The Best Affordable Smartphones 2020

We get calls and emails from customers asking us for our expert opinions about price-friendly smartphones. This inspired the list of the best smartphones to buy under the price range of $400 with high storage capacity.

Apple iPhone SE ($400)

The iPhone SE 2020 has been officially announced and is an interesting model for many people because of its affordable price. The 2020 iPhone SE is the successor to the iPhone 8 (which has disappeared from the range) and is completely up to date thanks to improvements in the processor and camera.

OnePlus 7T ($400)

The device is very popular: not only is it very fast - but the screen is also very beautiful, and the battery has never let me down.

Samsung Galaxy A51 ($289)

The Samsung A51 White combines good cameras with an excellent screen and battery. The 128GB storage offers enough room for your movie and music collection. You can use the 48-megapixel standard lens during the day and at night to take sharp photos. The wide-angle lens allows you to capture monumental buildings and panoramic panoramas.


BURN OUT? A REAL PROBLEM

“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” It’s a nice idea but a total myth. While, this phrase may stand true on its own, it’s not entirely operational. This type of mentality can lead to burnout, and the consequences can be both dire and hard to detect.

We have to start recognizing that it is easy to be consumed by passion for work and its completely okay to be consumed by it. Although, one can easily fall victim to burnout. WORK IS WORK. While it can be thrilling, passionate, engaging it is also coupled with exhaustion and been overwhelmed.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently, included burnout in its International Classification of Diseases stating that it “refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context…a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed…” The WHO described Burnout as: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy.

So what is the solution to this problem? Dr. Ellison stresses that they can control this “always-on” mindset by being aware of when passion becomes a double-edged sword. “If you are so inspired to do what you do, then you’re not necessarily good at setting boundaries. We need to teach people that setting boundaries is OK. It’s not selfish. It’s actually selfless. It allows you to be more effective at what you do, and to better [help] those you wish to serve.”

At the end of the day, everyone wants to go home to our personal lives feeling inspired and fueled by a day of passionate engagement in purposeful work. This is clearly preferable to monotony and boredom, which can also cause burnout. But we have to be careful: When it feels like your passion for work — or that of your employees —has become all-consuming, it might be time to take — or to offer — a break.


New Year, New Phone;

2020 is all about flexibility, and what`s better than a folding phone? Interesting right? Samsung has launched its folding smart phone, Galaxy Z Flip with a flexible display! Which is only available through pre-orders.

The idea is to reduce the size of the phone, but at the same time allow for a wider display. The Galaxy Z is like a make-up compact, big shiny, glass coated but of-course it costs as much as your one month’s rent. Additionally, with this innovative gadget you can also have a tiny display which will show you the time and everything necessary for a quick glance. Also, when you press the physical buttons on the side of the phone, it doubles as the world’s smallest viewscreen. This is so you can see yourself as you capture selfies, obviously.

GADGET SPECIFICS

Other details about the phone is that it is running on last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. It has camera on both its sides,10-megapixel camera sensor, two different 12-megapixel cameras on the back (wide-angle and ultra-wide, but no telephoto), and it captures 4K ultra-HD video at up to 60 frames per second. All the details of this phone are excellent found in all the other latest Samsung phone.

TOO PRICEY?

The price maybe high but now which smartphone isn’t above $1,000? Anyways, the Z flip is not the most expensive Samsung smart phone. Even the non-folding phones come within $1,400 range, nowadays. The Z flip is your perfect pricey buy with a unique edge to it.

 


Top Five PC Hardware That Launches in 2020

During the past year (2019), we had a lot of spectacular hardware that was released such as, the GTX 1660 TI, GTX 1650, GTX 1660, MD's awesome Zen 2-based processors with up to 16 cores in the 3rd Gen Ryzen range such as the Ryzen 9 3950X and 32-cores in the 3rd Gen Threadripper range. These took the fight to Intel's Core i9-9900KS and its cut-price Cascade Lake-X CPUs.

AMD Zen 3 CPUs and 64-core Threadripper

One of the most exciting aspects of 2020 is the launch of AMD's 4th generation Ryzen CPUs, known as Zen 3. The manufacturing process will not be shrinking as it has been for the last three years, but reports have emerged over the last few days from AMD employees that Zen 3 will actually deliver performance gains equivalent to a completely new architecture with industry sources and customers reporting average IPC gains of up to 17 percent, with low latency-loving applications such as sports.

As if AMD weren't trying to conquer the desktop PC market completely, we already know that the Threadripper 3990X-64-core CPU will be launched in 2020. Existing Zen 2 Threadripper CPUs are already head and shoulder faster (and more expensive) than Intel's Cascade Lake-X CPUs and this monster looks to reinforce that as well as providing a compelling alternative to Intel's Xeon products and LGA's 3647 sockets.

Release Date

There are no official launch dates, and I can honestly say that I'm not under embargo here either, but both Zen 3 and 64-core Threadripper are anticipated in 2020, with the latter possibly in the first half and the former likely in the second half, considering that we've only recently seen Ryzen 9 3950X land.

 


Apple could add sleep tracking to the next Apple Watch

For its range of wearables from Apple Watch, Apple is reportedly working on sleep monitoring. 9to5Mac claims that the function could be presented as soon as next week and is called "Time in Bed Tracking." Codenamed internally Burrito, Apple Watch is said to monitor the quality of sleep, motion, heart rate and noise. Like most Apple Watch data, sleep tracking will be available in the Health app and a new Sleep app for the watch.

Naturally, enough battery life will be required for Apple Watch sleep monitoring and for the device to be worn at night. While holders of Apple Watch typically charge their wearables overnight, 9to5Mac claims they will receive a notification to charge their watch in front of the bed. Apple is also said to alter the way alarms operate with the Apple Watch, so if you wake up early and begin using your Apple Watch, your standard daily alarm will be silenced.

Apple Watch has been accessible for sleep monitoring through a multitude of third-party applications, but Apple has never supplied its own sleep monitoring function. Whether sleep monitoring will be accessible on all Apple Watch designs or restricted to prospective fresh devices we'll probably hear more about on September 10th is not evident. Apple is anticipated to disclose minor hardware changes for next week's Apple Watch, with fresh ceramic and titanium finishes and the latest OS 6 software from the company.


Fairphone updates its ethical smartphone for 2019

Fairphone 3 announced its recent try to achieve a sustainable smartphone three years after its last handset was released. Fairphone 3 tries to achieve this commitment with ease of repair and construction, where possible, out of responsible, conflict-free and recycled materials. Fairphone has made a bet on a globe of retrofittable phones that would decrease CO2 emissions considerably–an objective shared by iFixit and other players within the right-to-repair motion.

Fairphone claims that thanks to its 7 modules, its recent handset is simple to repair. This is a comparable strategy to what Fairphone2, which received a repayability rating of 10/10 from iFixit, for their earlier phone, 2016. The business has struggled in the past, however, to give long-term phone repairs. In 2017, it had to stop supporting the 2013 Fairphone 1 as it was unable to keep manufacturing its replacement components.

Fairphone has attempted to use materials that are as ethical as possible for its third handset. The tin and tungsten used in its construction are conflict-free, the gold is Fairtrade, and the copper and plastics are recycled. Fairphone is also working to improve its sourcing of cobalt, an ingredient in lithium-ion batteries often mined under conditions that violate human rights. Recycling initiatives will reward buyers for recycling their previous phones when they buy the Fairphone 3 in certain countries, and the company is also working to improve health, safety, and pay for the factory workers assembling the phones.

Understandably the specifics of Fairphone 3 are not competitive with other flagships, as Fairphone is focused on creating a telephone which is durable rather than mobile. It has a 5.7-inch Full HD display, a back camera 12 megapixels and a front-facing 8 megapixel. The phone internally builds on a Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 632, featuring RAM 4 GB and internal storage 64 GB. The battery of your 3000 mAh may not be the larger around, but it can be removed and replaced with ease if your capability begins to deteriorate.

You can order Fairphone 3 directly from Fairphone for € 450 beginning today from 3 September onwards. The firm claims that telephones from selected distributors and operators are accessible across Europe.


Are you been forced to upgrade your windows? Read this article for a middle path.

Many individuals operating Win10 version 1803 — Win10's most popular version — are receiving dire notices to update to ' the next Windows version, ' which implies 1903 for Microsoft. Hogwash. Hogwash. Hogwash. You've got choices. Here is what you can do. You can do here.

Microsoft’s in a full-court press to get folks running Win10 version 1803 to upgrade to version 1903. Ostensibly it’s because version 1803 patches will stop after Nov. 12, and the laggards still stuck on the “old” version — first declared suitable for business a scant year ago — need the enlightened, new 1903. Waiting for three or four months just won’t do. The truth is somewhat nuanced. Click the Search box next to the Start button to type About and pick About your PC, if your version of Windows 10 isn't sure.

Vox dei

If, like most Windows 10 users, you’re on version 1803, you may have recently started seeing announcements in Windows Update like this one:

1803 download and install now

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While you’re certainly welcome to click Download and install now, you might want to think for a minute before you make the leap. There’s a reason why Microsoft itself isn’t recommending version 1903 for business deployment just yet. Don’t get bullied into making a decision that’s good for Microsoft but may prove problematic for you.

Update Interrupt

It can be confusing to push to 1903. A nascent 1903 version might already be waiting for some who have clicked on the incorrect buttons. You will see a message from Windows Update that looks the same, if your computer is fitted with an Alien chestburster: Do not worry if you get into the script — which was downloaded from Win10 1903, yet not installed. Just go to the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution directory and remove all documents. You'll be back to the devil ye ken and restart Windows.

You have a choice - three of them, actually

You have three simple decisions right now, if you run Win10 version 1803 (assuming, of course, you want to remain in Windows):

Stick with 1803

On Tuesday, Nov 12 (with the exception of a site license and a bundle spending), Microsoft promised to submit its last cumulative update to Win101803. Usually, with the exception of the significant update bug, a fresh patch is not expected until Patch Tuesday, December 10. In a standard course of activities. So you have to go for three or five months before the safety patches dry up depending on how you look at it.

Why do you adhere to 1803? This is stable. It is stable. Win10 standards at least. Many individuals feel that the benefit is worth the pain when weighing up the functionality changes in Win10 1809 and 1903 at 1803. You can wait each month and stabilize the next and next versions of Windows. In any case, for a first approach.

To date, Microsoft has shown respect for pushing individuals between 1803 and 1903, but you should expect the pressure to get hotter. Some individuals have reported totally unpredictable upgrades— particularly on computers with metered Internet connections — but the soft impetus that you have to cope with for most individuals right now. Heaven only knows whom Microsoft will throw under the bus as we get closer to November.

 

 


Macs in the enterprise: 6 stats every IT purchaser needs

These statistics demonstrate Macs are for you if you operate a company and are looking to increase productivity, decrease cost and enhance employee retention.

CIOs spend a lot of time wanting unicorns all over the planet. "Where there was only one solution for technology that could decrease expenses and increase productivity," they cry out in their capitalist air for the large executive bonus gods.

Get a Mac

Times have altered since the extremely popular Get Mac advertisements from Apple encouraged so many Windows to change with iPod users.

I found a solution provider that can generate the following answers from users:

  • 79 percent of users can not do anything else as efficiently.
  • Applications are simpler to use, 89 percent say.
  • In comparison with others, 74% encountered fewer problems in the scheme.
  • There were no problems at all 40 percent.
  • It is more probable that 94 percent of staff join or remain in a business that offers them an option.

Using this platform makes 85 percent of staff more productive.

Everything seems better with a Mac

This is the Appleholic blog, so you can't be amazed to hear these glossy statistics. Nor should you recognize these allegations uncritically, although they appear to have some importance from a global Jamf study conducted with 1,500 Mac users in companies. The information also examined various sectors.

That implies we understand that IT and HR agencies agree more often than applications on other pcs to use Mac apps. It also implies that we understand that 87% of professional engineers feel the same. And over 90% of the study group said that when Macs handles the technology you become more efficient, creative and independent. They also contribute to better cooperation.

 


EHT Green Marketing Mix

  • Product: Easy Hardware Trading sells and buys hardware from environmentally friendly companies (Cisco, Juniper, Dell, IBM) and the main activity is represented by the refurbishment of the obsolete hardware and its sale. The refurbishment of hardware is one of the most widespread green activity in the IT world.

 

  • Price: Easy Hardware Trading always tries to set fair prices for its products. Although prices of green products are higher because more time and sources are required to construct the product in an environmentally friendly way. We discuss with the client to find an agreement that respects both of the people who build the hardware in an environmentally friendly way and the will of the client.

 

  • Place: Easy Hardware Trading has one office where hardware is stored. All the trades are made online by email and/or by phone in a way that CO2 emission and the waste of energy will be reduced to the minimum

 

  • Promotion: Easy Hardware Trading promotes itself mainly through social media and other online channels. No paper is wasted since all the procedures are conducted online. 

Old tech reveals personal data of past owner

Did you wipe all your data properly before getting rid of your computer hardware?

In order to discover how well businesses wipe data on end of life devices, Researcher Josh Frantz from Rapid7 purchased 85 used IT hardware including computers, flash drives, phones, and hard drives from businesses. In total, he paid $600.

Astonishingly, only two devices were wiped properly, and three devices were encrypted. He was able to retrieve 214,019 images, 3,406 documents, and 148,903 email messages from all the devices he purchased.

In an attempt to sift through all these data for potentially private information, he used Python script and PowerShell to identify social security numbers, dates of birth, credit card numbers, and phone numbers. He ended up collecting 611 email addresses, 50 dates of birth, 41 Social Security numbers, 19 credit-card numbers, 6 driver’s license numbers, and 2 passport numbers.

So, how much do these data worth?

To research further about the black market value of the data, Frantz was surprised to learn how cheap it is to buy people's information on the Darknet. Social security number cost around $1 apiece, while full documents cost around $3. It is obvious to say that data leakage is so common that it has driven down the cost of the data itself.

How to safely dispose of your IT hardware?

From this experiment, we learned the importance of wipe your data properly before dispose of your hardware.  At Easy Hardware Trading, we offer IT hardware a second life so it has always been our priority to have professionals wipe out all the data in the devices when we receive used hardware.