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Some Things You Need to Consider When Buying a Mobile Phone Signal Booster

There are a lot of mobile phone signal boosters today that do a really good job of amplifying weak signals.

Before, mobile phone signal boosters are only limited in boosting 3G signals. But today, there are already mobile phone signal boosters that can boost 4G LTE signals as well.

Now, you might be thinking of getting yourself a mobile phone signal booster. But before you do, you need to make a checklist first.

In this article, I will talk about the things that you need to consider before buying a mobile phone signal booster.

1. Distance. The first thing you need to consider before buying a mobile phone signal booster is your distance from your mobile phone service provider’s cell towers. This is important because mobile phone signal boosters make use of external antennas. There are two types of external antennas: omnidirectional and yagi-directional. The former is a type of antenna that grasps signals from all directions but only has a limited range. The latter is a type of external antenna that grasps signals from far distances but only from one direction. If you are situated within 30 miles from your service provider’s cell tower, then get an omnidirectional antenna. Otherwise, get a yagi-directional antenna.

2. Type of Mobile Phone signal booster. There are many mobile phone signal boosters out there. You need to know which one to get. There are signal boosters that can be installed in cars; there are signal boosters that can be installed in homes, and there are even signal boosters that can be installed in huge buildings. You have to know which type of signal booster you want first before buying one.

3. Coverage Area. Each mobile phone signal booster offers different coverage areas. You have to know first how much area you want to be covered. For most homes, a mobile phone signal booster that can support up to 5000 sq. ft should suffice. If you are going to use a mobile phone signal booster for your company, though, you need to have a mobile phone signal booster that has at least 7,000 sq.ft and above of coverage area.

4. 3G or 4G? I know that the 4G LTE is the new data standard but some people are still using 3G. 4G LTE mobile phone signal boosters can be very expensive, so if you’re still using 3G, it wise to get a 3G mobile phone signal booster instead.

5. See if it Supports Your Carrier. There are some mobile phone signal boosters that only operate within certain frequency ranges. Make sure that the mobile phone signal booster you’re going to buy supports the frequency range of your service provider. Most of the 4G LTE mobile phone signal boosters support all of the service providers but still, make the habit of reading the label just to make sure.

Getting a mobile phone signal booster is a wide choice considering that even high-end phones still suffer from low mobile phone signal reception.

Before heading out and buying yourself a mobile phone signal booster, make sure to create a checklist first.

A Moment With Overwatch’s Game Director

Overwatch is just simply one of the best most popular games as of the moment. The first-person shooter has amassed millions of fans. Heck, this game even surpassed League of Legends in Korea in terms of popularity.

Ever since the Competitive Ranked Play was introduced, Overwatch’s game director, Jeff Kaplan, looks at the game closely and see what is happening.

In a recent interview, Kaplan was asked a few key questions about the game in general and what fans should expect in the near future.

In today’s article, I will talk about some highlights from the interview and what we can get from what he said.

1. When asked about the game’s competitive mode. Jeff said that the competitive ranked play was far different before than the actual one that was released. He said that the competitive mode that was once perceived was actually just a 6v6 match without any objectives; just pure multiplayer brawling. That has since changed because of the introduction of some game objectives and it has actually worked for them and the players.

2. When asked about the change in the mechanics of the competitive mode. Initially, Kaplan rejected the notion of banning the hero stacking mechanism. For those of you who do not know, hero stacking is when one team decides to choose only one character, which gives the other team an extreme disadvantage. Kaplan said that he and his team actually reads user feedback (especially on their forums) and they have since changed the competitive mode ruling. Hero stacking may not be available on competitive mode anymore but it is still okay in versus AI or quick play matches.

3. When asked about the Skill rating of competitive gameplay. Some players wanted to test their mettle in the game and the only way for Kaplan and his team to do it is by introducing the competitive ranked play. Even though they did implement the system, Kaplan did say that it was very hard to do this, especially since Overwatch is more or less a team-based game. But, Kaplan will be looking into this and he will be getting user feedback and adjust the competitive ranked mode over time.

4. When asked how they deal with “toxic” players. Toxic players are ever-present in online games. These people are characterized by their rude behavior and demeanor in games. These people use profanity to express their discontent, for example. Kaplan said that they are working hard to prevent toxic players from ever proliferating in the game. They have revamped the report button so whenever you use it, the toxic player that was reported will be sanctioned almost immediately (with the appropriate investigation, of course). Players should not worry as Blizzard has employed a 24-hour customer service support so their reports will always be attended to.

5. When asked about hitboxes. The game is not only about completing map objectives but also about skill. Apparently, some heroes have bigger hitboxes than others. This presents a problem for people who like playing Hanzo, for example. By using his arrow and by not actually aiming for the target, the Hanzo player seems to hit the target each and every time, provided that he shot the arrow just in close proximity to the actual target. Kaplan said they will rectify this and will fix this in a future patch.

Overwatch is a highly competitive first-person shooting game. It is nice to see that the game director is working hard and looking into user feedback to help improve the game.

Overwatch is available on the PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 game consoles.

Possible hCG Diet Dangers

Do you want to lose weight and you want to know the best diet plan possible in order to do that?

You’ve probably searched the internet for that diet plan and you’ve probably come across the hCG diet.

The hCG diet is one of the most popular diets in the world mainly because of the fact that you can lose as much as 1 to 2 pounds of fat per day.

But the diet is called as such because of its use of a human hormone that is commonly found in the placenta of pregnant women.

That hormone is none other than the human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG. Dr. A.T.W Simeons, the author of the diet, has found out that this magical hormone does wonders for people’s weight given that they eat a calorie restricted diet.

Now, as with all other diet plans out there, the hCG diet has its fair share of negatives and possible dangers.

In this article, I will talk about the possible dangers that the hCG diet brings. And no, it is not as severe as you think but they are so common that I felt the need to impart knowledge about them.

So, without further delay, here are the possible dangers of the hCG diet:

  1. Headaches. When you’re on the hCG diet, getting headaches is a pretty common occurrence. If you’re overweight before you tried the hCG diet, headaches may occur to you because of the fact that you’re going to eat calorie-restricted meals for weeks. Don’t worry, though, because this is just the body’s defense mechanism; your body will get acclimated in the long run.
  2. Itchiness. This is another common occurrence for people who are on the hCG diet and this is usually tied to people who have allergies. The hCG hormone, as common as they may be, tend to induce allergic reactions for some people. Again, this is not a cause for concern as it is just your body’s way of acclimating to the new scheme.
  3. Inflammation. Inflammation while you’re on the hCG diet can occur when you’re using a non-sterile injection. Always make sure to use alcohol pads to severely reduce this problem from occurring. Also, inflamed areas can also induce itchiness. Aside from using alcohol pads, you can ditch hCG shots altogether and just use homeopathic hCG drops instead.
  4. Muscle Cramps. Just recently, I’ve been reading reports of people who are suffering from muscle cramps just a few weeks after they’ve started their hCG diet journeys. After much research, I can definitely say that that is because of muscle atrophy. You see, when you’re on the hCG diet, you are now encouraged to workout mainly because you only have a limited amount of energy. Although you do get energy from the fat-burning process, it is still not encouraged to exercise.

These are the possible and most common hCG diet dangers you may encounter. Do note that you may or may not experience any of these symptoms. It is also possible that you will experience all of them, but if you follow safety guidelines, you should be okay.

Lenovo Vibe X

Lenovo has had its fair share of the mobile phone market. Since their venture into the mobile phone industry, they’ve created phones that people love, not only because they are cheaper, but because they pack a punch as well.

Today, we are going to be talking about the Lenovo Vibe X. This is one of their mid-range phone offerings. Although this mobile phone was released in 2014, it pretty much remains a solid choice even today.

Let’s first talk about the design. The Lenovo Vibe X is a very slim and lightweight phone. It only has a thickness of 6.9mm and it also only weighs 121g. Considering this is a 5-inch phone, Lenovo outdid themselves by bringing you a mobile phone that you can slide in and out of your pocket without worries. In fact, you might want to check the Lenovo Vibe X from time to time to know if it is still there (because, really, this mobile phone is so lightweight).

At the back of the mobile phone lies a matte back cover with a shiny base at the bottom. It is easy to grip the mobile phone because of its curved edges and I don’t really feel it slipping from my grasp.

The power button is separated from the volume rockers as the former is now located on the left side of the phone while the latter is located on the right side. A microSD card slot is also situated just a few millimeters below the volume controls.

At the top lies the 3.5mm headphone jack and the microUSB port (or charging port) is located at its usual place at the bottom of the mobile phone.

The display Lenovo Vibe X is quite good. It has a 5-inch IPS display screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 and a pixel density of 441ppi. It is also made out of Corning Gorilla glass 3, which is a special type of glass architecture that protects your phones from scratches and impacts.

As for the operating system, the Lenovo Vibe X has an Android Kitkat 4.4 as its base and it is also layered with the MiUI interface. The MiUI has been touted as the iPhone copycat because of its semblance to the popular IOS interface. There is no app drawer and all of your apps will populate the home screen.

The Lenovo Vibe X has a 13-megapixel camera and an LED flash that comes with it. The mobile phone’s camera is a little bit lackluster. Although it captures great photos given the right lighting conditions, the colors are a little bit off and it is not as vibrant as that of other mobile phones out there. Still, it is good but not really something to brag about.

Lastly, the Lenovo Vibe X Android mobile phone comes with the MediaTek MTK6589T quad-core processor with 1.5GHz clock speeds, a PowerVR SGX544MP GPU and 2GB of RAM. And, to power all of these things, the phone also comes with a 2,000 MaH battery, which by today’s standards, isn’t a lot.

All of these things accounted for, the Lenovo Vibe X is still a good mid-range phone. Although it severely lacks on the battery and camera department, all of the other features are really good.

The Lenovo Vibe X costs only $320.

Skype for Mobile Phones

With technology ever-evolving, Mobile phones have presented us a way to help us communicate with our loved ones. We now have a way to see their faces thanks to a particular mobile phone App.

Introducing Skype, the popular VoIP software in computers is now available for the iOS and Android platforms. Skype, too, has evolved over the years and we will go over its features one by one.

First of all, there are over 250 million users that are using Skype. I mean, why wouldn’t they? Skype is a free app that lets you talk and see your friends and family’s faces.

Another feature of Skype is that it gives you the ability to talk to your loved ones for free. Most other applications require you to pay a certain fee to be able to enjoy this kind of service. But, not with Skype, the application is free to use forever.

Skype’s main interface is also clean and streamlined. It is easy to navigate and you can easily search friends and family who are using Skype. Also, calling them on the app is as easy as tapping their profile and pressing that Call button.

Skype is not limited to talking or VoIP, by the way, you can also send messages if that is your thing. Couple that with a feature called “Skype Mojis”, this feature allows you to send short video clips or movie snippets on the Skype chatbox.

If a particular friend of yours does not use Skype, this app also allows you to call your friends for a small fee. The Skype call to mobile phones are quite cheap and you can send them a call any time of the day.

Skype also allows you to make a conference call. Invite multiple friends and family in on the conversation so that you can discuss matters that are important for you, your family and friends.

Since Skype is already a cross-platform application, you can use the app on any platform as well. You can use it on the PC, you can use it on your mobile phone, and you can also use it on your tablet. You only need to register once and you can use this account on any platform, anytime and anywhere.

And lastly, Skype allows you to add unlimited people. As mentioned previously, Skype has been used by more than 250 million people across the globe. There is no limit as to how many people you want to add, so that is a huge plus.

Skype’s main features are free to use. The only time Skype will charge you anything is if you are going to use Skype to call mobile phones that do not have the application.

Chat with anyone, video call your friends and family, chat using the application, create a conference call and invite many people, you can do a lot of things with Skype.

Skype is now available for the PC, mobile phone platforms (Android and iOS are supported) and tablets.

Amped Wireless REC10 High Power 600mW Compact Wi-Fi Range Extender

Wi-Fi extenders or Repeaters are always a welcome addition. Why? Because the internet age is here, and the demand for it is ever increasing. But, why do we need Wi-Fi range extenders, even if we already have a fully capable router, you ask?

Well, most modern routers today are very capable of transmitting signals through large distances that spans all the corners of your house. That is the ideal scenario. But, the real world is different; some of our homes and offices are made with concrete and other materials that can inhibit your router’s WiFi range.

Because of that, people experience deadspots in their home or office. Deadspots are zones or areas of your home where your router’s WiFi signals cannot reach. This is really frustrating, I know, because I have deadspots in my house too.

Luckily, there are cheap Wi-Fi range extenders out there that are not only efficient, but is easy to install as well.

The Amped Wireless REC10 Wi-Fi Range Extender is a highly compact, yet very powerful Wi-Fi Range extender. It sports an elegant Wall-plug design, which doesn’t take a lot of space at all.

Here is the product description for the REC10:

The Amped Wireless Wi-Fi Range Extender, REC10, widens the range of any wireless network. Equipped with dual 600mW amplifiers that transmit through walls and reduce WiFi dead spots, this item increases streaming HD video range and gives you the power to browse the internet with ease. The Amped Wireless Range Extender, High Power 600mW Compact, is simple to set up and easily works with any PC, tablet or smartphone. This extender scans for available WiFi networks and broadcasts them to broaden the scope of your network choices.

As you can see, there is really nothing special about what they’ve said about the product. But, they do highlight some of the REC10’s features. They noted that the REC10 comes equipped with dual 600mW amplifiers that are able to penetrate through those thick walls, thus, eliminating dead spots.

Also, it has a compact design which makes it unobtrusive, and it is also easy to setup as well. It also comes with a 2DBi, high-gain, detachable antenna which can rebroadcast your router’s Wi-Fi signals across larger distances throughout your home or office.

The Amped Wireless REC10 also boasts of a coverage area of 6,500 sq ft.

How does this Wi-Fi Range extender fare with customers?

Khan: “Works as advertized. Set Up was very simple and straightforward. The unit increased my WiFi to the areas I needed outside of my home. It’s great listening to internet radio from my deck and gazebo.”

Liz: “I have my router in the basement and I have this extender set up in my living room. Now, my 2nd Floor and my backyard is completely cover with strong wireless signal. My house is around 2000 square feet, duplex. the set up only takes around 3 mins. Instruction is clear and simple.”

The Amped Wireless REC10 WiFi Range Extender costs at a low price of $53.86. With a 600mW amplifier, a detachable 2DBi antenna, and wall-plug design, this compact Wi-Fi range extender does the job really well for the price.

Choosing the right signal booster

There are several points to consider when choosing the right signal booster for your needs. First thing you need to choose is which network you would like your booster to support. In the UK the Vodafone and O2 networks are on the 900mhz band, and this is one of the most popular, most sites also offer dual band or tri band boosters, meaning you can support more than one mobile phone network, however as you would imagine costs are higher.

Once you have decided on the right booster for your network you will need to consider what kind of area you need covered. Most signal boosters start at 100sqm and go up to either 1000 or 2000sqm. For most houses 100sqm will be fine, but for offices and warehouses you may need something larger.

Finally you should make sure booster includes enough wire to go from the external antenna, to the booster and then from the booster to the internal antenna. You will find most boosters come with 10m of cable to allow you to easily get your kit setup.

 

R4 3DS flashcart

Is

the R4 flash storage device a necessity in an age where more people are downloading games onto their Nintendo 3DS? Although Nintendo has long since taken action against R4 flash carts and other flash carts, many people still use these storage devices for various reasons.

 

Behind the R4

 

R4 flash carts are a type of storage device used for Nintendo DS consoles. These special storage devices are mainly used on the Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSI and the Nintendo DSI XL. However, newer R4 flash carts, such as the R4 3DS, have been made for the Nintendo 3DS.

 

R4 flash carts are popular for a reason. They can be used to store various games, including SNES games, DS games and homebrew games and applications. The R4 3DS also lets users store R4 3DS games.

 

It also converts both consoles into a multimedia player. With the use of applications and the existing software, they can watch and listen to different media from their console.

 

Even though the R4 and the R4 3DS models are remarkable devices, they’re often ‘policed’ by Nintendo themselves. They account for a lot of the piracy associated with the Nintendo DS. While that negative aspect mars the reputation of the R4 and the R4 3DS, it doesn’t mean they’re competent devices.

 

Buying an R4 3DS

 

The original R4 marked a change in how savvier gamers gamed on their Nintendo DS consoles. They no longer had to lug around several DS games when they were on the go. Instead, they could carry their games on one device. It was a sound alternative for gamers who wished to have downloadable DS titles during a time where downloadable games were in relative infancy.

 

R4 3DS and similar R4 devices are best used for homebrew games and applications. They allow people to use ‘third party indie’ applications that they can obtain outside of the Nintendo 3DS eShop.

 

That raises the question: who should buy the R4 3DS and similar R4 devices?

 

Well, the people who are most suited for this device are savvier gamers. That means gamers who may already know about the R4 will get more out of using one to supplement their Nintendo DS or Nintendo 3DS.

 

Casual gamers generally don’t know about R4 3DS and similar models, so they’re usually not the ones using this type of device. Since most R4 3DS and similar devices are only obtainable through their manufacturer websites, it’s still a little tricky for casual consumers to stumble upon them on the market.