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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.

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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.