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A look at the iPhone 6S

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A look at the iPhone 6S

The iPhone 6S Plus is the latest phablet of Apple, but is just slightly better than the iPhone 6 in terms of the new features added to it. The new iPhone 6s is one of the best smartphones the world has ever created. Apple has dramatically imparted the mobile phone industry and it keeps coming up with trendy inventions wowing the phone marketplace and its end-users. One of the amazing features of the iPhone 6s is its 3D Touch which allows the display to sense the pressure of the user’s finger when pressed and unlock new functionality when pressed down with various levels of pressure.

The 3D touch permits the keypad to function as a trackpad and allows for quicker text selections. It allows you to manipulate its cursor on the screen, effortlessly moving it wherever you want it.

The phones’ Wi-Fi Assist feature is also dynamic as it helps you to supplement any weak Wi-Fi Signal by using some of its own cellular data. This feature, along with the NBN work and all the fast web hosting providers sprouting up at the moment, all play a vital role in mitigating all the bandwidth problems we are facing in Australia at the moment (to which you can blame Netflix).

The new iPhone 6s also allows you to shoot live photos which are a blend between static photos, an animated GIF, and a full movie. This functions by capturing moments before and after you snap a shot. You simply press down on the image within the Camera Roll, and the 3D Touch will bring it to life. You can also set live wall papers as your phone’s background.

It provides quick actions from your phone’s home screen and allows a user to easily press down on the home screen icons to access a list of other functions. You control fully what app you choose to view and all this done simultaneously!

You can tap and drag to select multiple photos and also hide photos, which is a welcome addition to fans who have been complaining of the older methods for years.

As for specifications, Apple’s iPhone 6s rocks a dual-core 1.8GHz A9 processor (hopefully) with 2GB of RAM. Both models run iOS 9 and if you are familiar with the features that iOS 9 brings, then you have the flexibilities of these at your disposal.

Finally the iPhone 6s brings about a new 12-megapixel sensor, which is a boost from 8 mega-pixel in its previous versions and as for movies, the resolution is the best yet and is able to shoot up to 4K video at 30 frames per second. It is capable of shooting up to 120 frames per second at 1080p and 240 frames per second at 720p.

Do you own a 6s yet? Tell us what you think.


What you need to know about the 2013 Crossfit craze

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What you need to know about the 2013 Crossfit craze

Crossfit is not just a means to lose weight and get into good physical shape, but it’s a way of life that helps you to become fitter and healthier inside and out. Movement, fitness and nutrition are the basic components of Crossfit and education is the key that unlocks your own personal door to fitness and health. Crossfit is a communal fitness program offered at thousands of gyms worldwide to help keep the world moving and is appropriate and challenging for professional athletes, businessmen and women, soccer moms and soccer kids. Young and old alike can benefit from the Crossfit programs.

Movement

Crossfit incorporates a lot of varied movements into the exercise regimen and is tailored for any age group. The exercises include power lifting and gymnastics with a variety of movements designed to build muscle, increase endurance and improve health.

Fitness

Crossfit will help you define and understand your own personal fitness needs and goals and create a plan to help you achieve that level of fitness.

Nutrition

Nutrition is the third component of Crossfit and promotes a diet of no sugar and little starch. Protein is the mainstay of the diet plan, with a lot of meat, vegetables, nut and seeds tempered with a small amount of daily fresh fruit.

Community

The Crossfit program doesn’t expect you to ‘go it alone’, but encourages a community setting for like-minded people to get together for exercise time and various educational seminars. Many gyms across the world share the philosophy of the Crossfit movement, so there is likely to be a group near you or near where you travel. The goal is not only to help the individual reach his or her fitness goal, but to also build better, stronger communities through the shared experience.

Education

Crossfit helps both the body and mind become fit through continuing education. Seminars focusing on a wide varieties of topics are offered through your local Crossfit affiliate. Seminars on mobility, self-defense, goal-setting and kids are of interest to all. Specialized seminars that on Olympic lifting, kettlebell, football and strongman completions are also available.

Crossfit Games

A three-stage Crossfit game occurs each year with the qualifying game starting in spring and open to all. Athletes can compete to determine who is the most fit person in the world, and/or to determine how far each person has come on their own journey to personal fitness.


Big player Inglewood Farms sold to RM Williams AH

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Big player Inglewood Farms sold to RM Williams AH

Australian poultry farms are big business to a lot of food companies around the world. They are so big that one of the largest poultry farms in Australia, Inglewood Farms, was just sold to an agricultural business in Southern Queensland. What is special about Inglewood Farms is that they produce organic poultry meat and eggs from their birds. With the increasing demand for organic poultry around the world, this has caused RM Williams Agricultural Holdings to purchase the farming company. As more farms close down around the world, this gives more business to bigger farms like this that cater to many nations outside of Australia.

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There are plenty of farms around the world that also contribute to the global poultry market, but Inglewood Farms is responsible for 80% of the poultry that is sold within Australia. The company has been undervalued for quite some time, despite the fact that the poultry market is bigger than ever. If you look at big economic countries, like the United States, their farms are decreasing at a huge rate because they have simply become an import country. Most of the poultry and other livestock meat sold in American stores were raised in other foreign countries, like Australia. This has caused big farming companies, like Inglewood Farms, to receive more business and become more valuable to the rest of the world. Over 50 different parties were interested in purchasing Inglewood Farms and its quality farm sheds, structures and other assets, both from Australia and from other nations around the world.

This large farm purchase came just in time before a national Christmas egg shortage hit Australia due to a Bird Flu outbreak. It has been reported that over 450,000 chickens were killed at a free range egg farm in New South Wales. Fortunately, there is no sign that this Bird Flu is the H5N1 strain that is known to kill human beings. But still, this egg shortage during the holidays has caused the prices of eggs in Australia to skyrocket. This certainly gives Inglewood Farms more opportunity because they have not been hit yet with any Bird Flu. That means the demand for their eggs will rise, which will mean great news to the company that purchased it. To make sure their eggs are safe and organic, Inglewood Farms gets audited on a regular basis to ensure their eggs are not hazardous to the public’s health. The company is also certified by Australian Certified Organic and Free Range Egg & Poultry of Australia.


Bitcoins: Is it the currency of the future or is it just another scam?

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Bitcoins: Is it the currency of the future or is it just another scam?

Bitcoins (BTC), also known as digital Bitcoin wallet is a type of cryptocurrency. The majority of the Bitcoin is said to be using a peer network system which regulates Bitcoin transactions and balances. Bitcoins has been referred to as a “peer-to-peer” electronic cash system. The processing of Bitcoin transactions is said to be secured by servers called “bitcoin miners.” The Bitcoin concept is said to be developed in the year 2008 and it was formally introduced in year 2009 by a Japanese developer named Satoshi Nakamoto. The issuance of Bitcoin is said to be of limited release. However, there is a report claiming Bitcoin has no central issuing authority, making it a real concern for people that invest in Bitcoins currency. There were also previous reports suggesting Bitcoin tradings and Bitcoin exchanges have caught the attention of both law enforcements and some regulatory agencies because of the anonymity and suspicious activity that can be associated in the transfer and trading of Bitcoin currency as in money laundering by criminal elements. Furthermore, it has been said that the rate of new Bitcoin creation will be halved every four years until there are twenty-one million Bitcoins in circulation worldwide. Although Bitcoin is promoted as a digital currency of the future, there has been some concern about its volatile exchange rate, relatively low-supply, as well as high risk of loss for people investing on it. Through various exchanges, Bitcoins are said to be bought and sold at a valuable price against the value of other currency. It has been reported that the value of Bitcoin has appreciated rapidly in relation to other major currencies including the British pound, euro and the U.S. dollar. In May 2013, there was a report claiming one Bitcoin traded at around one hundred twenty-five U.S. dollar. Meanwhile, despite the fact that Bitcoin remains an unpredictable investment tool it has also been reported that some employees of international banks and some major financial organizations have shown interest in Bitcoin markets as well. There was a report that the monetary value of Bitcoin as of June 2013 is in the vicinity of around 1.5 billion U.S. dollars. However, there are people who says cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin is only a scam. Whether Bitcoin loses its steam on popularity or it could become more valuable in the months and years to come is anyone’s guess and remains to be seen.


Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Which iPhone Model is Right for You and Your Budget?

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Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C: Which iPhone Model is Right for You and Your Budget?

Apple has introduced on September 10 its latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5S. On September 20 it was officially shipped to your nearest apple store. In a nutshell, the iPhone 5S comes with the new iOS 7 operating system, as well as the new Apple A7 system chipset. It also features the new Apple M7 motion co-processor and the new Touch ID fingerprint reader. It has a 4-inch screen with Retina display. It has 1 GB LPDDR3 memory with an optional 16, 32, or 64 GB storage capacity. This phone has an 8 megapixel rear camera sensor, alongside a 1.2 megapixel front camera with HD video at 720p resolution. The phone’s rear camera has a dual LED flash, with stills only facial recognition, image stabilization, 10 fps burst mode and slow motion video at 120 fps. It has a multi-touch touchscreen display and a triple microphone configuration. It has a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis accelerometer. The iPhone 5S also has a digital compass, a proximity sensor and ambient light sensor which are pretty typical features of any smartphones out in the market today. As far as connectivity, all versions of this iPhone model has 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n: 2.4 and 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and GLONASS. The iPhone 5S also feature Apple Maps, Passbook, and iTunes Radio, a free, ad-supported service available to all iTunes users which feature Siri integration on iOS. The iPhone 5S maintains a similar design to the iPhone 5 although its Home button has been updated with a new flat design using a laser-cut sapphire cover surrounded by a metallic ring. The iPhone 5S is available in three color body finishes: space grey, white with silver trim, and white with gold trim. The iPhone 5S can play music, movies, television shows, ebooks, audiobooks, and podcasts and can sort its media library by songs, artists, albums, videos, playlists, genres, composers, podcasts, audiobooks, and compilations. The 5S includes Siri, an intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator app which uses a natural language user interface to answer questions, make helpful recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Web services. The iPhone 5S 16 GB sells for $199, 32 GB for $299, and 64 GB for $399, each one with a two-year contract.

Meanwhile, Apple has also introduced the iPhone 5C on the same date as the iPhone 5S. The iPhone 5C was also released on September 20. In a nutshell, the 5C is a low-end smartphone compared to the 5S. This phone uses a polycarbonate casing instead of the metal used by the 5S. Its body casing comes in white, yellow, pink, green, and blue. This phone also uses the new iOS 7 operating system but it uses the Apple A6 chipset. It comes with a choice of a 16 or 32 GB storage. This iPhone model share the same data inputs found on the 5S. It has a 4-inch multi-touch display with 640 x 1,136 pixels resolution at 326 ppi. It has an 8 megapixel iSight camera and 1.2 megapixel FaceTime camera. The 5C can pretty much do the same thing the 5S can do in terms of playing movies, music, and TV shows. It also feature Apple Maps and Passbook. The 5C also has Siri just like the high-end 5S. A dock was also released by Apple for use on the 5C. In the U.S. the 16 GB version sells for $99 and the 32 GB sells for $199, each one with a two-year contract. So which iPhone model is right for you and your budget? In my opinion, both iPhones are okay and your choice would just depend on your own personal tastes and your mobile preference.


Three of Today’s Famous Diets and How They Work

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Three of Today’s Famous Diets and How They Work

Choosing the right diet for your lifestyle and eating habits can be difficult. If you exercise regularly, you may benefit from a high-protein diet. The Mediterranean diet is ideal for those who want to stay healthy and fit all year round. The Cabbage Soup diet works on short term, so you can try it when you want to lose weight fast. With so many options out there, it can be hard to pick a fat loss plan that suits your needs.

Here are three of today’s most famous diets that you should try:

The DASH Diet

This weight loss plan encourages healthy eating and puts emphasis on natural, unprocessed foods that are rich in nutrients. The DASH diet was designed to prevent or treat high blood pressure and support cardiovascular health. It can also help you shed pounds and reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Dieters are allowed to eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, low fat dairy products, poultry, fish, nuts and seeds. This is one the few diets that doesn’t involve starvation or calorie counting.

The Mediterranean Diet

Touted as one of the world’s healthiest diets, the Mediterranean diet will help you lose weight, keep it off, and prevent diseases. This weight loss plan promotes the consumption of fish and seafood, fresh fruits, vegetables, olive oil, unrefined cereals, eggs, cheese, herbs, and spices. It’s low in red meat, sugar, and saturated fat. The Mediterranean diet is a long term approach to healthy eating, which can help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. Hundreds of studies have proven its health benefits.

The Paleo Diet

This fat loss plan is also known as the caveman diet or the Paleolithic diet. It’s a modern nutritional plan that puts emphasis on fresh fruits and veggies, grass-produced meats, healthful oils, eggs, nuts, and seeds. Dieters are not allowed to eat grains, dairy products, refined sugars, and processed foods. The paleo diet is based on the idea that modern people should consume foods that can be hunted and fished. Those who follow these nutritional guidelines are less likely to develop diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, cancer, acne, gout, obesity and other diseases.


Lacking sleep? 6 techniques for a better nights rest

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Lacking sleep? 6 techniques for a better nights rest

Sleep can be a heavenly thing when you get it. For those people who have a hard time getting to sleep each night not getting enough sleep can put a big negative on your lifestyle. There are millions of people in this country who suffer from insomnia. Most people don’t think much about be able to go to sleep, because they can just lay down and go to sleep.  But for those people who are having the hardest time getting some sleep this can be a very difficult thing to do.  Lack of sleep can cause many disruptions in your day to day life. From being really tired to lack of being able to concentrate throughout the day, these things can really make it hard for you to have a great day. For those of you who are suffering from lack of sleep here are six techniques that will help you get to rest for the next day.

 

6 Techniques for Getting Some Sleep:

 

1. Stop Stressing: People who aren’t getting sleep tend to become more and more frustrated about not being able to get some shuteye. The stress that you create about your inability to get to sleep and stay asleep is contributing to your insomnia. You have to let your brain relax, and be able to shut down so you can actually get some rest. Most people who have trouble getting to sleep sit up at night worrying themselves about not being able to go to sleep. This just adds to your problem. If you’re up thinking, fretting, and stressing about not being able to go to sleep how will you ever fall asleep? Find something to focus on your mind on besides sleeping. Doing things that relax you will most certainly help you to go to sleep.

 

2. Cut Off the Television: There are so many people who won’t go to bed without their televisions on. The problem with the television playing while you’re trying to go to sleep is that you’re not letting your brain get into its sleep mode. By constantly being stimulated with the sound and lights that is coming from your television your brain isn’t being allowed to rest at all. When you let this happen you’ll find going to sleep is going to be so much easier to do. So turn that television off so you get some rest.

 

3. Stop Drinking Caffeine: Caffeine is a stimulant. So when you drink it close to bedtime you definitely will have a harder time  getting to sleep. So some people will interpret this to mean to not drink any coffee before going to sleep. However, coffee isn’t the only drink with a lot of caffeine in it. Colas, teas, and even some juices may have large amounts of caffeine in them. It’s going to be very difficult to get some sleep when you’re stimulated. Also, a lot of people will think that drinking some alcohol will help them get to sleep. However, the sleep you’ll get when you’re buzzed won’t be as restful if you weren’t buzzed. Some people tend to wake up many times during their sleep cycles because of the alcohol that they have consumed. So if you’re trying to get to your sleeping back on track these drinks will definitely stop that from happening.

 

4. Try not to sleep during the day: One thing that keeps you from getting your sleep back on track is that fact that your sleeping cycles are off track. What this means is that since you’re already tired from being up all night most people who suffer from lack of sleep tend to fall asleep during the day. The problem with that is that you will most likely be up all night. Most people need 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night. If you’re getting that sleep in the middle of the day then you’re probably aren’t  going to be able to get to sleep at night. It’s going to be hard to get more rest when you’ve already gotten a fulls night of rest already. It will be hard to not go to sleep, but try to not go to sleep until bedtime. This is the best way to get your sleeping schedule back on track.

 

5. Essential Oils: These can help bring on sleep in several ways. To be most effective you could try using directly on the skin for a relaxing effect, or use a few drops in the bath. Regardless of the method you choose to apply it with, these oils can generally have several positive effects depending on the type of oil you go with. For best benefits directly on skin we recommend Argan Oil.

 

6. Exercise: It can never be said enough about the benefit of exercising. Most people don’t think that exercising will help them get to sleep. Exercise will help you get to sleep better and quicker than anything else. Exercising helps you to become tired enough to where your body will need to go to sleep. People who exercise on a regular basis tend to not have sleeping problems at all. If you’re not getting some physical activity in then it will certainly benefit you to get some exercise into your daily routine. You’ll find getting to sleep easier to do everyday you exercise.

 

These are six techniques that can help you get to sleep. You can use one or all six of these techniques, but these techniques will definitely lead you to wonderful sleep. One thing that will certainly help you get some rest is to try and figure out what cause the disruption to your sleep cycle in the first place. When you have that reason getting to sleep will certainly be an easier thing to do since the solution to your insomnia will be easier to discover. Once you have found the things that has caused your sleeplessness this will make it easier for you to get your insomnia under control. It’s very important to continue to do those things so that sleeplessness won’t continue to be a problem for you.


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