Polar V800 Tops List of Bluetooth Smart Watch

Polar V800 Tops List of Bluetooth Smart Watch

Polar V800 Tops List of Bluetooth Smart Watch

Polar V800 and Garmin fenix 2 top the list of Bluetooth Smart enabled sports watches that represent the next generation of sports watches says the Heart Rate Watch Company.

Why Bluetooth Smart Is Becoming The Bridge

“Bluetooth Smart is becoming important because a lot of people don’t use a PC anymore, they are all on tablets or phones”, says Rusty Squire, President of the Heart Rate Watch Company. He adds, “Many tablets and phones don’t have a cabled USB port option meaning there is no way to transfer the data without Bluetooth Smart”.

“The other aspect of Bluetooth Smart is that it is very low energy, so batteries last longer”, says Squire. He adds, “Polar is getting ahead of the curve on this, TomTom is also using Bluetooth, as is Garmin, but few companies have fully embraced it and they need to quickly”.

Current Heart Rate Monitors and GPS Watches With Bluetooth

“The key to all of this is having Bluetooth Smart become the inter-device communication standard so that device data can be transferred without any cables”, says Squire. He adds, “Polar V800, TomTom GPS watches, Garmin Edge 1000, Garmin fenix 2 and a host of new cutting edge devices all use Bluetooth Smart, but 90% of the devices out there for sale do not”.

Fitness In Transition

“While a lot of consumers are attempting to use apps on their phones, phones are not the most convenient method of gathering data during sports because you have to carry the phone”, says Squire. He adds, “Watches are much more convenient but the key was getting them to share data with mobile appliances”.

“Suunto is going to need to step it up and get transitioning to Bluetooth and Polar needs to add it across their entire product line, as does Garmin”, says Squire. He adds, “This will happen over the next year or so”.
“Embedding technology in glasses is annoying, and a distraction, but embedding cameras in helmets, goggles and other devices that can receive data from watches is technology that is already here”, says Squire.

Talk To The Experts

“If you’d like to talk to a real fitness technology expert than simply call us at 866-586-7129″, says Squire. He adds, “We think you’ll appreciate talking with folks that really test and use the products they sell”.

Best Security System Companies for 2014 Released

Best Security System Companies for 2014 Released

Best Security System Companies for 2014 Released

Security System Reviews has released its reviews and recommendations for the following leading security system companies – FrontPoint Security, LifeShield Security, ADT Home Security, Protect America, and Vivint Security. As the Best Security System Companies for 2014, these companies offer new and innovative products and technologies that change the way homes are protected.

Leading the list of SecuritySystemReviews.com’s Best Security System Companies is FrontPoint Security. According to the review site, it is changing the game and has become a leader in the industry by offering the latest wireless home security equipment technology with affordable home automation, cellular monitoring, online access, and mobile apps. It employed the use of the latest GE wireless systems that are customized to fit the needs of customers.

LifeShield Security came in second in SecuritySystemReviews.com’s list. With a quality alarm system combined with great prices and customer service, it has climbed quickly to the top ranks of home security companies. The review site noted that what sets it apart from other security system companies is that it offers proprietary home security systems at extremely low prices. Also considered as the best security system company for the rental community, its proprietary systems are simple to install and easy to move.

Placing third in the 2014 list is the nearly-100 year old ADT Home Security. With its many authorized dealers around the country and a number of equipment packages, ADT prides itself for having the most options for customers making it easier for them to match the system with their specific needs. Aside from its professional same-day installation service, the other best thing about this company is that their equipment comes free of charge with every purchase of security system installation.

Protect America also made it to SecuritySystemReviews.com’s list because of its low up-front prices and because of the fact that some of the packages it offers are free. It provides cellular, broadband and phone line monitoring, remote access and home automation and uses quality GE equipment. Also noted in the review is its great customer service which often includes walking customers through installations over the phone.

The last security system company that made it this year’s list is Vivint Security. According to the review, it offers home security, home energy management and home automation. Aside from providing 100% wireless and 100% cellular security systems, Vivint is gradually changing the game in home security with its home appliance control, light management, thermostat control and even solar panel offerings. Its systems enable them to provide energy savings for their customers.

SecuritySystemReviews.com’s full reviews of these security system companies are now available at their site. Find out more about each company’s history, product and technology offerings, pricing packages, and current discounts and coupons, as well as contact information in each of the review.

Smart Ways to Spend That Upcoming 2014 Tax Refund

Smart Ways to Spend That Upcoming 2014 Tax Refund

Smart Ways to Spend That Upcoming 2014 Tax Refund

576 Big Macs
1,156 Cans of Red Bull
24 Hour Rental of a Ferrari F430 Spider
306 sticks of Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lipcolor “Red Revival 645”
547 Vente White Chocolate Mocha Frappuccinos from Starbucks
771 Boxes of Hostess Twinkies

As tempting as gorging on a mountain of Twinkies may be, there are much better ways to spend or invest the 2014 tax refund. While it’s okay to spend a portion of the tax refund on a personal purchase, one must be responsible in spending the entirety of the check at once. Paying down credit-card debt, shoveling more money into an emergency cash fund, and sending money back home are always responsible ways to spend your refund.

Consider taking 30% of the refund to pay down debt. Using the tax refund to pay off high-interest debt, such as on credit cards, is a responsible way to utilize the extra money the refund check will bring. Paying off the debt now can save hundreds of dollars in fees and interest that one might otherwise incur down the line.

Consider placing 30% of the refund in an emergency savings account. From car maintenance to home improvements having the extra cash on hand to battle an emergency is critical and it’s best to be financially prepared. Most car repairs, home improvements and medical procedures cost at least $300 so saving enough for two emergencies is an important move.

Consider sending some cash home. Most people know of money transfer operators such as MoneyGram and Western Union and both companies are well-known for sending money quickly to remote parts of the world. In particular, these services are useful if the recipient of the money doesn’t have a bank account.

Users who send money home now have an easy and affordable way to stay connected to family or friends in the Philippines, Spain, Latin America, Mexico, or anywhere around the world with Pure Minutes.

A prepaid calling card was once considered the cheapest and most convenient option to make international phone calls however it often required wading through complicated menus and PIN numbers. Users were overwhelmed by the amount of international dialing plans made available to them but times have changed and making low cost international calls has never been easier than with Pure Minutes.

(Pure Minutes) provides a low-cost international calling solution that works with any phone number, regardless of the current provider even when renting a temporary phone while overseas. This means that a user can enjoy the benefits of low international rates without needing to change their current landline or mobile cell phone service provider. For a limited time, Pure Minutes is extending an offer to receive a $3 bonus with the very first online purchase.

Pinless calling cards are convenient way to save money and keep in touch with loved ones. Pure Minutes offers some of the cheapest international phone plans so users can confidently make affordable phone calls to overseas destinations without emptying their wallets. The revolutionary Pure Minutes system instantly recognizes subscribers through an automatic caller identification which eliminates the need for complicated PIN numbers typically found on calling cards. In fact, Pure Minutes has eliminated the need for calling cards altogether. With rates as low as 1.5 cents to Mexico, 2.7 cents to Brazil, and 1.8 cents to India customers will never go over budget again.

Making the wise decision to strategically plan how you will spend your tax refund now will save you from potential financial headaches that can come later. Taking steps now before the tax season arrives will set in motion smart financial practices that will not only help you at tax season, but throughout the year.

To learn more about Pure Minutes and our amazing low rates, visit the website at (http://www.PureMinutes.com). Pure Minutes provides a low-cost international calling solution that works with any phone number, regardless of the current provider. This means that a user can enjoy the benefits of low international rates without needing to change their current landline or mobile cell phone service provider. Subscribed callers simply dial a local access number and through modern “Automatic Caller Identification” software we can recognize a subscribed caller making the need for complicated PIN codes a thing of the past.

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Mac Mail to Outlook Converter from GlexSoft Updated Now Available

Mac Mail to Outlook Converter from GlexSoft Updated Now Available

GlexSoft is happy to present a new version of Mac Mail to Outlook Converter, a powerful MBOX to Outlook conversion tool that was designed to assist users with Mac Mail migration of any scale. The new version features an updated data conversion engine that ensures fast, accurate and comprehensive MBOX to Outlook conversion, regardless of the size, structure and even integrity of the source file. The updated set of advanced algorithms in the core of the program is capable of extracting data even from damaged Mac Mail data files. http://www.macmailtooutlook.com/

Mac Mail to Outlook Converter is a mass market tool, which means that is was designed and developed for people with basic computer skills and no experience in the area of data migration using similar products. The interface of the program is a wizard that helps users migrate Mac Mail messages in a few mouse clicks and saves them the trouble of having to configure process parameters. Due to the nature of Mac Mail to Outlook migration, it requires both the conversion of the file structure and the proper conversion of encoding to make the content readable on the target system – and this is something that Mac Mail to Outlook Converter has no problems with. http://www.macmailtooutlook.com/instructions/

The program fully supports all versions of Outlook, including 32- and 64-bit editions, works with MBOX files of any size, and fully automates the conversion procedure. The only manual operation that requires the user’s involvement is the physical transfer of files from the Mac system to the destination PC. Mac Mail to Outlook Converter automatically searches for MBOX storage files in the user-specified location and prompts the user to select the destination Outlook folder. Thanks to the highly-intuitive interface, this converter can be efficiently used by regular users and IT professionals, regardless of their PC skills or experience with this particular type of software. Unlike many similar applications, this program does not require any additional utilities for intermediate conversion that need to be downloaded from the web, and works right out of the box. http://www.macmailtooutlook.com/instructions/find-mac-mail-mailboxes-location/

“Our Mac Mail to Outlook Converter is an absolute must-have for anyone facing the challenge of moving their entire Mac Mail archive to a new home on a PC system,” commented Gordon Lex, Senior Developer at GlexSoft. “We believe it’s always been in a league of its own and are proud to have made it even better by tweaking its core and fixing the few remaining issues.”

A free demo version offering the full functionality of the program, yet limiting the number of items converted per run, is available for download on the official website of the Mac mail to Outlook Converter: http://www.macmailtooutlook.com/download/

WPI Student Creates a Top 10 App for Pebble Smart Watch

WPI Student Creates a Top 10 App for Pebble Smart Watch

WPI Student Creates a Top 10 App for Pebble Smart Watch

It knows when you’re sleeping. It knows when you’re awake—and when you’re sitting, walking, or running.

Called On11, a new fitness and activity tracker available for the Pebble smart watch is currently its 7th most popular watch-face application for the device, with more than 16,000 users across North America, Europe, and Asia. The app was created by Qian He, a computer science doctoral student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) who works with faculty researchers at WPI on projects that use mobile devices to help people lead healthier lives.

Pebble is a wristwatch digital platform that links wirelessly to the wearer’s smartphone. It made a big splash in 2013 after the most successful Kickstarter fundraising campaign to that point, and has since sold more than 400,000 units. Pebble encourages third-party developers like He to use the platform in creative ways. “I bought my Pebble as a present for myself,” He said. “Over the break, I had some free time, and honestly I was a little bored. So, I just thought, ‘I can do this.’”

A couple of hectic days spent coding for the Pebble platform followed, with He adapting some of the algorithms developed for his graduate work and creating new modules that use the smart watch’s accelerometer for tracking movement.

The name On11 is a reference to a joke He often heard in his native China when people described how they commute to work. “A lot of people take the bus or just walk, so they joke that instead of walking they are taking ‘Bus 11,’ or going ‘On 11,’ with the numerals representing their legs,” He said.

Specifically, On11 tracks a person’s physical activity during the day (including counting steps like a pedometer) and time spent sitting or sleeping. It integrates with a companion app that He wrote for Android smartphones that lets users enter their age, gender, height, and weight, and then formulate goals and receive progress reports—calories burned hour by hour, for example.

“I am surprised by how many people are using it so quickly,” He said. “My overall goal is to help people use technology to become healthier, so this is really cool. I’m getting a lot of good feedback and will work to continually improve and add new features.”

He is also part of an interdisciplinary research team at WPI developing a smartphone application that will help people with advanced diabetes and foot ulcers better manage their disease. The four-year project is funded by the National Science Foundation and is progressing in collaboration with diabetes and wound care specialists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The application, currently dubbed “Sugar,” integrates wirelessly with a personal glucose meter and scale to track and archive blood sugar levels and weight. It uses the phone’s camera to capture and analyze images of lesions known as foot ulcers, which are potentially dangerous complications that affect people with advanced diabetes and can lead to amputation.

On the Sugar project, He is working under the direction of Emmanuel Agu, PhD, associate professor of computer science at WPI. Also part of the Sugar team are Professor Diane Strong, PhD, and Associate Professor Bengisu Tulu, PhD, faculty members in WPI’s School of Business. The image analysis algorithm for tracking foot ulcers is being developed by WPI doctoral student Lei Wang, under the direction of Peder Pedersen, PhD, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

“Our graduate students do outstanding work,” said Strong, who is the principal investigator for the Sugar project. “Qian’s motivation to develop the Pebble application for consumers, in addition to his work on the Sugar project, is just the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we try to foster at WPI.”

Best iPad Air Cases – Top 7 iPad Air Smart Covers

Best iPad Air Cases – Top 7 iPad Air Smart Covers

Best iPad Air Cases – Top 7 iPad Air Smart Covers

There are literally hundreds of iPad cases in the market. However, not all of them can be recommended because some iPad Air cases (i) easily split and crack; (ii) have cutouts that don’t properly align with the rear camera, mic, volume buttons, or the lightning connector; (iii) don’t have soft microfiber interior linings; (iv) don’t have built-in stands; and (v) don’t have any cushioning for shock absorbance. This is where the recently published List of #1 Recommended Best iPad Air Cases comes in handy, because it helps consumers differentiate the better cases from the rest.

The review categorizes iPad Air smart covers as those with and without Bluetooth keyboards. Some people prefer iPad covers with built-in keyboards because when an iPad is connected to an external wireless keyboard, the on-screen keyboard disappears, effectively doubling the visible/useful screen area. This type of case is especially useful for those who wish to type a document during a flight, take notes during a class or business meeting, etc.

While the original iPad Air Smart Case at the Apple store costs a staggering $79.00, the prices of third party iPad cases have dramatically come down during 2013 and 2014. For example, a high-quality iPad Air smart case can be bought for as little as $12.

The best third party iPad Air cases that made it to the top of the list come from brands like Kensington, Logitech, Snugg, MoKo, Fintie, INVELLOP, Bear Motion, MacCase, and Trent Airbender. Even though some of these brand names are not very popular, some of them have been manufacturing tablet cases and covers from the time the first generation iPad was introduced back in 2010. While most of them are made of premium-quality PU leather, some are made of aluminum or 100% genuine leather. Some people prefer synthetic leather over real leather iPad cases because they are cheaper and do not involve animal sacrifices. Almost every iPad Air case available in today’s market is a smart case. In other words, they have embedded magnetic strips which enable automatic ‘waking up’ and ‘sleeping’ of the Apple iPad when the iPad case is opened and closed, respectively. Some of the more sophisticated cases even have detachable keyboards that wirelessly (Bluetooth 2.0 or 3.0) communicate with the tablet. In spite of the built-in keyboards, these iPad cases can be as thin as 0.3 inches.

http://TabletThings.com/Best-iPad-Air-Cases/ also lists a few iPad cases that double as iPad stands. Some of them can be adjusted to stand at multiple angles allowing the user to view the screen at various angles, hands free. In addition to smart cases and covers, they also list a variety of other iPad accessories like iPad stands and Bluetooth keyboards. They review best iPad cases not only for the 9.7” iPad Air, but also for the older generation iPad 2 and iPad 4 with retina display. iPad 2 and 4 cases are also still popular because the older generation iPads received price cuts after the 5th generation tablet was introduced. They also have sections on 7.9 inch iPad mini cases and tablet accessories for non-iOS tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, and Google Nexus tablets that are mainly based on an Android platform. These reviews are useful for anyone that doesn’t want to settle for anything less than the best iPad Air case their money can buy

Easter Holiday Gifts: 500 Free Copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum per Day

Easter Holiday Gifts: 500 Free Copies of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum per Day

Easter is observed by both Christians and some non-Christians in western countries. Besides Christmas, it is another important festival full of happiness and joy. To dig out more fun, the software developer designed a globally oriented online activity during Easter, lasting for nearly twenty days from today to April 28, as the biggest and longest promotion so far this year, at
http://www.winxdvd.com/giveaway/software-deals-easter.htm

“We have to mention that this is the official giveaway of the absolutely optimized WinX DVD Ripper Platinum and it has gone through countless updates since the last presence.” said by Jack, CEO of Digiarty. “For example, it has, at a 50% faster conversion speed, added with the new profile of Samsung Galaxy S5 and an affirmative support for the recently released movie DVDs.” He replenished.

Moreover, according to the latest update log, user experience has been improved greatly. Specifically, when copying DVD to ISO image while processing bad sectors, a corresponding prompt will pop up, and some expressions on UI are more easily understandable. Different from a minor portion of DVD backup programs, WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is open to USA, UK and any other countries in the world, among which especially, “UK citizens will be able to freely make copies of DVDs, CDs, and other media as long as the copy is for personal use” in July, according to some report on the internet.

In addition to the default present mentioned above, Digiarty also offers many other options, inclusive of

  • A 75% off Easter Holiday Gift Pack with once-and-for-all audio, video and DVD conversion solutions;
  • A half-off DVD ripper sale for people who need a full version of WinX DVD Ripper Platinum usable either on 1 PC or 5 PCs;
  • A bundle containing both DVD backup software and HD video conversion software, at an attractive discount.

Pricing and Availability
It is a golden chance to get the top-ranking WinX DVD Ripper Platinum (latest version, at list price $59.95) without spending a penny if you happen to be one of the first 500 participants any day before April 28.
How to get it: go to 2014 Digiarty Easter gift page, click the big green Download button to download the software, click the smaller egger and enter Step 2, follow the instruction to get the code and activate the DVD ripper within the effective period.

New Revolutionary Mobile Auto Claims Solution

New Revolutionary Mobile Auto Claims Solution

New Revolutionary Mobile Auto Claims Solution

ACD, a national leader in claims management, advisory, audit and technology solutions to the property and casualty industry, has introduced an exciting new self-service solution now available for repair facilities, insurers, and their policyholders. The new feature, aptly dubbed Self(ie) Service™, is a first person solution built within the Company’s robust award-winning AutoLink technology.

“Self(ie) Service™ (where the ‘ie’ stands for instant estimates) is a phenomenal solution that’s so simple and easy to use,” states President and CEO Ernie Bray. “Anyone who already knows how to text and take a picture can use it. It will drastically improve accuracy, cycle time, and customer service. Mobile technology is the hottest trend now with many new companies sprouting up to capitalize on this growing sector. We are simply leveraging the backbone of our existing software and adding this additional feature to make it even better,” added Bray.

“Having processed over $2 billion in assessed damage and already delivering rapid service with technology, our Self(ie) Service™ web application surpasses any “app” on the market. Our solution is framed around simplicity and effectiveness and offers instantaneous uploads from the field into AutoLink,” explained Bray. “App centric solutions are less desirable for the customer as most end-users don’t want a limited use app taking up permanent real estate on their phone,” added Bray.

“Self(ie) Service™ allows for the broadest reach and compatibility. Our branded solutions and secure transmissions allow for insurers to maintain their identity while allowing ACD to serve as the vehicle for service and quality delivery. We’ve also taken measures to safeguard our clients from potential fraud with our proprietary red flag indicator that scans each submission for anomalies. For added protection, each in-house estimating specialist undergoes annual anti-fraud training. This is a great marketing tool for companies and allows Self(ie) Service™ to provide added value and convenience to policyholders,” stated Bray.

Self(ie) Service™ is built into the powerful AutoLink system, which has increasingly become the premier choice of auto insurers across the nation. It is compatible with most Apple iOS and Android smart phones and tablets. One factor that differentiates the solution from the competition is that it allows for the client to instantly change the claim from self-service to a traditional full appraisal. This seamless ability to alter the file’s status reduces potential delays, improving both cycle time and overall customer experience.

ARIES Pro Wireless HDMI Transmitter Sweepstakes – Enter Now!!

ARIES Pro Wireless HDMI Transmitter Sweepstakes – Enter Now!!

ARIES Pro Wireless HDMI Transmitter Sweepstakes – Enter Now!!

Nyrius, a leader in wireless connectivity is giving away one free ARIES Pro Wireless HDMI Transmitter for Laptops ($249.99 value) as part of an exclusive giveaway.

On April 14th, 2014, Nyrius.com will offer an ARIES™ Pro Wireless HDMI transmitter through an exclusive giveaway on premium gaming website EGMNOW.COM. The ARIES™ Pro streams content from laptops, desktop computers, cable boxes, satellite receivers, Blu-ray® players, PS3®, Xbox® or any HD device to an HDTV wirelessly. With its simple plug n’ play setup; users can easily enjoy content on the big screen without the hassle of running expensive, messy cables.

“We are very excited to partner with our friends at Electronic Gaming Monthly for a giveaway that we are certain all home theater enthusiasts will appreciate,” said Deepak Jain, Managing Director of Nyrius. “The ARIES Pro’s versatile HDMI delivery for gaming consoles, laptops, and other HDMI devices makes this system a must-have for any home theater setup.”

Entering the giveaway is simple using the convenient Entry Form. Fans can enter by simply “Liking” the Nyrius Facebook page and entering their email. The giveaway begins on April 14th, 2014 and closes on April 20th, 2014. Winner of the ARIES Pro will be chosen on April 21st, 2014 at random and notified by email upon completion of the contest.

Social Light Professional for Final Cut Pro X - Pixel Film Studios

Social Light Professional for Final Cut Pro X – Pixel Film Studios

Pixel Film Studios announced the release of Social Light, a Professional Final Cut Pro X Template.

“This template is a social media theme great for the current times,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios.

Social Light includes over 45 dynamic environment shots that take you through a journey in a clean social network. Utilize the numerous generators, titles, and transitions to create a final cut pro x project without a single key frame. Control the scale and positioning of personal images and videos using easy to use drop zones. Create a professional video with a full production package in Social Light Pixel Film Studios themes are FCPX exclusives.

Social Light invokes the spirit of the interwebs most popular social media websites. Choose from 8 beautiful presets, including basic black and white color schemes for a more generic look. Control text style, background, and colors within Final Cut Pro X to match the style desired.

Using Social Light drop zones is easy. Simply bring media into FCPX and apply it to the drop zone. Double click the drop zone to activate on screen controls that allow the scaling and positioning of the media within. Choose from one and two drop zone camera shots for added diversity.

Social Light takes audiences into the world of social networking with over 45 dynamic camera shots. Angles range from drop zone & text reveals, to basic slides, booms, dolly’s, and sweeps. Choose from the large variety of movements to bring life to projects and captivate audiences.

SOCIAL LIGHT – PROFESSIONAL THEME FOR FINAL CUT PRO X – Pixel Film Studios from Pixel Film Studios on Vimeo.

Social Light is a Final Cut Pro X exclusive, meaning that everything is rigged up and customizable for ease of use. Use sliders, color wheels, and drop down menus to easily change the look of each scene.    Lower thirds, transitions, and generators are all alterable with the simply click or drag of a mouse.

Established in 2006, Aliso Viejo, California-based Pixel Film Studios is an innovative developer of visual effects tools for the post-production and broadcast community. Their products are integrated with popular non-linear editing and compositing products from Apple FCPX. All Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and trade names are the property of their respective owners.

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