTSPY software is 100% legal as long as the phone on which you install it is your phone. If you try to use TTSPY to monitor a cell phone that you do not own or you do not have the appropriate written consent, you may be violating federal laws and state laws.

As long as you are the parent or legal guardian and the child is under the age of 18, you are legally allowed to monitor your child’s activities without notifying them.

Conclusion

TTSPY has everything you need from mobile monitoring software. It offers a long list of features, including the ability to track websites visited, calls made and received, messages sent and received and keystrokes typed, and even block any app or website. It has a user-friendly web-based control panel and excellent customer service. The app interface is very easy to use and works on all major operating systems.

web design agencies new york

The Most Promising Web Design Agencies of New York in 2019

New York is the ultimate hub of inspiration, replete with talent for web development, advertising, and design. As one of the leading cities in the world, New York sees its fair share of Web Design Agencies.

The New York city is sprawling with the most creative web design agencies, where crème-de-la-crème talent gravitates together to create works of art that create everlasting impressions. The top design firms in New York are home to some of the most brilliant industry experts who work seamlessly together to craft winning digital strategies incorporating website development, marketing, and graphic design. They breathe life into each client’s vision through a stunning website that gets measurable results. Here are some of the most amazing web design agencies to look out for in 2019.

Big Spaceship

In the heart of Brooklyn, the “Digital Dumbo” area of New York, lies this gem of a digital creative agency that is making great splashes. They were founded on a collaborative process which continues to guide their work. Their work is the epitome of their principles, and their projects not only feel united on every front but never cease to push the capabilities and expectations of the web.

Branex

Branex is a top-of-the-line creative digital company in New York, dedicated to enriching digital experiences by providing innovative and ingenious solutions to small and large-scale businesses. Every day, they strive to assist you in augmenting your brand’s online visibility, increasing reach & engagement with your target audience, and eventually driving sales. As one of the leading web design agencies in New York, they understand that every client has a unique set of requirements that can be in the form of either generating leads, increasing sales or boosting traffic on their virtual storefronts, and strive hard to deliver them just that.

B-Reel

Being a hybrid production company, B Reel has artfully mastered the field of advanced digital production for physical installations, mobile, web and other media. Their heightened ability to craft over-the-top pieces of digital content has made them a real force to contend with. From earth-shattering interactive music videos to astounding Chrome Experiments, B-Reel is fast becoming popular as one of the most creative digital production companies in the business.

Droga5

This humanity obsessed, technology friendly, strategically driven, and creatively led advertising network is known for some of the most inventive pieces of work, such as The Great Schlep” viral campaign for the Obama presidential campaign and “Tap Project” for UNICEF.

Blue Fountain Media

This full-service international digital agency integrates email marketing, pay per click, SEO, and social media campaigns to achieve stunning results through the use of various harmonized marketing campaigns via their 3-prong approach which entails generating repeat business and brand loyalty, converting visitors into customers and leads, and driving qualified traffic. This strategy allows them to target potential clients on a global, national and local scale. Their delivery quality dictates precede their reputation, which shows how laser-focused they are on providing tangible results.

Lounge Lizard

This New York based web design and app development agency offers a wide array of services to their valued customers. Lounge Lizard sees your app development through all the way from the initial app idea to the complete brand identity design, making sure of web quality across various devices. They provide over-the-top marketing strategy and easy access social media development to companies in New York and worldwide. Their customer-centric approach helps them retain consumer goals.

Fishbat

This state-of-the-art online company provides specialized products such as marketing and website design in the online world. A web design company and a marketing company merged together to form Fishbat, a company boasting of experienced professionals having ample expertise in both the fields. The management

This company is one that focuses on teamwork, ensuring a seamless transition from design to marketing, which is exemplified in their 94% customer retention rate- meaning customer’s love working with them. Everyone at this company guarantees quality work with their services from branding to social media management.

The Future Forward

This New-York based creative agency is highly specialized in the development of custom website experiences, visual identity design, and brand strategy. Their philosophy is even reflected in their name. First, they help their clients envision an unprecedented future, then work toward bringing their dream to reality.

Domani Studios

Since its launch in 2009, the studio has been expanding its reach to an ever more global audience. Their name has been linked to myriad integrated and digital works praised the world over. They aspire to craft a winning digital experience for each client, starting from analytics and strategy all the way to design execution and creation. Their clientele includes some major impressive names.

Crafted

Crafted is one of the best design agencies in New York, specializing in the creation and design of native apps and websites for clients. This is why, it comes as no surprise that most of their clients are in the start-up categories and fortune 500 brands. They always work on producing seamlessly functioning and aesthetic creations that set their clients apart from the rest. This is achieved by maintaining a constant stream of communications with clients to help them achieve the desired results and increase visibility. Not only has Crafted been featured in one of the top most interactive agencies in the world, it is also one of the best digital agencies in New York.

Best Document Scanning Apps of 2019

Chuck your Run-of-the-Mill Scanners Out the Window; Document Scanning Apps take the Center Stage in 2019

Whether you’re looking to handle business on the road or log receipts for a big project, scanner apps let you bid adieu to the nuisance of bulky all-in-one printers or dedicated scanners. Even better, some of these apps help put your scanned documents to use, mark up images, and make it easier for you to share scans via emails or on social media. Keep your documents safe on the cloud for future use. So, alleviate your reliance on paper, save trees, and go digital with the best document scanning apps of 2019.

CamScanner

While we are about to see a plethora of Document scanner apps emerge in 2019, we focus on CamScanner here; one of the highest rated Android document scanner Apps of the year, touting over 350 million downloads. Did you know that you could turn your phone into a full-fledge scanner?

Be it a business card, whiteboard discussion, invoice, a note, receipt or any other document, scan it to your phone’s gallery in a matter of seconds. The app’s Optical Character Recognition feature helps you extract text from images and an internal optimization tool makes sure that all the graphics and text are sharp and clear enough to appear legible, with premium colors and resolutions. The app lets you print any scanned documents via AirPrint if you have a printer at hand and share them as .JPEG or .PDF. The app also allows you to make annotations on documents with a full set of editing tools. Not to mention, adding customized watermarks are available to mark your own documents.

Genius Scan

Wish that you could carry your scanner on the go in your pocket? Genius Scan is a powerful mobile scanning app for scanning documents, having said to have digitized over half a billion documents since its inception. The intuitive app turns your paper-based documents into PDF files and JPG. Its limelight features include image enhancement, perspective correction, smart page detection. Using patch scanning, dozens of pages can be digitized within seconds. Not only does the app enhances the readability of documents, all the scanned pages can be organized using a search function, tags, and titles. The cropping feature is particularly useful as it can help you crop out the background of any other old picture and make it look like any other scan.

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner, OCR

No photo editing talk is ever complete without Adobe apps popping up in between. As such, Adobe Scan allows users to capture and scan all your physical documents and view it in an easy-to-use and simple UI, with an ability to share as PDF or images. Adobe Scan automatically enhances your photos automatically, recognizes text (using OCR), optimizes sharpness, and automatically detects borders to ensure the highest quality. Not to mention, you can edit PDF directly and convert it to a Microsoft Office file.

Adobe Scan is probably all the more popular due to its close integration with Adobe’s other apps, not least Adobe Fill & Sign and Adobe Acrobat. This means in addition to scanning documents into PDF format, you can also sign, annotate, edit and work collaboratively with the scanned documents. 

Fast Scanner

Fast Scanner

While this document scanning app also touts all the wonderful features we talked about above, it turns your phone into a document scanner with a host of other value-added features, such as multiple editing tools to heighten legibility, print scanned documents via Cloud Print, and exporting your documents into PDF files. What helps set this app apart from other apps is that it is available free of cost and allows you to scan as many documents as you want without having to pay a dime.

Clear Scan

Clear Scan - Free Document Scanner App

This spectacular document scanning app truly lives up to its name; It focuses on scanning your documents clearly with a host of value-added features such as the ability to email specific pages, text extraction images using OCR, sharing scanned documents through myriad cloud storages, printing documents via Cloud Print, flexible editing tools, high quality, perspective correction, and automatic edge detection. The page size for various PDF files can also be modified. What makes this app truly a gem is the smallest space it takes in your phone, like its not there at all!

TinyScanner

TinyScan - Document Scanner App

While this app is the latest addition to the scanner app market, it is already garnering a bevy of satisfied followers with a 4.75-star rating and over 290,000 reviews on Google Play. The app gives you password protection, image editing, faxing, and cloud storage integration at the fraction of the price of other apps. Instead of confusing the users with endless menus, you can get great looking results with a few simple sliders. Hone your scanning abilities with a free version of the app, through it allows a few free scans before instigating you to upgrade to a paid version, which offers more export options when creating PDFs, better image optimization options, and improves scan quality. However, what this app makes for in terms of features, it lags behind in post-processing. Whereas most apps automatically adapt settings, you need to manually tweak the settings each time before scanning a document, to most out of the app.